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Author: Michael Bonner | November 7, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – It could have been played on Saturday for the state championship. Both teams were no strangers to Cedar Rapids. West Delaware made its seventh appearance in a decade while Bishop Heelan returned for the 10th straight time.But for the Crusaders, they boasted ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 7, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Next year, there will be Ankeny High and Ankeny Centennial."It's different, kind of sad," said Megan Ballenger. "This will be the last time I get to play with some of these girls. We've played together a long time."Right now, it's Ankeny United.The top-ranked ...

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

Who will be the champions in the 2012 state volleyball tournament this week at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena? Vote.

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

DIKE -- Big Blue is back, and better than ever before.As if it ever really went away.One of the cornerstones of Iowa high school volleyball, Dike-New Hartford appears to be on the verge of a second dynasty. The Wolverines are defending Class 2A state champions. ...

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

Team capsules for the Class 5A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament, in bracket order:JOHNSTON (26-8)Nickname: DragonsCoach: Rick Brooks (19th year, 486-187)Tourney history: 6th appearance, first since 2008. Class 4A state champion in 2007.Starting lineup:No. Name  Ht.  Yr. Pos.1 Sanna Rasmussen 5-10 Sr. MH8 Taylor Joens 6-0 Jr. OH10 Emily Hanson 5-9 Jr. OH12 Madeline Miller 5-9 Jr. OH15 Abby Hallman 5-4 Jr. S 28 Hayley Dotseth 5-9 Jr. OH  No. 1 ANKENY (29-6)Nickname: ...

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

Team capsules for the Class 4A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament, in bracket order:No. 9 CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER (26-11)Nickname: SaintsCoach: Barb Sullivan (3rd year, 95-55)Tourney history: 4th appearance. Most recent was 2010, when they made 4A semifinals.Starting lineup:No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.1 Halle Heying 5-4 Jr. L4 Melissa Everett 6-0 Sr. MH7 Kara Zwanziger  6-0 Jr. MH12 Sarah Homan 5-6 Sr. S 13 Kayla Torson 5-11 So. OH 14  Audrey ...

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

Team capsules for the Class 3A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament, in bracket order:No. 14 IOWA FALLS-ALDEN (32-4)Nickname: CadetsCoach: Steve Barhite (10th year, 216-124)Tourney history: 11th appearance, first since 2001. Class 2A state champions in 1999.Starting lineup:No. Name   Yr. Pos.3 Lindsey Barnhart   Sr. S5 Kylie Gerstein   Jr. OH6 Kelsey Redmond   So. MH 8 Harli Janes   Sr. MH13  Jamie Peterson    Sr. OH16 Jessi Timm   Sr. OH No. ...

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

Team capsules for the Class 2A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament (in bracket order):No. 12 SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG (24-6)Nickname: CougarsCoach: Ed Boltz (6th year, 120-51)Tourney history: 1st appearance as S-F, though Sumner qualified three times in the 1990s.Starting lineup:No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.2 Kaylyn Brandt 5-9 Sr. S7 Kally Frisch 5-11 Jr. OH8 Jessica Eekhoff 5-8 Jr. MH9 Tara Converse  5-7 Jr. DS15 MaKaya Henniges  5-11  Sr. MH16 Ashley Larson 5-6 Jr. L  No. ...

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

Team capsules for the Class 1A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament (in bracket order):No. 6 STANTON (34-2)Nickname: ViqueensCoach: Jody Druivenga (1st year, 34-2)Tourney history: 3rd appearance, and third in a row.Starting lineup:No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.6 Rachel Sorensen 5-6 Sr. OH8 Ragen Anderson 5-4 Sr. S10 Kara Allen 5-11  Sr. MH12 Rochelle Sink 5-6 Sr. S13 Carmen Subbert 5-7 Jr. OH14 Erin Dekay 5-9 Jr. MH No. 4 JANESVILLE (31-8)Nickname: WildcatsCoach: Shelly ...

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

Statistical leaders for players competing in the state volleyball tournament:CLASS 5A    Player School Kills/Gm Caitlin Wernentin Bettendorf 3.82Audrey Reeg Dubuque Hempstead 3.82Taylor Joens Johnston 3.78Megan Ballenger Ankeny 3.77Jaali Winters Ankeny 3.67Player School Assists/GmRuth Grace Iowa City High 8.73Heather Splinter Dubuque Hempstead 8.48Jessi Henter West Des Moines Dowling 8.30Allie Carter Pleasant Valley 6.89Mallary Erbes Urbandale 6.41Player School Blocks/GmBrooke DeCarlo Urbandale 0.97Elizabeth Culliton Bettendorf 0.94Haley Van Cleave Dubuque Hempstead 0.90Tessa Henderson Bettendorf 0.88Celie Kohls Urbandale 0.86Player School Digs/GmMorgan Waterman Pleasant Valley 5.08Shelby Brandt Bettendorf 4.66Claire Wandrey Ankeny 4.59Anne Buscher West Des Moines Dowling 4.29Keely Larkin Johnston 3.87Player School Aces/GmMadeline Miller Johnston 0.69Kayla Ruff Pleasant ...

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