August 2010

August 2010

Volleyball commit hurts elbow

SINGAPORE – Illinois volleyball commitment Liz McMahon suffered an elbow injury of undetermined severity Tuesday after helping the U.S. Girls' Youth Olympic Team advance to the finals of the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

The 6-foot-6 right-side hitter stumbled and fell on her right elbow while walking outdoors.

Volleyball coaches corner

For the eighth consecutive year, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner contacted every volleyball coach from conferences in our area for their thoughts about the upcoming season. Here they are, league by league:

Big 12 Conference

(100 points maximum; first-place votes in parentheses)


Centennial (7) 95

Door's wide open for Chargers volleyball

For all of the success Centennial's volleyball program has enjoyed during Stan Bergman's coaching tenure, there remains a void.

The Chargers have had 20-win seasons (now 11 in a row), 30-win seasons (now three in a row), regional championship seasons (eight of the past nine years) and sectional championship seasons (now two in a row).

N-G's Nifty Fifty volleyball players


Audrey Aeilts, Champaign Central S Jr.

Jessica Allhands, Watseka OH Jr.

Heather Baker, Salt Fork MH Sr.

Makenzie Baker, Oakwood MH Jr.

Jamie Blue, Urbana Uni High MH Jr.

Lyndey Braddock, Hoopeston Area OH Sr.

Emma Cabutti, Mahomet-Seymour OH Jr.

Centennial looks to make another run

CHAMPAIGN – That fifth victory has proven to be elusive for Centennial's Chargers.

Langley reaches quarterfinals

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Illinois golfer Scott Langley advanced to Friday's quarterfinals at the U.S. Amateur after posting two victories Thursday.

Langley defeated Ryan McCarthy of Australia 6 and 4 in the round of 16.

Robinson woman dies following motorcycle crash

URBANA — Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said a Robinson woman died as a result of injuries she received in a motorcycle crash in Effingham County.

Northrup said that Darlene Warfel, 54, of Robinson was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana 6:50 p.m. Wednesday from a traumatic head injury she received in a crash on Illinois 33 earlier that day.

Missouri suspends starting tailback

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri tailback and team captain Derrick Washington was suspended indefinitely for unspecified disciplinary reasons.
"As I tell my players, when something happens like this I won't comment on it," coach Gary Pinkel said.

11 more students miss school in Tuscola; others back in class

TUSCOLA — An additional 11 students stayed home from school on Thursday after they developed the symptoms of an illness that sent dozens of students home Wednesday from North Ward Elementary School, according to Tuscola Interim School Superintendent James Voyles.

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Another weekend, another big-time golf tournament for UI coach Mike Small.