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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: Sam Louwagie | November 13, 2013 | No comments

The Gazette's Jeremiah Davis and Jeff Linder talk about a few highlights from Day One of the state tournament, with player interviews and photos by Adam Wesley and Jim Slosiarek. 

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Through one set, it looked like a fairytale ending was in play for Independence against the Class 3A No. 1 team, MOC-Floyd-Valley.But after 15 straight losing seasons, there would be no glass slipper for the Mustangs. After winning the first set, 25-23, ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Coming into the postseason, the Harlan volleyball team sat atop the Class 4A rankings and carried a young, talented squad into the state tournament.Cyclones Coach Angie Spangenberg is making her third trip with Harlan, and was tired of hearing about how the ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Charles City had been there before.Down two sets to none, just a few points away from elimination.And like the Class 4A state championship game last year against Solon, the Comets rose up and completed the comeback on Tuesday against rival Waverly-Shell Rock, ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Back to its second straight state tournament, Urbandale faced a somewhat familiar foe in the opening round on Tuesday.No, the J-Hawks weren’t playing a CIML conference mate, rather the team that sent them home a year ago: Pleasant Valley.Unlike 2012, though, Urbandale ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – West Des Moines Dowling knew what it was up against headed into its state tournament opening-round match against Class 5A’s No. 1 team, Ankeny at the U.S. Cellular Center.Despite a five-set upset win on Sept. 10, the Maroons knew it would take ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 6, 2013 | No comments

TIFFIN – You see it in sports movies all the time.A senior in a key moment in a championship-seeking season steps up and plays hero, carrying the team to victory with a transcendent performance.Last night in the Class 2A regional final, Iowa City Regina’s Tori ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 6, 2013 | No comments

 IOWA CITY -- A tear escaped Leanna Mysak's right eye, taking some mascara with it. Sidney Hopkins suffered a neck cramp after absorbing a bear hug from her boyfriend.Both small inconveniences. Both completely worth it.No. 11 Springville rallied from a two-game deficit to take down ...

Author: Douglas Miles | November 6, 2013 | No comments

CENTER POINT — Sure, getting to the state tournament is a thrilling achievement. But Janesville has loftier goals.The No. 2 Wildcats exhibited near-flawless execution on offense and defense and made quick work of No. 14 IMS last night, advancing to its fourth straight state tournament ...

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