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Springville’s state volleyball title hopes dashed in five-set loss to LeMars Gehlen

November 9, 2017 - 8:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS – Seemingly in unison, every player for the Springville volleyball team crumpled to the floor. The Orioles had been two points away from a berth in the Class 1A state championship...
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Janesville will play for 3rd straight state volleyball crown

November 9, 2017 - 7:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Perfection is an unreasonable expectation. But, Melissa Freesmeier acknowledged, something close to that was a necessity to derail Janesville. “Absolutely,” she...
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Western Christian sweeps Grundy Center to return to 2A state volleyball final

November 9, 2017 - 5:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS – When Ashtyn Veerbeek charted her high school volleyball aspirations, it invariably included a specific date for her final match. Just as she hoped, that match will be in the...
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Here we go again: It’s Dike-New Hartford vs. Western in 2A state volleyball final

November 9, 2017 - 4:47pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Last year, they huddled together for a mass picture, these two powerhouse programs. But now, it’s back to business. Top-ranked Dike-New Hartford held up its end of the...
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Fast food out of the question for Iowa City West standout linebacker Dillon Doyle

November 9, 2017 - 4:30pm
IOWA CITY — He’s not sure, but he thinks it was Chicken McNuggets from McDonald’s. Every kid loves Chicken McNuggets. There may have been one of those little apple pies,...
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Iowa men's basketball not sweating lingering rotation questions

November 9, 2017 - 4:11pm
IOWA CITY — The dawn of another Iowa men’s basketball season breaks Friday, as Chicago State comes to Carver-Hawkeye Arena for an 8 p.m. tip, followed by Alabama State at 3 p.m. on...
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Columbus fights off third-set match point, rallies to top Kuemper in state volleyball semifinals

November 9, 2017 - 4:06pm
CEDAR RAPIDS – Before each serve, Olivia Fain brings the volleyball up to her face and reflects in silent prayer. Whatever her message, the Waterloo Columbus senior setter was rewarded in...
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Down 2-0, No. 1 Sioux Center rallies, survives in state volleyball semifinals

November 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Once the Sioux Center Warriors started, there was no stopping them. Down two sets, top-ranked Sioux Center roared back and rallied past No. 6 Osage, 16-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-10,...
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Don Bosco sails into 8-player championship

November 9, 2017 - 3:01pm
CEDAR FALLS — Top-ranked Gilbertville Don Bosco will play in its fifth 8-player state championship game in six years after demolishing Midland, 80-12, Thursday at the UNI-Dome. Don Bosco...
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Xavier football team seeks redemption in state semifinals

November 9, 2017 - 1:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Xavier football team is set on redemption in the Class 3A state football playoffs. Xavier finished the regular season 9-0 and took down Oskaloosa, 44-10, in the first round....
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Sergeant Bluff-Luton blocks Xavier’s state volleyball title hopes

November 9, 2017 - 1:56pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — They entered the season unranked. They entered the state tournament with no wins in three prior appearances. Look at the Warriors from Sergeant Bluff-Luton now. Fourth-ranked...
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No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier vs. No. 3 Solon: 3A semifinal preview, predictions

November 9, 2017 - 1:46pm
When/Where — 8:21 p.m. Thursday, UNI-Dome How they got here — Xavier outscored Davenport Assumption in a 49-point first half and shut out the Knights in the second half for a 44-21...
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Dubuque Wahlert returns to 4A state volleyball final with sweep of Lewis Central

November 9, 2017 - 1:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS – For the first time in two years, Dubuque Wahlert got pushed at the state volleyball tournament. True to their championship pedigree, the second-ranked Golden Eagles pushed back...
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Built on bulk: Iowa vs Wisconsin rivalry a study in offensive line play

November 9, 2017 - 12:03pm
When the No. 20 Iowa football team heads into Camp Randall on Saturday to face No. 8 Wisconsin, it’ll represent another year in which the Hawkeyes and Badgers play in the game that probably...
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UNI relishes difficult men’s basketball schedule

November 9, 2017 - 11:58am
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson has built a reputation throughout as an aggressive scheduler. He routinely finds non-conference games that prepare his...
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On Iowa Podcast: Putting the Ohio State win in perspective and previewing Wisconsin

November 9, 2017 - 11:45am
Iowa has a game against a top-10 team this week. Normally that would be the No. 1 topic of conversation on the On Iowa Podcast. But of course, after Iowa’s historic 55-24 blasting of then-No. 6...
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Valley prevents an Ankeny Centennial state volleyball four-peat with semifinal sweep

November 9, 2017 - 11:21am
CEDAR RAPIDS – There will be no “four-peat” in Class 5A. Three-time defending state champion Ankeny Centennial took its share of swings, but ultimately could not overcome Madi...
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Cedar Falls marches back to 5A state volleyball championship match

November 9, 2017 - 11:16am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Megan Renner and Carly Spies walked into the media room for postmatch interviews, their heads high and a hint of a smile. There were no regrets. And this was no disgrace:...
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Porter family roots began in Iowa

November 9, 2017 - 9:55am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — A black-and-gold swarm in excess of 15,600 fans will gather on Friday night at Mizzou Arena as Missouri opens its basketball season against Iowa State. The headliner will be...
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Hawkeye Challenge is a challenge indeed

November 9, 2017 - 8:48am
IOWA CITY — The Hawkeye Challenge women’s basketball tournament isn’t exactly the host team and three pushovers. Anything but. In fact, Iowa is the only team of the four that...
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