Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving

Athletes of the Week ... and friends

This school year, we're giving our weekly honorees a chance to show off their teammates, asking them to take a group picture. This week:

Jake Sellett | St. Thomas More soccer

Prep highlights: Oakwood sweeps past Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin

In volleyball

Armstrong-Potomac 2, Hoopeston Area 0. The host Trojans cruised to a 25-14, 25-16 Vermilion Valley Conference win. Sarah Porter (10 kills, eight digs, four aces), Maddie Buhr (eight kills, three blocks) and Madi Gayheart (12 assists) sparked A-P (10-5) against the Cornjerkers (0-11).

Sept. 22 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

Will the bye week make a difference for Illinois football when it returns to action Sept. 29 against Nebraska? Is that a winnable game given the Cornhuskers' struggles? On the high school side, which teams and players are the ones to watch with postseason play approaching? Anything is fair game in sports editor Matt Daniels' weekly chat, which gets going at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Sept. 21 Prep sports chat

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:30pm

This week pushes area high school football teams past the halfway point of the season. Some teams are in good position for a postseason berth. Others have work to do. And speaking of the postseason, it's rapidly approaching for every other fall sport. Which of our area teams might have the best shot at some hardware?

Area prep girls' swimming leaders

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School Time

Centennial 1:53.82

Central 1:59.60

Danville 2:04.32

Uni High 2:07.51

Urbana 2:17.35

PBL 2:28.66

200 Freestyle

Ema Rajic, Uni High 1:53.22

Elizabeth Gile, Centennial 2:02.09

Lauren Feddersen, Centennial 2:06.43

Prep highlights: Central’s Heiser dazzles in pool

In girls' swimming

HS Girls Swim: Central vs. Urbana

Urbana vs. Central in a prep swim meet at Unit 4 Pool at Centennial High School in Champaign on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

Sept. 14 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm

The high school football season is heating up, along with other fall sports seasons in the area. What teams can make a postseason push? What potential college recruits are out there at area schools? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to answer any and all of your questions starting in his 12:30 p.m. chat on Thursday. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.

Area prep girls' swimming leaders

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School Time

Centennial 1:54.34

Central 2:05.23

Uni High 2:07.51

Danville 2:12.81

Urbana 2:17.35

PBL 2:28.66

200 Freestyle

Elizabeth Gile, Centennial 2:05.52

Lauren Feddersen, Centennial 2:06.43

Reed Broaders, Uni High 2:10.12

Prep Highlights: Maroons place first

In volleyball