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WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — The 2014 NJCAA Division II national championship match. That was the last time Parkland volleyball had lost. Before Sunday.
After collecting their fourth win in four tries earlier in the day at the Battle of the Dells, the Cobras fell 27-25, 25-22, 26-28, 21-25, 15-12 to D-I Indian Hills (Iowa) to conclude a 61-match win streak.
Parkland’s defense of its NJCAA Division II national title — plus the chance to extend its 57-match winning streak — starts today with the first three of five matches in Wisconsin. Staff writer SCOTT RICHEY gives three things to watch for the Cobras in 2016:
CHAMPAIGN — Parkland volleyball went unbeaten in 2015 with a 57-0 record. Won the NJCAA Division II national title that had slipped from its grasp the previous two seasons. And only dropped nine sets — out of 180 total — along the way.
So what’s the encore to as near a perfect season as possible?
BUCKLEY — The No. 1 seed in the Eastern Illinois Baseball League postseason was four innings away from being upset by the fifth seed in Sunday’s tournament semifinals.
By JOEY FIGUEROA
CHAMPAIGN — For a long time, golfer Jay Scott was on the outside looking in at the Twin City Championship, which begins its 88th year today at Urbana Country Club.
GRAYVILLE — Upon arriving in Champaign back in the late 1960s, Ken Pritchett didn’t have a venue his Parkland College men’s basketball team could call its own.
A place where they could play games. Or even practice.
But it didn’t matter to the first men’s basketball coach in Cobras history.