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  • State Volleyball Preview: Red Oak faces Sioux Center in quarterfinals

    The time has finally arrived. It's the state volleyball tournament as one area team looks to keep their season alive.

    That team will be Red Oak, who enters the state tournament with a 33-7 record as they take on Sioux Center, who enters the tournament with a 31-8. The match will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Court #1 at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

    It's the third straight season Red Oak has been in the state tournament.

  • Tigers hold off Fillies for third straight state trip

     CLARINDA — It took extra work, but by the end of the night, Red Oak made its way back to the state volleyball tournament for a third straight year.

    The Tigers held off heated-rival Shenandoah to win 3-2 in the 3A regional final last Tuesday in Clarinda.

  • Stanton season ends in regional final loss to Grand View Christian

     GREENFIELD — When the 2014 volleyball season began, many people wondered how well the Stanton Viqueens would do after losing one of their best players of all-time in Carmen Subbert to graduation last season.

    The Viqueens silenced their doubters and cruised to a 25-win season, co-regular season Corner Conference champions and a sixth straight appearance in the regional final.

  • Stanton’s Weis, East Mills’ Doyle and Croghan among all-conference

    The Stanton Viqueens had one player and East Mills had two picked for first team all-Corner Conference on Thursday.

    Stanton’s Haley Weis was  one of six first-team players chosen unanimously for the all-conference team. She’s joined on the unanimous list by East Mills’ Jess Doyle, as well as Fremont-Mills’ Taryn Williams and Delaney Langfelt, Nishnabotna’s Anne-Marie Maher and Sidney’s Lexy Larsen.

  • Regional Volleyball Preview: Stanton clashes with Grand View Christian in 1A final

    With one Montgomery County school in the state volleyball tournament, another will try to make it in Wednesday night.

    It's the Region 3 final for Class 1A as the Stanton Viqueens face off against Grand View Christian with a chance to clinch a berth to the state tournament.

    The match starts at 7 p.m. at Nodaway Valley High School in Greenfield.

    The Viqueens have made it through the first three challengers of the regional tournament. They first defeated South Page 3-0 on Oct. 21 in the first round.

  • Regional Volleyball Preview: Red Oak faces Shenandoah in 3A final

    By the end of Tuesday night, 24 teams from classes 3A, 4A and 5A will have punched their tickets for Cedar Rapids and the State Volleyball tournament.

    For the Red Oak Tigers, they're hoping to make it to state for a third straight season. They'll try for it in Clarinda Tuesday evening when they face off against Shenandoah. They'll face off in the Region 2 final.

  • Griswold has another Hall of Pride challenge planned

    GRISWOLD — Griswold High School will once again be hosting another Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge.

    The scrimmage will take place Nov. 21 when the girls basketball team hosts Stanton for a JV/varsity doubleheader scrimmage at 6 p.m.

    This year’s service project will be “Hoops 4 Hounds: A Fight Against Type 1 diabetes.” 

    The project will raise money for Markus Palmer, a two-year-old from Griswold who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 18-months old.

  • Tigers set for regional finals showdown with Shenandoah

     RED OAK — The only team standing in the way of another state tournament appearance for Red Oak volleyball is their rival, the Shenandoah Fillies.

    Red Oak reached the regional final for a fifth consecutive time Thursday night when they cruised to a 3-0 win in their final home match versus West Central Valley.

  • Southwest Valley eliminated in 2A regional semifinals

     STUART — The Southwest Valley volleyball season came to an end Friday night in the 2A regional semifinals when they lost to Woodward-Granger at West Central Valley High School.

    Woodward-Granger won all three games 25-9, 25-16 and 25-18.

    The Timberwolves were held to 14 kills in the loss. Marie Palmer had six of those kills in her final match as a Southwest Valley volleyball player. Palmer also had five digs and a block.

  • Round-Up: Stanton, Griswold eliminated from playoffs

     LAMONI — After fighting to keep it close at halftime, the Stanton Vikings were eliminated from the 8-man playoffs as they lost on the road at Graceland University to the Lamoni Demons 56-38.

    Lamoni got on the board early with a five-yard touchdown run by Colton Ranney on the team’s opening drive. Austin Tull converted the two-point play and Lamoni led 8-0.