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SPORTS Archives for 2021-06

Cubs lose, Cards and Sox win

MLB Scores: 

Milwaukee Brewers def Chicago Cubs 2-1

St. Louis Cardinals def Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2

Chicago White Sox def Minnesota Twins 7-6

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Two EI Baseball games will be made up on July 24. Due to the inclement weather over the weekend and the past two days, the Paxton Swedes and Royal Giants will resume where they left off in the 4th inning, and the Buckley Dutchmasters and Gifford-Flatville Gifflats will also be made up on the 24th. There will be no EI Baseball this weekend due to Independence Day. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- With the July 1 deadline approaching for NCAA Football players to make their decisions to stay with their current team, or transfer 7 Fighting Illini players have made the decision to leave. Offensive Lineman Blaise Sparks, Kevin Tyler, and Phifer Griffin, Wide Receiver James Frenchie, Defensive Lineman Tre’Von Riggens, Defensive Lineman Anthony Shipton, Wide Receiver Kyron Cumby all made the decision to leave the program. Quarterback Coran Taylor has also switched positions to cornerback in the latest roster update. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Fighting Illini Head Basketball Coach Brad Underwood made another addition to his staff Tuesday afternoon. Underwood hired his son Tyler Underwood as director of recruiting and scouting. Tyler finished a six-year college basketball career which included 4 seasons at Illinois. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Hendrick Motorsports on the Nascar Cup Series has been picking up wins left and right this season. Nascar Driver Ryan Blaney says that Hendrick has their stuff together, and the biggest obstacle thus far has been picking up speed… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Ryan Blaney 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers 

Arizona Diamondbacks @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox

 

Cards win, Cubs lose

MLB Scores: 

Milwaukee Brewers def Chicago Cubs 14-4

St. Louis Cardinals def Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1

Chicago White Sox were PPD 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- All-Star voting is reaching its final stages with the weekend slated to begin July 13. The finalists for the Chicago White Sox include: Catcher Yasmani Grandal, First baseman Jose Abreu, and Third Basemen Yoan Moncada. For the St. Louis Cardinals: Catcher Yadier Molina, and Third Basemen Nolan Arenado. For the Chicago Cubs: Catcher Wilson Contreras, First Baseman Anthony Rizzo, Shortstop Javy Baez, Third Baseman Kris Bryant, and Outfielder Joc Pederson. 


 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball program will face a familiar opponent in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge this season. Much like last year, the Illini will host Notre Dame Nov. 29. This will be the 43rd meeting between the Irish and the Fighting Illini. 


 

(St. Louis-cf)-- The St. Louis Cardinals are looking for ways to record outs throughout games. Manager Mike Schildt says that they are going to get creative to find outs… 

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Schildt 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech threw a bullpen session Monday afternoon. Sox manager Tony La Russa says that it went well and Kopech looks sharp… 

 

 

Chicago White Sox Manager Tony La Russa 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers 

Arizona Diamondbacks @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox 

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live, get the latest news in Nascar from 6 until 7.

 

William Byron and Kyle Busch win at Pocono

E.I. Baseball Scores: 

The E.I. Games scheduled for Sunday were postponed and will be made up on July 24th. Sites to be determined.

 

MLB Scores: 

LA Dodgers def Chicago Cubs 7-1

Pittsburgh Pirates def St. Louis Cardinals 7-2

Seattle Mariners def Chicago White Sox 3-2 game 1

Chicago White Sox def Seattle Mariners 7-5

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu exited the first game of Saturday’s DH against the Mariners after being hit by a pitch in the knee. Abreu was struck by a 95mph sinker on the right knee. Further tests will be run to see if Abreu will miss any length of time. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Taking a look at the area MLB Teams in the divisions standings as we enter a new week of the season: the Chicago Cubs sit second or 2.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central. The St. Louis Cardinals sit 8 games behind the Brewers for the lead. The Chicago White Sox are in 1st place in the AL Central, with a 2.5 game lead over the Cleveland Indians. 

 

 

(Pocono-cf)-- Kyle Busch won the second race from Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon, with a bad clutch. Busch slammed the door on Hendrick Motorsports fourth straight win. Alex Bowman was the winner of Saturday afternoon's race.  The Motor Racing Network had all the action…

 


 

(Urbana-cf)--The House of Paign TBT team will enter this year’s tournament at the #2 seed in the Peoria Region. House of Paign player Brandon Paul says he is excited to play with this year’s team, and with guys that he’s played with in the past… 

 

 

House of Paign Point Guard Brandon Paul 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers 

Arizona Diamondbacks @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox 

 

Tonight on WPXN get the latest news on Nascar with Fast Talk from 6 until 7. 

 

Cubs win with no hitter, Cards lose

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def LA Dodgers 4-0 Zach Davies and 3 relievers combined for the first combined no-hitter in franchise history

 

Pittsburgh Pirates def St. Louis Cardinals 8-2

White Sox were off 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Fighting Illini point guard Ayo Dosunmu and All-American track star Olivia Howell were named the Dike Eddleman athletes of the year. The athletes were selected by Fighting Illini Coaches and DIA staff members. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- 8 Fighting Illini football Players were named preseason All Big Ten Thursday afternoon. Jake Hansen, Owen Carney, Chase Brown, Blake Hayes, Ethan Tabel, Tony Adams, Doug Kramer, and Blake Jeresaty were all named by Big Ten staff. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago Bulls point guard Zach LaVine(laveen) was selected to represent the United States Basketball Team. The Olympic games open July 23, with the USA Men’s team playing an exhibition game against Nigeria July 10. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Fighting Illini Men’s Football  football player Isiah Williams has made the switch from quarterback to wide receiver for this upcoming season. Williams says that Coach Beilema brought up the idea, and Williams says he’s all in to help the team… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Wide Receiver Isiah Williams 

 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates 

Seattle Mariners @ Chicago White Sox 

 

E.I. Baseball this weekend

Buckley Dutchmasters at Gifford Flatville Gifflats 1pm DH

Royal Giants at Paxton Swedes 1pm DH

 

This Weekend on WPXN: 

 

Saturday Afternoon on WPXN it’s Nascar Cup Series Racing from Pocono Raceway. The Race goes green at 1pm. 

 

Sunday on WPXN it's Nascar Xfinity Series Racing from Pocono. The race will start after the Sunday Morning Church services.  Following the Xfinity race , the second cup race at Pocono on Sunday

 

Sox win, Cards Lose

MLB Scores

Detroit Tigers def St. Louis Cardinals 6-2

Chicago White Sox def Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 snapping 5 game losing streak

Cubs were off

 

(Charlotte-jm) -- Jeff Gordon will leave the Fox Sports booth to take a daily role at Hendrick Motorsports as vice chairman and the second-ranking team official to majority owner Rick Hendrick. Wednesday's announcement positions the four-time champion and Hall of Fame driver to one day succeed the 71-year-old Hendrick at the top of NASCAR's winningest organization.

 

MLB Today

Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals 7:15

Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers 9:10

White Sox are off

 

E.I. Baseball this weekend

Buckley Dutchmasters at Gifford Flatville Gifflats 1pm DH

Royal Giants at Paxton Swedes 1pm DH

 

Cubs Win, Cards and Sox Lose

MLB Scores

Detroit Tigers def St. Louis Cardinals 8-2

Chicago Cubs def Cleveland Indians 7-1

Pittsburgh Pirates def Chicago White Sox 6-3 (White Sox 5th straight loss)

 

Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Engel went back on the injured reserve list Tuesday with a strained right hamstring. There is no timetable for his return.

 

The Detroit Pistons will have the top pick in the NBA draft. The Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors round out the top 4.

 

The Harlem Globetrotters are petitioning the NBA to allow the team to join the league. The legendary exhibition basketball team, known for its players' innovative basketball skills, was founded in 1926. If approved they would become the 31st team.

 

MLB Today

Chicago White Sox @ Pittsburgh Pirates - 11:35

St. Louis Cardinals @ Detroit Tigers - 12:10

Cubs are off

 

Cubs lose

MLB Scores: 

Cleveland Indians def Chicago Cubs 4-0

Cardinals and White Sox were off 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Fighting Illini Center Kofi Cockburn officially announced that he will not be returning to Illinois for his Junior season. Cockburn will stay in the NBA Draft which is scheduled for July 29. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Four American Golfers will represent the United States in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this year. Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Shauffele, and Collin Morikowa will represent the US. The 4 man team was finalized after the US Open this past weekend. 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Cleveland Indians @ Chicago Cubs 

Chicago White Sox @ Pittsburgh Pirates 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Detroit Tigers 

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live, get the latest news in Nascar from 6 until 7.

 

Larson wins 3rd in a row

E.I. Baseball Scores: 

Buckley and Paxton split a double header with Buckley taking game 1, 2-1 in 17 innings. Paxton won game 2, 5-1

 

Royal took game one of the double header 3-0 and Gifford took game 2, 5-4.

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def Miami Marlins 2-0 

St. Louis Cardinals split a double header with the Atlanta Braves taking the first game 9-1 and losing the second 1-0

Houston Astros def Chicago White Sox 8-2


 

(WPXN-cf)-- Taking a look at the MLB standings as we enter a new week of the season in the National League Central: The Chicago Cubs sit on top of the division(40-32) over the Milwaukee Brewers(39-42). The St. Louis Cardinals(36-35) sit in 4th at 3.5 games back from the Cubs. The Chicago White Sox(43-29) sit in 1st of the American League Central with a 2.5 game lead over Clevland.

 

Golf

Jon Rahm used birdies on the last two holes to turn  a 1 stroke deficit into a 1 stroke win. Rahm  finished with a 67 and was the only golfer in the final 6 pairings to not have a double bogey on the back nine. 

 

(Nashville)--Nascar Cup Series Driver Kyle Larson has won his 3rd straight race with Sunday Afternoons win at Nashville Superspeedway. Larson led over half the race. Larson is the sole leader in points on the season. The Motor Racing Network was there on Sunday…

 


 

MLB Tonight: 

Cleveland Indians @ Chicago Cubs 

St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox are off 

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Get the latest news in Nascar from 6 until 7.

 

Bears in the Suburbs? The Chicago Bears have submitted a bid to purchase Arlington Park

IHSA 1A Boys State Track

GCMS Isaiah Chatman won the state title in the 300 meter hurdles

Watseka’s Jamison Cluver won the state title in the 400 meter dash

St. Joe Ogden Hayden Knott earned 2nd in the shot and discus

St. Joe Ogden 800 meter relay team earned 3rd

St. Joe Ogden Brady Buss earned a 5th place finish in the 100 meter dash.

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def NY Mets 2-0

Atlanta Braves def St. Louis Cardinals 4-0

Houston Astros def Chicago White Sox 10-2

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- The House of ‘Paign or the Fighting Illini TBT team added another player to the roster Thursday afternoon. Longtime shooting guard Brandon Paul announced that he is joining the team. The roster now includes:  Mike Daum,  Nnanna Egwu, Jaylon Tate, Kipper Nichols, Andres Feliz, Rayvonte Rice, Demitri McCamey, Leron Black, and Michael Thompson who is a 2020 Northwestern graduate. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Bears have submitted a bid to purchase Arlington Park. Arlington Park, which is owned by Churchill Downs, announced they were putting the track up for sale, and Tuesday was the last day for potential buyers to place bids. Churchill downs will release a statement in the coming weeks. The Bears have played at Soldier Field since 1924, and the stadium has hosted numerous events including Jack Dempsy’s final fight, and a speech from Franklin D. Roosevelt which was viewed by more than 150,000 people. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Fighting Illini power forward Jacob Grandison will play for the Finnish National team this upcoming summer. Grandison details how he was offered a spot on the team… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Power Forward Jacob Grandison 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Miami Marlins @ Chicago Cubs 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Atlanta Braves 

Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros 

 

Dirt Track racing at its best is back in action tonight at the Farmer City Raceway. It’s Vintage Racing of Illinois plus a full show. Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans $5, and kids 12 and under are free. 

 

E.I. Baseball This Weekend: 

Paxton Swedes @ Buckley Dutchmasters-DH

Royal Giants @ Gifford-Flatville-DH 


 

This Weekend on WPXN: 

 

Bid Buy and Save with the WPXN Live Action Auction with Becky Puetz. The Auction gets under way at 8am Saturday Morning 

 

Saturday Afternoon its Nascar Xfinity Series Racing With the Tennessee Lottery250 from Nashville. The broadcast gets underway at 2pm. 

 

Sunday on WPXN its Indy Car Racing from Elkhart Wisconsin at 11am . Then its Nascar Cup Series Racing with the Ally 400 from Nashville Speedway.

 

Cards and Sox Win, Cubs Lose

MLB Scores:

New York Mets def Chicago Cubs 6-3

St. Louis Cardinals def Miami Marlins 1-0

Chicago White Sox def Tampa Bay 8-7 in 10 innings 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- The 47th annual Shrine game rosters have been announced. The Shrine game showcases the best high school football players in the state. Locally, Clifton Central’s Jay Lemenager, and Jacob Shoven will represent  the Red Team. 

 

 

(urbana-cf)-- The 2022 Fighting Illini Football Home opener has been announced. The Illni will host Wyoming for the Week 0 game to open next season. The Illini will travel to Wisconsin the following week. 

 

 

(Nashville-cf)-- The Nascar Cup Series is heading to Nashville Superspeedway Sunday. Driver Ross Chastain’s teammate Kurt Busch took part in a tire test on the track earlier in the season. Chastain details what he expects from the track… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Ross Chastain 

 

 

EI Baseball This Weekend: 

Royal Giants @ Gifford-Flatville-DH 

Paxton Swedes @ Buckley Dutchmasters-DH 


MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Atlanta Braves

Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros

 

Cards and Sox Win, Cubs Lose

MLB Scores: 

New York Mets def Chicago Cubs 3-2

St. Louis Cardinals def Miami Marlins 2-1

Chicago White Sox def Tampa Bay Rays 3-0

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal will miss the remainder of the 2021 season. Madrigal underwent season ending hamstring surgery Tuesday Afternoon after suffering an injury last week. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant exited last night's contest against the Mets after being hit by a pitch. Preliminary results showed a bruise on Bryant’s right hand. More tests will be run this afternoon. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Fighting Illini Power Forward Jacob Grandison announced that he is joining the Finland National Basketball Team for the summer. Grandison will head from Oakland California for Finland this Thursday. Grandison is a dual citizen. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- College Football Recruiting is happening in person for the first time in 15 months. Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Brett Bielema says that not being able to get on the road to recruit for the first 6 months he was in Champaign allowed him to get a great staff put together, and game plan for when recruiting opened up… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Brett Bielema 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets 

Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Tampa Bay Rays @ Chicago White Sox

 

Cards Win, Cubs and Sox Lose

IHSA Baseball Super Sectional 

Sacred Heart Griffin def St. Joe Ogden 4-1

 

MLB Scores: 

New York Mets def Chicago Cubs 5-2

St. Louis Cardinals def Miami Marlins 4-2

Tampa Bay Rays def Chicago White Sox 5-2 

  

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago White Sox announced that outfielder Eloy Jimenez can resume baseball activities. Jimenez suffered a shoulder injury in Spring Training in March. Jimenez will start a rehab assignment in Arizona before moving up to a Sox affiliate. The time frame for Jimenez to move up to the minors is 4 weeks. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- The MLB released the first update of All-Star voting. Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Byrant leads at the position, along with St. Louis Cardinals Nolan Arenado in second. Shortstop Javy Baez, Catcher Wilson Contreras and first baseman Anthony Rizzo all are in the top 3 at their position. St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is first among the position group. Four Chicago White Sox are in the top 3 in voting as well: First baseman Jose Abreu(2nd), catcher Yazmani Grandal(2nd) third baseman Nick Madrigal(2nd) and Shortstop Tim Anderson(3rd). 

 

 

(Bloomington-cf)-- The IHSA announced that Mediacom will pick up the 47th annual High School Shrine football game. The game will take place June 19th at 11am at Illinois Wesylan’s Tucci Stadium. The Shrine Game has highlighted the state's best football players since its inception. 


 

(Texas-cf)--Nascar Cup Series Driver Alex Bowman has been back up at the top of the pack at the finish of each race this season, unlike last year after the restart. Bowman and his team had to have “sit down” in order to get back on track and start finishing strong which has helped to his start this season says Bowman… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Alex Bowman 


 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets 

Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Tampa Bay Rays @ Chicago White Sox 

 

Tonight on WPXN it's Nascar Live. Get the latest news in Nascar from 6 until 7.

 

Larson wins 1 Million Dollar All Star Race

IHSA Track and Field State Meet Results

Girls 1A

100 Meters and 200 Meters  Tuscola’s Allysa Williams is state Champion. Finishing 6th in the 100 was St Joe Odgen Spartan Atleigh Hamilton. Hamilton finished 3rd in the 200. Hamilton finished 2nd in the 400 for St Joe Odgen. Also in 1-A Hamilton finished 2nd in the long jump.

Girls 2-A

Congratulations to Paxton Buckley Loda Sophomore Trixie Johnson. Johnson finished 6th in the 800 meters at the state meet. Johnson set several records at PBL along the way this year.

Rantoul’s Briana Dixon finished 3rd in the 2-A High Jump at State

 

E. I Baseball Scores: 

Buckley def Royal 4-3 in 11 innings & 7-5

Paxton Swedes split with Gifford losing game 1, 10-8 and winning game 2, 2-1

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def St. Louis Cardinals 2-0

Chicago White Sox def Detroit Tigers 4-1

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Taking a look at the MLB Standings as we start a new week: in the NL Central, the Milwaukee Brewers(38-27) jumped into 1st by a .5 game, followed by the Chicago Cubs(37-27) and the Cincinnati Reds(32-31). The Cardinals are in 4th at 32-32. In the AL Central, the Chicago White Sox(41-24) hold on to the top spot by 5.5 games over the Cleveland Indians(34-28), the Kansas City Royals(3--33) sit third in the division. 

 

 

(Texas)-- Intro:  The NASCAR Cup Series All-Stars travelled to Texas Motor Speedway Sunday evening under the lights for the annual NASCAR All-Star race. MRN covered all the action on track…

 

 

Close:    Kyle Larson pulls away in the final 10 lap shoot-out to win and take home a $1 million prize. The win is Larson's second All-Star triumph in the last three years.  Motor Racing Network will return with full coverage of the "Ally 400" from Nashville Superspeedway next Sunday, June 20th at 2:30pm Eastern. 


 

(Urbana-cf)-- With the State of Illinois moving into Phase 5 of the Rebuild Illinois plan, the University of Illinois announced that they will open up Memorial Stadium this upcoming season at 100% capacity. Head Coach Brett Bielema says that it’s beyond exciting to have the stadium fully open… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets 

Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Tampa Bay Rays @ Chicago White Sox 


 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk, get the latest news in Nascar from 6 until 7

 

White Sox win, Cubs and Cards were off

MLB Scores: 

Chicago White Sox def Toronto Blue Jays 5-2

Cubs and Cardinals were off

 

 

(Paxton-cf)-- 4 Paxton-Buckley-Loda track athletes qualified for the state meet after placing third in the 2A Sectional meet. Senior Liam McMullin, Junior Keegan Busboom, Senior Brett Giese, and Senior Ryder James all qualified at EIU’s O’Brien field. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Bears have officially signed Quarterback Justin Fields to a 4 year contract. The deal includes $18 million guaranteed. The contract includes an $11 million signing bonus. 

 

 

MLB Tonight:

St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs 

Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers 

 

Dirt Track racing at its best is back in action tonight at the Farmer City Raceway. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates,  Street Stocks and B-Mods and 

kids- Mods. Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans $5, and kids 12 and under are free. 


 

E.I. Baseball Sunday: 

Gifford-Flatville Gifflats @ Paxton Swedes DH 

Royal Giants @ Buckley Dutchmasters DH 

 

This Weekend on WPXN: 

 

Saturday Afternoon it’s Nascar Xfinity Series Racing from Texas Raceway. The Broadcast gets underway at Noon 

 

Sunday Night on WPXN is Nascar Cup Series Racing from Texas Raceway with the Nascar All-Star Race. The Race goes green at 5.

 

Cubs and Cards win, Sox lose

IHSA Baseball Scores: 

1A Sectional Semi-final

Milford def Warrensburg Latham 5-3

 

2A Sectional Semi-final

St. Joe Ogden def Shelbyville 7-0

Crayton Burnett threw a 1 hit shutout with 13 strikeouts

 

3A Sectional Semi-final

Springfield def Mahomet Seymour 7-3

 

IHSA Softball Scores: 

2A Sectional Semi-final

Unity def Mt. Carmel 8-0

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def San Diego Padres 3-1

St. Louis Cardinals def cleveland Indians 8-2

Toronto Blue Jays def Chicago White Sox 6-2

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini Football program added another quarterback Wednesday Afternoon. Division-2 QB Ryan Johnson will join the Illini as a PWO(Preferred Walk On). Johnson spent three seasons at Northern Michigan University played in 20 total games and threw for 2,844 total yards. 

 

(St. Louis-cf)--The St. Louis Cardinals activated catcher Yadier Molina off the IL Wednesday Afternoon after a knee injury. Red Birds Skipper Mike Schildt says that it’s a long season, and that no one is always 100% healthy throughout the year… 

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Schildt 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago White Sox

Cubs and Cardinals are off

 

EI Baseball Sunday: 

Gifford-Flatville Gifflats @ Paxton Swedes DH 

Royal Giants @ Buckley Dutchmasters DH

 

Secretary of State Jesse White's office is launching a new initiative to help reduce the number of uninsured drivers in Illinois

(Springfield-jm) -- Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza said the state’s financial condition is moving in the right direction despite a structural deficit, multi-billion dollar backlog of bills and one of the highest unfunded pension liabilities in the nation.

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Secretary of State Jesse White’s office is launching a new initiative to help reduce the number of uninsured drivers in Illinois. Beginning July 1st, auto insurance verification will be conducted electronically, says Secretary of State Spokesperson Henry Haupt…

 

 

Secretary of State Spokesperson Henry Haupt. Under the system, insurance will be verified randomly at least twice a year. Drivers that can’t be verified will be given a chance to prove they have car insurance. If they can’t, they face license plate suspension and a $100 reinstatement fee.

 

New

(Undated-jm) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 365 new cases and 11 additional deaths Tuesday. Iroquois County reported 4 more cases. Champaign County 11 new cases and 4 additional deaths. Vermilion County 13 new cases and 1 additional death. Ford County did not have a report.

 

 

(Paxton-jm) -- The Ford County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring an electronics recycling event  in Paxton Saturday, June 19th. The group is accepting computer monitors, tvs printers, laptops and fax machines. Items not accepted include kitchen appliances, microwaves and vacuums. Sarah Earles with the conservation district says they are looking for more volunteers…

 

 

Ford County Soil and Water Conservation’s Sarah Earles. Again that number for Gene May is 217-379-3309.

 

 

(Iroquois County-jm) -- Iroquois County Sheriff's Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal accident.  According to police, at approximately 4:54 p.m. on June 4, Donald R. Heisner of L'Erable was traveling north on County Road 1500 East. when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle left the roadway into the east side ditch. Police say Heisner continued to travel northbound for another 275 feet, striking two trees along the way. Heisner's vehicle then became airborne for a short time before striking a final tree and coming to a stop near 2530 North. He was taken to Riverside Medical Center where he later died.

 

 

(Undated-jm) -- One area state representative is encouraging people to get vaccinated as the state fully reopens this Friday. 106th District State Representative Tom Bennett of Gibson City says there are several places to go to get your vaccine…

 

 

106th District State Representative Tom Benentt of Gibson City.

 

 

(Undated-jm) -- OSF is seeking volunteers for their peace meals program. Drivers are needed in Rantoul, Monticello, Champaign and Farmer City. Volunteers must be able to possess a valid driver's license and auto insurance. Volunteers must also be able to give 1.5 to 10 hours a week during the lunch hours. Those interested can call Erin Kennedy at 309-661-5153.

 

 

(Undated-jm) -- Tax bills for Ford and Iroquois County residents have gone out. The first installment for Ford County residents is due July 2nd with the 2nd installment due September 10th. For Iroquois County residents the first installment is due July 7th with the 2nd installment due September 7th.

 

 

(Washington-jm) -- USDA Outlook Board analysts are taking another look at crop export prospects for this next marketing year. Gary Crawford reports…

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- A former state lawmaker is suing the state comptroller for salary increases he claims he was entitled to while serving in the Illinois General Assembly for 12 years, even though he voted against those raises as a lawmaker. Former Representative Mike Fortner joins two other former state senators in filing separate lawsuits against Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza over pay raises that they argue are mandated by the state constitution. Fortner’s class-action lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court claims that the automatic cost of living increases to lawmakers’ salaries were eliminated in violation of the Illinois Constitution. The total cost of withheld cost-of-living pay raises for lawmakers between 2010 and 2019 is estimated at $14.4 million.

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- The Illinois Department of Labor is warning about the dangers of heat on the job. Employers and workers should be aware of the warning signs of heat stroke as temperatures rise, says Department Assistant Director Jason Keller…

 

 

Illinois Department of Labor Assistant Director Jason Keller. Keller says it’s vital for workers to stay hydrated outside, and notes that those with underlying medical conditions, seniors and those who are overweight are most susceptible to heat related illness.

 

 

(Melvin-jm) -- The Ford County Fair gets underway Sunday in Melvin. One of the hi-lites of the fair is this year’s concert lineup says President Kirk Miller…

 

 

Ford County Fair President Kirk Miller. WXPN will be broadcasting live at this year’s event as part of our Summer Fun tour 20-21

 

 

(Vermilion County-jm) -- Some changes could be in store for wind-energy projects in Vermilion County. The changes will be considered during a meeting of the Executive and Legislation Committee. All wind turbines would be required to be at a distance of at least 1,200 feet, or three times the tower height, away from existing buildings. The current ordinance only specifies the 1,200-foot setback. Underground utilities would be required to be five feet below ground, an increase from the current three feet. Wind farm applicants would have to complete a soil study and send it to a county committee for approval, and they would also be required to pay for a noise level study if a resident complains about it.

 

 

(Paxton-jm) -- Paxton police have released their recent activity report. On June 7th Brendon Davis was arrested for aggravated domestic battery and criminal damage to property. On June 6th, Katrina Knox was arrested for driving on a suspended license and ticketed for improper use of registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle following a traffic stop at State and Railroad. A passenger, Eric Loy was arrested on two outstanding warrants. On June 4th, Lindsay Platz was arrested for driving on a revoked license following a traffic stop at Dawn and Railroad. On June 2nd, Elizabeth Campbell was arrested for retail theft for allegedly stealing items from the Dollar General. She also had five outstanding warrants. On June 1st, Patrick Howell of Chicago was arrested for violating the sex offender registry.

 

 

(Champaign-jm) -- Parkland College and Walgreens will be hosting another COVID-19 vaccination clinic on campus from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 10. Walgreens is utilizing a tent in the M-4 parking lot to administer vaccinations.

 

 

(Washington-jm) -- What are the chances that USDA in its June supply and demand estimates will change the crop yield and production forecasts it made in May? Gary Crawford reports…

 

 

Cubs and White Sox Win, Cards Lose

IHSA Softball: Sectional Semi-final

1A

Newark def Milford 11-0

 

2A

Paris def Tuscola 3-2

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def San Diego Padres 7-1

Cleveland Indians def St. Louis Cardinals 10-1

Chicago White Sox def Blue Jays 6-1


 

(WPXN-cf)-- The IHSA and Illinois Basketball Association have announced the 2021 Coach of the Year awards. Starting at the college level, Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood was a recipient this season. Locally, Watseka Lady Warriors Head Coach Barry Bauer earned the honor. 


 

(WPXN-cf)-- Former Fighting Illini Point Guard Andres Feliz announced that he will rejoin the Illini TBT(The Basketball Tournament Team) again this summer. The tournament gets underway July 24 from the Peoria Civic Center at 1pm. Tickets for the House of Paign regional are on sale now at thetournmanet.com/tickets.  

 

 

(Texas-cf)-- The Nascar Cup Series All-Star race is up next for the Series Sunday Afternoon. Texas Motorspeedway is the location, and Driver Martin Truex Jr. says that All-Star Races are crazy, and that he doesn’t know what to expect… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Martin Truex Jr. 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres

Cleveland Indians @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago White Sox

 

Two Fighting Illini Volleyball Players have been selected to represent the United States in the Tokyo Olympics

IHSA Baseball Regional Championships

1A

Milford def Armstrong Potomac 10-3 

Sawyer Laffoon had 2 hits including a homerun and 4 RBI

 

2A St. Joe Ogden def Oakwood 7-4 

Hayden Brazelton had 2 runs scored and 2 RBI

 

3A Champaign Central def Rantoul 11-1 

 

Mahomet Seymour def Champaign Centennial 2-1 

Nate McFall had a 2 run homerun

 

MLB Scores: 

San Diego Padres def Chicago Cubs 9-4

Cardinals and White Sox were off

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Two Fighting Illini Volleyball Players have been selected to represent the United States in the Tokyo Olympics. Outside Hitter Michelle Bartsch-Hackley and setter Jordyn Poulter are set to make their debut in the Olympic Games this year. The games get underway July 23. 

 

 

(St. Louis-cf)-- Busch Stadium in St. Louis will be going back to full capacity next week. The Cardinals announced Monday Afternoon that tickets for select tickets will be as low as $6. The series will include June 14-16 against the Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates on June 24 and Arizona Diamondbacks June 28-30. Each ticket purchase will include a free hot dog. 

 

 

(St. Louis-cf)-- St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Jon Gant had his worst outing of the season Sunday night. Gant says that he didn’t have the command that he usually has day in and out… 

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Jon Gant 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres

Cleveland Indians @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago White Sox


 

Tonight on WPXN get the latest news in Nascar with Nascar live from 6 until 7

 

Larson wins at Sonoma for second in a row

E.I. Baseball Scores: 

Buckley Dutchamsters def Gifford Gifflats 6-2 and 13-1

Paxton Swedes def Royal Giants Split 

Paxton  took game 1,  3-1 

Royal took game 2,  2-0


 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def San Francisco Giants 4-3

Cincinnati Reds def St. Louis Cardinals 8-7

Chicago White Sox def Detroit Tigers 3-0

 

 

(Sonoma-cf)-- One week after Hendrick Motorsports became the all-time leader in wins on the Nascar Cup Series, they added one more at Sonoma Sunday Afternoon. Driver Kyle Larson has now won back to back weeks, notching the 270th win for Hendrick. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago White Sox Manager Tony La Russa has moved into second in all time wins as a manager with yesterday's win over the Detroit Tigers. La Russa has 2,764 total wins in his career. La Russa says it's a surreal feeling… 

 

 

Chicago White Sox Manager Tony La Russa

 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres 

St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox are off 

 

Get all the latest news in Nascar with Fast Talk from 6 until 7. 

 

Sox win, Cubs & Cards lose

IHSA Softball Scores: Regionals

1A

Salt Fork def Fisher 8-0

 

Arcola def Armstrong Potomac 3-1

 

Milford def Grant Park 17-7 Regional Championship

Anna McEwen had 3 hits and 3 RBI

 

2A

U-High def PBL 3-0

 

Bloomington Central Catholic def Watseka 10-0

 

St. Joe Ogden def Georgetown Ridgefarm 16-1

Kaylee Ward had 4 hits including a homerun and had 6 RBI

Alyssa Acton also hit a home run

 

3A

Mt. Zion def Rantoul 11-1

 

Canton def Mahomet Seymour 4-0

 

MLB Scores: 

San Francisco Giants def Chicago Cubs 7-2

Cincinnati Reds def St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 

Chicago White Sox def Detroit Tigers 4-1


 

(Chicago-cf)-- Fans will be allowed back on the North and South Side of Chicago at full capacity. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that Wrigley and Guaranteed Rate Field will now be able to fill their stadiums. The restrictions will be lifted next Friday. 

 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ San Fransico Giants 

Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox 

 

Dirt Track racing at its best is back in action tonight at the Farmer City Raceway. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates,  Street Stocks and Hornets. Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans $5, and kids 12 and under are free.


 

EI Baseball Sunday: 

Royal Giants @ Paxton Swedes-DH 1pm

Gifford Flatville Gifflats @ Buckley Dutchmasters -DH 1pm



This Weekend on WPXN: 

 

Bid Buy and Save Saturday Morning from 8 to 10 with the Live Action Auction. 

 

Saturday Morning its Nascar Xfinity Series Racing from Mid-Ohio with the B and L Transport 170. The Race gets underway at 11:30 on WPXN. 

 

Sunday Afternoon its Nascar Cup Series Racing with the Toyota Save Mart 350 from Sonoma Raceway.

 

Cubs win, Cards lose, Sox PPD

IHSA Baseball Scores:  REGIONALS

Class 2A

Watseka def Momence 8-4

Ty Berry had 13 strikeouts

 

GCMS def Sullivan 10-0

Nathan Kallal had 2 hits and 4 RBI

 

IHSA Softball Scores: 

1A

Milford def def Donovan 11-1

Abby Storm had 3 hits and 2 RBI

 

2A

PBL def GCMS 3-2

Kayla Adwell and Christina White each had 2 hits and an RBI

 

Watseka def Hoopeston Area 6-4

Allie Hoy had 3 hits and an RBI

 

3A 

Rantoul def Danville 7-6

Kianna Berlatsky had 3 hits and 3 RBI

Emily Curtis hit a homerun

 

Mahomet Seymour def Lincoln 9-1

Abigail Akers had 4 hits and 2 RBI

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def San Diego Padres 6-2

LA Dodgers def  St. Louis Cardinals 14-3

Chicago White Sox PPD

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame released the 2022 ballot. Three Fighting Illini made the list including Moe Gardner, Kevin Hardy, and Simeon Rice. Gardner was a two time consensus All American in 89-90. Hardy was a 1995 Dick Butkus Award winner and First-Team All-American. Rice was a two time All-American, three time First Team Big Ten, and holds the school record in sacks. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Saint Joseph-Ogden Basketball standout Ty Pence announced on Twitter that he has received an offer from the Fighting Illini. Pence had an unofficial visit with Assistant Coach Chester Fraizer and was offered Wednesday Afternoon. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Longtime Duke Blue Devils Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski or Coach K announced that he will be retiring after the 2021-22 season. Coach K’s replacement has already been named, Jon Scheyer, a Northbrook native will become head coach. 

 

 

(St. Louis-cf)-- The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten high production from Jon Gant this season in high pressure situations. Red Birds Manager Mike Schildt says that Gant really focuses on preparation… 

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Schildt 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ San Fransico Giants 

Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

 

Cubs and Cards win, Sox lose

IHSA Baseball Scores: 

GCMS def Ridgeview 18-4

Mason Kutemeier had 3 hits and 5 RBI

 

St. Joe Ogden def IVC 13-7

Isaiah Immke, Coby Miller and Keaton Nolan each had 3 hits

 

Manteno def Milford 17-1

 

Mahomet Seymour def Urbana 11-1

Zac Carr had 2 hits and 3 RBI

 

IHSA Softball Scores: 

Watseka def Armstrong Potomac 8-2

Sydney McTaggart and Kennedy McTaggart each hit a home run

 

St. Joe Ogden def IVC 3-1

Shayne Immke had 4 hits and 5 stolen bases

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def San Diego Padres 4-3

St. Louis Cardinals def LA Dodgers 3-2

Cleveland Indians def Chicago White Sox 6-5

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The “dead-period” in College basketball and football has come to an end. The longest dead-period to date, due to the COVID-19 pandemic Universities are allowed to have athletes back on campus for the first time in 15 months. When it comes to the University of Illinois, there will be multiple local kids taking official visits. Those include Gibson City’s Aiden Laughry, and Iroquois West’s Clayton Leonard  for football and St. Joe Ogden’s Ty Pence in basketball. 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs 

St. Louis Cardinals @ LA Dodgers 

Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians 

 

Cubs win, Cards lose, Sox Split

IHSA Baseball

PBL def Iroquois West 18-3 and 10-7

Charlie Pound had 3 hits and 4 RBI in game 1

Gavin Coplea had 2 RBI and scored 2 runs in game 2

 

Cissna Park def Grace Christian 10-3

Malaki Verkler had 3 hits and 2 RBI

 

St. Joe Ogden def IVC 2-1

Hayden Brazelton and Coby Miller each had an RBI

 

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 7-4

 

Milford def Georgetown Ridgefarm 5-4

Aaron Banning and Payton Harwood each had 2 RBI

 

IHSA Softball

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 9-2

 

IVC def St. Joe Ogden 5-4

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def San Diego Padres 7-2

LA Dodgers def St. Louis Cardinals 9-4

Chicago White Sox def Cleveland Indians 8-6 in game 1 and lost 3-1 in game 2

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Taking a look at the MLB standings for the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, and the St. Louis Cardinals: The Chicago Cubs are tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for the lead of the NL Central at 30-23. Followed by the Milwaukee Brewers at 29-25. The Chicago White Sox lead the AL Central by 4.5 games over Cleveland with a record of 33-20, followed by Kansas City at 25-26. 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Without even taking a single snap in a game, the Chicago Bears #11 overall Draft Pick has the third highest selling jersey in the NFL. The highest selling jersey in the NFL currently is Tim Tebow’s #85 as he recently signed with Jacksonville to play tight end. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Geoff Alexander has been behind the scenes for the last 3 years inside the Illini Men’s Basketball program. Head Coach Brad Underwood says that during that time, Alexander was still a pivotal piece in the scouting aspect… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood 

 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs 

St. Louis Cardinals @ LA Dodgers 

Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians 

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live. Get the latest news in Nascar from 6 until 7.

 

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