Teams of the Week: Schlarman volleyball in spotlight


Coach Heidi Crane’s team (14-2) extended its winning streak to 13 matches, all in two-set sweeps. Emily Christian had 52 assists, and Sierra Bell had 39 assists during a 4-0 week. Laura Gross totaled 41 kills.

Athletes of the Week: Neitzel and Berry

Cole Berry, St. Joseph-Ogden football

Why he was chosen: The senior kicker came through with what turned out to be a game-winning 23-yard field goal in the third quarter of the Spartans’ 17-14 victory against Maroa-Forsyth. The win kept SJ-O unbeaten at 7-0 heading into Friday’s rivalry game against Unity.

Bulletin board: Chargers on way to state golf

CHAMPAIGN — The Centennial boys’ golf team secured one of 12 berths in the Class 2A state tournament, advancing by 2 shots.

“We have played well all season, and it’s nice to reach our goal,” Centennial coach Mike Wallner said. “They have all played a lot of tournament golf, so I think they all handled the pressure well.”

Saturday's prep highlights: Centennial's Neitzel finishes first

In girls’ tennis

■ At Urbana. Centennial scored 82 points to finish second behind Normal Community (88) at the Big 12 Conference tournament.

Girls Tennis: Big 12 tennis meet

Area girls compete at the Big 12 tennis meet at Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. 

Tuesday's prep highlights: Centennial wins golf regional

In boys’ golf

■ At Savoy. Christian Khachaturian shot a 73 and Isaac Overman fired a 79 to lead Centennial to first place at the Class 2A Regional at the University of Illinois Blue Course.

High school notebook: Rantoul grad lands new coaching gig

Ex-Eagle steps in at Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE — Rantoul High graduate Sean Taylor — who coached Quincy boys’ basketball the past 11 years — was hired to rebuild a Jacksonville program that is coming off an 11-19 season and has finished below .500 eight of the past nine years.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Central stays on volleyball roll

In volleyball
■ Central 2, Urbana 0. Dana Westfield had 10 kills, Kelly McDonald contributed 11 assists and Virtuous Thomas had eight digs and three aces as the Maroons swept the Tigers 25-14, 25-10.

■ Bloomington 2, Centennial 1. Jordyn Jones had five kills and Jaime Johnson had 16 assists in the Chargers’ 25-21, 15-25, 25-15 loss.