N-G Final Top 10: 2016 Volleyball

N-G Final Top 10: Volleyball

Future of Villa Grove/Heritage co-op murky

The Villa Grove/Heritage co-op is up for renewal in the spring, but both districts want different things from the co-op moving forward.

Heritage Superintendent Tom Davis said his district would like the co-op to be a full co-op and include volleyball, common colors and a common mascot.

Parkland volleyball repeats as champion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Throughout the season, Parkland College’s volleyball team sought to establish an identity of its own.

It was a tough task following a squad that was unbeaten and won a national championship in 2015.

Coach Cliff Hastings’ Cobras on Saturday nonethe-less found a way to surpass their immediate predecessors.

Parkland volleyball to play for national title

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The coach of the defending NJCAA Division II volleyball national champions has big plans this morning before Parkland volleyball tries to win its second consecutive national title.

Wake up at the team hotel Parkland is staying at and make sure the Cobras’ laundry is done.

Parkland volleyball reaches semifinals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The tournament venue is new, but that is all that has changed for the Parkland College volleyball team.

Parkland volleyball prepares for national repeat

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The feeling of winning never gets old for members of the Parkland volleyball team.

They should know. They’re used to it.

Three Parkland programs vie for national championships

Rod Lovett doesn’t want to get ahead of himself.

But by the time Saturday arrives, Lovett and the Parkland athletic department he oversees could enjoy a monumental moment. Or two. Or three.

The NJCAA Division I men’s soccer national championship match is slated for 6 p.m. on Saturday. Parkland could win that.

State volleyball notebook: Spartans accept trophy challenge

NORMAL — This wasn’t the opponent St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball coach Abby McDonald thought she would see.

She knew Eureka was a quality team heading into Saturday’s Class 2A state championship match — all state finalists are — but she didn’t expect a team with a defense as forbidding as the Hornets’ was.

SJ-O volleyball places runner-up at state

NORMAL — Kylie Michael tried to calm her team’s nerves.

After all, Michael and St. Joseph-Ogden led the second set of Saturday’s Class 2A state championship match against Eureka 24-19 and only needed to win one out of five possible set points to extend the match to a third set.

HS Volleyball: SJO vs Eureka State Final 2016

St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans take second place as they are defeated by Eureka  at the Class 2A, IHSA State Finals at Redbird Arena in Normal on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.