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toHigh School Quiz Show.I’m your host, Billy Costa,
and this is it. The final two teams. The match that will determine the 2016High School Quiz Show
state champion. Today’s championship match-up has Advanced Math and Science
Academy from Marlborough taking on Lexington High School. Let’s get right to it
and meet these fabulous teams. On the Advanced Math
and Science team, we have Shashank, Abhinav,
Ani, and Tim, with the alternates Abhiram
and Rohan on the sidelines, and of course,
coach Jessica Bowen. Nice round of applause! (applause) And from the Lexington High
team, we have Ravi, Colin,
Devin, and Krishna, and coaches Carrie Darling
and Bill Cole, everybody. (applause) The competition has four rounds:
a toss-up, a head-to-head, a category round,
and a lightning round. And of course, we’ll start
with the toss-up round. All answers are worth
ten points, and this is the only round with no point deductions
for any wrong answers. So teams, good luck
and here we go. Gangsters Al Capone
and George “Machine Gun” Kelly were inmates at what notorious
prison in San Francisco Bay? Yes, Krishna.>>Alcatraz.
>>COSTA: Yes. In Jonathan Swift’s satire
Gulliver’s Travels,Gulliver travels to what land, where all the residents
are under six inches tall? Yes, Krishna.>>Lilliput.
>>COSTA: Yes. An irregularly shaped cornea
can result in what common eye disorder
that begins with the letter “A”? Yes, Tim.>>Astigmatism.>>COSTA: Yes. What country’s highest peak,
Pico Turquino, is about 100 miles west
of Guantanamo Bay? Yes, Krishna.>>Cuba.>>COSTA: Yes. All right,
take a look at your screens, you will see a picture. Now, this robe is
for a male performer of what classical form
of Japanese theatre that has existed since
the 14th century? Yes, Devin.>>Kabuki Theater.>>COSTA: No, Advanced Math? Ani.>>Noh.
>>COSTA: Yes, that’s correct. The fastest kind of seismic
waves are called P waves. What does the “P” stand for? Yes, Abhinav.>>Primary.
>>COSTA: Yes. In December 2015, what chair
of the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that the Fed
was raising interest rates for the first time
in nearly a decade? Yes, Shashank.>>Janet Yellen.
>>COSTA: Yes. The Black Death, one of the most devastating
pandemics in human history, peaked in Europe during
the middle part of what century? Yes, Shashank.>>14th century.
>>COSTA: Yes. Who is the only person
to ever beat Venus Williams in a Wimbledon singles final? Yes, Ravi.>>Serena Williams.
>>COSTA: Yes. And now take a look
at your screens. The next question is a video
question, and here it comes.>>Hello, I’m Charlie Baker,
governor of Massachusetts. Here’s my question. The Massachusetts State House was built on land
originally owned by what first elected governor
of Massachusetts and signer of the Declaration
of Independence?>>COSTA: Yes, Colin.>>John Hancock.
>>COSTA: Of course. Okay, according to psychologist
Erik Erikson’s famous theory of development,
individuals pass through how many developmental stages
from infancy to late adulthood? Yes, Shashank.>>Seven.>>COSTA: No, Lexington,
you want to try? Colin.>>Four.>>COSTA:
No, eight is the answer. During World War II,
the German defense of Normandy was led by what field marshal
nicknamed the Desert Fox? Yes, Krishna.>>Rommel.
>>COSTA: Yes. What is the name of the panda
cub born in October of 2015 at the Smithsonian’s
National Zoo? Yes, Colin.>>Bei Bei.>>COSTA: Yes. If you raise the temperature
inside a sealed tube, which of the following
will happen to the pressure? It will: A. increase,
B. decrease, or C. stay the same. Yes, Ani.>>A.>>COSTA: Increase is right. Math question: What is the value of x
when 12 over x equals 9 over 6? Yes, Ravi.>>8.>>COSTA: 8 is right. Although he won
the Battle of Antietam, what Union general was removed
from his command because he failed to move
rapidly to destroy Lee’s army? Yes, Krishna.>>McClellan.
>>COSTA: Yes. Dean Moriarty
is the reckless hero of what 1957 novel
by Jack Kerouac? Yes, Colin.>>On the Road.
>>COSTA: Yes. Pocahontas was the first
Native American to learn English and the first to marry
an Englishman. What settler did she marry
on April 5, 1614? Yes, Shashank.>>John Rolfe.
>>COSTA: Yes. What country that borders
both the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea
is the most populous country in the Arab world? Yes, Krishna.>>Egypt.
>>COSTA: Yes. What LA improv company is named
for the lowest level of patrons at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, infamous for talking
during performances and giving feedback
in the form of rotten fruit? Yes, Colin.>>Groundlings.>>COSTA: Yes. Which of the following
capital cities is closest
to Mount Kilimanjaro? Is it A. Rabat, B. Kinshasa,
or C. Nairobi? Yes, Krishna.>>Nairobi.
>>COSTA: Yes. Known as “the Father
of the Symphony,” the great composer
Franz Joseph Haydn was born in 1732
in what present-day country? Colin.>>Austria.>>COSTA: Yes. Derived from the Spanish word
for scrub oak, what type of biome
is characterized by hot, dry land densely covered
with shrubs and small trees? Yes, Krishna.>>Chaparral.>>COSTA: Yes. Math question: Lisa spent three-quarters
of her paycheck on furniture and the rest on a TV. If the TV cost her $200, what was the original value
of her paycheck? Yes, Ravi.>>$800.
>>COSTA: Yes. Miles Halter, a boy fascinated
by famous last words, is the protagonist
of what book that was John Green’s
first novel? Yes, Abhinav.>>A Fault in Our Stars.>>COSTA: No, Lexington? Yes, Krishna.>>Looking for Alaska.
>>COSTA: Yes. Served hot and frothy
and flavored with chili peppers, what was the favored drink
of the Mayan elite? Yes, Devin.>>Hot chocola… Uh, cocoa, chocolate?>>COSTA: Yes. In 2015, what Grammy-winning
a cappella group sold more than
one million copies of their album
That’s Christmas to Me?Yes, Krishna.>>Pentatonix.>>COSTA: Yes. For eukaryotic cells, what process
of cell reproduction gives rise to two genetically
identical daughter cells? Yes, Ravi.>>Mitosis.
>>COSTA: Yes. First coming to prominence
around the year 600 B.C., what wise Athenian statesman
known as “the Lawgiver” is remembered for his reforms that led to the rise
of democracy? Yes, Devin.>>Draco.>>COSTA: No, Advanced Math? Yes, Tim.>>Solon.
>>COSTA: Yes. In 1894,
President Grover Cleveland sent federal troops to Chicago
to crush what labor strike that crippled railroad traffic
across the nation? Yes, Krishna.>>The Pullman Strike.
>>COSTA: Yes. Who wrote about the hardship
and injustice of debtors’ prison in his novelLittle Dorrit?Yes, Krishna.>>Charles Dickens.
>>COSTA: Yes. From the Latin meaning
“exchange,” what thin layer between
the xylem and the phloem of most vascular plants
gives rise to new cells and is responsible
for secondary growth? Yes, Colin.>>The cambium.
>>COSTA: Yes. Since 2009, the American
Repertory Theatre in Cambridge has been running
The Donkey Show,a disco musical adaptation
of what Shakespeare play? Yes, Colin.>>A Midsummer Night’s Dream.>>COSTA: Yes. At 92 feet below sea level,
what capital city of Azerbaijan is the lowest-lying national
capital in the world? Yes, Colin.>>Baku.
>>COSTA: Yes. What British philosopher
born in 1806 is chiefly remembered for his
theory of utilitarianism, which holds that one should make
the most amount of happiness for the greatest number
of people? Yes, Abhinav.>>Bentham.>>COSTA: No, Lexington,
you want to try? Devin?>>Mill.>>COSTA:
Yes, John Stuart Mill. After her husband’s murder
in 1865, what wife of Abraham Lincoln became the first
presidential widow to receive a yearly pension? Yes, Ani.>>Mary Todd.>>COSTA: Yes. What city is the…
(buzzer) Oh, there’s the bell
ending the round. Everybody can breathe. The score right now, Advanced
Math and Science, 90 points, Lexington High School,
260 points. Let’s go, folks! (applause) All right, the head-to-head
round is next. First, we take a minute
to ask our players about their plans
after high school. Advanced Math and Science
will start, and that means you, Shashank.>>So I want to go
to a university that’s close to a city, and I
want to pursue a pre-med track.>>COSTA: Oh, nice. Abhinav?>>Yeah, so going
along that line, I would like to pursue
biomedical engineering at a university.>>COSTA: Mm-hmm, and Ani?>>I’d like to go
to a nice small college and major
in chemical engineering and maybe computer science.>>COSTA: Very nice, and Tim?>>Yeah, I’d also like
to go to college. (laughter) I’d like to go study abroad
and perhaps major in English.>>COSTA: I’m sure you’re all
going to do just fine. Lexington High School, Ravi,
how about you?>>I’m a junior, so I haven’t started
the application process yet, but I’m looking
for a local college that has a strong
debate program.>>COSTA: Mm-hmm, and Colin?>>I’m also a junior,
but I’d like to go to a college or university
near or in a city.>>COSTA: Mm-hmm, and Devin?>>I’m a senior, so I’m looking for a college
that has a strong history and interdisciplinary program.>>COSTA: Very nice,
and Krishna?>>Like Ravi and Colin,
I’m also a junior, so I haven’t really started
the process yet, but I’m looking for a university
which is good in the sciences and the humanities,
so breadth, basically.>>COSTA: Okay, well,
we’re about to start the head-to-head round, and you
guys all know how this works. One of you will come forward
and represent the team. Advanced Math and Science,
who’s it going to be? Shashank. And Lexington High? Colin, okay. Shashank, Colin,
let’s go head-to-head. Come on down. (applause) All right, we’re about to go
head-to-head. I have Colin on my left
from Lexington High School. I’ve also got Shashank
from Advanced Math and Science on my right. If you guys are ready,
let’s shake hands. This is the championship round. And as a reminder,
in this round, you get ten points
for correct answers. Incorrect answers are going
to cost you ten points, and you can buzz in at any time. The clock is set at 90 seconds,
and here we go. How many amendments make up
the U.S. Bill of Rights?>>Ten.
>>COSTA: Yes. In human anatomy, what layer of skin lies
directly above the dermis?>>Epidermis.
>>COSTA: Yes. What Canadian province borders
the U.S. state of Washington?>>British Columbia.>>COSTA: Yes. Who was the mayor
of New York City at the time
of the terrorist attacks…?>>Rudy Giuliani.
>>COSTA: Yes. What is the SI unit
of electrical current?>>Uh… hertz.>>COSTA: No, the amp. What fictional starship has
the serial number NCC…?>>Enterprise.>>COSTA: Yes. Who died at 46 just six months after publishing
his last novel,1984?>>George Orwell.
>>COSTA: Yes. Around 387 B.C.,
what Greek philosopher opened his Academy
>>COSTA: Yes. What is the chemical formula
of silicon dioxide?>>SiO2.
>>COSTA: Yes. What German author wrote the
1912 novellaDeath in Venice?>>Thomas Mann.
>>COSTA: Yes. How many milligrams
are in a gram?>>One thousand.
>>COSTA: Yes. What peasant known as “the mad
monk” strongly influenced…?>>Rasputin.>>COSTA: Yes. In 1852, what British physician first publishedThe Thesaurus
of English Words and Phrases?(buzzer) Roget. Emi Koussi is the highest peak
in what desert?>>The Sahara.
>>COSTA: Yes. Anubis was
the jackal-headed god…?>>Mummification?>>COSTA:
Egyptian was the answer. The Cape of Good Hope
is at the southern…?>>Africa.
>>COSTA: Yes. Both protons and neutrons
have an approximate mass of how many AMU?>>One.
>>COSTA: Yes. The Pacific Ocean
was named in 1519 by what…?>>Ferdinand Magellan.
>>COSTA: Yes.A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams is set…?>>New Orleans.
>>COSTA: Yes. (buzzer) That’s the end of round two. Let’s take a look at the score,
shall we? Advanced Math and Science,
170 points, Lexington High School,
320 points. Nice round of applause
for both teams. Colin, good luck with the rest
of the round. Shashank, good luck. (applause) Next up is the category round, and we have
the following categories: Far Out, Mr. Madison’s War,
Norse Code, Now Playing, Reelin’ in the Years,
and Late Greats. Now, each category
has five questions with increasing point values. Players, you can confer
with your teammates, but once you buzz in, you’re
no longer allowed to confer. We’re going to need your answer. Advanced Math and Science, you’ve got some ground
to make up– not much,
but you’ve got some ground. You will get to choose
the first category. I’m ready, let’s go.>>We’re doing Far Out.>>COSTA: Okay, questions
about astrophysics. For ten points: the relationship
between mass and energy is expressed as what equation in Einstein’s theory
of special relativity? Yes, Abhinav.>>e=mc-squared.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board, Advanced Math.>>Stick with it.>>COSTA: We’re going to stay
with it for 15 points. In the early 1600s,
what German astronomer established the three
planetary laws of motion? Yes, Shashank.>>Kepler.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board, Advanced Math.>>Stay with it.>>COSTA: Okay, Far Out
for 20 points. Often used in science fiction
to explain time travel, Einstein’s general theory
of relativity allows for the possibility
of what portal or tunnel between black holes? Yes, Devin.>>Wormholes.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve got
the board now, category?>>Mr. Madison’s War.>>COSTA: Mr. Madison’s War,
this is a new category. These are questions
about the War of 1812. And for ten points:
when America declared war, Britain had over 500 ships
and the U.S. Navy had only 16. Luckily for the U.S.,
most of Britain’s ships were busy fighting
what European leader? Yes, Shashank.>>Napoleon.>>COSTA: Yes, and now you’ve
got the board, Advanced Math.>>Far Out.>>COSTA: This time
for 25 points. In 1974, what British physicist worked out the exact
theoretical model for how a black hole
could emit radiation? Yes, Devin.>>Stephen Hawking.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve got
the board now, category?>>Back to Madison’s War.>>COSTA:
We’re going back there, Mr. Madison’s War for 15 points. Whose victory
at the Battle of New Orleans made him a national hero and paved the way
for his presidency in 1829? Yes, Colin.>>Andrew Jackson.>>COSTA: Yes, that’s correct,
and you’ve got the board.>>Stay with it for 20.>>COSTA:
Mr. Madison’s War for 20. In 1813, the dying captain
James Lawrence of the U.S.S.Chesapeakegave
what final five-word command that became a rallying cry
for the Americans? Yes, Colin.>>”Don’t give up the ship!”>>COSTA: That’s correct. You’ve still got the board,
Lexington.>>Mr. Madison’s War for 25.>>COSTA: All right. What Shawnee chief who led a large tribal confederacy
in support of the British was killed in battle
on October 5, 1813? Yes, Devin.>>Tecumseh.
>>COSTA: That’s correct. You’ve still got the board,
Lexington.>>Mr. Madison’s War for 30.>>COSTA: All right. The lyrics
to “The Star Spangled Banner” were penned by Francis Scott Key
on September 14, 1814 after he watched the British
attack what fort in Baltimore? Yes, Devin.>>Fort McHenry.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve
got the board. You’ll need a category.>>Late Greats for ten.>>COSTA: Late Greats, questions about people
who passed away in 2015. For ten points:
the death of actor Leonard Nimoy prompted an outpouring
of tributes on Twitter under the hashtag #LLAP,
which stands for what?>>Live long and prosper.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board, Lexington.>>Late Greats for 15, please.>>COSTA: All right. The song “When Love
Comes to Town” is a collaboration between U2
and what guitar legend known as
“the King of the Blues”? Yes, Devin.>>B.B. King.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve still
got the board, Lexington.>>Stay with Late Greats.>>COSTA: For 20 points. What British neurologist wrote
about the mysteries of the brain in the best-selling books
AwakeningsandThe Man Who Mistook
His Wife for a Hat?Yes, Colin.
>>Oliver Sacks.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board.>>Late Greats for 25 points,
please.>>COSTA: All right. What Princeton mathematician
who won a Nobel Prize for his contributions
to game theory was the inspiration for the film
A Beautiful Mind?Yes, Shashank.>>Nash.>>COSTA: Yes, John Nash. Advanced Math,
you’ve got the board.>>Far Out.>>COSTA: Far Out for 30 points. Any mass can become a black hole if it collapses down
into what radius named after the German
astronomer who calculated its formula
in 1916? Yes, Tim.>>Schwarzschild.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board, Advanced Math.>>Late Greats.>>COSTA: Late Greats,
30 points at stake here. What Irish-American star ofMiracle on 34th Street
andThe Parent Trapwas known as
“the Queen of Technicolor” for her red hair
and green eyes? (buzzer) Maureen O’Hara is the answer, and I believe, Advanced Math,
you’ve got the board.>>Norse Code.>>COSTA: Norse Code, this is
a new category, by the way, questions about Norse Mythology,
and for ten points: What god of storm and thunder
has iron gloves and an invincible flying hammer? Yes, Tim.>>Thor.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board.>>Stick with it.>>COSTA: Norse Code
for 15 points. Balder, the god of light, is killed by his brother Hod,
the god of darkness, at the instigation
of what wily trickster? Yes, Shashank.>>Loki.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board.>>Keep going.>>COSTA: Okay, Norse Code
for 20 points. The principal group of gods,
the Aesir, lives at what heavenly palace connected to the earth
by a rainbow bridge? Yes, Ani.
>>Asgard.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board, Advanced Math.>>We’ll stick with it.>>COSTA: Norse Code
for 25 points. What Old Norse word meaning
“Doom of the Gods” refers to a series
of apocalyptic events that signals the end
of the world? Yes, Abhinav.>>Ragnarök,
we’ll stick with it.>>COSTA: Yes, okay, Norse Code
for 30 points. What’s the name of the wolf
that swallows Odin at Ragnarök and is slain by Vitharr? Yes, Colin.>>Fenrir.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve got
the board now, new category?>>Reelin’ in the Years.>>COSTA: Reelin’ in the Years. This is a new category–
name that year. And for ten points: President
John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade
in Dallas on November 22nd of what year? Yes, Tim.>>1965.>>COSTA: No, Lexington?>>1963.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve still
got the board, Lexington.>>Reelin’ in the Years
for 15 points, please.>>COSTA: All right,
the Soviet flag flew over the Kremlin in Moscow
for the last time on Christmas Day of what year? Yes, Abhinav.
>>1991.>>COSTA: That is correct,
now you’ve got the board.>>We’ll stick with it.>>COSTA: Reelin’ in the Years
for 20 points. The Vietnam War
was effectively ended when Saigon finally fell to Communist
North Vietnamese forces on April 30th of what year? Yes, Shashank.>>1973.>>COSTA: No, Lexington,
want to try it? (buzzer) 1975 is the answer,
but you’ve still got the board.>>Reelin’ in the Years.>>COSTA: Reelin’ in the Years,
this time for 25 points. Following a nationalist struggle that lasted
nearly three decades, India and Pakistan both won
their independence from Britain in August of what year? Yes, Shashank.>>1947.>>COSTA: That is correct,
you’ve still got the board.>>Stick with it.>>COSTA: Reelin’ in the Years
for 30 points. Authors Miguel de Cervantes
and William Shakespeare both died in April of what year? (buzzer) 1616. I’ve only got the one category,
and the category is Now Playing, questions about recent musicals. And for ten points: “All-American Prophet”
and “Tomorrow Is a Latter Day” are songs from what musical
from the creators ofSouth Park?Yes, Colin.>>The Book of Mormon.
>>COSTA: Yes. This time for 15 points. Based on a film
of the same name, what new musical set in London is about a talented
soccer player named Jess who rebels against
her strict Indian parents? Yes, Ani.>>Bend It Like Beckham.>>COSTA: Yes, and Now Playing
for 20 points. Based on a book by Roald Dahl,
what musical features a bright little girl
who’s bullied by her parents and her headmistress,
the fearsome Miss Trunchbull? Yes, Abhinav.>>Matilda.>>COSTA: Yes, and this time
Now Playing for 25 points. “One Fine Day”
and “I Feel the Earth Move” are songs fromBeautiful,a new musical
about what singer-songwriter who fought her way into the
record business as a teenager? Yes, Devin.
>>King.>>COSTA: Yes, Carole King. One more question,
Now Playing for 30 points. In 2015, who became the toast
of Broadway as the composer, lyricist, and star
of the hit musicalHamilton?>>Yes, Colin.>>Lin-Manuel Miranda.>>COSTA: That is correct
for 30 points. (buzzer) And there is the bell
ending the category round. So now the score, Advanced Math
and Science 375 points, Lexington High School
605 points. How about it, folks? This is
the championship round. (applause) Okay, we’re heading into the
final 90 seconds of gameplay. It is the lightning round, and you get 20 points
for each correct answer. Incorrect answers
will cost you 20. So the clock is set. Teams, good luck,
this is for the championship. What is the largest animal
in the world? Yes, Abhinav.>>Blue whale.
>>COSTA: Yes. Which planet is named
after the Roman god of war? Yes, Abhinav.>>Mars.
>>COSTA: Yes. The island of Bali
is part of what country?>>Indonesia.
>>COSTA: Yes. Visible-light wavelengths
are commonly denoted in what unit that’s
one billionth…? Yes, Abhinav.>>Uh, like… millihertz?>>No, nanometer. Name the junior United States
senator of Massachusetts.>>Ed Markey.
>>COSTA: Yes. Who wroteThe Tale
of Squirrel NutkinandThe Tale
of Jemima Puddle-Duck?Yes, Colin.>>Mother Goose.>>COSTA: No, Beatrix Potter. In 1954, what American scientist
won a Nobel Prize for his research into the nature
of the chemical bond? Yes, Ani.>>Lewis.>>COSTA: No, Linus Pauling. The story ofMoby Dickwas
inspired by what real-life…? Yes?>>No answer.>>COSTA: Okay,The Essex
was the answer. What Middle Eastern country
was created on May 14, 1948? Yes, Abhinav.>>Israel.
>>COSTA: Yes. Who is often credited
with inventing the first nonfiction novel
withIn Cold Blood?>>Truman Capote.
>>COSTA: Yes. American icon Julia Child made
her television debut in 1963 on what public television
program? Yes, Colin.>>The French Chef.
>>COSTA: Yes. Natural rubber is white. What common element added
to tire rubber…? Yes, Abhinav.>>Sulfur.>>COSTA: No, carbon. In 1972, what superhero appeared on the first regular issue of
Gloria Steinem’s Ms. Magazine?>>Wonder Woman.
>>COSTA: Yes. Which U.S. state has the most
electoral votes in the Electoral College?>>California.
>>COSTA: Yes. What Supreme Court justice
wrote the majority opinion in the Dred Scott…? Yes.>>Uh, Taney.
(buzzer)>>COSTA: Did he make it? Yes, he made it, so they get credit
for the point, but the winner and this year’s
High School Quiz Showchampion is Lexington High School,
with a score of 665 points. The runner-up with 415 points,
Advanced Math and Science. Wow, what a season! Congratulations to both teams
for this game, and another great season. But here’s the deal: Lexington
High School now will move on to the fourth annual
Governor’s Cup Challenge to take on the winner of New
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>>COSTA: Coming up, it’s theHigh School Quiz Show
quarterfinals, and we have Lincoln-Sudbury
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toHigh School Quiz Show.I’m Billy Costa, your host. Today’s match-up is the last
of our quarterfinal rounds, and the competition is hot. The goal of course is to become the nextHigh School Quiz Show
state champion. Today’s quarterfinal match-up
has Belmont High School taking on Lincoln-Sudbury
Regional High School. Let’s meet the teams right now. On the Belmont High School team, we have Sam, Rahul, Kevin,
and Lynnea. With alternates
on the sideline Anna and Eva, and coach Stacy Williams. Nice round of applause. (cheers and applause) And from
the Lincoln-Sudbury team we have Andrew, Dana, Megan,
and Isabel. And the alternates
are Vincent and Dan. The assistant coach
Nick St. George, the head coach Desiree Butter. (cheers and applause) Here we go, the competition
has four rounds: a toss-up, a head-to-head, a category
round, and a lightning round. We will start
with the toss-up round. All answers are worth
ten points, and this is the only round
with no point deductions for any wrong answers. So if the teams are ready,
so am I. Good luck, and here we go. Limestone is an example of which
of the three major rock types? Andrew.>>Sedimentary?
>>COSTA: Yes. What river that flows through
India and Bangladesh is the most sacred river
to Hindus? Yes, Rahul.>>Ganges?
>>COSTA: Yes. Six years before the financial
crisis of 2008, what CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
famously warned that derivatives were “financial weapons
of mass destruction”? Andrew.>>Warren Buffett?
>>COSTA: Yes. Incandescent light bulb
filaments are typically made with what metal
that’s also known as wolfram? Yes, Andrew.>>Tungsten?
>>COSTA: Yes. Take a look at your screens
right in front of you, you will see a picture. Painted in 1882, “The Daughters
of Edward Darley Boit” is a famous work
by what American artist known for his elegant portraits
of the wealthy and privileged? (buzzer) John Singer Sargent the answer
there, and we move on. After the deadly attacks
in Paris on November 13, 2015, what French president vowed
that France would wage “merciless” war
on the Islamic State? Yes, Sam.
François Hollande is correct. In the sport known as BMX,
the B stands for bicycle and the MX stands for what? Yes, Kevin.
>>Motocross?>>COSTA: Yes. For its endorsement of rule by
fear and deceit, Pope Clement VIII condemned what
book by Niccolò Machiavelli? Yes, Lynnea.>>The Prince?
>>COSTA: Correct. Take a look
at your screens again, this time you’ve got a video
to pay attention to, and here it comes.>>Hi, I’m Anna Rothschild,
and this is Gross Science. Here’s my question:
in the United States, livestock like cows and sheep
are some of the largest contributors
of what greenhouse gas that’s even more effective
than carbon dioxide at trapping radiation?>>COSTA: Andrew.>>Methane?
>>COSTA: That is correct. Photolysis divides water
molecules into oxygen and what other element? Yes, Rahul.>>Hydrogen.
>>COSTA: Yes. What country is home
to Mount Toubkal, the highest point
in the Atlas Mountains? Rahul.>>Morocco?
>>COSTA: Yes. A structure that seems to serve
no purpose in an organism is called which
of the following? A) homologous, B) vestigial,
C) dichotomous. Yes, Kevin.>>Vestigial.
>>COSTA: That is correct. Math question: a high school
glee club has 65 members. If 80% are female,
how many members are male? Yes, Andrew.>>13.
>>COSTA: Yes. In 2015, the FDA approved
the first-ever genetically engineered animal
for human consumption. The agency approved
what type of fish? Dana.
>>Salmon?>>COSTA: That’s correct. In 1794 President George
Washington sent 13,000 troops to Pennsylvania to put down
what rebellion among distillers who were angry
about a new tax on spirits? Yes, Sam.>>The Whiskey Rebellion?
>>COSTA: Yes. In Virgil’sAeneid,what Roman
goddess hates the Trojan people because Paris, a Trojan, did not
give her the golden apple, the top prize
in a beauty contest? Yes, Andrew.>>Juno?
>>COSTA: Yes. Meaning
“People of the First Light,” what tribe of Native people
were already living in Plymouth when the Pilgrims settled there
in 1620? Yes, Megan.>>Wampanoag?
>>COSTA: Yes. In both land area
and population, which of the following
was the largest empire in the history of humanity? Was it A) the British Empire,
B) the Mongol Empire, C) the Roman Empire? Yes, Andrew.
>>B, the Mongol empire?>>COSTA: No, Belmont,
you want to try, Kevin?>>British empire.
>>COSTA: That is correct. Eddie Redmayne will play
Newt Scamander in an upcoming film adaptation
of whatHarry Pottercompanion book that contains
75 entries on magical animals? Yes, Isabel.>>Fantastic Beasts
and Where to Find Them.>>COSTA: Yes. What state of matter consists
of ionized gas in which the electrons are separated
from the nuclei? Yes, Andrew.>>Plasma?
>>COSTA: Yes. In the Canadian federal election
of 2015, what Conservative prime minister
lost his bid for a fourth consecutive term? Kevin.
Stephen Harper, yes. Math question:
using pi in your answer, what is the area of a circle
with a radius of six? Yes, Andrew.>>36 pi?
>>COSTA: That is correct. What word that refers
to a false, baseless story comes from the French word
for “duck”? Yes, Kevin.
Yes, that’s right. In a running joke
onJimmy Kimmel Live,the host apologizes
for not having time to interview what A-list star? Yes, Megan.
Matt Damon is right. Peter Jackson’s
Lord of the Ringstrilogy was filmed in what country? Yes, Rahul.>>New Zealand?
>>COSTA: Yes. Richard III, the last
English king to die in combat, was killed at what 1485 battle
that was the last significant battle
of the War of the Roses? Yes, Andrew.>>Bosworth Field?
>>COSTA: Yes. What feminist classic by
Virginia Woolf is about a poet who changes gender from male to
female and travels through time meeting key figures
of English literary history? Yes, Sam?>>Orlando?
>>COSTA: Yes. What founding member
and original lead vocalist for Pink Floyd was kicked out
of the band in 1968? (buzzer) Syd Barrett. What three letters define
the energy-carrying molecule found in the cells
of all living things? Yes, Rahul.>>ATP?
>>COSTA: Yes. Alfred Hitchcock used
what Scottish name to describe the mysterious object that
drives the plot in a thriller, for example the statue
inThe Maltese Falconand the briefcase
inPulp Fiction?Yes, Isabel.>>A MacGuffin?
>>COSTA: Yes. Named for the Alabama air field
where they were trained, what group of World War II
airmen constituted the first African American
flying unit in the U.S. military? Yes, Rahul.>>Tuskegee?>>COSTA:
Tuskegee is right. What river that begins
in the Alps and flows eastward into the Adriatic Sea
is the longest river in Italy? Yes, Dana.
>>The Danube?>>COSTA: No, Belmont,
you want to try, Kevin?>>The Po?>>COSTA:
The Po River is right. What play was Abraham Lincoln
watching at Ford’s Theatre when he was
assassinated on April 14, 1865? Yes, Rahul.>>Our American Cousin?>>COSTA: Yes. The world…
(bell dings) Oh, that’s the bell
ending the round. We’ll look at the score,
it’s close. Belmont High School 170 points. Lincoln-Sudbury 140 points. Let’s go folks, make some noise. (cheers and applause) Okay, the head-to-head round
is next. First we will take our break,
a big breather, we’ll get to know the players
a little bit more. I’ve got a question,
I’ll ask it, each one of you will answer it
in his or her way. We’re going to start with
Belmont High School and Sam. What emoji best represents you
and why?>>I would say the monorail
emoji because Taylor Swift has probably ridden a train,
and I love Taylor Swift.>>COSTA: Tay-tay. Rahul.>>I’d have to say
the shades emoji because in her “Wildest Dreams” music video,
Taylor Swift knew how to rock those shades,
and I love Taylor Swift.>>COSTA:
Okay, I smell a theme, Kevin?>>I would say the Christmas
tree because Taylor Swift was born on a Christmas tree
farm, and I love Taylor Swift.>>COSTA:
Aw, isn’t that nice? Lynnea.>>I would pick the cat
because Taylor Swift’s cats, Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson
are super cute, and I love Taylor Swift.>>COSTA: Okay. Lincoln-Sudbury, Andrew.>>I would be the yawn emoji
because Taylor Swift makes me yawn, and I’m also
perpetually tired.>>COSTA: Dana.>>I would pick the syringe
because I want to be a doctor, maybe some day I’ll help
Taylor Swift out, we’ll see. (laughter)>>COSTA: Did you guys
get together on this or… I’ve never seen this happen
onQuiz Show,but it’s cool, it works–
Megan.>>I just chose the smiley face
because I don’t really know many emojis, but you know,
it’s happy and it’s fun.>>COSTA:
Yeah, and who’s happier than Taylor Swift, right? (laughter) Isabel.>>I would say the mountain
emoji because mountains are made of rocks, and I rock,
which Taylor Swift does not. (audience reacts) Also I’m really into
rock climbing.>>COSTA: Wow, well done. All right, we’re going to go
head-to-head. Belmont High School,
who’s going to come forward? Rahul. Lincoln-Sudbury,
who’s it going to be? Andrew. Rahul, Andrew, come on,
let’s go head-to-head, whoa. (cheers and applause) Okay, so we’re about to go
head-to-head. I’ve got Andrew on my left
from Lincoln-Sudbury, and I’ve got Rahul from
Belmont High School on my right. Go ahead guys, shake hands,
you know the drill. As a reminder in this round, you do get ten points
for correct answers, but a reminder as well, incorrect answers are going
to cost you ten points. And yes, you can buzz in
at any time. The clock is set at 90 seconds,
good luck, and here we go. What country is home
to an enormous film empire known as “Bollywood”?>>India?
>>COSTA: Yes. Which war brought about the end
of the Austro-Hungarian empire?>>World War I?
>>COSTA: Yes. The Galilean moons orbit
>>COSTA: Yes. Who announced on his
40th birthday that 2016 will be his last season
with the Boston Red Sox? (buzzer) David Ortiz. “Auld Lang Syne” was written
in 1788 by what national poet of Scotland? (buzzer) Robert Burns. Before he was president,
Bill Clinton was governor of what U.S. state?>>Arkansas?
>>COSTA: Yeah. What Jewish high holiday is also
known as the Day of Atonement? (buzzer) Yom Kippur. Bashar al-Assad is the president
of what country?>>Syria.
>>COSTA: Yes. Pumice is an extremely porous
rock that belongs to which of the three major…>>Igneous?
>>COSTA: Yes. In 1944, Iceland gained
its independence from what Scandinavian country?>>Denmark?
>>COSTA: Yes. What is the name of the old
wood-cutter and father figure in the 1883 bookPinocchio?(buzzer) Geppetto. London’s Royal Albert Hall
is named after the husband of what British queen?>>Victoria?
>>COSTA: Yes. La Scala is a world-renowned
opera house located in what Italian city? (buzzer) Milan. The Suez Canal connects
the Red Sea to what…>>Mediterranean?
>>COSTA: Yes. Name the capital city of Serbia. Yes.>>Belgrade?
>>COSTA: Yes. Who was the…
(bell dings) Phew, that’s the end
of the head-to-head round. We’re going to check the scores
where we stand now. Belmont High School 220 points. Lincoln-Sudbury 190 points. This is a fight,
it’s a good round, let’s hear it for both teams. (cheers and applause) Okay, next up
is the category round with the following categories:
Just the Facts, When Doves Cry, The Big Easy, The Force Awakens,
And Then There’s Mod, and A Capital Idea. Each category has five questions
with increasing point values. Now, players, you can confer
with your teammates, but once you buzz in, you’re
no longer allowed to confer, we’re going to need your answer. Now Lincoln-Sudbury, you’ve got
a little ground to make up, you get to choose the first
category, and I’m all set, what’s it going to be?>>A Capital Idea, please.>>COSTA: A Capital Idea. These are questions
about world capitals. For ten points: bears have
played an important role in the history of what
Swiss capital that features the animal on its flag
and coat-of-arms? Rahul.>>Bern?
>>COSTA: Bern is right. Belmont, you’ve got the board.>>A Capital Idea.>>COSTA:
This time for 15 points. In 1912, what city
made a beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry trees
to Washington, D.C., to honor the friendship
between the two cities? Yes, Rahul.>>Tokyo?
>>COSTA: Tokyo is right. You’ve still got the board,
category?>>A Capital Idea.>>COSTA:
This time for 20 points. The distinctive, flat-topped
Table Mountain overlooks what seaport that is
the legislative capital of South Africa? Yes, Kevin.
>>Cape Town.>>COSTA: Cape Town is right. Belmont,
you’ve still got the board.>>A Capital Idea.>>COSTA: For 25 points:
visitors are often presented with bread and salt as a mark of
hospitality in what capital city of Lithuania? Yes, Rahul.>>Vilnius?
>>COSTA: Yes. All right, Belmont,
you’ve got the board, category?>>A Capital Idea.>>COSTA:
Okay, this time for 30 points. From 1508 until 1650,
the Portuguese controlled what capital city of Oman? Yes, Rahul.>>Muscat?>>COSTA: Yes, that’s correct. You’ve got the board, you’ll
need a new category though.>>The Force Awakens.>>COSTA: The Force Awakens,
new category, questions about physics. For ten points: in 1905,
who published his theory that the speed of light
in a vacuum remains the same no matter how fast one travels? Yes, Sam.
>>Einstein?>>COSTA: Einstein is right,
you’ve still got the board.>>The Force Awakens.>>COSTA:
This time for 15 points. Newton’s second law of motion
states that force equals mass times what? Yes, Isabel.>>Acceleration?
>>COSTA: Yes. And now Lincoln-Sudbury, you’ve
got the board, category?>>Stick with it.>>COSTA:
The Force Awakens for 20 points. A seesaw is an example of a
simple machine called a lever. It consists of a long board
that hinges on a pivot point called a what? Yes, Sam.
>>Fulcrum?>>COSTA: Fulcrum is right,
and now Belmont, you’ve got the board back.
>>Stick with it.>>COSTA:
The Force Awakens for 25 points. Named for the Swiss scientist
who formulated it, what principle states
that as the speed of a moving fluid increases, the pressure within the fluid
decreases? Yes, Lynnea.>>Bernoulli?
>>COSTA: Yes. Category, you’ve still got
the board, Belmont.>>Stick with it, please.>>COSTA:
The Force Awakens for 30 points. In 1927, who proposed that
the more precisely you measure a particle’s position, the less likely you will be able
to determine its momentum, a concept called
the uncertainty principle? Yes, Lynnea.>>Heisenberg?>>COSTA:
Yes, that is correct. And you’ll need a new category,
Belmont.>>Just the Facts.>>COSTA: Just the Facts,
this is a new category. Questions about non-fiction
literature. And for ten points:
My Life With the Chimpanzeeswas written by what
British scientist who was the first to study chimpanzees
in their natural habitat? Yes, Kevin.>>Goodall?
>>COSTA: Jane Goodall is right. You’ve still got the board,
Belmont.>>Stick with it.>>COSTA:
Just the Facts for 15 points. The bookI Am Malalatells
the story of a girl who fought for her right to an education
when the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley
in what country? Yes, Rahul.>>Pakistan?
>>COSTA: Yes. You’ve still got the board,
Belmont.>>Just the Facts.>>COSTA:
Just the Facts for 20 points. What Pulitzer Prize-winning
author co-wroteThe Autobiography of Malcolm X?Yes, Rahul.>>Haley?>>COSTA:
Alex Haley is right. Belmont, you’ve got the board.>>Just the Facts.>>COSTA:
Just the Facts for 25 points. The world owes a huge debt
to what father of Anne Frank, who inherited her diary
and arranged to have it published in 1947? Yes, Kevin.>>Otto Frank?
>>COSTA: Otto Frank is right. Belmont, you’ve got the board.>>Stick with it.>>COSTA:
Just the Facts for 30 points. What book by H.G. Bissinger
chronicles the 1988 season of the Permian Panthers,
the winningest high school football team in Texas history? Yes, Isabel.>>Friday Night Lights?>>COSTA:
Friday Night Lightsis right. Lincoln-Sudbury,
you’ve got the board, you’ll need a new category
though.>>The Big Easy.>>COSTA:
The Big Easy, new category, questions about New Orleans. For ten points:
nicknamed Satchmo, what trumpeter from New Orleans
was one of the most influential artists in the history of jazz? Yes, Dana.>>Louis Armstrong?
>>COSTA: That is correct. You’ve still got the board,
Lincoln-Sudbury.>>Stick with it, please.>>COSTA:
The Big Easy for 15. Deep-fried and sprinkled
with powdered sugar, what state doughnut of Louisiana
was made famous by the Café du Monde
in New Orleans and is especially popular
during Mardi Gras? Yes, Kevin.>>Beignet?
>>COSTA: The beignet, yes. Belmont, you’ve got it back,
category?>>Stick with it.>>COSTA:
The Big Easy for 20 points. New Orleans was founded
by the French and later sold to the United States. For 40 years in between,
from 1763 to 1803, the city was ruled
by what country? Yes, Andrew.>>Spain.
>>COSTA: Spain is right. You’ve got the board,
And Then There’s Mod. This is a new category,
questions about modern art. For ten points: what leader
of the American Pop Art movement caused a stir in 1962
with his silkscreen entitled “Campbell’s Soup Cans?” Yes, Kevin.>>Warhol.
>>COSTA: Warhol is right. Belmont, you’ve got the board,
category?>>The Big Easy.>>COSTA:
The Big Easy for 25 points. During the War of 1812,
what famous French pirate put his criminal activity
on hold to fight heroically for the United States in defense
of New Orleans? (buzzer) Jean Laffitte is the answer. Belmont, you’ve still got
the board, yes, category?>>The Big Easy.>>COSTA:
The Big Easy for 30 points. OnAmerican Horror Story: Coven,
Angela Bassett plays what real-life Creole woman known as the Voodoo Queen
of New Orleans? (buzzer) Marie Laveau is the answer,
and Belmont, you’ve still got the board,
you’ll need a new category.>>And Then There’s Mod.>>COSTA: And Then There’s Mod
for 15 points. Which of the following painters
is widely credited as the father of modern art,
and was described by Picasso as “my one and only master”? Is it A) Paul Cézanne,
B) Édouard Manet, or C) Vincent Van Gogh? (buzzer) Paul Cézanne is the answer. Belmont,
you’ve still got the board.>>And Then There’s Mod.>>COSTA: And Then There’s Mod,
this time for 20 points. What celebrated Mexican artist
and feminist icon painted “Self-Portrait
with Cropped Hair” shortly after divorcing
her unfaithful husband, the artist Diego Rivera? Yes, Sam.>>Kahlo?
>>COSTA: Yes, Frida Kahlo. You’ve still got the board,
Belmont, category?>>And Then There’s Mod.>>COSTA: For 25 points:
what Swiss artist is known for his spindly,
elongated sculptures, such as “Walking Man One?” (buzzer) Alberto Giacometti. And you’ve still got the board,
Belmont.>>And Then There’s Mod.>>COSTA:
This time for 30 points. Cubism emerged in Paris
between 1907 and 1914. It was principally created
by Pablo Picasso and what French artist? (buzzer) Georges Braque is the answer,
and we’ve only got the one category left,
and it’s When Doves Cry. These are questions about birds. And for ten points:
what large flightless bird that’s native to Australia
is the second tallest bird in the world, after the ostrich? Yes, Lynnea.>>Emu?>>COSTA: Emu is right. I’ll just keep on going. When Doves Cry for 15 points. InThe Rime
of the Ancient Marinerby Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
disaster on the high seas appears to be caused by the
killing of what type of bird? Yes, Rahul.>>Albatross?
>>COSTA: Albatross is right. This time for 20 points:
Bert fromSesame Streetenjoys activities such as
collecting paper clips and bottle caps, eating oatmeal,
and attending conventions for lovers of what type of bird? (buzzer) Pigeon. Get this, he even invented a
dance called “Doing the Pigeon.” How did you not know that?
No, I’m kidding. When Doves Cry for 25 points:
in theHarry Potterseries, Buckbeak is an example
of what mythical creature that has the front quarters
of an eagle and the hind quarters
of a horse? Yes, Rahul.>>Hippogriff?
>>COSTA: Hippogriff is right. And one more…
(bell dings) Oh, wanted to get
that last one in, but that ends
the category round. Score right now:
Belmont High School 570 points. Lincoln-Sudbury High
265 points. Let’s hear it for both teams. (cheers and applause) So now we head into the final
90 seconds of game play. It is the lightning round. Now teams, you get 20 points
for each correct answer, incorrect answers will cost you
20 points. The clock is set, good luck
to both teams, here we go. What national Spanish newspaper
has a title that means “the world”?>>El Mundo.
>>COSTA: Yes. What American founding father
has long been credited with inventing bifocals?>>Yes, Rahul?
>>Franklin?>>COSTA: Yes. On the pH scale,
what number designates a purely neutral…>>Seven?
>>COSTA: Yes. The story of the Norman Conquest
of England is depicted in what 11th-century…
>>COSTA: Yes. In 1830, France embarked on
imperial expansion by invading what large country
in northern Africa?>>Algeria?
>>COSTA: Yes. Plato’s Apology defends
what philosopher who was tried and executed? Megan?
>>Socrates?>>COSTA: Yes. In 2015, what actor won
an Emmy Award for playing Tyrion Lannister
onGame of Thrones?>>Dinklage?
>>COSTA: Yes. Who was the first U.S. president
to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court? (buzzer) Ronald Reagan. The ancient city of Persepolis
is located in what modern-day country?
>>COSTA: Yes. The Lewis-dot structure
of helium has how many dots?>>Two.
>>COSTA: Yes. What Italian composer wrote
the operasAidaandLa Traviata?Yes, Rahul?
>>Verdi?>>COSTA: Giuseppe Verdi. In 2015, with a knockout
by Holly Holm, what fighter had her first
MMA career loss? Yes, Kevin.>>Ronda Rousey?
>>COSTA: Ronda Rousey. What Canadian author wrote
the bestselling bookOutliers: The Story of Success?>>Gladwell?
>>COSTA: Malcolm Gladwell. What Italian Renaissance artist
painted “The Birth of Venus” and “Primavera?”>>Botticelli?
>>COSTA: Yes. (bell dings) Oh, there’s the bell
ending the round and the game. The winner in this round: Belmont High School
with a score of 770 points. The runner-up, Lincoln-Sudbury
Regional High School, 325 points. How about it, make some more
noise for these two schools. (cheers and applause) Great quarterfinal match-up. Wow. So now Belmont High School
will move on to play in the semifinals. Make sure you are back here
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They might be the smaller towns, but, boy, do they know how to play some volleyball, and it’s the same thing on the line — a championship trophy for these two schools. Welcome back inside the arena. Eric Brayly and barb Randall. It’s been a long day. It’s been a fun day. I know you’ve been more excited about this one than maybe some of the others we’ve seen.>>That’s exactly right. That’s exactly what I was going to say. It’s been a long day. We’ve been here for hours. I feel a little bit like a ragamuffin. However, this match I’m looking forward to. This might be the best match of the day, the matchup that we have is going to be awesome.>>Don’t go anywhere. Let’s set the stage. First Wapsie Valley as they come in here, and they’ve got some weapons, and both young and old. A good mix of freshmen and seniors. Sixth trip to state. They won titles back-to-back in 2006 and 2007. I talk about that blend of youth and experience, and keep an eye on the sophomore, Lydia Imbrogno. She leads the team in kills, averages nearly four per set. And the other senior, McKenna Miller, leading the team in digs. For Sidney, the number one team in the state five years in a row. They’ve been here, and they moved from 2A last year to 1A this year. Senior class were undefeated at home. 49-0 in conference play. And Kelsey Hobbie leads the 1A tournament in blocks. And Olivia Larsen leads the 1A field in assists. Let’s send it over to the public address announcer for a very special award.>>Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s golden plaque of distinction award is given annually to an Iowa coach who has demonstrated a successful career while making notable contributions towards school, community, and the coaching profession. Presenting this year’s golden plaque award is IGHSA executive director gene Berger and volleyball administrator Lisa brinkMeyer. The recipient of the 2019 golden plaque award is Alyssa. She has taken 18 teams to the state tournament. She’s won two state championships with four state runner-up finishes. She won her first crown in 1996 at west point Marquette high school and one the 2014 class 1A championship at holy trinity Catholic. Melissa has one over 900 matches in her career. She’s been named the Iowa girls coaches association’s coach of the year twice and the 2017 NHFS Iowa volleyball coach of the year. She has been named regional coach of the year 11 time and conference coach of the year 16 times. Melissa also serves as the girls golf coach at holy trinity Catholic and teaches physical education, outdoor education, and health. Melissa has three daughters, Jessica, Jenna, and Jordan, along with two grandchildren. Congratulations to the 2019 golden plaque of distinction award in volleyball, from holy trinity Catholic, Melissa FREESMEYER.>>They don’t hand those plaques out to just anybody. A great career, and what she has done not only in the sport of volleyball but talking about her other responsibilities with other sports and teaching. And it’s been fun to see as a lot of her former athletes are here and current team to make this moment even more special.>>Yeah. She’s done a great job at Holy Trinity. Her program, you know you’re going to be in for a battle anytime you come on the court against them.>>We’re ready for now the starting lineups. Back to public address announcer.>>Presented by Iowa Farm Bureau. Now, let’s meet our teams. Fans, please welcome to the floor the Wapsie Valley Warriors!>>They’ve won 12 out of their last 14 matches, and in those two losses against 1A competition, but they are playing their best volleyball this time of the year.>>And now, please welcome the Sidney Cowgirls!>>Last year in class 2A, this year class 1A. Undefeated this year versus 1A competition. They’re only overrule losses coming against state qualifying squads. They have experience with five returning starters.>>It’s now time to introduce the players and coaches in tonight’s championship matchup. First, the non-starters and assistant coaches for the Wapsie Valley Warriors. Number 1, Emma Jones. Number 3, Sydney Matthias. Number 5, Grace Imbrogno. Number 8, Brylee Bellis. Number 9, Paige Burgart. Number 10. Brooklyn Etringer. Number 17, Kaylee Heinze. The assistant coaches are Austin Shepherd and Brittany Lenth. Now, the starters for the Warriors. Number 6, Kalvyn Rosengarten. Number 7, Kaci Beesecker. Number 11, Hannah Knight. Number 12, Lydia Imbrogno. Number 14, Becca Platte. Number 16, Katie Sauerbrei. The libero is number 2, McKenna Miller. Head coach for the Warriors is Heather Robinson. Now let’s meet the non-starters and assistant coaches for the Sidney Cowgirls. Number 1, Makenna Laumann. Number 7, Emily Hutt. Number 15, Alyson Barker. Number 18, Kaden Payne. Number 23, Faith Brumbaugh. Number 27, Madison Kingery. The assistant coaches are Kent Larson and Megan Perkins. Now, the starters for the Cowgirls. Number 2, Olivia Larsen. Number 3, Maddy Duncan. Number 5, Harley Spurlock. Number 6, Kelsey Hobbie. Number 14, Presley Brumbaugh. Number 28, Paige Smith. The libero is number 12, Lily Johnson. Head coach for the Cowgirls is Amy McClintock. The officials for the match are first referee, Jennifer Lewis. Second referee, Jennifer Wick. The line judges are Joe Dee WALINGA. And Keith VANDERPFLUG. Let’s play championship volleyball!>>Let’s look at Barb’s keys to the march. First four, Wapsie Valley.>>They need to remain fearless. They have taken out four time champ Janesville, and holy trinity. They haven’t backed down an inch. Then they need to start quickly. Come out strong and never let Sidney have any ideas about winning or comebacks. Jump out from early on and never let up.>>How about the keys for number one, Sidney, the Cowgirls?>>So Sidney needs to keep their laser-like focus. On Tuesday, it looked like Sidney was on a mission. They were focused and zeroed in on winning a championship. In the semis, they lost a little of that focus. You could see a little fracture. They lost that set. So they need to put the focus back where it needs to be and pull out the win. Then they also need to enjoy the match, which sounds like it’s different from being focused. But you can do both and both kind of play into each other.>>Here’s how these teams got here from Cedar Rapids. This is the fifth and final championship. We’ve been on the air since 10:00 a.m. as Iowa Public Television can’t say enough about the amazing work that their crew has done here bringing you the sights, the sounds, the emotion from the 2019 Iowa high school volleyball championships. There’s the serve, and this one’s officially under way. Cowgirls on the left of your screen of Sidney. Wapsie Valley Warriors on the right side, wearing the light tops. Patient. Good defense. And then an attack there sails out of bounds, and the first points go to Wapsie Valley. I tell you what, if every point is going to be that long and that hard fought, we might be here till midnight. Wow. 1-0 Warriors. And a chance to serve. Beesecker. Flying in, tapped into the back row. And a lift call. I didn’t see if it was a lift or in the net. Regardless, it’s 2-0. A loud and rowdy student section for both schools. And in the net, first service error and the first points for Sidney.>>2-1. Wapsie Valley leads as Brumbaugh goes back to serve.>>Serving behind the line is Presley Brumbaugh, will play volleyball at southeast community college in Nebraska next year. Hit off the hands and down for the point. The kill to Imbrogno.>>I think sandy Stewart, who was doing the morning ACHs, that’s her hometown.>>Say it one more time.>>Beatrice.>>I could be wrong about that. That’s what I always thought she called it.>>Regardless, they’re getting a good player out of number 14, Presley Brumbaugh. 4-1, and the Warriors jumping out to that early start, trying to get that separation here.>>It’s important to get that separation, but then what’s even more important is to keep that separation throughout the set.>>Good set military. Kelsey Hobbie has over 1,200 career kills, and it’s now 4-2. The Warriors of Wapsie Valley with the lead over Sidney. Sidney serving. Nice serve. Fighting to return it. Can’t do it on that one. Service ace. That makes it 4-3.>>That was great hustle by Wapsie Valley setter Beesecker. Just couldn’t get enough to it to keep it on the court.>>Paige Smith. Wapsie returns it. Joust at the net. Backwards hit. Are you kidding me? A no-look, behind-the-back tap over the net for the point to tie this up at four.>>And you’ll see her get all kinds of kills. She does — she does everything, and she swings from the back row, and she hits down balls. I mean she’s all over the place.>>I knew she had good vision, but not in the back of her head.>>Well, they always say that parents have that. Maybe she’s got it early.>>Oh, that one just sails deep, but they’re going to say –>>I thought it was a touch.>>A touch call. So the Cowgirls now move ahead 5-4. Sidney with the lead. And here’s Paige Smith. Nice pass. The set, a good swing. And look at that effort. No quit in Sidney. About as scrappy a team as you’ll find. And we play on. Off the hands for the point. The hustle paid off.>>The hustle paid off. The defense is awesome. They’re running all over the court and it makes Wapsie Valley wonder what’s coming at us.>>Great look at the replay there. So many times these teams that get to the state championship match have just rolled over competition during the regular season. And a lot of times their swings usually go down for a point. They don’t expect them to be returned like they are here tonight.>>That’s right. A look at Hobbie there making sure that she’s got every angle blocked off and getting the block.>>Well, the Warriors of Wapsie Valley jumped out to the early lead. But a run being put together here by Sidney. And shutting the door on that run is another kill for Katie Sauerbrei. Sauerbrei now with one kill. It’s now 7-5. As you look at the sideline, as Heather Robinson, 11 years coaching, third year at Wapsie Valley. Athletic director Marty McCown. His son Brooks McCown played at UNI and has been the head coach at upper Iowa university for a long time. His daughter was a standout player at Wapsie Valley when they last won the state championship. Another point, and it’s now 7-6. Sidney with the lead. Wapsie Valley with the run.>>Well, good job by Wapsie Valley to make sure that they stayed with the play, and they were paying attention to the setter being the front row.>>Deep serve. Wisely letting that sail long. Another service error makes it 8-6, and now to the rotation. It will be Kelsey Hobbie to serve. All-tournament team at last year’s tournament. But remember Sidney was 2A this year.>>I would be shocked if she wasn’t this year.>>And a service ace to go along with all of her kills and blocks. 9-6.>>She’s also had quite a few aces this tournament. She is at four before this match started.>>Able to find that far sideline. Let’s look at the replay here.>>Well, Larsen is 5’5″ going up against 6’3″ Rosengarten. She says, no problem. Your hands may be way up there, but I’ll just go right under your hand, past your wrist.>>The timing just a little bit off. Trying to hang in the air and make contact was Rosengarten, and now the largest lead of this first set. The Cowgirls lead by five. Let’s see what they’re talking about.>>You’re on this side over, okay? Hey, keep working on defense. Keep talking. Stay positive.>>Well, Sidney wearing the yellow shoelaces. I was talking with one of their coaches. They said they had a — someone who graduated from their school last year, a gentleman whose recently been diagnosed with cancer, and they thought, hey, in tribute, in honor of him and the battle that he’s facing, they’re going to do a sign and bright yellow shoelaces.>>Well, and they each also have a yellow ribbon on the bow in their hair. So that probably is for the same reason. Good luck to him in his battle.>>Absolutely. Here’s the run by Sidney. Wapsie Valley just wants a sideout. Tip. Ball popped up. Need to hit it over on this contact. Some confusion, and the communication just off a little bit.>>Well, and it looks like that’s atypical of Wapsie Valley. They’re not used to be down by six points, and so you kind of get a little confused. You kind of get a little unsure, and they just kind of need to calm down and play their game.>>Hobbie serves it into the net. That’s atypical as well. She had 52 aces in the regular season. Not many service errors. Very aggressive behind the line. Wapsie Valley, back row attack. Off the block. That will drop. Wapsie Valley was going to get hands on it, but able to get it through for the point.>>And Duncan does a nice job of not only using the block but making sure it stays in. So either way she’s going to get the point.>>13-7. Sidney with the lead. Nice-looking play there. Setting Kalvyn Rosengarten. She’s a 6’3″ freshman. 223 kills, second best on the team, averaging 2.19 kills per set, trailing only her teammate, Lydia Imbrogno. 13-8, Wapsie Valley jumped out to the early lead. Sidney made a run. And now Wapsie Valley needs to put some points together to get back into this here. Halfway through this first set. Play to 25. Win by two. Off the hands.>>So Brumbaugh has had that same shot twice, and one of the reasons that she’s hitting it so far out of bounds is her body is too open, I’m going to say. But it’s open to the far side of the court. She needs to kind of face more towards middle back to keep within the range of the court, so to speak.>>Naddy Duncan found a seam there, and now a chance to serve. Duncan at 5’5″, senior outside hitter. You know, 5’5″, she’s still able to get her kills, isn’t she?>>She is. Nice swing there by Rosengarten. She’s up early. She’s way over the block, and she’s able to pick wherever she wants to go. She actually went through the hole in the block on that one, and able to kind of just pick and choose her spots.>>It will be fun to fast-forward a couple of years and see what these freshmen will look like after three, four more years of experience under their belt.>>And strength and just confidence. Confidence is a huge piece of it, and I think that because of all the club experience, these young players have way more confidence than like when I was in high school, a freshman. Never would have had this kind of confidence.>>More reps, as you see another kill from the middle.>>Well, but she was in the net. So it was a pretty kill, but you’ll watch here when she finishes her follow-through, she’s in the net. She’s just hoping they don’t call it.>>Snapped that wrist and on the follow-through, like Barbara Randall mentioned, that’s time it’s blocked, out of bounds. No. It grabbed the sideline.>>She held her hands up. The power of it ricocheted back immediately. Let’s see if it grabs line. That’s an in. Well, a three-point difference between Sidney and Wapsie Valley in the class 1A championship match. Off the hands. Kept alive, and that’s that real tough territory where it’s so close to the net. You’re trying to get an attack on it, but you can’t get into the net.>>In the midst of all that, you’re turning around. So you turn around to watch your teammate dig it. Then you have to turn back around and try and find it, and it’s over your shoulder and where’s the net. It’s a difficult play.>>An unfortunate service error by Wapsie Valley, and now the Cowgirls here in a good spot, leading by three, and a chance for Brumbaugh to serve. Attack. That one might drop. No, they kept it alive. Over on three. In system. Another long rally between Sidney and Wapsie Valley here, looking for a hard-earned point. And they’re tripping all over each other, and four contacts the call. If you’re new to volleyball, you can only hit it three times before you’ve got to send it over the other side of the net.>>It was tough to tell if the Wapsie Valley –>>16-14. We play to 25. You got to win by two. That one’s in again. Back to a three-point lead. Now, Sidney built that three-point lead and really has not been giving it up, trying to race to that finish line and jump out to a 1-0 lead in the series. The team that wins three sets wins the match, and they are your class 1A championship. An attack error.>>We talked a little bit earlier in a different match about the trajectory you want to use as a hitter. That’s a good trajectory. She needs to bring it down a little to keep it in the court. But you don’t have to put every ball down at the 10 foot or the 12 foot line. Usually when you do that, you’re hitting right into the blocker’s hands. So if you use a little bit less of a trajectory — I think it would be less — but the slope goes deeper in the court, then you have better success hitting around and over the block.>>Well, I don’t care what trajectory you use on that, there’s no hitting it around that block.>>No. That was a good block.>>Here’s the replay. You come up and you see two sets of hands and a brick wall in front of you. Let’s listen to Wapsie Valley as they trail by five.>>When you are against number 6, she runs at three. She loves that three. Our right side blocker, you need to cheat in on that. You see 6, you cheat in, okay? It’s an easy hop step to that outside to block. Everyone else, passers, let’s keep our arms out. We’re getting really tight to our body. Spacing, all right? We’re sinking in and it’s looking better. We just have to clean up our passing and we’re back in this. Handlers, you got to swing big. Let’s go!>>We got to believe right now.>>Straight off the scouting report 6 likes to hit that three. The right side blocker needs to take a step in so she lines up right on that three-spot. Then if she set it outside, it’s still easy for the right side blocker to get outside and block her.>>You got to believe. Even though you’re down five, you got to believe you can still win it. Sidney with the serve and the lead. Miscommunication again. And it’s now 20-14 in favor of the number one Sidney Cowgirls. Paige Smith, when she’s back there serving, that’s when they make their hay. Setter dump, Sidney was there to cover it up defensively. Blocked back. A defensive play that gets points. Let’s go to our net cam to watch this one.>>And you can see when she tries to hit straight down like that, it goes right into those blockers’ hands. If she were hitting that — you know, she’s the one who hit the trajectory earlier and it went out about six feet. She knows to go somewhere in between those two, and she’ll have good success.>>Nice placement there on the swing by Katie Sauerbrei. Her second kill. Good balance from both these teams and spreading around the offense. Briley Bellis to serve. A freshman DS, has played in 73 sets, has 18 aces on the season. Blocked. Trying the other sideline. That one gets through. Off the hands of Lily Johnson — excuse me — of Imbrogno. And, BARBARA, this is a big lead for Sidney just needing three points.>>Big lead. Not insurmountable for Wapsie Valley, but a comfortable lead for Sidney as long as they keep doing what they’ve been doing.>>Off the tip. Wapsie Valley on the right of your screen sends it over. Sidney, back row attack again. Both teams so good with that back-row defense. Blocked and some front-row defense.>>Well, and that’s a really tough ball to play because the blocker doesn’t know if she should turn and play it or if someone’s behind her. It’s very difficult, so she’s not really sure. If she would have let it go, Larsen probably would have had it, but it’s a really tough ball.>>Off the hands. That one will go down for another point. 23-16, Sidney so close to closing out this first set.>>Well, Spurlock did a really nice job of going high off the hands and still having the ball land in the middle of the court where everybody’s confused. Nobody oh sure who’s going to go for the ball in the middle of the court.>>Into the net, and that brings up set point. Sidney 24, Wapsie Valley 16. Just because you win the first one doesn’t mean you get crowned the champion. You got to win three. Wapsie Valley gets the kill.>>Again, when Rosengarten goes up, she’s up early, does a nice job hitting those golden corners and getting points for her team.>>Rosengarten now with three kills. Hannah Knight behind the service line facing set point for Sidney. That one down, and the first set goes to the Sidney Cowgirls. Kind of a sluggish start, but they put a nice run together midway through as they get a big victory, 25-17. Back with more from Cedar Rapids. You are tuned into Iowa high schoolgirls volleyball championship here on Iowa Public Television. .>>>A convincing win. 25-17 by Sidney over Wapsie Valley. What do we make from that opening set victory?>>Well, it’s a one-set lead for Sidney, but I don’t think you can make too much from it yet. You know, at times I think that the coaches for Wapsie Valley, coach Robinson thought maybe she was herding cats, trying to get people talking to each other and playing defense around each other. But towards the end of the set, they kind of picked things up and got back towards their game a little bit. Look for more of that to happen in the second set.>>Let’s take a look at some of those highlights just moments ago from that opening set. early lead, but Sidney dug deep and put a nice run together, winning 25-17. 12 kills for Sidney. Just 7 for Wapsie Valley. 4 kills for Duncan. 4 kills for Hobbie. 2 kills for Imbrogno. And Sauerbrei has 2 kills as well. Individual stats look like that. Here’s what the team statistics look like. More kills, a couple more aces. And just making the most of their opportunities. Good balance offensively and defensively for Sidney. But we have seen Wapsie Valley play. We know that wasn’t their best stuff here in this championship match.>>Well, and they were not fearless that set. So look for them to maybe come out a little bit less nervous and just put the pedal to the metal like they have every other match this week.>>Wapsie Valley came in the number six seed. They beat number three seed and four-time defending champion Janesville in the quarterfinals. They beat Holy Trinity Catholic in the semifinals to get here.>>The matchups are the same. The coaches like what they’re seeing apparently, so they go with the same lineups, same rotation.>>Switch sides so Wapsie Valley will be on the left of your screen and Sidney on the right. Sidney was class 2A last year, drops down to class 1A this year. And they have just made a home here in Cedar Rapids. Fifth consecutive trip to state.>>Well, and the cool thing about it is that it has all been under coach Amy McClintock.>>Yep.>>She has built the program there at Sidney. The first class that came to state, I don’t know if you remember this, five years ago when they were juniors, the big story was when they had been in eighth grade, they didn’t win a match.>>Not a single one all year long.>>So it was really neat to watch their progression from eighth graders to making it to state when they were in high school. So that’s all under coach McClintock.>>McClintock has been coaching six years. All of them at Sidney, and five of those six years she’s led her team to state, on the brink of a state title. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.>>Right.>>You got to win three, and Wapsie Valley is not rolling over to hand anything to Sidney here. A lot of work needs to be done. There’s a look at the replay. Barb, that is the fifth kill that we’ve seen by Hobbie.>>Well, and if you give Hobbie no block up against you, she’s going to put the ball down.>>Looks like Hobbie gets it again. That time a double block was there.>>So all day we’ve talked about the hands and the arms for the blockers. You see the blockers. Their arms are going to go up straight over their head and then push forward. You can’t block like that. You have to push forward first and get your hands over the block to seal the net so the ball stays on the other side of the net.>>Paige Smith with the serve. Sidney, tip, over the block. Good discipline by Wapsie Valley to get under it. Roll shot. Back to Sidney. Blocked back. That was a quick ricochet back. Down for the point. Give credit to Kaylee Imbrogno for that.>>They have a nicely formed block. All four arms are up there forming a wall. You don’t see a lot of holes or space between it. Nice block.>>Katie Sauerbrei as well teams up for that. 3-2, Cowgirls on top, and a chance to serve for Wapsie Valley. Clips off the top of the net, is returned. Good hustle out of Wapsie Valley. No return on that. Good attack from the near sideline. Maddy Duncan. She’s a 5’5″ outside hitter, a senior who had 256 kills this season, and a 221 kill efficiency. I was talking with Wapsie Valley, one of their assistant coaches, Austin Shepherd before. I said, so what did you do yesterday, you know, besides winning the semifinal and getting here?>>He said, it was pretty late. We went back to the hotel. We ate some food, talked, relaxed.>>I said, what did you do today because you wake up in Cedar Rapids and you have until 7:00. I thought it was pretty creative what they did.>>Me too. It sounded fun to me. I wish we could have been a part of it.>>We’ll tell you about it after a time-out. The Cowgirls are on a run, a 6-2 lead. And let’s hear what Sidney has to say with Amy McClintock.>>Make sure that when you have that — when she’s in that front row, you got to bring that block to the left a little bit, okay, and you got to go away from her. If you have to tip, you got to go this way or to the middle because the line is not open. Hey, let’s go. Focus.>>I’m not sure which player they’re talking about, about bringing the block in. I would guess maybe Imbrogno, but we’ll see. It could also be Rosengarten. Just talking a little bit about placement of the block, and then I liked it when she said the tip isn’t open right behind the block, you have to go somewhere else with it if you’re in trouble.>>Good to know that information before the set’s coming your way and you’re hanging up there trying to decide what to do. I’ve got a variety of options. Tip isn’t one. Okay.>>Maybe I should decide before I land.>>A tough serve right out of the time-out. Quickly returned. And Wapsie Valley gets the point. Lydia Imbrogno leading the team in kills, averaging 3.5 per set.>>And so Imbrogno has been hot all week. She’s been the majority — gotten the majority of the sets, and she’s really done an amazing job. She’s only a sophomore, and it’s pretty impressive.>>A nice job in the back row there to keep this ball off the court. Here she is again. Quick set middle, back row, and Sidney gets it blocked. Timed the jump perfect.>>And that’s a great point that you make. When the hitter is hitting from the back row, the block’s timing is different. They have to wait a little bit longer before they go up to block the wall.>>A lift, so that’s a service ace. After that time-out was called, it’s been all Wapsie Valley. Early stages here, but this looks like a more confident Wapsie Valley team. They cleaned up some things after that lopsided 25-17 loss in the opening set.>>So they called a lift on that. A lot of times when the ball kind of rolls down your body or the net in front of your body, when you try and get under it fast enough, you end up lifting the ball.>>Wow. She didn’t come with power. Instead went with placement.>>Well, and it was a little bit of a different spot because there was a back row player there, but she placed it perfectly so that it was just out of reach of the diving defensive player.>>7-6. Again, the momentum has shifted for Wapsie Valley during the last five minutes or so. Back set swing off the hands. And that’s good contact there. A hitting error into the net makes it 8-6, sideout. And Sidney, again, if you want to see a gritty, scrappy team, that’s just what they hang their hat on the last five years.>>Well, and you can tell it from the rallies that we’ve seen here. They get touches on almost every ball defensively. And that’s exactly what scrappy defense is. It may not always be a perfect up. It may not always be scoring points. But they’re always getting a hand on it so someone else can come along and get a second contact.>>Attack error sails deep and out of bounds. 9-6, Cowgirls with the lead. There you see the Sidney student section and the focus from student athlete to head coach. Tip. Sidney swings and gets it through the block. Again, the block was there, just not executed as strongly as it needed to be.>>Correct. The feet are there, but the arms aren’t doing what the arms should be doing.>>They were there, though, right?>>They’re there, but they’re going straight up and leaving a gap between the arms and the net. You have to go push over like the slope of the roof of a house, push over the net so that it seals off the net and there’s no room for the ball to go between your arms and the net.>>You’re hearing coaching and analysis from the great barb Willis Randall. She’s a member of the hall of fame, played on the U.S. national team, played internationally, was an assistant coach at Purdue and at the university of northern Iowa for a long time. That’s her credentials. I’m Eric Brayly, her friend and colleague. And, barb, we had a chance to see the 5A, 3A, and now 1A. Maybe just describe to our viewers how special the talent is here in the state of Iowa because not only all the options with junior college, division 2, division 3, division 1, but there’s a lot of coaches that come here and recruit the state of Iowa. The Iowa girl for volleyball to come out of state and play.>>Iowa has great volleyball throughout all the ages. It’s because we have a great work ethic. The kids in the state work hard. There isn’t a match when we aren’t saying there isn’t anybody on this team going to play in college. They’re all — they’ve all got teams that are going to play somewhere. Like you said, at any level, it could be division 3. It could be division 2. Maddy cubic, who we talked about because her sister played on the 5A west Des Moines valley team. She’s a freshman at Nebraska, one of the top collegiate division 1 teams in the nation. So coaches like to come to Iowa to get great players. Sydney Peterson, she’s out of Newhartford. She’s playing at the university of Texas.>>True freshman.>>They’re in the top five in the nation. So we’ve got a lot of kids who go and do great things in the sport.>>13-8. That’s why we love bringing you all this coverage here, so you can get a chance to see not only the kids that are going to go on and play at the next college level, but also just the hardworking dedication that all these student athletes bring, and it’s pretty special to get this far. There’s only eight teams that are playing here on championship Friday, and only four of them become champions. Well, Sidney is starting to pull away a little bit, and a time-out on the court. Let’s see what Wapsie Valley is talking about inside their huddle.>>I know she’s running your tail off. You’re going to have to try to do your best. Otherwise when you’re blocking alone, you’ve got to take that strong angle away. Ladies, come on. Here we go. Serve/receive, we’re cleaning it up. Hitters, you have to stay high. You have to swing hard. All right. Right now we’re not taking smart shots at all. All right. You got to stay smart. You got to stay competitive. Let’s go. Let’s get after it. You girls can do this. Come on! You got to believe.>>Warriors on three. One, two, three.>>Warriors!>>Right now they’re showing a little bit of fear by tipping all the time and Sidney is picking up those balls. So swing high, swing hard. Be aggressive, go out battling.>>It is a battle. They don’t just hand out those championship trophies. You got to work hard. You got to earn it. Wapsie Valley has had a special year. Again, they’ve won 12 out of their last 14 matches, and their only two losses against 1A competition against Janesville and NorteMA. That ball was touched before it went out of bounds is the call. The Cowgirls get the point. They won the first set 25-14, and they have a seven-point lead right now. There’s the head coach looking on, Amy McClintock. Good pass. Pops it up. Blocked. The timing has been perfect for Sidney.>>Well, and a really nice block because that was hit by Becca Platte, who’s a lefty. So you have to set your block up just a little bit different when you’re blocking a lefty because the ball’s hit from a different place. So the outside hitter needs to set the block, and the middle needs to get over to her, and they did it perfectly.>>But a service error makes it 16-9. Again, looking to get a championship trophy, either Sidney or Wapsie Valley. If you’re just joining us, cedar falls one the 5A match. In class 3 A, it was Mt. Vernon over Kemper Catholic 3-0. And the 2A match was a good one. Western Christian 3-1 over diersville Beckman. In that, Kimmy ver BEEK, won a 12th title and closing in on that 12th state championship.>>Aside from those 12 championships, they’ve been here a record — I think it’s 37 years. She’s brought a lot of teams to cedar — well, to whatever the state tournament’s being held.>>On the slide, Wapsie Valley on the left of your screen in the light tops. Sidney on the right. Great hustle. Love the effort. Getting down and dirty as we work for every point. Boy, does that pay off! Dust yourself off and get ready to do it again now.>>Well, and it just shows how strong defensively both of these teams are. Both in the backcourt, and then they’re getting a lot of touches on the blocks as well.>>To serve, it’s Emma Jones. Lets it fly. The setter sent it over herself. Wapsie was prepared for it. Overpass. Back set into a block. Here’s Wapsie Valley, roll shot. Tipped. Some options here. Good swing. Another long rally. You don’t have to hit it three times. You can send it over on one or two. That’s what we’re seeing in this great rally.>>Who’s going to take a big swing?>>And it finally drops! Kaley Imbrogno. I should have started the stop watch. Now the gap is close to just four — make it three. Little timing issue, trying to go to Paige Smith on the outside. Sails outside the antenna, and it’s now a three-point ball game here in the second.>>That is a tough serve. It’s barely skimming the net.>>And the momentum has officially shifted over to the Wapsie Valley Warriors side of the net, and the student section’s getting louder and louder with each and every point.>>Well, and that’s their sixth straight point.>>Trying to make it seven. Another good serve. Out of bounds.>>Emma Jones, the server, is a freshman. Time-out by Sidney.>>Not playing like a freshman.>>No, she isn’t.>>Let’s listen inside the Sidney huddle with coach Amy McClintock.>>Set goes down the left. Hey, we’re starting to relax a little bit too much, okay? You got to keep working. Every point’s important, okay? Let’s go.>>Interesting point. She said we’re starting to relax too much. There’s a fine line. You want to be relaxed, but you don’t want to be too relaxed.>>Yep.>>If you’re too tight, then you got problems. If you’re too relaxed, you have different problems. So there’s a fine line there, and sometimes you got to screw around with it a little bit to figure out where that line is.>>And some players play a little more tightly wound.>>Yep.>>You have your high-energy spark players. You have your laid back players. It takes a whole team to win a championship. And right now — boy, they needed that point.>>That was the play drawn up by the coach. She said put Kelsey out on the outside, and she went out there and just hammered it past the block down the line.>>Seventh kill for number 6, Kelsey Hobbie. All-tournament team last year, averaging 3.8 kills per set this season. Sidney takes a good swing at it! It’s denied. They started celebrating, and I guess they’re going to say it did hit.>>They called a lift. So I think they got it up, but they called a lift.>>So the point does stay with Wapsie Valley.>>But, yeah, that just proves you got to play until the whistle.>>So many times this year these teams have just been superior compared to their competition, where you just get a good swing, and it always goes down. Well, not necessarily here at Cedar Rapids at the state championship. Perfect placement on that far sideline.>>There’s Hobbie hitting from the right. We’ve seen her hit mostly to the middle. They’ll set her in the back row, and she’ll get kills from the back row as well. She does it all.>>She’s serving right now. Quick set middle. Perfect.>>Rosengarten taking that cutback shot back across her body so that she can hit that deep corner back in zone one.>>Rosengarten now with eight kills to lead Wapsie Valley.>>A little bit of miscommunication over on Sidney, but they still don’t let the ball drop.>>Down the line but out of bounds.>>Nice job by Lydia Imbrogno. Imbrogno that time got her foot to the sideline, so she knew if it’s too my right, it’s out. And that’s a great way to play defense.>>Here’s Lydia. Quick set. Tip. What a swing! And the Warriors are playing like Warriors. Down but they rallied back to take the 19-18 lead.>>That time Spurlock’s arms were straight up instead of pushed over.>>Sidney over the block, and in the net called against Sidney. Play to 25, win by two. And a time-out on the court. Sidney leads the series 1-0. Let’s listen to the Wapsie huddle and head coach Heather Robinson.>>Girls, we’re supposed to be covering that. Block takes angle. You’ve got to sit in on that and stay deep so you can play it if they’re going to roll shot it over our block. All right? Come on, girls. You’re doing great. Keep going. Believe. Good choices. Come on.>>Positioning is always a good thing to talk about because like we’ve talked about, defensive players in the back row tend to kind of scoot in. So reminding them to stay deep and stay home is always a nice thing to help your players remember.>>We’ve had some outstanding coaches here on this championship Friday from Cedar Rapids. We had a couple of younger coaches who have had a lot of success but have bright futures as well as long as they stay in the coaching ranks. A little confusion. Bodies kind of flying everywhere on Wapsie Valley’s side.>>And a double contact is called for that one. Kind of gets Sidney out of the pickle.>>Olivia Larsen serving for Sidney. Near service ace. They can’t return it. And, boy, this one’s going to go right down to the wire, isn’t it, Barbie?>>Well, I think that we kind of all — all the coaches who have been around this week have thought this one has potential to go five.>>Didn’t look like it in the first set, cruising to a 25-17 victory was Sidney. And early on in the second, Sidney was up. Wapsie Valley hung and fought, and now they lead 21-20.>>Well, Presley Brumbaugh thought that that ball hit the blocker’s hands and went out of bounds, so she was confused when they gave the ball to Wapsie Valley.>>Hannah Knight serving. Good placement to the back row.>>So we need to talk about that a little bit because Wapsie Valley is the first team we’ve seen today that plays a rotation defense, which puts people back in those golden corners. So that opens up the middle back of the court.>>21-21 here in the second set. And going to Kalvyn Rosengarten. She is just a freshman and on the season, 223 kills. Second best on the team. She does a great job blocking as well. Miller serving. Free ball over the net. Did it get in?>>It is.>>Oh, my, grabbed the far sideline. Right in front of Sidney’s bench. Third kill of Sauerbrei.>>A little bit of mistiming on the jump caused a funny trajectory that made everybody think it was going out of bounds, and it landed just on that sideline.>>Sidney makes it 23-22. Third kill by Presley Brumbaugh. Lily Johnson serving. Not the best pass. Needs to send it to the back row. Wapsie Valley, back row. The Warriors have battled to take a 23-22 lead. Very patient with it. Sidney, and that’s too hard. Deep and out of bounds, and it’s set point as Wapsie Valley is trying to tie this series up as we go to the third set. What did the coach say time and time again? Heather Robinson. You got to believe. Kept alive. In system. To the outside. Off the hands.>>Double contact. It’s going to be called on that set. Point to Sidney.>>That’s a touchy call. What are they looking at right there?>>Well, basically your hands to have to touch the ball at the same time. If they don’t, then it can be called a double contact.>>Still set point, though. If Wapsie Valley gets this point, it’s tied 1-1. Sidney with the ball. Another good swing. Kept alive. Free ball over the net. Another great rally. Popped up, and there’s no return on that one. Cue the celebration for Wapsie Valley. That was hard fought, and we’re going at least four here in the class 1A championship match.>>We wouldn’t expect anything else, would we?>>25-23 Wapsie Valley defeats Sidney. We’re tied at one apiece. We’ll be back with the third set right after this from Cedar Rapids. You have been tuned in to Iowa high school volleyball championship here on Iowa Public Television.>>>As expected, we head to the third set, and we’re tied. Sidney wins the first. Wapsie Valley wins the second. Everyone’s watching this statewide here on Iowa Public Television championship match. We’ve handed out four championship trophies. One more to go. I even got a text from the American idol winner. She said, my whole family is watching. It’s great TV.>>This next set should be really fun. So let’s sit back, enjoy it, and we’ll tell you all about it.>>So let’s take a look at some of those highlights from that second set. I thought Sidney might kind of run away with this here, but you never doubt a Wapsie Valley team apparently.>>Well, you never doubt a Wapsie Valley team, and their blocking has gotten hot. We call blocking kind of a feast or famine skill. And Wapsie Valley has eight blocks, which I think –>>They’re feasting on it.>>I think eight blocks is the most we’ve seen all day out of any of the classes. Those matches are complete. We’re only in set number three here.>>Some great highlights as we get set here. Overall, 17 kills for Wapsie Valley. 24 for Sidney. The attack percentages are about equal. And the leaders, it’s Rosengarten with six kills. Five for Imbrogno. Three for Sauerbrei. And four Sidney. Eight kills for Hobbie. Seven kills for Duncan. A really nice match, Maddy Duncan. And three kills for Smith, and Brumbaugh with four kills as well. First point goes to Wapsie Valley. Set to the outside. And Wapsie Valley, ball hung on the net, unable to pop over. And Sidney with the point. Well, and if you’re keeping track at home, the matchups have remained the same. So coaches either like where their players are starting, or they like the matchups they have. Again, I’m more of a little bit –>>You mix it up a bit.>>Yeah. I want to try and get a better matchup every single time.>>Another point for Sidney and the Cowgirls on a 2-0 run.>>Nice job by Paige Smith being up there and guarding against the ball coming over to the Cowgirls’ side.>>A great job by our production team here on Iowa Public Television, running cameras, directing, producing, instant replay, audio, graphics. I could go on. There’s like 100 people here, I swear. And they have been here yesterday. I think the call time was 6:30 a.m. today. And little tiny breaks in between some of the matches to go to the bathroom, get a water, eat a granola bar.>>We’ve been lucky because we had other people doing our job in the other matches but they have no break.>>3-2. Cowgirls leading the Warriors as Sidney — there they are inside the control room. I love it. If I knew there was a camera in there we could put up at any time, I would have gone to that multiple times throughout today.>>I thought I saw some candy in there earlier, so I think they get the luck of having snacks.>>Have to sustain a long, long day. Hey, I never finished my story, did I?>>No.>>That was like 20 minutes ago. An attack error ties this up at 3-3. So I was talking to Wapsie Valley. I said what do you do if the match isn’t until 7:00? We, we eat breakfast and check out of the hotel. I said, then what do you do? They said, they go to a farm and fleet store and they do a scavenger hunt. Everyone has $20, and you have 30 minutes to find like a white elephant gift and other things. So just, you know, getting them — having fun, maybe not thinking about the match, how big of a day it is, walking around. And then they came here and then watched the 3A, 2A championships.>>When I coached at UNI, that was kind of one of the things we would do before. We didn’t want the players to be sedden tarry all day, but we also didn’t want them to be tired for the match. So we would do what we call — net violation there.>>The net’s shaking.>>We would do what we would call active rest, where we’d go to a mall and they’d have to walk around a certain amount of time. Then they could study or whatever, but we’d make sure they weren’t just sedden Terry the whole time.>>It was about 8:00 last night before Sidney and Wapsie Valley were able to leave as their semifinals were wrapping up.>>So that ball was called out, but it was also called there was a touch on the block, or maybe in the back row. I’m not sure where the touch was called, but four people could have.>>Sidney with the serve and the one-point lead.>>So you say you’re getting texts from Maddie Poppepy. I got a text from someone who’s saying he’s actually an official. And he said that he and his wife do a shot every time we say trajectory. So should we help them out a little bit and say it a little bit more?>>It’s a big part of the game of volleyball.>>That’s right. The trajectory is a big part of the game of volleyball.>>That ball I thought was real close to being in. Real good communication by Sidney, saying let’s let that one go.>>Lay off that one. That’s right. That trajectory is too long.>>And I tell you what. The coaches were right there. It was right in front of the Sidney bench. They’re helping communicate that as well.>>You have to. A player on the team has to help any way they can. So if you’re sitting on the bench and you don’t ever get into the game, you can really make a big difference by telling the players on the court, hey, this shot’s open, or the tip’s open here, or when you do this, they do this, so pay attention to that.>>Brumbaugh with the play offensively for Sidney. A three-point lead. And Wapsie Valley gets the sideout. Their sixth trip to state, second in the last three years. They won the title in 2006 and in 2007. And this Wapsie Valley team, good blend of youth and experience. Four seniors, five freshmen. Serving it is Hannah Knight, one of those freshmen. Too deep and out of bounds, and the Cowgirls now lead by three here in the third.>>But you know what we say about a three-point lead? It’s kind of like not having a lead.>>Especially this early on.>>That’s right.>>Now, if it builds to six or seven, that might have a bigger impact.>>You still can’t get too comfortable.>>Yeah. Building to four here.>>Time-out by Wapsie Valley.>>And I think Wapsie Valley doesn’t want it to build to six or seven. A run being put together by Sidney, and here is Amy McClintock, their head coach.>>A lot of energy. Keep it going, okay? You guys are doing great. Just keep working hard. Let’s go. Play together.>>I agree. There’s not a lot that they need to change right now. They are up by four in the third set. Keep doing what you’re doing. Keep pulling away. I might have added, work hard to make sure you get this point. But, yeah.>>Each assistant coach has a role on this team as well. And at this stage, I mean you’ve been playing together since August. You’re hearing Christmas music on the radio. This is the last day of high school volleyball in the state of Iowa in 2019. It’s been a long season. Everybody knows their role, what they need to do to help the team succeed.>>Nice angle. Nice idea. She saw the two blockers up straight ahead of her, so she tried to cut it back around that block, and it just went a little bit wide. Right idea.>>Cowgirls first to double digits, and they’re doubling up the Warriors 10-5. Tip. Sidney so good, so sound defensively, and frustrated is Kelsey Hobbie. She’s love to have that one back.>>She would. She just got behind the ball. So even when you’re hitting from the back row, you still need to stay on top of the ball so you can make sure the trajectory goes down and stays in the court.>>Back set. Wapsie Valley. They won the second set 25-23. But it’s been all Sidney since then, winning 25-17 in the first and now racing out to an 11-5 lead. It’s been a mixture of Sidney doing some things really good and some miscues on Wapsie Valley’s side of the net.>>Well, and that’s really what it’s been for Wapsie Valley. This set has been a few little issues. They’re still fighting hard. They’re still playing great defense. They have some great rallies. Then one little mistake will catch them.>>You know, something that I find interesting is that Wapsie Valley really has been battle tested. They play in the extremely challenge NIC east. They finished seventh in their conference.>>Wow.>>But they’re playing schools 2A, 3A in their conference.>>Well, the worst part about that is your head because you start kind of losing a little confidence.>>There’s no way we’re going to win the title if we can’t –>>Right.>>Well, right now Sidney is humming right along, hitting on all cylinders. Let’s see what Wapsie Valley can do to figure out how to get the momentum on their side.>>Get the ball in Kaci’s hands so we can swing. She’s all over the place, all right? We can do this. We are a better team than this. Do we believe in it?>>Yes!>>All right. Take a deep breath. Ready? You ready to go now? All right. Let’s go!>>That’s what we talk about being too tight. So she had everybody take a breath to relax them a little bit. Get your platforms out so that the ball is not just bouncing off and over the net. Help the setter out.>>She’s working hard.>>She’s working hard. She’s going to be just exhausted after this match. Help her out. Let her run the offense. They can come back just like they did in the second set.>>In the second set, it was very similar to what we’re seeing here in the third set. Wapsie Valley put the run together to claim that victory. That one goes through the block. Presley Brumbaugh again going to play volleyball at southeast community college in Nebraska. And the chance for the libero to add more points here for Sidney. Lily Johnson. 13-6. Sidney has been the better of the two teams here in the last seven or eight minutes. That’s the swing they want. Good job defensively in that front row by Wapsie Valley. That block was there, but it hit off the hands and took a straight drop down to that pink court.>>On a play like that, when a player tries to slide their hand under the ball, it’s called a pancake. And if the ball hits the hand and none of the floor, it’s legal. All four officials get to make the call. If they see the ball hit the floor, they get to help with that call.>>And on some courts, you might not be able to tell as well, but on a hot pink surface, it’s easier to see was there a hand under it or not? We saw the down official with her pink whistle. All part of the branding of the Iowa high school athletic association. Their director for the last several years, Jean Berger, really trying to take it up a couple of notches. Longtime division 1 administrator at drake university. There she is. I’m just talking about her, and immediately they got her on camera. At UNI, at drake, and saying, hey, we need to make this an even bigger deal, these championships for the Iowa girl.>>Because of that, they get pink T-shirts when they win a state championship. They have pink balloons fall from the ceiling. The court is pink. It didn’t always used to be pink. You know –>>Pink brick road.>>They run in on a pink brick road. All the union employees are wearing pink in some way, shape, or form, as are we.>>I had to go buy a pink tie. I didn’t have to. I just didn’t have a pink tie in my wardrobe. Good excuse to buy a pink tie. Well, the Cowgirls now a double-digit lead, and they just are playing really fundamentally strong as we see the fourth kill for Wapsie Valley’s Sauerbrei. And just continuing to believe is what Wapsie Valley needs to do their side of the net. But Sidney is making it hard.>>Well, and there’s a net violation called on Wapsie Valley for that one. But the ball also went down.>>The regional tournament, Sidney defeated Bedford Lenox and east mills. And Wapsie Valley took care of starmont, west central.>>If you’re not familiar with where Sidney is, we weren’t either five years ago when they first came here. But they are in about as far southwest in Iowa as you can get. They are way down there, and they also are famous for a rodeo.>>And I’m assuming that’s why the school’s mascot is the Cowgirls.>>I would assume the same thing.>>Barb, I’d like to go to that rodeo with you sometime. Throw that on my bucket list.>>I almost went two years ago.>>19-7. Sidney on top. They’re in the driver’s seat and in control here in this third set, trying to break the tie. What perfect placement to that corner.>>And Kelsey Hobbie took kind of a breath of relief after that one because I think she thought it was going out, and then it landed right on the line with that great trajectory of hers.>>A 13-point lead, the largest of the entire match. Wapsie Valley gets the point, and they just need to get some momentum. We know this is going at least four. But Wapsie Valley just — I mean if they could get to 15 points, even if you lose it –>>Yes.>>Something positive.>>Right, right. Well, and coach Robinson has been helping with that, you know, in the second set. She talked to them about what they needed to do. They need to believe. They still believe. It’s just you got to kind of one point at a time. How do you eat an elephant?>>One bite at a time.>>That’s right. So that’s how you come back from a large deficit.>>Emma Jones serving. Jones a freshman.>>And we might have another person going to the rodeo with us. I just got a text from a college teammate of mine who said, I’ll go to the rodeo with you.>>Why wouldn’t you?>>Right.>>Many amazing things going on across this great state of Iowa. I’ve lived here my whole life.>>You don’t know about most of them, yeah.>>Joust at the net, and it’s going to be Sidney winning that battle.>>One of the things, Olivia Larsen is maybe the unsung hero of the Sidney team.>>I could see that, yeah.>>She’s the setter, and she just does an amazing job. She gets to every ball and she battles at the net. She knows when to send it over. She knows, when she has to send it over, how to make sure it stays on the other side. She’s just tremendous.>>Olivia Larsen wearing the number 2 for Sidney. Leads 1A in assists at nine per set. A four-year starter and over 3,300 assists in her career.>>And her demeanor is perfect for a setter. She keeps everybody calm, even keeled. If there’s a problem, she helps resolve it. They had a little problem yesterday, she helped resolve it.>>Another point, and the Cowgirls up double digits, needing just three more points to win this third set. 12 kills now for Kelsey Hobbie. 22-11. Good pass. Here’s the back set. The block, sends it back to Wapsie Valley. Off the hands.>>Nice up.>>Love the effort. The Warriors get the point. Well, I think we need to mention the fact of that Janesville had been here the last four years. They’ve won the last four state championships here in class 1A. Great tradition from Janesville. So when Wapsie Valley got that win, that had to be a huge boost for their confidence.>>Absolutely. And that was the first round here. And so then that gave Wapsie Valley the confidence to come in and beat Holy Trinity, who has been awesome, I mean, ever since I can remembered.>>And you’ve been around a long time.>>That’s not very nice.>>It’s true, though. There’s just some schools that have that tradition. You look, it’s like, oh, they’ve been to state 20 times, 30 times.>>Yep. And by putting the name of their school on their Jersey, they might score a point or two for having that name on their Jersey.>>It starts with the young girls at a young age, working hard, looking up and saying, hey, when I’m at that position, I want to go to state. I want to win a championship.>>That was a great rally. What was called was a center line violation. The body part can be on the line, but it cannot be completely over the line. Once it quits touching the line, it’s a violation.>>Great serve. Almost a serve ace. It’s set point, and there it is. 25-12 is your final score here in the third set. Sidney, the number one ranked team who has not lost to anyone in class 1A this year is one set away from claiming the state title. We’ll see if Wapsie Valley can force a fifth set on Iowa public televisio .>>>They showed up about 6:30 a.m. That’s inside the truck. They’re working hard whether they’re in the truck, out of the truck, running camera. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Iowa Public Television crew for putting in a hard day. There’s the general manager and camera operators. We get the easy job. We just sit here and talk.>>And they feed us, and then we get a break, and so we really have the best job here.>>Every corner of the state all around, you have enjoyed the sights and sounds from downtown Cedar Rapids, a great host for the Iowa high school volleyball championships. Thank you so much to our great crew. Let’s play some more volleyball here. It’s a must-win scenario for Wapsie Valley. And Sidney, hey, they’re looking for their first ever state championship in the sport of volleyball. That would be big for that community. Barb Randall, Eric Brayly with the call here. Again, we’re the ones with the easy job and the fun job. We’ve been doing this about 15 years, and it’s a very special weekend on our calendars as well. Wapsie Valley, they have Warriors in their name. They were down in the second set, battled back to win. They trail 2-1. The team that wins three sets wins the match and the championship trophy. First point goes to the Sidney Cowgirls.>>Well, and both teams have the same matchup.>>Here is a look at updated statistics. As a team, Wapsie Valley, 25 kills, 20 errors, 131 attempts, hitting 0.038. And for Sidney, 39 kills, 25 attack errors on 138 attacks. Hitting 1.01. 34 assists for Larsen. 22 for Beesecker. And 17 digs for her as well. Miller has 20 digs and Paige Smith with 18. Maddy Duncan, 14 digs. 13 for Lily Johnson and 11 for Olivia Larsen. Cowgirls with another point. For Sidney, Hobbie has led them with a dozen kills, hitting 111. 9 kills for Maddy Duncan. Five kills for Paige Smith. Four kills for Harley Spurlock. Two kills for Olivia Larsen. 2-2 here in the fourth. An individual kill statistics for Wapsie Valley, both Kalvyn Rosengarten and Lydia Imbrogno have eight kills. Five kills for Sauerbrei. Two kills for Heinze. It’s a must-win situation for Wapsie Valley, trying to force that fifth set. And Sidney would love to close it out here and win their first ever state title in volleyball. So many of these student athletes that we have shown you on Iowa Public Television this year, multi-sport athletes. I know a number of them are playing girls basketball. You know when their season starts?>>It was last week, right?>>So I’m assuming Monday?>>Yeah.>>Trade in volleyball knee pads and tennis shoes for your basketball shoes.>>Do they still wear high tops or is that an olden thing?>>I think so.>>So there’s that three-play we’ve seen all day off and on. It’s a quicker set about 10 feet away from the setter. It’s lined up to be in between the two blockers on the other side of the net. But that time Wapsie Valley didn’t have any blockers against them, so it was a wide open shot.>>Tying this thing up at four apiece, and that is the 11th kill for Maddy Duncan. When you work your middles like that, you got a lot of options. And Rosengarten.>>I, for one, am never going to tell someone to set away from the middle. I like it when they set the middles. I’m maybe a tad biased on that, though.>>So you played the position very well in high school and college. You coached the position. When you were recruiting, what do you look for in a good middle. Someone who has size obviously helps.>>Well, and even more important than size would be the height they get above the net.>>So adding that vertical leap.>>Yep. And as well as that, they need to move laterally really well because a middle blocker needs to block every single time the other team attacks. Then they have to be able to get off the net and approach and make themselves available to the setter as an offensive weapon.>>Blocked but out of bounds. Hitting off the block and getting the kill. Maddy Duncan another chance to serve. Duncan on the season, the 5’5″ hitter, 2.56 kills per set. 18 aces as well. Into the net. And I have a feeling this fourth set will be very similar to what we’ve seen here at the end as what we’re seeing in the beginning. One point here, one point there, one point here, one point there. It’s the team that puts a sustained run together, and then it goes to the one point here, one point there. That’s why you can’t give a cushion to anybody.>>That’s exactly right. You need to make sure that as soon as the other team takes the ball away from you, you get it right back.>>On the slide, getting the kill. Rosengarten again. Folks, she is just a freshman.>>My guess is that coach Robinson said, hey, don’t forget when we pass better, we can use our middle. So when we pass well, let’s try and get our middles more involved. And they’ve been able to do that so far in this third set — or fourth set.>>Presley Brumbaugh with the kill. Brumbaugh on the season, the senior, 174 kills, a 1.79 kills per set average. Setters dump. Sidney was expecting it. Would you, great decision. Didn’t go with power. Did a little roll shot over the block and down for the back row kill.>>Well, and she was able to hit that spot because she knows they’re playing the rotation defense. So they have coverage in the corners and the open spot is the middle back.>>9-7. An early time-out. Let’s go inside the Wapsie Valley huddle.>>Find your shoulder. Find the ball. Go take it out of her hands. That’s what I need you to do. Everyone, you see the ball, you glow. Don’t look at each other. Just go. Somebody go high, somebody go low, and get after it, okay? You girls, you’re in this. You’ve got to find it and believe it, all right? Keep swinging. Keep being aggressive.>>Anticipate it.>>Absolutely.>>All right. Are we good?>>Yes.>>Every point hard.>>Ready?>>Hey, guys, believe in ourselves. We got to go right now. We’re in it.>>Let’s go.>>Coach Robinson has seen some hesitancy from her players. That’s what she means by just go. Don’t expect someone else to get it. Don’t think someone else is going to cover it. Go. Somebody go low. Somebody go high. Go. And once you go, someone else will go because effort is contagious.>>And put the ball on the head of your setter as well.>>Yeah, that’s been a theme throughout every time-out that we’ve listened in to hers.>>You want to make her job as easy as possible so she has those options. So Lily Johnson serving. It’s a 10-7 lead for Sidney. 10-8 now. Nice attack and down for the point.>>And Imbrogno does a nice job from the back row. That’s the first time I think we’ve seen her swing from the back row. But throughout this tournament, she’s been doing a great job from the back row. One other thing I would say is when they set her on the outside, she needs to just keep swinging line because there’s the potential of running into Hobbie if she goes crosscourt, but she’s got a short block her line every single time.>>Back to a one-point ball game and double-digit kills now for Lydia Imbrogno, the team leader in kills on the regular season.>>As a sophomore.>>As a sophomore, yeah. I think Wapsie Valley might be back here again. The two leading players are freshman and sophomore. Split the block, and in the net called against Wapsie Valley. 11-9.>>That time Hobbie took the ball and cut it back across her body to that right back corner. Seeing that the block was set up towards her other side.>>Hit to the back row. Good patience, and it’s over on three. Wapsie Valley all the way to the outside, and that’s not returned. Another kill for Lydia Imbrogno. And checking in to serve will be Emma Jones. A look at Heather Robinson, leave years coaching, third year at Wapsie Valley. Been to the state tournament twice. Down from sideline to sideline. A kill for the Cowgirls. Here’s a look at that replay. Just bumping it over and getting right on that line. Well, Barb, I want to make sure I get your thoughts for all the people listening here.>>Uh-oh.>>As someone who’s had success in multiple sports as a high school athlete, as someone who had success in the division 1 volleyball level and at the international level, why are you a proponent of not just specializing in folks saying 365 days in the sport of volleyball?>>It’s interesting because every year as each year goes by, my thoughts on that change a little bit.>>Okay. Where are we in 2019?>>But not differently. Just the reasons continue to mount for me. I think that multi-sport athletes are — you learn things from other sports that you wouldn’t learn just playing one sport all the time.>>Teamwork, competition, what?>>More like skills.>>Okay.>>I felt like my peripheral vision was better in volleyball because of playing basketball and having to look down the court and where my teammates were. Things like that that people who just play one sport won’t ever find out. I think that if the sport gets too cookie cutter when everybody plays the same sport all year-round. We’ve talked about it a couple times that it’s three contacts, three contacts, three contacts. You’re losing some of the craftiness, some of the send it over unexpectedly and break up the rhythm, that kind of thing. But I also — and this might be the most important reason is I think when you play one sport every day all year round, that you tend to have overuse issues and injuries, and that can really come out later in life.>>Again, she’s Barb Randall, all-American at Iowa. She’s in the Iowa high schoolgirls athletic association hall of fame, and an outstanding division 1 volleyball coach as well. Joining us on our broadcast here. That ball just grabbed the line. It’s in for a 14-13 Cowgirl lead, and that’s 14 kills for number three, Maddy Duncan. Relive the excitement, share the moments with your family, friends, and neighbors, visit IPTV.org for archive games. If you want to go back to four years ago, you can watch the archived broadcast. This has proven to be a great broadcast and championship here as we are down to the 1A championship match. Let’s listen inside Sidney’s huddle now.>>Your right side be on the line. Everybody else go cross, but be ready for a short roll, okay? You got this. One pass at a time. Focus mentally, okay? Focus. Let’s go.>>She knows that Wapsie Valley’s tendencies are to tip and use shots when they’re in trouble, so she is warning them. Be ready for a tip or a shot. Then she’s also reminding them, hey, it’s all about passing. It all breaks down to passing. Keep passing well. You’ll be fine.>>15-13, just past the halfway point of this fourth set. It’s a must-win situation for Wapsie Valley because if Sidney wins this set, they win their first ever state volleyball championship title. Some confusion on Sidney’s side of the net. Again, Sidney defeated springville in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Now taking on Wapsie Valley, who they defeated, four-time defending champion Janesville in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, and Holy Trinity Catholic in the semifinals yesterday to get here. Split right between two Wapsie Valley players in the back row, and the Cowgirls jump out to a two-point lead. That is now 15 kills for Maddy Duncan. Sidney sends it over from the setter. A whistle, and Sidney’s going to be charged.>>With a net violation.>>Got a body part in the net. You can’t do that. There’s not a ton of rules in volleyball, but that’s an important one, right?>>Yes, it is.>>I just don’t know how you throw the emergency brake on and stop your momentum when you’re just flying in.>>It’s all about technique. That’s why we go through technique for your approach and technique for your blocking and different techniques because doing it certain ways will be more advantageous than others.>>The line was open. Good vision. 17-15, Sidney with the lead. Spurlock with her fifth kill. Good things have happened when Lily Johnson is serving for Sidney. Oh, nice job. She can get kills wherever she’s at on the court, can’t she?>>She really can. They probably should start using her even a little bit more.>>13 kills for number 12, Lydia Imbrogno. Well, two keys you had for Sidney, keep laser-like focus and enjoy the match. How would you say they’re grading out on those?>>Well, I would say their focus has been okay. It hasn’t been perfect, but it’s been okay. They’re losing a little bit of focus right now. It looks to me, as I look at some of the players after a play. But for the most part, I’d say, yes, they’ve been pretty focused. I think for the most part, they’re enjoying what they’re doing. But they aren’t demonstrative like some of the other teams are. So it’s harder to see that part of it.>>Ball grabs in. That’s a quick hit and play, and Sidney now leads 18-17. 14 kills now for Hobbie as you see the replay. No hesitation. Drills that one down to the court. Play to 25, win by two. Sidney won the first set 25-17. Wapsie Valley won the second set 25-23. Sidney won the third in dominant fashion, 25-12. This one has been as tight as it is right now, one or two points separating these two schools.>>That’s why Wapsie Valley wants to make sure it doesn’t get any further away from it than what it is right now.>>Oh, it just barely sails out of bounds.>>I thought there could have been a touch on that. But we are completely across the gym.>>Yeah, our vantage point.>>We don’t have a good vantage point for it.>>Checking in with Wapsie Valley’s keys, you said remain fearless and start quickly.>>Yeah. I would say that the fearlessness is not what we’ve seen in other matches this week. Starting quickly, they started quickly. I mean they were up 4-1 in the first set. But then they went on a — Sidney went on a seven-point run, so not really quite the jump that I would have liked if I were their coach.>>Here’s Emma Jones for Wapsie Valley. Jones, a freshman. And they’re having a tough time returning it. Finally they do. Wapsie Valley to the outside. Here’s Sidney. Rolled it down the front of the net. Great up there by Imbrogno. We play on. Tip, return! Quick block! And the ball just won’t drop to the court on either side of the net. Great rally. Good up in the back row by the libero. Down the line. Oh, they sent it out of bounds.>>That’s the right idea. She was up against a single blocker. That single blocker came from the middle, so that leaves some line open. It just was out of bounds. Close.>>21-18, leading by three and needing just four more points is Sidney. Wapsie Valley, back row attack, and it’s just mis-hit into the net. And now the Cowgirls can sense it. Getting closer. They want to join cedar falls, the 5A champion, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Mt. Vernon, and western Christian. Sidney has never been a state champion in volleyball. And now, Barb, they’re so close.>>They’re so close, but that doesn’t mean that they can let up.>>Absolutely.>>They need to keep going until the number hits 25.>>Duncan with 16 kills. Head coach Amy McClintock is this program. Sidney, slide, down the line. It’s good. And Sidney has match point here in the fourth set. 15 kills for Kelsey Hobbie. Fifth consecutive trip to state. Undefeated versus 1A competition this year. The number one ranked team in class 1A trying to battle off the Warriors of Wapsie Valley. One more point. They have options. Another great rally. There it is! Oh, it just sails out of bounds, and the door of opportunity remains open for Wapsie Valley. Here’s the replay. And it sails out. 24-19.>>Well, that’s why we say you got to hit six inches inside the line, right, so that it’s not exactly on the line and somebody has to make the call.>>Match point for Sidney. And Wapsie Valley, they believe. Their coach, Heather Robinson, has said time and time again, you got to believe. They got a mountain to climb if they want to force the fifth set. Back against the wall right now, facing match point. Briley Bellis, another freshman for Wapsie Valley. There’s five freshmen and four seniors on Wapsie Valley’s roster. Sidney attacks. Blocked. Point, guess who? Wapsie Valley on a run. But they built that cushion, Sidney has, to get this lead. Time-out on the court. Here’s the last play again. The Warriors playing some inspired volleyball. Down but certainly not out.>>Pull it in a little bit. Protect the middle of the court, okay? All right. Come on, girls, you got this.>>Here we go.>>She knows that Sidney likes to put the ball in the middle of the court, so she wants to make sure her team is prepared for that shot.>>It’s been a fun-filled day of high school volleyball action. It’s the final day, and we’re in the final minutes and moments of the 2019 Iowa high school volleyball season. Sidney one point away. Wapsie Valley serving, on a run. Good pass. Back set. Swing, blocked, point Warriors!>>Talk about grit, right? We like watching players with grit. We like watching teams with grit. Wapsie Valley is showing they’ve got grit.>>And mind you, Briley Bellis is a freshman back there, serving tough. Match point Sidney. Trying to stop this Wapsie Valley run and win a state title. And Wapsie Valley does it again. Are you not entertained? None of today’s championships have gone five. Fighting off match point after match point after match point. Trying to tie this thing up. Match point again for Sidney. Big swing, tip. Back row attack. Blocked. Tap back over. Great hustle. The pass is there. The swing, and there it is! Final score, Sidney 25, Wapsie Valley 23. And for the first time ever, Sidney is a state champion in Iowa high school volleyball. Quite an ending, an exclamation point to our full day of broadcasts. Been on the air since 10:00 a.m., and the Warriors were Warriors down the home stretch in that fourth set, leading the way, 15 kills for Lydia Imbrogno. 12 for Kalvyn Rosengarten. Here’s that champion point again. Maddy Duncan with 17 kills. Kelsey Hobbie with 15. Sidney didn’t know if this would ever come, and then it did. And cue the celebration.>>Presenting awards to the 2019 class 1A all-tournament team is the regional manager for Iowa Farm Bureau. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2019 class 1A all-tournament team. From Sidney, Maddy Duncan. From Holy Trinity Catholic, Claire POLKATAKAS. From north TAMA. Katie CAPRIVA. From Wapsie Valley, Kalvyn Rosengarten. From Sidney, Olivia Larsen. From Wapsie Valley, Lydia Imbrogno. And your class 1A all-tournament team captain, from Sidney, Kelsey Hobbie.>>Kelsey Hobbie, a senior, going out as the captain of the state tournament team. Well deserved honor against senior, senior class unbeaten at home this year. 37-0. Throughout their career and throughout conference 49-0, undefeated this year in 1A competition. Fifth consecutive trip to state, and they finally win that state championship.>>Awesome. They did a great job. They had a great week. It’s been so fun to watch them the last five years.>>And Wapsie Valley beat the four-time defending champion Janesville. They blended that youth of five freshmen and four seniors for the state runner-up honor.>>From Wapsie Valley, the Warriors and head coach Heather Robinson. And now, your 2019 class 1A champions, coach Amy McClintock and the Cowgirls from Sidney!>>Final thoughts on this match and the overall day that we just experienced here.>>Well, I think it put the perfect cap on a wonderful day. What a great match. Wapsie Valley had a great week also. They were really fun to watch. It’s always fun when a team pushes pedal to the metal, beats the number one team, the team that’s been reigning champ for four years. Great job by both teams.>>For years, Iowa Public Television has showcased and inspired the Iowa girl, bringing unparalleled, professional coverage of girls state championships to homes across Iowa and the nation. This year IPTV is celebrating 50 years of being Iowa’s only statewide network. Can’t wait to share the next 50 with you. We thank our great crew for putting in a long day. It has been quite a treat. We hope you enjoyed it. For Barb Randall, my good friend, I’m Eric Brayly saying so long. We’ll see you all next year. Thanks for watching.>>>Funding for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, Iowa Farm Bureau girls state volleyball championships is provided by –>>the path to greatness starts early. The Iowa Farm Bureau believes in Iowa’s youth and their pursuit of greatness. That’s why we’re proud to be the title sponsor of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Each student’s effort is important, and when one rises, we all rise to a better Iowa.>>>Fairway, along with Nabisco, Frito-Lay, and Sara Lee is a proud sponsor of the Iowa girls sports championships. We congratulate all the schools and student athletes participating in this year’s girls high school state volleyball championships. Fairway, proud to care for the places we work and live. By Musco lighting, the sports lighting specialists. Providing lighting systems for you, your project, and your
We got… A mixed review That was mostly negative from someone So here you go So some random guy told us a secret about something that we’re missing And he said that it would be up here So we’ve been walking for like twenty minutes now… And we still have not found it Yulia, is that it? On the white line Did we find it? Match number two, I am getting ready, drinking water Good morning, it is Lindsay It is Friday, April 27. We’re playing Deer Isle today I am very nervous because last time we played Deer Isle I did very poorly And last match I did very poorly So it’s making me a little anxious But I know that the team will be fine and that makes me feel better It also makes me feel better that like I did lose because I got it out of the way, its okay Expecting some good waves from Chloe I also just have a lot to do today other than tennis, I’ll be distracted which is kinda good So I don’t overthink the match which I sometimes do I think we’re good, I’m feeling good There’s just a couple things that like if they happen I’ll do horrible but I’m hoping they don’t happen But other than that I feel good Good morning It’s our second match officially of the season And I have my tennis necklace always on match day ready to go And I’m cooking up a nice breakfast here I have: some green goodness (juice), an egg, some blueberries, oatmeal What do you eat before a game Libby? A match, is what I meant Usually some good protein, something to keep me full And I like to eat yogurt with a fork Good morning, my name is Chloe Politte I play first doubles with Libby Weed and today we are playing Deer Isle So I’ve got my tennis necklace on, and my tennis socks on, insert picture here And something I’m going to be thinking about today is Last night when we had practice, Farrar was talking about how when the doubles start off with a win for the day It really sets the mood for the rest of the players. It also just takes some of the pressure off the singles players That they don’t feel like they have to get the win to like save the team And I’m hoping everyone has a good match and I’m going to be Hoping my serve works And hoping that me and Libby can really stay aggressive throughout and like not get super crazy In the middle because, it’s happened before So uh, oh I also know Lindsay’s going to be expecting some quality waves throughout the day Startin’ off strong So, there’s approximately 1.5 hours till match time I think my main goal for today’s match is to really focus on getting my serves in Because last match I double faulted like a million times and that really sucks Especially if it’s a close match and you lose points from messing up your serve Also, just coming out prepared and ready to go because last time I started out a little slow My goal today is to not double fault so much because that was a huge Factor in my losing at the other match Unforced errors in general I mean you can’t go a match without having unforced errors But my goal is to just have like a ton less I’m feeling good, what about you? Oh that’s wonderful It was 8-1 It was okay, but I still messed up my serves Hopefully next match I’ll achieve my goal of not double faulting as much It went good, the score was 8-2. There was one point where I could not serve at all so that was rough A lot better than last match It was 8-0, and I didn’t double fault at all
Hey guys, it’s Cloe, and welcome back to my channel if you’re new here, please hit subscribe Today’s video is all about every girl’s dream locker and when I say every girl. I don’t actually mean every girl I know every girl’s not the same, but this was my dream locker I feel like my channel and my videos have started to become more and more like my fictional world and This locker is what I dreamt of when I was younger and of course this week’s challenge press subscribe if you’re not already Turn on my notifications, press the like button and comment down below letting me know your main locker Essential in the time it takes me to blow a bubble This is a challenge Congratulations to all of you who completed the challenge. OOH! and here we go! My dog peed on my shirt this morning Same Really? No! Do you like school that much Cloe?! it makes the school day a little bit more fun, whatever Hey, Cloe. Don’t forget your calculator for the test today Okay, see you there! Welcome back Cloe Thank you. Would you like a snack?
Sure that sounds great What kind of music would you like to listen to?Hmm.. Maybe something bubbly. Activating bubbles That’s nice, but can you play something? hey locker? Can you put on YouTube and play Cloe Couture? So let’s skip to the future and begin this video *School bell rings* Cloe, you have 5 minutes to get to your next class Hey, where were you? I just farted really loud, in front of the cutest guy in school I need to use your locker. No problem go go go What was she talking about? Oh she has to use something in my locker. There’s something she needs to use Alright students today We’re running the mile. The mile? But I’m telling you this is going to change your life. This activity builds team strength, team bonding, team spirit this.is.the.mile Cloe I can’t run the mile. Why? Uh, I ran the mile last year Wasn’t pretty. I felt terrible. And when I got there. I threw up, and then I peed my pants Okay, I have something for you I want to show you something, but you can’t tell anyone like I don’t want to spread it around the school okay? Are you ready? Whoa This is your locker. Yes. I love it. Hey locker. Let’s get this party started Activating the party mode Random locker inspection No bricks in your locker. Yeah. No food in the lockers Cloe, I knew that girl’s weird. Okay! So that was it for this video I hope you guys enjoyed make sure to leave it a like, turn on my notifications, press subscribe, leave a comment You guys know the drill. I really don’t need to tell you again, but you know Reinforce the good habits. Also you guys should check out my vlog channel I’ve been vlogging so much recently my vlog channel is Chloe Breena I vlogged the behind the scenes of this video and show you guys like how we made the whole set I took you throughout the entire day, and yeah check out my vlogs for more like behind the scenes of my life fun everything FUN FUN And there’s a lot of pressure to like know how to finish a sentence strong because sometimes the sentence just like fades out You know, but yeah, I’ve been working that super hard on my vlogs, and it’s something that I’m really passionate about right now And I think you should check it out ah oh ha ha *gibberish* so basically the like thought process behind this video was actually inspired from me in Middle school I remember one time I was running the mile And I was thinking like what if I Could literally go inside my locker and hang out in there when I didn’t want to do certain things in school So like taking a test running the mile if I was just having like a bad day and I could like go chill in my little locker lounge a lot of my recent videos have just been inspired by like dreams I Had as a kid so let me know in the comments if you have any cool kid inspired video ideas I was always super obsessed with decorating walkers too for all the og cloe couture fans I did a decorating my locker video when I was in like eighth grade hey guys today I am showing you how to make your locker really cute and Pretty for school and some people are probably going to be like why would you want your locker to look like cute? I mean its just a locker I remember at the time like I was searching all over YouTube for Locker videos of like how to make this perfect locker and I would like research the best shelves and research the best like Wallpapers like I was obsessed if you’re obsessed with decorating your locker, and you’re the only one at your school Who’s like trying to make a super pretty and perfect just know you’re not alone like I was that person it’s so funny because I started this video idea like who I should do like a diy locker Video, and then it turned into this I feel like I’ve really discovered my niche on YouTube And that is just like fantasy like my videos are just this like crazy creation of my mind and I like to create like little mystical magical worlds that can’t exist in real life and it’s cool because I can create anything so if you guys have something you want me to create let me know in the Opportunities are endless, but yeah that is it for this video I hope you guys enjoyed and I will see you guys next Tuesday. Love you. Bye
Hey guys, it’s Hasan Minhaj from Patriot Act. Hey guys, it’s Hasan Minhaj from Patriot Act. Here I am at The Princeton Review
on a Saturday morning much like so many nervous brown children. Now, for those of you guys who don’t know, Now, for those of you guys who don’t know, on the first episode of Patriot Act,
the Affirmative Action episode, I bared my soul in front of the entire world. I told everyone what my SAT score was which is really really really really really gutsy. I got a 1310 on the SAT. And that opened up the floodgates. People on the Internet started making fun of me. A girl in the front row started making fun of me. So here I am to redeem myself, today. I am going to take the SAT 16 years
later and prove myself. Hasan, here we are. Big day. Don’t disappoint us. Do well – OK? Here’s your lunch. I am very nervous for you. Why? Because I heard it’s a hard test.
I hope you do well. You think I won’t do well? I’m praying that you will do well. Alright, let’s do the test. I’m going to go through a couple
of housekeeping things but most importantly I’m going to go
through the structure of the exam. but most importantly I’m going to go
through the structure of the exam. We’re going to be spending a solid 3 hours together. We’re going to be spending a solid 3 hours together. Alright, here we go. Alright. Folks, the SAT is divided into four different
sections, they are up on the board. Number one is the reading section. It is the marathon section, 65 minutes. Then you’ll have a short ten minute break…
[VOICE TRAILS OFF] [VOICE ECHOES] “Don’t disappoint us…” “But don’t get nervous…” “Three hours of time…” “1310…” “Redemption…” “UC Santa Cruz…” [VOICES COLLIDE] You’re going to do brilliantly, I can feel it in the room. Why does this say the page is left blank? Folks there is no talking during the exam. It disturbs other people.
I’m not talking to them I’m asking you. I understand there’s no talking
to the instructor, the proctor, anybody else in the exam. Sorry, sir. Do we… Do we all have the same test? So this is just a safe question technically… Can I use the bathroom? I don’t know how to use this. If I don’t talk to them but if I go outside can I- Folks, I’m not answering any more questions. We’re keeping to our time.
We have exactly 35 minutes left. Ok this is the first break. Here’s the thing. I’m in over my head. I came in hot. I thought reading
comprehension was great. I knew what I was talking about. I know English. I can just read stuff. There is a thing about a lady named Ellington, I think. At one point I just did the Mortal Kombat blood code. I said A, B, A, C, A, B, B, A, B, A, C, A, B, B… And that has gotten me through
a lot of things in Sega Genesis so I assumed it would work on the SAT. Here’s the problem, I think Robert the proctor has it out for me.
I tried to ask legitimate questions,
every time he Dikembe Mutombo’d me.
The girl behind me is also a hater.
At this point I have no idea what to do because math with a calculator became
a guessing game at the end. One of my deepest insecurities is getting so
low that I don’t get into UC Santa Cruz.
It’s starting to get to a point where I
think 1310 might be good on the SAT. C…C…C…C…C…C… Ok folks, that is time. The SAT is now over. [SCREAMS] Well done. Answer sheets in your booklets. Hand them in to be graded. Give it to me practically. Can I get into Stanford? No. Can I get into UCLA? No. UC San Diego? No. UC Davis? No. UC Santa Cruz? Maybe. Jesus Christ. Your total score… is 1030. [ECHOES] 1030… “I got a 1310 on the SAT” “and every Indian and Asian person is like,
‘1310… You are a moron.’” [ECHOES] “You are a moron..” [ECHOES] “1030…” NAJME: That’s pretty good, Hasan.
ROBERT: I agree.
NAJME: Good job.