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Newark volleyball clinches conference championship

Newark clinched the Little Ten Conference regular-season girls volleyball championship Thursday with a 25-17, 25-13 win at LaMoille.

“We played a good match tonight,” Newark coach Tonya Grayson said. “I’m proud of the girls.”

The Lady Norsemen (20-2, 7-0) were led by Kristina Nichols with five kills and 14 digs, Jasmine Mitchell and Kris Zitt with four kills each, Marissa Friestad with 12 points, two aces and 16 assists and Melanie Kala with 16 digs.

Illinois Lutheran def. GSW,

25-21, 25-21

Gardner-South Wilmington (11-9, 4-5 River Valley Conference) featured five kills and two digs from Bryanna DeMoraes, four kills, two blocks, an ace and six digs from Lexi Posing, four kills andd a dig from Breann Fisher and three kills from Mariana Fisher Thursday.

The GSW sophomores won, 25-19, 25-10, behind 6 kills and two digs from Kira Gleason and two kills, seven aces and three digs from Emily Hopwood.


DeKalb 2, Morris 0

Morris (12-4-5, 5-4-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference East) allowed two early goals before playing evenly with DeKalb the rest of the way Thursday.

“I am proud if this team as they showed the other team that they could keep up with them,” Morris coach David Valdivia said. “This was a great game for us as this shows me that they are ready for regionals and sectionals.”


Coal City 37, Shabbona 15

Mya Shannon scored 12 points Thursday for the Shabbona eighth-grade girls.

Hannah Hagrelius had six points to lead Shabbona in a 17-16 seventh-grade loss.

Shannon scored 27 points and Calleen Soper six for Shabbona in a 33-24 eighth-grade win over I.C.S. Wednesday. In the seventh-grade game, Shabbona defeated I.C.S. 33-24 behind six points from Tailor Vuckovich.

Against Wilmington Tuesday, Shannon scored 31 points for Shabbona in a 41-30 eighth-grade win. Hagrelius scored 11 points and Carli Foddrill had 10 for Shabbon in a 33-27 seventh-grade loss.

Seneca 34, MVK 21

Eve Odum had 10 points, Morgan Pifer had eight and Lyda Robinson and Rachel Swetnam had six for the Seneca eighth-graders (6-0) Thursday. Alex Draves led Mazon-Verona-Kinsman with 5 points.

Faith Hacker scored 8 points and Lexi Greve 6 each for the Seneca seventh-graders (6-0), who won 27-17.

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