Getting to know The News-Gazette's prep Athletes of the Week:
Each Wednesday, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner will review volleyball action from the previous week:
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.
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).
FISHER – Jordan Hobbs had nine digs for Fisher in a 25-22, 25-13 win against Fieldcrest in volleyball action Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).