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Sept. 15 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:30pm

Will Danville football go unbeaten? How is Ema Rajic's junior swimming season faring at Urbana Uni High? Who is the top volleyball team in The News-Gazette's coverage area? What about soccer? Will Champaign Central or Centennial football end a two-game losing streak on Friday night at Tommy Stewart Field? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is taking your questions at 12:30 p.m.

Area prep statistics: Girls' tennis (Sept. 12)

SINGLES
(Minimum two matches)
PLAYER, TEAM    POS.    W-L    PCT.

Madison Scaggs, Centennial    No. 1    6-0    1.000
Victoria Gonzalez, Centennial    No. 2    4-0    1.000

Thursday's highlights: Watseka golf nears record

In volleyball
Champaign Central 2, Peoria 0. Hope Hopkins led the way with nine assists and Rylee Hinton had four kills, leading the Maroons past Peoria 25-5, 25-12 at Champaign.

Tuesday's highlights: Bowie wins tourney in playoff

In volleyball
■ Mahomet-Seymour 2, Pontiac 0. Grace Beach smashed 10 kills and Brooke Waldman came up with two blocks, helping the Bulldogs sweep Pontiac 25-15, 25-21 in a match played at Pontiac.

Athletes of the Week: Tuscola's Hoel, Watseka's Kidwell

Dalton Hoel
Tuscola football

Why he was chosen: The junior returned three interceptions and a kickoff for touchdowns, sparking the Warriors to a 69-8 victory at Villa Grove/Heritage in Week 2 and improving Tuscola’s record to 2-0 before Friday night’s game at Clinton.

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)

SINGLES
(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

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.