St. Anthony Advances To Class 8-2A State


Published on March 12 2019 6:34 am
Last Updated on March 12 2019 12:48 pm
Written by Millie Lange

St. Anthony is headed to the Class 8-2A State Volleyball Tournament. Members of the team are, kneeling, left to right, Kenzie Kabbes Allison Repking, Laura Schmidt, Rilie Willenborg, Maddie Kibler, Emma Tingley and Emma Ashton. Standing, left to right, Coach Cathy Wenthe, Anna Niemeyer, Lauren Schwing, Sophia Seagle, Lucy Fearday, Taylor Quandt, Anna Faber and Ashley Dorris. Holding plaque is Ella Fearday.

LOUISVILLE -- Effingham St. Anthony is headed to State.

The Bullpups captured the championship of the Class 8-2A North Clay (Louisville) Volleyball Sectional Monday evening.

St. Anthony handed South Central a loss but the match went three sets. The Bullpups won the opener 25-14 but South Central came back strong with a 25-15 second set victory. St. Anthony then went out with a 25-22 count.

St. Anthony improved to 17-8 on the season and will now head to the Class 8-2A State Tournament at Auburn High School Friday.

The Bullpups take on Peoria Heights St. Thomas (14-3) at 7 p.m. In opening play, Mendon Unity (16-6) faces Lexington (17-4) at 4:30 p.m. Mount Pulaski (23-4) meets Raymond Lincolnwood (17-2) at 5:45. The final match will have Gardner (19-3) against Kewanee Wethersfield (20-0) at 8:15 p.m.

The winners of matches one and two meet Saturday at 11 a.m. while the winners of matches three and four square off at 12:15 p.m. The third place match is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the championship at 3:15.

Class 8-2A North Clay Sectional

St. Anthony -- Repking, 1 kill; Seagle, 2 aces, 3 assists, 6 points; Faber, 4 kills, 5 assists, 4 points; Ashton, 2 aces, 6 assists, 3 points; Quandt, 4 kills, 5 aces, 9 points; Fearday, 7 kills, 4 aces, 5 points; Schwing, 6 kills, 1 ace, 1 block, 5 points; Kibler, 3 kills, 3 points; Kabbes, 2 points


Class 8-1A Oakland Lake Crest Sectional

Sigel St. Michael saw its season come to a close in the Class 8-1A Oakland Lake Crest Sectional Monday.

The Sharpshooters fell to Findlay Okaw Valley, 25-23, 25-20.

Findlay Okaw Valley (16-3) improved to 16-3 and will head to the Class 8-1A State Tournament at Pana High School Friday at 5:45 p.m. against Pontiac S.t Mary's (23-1).