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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: Sam Louwagie | November 14, 2013 | No comments

The Gazette's Jeff Linder and Jeremiah Davis recap day two of the state volleyball tournament, with player interviews and photos by Adam Wesley and Liz Martin.

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Sumner-Fredericksburg's response was swift and emphatic.The third-ranked Cougars stepped off the throttle for a bit, and it cost them the third set."We didn't play our game at all," said Kally Frisch. "We let low a little bit, and when you get down, ...

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 ...

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