The Althoff volleyball Crusaders won the championship of the Effingham Crossroads Tournament Saturday.
Althoff defeated Glenbard West in the three-set championship match, 24-26, 25-22, 25-18. The Crusaders earlier had knocked off Henry Clay and Wheaton St. Francis, both in two-set sweeps.
“It was a good championship game,” said Althoff coach Sara Thomas-Dietrich. “(Glenbard) was definitely the toughest team we have seen this year, which is exactly what you want in a championship.’
Addie Burris and Karinna Gall each were named to the all-tournament team. Louise Comerford was the tournament MVP with her 116 assists.
“We like our outside hitters to have a hitting percentage of about. 300 and our inside hitters about .200. Addie Burris had a hitting percentage of .561 through five games and 11 sets in the tournament, which is outstanding,” Thomas-Dietrich said.
The 10-0 Crusaders will be at home Tuesday to take on Mount Vernon in South Seven Conference play.
Red Bud senior floors 1,000th kill
Red Bud High School senior outside hitter Morgan Cowell joined some elite company on Wednesday when she collected the 1,000th kill of her career in the Musketeers 25-17, 25-17 win at Valmeyer.
A 5-9 senior, Cowell was presented the game ball and was recognized for her achievement at home on Thursday when Red Bud defeated New Athens 25-21, 25-17. The Musketeers are now 8-2 for the season.
Cowell has 76 kills for the season and is averaging 4.47 kills per game.
West claims two titles at Bloomington Tournament
The Belleville West Maroons claimed two individual doubles crowns as they placed third at the Bloomington High School Purple Tennis Tournament on Saturday.
The Maroons No. 2 doubles team of Grace Bauer and Melanie Kulig won the No. 2 doubles flight, while Natalie Soehnlin and Delaney Foster won the crown in the No. 3 doubles flight.
O’Fallon wins Alton Golf Tournament
O’Fallon senior Brooke Boatman defeated Addasyn Zeller of Edwardsville in a sudden death playoff to lead the Panthers to a 17 stroke win at the Alton Golf Tournament held on Saturday at t he Woodlands Golf Course.
Both Boatman and Zeller finished regulation with rounds of 75. The Panthers also received rounds of 78 from Emily Marrs and Alyssa McMinn and a 79 from senior Natalie Meinkoth to finish with a score of 310. Edwardsville was second at 327.