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Cardinal volleyball team wants your support next week against Pella

To the editor:

Now that I sit here at the computer, I don’t know what to say, don’t know where to start.

All I can say is as a parent I’m bursting with excitement and if you get me started talking about the NHS Volleyball team it will be hard to get me to stop.

And I so badly want the community to be a part of the team’s accomplishment, to help the team succeed by their support and to experience their success.

For those that don’t follow the sports section, the NHS Volleyball team is so close to being conference champions; they are one game away ... and it’s a game against Pella that happens to be held on NHS Senior Night.

Pella is 6 - 0 in conference wins (ranked No. 12 in Class 4A); Newton is 5 - 1 (ranked No. 15 in Class 4A). If Newton wins Tuesday, the Cardinals become the conference champions. This would be a first for Newton volleyball as the highest they’ve placed is 2nd in the Little Hawkeye Conference.

So the reason for this letter is an invitation. I’m inviting you to come out Tuesday night, Oct. 22, at 7:15 p.m. to support the girls ... to show RED PRIDE. At least for volleyball, Pella is known for bringing along a great fan base.

I would like to see this for Newton as well.

There is nothing more discouraging for a team, especially at a home game, than to see the stands filled with more people in the visitor section. For those that have been coming to the home games (we’ve only had two home conference games up to this point), the girls have noticed.

They love it, so thank you. They love hearing the crowd. It pumps them up; gives them the momentum to keep going if they’ve had a bad run. It’s amazing how the outcome of a game can change in an instant.

The crowd is a big part of this; your presence does make a difference. If you haven’t been to or seen a volleyball game in years, you will see it has changed. The games go at a much faster pace.

Tuesday night’s game will be a great match to watch. Even if you don’t know the girls personally or aren’t really into sports, come out and support them anyway as they are part of our community and they are great kids.

Newton is such a great town to live in and to be a part of. Show them what community support is all about; what Newton is all about.

Dawn Bleeker

(proud parent and supporter of these girls since they were in elementary school)


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