N-G volleyball Top 10: Sept. 17, 2018

Many of our leading programs experienced ample success over the previous week, making for few changes in preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS' latest poll. At the bottom, however, some new contenders have emerged:

1. St. Thomas More, 16-1 (1)

After a three-set thriller with Newark, the Sabers ran out of steam against Lena-Winslow at the Mt. Pulaski Tournament.

Prep pulse: Sept. 17, 2018

Our first-ever radio show dedicated entirely to high school football has gotten off to a roaring start.

Through three episodes of the "Loman-Ray Insurance Prep Football Confidential" series, Jim Rossow and I have chatted with coaches and athletes from 18 different area schools — and we have many more to go.

Thursday's highlights: Rogers sets O/SF soccer record

In volleyball
■ Argenta-Oreana 2, Arcola 0. Amaya Fox had seven kills and 11 digs, Camilyn Newbanks chipped in 22 assists and five digs and A-O (8-4, 1-0) topped Arcola in Little Okaw Valley Conference play. Arianna Warren had two kills and eight blocks for the Purple Riders (2-9, 0-4).

Maroon setters keep it easy for hosts

CHAMPAIGN — The kill is an exciting volleyball statistic. To get to that stage, however, one also needs an assist.

In the case of coach Mike Deterding's Champaign Central program, he has a pair of interchangeable setters who may not grab headlines, but who play big roles in the Maroons' attack.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Blue Ridge coach gets 200th win

In volleyball

St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Danville 0. The Spartans (12-2) collected a 25-21, 25-23 road victory over the Vikings (5-6). Kelsey Wendall had 10 kills for Danville. Jenna Albrecht, Emory Ericksen and Payton Vallee each had four kills for SJ-O.

Prep volleyball statistical leaders: September 12, 2018


Player, School Kills Avg.

Katelyn Young, Oakwood 132 4.71

Kennedy Bauer, Watseka 126 4.67

Taylor Powell, ALAH 103 4.48

Raeanne Allen, D-W 93 4.43

Sarah Porter, A-P 87 4.35

Savannah Matthews, M-S 154 4.08

Sloan Boyce, Cissna Park 79 3.76

Sydney Walker, CG 112 3.61

Tuesday's highlights: Rodriquez leads Maroons with hat trick

In volleyball

Armstrong-Potomac 2, Schlarman 0. Hope Hambleton tallied 14 assists and Sarah Porter added 11 kills and 10 digs to give the Trojans (5-4, 3-0) a 25-19, 25-19 Vermilion Valley Conference win at home over the Hilltoppers (4-7, 0-2).

Monday's prep highlights: BHRA ends Fisher/GCMS' soccer run

In volleyball

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 2, Sullivan 0. Taylor Powell posted a well-rounded effort of seven kills, three aces and two digs as the Knights (6-5) turned away the Redskins (0-8) by a 25-12, 25-14 score in non-league play. Makenzie Brown added three kills, two aces, a dig and a block for ALAH.

Bloomington at Centennial volleyball highlights

Video highlights from a prep volleyball match between Bloomington and Centennial on Sept. 6, 2018, with postgame reaction from Chargers coach Taylor Swords and Purple Raiders coach Joe Sanders.