CHAMPAIGN — Alayna Jackson fit right in with the Centennial volleyball program this year.
Three of the Urbana transfer’s teammates were girls she knew well. They were with her as part of a Prime Time club team that qualified for nationals each of the last two summers.
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The area’s lone unbeaten after 10 weeks, the Broncos piled up 384 rushing yards in a first-round Class 2A playoff win against New Berlin. “I think we do what we do about as well as any team I’ve been around,” coach Andy Kerley said. Area rushing leader Steve Isbell is 223 yards from 2,000 for the year.
Recently: Won the individual sectional championship at Decatur, with the fastest Class 1A time (14 minutes, 46 seconds) from the state’s five sectionals.
Centennial vs. Metamora in their class 3A volleyball Sectional semi-final game at Centennial in Champaign on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
GIBSON CITY — St. Joseph-Ogden’s volleyball team is young, but it doesn’t lack confidence.
The fourth-seeded Spartans, behind Shelby Simmons’ 18 kills and 15 digs, defeated third-seeded Unity 25-11, 15-25, 25-20 to win a Class 2A regional championship Thursday night.
CHAMPAIGN — Last year is a memory, a uniquely significant one, for current members of Centennial’s volleyball team.
Centennial vs. Central in the Class 3A Regional at Central in Champaign Thursday, October 31, 2013.
Officials association schedules inductions
CHAMPAIGN — Three men will be feted for their contributions to basketball in tonight’s 27th tipoff meeting for the Illini Basketball Officials Association at Jupiter’s at the Crossing.
Recently: Had team-high totals of 19 kills, 10 blocks and four aces in the championship match of the ECIC tournament against Judah Christian.
In her own words: “We play as a family. We’re very close.”
I’m driving ... a Dodge Avenger
My last text went to ... Jay
For Halloween, I’m going as ... a cat
Class 3A Regionals
■ Centennial 2, Urbana 0. The top-seeded Chargers rolled to a 25-11, 25-8 semifinal victory at Champaign Central behind Ayla Dew’s six kills and Jaime Johnson’s four service aces.