Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Bitter Verbal, Halverson Signing

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Courtney Bitter (Junior) out of Lake of the Woods committed to the University of North Dakota.

Susan Halvorson of Apple Valley will sign with Ohio State.

Thanks to the readers for providing news you can use.

Next up: tomorrow

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Nebraska Resignation, National Team Add

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Nebraska assistant coach Charlene Johnson-Tagaloa has resigned. From the Columbus Telegram.

Jason Kepner has been hired as head coach at the College of Charletson. Kepner was an assistant at Pittsburgh.

Matt Sonnichsen has been named coach at Newberry, a D2 school in the South Atlantic confernece. He was an assistant at Grinnell in Iowa this past year.

Libero Dani Busboom of Nebraska was added to the National training team.

Thanks for the tips and information from the readers of this site.

Next up: tomorrow.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Northern Lights 18s, M1 17s Finish 1st

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In pool 1, Northern Lights 181’s dominated. They have Hailey Cowles of Eden Prairie; Lauren Gibbemeyer of Cretin-Derham Hall, and Brook Dieter, of Bloomington Kennedy, all future Gophers.

In pool 2, M1 171’s came in 1st. On that roster they have Kelsey Brandl of Lakeville North, Lauren Wagner of Cretin-Derham Hall, Megan Carlson of Andover, and Jessica Granquist of Blaine.

Here are Feb. 3 & 4 schedules for the power league for 16s and 12s at the MN volleyball warehouse in Burnsville.

The Bemidji State Volleyball team will be hosting a Reverse 4 Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament Feb. 3, 2007.

Thanks for all the help the readers give to make this site go.

Next up: tomorrow.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Coaching Merry Go Round

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Glen Conley has been named coach at Kent State. Conley was coach at Army.
Laura Jensen from Burnsville was a junior this year at Kent State.

Alma Kovaci has been named coach at Army replacing Conley. Kovaci was an assistant at Army.

Loralee Smith has been named coach at Lewis. Smith has been an assistant at Central Missouri.

Next up: tomorrow

Saturday, January 27, 2007

All Americans, Gophers New Assistant

#1 posting 1.27.2007
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This is a list of 2006 High School All Americans from MN from PrepVolleyball.
All Americans
Brittany Chambers – Jordan
Hailey Cowles – Eden Prairie
Brooke Deiter – Bloomington Kennedy
Lauren Gibbemeyer – Cretin-Derham Hall
Allie Oelke – Chaska
Highest Honorable Mention
Kelsey Brandl – Lakeville North
Chambers is a Sophomore, Brandl a junior
Cowles, Deiter, and Gibbemeyer are all headed to the Gophers.

The Minnesota Gophers have named Dave Manka as their new assistant coach. Manka was a volunteer assistant last year. He also was a volunteer assistant at St. Thomas the year before. He coached at Irondale for 10 years.

Next up: tomorrow?

Friday, January 26, 2007

Parental Pressure, Photo

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Crookston's Jana Epema resigned because of parental pressure according to the Crookston Times.
Below is a photo of the The North Star 18s after winning the Winter Carnival tournament at Centennial HS last weekend.
Thanks to the readers for supplying this site with information, and photos.
next up: tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Gatorade POY, Top Soph, Winter Carnival Tourney Results

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Hailey Cowles of Eden Prairie was named MN Gatorade Player of the year. Here is a Gatorade list of all the states.
Recent players to make the MN Gatorade POY include
2001: Kelly Bowman, Osseo, JR--Minnesota
2002: Kelly Bowman, Osseo---Minnesota
2003: Betty Slinger, Bethlehem Academy--UW Green Bay
2004: Kelly Lopez, DGF---North Dakota State
2005: Lauren Gibbemeyer, Cretin-Derham Hall, JR---Minnesota

Brittany Chambers of Jordan was named Sophomore of the year in the nation at site. You will need to be a subscriber to read the story.

The North Star 18s competed in the Winter Carnival Tournament this past Sunday. Their first match was against the Burnsville Badgers. After a bit of a slow start, North Star came out on top in two games.
Their second match was a forfeit.
Their third match was against the best team they had seen all day, River Falls. But even they we no match for North Star, who won in two.

Onto bracket play: North Star played and defeated the Burnsville Badgers once again, and then faced River Falls for the Championship. After a rocky start, North Star pulled ahead and won game one 25-22. The second game had about the same results, making North Star 18s the Champions of the Winter Carnival.

Next up: tomorrow

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Mizuno Series, Power League Schedules

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The Mizuno M1s had a strong weekend with the 171s, 161s, 151s, and 141s all taking first place.

Here is the Mizuno M1 roster page. 17 teams.

Here is the pools and schedules for the 14 & 18 power league on Saturday, Jan 27 and Sunday Jan 28.

next up: tomorrow

Monday, January 22, 2007

The MN West 7, Resignation

#1 posting 1.22.2007
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MN West signed 7 players to play for them next season
The include:
Meghan Cronberg, Luverne, MH
Kelli Correll, Round Lake-Brewster, OH
Brittany Wiese, Round Lake-Brewster, MH
Sarah Steffl, Worthington (from Dakota State), L
Kayla Wichern, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, MH 6-0
Danielle Thorson, Leroy-Ostrander, MH 5-9
Kristi Winter, Alexandria, DS
MN West was 14-13 in 2006
From the Worthington Daily Globe.

Jana Epema has resigned as Crookston volleyball coach.

Next up: I hope to be back on schedule tomorrow.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Monticello Results

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The North Star 18s won their first match against Alexandria .
North Star then faced their local rivals Heartland. North Star won game one 25-19, but Heartland came back to win a nail biter 26-24 in game two. In game 3 again it was down to the wire and Heartland prevailed again 15-13.
In the third match of the day North Star squared off against Club Velocity. North Star experimented with a 6-2 formation and won the match.

This week North Star travels to Centennial for the Winter Carnival St. Paul event on Sunday.

Thanks for the help from the readers of this site for providing information.

Next up: Tomorrow mid morning

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Bowman Off to National Training

#1 posting 1.16.2007
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The MN Daily has a report on Kelly Bowman and her "complete shock" at being named to the National training team.

Also if you readers have any news send it this way. I will get it up. You have better ears and eyes and know what is happening.

Next up: probably Thursday.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bowman Invited to National Team

#1 posting 1.11.2007
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Gopher Kelly Bowman , Osseo HS, has been selected as one of six players added to the U.S. women's national volleyball training team. She was an opposite this year and will be training as a setter and libero as well.
The team will start workouts Tuesday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Good Luck to Kelly on this national team.

There are events at the Burnsville Volleyball center with the MLK scrimmage Saturday and Sunday (check my older postings)
and there are games beginning---Monticello HS will have some contests.

Next up: Monday, unless news breaks

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

MLK Scrimmage, Swanson Promotion

#1 posting 1.9.2007
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The Martin Luther King Scrimmage schedule is set for next weekend at the Burnsville volleyball center.
Northern Lights is hosting the event. They have a list of teams involved too from throughout the upper midwest. Ages are 15-18. The event runs Saturaday 1 pm to 7 pm, Sunday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. No admission will be charged.

Scott Swanson has been promoted as Gopher Associate head coach. He replaces David Boos who has left to become the head coach at Ball State. also From the Ball State Daily News.

Kayla Anderson is leaving Appalachian State for North Dakota State. Anderson is a 2010 5-10 setter from Lake Holcombe Wisconsin. From the Fargo Forum.

Next up: Thursday, Jan. 11, unless news breaks

Monday, January 08, 2007

Seppala Apple Valley's New coach

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Dan Seppala has been named the new coach at Apple Valley replacing Walt Weaver. Seppala has been an assistant at AV.

Next up: Thursday, Jan. 11

Friday, January 05, 2007

Top 2008s

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PrepVolleyball put out their “Class of 2008 Top Junior Recruits (Plus 30 More)” list. Lakeville North's Kelsey Brandl is on of the top 50 list. Megan Plourde (Somerset, WI – Northern Lights 17-1) and Laurel Sanford (Eagan – Northern Lights 17-1) were listed in the “Plus 30 More.”

Thanks to the readers who help provide this site with news you can use.

Next up: Monday Jan. 8th.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Brandl's European Experience

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The USA Youth Team is in Europe right now. They won their first tournament, and they are in the middle of their second. There are journal writings from the girls, and the one on December 30th is written by Kelsey Brandl of Lakeville North. Brandl has a journal entry for Dec. 30th on the experience.

The readers of this site help deliver the news. Thanks.
If you have news email me.

Next up: I have scheduled Monday Jan. 8th.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Nashwauk Hire

#1 posting 1.1.2007
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Not much news has been sent my way, but here is one item

Rachel Hasbargen-Glowack has been named coach at Nashwauk-Keewatin.

If you have news you can send it to me by email. Go to my profile to send it to me.


Next up: Thursday the 4th of January, unless other news breaks.