■ Bismarck-Henning 2, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 0. Stephanie Bott had six kills and eight digs as Bismarck-Henning (1-1) dispatched visiting GCMS 25-22, 25-20. Lindsey Andrews had seven kills and seven digs. Catie Spicer had 11 assists and Blue Devil teammate Amanda Rife had seven digs.
Anthony Zilis was out at Tommy Stewart Field this past Friday night. What did he think of the Centennial football team? What other performances from Week 1 caught his eye? How are other fall sports going? Ask our prep sports coordinator about any prep-related topic you want and Zilis will give his insight during his 12:30 p.m. chat on Thursday. Submit inquiries ahead of time.
Some familiar faces on the area scene have a chance to etch their name in state history this season. Staff writer Scott Richey offers some insight:
One veteran group ...
CHAMPAIGN — In the span of just a few days last week, the Judah Christian boys’ soccer team saw its 2015 season flip on its head.
The Tribe opened its season Monday with a loss at St. Thomas More before bouncing back Tuesday to beat Fisher/GCMS in the first game on the new turf field at the Field of Dreams complex.
Scott Richey ranks the area boys' soccer teams after a week of play:
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 36, Winnebago 20. Quarterback Eli Oltean completed 7 of 11 passes for 127 yards, and all three of his touchdown passes went to Jake Pence, who caught five passes for 107 yards. Ty Brown ran for 182 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns.
At Timberwolf Tip-Off Classic
■ Cissna Park 2, Fisher 0. Cissna Park stayed unbeaten at 4-0 in its own tournament with a 25-11, 25-9 win against Fisher. Addison Stoller had seven digs, six kills and four blocks for the Timberwolves, while Anna Kaeb finished with 19 assists.
In boys’ golf
■ At Savoy. Led by Cage Sestak’s 39, Champaign Central defeated Tuscola 176-200. Matt Becker finished second on the team with a 45, and Alex Mertens and Sam Watts came in with 46s to close out the scoring at the UI Orange Course.
In girls’ tennis
■ At Urbana. Host St. Thomas More dropped a 5-4 decision to Normal West at Atkins Tennis Center, despite singles wins from Mia Stipes and Kayley Schacht. The Sabers got doubles wins from the teams of Delaney Tressler/Emma Powell and Maddie King/Emma Blomberg.
Week 1 of the high school football season is almost here. What game is new prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis headed to this Friday? When does The News-Gazette's high school football special section come out? What other fall sports storylines is he watching? Ask Zilis all this and more in his weekly chat, which gets underway at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.