Joe Vozzelli

Joe Vozzelli

Wednesday's prep highlights: Blue Ridge coach gets 200th win

In volleyball

St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Danville 0. The Spartans (12-2) collected a 25-21, 25-23 road victory over the Vikings (5-6). Kelsey Wendall had 10 kills for Danville. Jenna Albrecht, Emory Ericksen and Payton Vallee each had four kills for SJ-O.

Myers accepts new challenge

SULLIVAN — Jeff Myers waited on a phone call.

It finally arrived.

Hours after his eldest son, Colton, walked across the stage during a graduation ceremony at the University of Florida last May, Myers was in the midst of a four-hour drive between Gainesville, Fla., and Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., when he received the good news.

Senior Lee leads larger, more committed Sabers

CHAMPAIGN — Bryson Lee used to dislike interviews.

Last year, it took the junior a while to adjust to life as St. Thomas More's starting quarterback, including standing in front of a microphone on occasion.

Fast-forward a year and a lot has changed.

Prep highlights: Aug, 14, 2018

In boys' golf

At Monticello. Mahomet-Seymour edged second-place Monticello by seven strokes at a four-team tournament in Monticello. Alex Strube collected individual medalist honors with a nine-hole score of 38 to pace the Bulldogs to a victory. M-S produced a team score of 178, compared to 185 from the Sages, who were led by Garrett O'Brien's 42.

Iroquois West football under new management

GILMAN — The garage at Cam Stone's house in Gilman turned into a popular gathering place this offseason thanks to a projector screen and hours of game film to dissect from last season's Iroquois West football team.

Playoffs remain on Hawks' minds for 2018

FAIRBURY — Ten months ago, the talk around Prairie Central centered on playoff football.

The Hawks, after all, snapped a five-year absence from the postseason — a welcomed sight for a town and school that had enjoyed deep playoff runs in the past, including a 2003 run to the Class 4A state championship game.

Q&A: Six-time Twin City Golf winner Tim Hoss Jr. talks this year's tourney

Hoss is back for his 24th appearance in the Twin City Tournament, which tees off today at Champaign Country Club and concludes Sunday at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club in Champaign. N-G sports copy editor JOE VOZZELLI caught up with the six-time winner:

What do you remember most about last year's title?

Taking stock: Which NL headlines will happen before October?

The unofficial second half of the baseball season starts with today’s standalone game
between the Cubs and Cardinals at Wrigley Field. N-G sports copy editor Joe Vozzelli previews what headlines will happen on the senior circuit from now through October:

1. Dodgers go to the World Series

Final Four: Which two will reach the Wimbledon title match?

Two 30-something former college players, including an ex-Illini, chasing their first-ever major championship. Two former Wimbledon winners seeking a return to glory. Take a closer look at today's semifinal matches at the All England Club, courtesy N-G copy editor Joe Vozzelli:

John Isner vs. Kevin Anderson

No place like home: Four former Illini teeing off at John Deere Classic

Four former Illini tee off today at the John Deere Classic, the only PGA event in Illinois this year. Here's what you need to know before the action gets going in Silvis, courtesy N-G copy editor Joe Vozzelli