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Watseka wins SVC Girls Tournament with Win over PBL

IHSA Girls Basketball

SVC Tournament

Championship Game

Watseka def PBL 61-53

Natalie Schroeder led with 16 points

Mackenzie Bruns led the Panthers with 32 points

 

3rd place game

Central def Momence 52-28

 

Dwight def Cissna Park 57-26

 

St. Anne def Iroquois West 45-35

WPXN All tournament team

Sloan Boyce Cissna Park

Melissa Stewart Dwight

Riley Thompson Central

Megan Harris Watseka

Caitlyn Gerdes Central

Bailey Cosgrove PBL

Natalie Schroeder Watseka

Co-MVP

MaKenzie Bruns PBL

Kennedy Bauer-Watseka

 

Non Tournament

St. Joe Ogden def Pontiac 70-48

Bree Trimble scored 26 points

 

GCMS def Dee Mack 40-29

Hannah Hathaway and Claire Retherford each had 12 points

 

Ridgeview def Fisher 52-25

 

Milford def Judah Christian 57-45

Jakki Mowrey led with 12 points

 

Prairie Central def Unity 42-20

Elly Haberkorn had 17 points

 

IHSA Boys

VVC Tournament

Armstrong Potomac def Westville 33-26

Kyler Stephens had 10 points

 

Oakwood def Salt Fork 50-38

 

Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Hoopeston Area 49-34

 

Big Ten

Michigan st. def Nebraska 70-64


 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Dwight @ Cissna Park

Iroquois West at Illinois Lutheran

Watseka @ Momence

Rantoul vs IVC

Olympia at St. Joe Ogden

Dee mack at GCMS

Fisher vs Heyworth




 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

VVC Tournament at David S. Palmer Arena in Danville

5th Place

Hoopeston Area vs Armstrong Potomac

3rd Place

Westville vs Salt Fork

Championship Game

Oakwood vs Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin


 

Boys Basketball on Saturday

VVC Tournament at David S. Palmer Arena in Danville

5th Place Game

Armstrong Potomac vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

3rd Place Game

Hoopeston Area vs Salt Fork

Championship Game

Oakwood vs Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin



 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the Rantoul Eagles take on IVC pregame at 7pm with tip around 7:15.

 

Saturday morning it’s 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 our WPXN Live Action Auction from 8-10. Bid Buy and Save on Gift Certificates and items from area businesses.

 

Saturday afternoon it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the Cissna Park Timberwolves take on St. Anne. our Pregame begins at 2:15 with tip off at 2:30pm.

 

On Sunday it’s Fighting Illini basketball as Illinois travels to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. Pregame at 11am with tip off at noon.

 

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Illinois's Offense on Fire in 95-64 Win over Minnesota

IHSA Girls Basketball

SVC Tournament

PBL def Momence 61-24

Baylee Cosgrove and Mackenzie Bruns each scored 18 points

 

Watseka def Clifton Central 63-27

Kennedy Bauer had 19 points

 

Cissna Park def Iroquois West 44-32

 

Dwight def St. Anne 51-20

 

VVC Tournament

Armstrong Potomac def Georgetown Ridgefarm 46-17

Hope Hambleton had 17 points

 

Oakwood def Westville 48-18

Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Salt Fork 31-25

 

Big Ten

Illinois’s offense was explosive as they snapped a 5 game losing streak with a 95-68 victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Ayo Dosunmu led with 23 points and Georgie B. had 20 points and 8 rebounds.

 

Iowa def Penn St. 89-82

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Championship day of the SVC Girls Basketball Tournament. Our Pregame begins 5:45 for the 3rd place game between Clifton Central and Momence followed by the Championship game between PBL and Watseka.  

 

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GCMS Falcons Earn a 48-41 Overtime win at Cissna Park Timberwolves

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL def Iroquois West 64-28

Trey Van Winkle led with 15 points

 

GCMS def Cissna Park 48-41 OT

Bryce Barnes and Ryland Holt each had 16 points

 

Rantoul def Unity 54-52

Kamryn Rome had 13 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def St. Thomas More 63-48

Chance Izzard scored 28 points

 

Prairie Central def Olympia 72-46

Trey Bazzell led with 15 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def Washington 59-54

Grant Coleman scored 22 points

 

VVC Tournament

Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin def Westville 48-22

Hoopeston Area def Armstrong Potomac 52-34

Oakwood def Georgetown Ridgefarm 58-25

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

VVC Tournament

Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 46-22

Oakwood def Hoopeston Area 63-29

Salt Fork def Georgetown Ridgefarm 38-16



 

Big Ten

Purdue def Rutgers 89-54

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Poll

1A

Cissna Park #2

Judah Christian received votes

2A

GCMS #6

Monticello received votes

4A

Danville #5

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Poll

1A

Schlarman #1

2A

St. Joe Ogden #10

Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin received votes

 

 

 

(Champaign--ab) Ayo Dosunmu is on a collision course to the NBA next season if he continues to put up big numbers like the 19 points he put up in the first half of the Illini game against #2 Michigan. Illinois head Coach Brad Underwood continues to rave over the freshman.

 

 

Illini Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Girls Basketball with games from the SVC Girls Tournament. Our pre game begins at 5:45 for Watseka and Clifton Central with PBL and Momence to follow.

 

Then it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois hosts the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

 

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PBL, Watseka, Momence Earn 1st Round Wins in SVC Girls Tournament

IHSA Girls Basketball

SVC Tournament

PBL def Iroquois West 54-22

Makenzie Bruns led with 13 points

 

Momence def Cissna Park 26-17

 

Watseka def St. Anne 66-6

Mallory Drake had 16 points

 

VVC Tournament

Salt Fork def Armstrong Potomac 37-27

 

Westville def Hoopeston Area 54-41

 

Non Tournament

Urbana def Rantoul 85-32

 

St. Joe Ogden def Monticello 67-21

Peyton Crowe had 17 points

 

GCMS def Lexington 45-38

Claire Retherford led with 12 points

 

Schlarman def Milford 69-23

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

VVC Tournament

Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 52-34

 

Hoopeston Area def Westville 47-35

 

Non Tournament

Watseka def Beecher 57-25

Blake Castonguay had 19 points

 

Big Ten

Maryland def Wisconsin 64-60

Nebraska def Indiana 66-51

 

NHL

New Jersey Devils def Chicago Blackhawks 8-5

 

IHSA Boys basketball tonight

PBL vs Iroquois West

Cissna Park vs GCMS

Rantoul @ Unity

St. Joe Ogden at St. Thomas More

Fisher vs Olympia

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as we will have double coverage with Cissna Park vs GCMS and PBL vs Iroquois West. Our pregame begins at 6:45.

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Sangamon Valley Conference Girls Tournament Starts Tonight

NFL

AFC Divisional Round

New England Patriots def LA Chargers 41-28

 

NFC Divisional Round

New Orleans Saints def Philadelphia Eagles 20-14

 

Sat

AFC Divisional Round

Kansas City Chiefs def Indianapolis Colts 31-13

 

NFC Divisional Round

LA Rams def Dallas Cowboys 30-22

 

Big Ten Basketball

Michigan def Northwestern 80-60

Michigan St. def Penn St. 71-56

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Sangamon Valley Conference Girls Tournament

at Onarga

PBL vs Iroquois West

Cissna Park vs Momence

at Gilman

Watseka vs St. Anne

Dwight vs Central Clifton

 

Vermillion Valley Conference Tournament

At David S. Palmer Arena, Danville

Westville vs Hoopeston Area

Salt Fork vs Armstrong Potomac

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

Non Tournament

Rantoul at Urbana

St. Joseph Ogden at Monticello

GCMS at Lexington

Fisher at Fieldcrest


 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Vermillion Valley Conference Tournament

At Bismarck

Salt Fork vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin vs Armstrong Potomac

Hoopeston Area vs Westville

 

Non Tournament

Beecher at Watseka

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Girls Basketball with coverage of the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament at Onarga. Our pre game begins at 5:45 for the first game between PBL and Iroquois West. Then we will have Cissna Park and Momence.

 

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Michigan Beats Illinois 79-69 to stay Undefeated

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Iroquois West 54-35

Mackenzie Bruns led with 13 points

 

Watseka def Cissna Park 63-13

Magan Harris scored 22 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Prairie Central 50-34

Bree Trimble led with 19 points and Peyton Crowe scored her 1000th point

 

GCMS def Heyworth 65-56

Megan Moody had 19 points

 

Armstrong Potomac def Milford 40-35

Destiny Fitzsimmons had 13 points

 

Hoopeston Area def Chrisman 48-34

Lexie Breymeyer had 17 points

 

Effingham def Mahomet Seymour 49-35

 

Big Ten

Ayo Dosunmu had a big first half with 19 points for the Illini, but it wasn’t enough as Michigan beat Illinois 79-69.

 

Nebraska def Penn  St. 70-64






 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL @ Monticello

Cissna Park @ Clifton Central

Iroquois West vs Watseka

Rantoul vs Mattoon

St Joseph Ogden vs Teutopolis

GCMS vs Heyworth

Mahomet Seymour @ Effingham

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys basketball as the PBL Panthers travel to take on the Monticello Sages. Our pregame begins around 7:15 with tip off at 7:30.

 

Saturday morning it’s 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 our Live Action Auction from 8-10. Bid Buy and Save on Gift Certificates and items from area businesses.

 

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Bears Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio Leaving for Denver Broncos Head Coaching Job

IHSA Girls Baksetball 

Watseka def Donovan 84-23

Magan Harris led with 16 points

 

NBA

Portland def Chicago 124-112

 

NHL

Nashville def Chicago 4-3 OT

 

Big Ten

Rutgers upset Ohio St 64-61

Iowa def Northwestern 73-63

 

Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio has been hired as the head coach for the Denver Broncos. This will be his first head coaching job.

 

IHSA Girls basketball tonight

PBL@ Iroquois West

Cissna Park vs Watseka

Rantoul @ Bloomington Central Catholic

St. Joseph Ogden @ Prairie Central

GCMS vs Heyworth

Fisher vs Flanagan-Cornell

Milford at Armstrong Potomac

Hoopeston Are vs Chrisman

 

Big Ten tonight

Michigan at Illinois

Penn St. at Nebraska


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois hosts the Michigan Wolverines at the State Farm Center. Pregame begins at 6pm with tip off at 7pm.

 

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Cissna Park Boys Basketball #1 and Danville Schlarman Girls Basketball #1 in Class 1A Polls

IHSA Boys Basketball

Rantoul def PBL 67-58

Haydon Cargo scored 26 points

 

Watseka def Herscher 48-38

Blake Castonguay scored 23 points

 

Prairie Central def Iroquois West 68-33

Wyatt Steidinger had 20 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Villa Grove/Heritage 58-52

Joel Orcutt led with 21 points

 

GCMS df El Paso Gridley 58-50

Bryce Barnes had a double double with 24 points and 11 rebounds

 

Dee Mack def Fisher 63-37

 

Milford def Hoopeston Area 65-49

Kennedy Kunsch scored 24 points

 

Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 55-48

 

Mattoon def Mahomet Seymour 73-67

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Urbana def Iroquois West 68-20

 

IHSA Boys Polls

1A

Cissna Park #1

Judah Christian received votes

2A

GCMS tied for 5th

 

4A

Danville #6

 

IHSA Girls Polls

1A

Schlarman #1

 

2A

Watseka #4

St. Joe Ogden #9

Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin received votes

 

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Clemson Wins Big Over Alabama in National Championship Game

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Centennial 61-55

Mackenzie Bruns scored 26 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Unity 59-27

Peyton Crowe led with 20 points

 

GCMS def El Paso Gridley 55-39

Claire Retherford had a double double with 16 points and 10 rebounds

 

Dee Mack def Fisher 38-28

 

Westville def Armstrong Potomac 55-45

 

Oakwood def Hoopeston Area 59-27

 

Pontiac def Prairie Central 46-43

 

Mt. Zion def Mahomet Seymour 59-50

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Tri Point def Iroquois West 50-49

 

College Football National Championship Game

Clemson def Alabama 44-16

 

NHL

Calgary def Chicago 4-3




 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL @ Rantoul

Cissna Park @ South Newton

Iroquois West @ Prairie Central

Watseka @ Hersher

St. Joseph Ogden vs Villa Grove/Heritage

GCMS @ El Paso-Gridley

Fisher @ Dee-Mack

Hoopeston Area at Milford

Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin at Armstrong Potomac

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Iroquois West vs Urbana

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys basketball as the PBL Panthers travel to take on the Rantoul Eagles. Our pregame begins around 7:15 with tipoff at 7:30.

 

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Bears Lose 16-15 on Missed Field Goal

NFL

Bears kicker Cody Parkey hit the goal post with the potential game winning field goal as the the Bears lost to the Eagles 16-15.

 

NBA

Brooklyn def Chicago 117-100

 

NHL

Chicago def Pittsburgh 5-3

 

College Basketball

Illinois couldn’t hold on to a late lead as Northwestern beat the Illini 68-66.

 

Michigan def Indiana 74-63

Iowa def Nebraska 93-84

Wisconsin def Penn St. 71-52

 

Shortly after the loss to Northwestern, Illinois got a verbal commitment from 5 Star recruit Kofi Cockburn, a 6-11 center.

 

College Football

National Championship Game

Alabama vs Clemson

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL @ Champaign Centennial

Iroquois West @ Milford

Rantoul vs Monticello

St. Joseph Ogden vs Unity

GCMS @ El Paso

Fisher @ Dee-Mack


 

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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Poor Offense for the Illini as Indiana Wins 73-65

IHSA Girls Basketball

Urbana def PBL 60-30

 

Watseka def Iroquois West 71-14

Natalie Schroeder scored 20 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Olympia 53-20

Bree Trimble had 18 points

 

GCMS def Tremont 54-26

Megan Moody had 18 points

 

Tuscola def Fisher 41-20

 

Oakwood def Milford 50-35

 

Armstrong Potomac def Chrisman 55-31

Hope Hambelton had 25 points

 

Salt Fork def Hoopeston Area 44-26

 

Prairie Central def Monticello 54-39

Elly Haberkorn had 14 points

 

College Basketball

Indiana def Illinois 73-65

Michigan def Penn St. 68-55

Purdue def Iowa 86-70

 

NHL

NY Islanders def Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 OT

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL at Momence

Clifton Central vs Dwight

Cissna Park vs Iroquois West

Watseka @ South Newton

GCMS @ Tremont

Fisher @ Ridgeview



 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers travel to Momence to take on the Redskins. Our pregame begins around 7pm with tipoff at 7:15.

 

On Saturday WPXN will be covering games from the St. Joe Ogden Shootout. We will also have the PBL at Shelbyville contest.

 

On Sunday the Fighting Illini are at Northwestern at noon.

 

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Illinois Takes on Indiana Tonight

Big Ten

Michigan St. def Northwestern 81-55

Maryland def Nebraska 74-72

 

NBA

Orlando Magic def the Chicago Bulls 112-84  

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL vs Urbana

Cissna Park vs Clifton Central

Iroquois West @ Watseka

Momence vs Dwight

St. Joseph Ogden vs Olympia

GCMS @ Tremont

Fisher @ Tuscola

Oakwood at Milford

Chrisman at Armstrong Potomac

Salt Fork at Hoopeston Area

 

Big  Ten Tonight

Illinois at Indiana

Michigan at Penn St

Iowa at Purdue

Minnesota at Wisconsin

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini basketball as Illinois travels to Indiana to take on the Hoosiers. Pregame at 5pm with tip off at 6pm.

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Ohio State Wins Rose Bowl

College Football

Rose Bowl

Ohio State def Washington 28-23

 

Citrus Bowl

Kentucky def Penn St 27-24

 

Outback Bowl

Iowa def Mississippi St 27-22

 

NHL

Boston Bruins def Chicago Blackhawks 4-2

 

Big Ten Tonight

Nebraska at Maryland

Northwestern at Michigan St.

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Salt Fork at Armstrong Potomac

 

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Bears beat Vikings 24-10, Will Play the Eagles in the First Round of Playoffs

NFL

Jordan Howard scored 2 touchdowns and Tarik Cohen ran for a touchdown the Bears defense kept the Vikings out of the playoffs with a 24-10 win. The Bears will host the Eagles in the first round of the playoffs.

 

Detroit def Green Bay 31-0

 

Andrew Luck threw for 285 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Colts beat the Titans 33-17 to earn the final spot in the postseason as the AFC’s No 6 seed.

 

NBA

Toronto def Chicago 95-89

 

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PBL and GCMS to Play for Monticello Hoopla Championship

IHSA Boys Basketball

Monticello Holiday Hoopla

PBL def Oakwood 57-28

Trey VanWinkle had 14 points

 

GCMS def Neoga 79-59

Bryce Barnes scored 29 points and had 14 rebounds

 

GCMS def Tuscola 63-45

Bryce Barnes had 24 points and 14 rebounds

 

Duster Thomas Classic

Cissna Park def Elverado 67-52

Christian Stadeli led with 19 points

 

Taylorville Holiday Tournament

IVC def Rantoul 65-53

 

State Farm Classic

St. Joe Ogden def Peoria Christian 61-53

Jack Cook had 16 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def North Chicago 63-57

Grant Coleman had 28 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Monticello Holiday Hoopla

Stark County def PBL 44-28

 

GCMS def Neoga 60-50

Claire Retherford had 19 points

 

Tuscola def GCMS 46-42

 

Blue Devil Classic at Bismarck

Cissna Park def Fisher 39-37

Sloan Boyce scored 28 points

 

Benton Central def Cissna Park 82-18

 

North Vermillion def Fisher 52-18

 

Blue Devil Classic at Peotone

Kankakee def Watseka 73-49

 

State Farm Classic

St. Joe Ogden def Camp Point Central 51-50 OT

Peyton Crowe led with 14 points

 

Tri City Tournament

Flanagan Cornell def Armstrong Potomac 50-46

 

Tri City def Armstrong Potomac 73-36

 

Decatur Eisenhower Holiday Tournament

Kaneland def Mahomet Seymour 62-47

 

NHL

Chicago def Minnesota 5-2

 

Today on WPXN its IHSA Boys Basketball coverage with Cissna Park vs Salem at the Duster Classic at 5pm. Then it’s PBL vs GCMS in the Championship game of the Monticello Holiday Hoopla.

 

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PBL Boys win 2 Games in Monticello Holiday Hoopla; Earn Spot in Title Game

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL def Ridgeview 60-54

Austin Gooden had 17 points

 

PBL def Monticello 54-49

Drake Schrodt had 14 points

 

GCMS def Argenta-Oreana 62-33

Connor Birky had 16 points

 

State Farm Classic

Rockford Lutheran def St. Joe Ogden 64-61

 

Normal Community def Mahomet Seymour 50-36

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Monticello Holiday Hoopla

PBL def Ridgeview 48-44

Mackenzie Bruns scored 22 points

 

Monticello def PBL 49-28

 

GCMS def Argenta Oreana 61-37

Claire Retherford had 19 points

 

Peotone Blue Devil Classic

Watseka def Joliet West 48-34

Kennedy Bauer had 14 points

 

State Farm Classic

St. Joe Ogden def Peoria Christian 80-10

Bree Trimble led with 21 points

 

NBA

Minnesota def Chicago 119-94

 

Today on WPXN it’s more IHSA Boys Basketball coverage from the Monticello Holiday Hoopla with PBL vs Oakwood plus coverage from the Duster Thomas Hoops Classic with Cissna Park. Our pregame begins at 1:45 for PBL and Oakwood then Cissna Park and Elverado will follow.

 

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IHSA Boys and Girls Holiday Basketball Tournaments Today Throughout the State

IHSA Boys Basketball today

Monticello Holiday Hoopla

PBL vs Ridgeview

PBL vs Monticello

GCMS vs Argenta Oreana

 

State Farm Classic

St. Joe Ogden vs Rockford Lutheran

 

BSN Classic

Fisher vs Indiana Math and Science

Milford vs North Vermillion

Milford vs Fisher

 

IHSA Girls Basketball today

Monticello Holiday Hoopla

PBL vs Ridgeview

PBL vs Monticello

GCMS vs Argenta Oreana

 

State Farm Classic

St. Joe Ogden vs Peoria Christian

 

Blue Devil Classic at Bismarck

Cissna Park vs Fisher

Fisher vs North Vermillion

 

Tri City/ Sangamon Valley Holiday  Tournament

Armstrong Potomac vs Flanagan Cornell

Armstrong Potomac vs Tri City



 

Today on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as we will follow PBL in the Monticello Holiday Tournament. Our pregame begins at 9:45am with the PBL Boys and Ridgeview Then later tonight at 7:30pm we’ll have the PBL Boys vs Monticello.

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Cissna Park vs St. Joe Ogden: Who Will Win the Toyota of Danville Classic?

IHSA Girls Basketball

LeRoy def Cissna Park 49-31

 

Ridgeview def Iroquois West 51-34

 

Judah Christian def Hoopeston Area 43-39

 

El Paso Gridley def Prairie Central 42-41

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Iroquois West def Blue Ridge 60-44

Max Grant scored 26 points

 

GCMS def Fisher 69-43

Connor Birky led with 15 points

 

NHL

Chicago def Dallas 5-2

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL at Central Catholic

Rantoul at Bloomington

 

Toyota of Danville Classic

Armstrong Potomac vs Schlarman

Chicago Longwood vs Oakwood

Cissna Park vs St. Joe Ogden

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Cissna Park at Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

Watseka vs Urbana

 

NFL Sunday

Chicago at San Francisco

Green Bay at NY Jets

NY Giants at Indianapolis


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball with 3 games from the Toyota of Danville Classic and Coverage of PBL at Central Catholic. Our Pregame begins at 4:45 for the first game tonight featuring Armstrong Potomac and Schlarman, then it’s Chicago Longwood vs Oakwood followed by Cissna Park and St. Joe Ogden.

 

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.

 

Then Saturday night it’s Fighting Illini basketball as Illinois goes to St. Louis to take on Missouri in the Braggin Rights game. Pregame at 6pm with tip off at 7pm.

 

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First Day of Early Signing, Illinois Landed 11 Recruits

IHSA Boys Basketball

Watseka Holiday Tournament Championship Game

Watseka def La Salette 45-44

Ben Lyznicki had 13 points

 

NBA

Brooklyn def Chicago 96-93

 

Illinois landed 11 recruits on the first day of the early signing period. Among the hopefuls are Quarterback Isaiah Williams of St. Louis who was the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year. Also signing was a local player, Tight End Griffin Moore from Bloomington.

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Cissna Park at LeRoy

Iroquois West at Ridgeview


 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Iroquois West vs Blue Ridge

GCMS vs Fisher

 

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Bears Place 5 on Pro Bowl Roster

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 72-34

Trey Van Winkle led a balanced attack with 11 points

 

Toyota of Danville Classic

Cissna Park def Oakwood 53-23

Ian Rogers scored 28 points

 

Chicago Longwood def Schlarman 84-47

 

St. Joe Ogden def Armstrong Potomac 68-29

Chance Izard and Jack Cook each had 15 points

 

Watseka Holiday Tournament

Iroquois West def Donovan 47-38

Ryan Tilstra led with 13 points

 

Bishop Mac def Westville 62-21

 

La Salette def Momence 52-44

 

Non Tournament

Lincoln def Mahomet Seymour 65-59

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Milford def Cissna Park 46-15

Hannah Boyer had 15 points

 

Tri Point def Iroquois West 69-33

 

NHL

Chicago def Nashville 2-1

The Chicago Bears have placed 5 players on the Pro Bowl roster. Khalil Mack, Eddie Jackson, Kyle Fuller, Akiem Hicks, and Tarik Cohen. This matches the most Bears picked since 2013.

 

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Bears to Keep the Foot on the Gas for a Chance at Bye Week

IHSA Girls Basketball

Heyworth def PBL 52-46

 

Unity def Rantoul 55-36

 

St. Joe Ogden def St. Thomas More 58-43

Peyton Crowe finished with 19 points

 

GCMS def Dwight 59-46

Makenzie Bielfeldt led with 17 points

 

Oakwood def Armstrong Potomac 52-23

 

Salt Fork def Milford 51-31

 

Hoopeston Area def Georgetown Ridgefarm 48-27

Ali Watson scored 19 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def Centennial 65-37

Makayla Rosenbery scored 24 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Watseka Holiday Tournament

Watseka def Hoopeston Area 70-63

Blake Castonguay led with 21 points

 

Milford def Donovan 50-22

Kennedy Kunsch had 11 points

 

NBA

Oklahoma def Chicago 121-96

 

The Chicago Bears Clinched the NFC North on Sunday with their win over the Packers. With 2 games yet to play at the 49ers(this week) and at the Vikings (next week), Coach Matt Nagy and players say those are just as important. It would be great to to have a bye for the first week of the palyoffs. 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL vs Bismarck Henning

Cissna Park vs Oakwood at Toyota of Danville Classic in St. Joe

St. Joe Ogden vs Armstrong Potomac at Toyota of Danville Classic in St. Joe

Iroquois West vs Donovan at Watseka Holiday Tournament

Momence vs LaSalette at Watseka Holiday Tournament


 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Cissna Park vs Milford

Iroquois West vs Tri Point


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball with the Toyota of Danville Classic from St. Joe Ogden High School. Our pre game begins at 4:45 for the first of three games. We will also have coverage of PBL and Bismarck Henning.

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Bears Clinch NFC North for 1st Time Since 2010 With 24-17 Win Over the Packers

NFL

The Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North for the first time since 2010 as the Bears defeated the Packers 24-17.

 

Marlon Mack ran for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts blanked the Dallas Cowboys 23-0.

 

NHL

San Jose def Chicago 7-3

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL at Heyworth

Iroquois West at Beecher

Rantoul at Unity

St. Joe Ogden at St. Thomas More

GCMS at Dwight

Fisher at Uni-High

Milford at Salt Fork

 

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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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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