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SPORTS Archives for 2018-08

Gant's Second Major League Hit is His Second Homerun

MLB

Tommy La Stella hit his first pinch hit homerun as the Cubs beat the Braves 5-4 in a make up game.

 

Jon Gant’s second major league hit was his second major league homerun and he pitched shutout ball into the 6th inning as the Cardinals blanked the Pirates 5-0.

 

The Red Sox beat the White Sox 9-4.

 

IHSA Volleyball

PBL def Watseka 25-20, 28-26

 

Cissna Park def Ridgeview 25-15, 25-19

Anna Jennings had 24 assists and 10 digs

 

Central Clifton def Iroquois West 25-11, 25-21

 

Urbana def Rantoul 25-19, 25-17

 

St. Joe Ogden def Teutopolis 25-23, 25-19

Emory Erickson and Lacey Kaiser each had 6 kills

 

Heritage def Fisher 25-20, 25-17

 

Milford def St. Anne 25-10, 25-17

Jakki Mowry had 9 kills

 

College

Minnesota def New Mexico st. 48-10

Northwestern def Purdue 31-27


 

NFL Preseason

Bills def Bears 28-27

Chiefs def Packers 33-21

Colts def Bengals 27-26

 

IHSA Football tonight

PBL @ Georgetown Ridge Farm

Iroquois West vs Hoopeston Area/Schlarman

Watseka @ Salt Fork

Dwight vs Westville

Momence vs Bismarck Henning

Central Clifton @ Herscher

Seneca @ Ottawa Marquette

Rantoul @ St. Joseph-Ogden

GCMS @ Eureka

Fisher vs Tremont

 

Sat Sep. 1st

Milford/Cissna Park @ Lake Forest Academy

 

(Rantoul-dg)-The Rantoul Eagles Football team faces another conference for in St. Joe Ogden. Head Football Coach Tom Hess says they look forward to their matchup with the Spartans.

 

 

Rantoul Football Coach Tom Hess

 

Big Ten Football tonight

Utah St. at Michigan St.

Western Kentucky at Wisconsin


 

Big Ten Football Saturday

Kent St. at Illinois

Oregon St. at Ohio St.

Texas St. at Rutgers

Texas at Maryland

Appalachian St. at Penn St.

Northern Illinois at Iowa

Michigan at Notre Dame


 

Tonight at the Farmer City Raceway it’s the 5 thousand ALMS Late Models event and 3 thousand AMS Modifieds event plus full show.  Gates open at 4pm. Hot Laps at 6:30. Racing begins around 7:30pm. General admission is $12. Veterans $5. Kids 12 and under are FREE.

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Football as the PBL Panthers travel to take on the Georgetown Ridgefarm Buffalos. Our pregame begins with Austin Burkland in the WPXN studios then we’ll send it out to Jay Eshelman and Rocky Marron for their pregame at 6:35 with kickoff at 7pm.

 

Saturday morning it’s On the Sidelines from 7:15 until 8am then join Joel Cluver with our monthly Live Action Auction from 8-10 where you can bid buy and save on items and gift certificates from area businesses.

 

Then it’s Fighting Illini Football as the Illinois opens the season with Kent St.

 

Then it’s Xfinity series racing with the SC Sport Clips VFW 250.

 

On Sunday it’s the Monster Energy BoJangles Southern 500 NASCAR Race from Darlington Raceway in South Carolina at 4pm.

 

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Rodgers Signs 4 year Extension with Packers

MLB

The Cubs scored in the bottom of the 11th inning of the suspended game to beat the Mets 2-1. Then got trounced as the Mets won the regularly scheduled game 10-3.

 

The Pirates beat the Cardinals 2-0.

 

Ryan LaMarre homered and drove in a career best 4 runs as the White Sox beat the Yankees 4-1.

 

NFL Preseason

Buffalo @ Chicago

Green Bay @ Kansas City

Indianapolis @ Cincinnati

 

Two time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, signed a 4 year extension with the Green Bay Packers that keeps him under contract through 2023.

 

IHSA Volleyball

PBL vs Watseka

Iroquois West @ Central Clifton

Dwight @ Momence

Rantoul @ Urbana

St. Joe Ogden vs Teutopolis

Fisher vs Heritage

Milford @ St. Anne

Cissna Park @ Ridgeview



 

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Mike Shildt named St. Louis Full Time Manager

MLB

The Cubs and Mets game was suspended with a 1-1 tie in the 9th inning.

 

Jack Flaherty had a sharp outing giving up just 4 hits in 7 innings, Jose Martinez and Tyler O’Neill each hit homeruns as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-2.

 

The Yankees beat the White Sox 5-4.

 

Mike Shildt is no longer the St. Louis Cardinals interim manager. The Cardinals took off the interim tag and promoted him to full-time manager through 2020 as a reward for leading the Cardinals into postseason contention.


 

IHSA Volleyball

PBL def GCMS 25-11, 25-11

Lexi Johnson had 4 kills and 4 aces

 

St. Joe Ogden def Cissna Park 25-15, 25-21

Emory Erickson had 7 kills

 

Prairie Central def Lexington 25-21, 25-22

 

Seeger, Indiana def Armstrong Potomac 15-25, 9-25, 25-20, 25-23, 12-15

 

Blue Ridge def Hoopeston Area 25-9, 25-19

 

Unity def Mahomet Seymour 21-25, 25-23, 25-18

 

(Rantoul-dg)-The Rantoul Eagles fell to Prairie Central in Week 1. Head Football Coach Tom Hess says the conference is tough but they are ready to compete.

 

Rantoul Football Coach Tom Hess


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s On the Sidelines, On the Road edition as we head up to Crossroads Cantina in Gilman. Join Austin Burkland as he will talk high school sports with Iroquois West coaches along with a couple more interviews. The show gets under way at 6pm.

 

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A.J. Bush Jr. Named Illinois Starting QB

MLB

Jon Lester pitched 6 effective innings and helped himself at the plate by driving in 2 runs as the Cubs beat the Mets 7-4.

 

Carlos Rodon pitched 2 hit ball over 6 innings as the White Sox beat the Yankees 6-2.

 

The Cardinals were off.

 

IHSA Volleyball

St. Joe Ogden def Urbana 25-15, 25-15

Emily Bigger had 13 assists and 4 aces

 

Blue Ridge def Fisher 25-4, 25-15

 

Illini Coach Lovie Smith announced that A.J. Bush Jr. will be the starting quarterback Saturday when Illinois opens up the season with Kent St.

 

IHSA Volleyball tonight

PBL vs GCMS

Iroquois West @ St. Anne

St. Joe Ogden @ Cissna Park

Fisher vs Uni High

Hoopeston @ Blue Ridge


 

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

 

Then it’s IHSA Volleyball as the PBL Panthers host the GCMS Falcons.

 

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Carpenter Ties Major League Record with 4 Double in a Single Game

MLB

Kyle Hendricks allowed 2 hits in 7 innings, David Bote and Kyle Schwarber each hit homeruns as the Cubs blanked the Reds 9-0.

 

Matt Carpenter tied the major league record with 4 doubles as the Cardinals routed the Rockies 12-3.

 

Michael Kopech pitched 6 impressive innings to earn his first major league win as the White Sox beat the Tigers 7-2.

 

IHSA Volleyball

Cissna Park Tipoff

Watseka beat Cissna Park to win the 1st place pool

PBL beat Armstrong Potomac and Schlarman to win the 2nd Place pool.

 

NFL Preseason

On Saturday

Bears def Chiefs 27-20

 

Sunday

Colts def 49ers 23-17

 

The Farmer City Raceway was rained out Friday night. Track winners were Kevin Weaver in Late Models, A.J. May in Pro Lates, Mike Chasteen Jr. in Modifieds, Matt Maier in Street Stocks, Jordan Smith in B-Mods, and Dion Smith in Hornets. Up next, this week a full show plus the 5 thousand ALMS Late Models and 3 thousand AMS Modified events.

 

IHSA Volleyball tonight

Fisher vs Blue Ridge

St. Joe Ogden vs Urbana

 

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

 

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IHSA Football Week #1

MLB

Cole Hamels tossed a complete game, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez homered as the Cubs beat the Reds 7-1.

 

The Tigers beat the White Sox 7-2.

 

The Cardinals were off.

 

IHSA Volleyball

Cissna Park Tipoff

Watseka def Armstrong Potomac 25-27, 25-20, 15-6

Kennedy Bauer had 10 kills and 10 assists

 

Cissna Park def Schlarman 15-25, 25-11, 15-11

Anna Jennings had 23 assists

 

Schlarman def Hoopeston Area 26-16, 25-22

 

Non Tournament

Tri Point def Iroquois West 25-14, 25-11

 

St. Joe Ogden def Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin 25-5, 25-11

Emory Erickson had 6 kills

 

Blue Ridge def GCMS 25-19, 25-23

 

Prairie Central def East Peoria 26-24, 25-22

Merryn Krenz had 14 assists


 

IHSA Football Week # 1

PBL vs GCMS

Iroquois West @ Bismarck-Henning

Watseka @ Oakwood

Central Clifton vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

Dwight vs Ottawa Marquette

Momence vs Herscher

Rantoul vs Prairie Central

St Joseph-Ogden @ St Thomas More

Fisher @ Hoopeston Area

Milford/Cissna Park vs Westminster Christian

 

It's week one of IHSA Football and the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda are home to the defending state Champion Falcons of GCMS. P-B-L Football Coach Jeff Graham says the starting quarterback will be Gavin Coplea…

 

PBL Football Coach Jeff Graham.

 

The GCMS Falcons are defending Class 2A State Champions. This year because of enrollment they will be Class 1A. Head Football Coach Mike Allen says the offseason was good and the kids are ready.

 

 

GCMS Football Coach Mike Allen

 

The Iroquois West Raiders start the year with a new head coach. Coach Cameron Stone says that this team is young and it will be a learning process.

 

 

Iroquois West Coach Cameron Stone

 

 

NFL Preseason

Tonight

Green Bay at Oakland

 

Saturday Kansas City @ Chicago

San Francisco at Indianapolis


 

Tonight at the Farmer City Raceway it’s last night of regular night of racing. Track winners will be established. Full Show plus Hornets. Gates open at 4pm. Hot Laps at 6:30. Racing begins around 7:30pm. General admission is $12. Veterans $5. Kids 12 and under are FREE.

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Football as the PBL Panthers host the GCMS Falcons in the battle of Ford County at Jerry Zimmerman Field at I-57 Stadium. Our pregame show begins at 6:05 with Austin Burkland in the WPXN Studios then we’ll send it out to Jay Eshleman and Rocky Marron for their pregame at 6:35 and kickoff at 7pm.

 

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

 

Saturday evening it’s IndyCar Racing from Madison Wisconsin.

 

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Cubs, Cards, Sox Win

MLB

Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back to back homeruns in the 9th inning extend the lead as the Cubs beats the Tigers 8-2.

 

Paul Dejong hit a go ahead 2 run blast in the 9th inning to lead the Cardinals over the Dodgers 3-1 to complete the 3 game sweep.

 

Adam Engel had a 2 run homerun and Carlos Rodon pitched 6 strong innings as the White Sox beat the Twins 7-3.

 

IHSA Volleyball

Cissna Park Tipoff

Oakwood def Central Clifton 25-13, 25-18

 

PBL def Central Clifton 25-16, 25-6

 

Oakwood def PBL 19-25, 25-18, 15-11

 

Cissna Park def Kankakee 25-17, 25-13

Anna Jennings had 14 assists

 

IHSA Volleyball tonight

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tip-Off

At Cissna Park

5:30pm Schlarman vs Hoopeston Area

6:30pm Watseka vs Armstrong-Potomac

7:30pm Cissna Park vs Schlarman

 

Other

Iroquois West vs Tri Point

Rantoul@ Oakwood

St. Joe Ogden vs Bismarck Henning

GCMS vs Blue Ridge

 

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Cardinals 2 1/2 Games out of First in NL Central

MLB

The Tigers beat the Cubs 2-1.

 

UNDATED (AP) —Yadier Molina and Marcell Ozuna belted two-run homers as the Cardinals earned a 5-2 win over the Dodgers. St. Louis is within 2 ½ games of first place in the NL Central.

 

The Twins beat the White Sox 5-2.

 

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have bolstered their struggling lineup by acquiring second baseman Daniel Murphy in a trade with the Washington Nationals. The Cubs also announced that right-hander Yu Darvish will miss the rest of the season after pitching just one inning in a rehab start.

 

The Cardinals have acquired 1st baseman Matt Adams in a trade with the Washington Nationals. Adams was in the Cardinals organization from 2012-2017.

 

IHSA Volleyball

Cissna Park Tip Off Tournament

Milford def Momence 25-20, 25-19

 

Oakwood def Fisher 23-25, 25-15, 15-12

 

PBL def Fisher 25-13, 25-19

 

Watseka def Milford 25-27, 25-18, 15-8

Kennedy Bauer had 15 kills

 

Other

Donovan def Iroquois West 17-25, 26-24, 23-25

 

Ridgeview def GCMS 25-21, 24-26, 26-24

IHSA Volleyball tonight

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tip-Off

At Cissna Park

5pm Oakwood vs Central Clifton

6pm Central CLifton vs PBL

7pm PBL vs Oakwood

8pm Cissna Park vs Kankakee

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IHSA Volleyball Season Begins

MLB

Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter hit 9th inning homeruns as the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-3.

 

Matt Davidson homered for the second day in a row as the White Sox beat the Twins 8-5.

 

IHSA Volleyball

Cissna Park Tipoff

Armstrong Potomac def Momence 25-16, 25-18

Sarah Porter had 10 kills

 

Armstrong Potomac def Milford 25-22, 25-15

 

Cissna Park def Hoopeston Area 25-12, 25-8

Sloan Boyce had 6 kills

 

Central Clifton def Fisher 25-22, 24-26, 15-11

 

Kankakee def Hoopeston Area 25-15, 25-9

 

Schlarman def Kankakee 22-25, 27-25, 15-11

 

Watseka def Momence 25-7, 25-16

Kennedy Bauer had 11 kills

 

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tip-Off

At Cissna Park

5pm Momence vs Milford

6pm Oakwood vs Fisher

7pm Fisher vs PBL

8pm Milford vs Watseka

Other

Iroquois West vs Donovan

GCMS vs Ridgeview


 

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

 

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Sox Win, Cubs & Cards Lose

MLB

The Pirates beat the Cubs 2-1.

 

The Brewers beat the Cardinals 2-1.

 

Omar Narvaez, Avisail Garcia and Tim Anderson all homered to lead the White Sox over the Royals 7-6.

 

NFL

On Saturday Preseason NFL, the Bears made a comeback in the fourth quarter to beat the Denver Broncos 24-23.

 

Friday night at the Farmer City Raceway.Jason Feger won the Late Model Feature, Logan Moody won Pro Lates, Nick Neville won Modifieds, Josh Griffith won Street Stocks, and Tim Hancock Sr. won B Mods. This week is the last week for drivers to earn track points.

 

NASCAR

Kurt Busch stole the spotlight from his younger brother Saturday night at Bristol to grab the short track victory. It was the first win of the season for Kurt Busch. Kyle Larson finished second, followed by Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, and Erik Jones.

 

IHSA Volleyball

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tip-Off

Monday August 20

At Cissna Park

5pm Schlarman vs Kankakee

6pm Kankakee vs Hoopeston Area

7pm Fisher vs Central Clifton

8pm Hoopeston Area vs Cissna Park

 

At Watseka

5pm Armstrong- Potomac vs Momence

6pm Watseka vs Momence

7pm Milford vs Armstrong Potomac

 

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

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Friday August 17 2018

MLB

Ian Happ provided the only run needed as his solo homerun lead the Cubs over the Pirates 1-0.

 

Former Illini Tanner Roark earned a 5-4 victory over St. Louis that snapped the Cardinals 8 game winning streak.

 

The White Sox were off.

 

NFL Preseason

Saturday

Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos 8pm

 

NASCAR

After 15 years of racing in the NASCAR circuit ,driver Kasey Kahne has announced that he will retire from full-time racing in NASCAR to focus on the sprint car team he owns.

 

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

 

Tonight on WPXN its Xfinity racing with the Food City 300 from Bristol Motor Speedway with a 6pm start time.

 

Saturday Morning on WPXN it’s a Live Action Auction at 8am-9:30am

Bid Buy and Save on Gift Certificates from area businesses.

 

Then at Noon it’s Summer Fun Tour Stop number 16 as we will be in Cissna Park for the Old Settlers parade.

 

Saturday evening it’s the Monster Energy Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race from Bristol with a 5:30 start time.

 

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Thursday August 16 2018

MLB
Anthony Rizzo homered and had 3 RBI as the Cubs kept a 3 game lead on the Brewers in the NL Central.

 

Austin Gomber pitched 6 shoutout innings and Marcell Ozuna hit a homerun to lead the Cardinals over the Nationals 4-2.

 

Jose Abreu and Matt Davidson each hit 2 run homeruns as the White Sox beat the Tigers 6-5

 

NFL Preseason

Pittsburgh @ Green Bay

 

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Wednesday August 15 2018

MLB

The Brewers shutout the Cubs 7-0

 

John Gant pithed 1 hit ball into the 6th inning and his first major league hit was a homerun as the Cardinals beat the Nationals 6-4.

 

Ryan LaMarre hit his first major league homerun as the White Sox held on to beat the Tigers 6-3.

 

The Chicago Bears number 8 draft pick Roquan Smith has finally signed. Smith had been the last unsigned pick of the 2018 draft. He immediately started working out with the team. It is unclear whether he will get to play in the Bears preseason game at Denver on Saturday.

 

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Tuesday August 14 2018

MLB

Paul Dejong hit a walk off homerun and Matt Carpenter also homered to help the Cardinals beat the Nationals 7-6.

 

The White Sox couldn’t hold on to their lead as the Tigers won 9-5.

 

The Cubs were off.

 

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

 

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Monday August 13 2018

MLB

David Bote came into the bottom of the ninth as pinch hitter with the bases loaded and the Cubs trailing the Nationals 3-0. With 2 outs he played the hero smacking a game winning grand slam to lead the Cubs to a 4-3 win.

 

Tyson Ross won his Cardinal debut as the Cardinals won for the 5th time in a row as they beat the Royals 8-2.

 

The White Sox gave it their best down 9-1 in the eighth inning but it wasn’t enough as the Indians came out on top 9-7.

 

E. I. Baseball

The Paxton Swedes and Royal Giants went three games in the E. I. Championship Series. Paxton won on Game 1 on Saturday 4-3. The Giants came from behind in the 9th inning to take the Game 2, 4-3. Then they won the 3rd game 10-2.

 

PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods battled back and forth on the final day but it was Koepka who would prevail with a 2 stroke lead over Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship.

 

Friday night at the Farmer City Races Mike Spatola won the Late Model Feature, Dakota Ewing won Pro Lates, Ray Bollinger won in Modifieds, Jason Maier won the Street Stock event and Adam Webb won in Hornets.

 

NASCAR

Kevin Harvick easily won at Michigan breaking a tie among the top 3 with his 7th win of the season. Brad Keselowski was second followed by Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon and Ryan Blaney.

 

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

 

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Friday August 10 2018

MLB

Cubs, Cards, and Sox were all off

 

NFL Preseason

Cincinnati Bengals def Chicago Bears 30-27

Green Bay Packers def Tennessee Titans 31-17

Indianapolis Colts def Seattle Seahawks 19-17

 

E. I. Baseball

Saturday Championship Series Best of 3

Royal Giants at Paxton Swedes 2pm

Sunday

Paxton vs Royal in Gifford 1pm

 

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

 

Saturday on WPXN it’s Xfinity racing with the Rock N Roll Tequila 170 from Madison, Illinois.

 

On Sunday it’s the Monster Energy Consumers 400 NASCAR Race from Michigan International Speedway with a 12:30 start time.

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Thursday August 9 2018

MLB

The Royals blanked the Cubs 9-0.

 

John Gant gave up 1 run in 6 innings and Matt Carpenter hit a tie-breaking  homerun for the second night in a row as the Cardinals beat the Marlins 7-1.

 

The Yankees beat the White Sox 7-3.

 

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Wednesday August 8 2018

MLB

Mike Montgomery allowed only 5 hits over 5 innings and David Bote had a career high 3 RBI as the Cubs blanked the Royals 5-0.

 

Matt Carpenter hit his 30th homerun of the season as the Cardinals beat the Marlins 3-2.

 

The Yankees beat the White Sox 4-3 in 13 innings.

 

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced that former star Stan Mikita has died at the age of 78. Mikita played for 22 seasons for the Blackhawks and helped them win the Stanley Cup in 1961 He is the team’s career leader for assists, points, and games played.

 

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Tuesday August 7 2018

MLB

Cole Hamels pitched 6 strong innings and Javier Baez hit a homerun as the Cubs beat the Royals 3-1.

 

The Marlins beat the Cardinals 2-1.

 

The Yankees blanked the White Sox 7-0.

 

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

 

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Monday August 6 2018

MLB

The Padres jumped all over Jon Lester as the the Cubs lost 10-6.

 

Matt Carpenter hit his career high 29th homerun to back a stellar pitching performance from Jack Flaherty as the Cardinals edged the Pirates 2-1.

 

Daniel Palka hit a go ahead 2 run homerun in the 9th inning to lead the White Sox to an 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays and fourth win in a row.

 

E.I. Baseball

On Saturday Buckley def Game Seven 3-1.

On Sunday Paxton got a forfeit win over the Champaign Dream.

Then Paxton defeated regular season League Champ Gifford Flatville 5-4.

Royal def Buckley 7-0.

Royal will play Paxton ina best of 3 series this weekend.

 

Friday night at the farmer City Races, Jeremy Nichols took the checkered flag for the What Up Dog 40 Street Stock Feature. Kevin Weaver won the Late Model event. Jeffrey Ledford won in Modifieds, AJ May won Pro Lates.

 

Intro:  An extra challenge Sunday as NASCAR’s elite faced a road course with playoffs closer and closer. Martin Truex, Jr. and Kyle Busch were up front most of the day to no surprise and MRN had the exciting finish…

 

 

 

Close:  Chase Elliott scores his first Cup Series victory at Watkins Glen. The Motor Racing Network will return next Sunday with full coverage of the “Consumers Energy 400” from Michigan International.

 

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Friday August 3 2018

MLB

The Padres beat the Cubs 6-1.

 

Jose Martinez hit a pinch single to plate the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the 9th as the Cardinals beat the Rockies 3-2.

 

Jose Abreu and Daniel Palka hit homeruns in the eighth  inning to lead the White Sox over the Royals 6-4.


 

NFL Preseason

The Bears lost to the Ravens 17-16 in the preseason opener for both teams.


 

Tonight at the Farmer City Races it’s the What Up Dog 40 as the Midwest Street Stocks Championship comes to town to with a thousand dollars up from grabs. Then catch the best in Late Models, Pro Lates and Modifieds. Gates open at 4pm. Hot laps at 6:30 with racing to begin around 7:30.

 

On Saturday morning it’s our monthly Live Action Auction beginning around 8am. Bid, Buy and Save on gift certificates from area businesses.

 

Saturday Afternoon its Xfinity racing from Watkins Glen at 1:30.

 

Then it’s Summer Fun Tour Stop #15 as we help kick off the Ford County Relay for Life in North Park in Gibson City from 4:30 -5:30

 

On Sunday it’s the Monster Energy Go Bowling at the Glen NASCAR Race with a 12:30 start time.

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Thursday August 2 2018

MLB

Cole Hamels gave up 1 unearned run over 5 innings in his Chicago Cubs debut and Wilson Contreras had 3 hits including a homerun as the Cubs beat the Pirates 9-2.

 

Rookie Tyler O’Neill hit a tiebreaking pinch single in the 6th inning and 5 rookie relievers allowed just 1 run over 6 ? innings as the Cardinals beat the Rockies 6-3.

 

The Royals pounded the  the White Sox 10-5.

 

On Friday the Fighting Illini football team will take the field at 3pm for it’s first official practice. Training camp will take place at the Campus Rec Fields and is open to the pubic and free to attend.

 

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Wednesday August 1 2018

MLB

The Pirates edged the Cubs 5-4.

 

The Rockies doubled up the Cardinals 6-3.

 

The Royals beat the White Sox 4-2.

 

The Cubs and Cardinals made some minor moves as the trade deadline approached yesterday. The Cubs got relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler from the Nationals in exchange for Relief Pitcher John Romero.

 

The Cardinals made a surprising move in trading away center fielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays in return for a couple of prospects. They also trade Outfielder Oscar Mercado to the Indians for outfield prospects.

 

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