Volleyball - 2017


The Gehlen Catholic Jays volleyball team plays a very competitive schedule (60% of 2016 matches were against 2A, 3A, & 4A, 5A or ranked 1A opponents) and competes in the strong War Eagle Conference.

Individual match and season statistics can be accessed at the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union website. Go to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union website listed below and then click on the "QuikStats Iowa" file on the lefthand side of the page. IMPORTANT: Due to volleyball's highly collective nature, statistics rarely accurately reflect a person's or team's total performance.

For a variety of information concerning the Gehlen Catholic volleyball program click on the files and links listed below. 


With the changeover to our new website, some items were lost from this webpage.  Hopefully they will be restored in the near future.

JAYS TO PLAY AT STATE!:  For the 8th time in the nine years, the Jays will be going to Cedar Rapids to compete in the Class 1A State Volleyball Tournament.  The #3 Jays will the 7th ranked Tripoli team on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m.  This will mark the 4th time these teams have met in the state tournament.  Complete pairings can found at the IGHSAU webpage.

  The Jays defeated Harris-Lake Park (25-19 25-27 25-23 25-13) to claim their 8th regional championship in 9 years.  The #3 Jays defeated Akron-Westfield and #15 Westwood in earlier regional action.   

JAYS WIN H-M-S TOURNAMENT:  The Jays went undefeated Saturday (Sept. 23) pushing their record to 20-4 to win the H-M-S Tournament for the 3rd straight year.  The Jays defeated South O'Brien, Newell-Fonda & Rock Valley in pool play.  In the semi's they defeated Trinity Christian before facing H-M-S for the championship.

 The Jays went 4-2 Sunday (Sept. 17) to finish in 3rd place at the CYO Tournament held on Algona.  The Jays defeated Remsen St. Mary's, Storm Lake St. Mary's, Bishop Garrigan (#13 1A), and Fort Dodge St. Ed's in straight sets.  Their losses came to eventual champion Kuemper Catholic (#1 3A) and runner-up Bishop Heelan (#5 4A). Katie Peters and Brooklyn Heissel were named to the All-Tournament Team (picture below).

VB All CYO Team

JAYS CLAIM CROWN AT SHELDON TOURNAMENT:  The Gehlen Jays volleyball team ran their record to 6-0 while claiming the Sheldon Tournament championship Sept. 2.  In pool play they defeated Sibley-Ocheyedan (21-7, 21-3), Central Lyon (20-22, 21-12, 15-9) and LeMars Community (21-12, 21-11) in pool play.  The Jays then defeated Cherokee (21-15, 23-25, 15-9) to claim the championship.

JAYS REMAIN #3 IN CLASS 1A POLL:  In the final IGHSAU volleyball poll the Gehlen Jays stayed in the #3 spot in Class 1A.  



LINE JUDGING GUIDELINES:  For those who would like to read some helpful tips for line judges. Click here.

THE FUNDAMENTAL UNIQUENESS OF VOLLEYBALL:  An explanation of what makes volleyball unique among the major team sports. Click here.

PAST VOLLEYBALL SEASON SUMMARIES:  Full of info, stats, and honor teams concerning various Jay teams starting with 2006.

2006 Season Summary

2007 Season Summary

2008 Season Summary

2009 Season Summary

2010 Season Summary

2011 Season Summary

2012 Season Summary

2013 Season Summary

2014 Season Summary

2015 Season Summary

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