Posted On: 08/1/19 3:33 PM

Photo Cred: Joe Shearer/The Daily Nonpareil

Iowa and the IGHSAU are a little bit different (in a great way) in comparison to other states in how they draw regional lines as best they can to have the top eight teams not face each other until the state tournament.  Does it always work out that way? No, but it often prevents a Western and Unity Christian from facing each other to go to state or an Ankeny vs. Ankeny Centennial or Dowling vs. Valley matchup outside of Cedar Rapids. What teams will be ready for one of those top eight seeds and who will be ready for a state tournament appearance come November. 

Pleasant Valley 

PV finished 2018 with a 26-8 record and a Regional Final loss to Linn-Mar.  This season, the Spartans could find themselves in a favorable regional with the return of one of the top setters in the Sophomore class in Kora Ruff along with Kaitlyn Morgan (Western Illinois) and Erica Brohm (Purdue-Northwest).  This team will be deep as well as really strong in the front line. The Quad Cities is never short on talent and is always a tough road to the state

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