Tale of the Tape: Crucial point doesn't go QND's way in title game
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Tale of the Tape: Crucial point doesn't go QND's way in title game

NORMAL, Ill. -- It was a stroke of luck. Champaign St. Thomas More and Quincy Notre Dame were tied at 21 in the third set of Saturday afternoon's championship match in the Class 2A state volleyball tournament, and Notre Dame was serving to take the lead.

SO CLOSE: After strong start, QND falls in state title match
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SO CLOSE: After strong start, QND falls in state title match

The Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team will bring home the school's fifth second-place trophy after losing 18-25, 25-19, 25-21 to St. Thomas More Saturday at Redbird Arena. The Raiders also have won four state titles. QND's blocking surprised the taller Sabers in the first set.

STATE CHAMPS: Payson-Seymour wins title match in two sets
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STATE CHAMPS: Payson-Seymour wins title match in two sets

A kill by Hylee Schmiedeskamp gave the Payson Seymour volleyball team their first Class 1A state championship, a 25-12, 27-25 victory over Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg on Saturday morning at Redbird Arena. Watch video of the match point and celebration.

Wisconsin All-American maintains love for volleyball in Payson
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Wisconsin All-American maintains love for volleyball in Payson

NORMAL, Ill. -- To steal a line from Ron Burgundy in the 2004 movie "Anchorman," Courtney Kvitle was kind of a big deal when she was going to school at the University of Wisconsin. She was known as Courtney Thomas during her four-year career with the Badge

Block party: Siebers' play at net propels Raiders into state title game
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Block party: Siebers' play at net propels Raiders into state title game

NORMAL, Ill. — In a set full of breath-taking moments, it is easy to forget the play that might have saved the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team in its 25-19, 28-26 victory over Newton on Friday in the Class 2A state semifinals at Redbird Arena.

State Tournament Notebook: Sophomore leads Raiders in kills in semis
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State Tournament Notebook: Sophomore leads Raiders in kills in semis

NORMAL, Ill. -- When the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team made its comeback in the second set, it turned to a sophomore hitter to lead the way. Just not the one you might think. Sydney Hummert has been the Raiders' leading hitter this season...

Indians look outside to play way into state title game
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Indians look outside to play way into state title game

NORMAL, Ill. — Newark volleyball coach Tonya Grayson was determined not to let Payson Seymour's Josie Stanford beat her. That part of her game plan worked. That part of her game plan worked. Stanford, who led the Indians with 391 kills this season, was limited to four kills in Friday morning's Class 1A semifinal game at Redbird Arena.

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Hawks earn sweep over Maryville

ST. LOUIS -- Bekah Raebel recorded a match-high 21 kills as the Quincy University women's volleyball team beat Maryville 25-18, 25-20, 25-19 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play Friday evening. The Hawks (8-20, 5-12 GLVC) were tied with the Saints at 12 i

Payson Seymour coasts into state title match
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Payson Seymour coasts into state title match

The first set was a little shaky, but the Payson Seymour volleyball team showed the crowd at Redbird Arena why it's the favorite to win the Class 1A state title.

Raiders defeat Newton to advance to state title match
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Raiders defeat Newton to advance to state title match

Sydney Hummert's kill ended a remarkable second set and the match as the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team defeated Newton 25-19, 28-26 in the semifinals of the Class 2A state volleyball tournament in Redbird Arena.