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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 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The rapid decline of volleyball officials has reached "a critical point," according to Joel Oswald, assistant director for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union."We've had matches this season in which there was just one official. We've had matches postponed and cancelled ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 14, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- She calls it her "tuck jump," the happy dance that Jordan Smith performs after each Solon point.It's a knees-to-the-chin display; the bigger the point, the more frequent the jump.There was plenty of joy for second-ranked Solon (and a high jump count for Smith) in a ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- There was no tongue-lashing. No epic adjustments.Just a simple message:"Pick it up."Then, the Solon Spartans were pickup artists.Second-ranked Solon swallowed a second-set hiccup before it became problematic, and handled No. 8 Indianola in a four-set victory (25-11, 21-25, 25-6, 25-18) in a ...

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

MARION -- A loss isn't always just a loss.When Solon lost to West Delaware a week ago, the Spartans took something out of it more than run-of-the-mill bitterness."It was a character builder," said hitter Jordan Runge. "It was a learning experience."And, yeah, it was a ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 9, 2013 | No comments

 The Lisbon Lions don't yet know the ins and outs of the new, expanded Tri-Rivers Conference."One of the girls asked me, if we win our division, if we get a trophy," said Lions Coach Lance Kamaus. "I honestly didn't have an answer for her."Class 1A ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 7, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- They gave a championship effort. They deserved the corresponding prize.The Solon Spartans continued their every-other-year tug of war with Cedar Rapids Xavier, sweeping the Saints, 25-14, 25-19, for the title at the Warrior Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday at Washington High School.Class 4A second-ranked ...

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

 Man, they were so close.Solon went to a fifth game in the Class 4A championship match. Union had three match points in Class 3A.Now, a season later, those teams figure to be factors again come November.The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released its preseason ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 13, 2012 | No comments

SOLON -- Out with the "interim."The Solon Community School District announced Tuesday that volleyball coach Peter Gustin will have the "interim" tag removed from his title and will be the head volleyball coach at Solon High School moving forward."Coach Gustin did a fabulous job this ...

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 ...

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