Presenting the 2022 Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Special Mention Team

Oswego East's Vivian Campbell (far court) led the Wolves to a Southwest Prairie Conference title and one of the best seasons in school historty. On the home page is Joliet Catholic's Ava Neushwander. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Today, we are pleased to announce the Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com 2022 Girls All-State Volleyball Special Mention Team. Coaches across Illinois were invited to nominate players to the all-state team. Team members were selected based upon their accomplishments on the court and in the classroom as high school stu...

Plainfield Central Blocktober Fest, other tournament results

At Plainfield CentralSt. Francis def. Yorkville 25-23, 25-19Edwardsville def. Yorkville 25-18, 25-16Yorkville (14-15 overall, 2-7 in the Southwest Prairie Conference): Keelyn Muell (11 kills, 2 aces, 16 assists, 7 digs), Charlee Young (9 kills, 7 digs), Clare Knoll (8 kills), Athena Westphal (5 kills), Kayla Dudek (17 assists, 8 digs), Marie Reichmanm (17 digs, 4 assists). Yorkville coach Zachery Sinn: “Despite the losses, the Foxes play some of the better volleyball that the...

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...