Saturday's highlights: Central takes volleyball invite

In football
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 42, Monmouth-Roseville 8. Ty Brown scored three first-half touchdowns as the Spartans surged to a 36-0 lead, giving them plenty of points in a rout of Monmouth-Roseville. Brown ran for 166 yards before the day was over as St. Joseph-Ogden moved to 3-0.

Prep Teams of the Week (Sept. 9)

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Paxton-Buckley Loda football

The Panthers topped Bismarck-Henning for the second straight year, pulling away for a 35-21 win against the Blue Devils on four first-half touchdowns, including a 52-yard run from Paul Bigham and an 81-yard pass from Dalton Coplea to Jordan Kietzman. It’s just the fifth 2-0 start for PBL since 2000.

Sept. 10 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:30pm

Prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis had a whirlwind weekend with all the weather playing havoc with area football schedules. What did he learn after Week 2? How good is the Champaign Central football team? What other fall sports are catching his eye? Anything is fair game in his weekly chat, which gets started at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, and pepper him with questions beforehand.

Girls' tennis storylines: Big competition, high expectations

CHAMPAIGN — Having a seasoned veteran ahead of her in the pecking order has its benefits for Centennial sophomore and returning state qualifier Madison Scaggs

But she’s not the only one benefitting from the competition. All-Area player of the year Lauren Neitzel, coach Teri Scaggs said, is a better player because of her younger teammate and challenger.

2015 Faces of Fall: Girls Tennis

The News-Gazette presents the Faces of Fall 2015: High School Girls Tennis

Area prep statistics: Girls' tennis (Sept. 7)

(Minimum two matches)

Holly Arends, GCMS    No. 2    3-0    1.000
Jacklyn Gunn, Centenn.    No. 5    4-0    1.000

Saturday's prep highlights: Central, Tuscola post football wins

In football

■ Champaign Central 21, Dunlap 14. Central coach Nate Albaugh said he was miserable falling asleep Friday night, down 7-0 to Dunlap after nine minutes of a game that would be completed the following day.

Saturday’s night of sleep, presumably, was much better. Central scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to squeak out a win.

Friday's highlights: Danville boys' soccer secures victory

DANVILLE — Conor Butts carded a 2-over-par 74 to lead Champaign Central to fourth place Friday in the Danville Invitational at Turtle Run Golf Course.

Cole Hagan totaled 75 to help Centennial finish eighth. Hunter Keith tallied 75 for Bismarck-Henning, which took 10th.

Normal U-High was first at 299, and Normal Community and Normal West tied for second at 305.

Thursday's prep highlights: Mennig hits milestone

In volleyball

■ Urbana 2, Rantoul 0. Emily Schluter had five kills for Rantoul, while Peyton Smith finished with eight digs and two aces for the Eagles, but Urbana pulled out a 25-11, 25-21 win. The victory was Tigers coach Erika Mennig’s 100th in her career.