Prepare to watch: October 5, 2022
- Grundy Center
Ellery, the third of three Luhring sisters to play volleyball at Grundy Center, became just the second Spartan setter to reach 2,000 career assists, joining former Northern Iowa great Heather Hook. Luhring has 637 assists, 53 blocks and 173 digs for the 10th round this fallth-Rank (2A) Spartans. “She’s definitely the quarterback on the court and controlling our offense,” said Grundy Center head coach Lori Willis. “A very intelligent player, a defensive pass who is working to get more offensive.” Luhring also plays basketball and was a member of the Spartans 4×800 State Qualifying Team last spring.
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- Grundy Center
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The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Cakerice was a crucial player for the senior Spartans. The Junior starts on both offense and defense. In six games from his defensive tackle position, Cakerice has 32 ½ tackles, 22 solo, seven for losses and 3 ½ sacks. He also returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown against Hudson. “He was a dominant presence at the line of scrimmage for us,” said Grundy Center head coach Travis Zajac.
Last weekend, Klima had 20 kills and nine aces as sixth-seeded Knights (3A) won the Charles City tournament where Union won a perfect 4-0. During the season, Klima has 205 kills and 41 aces with an 89 percent win rate. “Gracie has worked really hard to improve in every area of her game,” Union head coach Brian Jesse said. “I’m very pleased with the effort she put into playing a key role for us in six rotations.” As well as excelling on the course, Klima has played golf for the Knights.
Richter connected with six tackles for the team’s lead, including one for loss, as the Pirates recorded their third shutout of the season with a 10-0 win over AGWSR on Friday. Richter leads Hudson with 43 tackles, 23 solo and 4 TFLs in six games. “Gavin has been a key figure on the Hudson defense for four years and has altruistically stepped up, making the move from running back to guard for us,” said Pirates head coach Justin Brekke. “Gavin was a leader for us on the field and in the weight room and now he does our dirty work in the trenches for us.” Richter also wrestles and plays baseball for Hudson.
- Dyke-New Hartford
As captain and two-year starter for the Wolverines, Hall rushed for 95 yards and scored two points in DNH’s win over Aplington-Parkersburg on Friday in a top ten 1A team battle. A year after rushing for 1,658 yards and 20 points, Hall has rushed for 870 yards and 12 TDs in six games so far this season. “Jerek is one of the hardest working young men we’ve seen here,” said DNH head coach Don Betts. “He brings a lot of energy to our team. He’s taken his time to become a better athlete and football player.” An honors student. Hall also competes in basketball and track and field.
- Columbus Catholic
Reed has been a force in Sailor Secondary that year with 17.5 tackles and three interceptions, two of which he recovered for touchdowns. Reed also handles field kick duties for the Sailors, nailing two of his three field goal attempts and 18 of 19 points from attempts. “Gavin has been as consistent on both sides of the ball and on specialty teams as he’s ever been this year,” said Columbus head coach Brad Schmit. “He’s even keeled and playing with controlled aggression that comes from his confidence. Last week he started traveling with the opposition’s top receiver and once we made that adjustment he shut down that side of the field.” A two-time state qualifier in wrestling, Gavin maintains a 3.7 GPA at.
- second grader
The Hudson program has shown tremendous growth across the board this season and Rhoades is one player who has made huge strides. For the 14-12 Pirates, Rhoades, an underdog, has recorded 221 kills so far to lead the roster. “Addie’s ability to land a ball, whether it’s a line shot, cross or cut made her difficult to defend, as did her ability to attack from her back row position,” Hudson said -Head Coach Amy Kaus. “Her growth over the past year has been impressive and we’re excited for what’s to come.” Addie is a 4-athlete who competes in volleyball, basketball, track and field and softball.
- Cedar Falls
The 6-foot, 185-pound Coonradt had a big game in an upset victory over Cedar Rapids Kennedy on Friday. He had five tackles, four solos and an interception in the win over the previously undefeated Cougars. Coonradt ranks fourth on the team in total tackles (21 1/2, 4 1/2 for losses) and leads with two interceptions. “Colin has been a really consistent performer on our defensive backfield and on specialty teams,” said Brad Remmert, Cedar Falls head coach. Aside from football, Colin is an all-conference baseball player.
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