HS Volleyball: 3A Regional Championship

Central vs.Centennial in the Rantoul 3A Volleyball Regional championship game on Thursday, October 30, 2014.  


Blue Ridge, LeRoy reach regional title match

FISHER — Three area conferences had entries in the Fisher Class 1A volleyball regional.

It will be an all-Heart of Illinois Conference showdown in Thursday’s championship match.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Danville soccer stays alive

In soccer

■ At Urbana. Ethan Norton and Jordan Allen each scored, leading Danville to a 2-0 sectional semifinal victory against Normal West.

The Vikings (16-5-3) will play in the championship match at 5:30 p.m. Friday against Springfield, which won 7-0 against Mattoon on Tuesday night.

Athletes of the Week: Hummer and Gross

Caleb Hummer
Danville cross-country

Why he was chosen: The Vikings senior followed up his Big 12 title (14 minutes, 42 seconds) on Oct. 18 with a Class 2A regional title on Saturday in 15:37.30 to lead Danville to a second-place finish. The Vikings advanced as a team to the Decatur Sectional, where Hummer has the eighth-best time out of regionals.

Bulletin board: Parkland to host prep volleyball event

CHAMPAIGN — The second annual Parkland/News-Gazette All-Star Volleyball match will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at Parkland College.

Top area high school seniors will be showcased. The rosters will be announced at a later date. Those chosen will practice from 1 to 3 p.m. before the five-set match begins at 5 o’clock.

Tuscola's Allen sisters key victory

SULLIVAN ­­— Sister Act II was the feature presentation playing Monday night in the Sullivan High School gymnasium.

When Tuscola sophomore Maddie Allen wasn’t in the starring role, junior Karli Allen stepped up from her supporting position.

They played so well that there will be an encore performance tonight.

Prep volleyball: Area regionals underway

At Martinsville. Heritage beat Villa Grove in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A Martinsville Regional and will play again today against top-seeded Schlarman Academy in the semifinals.

2A VB Regional: Westville vs. B-H

Westville vs. Bismarck-Henning in their Class 2A volleyball regional game at Catlin High School in Catlin on Monday, October 27, 2014.

Saturday's prep highlights: Danville claims regional soccer title

In boys’ soccer

■ At Mahomet. Danville defeated Champaign Central 2-1 to capture the team’s first regional championship since 2001.

“The guys played another outstanding game,” Danville coach Chris Griffin said, celebrating his first regional crown. “They played with the same heart, grace and fight we’ve displayed over the last 10 or 11 games.”

Leach gets one last match at Huff

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois volleyball coaching staff always had an eye on Morgan Leach. You don’t miss a Big Ten caliber player in your own backyard, after all. Leach showed up in Huff Hall plenty, too, attending camps at Illinois for several years.

But when it came time for the Centennial standout to pick her college destination, it was in Bloomington, Indiana, with the Hoosiers.