Road to state title special for Tedrows
David Adam

Road to state title special for Tedrows

Teresa Loos-Tedrow is going to miss the long drives. Loos-Tedrow and her daughter, Melina Tedrow, have spent countless hours on the road in the past four years, driving from Payson to all sorts of places in the St. Louis area and the Midwest for club volleyball tournaments. Not only do they get to spend time together, but they get to talk about their favorite subject.

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Windians: Payson Seymour concludes dominant season with state title
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Windians: Payson Seymour concludes dominant season with state title

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Payson Seymour volleyball team had prepared all season for one goal -- to win the Class 1A state championship. What they weren't prepared for was what to do after the final point. Hylee Schmiedeskamp's kill proved to be...

Military service helped mold Meyer as a volleyball coach
David Adam

Military service helped mold Meyer as a volleyball coach

NORMAL, Ill. It was difficult to notice, but Rich Meyer got a little emotional before Saturday's Class 2A volleyball state championship game in Redbird Arena. It wasn't because it was the last time he would take the court with his Quincy Notre Dame team.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
David Adam

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...