Kampbell Hehr is graduating early. The Walworth Big Foot senior will graduate in December and then head to Georgia State University in January to begin school and to play volleyball for the Division I school.
Parker improved by one spot over their No. 6 seed. The Vikings went 3-2 in the tournament, including a 23-25, 25-22, 15-12 victory over Madison Memorial in the fifth-place game.
Senior Amanda Carlson piled up a match-high 13 kills, and the Cougars benefited from a litany of Madison Memorial hitting errors in the first two sets of a Big Eight Conference sweep at Craig.
Janesville Parker's volleyball team beat Beloit Memorial 3-1 in a Big Eight Conference regular-season finale Thursday that helped the Vikings finish with a 4-5 record.
Janesville Craig's volleyball team won its eighth match in a row Thursday night, beating visiting Madison West 25-14, 25-13, 25-20.
Kambell Hehr led Walworth Big Foot's girls volleyball team to a Rock Valley Conference sweep over Whitewater on Thursday. The Chiefs won 25-23, 25-20, 26-24.
Despite trailing in each set, Parker swept visiting Madison West, 25-18, 25-23, 25-21, to push its Big Eight Conference record to 4-5.
Craig (33-7, 5-2 Big Eight) recovered after dropping the first set. Amanda Carlson and Lily Stockheimer totaled 15 and 14 kills, respectively, while Taylor Salmon added 51 assists in the win.
Brodhead High senior Abbey Johnson is a three-time first-team all-conference volleyball player who will play for Viterbo at the next level.
Five notable performances from area high school athletes over the past week, and five area events to watch for over the next seven days:
Janesville Craig rebounded from a first-set loss to Whitewater to down the Whippets and complete a 4-0 run through its four-team volleyball tournament Saturday.
Williams Bay defeated Orfordville Parkview 3-0 on Thursday night in a battle for first place in Trailways South Conference girls volleyball.
Janesville Parker's volleyball team hung tough Thursday but suffered a 25-20, 25-17, 25-21 sweep to visiting Middleton.
Ashley East connected for six kills in the fourth set and served the match-clinching ace to help the Spartans finish off the Cardinals 25-12, 25-17, 14-25, 25-14.
The Vikings were on the wrong end of a pair of lopsided sets against visiting Madison East in a Big Eight Conference match. But they rebounded quickly both times, including dominating the fifth set to win 25-21, 11-25, 25-23, 14-25, 15-6.
Cougars cruise to Big Eight sweep
Five notable performances by area high school athletes over the past week, and five events to keep an eye on in the next seven days.
Craig finished 4-3 in the tournament, including a second-place finish in pool play Friday.
In a battle between second-place teams in the Badger South Conference, Milton High's girls volleyball team swept Oregon 25-16, 25-23, 25-15 on Thursday.
Janesville Parker trailed 7-0 to start a Big Eight Conference volleyball match at Madison La Follette on Thursday but rallied to sweep the Lancers 30-28, 25-19 and 25-22.
Sun Prairie swept Janesville Craig 25-15, 25-22, 25-19 in a Big Eight Conference volleyball match Thursday night at Craig.
Upset-minded Deerfield pushed Parkview to its limit during a two-hour marathon. After the Demons won the first two sets, the Vikings stormed back for a 21-25, 15-25, 25-22, 25-15, 15-12 conference win.
Whitewater High's volleyball team was swept by McFarland on Tuesday night but perhaps showed flashes of what to come from a sophomore-heavy lineup waiting to get back to full strength.
Five notable performances in area high school sports from the past week and five events to watch over the next seven days.
Craig, 22-3 overall, returns to Big Eight Conference action Thursday when it hosts Sun Prairie.
The Vikings went 3-2 on the day with wins over Beloit Memorial, Wilmot and host Delavan-Darien. Parker lost to Racine Lutheran and Lake Geneva Badger.
Janesville Craig's volleyball team fell out of first place in the Big Eight Conference with a 3-1 loss to Verona on Thursday night.
Brodhead's girls volleyball team, which is currently earning honorable mention status in the state Division 3 poll, swept Big Foot 25-22, 25-13, 25-19 on Tuesday to open league play.
Senior setter Taylor Salmon set Craig's single-season and career assists records a year ago, and outside hitter Amanda Carlson has been one of the beneficiaries to become the school's all-time leader in kills.
The Red Hawks did not lose a set in finishing 6-0. Host Parker was second at 5-1, with its only loss to Milton by scores of 25-10 and 25-12.
Amanda Carlson set the all-time school record for kills to lead Janesville Craig's volleyball team to a 3-0 Big Eight Conference win over Janesville Parker on Thursday night.
Verona, which is honorable mention in the latest Division 1 state volleyball poll, swept Parker 25-10, 25-16, 25-14 on Tuesday.
Janesville Craig breezed to a 3-0 victory over host Beloit Memorial in a Big Eight Conference girls volleyball opener Tuesday night.
Janesville Parker lacks the front-line height that many Big Eight volleyball teams boast, but the Vikings overcame that at times in 2017 and hope to build on that this season.
Janesville Craig won the Big Eight Conference volleyball tournament and advanced to sectionals last season. With four all-conference players returning, the Cougars should contend in the conference in 2018.
A season outlook for area high school girls volleyball teams, including Milton, which is coming off a WIAA Division 1 sectional appearance and boasts eight seniors on its roster.
The Big Foot High volleyball team appeared to have Janesville Craig’s number at the Cougar-Viking Classic.
Janesville Craig and Brodhead each went 5-1 on the first day of play in volleyball tournament play in Janesville on Friday. Parker will join them in the Gold Bracket at Craig on Saturday.
Two area volleyball teams will tangle with a pair of state powers when the WIAA sectional semifinals take place Thursday night.