Thursday's highlights: Danville wins on, off pitch

In boys’ soccer

■ Danville 6, Champaign Central 1. Danville got two goals and three assists from Ethan Norton in its Cancer Awareness match win against Central. The Vikings presented Myles Shafer with more than $11,000 to aid in his fight against cancer.

Oct. 8 prep sports chat

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 12:30pm

With boys' and girls' golf postseason underway, the fall sports season has hit the start of the home stretch. Soccer will be next. Followed by volleyball and girls' swimming and diving.

Tuesday's highlights: Hedge leads strong golf contingent

In boys’ golf


■ At Normal. Centennial’s Cameron Hedge fired a 72 to finish second at Ironwood to advance to next week’s sectional. Teammate Cole Hagan shot 77 and also advanced.


Youthful Chargers spin surprise

CHAMPAIGN — The Centennial volleyball team lacked energy, senior libero Sammie Lavin admits, in a few sets leading into Tuesday night’s rivalry match against Champaign Central, when a seven-match losing streak sapped the young Chargers’ confidence and lowered morale.

Teams of the Week: A-O volleyball shows way


Behind 23 kills and four blocks from Gillian Jones and 25 assists from Haley Williamson, the Bombers downed Cerro Gordo and Arcola at the Little Okaw Valley Conference tournament. Meggan Manning tallied 20 digs over the two games.

Athletes of the Week: McFarland and Pence

Kendyl McFarland
Monticello girls’ golf

Area volleyball leaders (Week of Oct. 5)

(Minimum 2.00 average)
Player, School    Kills    Avg.

Kylie Michael, SJ-O    163    4.53
Libby Wikoff, D-W    234    4.50
Shelby Mascari, Oakwood    147    4.20

HS Volleyball: Central vs. Centennial

Centennial vs. Central in a volleyball match at Centennial High School in Champaign on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Monday's highlights: Crose nets hat trick for Cornjerkers

In volleyball
St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Tri-Valley 1. Karlie Baker (32 assists, 11 digs) and Kylie Michael (20 kills, 12 digs) had double-doubles as the visiting Spartans won the tiebreaking set in Downs to get a non-conference win, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21, on Monday. Ryley Smith had 28 digs and three aces for SJ-O, which is 15-1. Tri-Valley is 17-6.

Sunday Conversation: Cliff Hastings

The Parkland volleyball team is rolling through another season unbeaten, ranked No. 1 in the country and with its sights set on a return trip to the NJCAA Division II National Championships — and a national title this time around.