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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- It's on. Again.Second-ranked Western Christian held up its end of the bargain for another climactic Class 2A finale, sidestepping No. 3 Sumner-Fredericksburg, 25-14, 25-20, 25-19, in the semifinal round Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Cellular Center.So here we go again. The Wolfpack ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Dike-New Hartford volleyball team is doing its best.Sure, the Wolverines are trying hard to win a third straight state championship in Class 2A.But though it’s obviously not on their radar, the girls are also making it hard for people to come ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – At a certain point in state tournaments, the emotion tank can run empty.Fighting and clawing for every point wears on players, and for Union the well ran a little dry in a loss to MOC-Floyd Valley on Thursday, 26-24, 25-23, 25-13.After two ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Mustangs' mojo just wasn't the same.Third-ranked Carroll Kuemper jumped all over No. 8 Mount Vernon from the start, and didn't allow the Mustangs to get much traction throughout. The Knights swept the Mustangs, 25-10, 25-23, 25-17, in a Class 3A semifinal ...

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: Jeremiah Davis | November 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – On Tuesday, the Harlan volleyball team proved it was ready for the state tournament in a four-set win over LeMars.On Thursday, the Cyclones proved they were ready to make a run at winning the state tournament by outlasting defending Class 4A champion ...

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: Jeremiah Davis | November 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – On paper, the quarter- and semifinals in Class 5A have featured upset victories.West Des Moines Dowling came into its first state tournament, and promptly beat the No. 1 seed in Ankeny, then backed that up with a five-set, 25-23, 18-25, 25-23, 22-25, ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Hannah Matt saw the overpass coming right at her. She had a moment to size it up, and to think."You always want to be the one to put down the game-winning point," she said. "I just wanted to put it down."Matt's kill ended ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 13, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- They were six hours away from home, making their state-tournament debut against one of the greatest dynasties in Iowa volleyball history.And the Central Lyon Lions didn't shudder.The fourth-ranked Lions spotted No. 7 Tripoli the first set, then proceeded to end the Panthers' ...

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