WAND Sports

Teutopolis hires Reeder as new head basketball coach

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:27
TEUTOPOLIS -- Chester Reeder is the new Teutopolis head basketball coach - the school board approved the hire Monday night. Reeder comes to Teutopolis from Sullivan, where he was head coach for five seasons.
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Tupper's Take: Illini basketball talk

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:36
Mark Tupper returns to the WAND studio for another edition of Tupper's Take! On the latest edition Mark and Noah Newman are talking illini basketball, including Ayo Dosunmu's gold medal performance, Samba Kane's status, and the latest on facility upgrades.
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Little League on Father's Day: Warrensburg captures championship

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:08
MOWEAQUA -- What better way to spend Father's Day than on a baseball diamond? That's what several families did at the Mustangs tournament in Moweaqua Sunday.
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Dosunmu helps USA capture gold in FIBA Americas championship

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:04
Illini incoming freshman Ayo Dosunmu scored 10 points and dished out a team-high 6 assists in USA's 113-74 in over Canada in the FIBA U18 Americas championship game.
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Gabsa wins 34th Forsyth Classic in sudden death playoff

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:57
FORSYTH -- 54 holes wasn't enough to decide the 34th Forsyth Classic - they needed 58. Isi Gabsa (Munich, Germany) knocked in a birdie on the fourth playoff hole to beat Jillian Hollis (Rocky River, Ohio) and claim the title. Hollis (-13) grabbed the outright lead with a birdie on No. 16. Gabsa (-13) responded with a long birdie putt of her own on No. 17 to pull even and ultimately force the playoff. Kristy McPherson, Min Seo Kwak, Leona Maguire, and Nontaya Srisawang tied for thir...
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Srisawang takes lead on day two of Forsyth Classic

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:44
FORSYTH -- The sweltering heat did little to deter the best of the best on the Symetra Tour in round two of the Forsyth Classic Saturday. Nontaya Srisawang (-12) carded a bogey free 7-under 65 to take a one stroke lead heading into Sunday.
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Bregman, Vickova tied for first round lead at Forsyth Classic

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 20:50
FORSYTH -- Stacy Bregman and Karolina Vickova share the lead at 7-under after the first round of the Forsyth Classic.
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34th Forsyth Classic tees off Friday

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:35
DECATUR -- The longest running event on the LPGA Symetra Tour returns to Hickory Point Golf Course. The 34th Forsyth Classic tees off Friday morning, with the top players on tour competing for a share of the $130,000 purse. There are five players from Illinois in the field: Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka), Jaclyn Jansen (Effingham), Stephanie Miller (Elgin), Samantha Postillion (Burr Ridge), and Alexandra Harkins (Crystal Lake).  Tournament play tees off Friday at 7:30 AM, continu...
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Teams from all over midwest in town for Sunnyside Invitational

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:29
DECATUR -- If you're looking for top notch baseball featuring future college players you should stop by Sunnyside Park in Decatur this weekend. The Sunnyside Invitational is underway, with eight teams competing including squads from Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City. The four-day tournament wraps up Saturday morning.
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SHG's Broeker picks Ole Miss

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:21
SPRINGFIELD -- The most heavily recruited football player in the WAND coverage area has made his big decision. SHG offensive lineman Nick Broeker is headed to Ole Miss - the 3-star recruit announced on Twitter Thursday. Broeker is considered one of the top 25 prospects in Illinois for the class of 2019. He had offers from several D-1 programs including Illinois, Michigan State, Kentucky, Missouri, and Minnesota.
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Local players arrive at Shrine Game HQ

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:57
BLOOMINGTON -- The teams for the annual East-West Illinois Shrine Football game have arrived on campus at Illinois Wesleyan for the start of practice, and the group visited Shriners Hospital for Children. Gametime is 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16th at Tucci Stadium. For more information visit the Shrine Game website. East Squad (local players highlighted in bold) Name Position School Class Coach William Bauman ILB Grayslake North 6A Sam Baker...
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Making an impact: JFL coaches help kids of community

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 21:00
DECATUR -- They could be at home in the air conditioning or out to eat with their families. But a group of Decatur football coaches is choosing to spend its offseason swatting bugs in the summer heat as a way of lifting up the community. The leadership of the Junior Football League has added Tuesday night clinics at Firestone Field in hopes that extra work flipping tires, using tackling dummies and running through cones will help turn kids into the next Dante Ridgeway or Brit Miller...
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Mid-State takes down big boys on way to Illinois title

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 00:23
DECATUR -- The Mid-State soccer club is on a mission to prove that Central Illinois soccer is as good as any in the country. The Mid-State Cup brings in thousands of people to Decatur every year. Teams at all youth and high school levels have made dents in the regional scene, both on the boys and girls side. This summer the program took another step forward when the boys U17-18 team took home the Presidents Cup, the Illinois state title. Perhaps the highlight of the event was when he...
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Illini basketball HQ to get $30 million boost

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:37
CHAMPAIGN -- When the Ubben Basketball Complex opened in 1998 it was among the top basketball facilities in the country. Fast forward 20 years, and times have changed. Athletic director Josh Whitman, men's basketball coach Brad Underwood and women's basketball coach Nancy Fahey announced on Monday that the facility will be getting a $30 million renovation that will drastically increase the size of the complex and considerably increase the resources available to athletes. As Whitman ...
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Mt. Zion Shootout gives fans sneak peek at future

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:26
MT. ZION -- The teams aren't wearing their real uniforms. Many head coaches aren't even present. Most importantly, March is a full nine months away. But don't think June games are unimportant. The 18 high school basketball teams at the Mt. Zion Shootout on Monday learned that. The slew of games represented a chance to see what the future will hold -- with last year's seniors graduated and the next crop of young stars entering the varsity level. It's an opportunity for player develop...
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Dosunmu scores 7 points in USA debut

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 22:03
Illini incoming freshman scored 7 points (3-5 FG), and dished out 4 assists in 16 minutes during USA's 105-73 win over Dominican Republic in the FIBA U18 Americas opener Sunday. Dosunmu showed off his ability to drive and finish strong at the rack multiple times. USA continues Group A pool play Monday against Panama at 7:15 PM CT.
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Mt. Zion takes home 4th place trophy

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 21:02
EAST PEORIA -- Mt. Zion came up short in the 3A third place game, losing a wild slugfest 16-15 to Providence Catholic in 8 innings. The Braves have nothing to hang their heads about though, as they bring home the program's first ever state trophy.
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History-making Mt. Zion falls in 3A semifinals at State

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 00:21
EAST PEORIA -- Head coach Greg Blakey and the red-hot Braves seemingly brought half of Mt. Zion with them to the EastSide Centre for the Class 3A semifinals on Friday. The fan support comes on the heels of a historic season, one in which the program is making its first-ever trip to the state tournament. On Friday, the Braves climbed within one run but fell 3-2 to talent-rich Montini, setting up a 10 a.m. third place game with Providence Catholic on Saturday morning.
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Manny Green signs with MacMurray

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:11
DECATUR -- MacMurray's basketball program added to its distinct "217" flavor on Thursday morning when St. Teresa guard Manny Green signed with the Highlanders. The Friday Frenzy star known as "Big Moment" Green will join other local stars like Clinton's Peyton McCubbin and Mt. Pulaski's Gezus Oliver in Jacksonville, along with several others from the WAND viewing area.
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Jacob Maton breaks school record; brother Nick an All-Star

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 00:36
CHATHAM -- The Glenwood Titans may have fallen one game short of State, but ace pitcher Jacob Maton's legacy is far from fading.
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