Coach Sly's already looking forward to volleyball sectionals next week. How could you not if you're a fan of sets and spikes around the Tri-Cities?
Geneva, St. Charles East and St. Charles North all won regional titles on Thursday night, and will occupy three of the four spots in the Larkin Sectional semifinals on Tuesday.
Making matters even better, Kaneland and St. Francis (of course, St. Francis) are also still alive and kicking in Class 3A.
Tuesday's Larkin Sectional semi between Geneva and St. Charles East could be a classic. Those are two evenly matched teams, and they just played a heck of a game at the end of the regular season to determine the River championship, won by the Vikes.
It wouldn't really be an upset no matter which way the Geneva-East match goes, but it would be an upset if it doesn't go three games.
You would think the Tri-Cities would have a great chance to place a team to supersectionals, what with 75 percent of the sectionals teams being local, but the problem is top-seeded Glenbard West is the other team at Larkin, and the Hilltoppers are having a historically good season. Sly's not sure any of the local teams have enough firepower to take down a team like that this year, but it'll be fun to watch them try.
And how about KKV? That's Kaneland Knights Volleyball, people - get with it!
The Knights were up and down during the conference season but are playing their best volleyball at the right time and will be headed north to the Marian Central Sectional next week. Between Kaneland soccer and volleyball breaking new ground this postseason to go with the Knights' typically lights-out football team, what a fall it's been in western Kane County!