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PBL and Cissna Park Battle tonight for the SVC Regular season Title

Big Ten

Iowa def Ohio St. 85-76 

Michigan State def Nebraska 86-65

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL at Cissna Park

Iroquois West vs Clifton Central

Watseka vs Dwight

Rantoul at Pontiac

St. Joe Ogden at Central Catholic

GCMS vs Lexington

Fisher vs Fieldcrest

Milford vs Hoopeston Area

Armstrong Potomac vs Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin

Mahomet Seymour at Charleston

 

 

(Cissna Park-cf)-- Tonight is Senior Night for the Cissna Park Boy’s squad against the PBL Panthers. Timberwolves Head Coach Seth Johnson talks about how excited this group of seniors are, and how loud the gym will be in Cissna Park for tonight's contest… 

 

 

Cissna Park Boy’s Head Coach Seth Johnson. Tonight's broadcast will start around 7pm with WPXN’s Joel Cluver on the call. 

 

 

 

(Paxton-cf)-- Playing in loud gyms is critical at this point in the year for most basketball teams. The PBL Panthers will head to Cissna Park tonight to take on the Timberwolves and that gym will fit the description. Head Coach Adam Schonaur talks about playing in Cissna Park and how important it is to play in louder gyms… 

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Head Coach Adam Schonauer. WPXN’s broadcast of the game will start around 7:15 from Cissna Park. 

 

(Paxton-cf) NASCAR is in Las Vegas this Weekend. Jimmie Johnson says that he learned so much in 2018 when he and Chad Kanaus parted ways, Johnson also said that the 2018 and 2019 seasons were years of learning and growth which he hopes will lead to a big 2020 season…

 

 

Nascar Driver Jimmie Johnson. Tune into WPXN’s Broadcast of the Penzoil 400 Sunday afternoon starting at 2:30. 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers and Cissna Park Timberwolves battle it out for the the SVC regular season title. Our pregame begins at 6:45 with tip at 7pm.

 

On Saturday morning its On the Sidelines from 7-8 brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Paxton and Cissna Park, MATCO Fire Protection Equipment in Paxton, Monical’s in  Paxton, Paxton IGA, Shield’s Auto Mart in Paxton and Shield’s Auto Center in Rantoul. 

 

Saturday afternoon it’s Xfinity racing from Las Vegas with the Boyd Gaming 300 with a 1pm broadcast. 

 

On Sunday it’s the Monster Energy Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Race with a 2:30 start time.

 

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Illinois Coach Brad Underwood says this year has been unique for the Big Ten

Big Ten

Michigan def Rutgers 60-52

Indiana def Minnesota 68-56

 

NHL

New York Rangers def Chicago Blackhawks 6-3

 

 

(Las Vegas--jc)  Las Vegas is the next stop on the Nascar circuit. Teams had one day less to make the trip west after the rain delay with the Daytona 500. Nascar Driver Kevin Harvick says making the west coast trip is a change in the race schedule, but one that is also a measuring stick…

 


Nascar Driver Kevin Harvick

Sunday’s race starts at 1-30 on your official and complete Nascar racing station 104.9 WPXN

 

 

(Urbana--jc) The University of Illinois Fighting Illini have 5 more regular season games before the start of the Big 10 Tournament in early March. Depending on who you ask, as many as 9 or 10 teams will make the N-C-Double A Mens Basketball tournament. U of I Mens Coach Brad Underwood says it is a unique year for the Big 10…

 


University of Illinois Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. 

Next up for Illinois is a home game against Nebraska on Monday night. The pre game is set for 6pm and the tip is at 7pm.



 

1A IHSA Girls Basketball Sectional Final

@ St Thomas More High School in Champaign

7pm Decatur St Teresa vs Salt Fork

 

2A IHSA Girls Basketball Sectional Final

@ Paris High School

7pm Teutopolis vs Paris

 

Big Ten

Ohio St. at Iowa

Michigan St. at Nebraska

 

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Quick Wrap- Thoughts of the Illini win.

The Illini are now 9-6 on the year in the Big Ten. Brad Underwood’s team snapped a 4 game skid last night in Happy Valley against #9 Penn State. Most of that credit goes to the superior defense that the Illini played throughout the game. But, there was one offensive performance that was hard to go unnoticed. 

 

Ayo Dosunmu was a game-time decision last night, after that knee strain that he suffered in the one-point loss to Michigan State last week. Ayo’s absence from the Rutgers game last Saturday from The Rac was very noticeable. However, Ayo, the Illini Medical Staff, and the Coaching Staff determined that 11 was ready to go, and was he ever. Ayo had a massive game after taking the Rutgers game off, and Penn State didn’t prepare for him in the scout, that was apparent. He had 24 in the contest, Kofi had 14 and he did a great job cleaning up the glass last night. 

 

Outside of the scoring outing that Ayo had, Feliz was the player that had the most impact on me. He flies around the court and grabs rebounds, and rips the ball away from guys that twice his size. Feliz also secured the game-winning rebound. 

 

The Illini have a very favorable schedule left and have a massive opportunity to not only make the tournament but to win at minimum 12 games in the Big Ten, something that not even me would have predicted. Celebrate the win the rest of the week through the weekend, and hope that teams ahead of us drop a few games this weekend, and get back to work Monday night against Nebraska and protect home court. 

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Illini end losing streak with 62-56 win at Penn St.

IHSA Boys Basketball

Cissna Park def Tri Point 71-50

Ian Rogers scored 30 points

 

Ridgeview def Iroquois West 61-52

 

Watseka def Donovan 62-32

Drew Wittenborn had 18 points

 

St. Thomas More def Rantoul 58-31

 

LeRoy def GCMS 58-20

 

Tri Valley def Fisher 61-49

 

Milford def Schlarman 72-62

Trace Fleming scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds

 

Hoopeston Area def Armstrong Potomac 66-49

 

Mahomet Seymour def Normal West 58-49

Grant Coleman scored 14 points

 

Prairie Central def IVC 69-68

Jake Bachtold had 16 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

3A Regional

Mahomet Seymour def Urbana 59-39

Cayla Koerner led with 16 points

 

Mt. Zion def Rantoul 59-30

 

2A Sectional

Seneca def Prairie Central 50-49

 

Big Ten

Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points and Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with a 62-56 victory over No. 9 Penn State. Kofi Cockburn added 14 points for the Fighting Illini.

 

Maryland def Northwestern 76-67

Wisconsin def Purdue 69-65

 

NASCAR

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors a day after his horrific crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.

 

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The Illini steal a W in Happy Valley

The title says it all, roadkill. The Illini walk into Happy Valley and get a very pleasant surprise. The Illini take home the W 62-56 over Penn State. The return of Ayo was one that Jay eluded that may have been the difference-maker. Give Andres Feliz Big Ten player of the year right now, there is a lot of emotions running through my mind right now.  

 

Ayo comes in, a game-time decision, and makes a huge impact. Good to see him have the career game that he had tonight. I will have more tomorrow on the game, as well as the daily outlook but for now, it’s time to celebrate this win! Go Illini! 

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Denny Hamlin Wins Daytona 500, Ryan Newman Injured in final lap Wreck

IHSA Girls Basketball

2A Sectional 

Paris def St. Joe Ogden 62-35

 

Teutopolis def Unity 43-22

 

NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There was celebration for Denny Hamlin and great concern for Ryan Newman at the end of the Daytona 500.

Hamlin is the first driver to win back-to-back Daytona 500s since Sterling Marlin in 1994 and ’95. Hamlin joined six Hall of Fame drivers as winners of three or more Daytona 500s. 

 

Hamlin’s celebration quickly became muted as drivers awaited an update on Ryan Newman's condition following a crash at the end. Two hours after the race, NASCAR read a statement from Roush Fenway Racing that said Newman is in “serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening.”

 

Newman had surged into the lead on the final lap when Ryan Blaney’s bumper caught the back of his Ford and sent Newman hard right into the wall. His car flipped, rolled and was hit on the driver’s side by Corey LaJoie’s car before finally skidding across the finish line in flames.

 

UNDATED (AP) — Baylor, Gonzaga, Kansas and San Diego remain the top 4 teams in the newest Associated Press men’s basketball poll.

Kansas and Baylor will square off Saturday in Waco.

Dayton, Duke, Maryland, Florida State, Penn State and Kentucky round out the top 10.


 

(Paxton-cf)-- PBL Lady Panther’s Head Coach Nathan Lawler reflected on the season-ending loss to El Paso-Gridley last Thursday. He didn’t want to hang his head about the loss, because the Lady Panthers have a lot to build on in the upcoming season. They have a big chance next season with a lot of returning players… 

 

 

PBL Lady Panther Head Coach Nathan Lawler. 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

2A Sectional at Wilmington

Prairie Central vs Seneca

Joliet Catholic vs Fieldcrest

 

3A Regional at Danville

Rantoul vs Mt. Zion

 

3A Regional at Decatur MacArthur

Mahomet Seymour vs Urbana

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois is on the road at Penn St. Pregame at 4:30 with tip at 5:30.

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Team LeBron wins revamped NBA All-Star Game 157-155

NBA

CHICAGO (AP) — It seems fitting that three Los Angeles-based players led an All-Star victory on a night the league honored Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.

Clippers forward Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard received the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award after scoring a game-high 30 points in Team LeBron’s 157-155 victory over Team Giannis (YAH’-nihs) in Chicago.

 

Big Ten

Michigan def Indiana 89-65

Iowa def Minnesota 58-55

 

NASCAR

NASCAR’s season-opening race was postponed following a second rain delay, pushing the event to today. It's the second time in 62 years that “The Great American Race” will finish on a Monday. Pole-sitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was the leader 20 laps into the race when the rain returned, sending drivers back to pit road.

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

2A Sectional

St. Joe Ogden vs Paris

 

Unity vs Teutopolis

 

Today on WPXN it’s NASCAR Racing with the rescheduled Daytona 500. Broadcast starts at 3pm. 

 

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

 

Then it’s IHSA Girls Basketball with the 2A Sectional at Paris between St. Joe Ogden and Paris. Pregame at 7:15 with tip at 7:30.

 

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Ayo listed as Day to Day

Most of us Illini fans who watched the past game, had a scary sight in the final few seconds of that game. Ayo Dosunmu was flying down the court with 3 or 4 seconds on the clock trailing by one-point. The stage was set again for the Illini star to hit yet another game-winner this season and we were ready for it. 6’5” guard made a move to the rim, and slipped. He went down in a heap clenching his leg around his knee and had to be helped off the court. My heart sank to my stomach when that happened like most. Seeing your closer and star player who is no doubt going to the NBA in the upcoming draft, goes down like that is a feeling that you can’t explain. 

 

After undergoing MRI tests, and credit to the Illini medical staff, there was no “structural damage” to his knee. No ligament tears, no breaks or fractures, thankfully. Ayo has been listed as “day to day” and will travel on with the team on the East Coast trip starting with Rutgers tomorrow afternoon. 

 

While he is recovering, somebody has to step into his leadership role. What better time for Alan Griffin to step up and show Illini nation what he can do? As a little bit of redemption for serving his suspension from the incident in West Lafeyette earlier in the season. The time is now, Alan. He is a pure scorer and we have seen it in multiple games this year, he rebounds very well for a guard, flies around on the glass; most importantly he doesn’t seem to get shaken up in big moments. Feliz and Fraizer no-doubt are going to have to play key roles in the next few days or weeks, and they can. Feliz gets all the intangibles done on the court that doesn’t get enough pub, Trent can score in an instant from three and he is going to have to while Ayo is sidelined. 

 

The Illini have the depth at the guard position to play great basketball in the absence of Ayo. The question that I don’t have an answer to is who? Feliz, Trent, Alan? One of those three is going to have a great game against Rutgers and right the ship so to speak, and I see the Illini getting back in the winning column tomorrow afternoon. The Rack is a tough place to play, but so is Mackey Arena, and the Chrysler Center. Both places the Illini have won this season.

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We're Back...

It’s been a while since I’ve had a blog on the WPXN website. I have dealt with life, like most of the population and the Blogs have been very neglected for a long time. That is going to change starting today. Here are a few things to expect with the WPXN Blog’s coming in the rest of the time. 

 

  1. We will discuss a lot of topics on the blogs. Those topics will range from Illini Athletics to the NFL. If I find something that needs to be blogged and it will be there. 

  2. There will be a blog posted on the website called “Today’s Outlook” starting on Monday. That will feature multiple matchups that I think you should watch. Especially with Big Ten Basketball heating up, IHSA tournaments beginning, and the MLB starting back up again. Expect those blogs around 7:00 each morning. 

  3. I am shooting for a minimum of two lengthy posts per day. I know long blogs get repetitive but mine will be the opposite, we will go in-depth with information and facts for my thoughts and opinions. 

  4. Comment, I want people that read to tell me that they have been and interact with us in the sports department here at WPXN. Comment to the links on Twitter, or comment directly on the Blog, so I can post content that you are wanting to see when it comes to professional and Illini athletics. 

 

With all that, we are back and locked and loaded to bring the new Podcast and the Blogs to you, and launch them to the moon. Cheers. 

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The first NASCAR Race of the season, the Daytona 500 is Sunday

IHSA Girls Basketball

2A Regional Semi Finals

El Paso Gridley def PBL 40-27

 

Prairie Central def Herscher 78-18

Elly Haberkorn scored 23 points

 

Watseka def Hoopeston Area 35-23

Allie Hoy led with 11 points

 

Unity def Oakwood 50-47

 

1A Regional Final

Lexington def Milford 63-34

 

2A Regional Final

St. Joe Ogden def Villa Grove Heritage 50-34

Katie Cramer had 12 points

 

IESA

St. Joseph 7th grade boys team finished 2nd in the 3A state tournament as they lost to Rockridge 44-27. 

 

Prairieview Ogden 7th grade boys basketball team finished 2nd in the 1A state tournament as they lost Lincoln Broadwell 36-35.

 

Big Ten 

Indiana def Iowa 89-77

 

 

(Paxton-dg)-The PBL Panthers host the Watseka Warriors tonight on Senior night. 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonaur says the season is a marathon.

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonaur


 

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL vs Watseka

Cissna Park at Momence

Iroquois West at Dwight

Rantoul vs Prairie Central

St. Joe Ogden vs IVC

GCMS vs Eureka

Fisher at Lexington

Milford at Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

Armstrong Potomac vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

Mahomet Seymour vs Taylorville

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

2A Regional Final

At Hoopeston Area

Prairie Central vs Watseka 

 

(Paxton-cf)-- The Daytona 500 is two days away and Kevin Harvick talks about how Nascar varies from other professional sports in that the first race of the year is the biggest. But, you still won’t know who good drivers and teams are from the very first race… 

 

 

Nascar Driver Kevin Harvick. 

 

 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers host the Watseka Warriors on Senior night. Pregame at 6:30 with tip around 6:45.

 

On Saturday morning its On the Sidelines from 7-8 brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Paxton and Cissna Park, MATCO Fire Protection Equipment in Paxton, Monical’s in  Paxton, Paxton IGA, Shield’s Auto Mart in Paxton and Shield’s Auto Center in Rantoul. 

 

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

 

Saturday afternoon it’s Xfinity racing from Daytona, then we’ll have Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois tries to get back on the winning side as they are on the road at Rutgers.

 

Sunday it’s NASCAR Series Race with the Daytona 500 at 12:30.

 

 

 

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IHSA Girls Basketball Regional Finals and rescheduled Semi Finals are tonight

Big Ten 

Ohio St. def Rutgers 72-66

 

2A Girls Regional games tonight that were postponed from Wednesday

at Hoopeston Area

Prairie Central vs Herscher

Watseka vs Hoopeston Area

 

At Pontiac 

Fieldcrest vs Pontiac

PBL vs El Paso Gridley

 

1A Regional Final

At Iroquois West

Ridgeview vs Salt Fork

 

At Lexington

Milford vs Lexington

 

2A Regional Final

At St. Joe Ogden

St. Joe Ogden vs Villa Grove/Heritage

 

 

(PBL-cf)-- The PBL Lady Panthers are on the road in Pontiac to take on El Paso-Gridley tonight in their first Regional Matchup. Coach Nathan Lawler says that they have to take it one game at a time, and to take care of business tonight…

 

 

PBL Lady Panthers Head coach Nathan Lawler. 

The WPXN Pre-Game Show begins at 7-15 tonight with Rob Pacey.

 

 

(Paxton-cf)- The PBL Panthers have Senior night, Friday night against the Watseka Warriors. Paxton Buckley Loda Boys Basketball  Coach Adam Schonauer likes the toughness of his Panther basketball team and knows that they want to go deep into the postseason, especially after getting the taste earlier this year in football, winning the regional last season, and also winning the conference tournament...

 

 

P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer 

It’s Senior Night for the Panthers tomorrow night against the Watseka Warriors. 

 

(Nascar-cf)- The Daytona 500 is Sunday and Jimmie Johnson is trying to make a playoff push this upcoming Nascar season, he said that he wants to win one more before retiring…

 

Nascar Driver Jimmie Johnson

You can hear the Great American Race Sunday on WPXN starting at 12-30.

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Girls Basketball with the Regional Semi Finals between PBL and El Paso Gridley. Our pregame begins at 7:15 with tip at 7:30.

 

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Illinois loses a close one to Michigan St. 70-69

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL def La Salette Academy 50-30

Trey VanWinkle scored 24 points

 

GCMS def Watseka 65-54

Cade Elliott led with 16 points

 

Fisher def Uni High 72-54

Will Delaney scored 23 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Rantoul 66-53

Chance Izard scored 29 points

 

Milford def Westville 68-34

Nick Allen scored 22 points

 

Schlarman def Armstrong Potomac 74-51

 

Mahomet Seymour def Urbana 76-52

Grant Coleman had 26 points and 10 rebounds

 

Prairie Central def Central Catholic 54-51

Trey Bazzell had 18 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

1A Regionals

Lexington def Cissna Park 69-16

 

Milford def St. Thomas More 43-37

Kaylee Warren had 18 points

 

Salt Fork def Fisher 48-38

 

Ridgeview def Uni High 72-34

 

2A Regionals

St. Joe Ogden def Tuscola 34-32

Ella Armstrong led with 15 points

 

Villa Grove/Heritage def Schlarman 57-49

 

 

Big Ten

Star guard Ayo Dosunmu crumbled to the floor clutching his left knee after Michigan State's Xavier Tillman threw down a huge dunk late that lifted the Spartans over Illinois 70-69. The severity of Dosunmu's injury wasn't immediately made available. The Illini's leading scorer had 17 points. 

 

 

NBA

Washington Wizards def Chicago Bulls 126-114 

 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Regionals tonight

2A

at Maroa Forsyth

Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin vs Monticello

Unity vs Oakwood

 

at Hoopeston Area

Prairie Central vs Herscher

Watseka vs Hoopeston Area

 

At Pontiac 

Fieldcrest vs Pontiac

PBL vs El Paso Gridley

 

 

(PBL- cf)-- The PBL Lady Panthers are set to tip off their first regional contest tonight against El Paso-Gridley. Head Coach Nathan Lawler’s keys for a PBL win are to make the easy play’s, and don’t too much… 

 

 

PBL Head Coach Nathan Lalwer

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Girls Basketball as the PBL Lady Panthers take on El Paso-Gridley in the Regional Semi Finals. Pregame at 7:15 with tip at 7:30.

 

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Illinois will try to back on the winning track tonight against Michigan St.

IHSA Girls Basketball

1A

Cissna Park def Judah Christian 46-29

Mikayla Knake had 17 points

 

Uni High def Iroquois West 56-36

 

Fisher def Donovan 54-42

Kallie Evans scored 20 points

 

St. Thomas More def Armstrong Potomac 51-27

 

2A

Herscher def Clifton Central 47-32

Pontiac def GCMS 41-25

Monticello def Maroa Forsyth 61-60

Oakwood def Westville 53-25

Hoopeston Area def Bishop Mac 41-35

Schlarman def Georgetown Ridgefarm 67-9

 

Other

Danville def Mahomet Seymour 65-49

 

 

(Onarga--cf)  -- The Paxton Buckley Loda Boys basketball team gets back into action tonight, after a championship run in the 20-20 Sangamon Valley Conference tournament on Saturday. P-B-L Boys Coach Adam Schonauer says his team was able to get easy buckets in the second half and that his team has to stay disciplined into the last two weeks of the regular season with the state tournament to follow…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

 (Paxton-cf)- The Paxton Buckley Loda Lady Panthers finished the regular season by winning their final 3 games. Winning the conference tournament and finishing 2nd in the conference were also hilites of the year. P-B-L Girls Basketball Coach Nathan Lawler says one key to wins is the rotation used...

 

 

P-B-L Girls Basketball Coach Nathan Lawler. The Panthers get into action tomorrow night in the 2-A Regional in Pontiac

 

 

 

(Nascar-cf)- Kyle Larson has had some issues at Daytona in the past with wrecks,

He hopes this year will be different. Larson reflects on  past runnings in the Daytona 500…

 

 

Nascar Driver Kyle Larson. You can hear the Daytona 500 live on WPXN starting at 12-30 Sunday afternoon

 


 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL at La Salette Academy

Watseka at GCMS

Rantoul vs St. Joe Ogden

Fisher vs Uni High

Milford vs Westville

Armstrong Potomac vs Schlarman

Mahomet Seymour vs Urbana

 

IHSA Girls Regional tonight

1A at Lexington

Milford vs St. Thomas More

Lexington vs Cissna Park

 

At Iroquois West

Ridgeview vs Uni High

Salt Fork vs Fisher


 

2A at St. Joe Ogden

St. Joe Ogden vs Tuscola

Villa Grove/Heritage vs Schlarman

 

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

Then it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers are on the road at La Salette.

Following PBL Basketball it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois hosts Michigan St.

 

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IHSA Girls Basketball Regionals begin tonight

SVC Tournament Saturday

Iroquois West def Momence 67-45

Dwight def Watseka 45-40

PBL def Cissna Park 56-44 


 

Big Ten

Wisconsin def Ohio State 70-57

Rutgers def Northwestern 77-73 OT

 

NBA

Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 118-111

 

NHL

Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2

 

NASCAR

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman are the first two drivers to qualify for next Sunday’s Daytona 500. The starting order for the rest of the 40-car field will be determined by Thursday’s two qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway.


 

IHSA Girls Regional Action Tonight

Class 1A 

at Iroquois West

Urbana University High vs Iroquois West - 6

Fisher vs Donovan - 7:30


 

At Lexington

St. Thomas More vs Armstrong Potomac - 6

Judah Christian vs Cissna Park - 7:30

 

At Peru

Dwight vs LaMoille - 6

 

Class 2A

At Maroa Forsyth

Monticello vs Maroa Forsyth - 6

Oakwood vs Westville - 7:30

 

At St. Joseph Ogden

Tuscola vs Clinton - 6

Danville Schlarman vs Georgetown Ridge Farm - 7:30

 

At Hoopeston

Hersher vs Clifton Central - 6

Hoopeston Area vs Kankakee McNamara - 7:30

 

At Pontiac

Pontiac vs GCMS - 6

El Paso Gridley vs Flanagan Cornell - 7:30

 

Other Girls Basketball

Rantoul vs Centennial

Mahomet Seymour vs Danville


 

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

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

 

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Illinois will try to bounce back from loss at Iowa, tonight against Maryland

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Cissna Park 63-34

Mackenzie Bruns scored 30 points

 

Clifton Central def Iroquois West 40-21

Kamryn Grice had 11 points

 

Watseka def Dwight 52-16

Kennedy McTaggart led with 19 points

 

Ridgeview def GCMS 52-25

 

Central Catholic def St. Joe Ogden 54-52

 

Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 41-23

 

Mahomet Seymour def Charleston 66-57

Savannah Orgeron had 19 points

 

NBA

New Orleans Pelicans def Chicago Bulls 125-119 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

SVC Tournament

Semi Finals

PBL vs Clifton Central 6pm

Cissna Park vs St. Anne 7:30





 

Rantoul at Olympia

St. Joe Ogden at Pontiac

GCMS at Ridgeview

Fisher at Eureka

Milford vs Armstrong Potomac

Mahomet Seymour at Mt. Zion

 

 

(Paxton- cf)- The PBL Panthers play Clifton Central tonight in the SVC Tournament Semi finals. PBL Boys Basketball HC Adam Schonaur talks about how much preparation goes into a season, and that it’s a marathon...

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer 

 

 

Big Ten tonight

Maryland at Illinois

 

Big Ten on Saturday

Michigan St. at Michigan

Purdue at Indiana

Minnesota at Penn St.

Nebraska at Iowa

 

(Nascar-cf)- Kyle Busch has never won a Daytona 500, and he came very close last year. He talks about the last couple of laps between him and Denny Hamlin, and not getting the restart help that other drivers got… 

 

 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball with coverage of the SVC Tournament. Our pregame begins at 5:45 with tip at 6pm for PBL and Clifton Central. Then we’ll have Illinois vs Maryland and then bonus coverage of Cissna Park and St. Anne.

 

Saturday morning it’s On the Sidelines from 7-8 brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Paxton and Cissna Park, MATCO Fire Protection Equipment in Paxton, Monical’s Pizza in Paxton, Paxton IGA, Shield’s Auto Mart in Paxton and Shield’s Auto Center in Rantoul. 

 

Saturday Afternoon we’ll have IHSA Boys Basketball with Coverage of the SVC Tournament from Onarga Middle School. The Championship game will tip around 7:30.



 

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Tonight is the final night of regular season for many 1A and 2A Girls Basketball teams before Regionals

Big Ten

Purdue def Iowa 104-68

Minnesota def Wisconsin 70-52

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL vs Cissna Park

Iroquois West at Clifton Central

Watseka at Dwight

Rantoul at Pontiac

St Joe Ogden at Central Catholic

GCMS at Ridgeview

Fisher at Eureka

Milford vs Hoopeston Area

Armstrong Potomac vs Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin

Mahomet Seymour vs Charleston

 

The PBL Lady Panthers host the Cissna Park Lady Timberwolves tonight on Senior night. PBL Girls Basketball Coach Nathan Lawler says Senior Kiarra Lantz is a special player.

 

 

He goes to talk about how he likes how Senior Mackenzie Bruns has become a leader.

 

 

PBL Girls Basketball Coach Nathan Lawler

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Girls Basketball with Senior night for the PBL Lady Panthers as they host the Cissna Park Timberwolves. Pregame at 5:45 with tip at 6pm.

 

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PBL, Cissna Park. St. Anne and Clifton Central advance to semi finals of SVC Boys Basketball Tournament

IHSA Boys Basketball

SVC Tournament in Gilman and Onarga 

PBL def Momence 60-23 

Trey VanWinkle scored 20 points

 

Cissna Park def Iroquois West 59-51

Malaki Verkler had 16 points

 

Clifton Central def Watseka 59-47 

 

St. Anne def Dwight 84-64 

 

Other

Urbana def Rantoul 101-77

 

St. Joe Ogden def Monticello 57-52

Ty Pence scored 25 points

 

Fieldcrest def GCMS 73-50

 

Flanagan Cornell def Fisher 72-67

 

Westville def Armstrong Potomac 49-43

 

Mahomet Seymour def Normal Community 59-52

Grant Coleman and Eli Warren each scored 20 points

 

Tri Valley def Prairie Central 62-58


 

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Hoopeston Area 52-25

Mackenzie Bruns scored 26 points

 

Clifton Central def Kankakee Trinity 56-42

Kamryn Grice scored 22 points

 

Mattoon def St. Joe Ogden 47-29

 

Big Ten

Penn St. def Michigan St. 75-70

Maryland def Rutgers 56-51

Ohio St. def Michigan 61-58

 

NHL

Minnesota Wild def Blackhawks  3-2 


 

Big Ten

(Ann Arbor-cf) The Big Ten will be looking to replace one football coach, and just before national signing day. Mark Dantonio formally Michigan State Head Football Coach stepped down yesterday from that role. Dantoino has been the Head Coach since 2007. Dantonio will remain employed by MSU as the “special projects” coordinator, focusing on getting student athletes ready for the next chapter in their lives. 


 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Iroquois West at Tri Point



 

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Illinois cannabis dispensaries sold nearly $40 million in cannabis in just 31 days

(Springfield-jm) -- An Illinois lawmaker is proposing an additional 10 percent sales tax on what she calls “assault weapons” but an advocate says her novel definition of the term would mean nearly all firearms would be hit with the tax. A firearm sale in Illinois already includes federal taxes, state sales taxes, and local taxes. Chicago’s assesses a $25 per gun fee that’s long-faced a legal challenge. State Sen. Ann Gillespie’s Senate Bill 2468 would impose a 10 percent retail sales tax on what she calls “assault weapons” and their magazines, which she refers to as a “large capacity ammunition feeding device” that would hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. 

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Illinois farmers have faced the uncertainties of weather, tariffs, international trade agreements, competition from other countries, but while some things are out of their hand, what happens in Springfield doesn’t have to be. That is why the Illinois Farm Bureau advocates for state laws and policies on their behalf, said Michael Doherty, senior economist and policy analyst for the organization. Issues such as infrastructure and transportation affect farmers, Doherty said. Laws that affect farmers, which could be anything from environmental regulations to road funding, affect everyone, he said.

 

(Springfield-jm) -- The Illinois Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers to take advantage of the earned income tax credit when they file this year. The credit is for low to middle income taxpayers, that could net thousands of dollars. Department of Revenue Spokesperson Sam Salustro says you first need to check if you’re eligible…

 

 

Illinois Department of Revenue Spokesperson Sam Salustro. If you qualify for the earned income tax credit on your federal return, you will automatically qualify for the state credit. Visit irs dot gov to try that calculator.


 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Illinois cannabis dispensaries sold nearly $40 million in cannabis in just 31 days, an average of $1.3 million a day. Numbers provided by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office show since the adult-use cannabis market launched Jan. 1, 972,045 items sold for $39.2 million. Of that, Illinois residents spent $30.6 million and out-of-state residents spent $8.6 million. While official tax revenue numbers from those sales aren’t yet available, if the average tax was 35 percent, the total revenue could be more than $13 million.


 

(Urbana-jm) -- Champaign County Crime stoppers are seeking the public's help in finding a Rantoul man. Allen Mickell is wanted on 3 charges of failure to appear for theft and one charge of theft over $50,000. Mickell is described as a 26 year old black male, approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall weighing 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. 

 

 

(Rantoul-jm) -- Rantoul police continue to look for the person who robbed the Verizon store at gunpoint in the village last month. Police say a man entered the store around 11:30 am on Saturday, January 18th. The subject got away with numerous iPhones, iPads and Galaxy phones. He is described as a black male 5 foot 10 inches tall wearing a blue jacket with a hood up, scarf over his face and dark colored pants. Anyone with information is asked to call Champaign County Crime stoppers or Rantoul police.

 

 

(Paxton-Cale)- There will be multiple events going on at the Go Red For Women Heart Health Event taking place at the courthouse from 8:30 am to 10:30 am Friday Feb. 7th. Events include, Heart health information, stroke information, blood pressure screens, oxygen level and pulse checks, and you can sign up for a chance to win a health prize! Ford County Public Health Department Educator Danielle Walls has the details 

 

 

Ford County Public Health Department Educator Danielle Walls.

 

 

(Rantoul-jm) -- A program that helps deliver hot meals to those in need in Rantoul are in need of some help themselves. The Peace Meals program is seeking volunteers. The average delivery route takes between 90 and 120 minutes. The program is looking for anyone who can volunteer their time either one, two or five days a week. Those interested can call 217-893-8822.

 

 

(Undated-jm) -- The number of flu cases in the U-S continues to rise, especially in children. The CDC reports 68 children have died so far. Health officials say the flu shot is not an exact match to the strain going around. So far 19 million people have been infected with the flu.

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Amid sprawling federal corruption investigations in Illinois, some are looking at what role the Illinois Attorney General plays in rooting out duplicitous elected officials. Federal corruption investigations have involved several lawmakers in the past year. Former state Sen. Martin Sandoval, D-Cicero, pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to protect a red-light camera company last week. In October, former state Rep. Luis Arroyo, D-Chicago, was charged with bribing an unnamed state senator. State Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, was charged with embezzling from a labor union. He’s pleaded not guilty and remains in office. While county state’s attorneys have the ability to investigate public corruption, sexual assault and other crimes, some at the statehouse want to know what role the Illinois Attorney General has in fighting corruption.

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Illinois election officials are taking steps to prevent hackers from getting into the state voter database, as the Russians pulled off in 2016. The Illinois State Board of Elections along with several county clerks from central Illinois recently unveiled the Cyber Navigator Program. Following the 2016 Illinois' Voter Registration System infiltration by Russian hackers, state and local election officials received a $13.2 million dollar grant through the "Help America Vote" Act. 

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- An Illinois lawmaker argues more should be done to fight unwanted robocalls. State Senator Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, said despite some action at the federal level, the automated calls keep phones in the state ringing around the clock. Last year, the Federal Communications Commission passed a ruling that allows and encourages phone companies to block robocalls by default. Earlier in January, President Donald Trump signed legislation that urges those same companies to cut off illegal marketers or scammers before the phone rings by spotting suspicious traffic.

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- This is National Burn Awareness Week and the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office has some tips for staying safe. About 400 thousand people receive medical care for burns each year in the U-S, and one-third of all burn injuries occur in children under the age of 15. Fire marshal spokesperson J-C Fultz says contact burns are the most common…

 

 

Illinois State Fire Marshal Spokesperson J-C Fultz. Fultz says the good news is that nearly 97 percent of those who suffer burn injuries survive.

 

 

(Hoopeston-jm) -- OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois is launching an interactive prescription drug safety course for teenage students. The program is for students in grades 9 through 12 for free. Locally, the program will be offered to Hoopeston Area High School students. According to OSF, one in five high school seniors reportedly misused prescription drugs.

 

(Onarga-jm) -- The Onarga Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for their citizen of the year. Nominations are due to the chamber by February 11th and can be dropped off at the Onarga Theatre.

 

 

(Undated-jm) -- How does the outlook for February look? State Climatologist Trent Ford has the details…

 

 

State Climatologist Trent Ford.

 

 

(Rantoul-jm) -- J.W. Eater Junior High in Rantoul will hold their second annual African American Read-in during the month of February as part of Black History Month. Guest readers include the Rev. Robert Freeman today, Dr. Monica Hall on February 14th, Village Trustee Sam Hall on February 18th and Dr. William Trent on February 25th. The read-ins are open to the public.

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Applications for more licenses in the Illinois cannabis industry are now available. State Department of Agriculture Bureau Chief of Medicinal Plants Jeff Cox says the license apps are for marijuana transporters, infusers and craft growers…

 

 

State Department of Agriculture Bureau Chief of Medicinal Plants Jeff Cox. Those interested can submit an application between February 14th and March 16th. Visit agriculture dot illinois dot gov for all the details. 

 

 

(Undated-jm) -- Attorney General Kwame Raoul is joining 23 other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief supporting the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to seek restitution for consumers when enforcing consumer protections under the Federal Trade Commission Act. The attorneys general are seeking a reversal of a court's decision stating the Federal Trade Commission lacks the authority to obtain restitution.

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SVC Boys Tournament Starts Tonight, PBL earned the #1 Seed

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def GCMS 50-37

Mackenzie Bruns led with 15 points

 

Dwight def Cissna Park 47-31

 

St. Thomas More def Rantoul 38-32

 

Schlarman def Milford 56-25

 

Hoopeston Area def Armstrong Potomac 29-18

 

Urbana def Mahomet Seymour 63-48

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

SVC Tournament at Gilman and Onarga

Rantoul @ Urbana

St. Joe Ogden vs Monticello

GCMS at Fieldcrest

Fisher at Flanagan Cornell

Armstrong Potomac vs Westville

Mahomet Seymour at Normal Community


 

(Paxton-cf)- The SVC Tournament starts tonight in Gilman and Onarga. PBL drew the 1 seed for the tournament. They will face off against Momence tonight at 6pm, PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer talks about the significant win that his squad had earlier in the season against Momence.. 

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer 

 

 

 

(Cissna Park-cf)- The SVC tournament tips off tonight from Gilman and Onarga. The Timberwolves of Cissna Park and the IW Raiders will be the 6pm game at the middle school in Onarga. Cissna Park Coach Seth Johnson says that he likes the match up, since they have beaten them this year but the SVC can surprise you.. 

 

 

Cissna Park Boys Basketball Coach Seth Johnson


IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL vs Hoopeston Area

Watseka at Beecher



 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball with coverage of the SVC Tournament. Our first game features PBL vs Momence followed by Clifton Central and Watseka. We will also have coverage from the other side of the bracket with Cissna Park and Iroquois West followed by Dwight and St. Anne. Pregame at 5:45 with tip off a 6pm.

 

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Chiefs end 50 year Super Bowl Drought with 31-20 win over the 49ers

NFL

The Kansas City Chiefs have ended a half-century of frustration.

Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) engineered three touchdown drives in the final 6:13 as the Chiefs roared back from a 10-point deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20 in Super Bowl 54. It’s the first NFL championship for the Chiefs since beating the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Super Bowl 4.

 

NCAA

Luka Garza contributed 25 points and the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes ended Illinois’ seven-game winning streak by downing the 19th-ranked Illini, 72-65. Andres Feliz scored 17 points for Illinois.

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL vs GCMS

Cissna Park vs Dwight

Rantoul at St. Thomas More

Fisher at Heyworth

Milford vs Schlarman

Armstrong Potomac at Hoopeston Area

Mahomet Seymour vs Urbana


 

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.

 

Then it’s Bonus Coverage of IHSA Girls Basketball between PBL and GCMS.

 

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Illini get another BIG Ten win, Next Up Iowa

IHSA Girls Basketball

Watseka def PBL 39-30

Kinzie Parsons led with 12 points

 

Cissna Park def Momence 44-35

Bonnie Russell had 17 points

 

Dwight def Iroquois West 35-24

 

Dee Mack def GCMS 40-23

 

Ridgeview def Fisher 51-27

 

Armstrong Potomac def Georgetown Ridgefarm 51-20

Mattie Kennel had 12 points

 

Normal West def Mahomet Seymour 63-40

 

 

(Champaign--jc)  -- It’s 7 in a row for the University of Illinois Fighting Men’s basketball team with a 59 to 51 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers last night in Champaign. U of I Men’s Coach Brad Underwood said the game was a struggle, but gave credit to Minnesota…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for the Illini is a road game on Sunday at Iowa. The broadcast begins at 11 Sunday morning with the opening tip at Noon. 


(Paxton-jc)  --The Paxton Buckley Loda Lady Panthers were in Watseka last night to take on the Lady Warriors for the top spot in the conference. The Panthers beat the Warriors to win the Sangamon Valley Conference tournament last Saturday. Last night, the Warriors got some revenge with a 39 to 30 win. One positive for the Lady Panthers is their depth. P-B-L Girls Basketball Coach Nathan Lawler says  he can play 12 kids any given night. 

 

 

P-B-.L  Girls Basketball Coach  Nathan Lawler 

 

 

(GIlman-Onarga--jc) -- The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers are the number 1 seed in next weeks Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament. The tournament is set for Iroquois West High School in Gilman and Onarga Middle School in Onarga. The Panthers take on the Momence Redskins at 6 on Tuesday night in Gilman. The second game in Gilman on Tuesday is Central Clifton and Watseka. Cissna Park is the number 2 seed and will face Iroquois West in Onarga at 6 on Tuesday followed by number 3 seed St Anne and Dwight. The final 4 is set for one week from today in Onarga with Championship Day set for Saturday February 8 in Onarga. Games start at 3 in Onarga. The Championship game tips around 7-30 that evening at Onarga Middle School. 

 

(Paxton-cf)- The PBL Panthers have a rematch of the Championship game of the Holiday Hoopla Championship game earlier this season. They will be taking on Tuscola, and coach Schonaur says that the keys are simple, hit your shots limit the three point shooting, and keep Jalon Quinn in front of them. 

 

 

PBL Boys HC Adam Schonaur. 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Tonight

PBL at Tuscola

Cissna Park vs Watseka

Rantoul vs Central Catholic

St. Joe Ogden vs Prairie Central

GCMS at Dee Mack

Fisher at Heyworth

Milford at Oakwood

Armstrong Potomac at Chrisman

Mahomet Seymour at Lincoln

 

IHSA Boys Basketball on Saturday

Cissna Park vs Milford

Iroquois West at Beecher Shootout

Rantoul at Mahomet Seymour

St. Joe Ogden at Westville

GCMS at Salt Fork

 

Tonight  on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers are on the Road to take on the Tuscola Warriors. Pregame at 6:45 with tip around 7pm.

 

Saturday Morning it’s On the Sidelines from 7-8 brought to you by Compass Insurance Partners in Paxton and Cissna Park, MATCO Fire Equipment in Paxton, Monical’s Pizza in Paxton, Shield’s Automart in Paxton and Shield’s Auto Center in Rantoul. 

 

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

 

On Sunday it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois is at Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes at noon. Pregame at 11am.





 

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Illinois looks to extend Big Ten Wining Streak against Minnesota

IHSA Girls Basketball

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def St. Joe Ogden 47-31

 

Big Ten 

Michigan St. def Northwestern 79-50

Penn St. def Indiana 64-49

 

NBA

Indiana Pacers def Chicago Bulls 115-106 OT

 

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference office announced today that Wisconsin men’s basketball player Brad Davison has been suspended for one game and issued a public reprimand for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy after he fouled an opposing player with 32 seconds remaining in the second half against Iowa on Jan. 27, 2020. Davison received a flagrant 1 personal foul from the game officials for his action. Davison is ineligible to play in Wisconsin’s next game on Feb. 1, 2020 against Michigan State.

 

 

(Champaign--jc)  -- The Big 10 is dominating the nations top 25 polls as we close out January. University of Illinois Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says night in and night out, there are no surprises…

 

U of I Mens Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.

The Illini are home tonight against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Our coverage on WPXN begins at 5-30 this afternoon with the pre game show. The tip is set for 6-30 at the State Farm Center. 




 

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL at Watseka

Cissna Park vs Momence

Iroquois West vs Dwight

Rantoul vs Prairie Central

GCMS at Dee Mack

Fisher vs Ridgeview

Milford at Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

Armstrong Potomac vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

Mahomet Seymour vs Normal West

 

Big Ten

Minnesota at Illinois

Iowa at Maryland


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois host the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Pregame at 5:30 with tip at 6:30.


 

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Illini look to continue streak with home contest against Minnesota Thursday

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL def St. Thomas More 52-44

Trey VanWinkle led with 17 points

 

Iroquois West def South Newton 53-20

Ryan Tilstra scored 23 points

 

Danville def Watseka 81-50

 

Monticello def Rantoul 56-43

 

St. Joe Ogden def Unity 54-46

Payton Cain had 15 points

 

Milford def Salt Fork 51-46

Tanner Sobkoviak scored 23 points

 

Oakwood def Armstrong Potomac 74-63

 

Mahomet Seymour def Bloomington 62-60

Grant Coleman scored 29 points

 

Pontiac def Prairie Central 67-63

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Danville def Watseka 57-53

 

Fisher def Uni High 49-23

Kallie Evans led with 11 points

 

 

Mahomet Seymour def St. Thomas More 41-28

Savannah Orgeron led with 8 points

 

Prairie Central def LeRoy 44-26

Becca Conlisk had 11 points

 

Big Ten

Michigan def Nebraska 79-68

Rutgers def Purdue 70-63

 

 

(Paxton-cf)- The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers Boys picked up another win against the Illini Prairie Conference last night, beating the Sabers 52-44. P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach  Adam Schonauer said that the conference has very good competition, that those are styles of teams you will see in the postseason, 

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer. The PBL squad went 7 and 2 against Illini Prairie teams this season. 

 

 

 

(Urbana--jc)  Good teams that become great teams seem to have a number of players step up during a game. That is what is happening to the current University of Illinois Men’s Basketball team. U of I Coach Brad Underwood says his team is doing just that…

 

 

U of I Mens Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for the Illini is a  home game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers tomorrow night in Champaign. The broadcast on WPXN begins at 5-30 with the tip at 6-30.

 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Iroquois West vs Beecher

St. Joe Ogden vs Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

 

Big Ten 

Northwestern at Michigan St.

Indiana at Penn St.

 

 

 

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The Number of High Schools going to 8-man Football in Illinois is growing

IHSA Girls Basketball

Unity def PBL 52-51

 

LeRoy def Cissna Park 47-23

 

Iroquois West def South Newton 49-41

Shelby Johnson had 14 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Rantoul 52-25

Ella Armstrong had 17 points

 

Lexington def GCMS 56-48

 

Fieldcrest def Fisher 55-47

 

Milford def Westville 42-33

Kaylee Warren scored 21 points

 

Schlarman def Armstrong Potomac 46-35

 

Big Ten

Iowa def Wisconsin 68-62

 

NBA

Zach LaVine (lah-VEEN’) scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead foul shots with 2.1 seconds left to send the Bulls past the Spurs, 110-109.


 

(Paxton--jc) The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers play host to the St Thomas More Sabres in boys basketball tonight. PBL Boys Basketball coach Adam Schonauer says  challenges and adjustments in games continue to be keys for panther wins…

 

 

PBL Panthers Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer


 

 

(Champaign--jc)  The Fighting Illini have seen recent success due to combined efforts.The most recent win was on the road at Michigan on Saturday. University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says  the Michigan game was one where several players stepped up enough to get the win…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.

Next up for the Illini is a home game on Thursday against Minnesota. You can hear the game live on WPXN starting at 5-30 Thursday afternoon. 


 

(Champaign--jc)  You can add the St Thomas More Sabres into the 8 man football field this fall. The Illini Prairie Conference school made the announcement on Monday. Officials at the high school on Champaign’s northside say smaller numbers of football players was one factor to go to 8 man. Over the past 2 years, the Milford Cissna Park 8 man football team won a state championship and finished runner-up in the state championship last fall. Other area teams in the 8 man include Champaign Judah Christian, Blue Ridge and Danville Schlarman. The group that oversees the 8 man league say more schools are expected to join before the start of play in August of this year. 



 

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL vs St. Thomas More 

Cissna Park at GCMS

Iroquois West vs South Newton

Watseka vs Danville

Rantoul at Monticello 

St. Joe Ogden at Unity

Milford vs Salt Fork

Armstrong Potomac vs Oakwood

Mahomet Seymour vs Bloomington

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Watseka vs Danville

Fisher vs Uni High

Milford at South Newton

Mahomet Seymour at St. Thomas More

 

Big Ten

Michigan at Nebraska

Purdue at Rutgers

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers host the St. Thomas More Sabers. Pregame at 6:30 with tip at 6:45.

 

 

 

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The Basketball Community Mourns the loss of LA Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant

The basketball community is mourning the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant at age 41. The former Lakers guard, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others are dead after their helicopter went down Sunday morning about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Bryant won five NBA titles during a 20-year playing career spent entirely with the Lakers. He retired in 2016 as the league’s No. 3 all-time scorer and remained there until Lakers forward LeBron James passed him on Saturday. Bryant was the league MVP in 2008, captured two scoring titles and earned 12 selections to the NBA’s All-Defensive teams.

 

Big Ten

Michigan St. def Minnesota 70-52

Maryland def Indiana 77-76

Ohio St. def Northwestern 71-59

 

NFL

The AFC beat the NFC 38-33 for a fourth consecutive Pro Bowl victory in Orlando. The NFL’s annual all-star game also held a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant in the first half. Players paid homage to Bryant in several ways. 

 

Congratulations to the PBL Lady Panthers who won the SVC Tournament Saturday night by beating Watseka 51-36. 

 

All Tournament Team

Mackenzie Bruns  PBL (MVP)

Kirra Lantz  PBL

Hannah Schwarz  PBL

Natalie Schroeder  Watseka

Kennedy McTaggart  Watseka

Kayla Kodat  Dwight

Shelby Johnson  Iroquois West

Hannah Offerman  Clifton Central

Jasmine Toepfes  St. Anne

Alexis Seggebruch  Cissna Park


 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL at Unity

Cissna Park vs LeRoy

Iroquois West @ South Newton

Rantoul vs St. Joe Ogden

GCMS vs Lexington

Fisher vs Fieldcrest

Milford at Westville

Armstrong Potomac vs Schlarman


 

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

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

 

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