CHAMPAIGN — Centennial's volleyball team, fresh off team honors in its own invitational Saturday, is ranked 49th nationally and fourth among Illinois high schools (regardless of class) in rankings compiled by prepvolleyball.com.
Monticello girls' cross-country
ST. JOSEPH — Jim Acklin wasn't always a superintendent who also coaches at St. Joseph-Ogden.
In Acklin's early years in the district, he was a biology and chemistry teacher who wasn't coaching his primary sport.
An avid runner, he got into cross-country as the Urbana High School coach from 1986 to '89.
At Chrisman. Monticello edged the state's top-rated boys' Class 1A cross-country team, St. Thomas More, 16-17 to win team honors in the annual Chrisman Cowchip Classic on Saturday.
St. Thomas More is continuing its run to the destiny the cross-country program is seeking.
"Since I walked into the STM doors, this is definitely the team I was hoping to get to," third-year Sabers coach David Behm said.
A year ago, St. Thomas More enjoyed its best season — to date — in boys' cross-country, placing fourth in the Class 1A state meet.
Arthur-Lovington 2, Chrisman 0. KARLY GOODMAN had 12 kills and SHERELLE COLLER had 18 assists for the host Lancers in a 25-12, 26-24 win. BRETT BISHOP had eight kills and five blocks for the Cardinals.
Normal West Invite. Paced by fourth-place finisher REIS DeSANTIS, Centennial finished third in the team standings. AARON MILLER was seventh and ALEC SHEDELBOWER was 12th for the Chargers.
In the girls' race, Centennial's REBECCA KAEFRING was third and JAKI VIPOND 10th.
St. Thomas More 2, Urbana 0. The Sabers outbattled visiting Urbana 25-18, 25-20 behind Lexi Wallen's nine kills and Katie Kulas' five service aces and five kills. Alayana Jackson had five kills and three blocks for the Tigers, who received seven kills from Kelsea Bishop.
EACH WEEK, WE’LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN PREPS HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTE
This week: Labor Day around these parts usually means it's time for the Chrisman Cowchip Classic
Date: Sept. 4, 2005
Headline: Hilltopper wearing it well
At Paxton. Paxton-Buckley-Loda won the boys' and girls' team titles at its own invitational. AUDREY BLOOMQUIST was fourth to lead the Panthers in the girls' race. Schlarman's JESSE HAHNE won the boys' race. PBL's HAYDEN YOUNG, NICK PORTER and GRANT IVERSON finished second through fourth, respectively, in the boys' race.