Saturday's prep highlights: SJ-O, B-H win football openers

In football

■ St. Joseph-Ogden 36, Winnebago 20. Quarterback Eli Oltean completed 7 of 11 passes for 127 yards, and all three of his touchdown passes went to Jake Pence, who caught five passes for 107 yards. Ty Brown ran for 182 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns.

Anderson breaks three-year title drought

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson, a former Illini, won his first title in more than three years when he defeated qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 7-5 in the Winston-Salem Open on Saturday.

Anderson, ranked 15th, needed 92 minutes to secure his third career ATP World Tour tournament title and his first since winning on March 4, 2012, at Delray Beach, Fla.

LIVE! at Huff: Creighton

That's a wrap on another LIVE! Report from Huff Hall. Illinois tops Creighton 25-22, 25-20, 25-17 for its third straight sweep and the Illini Classic title. Junior outside hitter Michelle Strizak was named MVP of the tournament, with redshirt seniors Ali Stark and Jocelynn Birks also making the all-tournament team.

UI Volleyball vs Miami (Ohio)

University of Illinois Volleyball vs Miami (Ohio), Saturday morning, August 29, 2015 at Huff Hall. 

Efficient Illini claim another sweep

CHAMPAIGN — This was the Illini Kevin Hambly had gotten used to seeing in practice.

Just more than 12 hours after wrapping up a three-set sweep against Louisville with the feeling things could have gone significantly better, Illinois put together a remarkably efficient attack to top Miami (Ohio) 25-11, 25-18, 25-22.

Saturday SportsTalk 08-29-15

Saturday SportsTalk 08-29-15: Play now!

Michael Kiser and Loren Tate host the Saturday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Marcus Jackson.


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Tate: Believe me when I say change is good

Gus Phan has spoken.

Even as the UI athletic department received a black eye Friday to match the one planted on the administration last week, the nameless and faceless believe the Illini can be just as effective on the football field as before head coach Tim Beckman was fired.

Lee fills stat sheet, but Sabers falter

Olympia 40, St. Thomas More 12

CHAMPAIGN — DJ Lee threw for 131 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 63 more yards and St. Thomas More’s other touchdown, but the Sabers couldn’t slow down Olympia.

PBL, Poll earn hard-fought win

PBL 35
South Newton (Ind.) 20

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda started its season with a hard-fought win over South Newton, the newest member of the Sangamon Valley Conference.

"It’s a great win for our kids and our coaching staff,” PBL coach Jeff Graham said. “I’m really proud of the kids. Our depth really showed.”

Salt Fork stymied by Watseka in opener

Watseka 40, Salt Fork 20

WATSEKA — A balanced rushing attack helped the Warriors pull away at home.

Christian Garcia scampered for 91 yards on 17 carries, Cameron Eades added 76 yards on 13 carries and Hunter Lee chipped in 67 rushing yards on only two carries for the Warriors.