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Prep Highlights: Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament

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In the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament

STM's date with state awaits

Get to know more about the St. Thomas More girls' golf team — from left, (front row) Abby Ewing and Cassie To; (back row) Veronica Burton, Tessa Tomasco, Sammy Miller, Kait Asklund, Maeve Kirby, Alaina Bowie, Mia Kirby and Bri Hege — before the Sabers tee off at the Class 1A state tournament today in Decatur:

Prep Area volleyball stats

KILLS

(Minimum 2.00 average)

Player, School Kills Avg.

Emily Duis, Milford 333 5.95

Savannah Matthews, M-S 286 4.85

Kennedy Bauer, Watseka 266 4.75

Maddy Hopkins, Blue Ridge 255 4.40

Gabby Wessels, Cissna Park 239 4.35

Alison Smith, Tri-County 221 4.17

Raeanne Allen, D-W 201 4.02

Illini making their pitch to Dosunmu

CHAMPAIGN — Brad Underwood is still in search of his first 2018 commitment at Illinois. This weekend's official visitor, should he ultimately commit, would make a significant splash for the Illini.

A new day

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs win whenever they need to, with whatever it takes, even a seven-out save by Wade Davis to preserve a shrinking lead and a “Did that really happen?” four-run inning against Washington’s Max Scherzer in a thriller of a Game 5.

HS Volleyball: M-S vs. Effingham

Mahomet-Seymour vs. Effingham in a prep volleyball game at Mahomet-Seymour High School in Mahomet on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

Oct. 16 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:00am

How did Lovie Smith's team look against Rutgers? How did Jeff George Jr. perform in his second start this season? Will the team pick up its first road win this season at Minnesota?

For the answers to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime Illinois football beat writer.

All eyes on him

CHAMPAIGN — Brad Underwood tried to be careful. Tried not to add to the mounting expectations on Mark Smith's shoulders.

Briefly at least. The first-year Illinois coach opted instead to not hold back when discussing one of his freshmen guards.

The thrill of victory

CHAMPAIGN — Whether the Judah Christian boys' soccer team could compete with a veteran Unity squad for an entire 80 minutes in Wednesday's Class 1A St. Thomas More Regional semifinal was a legitimate question for coach Josh Birky.

After all, his team includes just five upperclassmen.

Coach Speak: Illini men's basketball media day

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