Cross Country

Cross Country

Tuesday's highlights: Central, Centennial volleyball victorious

In volleyball

■ 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.

Sept. 17 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:30pm

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. 

Saturday's highlights: Central takes volleyball invite

In football
■ 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.

Prep cross-country leaders (Week of Sept. 7)

(3-mile courses)

A. Keeble, Mahomet-Seymour    14:52
J. Davis, Oakwood    14:55
Warnes, Unity    15:36
Walmer, Mahomet-Seymour    15:45
Butcher, Mahomet-Seymour    15:53
Pommier, Mahomet-Seymour    15:53

Sept. 10 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:30pm

Prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis had a whirlwind weekend with all the weather playing havoc with area football schedules. What did he learn after Week 2? How good is the Champaign Central football team? What other fall sports are catching his eye? Anything is fair game in his weekly chat, which gets started at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, and pepper him with questions beforehand.

2015 Faces of Fall: Girls Cross Country

The News-Gazette presents the Faces of Fall 2015: High School Girls Cross Country.

2015 Faces of Fall: Boys Cross Country

The News-Gazette presents the Faces of Fall 2015: Boys High School Cross Country

Saturday's prep highlights: Central, Tuscola post football wins

In football

■ Champaign Central 21, Dunlap 14. Central coach Nate Albaugh said he was miserable falling asleep Friday night, down 7-0 to Dunlap after nine minutes of a game that would be completed the following day.

Saturday’s night of sleep, presumably, was much better. Central scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to squeak out a win.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Fisher/GCMS posts shutout

In boys’ soccer

■ Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 1, Oakwood/Salt Fork 0. Nate Schutte’s second-half goal on an assist from Alec Johnson was the lone tally of the match. Jake Brewer stopped nine shots to earn the shutout.

■ Warrensburg-Latham 6, Unity 0. The visiting Rockets gave up three goals in each half.

Athletes of the Week: Whitehouse and Crose

Lauren Whitehouse
Mahomet-Seymour girls’ cross-country

Why she was chosen: The Bulldogs’ senior won the STM Corn Saber Classic on Saturday — her second race of the season — in 19 minutes, 2 seconds. Whitehouse topped teammate Jenna Straub by 50 seconds, and her time was ninth best on the day among all runners (boys and girls).