St. Thomas More volleyball is standing tall

The St. Thomas More volleyball team still hasn't come down from its high of winning a state title on Saturday afternoon. Several members of the Sabers stopped by The News-Gazette on Monday — with their trophy, too — and sports editor Matt Daniels caught up with each of them:

What was the experience like of winning a state championship?

Game of the Week: St. Thomas More volleyball wins state

Check out highlights and celebration from St. Thomas More's weekend at state, where the Sabers topped Harvest Christian Academy in the Class 2A semi-final before coming back to top Quincy-Notre Dame in the final.

Super Sabers

NORMAL — It was as if the St. Thomas More volleyball players were a unit as all six players fell to the floor simultaneously on Saturday afternoon at Redbird Arena, just after the ball hit the floor on the state-championship point.

STM 2A Volleyball Champions

St. Thomas More  beat Quincy 2-1 to win the IHSA Class 2A Championship match at Normal Redbird Arena on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

VIDEO: St. Thomas More wins state

Check out match point of the St. Thomas More volleyball team along with the postgame celebration and trophy presentation.

High fives all around for St. Thomas More

NORMAL — St. Thomas More volleyball coach Stan Bergman tried to normalize Friday's Class 2A state semifinal against Elgin Harvest Christian Academy as much as possible.

Thinking about the fanfare, the 10,200-seat arena and the giant trophy they'd take home at the end was unnecessary.

HS 2A Volleyball State: STM vs. Elgin Harvest Christian Academy

St. Thomas More volleyball  played in the semifinals of the 2A IHSA state volleyball tournament at Redbird Arena in Normal on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

STM volleyball to play for state title

St. Thomas More senior Mica Allison said this summer she thought the STM volleyball team had the potential to make a run to state.

She's right. And the Sabers could one up her preseason goal, too, as they are one win away from a state title.

Class 2A volleyball's Final Four

St. Thomas More (37-3)

Coach: Stan Bergman (90-25 in three seasons at STM; 549-165-4 in 19 seasons overall)

Sabers volleyball is jumping for joy

CHAMPAIGN — No gray hairs have popped up during St. Thomas More's volleyball run to the state tournament for coach Stan Bergman.

If they did, however, the recent blonde highlights he received would cover any flashes of gray.