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No verdict yet on 4A district football

The 24 schools from the Mississippi Valley Conference and the Mississippi Athletic Conference met with officials from the Iowa High School Athletic Association for more than three hours Wednesday and reached an agreement regarding Class 4A district football.

They agreed to meet again later this month.

"Honestly, I was hoping to come out of today with an answer," Kennedy athletic director Aaron Stecker remarked. "I don't hesitate to say I'm frustrated that we don't have an answer yet. I was wanting an answer today and didn't get it."

The debate is whether to retain conference affiliation for Class 4A football in the eastern part of Iowa or switch to districts, like the Class 4A schools in the western part of the state did two years ago when the issue was first batted around.



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Torson, Ollinger, Thomas net volleyball honors

Kayla Torson of Xavier, Amanda Ollinger of Jefferson and Alyssa Thomas of Marion have been named all-state in volleyball by the Iowa Girls' Coaches Association.

Torson was named second team all-state in Class 4A, Ollinger was named second team all-state in Class 5A and Thomas received Honorable Mention in Class 4A.

Torson and Thomas also were named all-district in Class 4A in the Northeast District. Ollinger was named all-district in Class 5A in the East District.


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State wrestling tickets going on sale

BOONE - Tickets for the popular Iowa high school state wrestling tournament, which has been a sold-out event for more than 20 years, will go on sale in December.

Tickets will no longer be purchased from the Iowa High School Athletic Association or distributed by the IHSAA, according to changes adopted at the IHSAA board meeting this month.

The high schools and the general public will be able to purchase tickets through a walk-up process at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines or online.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 20:41



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'Settlement agreement' in Lombardi case

A settlement agreement has been reached in the State of Iowa's case against former Cedar Rapids Washington football coach Tony Lombardi, pending approval by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

Terms of the agreement have not been revealed.

The Board of Educational Examiners will meet on Friday, Dec. 13 to review the settlement. If the BoEE approves the settlement, it will become a public document. If the BoEE does not approve the settlement, the case will be reset for a public hearing.



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Nelson, Vega top all-state football

Matt Nelson and Daniel Vega of Xavier High School have been named to the Des Moines Register Elite All-State Football Team on the defensive line.

Nelson and Vega also were named first team all-state in Class 4A on the Register's 100th all-state squads. Xavier kicker Ryan Persick was named second team all-state in Class 4A as a punter.

The Saints finished 12-2 this season and reached the championship game of the Class 4A playoffs. Nelson, Vega and Persick are seniors.

Kennedy junior Terrance Hall was named second team all-state in Class 4A at linebacker.

Prairie junior Bryce Meeker was named second team all-state in Class 4A on the offensive line.

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 November 2013 11:39

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