Prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis is your one-stop shop for everything high school sports related in the News-Gazette area. His weekly chat kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, and that's where you can ask him whether Danville football's 2-0 start is for real, who might be the strongest volleyball team in the area or to break down the cross country scene.
Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:
(Minimum two matches)
PLAYER, TEAM POS. W-L PCT.
Madison Scaggs, Centennial No. 1 5-0 1.000
Victoria Gonzalez, Centennial No. 2 3-0 1.000
■ Champaign Central 2, Mahomet-Seymour 1. Casey Dorner had nine digs and Ryley Hinton and Rachel Hurt each had seven kills as the Maroons outlasted the Bulldogs 22-25, 28-26, 25-14 in a match played in Champaign. Grace Beach had 16 kills and 18 digs, and Brooke Waldman provided two blocks for the Bulldogs.
Prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will break down a jam-packed Week 1 on the high school football scene, along with taking your questions on a myriad of high school topics, in his weekly chat that gets underway at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.
Cissna Park Tip-Off
■ Armstrong-Potomac 2, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 0. Madi Gayheart had two aces, two kills, 15 assists and 15 digs to lead the Trojans to a 25-23,25-22 victory at Cissna Park. Holley Hambleton delivered 21 digs for the Trojans. Kalista Klann provided 16 assists for the Panthers.
Cissna Park Tip-Off
At Cissna Park
■ Armstrong-Potomac 2, Christ Lutheran 0. Holley Hambleton had two kills and eight digs and Madi Gayheart contributed nine assists and nine digs for the Trojans in their 25-12, 25-8 win.
CHAMPAIGN — Ben Sankey had two bags for much of his 20s, and in those bags sat all of his belongings.
A call could come at any time that changed his life, whether that be a call to the coaches’ office or the ringing of his cellphone, telling him he’d been traded or a team was interested in his services. He had to remain ready.