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.

Aug. 25 prep sports chat

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:30pm

Fall sports are underway for the 2016-17 school year. What football teams might contend for a state title? Will Champaign Central football replicate its run to the Class 5A state semifinals from a year ago? Who are some of the top volleyball teams and players? Will Urbana Uni High boys' soccer advance to the state tournament again?

Saturday's highlights: Hayasaki takes title

DECATUR — Champaign Central’s Mia Hayasaki used a front-nine 39 at Saturday’s State Preview event to capture medalist honors. The junior finished with an 80, giving her a 1-stroke edge over Mattoon’s Kira Wolf.

9 prep events to watch in fall 2016

A look at one game, meet or tournament to keep an eye on in each sport the next two months:

Boys’ cross-country
Okaw Valley Conference meet, Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m.

Defending Class 1A state champion Unity and third-place St. Joseph-Ogden will likely vie for the top two team spots at Lodge Park in Monticello.