It’s time the IHSA gave volleyball some respect

Mother McAuley after its Autumnfest championship. Mother McAuley. St. Francis. Benet. McAuley. Benet. Benet. Lyons. Cary-Grove. St. Charles East. Naperville Central. St. Francis. McAuley. Naperville Central. Joliet Catholic. Downers Grove South. See a trend here? Other than Cary-Grove’s 2009 title team led by Kelly Lamberti and Colleen Smith, you have to go all the way back to 1991 and Belleville West to find a team not from the western or southern suburbs of Chicago that ruled the big school state volleyball field. Coaches and fans affecti

All sectionals are created equal, but some sectionals are more equal than others

(function(jQuery) { function init() { window.wSlideshow && window.wSlideshow.render({elementID:"462029301494678488",nav:"none",navLocation:"bottom",captionLocation:"bottom",transition:"fade",autoplay:"1",speed:"5",aspectRatio:"auto",showControls:"true",randomStart:"false",images:[{"url":"5/3/2/0/53203179/carrie-prosek_1.jpg","width":"400","height":"534","caption":"Minooka coach Carrie Prosek"},{"url":"5/3/2/0/53203179/grace-cleveland_3.jpg",...

How The Illprepvb.com Top 20 Fared

 1.  Marist (36-1)       Defeated Lemont 25-16, 25-20. Next: Monday vs. Lincoln-Way East at Andrew.  2.  Minooka (35-2)       Defeated Naperville Central 25-23, 25-20. Next: Monday vs. Naperville North at Waubonsie Valley.    3.  Mother McAuley (33-4)       Defeated DeLaSalle 25-17, 25-12. Next: Monday vs. Jones at St. Ignatius.   4.  Benet (31-6)       Defeated Neuqua Valley 25-20, 27-25. Next: Monday vs. Waubonsie Valley at Waubonsie Valley.    5.  Joliet Catholic (29-8)       Lost to Waubonsie Valley 25-21, 23-25, 26-24. Season complete

Regional Championship Results 10/26/2017

At CarmelCrystal Lake Central def. Grayslake Central 25-13, 25-16Grayslake Central (23-14): Cassidy Beshel (8 kills), Elisa Koshy (2 kills, 2 blocks), Michelle Maraist (2 kills, 1 block), Lauren LaBeck (13 assists, 4 digs, 1 ace), Abby Marassa (4 digs, 1 ace), Lizzie Twardock (4 digs).At Elk GroveWheaton North def. Glenbard East 25-22, 25-14Wheaton North (25-12): Ani Clark (3 aces, 9 kills, 2 blocks, 1 dig, 1 assist), Elizabeth LaBue (1 ace, 8 digs), Madison Schorle (9 digs), Emmy Barnhorst (2 aces, 5 kills, 1 block, 4 digs), Eve Light (2...

How the Illprepvb.com Top 20 Fared

1. Marist (35-1)       Defeated Bloom 25-8, 25-7. Thursday vs. Lemont at Marist.  2.  Minooka (34-2)       Defeated Plainfield North 25-14, 25-21. Thursday vs. Naperville Central at Naperville Central.    3.  Mother McAuley (32-4)       Defeated Reavis 25-9, 25-4. Thursday vs. TBA at Reavis.   4.  Benet (30-6)       Defeated Oswego 25-17, 25-12. Thursday vs. Neuqua Valley at Oswego.    5.   Joliet Catholic (29-7)       Defeated Plainfield East 25-11, 25-18. Thursday vs. Waubonsie Valley at Bolingbrook.    6.  Marian Catholic (28-7)       D...

Regional Quarterfinal Results 10/23/2017

At BolingbrookLockport def. Aurora East 25-12, 25-9Lockport (24-11): JoDee Kovanda (7 kills, 14 assists), Morgan Schmutzler (6 kills).At CarmelZion-Benton def. Vernon Hills 25-20, 25-19.Vernon Hills: Rachel Wright (7 kills). At Cary-GroveLibertyville def. Grayslake North 25-14, 25-21Libertyville: Madi O’Brien (7 kills), Hopper (4 kills), Valente (4 kills), Moody (4 kills), Peyton O'Brien (13 assists), Kailey Christianson (12 assists). At Elk GroveGlenbard East def. Elk Grove 25-17, 25-16Glenbard East (17-19): Sarah Elliott (8 kills, 1 ace...

Seniors are the key to a long tournament run

(function(jQuery) { function init() { window.wSlideshow && window.wSlideshow.render({elementID:"471047517565369685",nav:"none",navLocation:"bottom",captionLocation:"bottom",transition:"fade",autoplay:"1",speed:"5",aspectRatio:"auto",showControls:"true",randomStart:"false",images:[{"url":"5/3/2/0/53203179/brie-isaacson_1.jpg","width":"400","height":"534","caption":"Naperville Central coach Brie Isaacson"},{"url":"5/3/2/0/53203179/carrie-prosek.jpg","width":"400...

Lyons Township Invitational – Results

Pool playMinooka def. Lake Zurich 25-9, 25-14Minooka def. Shepard 25-13, 25-19Minooka def. T.F. North 25-7, 25-8Minooka def. Geneva 25-21, 25-17 (gold bracket semifinals)Edwardsville def. Minooka 25-22, 28-26 (championship)Minooka (33-2): Allison Papesh (38 kills, 5 aces, 25 digs, 15 blocks), Rocky Perinar (43 kills, 36 digs, 4 aces, 10 blocks), Holly Bonde (33 kills, 12 blocks, 34 digs), Zoey Seput (29 digs, 104 assists), Taylor Baranski (62 digs), Olivia Klank (13 blocks, 7 kills). Pool playShepard def. T.F. North 25-11, 25-17Minooka de...

Results 10/20/2017

Batavia d. Neuqua Valley 25-16, 25-20Batavia (22-13): Jenna Garrett (13 assists, 3 kills, 2 aces), Sam Juarez (3 aces, 7 digs), Hannah Yaconis (6 kills, 2 blocks), Maddy Boyer (5 digs, 5 kills).Neuqua Valley (21-14). ...

Results 10/19/17

Glenbard South def. St. Edward 25-15, 25-13Glenbard South:  Kathleen Millett (6 kills), Maggie Bair (6 kills, 2 blocks), Bailee Flanagan (5 kills, 2 aces), Mady Carli (13 digs, 2 kills), Sadie Camfield (12 assists, 1 ace), Sydney Arlasky (9 assists, 3 digs).Glenbard West def. Downers Grove South 25-17, 25-18Glenbard West (26-9): Crawford (8 kills), Brodner (4 kills, 4 digs), Curtis (4 kills), Graff (4 kills), Patterson (4 kills), Ryan (8 digs), Dumerer (25 assists, 3 digs).Joliet Catholic def. Hinsdale South 25-13, 25-10Joliet Catholic (2...