N-G Top 10: Boys' cross-country rankings — M-S at top

1. Mahomet-Seymour (1)    No. 2 state-rated Bulldogs have six runners under 16 minutes

2. Monticello (3)    No. 3 state-rated Sages won Cowchip and Spartan Classic meets

3. Unity (2)    No. 5 state-ranked Rockets won PBL Invitational

Teams of the Week: Hoopeston Area soccer in spotlight


The Cornjerkers (11-5) stayed unbeaten in Vermilion Valley Conference play, not allowing a goal in the first half of either match. Skyler Barnard scored the first goal in both matches. Chase Bouse also scored in each match, and goalkeeper Bryce Leigh got the shutout against Georgetown-Ridge Farm.

Bulletin board: Rantoul Hall adds three

RANTOUL — Danny Brown (Class of 1980), Kindi Schlittler Kooi (Class of 2002) and Randy Wright (Class of 2001) were inducted into Rantoul High School’s Hall of Fame last week in conjunction with the school’s homecoming.

Athletes of the Week: White and Rajic

Taylor White, Unity football

Tuesday's prep highlights: Central stays on volleyball roll

In volleyball
■ Central 2, Urbana 0. Dana Westfield had 10 kills, Kelly McDonald contributed 11 assists and Virtuous Thomas had eight digs and three aces as the Maroons swept the Tigers 25-14, 25-10.

■ Bloomington 2, Centennial 1. Jordyn Jones had five kills and Jaime Johnson had 16 assists in the Chargers’ 25-21, 15-25, 25-15 loss.

Baseball team heading to Dominican

The Illinois baseball team will take its first foreign trip in the modern era with a November tour to the Dominican Republic. The trip will run Nov. 22-29 and include games against several Dominican Summer League teams.

Volleyball team ready to get physical

CHAMPAIGN — As simple and obvious as it sounds, Illinois is built for Big Ten play.

That play? It’s a physical, grind-it-out style.

These Illini? It’s what they do best.

Lunt good to go against Purdue

CHAMPAIGN — Wes Lunt didn’t feel quite right when he stood up after a second-half hit against Texas State.

The Illinois quarterback’s right knee bothered him.

HS Volleyball: Urbana vs. Central

Central vs. Urbana in a prep volleyball match at Central high school in Champaign on Tuesday, September 30 , 2014. 

Will Evans join Illini's Top 100 crowd?

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