The Field of 64 is Set for March Madness

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — In the other two play-in games of the NCAA Tournament, North Dakota State defeated North Carolina Central and Arizona State defeated St. John’s.


The first for games to get going today are:

Minnesota vs Louisville 11:15

Cincinnati vs Iowa 11:15

LSU vs Yale 11:40

Mississippi vs Oklahoma 11:40


CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA's Chicago Bulls and NHL's Blackhawks are giving their home a high-definition upgrade with a new scoreboard and sound system. The teams announced Wednesday a new board with the largest high-def display among NBA and NHL arenas will hang above the court and ice at United Center next season.


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say they have re-signed veteran punter Pat O'Donnell to a two-year contract. O'Donnell has spent all five of his seasons with Chicago and is the franchise's leader with a 44.9-yard career gross average. The Bears also agreed to a one-year contract with backup quarterback Tyler Bray.



NCAA Tournament is Underway, Fairleigh Dickinson Wins First Ever Tournament Game

IHSA Baseball

Prairie Central def PBL 4-2

Carter Nowak had 3 hits


Watseka def Donovan 11-1

Shane McDivitt had 3 hits and 3 RBI


Tuscola def St. Joe Ogden 12-5


Villa Grove/Heritage def Armstrong 11-0


Hoopeston Area def Paris 2-0


Mahomet Seymour def Clinton 9-5

Kyle Kinney hit a homerun


IHSA Softball

Hoopeston Area def PBL 13-5


Milford/Cissna Park def Iroquois West 19-0

Kaylee Warren had 5 RBI


Watseka def Donovan 15-2

Kennedy Bauer had a homerun and 6 RBI


St. Joe Ogden def Westville 15-4

Hannah Dukeman had a homerun and 6 RBI

Zoey Witruk hit a homerun


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The NCAA men's college basketball tournament is under way. Fairleigh Dickinson rallied to win its first ever Tournament game, taking down Prairie View A&M 82-76. In the other opener, Belmont won over Temple 81-70.



3 GCMS Falcon Pitchers Combine for No-Hitter in Win over Hoopeston Area

IHSA Softball

Fisher def PBL 10-1

Sydney Eichelberger had 3 hits and 4 RBI and 11 strikeouts on the mound


Watseka def Grant Park 10-0

Courtney Thompson had 3 hits and 2 RBI


Rantoul def Schlarman 18-0


St. Joe Ogden def GCMS 4-2

Hannah Dukeman had 2 hits

Madi Eberle had 19 strikeouts for the Falcons


Armstrong Potomac def Tri County 10-9

Reece Adkins had 3 RBI


LeRoy def Hoopeston Area 12-2


IHSA Baseball

Cissna Park def Fisher 3-2

Mario and Damian Renteria combined for 15 strikeouts


GCMS def Hoopeston Area 10-0

Braden Roesch, Nathan Garard, and Ethan Garard combined on the no hitter


Judah Christian def Armstrong Potomac 5-2


Mahomet Seymour def Danville 10-2

Kyle Kinney had 4 hits and 4 RBI


NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the top seeds in the women's NCAA Tournament. The bracket was mistakenly put out early on ESPNU several hours before the network had its selection show on Monday night. It's the first time since 2006 that the Connecticut Huskies aren't a No. 1 seed. UConn will try to continue its record Final Four run from the No. 2 seed in the Portland regional, looking to advance that far for the 12th consecutive year.


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



Duke, Virginia, North Carolina, and Gonzaga are the top 4 teams in this Year's March Madness

Big Ten

Michigan St. def Michigan 65-60 to win the Big Ten title



Sacramento Kings def Chicago Bulls 129-102



Chicago Blackhawks def  Montreal Canadiens 2-0


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For the first time in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament history one conference has produced three No. 1 seeds. ACC powerhouses Duke, Virginia and North Carolina join West Coast Conference standing Gonzaga as the top seeds in the tournament. Duke heads the East Regional, Virginia tops the South, North Carolina is No. 1 in the Midwest and Gonzaga is the leader in the West.


FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch has tied Richard Petty's NASCAR record with his 200th career victory across the three national series. Busch used an impressive late surge through the field following a speeding penalty to win the Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. He dominated the first two stages, but a pit-road speeding penalty dropped him to 18th with 73 laps to go. Joey Logano finished second, followed by Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney and Kurt Busch.


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



Illinois Loses Big to Iowa 83-62

Big Ten

Ohio St. def Indiana 79-75

Nebraska def Maryland 69-61

Minnesota def Penn St. 77-72 OT

Iowa def Illinois 83-62


Big Ten today

Michigan St. vs Ohio St.

Wisconsin vs Nebraska

Purdue vs Minnesota

Michigan vs Iowa


The Bears have signed former Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year contract.


Saturday on WPXN its Xfinity Racing from California at 3:30.


On Sunday it’s the Monster Energy Auto Club 400 from Fontana California with a 12:30 start time.



Illinois Keeps Big Dance Hopes Alive with Overtime Win over Northwestern

Big Ten

CHICAGO (AP) — Giorgi Bezhanishvili scored 26 points, Trent Frazier added 21, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late, and Illinois rallied for a 74-69 overtime victory against Northwestern in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. Andres Feliz had 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds as Illinois (12-20) won for just the second time in seven games.


Nebraska def Rutgers 68-61


TORONTO (AP) — Brendan Perlini collected a goal and two assists while the Chicago Blackhawks built a 5-0 lead in their fourth straight win, 5-4 over the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Big Ten today

Indiana vs Ohio St.

Nebraska vs Maryland

Penn St. vs Minnesota

Illinois vs Iowa


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart headlines six new nominees eligible for induction into NASCAR's Hall of Fame. Stewart joins Neil Bonnett, Sam Ard, Marvin Panch, Jim Paschal and Red Vogt as the new nominees. NASCAR also added three new nominees for the Landmark Award for contribution to the sport: Edsel Ford II of Ford Motor Co., Pocono Raceway founder Dr. Joseph Mattioli and NASCAR President Mike Helton.


Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois tries to continue to sweep through the bracket in the Big Ten Tournament against Iowa. Pregame at 7:30 with tip off at 8:30.



Illinois and Northwestern to Play in First Round of Tournament

CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James had 36 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 123-107.


Big Ten

UNDATED (AP) — While it might not land a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, the Big Ten was arguably the nation's top conference during the regular season. The conference has four teams with legitimate Final Four aspirations in Michigan State, Michigan, Purdue and Wisconsin. All of them will be in action this week at the conference tournament in Chicago.


UNDATED (AP) — Michigan State's Cassius Winston is The Associated Press player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and Purdue's Matt Painter is its coach of the year.


Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois takes on Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament. Pregame is at 7pm with tip at 8pm.



Teams in the AP Top 25 are Down to Their Final Chances to Make Their Case for High Seeds in the NCAA Tournament.

CHICAGO (AP) — Brendan Perlini scored three goals against his former team for his first career hat trick, and the Chicago Blackhawks ripped the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 for their third straight win. Patrick Kane fired in his 41st goal as Chicago moved within five points of the second wild card in the Western Conference


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga, Virginia and North Carolina remain 1-2-3 atop an otherwise reshuffled top 10 in the latest AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll. Kentucky and Duke round out the top five. Auburn is the only addition at No. 22, replacing UCF in the poll.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teams in the AP Top 25 are down to their final chances to make their case for high seeds in the NCAA Tournament. Conference tournaments could set up marquee matchups this week to boost the best postseason resumes with Selection Sunday looming at the end of the week. The list includes three top-five teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and three top-10 teams in the Southeastern Conference.


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



Illinois Loses Final Regular Season Game to Penn St. 72-56

Congratulations to Coach Kevin Long and the Cissna Park Boys basketball team on their 2nd place finish at the Class 1A State Tournament as they fell to Providence St. Mel 52 -29.


Congratulations to Coach Ryan Tompkins and the GCMS Falcons on their 3rd Place Finish in the Class 2A State Tournament as the defeated Chicago Corliss 75-66 in overtime.


Congratulations to Graham Eighner of Hoopeston Area on winning the Class 2A 3 point shooting contest. He will compete in the King of the Hill event next weekend against the winners in 1a, 3A, and 4A.


Congratulations to the St. Joseph 7th grade Volleyball team on their 4th place finish in the 3A State Tournament.


Big Ten

Penn St. def Illinois 72-56

Wisconsin def Ohio St. 73-67 OT

Nebraska def Iowa 93-91

Indiana def Rutgers 89-73


AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch tracked down pole-sitter Ryan Blaney before completing a victory in NASCAR's Cup Series race near Phoenix. Busch passed Blaney with 16 laps to go before completing a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in Avondale, one day after taking the Xfinity race. The back-to-back wins gave him 199 in NASCAR's top three series. Martin Truex Jr. finished second, followed by Blaney, Aric Almirola and Denny Hamlin.


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.



Illinois Loses on Senior Night to Indiana

Big Ten

Indiana def Illinois 92-74

Wisconsin def Iowa 65-45


IHSA Boys Basketball today

1A State Semi-Finals

Cissna Park vs Mowequa Central A&M 11am


2A State Semi-Finals

GCMS vs Nashville 7pm



(Cissna Park--jc)  The Cissna Park Timberwolves are in the final four this morning. Kevin Long has been the head coach of the program for 24 years. The 500 win plus coach says the Stadeli twins have been part of a winning tradition since junior high…




Another player that has been part of the winning tradition is senior Brian Fehr.



CIssna Park Coach Kevin Long


The GCMS Falcons play Nashville tonight at 7pm in the Class 2A State Semi-Finals. Heach Coach Ryan Tompkins says that GCMS has built a winning Culture.



Head Boys Basketball Coach Ryan Tompkins


IHSA Boys Basketball All-State

1A 1st Team

Christian Stadeli- Cissna Park


Honorable Mention

Philip Coulter-Judah Christian


2A Second Team

Ryland Holt- GCMS

Honorable Mention

Bryce Barnes-GCMS

Riley Morris-St. Thomas More

Drew Reifsteck-Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin



IESA 7th Volleyball Elite 8

Class 1A at Lexington 8:15pm

Cissna Park vs Peoria Limestone Walters

Class 2A at Pawnee 7pm

Milford vs Mendon Unity

Class 3A at Decatur LSA 7pm

St. Joseph vs Glasford Illini Bluffs



(AvondaleAZ--jc) The Nascar races this weekend come from Avondale Arizona. Nascar Driver Brad Kesolowski says he was not initially a fan of the track re-design at I-M-S in Avondale…



Nascar Driver Brad Kesolowski


Today on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball State Semi-Finals as the Cissna Park Timberwolves play Central A&M for a chance to play for a state title. Our extended pregame begins at 10:15 with tip off at 11am.


On Saturday WPXN will have coverage of Cissna Park Boys Basketball.

Then it’s Xfinity racing from Avondale Arizona.


On Sunday it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois finishes the regular season at Penn St. Pre game at 10:30 with tip at 11:30.


Then it’s Monster Energy NASCAR racing with the Ticket Guardian 500.



Illinois Takes on Indiana Tonight in Final Home Game

Big Ten

Northwestern def Ohio St. 68-50

Penn St. def Rutgers 66-65


UNDATED (AP) — No. 7 Michigan and No. 9 Michigan State meet in East Lansing on Saturday with the winner earning at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship. Defending champion Michigan State handed the Wolverines their only home loss of the season with a 77-70 win on Feb. 24. Both teams could be without key players because of injuries. Back-to-back home wins over ranked opponents put Indiana on the NCAA Tournament bubble.


CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 39 points and hit the go-ahead layup in the closing seconds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 108-107 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar scored his 32,293rd point in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets.


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed kicker Chris Blewitt. Blewitt left Pittsburgh as the school's career scoring leader with 363 points after making 55 of 79 field goals and 198 of 204 extra points from 2013-16. But he’s never played in the NFL.


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



Cissna Park and GCMS advance to Peoria for the Final Four State Tournament

IHSA Boys Basketball

1A Elite 8

Cissna Park def Yorkville Christian 76-46

Christian Stadeli had a double double with 29 points and 13 rebounds

Brian Fehr also had a double double with 12 points and 11 rebounds


The Timberwolves will face Central A&M on Friday at 11am in Peoria



(Bloomington--jc)  The Cissna Park Timberwolves have advanced to the final 4 of the Boys IHSA Basketball state tournament. Cissna Park Coach Kevin Long says the team started out “lights out”,,,



Cissna Park Boys Basketball Coach Kevin Long


2A Elite 8

GCMS def Pleasant Plains 52-37

Connor Birky led with 17 points

Ryland Holt added 12 points


The Falcons will face Nashville on Friday at 7:15pm


Congratulations to the PBL 8th grade Volleyball team on winning their regional last night.

Congratulations to the St. Joseph 8th grade Volleyball team on winning their regional last night.


Big Ten

Michigan St. def Nebraska 91-76

Minnesota def Purdue 73-69


Cissna Park and GCMS to Play in Elite 8 Tonight

IESA 7th Grade Volleyball Sectionals

1A Cissna Park def Pontiac St. Mary’s

2A Milford def Lockport Taft

3A Tri Valley def GCMS

3A St. Joseph def Kankakee Bishop Mac


Cissna Park, Milford, and St. Joseph advance to the State Tournament that starts on Friday.


(Undated--jc) The Cissna Park Timberwolves are in the Boys Class 1-A I-H-S-A Super Sectional tonight at Red Bird Arena in Bloomington. The opponents are the Mustangs of Yorkville Christian High School. This has been a season with senior class leadership for the Timberwolves says Cissna Park Boys Head Basketball Coach Kevin Long…



Cissna Park Boys Basketball Coach Kevin Long.

Our live coverage on WPXN begins at 6-30 with the pre game show. The Tip at 7 tonight. Joel Cluver and Doug Bauer have the call for the Timberwolves tonight.


One other team is also in the Elite 8 Super Sectional Tonight. In Boys Class 2-A, The Falcons of Gibson City Melvin Sibley take on Pleasant Plains tonight. That contest is at University of Illinois Springfield. That contest also tips at 7pm tonight



Reigning NASCAR Champ Joey Logano Gets First Win of the Season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Andres Feliz scored 26 points to help Illinois hand Northwestern its 10th straight loss 81-76. Ayo Dosunmu and Giorgi Bezhanishvili added 12 points apiece and Aaron Jordan grabbed 10 rebounds for Illinois


Michigan def Maryland 69-62


LAS VEGAS (AP) — The reigning NASCAR Cup champ has his first victory of the season. Joey Logano held off teammate Brad Keselowski (kehs-LOW'-skee) to win Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It's Logano's 22nd career victory and first in 11 starts at Vegas. Kyle Busch was third, followed by Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch.


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.



Cissna Park and GCMS to Play to Sectional Championships Tonight

Congratulations to the GCMS Lady Falcons 7th Grade Girls Volleyball team and Coach Taylor Rubarts on winning their first ever Regional Championship.


Congratulations to Coach Josh Landon and the Cissna Park Lady Timberwolves 7th grade Volleyball team on winning their Regional Championship.


Congratulations to the Milford and St. Joseph 7th grade Volleyball teams on Winning their Regional Championship.


IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

1A Sectional Final at Colfax 7pm

Cissna Park vs Judah Christian


2A Sectional Final at Tolono 7pm

GCMS vs Bloomington Central Catholic


(Colfax--jc)  -- The Cissna Park Timberwolves are in the Class 1-A Sectional Finals tonight against the Tribe of Champaign Judah Christian High School. Tip is set for 7 tonight. Our pregame show takes place at 6-30 with Joel Cluver and Doug Bauer.  Cissna Park Boys Basketball Coach Kevin Long says the two teams are familiar with one another…



Cissna Park Boys Basketball Coach Kevin Long.


(Las Vegas--jc)  Nascar racing goes to Las Vegas on Saturday and Sunday. Nascar Driver Brad Keselowski looks at how racing at Las Vegas be will different from Atlanta with the new rules package…


Nascar Driver Brad Keselowski


Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball Class 1A Sectional Championship between the Cissna park Timberwolves and the Judah Christian Tribe. Our Pregame begins at 6:30 with tipoff at 7pm.


On 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.


Then it’s Xfinity racing with the Boyd Gaming 300 from Las Vegas at 2:30


On Sunday, it’s  Monster Energy Nascar racing with the Penzoil 400 at 1:30 followed by Fighting Illini basketball as Illinois takes on Northwestern.



Cissna Park and GCMS advance to 1A and 2A Sectional Finals

(Colfax--jc)  -- The Cissna Park Timberwolves have advanced to the 1-A Sectional Final on Friday nite by beating the Grant Park Dragons 71-48  last night at Ridgeview High School. Cissna Park Boys Basketball Coach Kevin Long notched his 500 win as a coach in the victory. Coach Long says the team got off to a good start  and played good defense too…



Cissna Park Boys Basketball Coach Kevin Long. WPXN will carry the game live on Friday night starting with the pre game show at 6-30 from Ridgeview High school in Colfax

Christian Stadeli had 25 points. Sophomore Ian Rogers had 10 points to lead the way for Cissna Park.

In 2-A Sectional semi-finals from Unity of Tolono High School, Gibson City Melvin Sibley won over Tuscola 50 to 30.Ryland Holt led with 13 points.

That sets up Sectional final games on Friday night.

In 2-A at Unity its Bloomington Central Catholic vs Gibson City Melvin Sibley

In 1-A at Ridgeview High School its Cissna Park and Champaign Judah Christian.


Big Ten

Purdue def Illinois 73-56

Penn St. def Maryland 78-61




Zach LaVine scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and the Chicago Bulls held on to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 109-107.



Patrick Kane scored with 16.1 seconds remaining on an odd-man rush and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.



(Lost Wages--jc)  Las Vegas is the next stop on the nascar circuit. Nascar Driver Erik Jones was asked his impression after Atlanta and his expectations for Las Vegas.


Nascar Driver Erik Jones.

WPXN sports has the race on Sunday




Illinois Tries to Put it Back Together on the Road at Purdue

IHSA Boys Basketball

1A Sectional

Judah Christian def Gardner South Wilmington 65-53


2A Sectional

Bloomington Central Catholic def PBL 41-29


3A Regional

Central def Mahomet Seymour 65-56


Kankakee def Prairie Central 64-62


Big Ten

Ohio St. def Iowa 90-70

Indiana def Wisconsin 75-73


IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

1A Sectional

Cissna Park vs Grant Park 7pm


2A Sectional

GCMS vs Tuscola 7pm


Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the Cissna Park Timberwolves take on Grant Park in Sectional play from Colfax. Our pregame begins at 6:45 with tip off at 7pm. Then we’ll join in progress, Illinois at Purdue.


Class 2A Sectional PBL vs Bloomington Central Catholic Tonight

IHSA Boys Basketball

3A Regional

Mahomet Seymour def Rantoul 61-55

Grant Coleman scored 29 points


3A Regional

Prairie Central def Bishop Mac 81-70

Kaden King scored 20 points


IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

1A Sectional at Colfax

Judah Christian vs Gardner South Wilmington 7pm


2A Sectional at Tolono

PBL vs Bloomington Central Catholic 7pm


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


Then it’s IHSA Boys basketball Sectional action as the PBL Panthers take on the Bloomington Central Catholic Saints.



St. Joe Ogden Lady Spartans earns 3rd Place Trophy with Win Over Hillsboro on Saturday

Congratulations to the St. Joe Ogden Lady Spartans on their 3rd place finish at the State Tournament. They beat Hillsboro 68-53.


Big Ten

Michigan St. def Michigan 77-70

Rutgers def Minnesota 68-64


HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski recovered from a stomach virus in time to win Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Team Penske started the day with a replacement driver on standby for Keselowski because the bug that hit him late Friday night kept him out of the car for a portion of final practice. Martin Truex Jr. finished second in a rebound from his disappointing debut with Joe Gibbs Racing. Kurt Busch was third in a Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing.


IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

3A Regional at Rantoul

Rantoul vs Mahomet Seymour 6pm


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.



IHSA Girls State Finals, IHSA Boys Regional Championships Tonight

Big Ten

Michigan def Minnesota 69-60



Redbird Arena I-S-U Bloomington


11am Tri County and Lanark Eastland

1pm Danville Schlarman vs Lewistown



5-30pm Marshall vs Hillsboro

7-15pm St Joe Ogden vs Teutopolis


BOYS REGIONAL FINALS All Games are at 7pm

1-A@ Cissna Park

Cissna Park vs Milford

1-A@ Dwight

Gardner South Wilmington vs St Anne

1-A@ Blue Ridge-Farmer City

Leroy vs Champaign Judah Christian

1-A@ Grant Park

Grant Park vs Ridgeview

2-A@ Heritage-Broadlands

Tuscola vs Tolono Unity

2-A@ Momence

Seneca vs El Paso Gridley

2-A@ Oakwood

PBL vs Oakwood

2-A@ Monticello

GCMS vs Monticello

2-A@ Stanford Olympia

Bloomington Central Catholic vs Macon Meridian


Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Boys 1-A and 2-A Regional Final night. Our coverage begins at 6-0h-5 with the Pre-game show, anchored by Austin Burklund. WPXN sports will have coverage of the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers and Oakwood Comets contest from Oakwood Grade school. We will also have updates and coverage from Cissna Park as the Timberwolves take on the Bearcats of Milford.


Also tonight, its updates and coverage from Redbird Area on the campus of Illinois State University as the St Joe Ogden Lady Spartans are in the final 4 of the 2-A State tournament against the lady wooden shoes of Teutopolis.


On Saturday...WPXN sports will have live coverage of the Lady Spartans game from I-S-U.

Saturday morning its On the Sidelines presented by Compass Insurance Partners in Paxton, Cissna Park and Gibson City from 7-15 to 8am. Then  its a WPXN Live action auction from 8am to 10.

The Fighting Illini can be heard at 10am as the Illini are home against Penn State.

Nascar Xfinity racing from Atlanta Motor Speedway follows the Illini on Saturday.


Opponents are set for IHSA Boys Regional Championship Games

IHSA Boys Basketball

1A Regional

Cissna Park def Fisher 76-44

Christian Stadeli scored 30 points


Milford def Decatur LSA 50-47

Kennedy Kunsch led with 16 points


2A Regional

Watseka def Somonauk 49-43

Blake Castonguay had 18 points


Oakwood def Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin 55-35


Big Ten

Michigan St. def Rutgers 71-60

Ohio St. def Northwestern 63-49



Chicago def Detroit 5-4 OT


Denny Hamlin Wins His Second Daytona 500 in Four Years

Big Ten

Michigan St. def Ohio St. 62-44



(Rantoul--jc)  The 2019 E I Baseball schedule was released over the weekend. 6 teams will participate in the league this year. They are the Buckley Dutchmasters, Gifford-Flatville Gifflats, Paxton Swedes, Royal Giants, Game 7 and newcomer in El Paso. The first week of the 20-19 season is Sunday May 26. Buckley hosts Paxton at Schiewe Field in Buckley. Gifford takes on Royal in Gifford and Game 7 takes on El Paso in Lexington.The regular season runs through the final Sunday in July. The post season takes place the first two weeks in August. There is no Jamboree set for this year.



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has won his second Daytona 500 in four years. He took the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing a month after Joe Gibbs' oldest son died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs was 49. Hamlin moved out front after a final restart and had teammate Kyle Busch blocking in the final lap. Joe Gibbs says "what happened here is really unreal."


IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Class 1A Elite 8

Schlarman vs Amboy 6pm at Pontiac

Class 2A Elite 8

St. Joe Ogden vs Chicago Christian 7:30pm at Pontiac


IHSA Boys Regional

1A at Cissna Park

Fisher vs Schlarman


1A at Grant Park

Tri Point vs Illinois Lutheran


2A at Oakwood

Salt Fork vs Hoopeston Area

Oakwood vs Westville


2A at Minonk

Central Clifton vs Iroquois West


Tonight on WPXN its Illini Basketball at 6pm. The tip at Wisconsin just past 7pm Then its bonus coverage of the 2-A Elite 8 Girls Basketball Game featuring St. Joe Ogden and Chicago Christian.



Illinois wins 4th in a Row with Victory over Ohio St. 63-56

IHSA Girls Basketball

Class 2A Sectional Championship

St. Joe Ogden def Watseka 55-48

Peyton Crowe scored 22 points


St. Joe Ogden will play Chicago Christian Monday in Pontiac at 7:30


Class 1A Sectional Championship

Schlarman def Ridgeview 56-24


Schlarman will play Amboy Monday in Pontiac at 6pm


Big Ten

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Trent Frazier scored 15 points and Ayo Dosunmu buried a key 3-pointer with 29 seconds remaining as Illinois held off Ohio State 63-56 Thursday for its fourth win in a row.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won yesterday's Daytona 500 qualifying races in a pair of Ford sweeps. Harvick won the first of the 150-mile qualifying races that set the field for NASCAR's showcase event. Logano used a last-lap pass for the lead in the second one. Peter Kligerman, Casey Mears, Tyler Reddick and Brendan Gaughan secured spots for Sunday's season-opening race, while Joey Gase and Ryan Truex both missed qualifying for their first Daytona 500.



IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL vs Cissna Park

Iroquois West @ Central

Watseka @ Dwight

Rantoul vs Pontiac

St. Joseph Ogden vs Bloomington Central Ogden

GCMS @ Lexington

Fisher @ Fieldcrest


Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers host the Cissna Park Timberwolves on Senior Night with the SVC Season Champ on the lines. Our pregame begins at 7pm with tip around 7:15.


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


Xfinity racing begins at noon.


Saturday night it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the Cissna Park Host the Momence Redskins for Senior night and also to honor coach Kevin Long. Our extended pregame will begin at 6:30pm with tip around 7:15.


On Sunday it’s the Daytona 500 with a 12:30 start time.




Fighting Illini Looking for a Road Win Tonight at Ohio St.

IHSA Boys Basketball

GCMS def Fieldcrest 49-48

Bryce Barnes led with 18 points


IHSA Girls Basketball

3A Regional

Washington def Prairie Central 58-17


Big Ten

Rutgers def Northwestern 59-56


(Champaign-dg)-Two days before the 2019 College Baseball Season begins for Illinois, Dan Hartleb’s program received some Big Ten recognition. In a pre-season poll, Big Ten Coaches voted Illinois 3rd in a 13 team field. Minnesota came out on top with Michigan second.



(Gibson City--jc)  The Class 2A Sectional final features the St Joe Ogden Spartans and the Watseka Warriors. Both teams are state ranked in the top 10. One key player for the lady Spartans is Peyton Crowe says S-J-O Girls Basketball Coach Kevin Taylor…



S-J-O Girls Basketball Coach Kevin Taylor


Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois travels to Ohio St. to take on the Buckeyes. Pregame at 5pm with tip off at 6pm.


Then it’s bonus coverage of IHSA Girls Basketball Sectional Final as the St. Joe Ogden Spartans will play the Watseka Warriors.


Daytona 500 Just a Few Days Away

IHSA Boys Basketball

St. Joe Ogden def PBL 44-37

Jack Cook scored 22 points


Cissna Park def La Salette 64-36

Bailey Sluis led with 17 points


Rantoul def St. Thomas More 65-59

Kamryn Rome led with 18 points


GCMS def LeRoy 60-43

Ryland Holt scored 20 points


Tri Valley def Fisher 56-34


Milford def Schlarman 66-59

Jared Schunke had 16 points


Hoopeston Area def Armstrong Potomac 45-41

Payton Berlin had 12 points


IHSA Girls Basketball

3A Regional

Charleston def Mahomet Seymour 51-43


Big Ten

Michigan St. def Wisconsin 67-59

Penn St. def Michigan 75-69

Maryland def Purdue 70-56


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