Monday, March 25 results

Monday, March 25 results Bolingbrook def. Romeoville 33-31, 25-14 De La Salle def. Victoria Soto 25-15, 21-25, 25-9 No. 2 Lincoln-Way West def. Providence 27-25, 25-22 CICS Northtown def. Guerin Prep 25-11, 27-25  ...

Jepsen, Marist celebrate coach’s birthday with a victory over Joliet Catholic

By Randy Whalen Special to Illprepvb.com There was one order of business the Marist volleyball team had to do directly after its 25-17, 25-17 win Tuesday over Joliet Catholic – sing “Happy Birthday” to their coach, Jordan Vidovic. But the real present that Vidovic has this season is his team’s depth. That showed through as the RedHawks brought in a variety of players to contribute in the East Suburban Catholic Conference opener for both teams. “They remembered it all day,” Vidovic said of his birthday. “That's just the type of kids we

Lincoln-Way West overcomes mistakes and a (finally) healthy Providence team

(Photos by Dave Ruggles) By Randy Whalen Special to Illprepvb.com Shorthanded No. 2-ranked Lincoln-Way West remained unbeaten heading into this weekend’s big Wheaton-Warrenville South Tiger Classic, but it wasn’t easy. Minus middle hitter Chris Dargan and setter David Flores, who are on spring break trips with their families, Lincoln-Way West's depth showed through again Monday as it toppled Providence 27-25, 25-22, in a battle of schools located fewer than 2 miles apart in New Lenox. Just as he had done two days earlier in a 25-22...

Wildcat Jrs. 18 Black wins 18 USA division at 2019 Nike Mideast Qualifier

  Wildcats Jrs. 18 Black defeated HPSTL 18 Royal out of St. Louis, Missouri, in the championship match Sunday to win the 18 USA division at the 2019 Nike Mideast Qualifier at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The bid was re-allocated since Wildcat Jrs. 18 Black had already qualified for the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships in Dallas Texas, April 26-28, in the 18 USA division, earning a bid at the Winter Volleyball Championships at McCormick Place in January. The crew from the North ...

Saturday, March 23 tournament results

Saturday, March 23 tournament results At Hoffman Estates Palatine def. Mundelein 25-17, 25-15 Palatine def. St. Viator 25-23, 25-17 Palatine def. Oak Park-River Forest 21-25, 25-22, 15-12 Palatine def. West Chicago 25-16, 25-16 Palatine: Curtis McLennan (50 kills, 5 aces, 5 blocks), Spaletto (22 kills), Matijevic (19 kills, 4 aces, 19 digs), Jones (12 kills, 5 blocks, 6 aces), Rinella (91 assists, 4 aces, 3 blocks, 20 digs), T. Lambke (25 digs). Oak Park-River Forest def. Mundelein 25-12, 25-10 Palatine def. Oak Park-River For...

Short-handed L-WW tops R-B at Joliet West; MVP Howard, Loyola reign at Vernon Hills

(Photos by Dave Ruggles) By Randy Whalen Special to Illprepvb.com Without a pair of starters, the Lincoln-Way West boys volleyball team showed its depth. The No. 2 ranked Warriors rallied past a very game Riverside-Brookfield team on Saturday to capture the championship of the Joliet West Tiger Challenge. The Warriors (6-0) who return all but two players from last season’s IHSA quarterfinal team, were playing without middle hitter Chris Dargan and setter David Flores. Both were gone on spring break family trips. “These guys are definitely ...

Barrington relies on relentless defense; Glenbard East’s Maier wins No. 500

Marci Maier lost her window seat, but she gained career win No. 500. While No. 18 Glenbard East was rallying from a 23-21 deficit in the third set to defeat Plainfield Central, 23-25, 25-17, 29-27, Friday at Barrington in pool play of the Barrington/Vernon Hills Tournament, Maier missed her check-in time for a flight out of town Saturday night. “Group B, number 52,” she said. “I’m going to end up with a middle seat.” But coupled with her team’s 25-18, 25-19 victory over Prospect later in the evening, Maier could take some solac...

Friday, March 22 tournament results

Friday, March 22 results At Barrington No. 6 Sandburg def. Prospect 25-12, 25-13 Sandburg (2-1): David Vales (8 kills), Cam Petrusevski (20 assists). No. 6 Sandburg def. Plainfield Central 25-20, 25-18 Sandburg (3-1): Cort Jensen (7 kills), David Vales (7 kills), Cam Petrusevski (24 assists). Naperville North def. Warren 25-18, 27-29, 29-27 Naperville North (2-0): John Jaworski (10 kills), Henry Zhou (9 kills), Dillon Bramlett (7 kills), Darius Baginskis (10 digs), Chandler Olson (28 assists). Naperville North def. Pr...

Harrington, No. 1 Glenbard West break late tie to slip No. 3 Lincoln-Way East

By Randy Whalen Special to Illprepvb.com As advertised. In a matchup between two teams that have combined to win the past five IHSA championships, No. 1-ranked Glenbard West pulled away down the stretch Thursday to defeat Lincoln-Way East 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, in a scintillating match before a pack-the-place crowd in Glen Ellyn. Ben Harrington (16 kills, 6 digs, 3 blocks, ace) led the way for Glenbard West (2-0). But the junior outside hitter had plenty of help down the stretch as the Hilltoppers rallied for the final 4 points. ...

Thursday, March 21 results

Thursday, March 21 results Belvidere def. Rockford East 25-21, 26-28, 25-20 Edwardsville def. Belleville Althoff 25-13, 25-12 No.1 Glenbard West def. No. 3 Lincoln-Way East 22-25, 25-21, 25-22 Lincoln-Way East (1-1): Brent O’Donnell (10 assists, 1 dig), Ike Majahan (3 kills, 6 digs), Ian Nicholson (1 kill, 1 block), Trevor Lewis (6 kills, 14 assists, 1 ace, 2 blocks), Wil McPhillips (7 kills, 1 ace, 2 blocks, 2 digs), John Glennon (3 kills, 1 block), Casey Goss (2 kills, 1 dig), Danny Pacini (11 digs). Glenbard West (2-0): Ben Ha...