Class 2A volleyball state tournament profiles
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Class 2A volleyball state tournament profiles

Newton Coach: Jill Kistner (142-43, 5th season) Record: 31-7 State Tournament Appearances: 1990 (Class A, lost in quarterfinals). Scouting the Eagles: Newton won 10 of its first 16 games but has lost just one of its last 22. The Eagles lost three times to

Changing Their Tune: Late-season lineup adjustment helps QND go to state
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Changing Their Tune: Late-season lineup adjustment helps QND go to state

QUINCY -- Rich Meyer approached captains Hannah Peters and Molly Penn in mid-October with the idea for a change in the lineup for the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team. Peters admits she had her doubts. Back problems forced Peters to move from hitter to li

Eidson keeps feeding all of Payson Seymour's hungry hitters
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Eidson keeps feeding all of Payson Seymour's hungry hitters

PAYSON, Ill. -- Cassie Eidson is like a mother robin trying to feed the baby birds as they strain their necks with mouths open in the nest. The junior setter on the Payson Seymour volleyball team tries to keep all of her hitters happy, and she has plenty o

Class 1A Volleyball State Tournament Profiles
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Class 1A Volleyball State Tournament Profiles

Newark Coach: Tonya Grayson (423-154, 17th season) Record: 34-3 State Tournament Appearances: First. Scouting the Norsemen: Madi Malone, a 5-foot-11 freshman, has 448 kills this season, obliterating the school record of 359 set by current assistant Sam Ak

Women's College Volleyball

Raebel's big swings not enough for Hawks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Despite 24 kills from Bekah Raebel, the Quincy University women's volleyball team lost to Bellarmine 29-31, 25-16, 25-21, 25-22 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play Saturday. Raebel also had 13 digs for the Hawks...

Women's College Volleyball

Trojans' season ends with four-set loss

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal-LaGrange University women's volleyball team ended its season with a 25-22, 25-20, 12-25, 25-14 loss to Harris-Stowe State in American Midwest Conference play Saturday. Shelby Maupin led the Trojans...

QND stuns defending champs to reach state tournament
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QND stuns defending champs to reach state tournament

Meredith Siebers thought the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team was one year away from competing for a state tournament berth. She and the rest of the Raiders surprised themselves Friday night. After dropping the first set to defending state champion Eureka, QND rallied to win the last two sets to stun the Hornets 23-25, 25-20, 25-16 in the Class 2A Illini Bluffs Super-sectional to reach the state tournament for the first time since winning the title in 2011.

Mat Mikesell

Blocking turns tide in QND's favor

GLASFORD, Ill. -- With its back against the wall, the Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team needed to figure out a way to get back into the Class 2A Illini Bluffs Super-sectional against Eureka. The Raiders did that by making it difficult...

Victory is Served: Aggressive serving helps Payson Seymour advance to semifinals
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Victory is Served: Aggressive serving helps Payson Seymour advance to semifinals

Watching Payson Seymour serve this season has, at times, been maddening for the average volleyball fan. All six Indians players hit jump serves, and their aggressive style has led to an average of nearly seven aces per match this season -- as well as 51/2 serving errors. That devil-may-care attitude, however, paid off Friday night.

Women's College Volleyball

Hawks unable to sustain attack against Screaming Eagles

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- A great start didn't lead to a better ending for the Quincy University women's volleyball team Friday night. After rolling to a nine-point victory in the first set against Southern Indiana, the Hawks struggled...