Illinois Class 2A
Orion advances: Orion won a pair of close battles with host Oregon to advance to the sectional championship game.
The Chargers won by scores of 25-21 and 25-23 and will now face Galena Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Oregon.
Riverdale falls: Galena thoroughly dominated the first set, then won a tough battle in the second to eliminate Riverdale in the 2A sectional at Oregon.
After winning the opener 25-8, Galena had only a 20-19 lead in the second set before putting the Rams away.
Illinois Class 1A
Wethersfield out: Kewanee Wethersfield faltered in the final set to lose to West Prairie in the sectional semifinals at Brimfield, experiencing its earliest exit from the postseason since 2013.
The Geese won the first set 25-20 and after losing the second 25-18, they opened a 13-11 lead in the deciding set. West Prairie then went on an 8-1 run to take control, eventually winning 25-16.
Brittney Litton had 16 kills and two blocks for the Geese while Tess Anderson added 31 assists.