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Illinois Volleyball Misses Chance at Championship. Fall to Nebraska in 5

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Momence 45-23

Mackenzie Bruns led with 14 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def Rantoul 57-25

Kailyn Northrup had 15 points

 

GCMS def Blue Ridge 53-8

Megan Moody had 16 points

 

Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 52-16

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Toyota of Danville Classic

Cissna Park def Armstrong Potomac 75-26

Christian Stadeli and Ian Rogers each scored 20 points

 

Oakwood def Schlarman 69-29

 

Watseka Holiday Tournament

Momence def Iroquois West 82-62

 

Watseka de Westville 74-18

Blake Castonguay had 16 points

 

NBA

Orlando def Chicago 97-91

 

The Illini Volleyball team looked primed to play in the Championship match after taking the first 2 against Nebraska, then the Cornhuskers fought back. Nebraska took the final 3 matches to earn a spot in the Championship game against Stanford.

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL vs Prairie Central

Rantoul @ Monticello

GCMS at Blue Ridge

Fisher at Tremont

 

Toyota of Danville Classic in St. Joe

St. Joe Ogden vs Chicago Longwood  

Watseka Holiday Tournament

Momence vs Donovan  

Milford vs La Salette

Hoopeston Area vs Tri Point

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Cissna Park at Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin

Iroquois West at Prairie Central


 

Tonight  on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers play host to Prairie Central. We’ll also have coverage of the Toyota of Danville Classic with St. Joe Ogden and Chicago Longwood.

 

On Saturday its On the Sidelines from 7:15 til 8am brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Cissna Park, Paxton, and Gibson City.

 

Then it’s a Live Action Auction from 8-10. Bid Buy, and save on Gift Certificates and items from area businesses.

 

Then continued Coverage of the Toyota of Danville Classic.

 

At 1pm it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as they take on Middle Tennessee St.

 

Then more coverage of the Toyota of Danville Classic

 

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Illini Volleyball plays Nebraska tonight in the Final Four

IHSA Girls Basketball

Iroquois West Holiday Hoopla

Herscher def Iroquois West 60-26

 

Gardner South Wilmington def Hoopeston Area 61-31

 

Non Tournament

Watseka def St. Anne 51-10

Natalie Schroeder scored 21 points

 

NHL

Chicago def Pittsburgh 6-3

 

 

Seniors Jordyn Poulter and Ali Bastianelli and junior Jacqueline Quade collected American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American honors, the organization announced on Wednesday, with Poulter and Quade earning First-Team accolades and Bastianelli named to the Third-Team.

This is the third-straight AVCA All-America honor for the senior duo, with the pair being named honorable mention as sophomores and third-teamers a season ago, with Quade collecting her first All-America accolades in her career. It is the first time in program history that Illinois has had multiple first-team honors in a season. 

 

The Volleyball team plays at 8pm tonight against Nebraska. 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL vs Momence

Dwight vs Clifton Central

Rantoul at Mahomet Seymour

Fisher at Tremont

Milford vs Hoopeston Area

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball with coverage of the Toyota of Danville Classic from St. Joe Ogden High School. The first game features Cissna Park and Armstrong Potomac followed by Schlarman and Oakwood. Our pregame begins at 5:45 with tip off at 6pm.

 

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Federal Cases Consolidated for Three Members of an Illinois Militia Group Accused of Bombing a Minnesota Mosque

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three members of an Illinois militia group accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque will have their federal cases consolidated and moved to Minnesota for trial. Michael Hari, Michael McWhorter and Joe Morris were arrested in March in connection with last year's explosion at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center. They are also accused of allegations in Illinois, including the attempted bombing of an abortion clinic. Morris pleaded not guilty during a Tuesday appearance in federal court in St. Paul.

 

(Paxton--jc)  City of Paxton leaders are looking to help a new business locate in the downtown area of the city. During last night’s meeting, an investor says he is looking at purchasing the building on Market street that holds the Mason Temple, but also wants to develop some parking areas on the buildings north side for a proposed dental  facility. City leaders are looking at ways to help the project work for the citizens of Paxton.

 

 

(Sibley--jc)  Could or should a large hog farm be built west of Sibley in Ford County? That was the question before Ford County leaders.  Farmer Phil Hartman of Sibley wants to build a hog farm that would house over 2 thousand hogs. Ford County leaders are in the process of working with the Illinois Department of Agriculture to look at an application process, meeting schedule  and timeline for such a project.

 

 

(Springfield--ab)  -- Senate lawmakers are discussing the need for more behavioral health care workers in Illinois. During a legislative committee meeting…senators heard from providers about the shortage of psychiatrists and counselors that care for the mentally ill. Community behavioral healthcare association C-E-O Marvin Lindsey says Illinois needs to set up a recruitment center, potentially run by a state university.

 

 

Those testifying blamed the shortage on low wages, low medicaid reimbursement rates, high turnover rates and burdensome state regulations.



URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials say the institution's second solar farm will make it one of the leading U.S. universities in solar energy work, but some professors have raised concerns about the land the project will occupy. The 55-acre solar farm is planned for a site a few miles south of the Urbana campus in the village of Savoy. One professor is concerned that the project is taking away valuable flat land that's used for research.

 

 

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A top administrator of a South Carolina college will become the next president of Quincy University in western Illinois. Quincy introduced Brian McGee as the private liberal arts college's new leader on Monday, saying he will replace Phil Conover in July when Conover retires after two years as president. McGee is currently provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the College of Charleston.

 

 

(Washington-ba) --  Overall, rural population nationwide increased from the year prior, yet changes in population rate by county varied. Rod Bain reports...

 

 

 

CHICAGO (AP) — A popular art history professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago has given the school where he taught for three decades $1 million. UIC says in a news release that with the money the school will establish a merit-based award for graduate-level art history students _ allowing the school to recruit the "brightest and most qualified applicants to the program."

 

 

(Paxton--jc)  -- Pride in Paxton is hosting a holiday house decorating contest tomorrow night in the city. Houses wanting in the contest should be lit up on Thursday night from 6pm until 8-30pm. Judges will be driving around town to get the winners.

 

(Undated--jc) Illinois is celebrating its 200th anniversary as a state. Here is today’s Bicentennial minute…

 

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University is beefing up its staff at the main counseling center on campus after four students committed suicide this year. The Chicago Tribune reports that Northwestern is announcing that two new employees will join the school's mental health center, Counseling and Psychological Services, to perform suicide screenings and offer clinical support services.

 

 

(Tremont--jc)  -- A U. S. Marine from Tremont is believed to be one of 5 marines killed in  a plane crash near Japan last week. The Marine Corp has stopped trying to locate the plane that crashed last Thursday.   Daniel Baker, a Marine from Tremont, was declared dead by the Marine Corp though his body and the bodies of 4 others have not been found. Baker was a 2015 graduate of Tremont High School.

 

(Indy--jc)  -- Officials with the National F F A Organization say the national F F A convention is staying put in Indianapolis. Tuesday’s announcement states that the annual convention of high school members will stay in Indianapolis through the year 20-13. The annual F F A convention in Indianapolis has a 40 million dollar impact on the economy each year in the Hoosier State city. F F A has just under 670 thousand members, nationwide.

 

(Chicago--jc) Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is launching an initiative along with members of the Illinois Health Care Fraud Elimination Task Force this morning in Chicago. The governor says today’s action will show medicaid savings from detection, prevention and prosecution of fraud and abuse. The announcement comes at 10 this morning at the Thompson Center in Chicago.

 

(Rantoul--jc)  Rantoul Recreation Department officials are inviting area children to a breakfast with Santa on Saturday in the village. The event is set from 8am until 10am at the Youth Center. On the menu is eggs, pancakes, sausage and orange juice. The meal is free. All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

 

(Washington--jc)  The  Senate has passed the Farm Bill and sent it on to the House. Gary Crawford reports…

 

 

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Parkland College has become the only licensed provider in Illinois of a nationally recognized training and certification course in green infrastructure, a fast-growing approach to managing stormwater and creating more eco-friendly urban environments.he Water Environment Federation's National Green Infrastructure Certification Program helps prepare individuals to professionally and properly build, inspect and maintain green infrastructure projects and includes professional development requirements that maintain this workforce skill set. Individuals who become certified through the NGICP can open the door to expanding career opportunities related to green infrastructure.


 

(Bloomington--jc)  Could I H S A Schools go to a district format for football sometime in the near future. I-H-S-A Assistant Executive Director Matt Troha says some support for the idea continues to grow…

 

 

I-H-S-A Assistant Executive Director Matt Troha

 

 

(Paxton--jc) - The Annual Meeting of the Ford County Township Assessors for the 2019 Assessment Year will be held Thursday, December 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the Ford County Courthouse in Paxton. The purpose of the meeting is to give instructions to the local assessors that will tend to lend to uniformity in the assessment process. This meeting is open to the public.

 

 

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GCMS Wins Battle of Ford County in Boys Basketball

IHSA Boys Basketball

GCMS def PBL 61-37

Bryce Barnes scored 21 points

 

Cissna Park def St. Joe Ogden 56-43

Christian Stadeli had 14 points

 

Centennial def Rantoul 62-40

 

St. Thomas More def Fisher 66-58

 

Milford def Georgetown Ridgefarm 43-35

Cale Steinbaugh led with 15 points

 

Armstrong Potomac def Schlarman 66-49

Kyler Stephens scored 23 points

 

Hoopeston Area def Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin 68-48

 

U-High def Mahomet Seymour 62-50

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Cissna Park def Grant Park 22-19

Morgan Kaeb led with 10 points

 

NHL

Winnipeg def Chicago 6-3

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Iroquois West at Holiday Hoopla

Watseka at St. Anne

GCMS at Blue Ridge

 

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Lee Smith and Harold Baines Selected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

IHSA Girls Basketball

Iroquois West Holiday Hoopla

Manteno def Iroquois West 52-24

 

Milford def Gardner South Wilmington 48-47

 

Clifton Central def Hoopeston Area 64-31

 

Non Tournament

St. Joe Ogden def PBL 65-31

Bree Trimble scored 21 points

 

GCMS def Fieldcrest 50-30

Megan Moody led with 14 points

 

Tri-Valley def Fisher 44-35

 

Effingham def Mahomet Seymour 50-33

 

NBA

Sacramento Kings def Chicago Bulls 108-89

 

 

(Urbana--jc)  -- The Illinois men’s and women’s gymnastics teams will host their annual Orange and Blue Exhibition on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT inside Huff Hall. Admission is free, and fans will be admitted to through the front door starting at 6 p.m.  The meet is each program’s first chance to compete in Huff Hall and will be one of their final tune-ups before the 2019 season begins.

Gymnasts from both programs will be split into two teams to compete for the exhibition title. The meet consists of four rotations with five head-to-head matchups in each rotation. Matchups will vary on each event. The team with the most head-to-head points/victories at the end of the fourth rotation will be declared the winner. Illini student-athletes from various other sports will judge the competition.

The Hail to the Orange theme will provide the first 300 fans with Hail to the Orange t-shirts, along with special orange prize pack giveaways and marketing materials. There will also be a Toys for Tots Toy Drive, where fans can bring toys to donate.


 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL at GCMS

Cissna Park vs St. Joe Ogden

Rantoul vs Centennial

Fisher vs St. Thomas More

Milford vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

IHSA Girls Basketball

Cissna Park at Grant Park


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s NASCAR Live.

Then it’s IHSA Boys as the PBL Panthers travel across the county to to take on the GCMS Falcons.

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Bears, Packers, and Colts Win

NFL

The Chicago Bears defense held the LA Rams to just 2 field goals in a 15-6 victory. Bradley Sowell became the first Bears offensive lineman in 11 years to catch a touchdown pass.

 

Aaron Rodgers threw 2 touchdown passes and set an NFL record for most consecutive passes without an interception as Green Bay beat Atlanta 34-20.

 

Andrew Luck threw for 399 yards and 2 touchdown passes as  Indianapolis beat Houston 24-21.

 

NHL

Montreal def Chicago 3-2

 

The Fighting Illini women’s Volleyball team is in the Final 4 after knocking off Wisconsin and will play Nebraska Thursday night at 8pm in Minneapolis.

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

Then it’s the Brad Underwood Show from 7-8.

Then bonus coverage of IHSA Girls Basketball with PBL and St. Joe Ogden.

 

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Fighting Illini Volleyball team Playing Marquette Today at 11am in the Sweet 16 at Huff Hall

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Central Clifton 45-30

Baylee Cosgrove led with 12 points

 

Watseka def Momence 53-19

Mallory Drake had 18 points

 

Teutopolis def St. Joe Ogden 72-39

 

GCMS def LeRoy 45-30

Claire Retherford led with 20 points

 

Fisher def Blue Ridge 37-21

Sydney Hood led had 16 points

 

Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Milford 54-33

 

Schlarman def Hoopeston Area 75-14

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Taylorville def Mahomet Seymour 60-46

 

NHL

Vegas def Chicago 4-3

 

The Fighting Illini Volleyball team will play Marquette today at 11am in the Sweet 16 at Huff Hall.



 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL vs Central Clifton

Iroquois West at Gardner South Wilmington

Watseka at St. Anne

Rantoul vs St. Joe Ogden

Fisher vs Blue Ridge

Milford vs Armstrong Potomac


 

NFL Sunday

LA Rams at Chicago

Atlanta at Green Bay

Indianapolis at Houston

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers play host to the Central Clifton Comets. Our pre game begins around 7pm with tipoff at 7:15.

 

On Saturday it’s On the Sidelines with Austin Burkland from 7:15 til 8am brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Cissna Park, Paxton, and Gibson City.

 

Then WPXN will be in Rantoul broadcasting Live from 9-10 to help kick off the Hop and Shop as businesses promote shopping local in the Rantoul community.

 

Saturday afternoon it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers host the Unity Rockets. Pregame around 4pm with tip at 4:15.

 

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Ohio State Wins 77-67 over Illinois

College Basketball

Big Ten

Illinois led the Buckeyes 38-34 at halftime but again it was foul trouble for the Illini as Ohio State beat Illinois 77-67. U of I Basketball coach Brad Underwood says the team followed a good game plan, but have to make layups…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood


MLB

The St. Louis Cardinals made a big move as they made a trade for Arizona Diamondback 1st baseman Paul Goldschmidt. The Cardinals sent Pitcher Luke Weaver, Catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft Pick to the Diamondbacks. Goldschmidt is eligible for free agency after next season.

 

NFL

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky says he is really close to 100 percent and expects to play Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL@ Clifton Central

GCMS at LeRoy

Milford at Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

 

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Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer Will Retire Following Rose Bowl

IHSA Boys Basketball

Cissna Park def Armstrong Potomac 76-27

Christian Stadeli and Ian Rogers each scored 15 points

 

Milford def Iroquois West 49-48

 

Watseka def Gardner South Wilmington 66-55

Blake Castonguay led with 23 points

 

GCMS def Tri Valley 58-42

Connor Birky had 19 points

 

LeRoy def Fisher 65-54

 

Hoopeston Area def Schlarman 73-57

Lucas Hofer scored 29 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Tri-Valley 59-41

Kierra Lantz had game high honors with 19 points

 

South Newton def Cissna Park 51-37

 

Watseka def Peotone 43-32

Natalie Schroeder had 10 points

 

NBA

Pacers def Bulls 96-90

 

Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer has announced he will retire, citing health concerns. He will step down after the Rose Bowl Jan 1.

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois takes on Ohio St. at the United Center. Pregame begins at 5pm with tip off at 6pm.

 

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The Chicago Bulls have fired Head Coach Fred Hoiberg

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Rantoul 51-45

Mackenzie Bruns had 14 points and Baylee Cosgrove added 12 points

 

Cissna Park def Iroquois West 23-21

Emily Seggebruch and Sloan Boyce each had 7 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Mahomet Seymour 44-30

Bree Trimble scored 18 points

 

GCMS def Tri Valley 55-23

Claire Retherford led with 18 points

 

LeRoy def Fisher 37-24

 

Schlarman def Armstrong Potomac 85-19

 

Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin def Hoopeston Area 42-11

 

The Chicago Bulls have fired Head Coach Fred Hoiberg and promoted associate head coach Jim Boylen. Hoiberg went 115-155 in 3 plus years with the Bulls.

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Cissna Park vs Armstrong Potomac

Iroquois West vs Milford

Watseka @ Gardner South Wilmington

GCMS at Tri Valley

Fisher at LeRoy




 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL vs Tri Valley

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

Then it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the Cissna Park Timberwolves host the Armstrong Potomac Trojans.

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Nebraska Beats Illinois 75-60 in BIG TEN Opener

College

Nebraska def Illinois 75-60

 

NFL

NY Giants def Chicago Bears 30-27 OT

Arizona def Green Bay 20-17

Jacksonville def Indianapolis 6-0

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL @ Rantoul

Cissna Park vs Iroquois West

GCMS at Tri-Valley

Fisher at LeRoy

Milford vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

Then its the Coach Underwood Show from 7-8.

Then its bonus coverage of PBL girls basketball vs Rantoul.

 

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PBL Girls Basketball 1-0 in Conference play after close win over Dwight

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Dwight 38-35

Mackenzie Bruns led with 14 points

 

Watseka def Clifton Central 69-27

Kennedy Bauer and Magan Harris each scored 19 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Danville 71-48

Bree Trimble had 20 points

 

GCMS def Flanagan Cornell 62-49

Claire Retherford led with 16 points

 

El Paso Gridley def Fisher 37-32

 

Prairie Central def Olympia 45-42

Becca Conlisk led with 10 points

 

Westville def Hoopeston Area 57-28

 

Charleston def Mahomet Seymour 59-32

 

NHL

Winnipeg def Chicago 6-5


IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL at Dwight

Iroquois West vs Momence

Watseka vs Central Clifton

Rantoul vs Morton

St. Joe Ogden vs Westville

GCMS vs Flanagan

Fisher vs El Paso Gridley

Milford at Bismarck Henning

 

NFL Sunday

Bears at New York Giants

Arizona at Green Bay

Indianapolis at Jacksonville



 

Tonight on WPXN it’s the Rantoul Lighted Christmas parade. Our broadcast begins at 5:45pm.

 

Then its IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers are on the road in Dwight to take on the Trojans in Sangamon Valley Conference action. Pregame at 6:45 with tip at 7pm.

 

On Saturday it’s On the Sidelines from 7:15 -8am brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Cissna Park, Paxton, and Gibson City. Austin Burkland will be broadcasting from the Paxton EMS Breakfast.

 

Then it’s our Monthly Live Action auction from 8-10am. Bid Buy and Save on Gift Certificates and other items from area businesses.

 

On Sunday it’s Fighting Illini basketball as Illinois travels to Nebraska. Pregame at 3pm with tipoff at 4pm

 

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Cissna Park 7th grade Girls Basketball Team Advances to the State Tournament

NBA

Bucks def Bulls 116-113

 

Congratulations to the Cissna Park 7th grade girls basketball team as they won the sectional last night. They will play in the state Tournament Saturday at 11:30 in Assumption.

 

IHSA Girls basketball Tonight

PBL vs Dwight

Cissna Park at South Newton

Iroquois West at Momence

Watseka at Clifton Central

St. Joe Ogden vs Danville

GCMS vs Flanagan

Fisher vs El Paso Gridley

Milford vs Armstrong Potomac


 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Girls Basketball as the PBL Lady Panthers take on Dwight in Conference action. Pregame at 5:45 with tip off at 6pm.

 

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Illini Come Up Short Against Notre Dame

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL def Hoopeston Area 66-34

Austin Gooden led with 13 points

 

Cissna Park def Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin 79-56

Christian Stadeli scored 30 points

 

Armstrong Potomac def Iroquois West 40-39

Dalton Loschen had a game high 20 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Unity def Cissna Park 46-17

 

GCMS def St. Thomas More 39-37

Megan Moody and Claire Retherford each had 10 points

 

Covington, IN def Armstrong Potomac 45-41

 

Urbana def Prairie Central 59-26

 

College Basketball

Aaron Jordan had 23 points and Giorgi B added 22 points, both career highs, but it wasn’t enough as Notre Dame beat Illinois 76-74.

 

NHL

Vegas def Chicago 8-3


 

(Hoopeston--jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers got their first win of the season last night on the road at Hoopeston Area High School. The Panthers defense was one reason P-B-L got out to a big lead says P-B-L Coach Adam Schonauer…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

(Champaign-dg)-Huff Hall is the place to be this weekend. That is, if you can score a ticket. A sell- out crowd is expected this weekend for the first round of the NCAA Volleyball tournament where the Fighting Illini is the number 3 seed. Illinois will play Eastern Michigan at 7pm.

 

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Illinois Takes on Notre Dame Tonight in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

IHSA Girls Basketball

Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def PBL 49-22

 

Centennial def Iroquois West 43-17

 

Watseka def Hoopeston Area 60-33

Magan Harris had 20 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Tuscola 39-33

Bree Trimble led with 16 points

 

Eureka def GCMS 59-38

 

Judah Christian def Armstrong Potomac 51-38

 

Mt. Zion def Mahomet Seymour 58-41


 

NBA

Spurs def Bulls 108-107

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL at Hoopeston Area

Cissna Park vs Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin

Iroquois West vs Armstrong Potomac

Watseka @ Prairie Central

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Cissna Park at Unity

GCMS at St. Thomas More

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois travels to take on Notre Dame in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Pregame at 5pm with tip off at 6pm.

 

Then it’s bonus coverage of IHSA Boys Basketball with PBL and Hoopeston Area.

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Illinois Head Football Coach Lovie Smith Gets Contract Extension Through the 2023 Football Season.

College Basketball

Trent Frazier scored 16 points and Kipper Nichols added 14 to lead Illinois over Mississippi Valley St. 86-67. The Illini made 16, 3 pointers, tying a school record for most in a game.

 

NFL

The Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 24-17.

 

Andrew Luck threw 3 touchdown passes and Adam Vinatieri kicked a field goal as time expired as the Colts beat the Dolphins 27-24.

 

 

CHAMPAIGN, IL – University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced Sunday a two-year contract extension for Head Football Coach Lovie Smith to keep Smith at Illinois through the 2023 football season.

Whitman says the extension demonstrates the universities belief in Lovie Smith and his staff for future success of Illinois football.

 

The Fighting Illini women’s Volleyball team earned the number 3 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Their win against Purdue on Saturday was the 10th Top 25 victory and ended the regular season with a 28-3 record.

 

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Congratulations to Coach Mike Allen and the Gibson City Melvin Sibley Falcons on capturing their second strait 2A IHSA Football state Championship. The Falcons won over Maroa Forsyth Friday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. The final score was GCMS 35 Maroa Forsyth 16.

The 1A Champion is Forreston as they beat Camp Point Central 44 to 6.

More congratulations goes to the 3A IHSA Football Champions. They are the Monticello Sages. Cully Welter’s team beat Byron 24 to 20. It was the first state championship for the Sages.

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fast Talk. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

Then it’s the Brad Underwood Show from 7-8.

 

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Bears Beat Lions 23-16 on Thanksgiving

NFL

Chase Daniel threw two touchdown passes and the Bears defense ran an interception back for a touchdown as Chicago beat the Detroit Lions 23-16.

 

Cowboys def Redskins 31-23

 

New Orleans def Atlanta  31-17

 

IHSA Football today

2A GCMS vs Maroa Forsyth 1pm

 

3A Monticello vs Byron 4pm

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Iroquois West vs Prairie Central at GCMS Turkey Tournament

GCMS vs Fisher at  GCMS Turkey Tournament

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Comet Classic continues in Oakwood


 

Sunday on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini basketball as Illinois takes on Mississippi Valley State at the State Farm Center. Pregame at noon with tip off at 1pm.

 

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Illinois Outplayed in Second Half vs Iowa St.

IHSA Boys Basketball

GCMS Turkey Tournament

Fisher def Iroquois West 53-50

Dalton Burk led with 15 points

 

Prairie Central def GCMS 59-50

Wyatt Steidinger had 17 points

 

Topper Classic

Fountain Central (Ind) def Milford 72-60

 

Tri County Tournament

Hoopeston Area def Hutsonville/Palestine 49-45

Lucas Hofer led with 22 points

 

Non Tournament

Tri Valley def PBL 57-45

 

Danville def Rantoul 71-39

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Comet Classic

Rantoul def Blue Ridge 52-28

Courtney Sutherland had 18 points

 

Non Tournament

Pontiac def PBL 43-25

 

St. Joe Ogden def Urbana 55-37

Maclayne Taylor had 11 points


 

College

Iowa St. def Illinois 84-68

 

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Tribisky is listed as day to  day with a right shoulder injury as the team prepares to take on the Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day. The injury is not serious, but could keep him out of tomorrow’s game. Chase Daniel is the backup and hasn’t thrown a regular season pass since 2016.

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Rantoul vs Oakwood at Comet Classic

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Rantoul @ Centennial

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois takes on Xavier in the Maui Classic. Pregame at 6pm with tip off at 7pm.


 

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Gonzaga Survives Late Push From Illinois in 84-78 Win

IHSA Boys Basketball

GCMS Turkey Tournament

Fisher def Prairie Central 79-66

Carson Brozenec had game high honors with 26 points

 

GCMS def Iroquois West 80-51

Brandon Roesch led with 28 points

 

Tri-County Turkey Tournament

Judah Christian def Hoopeston Area 77-48

 

Non-tournament

Mahomet Seymour def Rantoul 56-42

Grant Coleman led with 26 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Hoopeston Area def Georgetown Ridgefarm 55-12

Ali Watson had 20 points

 

College

Trent Frazier scored 29 points, but it wasn’t enough as Gonzaga beat Illinois 84-78 in the Maui invitational.

 

Illinois plays today at 3pm which you can hear on WPXN.

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL at Tri-Valley

Iroquois West vs Fisher at GCMS Turkey Tournament

GCMS vs Prairie Central at  GCMS Turkey Tournament

Rantoul at Danville


 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Rantoul vs Blue Ridge at Comet Classic

Non Tournament

Iroquois West vs St. Anne

St. Joe Ogden vs Urbana


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7. Then it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers open their season at Tri- Valley.

 

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Chicago Takes Control of NFC North with 25-20 Win Over the Vikings

IHSA Football

2A GCMS def Eastland Pearl City 14-7

2A Maroa Forsyth def Decatur St. Teresa 16-14

3A Monticello def Carlinville 40-14

 

Friday at Memorial Stadium

2A GCMS vs Maroa Forsyth at 1pm

3A Monticello vs Byron at 4pm

 

NFL

Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown, and Cody Parkey was 3 for 3 on his field goal tries and didn’t miss an extra point as the Bears beat the Vikings 25-20.

 

Andrew Luck threw 3 touchdown passes as the Colts def the Titans 38-10.

 

NHL

Blackhawks def Minnesota Wild 3-1

 

630am new

(Homestead FL--jc)  Joey Logano is the champion of the Monster Energy series. Logano won the Ford Eco 400 on Sunday in a race heard live on WPXN. Logano says his car was a good one in the biggest race of his career…

 

 

Nascar Monster Energy Series Champion Joey Logano


 

(Paxton--jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers Basketball team gets its season underway tomorrow night on the road at Downs-Tri Valley. PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says you will see his team push the ball …

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fast Talk. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

Then it’s Fighting Illini Basketball from the Maui Classic as Illinois takes on Gonzaga.  Pregame at 9:30 with tipoff at 10:30pm.

 

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Packers Stay Winless on the Road with 27-24 Loss to Seahawks

IHSA Girls Basketball

Falcon Bunnie Tip Off

PBL def Fisher 51-38

Mackenzie Bruns led with 19 points

 

Villa Grove/Heritage def Unity 40-38

 

Salt Fork def Iroquois West 55-26

 

St. Joe Ogden def GCMS 66-39

Peyton Crowe had 22 points

 

Cissna Park Tip Off

Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 53-27

 

Watseka def Herscher 44-30

Kennedy Bauer led with 13 points

 

Tri Point def Cissna Park 46-30

 

Non-Tournament

Decatur MacArthur def Rantoul 72-23

 

NFL

Seattle def Green Bay 27-24






 

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Illinois senior guard Nick Allegretti was named one of 20 semifinalists for the prestigious Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award, the award's selection committee announced Thursday. The award is the first college football honor to focus primarily on a player's leadership, both on and off the field.

Allegretti has been voted a captain by his teammates for two straight seasons and leads the team with 34 consecutive starts. A 2017 honorable mention All-Big Ten performer, he is also the team leader when it comes to community service initiatives.

 

IHSA Football

2A GCMS at Lanark Eastland Pearl City 2pm

3A Carlinville at Monticello 2pm


 

Big Ten Football

Northwestern at Minnesota

Michigan St. at Nebraska

Ohio St. at Maryland

Penn St. at Rutgers

Iowa at Illinois

Wisconsin at Purdue

Indiana at Michigan

 

NFL

Minnesota at Chicago

Tennessee at Indianapolis

 

Saturday on WPXN its On the Sidelines from 7:15 til 8am brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Cissna Park, Paxton, and Gibson City.

 

Then it’s a special christmas Live Action Auction from 8-10am. Bid Buy and Save on Gift certificates and items from area businesses.

 

Then its Fighting Illini Football as Illinois hosts Iowa on Senior Day. Pregame at 1:30 with kickoff at 2:30.

 

On Sunday it’s the Monster Energy Ford ECO Boost 400 NASCAR Championship race from Homestead with a 12:30 start time

 

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Former Area Standout and Cissna Park Athlete Addison Stoller had 12 points for Valparaiso in Loss to Illinois

IHSA Girls Basketball

Cissna Park Tip Off

Armstrong Potomac def Tri Point 47-41

Hope Hambleton had 18 points

 

Herscher def Momence 35-29

 

Watseka def Milford 54-24

Kennedy Bauer led with 16 points

 

College Women’s Basketball

Illinois def Valparaiso 73-54

Former area standout and Cissna Park Athlete Addison Stoller had 12 points for Valpo.

 

NBA

Boston def Chicago 111-82

 

NHL

The Blackhawks stopped an 8 game losing streak with a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Blues.

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Falcon & Bunnie Tip Off at Fisher High School

5:30 Unity vs Villa Grove/Heritage

7pm PBL vs Fisher

At Gibson City

5:30  Iroquois West vs Salt Fork

7pm GCMS vs St. Joe Ogden


 

Cissna Park Tip off at Cissna Park

5pm    Armstrong Potomac vs Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

6:30    Watseka vs Herscher

8pm    Cissna Park vs Tri-Point

 

Non Tournament

Rantoul vs Decatur MacArthur

 

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Parkland College Volleyball Coach Cliff Hastings Will be inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame

IHSA Girls Basketball

Falcon Bunnie Tip Off

Unity def PBL 52-41

Mackenzie Bruns led the Lady Panthers with 23 points

 

Villa Grove/Heritage def Fisher 58-39

 

GCMS def Salt Fork 44-34

Claire Retherford had game high honors with 25 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Iroquois West 63-7

Bree Trimble had 19 points

 

Cissna Park Tip Off

Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin def Cissna Park 49-20

 

Milford def Herscher 50-48 2 OT

Kaylee Warren had 20 points

 

Watseka def Momence 49-17

Mallory Drake led with 15 points

 

Prairie Central Turkey Tournament

Mahomet Seymour def East Peoria 53-17

Kailyn Northrup led with 15 points

 

Prairie Central def Pontiac 34-32

Becca Conlisk and Elly Haberkorn each had 10 points


 

College Basketball

Georgetown def Illinois 88-80

(Champaign-dg)-Parkland College Volleyball Coach Cliff Hastings, a Paxton native, will be inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame today. He will be recognized at the NJCAA Division II Banquet that precedes this year’s national tournament which Parkland will be participating in. Hastings has compiled  485 wins to just 47 losses in his 10 years at Parkland.

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Cissna Park  Tip off Classic at Watseka

5pm    Armstrong Potomac vs Tri Point

6:30    Herscher vs Momence

8pm    Watseka vs Milford

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High School Girls Basketball Starts with Area Tournaments

IHSA Girls Basketball

Falcon Bunnie Tip Off

Villa Grove Heritage def PBL 53-44

Mackenzie Bruns led the Lady Panthers with 25 points

 

Unity def Fisher 53-32

 

St. Joe Ogden def Salt Fork 54-28

Peyton Crowe led with 14 points

 

GCMS def Iroquois West 59-29

Hannah Hathaway led with 17 points

 

Cissna Park Tip Off

Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin def Tri Point 62-26

Momence def Milford 27-23

Armstrong Potomac def Cissna Park 60-13

 

Prairie Central Turkey Tournament

Eureka def Mahomet Seymour 57-50

East Peoria def Prairie Central 34-32

 

Non Tournament

Urbana def Rantoul 69-29

 

NBA

Dallas Def Chicago 103-98

 

NHL

Carolina def Chicago 3-2 OT


 

IHSA Girls basketball tonight

Falcon & Bunnie Tip Off at Fisher High School

5:30 PBL vs Unity

7pm Fisher vs Villa Grove/Heritage

At Gibson City

5:30  Iroquois West vs St. Joe Ogden

7pm  GCMS vs salt Fork

 

Cissna Park Tip off at Cissna Park

5pm     Milford vs Herscher

6:30    Watseka vs Momence

8pm    Bismarck Henning vs Cissna Park

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s NASCAR Live. Get the Latest news in NASCAR from 6-6:30.

 

Then it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois takes on Georgetown.

 

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Bears. Packers, Colts Win

Congratulations to the Milford/Cissna Park Bearcats on Winning the first ever Illinois High School 8 Man Football Championship Friday night at Monmouth College.

 

NFL

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns, and the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 34-22 to snap a 10-game losing streak against division opponents.

 

The Packers rolled to a 31-12 win over the Dolphins as Aaron Jones ran for career-highs of 145 yards and two touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers was 19 of 28 for 199 yards, including two scoring strikes to Davante Adams.

 

Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes in the first half and the Colts' defense forced a late turnover to preserve a 29-26 victory over the Jaguars.

 

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch has won for the eighth time this season and set up a head-to-head showdown with Kevin Harvick for NASCAR's championship. Busch's win Sunday at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix tied him with Harvick for most this year in the Cup Series. The two were the most dominant drivers this season and will race next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the title against reigning series champion Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano.


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s fast Talk. Get the Latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

Then it’s the Lovie Smith Show from 7-8.

 

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