St. Teresa at Urbana girls' basketball highlights

Video highlights from a girls' basketball game between St. Teresa and Urbana on Nov. 15, 2018, with postgame reaction from Tigers coach Chris Mennig and athlete Chian Scott, and Bulldogs coach Andrea Dorsey.

Thursday's prep highlights: Todd leads Storm past Iroquois West

In girls' basketball:

Lady Falcon/Bunnie Tip-Off

At Fisher

Sophomore defensive end turning into key piece for Illini

CHAMPAIGN — The list of Big Ten leaders for pass breakups is topped by Nebraska's breakout lockdown cornerback — and fantastically named —Dicaprio Bootle.

It also includes familiar names like Michigan State's Justin Layne, Northwestern's Montre Hartage and the latest in a long line of standout Penn State defensive backs in Amani Oruwariye.

Urbana girls' basketball is off to a good start

URBANA — Starting a basketball season with back-to-back victories might not be a big deal for some programs.

That isn't the case with coach Chris Mennig's Urbana girls.

"Very exciting," junior Chian Scott said after the Tigers staved off St. Teresa 59-54 on Thursday. "We're like halfway to where we were last year."

Joe Vozzelli on Big Ten football: Nov. 16, 2018



Michigan 7-0 9-1

Ohio State 6-1 9-1

Penn State 4-3 7-3

Michigan State 4-3 6-4

Maryland 3-4 5-5

Indiana 2-5 5-5

Rutgers 0-7 1-9



Northwestern 6-1 6-4

Wisconsin 4-3 6-4

Purdue 4-3 5-5

Iowa 3-4 6-4

Hilltopper enjoying time in the spotlight

DANVILLE — Sometime soon, Anaya Peoples will see her face on video boards in the gymnasiums of numerous college campuses — primarily that of Notre Dame.

On Thursday, she got a more low-key taste of that feeing.

Centennial's senior trio charged up for state meet

CHAMPAIGN — Centennial's three senior female swimmers have varying degrees of state-level experience.

Both Lauren Feddersen and Lizzie Gile will compete beyond sectionals for a third time when they trek north to Evanston for today's preliminary round.

Pranali Vani, on the other hand, will make her state debut.

So what is Feddersen's advice for Vani at this stage?

Cobra's ready to take their best shot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Parkland volleyball was well aware of which two opponents would likely be awaiting the Cobras in the business end of this weekend's national tournament.

Johnson County and defending champion Coffeyville, both from Kansas. But, first the Cobras had to win two matches.

Mission accomplished.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 16, 2018

Think you have a busy Thanksgiving week? My guess is BRIAN BARNHART has you beat.

The Voice of the Illini and host of "Penny For Your Thoughts" on WDWS will call two football games and five basketball games in 11 days.

Oh, yeah: He will also be traveling across multiple time zones.

3A Football Semi: Monticello vs. Carlinville

Monticello vs. Carlinville in a Class 3A semi-final football game at Monticello on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.