Matt Daniels

Matt Daniels

Week 8 prep football storylines: Villa Grove/Heritage, Central have playoffs in their sights

1 If Villa Grove/Heritage wins its final two games, first-year coach Heath Wilson isn't worried about missing the playoffs.

Saturday's prep highlights: Sheafe, Monticello volleyball shine

In volleyball

Paxton-Buckley-Loda Classic

Maroons tame Lions, now eligible for playoffs

CHAMPAIGN — Tim Turner heard the question soon after people realized Champaign Central football scheduled Peoria for its homecoming game.

Why, exactly?

The Lions, after all, won a Class 5A state title in 2016. Reached the playoffs last season. And came into Friday night's Big 12 game averaging 51 points.

Week 7 prep football storylines: Sluder, Warriors play through pain

1 Ever since Week 1, injuries have hit Tuscola hard.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Tri-County, ALAH volleyball win LOVC titles

In volleyball

LOVC Northwest Tournament

Week 6 prep football storylines: PBL on verge of securing a playoff spot

1 The time change for Centennial's Big 12 football game against Urbana this Friday doesn't diminish what's at stake for the Chargers.Win or miss out on the playoffs.

For SJ-O's Colvin, football is 'my getaway place'

ST. JOSEPH — Dinner tonight, like a lot of nights, will be a big bowl of Ramen noodles.

"Quick and easy," Dwight Colvin says. "There's a lot of them in there, so I might as well eat them."

On this mid-September Wednesday night, 17-year-old Dwight is on his own at the two-bed, one-bath St. Joseph apartment unit he and 14-year-old sister Najsierra call home.

Saturday's prep highlights: Danville volleyball wins Watseka title

In volleyball

Watseka Invitational

Maroons no pushovers in Big 12 victory

PEORIA — Tim Turner felt confident going into Friday night's Big 12 game at Peoria Richwoods.

The way his Champaign Central football team played, the first-year Maroons coach had reason to. Central grinded out a 28-17 league win against Richwoods, giving the Maroons (3-2) a two-game win streak heading into next Saturday's 1 p.m. kickoff against Danville (3-2) at Tommy Stewart Field.

That's a wrap: Week 5 prep football roundup

Danville 19, Thornwood 0