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Author: Jeff Johnson | November 11, 2010 | 1 comment

Plenty of good matches took place Thursday at the Iowa girls' high school volleyball tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center, featuring quarterfinal action in Classes 1A and 2A.Replay our LIVE coverage below.

Author: Melissa Feisel | November 11, 2010 | 1 comment

They’re volleyball mad in Stanton. There are 28 girls in the high-school program, more than half of the entire female student population.“They play volleyball, they play basketball and softball,” said Stanton Coach J. Browning after her eighth-ranked team’s 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-17 quarterfinal win over ...

Author: Melissa Feisel | November 11, 2010 | 2 comments

It wasn't much of a quarterfinal challenge for the two-time defending champion Tripoli Panthers. All-state middle hitter Megan Gilbert was virtually unstoppable with 16 kills in her team’s 25-7, 25-9, 25-14 romp over No. 13 East Union.“I think we were just ready to play,” said ...

Author: Melissa Feisel | November 11, 2010 | No comments

Janesville’s first appearance in a girls’ state team tournament just got extended. The Wildcats roared back from a two-game hole behind the thunderous hitting of Olivia Fisher and stunned second-ranked Alta in an exquisite Class 1A quarterfinal Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Cellular Center.Janesville won ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | November 11, 2010 | No comments

The pressure of a five-set thriller? No sweat.Mike Meyer has survived worse.Fifth-ranked LeMars Gehlen battled back from a 20-17 lead in the fourth game and staved off a match point in the fifth, outlasting No. 6 Fort Madison Holy Trinity, 17-25, 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 19-17, ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | November 11, 2010 | 1 comment

It could be a hiatus. Or the permanent end of a long tradition.This year’s championship matches at the state volleyball tournament will not be televised. Not live. And not on tape-delay.“It’s just a situation in which Ken Krogman (with the Iowa High School Sports Network) couldn’t ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | November 10, 2010 | No comments

Down three points late in Game 3, the West Delaware Hawks barely blinked.“The scoreboard said we were behind, but I still felt we were in control,” said Hawks Coach Brett Mather.The scoreboard soon caught on.Third-ranked West Delaware concluded the match with a 9-1 run and ...

Author: Angie Holmes | November 10, 2010 | No comments

It was the match of the day on a day full of mismatches.Sioux City Heelan and Pella battled in the only five-game match of the first day of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union state volleyball tournament, and the Crusaders will return ...

Author: Angie Holmes | November 10, 2010 | No comments

The top-ranked Mustangs made easy work of Red Oak, moving a step closer to a second straight state title with a 25-14, 25-8, 25-5 quarterfinal win.It was business as usual Wednesday for the Mustangs (38-0) on and off the court, who attended a ...

Author: Angie Holmes | November 10, 2010 | 2 comments

The Go-Hawks swept the Knights, who didn’t go down without a fight. After staving off three game points in the third game, the second-ranked Go-Hawks scored the final three points to advance to the 3A state semifinals, 25-11, 25-22, 31-29. The defending state ...

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