Prep Volleyball

All-Area Volleyball: First team, second team and honorable mention

Cassie Eidson * Payson Seymour 5-6 * Junior * Setter Eidson moved into the starting lineup and orchestrated the most dangerous offense in the area, recording 964 assists. "She was coachable and very smart about who she set with the ball," Indians coach Te

Hamburger Helper: Mental training with Loos-Tedrow gave Indians extra push
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Hamburger Helper: Mental training with Loos-Tedrow gave Indians extra push

PAYSON, Ill. Teresa Loos-Tedrow was so focused on getting Payson Seymour to the state volleyball tournament that she remembers the moment she allowed herself to enjoy the accomplishment. She was frying a hamburger. "You don't realize how much you miss com

QHS volleyball coach resigns to devote time to family
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QHS volleyball coach resigns to devote time to family

QUINCY -- Kelly Sullivan knew before the Quincy High School volleyball team's season began her life was shifting in a different direction. "There's a lot you don't have time to do when you're coaching," Sullivan said. The only way to create...

QND grad Gengenbacher named WCC Player of the Year
Women's College Volleyball

QND grad Gengenbacher named WCC Player of the Year

SAN DIEGO -- The engineer of one of the most efficient offenses in NCAA Division I women's volleyball received her conference's major postseason honor. Kristen Gengenbacher, the senior setter at the University of San Diego...

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.

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...

Women's College Volleyball

QU volleyball falls in season finale

LEBANON, Ill. -- The Quincy University women's volleyball fell behind 9-1 in the fourth set and couldn't recover during a 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 25-13 Great Lakes Valley Conference loss to McKendree Saturday. It was the final match of the season...

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.

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.