Millikin wrestling, volleyball pick up wins

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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?

WAND Sports - 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

WAND Sports - 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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Frenzy in 90: week nine

WAND Sports - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:44
The high school football regular season wrapped up, but 43 teams in the WAND coverage area aren't done yet. 
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Illini commit Isaiah Williams dazzles in Ohio

WAND Sports - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 02:13
CINCINNATI, OH -- Illinois fans looking for encouraging news after another blowout loss at Wisconsin can look towards their top commit - quarterback Isaiah Williams. The Trinity Catholic senior led his Titans squad to a 33-0 win at LaSalle (Cincinnati, OH) Friday.
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IHSA football playoff pairings

WAND Sports - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:47
A whopping 41 teams in the WAND coverage area have qualified for the high school football playoffs.
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 9 (10/19)

WAND Sports - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 00:29
Welcome to the new and improved Friday Frenzy! Week 9 featured nearly 20 games all across Central Illinois! HIGHLIGHTS: Click through the three videos in the player above for all the highlights! SCORES: Click the scoreboard attached to this article! Video 1 Central State 8 Central Illinois Conference Sangamo Conference Decatur YMCA Fan of the Week: Vandalia Vandal mascot Video 2 Little Okaw Valley Conference Cheerleaders of the Week: Mattoon Green Wave Video 3 ...
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