Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Stewartville, Bethlehem Academy Off Season

#1 posting 2.28.2007
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Not much to report. No tips have filtered in.
I did see two volleyball teams play basketball down in Rochester. Stewartville is still playing and will play Kingsland for the 1AA west title on Friday. They are led by Leigh Splittstoesser the setter for the volleyball team. Also Amanda Thompson, Julie Rainey and Nicole Hebl among others played for Stewartville.
I also saw Bethlehem Academy play New Life. Patrolling the middle was Holly Hafemyer for BA. New Life won by the way. Liz Schlobohm, Brittany DeGrood, Nicole Pothen are others from the VB team that played for BA.

next up: tomorrow

Monday, February 26, 2007

North Star Shines

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The North Star beat Elk River, Crossfire, and Coon Rapids on Sunday in Osseo.
Against Elk River the scores were 25j-16, 21-25, and 15-4.
ER had a 10-5 lead in game two before NS got the side out and then rattled off 6 straight points to retake the lead 12-10. ER scrambled back to lead 17-15. NS tied it an 17 but missed their next serve. Both teams traded side outs 8 straight serves. ER broke the pattern with an ace and never gave the ball back.
NS missed six serves on the game, all initial serves.
Game 3 was a totally different story. ER opened with the serve and it was 1-1 when Samantha Neunsinger started serving. It was 14-2 when she gave the ball back. She delivered 6 aces in the string. ER added a few more points, but the game ended on a missed serve for the 15-4 final.
NS beat Cross fire, but lost the first game 23-25. NS won the next two 25-19, 15-7,.

NS finished the day with a 2-0 win over Coon Rapids 25-21, 25-17.

Thanks for the readers help with feeding me information. If you have news email me and it will get up.

Side note: coaching at Elk River is Brenda Holmgren, former HS coach and now official.

Next up: tomorrow.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Star of the North Games

#1 posting 2.23.2007
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You can register now for volleyball at the Star of the North Summer games in Rochester on June 16 and 17. They will be using 55 courts at 12 sites. From the Chatfield News.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Southern MN Volleyball

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Southern Minnesota Volleyball will have try outs on February 23 from 5:30-7 pm at the National Volleyball Center in Rochester.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

M1s 17s ARE SPVB President's Day Champs

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M1 17s won the Sports Performance VB tournament in Chicago over President's day weekend. Here are the hard numbers:
Day 1 Scores
M1 171’s vs Celtic Force 17 Green – 25-11, 25-22
M1 171’s vs Wisconsin Power 17 Red – 25-20, 25-20
M1 171’s vs Fusion 17 White – 26-24, 25-17

Scores from Day 2 Gold Division Playoffs
M1 171’s vs 1st Alliance 25-23, 16-25, 25-21,27-25
M1 171’s vs Illini Elite Cardinal, 25-16, 25-19, 18-25, 25-18

Next up: tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

President's Day Tourney Results

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In the Sports Performance President’s Day Tournament. According to the listing M1 171’s (ranked 8th by Prepvolleyball) finished second in the 17’s division losing to Illini Elite Cardinal (ranked 11th) in the championship match. The big upset for the weekend was in the semi-final match with Ilini Elite Cardinal beating St. Louis CYC (ranked 3rd.)

The M1 161’s finished 6th in the 16’s division.

Next up: tomorrow.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Patch Hired, Tragic Death

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Garry Patch was hired to coach at Assumption. He has been active in the New England Volleyball scene. He replaces Bob Stein.

Kaitlyn Miller, a junior OH from the Keith School in Rockford, IL died in a skiing accident in Dane County Wisconsin. From the Rockford Register Star.
Our sympathies go out to the family and the team.

Next up: tomorrow later in the day.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Falkenhagen Hired

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Former Bemidji State coach Kim Falkenhagen has been hired at Eastern New Mexico. Her record at BSU was 35-93. Also a story in the Portales News-Tribune.

Next up: tomorrow at some point.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bowman's Diary and 20 Questions

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Wisconsin has released their spring schedule. They will host UW Milwaukee on March 28 and Marquette on April 27.

Kelly Bowman has a diary with the US National team. She has her own page updated on the national team page and answers 20 questions.

next up: early than this time tomorrow

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Officer Jackson, Indiana Signings;

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Mpls. Henry assistant volleyball coach, and Mpls police officer, Rich Jackson was on KARE11 news with a copper bust.
He is also back to playing Volleyball making an A league team. They travel all over the Midwest playing tournaments.

Sara Schaub has been named the new coach at Montana State Billings. She had been an assistant at Eastern Michigan. Schaub is from Huron, OH and is an EMU grad.

Indiana has inked two for the 2007 season. Taylor Wittmer (Loogootee, Ind./Loogootee) a 6-1 MH/OH; and Ashley Benson (Bloomington North, Ind) a 6-3 MH.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Warehouse Action; Paralympic Volleyball

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There was some really great volleyball being played at the Volleyball Warehouse on Sunday.
On court #1 the pool teams included Northern Light’s 181’s, M1 171’s, Minnesota Select 182’s and Crossfire 18’s. The match of the day was between Northern Light’s 181’s and M1’s 171’s. The first game NL won 25-19. It was the second game that was phenomenal. Both teams were playing their A game and they battled to a NL win at 32-30. The third game was won by M1 with a score of 15-11.

Katie Holloway is a 6-4 athlete from Cal State Northridge. She only has one foot. You will see the basketball part early in the video, and then you will see Paralympic volleyball in action. It gives you a look at how that game is played. From NBC Sports.

Thanks for all the good tips and solid information from the readers of this site. It couldn't be done without your help.

Next up: tomorrow.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Hazelwood Moves

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Jenny Hazelwood is leaving the coaching position at Centenary and is headed to Austin Peay.

Joseph Goodson has been named an assistant at UW Green Bay. Goodson was a volunteer assistant at Georgia Tech.

Next up: monday

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Peters, Mauer, and Skadeland

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Nicole Peters from Winnipeg's Mennonite Collegiate has signed with SDSU. She's a 5-10 setter. She was named to the Canadian under 17 championship all-star team. From the Winnipeg Free Press.

Teresa Mauer (Tierney) is Joe's mother, but she also will be inducted into the College of St. Catherine Athletics Hall of Fame. She was a member of the 1976 volleyball team there that Minnesota Association of Intercollegiate Athletics title and finished 50-5 that year, good for 6th in the nation. From the Star Tribune.

Jamie Skadeland, a volunteer assistant at MSU Mankato, is now the assistant coach at Colorado Mines.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Thieke-Young Southern Coach of the Year

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Michelle Thieke-Young, Furman was named coach of the year in the Southern Conference. Thieke-Young is a graduate of Chatfield, MN. From the Chatfield News.
Furman has a pair of Minnesotans on the roster:
Courtney Stewardson, Apple Valley and Pamela Gehrke, Eagan.
Stewardson was first team all conference.

Osseo 16 Orange took first place in their pool last weekend with:
a three game win over the Noma Stars 15reds;
a two game win over Edina 15Bs;
and a three game win over Mounds View 16s

Next up: tomorrow

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Harms Verbals Minnesota

#1 posting 2.6.2007

Katherine Harms made a verbal commitment to Minnesota on Saturday. The 6-0 right side from Little Falls is a 2009 (sophomore) and was listed among the highest mention in the prepvolleyball listing for 2009s.

The Midwest Volleyball Instructors will be holding their 20th Annual National clinic at Apple Valley on March 24 and 25.
Speakers include
Mike Hebert, Minnesota
Terry Liskevych, Oregon State and former USA Olympic coach
Cindy Book, St. Olaf
Terry Culhane, SW MN State
Dennis Amundson, MSU Mankato
Cathy Noth, USA National Setter
Scott Swanson, Minnesota assistant
Dan Westby, Marshall HS
Chris Hunt, Crossfire Juniors

Next up: tomorrow

Monday, February 05, 2007

Gopher Awards

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The Minnesota Gophers held their end of the year banquet and handed out team awards.
Meredith Nelson and Meghan Crumpston were named co MVPs.

The Maurice Batty award went to Christine Tan.

The Gold Country Award went to Crumpston.

I appreciate all the help the readers give in making this site what it is.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Top 2009s

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MN TOP 2009s came out with “The Soph 79: The Best High School Sophomores in the Country” list. Here are the Minnesota players on the list:

The Soph 79 List
Amy Braun, OH, Lakeville North
Brittany Chambers, OH, Jordan
Tia Gaffen, MB, Wayzata
Ariel Mewhorter, MB, Blaine

Highest Special Mention
Katherine Harms, RS, Little Falls
Catherine Yager, S, St. Michael Albertville

Honorable Mention
Lauren Cipperly, OH, Andover

The Schedules are out for next week's power league on the 10th and 11th for the 18s and 14s.

Jennifer Harrison has been named coach at Clarion, a D2 school in Pennsylvania.

Next up: tomorrow

Thanks Kevin!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Northland CC Recruits

#1 posting 2.1.2007
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Northland CC has added these players to their roster for next season
Lauren Daniels, Thief River Falls 5-9, OH
Jusytne Larson, Grygla-Goodridge 5-10 MH
Janelle Kyllo, Larimore, ND (transfer from Mary) S
Jenny Fransten, Hazen, ND

next up: tomorrow