Glenbard West rocks some Amadeus, wins the Lincoln-Way East Invitational

Glenbard West's Parker Moorhead (12) had 9 kills in the championship match against Roncalli (Indianapolis, Indiana) Saturday at the Lincoln-Way East Invitational. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorThat gentleman wearing a black tuxedo with a gray vest and red tie at Glenbard West’s prom Saturday night requesting that the DJ play a little classical fare?That would be the Hilltoppers’ 6-4 outside hitter Parker Moorhead."I'm going to ask the DJ to play some Mozart," he said. Moorhead and his Glenbard West teammates ...

1st Alliance 18 Silver brings home Bronze from USAV national championship

1st Alliance 18 Silver finished third in the 18 National division at the just completed 2023 USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship in Columbus, Ohio. COLUMBUS, OHIO – That’s a wrap.The 2023 USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship concluded Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, and while Illinois did not produce any national champions, there were some solid finishes among the 11 teams from the state that competed.1st Alliance 18 Silver was the top finisher from the Great Lakes Region, going 7-1 and advancing to the Gold bra...

Saturday, April 29 results

Luke Pekol (16) and Joliet Catholic defeated Lincoln-Way West, 25-18, 25-21, to finish seventh at the Lincoln-Way East Invitational Saturday in Frankfort. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Saturday, April 29 resultsAt Lincoln-Way East Glenbard West def. Roncalli (Indianapolis, Indiana) 25-19, 25-15 (championship)Glenbard West (24-1 overall, 3-0 in the West Suburban Silver): Jack Anderson (20 assists, 2 kills, 2 blocks), Parker Moorhead (9 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace), Adam Graham (8 kills, 1 block), Casey Maas (5 kills, 2 bocks...

Friday, April 28 results

Friday, April 28 resultsAt Lincoln-Way EastBrother Rice def. Naperville North 25-16, 25-17Brother Rice (15-3 overall, 4-0 in the Chicago Catholic League): Shauniel Nelson (7 kills), Paul Baker (7 kills), Zach Mikrut (5 kills), Carter Mosel (4 kills), Roman Rzeszutko (21 assists), Ryne Collins (7 digs).Brother Rice def. Hamilton Southeastern 24-26, 25-23, 15-13Brother Rice (16-3 overall, 4-0 in the Chicago Catholic League): Paul Baker (10 kills), Shauniel Nelson (13 kills, 2 aces), Carter Mosel (4 kills), Zach Mikrut (4 kills), Roman Rzeszutko ...

Glenbard South seniors’ ‘all-or-nothing’ season now includes victory over Fremd

Glenbard South iproved to 16-3 overall with a 25-21, 25-16 victory Thursday over Fremd in Glen Ellyn. By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorThis is the year they’ve been pointing to since a boys’ volleyball team first took the court at Glenbard South in 2020.And, so far, they haven’t disappointed.Thursday, the Upstate Eight Conference-contending Raiders improved to 16-3 by knocking off Mid-Suburban West co-leader Fremd, 25-21, 25-16, in Glen Ellyn.   “This is it,” said Glenbard South’s 5-10 setter Mike Hines. “This is it. We have ...

Washington’s Jori Dowling among first class of IHSAF scholarship recipients

Photo courtesy of Peoria Journal Star/Matt Dayhoff. Washington's Jori Dowling Jori Dowling, a 6-0 middle hitter from downstate Washington, was one of 14 members of the inaugural class of scholarship winners named by the Illinois High School Activities Foundation (IHSAF).Each of the 14 winners are currently seniors at IHSA member high schools and will receive a $1,000 scholarship towards their future education. To be eligible for the scholarship, the candidates had to be seniors at IHSA schools who plan to major in education in college, i...

Thursday, April 27 results

Dominic Pannarale (far court, 2) and the Oswego Panthers will compete at the Lincoln-Way East tournament this weekend. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) SHOP OUTLET ITEMS FOR UP TO 40% OFF AT WILSON! HTTPS://WILSON.SJV.IO/C/2340877/1616671/9003 Thursday, April 27 resultsAndrew def. Stagg 31-29, 25-18Andrew (13-8 overall, 2-1 in the Southwest Suburban Conference): TJ Dziekan (33 assists, 2 kills, 3 digs), Sean Monahan (15 kills, 6 digs, 1 block), Cian Collins (13 kills, 9 digs, 1 block), Jimmy Manthey (4 digs, 2 blocks, 2 digs), Tyler Se...

Wednesday, April 26 results

Glenbrook South's Chance Shampine (7) had 10 kills, 8 assists and 4 digs in Tuesday's win over Warren. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Wednesday, April 26 resultsBenet Academy def. Metea Valley 25-20, 30-32, 26-24Benet Academy (11-7 overall, 1-1 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference): Thomas Galbraith (14 kills), Dominic Krzeczkowski (12 kills), Aris Maurukas (8 kills), Marty Radgowski (6 kills), Reed Hefley (20 assists), Jacob Olejnik (20 assists), Ryan Mitra (12 digs).Bolingbrook def. Chicago Christian 25-16, 25-15Chicago Christian (4-16-...

Tharpe leads Whitney Young past Jones College Prep; eyes ultimate prize

Jones College Prep fell into a first-place tie with Whitney Young and Taft in the Chicago Public Gold with its 25-21, 25-29 loss to the Dolphins on Tuesday. By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorFew could have imagined that after his friend dragged him to a boys’ volleyball tryout a few years back that Whitney Young’s 6-8 outside hitter Tyler Tharpe would have developed into one of the top high school players in the country.But there is one thing that Tharpe, who has committed to continue his academic and volleyball career at Ohio State next...

Glenbard West stops Marist’s streak; Shampine, Glenbrook South rule DGS

Chance Shampine (7) had 24 kills in the championship match Saturday at the Richard Griesheim Invitational at Downers Grove South as Glenbrook South nudged Oak Park-River Firest, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) By Randy WhalenSpecial to Illprepvb.comAs a top returner from the defending state champion Glenbard West boys' volleyball team, Parker Moorhead knows what it takes to win.“I want it all,” Moorhead said. “I love winning.”Moorhead made sure the Hilltoppers did more winning on Saturday. He earned tournament MVP honors af...