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“The Miracle Season” (Mirror)

Nesta Cooper stars in a scene from the movie "The Miracle Season." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Cate Cameron, LD Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service Directed by Sean McNamara, this fact-based sports drama follows the Iowa City West High School girls’ volleyball team after they lose their captain and star player (Danika Yarosh) to a moped accident. Thrown into near-paralysis by grief, under the wise direction of its coach (Helen Hunt) the ensemble pulls together thanks […]

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The High School of Saint Thomas More wins IHSA Class 2A state volleyball title

The Sabers of The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign pose with the Class 2A state championship trophy they earned with a 3-set win over Quincy Notre Dame on Nov. 11 at Redbird Arena in Normal. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

  NORMAL — History will record that The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign won the Illinois Class 2A volleyball championship on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Redbird Arena here. And yes, on that afternoon the Sabers rallied to defeat Quincy Notre Dame in three sets — 18-25, 25-19, and 25-21 — to claim […]

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Nationally recognized STM volleyball player serves and leads off the court, too

Mica Allison (13) and teammates from The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign including Olivia Nogle (9) and NaKaya Hughes (6) celebrate a recent home win. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

CHAMPAIGN — Mica Allison is a nationally recognized volleyball player, but the 6-foot senior at The High School of Saint Thomas More here is looked up to off the court as well. Sincere, faith-filled, caring, positive, giving, fun, hard-working, humble, a good example — those are just some of the adjectives those who know Mica […]

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