Friday, August 22, 2008

#1 Chaska Wins, Olympic Triumphs

#2 posting 8.22.2008
your daily dose of girls volleyball news & information

AAA: #1 Chaska held Mankato West to 13, 12, and 13 in a sweep. From the Mankato Free Press.

Owatonna beat New Prague in a sweep. The Huskies Jordan Spatenka had 19 kills. From the Owatonna People's Press.

A: Rushford-Peterson beat Lewiston-Altura 3-1.

In college action: Waldorf swept a pair of contests yesterday in a triangular in coach Paul Meyer's debut. From the Mason City Globe Gazette.

HIGH SCHOOL: Mayo is the team to beat in Rochester. The Rochester Post Bulletin has previews/capsules and schedules of the four Rochester teams.

Albert Lea, Alden-Conger, Glenville-Emmons, Maple River and United South Central all scrimmaged on Wednesday.

D1: North Dakota State is nursing a few injuries. From the Fargo Forum.

Northwestern is looking for their 4th NCAA trip in seven years.

NAIA: Jamestown will be transitioning to a new setter this season. From the Jamestown Sun.

The USA Men's indoor volleyball team beat Russia in five last night with the fifth game going to the Americans 15-13. There are post game quotes. Coach Hugh McCutcheon is balancing his responsibilities as coach with responsibilities of family after the stabbing of his father in law Todd Bachman. From the Star Tribune.

The American Women's indoor volleyball team will face Brazil in the gold medal game. The Americans reached the final after a revenge sweep of Cuba.

Marquette coach Patti Rolf talks about her 1996 Olympic Line judging experience. Rolf also talks about Misty May-Traenor, a player she coached.

There was a fire at Prior Lake after the volleyball game last night. No one was injured. From the StarTribune.

North Dakota State's Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse is re-opening on Monday at 3 pm with the public invited to join in.

Purdue will host a scrimmage Saturday at 3 pm.

Wisconsin will host a scrimmage Saturday at 7 pm. The event starts at 5 pm with a fan fest.

Texas Christian will scrimmage their alumni Saturday at 7 pm.

Ohio will hold their Green & White scrimmage Saturday at 4 pm.

Virginia will hold their Blue & Orange scrimmage Saturday at 3 pm.

Today the Badger Video feature looks at favorite Wisconsin memories.

Colorado State has something to prove with a #17 ranking.

D1: Northern Iowa is picked for second in the Missouri Valley Conference.

D3: St. Thomas is #8 in the D3 National poll. UW Eau Claire is tabbed for 19th. From WEAU.

Buena Vista is picked for 7th in the IIAC.

Jen Malcom and Kaylee Manns are the Iowa State captains this season.

Next up: later tonight with another Out & About