Final prep volleyball stats


Player, School Kills Avg.

Emily Duis, Milford 446 6.28

Savannah Matthews, M-S 392 4.90

Kennedy Bauer, Watseka 376 4.82

Gabby Wessels, Cissna Park 331 4.47

Maddy Hopkins, Blue Ridge 330 4.40

Alison Smith, Tri-County 355 4.28

Karli Dean, Tuscola 173 4.02

Riley Kinney, Westville 215 3.98

Lineups: Maryland at Illinois, 7 p.m. today

Illinois (6-2, 0-1)


P Name Yr. Ht. PPG

G Te'Jon Lucas So. 6-1 6.3

G Mark Smith Fr. 6-4 10.3

G Mark Alstork Gr. 6-5 7.6

F Leron Black R-Jr. 6-7 14.3

C Michael Finke R-Jr. 6-10 11.5

Dosunmu goes above and beyond

CHICAGO — A typical day for Ayo Dosunmu means a lot of basketball. 

There’s Morgan Park practices — the Mustangs are two games into their Class 3A state title defense — a regular extra workout of his own and, if he doesn’t have a game, home to catch some NBA action.

All the NBA action really.

Faces of Winter 2017: Boys Basketball

The Faces of Winter 2017: Boy's Basketball - Over 250 high school athletes showed up at the News-Gazette photo studio  for the Faces of Winter photo shoot.

Faces of Winter 2017: Boys Swimming

The Faces of Winter 2017: Boy's Swimming - Over 250 high school athletes showed up at the News-Gazette photo studio  for the Faces of Winter photo shoot.


Illini volleyball advances to Sweet 16

SEATTLE — The timeout didn’t yield an inspiring speech or legendary advice that will go down in Illinois volleyball lore.

HS Girl's Basketball: Rantoul vsFisher

Rantoul Girl's Basketball vs Fisher, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Rantoul High School. The Bunnies defeated the Eagles 54-44. 

Boys' basketball highlights: Charleston at Mahomet-Seymour

Highlights from Mahomet-Seymour's home opener in the Apollo Conference against Charleston, with postgame comments from Bulldog coach Chad Benedict.

Illini grade vs. Northwestern: C

Our recap from the Illini's 72-68 loss to Northwestern:

What happened: Illinois whiffed on multiple opportunities to put Northwestern away in the final minutes of the second half. Given enough chances in overtime, the Wildcats prevailed in a tight Big Ten opener.

Monticello assistant coach gets chance for revenge on CMT show

MONTICELLO — If you've seen Ken Duffy running around his Monticello neighborhood with an 80-pound piece of barn wood on his shoulders, there is a method behind his madness.