MARION - As the prep volleyball season nears the midway point, Cedar Rapids Xavier identified a vital ingredient if the Saints are to retain their No. 1 ranking in Class 4A.
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Center Point’s Weideman wins title
BRADFORD BEACH, Wis. — Abby Weideman, a 14-year-old from Center Point, teamed with Tayah Mahi of Cedar Falls to win the 14U national title at the USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour National Championship recently.
CRAA swimmers shine at state meet
IOWA CITY — Calvin Greve, Kaleb Daniels and Jenny Hughes highlighted the Cedar Rapids Aquatic Association’s performance at the long course state championships it hosted recently at the University of Iowa.
Donels broke a 22-year-old state record while winning the 100 backstroke, Greve won the 200 back and Hughes qualified for sectionals in two events.
The CRAA’s 13-14 girls won the state team title and the 13-14 boys won four of five relays and finished second in the team race.
7 Moser athletes capture titles
LOUISVILLE, Ky, — Breanna Vaske, Noa Marting, Ericka Braden, Lily Schmitz, Keely Recker, Logan Bevans and Grace Funke of the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics won USTA Power Tumbling national championships recently.
Ava Steger and Tyler Buesing earned runner-up finishes and Makayla Gasper, Sophie Brown, Sophia Geistkemper and Kole Pape finished third.
Stonebridge Church dominates again
AMES — Cedar Rapids Stonebridge Church table tennis players once again dominated the competition at the Iowa Summer Games.
Double medal winners were Leah Duerksen, Ying Xin (Leo) Fu, Arnold Kompaniyets, John Oros and Nick Sharman.
Fu won gold in the 19-39 singles, Duerksen won the women’s singles and Oros the coed singles.
Sharman and Danish Kabeer placed second in beginner doubles, and Leah Duerksen and Jarol Duerksen were third.
Oros and Alan Ngyen earned silver in championship doubles, Kompaniyets and Victor Brown bronze.
Placing second in singles were Shane Skvor in 18U, Kompaniyets in 19-39, Sharman in beginner and Fu in coed.
Alburnett’s Gallagher wins gold
AMES — Travis Gallagher of Alburnett won the 210-pound wrestling title in the open division at the Iowa Games.