Volleyball sectionals: Cissna, Blue Ridge, Watseka advance

Class 1A Decatur Lutheran Sectional
Cissna Park 2, Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 0.
Cissna Park (30-5-1) didn’t pass up a chance to move into the sectional finals.

“Our passers did a fantastic job and set the tempo,” Timberwolves coach Josh Landon said.

Spartans volleyball advances to sectional final

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph-Ogden hitter Kylie Michael sprinted a few yards forward, leaped in the air and smiled Tuesday when the Spartans took on Maroa-Forsyth in a Class 2A sectional semifinal.

And the match hadn’t even started.

Athletes of the Week: Malik and Jones

Isandro Malik
Urbana Uni High soccer

Why he was chosen: The Illineks sophomore scored the game-winning goal in Uni’s super-sectional victory against Beecher, helping lead the team back to the state tournament for the second time in four years. He finished the season with nine goals and six assists.

Teams of the Week: Tuscola volleyball leads way

The Warriors swept Unity 25-21, 25-21 to claim their first regional title since 2008 and their second in the last 23 years. Courtney Brewer dished out 17 assists and notched five kills, and Nicole Lough tallied seven kills and six digs.

HS Volleyball 2A Sectional: Tuscola vs. BCC

Tuscola vs. Bloomington Central Catholic in a 2A volleyball sectional match at St. Joseph-Ogden High School in St. Joseph on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

HS Volleyball 2A Sectional: SJ-O vs.M-F

St. Joseph-Ogden vs. Maroa-Forsyth in a 2A volleyball sectional match at St. Joseph-Ogden High School in St. Joseph on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

Magnificient seven: Area volleyball sectional pairings

The path toward the state tournament will further take shape this week for the remaining 32 volleyball teams in each of the four classes. And for seven area teams, the goal of reaching Redbird Arena in Normal next weekend — the site of the state tournament — is still within reach. A look at the pairings involving the remaining area teams:

Nov. 5 prep sports chat

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:30pm

Will Jon Davis from Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac cap his high school running career with another Class 1A state title on Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria? What's up with Champaign Central's football team scoring 80 points in the program's first playoff win since 1982? Is a state title run possible for the Maroons?

Spartans volleyball takes down regional crown

BISMARCK — The St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball team played timidly, coach Abby McDonald said, as it fell behind 19-17 in the first set of Thursday’s Class 2A Bismarck-Henning Regional final against the Blue Devils.

Whether that passive style of play was due to Bismarck-Henning’s game plan of disrupting the Spartans’ biggest hitters or postseason nerves, McDonald knew that had to change.

Nine area volleyball regional title winners decided

Class 3A Decatur Regional
Mahomet-Seymour 2, Effingham 0. Mahomet-Seymour (17-16) beat its third opponent in four days, upending Effingham 25-20, 25-21 in the regional championship match. It was the first volleyball title for the Bulldogs in 18 years.