Bureau Valley borrowed a page out of its 2005 state squad that was honored Tuesday at the Storm Cellar by defeating St. Bede 26-24, 25-21.
Leading contributors for the Storm (16-7, 7-3) were Marissa Endress (7 digs, 6 points), Cassidy Olds (3 digs, 6 kills, 1 ace), Saige Barnett (5 digs, 3 blocks, 13 kills, 7 points), Nicole Wirth (16 assists),Christen Hurley (4 kills, 2 aces), Ellen Johnson (2 blocks, 6 kills) and Emily Fordham (6 assists, 3 kills, 2 blocks).
PHS pops Prophetstown: Princeton evened its record in TRAC East play by defeating Prophetstown 25-15, 25-18 Tuesday at Prouty Gym. Anna Murray led the Tigresses (12-11) with eight kills, nine points and 10 digs, Kaylee Hammerich added five kills, Kate Vigars had 19 assists and Corinne Peterson had nine digs.
L-O clips Paw Paw: LaMoille-Ohio returned to conference play by defeating the Bulldogs 25-20, 25-15 Tuesday at LaMoille.
For L-O (16-8), Maddi Deery had 15 assists and 10 digs, Nya Ranel had 7 points and 8 kills, Hannah Weeks 13 digs, and Lexi Loftus 13 kills and 15 digs.
Newman tops Hall: The Lady Devils pushed TRAC East front-runner Newman to three sets, but fell 17-25, 25-22, 26-24 Tuesday in Spring Valley.
Kaelyn Hamalle (8 kills), Gertie Savitch (7 kills), Cassidy Jablonski (6 kills) and Courtney Kobold (5 kills) took care of the hitting and Madi Soldati handled the back row with 34 digs while Payton Kerper (12) and Lauren Bulak (10) combined for 22 more digs.
Tigers win regional semifinal: Top-seeded Princeton opened postseason play with a convincing 6-0 win over Normal Calvary Christian Academy in the regional semifinals at Serena Tuesday.
Mason Nave and Jayden Pinter scored in the first half and Nolan Frank, Juan Robledo, Elijah Grundman and Cade Harrison continued the deluge in the second half.
PHS coach David Gray said the Tigers adjusted well to the inclement weather.
"It was a cold and rainy day, but we came to do a job. That was our approach, to take care of business, and that is what the boys did. We understand that it gets more difficult from here, and hope to play well going forward," Gray said.
The Tigers (18-2-4) will face the winner of Wednesday's semifinals between Newark-Seneca (7-8-4) and Somonauk in Friday's regional championship at 4:30 p.m.
DePue falls: Earlville-Leland blitzed DePue 8-0 in Tuesday's regional semifinals at Hinckley. The Little Giants bow out at 5-5-4.
Earlville-Leland (20-3) will face Mendota which blanked host HBR 3-0 in Friday's finals.