Ultimate VBC/Illprepvb.com present the best boys H.S. volleyball teams of all time

In 2012, Wheaton Warrenville South, led by future Olympian Thomas Jaeschke, comleted a perfect 42-0 season with a 25-21, 25-13 victory over Glenbrook North in the IHSA tournament championship game. Notice: You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video, without Illprepvb.com, LLC’s written permission. By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorBoys’ volleyball is growing throughout the country. More state hi...

Eddie Muller, St. Francis do their thing, rally to defeat shorthanded Brother Rice

Eddie Muller (2) had 9 kills and 6 digs and St. Francis overcame a 12-4 deficit in the first set to defeat visiting Brother Rice on Thursday. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvbv.com EditorThing 1 and Thing 2 had a pretty good night Thursday. So did the rest of the Spartans.“Thing 2,” a.k.a. Eddie Muller, had 9 kills and 6 digs, and “Thing 1,” a.k.a. Nick Madden, added 3 kills, an assist and 6 digs as St. Francis rallied from a 12-4 deficit in Game 1 to defeat Brother Rice, 28-26, 25-22, Tuesday in Wheaton.So how does som...

Wheaton Warrenville South reminded of a valuable lesson by Naperville North

Wheaton Warrenville South (near court shown here against Belleville East at the Tiger Classic) watched a 12-1 lead in the first set evaporate Wednesday at Naperville North before recovering to post a 25-20, 25-8 victory. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorIt ain’t over until the scoreboard reads “25” (that or any number greater than as long as somebody is leading by 2).That’s a valuable lesson to learn, particularly with the IHSA tournament just around the corner.Wheaton Warrenville South was reminded of that ...

Glenbard West eases past Lyons Township to complete West Suburban Silver sweep

Oswego junior middle hitter Will Mundsinger tries to go over a Romeoville block during Southwest Prairie Conference play Thursday in Oswego. On the home page is Oswego junior middle Zach Ebel. (Photos by Dave Ruggles). By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorCan anyone remember the last time Glenbard West didn’t win the West Suburban Silver?Six-foot-3 outside hitter Casey Mass had 12 kills, 7 digs and a block and 6-3 setter Jack Anderson provided 30 assists, 3 digs, a block and an ace as Glenbard West overcame a 15-10 deficit in the second set...

Lockport’s Dziadkowiec is the Ultimate VBC/Illprepvb.com Player of the Week

Lockport setter Evan Dziadkowiec had 25 assists, 2 kills, a block and an ace in a 25-20, 25-22 victory over Lincoln-Way West last Thursday that earned the Porters their first outright conference championship. By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorEvan Dziadkowiec is anxious to return to a place he’s never been.Huh?As a freshman, Lockport’s 6-2 setter had 410 assists, 22 aces, 107 digs and 12 kills to leads the Porters to their first-ever appearance in the IHSA tournament quarterfinals, where they lost to Southwest Suburban Conference...

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Zebras are reactionaries (at the zoo) … L-W East sweeps pair at North Central College

Barrington's 6-4 junior Sam Grozdic (3) had 8 kills and 2 blocks in the Broncos' 23-25, 25-21, 15-8 loss to Lincoln-Way East Saturday at North Central College. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorProm in the Pepper Family Wildlife Center at the Lincoln Park Zoo, which houses African lions, snow leopards, Canada lynx and red pandas, got a little sweeter for Lincoln-Way East early Saturday.The Griffins simply better hope none of the lions have a sweet tooth.  Lincoln-Way East (23-10 overall, 3-3 in the Southwest S...

Share? Not this time as Lockport beats Lincoln-Way West for outright league title

Erik Gonzalez (3) had 7 kills in Lockport's 25-20, 25-22 victory Thursday over Lincoln-Way West. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorYou know the old adage … share and share alike?Well, Lockport ain’t gonna be sharin’ this one.The Porters defeated Lincoln-Way West, 25-20, 25-22, Thursday in Lockport to clinch the outright Southwest Suburban Conference championship for the first time in program history.Lockport earned a share of the conference title in 2021 when the Porters, Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way Wes...

Homewood-Flossmoor goes overtime (and then some) to overcome Sandburg

Sandburg junior Jeremiah Aro (airborne left) had 11 kills to pace the Eagles, but it wasn't enough as Homewood-Flossmoor prevailed Tuesday in Orland Park, 25-22, 18-25, 31-29. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) By Randy WhalenSpecial to Illprepvb.comWhen Homewood-Flossmoor opened the season by winning 18 of its first 20 matches, the Vikings looked like shoe-ins to topple the program’s season record for victories. However, after a down stretch, the record started to seem unattainable.But the Vikings dug deep and found a way to win a big Southwest S...

York rallies late in third set, slips past Barrington for Northside Classic title

Junior middle hitter Matthew Swiatkowski (9) and the Benet Redwings competed in the tournament at Metea Valley on Saturday. On the home page, Geneva's Jack Malley (left) tries to get a kill past a crowd at the net at the Metea Valley tournament. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com Editor The heavily-bandaged right hand of York’s Jack Bute is testament to the power of Barrington’s 6-10 outside hitter Cole Hartke. Bute suffered an injury to his hand trying to block Hartke during club practice a few months ago.Hartke...