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11-05-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast. Fred Kroner, Matt Daniels, and Scott Richey look at round two of the High School Football Playoffs also Volleyball and Cross Country action this week
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CHRISMAN — Schlarman’s volleyball team is playing like one that wants to go home.
The Hilltoppers, in fact, have that thought in mind.
They continued their quest Tuesday with a two-set sweep against defending Class 1A state runner-up Stewardson-Strasburg, 25-12, 25-20, in the semifinals of Chrisman’s Class 1A sectional.
DANVILLE – Seniors Sadie Edwards, from Oakwood, and Troy Rodriguez, from Georgetown-Ridge Farm, were selected Monday as the John Dickson Memorial Sportsmanship winners for fall.
Edwards, a setter, was the choice in volleyball. Rodriguez, a running back, was the football recipient.
CISSNA PARK VOLLEYBALL
Coach Josh Landon’s Sangamon Valley Conference champions (30-4) reached the 30-win mark for the first time since 2005 by sweeping both regional foes, giving the school 24 two-set sweeps.
ST. JOSEPH-OGDEN GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRY
■ At Martinsville. Laura Gross delivered 13 kills and two blocks, Shelby Mascari had 16 kills and Emily Christian put up 16 assists to lead Schlarman to a 29-27, 25-19 victory against Martinsville in Thursday’s Class 1A regional championship match.
RANTOUL — Champaign Central’s setup artists created a picture-perfect scene Thursday in the Rantoul High School gymnasium.
Volleyball setters Emma Atkinson and Kelly McDonald delivered precision sets to the ideal locations for hitters Maddie LeGrande and Dana Westfield.
“Every time they get a kill, it makes you feel like a million bucks,” McDonald said.
FISHER — Three area conferences had entries in the Fisher Class 1A volleyball regional.
It will be an all-Heart of Illinois Conference showdown in Thursday’s championship match.