Category: Volleyball

Flinn tops top seeds to win IESA girls volleyball regional

ROCKFORD – The Flinn Falcons’ eighth grade volleyball team knocked off the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds Wednesday night to win the IESA Cass 8-4A regional title. Flinn, the No. 3 seed, edged second-seeded Eisenhower, 25-21, 25-21, and then rallied to beat top-seeded RESA, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22. The win advances the Falcons to Monday […]

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Four RPS schools battling for IESA regional volleyball title

ROCKFORD – Flinn and Lincoln middle schools advanced to the eighth grade IESA Class 4A regional semifinals with Tuesday night wins. The Falcons, seeded third, ousted sixth-seeded West, 25-12, 25-9, in West’s gymnasium. Kennedy scored a mild upset. The fifth-seeded Cougars knocked off Lincoln, 25-15, 25-23. The IESA regional will wrap up tonight at West […]

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Eisenhower tops Flinn for IESA 7th grade regional title

ROCKFORD – The Eisenhower Eagles topped the Flinn Falcons Thursday night to win an IESA Class 7-4A regional title. It came down to a third game with the Eagles eventually winning, 25-14, 16-25, 16-10. Eisenhower was the No. 1 seed in the regional and got to the title match by beating Kennedy, 25-19, 25-19, on […]

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Kennedy, West 7th-grade volleyballers start playoffs with win

ROCKFORD – The IESA state volleyball playoffs kicked off Monday night for seventh-graders and Kennedy and West scored wins in their regional openers. Kennedy, the fourth seed in the Class 7-4A Flinn Middle School regional, knocked off Lincoln, the fifth seed, 25-15, 25-16. Flinn, the third seed, handled West, 25-15, 25-16. Kennedy takes on top-seeded […]

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Several RPS athletes to compete at next level

ROCKFORD – Several Rockford School District senior athletes announced where they will compete in college. East senior Madelyn Habben will continue her volleyball career at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. A club volleyball player, Habben has been a four-year varsity player for the E-Rabs. Culver-Stockton is a NAIA school. Auburn’s Matt Seigel announced that he’ll […]

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East’s Hecox earns NJCAA All-American honors

ROCKFORD – Rock Valley College sophomore Mallory Hecox was named to the NJCAA Division III All-American after leading the Golden Eagles to the Division III national tournament for the first time since 2012. Hecox led the N4C Conference and Region IV champions in kills with 404 as an outside hitter. Hecox had 33 kills and […]

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Guilford’s Morris thriving at NC Central

Former Rockford Guilford volleyball star Celene Morris stepped right in as a major force in her first year at North Carolina Central. Morris played in all 25 matches for the Eagles, leading the team in sets played with 91. Morris was a three-time all-NIC-10 outside hitter at Guilford but was moved to her natural setter […]

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RPS puts three on all-NIC-10 volleyball team

Two volleyball stars from Guilford and one from Auburn were named first-team All-NIC-10 by conference coaches. Guilford, which finished third in the conference, had two make the first team and both will be back next season to lead a Vikings push for a conference crown. Junior Kaitlyn Flynn and freshman Ella Holmstrom, both outside hitters, […]

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Former East star leads RVC to volleyball nationals

ROCKFORD – The Rock Valley College Golden Eagles qualified for the NJCAA Division III national tournament for the first time since 2012, powered by the strong play of East graduate Mallory Hecox. Kristy Pierce, who coached for 34 years in high school, winning 941 games, took over the program this season and had just three […]

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Auburns pulls off volleyball upset

The Auburn Knights showed real progress last night, knocking off the Vikings at Guilford, 25-17, 25-18. Guilford has finished first or second in the NIC-10 the past three seasons. The win by Auburn was its third in conference play. Guilford is in a tie for Harlem for third place in the conference at 8-5. The […]

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