Prep Highlights from Monday

In volleyball

Monticello 2, Clinton 0.Addison Wichus racked up 22 digs and Zanna Myers had five kills and 16 digs for the Sages in a 26-24, 25-20 win. Nicki Sheafe had seven kills for the Sages. Madi Filkin picked up 10 kills, two aces, 11 digs and six assists for Clinton.

Prep highlights: Bulldogs cruise to easy victory

In football

Salt Fork 14, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 12. Salt Fork rallied from a 6-0 deficit at the end of the first quarter to post its second straight Vermilion Valley Conference win. The host Storm (2-3) received touchdowns from Gage Romack and Dylan Pratt and used a stout defensive effort to hold off the Buffaloes (1-4).

Prep highlights: Centennial authors goal-line stand in victory

In football

Centennial 35, Peoria Manual 34. The Chargers' defense stopped a two-point conversion attempt with 1:16 left in the game to edge Peoria Manual in a Big 12 Conference showdown played at Peoria on Thursday night.

The Chargers jumped out to an early 21-0 lead before the Rams crawled back into the game.

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?

Prep Highlights: Unity has reason to celebrate

In volleyball

Prep Area girls' tennis leaders


(Minimum two matches)


Erin Wright, Urbana No. 2 2-0 1.000

Madison Scaggs, Centennial No. 1 13-1 .929

Mary Woods, Centennial No. 2 6-1 .857

Kayley Schacht, St. Thomas More No. 4 5-1 .833

Caroliine Waddell, St. Thomas More No. 2 6-2 .750

Prep highlights: STM volleyball sweeps Mahomet-Seymour

In Volleyball

Danville 2, Peoria Manual 0. The Vikings amassed 21 aces, including six from Jazzmyn Hicks and five more apiece from Kaitlin Loewenstein, Jaliyah Bankhead, and Audrey Hyde. Kelsey Wendell finished with three blocks and three digs as the Vikings won 25-5, 25-10.