Oblong High School's volleyball team won the Little Okaw Valley Conference Tournament Saturday (Sept. 21) at Martinsville. The Lady Panthers went 3-0 in the four-team, round-robin event, picking up wins over Hutsonville-Palestine, Martinsville and Dugger, Ind.
A busy week was a successful one for Oblong High School's volleyball team, as they won their third match in as many tries.
The Lady Panthers finished off their perfect week with a two-set win over visiting Martinsville, 25-18, 26-24 (Oct. 3).
"We had a great week of wins," OHS head coach Pam Johnson said. "We are putting together our passing, setting and hitting. The girls have worked hard this week. I am very proud to get this conference win."
Sometimes a team just plays a little bit better than you do and that was the case for Robinson High School's volleyball team Thursday night (Oct. 3).
The Lady Maroons did not necessarily play bad, but host Newton played a bit better and handed RHS a two-set defeat in their Little Illini Conference contest, 15-25, 19-25.
"Newton is a very good team," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "I don't feel like we played a bad game tonight, we just couldn't put a ball away. Their defense was tremendous and they kept every ball alive. I am proud of the way we fought until the very end."
Depth helped Robinson High School's girls' tennis team get back on the winning track.
After seeing their seven-match winning streak come to an end Tuesday, the Lady Maroons righted the ship Wednesday (Oct. 2) by edging visiting Olney in a dual match, 5-4.
"The quality of our depth in our line-up has been a key for many of our wins this season and tonight was no exception with our team winning in singles at Nos. 3,4,5 and 6," RHS head coach Steve Jenkins said.
Recent struggles continued for Lincoln Trail College's volleyball team and the end result was another loss on the road.
The Lady Statesmen dropped their second road match this week and third straight overall in a four-set loss at Rend Lake College, 22-25, 13-25, 28-26, 20-25 (Oct. 2).
"I'm to the point that I'm only playing girls with the drive to win and an overall positive attitude," LTC head coach Dana Goodwin said. "I had a completely new line-up in the third and fourth sets that worked. The entire atmosphere on the court changed for the better."
A tough battle on the road ended with Robinson High School's volleyball team picking up a hard-fought win in three sets, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15, at Casey-Westfield in Little Illini Conference play (Oct. 1).
"It was a hard fought conference win tonight," RHS head coach Eric Dean said. "We fell behind in each of the first two sets. We were able to overcome in the first, but fell short in the second. The third set was close for a while, but we went on a big run to pull away.'
It was a rough night on the court for Robinson High School's girls' tennis team Tuesday (Oct. 1), as they dropped a dual match to Teutopolis, 8-1, to snap a seven-match winning streak.
"I was hoping that we could win a few more individual matches tonight, but sometimes the game score is not indicative of how well a match is played," RHS head coach Steve Jenkins said. "Teutopolis is a very experienced and skilled team that doesn't make too many unforced errors. Our girls had several long points, sometimes 15-20 shots with their opponents before a point was won."