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Prep volleyball roundup: QND tops Liberty, former coach in straight sets

The Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team defeated Liberty and its former coach Rich Meyer in straight sets of 25-19, 25-17 Thursday night in Liberty, Ill. Sydney Hummert led QND with 14 kills while Maddie Peters had 16 assists. Paige Knuffman led the Eagles

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Volleyball Roundup: Hummert leads QND to three-set victory at Springfield

Sydney Hummert had 17 kills to help lead Quincy Notre Dame volleyball team to a 22-25, 25-17, 25-13 victory at Springfield on Wednsesday night. The Raiders trailed the entire first set and trailed early in the second set before rallying. QND scored seven

Prep roundup: Pittsfield stays unbeaten after four matches
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Prep roundup: Pittsfield stays unbeaten after four matches

The Pittsfield volleyball team already is halfway to matching last year's victory total. The Saukees remained unbeaten after four matches following a 25-11, 25-15 victory over visiting Griggsville-Perry on Tuesday night. Lilly Pepper had seven kills to le

Blue Devils run into Moline buzzsaw in WB6 opener
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Blue Devils run into Moline buzzsaw in WB6 opener

MOLINE, Ill. -- Moline volleyball coach Mike Ducey knows that a risky offensive plan raises the possibility of numerous mistakes in a match. There also going will nights when the Maroons will be difficult to handle. Tuesday was one of those nights. Moline

Women's College Volleyball

College roundup: C-SC loses conference opener

Despite 12 kills and 10 digs by Gabby Hickman, Culver-Stockton College fell to host Mount Mercy Tuesday in a Heart of America Athletic Conference match, 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. C-SC (6-4, 0-1 Heart) also got seven kills from Maryanna Ca

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Hannibal doesn't panic, beats Payson Seymour in three sets

PAYSON, Ill. -- Hannibal was one of only two teams last year to win a set from Payson Seymour, the eventual Class 1A volleyball champions. So when the Pirates lost the first set of Tuesday night's match, they didn't panic. Hannibal turned back the hosts 22

Transition from homeschool to QHS volleyball seamless for DeGuzman
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Transition from homeschool to QHS volleyball seamless for DeGuzman

QUINCY -- Eanna DeGuzman believed she had to make a good first impression during the Quincy High School volleyball team's summer workouts. "I knew I had to work hard, because you don't earn your spot by just knowing people," DeGuzman said. "It's how you p

Miller leads Unity to Suns Classic championship
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Miller leads Unity to Suns Classic championship

AUGUSTA, Ill. -- The Unity volleyball team won the Suns Classic by beating Southeastern and Payson Seymour in the championship pool Saturday night for their first title at Southeastern since 2011. The Mustangs (6-1) beat the Suns 25-23, 25-20 and the India

Blue Devils capture first Early Bird title since 2012
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Blue Devils capture first Early Bird title since 2012

QUINCY -- Hannah Beeler was confident the Quincy High School volleyball team could win, even after dropping the first set to Pekin. Beating the same Dragons team about five hours earlier gave her that assurance. "If we could beat them once, we could beat t

College roundup: C-SC goes unbeaten at Illinois College Tournament
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College roundup: C-SC goes unbeaten at Illinois College Tournament

The Culver-Stockton women's volleyball team defeated Blackburn 25-20, 25-22, 26-24 on Saturday to finish the Illinois College Tournament in Jacksonville with a 3-0 record. Gabby Hickman had 13 kills. Maryanna Catrine totaled seven kills, 12 digs and 14 se