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Danville At Urbana Girls' Soccer Highlights

Video highlights from a girls' soccer match between Danville and Urbana on Tuesday, April 17, with postgame reaction from Tigers senior Kailey McQueen and coach David Dunlap.

Probation for former Illini football players charged in robbery prank

The second of three Illini football players charged in an armed robbery prank will be on probation for one year. And the third is expected to get the same sentence next month.

Judge Tom Difanis this week sentenced 19 year-old Howard "HoJo" Watkins to 12 months of conditional discharge after Watkins admitted to a misdemeanor theft charge.

On Illini volleyball transfers, E.J. Liddell and the AAU scene

Men's basketball isn't the only Illinois sport whose roster is going through changes this spring. Just look at volleyball.

Coach Chris Tamas has seen four players from his 2017 roster depart this offseason: Annika Gereau, Tyanna Omazic, Marijke Van Dyke and Kylie Kuyava-Deberg.

Area girls' soccer leaders (As of April 17, 2018)

Goals

Player, School Goals

Johnson-Monfort, Mahomet-Seymour 20

Maupin, Monticello 18

Ruckman, University High 13

DuPree, Central 12

Woods, Centennial 9

Bloomberg. St. Thomas More 8

Liebach, St. Thomas More 8

Schmitt, St. Thomas More 8

Liggett, Danville 7

Machinchy, Monticello 7

Athletes of the Week: Naomi DuPree & Joe Stilger

Naomi DuPree | Champaign Central girls' soccer

N-G girls' soccer top 5, April 18, 2018

There's ample jousting in our latest rankings from the pitch, as local squads are attempting to pile up goals and come up with key saves. Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS checks in with the latest poll:

RANK, TEAM REC. PREV. COMMENT

Illini baseball 'outplayed' in midweek loss

CHAMPAIGN — Maybe Illinois paid too much attention to Valparaiso's poor record. Perhaps the Illini got caught up by the name on the front of the visitors' jerseys.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Cromwell tosses no-no for SJ-O

In baseball

Argenta-Oreana 8, Cerro-Gordo/Bement 1. Ryder Sprague and Gunnar Moore both drove in a pair of runs to key a win for the host Bombers (3-4) over the Broncos (0-9) in Little Okaw Valley Conference play. Connor Moore picked up the win on the mound, while Logan Munster drove in CG/B's lone run.

McQueen's goal lifts Tigers over Vikings

URBANA — A year ago today, Kailey McQueen was more or less stapled to the bench.

The Urbana girls' soccer athlete missed a majority of the Tigers' 2017 campaign with a torn ACL. The setback left her aching to get back on the pitch and contribute as Urbana posted a three-win season.

Underwood waiting on next leader to emerge

CHAMPAIGN — Brad Underwood inherited a 27-win team at Stephen F. Austin when he got his first opportunity as a head coach ahead of the 2013-14 season. The Lumberjacks might have graduated some key players from that squad, but Underwood had two players — Jacob Parker and Thomas Walkup — that became the building blocks of three straight NCAA tournament teams.