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Illinois vs Syracuse tonight in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 41-36

Trixie Johnson and Emily Robidoux each scored 13 points

 

Eureka def GCMS 59-46

 

Fisher def Lexington 49-47

Kallie Evans scored 29 points

 

Tuscola def St. Joe Ogden 40-26

 

Prairie Central def Olympia 46-43

 

Watseka def Clifton Central 48-11

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Toyota of Danville Classic

Schlarman def Arthur Lovington 58-34

 

LaSalette def Cissna Park 38-22

 

Oakwood def PBL 51-48

 

NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers def Indianapolis Colts 24-17

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Utah Jazz 114-107


(St Joe–jc) The St Joe Ogden Spartans open season play tonight at home in the 20-22 Toyota of Danville Classic. The Spartans play Cissna Park. St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval says playing at home for four games to open the season is a bonus…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval

 

(Champaign–jc)  The full court press by the University of Illinois Fighting Illini has been an effective tool, early in the season. The Illini take on Syracuse in the Big 10-ACC Challenge tonight at the State Farm Center. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the press is more than turnovers…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.

The game is live on WPXN tonight starting at 5-30pm


 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Iroquois West @ Ridgeview

 

Toyota of Danville Classic

Watseka vs LaSalette - 5

Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond vs Oakwood - 6:30

Cissna Park vs St. Joseph Ogden - 8

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Hoopeston Area @ PBL

Cissna Park @ Unity

Dwight @ Watseka

Bloomington Central Catholic @ Mahomet Seymour

 

Tonight on WPXN its University of Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball as the Illini take on Syracuse in the BIG 10-ACC Challenge. The broadcast starts at 5-30. Following Illinois basketball it is bonus coverage of the Toyota of Danville Classic as Cissna Park takes on St Joe Ogden. Rob and Steve Pacey on the call tonight for WPXN sports. 

 

Bears and Packers lose

NFL

NY Jets def Chicago Bears 31-10

Philadelphia Eagles def Green Bay Packers 40-33

 

NHL

Winnipeg Jets def Chicago Blackhawks 7-2

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois safety Sydney Brown was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Sunday. Brown had two interceptions, a 39-yard interception return touchdown, and a 53-yard fumble return touchdown in Illinois' 41-3 victory at Northwestern. Brown was the first player with 2+ interceptions, 1+ interception return touchdown, and 1+ fumble return touchdown in a single game since 2012 when Kenneth Acker (SMU) achieved the feat against Stephen F. Austin 9/8/2012.


 

The Cissna Park Lady Timberwolves held a retirement before their game on Saturday. The jerseys of former players Heidi McKean Wiezein and Addison Stoller were retired in a ceremony prior to the game on Saturday.

 

(Evanston–jc)  –  The regular season for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team is now complete The Illini won the season finale at Northwestern on Saturday by a score of 41 to 3. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says the team was ready to succeed after the loss to Michigan…

 

 

U of I football Coach Bret Bielema

 

(St Joseph–jc)The 2022  Toyota of Danville Classic is set for St Joe Ogden High School this week. The two pool, 8 team tournament begins with three games tonight. The host Spartans get into action on Tuesday night. St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval has all-stater Ty Pence back for a senior year, along with a handful of talented guards. Duval says one more piece of the puzzle is a shooting guard in Brock Trimble…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Kiel Duval.


 

 

(Champaign-jc)  –  The Illini Men's basketball team is 5 and 1 on the year after a 92 to 59 win over Lindenwood on Friday night. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the positives he has seen in practice, he saw on the floor Friday night…

 

 

 U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for Illinois is a home game tomorrow night against Syracuse. 


(Paxton–c the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers start action at the 20-22 Toyota of Danville Classic tonight at St Joe Ogden High School.  The Panthers will play Oakwood,   Danville Schlarman and Arthur Lovington in pool play before matchup games on Championship day on Saturday. Paxton Buckley Loda Boys basketball coach Adam Schonauer says this year’s players are looking to fill the roles on the team…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

NFL Monday 

Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL @ Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin

Watseka @ Clifton Central

Lexington @ Fisher

 

Tonight on WPXN, it’s opening night coverage of the Toyota of Danville Tournament hosted by St Joe Ogden High School. 

Our broadcast games will feature Cissna Park and  at 6-30 followed by Paxton Buckley Loda and Oakwood at 8. Joel Cluver and Steve Pacey have the call of the games tonight.

 

Bills, Cowboys, Vikings win on Thanksgiving

NFL

Buffalo Bills def Detroit Lions 28-25

Dallas Cowboys def NY Giants 28-20

Minnesota Vikings def New England Patriots 33-26


(Gilman–jc)  –  The Iroquois West Raiders boys basketball team has set a goal of winning the Vermilion Valley conference for a second straight year. Iroquois West Basketball Coach Zach Monk says the raiders are on the radar in the conference…

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zack Monk

The raiders continue play in the GCMS Turkey Tournament in Gibson City tonight and Saturday. 

 

(St Joe–jc)  –  The St Joe Ogden Spartans boys basketball will feature a two time all-stater in Ty Pence and a group of  talented guards. Spartan Coach Kiel Duval says the guards will be asked to play “several roles”...

 

 

St Joe Ogden Boys basketball Coach Kiel Duval


IHSA Boys

Gibson City Melvin Sibley Turkey Tournament

1pm Fisher vs Lexington

2-30p Prairie Central vs Armstrong Potomac

4pm Tri Point vs Hoopeston Area

5-30pm GCMS vs Iroquois West

 

St Anthony Thanksgiving Invite

Rantoul vs Highland High School

 

Mahomet Seymour @ Lincoln Thanksgiving Tournament

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s University of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball as they host Lindenwood University at the State Farm Center. The Broadcast starts at 7 tonight

Coverage follows our live broadcast at the city of Paxton Tree Lighting ceremony. That broadcast begins at 6-30 tonight.

 

Saturday on WPXN its On the Sidelines presented by Conxxus of Paxton sponsored by MATCO Fire Protection Services in Paxton. 

Then its coverage of the Paxton Christmas Parade. 

 

Following the Parade its Fighting Illini Football as Illinois is on the road to take on Northwestern in the regular season finale. Kickoff at 2:30.









 

Terrance Shannon Jr. earns Big Ten Player of the Week

IHSA Boys Basketball

Tuscola def PBL 57-28

 

GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament

GCMS def Hoopeston Area 58-34

Brayden Elliott led with 14 points

 

Prairie Central def Fisher 86-15

 

Effingham Tournament

Rantoul def Mattoon 51-50

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Watseka def Milford 56-24

 

(Champaign-dg)-Terrance Shannon Jr. is the Big Ten Player of the Week. The Illini guard earned the award after averaging 22.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists during the week. He scored 30 points against Monmouth and 29 agaisnst UCLA while tying the school record with eight 3-pointers in a game.

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini went one and one in the Continental Tire Tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend. The opponents were all in the top 25 ranking in the latest basketball poll. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood talks about the loss to an experienced Virginia team as a speed-bump…

 

 

U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for the Illini is a home game on Friday night versus Lindenwood. We will have the game live on Friday starting at 7pm

 

(Paxton–jc)  –  The Illini Prairie Boys basketball conference could be described as the best 2-A conference in the state of Illinois. Several Division One Athletes represent schools this year. Paxton Buckley Loda Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says the Illini Prairie Conference has talent, size and more…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

(Gilman–jc)  – The Iroquois West Raiders have quick guards to size at several positions. I-W Coach Zach Monk says they plan to use the advantages to pursue wins this season…

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk

 

(Champaign–jc)   Even with the close loss to number 3 Michigan, and a recent ankle injury, the University of Illinois Fighting Illini have the leading rusher in the nation in Chase Brown. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema talks about the important role Chase Brown has on this version of the Fighting Illini…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

 

 

Tonight on WPXN its the Bret Bielema Show. Hear the latest news about the 7 and 4 Fighting Illini football team. One more regular season game remains for Illinois this season. The Illini play at Northwestern on Saturday. Tonight’s Bret Bielema Show runs live on WPXN from 7pm to 8pm

 

Bulls win, 49ers Rout Cardinals

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Milford 45-26

Trixie Johnson led with 11 points

 

Cissna Park def Clifton Central 70-25

Mikayla Knake scored 27 points

Addison Lucht added 20 points

 

Ridgeview def Iroquois West 44-32

 

Armstrong Potomac def Fisher 54-24

Kyla Bullington scored 24 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def Urbana 62-27

Savannah Orgeron scored 20 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Effingham St. Anthony Turkey Tournament 

Teutopolis def Rantoul 68-49

 

GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament

GCMS def Tri Point 79-19

Seth Kollross led with 14 points

 

Hoopeston Area def Iroquois West 61-58

 

Armstrong Potomac def Fisher 59-30

Evan Schluter had 17 points

 

Lincoln Thanksgiving TOurnament

Mahomet Seymour def Centennial 56-41

Trey Peters led with 13 points


NFL

SF 49ers def Arizona Cardinals 38-10

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Boston Celtics 121-107

 

(Paxton–jc)  It’s a new year for the Paxton Buckley Loda Panther Boys basketball team and a new year also sees a team that graduated nearly 70 percent of its scoring. Paxton Buckley Loda Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says several seniors are back to start their final year of competition…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

The Panthers host Tuscola tonight. Our broadcast begins around 7 tonight. 

 

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  With one game to go in the regular season, the University of Illinois Fighting Illini find themselves with a 7 and 4 record and a road game at Northwestern on Saturday. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says they had a good shot against Michigan.

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Men’s basketball team is 4 and 1 on the year. The Illini looked unstoppable against top 10 team U -C-L-A, before losing to another ranked team in Virginia over the weekend. The Illlini also rose in the latest poll to number 16. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the team remains a work in progress with a huge ceiling…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood


 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Tuscola @ PBL

Fisher @ GCMS Tournament

Rantoul @ Effingham St. Anthony Thanksgiving Invite

Mahomet Seymour @ Lincoln Thanksgiving Tournament

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Milford @ Watseka

Mahomet Seymour @ Metamora

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live. Hear the latest news of Nascar from 6 til 7. Then its IHSA Boys Basketball as the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda host the Warriors of Tuscola. Joel Cluver and Steve Pacey have the call of the game tonight for WPXN Sports. 

 

 

 

Bears, Colts Illini Lose

NFL

Atlanta Falcons def Chicago Bears 27-24

Philadelphia Eagles def Indianapolis Colts 17-16

 

NCAA Basketball

Continental Tire Tournament

Virgina def Illinois 70-61

 

NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins def Chicago Blackhawks 5-3

 

(Cissna Park–jc)  The Cissna Park Lady Timberwolves team is a perfect 4 and Oh on the season and the 20-22 Champions of the Cissna Park-Watseka Tip Off Tournament. In our broadcast game on Saturday evening, the Timberwolves were down to Kankakee Bishop MacNamara by double digits in the second half before making a comeback to win. Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videcka says the win over Bishop Mac was special…

 

 

Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videcka

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Football team did everything right, but couldn’t get the win on Saturday in Ann Arbor against number 3 Michigan. Two late field goals were the difference in a 19 to 17 win for Michigan. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema said the loss was just hard to take…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

You can hear more from Coach Bielema on Wednesday night at 7 with the Bret Bielema Show.

 

(Las Vegas–jc)  –  The four games at the 20-22 Continental Tire College Basketball tournament featured some of the top talent in collegiate basketball. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says both games had a feel of “big” games…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for the 4 and 1 Illini is a home game on Friday night against Lindenwood. Hear the game live on WPXN, starting at 7pm Friday. 


 

(Gilman–jc)  Heading into a new season this year, the Iroquois West Raiders have some questions and some answers on expectations. Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk says offensively the Raiders know initial options, but questions on defense need to be answered…

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Rantoul @ Effingham St. Anthony Thanksgiving Invite

 

Iroquois West, Fisher @ GCMS Tournament

 

Mahomet Seymour @ Lincoln Thanksgiving Tournament

 

IHS Girls Basketball

Milford @ PBL

Iroquois West @ Ridgeview-Colfax

Cissna Park @ Clifton Central

Urbana @ Mahomet Seymour

Fisher @ Salt Fork

 

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

 

Goldschmidt and Judge win MVP

IHSA Girls Basketball

GCMS Falcon Fisher Bunny Tipoff

At Gibson City

GCMS def PBL 36-27

Reagan Tompkins led with 10 points

 

Monticello def Iroquois West 47-41

 

At Fisher

Tri-Valley def Fisher 59-47

 

Cissna Park Tip off

Cissna Park def Watseka 56-42

Mikayla Knake led with 14 points

 

Bismarck Henning Rossvile Alvin def Clifton Central 41-38


 

Toyota of Danville Turkey Tournament at St. Joseph

Mahomet Seymour def St. Joe Ogden 34-29

Savannah Orgeron had 16 points

 

Tri County def Centennial 58-17

 

Non Tournament

Tuscola def Rantoul 56-13

 

NFL

Tennessee Titans def Green Bay Packers 27-17

 

MLB

St. Louis Cardinal First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been named the NL MVP.

New York Yankee Outfielder Aaron Judge was named the AL MVP.

 

(Champaign–jc)  Next up for the e University of Illinois Men’s basketball team is is Continental Tire Tournament in Las Vegas for games tonight and Sunday afternoon. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the U-C-L-A Bruins are a top team in the nation with a top guard in Tyger Campbell, but also have more guard options…

 

 

U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

(Gilman–jc)  –  The Iroquois West Raiders boys basketball team is coming off a 25 win season last year and the goals are just as high this year.  Iroquois West Raiders Boys basketball Coach Zach Monk says expectations are high for his team…

 

 

Iroquois West Raiders Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk

The raiders start their season next week at the G-C-M-S Turnkey tournament in Gibson City. 

 

 

(St Joseph–jc)  –  The St Joe Ogden Spartans Boys basketball team is ready for another big year as they return an All-state player, quick guards and more. St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval says each year’s goal is to play games during the last week of February and beyond…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval

The Spartan’s season starts hosting the Toyota of Danville tournament.

You can hear more with Coach Duval on our “On the Sidelines” program with Rob Pacey Saturday morning between 7am and 8am…Presented by Conxxus of Paxton and Sponsored by Matco Fire Protection Services. 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

GCMS/Fisher Tipoff

At Fisher

5th place game PBL vs Fisher 5:30

3rd place game Monticello vs Tri-Valley 7pm

 

At Gibson City

1st place game GCMS vs Unity 7pm

 

On Saturday

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff

 

NCAA Football Big Ten on Saturday

Illinois at Michigan

Wisconsin at Nebraska

Indiana at Michigan st.

Northwestern at Purdue

Penn st. at Rutgers

Maryland at Ohio St.

Iowa at Minnesota

 

NFL on Sunday

Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons noon

Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts noon

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Girls Basketball as the Lady Panthers take on the Fisher Bunnies in the 5th place game of the GCMS/ Fisher Tipoff Tournament in Fisher. Pregame at 5:15 with tipoff at 5:30.

 

Then its Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois takes on UCLA in the Continental Tire Tournament in Las Vegas. Tipoff is at 8:30.

 

Saturday Morning it’s on the Sidelines from 7-8 brought to you by Conxxus of Paxton and sponsored by MATCO Fire Protection Services of Paxton. 

 

Then its the WPXN Live Action Auction at 8am.

 

Following the auction its Fighting Illini Football as Illinois is on the road to take on the Michigan Wolverines. Pregame at 10am with kickoff at 11am.


 

Bulls, Blackhawks lose

IHSA Girls Basketball

Cissna Park/Watseka Tipoff 

Cissna Park def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 54-20

Addison Lucht had 17 points

 

Watseka def Milford 46-13

 

Bishop Mac def Armstrong Potomac 50-20

 

NBA 

New Orleans Pelican def Chicago Bulls 124-110

 

NHL

St. Louis Blues def Chicago Blackhawks 5-2

 

(Champaign–jc)  Injuries are always a part of any football season. It's the next guy up, when an injury occurs. That is the answer for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team when several injuries have happened at the defensive back position, says U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

Next up for the Illini is an away game at Michigan on Saturday. Coverage on WPXN begins at 10 Saturday morning. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Lady Panthers have a new coach this year in Jeff Sinn. Coach Sinn says he is bringing a new offense to the Panthers. Sinn’s hope is that the players adapt to the system to get wins…

 

 

PBL Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn

 

(Paxton–jc)  –  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers  Boys Basketball team will have a new look this year after losing 6 members of last year’s team Paxton Buckley Loda Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer talks about the transition from last year to this year…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

Hear more from Coach Schonauer Saturday morning with our “On the Sidelines” program with Rob Pacey. The Panthers open the season on Tuesday at home against the Tuscola Warriors. 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight…

15th Annual Lady Falcon-Bunnie Tip Off

At GCMS-Gibson City

5-30pm Iroquois West vs Monticello

7pm PBL vs Gibson City Melvin Sibley

At Fisher

5-30pm Tri Valley vs Unity

 

Toyota of Danville Turkey Tournament at St Joseph Ogden High School

6pm Tri County vs Champaign Centennial

7-30pm St Joe Ogden vs Mahomet Seymour


Tip Off Classic at Cissna Park

 

NFL tonight

Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers

 

Brett Bielema Show tonight on WPXN from 7-8

IHSA Girls Basketball

GCMS Falcon/Fisher Bunny Tipoff 

PBL def Iroquois West 28-26 

Emily Robidoux had 13 points

 

GCMS def Monticello 33-29

Sophia Ray led with 9 points

 

Unity def Fisher 49-27

 

Cissna Park/Watseka Tipoff

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Momence 46-31

Watseka def Clifton Central 46-27

Kankakee Bishop MacNamara 62 Tri Point 42

 

North American Lighting Tournament at Paris

Terre Haute North def Rantoul 48-36

 

Prairie Central Turkey Tournament

Ottawa def Prairie Central 61-31

 

Toyota of Danville Classic at St. Joseph

St. Joe Ogden def Centennial 49-24

 

Mahomet Seymour def Tri County 51-39

Savannah Orgeron had 14 points  

 

NCAA Football

The top 5 teams remained the same in the latest College Football poll with Georgia, Ohio St. Michigan, TCU, and Tennessee, maintaining their places after wins this past weekend. Penn St. is at #11 and Illinois fell out of the top 25 with its loss to Purdue.


(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting  Illini Men’s basketball team heads to Las Vegas for the Continental Tire Tournament and will face several top 10 teams in the nation. Coaches frown on putting players in the rotation with 2 fouls in the first half. That is what happened on Monday night with the Illini’s Coleman Hawkins. U of I Coach Brad Underwood says he put Hawkins back in the first half  with the 2 fouls on Monday night…

 

 

U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

The Illini play U-C-L-A on Friday night. Tip is at 8-30pm from Las Vegas

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

CP/Watseka Tip-Off Classic At Cissna Park

Armstrong Potomac vs Bishop McNamara - 5pm

Milford vs Watseka - 6:30

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin vs Cissna Park 8pm


 

Rantoul @ Paris Invite

 

NBA 

Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans

 

NHL

St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks

 

Tonight on WPXN its the Bret Bielema Show.

Hear about the 7 and 3 Illini football team with a game at Michigan on Saturday. The Bret Bielema Show from 7 to 8 tonight on WPXN. 

 

Illinois wins 103-65 over Monmouth

NCAA Big Ten

Illinois def Monmouth 103-65

Terrance Shannaon Jr. scored 30 points and Jayden Epps added 21 points with 5 3 pointers

 

MNF

Washington Commanders def Philadelphia Eagles 32-21

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

GCMS Falcon/ Fisher Bunny Tipoff

Monticello def PBL 38-23

 

Iroquois West def GCMS 52-41

Shea Small had 15 points and 10 rebounds

 

Unity def Tri Valley 57-43

 

Cissna Park Timberwolf Classic

Clifton Central def Milford 40-37

 

Armstrong Potomac def Tri Point 46-29

 

Cissna Park def Momence 71-7

Addison Lucht had 20 points

Mikayla Knake added 16 points

 

North American Lighting Tournament at Paris

Paris def Rantoul 50-21

 

Prairie Central Turkey Tournament 

Prairie Central def East Peoria 68-45

Chloe Sisco scored 20 points

 

Toyota of Danville Turkey Tournament

Tri County def St. Joe Ogden 59-35

Mahomet Seymour def Centennial 64-11

Savannah Orgeron had 22 points

 

Champaign–j)  –University of Illinois Coach Brad Underwood says current big man Dain Dainja has worked hard over the past year to prepare for opportunities this year. Underwood says from practicing against Kofi Cockburn to his physical presence, Dainja is ready to take the next step…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

The Illini basketball team heads to Las Vegas for a battle of teams in the national rankings. Game one on Friday night will feature the Illini and U-C-L-A. Broadcast on WPXN starts at 7-30 Friday night. 

 

(Cissna Park–jc) The Cissna Park Lady Timberwolves are 1 and oh to start the year after a 71 to 7 win over Momence last night in the Cissna Park-Watseka Tip Off Tournament. Cissna Park Coach Anthony Videka says the team from the Seniors to the incoming Freshmen have gelled as a team from the first day of practice…

 

 

Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videka

 

(Champaign–jc)  -The University of Illinois Fighting Illini football has lost two close games against Big 10 opponents over the past two weeks. The positive is that Illinois is 7 and 3 on the year. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says the Illini need to handle certain situations better…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

Next up for the Illini is a road game at Michigan. We will have the game live on Saturday starting at 10am 


IHSA Girls Basketball  

CP/Watseka Tip-Off Classic At Watseka

Bishop McNamara vs Tri-Point - 5pm

Momence vs Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin - 6:30

Watseka vs Clifton - 8

 

Lady Falcon/Bunny Tip-Off

At GCMS

5-30pm Paxton Buckley Loda vs Iroquois West

7pm Monticello vs Gibson City Melvin Sibley

At Fisher

7pm Unity vs Fisher

 

St. Joseph Ogden Thanksgiving Tournament

6PM Tri County vs Mahomet Seymour

730pm St Joe Ogden vs Champaign Centennial

 

Listen to Nascar Live tonight on WPXN. The latest news of Nascar from 6pm to 7pm

Packers and Colts win, Bears lose

NFL

Detroit Lions def Chicago Bears 31-30

Green Bay Packers def Dallas Cowboys 31-28 OT

Indianapolis Colts def Las Vegas Raiders 25-20

 

NBA

Denver Nuggets def Chicago Bulls 126-103

 

(Ann Arbor–jc)  The 7 and 3 University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team heads on the road for the next two weeks. Saturday’s  game time against the Michigan Wolverines has been set for 11am. The game can be heard live on WPXN starting at 10 Saturday morning. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  -  The new Paxton Buckley Loda girls basketball coach is familiar to the local school system.  Jeff Sinn coached several teams at P-B-L before other opportunities. Coach Sinn talks about this journey as an educator and coach…

 

 

Paxton Buckley Loda Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn. 

 

(Champaign–jc)  Another frustrating loss by the Illini in a game with chances to get another win. The U of I football team lost to Purdue 31 to 24 on Saturday. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says penalties and mistakes cost Illinois…

 


U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema.

Next up for Illinois football is a Saturday game at Michigan Game Time is 11 Saturday morning WPXN has the contest live starting at 10 am   


(St Joseph–jc)  The St Joe Ogden Lady Spartans are looking to  repeat another successful year under 2nd year coach Drew Artaega. The Spartans reached the Sectional finals last year. The team graduated 6 members from that squad. St Joe Ogden girls coach Drew Artaega says this year’s team features another team of talented players…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Coach Drew Artaega. 

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The Illinois Men’s basketball team is back in action for three games this week starting tonight with a home date against Monmouth College. On Friday, the Illini went to 2 and Oh on the season with a victory over Missouri-Kansas City. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says Dain Dainja had a big night…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.

The Illinois versus Monmouth contest has a 7pm start on WPXN

 

IHSA Girls Basketball begins this week with several area tournaments

Cissna Park  Watseka Tip-Off Classic At Cissna Park

Central Clifton vs Milford - 5pm

Tri-Point vs Armstrong Potomac - 6:30

Cissna Park vs Momence - 8

 

GCMS Lady Falcon-Fisher /Bunny Tip-Off Tournament

At GCMS

5-30pm PBL vs Monticello

7pm GCMS vs Iroquois West

At Fisher

7pm Fisher vs Tri Valley

 

St. Joseph Ogden Thanksgiving Tournament

6pm Champaign Centennial vs Mahomet Seymour

7-30pm St Joe Ogden vs Tri County

 

Paris Invite

Rantoul @ Paris Invite tonight

 

NFL Football

Washington Commanders at Philadelphia Eagles, 7-15pm kickoff

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk at 6. Hear the latest news of Nascar from 6 til 7. Then it’s University of Illinois Basketball at 7 as the Illini are home against Monmouth. Tip from the State Farm Center is 8pm

 

Illinois takes on Kansas City tonight at State Farm Center

NFL 

Carolina Panthers def Atlanta Falcons 25-15

 

NHL

LA Kings def Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 OT

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The 7 and 2 University of Illinois Fighting Illini take on Purdue tomorrow in Champaign. At stake is the top spot in the Big 19 West Division. Both teams have found ways to win games this year. One factor on Saturday, again,  is the weather, says U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

The game airs live on WPXN starting at 10 Saturday morning

 

(Champaign–jc)  – Winners, that is the way University of Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball Coach Brad Underwood describes Amani Hansburry, Dravyn Gibbs-Lawhorn and Zach Perrin. All three were early signees this week to play basketball for the University of Illinois. Coach Underwood talks about Gibbs Lawhorn as a new Illini…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

(Cissna Park–jc)  After a very successful volleyball season, one area girls basketball team has high expectations for the upcoming season. Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videka says senior leadership and incoming talent are a good mix for the Timberwolves…

 

 

Cissna Park Timberwolves Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videka

Anthony Videka is a scheduled guest on our On the Sideline Sports Program with Rob Pacey tomorrow morning between 7am and 8am
Cissna Park hosts a November girls tournament starting on Monday night.


 

IHSA State Volleyball

1A 

Freeport vs Sterling Newman

Springfield Lutheran vs Norris City

2A

Genoa vs IVC

Elmhurst IC Catholic vs Freeburg

3A

Joliet Catholic vs Wheaton

Taylorville vs LeGrange Park

4A

Lisle vs Barrington

Chicago Mother McAuley vs St. Charles


 

IHSA Football Quarterfinal games

1-A Tuscola at Ridgeview Saturday at 1pm

3-A Unity of Tolono at Prairie Central  Saturday 2pm

5-A Mahomet Seymour at Morris Saturday 4pm


 

NCAA Football Big Ten

Purdue at Illinois

Indiana at Ohio St. 

Rutgers at Michigan St.

Nebraska at Michigan

Wisconsin at Iowa

Maryland at Penn St. 

Northwestern at Minnesota

 

NFL on Sunday

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears noon

Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders 3:05

Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers 3:25

 

Saturday morning it's On the Sidelines from 7-8 presented by Conxxus of Paxton and sponsored by MATCO Fire Protection Services.  Anchored by WPXN’s Rob Pacey.

 

Then its Fighting Illini Football as Illinois takes on Purdue. Pregame at 10am with kickoff at 11am.

 

Illinois Basketball signs 3 recruits

NBA 

New Orleans Pelicans def Chicago Bulls 115-111

 

(St Joseph-jc)  I-H-S-A basketball is about ready to start around the state Next week girls tournaments are set for Cissna Park, Gibson City, Fisher, St Joseph to Paris. St. Joe Ogden Girls basketball coach Drew Artaega says the lady spartans look to have more success this year after reaching the 2-A Sectional finals last year…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Girls Basketball Coach Drew Artaega.

You can hear more about girls basketball on our On the Sidelines program at 7am on Saturday with Rob Pacey. We will have interviews with some coaches on the upcoming season. 

 

( Champaign–jc)  A big game. That is what is set for Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Saturday. What is at stake is the top spot in the Big 10 West football division. The teams involved are Purdue and Illinois. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says a look at last year's game with Purdue showed some positives about this year’s match up…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielama

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Basketball Coaching staff signed three top players in the early signing period on Wednesday. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood commended his staff and coaches Geoff Alexander, Tim Anderson and Chester Frazier for their roles in landing Amani Hansberry, Dravyn Gibbs-Lawhorn and Zacharie Perrin to Illinois…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. 

The Illini are one and oh on the season with a home game tomorrow night against Kansas City. The broadcast starts on WPXN at 7pm with the tip from the State Farm Center at 8pm


NFL tonight

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks at LA Kings

Illinois falls to #21 in latest NCAA Football Poll

NCAA Football

Georgia sits atop the NCAA football poll this week. Ohio St. Michigan, TCU and Tennessee round out the top five. Oregon, LSU, USC, Alabama, and Clemson make up the rest of the top ten. Penn St. is at 14, and Illinois dropped to number 21.

 

(Champaign–jc)   The University of Illinois Fighting Illini are 7 and 2 on the year with a home game against Purdue set for Saturday. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema talks about the importance of Freshman  Reggie Love in the mix at running back…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema.

 

 

(Champaign–jc)  The U of I Basketball team is home on Friday night for game two of the young season. The team beat Eastern Illinois University on Monday. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says Coleman Hawkins played like a stretch  5 man…

 

 

U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

Tonight on WPXN its the Bret Bielema Show. Hear the latest on the 7 and 2 University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team from 7pm to 8pm.

The Illini take on Purdue in a battle for the top spot in the Big 10 West on Saturday. Our coverage begins at 10, Saturday morning. 








 

Illinois beats Eastern Illinois 87-57 for 1st win of the season

NFL

Baltimore Ravens def New Orleans Saints 27-13

 

NBA 

Chicago Bulls def Toronto Raptors 111-97

 

NCAA Basketball

Illinois def Eastern Illinois 87-57

Terrence Shannon Jr. led the Illini with 24 points and Coleman Hawkins added a double double  with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini started their regular season last night at the State Farm Center against Eastern Illinois University. The Illini won 87 to 57 over the Panthers. Illini basketball player Coleman Hawkins hit 5 three point shots in the win and talks about preparing to shoot threes…

 

 

U of I Basketball Player Coleman Hawkins. Next up for the Illini is a Friday home game against Missouri-Kansas City. Tip from the State Farm Center is 8pm. We will have the contest starting at 7 on Friday night.

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s basketball team is one and oh to start the year. The Illini beat Eastern Illinois University 87 to 57. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the team played hard…

 

 

U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for the Illini is a Friday home game against Missouri-Kansas City. Tip from the State Farm Center is 8pm. We will have the contest starting at 7 on Friday night

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  One game and one win for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. U of I guard Terrance Shannon Junior talks about coming to Illinois as a Senior and taking on a leadership role…

 

 

U of I Senior Guard Terrance Shannon Junior


 

IHSA Football Quarterfinal games times and dates have been announced.

1-A Tuscola at Ridgeview Saturday at 1pm

3-A Unity of Tolono at Prairie Central  Saturday 2pm

5-A Mahomet Seymour at Morris Saturday 4pm

 

Joey Logano wins the NASCAR Championship

NFL

Miami Dolphins def Chicago Bears 35-32

Detroit Lions def Green Bay Packers 15-9

New England Patriots def Indianapolis Colts 26-3

 

630am new

(Undated–jc)

IHSA Football Second Round results

1-A 

Ridgeview 58 Salt Fork 20

Tuscola 29 Jacksonville Routt 26

2-A

Knoxville 48 Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 29

3-A

Prairie Central 41 Roxana 20

Unity 35 Mount Carmel 14

5-A

Mahomet Seymour 44 Metamora 28

 

8Man Football

Amboy def Milford Cissna Park 30-28

 

 

(Peoria–jc)  -  The IHSA State Final Cross Country Meet was held at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday.  Chicago DePaul Prep won the Boys 1-A Meet and the Lady Rockets of Unity were the Girls Cross Country Champions. Bryson Grant of Iroquois West finished 8th in the boys meet,,  Unity’s Makenzie Pound finished 11th and Emily Decker 19th in the girls race while St Joe Ogden’s Savannah Franzen was 14th and Paxton Buckley Loda’s Trixie Johnson was 29th.

In the Boys Class 2-A race Aaron Hendron of Champaign Centennial finished 13th.

 

(Paxton–jc)  Paxton Buckley Loda Cross Country and Volleyball Athlete Trixi Johnson has just completed a two sport fall season.  Johnson helped a successful volleyball team and also qualified for the state cross country meet in Peoria over the weekend. Johnson holds records for cross country at PBL. Johnson says one personal goal is to show girls and more how to succeed…

 

 

PBL High School Athlete Trixie Johnson

 

(Phoenix–jc)-- The Nascar Cup Series is complete for 20-22. This year’s champion is Joey Logano. M-R-N was in Phoenix on Sunday…

 

 

 

(Champaign–jc) The University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team lost to Michigan State 23 to 15 on Saturday on a windy, cold fall day in Champaign. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says it was a day where those happy breaks did not come the Illini’s way…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

Next up for the Illini is an 11am game on Saturday at home against Purdue. It is Senior Day this Saturday

 

(Champaign–jc)  And let the season begin. The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s basketball team starts its season tonight in Champaign. The Illini take on Eastern Illinois University at the State Farm Center. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the games before the start of the big 10 season come fast and furious…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

You can hear tonights game on WPXN starting at 7pm with the pre game show. 

 

(Undated–jc)  Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Hear about Joey Logano’s championship and more from 6 to 7 tonight.  Then at 7,  it's University of Illinois Basketball, game one on the season against the Eastern Illinois University Panthers. Tip from the State Farm Center is 8pm

 

 

Astros no-hit Phillies in game 4 of World Series

MLB

Houston Astros def Philadelphia Phillies 5-0

4 Astros Pitchers combined for a no hitter, the first no hitter since 1956 when Yankee Don Larsen pitched a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Charlotte Hornets 106-88

 

IHSA Volleyball

1A Sectional Final

Grant Park def Cissna Park 25-19, 26-24

 

St. Thomas More def Windsor 25-21, 26-24

 

2A Sectional Final

IVC def Fieldcrest 25-16, 25-22

 

3A Sectional Final

Normal U-High def Normal Community 18-25, 25-17, 25-20

 

(Phoenix–jc)  The Nascar Cup Series Chase for the Championship concludes on Sunday near Phoenix Arizona. One of the 4 drivers in the final four is Christopher Bell. He says the team has a chance and they have the best people on the team…

 

 

Nascar Driver Christopher Bell

The race airs live on WPXN at 1pm on Sunday.

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  A pressure defense against the opposition guards. That could be one key for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team this year. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the idea is to disrupt the offense…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

The Illini open the regular season on Monday at home against Eastern Illinois University. Our coverage, courtesy of the Fighting Illini network, begins at 7pm

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team has 7 wins on the year and a 14th ranking nationally. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says one key is being fundamentally sound…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

Saturday’s game on WPXN begins at 1-30pm

 

MLB tonight

Houston at Philadelphia 7:03

 

NFL

Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans

 

NHL

LA Kings at Chicago Blackhawks

 

Bulls win, Phillies win, Blackhawks lose

MLB

Philadelphia Phillies def Houston Astros 7-0

Phillies lead the series 2-1

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Brooklyn Nets 108-99

 

NHL

NY Islanders def Chicago Blackhawks 3-1

 

(Milford–jc)  The Cissna Park Timberwolves Volleyball team is in the Class 1-A Sectional Finals tonight against the Lady Dragons of Grant Park High School.  Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon says the preparations of practice and strong competition are key for matches like tonight…

 

 

Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon.

We will have the match starting at 5-45 tonight from Milford High School


 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team is set to host the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday in Champaign. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says one player that is playing good football is Quan Martin…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

The game is live on WPXN starting at 1-30 Saturday afternoon. 

 

(Phoenix–jc)  The last races in the Nascar Cup and Xfinity series are set for Phoenix Motor Speedway. One of the 4 Nascar drivers that have a chance to win the championship is Joey Logano. Logano has a good feeling about a win on Sunday…

 

 

Nascar Driver Joey Logano

 

One of the 4 drivers in the final four is Christopher Bell. Bell says it's just a win and you are the champion…

 

 

Nascar Driver Christopher Bell

We will have the race live on Sunday starting at 1pm


 

IHSA Volleyball Sectional Finals

1-A

At Milford High School

Cissna Park vs Grant Park 6pm

At St Thomas More High School

Windsor vs St Thomas More 6pm

3-A

At Lincoln High School

Normal U High vs Normal Community 6pm

NBA

Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls 7pm Tip

 

MLB

Major League Baseball World Series

Game 4 Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies 7-03 first pitch


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s  the  IHSA Girls Class 1A Volleyball Sectional Final from Milford High School. The Cissna Park Timberwolves take on the Lady Dragons from Grant Park High School. Our pre match is set for 5-45 with the opening volley at 6pm. Joel Cluver and Eric Gerdes on the call tonight for WPXN Sports. 

Browns def Bengals on MNF

 

NFL

Cleveland Browns def Cincinnati Bengals 32-13

 

MLB

World Series was postponed 

 

IHSA Volleyball

1A

Cissna Park def Bridgeview 25-7, 25-2

Brooklyn Stadeli and Josie Nuekumm each had 8 kills

Mikayla Knake had 22 assists

 

Grant Park def Walther Christian 25-12, 25-17

 

St. Thomas More def Decatur Lutheran 25-22, 25-22 

 

Windsor def LeRoy 25-23, 25-19

 

2A

Williamsville def St. Joe Ogden 25-19, 25-17


 

(Milford–jc) – The Cissna Park Timberwolves Volleyball team won a match against an unknown opponent on Monday night at the Milford Class 1-A Sectionals. Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon says some insight on Bridgeview was gained, as his team played a dominant contest…

 


Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon


(Champaign–jc)  –  One exhibition game and a practice session is how the University of Illinois Fighting Illini is preparing for the start of the Men’s Basketball Season this year. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says against Quincy last week the Illini were working on some key defensive options…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. The Illini open the season on Monday against Eastern Illinois University. Our broadcast courtesy of the Illini network begins at 7 on Monday.

 

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team is 7 and 1 on the year with a home game against Michigan State on Saturday  in Champaign. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says the team came off the bye week against a good Nebraska team and have an opportunity for the next two games at home…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

We will have the game live onSaturday starting at 1-30.


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

 

Bears, Packers, Colts lose

NFL

Dallas Cowboys def Chicago Bears 49-29

Buffalo Bills def Green Bay Packers 27-17

Washington Commanders def Indianapolis Colts 17-16

 

NHL

Minnesota Wild def Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 OT

 

NCAA Football

In the latest AP football poll, Tennessee has moved into a tie with Ohio St. at #2 to set up a 1-2 matchup next week with Georgia. Michigan is number 4 with Clemson, Alabama, TCU, Oregon, USC and UCLA rounding out the top 10. Illinois moved up to number 14. 

 

(LincolnNE-jc)  -  –  The Nebraska Cornhuskers took an early lead over the number 17 University of Illinois Fighting on Saturday. The Illini came back to take a 20 to 9 lead at the half on their way to a 26 to 9 win on the road. University of Illinois Football Coach Bret Bielema says the team met the challenge on the road in the Big 10…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

Next up for the Illini football team is a home game on Saturday against Michigan State. 

 

(Martinsville-jc)  – The second to last race in the chase for the championship for the Nascar Cup Series saw a dramatic end. M-R-N was there…

 


 

(Milford–jc)  The Milford Cissna Park Bearcats advanced in the 8 man football playoffs with a big win at home on Saturday. Milford Cissna Park football coach Clint Schwartz says a senior dominated line along with a talented quarterback in Sawyer Lafoon have been keys to a successful regular season and playoff win to date…

 

 

Milford Cissna Park Football Coach Clint Schwartz

 

(St Joseph–jc)  The St Joe Ogden lady Spartan Volleyball team is in the Class 2-A Sectional semi finals tonight in Riverton. St Joe Ogden Volleyball Coach Abby McDonald says the team reached one goal with a regional win last week and are looking to achieve other goals…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Volleyball Coach Abby McDonald

 

IHSA Sectionals

1-A

At Milford

6pm Cissna Park vs  Bridgeview

7pm Grant Park vs  Walter Christian

 

At St Thomas More

6pm Leroy vs Windsor

7pm St Thomas More vs Decatur Lutheran

 

2-A

At Riverton

6pm St Joe Odgen vs Williamsville

7pm  Pleasant Plains vs Arthur Lovington

 

At Fairbury

6pm Illinois Valley Central vs Kankakee Bishop McNamara

7pm Peotone vs Fieldcrest


 

IHSA Football Playoffs Second Round

1-A

Ridgeview at Salt Fork

 

2-A

TaylorRidge at Bloomington Central Catholic

 

3-A

Prairie Central at Roxana

Mt Carmel at Unity-Tolono

St Joe Odgen at Olympia

 

5-A 

Metamora at Mahomet Seymour

 

MLB

Houston at Philadelphia

Series tied at 1 game a piece

 

NFL

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns


 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Volleyball as the Cissna Park Timberwolves take on Bridgeview. Our Pregame begins at 5:45 with opening volley 6pm

IHSA Football Playoffs Round 1 tonight and tomorrow

IHSA Volleyball

1A Regional Final

Cissna Park def Watseka 20-25, 25-18, 25-15

Brooklyn Stadeli had 8 kills

Mikayla Knake had 24 assists

 

Grant Park def Milford 24-26, 25-14, 25-20

 

St. Thomas More def Blue Ridge 25-20, 25-18

 

LeRoy def Salt Fork 25-11, 21-25, 25-21

 

2A Regional Final

St. Joe Ogden def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 25-10, 22-25, 25-19

Shayne Immke had 10 kills

Taylor Hug had 19 assists

 

3A Regional Final

Normal U-High def Mahomet Seymour 21-25, 25-19, 25-19

 

NFL 

Baltimore Ravens def Tampa Bay Bucs 27-22

 

NHL

Edmonton Oilers def Chicago Blackhawks 6-5

 

NCAA

(Champaign-dg)-The Fighting Illini Men's Basketball team opens the season tonight with an exhibition game against Quincy. Coach Brad Underwood said that he swapped game film and went through a full preparation so the freshman could have a learning experience. This is the only exhibition game for Illinois this year.

 

(Watseka–jc)  The Cissna Park Timberwolves Volleyball team won a tough three set match over the Watseka Warriors last night in the regional final at Watseka last night. Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon says the warriors were a great opponent and adjustments in the match was key for the Cissna Park win…

 

 

Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon. Next up for Cissna Park is a sectional game at Milford on Monday night. We will have the match starting wit the pre match show at 5-45pm

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers are on the road in the first round of the IHSA 3-A Football Playoffs. PBL Panther football coach Josh Pritchard says it’s time to play one more, then one more…

 

 

PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard

 

(Milford–jc)  The Milford Cissna Park Bearcats start play in the 8 Man football playoffs on Saturday at Sam Fanning field. M-C-P Football Coach Clint Schwartz says its an overused phrase, but it’s “one game at a time” with high expectations…

 

 

Milford Cissna Park 8 Man Football Coach Clint Schwartz. The game against Dakota High School kicks off at 2pm on Saturday in Milford

 

(Gilman–jc) For the second straight year the Iroquois West Raider Football team is hosting a first round game at John Boma Field. Iroquois West Football Coach Jason Thiele talks about how a lot of players stepped up during the regular season to get to a first round home contest…

 

 

Iroquois West Football Coach Jason Thiele

 

 

IHSA Football Schedule 

Friday 

1A

Madison at Ridgeview

2A

Westville at Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin

3A

PBL at Prairie Central 

5A

Ottawa at Mahomet Seymour

 

Saturday 

1A

Dakota at Iroquois West 

2A

Clifton Central at Tri Valley

Bloomington Central Catholic at Aledo

3A

Robinson at St. Joe Ogden 

Monticello at Mt. Carmel

Harrisburg at Unity

 

8 Man Football Saturday

AFC at Milford Cissna Park 

Blue Ridge at Amboy 

Pawnee at St. Thomas More 

 

MLB

(Houston–jc)  The 20-22 Major League Baseball World Series starts tonight. The Houston Astros host the Philadelphia Phillies. Game time is 7-0h-3.

 

NCAA Football Big Ten

Ohio St. at Penn St.

Rutgers at Minnesota 

Illinois at Nebraska 

Northwestern at Iowa

Michigan St. at Michigan 

 

NFL on Sunday 

Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys noon

Washington Commanders at Indianapolis Colts 3:25

Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills 7:20

 

Tonight on WPXN its  3-A Football playoffs as the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda are at Prairie Central. The Friday Night Preview Show starts at 6-05. We will join Jay Eshlemann and Rocky Marron at 6-35 with the kick off at 7pm

 

Saturday morning it’s On the Sidelines presented by Conxxus of Paxton and MATCO Fire Protection Services from 7-8am anchored by Rob Pacey. 

 

Saturday afternoon it’s Fighting Illini football as Illinois is at Nebraska. Coverage begins at 1:30 with kickoff at 2:30pm

 

Sunday it’s the NASCAR cup series Race to the Chase from Martinsville Speedway with a 12:30 start time. 

Chicago Bulls win

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Indiana Pacers 124-109

 

IHSA Volleyball

1A

Cissna Park def Gardner-South Wilmington 25-9, 25-9

Brooklyn Stadeli had 13 kills

Mikayla Knake had 27 assists

 

Watseka def Tri Point 25-20, 25-16

 

Milford def Illinois Luthern 25-8, 25-8

Hunter Mowrey had 10 kills


 

St. Thomas More def Judah Christian 25-20, 25-14

Blue Ridge def Cornerstone Christian 25-23, 21-25, 25-13

 

Salt Fork def Georgetown Ridgefarm 25-16, 25-16

LeRoy def Armstrong Potomac 25-13, 25-22

 

NFL 

The Chicago Bears have traded defensive end Robert Quinn to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 4th round pick.   

 

MLB

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright announced he will return for his 18th season. Wainwright confirmed the 2023 season will be his last. Wainwright is 5 wins shy of 200 for his career. 



CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In front of a rowdy crowd at Huff Hall, the Illinois volleyball team upset No. 11 Penn State in a four-set battle on Wednesday night. The Fighting Illini's victory over the Nittany Lions was the team's first triumph over a nationally ranked opponent this season. The win also marked head coach Chris Tamas' 24th over ranked competition while with the Orange and Blue.  Illinois improved to 10-11 overall and 5-6 in Big Ten play. Penn State dropped to 17-5 this season and 6-5 against league opponents

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The 20-23 University of Illinois Fighting Illini football schedule was announced on Wednesday.  Bret Bielema’s Illini start off with a home game on September 2 against Toledo. PennState, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Indiana are among the home dates in 20-23. The 17th ranked Illini are on the road on Saturday at Nebraska. We will have it live starting at 1-30pm Saturday. 

 

(Watseka–jc)  The Cissna Park Timberwolves Volleyball team has advanced to the Class 1-A Girls Regional final tonight at the Wasteka Regional. Cissna Park Volleyball coach Josh Landon talks about taking control of last night's semi-final game against Gardner South Wilmington…

 

 

Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon. We will have the match between Cissna Park and the Lady Warriors of Watseka live on air tonight starting with the pre match show at 5-45pm

 

(Champaign–jc)  The path is set for the University of Illinois Football team. The Illini are tops in the Big 10 West. It’s one game at a time, and that’s the way they look at it, says University of Illinois Football Coach Bret Bielema…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

You can hear the Illini at Nebraska game here on WPXN Saturday afternoon at 1-30.

 

(Martinsville–jc)  –  The track at Martinsville has not been a good one for Nascar Driver Kyle Larson. Called the paperclip, the turns are different in many ways to other tracks. Larson says this weekend will be another challenge…

 

 

Nascar Driver Kyle Larson. The Cup series has two races left in the Chase for the Championship. You can hear it live on WPXN on Sunday afternoon starting at 12-30.

 

IHSA Volleyball Regional Finals

1-A

@Watseka 

6pm Cissna Park vs Watseka

@Grant Park

6pm Milford vs Grant Park

@ Fisher

6pm Salt Fork vs LeRoy

@Heyworth

6pm St Thomas More vs Blue Ridge

 

2-A

@Bismarck Henning

6pm St Joe Ogden vs Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin

Fieldcrest

6pm Fieldcrest vs Tri Valley

 

3-A

@Rantoul

6pm Mahomet Seymour vs Normal University 

@Normal West

6pm Normal West vs Champaign Central


 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Girls Class 1-A Volleyball Regional Final action from Watseka High Schools. The Cissna Park Timberwolves take on the host Warriors. Our Pre Match Show is set for 5-45pm with the opening volley at 6pm. Joel Cluver has the call on the match for WPXN Sports.

 

 

Chicago Blackhawks def Florida Panthers 4-2

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Florida Panthers 4-2

 

IHSA Volleyball

1A Regional

Watseka def Donovan 25-14, 25-7

 

LeRoy def Schlarman 25-10, 25-8

 

Armstrong Potomac def Uni High 27-25, 25-19

Gracie Gordon had 7 kills

 

2A Regional

St. Joe Ogden def Hoopeston Area 25-18, 25-13

Addie Roesch had 9 kills 

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Paris 25-23, 25-21

 

Tri Valley def Prairie Central 25-19, 25-18

 

3A Regional

Mahomet Seymour def Rantoul 25-9, 25-12

 

(Rantoul–jc) The Rantoul Eagles Volleyball team fell to Mahomet Seymour’s Lady Bulldogs in 3-A Regional action.  Rantoul Volleyball Coach Trisha Freeman was complimentary on the talented Mahomet Seymour team…

 

 

Rantoul Eagles Volleyball Coach Trisha Freeman

IHSA Volleyball

 

(Martinsville–jc)  –  Martinsville Speedway is the next track for Nascar racers this weekend. Nascar Driver Kevin Harvick looks at changes for the track with the new Nascar design cars…

 

 

Nascar Driver Kevin Harvick

You can hear the Cup race live on Sunday here on WPXN.

 

(Cissna Park–jc)  The Cissna Park Timberwolves start state tournament play tonight at the Watseka regional. Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon says one senior leader that has been a big part of a successful year is MiKayla Knake…

 

 

Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon

 

Volleyball tonight 

1A

Watseka

6pm Cissna Park vs Gardner South Wilmington

7pm Watseka vs Tri Point

 

Grant Park

6pm Milford vs Illinois Lutheran

7pm Grant Park vs Grace Christian Academy

 

Fisher

6pm Salt Fork vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

7pm Leroy vs Armstrong Potomac

 

Heyworth

6pm St Thomas More vs Judah Christian

7pm Blue Ridge vs Cornerstone christian Academy

 

(Undated–jc)  –  Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Volleyball regional action from Watseka as the Cissna Park Timberwolves take on Gardner South Wilmington

Pre Match show is 545 and the opening volley is at 6pm

Then its the Bret Bielema Show. Hear the latest on the nationally ranked number 17 Fighting Illini.The Show follows IHSA Volleyball tonight.

IHSA Volleyball Regionals are underway

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Boston Celtics 120-102

 

IHSA Volleyball

1A Regional

Georgetown Ridgefarm def Fisher 32-30, 27-29, 27-25

 

2A Regional

Prairie Central def PBL 25-16, 23-25, 25-18

El Paso Gridley def GCMS 25-17, 25-18

 

Momence def Iroquois West 25-18, 25-13

 

(Paxton–jc) – If the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers want to advance in the 3-A football playoffs, they will have to do it, on the road, against an undefeated team and with some sophomore players, says PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard…

 

 

PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard

You can hear the game live on WPXN starting at 6-05 on Friday with the Friday Nite preview Show. Kickoff is set for 7pm

 

(Rantoul–jc) The Rantoul Eagles are in 3-A Regional action tonight against Mahomet Seymour. The Eagles have seen some success in the regular season. Rantoul Eagle Volleyball Coach Trisha Freeman says when the team plays together success happens…

 

 

Rantoul Eagle Volleyball Coach Trisha Freeman

You can hear the match live tonight after Nascar Live on WPXN. 


 

(St Joseph–jc)  The St Joe Ogden Spartans start regional play tonight in Bismarck. S-J-O Coach Abby McDonald talks about the season that prepares her team for the state tournament…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Volleyball Coach Abby McDonald

 

(Martinsville–jc)  Ross Chastain is currently in the top 4 heading into the final race before the race at Phoenix this year. Chastain says just because he has a good chance for the final four, you still need to race..

 


 

Nascar Driver Ross Chastain. You can hear the Martinsville race on Sunday starting at 12-30.


 

IHSA Volleyball Regionals tonight

1A 

Watseka

6pm Watseka vs Donovan

7pm Tri Point vs St Anne

 

Grant Park

6pm Grant Park vs South Holland

7pm Grace Christian vs Chicago Francis De Sales

 

Fisher

6pm Leroy vs Danville Schlarman

7pm Armstrong Potomac vs Urbana Uni High

 

Heyworth

6pm Blue Ridge vs Deland Weldon

7pm Bloomington Cornerstone vs Ridgeview

 

2A

Fieldcrest

6pm Tri Valley vs Prairie Central

7pm Fieldcrest vs El Paso Gridley

 

Bismarck Henning

6pm St Joe Ogden vs Hoopeston Area

7pm Bismark Henning vs Paris

 

3A

Rantoul

7pm Mahomet Seymour vs Rantoul

 

Normal West

6pm Normal West vs  Champaign Centennial

7pm Champaign Central vs Bloomington

 

NHL

Florida Panthers at Chicago Blackhawks

 

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live at 6pm. With 2 races to go in the Chase for the Championship, hear the latest news of Nascar.

Following Nascar, it’s IHSA Volleyball from Rantoul as the Eagles take on Mahomet Seymour. Rob Pacey on the call tonight in Rantoul at 7pm

 

Kyle Larson wins at Miami

MLB

Philadelphia Phillies def San Diego Padres 4-3

Houston Astros def NY Yankees 6-5

World Series starts Friday October 28th

 

NFL

Washington Commanders def Green Bay Packers 23-21

Tennessee Titans def Indianapolis Colts 19-10

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Seattle Kraken 5-4

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panther football team heads into the playoffs with a 5 and 4 record.  PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard looks at his four years with the team…

 

 

PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard

 

(Homestead–ic)  – Two races remain in the Chase for the Championship for Nascar. Homestead was the race yesterday and M-R-N was there…

 

 

(Champaign–jc)--  The University of Illinois fighting Illini football team is now number 17 in the national rankings, even after a bye week over the weekend. Next up for Illinois is a road game on Saturday afternoon at Nebraska. Illinois Wide Receiver Isaiah Williams talks about teamwork and coaching as a combination for success…

 

 

U of I Football Player Isaiah Williams

 

(Undated–jc)  IHSA Football Playoffs begin later this week. WPXN’s Joel Cluver has the details…

 

 

IHSA Volleyball Regionals 

1A 

Watseka Regional

6pm Gardner South Wilmington vs Dwight

 

Grant Park Regional

6pm Morgan Park Academy vs Illinois Lutheran

 

2A

Minonk-Fieldcrest High School

6am PBL vs Prairie Central

7pm GCMS vs El Paso Gridley

 

Herscher Regional

6pm Herscher vs Central-Clifton

7pm Momence vs Iroquois West

 

Bismarck Henning Regional

6pm Hoopeston Area vs Oakwood

 

3A

Rantoul Regional

6pm Danville vs Urbana

 

Tonight on WPXN 

IHSA Class 2-A Regional action from Fieldcrest High School in Minonk

545 pre match 6pm opening volley

PBL VS Prairie Central then GCMS vs El Paso Gridley. Rob Pacey on the call for WPXN Sports. 

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