Two AAU v-ball teams heading to state!

Friday, March 16, 2012
The sixth grade Alta-Aurelia AAU team qualified for the state tournament. This is their first time qualifying for AAU state volleyball. They won the Laurens AAU tournament and the Alta-Aurelia AAU tournament. The state tournament will be held on Saturday, March 24 in Marshalltown. Coaches are Lorie Stanton, Amy Rohwer, Kendall Barnes and Dawn Hill. Bottom row L to R - Amanda Phillips, Justine Ryherd, Hope DeRoos, Lily Peterson, Grace Newell, Emma Buss. Middle row - Laney Stanton, Lauren Rohwer, Abby Wells. Third Row - Elizabeth Hill, Erin Lockin, Mary Barnes. Top - Grace DePuma. Missing - Smanatha Paltz.

The eighth grade AAU Alta-Aurelia team also qualified for the state tournament, which will take place on Saturday, March 24 in Indianola. This is their third year qualifying for the AAU state tournament. They won the Storm Lake St.Mary's AAU tournament, placed second at the Laurens AAU tournament and fourth at the Kingsley-Pierson tournament. Coach is Cara Kreman. Bottom Row - Danielle Peterson, Abigail Hill, Lexie Patton, Madison Duhn, Jacee Ahnemann, Micah Barnes, Izzy Hinkeldey, Katie VanBerkum. Top Row - Jessica Rodriguez, Abby Anderson, Dominique Flores, Tiernan Kolpin, Britney Hase, Bailey Duhn, Shantara McDonald.