■ Centennial 2, Peoria Manual 0. Centennial got five kills from Kira Plackett and Alivia Dew chipped in four more in the Chargers’ 25-12, 25-5 Big 12 win.
■ Cissna Park 2, Bismarck-Henning 0. Sophomore Gabby Wessels had eight kills and senior Addison Stoller landed seven as Cissna Park (10-1) topped Bismarck-Henning (4-7) 25-10, 25-18 in Bismarck. Anna Kaeb had 21 assists and Taylor Hasselbring six digs for the Timberwolves. B-H’s Lindsey Andrews had six digs and Catie Spicer had five assists.
Anthony Zilis is heading down Route 45 to Tolono on Friday night for the big Okaw Valley Conference showdown between Monticello and Unity. Who's he like in that matchup of unbeatens? What other area fall sports are off to a rousing start? Ask whatever is on your mind in Zilis' weekly chat, which gets underway at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 42, Monmouth-Roseville 8. Ty Brown scored three first-half touchdowns as the Spartans surged to a 36-0 lead, giving them plenty of points in a rout of Monmouth-Roseville. Brown ran for 166 yards before the day was over as St. Joseph-Ogden moved to 3-0.
■ Central 2, Peoria Manual 0. Central piled up 19 aces, with eight coming from Maranda Day, in a 25-5, 25-8 win. Madeleine Atkinson tallied three aces, 10 assists and a kill, and Kelley McDonald and Sophie Wathen added three aces apiece.
Anthony Zilis checks in with his first top 10 rankings for the sport this season:
Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis chatted highlights three area programs to watch this season:
Maroons’ youth movement
After the three seniors who scored during Champaign Central’s third-place finish at the Class 2A Centennial Regional vacated their spots via graduation, coach Jeff Butts is mixing and matching this season.
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Paxton-Buckley Loda football
The Panthers topped Bismarck-Henning for the second straight year, pulling away for a 35-21 win against the Blue Devils on four first-half touchdowns, including a 52-yard run from Paul Bigham and an 81-yard pass from Dalton Coplea to Jordan Kietzman. It’s just the fifth 2-0 start for PBL since 2000.