HS Volleyball: PBL vs. Tuscola

Paxton-Buckley-Loda vs. Tuscola in a prep volleyball match at PBL high school in Paxton on Monday, September 15, 2014.

Saturday's highlights: SJ-O football tops Monmouth


In football

■ St. Joseph-Ogden 34, Monmouth-Roseville 20. Ryan Allen had 18 carries for 164 yards and two touchdowns for the visiting Spartans in the win. Eli Oltean was 4 of 9 for 119 yards.

Urbana volleyball shows resolve

MONTICELLO — The ability to regroup and recover is an important step to success in athletics.

Urbana’s Tigers showed Thursday night the direction they are heading, sweeping Monticello volleyball 25-22, 25-21 in Miller Gym.

The Tigers (4-6) scored the final eight points of the first set and finished the win by registering six of the last eight points in the second set.

Athletes of the Week: Braverman and Zelhart

Mike Braverman, Centennial golf

Tuesday's prep highlights: Burleson, Herr take two

In swimming & diving

■ At Champaign. Champaign Central defeated Danville 108-78. Sophie Herr won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly for the Maroons. Marissa Burleson won the 100-yard free and the 100-yard backstroke for the Vikings.

The Nifty Fifty: Prep volleyball players to watch in 2014

Our list of 50 local prep volleyball players to watch spans multiple schools. Disagree with a pick or non-pick? Contact us at sports@news-gazetee.com.

Deterding brings wisdom to Sages

Mike Deterding is a first-year volleyball coach at Monticello who is hardly a novice.

He made his high school debut along the sidelines as Arcola’s head coach in 1985. That same year, Deterding formed the Champaign-based Twin City Volleyball Club. It’s still going, and so is Deterding.