Posted On: 09/1/21 7:14 PM

It may only be labor day weekend, but the fireworks are ready this weekend in Mt. Vernon at the Shirley Ryan Invite that will feature multiple teams who have state tournament experience and plenty of volleyball hardware in their trophy cases.  This will be a chance for early statements to be made for many of these teams heading into September.  Let the games begin as the season flys by and state champions will be awarded two months from now.  We’re breaking down the pools in what will be an electric day in Mt. Vernon. 

Madelyn Norton Madelyn Norton 5'8" | S Dike-New Hartford | 2023 State IA

Joy Jordan Pool 

Dike-New Hartford 

Red Oak 

Center Point-Urbana

Waverly-Shell Rock 

Dike, Red Oak, and Waverly-Shell Rock have all been in the state tournament within the past two years and Dike-New Hartford is the defending Class 2A State Champion. The Wolverines already had wins over highly ranked teams in West Delaware, Iowa City Liberty, and West Des Moines Valley.  What’s still scary about this team is that they are still young.  The Petersen Twins 2.0 with Jadyn Petersen and Payton Petersen are two of the top players in

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