Volleyball

Volleyball

Monday's prep highlights: BHRA ends Fisher/GCMS' soccer run

In volleyball

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 2, Sullivan 0. Taylor Powell posted a well-rounded effort of seven kills, three aces and two digs as the Knights (6-5) turned away the Redskins (0-8) by a 25-12, 25-14 score in non-league play. Makenzie Brown added three kills, two aces, a dig and a block for ALAH.

Thursday's prep highlights: Tribe soccer surges late in victory

In volleyball

Argenta-Oreana 2, Springfield Southeast 0. Argenta-Oreana made quick work of Southeast in a 25-5, 25-17 sweep. Madelyn Tipsword led the Bombers (7-3) with nine kills.

Bloomington at Centennial volleyball highlights

Video highlights from a prep volleyball match between Bloomington and Centennial on Sept. 6, 2018, with postgame reaction from Chargers coach Taylor Swords and Purple Raiders coach Joe Sanders.

Chargers hit wall at home

CHAMPAIGN — For Taylor Swords, early results indicated Centennial volleyball is headed in a positive direction.

But matches like Thursday's Big 12 Conference opener versus Bloomington proved there's still work to be done.

A multi-pronged Purple Raiders attack proved too potent for the Chargers to handle in a 25-17, 25-21 setback.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Birky ties GCMS school record with 3-under 33

In volleyball

St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Oakwood 0. The Spartans (6-1) cruised to a 25-21, 25-17 sweep over the Comets (7-2) in a match played in Fithian.

In boys' soccer

Prep volleyball statistical leaders: Sept. 6, 2018

KILLS LEADERS

(Minimum 2.00 average)

Player, School Kills Avg.

Katelyn Young, Oakwood 106 5.30

Raeanne Allen, D-W 66 4.40

Sarah Porter, A-P 48 4.36

Taylor Powell, ALAH 74 4.11

Rylee Hinton, Ch. Central 56 4.00

Haley Reynolds, D-W 59 3.93

Sydney Walker, CG 65 3.61

St. Thomas More at Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball highlights

Video highlights from a prep volleyball match between St. Thomas More and Paxton-Buckley-Loda on Sept. 4, 2018, featuring postmatch reaction from Sabers coach Stan Bergman and athlete Haley Elam, as well as Panthers leader Lindsay Stalowy.

Sabers energized in sweep

PAXTON — Lindsay Stalowy didn't feel her Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball team made enough noise or showed enough fire during Tuesday's match with reigning Class 2A state champion St. Thomas More.

Stan Bergman's Sabers didn't have that issue — and it rarely seems to come up with senior libero Haley Elam on the court.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Bowie, Kirby lead Sabers in local bout

In volleyball

Armstrong-Potomac 2, Westville 0.

Hope Hambleton tallied eight points, two aces, 13 assists and 10 digs in a convincing 25-16, 25-16 victory for the Trojans (3-4, 1-0) over their Vermilion Valley Conference foe. Madison Brown notched 14 digs for the visiting Tigers (1-2, 0-1).

Tuesday Time Capsule: 2008 Unity volleyball team

Each week, preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS will recall a local high school sports anniversary worth remembering. For this first-ever edition, he caught up with former Unity volleyball coach Kristy Duncan — now in her fifth season helming the Illinois College volleyball program — 10 years after the Rockets nearly won a state championship: