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  • Schwab: Early read on 2015

    Welcome to 2015. Per the usual, we'll christen the new year with Prep Zone's annual stab in the dark at what the next 12 months might bring on the are ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Duber: Three majors, four years of volleyball devotion for Szarmach

    It hit Sam Szarmach before this season: She needed to have some fun.Szarmach’s been working hard for ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 7:08 pm
  • St. Francis coach Kopec passionate about volleyball on, off court

    Peg Kopec is much more than St. Francis’ girls volleyball coach by this stage of her career. Kopec h ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • 2014 Kane County Chronicle Girls Volleyball All-Area Team

    First team Molly Haggerty, St. Francis, Jr., OH Towering Nebraska recruit had 406 kills – most of th ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Kaneland volleyball's Dunn delivers regardless of row

    Opponents aimed to take advantage of Kaneland senior Ellie Dunn before she could cozy up to the net for a kill.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • St. Francis girls volleyball nails down 3A three-peat

    NORMAL – St. Francis girls volleyball coach Peg Kopec was musing about "Mix it up at lunch day" at St. Francis, in which students are encouraged to si ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • St. Francis girls volleyball one win from three-peat

    NORMAL – Ten state championships into her legendary career, and it’s a reasonable question.Does goin ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Three-peat seeking Spartans don’t shy from favorite status

    WHEATON – Expectations for the St. Francis girls volleyball team are so high that the jubilation of winning a state championship almost immediately tu ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • St. Francis girls volleyball headed back to Redbird Arena

    BELVIDERE – The St. Francis girls volleyball team had its hands full in Saturday’s IHSA Class 3A Belvidere Supersectional against Marian Central, but, ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 6:09 pm
  • St. Francis girls volleyball looks for 4th straight bid to state tourney

    St. Francis maintains its two-bus travel policy for the Class 3A girls volleyball postseason.Lacking ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Girls volleyball: ‘Real steady’ St. Francis wins sectional crown

    VERNON HILLS – The St. Francis girls volleyball team rolled to its fourth straight sectional title Thursday, sweeping Wauconda, 25-14, 25-12, to win t ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Girls volleyball: St. Charles East loses to Benet in sectional final

    BARTLETT – The St. Charles East girls volleyball team twice came within a point of cranking up the heat on top-seeded Benet.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Girls volleyball: St. Charles East hopes 4th time’s the charm

    Fourth time’s the charm? Whether St. Charles East or Benet wins tonight’s IHSA Class 4A Bartlett Sec ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Prep roundup: St. Francis volleyball advances, Wheaton Academy eliminated

    VERNON HILLS – The St. Francis girls volleyball team overpowered Johnsburg, 25-9, 25-11, in Tuesday’s IHSA Class 3A Vernon Hills Sectional semifinal. ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Benet continues bulldozing through Tri-Cities volleyball teams

    BARTLETT – Benet defeated its third Tri-Cities girls volleyball team in as many postseason matches Tuesday night.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:10 am