The SBCS Lady Ravens ended their season on Saturday in the NEKL tournament, hosted by McLouth. SBCS, the #5 seed, was in a pool with #2 JCN and #8 McLouth. Winning both matches in pool play was necessary to advance to the championship pool. The overall #1 seed in the tournament was ACCJHS. SBCS won their first match against McLouth, but then fell to JCN, thus being eliminated from the championship bracket. 

SBCS first played McLouth, whom the Lady Ravens had defeated in two sets on September 17. Winning the first game 25-15, the Ravens looked to be starting their day strong, executing good team plays and limiting their errors. However, the Bulldogs were not going to back down easily, as they rebounded for a 25-19 win over the Ravens in game two. In the third set, the score was tied for a good portion of the game before SBCS finally surged ahead to secure a 15-12 victory.

The second game of pool play matched the Ravens up against the perennially strong JCN Chargers. The Ravens were fired up to play, but couldn’t keep up with the JCN attack. The Chargers continually found the holes in the Raven court, mixing up tips and hits to keep the Ravens guessing. A tournament high 14 unforced errors for the Ravens never allowed SBCS to get into the game, as the Ravens fell 25-11. SBCS, determined to not end their season with a bad loss, came storming out in the second game to build a 6-1 lead over the Chargers, but JCN soon evened the score behind their strong serving. The Ravens and Chargers traded points for most of the game, neither team getting more than a couple points ahead. After stumbling slightly, the Ravens made a run at the end of the game to tie the score 23-23. However, after a Charger timeout, two more hitting errors sealed the Ravens fate, and ended their season, as they lost 23-25.

The Lady Ravens end the 2018 season at 9-7, with an unofficial final placing of 5th in the league standings. SBCS will thank and celebrate the 8th grade volleyball players at the final home football game on Tuesday, October 16. The recognition will take place at halftime, at about 6:00pm. Thanks to all the Lady Raven volleyball players for a great season!  

The SBCS A Team started the game strong, but quickly ran out of momentum against the strong serving Pleasant Ridge team, who got the best of the Ravens in two sets. The Rams put the pressure on the Ravens, and the Ravens were unable to respond, as they had several unforced errors, and struggled to find their groove. Pleasant Ridge defeated the Ravens 25-22 and 25-18.

The Raven B team cruised in the first game, shutting down the Rams 25-10, and then played a solid second game to squeak out a 25-23 victory. SBCS executed great team work and hustle, ending their season on a winning note. The Lady Raven B team lost just two games all season. Congratulations to them on their successful season!

The SBCS C Team also ended their season on the winning note, taking care of the Rams in two sets with scores of 25-8 and 25-14. Serving and communication were key in the Lady Raven victory.

The SBCS A Team will conclude their season on Saturday in the NEKL Tournament. The tournament is hosted by McLouth and pool play begins at 9:00am. The Ravens are currently awaiting their seed for their tournament. Good luck to the Lady Ravens as they compete together for the final time this season. Go Lady Ravens!

SBCS dropped two more games at home on Monday evening, falling to the Everest Chargers and ACCJHS Tigers. SBCS has now lost three games in a row. The Lady Ravens defeated Everest in two games just one week ago, but were unable to repeat that victory. Back on September 6, SBCS had lost to ACCJHS, but were hoping to avenge that loss. SBC played much better against the Tigers, but still ultimately succumbed to the hard-hitting ACCJHS team.

In the first game of the evening, SBCS came out flat and struggled to find their rhythm. Despite playing a new rotation, the Ravens made too many mistakes to counter the strong Charger serves. Both games were close, but SBCS was handed 21-25 and 22-25 losses to Everest.

After a break between games, a pep talk, and some team-created energy, the Ravens came out much more ready to take on the ACCJHS Tigers. SBCS served well, and communicated together as a team, helping build the energy. The Ravens played well on defense, and gained confidence as the game continued. SBCS fell 16-25 in the first game, but rallied for a narrow 23-25 loss in the second game.

The SBCS B Team was victorious in both of their games on Monday evening. SBCS defeated Everest 25-14 and 25-7. The Lady Ravens kept their momentum going in rolling to 25-15 and 25-13 wins over ACCJHS.

SBCS will host Pleasant Ridge on Thursday, September 27. Games begin at 4:30, with the order of play being B, C, A. Good luck to the Lady Ravens in their last games of the season. B and C teams will finish on Thursday night, while the A Team will represent SBCS in the NEKL Tournament on Saturday, September 29. Go Lady Ravens!

The SBCS Lady Ravens fell to 8-3 on the season with a big loss at Jackson Heights on Thursday night. SBCS lacked energy and struggled terribly with serve receive against the hard hitting Jackson Heights team. The Ravens had defeated the Cobras in three games, back in the season opener on August 27.

SBCS dropped the first game 24-26, after battling back from an 8-17 deficit to tie the game at 20. The Ravens and Cobras traded the next several points before the Cobras tipped on the Ravens twice to end the game. Despite the glimmer of home with the comeback at the end of the first game, SBCS never came alive in the second game. The Ravens missed serves and didn’t serve receive well in the stinging 7-25 loss.

The Lady Raven B team won their game over the Cobras. Final scores were 25-18 and 25-11. SBCS served well and communicated with one another in their team-effort victory.

SBCS returns home on Monday, as the Ravens host ACCJHS and Everest. The Lady Ravens lost to ACCJHS (Sept. 6) and beat Everest (Sept. 17) in the team’s first meetings this season. Monday’s games are crucial for NEKL league tournament seeding.  Both the A and B teams will be in action, with game times set for 4:30pm and approximately 6:30pm for SBCS in both the Senecal Gym and the Commons. Good luck to the Lady Ravens as they attempt to bounce back to their winning ways!

The SBCS Lady Raven Volleyball team was perfect on Monday night, finishing 6-0 for the evening. SBCS won all of their matches in two straight sets. The wins move their overall record to 8-2, with about two weeks remaining in the season. All of the victories were a great team effort, with each person contributing their part.

In the first match of the evening, SBCS posted a pair of victories over Oskaloosa. The much-improved Bears put up a stronger fight than they did when the Ravens played them earlier in the season. The Ravens squeaked out a 25-22 win in the first game, playing flat and struggling to find any energy. SBCS was not willing to let the Bears get the best of them, as they came back to post a 25-18 win in the second game, behind strong serving.

SBCS then took on host McLouth, determined to play with some passion and determination. Solid, gutsy play, along with teamwork, throughout the game allowed the Ravens to secure victories over the Bulldogs. The Ravens won 25-20 and 25-16, as they gained some momentum and started playing in their typical Lady Raven volleyball style.

In the final match of the night, SBCS faced the Everest Chargers. Everest and SBCS were both undefeated for the evening going into their match. Everest boasted some power servers and hitters, but the Ravens were more determined than ever to finish out their evening strong. SBCS served well and found the holes on the Everest court, winning the first game 25-15. However, SBCS struggled to put the ball down in the second game, falling way behind. The Chargers were reading all of the Raven tips, and SBCS could not get things going offensively. SBCS fell behind 12-20. After a couple time outs, some strong serving runs, and some smart plays, the Ravens battled all the way back to tie the game at 23-23. Emily Beien finished the game with two aces to give the Ravens the win, and keep the Ravens perfect on the evening. Coming back from such a deficit showed the true heart of the SBCS volleyball team.

SBCS travels to Jackson Heights on Thursday, September 20. The B team will play at 4:30pm, while the A team will take the court at about 5:30pm. Good luck to the Lady Ravens in their big matchup against the Cobras!

The SBCS Lady Ravens fell to the JCN Chargers on Thursday night, losing their second match of the season. JCN and SBCS each only had one loss going into tonight’s game- both team's losses coming at the hands of ACCJHS. Despite the loss, SBCS played well in the game, using lots of teamwork and setting up some great plays. The Lady Ravens executed their game strategy well, but essentially beat themselves with many unforced errors. SBCS lost 17-25 and 20-25 to the Chargers.

The Raven B team also fell to JCN, losing in two straight sets by scores of 22-25 and 21-25. While the Ravens built significant leads in both games, they couldn’t close out the games and secure a win. Low energy hampered the Ravens attempts to pull ahead of the Chargers on multiple occasions.

In the C Game, the Ravens posted a pair of 25-11 victories over the host Chargers! In the lone win for the Ravens, SBCS served incredibly well and used great teamwork. Christina Hernandez served an incredible 14 points in a row to finish out the second game.

SBCS Volleyball will play again on Monday, September 17, in an NEKL Quad. Only the A team will play, beginning at 4:30pm. Good luck to the Lady Ravens, as they compete in these important matches for league standings!

The SBCS Ravens secured two more victories at home on Monday night, taking care of business in wins over Oskaloosa and Valley Falls. The wins improve the Lady Ravens to 5-1 on the season.

The Ravens rolled in the first match, posting a pair of 25-10 victories over the Oskaloosa Bears. SBCS jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the first game behind strong serving from Hannah Kocour. SBCS continued to push the pressure as they closed out the game with great teamwork. Emily Beien played especially well at the net. The second game against the Bears was very similar to the first, with the Ravens building a big lead and securing the win.

In their second match of the evening, SBCS struggled slightly against the Valley Falls Dragons. After dropping the first game 18-25, the Ravens bounced back to win two games in a row and defeat the Dragons in three sets. SBCS struggled with both serving and serve receive in the first game, but then found their groove as they finished off the Dragons with 25-18 and 15-7 wins.

The Raven B Team split their matches, but had many great moments throughout the evening. First, the Lady Ravens defeated the Oskaloosa Bears 27-25 and 25-9. In the second match, the Ravens stumbled against the Dragons, despite the game being within their reach. After falling in the first game 18-25, the Ravens rebounded for a 25-13 victory. The third game was a close one, but the Dragons eventually squeaked out a 15-13 win. The loss to Valley Falls handed the Raven B team their first loss of the season.

SBCS travels to JCN on Thursday, September 13. All three teams will be in action, with B team playing at 4:30, followed by C team, and then A team. Games will be played in Winchester to coordinate with the football game that same evening. Good luck to the Lady Ravens!!

The SBCS Lady Ravens fell to the ACCJHS Tigers in two games on Thursday night. The loss was the Ravens first loss of the season as they fall to 3-1 overall. ACCJHS jumped out to a big lead in game one, and the Ravens never recovered in the 13-25 loss. Mental mistakes cost the Ravens several points, as well as struggling to find the openings on the Tiger side of the court. SBCS countered with a new rotation in game two, but their missed serves down the stretch kept the Ravens from forcing a third game. The Ravens suffered an 18-25 loss to end the night.

The SBCS B Team was a shining bright spot for the Ravens on Thursday night, as they rolled to two victories, defeating the ACCJHS Tigers 25-17 and 25-11. The Ravens executed great team play and served well. SBCS was perfect from the serving line with no missed serves in game two. The Raven B team remains undefeated at 4-0.

The Lady Raven C team was also victorious against the Tigers, posting their first win of the season. It was an exciting game as the Ravens dropped the first game 19-25, and then bounced back to post a 25-22 victory in the second game. Strong serves were key for the Ravens! SBCS then closed out the match with a 15-10 victory in the third game.

SBCS is back in action again on Monday, September 10. The Ravens host Oskaloosa and Valley Falls in a NEKL Triangular. A Games will be played in the SBCS Senecal Gym and B Games will be played in the SBCS Commons. All games will begin at 4:30, and the Ravens will play at 4:30pm and then at approximately 6:30pm. Good luck to the Ravens as they look to continue their season on a winning note!

The SBCS Lady Ravens cruised to a victory in their home opener on Thursday night, defeating the Xavier Raiders in straight sets. Since Xavier only has an A team, the game was played as a best of 5 contest. The Ravens were clearly ready for action, as they rolled to 25-8, 25-5, and 25-10 wins.

The Raven B and C teams then took on Trinity Lutheran in non-league games. The Lady Raven B team posted 25-23 and 25-6 wins over the Falcons. After being behind in the first game by as many as 8 points, the Ravens came storming back to win 25-23. Strong serving in the second game helped the Ravens to an easy victory.

The Raven C team opened their season on their home court, and started off on fire. The Lady Ravens served and passed well in the first game, as they were in the game until Trinity pulled away in the final stretch to defeat the Ravens 16-25. In the second game, SBCS struggled on serve receive, and fell to the Falcons 7-25.

SBCS will be in action next on Thursday, September 6. The Ravens will take on ACCJHS, beginning at 4:30pm in the Senecal Gym. The order of play will be B, C, A. Good luck, Lady Ravens!

The SBCS Raven Volleyball Team opened their season with two victories on Monday, August 27, at Pleasant Ridge. SBCS first took on the Jackson Heights Cobras. After falling 14-25 in the first game, the Lady Ravens found their groove, and came back to post 25-14 and 16-14 wins. The Ravens came together to finish out the match, playing better defense and finding the holes in the Cobras court. SBCS next faced the host team, Pleasant Ridge. The Rams are the defending league champions from 2017, but the Ravens were not intimidated. After struggling once again during the first set (17-25), the Ravens bounced back to post 26-24 and 15-9 victories. In the second game, the Ravens came back from an 18-22 deficit to secure the win, and force a third game. SBCS played with their hearts on fire to finish out the long evening of volleyball.

The Lady Raven B Team also opened the season with two wins! SBCS rolled to a pair of 25-12 victories over Jackson Heights. In the second match of the evening, the Lady Ravens defeated Pleasant Ridge 25-18 and 25-15.

SBCS will play in their home opener on Thursday, August 30, hosting Xavier Catholic School and Trinity Lutheran School. All games will be played in the Senecal Gym, beginning at 4:30pm. Good luck to the Lady Ravens!