Prep Highlights: Anderson helps G-RF volleyball win ninth straight

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Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 2, Sullivan 0.Taylor Powell and Hannah Wallen each compiled five kills for Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond and Madison Brown distributed 13 assists and made four digs, while five Knights each had two aces in a 25-11, 25-9 home win for ALAH (7-0) against Sullivan (0-9).

Prep Highlights: Maroons place first

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Prep Highlights: Johnson gets 100th win for St. Thomas More

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Centennial 2, Peoria Manual 0. Charger Senior outside hitter Sahirah Ellis returned from an injury to lead the team with seven digs, 11 service points and three aces in a 25-6, 25-6 win in a match played in Peoria. Junior setter Jenna Woods had 11 assists, 10 service points and four aces.

HS Girls Tennis: Centennial vs. Central

Centennial vs. Central in a prep girls tennis match at Lindsay Courts in Champaign on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.

Faces of Fall 2017: Girls Tennis

The Faces of Fall 2017: Girls Tennis - Over 350 high school athletes showed up at the News-Gazette photo studio on Sunday August 28th for the Faces of Fall photo shoot.

HS Girls Tennis: Urbana vs. STM

Urbana vs. St. Thomas More in a prep tennis match at Blair Park  in Urbana onTuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

Sept. 7 Prep sports chat

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:30pm

The high school football season will be a third of the way complete after this season. Which teams have made an early statement? Who finds themselves in an early hole? What other teams and athletes are playing well so far this fall? After Danville guard Kendle Moore's commitment to Drake, who might be the next area high school athlete to go D-I?

Sept. 8 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

It might be just the first full week of September, but The News-Gazette sports staff is knee deep in Illinois and area high school athletics. What teams have stood out through the first few weeks? Which developing storylines might be of the most importance as the fall seasons progress? Who are the early breakout players?

Prep Highlights: Oakwood wins home opener

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Oakwood 55, Pawnee 6. The host Comets (2-0) had little difficulty in their home opener, leading 34-0 at halftime and cruising to a nonconference win.

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