Edwardsville's Sellers uses unscheduled break to create volleyball strategy game

Max Sellers, whose love of volleyball and interest in computers led to the creation of a unique volleyball strategy game, will continue his volleyball career at Augustana College in Rock Island. Edwardsville's Max Sellers played club ball for High Performance St. Louis. By Matt Le CrenSpecial to Illprepvb.comWhen the COVID-19 pandemic derailed his senior season, Max Sellers put his unexpected free time to good use.The libero from Edwardsville, who will continue his volleyball career at Augustana College in Rock Island, combined his love...

Minooka welcomes back 10 seniors; Niles North leaves South, and more

Middle hitter Mason Weis (12) and outside hitter Shane Ooms (11) led Minooka to the IHSA quarterfinals at Hoffman Estates in 2019, a destination the Indians' 10 seniors hope to reach again in 2020. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Note: Although Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzer’s most recent “stay at home” order extended school closings until April 8, Illprepvb.com will continue to publish content relevant to the 2020 high school boys’ volleyball season in the hope that it will be resumed at some point in the future. School: Grayslake NorthConference:...

Fenton gets help from roundballers; Guba takes over at Shepard, and more

Glenbard North's Michael Dziewior (to the right of and slightly behind Future 18 Elite coach Jacob Stone), is one of four veterans returning for Panthers' boss Dedra DeBenedetti. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Note: Although Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzer’s most recent “stay at home” order extended school closings until April 8, Illprepvb.com will continue to publish content relevant to the 2020 high school boys’ volleyball season in the hope that it will be resumed at some point in the future.School: FentonConference: Upstate EightHead coach: &n...

Saturday, November 16 results

Illini Bluffs' Emma Hicks (13) tries to get past the Newark block during the Class 1A championship game Saturday in Normal. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Saturday, November 16 IHSA finalsat Redbird ArenaClass 1AThird placeAthens def. Norris City-Omaha-Enfield 24-26, 25-16, 25-9Norris City-Omaha-Enfield (38-4 overall): Mattie Wells (22 assists, 12 digs), Hollan Everett (1 dig), Evie Duncan (8 kills, 19 digs), Emilee Bishop (7 kills, 9 digs, 1 block), Sophie Neal (9 kills, 1  assist, 9 digs), Kennedy Cook (4 kills, 1 assist, 3 digs), Abby Blac...

Saturday, September 21 results

Saturday, September 21 results At Wheaton Warrenville South Benet defeated Marist to win the Wheaton Classic on Saturday at Wheaton Warrenville South. Downers Grove North won the Bronze division at the Wheaton Classic hosted by Wheaton Warrenville South by defeating Oswego East. Saturday, September 21 results At Wheaton ClassicMarist def. Plainfield Central 25-20, 25-15Marist def. Plainfield North 25-16, 25-14Benet def. Marist 22-25, 29-27, 25-22Marist (12-2 overall, 1-1 in the East Suburban Catholic): Camry...

Tuesday, September 10 results

What a roll! Saturday, Carmel won the Ram Slam at Grayslake Central. Tuesday, the Corsairs knocked off No. 1-ranked Marist. Tuesday, September 10 resultsAddison Trail def. Willowbrook 25-13, 20-25, 25-20Addison Trail (9-5 overall, 1-0 in the West Suburban Gold)): Ally Severino (3 aces, 5 kills, 3 blocks, 2 digs), Amy Reyes (22 assists, 11 digs), Jess D’Ambrose (2 aces, 10 kills, 8digs), Katrina Bielanski (5 kills, 5 digs), Nicole Bartosik (10 digs), Pauline Wirbicki (3 digs).Willowbrook (4-5 overall, 0-1 in the West Suburban Gold): Natali...

Wednesday, May 8 Results

Wednesday, May 8 Results Argo def. Homewood-Flossmoor 25-18, 25-22Argo (11-17 overall, 3-4 in the South Suburban): Gavin Akoto (5 kills, 3 blocks), Cincere Colbert( 4 kills), David Ramos (3 kills), David Mulica (14 assists).Homewood-Flossmoor: Avery Cole-Danner (5 kills), Kenyon Haynes (12 assists), Ethan Tyner (3 blocks), Pollmacher (9 digs). Belleville West def. Granite City 25-13, 27-25 Benet def. Addison Trail 25-19, 26-24Benet (16-17 overall, 6-0 in the East Suburban Catholic): Augie Mazza (11 kills), Kevin Drazba (10 kills), Da...

Monday, April 22 Results

Monday, April 22 Results Lake Forest def. Evanston 25-10, 25-15Lakes def. Mundelein 25-15, 25-22Lakes (13-10 overall, 5-0 in the Northern Lake County): Tyler Donovan (20 assists, 7 digs, 2 blocks), Clayton Nix (5 digs), Ethan Metzelaar (4 kills, 6 digs), Michael LeBaron (12 digs), Connor Clowers (10 kills, 2 digs), Brody Solbrig (4 kills, 2 blocks).Maine South def. Libertyville 25-15, 25-9Marian Catholic def. Homewood-Flossmoor 25-19, 25-16Homewood-Flossmoor (5-13 overall): Cole Danner (5 kills, 1 block), Kenyon Haynes (9 assists, 1 bl...

Lions 15-1 wins battle, but 1st Alliance 16 Silver wins war on ‘Epic’ final day of WCPL

1st Alliance 16 Silver won the Windy City Power League 15&16 Open division. Lions 15-1 defeated Epic United 15 Elite ROX to win Bracket A Sunday at Velocity. Maybe it wasn’t the way 1st Alliance 16 Silver wanted to go out, but the girls from Western Springs finished on top nevertheless. Despite losing to Lions 15-1, 21-25, 25-20, 17-15, in a Bracket A semifinal Sunday at the Velocity Athletic Club in Mokena, 1st Alliance 16 Silver won the Windy City Power League 15&16 Open division title. 1st Alliance 16 Silver, which won Bracke...