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.

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...

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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...