Hinsdale Central pockets three of a kind, defeats Whitney Young in two

After losing three straight, Hinsdale Central won its third match in as many days Thursday by defeating Whitney Young in Hinsdale. By Matt Le CrenSpecial to Illprepvb.comThree seems to be Hinsdale Central’s magic number so far this season – for better or worse.The Red Devils won their first three matches before losing three in a row.Now they’re back on track after winning their third game in as many days on Thursday.Outside hitters Erika Kalman and Ellie Henneman pounded 9 kills apiece and junior rightside Elizabeth Sessa landed 8 to lead t...

Normal U-High bests St. Thomas More in showdown of 1A, 3A state powers

Sophomore outside hitter Levyn Snow (5) and the Normal U-High Pioneers, coming off a 3-2 performance at last weekend's Illprepvb.com Plainfield North Crimson Classic, rallied to defeat defending IHSA Class 1A champion St. Thomas More on Monday. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) By Randy SharerSpecial to Illprepvb.comNORMAL – The question of how far apart elite teams are in different classes got an answer on Monday when reigning IHSA Class 1A champion Champaign St. Thomas More traveled 58 miles to visit Class 3A’s No. 1-ranked Normal University Hi...

Tuesday, August 23 results

Batavia opened its 2022 season Tuesday by defeating West Aurora. Tuesday, August 23 results​Annawan def. (Rock Island) Alleman 25-19, 25-20Alleman (0-1 overall, 0-0 in the Western Bix Six): Ashley Wood (1 kill, 3 digs), Megan Hulke (3 assists, 2 digs), Carson Wendt (2 kills, 3 blocks), Audrey Erickson (1 kill, 2 blocks), Clair Hulke (4 kills, 2 blocks), Rhyca Fullerlove (1 block), Yesenia Sieber-Casco (2 aces, 2 assists), Genesis Reyes (1 assist, 4 digs), Iris Reynolds (1 ace, 1 kill, 4 blocks, 1 dig), Miracle Martensen (2 digs), Sasha Com...

Illprepvb.com presents 150 of the top high school players in the Class of '23

Fresh off winning an AAU national championship, Plainfield North's Lauren Jansen (11) hopes to lead Plainfield North to a Southwest Prairie Conference crown this fall. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Today, Illprepvb.com continues our look at some of the top high school players in Illinois with those members of the Class of 2023 expected to return and make an impact for their teams this fall. Later this week, we will be publishing a list of the top juniors and sophomores we anticipate/expect/hope to see this fall when the high school volleyball...

Wednesday, April 20 results

Loyola's 6-4 sophomore Benjamin Trapp tries to drive the ball pasdt a pair of Metea Valley defenders during last weekend's Tiger Classic at Wheaton Warrenville South. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Wednesday, April 20 resultsDowners Grove South def. Glenbard East 25-15, 25-22Glenbard East (13-4 overall, 3-0 in the Upstate Eight Conference):Tyler Johnwick (6 kills, 4 blocks), Connor Soto (15 assists, 4 digs, 2 aces, 2 kills), Bartek Kwidzinski (3 kills, 1 assist), Aidan Weltin (3 kills), Jack Austin (2 kills, 2 blocks), Jack Junior (1 ace...

Tuesday, March 29 results

Oswego Tournament champion Rockton Hononegah was scheduled to play unbeaten NIC-10 rival Rockford Jefferson Tuesday. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Tuesday March 29 resultsBarrington def. Rolling Meadows 25-17, 25-16Barrington (6-0 overall, 0-0 in the Mid Suburban West): Jack O'Riordan (4 kills, 2 digs, 3 aces), Cole Hartke (6 kills, 3 digs, 3 aces), Nick Oland (12 assists).Buffalo Grove def. Fremd 25-23, 22-25, 25-23Fremd (0-1 overall, 0-0 in the Mid-Suburban West): Aaron Sallade (9 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs), Camden Seaver (9 kills, 6 aces, 1 dig)...

Lincoln-Way East bests Glenbard West for bragging rights … at least for the present

Glenbard West's Parker Moorhead had 11 kills, but it wasn't enough as Lincoln-Way East defeated the preseason No. 1 Hilltoppers, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, Thursday in Frankfort. (Archive photo by Dave Ruggles) https://youtu.be/BXJExVvuOuU By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com Editor277 days.That’s how much time has passed since Lincoln-Way East and Glenbard West met in the third-place game of the 2021 IHSA Boys Volleyball Tournament in Glen Ellyn last spring, a match in which the Hilltoppers spanked the Griffins, 25-14, 25-15.277 days.Water under...

Tuesday, October 19 results

Fresh off winning its first conference title since 2008, Lockport won more hardware at last weekend's Autumn Knights Invitational, defeating host Lincoln-Way Central in the finals. Tuesday, October 19 results Alleman def. Hall 25-17, 25-20Alleman: Anne VanDerHeede (2 aces, 18 assists, 4 digs), Bella Runge (4 digs), Clair Hulke (1 assist, 9 kills, 2 blocks, 9 digs), Claire Sottos (1 ace, 2 kills, 1 block, 2 digs), Colleen Kenney (2 aces, 7 kills, 9 digs), Iris Reynolds (3 kills), Lauren Reger (1 ace, 2 digs).Arthur Lovington-Atwood Ha...