Danville football team sticks with game plan

DANVILLE — Football players on the state’s top-ranked class 6A football team are preparing for a Friday game just like they’ve done the past three weeks.

Thursday's highlights: Blackman powers Urbana soccer

Boys' soccer

– ADAM BLACKMAN scored two goals and had an assist, leading Urbana to a 3-0 victory against visiting Charleston. JULIAN THRELKELD recorded three saves for the Tigers (5-1), who won their third in a row. MIGUEL FIERRO also scored for Urbana.

Wednesday's highlights: Salt Fork golf rolls

A look around the area prep scene:


– Salt Fork's MAT BOWEN fired a 1-under par 35 for medalist honors as the Storm beat Schlarman 160-238 at Blue Needles. Teammate DAVID KEENAN was second with a 36. Schlarman's JORDAN KING was third with a 43.

Athletes of the Week

John Tabb, Senior, St. Thomas More soccer

Recently: Set a school record with four goals against St. Joseph-Ogden. He helped the Sabers win the SVC tournament by scoring twice against Clifton Central and once against Watseka.

I need concert tickets to ... B.o.B.

If I had a million dollars, I'd ... go on a cruise around the world.

Thursday's prep highlights: Sabers win tourney title

Boys' soccer

– St. Thomas More clinched the title of the Sangamon Valley Conference tournament with a lightning-halted 3-0 victory against Clifton Central on Thursday at Gilman.

Saturday's prep highlights: Rantoul loses thriller


CHARLESTON – It's not how you start but how you finish. That's one of the many lessons learned by Rantoul on Saturday night.

Thursday's prep highlights: Troike paces Tuscola


– LINDSEY TROIKE had seven kills and KELSEY CLELAND chipped in four aces as Tuscola beat visiting Arthur 25-12, 25-20. MACKENZIE SEIP contributed three kills, and SAM KOHLBECKER had 12 assists.

– Centennial opened its season with a 25-21, 25-22 loss at Lincoln.

Prep highlights: Barnes, Centennial rally for soccer tie


– LONNIE BARNES' second-half goal – his second of the match – lifted Centennial to a 2-2 tie against host Hoopeston Area. ANDY DRACKLEY finished with nine saves for the Chargers. BROCK RAMOS and MATT BENJAMIN scored for the Cornjerkers.

Familiar role as athletic director suits Wienke

TUSCOLA – Stan Wienke hasn't had time to decorate his office yet, but a few mementos still grace the walls of the space he once called his own for five years.