The Grundy Center Spartans entered last Thursday in an unusual position - tied for second in the North Iowa Cedar League-West. They’ve held the crown every year since AGWSR wore it in 2009. The Cougars, who have pushed teams all season, were mired in fourth at 1-4 in the loop.
There were times senior Cougar Taylor Sperfslafge felt this might be her class’ first win over the Spartans. Instead, GC came to Ackley and left with a 3-1 win (25-22, 16-25, 25-16, 25-21).