Boys Golf

Boys Golf

Sept. 8 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

It might be just the first full week of September, but The News-Gazette sports staff is knee deep in Illinois and area high school athletics. What teams have stood out through the first few weeks? Which developing storylines might be of the most importance as the fall seasons progress? Who are the early breakout players?

Area golf leaderboard (as of Sept. 4)


Name, School Rnds Avg.

L. Richardson, Tri-County 4 34.8

Ellis, Sullivan 6 36.7

Poindexter, LeRoy 2 37.5

Reynolds, Clinton 6 37.5

Bunton, Danville 11 37.6

Keith, BHRA 10 38.6

Wright, Monticello 8 38.9

Woller, Mahomet-Seymour 7 39.1

Butts, Central 12 39.3

Kafer, Prairie Central 8 39.3

Prep Highlights: Rajic sets pool record for Uni High

In volleyball

Urbana 2, Rantoul 0.Maddie Sanders had 10 digs, Kaylyn Johnston had seven assists and four kills and Kynzee Boastick had four aces and six assists for the victorious Tigers in a 25-20, 25-20 win played at Rantoul. The Eagles Elena Shields came up with seven digs, while Bella Shields had six assists.

HS Boys Golf: Monticello vs. Rantoul/PBL

Monticello vs. Rantoul/PBL  in a prep golf match last Willow Pond Golf Course in Rantoul on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Prep Highlights: St. Joseph-Ogden beats Urbana

In volleyball

Aug. 31 Prep sports chat

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:30pm

Fall sports are in full swing across the area, with football the last to join in this past Friday. Who were the standouts on the football field in Week 1? Who could break out this week or as the season progresses? Which volleyball players or teams are the one to watch? How about area soccer and golf and cross country?

Aug. 31 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 2:00pm

Both the IlliniHQ football yearbook (previewing the 2017 Illini) and high school football preview special section are out. Illinois gets its season underway Saturday, while the high school teams dive into Week 2 of their season. Of course, multiple fall sports at area high schools are well underway. Who's stood out for them. Which Illini might stand out come the weekend?

Prep Highlights: Sabers win Charger Classic

In volleyball

Cissna Park Tipoff

Cissna Park 2, Watseka 0. The Timberwolves won 26-24, 25-17 to win the championship and go 5-0 overall in their own tournament. Gabby Wessels, Anna Jennings and Sloan Boyce received all-tournament recognition.

Prep Highlights: Chargers win at UI Orange Course

In volleyball

Cissna Park Tipoff

Milford 2, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1. Milford opened tourney action with a 21-25, 25-13, 15-12 win.

Clifton Central 2, Hoopeston Area 1. The Cornjerkers fell 20-25, 25-8, 15-6.