Cross Country

Cross Country

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).

Teams of the Week: M-S cross-country shows way

Mahomet-Seymour girls’ cross-country

Lauren Whitehouse, Jenna Straub and Brisa McGrath finished one-two-three at the STM Corn Saber Classic on Saturday, all finishing the 3-mile race in 20 minutes, 8 seconds or less. Kayla Brady finished fifth in 20:40, and Olivia Meyer was eighth in 21:15.

Sept. 3 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:30pm

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. 

Saturday's prep highlights: SJ-O, B-H win football openers

In football

■ 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.

Aug. 27 prep sports chat

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 12:30pm

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.

Monday prep highlights: STM soccer rolls

In volleyball

■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2, Momence 0. Kellyn Maynard racked up six kills, Kalista Klann distributed 12 assists and Skylar Harris made five digs to help PBL easily defeat Momence 25-6, 25-10 in its season opener at Watseka.

Must-see fall events (preps and Illini)


Aug. 20 prep sports chat

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 12:30pm

Anthony Zilis has made the rounds at several area high school football practices so far. What is catching his eye a little more than a week before the season starts? What about other fall sports? Ask and our prep sports coordinator will deliver with an answer during his weekly chat at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.

Aug. 13 prep sports chat

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 12:30pm

Prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis is making the rounds at area high school football practices this week. What has Zilis seen? Who cracks his preseason Top 10 in the area? What about players to watch? It's not all football talk, either, with Zilis. What fall sports teams are catching his eye? Ask away in his weekly chat, which gets going at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.