Volleyball

The University of Northern Iowa volleyball program’s Purple and Gold scrimmage is set for Sunday, Aug. 20 at the McLeod Center.

Admission is free and the doors will open at 1:15 p.m. The Panthers will draw for door prizes and UNI volleyball gear will be on sale until the scrimmage begins at 2 p.m. Fans can engage in on-court activities with coaches, players and UNI’s mascots following the match.

Iowa State was picked to finish fourth in the Big 12 Conference preseason volleyball poll released Thursday.

Texas was picked to win the league with Kansas a close second and Baylor third. The Longhorns received six of nine first-place votes with the Jayhawks receiving the other three.

Iowa State is coming off an 18-11 season that included a 10-5 Big 12 record and an 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The Cyclones return nine letterwinners.

Football

Waterloo Leisure Services is accepting registrations for its Optimist Flag Football League that begins Sept. 14 at Riverfront Sports Park.

The six-on-six game provides every player with a chance to be a receiver, a runner and a passer. Registration fee is $45 before Sept. 5, $50 from Sept. 6-12 and $60 after Sept. 12.

For more information or to register, call (319) 291-0165 or stop by the Cedar Valley SportsPlex at 300 Jefferson St. in Waterloo.

The Cedar Valley SportsPlex is offering a Football Fundamentals Clinic for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten boys and girls.

Sessions begin Sept. 11 and will take place at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex in Waterloo and coaches will focus on teaching proper mechanics and football terminology.

Registration fee is $27, and the registration deadline is Sept. 5. For more information or to register, call (319) 291-0165 or stop by the Cedar Valley SportsPlex at 300 Jefferson St. in Waterloo.

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