Plainfield’s Hyland advances to Elite Eight at Lewis.

By Scott Taylor In just her second season at Lewis University, Elizabeth Hyland helped the Flyers take the next step as a volleyball team. And, it was a big one. The Flyers, seeded third in the Great Lakes Region, lost one set in three regional matches, including finishing off the top seed and host school, Ferris State, 3-0 in the championship. “I have never gone that far, so it was a cool experience,” Hyland said. “We worked really hard all year and in the summer. We also love playing with…

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Shook competes in Under Armour All-American game; ready for Texas

By Scott Taylor Plainfield Central’s Ashley Shook concluded her illustrious high school career recently by being one of 24 high school players to compete in the Under Armour All-America Match in Columbus, OH on Dec. 16. “It was awesome,” Shook said. “It meant a lot. The teams I have played on have been successful and it helped me be successful. It was an honor and I was happy to play and represent my school and town.” Shook was on the East squad, which lost 3-0 to the West squad and…

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Shook, Wildcats advance to sectional final before falling

Plainfield Central went through the Southwest Prairie Conference undefeated and made it to the Romeoville Sectional final, the second sectional final in three years, before bowing out to state runner-up Minooka. The Wildcats had defeated the Indians in straight sets earlier in the year before falling in straight sets in the sectional final. Throughout the season the Wildcats were led by Ashley Shook, who earned numerous Player of the Year honors and is headed to the University of Texas.

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