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        2016 VB Schedule
 8/25/16 LeMars Gehlen JVR/JV/V Gehlen 6/7:30
8/30/16 MVAO                                     JVR/JV/V Home 6:00
9/3/16 Ridge View Tourney V Schaller 9:00
9/3/16 Lawton-Bronson JV Lawton 8:30
9/6/16 OABCIG JVR/JV/V Ida Grove 6/7:30
9/10/16 LeMars Tourney V LeMars 8:30
9/10/16 Kingsley Tourney JV Kingsley 9:00
9/12/16 K-P Quad Meet JV Kingsley TBA
9/13/16 WW/WM/ WC JVR/JV Home 5:30
9/17/16 West Sioux Tourney V Hawarden 10:00
9/17/16 Ridge View Tourney JVR Schaller 9:00
9/19/16 SBL JVR/JV SBL 6/7:30
9/20/16 Siouxland Comm Christian JV/V Home 6/7:30
9/24/16 WVC Tourney V Sloan TBA
9/26/16 WVC Championship V Sloan TBA
10/1/16 River Valley Tourney V Correctionville TBA
10/4/16 Kingsley-Pierson JVR/JV/V Kingsley  6/7:30
10/6/16 Lawton Bronson JVR/JV/V Lawton 6/7:30
10/8/16 MVAO Tourney JVR Mapleton TBA
10/11/16 Ridge View JVR/JV/V Schaller 6/7:30
10/13/16 River Valley JV/V Home 6/7:30
10/17/15 MVAO Tourney JV Mapleton 9:00
10/18,24,27/16 Regionals V TBD 7:00
11/8-11/16 State V TBD TBD
Athlete of the week

Keely Steffen Athlete of the Week

By Katelyn Gebel

Woodbury Central senior Keely Steffen is Athlete of the Week; Mrs. Dandurand, Keely’s volleyball coach, chose her. Keely says that she is "excited" to be chosen, and then adds that WC's team has a lot of potential and good chemistry. “It has been a lot of fun this season so far."

At the net, Keely averages two kills a set, and leads the varsity team with 75 kills; she also leads the team in serves with 94% accuracy, and with 17 ace serves.  She is also third in blocking. “Keely is our most consistent and aggressive hitter,” Coach Dandurand states. “She plays all the way around, and is one of the team’s top passers.” 

Volleyball Athlete of the Week

By Tony Glackin

            This week’s volleyball Athletes of the Week are seniors Jacey Stratton and Madisyn Sampson; they were chosen by head coach Cherie Dandurand for their skilled play and leadership on the court.

            Stratton, who plays in the libero position, is one of the team’s leaders in serve receptions, while Sampson leads the team in assists per set at 3.14. “Jacey and Madisyn work well together,” says Coach Dandurand. “Jacey’s passes usually lead to an assist for Madisyn.” Sampson is also third on the team in ace serves and blocks, while Stratton is one of the team’s most skilled serve receivers, as evidenced by her team-leading “3.25 digs per set.”

            Coach Dandurand is also pleased with the on-court leadership and enthusiasm displayed by both players. Stratton is especially glad to be recovered from shoulder surgery and back in the game. “I’ve had a lot of fun this season and am glad to be back on the court after being injured last year,” Stratton says.

            Stratton and Sampson are two key cogs in the volleyball wheel this year as they helped the Wildcats to two Western Valley Conference wins already. They hope to add some more tallies in the victory column as they play three conference matches in the first half of October, all at home. These include a key matchup with Lawton-Bronson on October 8, and a tough bout against Ridge View for the last home game of the season on October 13.




Cutline- Senior Hailee Sleezer, Jacey Stratton, Payge Ronfeldt, Freshman Sidney Steffen and Madisyn Sampson caught celebrating after scoring a point.


Volleyball Season Wrap up

By Jacey Stratton


            Woodbury Central's volleyball team recently finished 3-6 in the Western Valley Conference, giving the team a seventh place finish overall with a 13-21 record. The team attended several weekend tournaments and finished among the top four in all but one.

            “I am looking forward to what next season will bring because we lost five key role players this year,” said sophomore Payge Ronfeldt.

            Senior Keely Steffen led the team in kills with 170, and Ronfeldt is right behind her with 123. Steffen also led the team with a serve efficiency of 0.959, while teammate Bailey Even, a senior, served for 0.928 efficiency. Senior Madisyn Sampson led with 31 ace serves and 298 assists.

            Jacey Stratton, another senior, led the team with 294 digs, and junior Kelsey Smith led all blockers with 33.

             WC’s volleyball season ended Oct. 27 against Hinton during the second round of the Iowa State Volleyball Qualifying Tournament.