Volleyball

Volleyball

St. Thomas More vs. Seneca volleyball highlights

Video highlights from the Class 2A Watseka Super-Sectional volleyball match between St. Thomas More and Seneca on Nov. 2, 2018, with postmatch reaction from Sabers coach Stan Bergman and athlete Allie Trame, as well as Irish coach Noah Champene.

Tears of joy for Sabers, Trame

WATSEKA — Tears spilled from Allie Trame's eyes following Friday night's Class 2A Watseka Super-Sectional volleyball match against Seneca.

They didn't drip after a St. Thomas More loss.

Youth served on STM volleyball team

CHAMPAIGN — Not all freshmen are created equally.

Some will participate in high school sports but not quite crack the varsity level. More development is required, in some sense.

Then there are youngsters like Anna McClure and Caroline Kerr.

St. Thomas More vs. St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball highlights

Video highlights from the Class 2A BHRA Sectional final between St. Thomas More vs. St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball on Oct. 31, 2018, with postmatch reaction from Sabers coach Stan Bergman and athletes Anna McClure and Caroline Kerr, as well as Spartans coach Abby McDonald.

Defending champions STM Sabers are one win away from state

BISMARCK — In an alternate universe, Anna McClure and Caroline Kerr could have been trick-or-treating Wednesday night.

Asked whether they would have preferred that or winning a sectional volleyball championship, though, and the choice was clear.

The St. Thomas More freshmen can get candy some other time.

Blue Ridge Knights finish shy of history

FARMER CITY — A banner hangs on the south wall of the Blue Ridge High school gym. Pictured are photos of the Knights' last five regional championship teams and the slogan "Tradition never graduates."

2A Volleyball Sectional: STM vs. SJ-O

St. Thomas More vs. St. Joseph-Ogden in as Class 2A volleyball sectional championship match at Bismarck-Henning High School in Bismarck on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.

Area volleyball leaders: Oct. 31, 2018

KILLS

Player, School Kills Avg.

Taylor Powell, ALAH 413 5.10

Katelyn Young, Oakwood 235 5.00

Raeanne Allen, D-W 325 4.85

Kennedy Bauer, Watseka 350 4.73

Sarah Porter, A-P 372 4.54

Emily Meidel, BHRA 285 4.52

Savannah Matthews, M-S 338 4.33

Grace Burnside, Tri-County 270 4.29

Haley Reynolds, D-W 274 4.09

Three area teams vying for Elite Eight trip

Only three area volleyball teams are still in the running to play at next weekend's state tournament at Redbird Arena. Here's a capsule glance at the two sectional title matches tonight that'll take place in Bismarck and Farmer City:

CLASS 2A BISMARCK-HENNING/ROSSVILLE-ALVIN SECTIONAL FINAL, 6 P.M.

SJ-O, STM vie for sectional title

BISMARCK — These two just can't avoid one another.

For the third straight year, St. Joseph-Ogden and St. Thomas More will meet in the IHSA volleyball postseason. But for the first time in that stretch, it'll be for a sectional championship.

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