Stevenson wins title: After third place finishes each of the last two years, Stevenson broke through and won the championship of the 16-team Lake County Boys Volleyball Tournament. The Patriots, who defeated Deerfield 25-19, 25-20 in the championship game, last won the title in 2009.
Meanwhile, Barrington defeated Vernon Hills 25-13, 25-19 to win the third-place game.
Over their final two games, the Patriots (12-2) got a team-high 20 kills out of Brad Tiler and 44 assists out of setter Jonah May. Brian Dubinsky led the team with 21 digs.
For Vernon Hills, which finished fourth, Max Spiglanin rolled up 30 kills over five matches while Ryan Opitz and Lemuel Turner finished with 16 and 15 kills respectively. Opitz also had 67 assists and Chris Edwards led the team with 38 digs.
For Mundelein, which went 3-2 at the tournament, John Lentz had 35 kills over five matches while Blake Burton and Jeremy Doll finished with 21 and 20 kills respectively. Victor Magana rolled up 76 assists.
For Lakes, which went 2-3, Mason Solbrig finished with 40 kills over five matches while Richard Galat finished with 38. Setter Matt Perenti rolled up 101 assists and Nick Powell led the team with 36 digs.