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FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Elite 8 game times set

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 22:06
Thirteen high school football teams in the WAND coverage area are still alive in their quest for a state title. 
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Saturday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Playoff Round Two

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 20:40
Several football teams in the WAND coverage area are headed to the elite 8! 
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Illini show off new faces against Illinois Wesleyan

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 01:50
CHAMPAIGN -- There were storylines galore at Illinois' exhibition opener on Friday night, with eight new Illini faces for fans to see and a cast of former Friday Frenzy stars suiting up for visiting Illinois Wesleyan. Don't miss WAND's extended five-minute coverage of Illinois' 83-67 win over Illinois Wesleyan! [FOR VIDEO PLEASE VISIT "GORDON VOIT -- WAND SPORTS" ON FACEBOOK!]
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On to State: Four local volleyball teams punch their ticket

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 01:44
Local volleyball fans will have plenty to watch for at the state volleyball tournament in Normal, as four teams in the 217 area code secured a spot in Friday night's super-sectional action. WAND brings you highlights and scores! COMPLETE INFORMATION FOR STATE TOURNAMENT VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS Class 1A St. Teresa beats Routt Catholic, 2-1 Hartsburg-Emden beats Flanagan-Cornell, 2-0 Class 2A Pleasant Plains beats Eureka, 2-1 St. Thomas More beats Seneca, 2-0 Class 3A Althoff Cat...
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Millikin wrestling, volleyball pick up wins

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 00:37
DECATUR -- It was a banner night for the Big Blue athletic department, as the wrestling program picked up a 45-6 win over Hannibal-LaGrange in the season opener and the volleyball team advanced to the CCIW Tournament semifinals with a 3-2 win over Augustana. Up next the wrestling program travels to MacMurray this Saturday morning, then the Big Blue hosts the Millikin Open on Saturday, November 10th starting at 9:30 a.m. The volleyball team will face archrival Illinois Wesleyan at 7 ...
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Six local teams win sectional volleyball crowns

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 01:24
Twelve local volleyball teams entered the sectional finals with hopes of punching a ticket to the super-sectional round. Six emerged from Wednesday night's gantlet of games with a plaque! Scoreboard Class 1A: St. Teresa, Hartsburg-Emden and Routt advance Class 2A: St. Thomas More, Pleasant Plains advance Class 3A: Mt. Zion advances Highlights: Visit Facebook
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Hero of the Week: Moe Dampeer finds redemption in kids

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:30
Join WAND's Gordon Voit every Wednesday for Hero of the Week, where Voit puts the spotlight on a member of the community who is demonstrating unusual character on and off the field! [FOR VIDEO PLEASE VISIT "GORDON VOIT -- WAND SPORTS" ON FACEBOOK!] Week 1: Shannon Roberts, MacArthur Week 2: Fowler Connell, Danville Week 3: Ken Leonard, Sacred Heart-Griffin Week 4: Micah and Dennis Sheppard, Meridian Week 5: Emily Short, Decatur Week 6: Veterans and Friends golf  Week ...
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Alumni Tuesday: ShawnTrez Spates, Lindenwood

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 01:01
Do you ever wonder what happened to your favorite Friday Frenzy star who went on to the next level? Now you don't have to! Join WAND's Gordon Voit every week for Alumni Tuesday, when he will profile a different local athlete who is now at the college level and beyond. ShawnTrez Spates powered MacArthur on the football field as quarterback and on the basketball court as point guard. Now he stays actively involved with the football program in particular as he pursues his own ...
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Volleyball sectional Monday Highlight Zone

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 23:03
It was sectional semifinal Monday across central Illinois. Several local teams punched their tickets to the sweet sixteen. 
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TUPPER'S TAKE: Hardy Nickerson resigns

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 22:53
CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson resigned Monday for personal and health-related reasons.
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Meltdown in Maryland: Illini fans express disappointment after blowout loss

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 21:26
For the second week in a row the Illini were blown out on the road - this time at Maryland, 63-33.
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Illinois Football player arrested overnight

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 15:44
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - A spokesman for the Illinois football program says Lere Oladipo was arrested over night for domestic battery. 
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Saturday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Playoff Round One

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 00:54
Welcome to the new and improved Friday Frenzy! The opening round of the playoffs featured six games with local implications!  [VIDEO: SATURDAY'S OPENING ROUND GAMES] Saturday Scores 5A: (8) MacArthur 41, (9) Morton 20 5A: (7) Mattoon 28, (10) Mascoutah 24 5A: (5) Carbondale 31, (12) Central (Champaign) 28 5A: (4) Cahokia 22, (13) Mt. Zion 6 2A: (2) Maroa-Forsyth 55, (15) Routt 13 2A: (10) Chester 42, (7) Warrensburg-Latham 20 2A: (4) Pana 28, (13) Oakwood 21 2A: (1) St. Teresa ...
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Playoff Round One

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 00:25
Welcome to the new and improved Friday Frenzy! The opening round of the playoffs featured six games with local implications!  Friday Scores 1A: (1) Argenta-Oreana 50, (16) Cerro Gordo-Bement 10 2A: (1) GCMS 76, (16) Watseka 6 3A: (2) Carlinville 47, (15) East Alton-Wood River 8 4A: (1) Taylorville 57, (16) IVC 30 4A: (4) Rochester 53, (13) Breese Central 27 6A: (3) Glenwood 24, (14) Lemont 21 State Soccer: Quincy Notre Dame 3, St. Teresa 1 (Class 1A) Saturday Previews 2A: (2) ...
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Volleyball Playoff Highlight Zone: 10/25

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 00:08
It was regional championship night for high school volleyball teams all across Central Illinois on Thursday! In this Volleyball Playoff Highlight Zone, St. Teresa sweeps Cerro Gordo (1A), Maroa-Forsyth sweeps Argenta-Oreana (2A) and Mt. Zion sweeps Rochester (3A). Class 1A scoreboard Class 2A scoreboard Class 3A scoreboard
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Hero of the Week: Donna Dulle, Mt. Pulaski

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:36
Join WAND's Gordon Voit every Wednesday for Hero of the Week, where Voit puts the spotlight on a member of the community who is demonstrating unusual character on and off the field! MT. PULASKI -- If Donna Dulle ever moved away from Mt. Pulaski, it'd be like taking out the courthouse or bulldozing Vinegar Hill. The longtime volleyball coach is part of the town's fabric after 39 years as leader of the program. She reached the 1,110-win mark this season and is one of the mos...
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Volleyball Playoff Scoreboard: Tuesday 10-23

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 00:43
Dozens of local volleyball teams squared off on Tuesday night in all four classes, from Cerro Gordo (1A) to Springfield High (4A)! Stay tuned to WAND Sports this week as Gordon Voit and Noah Newman track as many games as possible. PLAYOFF VOLLEYBALL SCOREBOARD: TUESDAY 10/23 Class 1A Class 2A Class 3A Class 4A
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St. Teresa punches first trip to State in emotional fashion

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 00:33
EAST PEORIA -- What's not to love? They're expressive. Physical. Humble. Creative. They have a passionate 23-year-old head coach. They're 21-2-3. Now for the first time in the history of St. Teresa High School, the soccer Bulldogs are State-bound. On Tuesday at the EastSide Complex in East Peoria, Luichi Caceres and Edgar Onate each scored second half goals and outlasted Earlville for a 2-0 win in the Class 1A super-sectional. It was a physical match, ...
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Tupper's Take: Time to press panic button on Illini football?

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:26
Mark Tupper returns to the WAND studio for another edition of Tupper's Take! Noah Newman and Mark discuss whether or not it's time to press the panic button on the Lovie Smith rebuild. Plus - Mark has insider info on a "top secret" Illini basketball scrimmage.
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Regional volleyball Monday highlight zone

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:55
 The road to Redbird Arena kicked off for high school volleyball teams across the state Monday. 
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