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SPORTS

Cards Win, Stay 4 Games Ahead of the Cubs

IHSA Volleyball

PBL def Cissna Park 25-10, 25-16

Makayla Klann had 11 digs

 

Watseka def Momence 25-17, 25-15

Teagan Cawthorn had 5 kills

 

GCMS def Eureka 25-23, 25-18

Jessica Freehill had 14 kills

 

Tri Valley def Fisher 25-9, 25-7

 

Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin def Milford 21-25, 25-20, 25-18

 

Salt Fork def Armstrong Potomac 25-20, 25-19

 

Normal U-High def Mahomet Seymour 25-15, 25-16

 

MLB

The Cardinals coughed up a 4-1 lead in the ninth inning before Matt Carpenter smacked a home run in the 10th to give the Redbirds a 5-4 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

 

IHSA Football Tonight

PBL vs Seneca

Iroquois @ Momence

Watseka @ Oblong

Rantoul vs Monticello (Hall of Fame Game)

St. Joseph Ogden @ Unity High School

GCMS @ Fieldcrest

Hoopeston Area Armstrong Potomac @ Oakwood 

Milford/Cissna Park @ Schlarman

 

Saturday 

Fisher vs Madison

 

Big Ten Football

Indiana vs Connecticut

Rutgers vs Boston College

Michigan St. at Northwestern

Michigan at Wisconsin

Ohio St. vs Miami Ohio

Illinois vs Nebraska

 

NFL Football

Green Bay Packers vs Denver Broncos

 

Monday Night Football

Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Football as the PBL Panthers host the Seneca Irish at Jerry Zimmerman Field at I-57 Stadium. Our pregame begins at 6:05 in the WPXN studios. Then we’ll join Jay Eshelman and Rocky Marron for their pregame at 6:35 with kickoff at 7pm.

 

Saturday morning it’s On the Sidelines from 7-8 brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Paxton and Cissna Park, and by Premier Roofs in Paxton.

 

Then it’s our Live Action Auction from 8-10. 

 

Saturday afternoon its IHSA Football from Fisher as the Bunnies take on Madison. Our pregame begins at 1:30 with kickoff at 2pm.

 

Then it’s Fighting Illini Football as Illinois hosts Nebraska. Pregame at 6pm with kickoff at 7pm.

 

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Cubs, Cards, Sox Lose

IHSA Volleyball

St. Joe Ogden def PBL 

 

St. Thomas More def Watseka 25-14, 25-17

 

GCMS def Fieldcrest 18-25, 25-23, 25-18

Jessica Freehill had 14 kills

 

Milford def Georgetown Ridgefarm 25-23, 25-15

Lexy Puetz had 9 kills

 

Schlarman def Armstrong Potomac 25-20, 25-14

 

Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Hoopeston Area 25-9, 25-12

 

Mahomet Seymour def Taylorville 25-21, 25-21

Kayin Gardner had 33 assists

 

MLB

The Reds doubled up the Cubs 4-2

 

The Nationals beat the Cardinals 6-2.

 

The Twins won over the White Sox 9-8

 

IHSA Volleyball tonight

Iroquois West at Gardner South Wilmington

St. Joe Ogden vs Danville


 

(Undated--jc)  -- The latest IHSA Football Polls are out and in Class 8A Lincoln Way is number one. In Class 7A, the top spot belongs to Chicago Mount Carmel and tops in 6A is Carey-Grove High School. East St Louis leads the 5A Poll and IV Central remains the top team in the IHSA Class 4A poll this week. The Unity Rockets are in the receiving votes category in class 4A. In Class 3A, the Williamsville Bullets are number 1 with the Monticello Sages in the also receiving votes category. Gibson City Melvin Sibley is tops in 2A with Maroa Forsyth number 2, Central Clifton 3 and Bismark Henning at number 6. At the top of the polls in Class 1A is Forreston. Arcola and Tuscola are in the 10 ten and Watseka is also receiving votes.

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Cubs & Cards Win, Sox Lose

IHSA Volleyball

PBL def Prairie Central 25-9, 25-23

Addison Oyer had 10 kills

 

Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Cissna Park 25-21, 25-20

 

GCMS def Iroquois West 25-12, 25-21

Jessica Freehill had 13 kills

 

South Newton Def Watseka 25-18, 20-25, 25-19

 

Rantoul def Georgetown Ridgefarm 25-15, 25-10

 

St. Joe Ogden def Hoopeston Area 25-5, 25-5

 

Lacey Kaiser had 6 kills

 

Judah Christian def Fisher 25-18, 25-6

 

MLB

The Cubs won their fifth in a row and moved a season-high 14 games over .500 by hammering the Reds, 8-2. Kyle Schwarber belted a three-run homer.

 

Marcell Ozuna was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBIs in the Cardinals’ 4-2 win over the Nationals.

 

The Twins beat the White Sox 5-3.


 

IHSA Volleyball tonight

PBL @ St. Joe Ogden

Watseka vs St. Thomas More

GCMS at Fieldcrest

Fisher vs Flanagan Cornell

Milford vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

Armstrong Potomac at Schlarman

 

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

Then it’s IHSA Volleyball as the PBL Panthers travel to take on the St. Joe Ogden Spartans.

 

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Martin Truex Jr. Wins Opening Race of the Playoffs

MLB

Kris Bryant homered twice, and Ian Happ, Kyle Schwarber and Jonathan Lucroy also connected as Chicago beat Pittsburgh 16-6.

 

Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead grand slam off Junior Fernández with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6.

 

The Chicago White Sox walked in the winning run as they lost to the Seattle Mariners 11-10. 

 

NFL

Eddy Pineiro's 53-yard field goal with no time left lifted the Chicago Bears to a stunning 16-14 win over the Denver Broncos.

 

Aaron Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers held on for a 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings. 

 

Jacoby Brissett (brih-SEHT') became the latest Indianapolis quarterback to top Tennessee, throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with 4:38 left to lead the Colts to a 19-17 victory.

 

NASCAR

Martin Truex Jr. has won the opening race of NASCAR's playoffs to earn an automatic berth into the second round. The top nine finishers were all playoff contenders as Truex was followed by Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, William Byron, Kyle Larson and reigning series champion Joey Logano.

 

Tonight on WPXN its 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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Cubs & Cards Win, Sox Lose

IHSA Volleyball

PBL def Clifton Central 25-15, 25-17

Addison Oyer had 14 kills

 

Iroquois West def Momence 25-14, 25-19

Shelby Johnson had five kills

 

GCMS def Fisher 25-21, 26-24

Jessica Frehill had 11 kills

 

Milford def Armstrong Potomac 25-13, 25-12

Kaylee Warren had 16 assists

 

Mt. Zion def Mahomet Seymour 26-24, 25-23

 

MLB

Yu Darvish struck out a season-high 14 and allowed only two hits over six shutout innings as the Cubs downed the Padres, 4-1 

 

The Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep by homering five times in a 10-3 dismantling of the Rockies in Colorado.

 

The Royals beat the White Sox 6-3.

 

 

(Champaign--jc)  The Fighting Illini take a 2 and Oh record into a third non-conference game on Saturday morning at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. The Eagles of Eastern Michigan are the opponents for the Illini. U of I football Coach Lovie Smith says one positive in the game against U Conn was the play of  Oluwale Betiku Junior (OH-loo-WOE-lay  buh-TEE-koo)...

 


U of I Football Coach Lovie Smith

You can hear the U of I Football game live on WPXN starting at 10 tomorrow morning.

 

 

(Paxton--jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers take their one and one record on the road tonight to John Boma Field at Iroquois West High School in Gilman. P-B-L Football Coach Josh Pritchard says last weeks win was a good one for win number one…

 

 

PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard

 

(Las Vegas--jc)  It’s the start of the Chase for the Championship for Nascar. Race one in the chase is in Las Vegas.  One of the chase drivers is Joey Logano. He says its pressure time to work for a championship…

 

 

Nascar Driver Joey Logano.

 

 

IHSA Football tonight

PBL @ Iroquois West 

Watseka @ Momence

Rantoul @ Olympia

St. Joseph Ogden vs Bloomington

GCMS @ Heyworth

Fisher vs Tri Valley

Hoopeston Area-Armstrong Potomac at Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

Milford/Cissna Park vs Metro-East Lutheran



 

College Football on Saturday

Ohio St. at Indiana

Maryland at Temple

Eastern Michigan at Illinois

Georgia Southern at Northwestern

Arizona St. at Michigan St.

Iowa at Iowa St.

TCU at Purdue

Northern Illinois at Nebraska

 

NFL Football on Sunday

Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Football as the PBL Panthers travel North to take on the Iroquois West Raiders at Boma Field. Our broadcast begins at 6:05 in the WPXN Studios then we will join Jay Eshelman and Rocky Marron for their pregame at 6:35 with kickoff at 7pm.

 

Saturday morning join us for On the Sidelines from 7:05 til 8am brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Paxton and Cissna Park.

 

Then its Fighting Illini Football as Illinois take on Eastern Michigan at Memorial Stadium. Pregame at 10am with kickoff at 11am.

 

Saturday evening its Xfinity Racing with the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 at 6pm.

 

On Sunday its the Monster Energy South Point 400 NASCAR Race at 5pm. 

 

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Cubs, Cards, Sox Lose

IHSA Volleyball

St. Anne def Iroquois West 25-16, 25-14

 

Watseka def Salt Fork 25-23, 25-21

Sydney McTaggart had 16 digs

 

MLB

The Cubs dropped a 4-0 decision at San Diego

 

The Rockies beat the Cardinals 2-1. 

 

The Royals beat the White Sox 8-6.

 

IHSA Volleyball tonight

PBL vs Clifton Central

Iroquois West vs Momence

Rantoul vs Judah Christian

GCMS vs Fisher

Milford vs Armstrong Potomac


 

 

(Las Vegas--jc)  -- Nascar’s Chase for the Championship begins this weekend in Las Vegas.  Nascar Driver Denny Hamlin has a good chance of getting to Homestead for the finals…

 


Nascar Driver Denny Hamlin. 

You can hear the race live on Sunday on WPXN.


 

(Milford--jc)  -- Going into week three, the Bearcasts of Milford Cissna Park will face a new team in 8man football and a new challenge. Milford C-P Coach Clint Swartz says the team is up to the challenge…

 

 

Milford Cissna Park Football Coach Clint Swartz


 

MLB
Kansas City at Chicago White Sox 1-20 first pitch

St Louis Cardinals at Colorado 2-10pm start

Chicago Cubs at San Diego 2-40 gametime

 

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White Sox Win, Cubs and Cards Lose

IHSA Volleyball

St. Thomas More def PBL 20-25, 25-14, 25-22

 

Judah Christian def Cissna Park 27-25, 25-21

 

Watseka def Hoopeston Area 25-11, 25-18

Kinzie Parson had 9 kills

 

Champaign Central def St. Joe Ogden 25-22, 25-20

 

Flanagan Cornell def GCMS 25-15, 25-22

 

Heyworth def Fisher 25-15, 25-14

 

Westville def Armstrong Potomac 25-22, 25-10

 

Mahomet Seymour def Mattoon 21-25, 25-22, 25-14

Ainsley Ranstead had 7 kills

 

MLB

The Padres beat the Cubs 9-8 in 10 innings.

 

The Rockies beat the Cardinals 2-1.

 

The White Sox knocked off the Royals, 7-3 as rookie Eloy (EE’-loy) Jiménez hit his first career grand slam and Yoán Moncada (yoh-AHN’ mohn-KAH’-dah) launched a mammoth two-run homer. 



 

(Undated--jc)  -- The latest IHSA Football polls are out after week 2. Leading the way in Class 8A is Lincoln Way East. Chicago Mount Carmel is tops in 7a, and Oak Lawn Richards is the number 1 team in 6A. East Saint Louis leads the 5A polls and I-C Catholic is at the top of the 4A poll. The Prairie Central Hawks are in the also receiving votes category in 4A. In 3A, the Williamsville Bullet are number 1, and Monticello is in the also receiving votes category. The Gibson City Melvin Sibley Falcons lead the 2A poll.  Central Clifton is at number 3 this week and Bismark Henning is number 6. And Forreston is tops in 1A. Tuscola and Arcola are in the top 10 in this weeks 1A poll.

 

IHSA Volleyball tonight

Iroquois West vs St. Anne

St. Joe Ogden vs Oakwood

 

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Kevin Harvick Wins the Brickyard 400

MLB

The Chicago Cubs took another step backward in the NL Central race as they lost to the Brewers 8-5. 

 

The Redbirds won for the eighth time in 11 games as Jack Flaherty held the Pirates to five hits over eight innings to lead St. Louis to a 2-0 shutout in Pittsburgh.

 

Danny Mendick hit his first career home run and José Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) slammed his 31st of the season as the White Sox dumped the Angels, 5-1. 

 

NFL

The Chargers got past the Colts, 30-24.

 

NASCAR

Kevin Harvick won the Brickyard 400 for the second time, beating Joey Logano by 6.118 seconds in a crash-marred race that ended Jimmie Johnson's perfect playoff run. Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman claimed the final two spots in the 16-driver field, while Johnson was eliminated for the first time.

 

IHSA Volleyball tonight

PBL vs Rantoul

Cissna Park at Grant Park

Iroquois West vs Bismarck Henning

GCMS at Deer Creek Mackinaw

Fisher at Blue Ridge

Milford at St. Anne


 

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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The 100th Year of the NFL Started with the Packers beating the Bears 10-3

IHSA Volleyball 

PBL def Watseka 25-4, 26-24, 25-16

Abbie Schmidt had 13 assists and 10 digs

 

Ridgeview def Cissna Park 25-7, 25-10

 

Clifton Central def Iroquois West 25-19, 27-25

 

St. Joe Ogden def Teutopolis 25-18, 25-13

Emily Bigger had 25 assists

 

Arthur Lovington/Atwood Hammond def GCMS 18-25, 25-23, 25-23

 

Fisher def Hoopeston Area 25-22, 25-18

Kylee Bishop had 5 kills and 6 assists

 

Mahomet Seymour def Lincoln 25-16, 25-23

Amber Yeakel had 6 kills

 

MLB

The Cubs kept pace with the Cardinals as Kyle Schwarber’s grand slam highlighted a five-run sixth that led them to a 10-5 win at Milwaukee.

 

Dakota Hudson pitched 6 scoreless innings as did the bullpen and the Cardinals blanked the Giants 10-0. 

 

Reynaldo López pitched a one-hitter for his first complete game in 75 career big league starts, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1 Thursday.


 

NFL

The 100th NFL season has opened with a victory for the Green Bay Packers.

Aaron Rodgers hit Jimmy Graham in the second quarter for the game's only touchdown as the Packers beat the Bears, 10-3 in Chicago.

 

IHSA Football tonight

PBL vs Georgetown Ridge Farm

Iroquois West @ Hoopeston Area/Armstrong Potomac

Watseka vs Salt Fork

Rantoul vs St. Joseph Ogden (Homecoming)

GCMS vs Eureka

Fisher @ Tremont

Milford/Cissna Park @ North Fulton

 

Big Ten on Saturday

Syracuse at Maryland

Army at Michigan

Cincinnati at Ohio St.

Vanderbilt at Purdue

Rutgers at Iowa

Central Michigan at Wisconsin

Nebraska at Colorado

Illinois at Connecticut

Eastern Illinois at Indiana

Western Michigan at Michigan St.

Buffalo at Penn St.

Minnesota at Fresno St.

 

NFL on Sunday

Indianapolis Colts at LA Chargers


 

Tonight on WPXN, it’s week two of IHSA Football. The Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda host the Georgetown Ridgefarm Buffaloes at Jerry Zimmerman Field at I-57 Stadium. Our Friday Nite Preview Show begins at 6-0h-5 at the WPXN Studios. We will join Jay Eshleman and Rocky Marron for their pre-game show at 6-35. The opening kick-off is set for 7pm 

 

SATURDAY on WPXN

On The Sidelines 7-05 til 8am brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Paxton and Cissna Park. Then it’s our Live Action Auction from 8-10. 

 

Then it’s Fighting Illini football as Illinois is on the road to take on the Connecticut Huskies. Coverage begins at 12:30pm.


 

SUNDAY on WPXN its the Nascar Monster Energy  Big Machine 400 from the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a 1pm broadcast.

 

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Cards and Sox Lose

IHSA Volleyball

Heritage def Fisher 25-16, 25-10

 

MLB

The San Francisco Giants rallied to cool off the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8.

 

The Indians beat the White Sox 8-6.

 

The Cubs were off.

 

NFL Tonight

Green Bay at Chicago

 

IHSA Volleyball tonight

PBL at Watseka

Cissna Park at Ridgeview

Iroquois West at Clifton Central

Rantoul vs Urbana

St. Joe Ogden at Teutopolis

Fisher vs Hoopeston Area

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Cubs, Cards, Sox Win

IHSA Volleyball

PBL def GCMS 25-17, 25-27, 25-19

Addison Oyer had 18 kills

 

St. Joe Ogden def Cissna Park 25-7, 25-9

Kennedi Burnett had 7 kills

 

Fisher def Uni High 25-8, 25-15

Leah McCoy had 4 kills

 

Unity def Mahomet Seymour 25-20, 25-23

 

MLB

Nicholas Castellanos homered and drove in four runs, and the Chicago Cubs celebrated the return of Willson Contreras and Ben Zobrist with a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

 

Marcell Ozuna homered and Jack Flaherty carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning as the Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0.

 

James McCann and Eloy Jiménez hit home runs in the eighth inning that lifted the Chicago White Sox over the Cleveland Indians 6-5.

 

MLB
Chicago Cubs have the day off

San Francisco Giants at St Louis Cardinals 6-45pm first pitch

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians 6-10 Gametime


 

(Rantoul--jc)  It’s Homecoming week for the Rantoul Eagles at Bill Walsh Field. Tom Hess’s Eagles play host to the St Joe Odgen Spartans. Coach Hess says getting a win over a perennial power house like the Spartans during homecoming week would be a huge program win…

 

 

Rantoul Eagle Football Coach Tom Hess. 

Kick off for game two, homecoming week for the Rantoul Eagles, is set for 7pm on Friday night.

 

 

(Indianapolis--jc)  Its the brickyard 400 on WPXN Sunday afternoon. It’s the last race before the chase begins in the Monster Energy Nascar series. Nascar Driver Jimmy Johnson was asked if he is tired of all the questions on his team making the chase…

 


Nascar Driver Jimmy Johnson

You can hear the race on Sunday afternoon starting at noon here on WPXN.

 

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Cubs & Cards Win, Sox Lose

IHSA Volleyball

Rantoul def Clinton 25-20, 15-25, 28-26

 

MLB

Kyle Schwarber’s bases-loaded triple broke a 1-1 tie as the Cubs scored five times in the seventh inning to rally past the Mariners, 5-1. 

 

Adam Wainwright scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings as the Cardinals won for the 10th time in 12 games, 3-1 over the Giants.

 

The Indians beat the White Sox 11-3.

 

College Football

Illinois running back Mike Epstein has sustained a season-ending injury for the third straight year. Coach Lovie Smith said Monday the junior hurt his knee in the third quarter of the opener against Akron. Epstein has played 13 games over three seasons and rushed for 802 yards and scored seven touchdowns.

 

IHSA Volleyball

PBL at GCMS

Cissna Park at St. Joe Ogden

Iroquois West at Grace Baptist Academy

Fisher at Uni High


 

MLB

Seattle at Chicago Cubs 7-0h-5pm

San Francisco Giants at St Louis Cardinals 6-45pm

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians 6-10pm

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Nascar Live. Get the latest news of Nascar from 6 to 7pm.

 

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Cubs Win, Sox Lose

IHSA Volleyball

Cissna Park Tipoff 

PBL def Armstrong Potomac 25-4, 25-11

Abbie Schmidt had 9 assists

 

GCMS def Hoopeston Area 25-17, 25-20

Jessica Frehill had 8 kills

 

GCMS def Cissna Park 25-19, 25-16

Mady Shutte had 16 assists

 

Non Tournament

Tri Point def Iroquois West 25-11, 25-16

 

St. Joe Ogden def Bismarck Henning 25-15, 25-13

Katelyn Berry had 9 kills

 

MLB

Victor Caratini homered twice, including a tiebreaking, three-run drive in the seventh inning that powered the Chicago Cubs past New York 4-1.

 

The Minnesota Twins beat the White Sox 10-5.

 

NFL Preseason

The Tennessee Titans closed the preseason with a 19-15 victory over the Chicago Bears. 

 

The Packers beat the Chiefs 27-20.

 

The Colts beat the Bengals 13-6.


 

IHSA Football

PBL @ GCMS 

Iroquois West vs Bismark Henning

Watseka vs Oakwood

Rantoul @ Prairie Central

St. Joseph Ogden vs St. Thomas More

Fisher vs Hoopeston

Milford/Cissna Park vs Lake Forest Academy

 

 

(Undated--jc)  First Year Panther Football Coach Josh Pritchard is new to the Ford County rivalry football game. The coach says he stresses,  one game at a time…

 

 

PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard

 

 

(Undated--jc)  -- The Falcons of Gibson City Melvin Sibley are starting the season as the 2 time 2-A football champions. Falcon Coach Mike Allen says the o-line has some experience…

 

G-C-M-S Football Coach Mike Allen

 

(Tennessee--jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Volleyball team starts its season on the road tonight. The number 6 rated Fighting Illini take on Number 19 Tennessee at the Thompson-Boling Area in Knoxville Tennessee. Opening volley is set for 7.

 

Tonight on WPXN, Week One of IHSA Football. The Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda are on the road at Gibson City Melvin Sibley. Our Friday Nite Preview Show begins at 6-0h-5 at the WPXN Studios. We will join Jay Eshleman and Rocky Marron for their pre-game show at 6-35. The opening kick-off is set for 7pm 

 

SATURDAY on WPXN

On The Sidelines 7-05 til 8am brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Paxton and Cissna Park.

 

Then it’s Fighting Illini football as Illinois hosts Akron. Coverage begins at 10am.

 

3pm IHSA Volleyball from Cissna Park with the Championship Matches from the Cissna Park Tip off Volleyball Tournament. Rob Pacey has the call on Saturday

 

SUNDAY on WPXN its the Nascar Monster Energy

Mr Bojangles Southern 500  Race from Darlington South Carolina with a 4pm broadcast.

 

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Cubs Win, Cards and Sox Lose

IHSA Volleyball

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff

Schlarman def Cissna Park 25-10, 25-16

Oakwood def Clifton Central 25-16, 25-14

Schlarman def Hoopeston Area 25-27, 25-23, 16-14

Oakwood def Watseka 15-25, 25-23-25-3

 

Non Tournament

St. Joe Ogden def Georgetown Ridgefarm 25-5, 25-2

Kennedi Burnett had 5 kills

 

MLB

The Cubs homered three times while building a 10-1 lead by the third inning of a 10-7 win over the Mets.

 

The Brewers knocked off the Cards, 4-1.

 

The Twins beat the White Sox, 8-2.

 

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ROSEMONT, ILL. - Three members of the Illinois Women's Golf team have been named to the 2019-20 Big Ten Women's Golfers to Watch List, as announced by the conference Wednesday. Tristyn Nowlin, Kornkamol Sukaree, and Crystal Wang are the Illini recognized as preseason honorees. 


(Paxton--jc)  -- The goal of the Paxton Buckley Loda Football team on defense is to get after the ball, and not give up the big play. First year PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard says if those two goals are met, then wins are in the future for the Panthers…

 

 

PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard.

 

 

(Gibson City--jc) One is new and the other was a starter on last year’s state Champion team. Gibson City Melvin Sibley High School Football Coach Mike Allen says experience with the quarterback and running back are keys for victory…

 

 

G-C-M-S High School Football Coach Mike Allen

You can hear the PBL vs GCMS football game on Friday night on WPXN. The Friday Night Preview Show is set for 6-0h-5. The kick off takes place at 7pm in Gibson City.

 

IHSA Volleyball tonight

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff

At Cissna Park

5:30pm GCMS vs Hoopeston Area

6:30pm PBL vs Armstrong Potomac 

7:30pm Cissna Park vs GCMS


Other

Iroquois West at Tri Point

Rantoul vs Oakwood

St. Joe Ogden at Bismarck Henning

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Illini Coach Lovie Smith Announces Captains for 2019 Season

IHSA Volleyball

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff

PBL def Fisher 25-9, 25-7

Makayla Klann had 6 Aces

 

Milford def Fisher 25-7, 25-13

Caley Mowrey had 8 kills

 

Milford def Armstrong Potomac 25-17, 25-14

Kaylee Warren had 21 assists

 

Non Tournament

Donovan def Iroquois West 21-25, 25-18, 25-19

 

St. Teresa def St. Joe Ogden 23-25, 25-15, 25-21

 

MLB

The Cubs bounced back from their three-game sweep by Washington to take the opener of their series with the Mets, 5-2. Javier Baez and Addison Russell each had three hits.

 

The Cardinals continue to lead the NL Central by three games over Chicago after Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina homered twice in a 6-3 victory at Milwaukee. 

 

The Twins beat the White Sox 3-1.

 

 

Champaign. – Fighting Illini head coach Lovie Smith announced Tuesday morning that LB Jake Hansen (defense), LB Dele Harding (defense), P Blake Hayes (special teams), OL Doug Kramer (offense) and OL Alex Palczewski (offense) have been voted team captains for the 2019 season. The captains were determined by a vote of Illini players. Illinois kicks off the 2019 season on Saturday when Akron comes to Memorial Stadium . The WPXN broadcast courtesy of the Fighting Illini network begins at 10 on Saturday morning.

 

(Cissna Park--jc) Today marks the 3rd day of the Cissna Park Timberwolf Tip-Off Girls High School Volleyball Tournament. Cissna Park Timberwolf Coach Josh Landon says this year’s version of the Timberwolves contains several juniors, but no seniors…

 

 

Cissna Park Timberwolves Coach Josh Landon.

WPXN sports will be covering the Championship matches from the Cissna Park Tip Off Tournament following Illinois Football on Saturday. 

 

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff tonight

At Cissna Park

5pm Oakwood vs Clifton

6pm Schlarman vs Hoopeston Area

7pm Watseka vs Oakwood

8pm Cissna Park vs Schlarman

 

Other

St. Joe Ogden at Georgetown Ridgefarm

 

(Darlington--jc)  Darling and the Southern 500 is the next Monster Energy Race for Nascar. Nascar Driver Jimmy Johnson says the race at Darlington is a special one on the circuit…

 

 

Nascar Driver Jimmy Johnson

You can hear the race on Sunday afternoon at 4 on WPXN.

 

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Cardinals Move to 3 Games Ahead of the Cubs with Win Over the Brewers

IHSA  Volleyball

Cissna Park Tipoff

PBL def Milford 25-12, 25-21

Addison Oyer had 8 kills

 

PBL head coach Lindsay Staloway said that Milford was a scrappy team and she was happy to get the 2 set win.

 

 

Cissna Park def Hoopeston Area 27-25, 26-24

Carly Pence had six kills

 

GCMS def Schlarman 25-19, 25-18

Jessica Freehill had 9 kills

 

Fisher def Armstrong Potomac 25-19, 22-25, 15-13

Leah McCoy had 5 kills

 

Watseka def Kankakee 25-20, 15-25, 15-12

Sydney McTaggart had 16 digs

 

Watseka def Clifton Central 25-20, 25-18

Kinzie Parsons had 8 assists

 

Non Tournament

Blue Ridge def Iroquois West 25-10, 25-11


 

MLB

The St. Louis Cardinals have added another half-game to their lead in the National League Central by blowing out the Brewers 12-2 in Milwaukee. Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina and Paul DeJong (deh-YUHNG’) each homered and drove in three runs.


 

IHSA Volleyball tonight

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff

At Cissna Park

5pm Fisher vs Milford

6pm Oakwood vs Kankakee

7pm Milford vs Armstrong Potomac

8pm PBL vs Fisher

 

Other

Iroquois West at Donovan

St. Joe Ogden vs St Teresa 


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

 

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Cards and Sox Win, Cubs Lose

MLB

The Cardinals polished off a four-game sweep of Colorado as Matt Carpenter broke out of a 4-for-29 skid with three hits, including a solo homer in a 11-4 thrashing of the Rockies. Dexter Fowler drove in three runs and Lane Thomas added a pinch-hit homer in the seventh as the Redbirds won for the 13th time in their last 16 games.

 

The Nationals completed a three-game sweep at Wrigley Field as Anthony Rendon went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and a tiebreaking single that led Washington to a 7-5, 11-inning win against the Cubs. Juan Soto added three hits and Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 in six innings, helping Washington finish off its first sweep of Chicago since September 2012.

 

 Reynaldo López pitched five no-hit innings before leaving with dehydration and flu-like symptoms in the White Sox’s 2-0 shutout of the Rangers. Shin-Soo Choo ended Chicago’s no-hit bid with a leadoff single off Aaron Bummer in the sixth. José Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) drove in both White Sox runs to reach 100 RBIs for the fifth time in six seasons.

 

MLB

The St Louis Cardinals are in Milwaukee to take on the Brewers. First pitch is 7-0h-5. Adam Wainwright goes for the Cardinals.

The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox have the day off.


 

 For 630am 

(Paxton--jc) The first matchup for WPXN sports on Friday night is the battle of Ford County between the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda and the Falcons of Gibson City Melvin Sibley.  G-C-M-S is coming off its second strait Class 2-A High School football state championship. G-C-M-S Football coach Mike Allen says members of last year’s state championship team have stopped by practices for the falcons this week and that was a positive for the program…

 

 

Gibson City Melvin Sibley Football Coach Mike Allen. 

Our coverage of I-H-S-A football begins at 6-0h-5 on Friday night

 

 

(Paxton--jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers have a new coach after popular coach Jeff Graham took a principal’s position in the Ludlow School district this year. The new coach is Josh Pritchard of Troy Illinois. Coach Pritchard says his coaching career began on the defensive side of the ball at Oblong High School. More on the new coach at PBL…

 

 

PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard.

 

IHSA VOLLEYBALL

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff

At Cissna Park

5pm PBL vs Milford

6pm Armstrong Potomac vs Fisher

7pm Danville Schlarman vs GCMS

8pm Cissna Park vs Hoopeston Area

 

At Watseka 

5pm Kankakee vs Central Clifton

6pm Watseka vs Kankakee

7pm Central Clifton vs Watseka

 

Other Action

Iroquois West at Blue Ridge


 

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

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Cubs, Cards, Sox Win

MLB

Kyle Hendricks worked seven strong innings and the Cubs made the most out of two hits in their fifth consecutive win, 1-0 over the Giants.

 

 The Cardinals kept pace with the Cubs by erasing deficits of 2-0 and 5-2 in a 6-5 victory against the Rockies. Dexter Fowler supplied the go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh after Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nah) Paul DeJong (deh-YUHNG’) hit two-run shots. 

 

Yoán Moncada (yoh-AHN’ mohn-KAH’-dah) lined a two-run homer his return from the injured list to help the White Sox down the Rangers, 6-1.

 

NFL Preseason

Raiders beat the Packers 22-21

 

Saturday 

Chicago Bears at the Indianapolis Colts

 

 

(Paxton--jc)  WPXN sports is hosting the initial On the Sidelines program tomorrow morning at 8am. Hear from some of the area football coaches and volleyball coaches. 

 

GCMS Football coach Mike Allen says he hopes the next generation of Falcons understand the importance of training and preparation it takes to be a winning program…

 

 

Gibson City Melvin Sibley Football Coach Mike Allen. 

You can hear the entire interview with Coach Allen on Saturday’s On the Sidelines program which begins at 8am

 

 

(Paxton--jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers have a new coach after popular coach Jeff Graham took a principal’s position in the Ludlow School district this year. The new coach is Josh Pritchard of Troy Illinois. Coach Pritchard says his coaching career began on the defensive side of the ball at Oblong High School…

 

PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard.

Another guest on Saturday’s show will be Milford Cissna Park Football Coach Clint Schwartz.

 

There’s just 2 weeks left of racing at the Farmer City Raceway. Tonight the Track points end and the season’s winners will be recognized. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, Street Stocks and Hornets. Gates open at 4pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans get in for $5. Kids 12 and under are free.


 

 

(Nascar--jc)  The Nascar Xfinity series is in Wisconsin tomorrow afternoon. It’s the C-Tech Manufacturing 180 race at the Road America Raceway in Elkhart Wisconsin. Race time on WPXN is 1-30 Saturday afternoon. 

 

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Cubs and White Sox Win, Cards Lose

MLB

The Cubs have taken over the NL Central lead by getting a two-run homer by Kris Bryant in the bottom of the eighth to that led to a 12-11 win over the Giants.

 

The St. Louis Cardinals suffered a 5-3 loss to the Brewers.

 

Lucas Giolito scattered three hits in his third complete game of the year to pitch the Chicago White Sox past the Minnesota Twins, 4-0.

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Coach Lovie Smith Names Brandon Peters as Illini Starting Quarterback

MLB

Anthony Rizzo homered twice and the Cubs stayed a half-game behind the NL Central-leading Cardinals by topping the Giants, 5-3.

 

Dexter Fowler supplied a tiebreaking, bases-loaded double and drove in four runs as the Cardinals beat the Brewers, 9-4

 

The Twins stormed past the Chicago White Sox, 14-4.

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Brandon Peters is Illinois' starting quarterback, head coach Lovie Smith announced Tuesday. Peters, a graduate transfer from Michigan, will start the Fighting Illini's season opener Aug. 31 against Akron at Memorial Stadium.  You can hear all the Illini games live on WPXN.

 

Champaign, ILL.– Head Coach Brad Underwood announced Tuesday that Jermaine Hamlin has signed a Big Ten Tender of Financial Aid with the University of Illinois.Hamlin is a 6-10, 225-pound center from Lincoln, Illinois. During his senior season at Lincoln Community High School he averaged 13.9 points on 71 percent shooting, along with 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.Hamlin scored in double figures in 22 of 31 games, with six 20-plus point performances. He set his career scoring high with 29 points against Bloomington on Feb. 12. He recorded three double-doubles on the season, with 18 points and 11 rebounds vs. Mattoon (Dec. 4), 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Rock Island (Feb. 2) and the 29-point, 11-rebound showing vs. Bloomington (Feb. 12).

 

 

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Danville Legion Post 210 Loses to Idaho Falls in Legion World Series Semi Final

MLB

Pitcher Dakota Hudson carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Paul DeJong homered, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

 

José Abreu hit a towering three-run homer to cap a four-run second inning, and Iván Nova survived early trouble to win his fifth straight decision as the Chicago White Sox beat the division-leading Minnesota Twins 6-4.

 

Local

Danville Legion Post 210 lost to Idaho Falls 4-3 in the Semi Final of the American Legion World Series. 

 

630am new

Champaign--jc)  --. — Illinois freshman defensive back Marquez Beason suffered a season-ending injury August 13 at practice, head coach Lovie Smith announced Monday. Beason was a consensus four-star recruit out of Duncanville High School (Texas) and Illinois' top-rated high school recruit in the last 10 years.  Beason is set to have surgery in the near future.

 

For the first time, the defending national champion Clemson Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank .

Clemson won its second national title in three seasons behind freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence Alabama is 2nd, Georgia, is No. 3, followed by Oklahoma and  Ohio State.

 

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

 

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Denny Hamlin Wins at Bristol

MLB

Nicholas Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs), Justin Heyward and Anthony Rizzo homered as the Cubs beat the Pirates, 7-1

 

Paul Goldschmidt smacked a two-run homer and Tommy Edman was 3-for-5 with a solo shot and two runs scored in the Cardinals’ 5-4 victory at Cincinnati.

 

The Angels beat the White Sox 9-2. 

 

Eddy Pineiro has won the Bears’ kicking competition. The Bears have cut kicker Elliott Fry, who was competing with Pineiro and several others for the job. Pineiro came to Chicago from the Raiders for a late-round draft pick after spending all of last year on injured reserve.

 

Former NFL and University Texas running back Cedric Benson has died in a motorcycle accident at age 36. Benson won the Doak Walker award as the nation’s top college running back in 2004 and was drafted fourth overall by the Bears in 2005. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers.

 

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) _ Denny Hamlin raced to his fourth NASCAR Cup victory of the season by holding off Matt DiBenedetto at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Hamlin won from the pole and overcame early damage to his Toyota and a loose wheel to win at Bristol for the second time in his career. 

 

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

 

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Family Released from Hospital After Plane Crash

MLB

The Phillies beat the Cubs 7-5.

The Reds beat the Cardinals 2-1.

The Angels beat the White Sox 8-7


 

NFL Preseason

Ravens beat the Packers 26-13

 

NFL Preseason tonight

Bears at NY Giants

 

Saturday

Browns at Colts 

 

Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter were hospitalized and released after their plane crashed in east Tennessee Thursday afternoon. NBC Sports says the family and 2 pilots were discharged from the hospital. The crash is still being investigated. Earnhardt was scheduled to be part of the NBC broadcast team for Saturday night’s race at Bristol. The network says he will skip the race to be with his family before returning to the broadcast booth at Darlington next month.

 

Tonight it’s Dirt track racing at the Farmer City Raceway. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, Street Stocks and B-Mods. Gates open at 4pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans get in for $5. Kids 12 and under are free.

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Xfinity racing with the Food City 300 at 6pm.

 

On Saturday it’s our Live Action Auction. Bid Buy and save on Gift Certificates and items from area businesses from 8-9:30.

 

At Noon we’ll be broadcasting the parade at the Old Settlers Reunion in Cissna Park as part of our Summer Fun Tour.

 

Saturday evening it’s the Monster Energy 530 Bass Pro Shops NRA Nite Race.

 

On Sunday it’s the BC Supply 500 Indycar race at Pocono Raceway.

 

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Cards and White Sox win, Cubs Lose

MLB

The Phillies clobbered the Chicago Cubs 11-1.

 

The Cardinals have pulled even with the Cubs for the NL Central lead after rookie Dakota Hudson tossed six innings of five-hit ball in a 6-0 shutout of the Royals.

 

The White Sox squandered a late three-run lead before James McCann hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning of a 13-9 win over the Astros.

 

NFL Preseason today

Green Bay at Baltimore

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Cards Win, Cubs Lose, Sox Split

MLB

The Phillies beat the Cubs 4-2.

 

Jack Flaherty tossed three-hit ball over seven innings to carry St. Louis past Kansas City, 2-0.

 

The Astros beat the White Sox 6-2 in the first game of a double header.

Ivan Nova tossed a four-hitter to earn the Sox a 4-1 victory in the night cap.

 

UNDATED (AP) — The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup this season. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough. Two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and replacing a first-round NFL draft pick at quarterback. Momentum Nebraska built the second half of last season could carry over heading into Scott Frost's second year. A favorable schedule makes the Cornhuskers a trendy pick for the Big Ten title game.

 

MLB schedule today

Chicago Cubs (Hamels 6-3) at Philadelphia (Nola 10-3), 6:05 p.m.

Houston (Miley 11-4) at Chicago White Sox (Detwiler 1-3), 1:10 p.m.

St. Louis (Hudson 10-6) at Kansas City (Keller 7-12), 7:15 p.m.

 

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