Area Volleyball Teams Sweep, Advance To Regional Semifianls

#13 New Hampton 3, North Fayette Valley 0

Thirteenth-ranked New Hampton notched their 34th win of the season dismantling North Fayette Valley in the 3A Region 7 quarterfinals last night. The Chickasaws dispatched the Tiger-Hawks 25-10, 25-4 and 25-7.  Maddi Moorman and Keirsten Tenge led the offensive onslaught with six kills. The Chickasaws also bagged 17 aces in the match, nine from Kerigan Tenge. With the win New Hampton hosts Waukon on Tuesday at 7 in the 3A Region 7 semifinals. 

 Charles City 3, Decorah 0

The Charles City Comets will play on! The Comets advanced in the Class 4A region 4 tournament last night sweeping Decorah, 25-17, 25-21 and 25-11.  Sami Heyer led the offensive attack with 10 kills and four aces. Jodi Sidliinger and Rachel Chambers each bagged six kills . With the win the Comets beat Decorah four times in as many matches in 2018 and will play next Tuesday against #8 West Delaware in Manchester at 7. The game would be the Class 4A Region 4 semi finals.

#6 Osage 3, Clear Lake 0

Sixth-ranked Osage also advances in the postseason with a straight-set win over Clear Lake last night.  The Green Devils ran past Clear Lake 25-15, 25-15 and 25-12. With the win, Osage advances to the 3A Region 3 semi finals against Forrest City and will host the game on Tuesday at 7.

#19 Iowa vs Maryland

Iowa sophomore receiver Brandon Smith says the Hawkeye wideouts will need to be physical in this week’s game against Maryland. in the last two games Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley has passed for 634 yards and 10 touchdowns.


Freshman Djimon  Colbert is one of five Hawkeyes linebackers to get their first career start and says Maryland’s versatile ground attack is the challenge this week.


The Hawkeyes enter the second half of the season with a 5-1 record and senior defensive end San Brincks says there is still a lot of room for growth.


#2 South Dakota State at UNI

The Northern Iowa defense faces a big test this week against second ranked South Dakota State. The Panthers must find a way to contain Jackrabbit quarterback Taryn Christion.


That’s UNI coach Mark Farley who says Christion is a dual threat.


The Panthers are 2-1 in the Missouri Valley after a win at South Dakota and Farley says the Panthers hope to put a win streak together.


Iowa State – BYE

After showing it can handle adversity Iowa State coach Matt Campbell wants his team to learn to handle success. The Cyclones opened the season 1-3 but have beaten two straight ranked opponents heading into a bye week.


The Cyclones return to action on October 27th by hosting Texas Tech.



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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