Pioneer Press girls volleyball preview: North Suburban Conference

Pioneer Press girls volleyball preview: North Suburban Conference

Must-see: Lake Zurich senior outside hitter Claudia Kieda. She was a key reason the Bears won the North Suburban championship last season. She finished with 267 kills to go with 267 digs. Kieda is set to play a bigger role on the court following the graduation of Katie Guy, who had 233 kills, and four-year […]

Pioneer Press girls volleyball preview: Central Suburban North

Pioneer Press girls volleyball preview: Central Suburban North

Must-see: Highland Park senior outside hitter Ireland Hieb. The league’s co-player of the year in 2017, Hieb has already committed to play for Eastern Illinois. She can reach 10 feet, 6 inches on her approach jump. “She’s a really explosive outside hitter and can really put the ball down,” Giants coach Beth Peterson said. Hieb […]

IHSAA volleyball: 5 things to watch

IHSAA volleyball: 5 things to watch

Buy Photo Reigning 4A champs the Avon Orioles have lost a lot of their star power to graduation. Holly Eastridge, who had 289 kills as a junior, is the team’s leading returner and Erin Carmichael will likely play a key role.(Photo: Grace Hollars/for IndyStar)Buy Photo The local high school volleyball scene will have a fresh […]

Alabama beach volleyball players accidentally kill hundreds of birds

Alabama beach volleyball players accidentally kill hundreds of birds

Note to beach volleyball players: Moving bird eggs to make designs in the sand is a bad idea. (Andrew Haffendon/Birmingham Audubon via AP) by Matt Bonesteel August 8 at 11:15 AM Email the author Over the July 4 weekend, a wildlife researcher named Andrew Haffenden was conducting a bird survey on a spit of land […]