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

The Mississippi Valley Conference released its all-conference volleyball teams for 2012 on Wednesday.MISSISSIPPI DIVISIONFirst Team (*unanimous) -- *Lauren Streets, sr., Dubuque Hempstead; *Heather Splinter, sr., Dubuque Hempstead; *Mollie Mason, sr., Iowa City West; *Madi Meier, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; *Amanda Ollinger, soph., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 5, 2013 | No comments

 DYERSVILLE -- Brett Mather sounded like a firm, patient parent that walked into a cluttered room."Clean it up," he said.His team obeyed.Third-ranked West Delaware spotted No. 5 Cedar Rapids Xavier a one-set advantage, then came back to prevail, 21-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-23, in a Class ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 5, 2013 | No comments

 TIPTON – The story headed into the Class 4A regional final between No. 7 Davenport Assumption and No. 10 Marion was experience (Assumption) versus youth (Marion).Last night in the Tipton Middle School gym, experience won out, as the Knights swept the Indians (25-22, 25-23, 25-21) ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 5, 2013 | No comments

 Springville is, in the words of Claude Howard, "a community that gets behind its athletics, win or lose."This fall, it's been pretty much win and win some more.How many schools could see their football season end in the UNI-Dome and the volleyball team at the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 5, 2013 | No comments

A glance at Wednesday's area regional-final volleyball matches: Class 2A: No. 11 WEST BRANCH (26-7) vs. IOWA CITY REGINA (18-11)Time and site: 7 p.m., at TiffinNotable: West Branch broke through with its state-tournament debut last season, and is favored to make it to Cedar Rapids for the second ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 4, 2013 | No comments

Krista Johnson and Brett Mather agree: It's too early for this."It's odd that they put us together," said Johnson, the first-year volleyball coach at Cedar Rapids Xavier. "There's one really good team that won't be playing at the state volleyball tournament."Said Mather, the coach at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 4, 2013 | No comments

 A glance at Tuesday's area regional-final volleyball matches: Class 5A: CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY (20-14) vs. No. 8 DUBUQUE HEMPSTEAD (33-5)Time and site: 7 p.m., at Dubuque SeniorNotable: It's a regional-final rematch from a year ago; Hempstead claimed that match, and has handled the Cougars twice this season -- in ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 1, 2013 | No comments

IOWA CITY - Tori Owens doesn't know the last time Iowa City Regina has advanced this far in the prep volleyball postseason.It is a safe bet she won't forget the latest.The senior outside hitter helped Regina sweep West Burlington, 25-23, 25-17, 25-16, in an Iowa Girls ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 1, 2013 | 1 comment

WYOMING – Through one set in its Class 1A regional semifinal against Bellevue Marquette, No. 11 Springville looked like it had picked up right where it left off in its quarterfinal defeat of Lisbon.The Orioles (29-10) dominated in every phase in that set, running away ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 31, 2013 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- Mary Kay Van Oort is a positive person. An optimist.But she's also a realist."I just wanted these girls to have a decent season," she said. "I wanted them to win a few matches, maybe finish close to .500."She admitted, she never envisioned ...

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