Volleyball 2014: Area teams to watch

Area volleyball teams to watch for the 2014 season:


Coach — Michelle Goodall (16th year at Kennedy, 366-199)

2013 record & postseason — 20-15, Class 5A regional finalist

Retu [...]

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Volleyball 2014: Area players to watch

Players to watch for the 2014 volleyball season:

KATE BUSSWITZ, 6-1, jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie, Averaged 2.10 kills and 0.61 blocks per set with a .372 kill efficiency. Committed to UNI.

MOLLY KELLY, sr., West Liberty &# [...]

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UNI-Iowa a rare FCS-FBS matchup that doesn’t stink

Northern Iowa's football team skews Iowans' opinions about FBS-FCS football matchups.

FBS, by the way, is Football Bowl Subdivision. The big boys. FCS is Football Championship Subdivision. The next-biggest boys. But the difference in schol [...]

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Wamac powers ready to ‘bring the heat’

Brett Mather is ready to unleash an arsenal of jump servers.

“We’re going to bring the heat,” said Mather, volleyball coach at West Delaware. “We’re going to bring the gas. In this league, we have to [...]

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Iowa’s Cafone emerges as field hockey star

IOWA CITY — Iowa forward Natalie Cafone left the Grant Field on Saturday with two skinned and bloody elbows, which tell the story of her competitive nature. However those elbows belie the skill Cafone possesses, which makes her one of the n [...]

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Quickest Slants: The latest updates from Iowa City

Northern Iowa has a bit of a quarterback thingie going on.

Sawyer Kollmorgen is the No. 1. He didn’t learn this, however, until he was asked by a reporter on Monday when he was told he’ [...]

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The algebra that is Iowa running back

IOWA CITY — In the last third of 2013, Damon Bullock lost his spot.

The senior went from running back 1b to six, 10, four, three and three carries in Iowa's final five games. While Bullock's carries diminished, junior Jordan Can [...]

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Video Sessions — Part 2

Video No. 1 — I wanted to get to Dillon Kidd’s journey. He started his career in 2011 as a walk-on at Florida State. He spent the last two years at El Cam [...]

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UNI embraces hype and challenges

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa's football team has a mental approach for competing against its two big brothers in Iowa, and it isn't by telling itself it's just another game.

“First of all, you have to embrace the hype,” UN [...]

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Video Sessions — Part 3

Video No. 1 — I don’t know if this made it to tape or not, but DT Carl Davis started talking about hearing AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” t [...]

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Iowa notes: LB spots are open, so is kicker/punter

IOWA CITY — Two Iowa linebacker positions remain in flux as the team nears its opener against Northern Iowa.

Entering fall camp, true sophomore Reggie Spearman was listed as the starter at weakside linebacker and junior Travis [...]

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Video Sessions — Part 1

Video No. 1 — Senior running back Damon Bullock talks about watching his role decrease at the end of 2013 and how that motivated him this August.

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Kernels’ Garver named MWL postseason all-star

DAVENPORT — Mitch Garver of the Cedar Rapids Kernels was named Monday to the Midwest League postseason all-star team.

Garver is the MWL’s all-star catcher, hitting .299 in 114 games with 29 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 7 [...]

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Kernels finally win at Quad Cities

DAVENPORT — The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored five runs in the first three innings and ended a seven-game losing streak at Modern Woodmen Park with a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the [...]

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Johnson is the one who didn’t get away

CEDAR FALLS — Mark Farley doesn’t cringe when you go down the list of “Almost Panthers who became Hawkeyes.” The names keep coming up during the conversation, like over and over.

“I can go right down [...]

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