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Volleyball season ends at sectional semifinals

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Delaney Connell
The volleyball team ended its 2023 season with an 18-13 record after competing in the IHSA sectional semifinals at Southland College Prep on Oct. 30, where Kankakee’s Bishop McNamara High School beat the Maroons 2-0.

The volleyball team ended its 2023 season with an 18-13 record after competing in the IHSA sectional semifinals at Southland College Prep on Oct. 30, where Kankakee’s Bishop McNamara High School beat the Maroons 2-0.

Previously, on Oct. 26, the team won the IHSA regional finals 2-0 against Woodlawn High at CICS Longwood High School.  

During the season, the team won the regional championship, placed third in the Lake Park tournament and raised almost $3,000 for breast cancer charity at its Dig Pink event.  

Ella Cohen-Richie, one of the three senior captains, noticed how the team bonded throughout the year. 

“Considering we lost quite a few veteran seniors last year, I think everyone really came together in a very positive and good way,” Ella said. 

The team had to work together to build a new community and gained three new ninth graders. 

“It took a little bit of time building the team chemistry,” Ella said. “But definitely, by the end, I think we did a really good job.”

Despite being a new team member, ninth grader Zora Peek-Taylor felt very included in the team environment. 

“The coaches did a really good job in having everyone be heard,” Zora said. “And I think the team members also did a really good job at making everyone feel welcome.”

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Jaya Alenghat
Jaya Alenghat, City Life Editor
Jaya Alenghat is a member of the Class of 2025 and serves as an assistant editor. She began journalism in the 2022-23 school year as a sophomore. Her favorite story she has written is “In finding community, English teacher provides comfort for Latinx students.” Outside of journalism, she enjoys playing tennis, reading and spending time with friends and family. Awards: 2024 Scholastic Press Association of Chicago, sports news story: excellent 2024 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award: Certificate of merit, sports features, “Muslim student athletes navigate fasting during Ramadan while maintaining physical endurance” 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, Boston convention: Excellent, news writing
Delaney Connell
Delaney Connell, Photographer
Delaney Connell is a beginning photojournalist and a member of the Class of 2026. Her favorite part of photojournalism is taking photos for school sports and school events. Outside of photojournalism, Delaney enjoys taking walks with her dog, talking with her brother and cooking.

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