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Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 13, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Through two days and five classes, top seeds had more than a few issues.Some, like Ankeny in Class 5A, couldn’t overcome the nerves and spunky lower seeds. Others, like Fort Madison Holy Trinity last night, found a way to rise above it ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 13, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Like all the non-champions after last year’s state tournament, the LeMars Gehlen volleyball team left Cedar Rapids with a bitter taste in its mouth.The Jays went into the 2012 tournament making their fourth straight trip and hoping to avenge a state final ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Springville's magical postseason met an abrupt end Wednesday night.Second-ranked Janesville was simply superior, running past the No. 11 Orioles in 44 minutes, 25-15, 25-9, 25-6, in a Class 1A quarterfinal at the state volleyball tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center."This is why we ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 13, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Iowa City Regina volleyball team tried really hard to put on a good face in the wake of the Regals’ loss to Class 2A No. 1 Dike-New Hartford, 25-13, 25-7, 25-14 on Wednesday.But no matter how memorable or fun the 2013 ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Tammi Veerbeek has changed her approach."A hundred and eighty degrees," she said. "Dike who? I don't know who you're talking about."Veerbeek was kidding about the last part. She knows all about Dike-New Hartford, who has beaten her Western Christian outfit in two straight ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- It's an autumn routine.Days get shorter. Leaves fall from trees. Combines hit the field.And Western Christian advances to the state volleyball semifinals.The second-rated Wolfpack nailed down their 13th consecutive final-four appearance -- a state record -- by dismantling No. 9 Grundy Center, 25-15, ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 13, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The last time Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont was in the state volleyball tournament in 2006, the girls on this year’s team were in elementary school.But that doesn’t mean the Rockets failed to understand what they accomplished in their 25-20, 25-22, 25-27, 25-16, victory over Council ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 13, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Union had nearly a full year to think about it.Leading in the fifth set of the Class 3A state championship match over MOC-Floyd Valley, the Knights squandered multiple match points and surrendered the title.But with a 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21, opening-round win ...

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

Schedule and results for the state volleyball tournament, Nov. 12-15, at the U.S. Cellular Center:TUESDAYClass 5A QuarterfinalsWest Des Moines Dowling def. Ankeny, 25-17, 11-25, 25-19, 18-25, 18-16Urbandale def. Pleasant Valley, 27-25, 25-21, 23-25, 27-25Ankeny Centennial def. Johnston, 25-22, 25-16, 27-25Bettendorf def. Dubuque Hempstead, 25-15, 25-20, ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS -- It had the feel of five.Red Oak won the third set to extend the match, and was rolling in Game 4."At that point, you're just thinking one point at a time," said Carroll Kuemper's Maria Dentlinger. "Every point is so important."Third-ranked Kuemper scored ...

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