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Thursday's prep highlights: Ponders sweep races

In cross-country

At Monticello. ERIC PONDER, JOHN EVANS and CHAS CAMPBELL finished 1-2-3 as Tuscola won the boys' meet against Monticello. Tuscola's SUE PONDER won the girls' race, but the Sages, led by freshmen KATIE DOUGLAS (second place) and KATHLEEN TRACY (third), took the team title.

In golf


Richardson leads way in three-set victory

BROADLANDS — At practice, Jeremy Richards is the Heritage volleyball coach. He instructs and corrects. He explains and advises.

On game night — limited to two timeouts per set — he can't often stop the action to fix problems. He becomes the sideline voice of excitement, encouraging the Hawks.


Kroner's prep volleyball insider: Blue Ridge stays strong

On Fridays, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner covers the area volleyball scene like it's nobody's business:

Blue Ridge stays strong


Memory Lane: Centennial volleyball

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: Centennial volleyball is the top-ranked area team in our latest rankings, but the Chargers have a long tradition of success.

Date: Sept. 22, 2004

Headline: Changing on the fly


Tuesday's prep highlights: Wright, Helfrich victorious

In girls' cross-country

At Urbana. Champaign Central won its first Twin City meet since 2003, thanks in large part to a first-place effort from HANNAH WRIGHT, who outlasted runner-up THERESA WELLE of St. Thomas More.

"Hannah's been working a long time for this," Central coach CHRISTOPHER SCHULTZ said. "This is the culmination of a lot of work."


Bulletin board: Chargers receive national acclaim

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.


Athletes of the Week: Hinton and Facer

Sabrina Hinton

Bement, Senior, Volleyball

Recently: Had 18 blocks in a three-set win against Cerro Gordo, tying for the sixth-best one-match performance in IHSA history.

In her own words: "It's weird because Cerro Gordo has always been our rival, and now we're (a co-op) with them in a lot of sports. But in volleyball, we're still rivals."


Teams of the Week: Monticello girls' cross-country in spotlight

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Monticello girls' cross-country


Monday's prep highlights: Seip paces Tuscola

In volleyball

Tuscola 2, Chrisman 0. Mackenzie Seip had 10 kills for the Warriors in their 25-21, 26-24 victory. Dana Mitchell had six assists and Katelynn Kindred recorded six digs for the host Cardinals. Brett Bishop contributed four aces, three kills and two blocks.


Saturday's prep highlights: Monticello boys edge STM in cross-country

In cross-country

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.