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Latest Iowa Volleyball Rankings (10/4)

2013 Iowa Girls High School SIXTH Volleyball Rankings
Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union

Class 1A
1. Holy Trinity Catholic (28-1)
2. Janesville (19-3)
3. LeMars Gehlen Catholic (16-9)
4. New London (24-4)
5. Tripoli (12-10)
6. Central Lyon (18-4)
7. Stanton (23-4)
8. Grandview Park Baptist (17-9)
9. Lisbon (20-5)
10. Murray (15-1)
11. Harris-Lake Park (19-7)
12. Winfield-Mount Union (15-9)
13. Iowa Mennonite (15-8)
14. Martensdale-St. Mary's (17-7)
15. Fremont-Mills (14-3)

Class 2A
1. Dike-New Hartford (27-1)
2. Western Christian (21-1)


2 Bluejays earn Player of the Week honors

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their weekly football awards and this week two Minnesota Bluejay Football players have earned Player of the Week honors.

Minnesota West Inside Linebacker Matt Shively has been named Co-Defensive Player of the Week in the Southern Division. Shively, a sophomore from Oakdale (MN), had 15 tackles, including 2 quarterback sacks with a forced fumble and fumble recovery in the Bluejays 26-6 home victory over Ridgewater on Saturday. Matt Shively has 61 tackles through 5 games this season.


Shuanghui International Purchases Smithfield Foods

Most recent updates regarding Smithfield Foods purchasing agreement
SMITHFIELD, Va., Sept. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) announced today that the shareholders of the company voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed strategic combination with Shuanghui International Holdings Limited.


Latest Minnesota Football Rankings (10/2)

The latest Minnesota Associated Press state high school football polls. First-place are votes in parentheses, followed by record and total points.

9-Man
1. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (8) (6-0) 80
2. Kittson County Central (6-0) 60
3. Mountain Lake Area (6-0) 52
3. Edgerton/Ellsworth (6-0) 52
5. Spring Grove (6-0) 42
6. Win-E-Mac (6-0) 38
7. Nicollet (6-0) 36
8. Ely (6-0) 33
9. Floodwood (6-0) 17
10. Elmore Academy (6-0) 9
Others receiving votes: Kelliher/Northome 8, Grand Meadow 6, Lanesboro 5, Verndale 2

Class 1A
1. Mahnomen (7) (6-0) 79


Taiwan Delegation Visits Minnesota Locations

(St. Paul, MNCorn.org) -- Leaders of a 20-member delegation from Taiwan signed a letter of intent during a ceremony today at the Minnesota state capitol to purchase an estimated $1.83 billion worth of U.S. corn and corn co-products in 2014-15.

The letter -- also signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) president Tom Haag – declares the Taiwan Feed Industry Association’s intent to purchase about 197 million bushels of corn and 500,000 metric tons of corn co-products such as dried distillers grains (DDG).


Reuben Linton II is named Player of the Week for a second straight week

Earlier this week the Minnesota College Athletic Conference released their weekly football awards and for the second straight week, Minnesota West sophomore running back Reuben Linton II has earned Player of the Week honors.