Sports, Tuesday, November 2nd

Prep Volleyball: Notre Dame, Holy Trinity Open at State:

Two local teams will take center stage at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse tonight when Class 1A’s top-ranked Notre Dame plays Tri-Center and fourth-seeded Holy Trinity locks horns with Janesville.

Notre Dame, 35-8, will play at 6:00 p.m. on FM 105.5 as they look to reprise their role as State Champions.

The road starts tonight with a 27-10 Tri-Center team led by sophomore outside hitter Mikenzie Brewer, who is averaging 2.4 kills per set.

Brewer also leads the team in blocks as her net presence will be something to watch tonight.

On the other side, Notre Dame’s brilliance this year has been something to see.

The Nikes have not missed a beat, steamrolling through Super Conference play largely untested.

Gabby Deery leads a dominant front row with 4.0 kills per set while Jenna and Josie Bentz as well as Megan Harrell all come together to form one of the state’s best attacks.

Following that, fourth-seeded Holy Trinity will take on the 25-15 Janesville Wildcats.

Holy Trinity made sure their hiatus at state was the shortest possible — this is head coach Melissa Freesmeier’s 20th trip to state and 13th time in the last 16 years.

Natalie Randolph paces a well-balanced attack for the Crusaders, with 2.4 kills per set.

Brooke Mueller, Mary Kate Bendlage, Kassi Randolph and Kayla Box will be in the mix offensively, as well.

In the back row, senior libero Anna Sobczak is as good as they come.

Holy Trinity will take the floor at 8:00 p.m.

You can listen to that match here on FM 105.5 as well.

Prep Volleyball: State Scoreboard Day One:y


No. 8 Johnston 3, No. 1 Iowa City Liberty 2

No. 4 Cedar Falls 3, No. 5 Dowling Catholic 0

No. 2 Pleasant Valley 3, No. 7 Ankeny Centennial 1

No. 3 Ankeny 3, No. 6 Urbandale 2


No. 1 Western Dubuque 3, No. 8 Bishop Heelan

No. 5 Marion 3, No. 4 Xavier 2

No. 2 North Scott 3, No. 7 Bondurant-Farrar 0

No. 3 Waverly-Shell Rock 3, No. 6 Oskaloosa 2

College Wrestling: Wesleyan Releases Winter Schedule:

After competing in a condensed season last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, finishing 2-2 in duals, the Iowa Wesleyan wrestling team is ready to step back into Ruble Arena.

The Tigers will compete in their first regular-season contest on November 6th as they travel to Simpson College to compete in the Luther Hill Invitational in Indianola.

Shawn Contos will join Nathan Bloechl on Thursday morning for this week’s episode of Tiger Nation.

2021-2022 Iowa Wesleyan Men’s Wrestling Schedule

November 6: @ Luther Hill Invitational (Tournament)

November 17: Simpson (Dual) *Home*

November 28: @ Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (Tournament)

December 8: @ Fontbonne (Dual)

December 15: Waldorf (Dual) *Home*

January 8: @ Central Under Armour Invitational (Tournament)

January 19: St. Ambrose (Dual) *Home*

January 21: @ Cornell (Dual)

February 9: @ Grandview (Dual)

February 11: @ Central Last Chance Invitational (Tournament)

College Football: Iowa State’s Hall named Maxwell Semifinalist:

Iowa State tailback Breece Hall has been named a Maxwell Award semifinalist.

The list was released last night and the award is given annually to the nation’s best collegiate player.

Hall, who has been the unquestioned bellcow for the Cyclones, has rushed for 13 touchdowns and has 1,193 scrimmage yards.

He also has an active streak of 20 consecutive games with a rushing touchdown.

Hall and the Clones will welcome in Steve Sarkisian’s Texas Longhorns this Saturday.

Kick from Jack Trice Stadium is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.