BY KATHERINE MURRAY WEEKLY REPORTER
The O’Fallon Panthers boys volleyball team advanced several rounds in the hunt for the Illinois High School Association state title before falling to Frankfort Lincoln-Way East at the finals for the Edwardsville area sectionals on June 2.
In their first round of competition, the second-seeded Panthers took on the Waterloo Gibault Hawks on Tuesday, May 23 at Belleville East High School. The Panthers made quick work of the evening, defeating the Hawks 25-17, 25-10. Unable to rest for long, O’Fallon faced their next challenge the following evening against Althoff. Though the Panthers started the first set with a one-point deficit due to a forgotten jersey. The slow start didn’t keep them down for long, however, and the Panthers rolled over Althoff 25-22, 25-15.