Courier sports staff
---- — URBANDALE — In a tournament filled with some of the best volleyball teams in the state, the Oskaloosa Indians didn’t go home from the Urbandale Invitational Saturday empty-handed. Osky picked up a sweep against Des Moines Hoover (21-17, 21-6) in pool play and a sweep of Des Moines East (25-17, 25-9) in the consolation bracket after suffering pool-play losses to the hosting J-Hawks (21-14, 21-9) and Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (21-15, 21-6).
Oskaloosa’s hope of having a winning weekend ended when eighth-ranked (4A) Indianola swept the Indians in the consolation semifinals 25-17 and 25-9. Indianola lost in three games in the fifth-place match to Sioux City North (20-25, 27-25, 15-11) while Urbandale fell in the championship match to Western Christian 26-24 and 25-11.
Oskaloosa (3-21) will host Dallas Center-Grimes tonight.