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Aug. 31 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 2:00pm

Both the IlliniHQ football yearbook (previewing the 2017 Illini) and high school football preview special section are out. Illinois gets its season underway Saturday, while the high school teams dive into Week 2 of their season. Of course, multiple fall sports at area high schools are well underway. Who's stood out for them. Which Illini might stand out come the weekend?

Prep Highlights: Sabers win Charger Classic

In volleyball

Cissna Park Tipoff

Cissna Park 2, Watseka 0. The Timberwolves won 26-24, 25-17 to win the championship and go 5-0 overall in their own tournament. Gabby Wessels, Anna Jennings and Sloan Boyce received all-tournament recognition.

Prep Highlights: Chargers win at UI Orange Course

In volleyball

Cissna Park Tipoff

Milford 2, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1. Milford opened tourney action with a 21-25, 25-13, 15-12 win.

Clifton Central 2, Hoopeston Area 1. The Cornjerkers fell 20-25, 25-8, 15-6.

Prep highlights: Mahomet-Seymour soccer wins emotional season opener

In volleyball

Cissna Park Tip-Off

Watseka 2, Momence 0. Kennedy Bauer finished with 11 kills and five digs while Emily Bunting dished out 16 assists to go with six aces for Watseka in a 26-24, 25-16 win.

Prep Highlights: Sabers cruise past Judah Christian

In volleyball

Cissna Park Tip-Off

At Cissna Park

Fisher 2, Hoopeston Area 0. Shelbee Owens supplied four kills and three aces to pace Fisher in its season-opening sweep of the Cornjerkers, which saw Fisher win 25-9, 25-13. Casey Wagner added six digs and Cameron McGrew served three aces for the Bunnies.

Aug. 24 Prep sports chat

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:30pm

The first week of high school football is upon us, but by the time those teams kickoff Friday night the full fall slate of prep sports will be underway. Which teams could see real improvement this season? Which area athletes are the ones to keep an eye on?

Aug. 24 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

Have you picked up your copy of the IlliniHQ football yearbook previewing the 2017 season? If you haven't, make sure you do and then ask Sports editor Matt Daniels about it. Then keep an eye out for the high school football preview special section.

Aug. 17 prep sports chat

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:30pm

What are some Week 1 football games to check out? When does The News-Gazette high school football special section come out? Who are some of the area's best college prospects? What area teams might stand out this upcoming fall? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to answer any and all of your questions related to the high school sports scene starting at 12:30 p.m.

Aug. 10 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

Sports editor Matt Daniels is back from vacation and eagerly anticipating what will transpire now that the school year is nearly here, both for Illinois athletics, junior college athletics and high school athletics. Will the Illini make a bowl game? What's the next big-time prospect Lovie Smith or Brad Underwood lands? What area high school programs might win a state title?

Aug. 10 prep sports chat

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:30pm

High school athletics for the 2017-18 school year are about to get underway. What football teams could contend for a state title? Will Champaign Central or Centennial fare better in football? Which cross-country teams, boys' soccer teams and other fall sports could go on a postseason run? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is back to answer any of your inquiries in his 12:30 p.m.