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SPORTS Archives for 2021-10

Green Bay Packers beat the Arizona Cardinals 24-21

IHSA Volleyball Scores 

1A

Milford def Lexington 25-15, 25-23

Watseka def Grant Park 25-13, 25-16

St. Thomas More def Salt Fork 25-7, 25-19

Blue Ridge def Judah Christian 25-17, 23-25, 25-22

 

2A

St. Joe Ogden def St. Teresa 25-18, 25-15

Monticello def Unity 25-23, 25-11, 25-20

Coal City def Prairie Central 25-22, 25-14

 

3A

Normal U-High def Mahomet Seymour 25-18, 25-23

Normal West def Champaign Central 25-17, 25-18

 

NBA Scores: 

NY Knicks def Chicago Bulls 104-103

 

NHL Scores: 

Colorado Avalanche def St. Louis Blues 4-3

 

Thursday Night Football: 

Green Bay Packers def Arizona Cardinals 24-21

 

(Paxton--jc) The Paxton BuckleyLoda Panthers are back in the 3-A football playoffs on Saturday. PBL football coach Josh Pritchard says his team is ready for the challenge…

 

 

PBL Football Coach Josh Pritchard

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball program will host their second exhibition game against Indiana(Pa.) tonight. Head Coach Brad Underwood says that the week has been unique in that the squad has only practiced 2 times since last Saturday… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Indiana Pacers @ Brooklyn Nets

 

NHL Tonight: 

Chicago Blackhawks @ Carolina Hurricanes 

 

Big Ten Football Saturday: 

Rutgers @ Illinois 

#6 Michigan @ #8 Michigan State 

#9 Iowa @ Wisconsin

Indiana @ Maryland 

Minnesota @ Northwestern

Purdue @ Nebraska 

#20 Penn State @ #5 Ohio State 

  

 

NFL Sunday: 

San Francisco 49ers @ Chicago Bears 

Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts 

 

IHSA Football  Playoffs This Weekend:

1A

Monmouth @ Iroquois West 

 

2A

Clifton Central @ Eire

Momence @ Tremont 

Virden North Mac @ Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

 

3A

Eureka @ PBL 

Newton @ Unity 

Chicago King @ Prairie Central 

Hoopeston Area/Armstrong Potomac @ Fairfield 

St. Joe Ogden @ Mt. Carmel 

Greenville @ Monticello 

 

5A

Jacksonville @ Mahomet-Seymour 

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fighting Illini Exhibition Basketball courtesy of the Fighting Illlini network. Broadcast starts at 6pm

 

This Weekend on WPXN:

Saturday Afternoon it’s IHSA Football as the Panthers of PBL hosts Eureka in the 1st round of the IHSA Playoffs. Tune in at Noon with the Preview Show. We will go live from Jerry Zimmerman Field at 12:35 with kick off scheduled for 1. 

 

Following PBL Football it’s Nascar Xfinity Series Racing. Tune in at 4:30 for the Dead on Tools 250 from Martinsville Raceway. 

 

Sunday on WPXN it’s Nascar Cup Series Racing with the Xfinity 500 from Martinsville Speedway. The green flag drops at noon.

 

Fighting Illini Big Man Kofi Cockburn named the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

1A

Grant Park def Cissna Park 25-21, 26-24

Watseka def Ridgeview 27-25, 25-15

 

2A

St. Thomas More def Georgetown Ridgefarm 25-9, 25-16

 

8th Grade Girls Basketball Twin County Conference Championship

Cissna Park def Watseka 40-14 

 

MLB World Series 

Houston Astros def Atlanta Braves 7-2

 

NHL Scores: 

Toronto Maple Leafs def Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 OT

 

NBA Scores:

Toronto Raptors def Indiana Pacers 118-100

 

 

(Urbana)-- Fighting Illini Big Man Kofi Cockburn earned another award to start the season. Cockburn was named the Big Ten Preseason player of the year. Kofi last season was the only player in the country to average 15 points, and 9 rebounds per game while shooting 60% or higher. 

 

 

(WPXN)-- The Designated Hitter rule was introduced to American League Baseball in 1973 to combat the decline in offensive production in the League. The DH now could be introduced across the league. It isn’t official as of now, but the DH becoming universal is one of the major topics to be discussed at the MLB winter meeting this offseason. 

 

 

(WPXN)-- The Nascar Cup Series is in the final two races of the season. Driver Kyle Larson has won 8 races this season. He wishes that the Championship race at Phoenix was this week since Larson has struggled at martinsville in his career… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Kyle Larson 

 

 

NBA Tonight: 

New York Knicks @ Chicago Bulls 

 

NHL Tonight: 

Colorado Avalanche @ St. Louis Blues

 

IHSA Volleyball Regional Finals

1A

Watseka vs Grant Park

Milford vs Lexington

St. Thomas More vs Salt Fork

Blue Ridge vs Judah Christian

 

2A

St. Joe Ogden vs St. Teresa

Unity vs Monticello

Coal City vs Prairie Central

 

3A

Mahomet Seymour vs Normal U-High

Normal West vs Champaign Central


 

Thursday Night Football: 

Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Regional Volleyball Action. Tune in at 5:45 as the St. Joe Ogden Spartans take on Decatur St Teresa. Rob Pacey has the call with the opening volley at 6pm

 

Fighting Illini QB Art Sitkowski will miss the remainder of the season with a broken arm

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

1A

Cissna Park def St. Anne 25-4, 25-14

 

Milford def Dwight 25-8, 25-10

 

Armstrong Potomac def Schlarman 25-16, 25-9

 

2A Regional

Tremont def PBL 25-19, 25-23

 

St. Joe Ogden def Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin 25-14, 25-16

 

Prairie Central def Seneca 25-12, 25-15

 

Unity def Sullivan 25-10, 25-13

 

3A

Normal Community def Rantoul 25-12, 25-15

 

Mahomet Seymour def Champaign Centennial 25-15, 25-12

 

MLB World Series

Atlanta Braves def Houston Astros 6-2

 

 

(Chicago)-- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman has stepped down from the position, and Vice President of Hockey Operations Al MacIssac was relieved of his duties on Tuesday. The events stem from a sexual assault alligation in 2010. 

 

(Urbana)-- Fighting Illini QB Art Sitkowski will miss the remainder of the season with a broken arm. Stikowski suffered the season ending injury against Penn State. Brandon Peters is expected to take over the starting spot once again. 

 

(Green Bay)-- The Green Bay Packers have added another Wide Receiver to the COVID-19 List. Allen Lazard tested positive for the virus Tuesday afternoon. WR DaVante Adams tested positive on Monday. 

 

 

(Urbana)-- When Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema took over at the U of I, he told players that no sleeves will be worn saying that it makes the ball more slippery. Bielema backs that theory with a mishap in practice… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

 

IHSA Volleyball Regionals Tonight

Class 1A Salt Fork Regional

St. Thomas More vs Georgetown Ridge Farm - 5:30

Armstrong Potomac vs Salt Fork - 6:30

 

Class 1A Cissna Park Regional

Watseka vs Ridgeview - 5:30

Cissna Park vs Grant Park - 6:30

 

NHL Tonight: 

Toronto Maple Leafs @ Chicago Blackhawks 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s On The Sidelines presented by Conuxxus of Paxton. Get the latest news in IHSA Athletics from 6 until 7. 

 

Following On the Sideline Lines it’s The Bret Bielema Show. Get the latest news in Fighting Illini Football from 7 until 8.

 

Fighting Illini football earn wards after upset win over Penn St.

IHSA Regional Volleyball Scores: 

2A

PBL def GCMS 25-13, 25-23

Addison Oyer had 17 kills

Araya Stack had 12 assists

Carly Mutchmaore had 16 digs

 

Herscher def Iroquois West 

 

Prairie Central def def Reed Custer 

 

Hoopeston Area def Westville 

 

Monday Night Football Scores: 

New Orleans Saints def Seattle Seahawks 13-10

 

NBA Scores: 

Chicago Bulls def Toronto Raptors 111-108

Milwaukee Bucks def Indiana Pacers 119-109

 

 

(Chicago)-- Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test comes after the blowout loss against Tampa Bay Sunday. Special Teams Coordinator Chris Tabor will act as head coach while Nagy is out. 

 

(Green Bay) -- The Green Bay Packers have placed receiver Davante Adams on the COVID list after he tested positive for COVID-19. It's unknown if he will be available for Thursday night's game against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.


 

(Urbana)--The awards are pouring in for The Fighting Illini Football program after the 20-18 upset win over Penn State Saturday. First, the Illini were named National Team of the Week,  Head Coach Bret Bielema was named Dodd Trophy Coach of the week, and RB Chase Brown was named as the Rose Bowl player of the week with 223 rush yards against Penn State. 

 

 

(Urbana)-- Fighting Illini Big Man Kofi Cockburn was voted to the preseason All-America Team. Cockburn was also named to the Abduul-Jabbar watchlist or the best Center in the NCAA. Indiana Big Man Trayce Jackson Davis was also voted as a preseason All-American. 

 

(WPXN)-- The Nascar Cup Series is the final two races of the season. Driver Joey Logano is once again in the hunt for a championship. Logano describes how the pressure changes when the playoffs role around… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Joey Logano 

 

 

IHSA Volleyball Regionals Tonight

Class 1A Cissna Park Regional

Cissna Park vs St. Anne - 5:30

Grant Park vs Donovan - 6:30

 

Class 1A Dwight Regional

Milford vs winner Chicago Morgan Park/Dwight - 5:30

Winner Crete Illinois Lutheran vs winner Gardner South Wilmington/Lexington - 6:30

 

Class 1A Salt Fork Regional

Armstrong vs Danville Schlarman - 5:30

Salt Fork vs Urbana Uni High - 6:30

 

Class 2A St. Joseph Regional

Decatur St. Teresa vs Hoopeston Area - 5:30

St. Joseph Ogden vs Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin

 

Class 2A Tolono Unity Regional

Tolono Unity vs  Sullivan - 5:30

Arthur Lovington/Atwood Hammond vs Monticello - 6:30

 

Class 2A Stanford Olympia Regional

Chillicothe IVC vs Bloomington Central Catholic - 5:30

Tremont vs PBL - 6:30

 

Class 2A Kankakee McNamara Regional

Pontiac vs Manteno - 5:30

Wilmington vs Kankakee McNamara - 6:30

 

Class 2A Coal City Regional

Seneca vs Prairie Central - 5:30

Coal City vs  Hersher - 6:30

 

Class 3A Bloomington Regional

Normal Community vs Rantoul - 5:30

Champaign Central vs Bloomington - 6:30

 

Class 3A Mahomet Seymour Regional

Normal University vs Urbana - 5:30

Mahomet Seymour vs Champaign Centennial - 6:30

 

Get the latest news in Nascar with Nascar Live tonight on WPXN from 6 until 7.

 

Following Nascar Live it’s IHSA Volleyball regional action. Tune in at 7 with WPXN’s Rob Pacey as the PBL Panthers take on the

 

Kyle Larson wins 3rd race in a row

NFL Scores

Tampa Bay Buccaneers def Chicago Bears 38-3

Green Bay Packers def Washington Football Team 24-10

Indianapolis Colts def San Francisco 49ers 30-18

 

NHL Scores

Detroit Red Wings def Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 

 

IHSA Football Postseason Pairings

Class 1A

Monmouth @ Iroquois West

 

Class 2A

Clifton Central @ Erie

Momence @ Tremont

Virden North Mac @ Bismarck Henning

 

Class 3A

Eureka @ PBL Game is set for 1pm on Saturday

Newton @ Tolono Unity

Chicago King @ Prairie Central

Hoopeston Area @ Fairfield

St. Joseph Ogden @ Mt Carmel

Greenville @ Monticello

 

Class 5A

Jacksonville @ Mahomet Seymour

 

PBL’s Ryder James has committed to run track and field at the University of Missouri. 

 

Multiple media outlets are reporting the St. Louis Cardinals will hire Oliver Marmol as the next manager. Marmol served as bench coach last season. 

 

Illinois defeated Penn State 20-18 in an NCAA record 9 OT’s Saturday.

 

(Kansas-jm) -- The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 8 continued with the Hollywood Casino 400 from Kansas Speedway and MRN had the flag-to-flag coverage…

 

 

 Kyle Larson continues his 2021 dominance winning his third straight race and his fourth win in the playoffs.  The Motor Racing Network will return Sunday with coverage of the Xfinity 500 from Martinsville Speedway starting at noon. 

 

IHSA Regional Volleyball Tonight

Class 1A Cissna Park Regional

Colfax Ridgeview vs Kankakee Grace Christian Academy - 6

 

Class 1A Dwight Regional

Chicago Morgan Park Academy vs Dwight - 5:30

Crete Illinois Lutheran vs Tri Point - 6:30

 

Class 1A Salt Fork Regional

Fisher vs Georgetown Ridge Farm - 6

 

Class 2A St. Joseph Regional

Westville vs Hoopeston Area - 5:30

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin vs Oakwood - 6:30

 

Class 2A Stanford Olympia Regional

Bloomington Central Catholic vs Stanford Olympia - 5:30

PBL vs GCMS - 6:30

 

Class 2A Kankakee McNamara Regional

Manteno vs Momence - 5:30

Kankakee McNamara vs Clifton Central - 6:30

 

Class 2A Coal City Regional

Prairie Central vs Braidwood Reed Custer - 5:30

Hersher vs Iroquois West - 6:30

 

Class 3A Mahomet Seymour Regional

Urbana vs Danville - 6

 

NBA Tonight

Milwaukee Bucks @ Indiana Pacers - 6

Chicago Bulls @ Toronto Raptors - 6:30

 

NHL Tonight

LA Kings @ St. Louis Blues - 7

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fast Talk at 6pm followed by IHSA Volleyball from Stanford Olympia High School as the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda take on the Falcons of Gibson City Melvin Sibley. Rob Pacey on the call for WPXN sports.

 

Illinois travels to Happy Valley to take on Penn State

IHSA Volleyball: 

St. Thomas More def PBL 25-19, 25-15

 

Rantoul def Oakwood 25-21, 21-25, 25-21

Delaney Fullenkamp had 12 kills

Ashlee Freeman had 34 assists

 

St. Joe Ogden def Bloomington Central Catholic25-18, 25-10

Addie Roesch had 7 kills

Becca Steinbach had 20 assists

 

HOIC Tournament

GCMS def Ridgeview 25-15, 25-13

Natalie DeSchepper had 5 kills 

Kira Fouss had 10 assists

 

Lexington def Fisher 25-16, 25-13

 

Other

Cissna Park def Iroquois West 25-14, 25-7

Emma Morrical had 7 kills

Mikayla Knake had 11 assists

 

Watseka def Milford 25-22, 28-26

 

Armstrong Potomac def Georgetown Ridgefarm 25-19, 25-15

Kyla Bullington had 8 kills


 

MLB

LA Dodgers def Atlanta Braves 11-2


 

NHL Scores: 

Vancouver Canucks def Chicago Blackhawks 4-1

 

Thursday Night Football: 

Cleveland Browns def Denver Broncos 17-14

 

 

(Urbana)-- The Purdue Boilermakers took down the #2 Iowa Hawkeyes last weekend. The Illini lost to Purdue earlier this season, and will play Iowa to end the season. Head Coach Bret Bielema says that he and the rest of the Big Ten coaches stay locked in to the Big Ten and see what’s going on… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

 

 

IHSA Week 9 FB: SENIOR NITE FOR HOME TEAMS

St. Joseph-Ogden at PBL 

Illinois Valley Central at Rantoul

Prairie Central at Bloomington Central Catholic

Unity at Monticello 

Heyworth at GCMS

Iroquois West at Clinton

Bloomington HS at Mahomet Seymour

 

Saturday 

Fisher at Ottawa Marquette

 

8 man football 

Milford/Cissna Park at Decatur Lutheran

 

IHSA Volleyball Saturday: 

Illinois Valley Central at Rantoul

 

Big Ten Football Saturday: 

Illinois @ 7 Penn State 

Northwestern @ 6 Michigan 

Wisconsin @ 25 Purdue 

Maryland @ Minnesota 

5 Ohio State @ Indiana 

 

NFL 

Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Bucs

Washington at Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Football. Tune in at 6:05 with the Pregame show as the PBL Panthers take on St. Joseph Ogden. We will join Jay Eshleman and Sparky LeClair at 6:35. Kick is scheduled for 7. 

 

Saturday Morning on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Football. Tune in at 10am as the Illini are on the road to take on #7 Penn State. 

 

Sunday Afternoon it’s Nascar Cup Series Racing with the Hollywood Casino 400 from Kansas Raceway. 

Saturday nite, it’s Illinois Basketball as the Fighting Illini have an exhibition game against St Francis of Illinois. Broadcast start is 7pm on Saturday night

 

Fighting Illini Linebacker Jake Hansen will miss the remainder of the season

MLB

Houston Astros def Boston Red Sox 9-1

Atlanta Braves def LA Dodgers 9-2

 

NHL Scores: 

St. Louis Blues def LV Golden Knights 3-1

 

NBA Scores: 

Chicago Bulls def Detroit Pistons 94-88

Charlotte Hornets def Indiana Pacers 123-122

 

(Urbana)-- Fighting Illini Linebacker Jake Hansen will miss the remainder of the season. Hansen underwent season ending knee surgery earlier this week. Hansen will leave the U of I ranked 2nd in forced fumbles with 12 trailing leader Simeon Rice by 1 fumble.

 

(Chicago)-- The Chicago Bears defense will be without pass rusher Robert Quinn Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quinn was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after a positive test Wednesday afternoon.  

 

(Urbana)-- The transfer portal in the NCAA is picking up steam in all sports. The Fighting Illini football team has been taking advantage of the portal this season building and filling the roster. Head Coach Bret Bielema says that most of the reason why the portal is hot, is because of the NIL bill that was passed a few months ago… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

 

 

IHSA Volleyball Tonight: 

St. Thomas Moore at PBL 

Oakwood at Rantoul 

Unity at Olympia

St. Joseph Ogden at Bloomington Central Catholic 

Georgetown-Ridgefarm at Armstrong-Potomac

Monticello at Illinois Valley Central  

Iroquois West at Cissna Park 

 

NHL Tonight: 

Vancouver Canucks @ Chicago Blackhawks 

 

Thursday Night Football

Denver Broncos @ Cleveland Browns

 

Illinois Point Guard Andre Curbelo made the Bob Cousy Award Watchlist

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

St. Joe Ogden def PBL 23-25, 25-21, 25-17

Becca Steinbach had 29 assists

Kennedi Burnett had 8 kills

 

Unity def Rantoul 25-17, 25-21

 

HOIC Tournament

Heyworth def GCMS 25-21, 20-25, 15-10

 

Fieldcrest def Fisher 25-8, 25-14

 

Other

Cissna Park def Watseka 25-22, 18-25, 25-22

Emma Morrical had 15 kills and 11 digs

Ava Seggebruch had 11 kills

 

Milford def Chrisman 25-13, 25-17

Caley Mowrey had 9 kills

Hunter Mowrey had 9 kills

Jahni LaVicka had 17 assists

 

Westville def Armstrong Potomac 17-25, 25-16, 25-22

 

Mahomet Seymour def Charleston 25-10, 25-17

 

MLB

LA Dodgers def Atlanta Braves 6-5

Houston Astros def Boston Red Sox 9-2

 

NHL Scores: 

NY Islanders def Chicago Blackhawks 4-1

 

 

(Urbana)-- For the second straight season, the Fighting Illini Basketball program has a player on the Bob Cousy Award Watchlist. PG Andre Cureblo made the list for the first time, entering his sophomore season. Last season, Curbelo earned Big Ten 6th Man of the Year, and was the University of Illinois Freshman Athlete of the Year. 

 

(Kansas)--The Nascar Cup Series Playoffs continues from Kansas City this weekend. The surface at Kansas City was repaved around 10 years ago, and Driver Joey Logano says that when the track was first repaved, the bottom lanes ran way faster than the top lanes… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Joey Logano 

 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Chicago Bulls @ Detroit Pistons 

Indiana Pacers @ Charlotte Hornets 

 

NHL Tonight: 

St. Louis Blues @ Las Vegas Golden Knights 

 

IHSA VB Tonight: 

Iroquois West at Illinois Lutheran 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s On the Sidelines presented by Conxxus of Paxton. Get the latest news in IHSA Athletics from 6 until 7. 

 

Following On The Sidelines it’s the Bret Bielema show. Get the latest News in Illini Football from 7 until 8.

 

Dodgers beat Giants to advance to NLCS

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

PBL def Cissna Park 25-17, 25-17

Addison Oyer had 17 kills

Araya Stack had 12 assists and 12 digs

 

Mattoon def Rantoul 25-13, 25-13

 

St. Joe Ogden def Olympia 25-8, 25-15

Kennedi Burnett had 10 kills

Becca Steinbach had 19 assists

 

St. Thomas More def Bloomington Central Catholic 25-14, 25-10

 

Unity def Pontiac 27-25, 25-19

 

Tri Valley def GCMS 25-16, 25-16

 

LeRoy def Fisher 25-16, 25-16

 

Milford def Iroquois West 25-13, 25-13

Caley Mowrey had 13 kills

Hunter Mowrey had 16 assists

 

Armstrong Potomac def Chrisman 25-23, 13-25, 25-19

Kyla Bullington had 14 kills

Lily Jameson had 28 assists

 

Watseka def Hoopeston Area 25-20, 25-13

 

Mahomet Seymour def Effingham 25-8, 25-20

Haylie Orton had 6 kills


 

MLB

LA Dodgers def SF Giants 2-1 to win the series

 

 

(St. Louis)-- In a shocking move, the St. Louis Cardinals fired manager Mike Schildt. Schildt was fired for “philosophical differences” regarding the team's direction. 

 

 

(Chicago)-- The Running back woes continue for the Chicago Bears. The Bears placed RB Damien Williams on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The Bears said that Willaims did test positive. Chicago will be without David Montgomery and Damien Williams Sunday against the Packers. 

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini have officially made it to the midpoint of the season as they enter the bye week. The Illini have had a few key injuries this season, but will get a few guys back after the bye says Head Coach Bret Bielema… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 


 

IHSA FB Tonight: 

PBL at Unity 

Rantoul at St. Joseph-Ogden 

Monticello at Prairie Central 

Fisher at Leroy 

Salt Fork at Hoopeston Area/Armstrong Potomac

Mattoon at Mahomet Seymour

 

8 Man Football

Milford/Cissna Park vs South Fork

 

Saturday

Iroquois West vs Dwight

GCMS at Forreston

NHL Tonight: 

Chicago Blackhawks @ New Jersey Devils 


 

Big Ten Football Saturday: 

#10 Michigan State @ Indiana 

Nebraska @ Minnesota 

Rutgers @ Northwestern

Purdue @ #2 Iowa 

Army @ Wisconsin 

 

NFL Sunday: 

Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears 

Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Football. Tune in at 6:35 as the Panthers travel to take on the Unity Rockets. Kick off is scheduled for 7. 

 

Saturday Morning its our Live Action Auction starting at 8am.

 

Sunday afternoon it’s Nascar Cup Series Racing with the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 from Texas Raceway. The green flag drops at 1.

 

Avalanche def Blackhawks

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

St. Joe Ogden def Fisher 25-13, 25-9

Kennedi Burnett had 6 kills

Becca Steinbach had 22 assists

 

NHL Scores: 

Colorado Avalanche def Chicago Blackhawks 4-2

 

 

(Chicago)-- After taking big hits against the Las Vegas Raiders last week, Chicago Bears Rookie QB Justin Fields says he’s okay to play against the Green Bay Packers. Fields hyperextended his knee in the second quarter in Las Vegas. The Bears host the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon. 

 

(Texas)-- The Nascar Cup Series will go green from Texas Motorspeedway Sunday afternoon. Driver William Byron finished 7th in the first race there this season, the shortened All-Star Race. Byron says that he and his crew learned a lot about the track at that race… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver William Byron 

 

IHSA VB Tonight: 

Cissna Park at Paxton Buckley Loda

Mattoon at Rantoul 

Monticello at Prairie Central 

St. Joseph-Ogden at Olympia 

Chrisman at Armstrong-Potomac 

Tri-Valley at GCMS 

LeRoy at Fisher 

Iroquois West at Milford 

Pontiac at Unity 


 

Thursday Night Football: 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Philadelphia Eagles 

Astros win ALDS over White Sox, Braves win NLDS over Brewers

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

PBL def Bloomington Central Catholic 29-31, 25-12, 25-18

Addison Oyer had 26 kills

 

Monticello def Rantoul 25-20, 25-15

 

St. Joe Ogden def Prairie Central 25-15, 25-4

Becca Steinbch had 23 assists

 

Cissna Park def Schlarman 25-16, 22-25, 25-10

Ava Seggebruch had 7 kills

Mikayla Knake had 24 assists

 

Milford def Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin 25-11, 22-25, 25-13

Hunter Mowrey had 7 kills

 

Armstrong Potomac def Hoopeston Area 25-10, 25-13

Kyla Bullington had 8 kills

 

Watseka def Salt Fork 25-19, 25-22

 

MLB Scores: 

Houston Astros def Chicago White Sox 10-1 to win the series

Atlanta Braves def Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 to win the series

LA Dodgers def San Francisco Giants 7-2 Series tied at 2-2

 

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coaching staff will host 5 star Champaign native Kylan Boswell this weekend. Boswell is the 14th ranked player in the class of 2023. Boswell moved to California just before his freshman year of high school. 


 

(Chicago)-- For the second straight season, the Chicago White Sox were bounced in the first round of the playoffs. The Houston Astros defeated the Sox 3 games to 1 Tuesday afternoon to reach their 5th straight ALCS. The Astros will take on the Boston Red Sox for a trip to the World Series. 

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini had their worst offensive outing of the season against Wisconsin. Offensive Coordinator Tony Peterson says that the offense put themselves in 3rd and long situations, and that everyone on the field has to be better… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Offensive Coordinator Tony Peterson

 

 

IHSA VB Tonight: 

Fisher at St. Joseph-Ogden 

 

Tonight on WPXN get the latest news in Illini Football with the Bret Bielema show from 7 until 8.

 

Ravens win over Colts 31-25 in OT

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

Iroquois West def St. Anne 27-25, 25-21

Shea Small had 6 kills

 

Watseka def GCMS 26-24, 25-13

 

Monday Night Football:

Baltimore Ravens def Indianapolis Colts 31-25 OT

 

MLB

Atlanta Braves def Milwaukee Brewers 3-0

San Francisco Giants def LA Dodgers 1-0

 

Boston Red Sox def Tampa Bay Rays 6-5

 

 

(Chicago)-- Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Ryan Teppera accused the Houston Astros of stealing signs at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Teppera cited the lopsided hits and base runners at Guaranteed Rate Field Sunday Night in the Sox 12-6 win. 

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini football program enters a bye week, and the players are going to decide what they want to do this week. They can work, or sit around and feel sorry for themselves, says Head Coach Bret Bielema…

 

 

FIghting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

 

IHSA VB Tonight:

PBL vs Bloomington-Central-Catholic 

Rantoul at Monticello

Prairie Central at St. Joseph-Ogden 

Armstrong-Potomac at Hoopeston Area

Fisher at Lexington 

Unity at Illinois Valley Central 

Iroquois West at Oakwood

Heyworth at GCMS 


 

MLB Playoffs Tonight: 

ALDS Game 4: Houston Astros @ Chicago White Sox 


 

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

 

Kyle Larson wins at Charlotte Roval

IHSA FB Week 7 Scores: 

PBL def Monticello 16-15

Unity def Rantoul 49-0

St. Joe Ogden def Pontiac 34-13

Iroquois West def Clifton Central 13-6

Tri Valley def GCMS 35-8

Tremont def Fisher 48-8

Mahomet-Seymour def Peoria Richwoods 54-28

 

8 Man Football: 

Blue Ridge def Milford-Cissna Park 52-14

 

NFL Week 5 Scores: 

Chicago Bears def LA Raiders 20-9

Green Bay Packers def Cincinnati Bengals 25-22 OT

 

MLB Playoff Scores: 

Chicago White Sox def Houston Astros 12-6

Boston Red Sox def Tampa Bay Rays 6-4

 

(Charlotte)-- Kyle Larson found victory lane for the 7th time this Nascar Season. Larson won at the Charlotte Roval Sunday afternoon to earn the win, and his first playoff win. 

 

(Paxton)-- The PBL Panther Football squad secured their playoff spot for the 2021 season. The Panthers held off Monticello Friday Night with a Charlie Pound interception in the final minute of the fourth quarter. 

 

 

(Urbana)--The Fighting Illini lost to Wisconsin 24-0 Saturday afternoon. The game was still obtainable for the Illini heading into half, but they couldn’t get anything going offensively says Head Coach Bret Bielema…. 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

 

 

Monday Night Football: 

Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens 

 

MLB Playoffs: 

NLDS Game 3: Milwaukee Brewers @ Atlanta Braves 

ALDS Game 4: Houston Astros @ Chicago White Sox--IF NEEDED 

 

IHSA VB Tonight: 

Watseka at GCMS

St. Anne at Iroquois West 

Tri-Point at Dwight 

 

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

 

Astros and Rays win ALDS games

IHSA Scores:

PBL def Pontiac 25-27, 25-16, 25-20

Addison Oyer had 20 kills and 1 digs

Araya Stack had 15 digs and 13 assists

Carly Mutchmore added 14 kills

 

St. Joe Ogden def Salt Fork 25-17, 25-20

Addie Roesch had 8 kills

Becca Steinbach had 22 assists

 

St. Thomas More def Unity 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

 

Armstrong Potomac def Watseka 25-21, 25-16

Kyla Bullington had 9 kills

 

Milford def Cissna Park 25-18, 25-11

Caley Mowrey had 7 kills

 

Hoopeston Area def Iroquosi West 25-10, 25-15

 

GCMS def LeRoy 25-20, 28-26

Madison McCreary had 32 digs

Kira Fuoss had 12 kills and 11 assists

 

Fisher def Ridgeview 25-20, 25-22

 

MLB Playoff Scores: 

Houston Astros def Chicago White Sox 6-1

Tampa Bay Rays def Boston Red Sox 5-0

 

 

(Paxton--jc)  -- The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers host the state ranked Monticello Sages tonight in Illini Prairie Football. P-B-L football coach Josh Pritchard says the Sages are athletic and quick…

 

 

PBl Football Coach Josh Pritchard

 

(Monticello--jc(  The Monticello Sages are the opponent for the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers at Jerry Zimmerman Field at I-57 stadium. Monticello football Coach Cully Welter talks about the final three games for Sages against good opponents…

 

 

Monticello Footall Coach Cully Welter

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini Football program will host Wisconsin Saturday afternoon for Homecoming. Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema says that Linebacker Jake Hansen and Defensiveback Devin Witherspoon are still questionable… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

 

MLB Playoffs Today: 

ALDS Game 2:Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros-1:07

NLDS Game 1: Atlanta Braves @ Milwaukee Brewers-3:37

ALDS Game 2 Boston Red Rox @ Tampa Bay Rays-6:02

NLDS Game 1: LA Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants-8:02

 

IHSA FB Tonight: 

Monticello at PBL

St. Joseph-Ogden at Pontiac

Unity at Rantoul

Prairie Central at Olympia

GCMS at Tri-Valley

Fisher vs Tremont

Iroquois West vs Clifton Central

Hoopeston Area/Armstrong Potomac at Oakwood

Mahomet Seymour at Taylorville

 

8 Man Football

Milford Cissna Park at Blue Ridge

 

Saturday the PBL Panthers host the Volleyball Classic

The Blue Pool consists of PBL, Cissna Park, Champaign Central, and Lexington. The Gold Pool consists of GCMS, Milford, Monticello and Rantoul.

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Football. Tune in at 6:05 with the IHSA Preview with WPXN’s Joel Cluver. Starting at 6:35 we will join WPXN’s Jay Eshleman and Sparky LeClair as the PBL Panthers host Monticello. 

 

This weekend on WPXN: 

Saturday afternoon it’s Fighting Illini Football for homecoming against Wisconsin. The broadcast gets underway at 1:30 with kick at 2:30

 

Sunday on WPXN it’s Nascar Cup Series Racing from Charlotte Motorspeedway’s roval with the Bank of America 400. The broadcast gets underway at noon.

 

LA Dodgers win NL Wild Card game

NL Wild Card Score: 

LA Dodgers def St. Louis Cardinals 3-1

 

(Houston)-- Chicago White Sox First baseman Jose Abreu did not travel with the Sox to Houston. The Sox announced on Wednesday afternoon that Abreu has been battling flu-like symptoms in recent days. The White Sox did confirm the illness is not related to COVID-19. 

 

(Chicago)-- Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy announced that Rookie Quarterback Justin Fields will be the starter for the remainder of the season. The move comes after Fields won his second start against the Detroit Lions. In other Bears news, running back David Montgomery will mis 4 to 5 weeks with a sprained knee. 

 

(Charlotte)--The Nascar Playoffs head to Charlotte this Sunday to race on the Roval. Driver Martin Truex says the biggest challenge the roval presents is that you have to set your car up like you're racing on the oval, which makes running the inside lane difficult… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Martin Truex

 

Thursday Night Football: 

LA Rams @ Seattle Seahawks

 

MLB Playoffs Today: 

Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros-3:07pm

Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays-7:07pm

 

IHSA Volleyball Tonight: 

Pontiac at PBL

Rantoul at Prairie Central 

St. Joe Ogden at Salt Fork

Bloomington Central Catholic at Monticello 

Cissna Park at Milford 

Hoopeston Area at Iroquois West

Watseka at Armstrong Potomac

Leroy at GCMS

Ridgeview at Fisher

Unity at St. Thomas Moore 

 

Red Sox win AL Wild Card Game

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

In our Broadcast Game:

PBL def Rantoul 21-25, 25-16, 25-18 

Addison Oyer had 31 kills

Araya Stack had 17 assists 

 

St. Joe Ogden def Monticello 25-7, 26-24

 

Cissna Park def Oakwood 25-16, 25-18

Emma Morrical had 9 kills

Mikayla Knake had 17 assists

 

Salt Fork def Iroquois West 25-12, 25-11

 

Armstrong Potomac def Tri Point 25-14, 25-16

Kyla Bullington had 7 kills

 

Milford def Schlarman 25-9, 25-1

Caley Mowrey had 7 kills

 

GCMS def Lexington 25-20, 25-14

Madsion McCreary had 24 digs

 

Tremont def Fisher 25-9, 25-11

 

Mahomet Seymour def Mt. Zion 25-13, 21-25, 25-23

Avery Allen had 12 kills

 

MLB

AL Wild Card Game

Boston Red Sox def NY Yankees 6-2

 

(Chicago)-- The Chicago Bears have acquired Wide Receiver Jakeem Grant from the Miami Dolphins. The Bears sent a 2023 second round pick in return. Grant was the primary punt returner for the Dolphins and ranks 11th in non-offensive touchdowns in the NFL. 

 

 

(Paxton--jc)  Paxton Buckley Loda Senior Volleyball Player Addison Oyer continues to add to her 1000 plus volleyball kills. She added 31 last night in a tough win over Rantoul last night. Paxton Buckley Loda Volleyball Coach Lindsey Stalowy says Addison continues to be a team leader…


 

 

 

 

PBL Volleyball Coach Lindsey Stalowy

 

(Rantoul--jc)  The Rantoul Eagles Volleyball team has several talented players. That includes Junior Outside hitter Tashay Jackson-Roper says Rantoul Eagle Coach Lakimya Wade…

 

 

 

 

Rantoul Eagle Volleyball Coach Lakimya Wade

 

(WPXN)-- Having a spotter on the Nascar Cup Series is pivotal to winning races. However, Driver Ryan Blaney says that having a spotter on certain tracks isn't needed… 

 

 

 

 

Nascar Driver Ryan Blaney 


MLB Tonight: 

St. Louis Cardinals @ LA Dodgers 

 

Get the latest news in IHSA Sports with On The Sidelines presented by Conxxus of Paxton from 6 until 7. Following On The Sidelines it’s the Bret Bielema Show. Get the latest news in Illini Football from 7 until 8.

 

Bubba Wallace wins rain shortened race at Talladega

IHSA Volleyball Scores:

PBL def Herscher 25-17, 25-23

Addison Oyer had 6 kills

 

Tri Valley def St. Joe Ogden 25-14, 25-15

 

GCMS def Dwight 25-10, 25-14

Kira Fouss had 10 assists and 11 digs

 

(WPXN)-- Bubba Wallace went to Victory Lane Monday afternoon from Talladega on a rain shortened afternoon. M-R-N radio was there…

 

 

(Urbana)-- Fighting Illini Running Back Chase Brown earned Big Ten offensive player of the week. Brown rushed for a career high 257 yards in Saturday's win over Charlotte. Illini Lineman Verderian Lowe also earned Pro Football Focus’s highest rated lineman of the week. Lowe scored a 93.7 on the blocking scale. 

 

 

(Chicago)--The Chicago White Sox are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The Sox will take on Houston Thursday afternoon in the ALDS. General Manager Rick Hahn says that the official postseason roster isn’t due until Thursday morning at 10am, but there are still a few decisions to be made… 

 

 

Chicago White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn

 

(St. Louis)--The St. Louis Cardinals are heading back to the playoffs. The Red Birds will take on the LA Dodgers in the Wild Card Game Wednesday Night. Manager Mike Schildt says that during Sunday’s game against the Cubs, it was hard not to look at the out of town scoreboard and see who they were going to take on… 

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Schildt 

 

MLB Playoffs Tonight:

AL Wild Card Game 1

New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 


 

IHSA Volleyball Tonight:

Paxton at Rantoul

Monticello at St. Joe Ogden

Lexington at GCMS

Schlarman at Milford

Prairie Central at Unity 

Iroquois West at Salt Fork

Armstrong Potomac at Tri-Point

 

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

Following NASCAR Live, it’s IHSA Volleyball as the PBL Panthers travel to take on the Rantoul Eagles. 

 

Bears, Packers, Colts win

IHSA Football Week 6 Scores: 

Prairie Central def PBL14-8

St. Joe Ogden def Bloomington Central Catholic 33-0

Unity def Pontiac 48-6

Monticello def Rantoul 28-0

Ridgeview def GCMS 20-0

Heyworth def Fisher 54-30

Momence def IW 46-20

Mahomet-Seymour def Quincy Notre Dame 41-0

 

8  man Football

Milford/Cissna Park def Peoria Heights 50-14

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def St. Louis Cardinals 3-2

Detroit Tigers def Chicago White Sox 5-2

 

NFL Week 4 Scores: 

Chicago Bears def Detroit Lions 24-14

Indianapolis Colts def Miami Dolphins 27-17

Green Bay Packers def Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17

 

(WPXN)-- The MLB regular season has come to a close. The Chicago White Sox finished with a record of 93-69. The St. Louis Cardinals finished with a record of 90-72 and the Chicago Cubs 71-91. The St. Louis Cardinals will take on the LA Dodgers Wednesday at 7:10 in the NL Wild Card Game. The White Sox will take on the Houston Astros Thursday Night. 

 

(Chicago)-- Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery suffered a knee injury against the Detroit Lions Sunday Afternoon. The initial x rays were negative but Montgomery is scheduled for an MRI this afternoon. 

 

(Urbana)--The Fighting Illini won their first football game in 4 weeks against Charlotte 24-14. Head Coach Bret Bielema says that this was the first time that all the running backs on the team were healthy, which propelled the offense… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

 

Tonight on WPXN: 

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

 

Cubs and Cards win

IHSA Volleyball Scores

In our broadcast game last night

St. Joe Ogden def Rantoul 25-7, 25-15

Kennedi Burnett had 10 kills

Becca Steinbach had 20 assists

 

Pontiac def Monticello 25-27, 25-11, 25-17

 

Cissna Park def Hoopeston Area 25-12, 24-26, 25-15

Emma Morrical had 13 kills

Mikayla Knake had 26 assists 

 

Armstrong Potomac def Iroquois West 25-6, 25-16

Lily Jameson had 15 assists

Kyla Bullington had 8 kills

 

Mahomet Seymour def Mattoon 25-9, 23-25, 25-16

 

MLB

Chicago Cubs def Pittsburgh Pirates 9-0

St. Louis Cardinals def Milwaukee Brewers 4-3

White Sox were off

 

 

(Paxton--jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panther football team is on the road tonight in Fairbury to take on the Prairie Central Hawks. P-B-L football coach Josh Pritchard says he expects a physical game…

 

 

PBL Football coach Josh Pritchard


IHSA Football Tonight

PBL at Prairie Central

Rantoul at Monticello (Homecoming)

St. Joseph-Ogden vs Bloomington Central Catholic 

Pontiac at Unity (Homecoming)

GCMS (Homecoming) vs Ridgeview

Fisher at Heyworth

Iroquois West vs Momence

Mahomet Seymour at Quincy Notre Dame

 

IHSA Football Saturday

8-man Football

Milford hosts Peoria Heights for Homecoming 1pm

 

Big Ten Football Tonight

Iowa @ Maryland

 

MLB Tonight

Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox 7:10

Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals 7:15

 

MLB This Weekend

Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox 

Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals 

 

Big Ten Football

Michigan @ Wisconsin

Charlotte @ Illinois

Minnesota @ Purdue

Ohio State @ Rutgers

Indiana @ Penn State

Western Kentucky @ Michigan State

Northwestern @ Nebraska

 

NFL Sunday

Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears - noon

Indianapolis Colts @ Miami Dolphins - noon

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Green Bay Packers - 3:25

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Football as the 4-1 PBL Panthers travel to take on the 4-1 Prairie Central Hawks. Friday night Preview Show starts at 6:05. We’ll join Sparky Leclair and Jeff Graham for their pregame at 6:35 with kickoff at 7pm.

 

Saturday morning its our Live action Auction starting at 8am.

 

Then it’s Fighting Illini Football as Illinois hosts Charlotte. 10am pregame with 11 am kickoff.

 

Xfinity racing follows Illinois football with the Sparks 300 from Talladega

 

On Sunday its NASCAR Cup Series racing with the Yellawood 500 from Talladega at noon.


 

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