Sept. 8 Prep sports chat

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 12:30pm

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.

Prep preview, week of Sept. 5

Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:

Area prep statistics: Girls' tennis (Sept. 5)

(Minimum two matches)

Madison Scaggs, Centennial    No. 1    5-0    1.000
Victoria Gonzalez, Centennial    No. 2    3-0    1.000

Thursday's highlights: Central outlasts Mahomet-Seymour

In volleyball

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.

Sept. 1 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 12:30pm

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.

Thursday's highlights: STM volleyball knocks off Urbana

In volleyball
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.

Tuesday's prep highlights: SJ-O soccer powers past Monticello

In volleyball

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.

STM's new AD makes himself at home

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.