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Newman, Voit try competitive nail hammering at Farm Progress Show

WAND Sports - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 21:23
DECATUR -- Morton Buildings hosted a competitive nail hammering challenge at the Farm Progress Show. WAND's Noah Newman and Gordon Voit gave it a try.
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Illinois edges Ball State in season opener

WAND Sports - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 23:45
Click the video above for complete highlights plus postgame analysis from Memorial Stadium! CHAMPAIGN -- It wasn't pretty, but a postgame tweet from Illinois quarterback Chayce Crouch said it all: "1-0". The Illini offense managed just 216 total yards and converted 2 of 10 third downs, but escaped the season opener against Ball State 24-21. The game featured several emotional moments, including receiver Mike Dudek's first game action since 2014, which came on a touchdown...
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Lanphier dominates Southeast in Saturday matinee

WAND Sports - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 20:27
SPRINGFIELD -- Lanphier captured city bragging rights with a 44-12 win over crosstown rival Southeast Saturday.
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 2

WAND Sports - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 01:53
Welcome to the new and improved Friday Frenzy! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman are joined by more photographers , two new correspondents in Evan Collins and Caryn Eisert, plus we introduce Band of the Week, Fan of the Week and Cheerleaders of the Week in this 16-game Frenzy extravaganza! Click through the five videos in the player above for all the highlights!
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RECAP: Eastern Illinois stuns Indiana State with GW TD in final seconds

WAND Sports - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 01:44
TERRE HAUTE, IN -- It's a birthday Mitch Kimble will never forget. The senior quarterback delivered a strike to Dennis Turner for the go ahead touchdown with three seconds left, giving Eastern Illinois a 22-20 win over Indiana State in the season opener Thursday night. The Panthers were in comeback mode after squandering a 16-7 halftime lead. The Sycamores scored the go ahead touchdown with 4:54 left in the 4th quarter. Indiana State missed on a 48-yard field goal, giving Eastern Il...
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Friday Frenzy Preview: Week 2

WAND Sports - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 01:39
The Friday Frenzy is new and improved! With more games, three weekly awards and two field correspondents, the show has expanded to five programming blocks and now starts at 10:05 p.m.! Join Gordon Voit and Noah Newman as they preview some of the top games leading up to Week 2's kickoff. Don't forget to submit photos of your Friday Frenzy adventures! Whether you're tailgating or watching from the stands, send your pictures to WAND's Facebook page to be featured on the show.   WE...
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Frenzy Preview: Warrensburg-Latham vs. South Fork

WAND Sports - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:54
The Friday Frenzy is new and improved! With more games, three weekly awards and two field correspondents, the show has expanded to five programming blocks! Join Gordon Voit and Noah Newman as they preview some of the top games leading up to Week 2's kickoff. Game: South Fork (1-0) @ Warrensburg-Latham (1-0) Last week: South Fork shut out Sullivan-Okaw Valley 42-0, while Warrensburg-Latham trounced Cerro Gordo-Bement 57-6 --> 99 combined points were scored between SF and W-L Last...
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Hero of the Week: Ray Neal, Jr. (MacArthur)

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 01:22
Tune in every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the WAND Sports Hero of the Week! Learn about the athletes in our viewing area who are making an impact on and off the field! DECATUR -- There's no doubt Ray Neal, Jr. was a hero for the MacArthur Generals in their 53-0 win over crosstown rival Eisenhower. The senior posted three touchdowns and showed why he was chosen as one of four captains. But that's not why the 6-foot-1 receiver is a hero in life. In a world of pain,...
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Montgomery pitches Cubs past Pirates 6-1

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 23:08
Mike Montgomery pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and helped himself at the plate, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
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Illini excited for Dudek's return in season opener

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 21:22
CHAMPAIGN -- Saturday's season opener against Ball State will be a special one for Mike Dudek. The junior wide receiver is set to play in his first game since December 26, 2014. Dudek missed the last two seasons after suffering knee injuries during spring ball in both 2015 and 2016.
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Pirates place INF Frazier on 10-day DL with hamstring injury

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 19:16
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed infielder Adam Frazier on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
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Local legends take center stage at DPS Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:35
DECATUR --  The rich history of Decatur Public Schools athletics was on full display during the DPS Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday. From former Chicago Cub Roe Skidmore to former Missouri Valley Player of the Year Tarise Bryson, several local legends were enshrined.
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MacArthur Five: Generals brought swagger, shattered history in 1992

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 22:49
DECATUR -- It was a season that major schools in Central Illinois hadn't seen since 1925. As in during the Calvin Coolidge administration. As if history itself enough, MacArthur then had to face negativity from anyone who said they couldn't unseat the East St. Louises and the Chicagoland powerhouses of the world. So when MacArthur completed its run to the 1992 Class AA boys state championship, it not only flew in the face of history, but it gave shattering Danville's ...
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Giolito gets 1st big league win as White Sox beat Tigers 7-1

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 17:14
Lucas Giolito threw seven scoreless innings to earn his first major league victory, and Matt Davidson homered to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-1 on Sunday.
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Charles leads Liberty to eighth straight win

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 17:02
Tina Charles scored 22 points and New York cruised to a 92-62 win over the Chicago Sky on Sunday for the Liberty's eighth consecutive victory.
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Hoskins homers, starts triple play; Phillies beat Cubs 6-3

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 16:54
Big-hitting rookie Rhys Hoskins homered for the fifth straight game and made a diving catch to start a game-changing triple play in the fifth inning, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs...
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Glennon helps himself with TD as Bears beat Titans 19-7

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 16:22
Mike Glennon capped an opening 96-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Dion Sims , helping his case to be Chicago's starting quarterback as the Bears beat the Tennessee Titans 19-7 Sunday in the third preseason...
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Phillies turn triple play in fifth inning against Cubs

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 15:30
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned a triple play against the Chicago Cubs.
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Bears receiver Cameron Meredith carted off with injured knee

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 14:06
Chicago wide receiver Cameron Meredith has been carted off the field after hurting his left knee late in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans.
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Tigers place Martinez on DL with irregular heartbeat

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 13:30
The Detroit Tigers have placed designated hitter Victor Martinez on the 10-day disabled list because of an irregular heartbeat, the second time he has landed on the DL this season for the condition.
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