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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: Jeremiah Davis | October 8, 2013 | No comments

IOWA CITY – It wasn’t conventional, and it certainly didn’t come with all smiles, but the Battle of the Spike ended in favor of the Iowa City West volleyball team.Through five back-and-forth sets, the Women of Troy (18-6, 4-1 MVC Mississippi) got a dramatic victory ...

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 | 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 | October 25, 2012 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- Five-hour energy? Iowa City High just needed five minutes at the end.The fourth-ranked Little Hawks made the critical plays in the final moments and outlasted Iowa City West in a grueling five-set Class 5A regional semifinal volleyball match Thursday night at City ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 28, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Momentum can be a fickle, fleeting thing.It darts, it dances. It comes, it goes.Tuesday night, Iowa City High grabbed it, lost it, regained it, then kept it."The first two games were total opposites of each other," City High Coach Craig Pitcher said ...

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

IOWA CITY -- In last year's Class 4A state volleyball final, Iowa City High was "the other team.""I think, with all the circumstances, everybody was rooting for (Iowa City) West to win," said Little Hawks Coach Craig Pitcher.Rooting for West? Or rooting for a storyline?Surely ...

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 | 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 | November 12, 2011 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Good times never seemed so good.Top-ranked Iowa City West came back from a two-game deficit and escaped a match point in the fifth set to outlast No. 2 Iowa City High, 23-25, 27-29, 25-16, 25-15, 18-16, and win its second straight Class ...

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