Junior High Volleyball: Wilmington, Paxton-Buckley-Loda advance to State Finals

by Scott R Schultz

Junior High Volleyball: Wilmington, Paxton-Buckley-Loda advance to State Finals

The Wilmington and Paxton-Buckley-Loda 8th grade volleyball teams will be making the trip to Tolono Junior High School this weekend for the IESA Class 8-3A State Volleyball finals.

PBL (21-1) will open play against Princeville (20-2) to open play at 4:30pm on Friday, March 16. Immediately following, Wilmington (11-8) will face undefeated Eureka (24-0) in their quarterfinal matchup.

Both teams advanced with wins in their respective sectionals on Monday night.

PBL topped Beecher in three sets (17-25, 25-22, 25-13) at the Kankakee Bishop McNamara Sectional, while Wilmington swept Calument City Wentworth in two sets (25-19, 25-19) at the Morris Saratoga Sectional.

Semifinal matches will begin at 12:00pm on Saturday, March 17 with the championship final set for 4:15pm.

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