Boys Volleyball: Sun-Times rankings

Jun 4, 2012

Unbeaten state champ Wheaton Warrenville South completed a wire-to-wire run as the No. 1 boys volleyball team in the Sun-Times rankings.

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Boys Volleyball: WW South caps historic season with state title

Aug 8, 2012

WW South, ranked No. 1 in the nation by a panel of ESPN prep writers, got 12 kills from Thomas Jaeschke and 22 assists from Kit Bruzek to defeat Glenbrook North 25-21, 25-13 in the championship match of the IHSA boys state volleyball tournament at Hoffman Estates. The Tigers finished the season 42-0.

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Boys Volleyball: Barrington downs Minooka, takes third in Class 3A

Jul 26, 2012

Jeff Hochstein and Tommy Leonard record 13 kills each as Barrington edged out Minooka in three sets to win the third-place match in the Class 3A State Finals.

Boys Volleyball: WW South storms into state final

Jun 4, 2012

Thomas Jaeschke had 10 kills and five aces, Nick Smith added eight kills and nine digs and Kit Bruzek had 23 assists as WW South advanced to the state championship game with a 25-20, 25-18 victory over Barrington Saturday at Hoffman Estates.

Boys Volleyball: Glenbrook North holds off Minooka in state semi

Jun 4, 2012

Pat Bedford led Glenbrook North with nine kills, Brian O’Keefe added seven kills and Kyle Bedford had 27 assists and eight digs as the Spartans defeated Minooka 25-19, 27-25 Saturday in a state semifinal at Hoffman Estates.

Boys Volleyball: Barrington fights off two match points, clips Lake Park

Jun 4, 2012

Barrington fought off two match points and setter Taylor Ganzer tipped the ball off a Lake Park defender on match point as the Broncos rallied from a 23-21 Game 3 deficit to defeat the Lancers 23-25, 25-17, 28-26 in Friday’s fourth and final quarterfinal of the IHSA boys state volleyball tournament at Hoffman Estates.

Boys Volleyball: WW South improves to 40-0, rolls past Payton

Jun 4, 2012

Wheaton Warrenville South ended Game 1 on a 14-4 run to break an 11-11 tie, then built a 22-6 lead in Game 2 before clearing the bench in a 25-15, 25-11 victory Friday over Payton in a quarterfinal of the IHSA boys state volleyball tournament at Hoffman Estates.

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Boys Volleyball: Pat, Kyle Bedford help Glenbrook North knock off Brother Rice

Jun 4, 2012

Pat Bedford had seven kills and two aces, Kyle Bedford added 23 assists and an ace and Luke Jacobson had seven kills and a block as Glenbrook North defeated Brother Rice 25-22, 25-23 Friday in a state quarterfinal at Hoffman Estates.

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Boys Volleyball: Minooka regroups, wipes out St Rita

Jun 9, 2012

Nick Vertin led the way with 14 kills and a block as Minooka rallied from a 20-16 deficit in Game 1, then bounced back from Game 2 loss to defeat St. Rita 25-23, 23-25, 25-18 Friday and advance to the semifinals of the IHSA boys state volleyball tournament at Hoffman Estates.

Boys Volleyball: WW South puts perfect record on line in state quarters

Jun 4, 2012

WW South, ranked No. 1 in the country by a panel of ESPN prep writers, will be seeking its seventh state title when the IHSA boys state volleyball tournament gets under way Friday at Hoffman Estates. The Tigers meet Payton in a 5 p.m. quarterfinal. Check out the rest of the matchups here.

Boys Volleyball: WW South’s Thomas Jaeschke named the Sun-Times Player of the Year

Jun 4, 2012

Thomas Jaeschke, a 6-7 senior outside hitter who has 292 kills, 87 aces, 56 solo blocks and 145 digs this season for undefeated WW South, has been named the 2012 Sun-Times Boys Volleyball Player of the Year.

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Boys Volleyball: Thomas Jaeschke, Kyle and Pat Bedford lead the Sun-Times All-Area team

Jun 4, 2012

Led by Loyola recruit and Sun-Times Player of the Year Thomas Jaeschke of Wheaton Warrenville South, the 2012 Sun-Times All-Area Boys Volleyball team represents some of the best talent to ever grace the Chicago area, including brothers Kyle and Pat Bedford of Glenbrook North.

Boys Volleyball: Sun-Times All-Area first, second and third teams

Jun 4, 2012

Check out the Sun-Times’ All-Area selections for 2012.

Boys Volleyball: Glenbrook North sweeps Glenbrook South in straight sets to claim sectional crown

Jun 4, 2012

Pat Bedford had 10 kills and his brother Kyle dished out 19 assists to lead host Glenbrook North to a straight set victory over Glenbrook South in a sectional final on Tuesday.

Boys Volleyball: Lake Park rallies for first sectional title since 2004.

Jun 4, 2012

Lake Park’s Brian Fischer had 11 kills, including one off a Dave Prentis set for match point in an 18-25, 25-22, 25-22 comeback victory over Elk Grove on Tuesday at Elgin for its first sectional title since 2004.

Boys Volleyball: WW South tops Glenbard East for fifth time, reaches state quarters

Jun 4, 2012

WW South and Glenbard East played for the fifth time this season Tuesday in a sectional in Wheaton. Although the ebb and flow of each match was different, the result was always the same. Tuesday, the Tigers won 25-19, 25-17.

Boys Volleyball: Earl Schultz leads Payton to first sectional win

Jun 4, 2012

Earl Schultz led the way with 10 kills as Payton captured its first boys volleyball sectional title Tuesday afternoon, defeating St. Patrick 25-11, 25-21 to win the Young Sectional.

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Boys Volleyball: Brother Rice downs Lincoln-Way East in three sets

Jun 4, 2012

Mitch Weiler had 16 kills and Ryan Paull added nine kills and five blocks to lead Brother Rice to a 25-18, 21-25, 25-17 victory over host Lincoln-Way East in a sectional final on Tuesday.

Boys Volleyball: Glenbrook North sweeps Glenbrook South in straight sets to claim sectional crown

Jun 4, 2012

Pat Bedford had 10 kills and his brother Kyle dished out 19 assists to lead host Glenbrook North to a straight set victory over Glenbrook South in a sectional final on Tuesday.

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Boys Volleyball: Tommy Leonard, Barrington end Zion-Benton’s run

Jun 4, 2012

Tommy Leonard had nine kills and three blocks to lead Barrington to a 25-17, 25-20 victory over visiting Zion-Benton Tuesday in the Barrington Sectional final.

Boys Volleyball: Sun-Times rankings

Jun 4, 2012

Unbeaten Wheaton Warrenville South is still the top team in the Sun-Times boys volleyball rankings this week.

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Boys Volleyball: Bob St Leger leaving Marist for post at Wheaton North

Jun 4, 2012

Bob St. Leger, who guided Marist to the state title in 2010, has announced he is leaving the RedHawks to coach Wheaton North’s program next season.

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Boys Volleyball:

Jun 4, 2012

Lincoln-Way East and Brother Rice are two of the hottest teams in the state and will face off Tuesday for a sectional championship.

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Boys Volleyball: Zion has found finishing touch

Jun 4, 2012

Zion-Benton has saved its best play for the postseason as it enters Tuesday’s sectional final against Barrington.

Boys Volleyball: WW South rallies to thwart Downers North upset bid

Jun 4, 2012

Trailing 25-21, 17-15 to Downers Grove North in a sectional semifinal Friday at WW South, the host Tigers got kills from Thomas Jaeschke, Nick Smith and Tim Zyburt and three consecutive Downers North errors to win Game 2, then blew Game 3 open early en route to a 21-25, 25-21, 25-14 victory.

Boys Volleyball: Glenbard East knocks off Benet, WW South awaits

Jun 4, 2012

Glenbard East earned a fifth shot at DuPage Valley Conference rival Wheaton Warrenville South in Tuesday’s WW South Sectional championship by defeating Benet 25-10, 25-12 in a sectional semifinal Friday.

Boys Volleyball: Minooka prevails over Plainfield North

Jun 4, 2012

Minooka boys volleyball coach Janel Grzetich was certainly relieved that the season-long song didn’t change it’s tune this time around for her top-seeded Indians as they powered past Plainfield North 25-18, 25-18 in the Romeoville Sectional Friday night.

Boys Volleyball: Payton tops Leyden, cruises into sectional final

Jun 4, 2012

Earl Schultz led the way with 10 kills as Payton rolled into the Young Sectional final, defeating Leyden 25-18, 25-19 Friday.

Boys Volleyball: St Patrick upsets Young

Jun 4, 2012

St. Patrick got a wake-up call when it dropped the second set of its match against host Young Friday in a sectional semifinal. The Shamrocks then and moved on to the sectional final with a 25-22, 14-25, 25-17 win.

Boys Volleyball: Zion-Benton rallies past Stevenson in sectional semi

Jun 4, 2012

Zion-Benton endured Stevenson’s momentum before controlling the Game 3 en route to a 25-23, 23-25, 25-16 victory in a Barrington Sectional semifinal.

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Boys Volleyball: Lincoln-Way East ousts defending champs; Brother Rice downs Lincoln-Way North

Jun 4, 2012

Nate Royer led the comeback charge, helping lift host East to a 25-19, 26-24, 25-22 win over the defending state champs in Sandburg. Lincoln-Way East will play Brother Rice at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the sectional title.

Boys Volleyball: Downers North holds off Waubonsie Valley

Jun 4, 2012

Downers Grove North came back from a five-point deficit in the second game to beat Waubonsie Valley 28-26, 25-22 Wednesday in the Hinsdale Central Regional final.

Boys Volleyball: Glenbrook North cruises past Prospect

Jun 4, 2012

No. 2 Glenbrook North had 18 assists and four kills from Kyle Bedford en route to a 25-19, 25-7 win over Prospect Wednesday in the Northside Regional final.

Boys Volleyball: Brother Rice ousts rival Marist

Jun 4, 2012

Joe Pochinskas and Mitch Weiler had six kills apiece as host Brother Rice toppled Marist 25-23, 25-9 on Wednesday in a regional semifinal.

Boys Volleyball: Chris Bulava-led Loyola topples New Trier

Jun 4, 2012

Purdue recruit Chris Bulava put down 10 kills to lead fifth-seeded Loyola to a 26-24, 25-23 win over fourth-seeded New Trier in the Wheeling Regional final. The win gives Loyola its first regional championship since 2010.

Boys Volleyball: Glenbard East dominates Downers South

Jun 4, 2012

Joey Farrell had 12 kills and two blocks, Matt Ploke had eight kills and two blocks and Tim Shenkin added three kills and four blocks as Glenbard East knocked off Downers Grove South 25-14, 25-17 Wednesday to capture the West Aurora Regional title.

Wednesday’s boys volleyball roundup

Jun 4, 2012

Scores and highlights from Wednesday’s action.

Boys Volleyball: Benet

Jun 4, 2012

Nathan Parisi had 13 kills as Benet beat No. 6 Glenbard West 22-25, 25-21, 25-22 Wednesday in the final of the Hilltoppers’ regional.

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Boys Volleyball: Well-rounded Nate Royer has volleyball in his blood

Jun 4, 2012

Nate Royer, a 6-1 senior who leads Lincoln-Way East in multiple statistical categories, decided not to follow in the footsteps his older brother Ryan, who played baseball during his athletic career. Instead, he followed in the shoes of his older sister Amy, an NAIA All-American at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

Boys Volleyball: Downers North recovers to put away Metea Valley

Jun 4, 2012

JP Tulacka led the way with eight kills and Zack Parik had 24 assists as Downers Grove North held on after squandering two match points to advance to Wednesday’s Hinsdale Central Regional final with a 25-12, 27-25 win over Metea Valley.

Boys Volleyball: Luke Furman-led Waubonsie Valley downs Lyons

Jun 4, 2012

Junior setter Luke Furman had 27 assists, three aces and two kills as fourth-seeded Waubonsie Valley advanced to the finals of the Hinsdale Central regional with a 25-17, 25-19 win Tuesday over Lyons.

Boys Volleyball: Jeremy Norton, Nick Costa propel Richards past Stagg

Jun 4, 2012

Jeremy Norton and Nick Costa had 11 kills apiece in Richards’ 25-23, 25-16 win over Stagg on Tuesday in a Marian Catholic Regional semifinal.

Tuesday’s boys volleyball roundup

Jun 4, 2012

Scores and highlights from Tuesday’s action.

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Boys Volleyball: Providence ousts Lincoln-Way West

Jun 4, 2012

Third-seeded Providence rallied from a 17-11 deficit in the opening game to earn a hard-fought 29-27, 25-23 victory over second-seeded Lincoln-Way West in the semifinals of the Lockport Regional Tuesday night.

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Boys volleyball: Downers South fights off West Aurora

Jun 4, 2012

West Aurora fought off three match points but ultimately fell to Downers South 25-22, 29-27 in two sets in Tuesday’s regional semifinal.

Boys volleyball: Glenbard East cruises past Oswego

Jun 4, 2012

Glenbard East was just too much to handle for Oswego on Tuesday night. The Rams never trailed as they defeated the Panthers 25-13, 25-16 in a semifinal game of the West Aurora regional.

Boys Volleyball: Willowbrook edges Hinsdale South in three sets

Jun 4, 2012

Jacob Schmiegelt had 12 kills, two blocks and three aces, Zac Prosek added six kills and Kyle Dewyer had 20 assists in Waubonsie Valley’s 25-20, 21-25, 25-19 victory over Hinsdale South in the Glenbard West Regional quarterfinal.

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Boys Volleyball: Larkin uses strong runs to topple Elgin

Jun 4, 2012

Larkin defeated crosstown rival Elgin in straight sets 25-13 and 25-10, as it began what it hopes will be a long postseason run with a convincing win in opening round action at the Larkin Regional. The Royals move on to face No. 2 Lake Park Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Lyons: Michael Pajkos helps Lyons handle IMSA

Jun 4, 2012

Michael Pajkos led Lyons with seven kills in a 25-11, 25-7 rout over IMSA in the first round of the playoffs Monday.

Boys Volleyball: Balanced Metea Valley knocks out Devils

Jun 4, 2012

Nick Wieland had seven kills and Shiv Desai added six as Metea Valley defeated host Hinsdale Central 25-13, 25-17 to open the playoffs Monday night.


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