Cards move up in rankings

NEWTON — Newton’s Cardinals climbed to the No. 13th spot in the week’s IGHSAU Class 4A volleyball rankings.

The Cardinals were 15th a week ago.

They go into Saturday’s Johnston Invitational with a 21-9 record. They open Saturday’s pool play against Dowling Catholic (26-5), which is ranked No. 7 in Class 5A, at 8:30 a.m.

Newton also plays Greene County and West Des Moines Valley in its pool