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November 12, 2012

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Pekin Elementary wins Presidential Physical Fitness state title

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Fuhs Earns MVC Leadership And Service Award

Drake University fifth-year senior Avery Fuhs has earned the Missouri Valley Conference Leadership and Service Award, the conference announced this week. The former Chariton Charger and current Bulldog offensive lineman is one of 10 MVC student-athletes to earn the award for the 2012 fall season.

In order to be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be in good academic standing, demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service and must participate in a sport, during the season of recognition.

In addition to serving as a team captain and leading the Bulldogs’ offensive line, Fuhs has been tireless in his service to the Des Moines and Iowa community while maintaining a 3.46 grade point average in his pursuit a double major in biology and biochemistry, cell and a molecular biology.

The Chariton native has been instrumental in the team’s volunteer efforts at Blank Children’s Hospital as well as Meals From the Heartland each of his five seasons in the program. A regular volunteer at the Iowa Homeless Shelter and Veterans Affairs Hospital, he also helped remodel the Ronald McDonald House at Iowa Methodist Hospital and regularly participates in the Bulldogs’ elementary school reading program.

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State Volleyball Tournament jumping ahead a day next year

Those planning on making the trip to Cedar Rapids next fall for the Iowa Girls State Volleyball Tournament will need to mark their calendars a day ahead, and a week later.

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union approved to move the dates of the 2013 Iowa Girls State Volleyball Tournament. The tournament, which is normally held Wednesday through Saturday, will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 12 and wrap up with the finals on Friday, Nov. 15.

This year’s tournament wraps on this Saturday with the five state title matches being played from 10 a.m. through the Class 1A title match starting at approximately 6 p.m. Next year’s tournament, which several area teams will be hoping to be a part of, will return to it’s normal home in Cedar Rapids of the U.S. Cellular Center. The Cedar Rapids Ice Arena is hosting this year’s tournament while the U.S. Cellular Center undergoes renovations.

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