Our number four story for the 2017/2018 School year for Knoxville was Alex Griggs making a run to the state singles tournament in tennis. Griggs went to a third set with 2017 fourth place state finisher Lily Roozeboom of Pella and won advance to the finals…where she would eventually fall to Pella’s Brooke Jorgensen and advance to state as a regional runner-up. A near speechless Griggs told KNIA/KRLS Sports that it was just amazing to make the state meet. Griggs would draw the overall number one seed in the tournament, Yana Gaskell of Fairfield, where Griggs would fall in straight sets. Her state meet came to an end in the consolation bracket when she fell to Maddie Hartley of Clarinda in two sets.

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