Monday's prep highlights: Blue Ridge volleyball defeats Fisher

In volleyball

Bement 2, Sullivan 0. A tightly contested affair went to the Bulldogs (2-5), as the hosts garnered a 25-23, 26-24 win over the Redskins (0-2). Shelby Strack recorded five kills and 12 digs for Bement, while Tatum Auth added 14 assists and two digs.

HS Volleyball: Fisher vs. Blue Ridge

Fisher vs. Blue Ridge in a prep volleyball match at Fisher High School on Monday, August 27, 2018.

N-G Top 10 Volleyball: August 27, 2018

1. St. Thomas More (2-0); Previous: 1 

Comment: No trouble for the Sabers in their opening week, as they posted wins over Georgetown-Ridge Farm and Urbana.

2. Cissna Park (4-1); Previous: 3

Prep pulse: August 27, 2018

Among the many pieces we dedicate to area high school sports is our Athlete of the Week feature, which began last Wednesday with Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys' golfer Connor Birky and Tuscola girls' golfer Claire Ring.

Getting Personal: Gracyn Allen

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today reigning Champaign County Fair Queen Gracyn Allen chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. The 17-year-old from Homer has a lot of duties as queen, but now school is starting back up and volleyball is a big part of her life.

Saturday's prep highlights: Arcola football overwhelms South Beloit

In football

Arcola 42, South Beloit 0. Austin Hopkins rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries to lift the host Purple Riders (1-0), with Beau Jones throwing for 103 yards and two touchdowns. Pedro Guana added 86 rushing yards and a TD.

In volleyball

Crosstown Classic

Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial volleyball wins opener

In volleyball

Cissna Park Tip-Off Tournament

Watseka 2, Armstrong-Potomac 1. Watseka rebounded after losing the first set to beat A-P 25-27, 25-20, 15-6. Kennedy Bauer put up a double-double for the Warriors (3-0) with 10 kills and 10 assists. Sarah Porter had 13 kills and 30 digs for the Trojans (2-1).

Wednesday's prep highlights: Zarco leads Central Maroons on pitch

In volleyball

Cissna Park Tip-Off Tournament

Oakwood 2, Clifton Central 0. In a battle of the Comets, Oakwood trounced Clifton Central 25-13, 25-18.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2, Clifton Central 0. The Panthers swept the Comets, 25-16, 25-6.

N-G Top 10 volleyball: Aug. 22, 2018

Local athletes began piling up kills, digs, blocks, aces and more Monday as the 2018 high school volleyball campaign got underway. Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS offers his earliest rankings:


Mahomet-Seymour at Champaign Central volleyball highlights

Video highlights from a volleyball match between Mahomet-Seymour and Champaign Central on Tuesday, Aug. 21, with post-match reaction from Mahomet-Seymour coach Stacey Buzicky and athlete Amber Yeakel, as well as Central coach Mike Deterding.