The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Breaking News

Sports

July 5, 2014

JUST IN: Tubbs commits to Drake volleyball program

CLINTON — Elle Tubbs has a couple of years left to don a Clinton volleyball jersey, but on Saturday, she mapped out the next stop of her playing career.

Tubbs announced her verbal commitment on Twitter to play for Drake University in Des Moines.

“It’s a great opportunity,” Tubbs said during a phone interview. “The program is great, and the coaches are even better. I love the atmosphere there when I went to go compete for track and loved everything about it.”

Tubbs spoke very highly of Bulldogs coach Darrin McBroom, who is heading into his third season as head coach at Drake. McBroom has also coached at Iowa Western.

“He’s really, really good about rebuilding programs, and he wants to rebuild this Drake program so badly,” Tubbs said. He’s looking for Iowa girls to help rebuild a program that in all honesty hasn’t been very good.”

During the 2013 season, Drake won two matches on the season, and lost every match in Missouri Valley play, and didn’t win a game until the final match of the year.

“I’m very excited; he’s really trying to commit to getting Iowa girls and I’m thrilled he thinks I can do that,” Tubbs said. “I’m hoping to get a lot of playing time as a freshman to help with that.”

Other schools that were in play included Iowa, Marquette, and fellow Missouri Valley foe Loyola (IL).

Tubbs had a very good sophomore year for the River Queens.

She was second in the following categories, including aces (42), kills (207), and 90 percent serve efficiency.

Tubbs also had 24 blocks, but that’s the one part of her on-court game where she feels she needs to improve.

“I’ve been struggling with that this season, but it’s something I’ve been working on,” she said.

One aspect that Tubbs feels she wants to improve is her strength.

“I’m working in the weight room pretty hard,” Tubbs said. “I want to gain some weight, and get some meat on my bones.”

For more on Elle’s commitment, pick up a copy of Monday’s Clinton Herald.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 7-23-14 3B-Photo, Clinton baseball Kings feel re-energized (with VIDEOS & PHOTO ALBUM)

    CLINTON -- There’s nothing like a postseason run to get the juices flowing again and jumpstart a baseball season that at times was trying.The atmosphere around the Clinton High School program is upbeat these days. One game away from a second consecut

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Sky edges Fever ROSEMONT, Ill. — Sylvia Fowles knew she had to step up for her struggling team. Her teammates have said they need her, and her coach has challenged her.Fowles responded with 21 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead the Chicago Sky to a 6

    July 23, 2014

  • Sharp increase in teen use NEW YORK — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national su

    July 23, 2014

  • Best of the East enters town today CLINTON — After seeing some new scenery in the eastern portion of the Midwest League, the Clinton LumberKings are back home to welcome the top two teams from the opposite division — the West Michigan Whitecaps, who have won on average six out of ever

    July 23, 2014

  • Paterno's son sues Penn State over dismissal STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.Former

    July 23, 2014

  • 7-23-14 1B-Photo, Cubs Rizzo homers twice CHICAGO — If it was a sneak preview of the future at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night, then Chicago Cubs fans can’t wait for the sequel.Twenty-four-year-old Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and 24-year-old Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings for his fi

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Texas not talking title DALLAS — Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns wouldn’t be in the national championship game.The new coach toned down his honest assessment in future stops, then said Tuesday in his first

    July 23, 2014

  • AGWSR silences Marquette Catholic FORT DODGE — AGWSR of Ackley pitcher Ashley Sicard can add another win to her state tournament resume.AGWSR defeated Marquette Catholic (34-7) 2-0 with both runs coming in the third inning for the Cougars (28-6).In that third inning, the leadoff hitt

    July 23, 2014

  • 7-23-14 3B-PHOTO, BIG 12 BIG XII MEDIA DAYS Baylor likes its chances DALLAS — Coach Art Briles and Baylor arrived at Big 12 football media days as defending champions for the first time.Briles has a slightly different take on the Bears’ newfound standing.“How can you defend and protect something that nobody can take?

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22-14 Photo, Bowlsby Big 12 Commissioner issues warning about future DALLAS — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.“You’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby said. “There’s a lot of change coming.”During his opening address

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

High School Sports