TOLONO – Today, as we should, we remember.
Our thoughts, however, should be for more than the families that suffered tragic losses on 9/11 seven years ago.
CHAMPAIGN – Jenna Einck and her St. Thomas More teammates like to get a jump on the competition.
They do so from the time they approach the service line. Rather than stand flat-footed to put the ball in play, Einck and her teammates employ a running jump-serve.
Each Wednesday, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner will review volleyball action from the previous week:
Watseka, Tuscola solve problem areas
Each Wednesday, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner will review volleyball action from the previous week
Dates to remember
News-Gazette preseason Nifty 50
News-Gazette Top 10
Time and again, Champaign Central's Shelby Strang has passed one of the hardest tests in volleyball. She has successfully returned a spike attempt from an opposing player and put the ball in position where the Maroons' setter can do her job.
Strang "digs" volleyball like no other player in Central's volleyball history. She will soon become the school's first member of the 1,000-dig club (she has 985).
For the fifth consecutive year, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner contacted every volleyball coach from conferences in our area for their thoughts on the season: