Kristi Hoese looked at the talent she had returning to Hobart and turned down the volleyball coaching job at Griffith.
LAPORTE | Perched atop a stationary bicycle, day after day through nine long months of rehab, Taylor Lebo couldn't stop thinking about her return to the volleyball court.
Marian Catholic junior Amber Clay dominated on the court for the second year. She holds the school record for aces and kills in a season, kills in a game, career aces and career kills.
Marian Catholic's Amber Clay is The Times Illinois Volleyball Player of the year for the second consecutive year. The junior had 450 kills, 67 aces, 381 digs and 81 blocks this season.
Marian Catholic's Amber Clay is The Times Player of the Year after dominating on the court.
The region was knocked out of the girls volleyball season quickly Saturday morning with three teams playing — Lake Central, Andrean and Marquette Catholic — and without one winning a game.
HUNTINGTON | Lake Central's goal against Carmel in Saturday's volleyball semistate semifinals was to find a way to force the Greyhounds out of their system.
PLYMOUTH | No matter what Andrean and coach Julie Wiejak tried against Class 3A No. 7 -ranked Fairfield at Saturday’s Plymouth Semistate, it didn’t work.
ST. JOHN | Julianne Epperson's mind is clear.
MERRILLVILLE | To warm up for a game, most athletes crank tunes on their iPods and bury themselves in headsets.
MICHIGAN CITY | Grace Connelly won a state championship as a freshman and has designs on another as a senior.
ROCHESTER | Wheeler’s volleyball team couldn’t capture the fifth-game magic it had a year ago against Rochester.
ROYAL CENTER | Washington Twp. tried to put a rough start in the rear-view mirror and concentrate on a comeback attempt.
VALPARAISO | Lake Central had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Tuesday night, and there was no way that its five seniors were going to let the moment pass them by.
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean's girls volleyball team has reached exactly as far as the 2011 team did.
WASHINGTON TWP. | Lindsey Henry has known volleyball success during her four years at Washington Twp.
VALPARAISO | When coaches hear they're getting a transfer student, they secretly hope for a "franchise" player.
GRIFFITH | In each of the first two times that the Griffith volleyball team met Gavit in the regular season, the Gladiators found an answer for Panthers top hitter Lisette Roldan.
Valparaiso's Noelle Eveland jumps for a block during a regular-season game against LaPorte.
After graduating eight starters from last year’s regional champions, no one expected Andrean (27-7) to be a dominant team this season.
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