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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
WEDNESDAY'S SCOREBOARD - COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL - Mount Mercy at Culver-Stockton ..... Coe at Dubuque
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Marion High School - Marion, Iowa

No.3 Marion spikers sweep Benton

The third-ranked Marion volleyball team swept Benton Community, 25-13, 25-20, 25-19, in a Wamac Conference match at Marion Tuesday night.

Isabella Sade and Alyssa Thomas led the Indians with 10 kills. Olivia Frazier had nine.

Amanda Sahm collected 33 assists. Abby Phillips contributed 13 digs and Frazier had two blocks.

Marion raised its records to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 21:22
 

Prairie wins title at Linn-Mar tourney

The Cedar Rapids Prairie volleyball team lived dangerously at the Linn-Mar tournament Saturday but had the last laugh.

The Hawks whipped Linn-Mar, 21-14, 21-12, in the championship match after surviving several near-misses in the earlier rounds.

Prairie lost games against Vinton-Shellsburg and Pleasant Valley in pool competition, but pulled things together and won both of those matches 2-1.

The Hawks also lost a game to Solon in the semifinals before snaring a 21-14, 9-21, 15-9 victory to reach the finals.

Prairie finished the tournament with a perfect 6-0 record.

There were lots of ups-and-downs in the annual tournament. Marion defeated Linn-Mar in pool play, but then the Lions defeated the Indians in the semifinals.

 

Marion High School does not beat Linn-Mar High School in too many sports, but volleyball has been an exception over the years. The Indians are currently ranked No.3 in Class 4A and Linn-Mar is ranked No.6 in Class 5A, so both schools have good teams.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 September 2014 20:28

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Marion tumbles at Cascade, 44-16

CASCADE - Derek Lieurance passed for 306 yards and four touchdowns Friday night as Cascade rolled by the Marion Indians, 44-16, in Cascade.

Nate Bergfeld caught nine passes for 119 yards and three touchdowns for Cascade. He also scored on a 5-yard run.

Lieurance hit 22 of 29 passes and connected with Bergfeld on TD throws of 16, 13 and 33 yards. Lieurance also found Kurt Trumm with a 30-yard strike.

Dalton Gardner scored on a 24-yard pass from Gage Kray for Marion's first touchdown. Nick Kramer accounted for Marion's other TD on an 8-yard run. The Indians were successful on two-point conversions after each score.

Kory Walsh rushed for 71 yards on 12 carries for Marion (1-2). Hayden Meister gained 44 yards on eight tries. Kray completed 6 of 16 passes for 56 yards. Austin Brown had three catches for Marion.

Cascade finished with 349 yards of total offense, compared to 208 for Marion. Cascade led 27-16 at halftime, but blanked the Indians 17-0 in the second half.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 23:44
   

No.1 Saints brace for No.3 Solon

The Xavier Saints reached the Class 4A championship game in 2012 and 2013, so some people have anointed them the favorite to win the 3A title this year after dropping down a class despite heavy graduation losses.

The Saints will find out where they really stand Friday night after hosting the third-ranked Solon Spartans.

Xavier whipped then-No.5 Davenport Assumption, 30-6, last Friday. Another convincing victory over Solon might prove the point.

Solon reached the semifinals of the Class 3A playoffs last year and snapped Iowa City Regina's 56-game winning streak this season, 29-28.

All eyes will be on Saints Field in the Class 3A District 4 opener for both clubs.

All eight Metro football teams will be in action Friday night. The Washington Warriors, ranked No.3 in Class 4A, will be hosting Iowa City West at Kingston Stadium. All of the other Metro teams are on the road.

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Lions, Saints climb in volleyball poll

The Linn-Mar Lions and Xavier Saints both climbed a notch in the IGHSAU volleyball rankings Thursday.

Linn-Mar jumped from No.7 to No.6 in the Class 5A rankings. Xavier went from No.11 to No.10 in the Class 4A poll.

The Marion Indians remained the highest-ranked team in the Metro area with the No.3 spot in the Class 4A poll.

Kennedy, which was ranked 10th last week in Class 5A, dropped out of the ratings this week.

CLASS 4A

1. Harlan (11-1), 2. West Delaware (10-0), 3. Marion (6-1), 4. Le Mars (4-0), 5. Sioux City Heelan (5-5), 6. Indianola (8-4), 7. Charles City (12-2), 8. Clear Creek-Amana (5-3), 9. Lewis Central (5-4), 10. Xavier (5-3), 11. ADM (14-5), 12. Carroll (2-1), 13. Waverly-Shell Rock (7-6), 14. Boone (5-2), 15. DeWitt Central (8-3).

CLASS 5A

1. Ankeny Centennial (12-0), 2. Dowling (11-1), 3. Bettendorf (6-0), 4. Johnston (7-1), 5. Ankeny (4-2), 6. Linn-Mar (6-1), 7. Southeast Polk (15-1), 8. Iowa City High (5-1), 9. Council Bluffs Lincoln (7-6), 10. West Des Moines Valley (11-3).

   
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