Volleyball

Edwards County makes a run at state title

ALBION - Wednesday was a day to celebrate at Edwards County High School. In addition to a pep assembly, the marching band led the Lady Lions volleyball team on an indoor parade through the halls of the high school and grade school complex. The Lions hope to follow that up with another processional next week, perhaps with a state championship trophy in hand.

Edwards County going to state

EFFINGHAM - For the first time in five years, the Edwards County volleyball team is headed to the IHSA state tournament. The Lady Lions rallied to defeat Pana on Saturday in the Class 2A Super Sectional. Linda Oxby’s crew will next play on Friday at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University against Dakota. The first serve will be at 12 noon.

Rosignol makes All Big 8 team

Lady Aces volleyball coach Beth Bunting says Alex Rosignol is “definitely tops in this sport.” Now she is on the top team in the Big Eight Conference. Rosignol was named to the All-Big Eight conference team in a recent vote of league coaches. The junior middle hitter landed one of the 12 spots on the star roster, despite the Aces 0-6 finish in the standings.

Edwards County in Sectional finals tonight

When Edwards County was bumped into the larger Class 2A division for volleyball this year by the IHSA, there were skeptics who doubted the Lady Lions ability to maintain their recent record of post-season runs. But, here the Lady Lions are, back in the Sweet Sixteen. Tonight, Edwards County (33-5) plays Sparta for the 2A Sectional title at Nashville. A victory would send Linda Oxby’s team to the Super Sectional for the first time since 2007. That game would be Saturday in Effingham against the winner of the Cumberland Sectional, where Carlinville and Pana are playing tonight.

Volleyball sectionals start tomorrow

A field full of No. 1 seeds will gather in Harrisburg this week for the IHSA Class 3A volleyball sectional tournament.

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