URBANA — The hallways constantly buzz with soft chatter at Urbana Uni High, whether class is going on or not. Students sit at tables outside of classrooms with textbooks flipped open, discussing history or biology or geometry or gossip of the day.
■ Champaign Central 2, Urbana 0. Brittany Anglin had 12 assists and Maranda Day delivered nine digs, pacing the host Maroons to a 25-11, 25-17 victory. Ashia Ravanh had five kills for the Tigers.
Why he was chosen: The junior was efficient during the Blue Devils’ 42-0 home win against Oakwood last Friday. The 5-foot-3, 125-pound quarterback only threw three passes, but they all went for touchdowns in the second half. He tallied 117 passing yards to help B-H win its third consecutive game.
RANK, TEAM PREV. REC. COMMENT
1. Urbana 5 9-2-1 Tigers showed they top the area after a win against Danville.
2. Danville 1 10-3-1 Vikings fell to two top programs this week but still should feel good.
■ Champaign Central 2, Normal West 0. Maranda Day provided 14 digs and Taya Westfield slammed six kills for the Maroons as they clobbered Normal West 25-22, 25-21 in a match played at Normal.
DANVILLE — Pablo Diaz didn’t realize he had just sealed Urbana’s 3-1 boys’ soccer victory Tuesday as he lay on his back, gasping for air after Danville goalkeeper Day’len Davis-Williams knocked the wind out of him while sliding to block Diaz’s shot.
Only by listening to his teammates and the crowd did he realize that the ball had trickled into the net.
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