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Author: Jeff Linder | November 27, 2013 | No comments

 Peter Gustin's first encounter with Rylee Smith came in 2010. He was an assistant coach at Solon High School; she was a freshman."We could see she had a lot of potential right away," said Gustin, now the head coach. "(Then-coach Kurt Trout) told me to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 6, 2013 | No comments

The Mississippi Valley Conference released its all-conference volleyball teams for 2012 on Wednesday.MISSISSIPPI DIVISIONFirst Team (*unanimous) -- *Lauren Streets, sr., Dubuque Hempstead; *Heather Splinter, sr., Dubuque Hempstead; *Mollie Mason, sr., Iowa City West; *Madi Meier, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; *Amanda Ollinger, soph., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 4, 2013 | No comments

Krista Johnson and Brett Mather agree: It's too early for this."It's odd that they put us together," said Johnson, the first-year volleyball coach at Cedar Rapids Xavier. "There's one really good team that won't be playing at the state volleyball tournament."Said Mather, the coach at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 21, 2013 | No comments

MARION -- Cedar Rapids Xavier whipped Marion in pool play, and appeared to be on the same path in the championship match.Then, something changed. And it changed drastically."Our hearts finally came out," said Marion setter Amanda Sahm.The Class 4A 12th-ranked Indians rallied from a one-set ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 17, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Two hours. Five sets. And multiple opportunities to wilt.Cedar Rapids Kennedy refused.The Cougars won a winner-take-all set for the first time in four tries this season, outlasting Class 4A No. 8 Cedar Rapids Xavier, 21-25, 25-21, 16-25, 25-21, 15-10, in a Mississippi ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 3, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Kayla Torson has a new coach and a new setter.She also has the same old powerful swing.Torson slammed 17 kills, and Class 4A ninth-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier swept past Linn-Mar, 25-18, 25-19, 25-18, in an MVC Valley Division volleyball match Tuesday night ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 26, 2013 | No comments

 AREA VOLLEYBALL TEAMS TO WATCH FOR 2013: CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTONCoach – Amy Faulkner (1st year, 0-0)2012 record – 27-142012 postseason – Class 5A regional finalistReturning starters (4) – DS Alisa Gerhold (5-6, sr.); OH Dani Franklin (6-0, sr.); OH Kellie Walters (5-11, sr.); OH Aleena Hobbs ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 3, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Tom Keating still feels the void."I loved coaching, and every day I miss it," he said.But that doesn't mean he will be the next volleyball coach at Cedar Rapids Xavier. Keating said Monday that there is "zero chance" that he will fill ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 19, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Iowa City High was close. Solon was closer. And Union was the closest.Three area volleyball teams reached the state finals. And those three teams combined for four first-team all-state players. The Iowa Girls Coaches Association released its honor teams Monday morning.City High's ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 1, 2012 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Xavier's Kayla Torson has been selected the MVC Valley Division volleyball player of the year.Torson led the Saints to the division title and a state-tournament berth. Xavier faces Charles City in a Class 4A state quarterfinal next Wednesday.A 5-foot-11 sophomore, Torson averaged 3.96 ...

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