Prep Highlights: STM volleyball wins 11th straight

In volleyball

Armstrong-Potomac 2, Chrisman 0. Sarah Porter (nine kills), Maddie Buhr (five kills) and Tessa van Ostrand (12 digs) paved the way for A-P (12-6) to win 25-10, 25-10 at Chrisman (0-10).

Central stands tall in crosstown battle

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Central volleyball coach Manny Rodriguez knew his team had plenty of talent heading into this season, particularly with a huge front line that features two 6-foot-2 middle blockers, but making that talent into an unstoppable force hasn't been simple.

HS Volleyball: Central vs. Centennial 2017

Central vs. Centennial in a prep volleyball game at Centennial in Champaign on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Athletes of the Week ... and friends: Sept. 27, 2017

Athletes of the Week ... ... and their friends. This school year, we’re giving our weekly honorees a chance to show off their teammates.

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Rantoul football

Sept. 28 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

A huge Week 6 football showdown awaits when Monticello and Unity duke it out this Friday night at Hicks Field in Tolono. Who wins between the two Illini Prairie Conference powers? What other area football teams could make a run to DeKalb later this season? How many area teams will make the playoffs? What other fall sports are worth monitoring?

Prep Highlights from Monday

In volleyball

Monticello 2, Clinton 0.Addison Wichus racked up 22 digs and Zanna Myers had five kills and 16 digs for the Sages in a 26-24, 25-20 win. Nicki Sheafe had seven kills for the Sages. Madi Filkin picked up 10 kills, two aces, 11 digs and six assists for Clinton.

N-G Top 10: Volleyball STM

St. Thomas More is in the top spot for the second straight week. More from sports editor Matt Daniels:


1. St. Thomas More 16-2 1 Mica Allison and Sabers carry nine-match win streak into Tuesday's Illini Prairie Conference home match against Olympia.

Prep highlights: Bulldogs cruise to easy victory

In football

Salt Fork 14, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 12. Salt Fork rallied from a 6-0 deficit at the end of the first quarter to post its second straight Vermilion Valley Conference win. The host Storm (2-3) received touchdowns from Gage Romack and Dylan Pratt and used a stout defensive effort to hold off the Buffaloes (1-4).

Sabers sweep Spartans

ST. JOSEPH — This was the St. Thomas More volleyball team that played to its potential. Kills from future Division I hitters were thrown down with ferocity over the St. Joseph-Ogden block, sets were on point, serves dropped in at precise points for aces, and balls that looked destined for the floor were swept up by Sabers defenders.

HS Volleyball: STM vs. SJ-O

St. Joseph-Ogden vs. St. Thomas More in a prep volleyball game at SJO High School in St. Joseph on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.