All Volleyball Content

All Volleyball Content

Prep Athletes of the Week

Getting to know The News-Gazette's prep Athletes of the Week:

Fred Kroner's volleyball insider

Each Wednesday, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner will review volleyball action from the previous week:


Bunnies use preseason rankings as motivation

FISHER – Fact is, the opinions were wrong.

Preseason expectations weren't great for Fisher's volleyball team. In a survey of coaches from the Heart of Illinois Conference, the Bunnies were picked to finish 10th in the 13-team league.

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ARCOLA – Kinsie Knox had 13 kills to lead Tri-County to a 25-22, 25-22 win against Fisher in the title match at the Arcola Volleyball Invitational. Sadie Baird added eight kills for Tri-County.

The Titans were 3-0 in pool play, with wins against Marshall (25-18, 25-10), Arthur (25-21, 25-14) and Unity (25-22, 27-25). The Bunnies also finished pool play 3-0, with victories against Altamont (26-24, 25-23), Central A&M (25-16, 25-22) and Arcola (25-17, 25-7).

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FISHER – Jordan Hobbs had nine digs for Fisher in a 25-22, 25-13 win against Fieldcrest in volleyball action Thursday.


Millage turns accident into life experiences she'd never trade

EDMOND, Okla. – Some folks ponder which outfit to put on after they rise in the morning.

Nichole Millage has to think about which leg to wear.

Chargers' Harris headlines powerful group

CHAMPAIGN — Don’t confuse what powers the Centennial volleyball team with what drives the Chargers.

As coach Stan Bergman’s 16-0 squad marches toward a 10th consecutive 20-win season, the source of the offensive firepower is, alternately, Cori Harris, Alexis Braghini, Morgan Leach, Ashley Cheney and Alysson Gatens.

Northen, Spartans get revenge at PBL Classic

PAXTON – A year after being swept out of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Volleyball Classic, St. Joseph-Ogden won five matches to take the title of the eight-team event Saturday.

Andrea Northen had 11 kills as the Spartans beat St. Thomas More (16-5) 25-20, 26-24 in the championship match.

McDonald, Spartans comfortable with routine

ST. JOSEPH – When the new volleyball coach was hired at St. Joseph-Ogden, there was no need for introductions.

There was no wondering – from either side – about what to expect from the other.

Volleyball roundup: Unity tops SJ-O

TOLONO – Dani Gooch had 19 assists and five digs to lead Unity to a 25-14, 25-23 win against St. Joseph-Ogden in nonconference volleyball action Monday night.

Ana Deters added eight kills for the Rockets (4-4).