Join in asking IDPH to reconsider decision denying boys a state tournament

Has it really been two years since Marist's Marty Simpson (2) guided the RedHawks to a state championship at Hoffman Estates? (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Editor's note: Unless action is taken, boys' volleyball stands to lose a state tournament for the second consecutive year. Below is a letter from a reader and concerned parent, Jeff Lange of Hinsdale, to Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH); Aaron Beswic, Senior Policy Advisor, IDPH; and Jess Ruiz, Illinois Lieutenant Governor, providing several reasons why th...

Monday, April 19 results

(Photo by Dave Ruggles) Monday, April 19 results Addison Trail def. Morton 25-17, 17-25, 25-17Addison Trail (4-2 in the West Suburban Gold): Charlotte Cahill (2 aces, 2 digs), Diana Villegas (3 kills), Erica Severino (1 kill), Gia Napoli (1 ace, 1 assist, 5 digs), Jessica Villasnor (4 kills, 2 blocks), Juliana Nasti (24 assists, 1 dig), Mariangely Velez (2 kills), Stephanie Petrbok (8 kills, 4 digs), Mia Johnson (13 kills, 4 digs).Argenta-Oreana def. Meridian 25-19, 25-12Meridian: Katy Hendricks (6 service points, 1 ace, 8 assists, 5 dig...

Unbeaten Rochester gets monkey off back by beating CS8 rival Normal U-High

Rochester's Tori Taylor (3) soared for one of her 11 kills in Thursday's 26-24, 17-25, 25-16 victory at Normal University High. Attempting to block the attack were U-High's Chloe Clayton (7) and Maycie Welborn (19). (Photo by Randy Sharer) By Randy SharerSpecial to Illprepvb.com NORMAL – The unbeaten Rochester volleyball team got a Central State Eight Conference monkey off its back by hitting the targets on the backs of Normal University High’s players on Thursday.“Since U-High joined the conference (in 2017-18), we haven’t beaten t...

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...