Monday's highlights: Central's Hayasaki medalist at 3-team event

In volleyball
Rantoul 2, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 1. Kaylee Spegal had 25 assists and four aces as the Eagles overcame a one-set deficit to edge the visiting Buffaloes 16-25, 25-14, 25-20. Elena Shields had 15 digs and Bree Davis had 13 kills for Rantoul.

HS Volleyball: Rantoul vs. G-RF

Rantoul vs. Georgetown-Ridgefarm in a prep volleyball match at Rantoul High School on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.

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.

Prep preview, week of Sept. 12

Each Monday, preps coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on your calendar:

Saturday's highlights: Danville football routs Manual

In football
St. Joseph-Ogden 41, Monmouth-Roseville 0. After a long bus ride, the Spartans’ offense sputtered early, and a blocked punt put St. Joseph-Ogden’s defense in a difficult situation. But the defense held the shutout early, and the offense picked up, thanks in part to a strong performance from the offensive line, coach Shawn Skinner said.

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.

Prep volleyball leaders

(Minimum 2.00 average)
Player, School    Kills    Avg.
Kylie Michael, SJ-O    6    6.00
Emily Duis, Milford    71    5.07
Alicia Claunch, LeRoy    32    4.57
Mattie Bumpus, Danville FB    25    4.17

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.

Allison helps STM rally against PBL in volleyball

PAXTON — Errors piled up for the St. Thomas More volleyball team as fans blew from the corners of a muggy Paxton-Buckley-Loda gym on Tuesday night, and the first set looked as if it would slip away with the Panthers leading 19-12.

Then, Mica Allison spoke with fellow setter Hayes Murray.

“I was kind of telling Hayes to give me the ball,” Allison said. “I felt hot.”

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.