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The Hastings Heat 14-1's are competing in Reno, Nev., this weekend at the national championship. Team members in the front row are Jordan Engel and Shelby Wassink. In the middle are Heather Petersen, Courtney Van De Velde and Rachel Bruch-Andersen. In the back are Kaylyn Nicklay, Erin Potter-Rank, Nicole Bauer, Rachel Reamer and Jennifer Lindberg. Their coaches (not pictured) are Rita Girgen, Elly Braaten and Bob Petersen.

Bump, set, spike - in Reno

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For the first time in as long as their coach can remember, ten eighth-grade Hastings girls are going to Reno, Nev., to compete in the 2010 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships.


"This is the first Hastings Heat team to ever go to nationals," head coach Rita Girgen said. "We are very excited to go and compete."

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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