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Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 11:05 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 4, 2014 4:40 p.m. CDT
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Two Creston players were part of the Iowa Blitz team that placed second in the USA Volleyball Iowa Regional Championship 14-and-under division. The team, coached by Creston High School varsity coach Polly Luther (back row, right), took second behind Six Pack of Cedar Falls. Jaxie Luther of Creston (8) is front row left, and Cayla Maitlen of Creston is front row right (10). The team qualified for nationals to be played June 24-27 in Minneapolis, Minn. Iowa Blitz beat some of the top teams in the state and handed Six Pack its only game defeat in game one of the finals before losing, 2-1. "Our average height is about 5-foot-4 and we played against 5-10 and 6-foot girls. These girls have a great work ethic and never quit."

All-state

Creston sophomore Jenna Taylor was selected for the Class 4A all-state team by the Sports Spotlight publication in its coverage of the 2013-14 girls basketball season.

Taylor was named to the second team as a forward.

“Jenna has worked very hard this past year,” Creston coach Larry McNutt said. “Her work every day in the gym was easily seen in her improvement this past year. We are very proud of her.”

Soccer shirts

Creston boys soccer coach Jesus Rodriguez is accepting orders for a CHS boys soccer T-shirt designed by team member Levi Eblen.

Cost is $12 each and sizes range from youth S-M-L to adult S-M-L-XL-XXL. Checks are payable to Boys Soccer.

Order forms can be dropped off at coach Rodriguez’s mailbox at Creston Elementary/Middle School or the soccer mailbox at the high school. Order deadline is April 11. For more information call coach Rodriguez at the elementary school, 782-1155.

Shooting academy

MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr Community Schools is presenting Doug Diers and his “Shoot It Academy” this summer.

Shooters will participate in a five-phase shooting program starting with basic fundamentals advancing in skill each week.

“We will strengthen and improve your shooting touch and give you the confidence to make every shot,” Diers said.

Cost is $79 for five 90-minute sessions at Mount Ayr High School June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2.

Based on grades in the fall of 2014, the schedule is boys and girls grades 4-7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and grades 8-12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Registrations can be made online at www.shoot-it.com.

Schedule changes

Creston’s girls soccer match at Carroll Kuemper Catholic on April 15 will feature the varsity match first at 5 p.m. and JV to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Southwestern’s softball doubleheader scheduled Thursday against Central Nebraska at Columbus, Neb., was postponed until Saturday, and Central’s weekend tournament was cancelled.

Smith honored

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Augustana senior Kierra Smith of Creston and sophomore Kayla Bushey of Chicago have been named “Athletes of the Week” in women’s track & field in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

Cancellation

OSCEOLA — The DeWitt Invite girls track and field meet scheduled here Thursday was cancelled. The Creston girls track team was scheduled to compete.

A group of Creston girls track and field athletes will compete at Glenwood on Saturday as a result.

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