Cross Country

Cross Country

Sept. 8 Prep sports chat

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 12:30pm

Prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis is your one-stop shop for everything high school sports related in the News-Gazette area. His weekly chat kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, and that's where you can ask him whether Danville football's 2-0 start is for real, who might be the strongest volleyball team in the area or to break down the cross country scene.

Prep preview, week of Sept. 5

Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:

2016 cross-country stats leaders

BOYS
(3-mile courses)
RUNNER, SCHOOL    TIME

Helmuth, Monticello    16:31
Dixon, Monticello    16:32
Maquet, Prairie Central    16:42
Magrini, St. Thomas More    16:52
Brewer, Bement    17:03
Manolakes, St. Thomas More     17:12

Girls' cross country: Top 10

News-Gazette Top 10: Girls’ cross-country
Team      COMMENT
1. St. Joseph-Ogden    Solid depth returns for third-place team in Class 1A last season

2. Unity    Hardly any dropoff with defending 1A state champions

3. Urbana Uni High    Arielle Summitt and Annemarie Michael give Illineks quite the 1-2 punch

Tuesday's highlights: Uni duo, SJ-O shine at Kickapoo

In volleyball

■ Mahomet-Seymour 2, Unity 0. Kailyn Northrup had 16 assists and Savannah Matthews put up 11 digs and six kills, leading the Bulldogs to a 25-22, 25-16 win at Mahomet. Harlie Duncan had six kills, Erin Stevens had seven digs and Abby Maxwell added 14 assists for the Rockets.

SJ-O's Phillips setting his sights high

St. Joseph-Ogden senior Justin Phillips knows the goal sounds lofty.

After all, going from 24th place in Class 1A one year to a state championship the next is a huge leap.

But Phillips has done the research, and he knows it is possible.

Sept. 1 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 12:30pm

Prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will break down a jam-packed Week 1 on the high school football scene, along with taking your questions on a myriad of high school topics, in his weekly chat that gets underway at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.

Prep preview, week of Aug. 29

Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar: