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Volleyball Regional Championships

CENTRALIA - Regional volleyball championships were played for last night.

Top seed Woodlawn won their 3rd straight regional title, knocking off a very game 2nd seed in South Central losing the first set 25-23 before bouncing back for the 25-14, 25-17 win at the Christ Our Rock Regional.  Woodlawn is 30-2 and advances to next week's North Clay Sectional where they will take on Patoka after the Lady Warriors beat Mulberry Grove in their regional championship played in Mulberry Grove 25-18, 25-17.  Also in Class A last night, at Neoga, Stewardson/Strasburg beat Windsor in 3 sets winning 25-21 in the finale.  At Wayne City, Cisne ran away with the 3 set win over the hosts winning the final set 25-20.  

    In Class 2A at DuQuoin, Edwards County beat Fairfield in two, Carlinville won the Litchfield vrown beating Shelbyville 25-16 in the third and final set, Kansas needed 3 sets to beat St Anthony at Marshall, Trico is the champs at Pinckneyville beating Red Bud in 2, Newton needed 2 sets to knock off the hosts at Robinson.  Nashville saw their season prematurely end as they were upset by Waterloo Gibault in 2 sets 25-20, 25-23 at Wesclin.  

    In 3A at Salem, Benton won the Regional  as the top seed beat #2 Herrin 25-23, 25-18 in a solid contest.  At Civic Memorial, Greenville beat Jerseyville in 2 sets, at Highland Mater Dei beat the hosts 25-22, 25-13, Mattoon handled Effingham in 2 easy sets, Massac County won their own regional beating Carbondale 25-11 in the third set, Mt Zion won their first ever regional with a 2 set win over Rochester at Taylorville, Columbia is the champ at Waterloo beating Mascoutah in 2 sets.  

    In Large school play, O'Fallon won the Belleville East Regional with a 3 set win over Belleville West.  At Edwardsville, the host Lady Tigers fell to Springfield in 2. 

INA, Ill. (Oct. 30, 2014) - The Rend Lake College Volleyball team lost their last regular season game in three last night to Lake Land at home (31-33; 22-25; 23-25). They will take on Parkland in Champaign at 6 p.m. Wednesday for the first round of the Region 24 tournament.

Sophomore Koral McBride (Murphysboro) led the Lady Warriors against the Lady Lakers with 16 assists, six digs, one block, and one kill. Other sophomore performers included Allie Lietz (Hoyleton) with seven kills, seven digs, six aces, and one block; Sydney Crews (Mt. Vernon) with eight digs, seven kills, and three blocks; Rowdee Sanders (Carterville) with four blocks, three kills, and three digs; and Cassidy Melliere (Prairie du Rocher) with 16 digs.

Four freshmen also racked up numbers for the team, including Danielle Bruns (Pinckneyville) with seven kills, five blocks, and five digs; Denise Bruns (Pinckneyville) with four digs, three kills, and three blocks; Emily Green (Wayne City) with 13 assists and four digs; and Ashley Modglin (Shiloh Hill) with five kills and one block.

Head Coach Sara Crews said, "A win would have been nice, but I have no complaints about the effort that was put forth against a very good Lake Land team. As the scores indicate, the girls battled to the end of each set."

The Lady Warriors ended their season 4-30, and 1-10 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. For all things athletic at The Lake, visit www.rlc.edu/warriors.

Friday Football Playoff Schedule

UNDATED - The State Football playoffs begin tonight for some schools and finish up tomorrow.  

Tonight on the schedule in Class 3A, #8 Newton 5-4 at #1 Robinson 8-1 and 8th ranked Hillsboro is 5-4 and at top seed and unbeaten Williamsville.  

In 4A, 8th ranked Jerseyville is 5-4 and at unbeaten and top ranked Sacred Heart Griffin.  

And in 8A, Belleville East is the 7th seed at 5-4 and will play at 2nd ranked Edwardsville who is 8-1.

UNDATED - The KC Blue Angels dropped their Region 24 Semifinal 4-0 to the unbeaten, 7th nationally ranked SWIC.

KC's season ends at 12-4 and finish the year ranked 21st in the national.  Jordyn Francis and Sylvia Adler finished the year tied for 31st in the nation in goals as KC outscored their opponents 58-13.  Adlers finished 4th in the nation in assists and 31st in points.  Francis was 43rd in points.  

Ciru Franklin finished the season 34th in the nation in goals against average of 0.93.

FAIRFIELD - The Franklin Park Bobcats are 2-0 on the young hoops season after winning their 2nd game at the Fairfield Tournament, this time over St Mary's 45-29.  9 Bobcats were in the scoring column with Isaak Hayes leading the way with 18.

    The Odin Jr Eagles are 3-0 after winning at Raccoon in Oil Belt Conference play 66-44.  Odin led 20-5 after the first quarter enroute to the win.  Odin was led by Gage Roberts who scored 27, Lucas Shaffer had 15 and Dylan Friend added 9.  

    Selmaville defeated Iuka 53-36.  Iuka was led by Christopher Harper with 17 and TJ Thompson had 14. 

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