Cubs Win, Sox Lose

IHSA Softball 2A Sectional

Unity def GCMS 5-4


3A Regional

Mt Zion def Rantoul 13-3


Mahomet Seymour def Effingham 8-6

Julia McNaught had 3 RBI



The Cubs scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 3-2 win against the Phillies.


The Astros beat the White Sox 5-1.


Illinois Defensive End Bobby Roundtree Recovering After Severely Injuring Spine

IHSA Baseball

3A Regional

Mt. Zion def Rantoul 7-3


Mahomet Seymour def Urbana 10-3

Rick Bohlen had 3 hits and 3 RBI


IHSA Softball

3A Regional

Rantoul def Urbana 8-3

Madisyn Walton hit a 3 run homerun



The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4


am updated from 4pm

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (AP) —Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree was speaking, eating and sitting up after severely injuring his spine in a weekend swimming accident near his Florida home, a school spokesman said Monday. Roundtree had surgery at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor on Sunday, a day after the accident. Illinois coach Lovie Smith and assistants went to Florida.


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Brooks Koepka Wins PGA Championship for Second Year in a Row

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered, Albert Almora Jr. had three hits and the Chicago Cubs held off the Washington Nationals for a 6-5 victory.


The Texas Rangers had a two-run rally in the 10th inning for a 5-4 walk-off win against the Cardinals.


The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2.


FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) _ Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) was able to win the PGA Championship for the second straight year, but he certainly made things interesting after dominating the first three rounds. Koepka carried a hefty seven-stroke advantage into the final round before completing a two-shot victory over Dustin Johnson. Koepka closed with a 4-over 74 that included four straight bogeys on the back nine.


Friday night winners at the Farmer City Raceway were Allen Weiser in Late Models, Allen Weiser in Modifieds, Denny Woodworth in Pro Lates, Austin Simpson in Street Stocks and Tim Hancock Sr. in B-Mods.


CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race and 1 million dollars on Saturday night. Larson wasn't part of the elite field when the day began, racing his way in, by winning the Monster Energy Open earlier at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick was second, Kyle Busch was third and Joey Logano was fourth.


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



Several Area Class 1A Girls Advance to State Finals

IHSA Softball

Non Tournament

Rantoul def Lincoln 5-1

Lexi Sherrick had 4 hits with 2 runs scored


IHSA Baseball

Non Tournament

Mahomet Seymour def Bloomington 5-4

Jordan Veldman had 3 hits and 2 RBI


IHSA Baseball Regional

PBL vs Central Clifton today


IHSA Girls Track

Class 1A Advancing to State Finals

Maclayne Taylor of St. Joe Ogden in the 100


Dalanie Dykes of GCMS in the 400


St. Joe Ogden 400 Relay team

Danie Kelso, Maclayne Taylor, Megan Jackson, Ava Milburn


St. Joe Ogden 800 relay team

Danie Kelso, Hailey Birt, Atleigh Hamilton, Maclayne Taylor


St. Joe Ogden 1600 relay team

Atleigh Hamilton, Rylee Sjuts, Ashlyn Lannert, Maclayne Taylor


St. Joe Ogden 3200 relay team

Jillian Plotner, Rylee Sjuts, Ashlyn Lannert, Hannah Rajilch


Atleigh Hamilton St. Joe Ogden in the Long Jump


Claire Retherford of GCMS in the Discus



The Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2.


The Braves hammered the Cardinals, 10-2.


Yolmer Sanchez raced home from third base with the tiebreaking run on Ryan Cordell's suicide squeeze in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox topped the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2.


Dirt track racing tonight 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.



Saturday on WPXN it’s our Live Action Auction from 8-10. Bid, Buy, and Save on gift certificates and items from area businesses.


Then it’s Indy 500 Qualifying from 10-noon.


Then it’s the  Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race from Charlotte Motor Speedway with a  4:30 start time.



Cubs and Cards Lose

IHSA Baseball

1A Regional

Cissna Park def Donovan 18-2

Rudy King hit 2 homeruns including a Grand Slam and had 7 RBI


Schlarman def Milford 3-0


Salt Fork def Armstrong Potomac 12-0


2A Regional

GCMS def Prairie Central 6-3

Braden Roesch and Wade Burton each had 2 RBI

St. Joe Ogden def Villa Grove/Heritage 3-2

Adam Rose had 11 strikeouts


Hoopeston Area def Olympia 3-2

Lucas Hofer had the game winning RBI in the 8th inning


IHSA Softball

2A Regional

GCMS def Tri-Valley 4-0

Madi Eberle had 14 strikeouts and also hit a homerun


Wilmington def Watseka 3-0


Prairie Central def Lexington/Ridgeview 10-0

Heidi Meister gave up just one hit



Rantoul def Danville 17-6

Jenna Sanford had 3 hits, 4 RBI and 4 runs scored


The Cincinnati Reds to a rallied to 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings.


The Braves blanked the Cardinals, 4-0.



Cubs & Cards Win, Sox Lose

IHSA Softball


Fisher def St. Anne 11-1

Taylor May had 2 hits including a homerun and 6 RBI


Heyworth def Armstrong Potomac 15-0



St. Joe Ogden def Monticello 11-0

Bailey Dowling hit 3 homeruns with 6 RBI


Herscher def Milford/Cissna Park 1-0


Central Catholic def Hoopeston Area 5-0


Non Tournament

Mahomet Seymour split a double header with  Mattoon 10-5 & 5-6

Ashley Wheeler had 2 hits and 3 RBI in the win


IHSA Baseball

Non Tournament

Normal West def Rantoul 2-0



The Cubs were 3-1 winners over the Reds behind Kyle Hendricks, who was 3-for-4 with a two-run double.


Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nah), Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina and Kolten Wong blasted three-run homers in the Cardinals’ 14-3 thumping of the Braves. Dexter Fowler also went deep to back Jack Flaherty.


The Cleveland Indians beat the White Sox  9-0.



St. Joe Ogden Softball Standout, Bailey Dowling Breaks Illinois High School Career Homerun Record with her 61st

IHSA Baseball


Armstrong Potomac def St. Thomas More 3-2

Dalton Loschen hit a walk off RBI double in the 10th inning


Schlarman def Fisher 5-0



Prairie Central def Iroquois West 11-1


Hoopeston Area def Watseka 2-1


Non Tournament

GCMS def Dee Mack 6-2

Layne Harden had 2 hits and 5 RBI


St. Joe Ogden def Tri Valley 11-4

Adam Rose had 3 hits, 4 runs scored and 7 stolen bases


IHSA Softball


Hoopeston Area def PBL 15-5


Milford/Cissna Park def Iroquois West 2-0

Samantha Conley and Lyndsey Leitz each had an RBI


Non Tournament

Rantoul def Centennial 8-6

Kristen Fauser had a homerun


Charleston def St. Joe Ogden 15-4

Junior Bailey Dowling hit her 61st career homerun in the loss, breaking the state record of current Illini Stephanie Abello


Dwight def Watseka 12-4



Yoán Moncada hit two of Chicago's four solo homers and Reynaldo López pitched 7 2/3 effective innings, leading the White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. José Abreu and Welington Castillo also connected for Chicago, which earned its third straight win.


The Cubs and Cards were both off.


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IHSA Baseball and Softball Regionals begin today


Jon Lester pitched 6 2/3 gutsy innings, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1.


The Pirates beat the Cardinals 10-6.


Lucas Giolito allowed one run in seven innings, Tim Anderson and Yonder Alonso homered as the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-.


IHSA Baseball Regionals

1A Schlarman Regional

St. Thomas More at Armstrong-Potomac

Fisher at Schlarman


2A GCMS Regional

Iroquois West at Prairie Central


2A Watseka Regional

Watseka vs Hoopeston Area


IHSA Softball Regionals

2A GCMS Regional

PBL at Hoopeston Area


2A Watseka Regional

Iroquois West vs Milford/Cissna Park


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Cubs & Cards Win, Sox Lose

IHSA Softball

Central Clifton def PBL 14-7


Mahomet Seymour def GCMS 5-2

Aubrie Shore had 10 strikeouts


St. Joe Ogden def Champaign Central 16-1

Bailey Dowling homered and scored 4 runs


Hoopeston Area def Milford/Cissna Park 11-6

Raven Rutherford had 3 hits, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored


IHSA Baseball

Central Clifton def PBL 3-2


Cissna Park def Judah Christian 12-2

Ian Rogers pitched a 2 hitter with 9 strikeouts


Dwight def Iroquois West 6-0


Watseka def Momence 15-8

Dylan Thompson had 3 RBI


Rantoul def Pontiac 7-4

Nolan Roseman and Chad Vermillion each had 2 hits


GCMS def LeRoy 10-1

Nathan Garard had 3 hits and 3 RBI

The Falcons claim a share of the HOIC title.


Milford def Hoopeston Area 12 and 5-1 in DH

Lucas Hofer hit a homerun in game 1


Prairie Central def St. Thomas More 13-0

Lyndon Whitfill hit a homerun



CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo homered and the Chicago Cubs won for the 10th time in 11 games, beating the Miami Marlins 4-1. The Cubs have homered in 15 straight games, matching their best run since the 2002 season.


Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs and Dexter Fowler had three RBIs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 17-4 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates.


The Cleveland Indians defeated the White Sox 5-0 in 5 innings



Tonight at the Farmer City Raceway it’s The Farmer City 74 with 10 thousand dollars to win MARS Late Models series race along with modifieds, pro lates and street stocks. Gates open at 4pm. $25 admission for adults, kids 12 and under are free.


Saturday its the Monster Energy Digital Alley 400 NASCAR Race at 5:30pm.


On Sunday its Indycar Racing on WPXN.



Farmer City 74 Kicks off Tonight with Time Trials and Trophy Dashes

IHSA Baseball

PBL def GCMS 9-3

Keyn Humes had 3 doubles


Rantoul def Central Catholic 10-5

Hayden Cargo had a homerun and Chad Vermillion added 3 hits


St. Joe Ogden def Monticello 7-3

Drew Coursey had 3 hits


Schlarman def Armstrong Potomac 8-4


IHSA Softball

Rantoul def Prairie Central 9-4

Lexi Sherrick homered and had 4 RBI


Tremont def Fisher 4-3 in 13 innings


Armstrong Potomac def Schlarman 8-1

Kayla Rose hit a homerun and had 6 stolen bases


Hoopeston Area def Milford/Cissna Park 2-1



CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward homered leading off the 11th inning to lift the surging Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins 3-2.


The Phillies’ shut out the Cardinals 5-0.


The Cleveland Indians earned a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.


Time Trials and trophy dashes take place tonight at the Farmer City Raceway with the Farmer City 74. Tomorrow night is the 10 thousand dollars to win MARS Late Model Series race along with modifieds, Pro Lates and Street Stocks.



No Chance for a Triple Crown, Country House Will Not Run in the Preakness

IHSA Softball

Dwight def Iroquois West 15-0 and 13-6


Watseka def Momence 12-2

Magan Harris hit 2 homeruns with 6 RBI

Natalie Schroeder also homered


GCMS def Blue Ridge 21-13

Madi Eberle had 23 hits including 2 homeruns and 4 RBI


St. Joe Ogden def Olympia 7-2

Bailey Dowling and Katie Poulter each hit a homerun


Mahomet Seymour def Monticello 11-9

Abigail Akers had 2 hits and 3 RBI


IHSA Baseball

Dwight def Iroquois West 8-4


Salt Fork def Armstrong Potomac 14-5


Mahomet Seymour and Monticello ended in a 2-2 tie after 9 innings



Kris Bryant smacked a three-run, walk-off homer with two out in the ninth to complete the Cubs' 5-2 victory over the Marlins.


The Phillies beat the Cardinals 11-1.


Lucas Giolito (jee-oh-LEE'-toh) combined with two relievers on a five-hitter as the White Sox topped the punchless Indians, 2-0.


UNDATED (AP) — There will be no Triple-Crown winner in thoroughbred racing this year. Assistant trainer Riley Mott has confirmed to The Associated Press that Country House will not run in the May 18 Preakness. Trainer Bill Mott says that the Kentucky Derby longshot developed a cough and was "acting like he's going to get sick." Country House went off at 65-1 in the Derby and was credited with the victory following the disqualification of race winner Maximum Security.



Cards and White Sox win, Cubs Lose

IHSA Baseball

Cissna Park def Donovan 10-2

Keegan Boyle had 3 hits


Watseka def St. Thomas More 11-9


Lincoln def Rantoul 13-9

St. Joe ogden def Danville 11-7

Crayton Burnett and Jaden Miller each had 2 hits


GCMS def Dee Mack 12-11

Layne Harden and Josh Nuss each had 3 RBI


Milford def Armstrong Potomac 13-1 and 12-0


Salt Fork def Hoopeston Area 2-1


IHSA Softball

Watseka def St. Thomas More 16-0

Magan Harris threw a no hitter with 7 strikeouts

She also had a homerun and 5 RBI


LeRoy def Rantoul 8-4


St. Joe Ogden def Monticello 13-1

Kaylee Ward and Katie Poulter each hit a homerun


Milford/Cissna Park def Armstrong Potomac 15-0

Kaylee Warren had 6 RBI


Salt Fork def Hoopeston Area 5-4


Mahomet Seymour def Fisher 11-0

Samantha Tamburo had 3 hits and 3 RBI



The Cubs had a 4-3 lead until Pedro Strop (strohp) walked three batters in the ninth to lead to three runs in the Marlins' 6-5 comeback at Wrigley Field.


Yadier (YAH'-dee-ehr) Molina, Matt Carpenter and Paul DeJong (deh-YUHNG') homered to back Miles Mikolas (MY;'-koh-lahs) who scattered three hits over seven innings as the Cardinals shut out the Phillies, 6-0 to end a four-game skid.


Yoán Moncada belted a two-run homer and drove in four as the White Sox clobbered the Indians, 9-1 to stop a three-game skid.


DOVER, Del. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has won a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his career, 12 years after capturing his first NASCAR Cup victory at the track on a Monday.Alex Bowman finished second. Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick and pole-sitter Chase Elliott round out the top five.


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Monster Energy Race at Dover Postponed Until Today


Kris Bryant belted his fourth career grand slam while the Cubs were tacking on six runs in the eighth inning of their seventh straight win, a 13-5 win over the Cardinals. Willson Contreras, Anthony Rizzo and David Bote each drove in two runs as Chicago leapfrogged the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.


Boston won for the sixth time in seven games as the Red Sox beat the White Sox 9-2.


It was a little chilly Friday night but the track was in great shape as racing got underway at the Farmer City Raceway. Brian Shirley won the Late Model feature, Tyler Nicely won in Modifieds, Aaron Heck won Pro Lates, Jeremy Nichols won Street Stocks and David Lauritson won Hornets. This week is the Farmer City 74.


DOVER, Del. (AP) — The NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway has been postponed by rain and will be run today. Chase Elliott is the pole-sitter for the race after winning last week at Talladega, won the pole and will lead the field to green at 12:01 p.m. Dover hasn't held a Monday race since 2007.


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Sox win, Cards lose

The Washington Nationals beat the Cardinals, 2-1.


The White Sox notched their second straight walk-off win as Nicky Delmonico hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give them a 6-4 victory over the Red Sox.


The Chicago Cubs host the St Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Game time 1-20 this afternoon.


The Chicago White Sox host the Boston Red Sox tonight at 7-10. There are post game fireworks tonight.



Saturday on WPXN it’s Our Monthly Live Action Auction. Bid Buy and Save on Gift Certificates and items from Area businesses from 8-10am.


Then it’s Xfinity Racing with the Allied Steel Buildings 200 from Dover Delaware,

The Monster Mile with a  WPXN noon Broadcast time.


On Sunday it’s the Monster Energy Gander RV 400 NASCAR Race from Dover Delaware, The Monster Mile with a WPXN noon Broadcast time.



Kentucky Derby Favorite, Omaha Beach Scratched

IHSA Baseball

St. Thomas More def Fisher 7-4


Charleston def St. Joe Ogden 2-1


IHSA Softball

Georgetown Ridgefarm def Armstrong Potomac 13-0



The Cubs won for the 13th time in 17 games as Jon Lester combined with two relievers on a one-hitter in an 11-0 thrashing of the Mariners.


Miles Mikolas (MY'-koh-lahs) outpitched Max Scherzer and Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO'-nah) had three hits as the Cardinals dumped the Nationals, 5-1.


The Orioles beat the White Sox, 5-4 in Game 1 of a twinbill.

The White Sox salvaged a split of their double header by downing the O's, 7-6 on Yonder Alonso's two-run single with two out in the ninth inning.


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have exercised their fifth-year option on linebacker Leonard Floyd, locking him up through the 2020 season. The move was expected after Floyd played in all 16 regular-season games last season and recorded four sacks and had a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown in Week 9 at Buffalo.



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched from Saturday's race because of a breathing problem. The colt from Southern California was made the 4-1 early favorite for Saturday's 145th Derby. Omaha Beach galloped Wednesday morning without any problem and trainer Richard Mandella said everything was fine, but that changed by late afternoon. The role of likely favorite now falls to Game Winner, who was the 5-1 second choice.



Cards and Sox Win

IHSA Baseball

Rantoul def Unity 3-2

Adam Crites had 8 strikeouts


Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 8-0


Georgetown Ridgefarm/Chrisman def Milford 1-0


Hoopeston Area def Schlarman 2-1


Monticello def Prairie Central 4-3


IHSA Softball

Unity def Rantoul 15-13


Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 17-0


Georgetown Ridgefarm def Milford/Cissna Park 10-9


Hoopeston Area def Schlarman 6-2


Prairie Central def Monticello 11-1



UNDATED (AP) — Harrison Bader hit his third home run of the season as St. Louis roughed up Washington starter Patrick Corbin during a six-run fifth inning as the Cardinals beat the Nationals 6-3 on Monday to start a four-game series.


Tim Anderson and Yonder Alonso each hit a two-run homer, sending the Chicago White Sox to a 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.


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Chase Elliott Wins at Talladega to Give Chevrolet First Win of the Season


PHOENIX (AP) — Ben Zobrist lined a two-run double in the 15th inning and the Chicago Cubs outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in the second-longest game in Chase Field history.


Yadier (YAH'-dee-ehr) Molina drove in three runs to back Jack Flaherty

as the Cardinals took the rubber game of their three-game set with the Reds in a 5-2 victory.


CHICAGO (AP) — Reynaldo López struck out a career-high 14 and allowed two hits in six innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers for a sweep of an abbreviated two-game series.


The weather cooperated Friday night at the Farmer City Raceway. Brian Shirley won the Late Model Feature. Allen Weiser won Modifieds. Dakota Ewing won Pro Lates, Jeremy Nichols won Street Stocks, and Billy Knebel won B-Mods. This week is regular night of racing with Hornets. May 9th and 10th is the Farmer City 74 event.


TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott has won the NASCAR Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway, giving Chevrolet its first victory of the season.

Elliott took the lead shortly after a restart with four laps to go and worked with three other Chevy drivers to hold off the rest of the field. He won for the first time since October. Elliott locked up a playoff spot and became the sixth different driver to win through 10 races this season. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman finished second, followed by rookies Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric.


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Oklahoma Quarterback Kyler Murray Taken #1 in NFL Draft

IHSA Softball

Watseka def Iroquois West 15-3

Natalie Schroeder had 3 doubles and 2 RBI


GCMS def Ridgeview/Lexington 9-0

Madi Eberle pitched a perfect game with 15 strikeouts

She helped herself out at the plate with 4 RBI


Fieldcrest def Fisher 2-1


IHSA Baseball

Clifton Central def Cissa Park 8-4


Watseka def Iroquois West 3-1


GCMS def Lexington 12-2

Nathan Garard and Cade Elliott each had 3 RBI



Dodgers beat the Cubs 2-1


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyler Murray has become the 22nd Heisman Trophy winner to go first overall in the NFL draft. The Arizona Cardinals chose Murray, making it the second straight year an Oklahoma quarterback was selected with the No. 1 pick.


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears figure to have a chance to add a top running back and core player to a team that won the NFC North in coach Matt Nagy's first season when they make their first pick of the draft in the third round today.


Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks 8:40pm

Cincinnati at St. Louis 7:15pm

Detroit at Chicago White Sox 7:10pm


Tonight at the Farmer City Raceway its’ a regular night of racing. Full Show plus B-Mods. Gates open at 4pm. Hot Laps at 6:30. Racing begins around 7pm. General admission is $12. Veterans $5. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Pit passes $30.




Talladega--jc)  -- Its superspeedway racing at Talledega this weekend. Nascar Driver Denny Hamlin says there are several ways to go at Talladega on Sunday…



Ricky Stenhouse Junior talks about strategies at the superspeedway…



Saturday on WPXN its Xfinity racing with the Money Lion 300 with a 11-30am start time.


On Sunday its the Monster Energy Geico 500 NASCAR Race from Talladega with Noon Broadcast 





Cubs & Cards Win, Sox Lose

IHSA Baseball

Herscher def Watseka 10-0


GCMS def Rantoul 5-4

Ethan Garard and Braden Roesch each had 2 hits


Fisher def Ridgeview 4-3

Hunter Coon had 2 hits


St. Joe Ogden def St. Thomas More 8-0

Keegan McCarty had 10 strikeouts


Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Milford 10-4


Westville def Armstrong Potomac 9-2


IHSA Softball

Olympia def GCMS 13-0


Milford/Cissna Park def Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin 4-3


St. Joe Ogden def St. Thomas More 17-0

Hannah Dukeman had a homerun with 4 RBI

Bailey Dowling also hit a homerun


Armstrong Potomac def Westville 21-18

Denley Heller hit 2 homeruns



Javier Baez and Jason Heyward each hit three-run homers in the sixth inning of the Cubs' 7-6 comeback over the Dodgers


Adam Wainwright notched his 150th career victory by allowing one run over six innings of the Cardinals' 5-2 win over the Brewers. Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO'-nah) and Yadier Molina (YAH'-dee-ehr moh-LEE'-nah) homered.


Orioles beat the White Sox 4-3



Several Area Coaches to be Honored by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association

IHSA Softball

PBL def Centennial 15-2

Baylee Cosgrove had 3 hits and 5 RBI


Watseka def Iroquois West 18-1

Kennedy Bauer tripled twice and had 2 RBI


Danville def Rantoul 10-4


St. Joe Ogden def Prairie Central 14-3

Kaylee Ward had a grand slam and 6 RBI

Katie Poulter also hit a homerun


Fisher def Cerro Gordo/Bement 19-2

Kylee Bishop and Sydney Hood each had 2 hits, 2 RBI and 3 Runs


Armstrong Potomac def St. Thomas More 10-4

Grace Reynolds had 3 hits


IHSA Baseball

Central Clifton def Cissna Park 8-4


Watseka def iroquois West 5-3

Ben Lyznicki had 2 hits, 2 RBI, and 2 Runs


St. Joe Ogden def GCMS 11-0

Crayton Burnett had 2 hits and 3 RBI and also pitched the shutout with 13 strikeouts


Cerro Gordo/Bement def Fisher 4-3



José Quintana earned his third straight win by limiting the Dodgers to a pair of runs and four hits over seven innings of the Cubs' 7-2 victory.


Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking, leadoff homer in the eighth inning to push the Cardinals past the Brewers, 4-3.


Orioles ended a four-game slide by beating the White Sox 9-1.


Several area basketball coaches will be honored by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association at an upcoming banquet. Boys Coaches selected were  Kevin Long of Cissna Park, Ryan Tompkins of GCMS. Girls coaches were Keri Dornbusch of GCMS, Scot Ghere of Ridgeview, Kevin Taylor of St. Joe Ogden, and Barry Bauer of Watseka. Joining those coaches were several area Jr. High Coaches. They are Anthony Videka, Cissna Park Seventh grade girls, Bill Mulvaney, Gifford eighth grade girls, and Chase Gilliland, Prairieview-Ogden seventh grade boys.



Cards and Sox Win

IHSA Baseball

Rantoul def PBL 7-4

Nolan Riddle had a 3 run double


Cissna Park def Armstrong Potomac 10-0

Mario Renteria pitched a 5 inning no-hitter with 8 strikeouts


GCMS def Heyworth 12-10

Layne Harden had 4 hits including a homerun


Eureka def Fisher 12-2


Salt Fork def Milford 10-7


Oakwood def Hoopeston Area 15-5


IHSA Softball

GCMS def Heyworth 2-0

Madi Eberle hit hit a 2 run homerun


Fisher def Eureka 1-0

Sydney Eichelberger had 10 strikeouts


Herscher def St. Joe Ogden 4-1


Salt Fork def Milford/Cissna Park 9-6


Armstrong Potomac def Chrisman 17-4

Kayla Roe and Sam Kelsch each had 3 RBI


Hoopeston Area def Oakwood 9-7


Buffalo/Tri City def Mahomet Seymour 4-3



Dexter Fowler had his first four-hit game in six years, belted his first home run of the season and collected four RBIs as the Cardinals hammered the Brewers, 13-5.


José Abreu and James McCann each homered and combined for nine RBIs as the White Sox crushed the Orioles, 12-2


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Cubs & Cards Win, Sox Lose

CHICAGO (AP) — David Bote hit a game-ending RBI single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs used a terrific performance by Tyler Chatwood to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1. Chatwood pitched six scoreless innings, and Javier Báez had two big hits for Chicago.


Paul Goldschmidt had a pair of hits and drove in two runs as the Cardinals took the rubber match of their three-game set with the Mets, 6-4. Dakota Hudson recorded his first major league win as a starting pitcher by allowing three runs and five hits over five innings.


DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3.


The Farmer City Races were cancelled Friday night due to the track being too wet and NASCAR was off for the Easter Holiday. This week at the Farmer City Raceway it’s a regular show plus B-Mods and the Monster Energy Series is at Talladega on Sunday.


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Ayo Dosunmu Staying at Illinois


Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 9-7.


Good news for the Fighting Illini nation.  Freshman Guard Ayo Dosunmu announced that he will stay at Illinois for his sophomore season instead of entering the NBA Draft. . He said he wants to stay and help coach Brad Underwood with some unfinished business and get Illinois to the dance.


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(Urbana--jc)  -- The NCAA Gymanstic Championships begin today at the University of Illinois. The Illini are participating. The first competition is at noon

The Illini Gymnastics team competes is session 2 at 7 tonight at the State Farm Center.


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Alex Diab, a senior on the Illinois men's gymnastics team, was named the 2019 Specialist of the Year, as announced Thursday night by the Collegiate Gymnastics Association. The award, which is given annually to the top gymnast on any one event, was one of four awards presented on Thursday


The Fighting Illini Baseball team plays host to Penn State. The three game set starts at 7-30. The series continues at 3 on Saturday with the final game at noon on Sunday at Illini Field.


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois softball team continues its four-game homestand this weekend as the Illini host No.22/19/23 Michigan in a three-game conference series on April 19-21. First pitch on Friday is set for 5 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. CT on Saturday and 2 p.m. CT on Sunday for a BTN-televised series finale.

The Illini will then head out for a five-game road swing - their final road trip of the regular season - starting with a doubleheader against No. 23/18/20 Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., on Tuesday (April 23), before traveling to Columbus, Ohio, for a three-game series at Ohio State on April 26-28.



The Chicago Cubs host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field this afternoon Gametime 1-20

The St Louis Cardinals are home against the New York Mets. 7-10 is the start time

The Chicago White Sox are on the road at Detroit to battle the Tigers First pitch is 6-10



(Farmer City--jc) Its racing tonight at the Farmer City Raceway. Gates open at 4pm. The full show features late models, modifieds and Pro Late Models Street Stocks and Hornets. Hot laps at 6-30 and qualifying begins at 7pm tonight at the Farmer City Raceway.



Cubs, Cards Win, Sox lose

IHSA Baseball

GCMS def Eureka 1-0

Nathan Garard had 14 strikeouts


St. Joe Ogden def Pontiac 13-12

Adam Rose had 4 hits


Salt Fork def Hoopeston Area 1-0


Mahomet Seymour def St. Bede 13-0


IHSA Softball

Blue Ridge def Iroquois West 10-0


Heyworth def Fisher 3-2


Mahomet Seymour def Rantoul 13-1

Aubrie Shore, Samantha Tamburo, Karley Yergler, and Allison Nofziger each hit a homerun


Mt. Zion def St. Joe Ogden 14-3



Cole Hamels scattered three hits over seven strong innings as the Cubs blanked the Marlins, 6-0 to complete a three-game sweep.


Matt Carpenter and Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO'-nah) each homered to support Michael Wacha (WAH'-kah) as the Cardinals knocked off the Brewers, 6-3 to avoid a three-game sweep.


The Royals completed a 4-3 10-inning win over the White Sox.



Cubs and White Sox Win, Cards Lose

IHSA Softball

Blue Ridge def PBL 7-0


Dwight def Watseka 10-4


Mattoon def St. Joe Ogden 18-17


Unity def Fisher 16-1


Milford/Cissna Park def Westville 10-4

Maya Mcewen and Kaylee Warren each had 3 RBI


Prairie Central def Gardner South Wilmington 10-0


IHSA Baseball

PBL def Cissna Park  8-4

Trey VanWinkle had 3 hits and 2 RBI


Dwight def Watseka 11-1


Rantoul def St. Thomas More 11-1

Will Wake had 3 hits and 2 RBI


St. Joe Ogden def Urbana 2-0

Crayton Burnett had 10 strikeouts


Milford def Westville 10-0

Brady Marshino had 2 hits and 2 RBI


Jose Quintana struck out seven and extended his scoreless innings streak to 14 to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 victory over the Miami Marlins.


Christian Yelich homered again as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cardinals 8-4


CHICAGO (AP) — Yoan Moncada hit a pair of solo shots for his first multi-homer game to power the Chicago White Sox past the Kansas City Royals 5-1.



(Mahomet--jc)  Popular and successful High School Volleyball Coach Stan Bergman is taking a new position as Head Coach of the Mahomet Seymour High School volleyball program. Over the past 4 years, Bergman has 2 state championships with the St Thomas More program. Over his career, Bergman has 585 wins.


(Gifford--jc)  -- The Coaches versus Cancer event at Gordyville USA was another huge success. Initial reports say 46 thousand dollars was raised with more funds coming in for the event.  The efforts have raised over 650 thousand dollars since 2013 University of Illinois Coach Brad Underwood was among the coaches headlining the event near Gifford. This was the 7th annual event at Gordyville.




The Chicago Cubs finish a three game series at the Miami Marlins tonight. First pitch is 6:10pm.


The St Louis Cardinals are in Milwaukee against the Brewers. Game time is 12-40


The Chicago White Sox are home at Guaranteed  Rate Field against the Kansas CIty Royals. Starting time is 1-10.



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