Fisher/GCMS leads Class 1A boys' soccer seeds

Seeds have been announced for the IHSA Class 1A boys' soccer postseason, with Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley leading the local field.

The Bunnies garnered the top seed in a loaded sub-sectional of the Judah Christian Sectional, with Uni High and Hoopeston Area the second and third seeds behind Fisher/GCMS.

2018 football, volleyball, boys' soccer schedules/results


Aug. 25    vs. South Beloit        W 42-0        1-0

Wednesday's prep highlights: Falcons led by Birky and Roesch at Lake of Woods

In volleyball

Beecher 2, Watseka 0. Kennedy Bauer produced 12 kills and Taylor Schippert posted 23 digs in a 25-10, 25-21 road loss for the Warriors (9-8).

In boys' golf

Wilson succeeds in new role as Bunnies' top running back

FISHER — Here's an odd prospect, considering what the statistics say entering prep football's fifth week.

Tyler Wilson wasn't always going to be Fisher's lead ground threat.

Prep football statistical leaders: Sept. 20, 2018


Player,School Att Yrds TD AVG

Colvin, SJ-O 107 727 10 6.8

Grubb, Oakwd 83 683 6 8.2

T. Wilson, Fisher 119 681 12 5.7

Lahey, BH/RA 83 599 6 7.2

Hopkins, Arcola 84 597 10 7.1

T. Jones, PBL 58 558 6 9.6

Mkh. Stanley, A-O 34 504 6 14.8

Kerns, PrCntrl 78 482 2 6.2

Illini's Phillips hits reset

CHAMPAIGN — Del'Shawn Phillips spent a year away from football after high school getting his academics in order to get back on the field. That year away was pivotal for the Highland Park, Mich., native. It cemented the idea he wanted more out of his life.

Asmussen | Franklin fails to embrace benefits of Friday night college games

The Penn State football team will show up at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

The school is part of the Big Ten. The league said "go play in Champaign on Sept. 21."

It is not up for debate.

But Nittany Lions coach James Franklin isn't happy about it.

Week 5 prep football storylines: Maroons looking to make a leap

1 Having multiple successful running backs is nothing new for Champaign CentralLook at 2015.

The Maroons ended up with three rushers — Josh Parker, Bradley Dee and Matt Brown — topping 1,000 yards en route to a Class 5A state semifinal appearance.

Yet Central hasn't had a rusher eclipse 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 20, 2018

Centennial High's football players will get a kick out of playing at a Big Ten stadium on Saturday morning.

The homecoming court? Maybe not so much.

The change of venue means Centennial's king and queen will be crowned in a quicker-than-usual halftime ceremony at Memorial Stadium — not under the Friday night lights at the high school.

McHale chosen to lead program

CHAMPAIGN — Brendan McHale's nearly two decades supervising Carle Foundation Hospital's orthopedics and sports medicine department established contacts with dozens of athletic directors in the area.

He reached out to some of them when he was considering applying for the open Parkland College athletic director position.