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

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



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

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

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

That sets up Sectional final games on Friday night.

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

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


Big Ten

Purdue def Illinois 73-56

Penn St. def Maryland 78-61




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



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



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


Nascar Driver Erik Jones.

WPXN sports has the race on Sunday



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

IHSA Boys Basketball

1A Sectional

Judah Christian def Gardner South Wilmington 65-53


2A Sectional

Bloomington Central Catholic def PBL 41-29


3A Regional

Central def Mahomet Seymour 65-56


Kankakee def Prairie Central 64-62


Big Ten

Ohio St. def Iowa 90-70

Indiana def Wisconsin 75-73


IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

1A Sectional

Cissna Park vs Grant Park 7pm


2A Sectional

GCMS vs Tuscola 7pm


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

Class 2A Sectional PBL vs Bloomington Central Catholic Tonight

IHSA Boys Basketball

3A Regional

Mahomet Seymour def Rantoul 61-55

Grant Coleman scored 29 points


3A Regional

Prairie Central def Bishop Mac 81-70

Kaden King scored 20 points


IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

1A Sectional at Colfax

Judah Christian vs Gardner South Wilmington 7pm


2A Sectional at Tolono

PBL vs Bloomington Central Catholic 7pm


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


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


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

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


Big Ten

Michigan St. def Michigan 77-70

Rutgers def Minnesota 68-64


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

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


IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

3A Regional at Rantoul

Rantoul vs Mahomet Seymour 6pm


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


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


IHSA Girls State Finals, IHSA Boys Regional Championships Tonight

Big Ten

Michigan def Minnesota 69-60



Redbird Arena I-S-U Bloomington


11am Tri County and Lanark Eastland

1pm Danville Schlarman vs Lewistown



5-30pm Marshall vs Hillsboro

7-15pm St Joe Ogden vs Teutopolis


BOYS REGIONAL FINALS All Games are at 7pm

1-A@ Cissna Park

Cissna Park vs Milford

1-A@ Dwight

Gardner South Wilmington vs St Anne

1-A@ Blue Ridge-Farmer City

Leroy vs Champaign Judah Christian

1-A@ Grant Park

Grant Park vs Ridgeview

2-A@ Heritage-Broadlands

Tuscola vs Tolono Unity

2-A@ Momence

Seneca vs El Paso Gridley

2-A@ Oakwood

PBL vs Oakwood

2-A@ Monticello

GCMS vs Monticello

2-A@ Stanford Olympia

Bloomington Central Catholic vs Macon Meridian


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


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


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

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

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

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

Opponents are set for IHSA Boys Regional Championship Games

IHSA Boys Basketball

1A Regional

Cissna Park def Fisher 76-44

Christian Stadeli scored 30 points


Milford def Decatur LSA 50-47

Kennedy Kunsch led with 16 points


2A Regional

Watseka def Somonauk 49-43

Blake Castonguay had 18 points


Oakwood def Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin 55-35


Big Ten

Michigan St. def Rutgers 71-60

Ohio St. def Northwestern 63-49



Chicago def Detroit 5-4 OT

Denny Hamlin Wins His Second Daytona 500 in Four Years

Big Ten

Michigan St. def Ohio St. 62-44



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



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


IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Class 1A Elite 8

Schlarman vs Amboy 6pm at Pontiac

Class 2A Elite 8

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


IHSA Boys Regional

1A at Cissna Park

Fisher vs Schlarman


1A at Grant Park

Tri Point vs Illinois Lutheran


2A at Oakwood

Salt Fork vs Hoopeston Area

Oakwood vs Westville


2A at Minonk

Central Clifton vs Iroquois West


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


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

IHSA Girls Basketball

Class 2A Sectional Championship

St. Joe Ogden def Watseka 55-48

Peyton Crowe scored 22 points


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


Class 1A Sectional Championship

Schlarman def Ridgeview 56-24


Schlarman will play Amboy Monday in Pontiac at 6pm


Big Ten

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


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



IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL vs Cissna Park

Iroquois West @ Central

Watseka @ Dwight

Rantoul vs Pontiac

St. Joseph Ogden vs Bloomington Central Ogden

GCMS @ Lexington

Fisher @ Fieldcrest


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


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


Xfinity racing begins at noon.


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


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



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

IHSA Boys Basketball

GCMS def Fieldcrest 49-48

Bryce Barnes led with 18 points


IHSA Girls Basketball

3A Regional

Washington def Prairie Central 58-17


Big Ten

Rutgers def Northwestern 59-56


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



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



S-J-O Girls Basketball Coach Kevin Taylor


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


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

Daytona 500 Just a Few Days Away

IHSA Boys Basketball

St. Joe Ogden def PBL 44-37

Jack Cook scored 22 points


Cissna Park def La Salette 64-36

Bailey Sluis led with 17 points


Rantoul def St. Thomas More 65-59

Kamryn Rome led with 18 points


GCMS def LeRoy 60-43

Ryland Holt scored 20 points


Tri Valley def Fisher 56-34


Milford def Schlarman 66-59

Jared Schunke had 16 points


Hoopeston Area def Armstrong Potomac 45-41

Payton Berlin had 12 points


IHSA Girls Basketball

3A Regional

Charleston def Mahomet Seymour 51-43


Big Ten

Michigan St. def Wisconsin 67-59

Penn St. def Michigan 75-69

Maryland def Purdue 70-56


The latest rankings are out for IHSA girls basketball this week. Austin Burkland has more.



With the Daytona 500 on Sunday, reigning Champion Joey Logano says his goal is to get more wins this year.



NASCAR Driver Joey Logano


Area Girls Teams Win Regional and Sectional Contests

IHSA Girls Basketball


2A St. Joe Ogden def GCMS 53-38

Bree Trimble had 16 points


2A Watseka def Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin 45-39

Mallory Drake led with 19 points


1A Ridgeview def Milford 41-39

1A Schlarman def St. Teresa 62-32


3A Regional

Mahomet Seymour def Clinton 54-31

Maddy Wade had 14 points


Prairie Central def Streator 54-26

Ely Haberkorn had 19 points


IHSA Boys Basketball

Flanagan Cornell def Fisher 64-53


IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

St. Joe Ogden at PBL

La Salette at Cissna Park

Iroquois West at Ridgeview

Watseka @ Donovan

Rantoul vs St. Thomas More

GCMS @ Leroy

Fisher vs Tri-Valley

Milford at Schlarman

Hoopeston Area at Armstrong Potomac

Mahomet Seymour at Normal West


Tonight on WPXN it’s NASCAR Live from 6-7.

Then it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers host the St. Joe Ogden Spartans.


Several Area High School Girls Basketball Teams Looking to Win a Regional Tonight

IHSA Girls Basketball


PBL def Reed Custer 55-53

Baylee Cosgrove led with 17 points


Watseka def Herscher 57-52



Armstrong Potomac def Cissna Park 34-30


Milford def Tri Point 60-50

Kaylee Warren had 17 points


IHSA Boys Basketball

Cissna Park def St. Anne 42-20

Keegan Boyle led with 12 points


St. Joe Ogden def Olympia 66-41

Joel Orcutt had 21 points


Big Ten

Maryland def Nebraska 60-45

Wisconsin def Minnesota 56-51



New Orleans def Chicago 125-120


The Bulls have traded Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis to the Washington Wizards for Otto Porter Jr.


IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

1A Regional Championship at Grant Park

Milford vs Judah Christian


2A Regional Championship at Herscher

PBL vs Watseka


2A Regional Championship at Beecher

GCMS vs Beecher


2A Regional Championship at Unity

St. Joe Ogden vs Salt Fork

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Armstrong Potomac vs Westville


Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Girls Regional Championship game at Herscher between PBL and Watseka. Our pregame begins at 6:45 with tip off at 7pm.


Illinois Upsets #9 Michigan St. 79-74

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL def La Salette 60-33

Trey VanWinkle scored 22 points


Teutopolis def Cissna Park 58-53


GCMS def Watseka 48-35

Bryce Barnes had 15 points


St. Joe Ogden def Rantoul 72-62

Jack Cook scored 32 points


Fisher def Uni-High 56-27

Carson Brozenec had 17 points


Milford def Westville 59-28

Tanner Sobkoviak led with 16 points


Schlarman def Armstrong Potomac 48-47

Dalton Loschen had 22 points for the Trojans surpassing 1,000 points in his career


Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Hoopeston Area 60-54


Urbana def Mahomet Seymour 65-52


IHSA Girls Basketball

2A Regional

GCMS def Peotone 51-37

Claire Retherford led with 17 points


2A Regional

St. Joe Ogden def Monticello 51-27


Big Ten

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, and Illinois used a swarming defense to upset No. 9 Michigan State 79-74. Giorgi Bezhanishvili scored 16 for Illinois, and Trent Frazier added 15 as the Illini handed the Spartans their third straight loss.


Michigan def Rutgers 77-65


IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

2A Regional at Herscher

Watseka vs Herscher 6pm

PBL vs Reed Custer 7:30pm


2A at Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

Oakwood vs Hoopeston Area 6pm


1A Regional at Grant Park

Milford vs Tri-Point 7:30pm


1A Regional at Schlarman

Cissna Park vs Armstrong Potomac 7:30pm


1A Regional at Mt. Pulaski

Fisher vs Mt. Pulaski 7:30pm


Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Girls Regional action as the PBL Panthers will play Reed Custer a game that got postponed last night because of weather. Pregame at 7;15 with tipoff at 7:30.


PBL Girls win Regional contest 66-31 over Iroquois West

IHSA Girls Basketball

2A Regional

PBL def Iroquois West 66-31

Mackenzie Bruns scored 22 points


Hoopeston Area def Georgetown Ridgefarm 53-29

Ali Watson scored 24 points


Non Tournament

Central Catholic def Prairie Central 61-29

Danville def Mahomet Seymour 60-39


IHSA Boys Basketball

Fisher def Cerro Gordo/Bement 66-45

Carson Brozenec scored 25 points


Oakwood def Hoopeston Area 73-49


A second member of the GCMS Falcons Class 2A State Championship Football team has decided to take his talents to the next level. Kicker Ben Frehill has said he will walk on at Oklahoma St.


IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL vs La Salatte

Cissna Park at Teutopolis

Watseka vs GCMS

Rantoul vs St. Joseph Ogden

Fisher at Uni-High  

Westville at Milford

Armstrong Potomac at Schlarman

Hoopeston Area at Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

Mahomet Seymour at Urbana


IHSA Girls Regional

2A Herscher Regional

Watseka vs Herscher 6pm

PBL vs Reed Custer 7:30


2A Unity Regional

St. Joe Ogden vs Monticello 6pm


2A Beecher Regional

GCMS vs Peotone 7:30


Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinoi Hosts Michigan St. Pregame is at 5pm with tipoff at 6pm. Then it’s IHSA Girls basketball as the PBL Panthers take on Reed Custer in the Semi final of the Herscher 2A Regional.


Patriots Win Supper Bowl 53 13-3 Over the LA Rams

ATLANTA (AP) — The Patriots are Super Bowl champions for the sixth time following a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game, and the first in which neither team reached the end zone until the fourth quarter. Julian Edelman was the MVP of Super Bowl 53 after missing all of last season with a torn ACL. Edelman had 10 receptions for 141 yards.



(Clifton--jc)  The Cissna Park Timberwolves are champions of the 2019 Sangamon Valley Conference Boys Basketball tournament. WIth the weather delays twice last week the tournament was run in about 27 hours for the eight teams in the contests. The Cissna Park Timberwolves beat the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers 53 to 50 Saturday night in a game heard live on WPXN. The contest went back and forth the entire game.

Central Clifton’s Comets won the third place game against the Dwight Trojans.


On the WPXN All Tournament team…

Lamarius Lillard -Momence Redskins

Blake Castonguay - Watseka Warriors

Logan Graham- Dwight

Jacob Shoven - Central Clifton

Connor Lober - Cissna Park

Darryl Harris Central Clifton

Austin Gooden- Paxton Buckley Loda

Julian Stadeli - Cissna Park

Trey Van Winkle- Paxton Buckley Loda

Christian Stadeli -Cissna Park MVP



(Watseka--jc)  -- Watseka High School will be celebrating 50’s & 60’s Night at the Warrior boys’ basketball game on Friday, February 8th. The Warriors will be playing the PBL Panthers with the JV game tipping off at 6:00pm. The game will take place at Watseka’s Glenn Raymond Gym at 101 East Mulberry Street. All former coaches, managers, players, and cheerleaders from the Watseka Warriors (1950-1969), Paxton Mustangs (1950-1969), Buckley Dutchmasters (1950-1952), Loda Lions (1950-1952), and Buckley-Loda Rockets (1952-1969) are invited to attend and sign-up when arriving at the gym. All those who sign in will be introduced at halftime of the varsity game. Students and fans are encouraged to dress in a 50’s & 60’s attire. Doors will open at 5:00pm


IHSA Girls Regionals

2A Regional at Herscher

PBL vs Iroquois West


2A Regional at Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

Hoopeston Area vs Georgetown Ridgefarm


Non tournament

Rantoul at Centennial

Mahomet Seymour at Danville


IHSA Boys Basketball

Cerro Gordo/Bement at Fisher


630am new

(Hersher--jc)  -- The IHSA Girls Regionals begin tonight. The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers play Iroquois West at the Herscher Regional tonight. Our coverage begins after the Brad Underwood Show

6pm Fast Talk

7pm Brad Underwood Show

8pm IHSA Girls Regionals PBL vs Iroquois West.


SVC Boys Tournament Finally to get Underway Tonight

IHSA Girls Basketball

GCMS def Ridgeview 46-40

Claire Retherford had 16 points


Bismarck Henning/ Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 59-20


Charleston def Mahomet Seymour 49-22


IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

SVC Tournament at Clifton Central

Cissna Park vs Iroquois West

Watseka vs Dwight

Clifton Central vs St. Anne

PBL vs Momence


Non Tournament

Olympia at Rantoul

Pontiac at St. Joe Ogden

Ridgeview at GCMS

Eureka at Fisher

Milford at Armstrong Potomac

Chrisman at Hoopeston Area

Mt. Zion at Mahomet Seymour


IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL at Cissna Park at 5:30

Watseka at Dwight

Eureka at Fisher 5:30

Milford at Schlarman


Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as we will cover the SVC Tournament from Clifton Central High School. Our pregame begins at 5:45 for Cissna Park and Iroquois West, followed by PBL and Momence.


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


Then it’s our monthly Live Action Auction from 8-9:30.


Following the auction it’s more coverage from the SVC Tournament. Pregame begins at 10:45.


Then we’ve got Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois host Nebraska.


Then more coverage of the SVC Tournament.

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