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Co-op with Mt. Pulaski gives LSA football big boost

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:03
DECATUR -- One of the youngest programs in central Illinois will get a big boost next fall when LSA joins forces with Mt. Pulaski for a football co-op.
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Illini squander halftime lead at Michigan

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 22:29
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Michigan topped Illinois 79-69 in a tale of two halves Saturday. The Illini took a 34-31 lead into the locker room after forcing Michigan into 12 first half turnovers. It was a completely different story in the second half, with Michigan outscoring Illinois 48-35.
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Illini squander halftime lead at Michigan

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 22:29
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Michigan topped Illinois 79-69 in a tale of two halves Saturday. The Illini took a 34-31 lead into the locker room after forcing Michigan into 12 first half turnovers. It was a completely different story in the second half, with Michigan outscoring Illinois 48-35.
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Central A&M wins Macon County title in dominating fashion

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 22:20
WARRENSBURG -- Central A&M captured Macon County supremacy for the 13th time, beating St. Teresa in the tournament championship game 54-23.
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Central A&M wins Macon County title in dominating fashion

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 22:20
WARRENSBURG -- Central A&M captured Macon County supremacy for the 13th time, beating St. Teresa in the tournament championship game 54-23.
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Tupper's Take: Michigan preview

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 01:04
The Illini are looking for that elusive Big Ten win Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Will they get it? Check out the latest edition of Tupper's Take for the answer- as Gordon Voit and Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review break down the match up.
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: 1/5

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:18
It was a wild night in Central Illinois high school basketball! Join WAND's Gordon Voit and Noah Newman as they bring you games from all across the 217 area code, from Springfield to Decatur to Champaign! Scoreboard Casey-Westfield 72, Paris 40 Central 60, Centennial 48 Danville 66, Bloomington 58 Dieterich 70, Altamont 43 Effingham 68, Mt. Zion 62 GCMS 63, Tremont 46 Lanphier 71, Eisenhower 56 LSA 74, Villa Grove-Heritage 58 MacArthur 58, Glenwood 54 Maroa-Forsyth 47, Argenta-Orean...
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: 1/5

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:18
It was a wild night in Central Illinois high school basketball! Join WAND's Gordon Voit and Noah Newman as they bring you games from all across the 217 area code, from Springfield to Decatur to Champaign! Scoreboard Casey-Westfield 72, Paris 40 Central 60, Centennial 48 Danville 66, Bloomington 58 Dieterich 70, Altamont 43 Effingham 68, Mt. Zion 62 GCMS 63, Tremont 46 Lanphier 71, Eisenhower 56 LSA 74, Villa Grove-Heritage 58 MacArthur 58, Glenwood 54 Maroa-Forsyth 47, Argenta-Orean...
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Tupper's Take: Michigan preview

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:05
The Illini are looking for that elusive Big Ten win Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Will they get it? Check out the latest edition of Tupper's Take for the answer- as Gordon Voit and Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review break down the match up.
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High-flying Champaign Central puts on show for fans

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:33
CHAMPAIGN -- Jaws dropped at UIC Pavilion this December when a clean-faced pogo stick named Leo Terry rocked rims and blocked shots against state power Morgan Park. When word got around that the explosive Champaign Central forward was just a 15-year-old freshman, he became the talk of the gym among the city's power brokers on hand. Terry's story of humble flashiness is a fitting symbol of the Maroons' season. They boast a bona fide superstar in 6-foot-6 senior Tim Finke, who's avera...
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High-flying Champaign Central puts on show for fans

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:33
CHAMPAIGN -- Jaws dropped at UIC Pavilion this December when a clean-faced pogo stick named Leo Terry rocked rims and blocked shots against state power Morgan Park. When word got around that the explosive Champaign Central forward was just a 15-year-old freshman, he became the talk of the gym among the city's power brokers on hand. Terry's story of humble flashiness is a fitting symbol of the Maroons' season. They boast a bona fide superstar in 6-foot-6 senior Tim Finke, who's avera...
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Wednesday Night Highlight Zone: 1/3

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 01:10
Macon County Girls Basketball Tournament Scoreboard (1) Central A&M 57, (8) Meridian 19 (2) Tri-City/Sangamon Valley 59, (7) Cerro Gordo-Bement 59-22 (3) St. Teresa 56, (6) Warrensburg-Latham 25 (4) Maroa-Forsyth 57, (5) Argenta-Oreana 48 CCIW Elmhurst women 69, Millikin 64 (Yanni Saddler 22 points, Emily Schultz 15 points for Big Blue, which falls to 5-8 on the season)
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Wednesday Night Highlight Zone: 1/3

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 01:10
Macon County Girls Basketball Tournament Scoreboard (1) Central A&M 57, (8) Meridian 19 (2) Tri-City/Sangamon Valley 59, (7) Cerro Gordo-Bement 59-22 (3) St. Teresa 56, (6) Warrensburg-Latham 25 (4) Maroa-Forsyth 57, (5) Argenta-Oreana 48 CCIW Elmhurst women 69, Millikin 64 (Yanni Saddler 22 points, Emily Schultz 15 points for Big Blue, which falls to 5-8 on the season)
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LSA off to hot start under Saunches

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:19
DECATUR -- The LSA Lions reached new heights in 2016-17 with 24 wins under then-head coach Dave Kreps. Now with Hall of Fame baseball coach Tom Saunches taking the reigns, the Lions are primed for another eye-popping win total. LSA (12-2) features high-scoring wing Grant Karsten, a hot-shooting junior whose game has developed rapidly in his three seasons with the varsity squad. Mix in scrappy double-double machine Ezra Schaal and you have a giant-killing lineup that plays much bigger...
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LSA off to hot start under Saunches

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:19
DECATUR -- The LSA Lions reached new heights in 2016-17 with 24 wins under then-head coach Dave Kreps. Now with Hall of Fame baseball coach Tom Saunches taking the reigns, the Lions are primed for another eye-popping win total. LSA (12-2) features high-scoring wing Grant Karsten, a hot-shooting junior whose game has developed rapidly in his three seasons with the varsity squad. Mix in scrappy double-double machine Ezra Schaal and you have a giant-killing lineup that plays much bigger...
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ISU's Yarbrough sweeps MVC honors for second time

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 01:04
NORMAL -- Illinois State junior wing Milik Yarbrough came in with high expectations this season, his first of live action since transferring from Saint Louis University. So far the 6-foot-6 graduate of Zion-Benton High School has lived up to the hype and then some. This week he was named both Missouri Valley Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week -- the second straight week in which he swept the awards. Yarbrough is averaging 18.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, ...
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ISU's Yarbrough sweeps MVC honors for second time

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 01:04
NORMAL -- Illinois State junior wing Milik Yarbrough came in with high expectations this season, his first of live action since transferring from Saint Louis University. So far the 6-foot-6 graduate of Zion-Benton High School has lived up to the hype and then some. This week he was named both Missouri Valley Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week -- the second straight week in which he swept the awards. Yarbrough is averaging 18.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, ...
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Voit: What's your nudge?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:38
Casting a vision for 2018 This week, WAND Sports has been celebrating the top on-field moments of 2017 as well as the most inspirational storylines. Sports director Gordon Voit sets the table for 2018 by encouraging you to follow the "nudge" to impact the community positively through sports. Members of the viewing area that followed their nudge in 2017 included the Veterans and Friends golf group in Decatur, an idea hatched by founder Dale Jones. The group now serves doze...
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Voit: What's your nudge?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:38
Casting a vision for 2018 This week, WAND Sports has been celebrating the top on-field moments of 2017 as well as the most inspirational storylines. Sports director Gordon Voit sets the table for 2018 by encouraging you to follow the "nudge" to impact the community positively through sports. Members of the viewing area that followed their nudge in 2017 included the Veterans and Friends golf group in Decatur, an idea hatched by founder Dale Jones. The group now serves doze...
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Tupper's Take: Can Illini uproot Gophers?

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 01:13
Join the Herald and Review's Mark Tupper and WAND's Gordon Voit on this edition of Tupper's Take, in which they discuss Illinois' tough road test at Minnesota on Wednesday night. What makes the Gophers so dangerous? Can Mark and Gordon beat the cold? Plus who's the Central Illinois connection powering Minnesota in the post?
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