N-G Top 10: Area volleyball (Aug. 30)

Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis ranks his early leaders:

Richey: Prep volleyball teams to watch

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Prep Volleyball '15: STM's Allison set up for success

CHAMPAIGN — Mica Allison is going to set in college. Odds are the St. Thomas More sophomore will also do that in one of the best conferences in the country.

Saturday's prep highlights: SJ-O, B-H win football openers

In football

■ St. Joseph-Ogden 36, Winnebago 20. Quarterback Eli Oltean completed 7 of 11 passes for 127 yards, and all three of his touchdown passes went to Jake Pence, who caught five passes for 107 yards. Ty Brown ran for 182 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns.

Thursday's prep highlights: Cissna Park stays perfect

In volleyball

At Timberwolf Tip-Off Classic

■ Cissna Park 2, Fisher 0. Cissna Park stayed unbeaten at 4-0 in its own tournament with a 25-11, 25-9 win against Fisher. Addison Stoller had seven digs, six kills and four blocks for the Timberwolves, while Anna Kaeb finished with 19 assists.

STM volleyball gives new coach first victory

URBANA — St. Thomas More volleyball coach Stan Bergman checked his papers before Thursday’s 25-15, 15-25, 25-22 win against Urbana, making sure he brought everything he needed. He checked his lineup, making sure he had filled it out correctly.

Then he double-checked with the high schoolers standing around him.

“Does my lineup look right?” he asked.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Central golfers victorious

In boys’ golf

■ At Savoy. Led by Cage Sestak’s 39, Champaign Central defeated Tuscola 176-200. Matt Becker finished second on the team with a 45, and Alex Mertens and Sam Watts came in with 46s to close out the scoring at the UI Orange Course.

Monday prep highlights: STM soccer rolls

In volleyball

■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2, Momence 0. Kellyn Maynard racked up six kills, Kalista Klann distributed 12 assists and Skylar Harris made five digs to help PBL easily defeat Momence 25-6, 25-10 in its season opener at Watseka.

Must-see fall events (preps and Illini)


Aug. 20 prep sports chat

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 12:30pm

Anthony Zilis has made the rounds at several area high school football practices so far. What is catching his eye a little more than a week before the season starts? What about other fall sports? Ask and our prep sports coordinator will deliver with an answer during his weekly chat at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.