Gary Larsen

Junior Kelsea Zitt had eight aces to lead a Newark to a 25-11, 25-11 semifinal win over North Shore at the Class 1A Westminster Christian Sectional.
Huntley (8-2) trailed 25-7 at halftime but scored 10 points in the third and trailed 25-17 to start the fourth before Palatine (8-2) grabbed the momentum.
Loyola posed the challenge that Larkin coach Henry Graack anticipated, with a pair of tough outside hitters and a quality setter feeding them the ball.
A 25-16, 25-21 win sends 10th-seeded Larkin to Thursday’s title game of the Class 4A Larkin Regional against No. 1 Loyola.
Elgin senior Julie Camarena kept her serve in and let her teammates do the rest, propelling the Maroons to a 25-15 win.
Juarez finished in 17:02.5, more than 13 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Sara Atkins of Wheaton Warrenville South.
After winning a Class 6A state title , all bets were off that this year’s Batavia team would field a team capable of making another run at a championship.
DeTamble had nine kills, seven digs and three blocks, and the senior’s five aces also gave her 98 to set a new single-season program record.
Hampshire used identical scores of 25-14 and 25-14 in dispatching Westminster Christian in a nonconference game Monday night.