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...

This time, Minooka, Lewis get the better of Marist to win Tiger Classic title

AJ Lewis had 17 kills to lead Minooka past Marist for the Tiger Classic championship. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Same teams. One week later. Different result. With his team trailing 14-9 in the third set, Minooka’s 6-foot-4 outside hitter AJ Lewis sparked a 5-0 run with 3 kills and a block as the Indians rallied for an 18-25, 26-24, 25-23 victory in the championship match of the 17th annual Tiger Classic at Wheaton Warrenville South.   Lewis finished with 17 kills as Minooka reversed a 25-21, 25-21 loss suffered at the hands of Mar...

Test test test

So who was good this fall? Who has been making an impact on their club teams this winter and spring? Who will be some of the top players next fall when the high school season resumes? After reporting on the 2018 high school season, the Windy City Power League and the Great Lakes Power League Division I, and following the progress of Illinois teams at various tournaments and national qualifiers, Illprepvb.com goes out on a not-so-long limb to recognize some of the top players in their respective classes. We are certain that there will...

Friday, November 9 state semifinal results

Class 1ANewark def. Grayville 25-7, 25-15Newark (38-2): Evelyn Martin (2 kills), Mattie Chapman (2 kills, 1 block), Olivia Nelson (20 assists, 6 digs), Megan Williams (8 kills, 3 digs, 3 blocks), Alyssa Gittins (2 kills), Madi Malone (12 kills, 8 digs, 1 block), Maggie Scott (3 assists, 13 digs).Grayville (27-9): Callie Neeley (1 kill), Macy Knight (3 kills, 1 assist, 1 ace), Kinley Milligan (3 aces, 10 digs), Sidney Foster (5 kills, 5 digs), Carsyn Robinson (2 kills, 7 assists).Hartsburg-Emden def. Decatur St. Teresa 25-17, 25-14Hartsburg-Em...