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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: Grant Burkhardt | November 15, 2012 | No comments

Author: Jeff Linder | November 10, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Maybe they were genuine. Maybe they were somewhat forced.But the Solon Spartans were able to muster smiles for the postmatch photo with their runner-up trophy."It's a bad feeling now, but tomorrow we'll be OK," Kelsey Hinrichs said.Top-ranked Charles City rallied from a ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 9, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- They were tight. They were tense. They were teetering with trouble."I didn't like the look of our faces," Solon Coach Peter Gustin said. "They weren't the faces of champions."The Spartans had just lost the second game and faced an early 9-1 deficit ...

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

Area players to watch for the 2012 volleyball season:SAM BARZ, sr., Union -- Averaged 3.5 kills per game with a .304 kill efficiency.CHELSEA BERRY, sr., Starmont -- Averaged 3.5 kills and 2.4 digs per game with a .325 kill efficiency.JORDAN CALEF, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 6, 2012 | No comments

SOLON -- The first day of practice was the last day at Solon High School for Kurt Trout.Saying he did not want to be a distraction to the school's sky's-the-limit volleyball team, Trout gave his resignation Monday."I had a meeting with the principal (Nathan Wear) and ...

Author: Jeff Linder | May 17, 2012 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Oxygen. An affirmation. Some more oxygen.That's Leslie Hoffmann's routine."Before I jump, I take a deep breath and I tell myself I can do it," Hoffmann said."Then I take a few more deep breaths."Hoffmann had a fairly breathtaking experience at the state track meet Thursday ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 21, 2011 | No comments

Allie Hutcheson did a little bit of everything for the Cedar Rapids Kennedy volleyball team, and did it all well."I had a chance to do a lot of fun things," Hutcheson said. "I got to set, I got to hit, I got to play the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 13, 2011 | No comments

 MARION -- West Delaware couldn't finish, and Solon wouldn't quit.Facing three match points and almost certain defeat, the Lady Spartans instead wrote another chapter in an extraordinary season Thursday night.Class 3A second-ranked Solon outlasted No. 4 West Delaware, 18-25, 26-24, 15-11, to win the Wamac ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 4, 2011 | No comments

MANCHESTER -- They came prepared.The Solon Lady Spartans brought a homemade championship banner with them, and they earned the right to display it.Class 3A second-ranked Solon claimed its first title as a member of the Wamac Conference, taking the winner-take-all battle with No. 6 West ...

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