St. Thomas More takes 2A title, WSS runner-up in 1A

WAND Sports - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 00:34
Click the video above for highlights from Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg's 1A state championship match against 40-1 Payson Seymour, plus a celebration of St. Thomas More's 2A title. In the 2A third place game, Newton fended off a talented Quincy Notre Dame squad in a three-game win. For complete statewide scores from Redbird Arena, visit the IHSA website.
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Saturday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Playoff Quarterfinals

WAND Sports - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 00:25
Welcome to a special edition of the "Saturday Frenzy"! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman bring you the quarterfinals of the IHSA playoffs! 
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Illinois steamrolls Southern in Underwood's debut

WAND Sports - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:05
Click the video above for highlights and postgame reactions from Illinois head coach Brad Underwood after his team's 102-55 win over Southern University in the season opener on Friday night at the State Farm Center. Storylines + Graduate transfer Mark Alstork (Wright State) and junior Aaron Jordan lead the Illini with 17 points apiece + Redshirt junior Leron Black and redshirt sophomore Kipper Nichols each post 14 points + Illinois shoots 50.8 percent from the floor (19 percent from ...
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Local stars propel Millikin into NCAA Tournament

WAND Sports - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 01:14
Click the video above to for Evan Collins' story on the Millikin volleyball team's run to the CCIW regular season championship! The Big Blue (29-7, 8-0) features local stars like Lincoln's Alora Goodey, Arthur's Emily Seegmiller and Decatur Christian graduate Meredith Artime. For video of Thursday's opening round win over Greenville in the NCAA Tournament, visit Facebook.
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Early Signing Day: Mt. Zion, Maroa-Forsyth among schools

WAND Sports - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:07
Click the video above for coverage from Early Signing Day! Maroa-Forsyth and Mt. Zion are among the two schools where area athletes signed on Wednesday. Mt. Zion Josie Held (Pole vault) University of Illinois DJ Johns (Baseball) Danville Area Community College Mason Jones (Cross Country-Track) Eastern Illinois Cameron Skundberg (Softball) Parkland College Jonah Smith (Baseball, Basketball) Quincy University Maroa-Forsyth Carly Mason (Volleyball) Belmont University Lucas Horve ...
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PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Four teams from Sangamo still alive including Maroa

WAND Sports - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:42
One of the biggest storylines from the high school football playoffs so far has been the success of the Sangamo conference.Four teams from the conference are still alive in the third round: Williamsville, Athens, Pleasant Plains, and Maroa-Forsyth.
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Lovie Smith could lead defense against Indiana

WAND Sports - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:34
CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson is back in California after his mother unexpectedly passed away Sunday. Head coach Lovie Smith may take over defensive coordinator duties this Saturday against Indiana, if Nickerson can't make it back for the game.
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Millikin volleyball headed to NCAA Tournament

WAND Sports - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 21:41
DECATUR -- For the third time in four years Millikin is headed to the NCAA volleyball tournament. The Big Blue earned an at large bid after a 28-7 season in which they won the CCIW regular season championship.  
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Central Illinois' Bruninga jumps right in with Redbirds

WAND Sports - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 23:37
Click the video above for an interview with Illinois State freshman forward Taylor Bruninga, a Mapleton native who figures to be a part of the Redbirds' rotation immediately. Bruninga averaged 33.4  points and 11.5 rebounds per game for Illini Bluffs last season and was named First Team All-State by USA Today.
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Saturday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 2 Playoffs

WAND Sports - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 00:42
Welcome to a special edition of the "Saturday Frenzy"! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman bring you 14 high school football games from Week 2 of the IHSA playoffs! Click through the five videos in the player above for highlights from Classes 1A - 6A! For a full scoreboard around the state, visit the IHSA website. Video 1: Class 2A (4) Maroa-Forsyth 48, (5) Eldorado 6 (6) Shelbyville 50, (3) Tri-Valley 35 (1) West Hancock 28, (8) Bismarck-Henning-Ross...
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No. 15 seed Vandalia shows strength of South Central Conference

WAND Sports - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 01:33
Click the video above for an interview with Vandalia linebacker Chandler Boyd leading up to the Vandals' second round matchup with No. 10 seed Greenville. No. 15 seed Vandalia knocked off No. 2 seed Fairfield in the first round after Fairfield went a perfect 9-0 in the regular season and three of the four teams in the Vandals' pod in 3A are from the South Central Conference, including No. 6 seed Pana.
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Super-Sectional Volleyball

WAND Sports - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 01:04
1A Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg punches a ticket to State with a win over Cobden, 25-18, 25-10 in Farina 2A Newton is headed to State after knocking off fellow No. 2 seed Carlinville in the Vandalia Super-Sectional 25-13, 25-22 St. Thomas More will also go to State in 2A after knocking off Aurora Christian 25-20, 25-19 in Seneca 3A Mt. Zion reaches the Super-Sectional round for the first time in school history but falls to state power Althoff Catholic 25-10, 25-21 in Salem Bon...
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Eastern Illinois knocks off Illinois in exhibition opener

WAND Sports - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 00:04
Click the video above for a peek at the first public, live-game situation for Brad Underwood's Illini basketball team. Eastern Illinois rides a hot second half to a 80-67 win over Illinois in a hurricane relief fundraiser exhibition on Friday night at Lantz Arena in Charleston.
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Redbirds bring nearly brand new roster to table in 2017-18

WAND Sports - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:32
In this report from Media Day, Illinois State head coach Dan Muller and junior forward Phil Fayne discuss the Redbirds' almost entirely new roster, plus how the injury-plagued team is preparing for a difficult non-conference stretch that includes 2017 Final Four squad South Carolina, Nevada, Ole Miss , BYU and more. Head coach Dan Muller indentifies the team's top scoring contributors in practice as junior forward Phil Fayne (9.1 ppg in 2016), guard Keyshawn Evans (5.8 ppg), Saint Lo...
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Playoff preview: MacArthur @ Washington

WAND Sports - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 01:12
Click the video above for a preview of (6) MacArthur's 5A clash with (3) Washington this Saturday in the second round of the playoffs! (6) MacArthur (8-2) at (3) Washington (8-2) 2 p.m. Saturday in Washington MacArthur Conference play: 7-2 in Central State Eight (3rd) Last year: Did not make the playoffs Offense: 32.6 points per game Defense: 20.3 points per game All-time playoff record: 7-11 Consecutive appearances: 1 First place: 0 Runner-up: 0 Key moment in season: Generals kn...
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Pana rides hot offense into second round of 3A playoffs

WAND Sports - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:39
PANA -- It's been a banner year for the South Central Conference, with No. 15 seed Vandalia and No. 10 Greenville each pulling off upsets in the first round of the 3A playoffs to go with wins for No. 5 seed Carlinville and No. 6 seed Pana. In all, No. 14 seed Hillsboro was the only team to lose in the first round, a 22-8 contest against No. 3 seed Anna-Jonesboro.   (6) Pana (9-1) at (3) Anna-Jonesboro (10-0) 2 p.m. Saturday Pana travels to Anna to take on the 10-0 Wildcats, who...
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Playoff preview: Athens @ Argenta-Oreana

WAND Sports - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:32
ARGENTA -- Athens and Argenta-Oreana are set for a second round clash after dominant performances in the first round.
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Saturday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 1 Playoffs

WAND Sports - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 01:57
Welcome to a special edition of the "Saturday Frenzy"! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman bring you 20 high school football games from Week 1 of the IHSA playoffs! Click through the five videos in the player above for highlights from Classes 1A - 6A!
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 1 Playoffs

WAND Sports - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 00:20
Welcome to the new and improved Friday Frenzy! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman are joined by more photographers, correspondents Evan Collins and Caryn Eisert plus we introduce Band of the Week, Fan of the Week and Cheerleaders of the Week! Tune in Saturday for 20 playoff games from all across the state of Illinois! Video 1 1A: (10) Cumberland 26, (7) LSA 21 3A: (5) Carlinville 52, (12) East Alton-Wood River 19       (8) Newton 17, (9) Marquette 6 4A: (1) Roch...
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Four-star Horton-Tucker chooses Iowa State over Illinois, Xavier

WAND Sports - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 01:52
Click the video above for Gordon Voit's report from Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, where four-star basketball recruit Talen Horton-Tucker made his college decision on Thursday evening.
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