This year’s Iowa state volleyball tournament was one of upsets and oddities, including reduced arena capacity and mask and social distancing requirements. These were loosely observed by attendees, but I also noticed some teams wearing masks while playing and using their timeouts for a quick douse of hand sanitizer while volunteers wiped down balls between points. I chose this photo not because it’s a great shot, but because it documents the weirdness and urgency of this time and place.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Emma McClintock (3) and Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Katie Clark (10) put out their hands for hand sanitizer during a timeout during their 1A state quarterfinal match of the IGHSAU state volleyball tournament at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Gladbrook-Reinbeck swept Springville, 3-0. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)