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11/15/19 SCHEDULE

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Cisne @ Summersville Shootout

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

New Hope @ Summersville Shootout

HS VOLLEYBALL

 1-A State Volleyball @ Bloomington/Normal

Athens vs Newark

NCOE vs Glasford Illni Bluffs

 2-A State Volleyball @ Bloomington/Normal

Breese Materi Dei vs St Joseph-Ogden

Rockford Lutheran vs Decatur St Teresa

NBA

Pacers @ Houston

NHL

Blues @ Columbus

HS BASKETBALL

Meet the Mules will be Friday at the Mulebarn for boys and girls basketball and wrestling.  The school will open at five pm if you’d likie to come and check out the facility.  There will also be food available for purchase.  The introduction of athletes and activities will begin at six pm.  

Edwards County will host its “Meet the Teams Night” Friday as well. Parents will be given the opportunity to take photos and to see some of the work done by the girls and boys basketball team, and cheerleaders in preparation of the upcoming seasons. Admission is a Sports Drink which will be donated to the teams.  Here’s the schedule of activities: 

Boys Basketball Pictures                                5:15 p.m.

ECHS Cheerleaders Pictures                         5:40 p.m.

Girls Basketball Pictures                                 6:00 p.m.

Introduction of all players & cheerleaders       6:30 p.m.

Cheerleaders Perform                                      6:40 p.m.

Scrimmage for Boys Basketball                        6:45 p.m.

Scrimmage for Girls Basketball                         7:00 p.m.

11/16/19 SCHEDULE

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St @ Wayne City @ the Summersville Shootout

Cisne @ the Olney Central College Shootout

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St & Wayne City @ Summersville Shooutout

HS FOOTBALL

 2-A Playoffs

Nashville vs Pana

 3-A Playoffs

Vandalia vs Williamsville

Breese Mater Dei vs Quincy Notre Dame

 4-A Playoffs

Effingham vs Faierbury Prairie Central

Murphysboro @ Kankankee McNamara

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

EIU vs SEMO

SIU @ Western Illinois

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

SIU vs San Francisco

NBA

Bulls vs Nets

Pacers vs Milwaukee

NHL

Blues vs Ducks

Blackhawks @ Nashville

11/17/19 SCHEDULE

NFL

Bears @ Rams

Colts vs Jaguars

Bills @ Dolphins

Broncos @ Vikings

Cowboys @ Lions

Falcons @ Panthers

Jets @ Redskins

Saints @ Buccaneers

Texabs @ Ravens

Cardinalsd @ 49ers

Bengals @ Raiders

Patriots @ Eagles

NHL

Blackhawks vs Sabres

11/18/19 SCHEDULE

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

6:15 pm – Wayne City @ Edwards Co

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

6 pm – Jasper vs Wayne City

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

6 pm – Center St vs Albion

6 pm – Cisne vs Mt Carmel St Mary’s

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

6 pm – Illini vs Hawaii – Yiou can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

EIU vs Indiana-Northwest

USI vs Kentucky Wesleyen

Evansville vs SMU

NBA

Pacers @ Nets

Bulls vs Milwaukee

NFL

Chiefs @ Chargers

11/19/19 SCHEDULE

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

6 pm – Center St vs Mt Carmel

6 pm – Jasper-Geff @ Field

6 pm – Cisne vs Olney St Joe

@ Roma Tournament

Rome vs Central City

7 pm – Wayne City vs GRand Prairie

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

6 pm – Jasper vs Spring Garden

6 pm – New Hope @ Geff

COLLEGE BASEKETBALL

SIU @ Murray State

USI vs Ohio Valley University

NHL

Blues vs Lightning

Blackhawks vs Carolina

11/20/19 SCHEDULE

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Rome Tournament

5:30 pm – Wayne City vs Central City

Rome vs Grand Prairie

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

7 pm – Illini vs The Citadel – You can hear the game on WFIW AM 13.90 & 103.3 FM

 

10/14/19 SCORES

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 33, Flora 25

JV: Center St 34, Flora 21

@ Summersville Shootout

Mt Vernon Casey 77, New Hope 43

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hamilton Co 44, Center St 28

JV: Hamilton Co 32, Center St 12

Jasper-Geff 26, St Joe 25

JV: St Joe defeated Jasper-Geff

Edwards Co 41, Wayne City 32

JV: Edwards Co 42, Wayne City 12

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Evansville 89, IU-Kokomo 71

NBA

Milwaukee 124, Bulls 115

NFL

Browns 21, Steelers 7

MLB

Both of Major League Baseball’s Most Valuable Players hail from Los Angeles this season. Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was named the National League MVP yesterday, while Angels star Mike Trout won the AL MVP for the third time. Trout hit .291 with 45 home runs and 104 RBI, while the Bellinger hit .305 with 47 home runs and 115 RBI.

Marcell Ozuna is rejecting the Cardinals’ qualifying offer. The free agent will instead field offers for a multi-year deal. St. Louis has talked with Ozuna and his agent about possibly bringing the left fielder back. Over two season with the Cards, the 29-year-old hit .262 with 52 homers and 177 RBI in 278 games.

Jose Abreu is returning to the White Sox next season. The first baseman has accepted the 17.8-million-dollar qualifying offer from the team. Abreu led the American League with 123 RBI this past season, while hitting .284 with 33 home runs. He sits sixth on the franchise’s all-time home run list with 179.

The Cubs are rounding out their coaching staff under first year first manager David Ross. Reports say the club has hired former major leaguer Mike Napoli as their quality assurance coach. Napoli retired in 2018 after 14 seasons as a catcher and first baseman. He and Ross were teammates on the Red Sox World Series championship team in 2013.

1/13/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

15 Mules have been named to the Black Diamond All-Conference football team.  Wyatt Gilbert was named conference MVP & Cade Carter Defensive Captain.  1st team members include offensive linemen Chandler McGill & AJ Gonzalez, skill position players Wyatt Gilbert & Kaleb Wells, defensive end Luke Dagg, linebackers Cameron Gardner & Blake Pruitt & defensive backs Cade Carter & Colin Massie.  McGill, Gilbert, Dagg, Gardner, Pruitt & Carter were unanmious picks.  2nd team members include quarterback Landon Zurliene, offensive lineman Nic Austin, defensive lineman Ike Downen & defensive back Cayden Taylor.  Offensive lineman Bryce Garner and tight end Kane Hixenbaugh received honorable mention recognition.

MLB

Mets starter Jacob deGrom and Astros starter Justin Verlander are the 2019 MLB Cy Young Winners. DeGrom won in the NL for the second straight year, while Verlander also gets his second AL Cy Young after prevoiusly winning with Detroit in 2011.

MLB Awards Week wraps up with the announcement of the NL and AL MVP’s tonight. National League finalists are the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, the Nationals’ Anthony Rendon and the Brewers’ Christian Yelich, who won last season. The American League finalists are the Angels’ Mike Trout, the Astros Alex Bregman and the A’s Marcus Semien.

The Cubs continue to make changes to their front office. The team has hired Dan Kantrovitz as their new vice president of scouting. He will oversee the Cub’s amateur scouting department and head the team’s strategies in the MLB Draft. Kantrovitz has spent the past five years as an assistant general manager with the A’s.

NHL

Blackhawks 5, Vegas 3
The Blues have recalled forward Klim Kostin from the San Antonio Rampage. Kostin was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft. He has appeared in 14 games this season, tallying eight points and 10 penalty minutes.

11/12/19 SCORES

MLB

Cardinals skipper Mike Shildt is the National League Manager of the Year. Shildt edged out Milwaukee’s Craig Counsell by just seven points in the voting. He guided the Cards to 91 wins and their first NL Central Division title since 2015. Shildt is the first Manager of the Year Award winner who never played professional baseball. The Twins Rocco Baldelli was named AL Manager of the Year.

The Cy Young Awards will be handed out to the top pitchers tonight. The National League finalists are the Nationals’ Max Scherzer, the Mets’ Jacob deGrom and the Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu. The AL finalists are the Astros’ Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander, and the Rays’ Charlie Morton.

Adam Wainwright is returning to the Cardinals for at least one more year. St. Louis has agreed to a one-year deal with the 38-year-old veteran starter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wainwright will be entering his 16th season in the Cards’ organization. He made 31 starts this past season, posting a 14-and-10 record with a 4.19 ERA and 153 strikeouts.

NBA

Pacers 111, Thunder 85

Bulls 120, Knicks 102

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Evansville pulled of the stunner of the young season with a 67-64 win over No. 1 Kentucky Tuesday. It is the biggest win in program history for the Purple Aces, who are coached by former Kentucky star Walter McCarty. The Wildcats, who were 25-point favorites, had been 39-0 at home against unranked, non-conference opponents when ranked No. 1 in the AP poll.

NHL

The Blues’ seven-game winning streak is over following a 3-2 shootout loss to the Coyotes Tuesday. Jaden Schwartz and Colton Parayko scored, and Jordan Binnington made 20 saves for the Blues, who dropped to 12-3-and-4.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

LSU is the new number-one in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Tigers leapfrogged Ohio State for the top spot after Saturday’s win over then third-ranked Alabama. Clemson is now third and Georgia fourth. ‘Bama slipped two spots to fifth and Penn State tumbled from fourth to ninth after losing to Minnesota.

OLYMPICS

The United States dropped to 1-3 in the super round of an Olympic baseball qualifying tournament, losing to Australia 2-1. the US plays Taiwan on Friday. The top finisher from the Americas qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics next year. The second-place finisher from the Americas goes to a final qualifying tournament in March or April.

11/11/19 SCORES

NFL

Seahawks 27, 49ers 24 OT

MLB

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt is mourning following the passing of his mother. Elizabeth “Lib” Shildt died late last week in Charlotte, North Carolina at the age of 85. Shildt was exposed to baseball at a young age when his mother brought him along to her job with the Charlotte O’s, a former Double-A affiliate of the Orioles. Services for Lib will be held next Monday in Charlotte.

A pair of sluggers are celebrating MLB Rookie of the Year Awards. Mets first baseman Pete Alonso won in the NL after setting a rookie-record with 53 home runs. He beat out the Braves’ Mike Soroka and the Padres’ Fernando Tatis [[ tah-TEESE ]] Jr. Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez won in the AL, beating out the Orioles’ John Means and the Rays’ Brandon Lowe.

The MLB Manager of the Year Awards will be handed out tonight. In the National League, the Brewers’ Craig Counsell, the Braves’ Brian Snitker and the Cardinals’ Mike Shildt are the three finalists. Snitker won last year. In the AL, the three finalists are the Yankees’ Aaron Boone, the Rays’ Kevin Cash and the Twins’ Rocco Baldelli. The Cy Young Awards are tomorrow.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Kentucky has climbed to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll. The Wildcats rose from No. 2 after beating previous top-ranked Michigan State to open the season followed by a win over Eastern Kentucky. Duke rose two spots to No. 2 while the Spartans fell to No. 3 followed by Louisville and Kansas. No. 20 Washington and No. 25 Colorado were both new additions this week.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The new College Football Playoff rankings will be released tonight. Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State held the top-four spots last week, but both ‘Bama and Penn State lost on Saturday. That leaves the door open for number-five Clemson and sixth-ranked Georgia to move into the top-four. The top four at the end of the season play in the national semifinals.

11/9/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL SATURDAY

 3A Playoffs

FCHS lost 21-6 Saturday to Breese Mater Dei in the 2nd round of the Class 3-A playoffs. The Mules end the season at 10-1

JH BASKETBALL

Center St JV won the Flora 7th grade Tournament Saturday.  The Colts beat Parkview 44-20 and South Central 31-28 for the championship

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SUNDAY

#17 Arizona cruised to a 90-69 win over Illinois Sunday. Ayo Dosunmu led the Illini with 15 points and Trent Frazier added 14. Illinois suffered its first loss of the season, dropping to 2-and-1. The Illini are off until November 18th when they host Hawaii.

NBA

Pacers 109, Magic 102

NFL

Bears 20, Lions 13

Dolphins 16, Colts 12

Buccaneers 30, Cardinals 27

Titans 35, Chiefs 32

Ravens 49, Bengals 13

Jets 34, Giants 27

Falcons 26, Saints 9

Browns 19, Bills 16

Steelers 17, Rams 12

Packers 24, Panthers 16

Vikings 28, Cowboys 24

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY

Illinois is bowl eligible for the first time since 2014 following a thrilling 37-34 comeback victory over Michigan State on Saturday. The Illini trailed 28-3 before completing a 25-point comeback, the biggest in program history. Illinois is 6-and-4 overall and 4-and-3 in the Big Ten as the Illini head into a bye week.

SIU 37, Missouri State 14

EIU 49, Tennessee State 38

LSU created some distance atop The AP rankings after beating Alabama on Saturday. LSU received 54 first-place votes. Ohio State is No. 2 and Clemson third. Alabama fell two spots to No. 4, while 9-0 Minnesota climbed to No. 7 after handing Penn State its first loss of the season. No. 24 Indiana, meanwhile, is ranked for the first time since 1994 to end the longest drought among Power Five conference schools.

NHL

Blackhawks 5, Toronto 4

NASCAR

Denny Hamlin became the fourth and final driver eligible for NASCAR’s Cup Series championship by winning at Phoenix’s ISM Raceway Sunday, a result that eliminated defending champ Joey Logano from title contention heading into the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hamlin joined teammates Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. as those eligible for the title, along with Kevin Harvick.

MLB

MLB Awards week begins tonight. Rookie of the Year honors will be handed out in both the National and American League. The NL finalists are Mets slugger Pete Alonso, Braves pitcher Mike Soroka and Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr. The AL finalists are Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez, Rays utilityman Brandon Lowe and Orioles pitcher John Means.

11/9/19 SCHEDULE

HS FOOTBALL

 3A Playoffs

FCHS lost to Breese Mater Dei at the Trainyard with a final score of 21-6, bringing to an end a 10-1 season that saw Fairfield set BDC record. Congratulations Fairfield on the school’s winning-est season.

Quincy Notre Dame 21, Beardstown 7

Williamsville 48, DuQuoin 14

Vandalia 23, Mt Carmel 20

Princeton 16, Spring Valley Hall 0

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 27, Farmington 7

Byron 42, Du-Pee 14

Wilmington 28, Eureka 7

 Class 2A Playoffs

Nashville 28, Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin 14

 Class 4A Playoffs

Murphysboro 28, Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central 14

Effingham 42, Benton 7

Fairbury Prairie Central 28, Columbia 22

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illini 37, @ Michigan State 34

SIU 37, Missouri State 14

EIU 49, Tennessee State 38

JH BASKETBALL

Center St JV won the Flora 7th grade Tournament Saturday.  The Colts beat Parkview 44-20 and South Central 31-28 for the championship

NBA

Houston 117, Bulls 94

NHL

Blues 3, Calgary 3  OT

Pittsburgh 3, Blackhawks 2  SO

11/8/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

 @ Vandalia 2A Super-Sectional

Breese Mater Dei defeated Fairfield in two sets: 25-11, 25-8. Fairfield’s season comes to an end with a 37-3 record.

@ Palos Heights Chicago Christian 2A Super-Sectional

St Joseph-Ogden def. Palos Heights Chicago Christian in three sets: 25-15, 23-25, 25-16.

 @ Farmington 2A Super-Sectional

Decatur St Teresa def. Orion in three sets: 25-19, 19-25, 25-14.

 @ Johnsburg 2A Super-Sectional

Rockford Lutheran def. Elmhurst Timothy Christian in two sets: 25-22, 25-23.

@ Bridgeport Red Hill 1A Super-Sectional

NCOE def. Altamont in three sets: 25-21, 26-24, 25-21.

 @ Varna Midland 1A Super-Sectional

Glasford Illini Bluffs def. Milford in two sets: 25-22, 25-20.

@ Freeport Aquin 1A Super-Sectional

Newark def. Dakota in two sets: 25-23, 25-12.

 @ New Berlin 1A Super-Sectional

Athens def. Greenfield in two sets: 25-7, 25-4.

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

6 pm – Cisne @ Mt Carmel St Mary’s

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illinois 83, Grand Canyon 71

Southern Illinois 72, UTSA 60

Wisconsin 65, Eastern Illinois 52

Iowa 87, SIU-Edwardsville 60

NBA

Indiana 112, Detroit 106

1/7/19 SCORES

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 43, Cisne 42

Jasper 47, Grayville 37

JV: Jasper 27, Grayville 24 OT

New Hope 55, West Salem 18

JV: New Hope defeated West Salem

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 48, Bluford 7

JV: Bluford 24, Center St 15

North Clay 54, Jasper-Geff 44

JV: North Clay 29, Jasper-Geff 12

NHL

Blackhawks 5, Vancouver 2

NFL

Raiders 26, Chargers 24

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football is seeking a fourth straight win when it visits Michigan State tomorrow. The Illini are looking to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2014. The Illini are 3-and-3 in the Big Ten and 5-and-4 overall. The Spartans enter at 4-and-4. Coverage of the game begins at 1:30 pm Saturday on WFIW AM1390 & 103.3 FM

GOLF

Tiger Woods has selected himself for the United States with one of his captain’s picks for next month’s Presidents Cup. The 15-time major champion revealed his selections on Thursday, choosing himself with one of his four picks for the event in Melbourne starting December 12. Woods also picked Tony Finau, Patrick Reed and Gary Woodland for the event, which USA has won over the International team the past seven times.

10/6/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeated Massac Co 25-17; 25-23 Wednesday to win the Salem 2-A Sectional and . advance to the Vandalia Super-Sectional @ 6 pm Friday. The Mules’ opponent will be Breese Mater Dei, who dispatched of Pinckneyville 25-18; 25-10 to win the Trenton Wesclin Sectional. You can hear the match beginning around 5:50 pm Friday on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.c om

In Class 1-A @ Crab Orchard, NCOE defeated Woodlawn 25-22; 25-20 to advance to the Bridgeport Red Hilll Super-Sectional @ 7 pm Friday. The Cardinals will play Altamont, who beat Windsor 25-16; 25-12 to win the Windsor Sectional.

NBA

Pacers 121, Wizards 106

Bulls 113, Hawks 93

NHL

Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and two assists as the Blues extended their win streak to six games with a 5-2 victory @ Edmonton Wednesday. Jaden Schwartz added a goal and an assist, while Robert Thomas, Tyler Bozak and Ivan Barbashev also scored. Jake Allen made 32 saves for the Blues, who have won eight of their past nine.

Jacob de la Rose is the newest member of the Blues. The team acquired the forward from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for forward Robby Fabbri. De la Rose has appeared in 16 games with the Red Wings this year, collecting a goal and three assists. In four seasons with the Blues, Fabbri amassed 73 points with 32 goals and 41 assists in 164 regular-season games.

MLB

The awards keep coming for Cardinals 2nd baseman Kolton Wong. The latest honor is the 2019 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award as the top defender at his position in major league baseball. Wong is a first time honoree after leading MLB 2nd basemen with 14 defensive runs saved. His play in the field this past season has also earned him a Gold Glove and the Fielding Bible Award.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football is at Michigan State on Saturday. The Illini are seeking their fourth straight win and looking to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2014. Illinois has been making plays on defense this season, including leading the nation in defensive touchdowns, turnovers gained, forced fumbles, and fumble recoveries. The Illini are 3-and-3 in the Big Ten and 5-and-4 overall, while the Spartans enter at 4-and-4. Coverage of the game begins @ 1:30 om Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

11/5/19 SCORES

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Flora 44, Cisne 43 (Varsity only)

 @ Rome Tournament

Wayne City 59, Field 49

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jasper-Geff 58, Bluford 17

JV: Bluford 16, Jasper-Geff 15

Flora 24, Cisne 4 (Varsity only)

Edwards Co 31, Mt Carmel 9

JV: Mt Carmel 41, Edwards Co 26

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Andres Feliz posted 23 points and eleven rebounds as Illinois opened the season with a 78-70 overtime win over Nicholls State. Freshman Kofi Cockburn recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards in his Illini debut. Illinois heads out west to face Grand Canyon on Friday.

SIU 76, Illinois Wesleyan 48

Texas 71, EIU 59

NBA

Hornets 122, Pacers 120 OT

Lakers 118, Bulls 112

NHL

Jaden Schwartz scored in overtime to lift the Blues to a 2-1 win over the Canucks in Vancouver. Tyler Bozak also had a goal for St. Louis, which improved to 10-3-and-3.

San Jose 4, Blackhawks 2

MLB

The Cardinals are making a commitment to their baseball operations leadership. The club announced Tuesday that Manager Mike Shildt, President John Mozeliak and GM Mike Girsch will all receive new terms and extensions on their contracts. Shildt had his contract extended three years, through 2022. The finalist for the National League Manager of the Year Award guided St. Louis to its first division title since 2015 this season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Ohio State is number-one in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. The Buckeyes are followed by LSU, Alabama and Penn State in the top-four. Clemson checks in at number-five, with Georgia, Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma and Florida rounding out the top-10. The top four at the end of the season will meet in the national semifinals.

Illinois football visits Michigan State on Saturday. The Illini are on a three-game winning streak for the first time since starting the 2011 season 6-and-0. Illinois is looking to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2014. The Illini are 3-and-3 in the Big Ten and 5-and-4 overall, while the Spartans enter at 4-and-4. Coverage of the game begins at 1:30 pm Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

NFL

The owner of the Chargers is using colorful language to describe a report claiming the team could be moving overseas. The Athletic reported this week the Bolts could relocate to London, despite setting up shop in LA before the 2017 season. Dean Spanos described the report, in other words, as completely untrue. The NFL also denies the report.

11/4/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

 @ Salem 2-A Sectional

FCHS defeats Pana 25-21; 25-20 – The win was coach Chet Synder’s 400th career victory

Massac Co over Shelbyville 25-6; 25-14

-Mules & Massac Co will play Wednesday @ 6 pm in the sectional championship match. You can hear the match on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com. The winner advances to the Vandalia Super-Sectional Friday against the winner of the Trenton Wesclin Sectional.

 @ Trenton Wesclin 2-A Sectional

Breese Mater Dei defeats Freeburg 28-26; 25-13

Pinckneyville over Breese Central 25-22; 23-25; 25-19

 @ Crab Orchard 1-A Sectional

Woodlawn over Goreville 25-11; 25-13

NCOE defeats Grayville 25-11; 21-25; 25-22

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

New Hope 53, Jasper 35

JV: New Hope 25, Jasper 24

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 23, New Hope 21

JV: New Hope 18, Center St 8

Jasper-Geff defeats Cisne

JV: Jasper-Geff over Cisne

NFL

Cowboys 37, Giants 18

MLB

Mike Shildt is a finalist for the National League Manager of the Year Award. The Cardinals skipper is joined by Milwaukee’s Craig Counsell and Atlanta’s Brian Snitker in the NL managerial race. Shildt guided St. Louis to its first division title since 2015 this season. The winner will be announced next week.

The Cardinals are working towards retaining Marcell Ozuna. The team has extended a one-year qualifying offer to the free-agent outfielder worth 17.8-million-dollars. Ozuna has ten days to decide whether to accept it. Over two season with the Cards, Ozuna has hit .262 with 52 homers and 177 RBIs in 278 games.

Ted Simmons is getting another chance at the Hall of Fame. The longtime Cardinals All-Star catcher is among the ten men on the ballot for the National Hall of Fame’s Modern Baseball Era election. Any candidate who receives votes on 75 percent of the ballots cast by the Modern Baseball Era Committee will be inducted in Cooperstown next summer. Simmons had 2,472 hits in his 21-season career, mostly with the Cardinals.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football hits the road to face Michigan State on Saturday. The Illini have won three straight and are looking to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2014. Illinois is 3-and-3 in the Big Ten and 5-and-4 overall. The Spartans enter at 4-and-4. Coverage of the game begins at 1:30 pm Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

HS FOOTBALL

Mules football will host Breese Mater Dei in round two of the 3-A playoffs Saturday..  Kick-off is @ 4 pm.  You can hear the game on  WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com beginning @ 3:45 pm Saturday.

11/3/19 SCORES

CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys finished 16th @ the Benton 1-A Cross Country Sectional Saturday.  The top finisher for the Mules was Austin Schuster, who placed 51st.   Jessie Crawford placed 106th for the Lady Mules

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois outscored Rutgers 28-0 in the second half en route to a 38-10 win in college football Saturday. The Illini forced three turnovers and scored two defensive touchdowns in the win. Illinois won its third straight to improve to 3-and-3 in the Big Ten and 5-and-4 overall. The Illini hit the road to face Michigan State next Saturday.

SIU 23, Indiana State 14

The top five teams remained the same in the latest AP Top 25 with nine ranked teams off over the weekend. LSU, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Penn State are still 1-through-5 with Georgia up two spots to No. 6 after beating Florida, which dropped four spots to 10th. Navy moved into the poll at No. 25, giving the AAC four ranked teams. Only the SEC and Big Ten have more.

NFL

Eagles 22, Bears 14

Steelers 26, Colts 24

Texans 26, Jaguars 3 (at London, England)

Bills 24, Redskins 9

Dolphins 26, Jets 18

Chiefs 26, Vikings 23

Panthers 30,Titans 20

Seahawks 40, Buccaneers 34 (OT)

Raiders 31, Lions 24

Chargers 26, Packers 11

Broncos 24, Browns 19

Ravens 37, Patriots 20

NHL

Blackhawks 3, Ducks 2 OT

NBA

Pacers 108, Bulls 95

MLB

Kolten Wong is celebrating after finally snagging a Gold Glove Award. The Cardinals’ defensive standout earned his first Gold Glove in the National League, joining Fernando Vina as the only second basemen in franchise history to win the defensive award. Wong was the runaway leader in Defensive Runs Saved among Major League second basemen this past season with 14. He also led all NL second basemen in assists, Ultimate Zone Rating and total chances

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illinois men’s basketball welcomes Nicholls State Tuesday night to open the season. The Illini rolled over Lewis University, 83-50, in their only exhibition game Friday night. You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM beginning @ 6 pm.

11/2/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

 Class 3-A Playoffs

Fairfield 36,  Alton Marquette 8 – The Mules will host Breese Mater Dei next week.  The time and date will be announced Sunday or Monday

Breese Mater Dei 56, West Frankfort 0

Beardstown 31, Newton 6

Quincy Notre Dame 42, Greenville 32

Monticello 25, DuQuoin 21

Williamsvillle 54, St Joseph-Ogden 26

Vandalia 7, Virden North Mac 0

Mt Carmel 35, Carlinville 7

 Class 2-A Playoffs

Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin 41, Eldorado 22

Auburn 19, Chester 0

Decatur St Teresa 52, Hamilton Co 7

Tuscola 42, Flora 14

Nashville 35, Villa Grove-Heritage 0

 Class 1-A Playoffs

Athens 42, Casey-Westfield 7

 Class 4-A Playoffs

Benton 8, Salem 7

Murphysboro 20, Bethalto Civic Memorial 14

Effingham 55, Breese Central 13

Kankakee McNamara 34, Paris 14

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys finished 16th @ the Benton 1-A Cross Country Sectional Saturday.  The top finisher for the Mules was Austin Schuster, who placed 51st.   , Jessie Crawford placed 106th for the Lady Mules

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois 38, Rutgers 10

SIU 23, Indiana State 14

NHL

Blues 4, Minnesota3  OT

LA Kings 4, Blackhawks 3  OT

11/1/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Class 4-A Playoffs

Fairbury Prairie Central 35, Olney-Richland County 14 

NBA

Indiana 102, Cleveland 95

Chicago 112, Detroit 106 

NHL

St. Louis 4, Columbus 3 — OT 

The Frontier Community College Baseball team will host tryouts for the upcoming season.  Tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd at FNB Field in Fairfield, and are open to high school,sophomores, juniors and seniors. The cost is $40 for one position or $50 for two way players. The day begins with registration at 11 am and ends with bating practice at 2:45 pm. Times can change due to amount of players involved. For more information, contact Coach Jimmy Brenneman at 513-287-9151 or Zach Gerch at 402-212-9293

10/31/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

@ West Frankfort 2-A Regional

FCHS wins its 2nd straight regional championship with a two set victory over Benton @ the West Frankfort 2-A Regional. The final was 25-18; 25-18 – The Lady Mules advance to the Salem Sectional @ 6:30 pm Monday. Their opponent willl be Pana – You can hear the match on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com

@ Teutopolis 2-A Regional

Pana defeats Paris 25-23; 25-19

 @ Hamilton Co 2-A Regional

Massac Co over Mt Carmel 25-23; 29-27

  @ Robinson 2-A Regional

Shelbyville over Newton 25-20; 25-18

 @ Woodlawn 1-A Regional

Woodlawn over Edwards Co 25-18; 28-26

@ Cobden 1-A Regional

NCOE defeats Cobden 25-13; 25-6

 @ Goreville 1-A Regional

Goreville over Carrier Mills-Stonefort 25-27. 25-21; 25-22

 @ Ziegler-Royalton 1-A Regional

Grayville defeats Elverado 25-13; 25-17

JH BOYS BASKETBAL7

Cisne 43, New Hope 27

JV: Cisne 42, New Hope 28

@ Fairfield Invitational Tournament

Flora 47, Center St 35

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jasper-Geff 38, St Mary’s 27

JV: Jasper-Geff 25, St Mary’s 7

Edwards Co 31, Flora 24

JV: Edwards Co 26, Flora 11

@ the Benton Invitational

Christopher 30, Center St 12

NFL

49ers 28, Cardinals 25

MLB

Kolten Wong is being honored for his defensive skills. The Cardinals second baseman won the 2019 Fielding Bible Award as the finest defensive player in the majors at his position as voted on by a panel of experts. Wong was a unanimous choice at his position for the second straight year after leading all second basemen in Defensive Runs Saved. He is also a finalist for the Gold Glove Award in the National League.

Former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is the new Kansas City Royals skipper. KC introduced him yesterday as the replacement for Ned Yost, who retired after this season. Matheny was 591-and-474 with the Cardinals after replacing Tony La Russa following the Cardinals’ World Series championship in 2011. St. Louis fired him in July 2018 after the Cards missed the postseason in 2016 and 2017.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois faces Rutgers Saturday in Champaign. The Illini are seeking their third straight win. Illinois is 2-and-3 in the Big Ten and 4-and-4 overall, while the Scarlet Knights come in at 2-and-6. Illinois and Rutgers will meet for the fourth time since Rutgers joined the Big Ten in 2014. Coverage of the game begins at 1:30 pm Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

10/30/19 SCORES

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

@ Benton Invitational

Center St 33, Mt Vernon 28

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course hosted the Fairfield Park District End of Season Scramble on Saturday, October 19, with 44 players competing in 22, two-person teams. In the Championship flight, Kelly Hallam & Matt Poole won overall at 13 under par 92 for 27holes. Hunter Bryan & Colton Wilkerson placed 2nd. Myron Caudle & Dean Jackson won the B flight, over Maverick & Tony Conrad. In C flight Bob Kissner & Don Sutton won, with Tom Walters & Allen Wilson taking 2nd. The Fairfield Park District & Fairfield Public Golf Course would like to thank the following sponsors for a successful tournament: 4G Oilfield Distribution, Carter Trucking, Carter Turf & Tractor, Clearwave Communications, FNB, Gill Excavating LLC, Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home, Krajec Landscaping, La Fuente, David Medler, Nale’s Funeral Home, Pollard Realty, Ray & Jean Enterprises, Titan Industrial Chemicals & Wabash Communications.

MLB

The Nationals are celebrating their first World Series title. They beat the Astros 6-2 in Game Seven of the Fall Classic Wednesday. Howie Kendrick’s two-run homer in the seventh put the Nats in front. Pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who won two games, was named MVP. The road team won all seven games.

NBA

Cleveland 117, Bulls 111

Pacers 118, Nets 108

NHL

Alex Pietrangelo scored the go-ahead goal in the 3rd period & the Blues went on to beat the Wild 2-1 Wednesday night. Sammy Blais also had a goal & Jordan Binnington made 35 saves for the Blues, who improved to 7-3-and-3 after winning four of their last five games.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois welcomes Rutgers to Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Illini are looking for their 3rd straight win. Illinois is 2-and-3 in the Big Ten and 4-and-4 overall, while the Scarlet Knights enter at 2-and-6. Illinois has won two of three Big Ten games against Rutgers in the last three seasons. Coverage of the game begins at 1:30 pm Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

NCAA

Illinois and Missouri are moving toward allowing college athletes to receive paid endorsements. The Illinois House advanced a bill Wednesday that would let college athletes in the state to sign paid endorsement deals and hire agents while preserving their scholarships and NCAA eligibility. The House vote comes a day after the NCAA announced it would begin the process to modify its rules and allow for college athletes to profit off their names, images and likenesses. A state representative in Missouri is planning to introduce a similar measure in January.

10/29/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

According to a Faceboook post, Mules football player Cade Carter has committed to further his academic and football career at Southern Illinois University. Carter is a running back/defensive back for the 9-0 Mules, who host Alton Marquette in the 1st round of the Class 3-A playoffs at 2 pm Saturday.

HS VOLLEYBALL

 @ West Frankfort 2-A Regional

FCHS over West Frankfort 25-10; 25-22 – Mules advnace to the Regional Championship match Thursday against Benton. You can hear that game live at 5:55 p.m. on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com.

Benton defeats Carmi-White Co 24-26; 25-17; 29-27

 @ Hamilton Co 2-A Regional

Massac Co defeats Harrisburg 25-12; 22-25; 25-16

Mt Carmel over Hamilton Co 21-25; 25-23; 25-20

 @ Robinson 2-A Regional

Newton defeats Marshall in two sets

Shelbyville over Robinson in two sets

@ Teutopolis 2-A Regional

Paris defeats Teutopolis in three sets

Pana over Vandalia in two sets

 @ Woodlawn 1-A Regional

Woodlawn defeats Wayne City 25-8; 25-18

Edwardsv Co over Cisne 25-17; 25-12 – Cisne ends the season with a 19-13 record

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Fairfield Invitational Tournament

Flora 42, Jasper 18

Center St defeats Wayne City

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jasper-Geff 25, New Hope 20

JV: New Hope 25, Jasper-Geff 16

MLB

There will a Game Seven in the World Series. Stephen Strasburg outdueled Justin Verlander as the Nationals beat the Astros 7-2 in Game Six in Houston, tying the series at three games each. Anthony Rendon went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and five RBI for Washington. Max Scherzer opposes Zack Greinke in Game Seven tonight.

NHL

Predators 3, Blackhawks 0

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois hosts Rutgers on Saturday. The Fighting Illini are seeking their third straight win. Illinois is 2-and-3 in the Big Ten and 4-and-4 overall, while the Scarlet Knights enter at 2-and-6. Illinois leads the all-time series against Rutgers, 3-to-2. Coverage of the game begins at 1:30 pm Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

NCAA

The NCAA is starting the process to allow college athletes to profit from their names and likeness. The governing board voted unanimously to have its three divisions consider bylaw changes and present new rules before the end of January 2021. California approved a law last month allowing athletes at those colleges to profit. Other states are considering the same

MLS

Details are being revealed about the planned Major League Soccer stadium in St. Louis. The Post Dispatch reports the proposed 250-million-dollar stadium would be built near 20th and Market streets, with practice fields and other team facilities across the street. The stadium would seat just over 22-thousand fans and would be owned by the MLS ownership. The ownership group hopes to break ground by next spring in order to open the stadium in time for the first game in March 2022.

10/28/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

  @ Woodlawn 1-A Regional

Wayne City over Webber 25-14; 25-22

Edwards Co defeats Bridgeport Red Hill 25-11; 25-3

 @ West Frankfort 2-A Regional

West Frankfort over Johnston City 29-27; 26-24

Benton over Vienna 25-13; 25-13

 @ Hamilton Co 2-A Regional

Harrisburg defeats Eldorado 25-21; 25-16

 @ Robinson 2-A Regional

Marshall defeats Flora in two sets

Robinson over Lawrenceville in three sets

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

New Hope 57, St Joe 31

JV: New Hope 35, St Joe 28

@ Fairfield Invitational Tourney

Center St 45, Jasper 23

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Edwards Co 39, St Joe 36

JV: St Joe 34, Edwards Co 30

@ Benton Invitational

Center St 36, Benton 17

NFL

Steelers 27, Dolphins 14

NBA

Knicks 105, Bulls 96

Pistons 96, Pacers 94

HS BASKETBALL

Pairings for the 2019 Lawrence County Capital Classic have been released. The tournament will run November 29th and 30th. At Red Hill on the 29th, Red Hilll will play Salem and the Mules vs Olney-Richland County in games beginningnat 11 am, The evening session at Red Hill has Olney-Richland Co playing Red Hill at six pm, followed by the Mules vs Salem. Session one at Lawrenceville has Edwards Co playing Mt Carmel and Lawrenceville playing Marshall beginning at 11 am on the 29th. Session two pits Mt Carmel vs Marshall and Edwards Co vs Lawrenceville in games beginning at six pm. On Saturday the 30th at Red Hill, FCHS plays Red Hilll at 10 am, folllowed by Olney-Richland Co vs Salem. At Lawrenceville, Edwards Co plays Marshall and Mt Carmel plays Lawrenceville in games beginning at 10 am. The 7th place, 5th place, 3rd place and championship games will start at 3:30 pm at Red Hill.

NHL

The Blues are losing Vladimir Tarasenko for a while. The right winger will undergo surgery on his left shoulder today and will be re-evaluated in five months. Tarasenko was hurt when he got tangled up on a partial breakaway with Kings defenseman Sean Walker last week. Through 10 games this season, Tarasenko had three goals and seven assists.

MLB

David Ross is ready to be the new manager of the Cubs. The former catcher was formally introduced Monday as the replacement for Joe Maddon. It’s the first managerial gig for Ross, who received a three-year deal from Chicago. The 42-year-old retired as a player after the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. He played 15 big league seasons for seven different teams.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois welcomes Rutgers to Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Fighting Illini are looking for their third straight win, coming off back-to-back victories over Wisconsin and at Purdue. Illinois is 2-and-3 in the Big Ten and 4-and-4 overall. The Scarlet Knights are 2-and-6. Coverage of the game begins at 1:30 pm Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

10/27/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

IHSA football pairings were released over the weekend. The Mules are seeded 4th in the southern half of the 3-A bracket, & will host 5-4 Alton Marquette in the 1st round @ 2 pm Saturday. The winner will play either West Frankfort or Breese Mater Dei in the 2nd round.  Also in 3-A, Mt Carmel hosts Carlinville, DuQuoinn hosts Monticello, Vandalia hosts North Mac, Greenville hosts Quincy Notre Dame & Newton is @ Beardstown.    In 2-A, Hamilton Co is @ Decatur St Teresa, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville goes to Maroa – Forsyth, Eldorado is @ Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin,  Chester hosts Auburn, Nashvile hosts Villa Grove-Heritage & Flora is @ Tuscola.  In 4-A, Olney-Richland Co hosts Fairbury Prairie Central, Salem is @ Bemton, Murphysboro is @ Bethalto  Civic Memorial, Paris hosts Kankakee McNamara & Effingham hosts Breese Central

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois 24, Purdue 6

SIU 48, South Dakota 28

Eastern Kentucky 33, EIU 6

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys placed 3rd @ the West Frankfort Class 1-A Cross Country Regional Saturday. The team  will run @ the Benton Sectional next weekend.   Jessie Crawford placed 5th overall for the Lady Mules, and advances to the sectional as well.

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS finished 2nd @ the Fairfield Invitational Saturday. The Mules went 4-1 in the tournament, losing to Pinckneyville 23-25; 20-25 in the championship match.  FCHS finished the regular season with a school record 33-2 mark.. The Mules open post-season play @ 5:30 pm Tuesday against either West Frankfort or Johnston City at the 2-A West Frankfort Regional. You can hear the matcher obn WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com.

Wayne City & Cisne finished 1st & 2nd @ the MTC Frost/Soph Tournament – Wayne City beat Cisne in three sets in the championship match

Edwards Co went 0-4 @ Mt Pulaski Tournament

JH BASKETBALL

 @ 10th annual Jasper Shootout Saturday

Mt Carmel 24, New Hope 22 (Girls)

Bluford beat West Salem (Boys)

Jasper-Geff 37, Flora 27 (Girls)

Jasper 31, Albion 27 (Boys)

Opdyke 42, Edwards Co 40 (Girls)

MLB

Astros 7, Nationals 1 in Game 5 of World Series – The Astros kead the series 3-2

NFL

Chargers 17, Bears 16

Colts 15, Broncos 13

Rams 24, Bengals 10

Seahawks 27, Falcons 20

Saints 31, Cardinals 9

Titans 27,Buccaneers 23

Lions 31, Giants 26

Eagles 31, Bills 13

Jaguars 29, Jets 15

49ers 51, Panthers 13

Patriots 27, Browns 13

Texans 27, Raiders 24

Packers 31, Chiefs 24

NHL

Blues 5, Detroit Red Wings 4 OT

Blackhawks 5, LA Kings 1

GOLF

Tiger Woods is one win away from setting the PGA Tour all-time wins record. Woods shot a three-under final round to win the Zozo Championship in Japan. It is the 82nd victory on the tour in Woods’ career, which ties him with Sam Snead for most all-time. The 43-year-old opened the tournament with three straight bogeys but rebounded to secure a win at the first PGA Tour event ever hosted in Japan.

10/26/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Johnston City 14, Edwards Co 12 – 2 OT

IHSA football pairings were released Saturday.  The Mules are seeded 4th in the southern half of the 3-A bracket, & will host 5-4 Alton Marquette in the 1st round.  The date & time of the game has yet to be determined.  The winner will play either West Frankfort or Breese Mater Dei in the 2nd round.  Also in 3-A, Mt Carmel hosts Carlinville, DuQuoinn hosts Monticello, Vandalia hosts North Mac, Greenville hosts Quincy Notre Dame & Newton is @ Beardstowen.    In 2-A, Hamilton Co is @ Decatur St Teresa, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville goes to Maroa Forsyth, Eldorado is @ Bismarck-Henning=Rossville-Alvin,  Chester hosts Auburn, Nashvile hosts Villa Grove-Heritage & Flora is @ Tuscola.  In 4-A, Olney-Richland Co hosts Fairbury Prairie Central, Salem is @ Bemton, Murphysboro is @ Bethalrto  Civic Memorial, Paris hosts Kankakee McNamara & Effingham hosts Breese Central

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois 24, Purdue 6

SIU 48, South Dakota 28

Eastern Kentucky 33, EIU 6

JH BASKETBALL

 @ 10th annual Jasper Shootout

 Mt Carmel 24, New Hope 22 (Girls)

 Bluford beat West Salem (Boys)

 Jasper-Geff 37, Flora 27 (Girls)

Jasper 31, Albion 27 (Boys)

Opdyke 42, Edwards Co 40 (Girls)

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS finished 2nd @ the Fairfield Invitationa – The Mules went 4-1 in the tournament, losing to Pincknesville 23-25; 20-25 in the champinshop match.  FCHS finished the regular season with a school record 33-2 mark..  . 

Wayne City & Cisne finished 1st & 2nd @ the MTC Frost/Soph Tournament – Wayne City beat Cisne in three sets i  the championship match

Edwards Co went 0-4 @ Mt Pulaski Tournament

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys placed 3rd @ the West Frankfort Class 1-A Regional.  The team  will run in the sectional next weekend.   Jessie Crawford placed 5th overall for the Lady Mules, and advances to the sectional as well.

MLB

Astros 8, Nationals 1 in Game 4 of World Series – The series is tied 2-2

NHL

Carolina 4, Blackhawks 0

Boston 3, Blues 0

NBA

Cavaliers 110, Pacers 99

Toronto 108, Bulls 84

10/24/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeats Cisne 25-17; 25-9

JV: FCHS over Cisne 25-11; 25-11

Hamilton Co over Benton 25-23; 25-16

JH BASKETBALL

Edwards Co 60, Cisne 10 (Girls)

JV: Edwards Co 37, Cisne 6

@ the 10th annual Jasper Shootout :

Wayne City 38, St Joe 32 (Boys)

Center St 51, New Hope 21 (Boys)

Center St 32, St Mary’s 16 (Girls)

St Joe 31, Wayne City 30 (Girls)

NFL

Vikings 19, Redskins 9

NHL

Blues 5, Kings 2

Flyers 4, Blackhawks 1

MLB

Six Cardinals players could be bringing home Gold Glove awards this season. Pitcher Jack Flaherty, catcher Yadier Molina, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, second baseman Kolten Wong, shortstop Paul DeJong, and center fielder Harrison Bader were all named finalists at their positions in the National League. The winners will be announced November 3rd.

A pair of vacant managerial jobs are now filled in the major leagues. The Phillies have hired former Yankees skipper Joe Girardi to replace Gabe Kapler, who was fired after two seasons. Meantime, the Padres have named Rangers coach Jayce Tingler as their new skipper. He’s held multiple roles with Texas since 2007. Tingler takes over for the fired Andy Green.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Illinois visits Purdue inn college football Saturday. The Illini enter at 1-and-3 in the Big Ten and 3-and-4 overall, while the Boilermakers are 1-and-3 in conference play and 2-and-5 overall. Illinois and Purdue will be playing for the Cannon rivalry trophy. Coverage of the game begins at 10 am tomorrow on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

10/23/19 SCORES

MLB

The Nationals are halfway to their first World Series title. They scored 10 late runs to crush the Astros 12-3 in Game Two of the Fall Classic Wednesday night in Houston. Kurt Suzuki’s solo homer snapped a 2-all tie to ignite a six-run seventh. Stephen Strasburg outdueled Justin Verlander for the win. The Nats lead the series 2-0 and host Game Three Friday in DC

David Ross is coming back to the Cubs. He’s been hired to be their new manager. Ross replaces Joe Maddon, who was let go after five seasons before being recently hired by the Angels. Ross played for Maddon when the Cubs ended their 108-year World Series drought in 2016. The 42-year-old has been working as a baseball color analyst for ESPN.

Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Brewers slugger Christian Yelich are the winners of the 2019 Hank Aaron Award. It goes to the outstanding offensive performer in each league. Trout hit 45 home runs and led the majors in on-base-percentage. Yelich won the NL batting title, hit 44 homers and led MLB in slugging. It’s the second time each has won the award.

NBA

Pacers 110, 76ers 107

Hornets 126, Bulls 125

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois is at Purdue this Saturday in college football. The Illini are 1-and-3 in the Big Ten and 3-and-4 overall while the Boilermakers are 1-and-3 in conference play and 2-and-5 overall. Illinois and Purdue are tied in the all-time series 44-44-and-6. Coverage of the game begins at 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

10/22/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeats NCOE 25-21; 25-23

–Mules JV won in two sets

Cisne over North Clay 25-18; 27-25

–Cisne JV won in two sets

Wayne City over Mt Vernon 25-18; 25-21

Hamilton Co defeats Edwards Co 25-18; 25-23

Grayville over Carmi-White Co 26-28; 25-18; 26-24

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 49, Cisne 4

JV: Center St 31, Cisne 9

Jasper-Geff 45, Wayne City 10

JV: Wayne City won

From Monday:

Center St 45, Albion 41

JV: Albion 44, Center St 4

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

New Hope 64, Albion 31

JV: Albion 54, New Hope 16

Bluford 61, Wayne City 32

MLB

The Nationals drew first blood in the World Series, beating the Astros 5-4 in Game One of the Fall Classic. Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI for the Nats. Gerrit Cole gave up all five runs in seven frames to take the loss for the ‘Stros. Stephen Strasburg opposes Justin Verlander in Game Two tonight in Houston.

Joe Girardi reportedly has emerged as the favorite for the Phillies’ managerial job. Girardi won 910 games and a World Series in 10 years with the Yankees before New York decided to not bring him back after the 2017 season. He also was named NL Manager of the Year in 2016 after going 78-84 in his only season with the Marlins.

NHL

Vegas Golden Knights 2, Blackhawks 1 (SO)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois visits Purdue this Saturday. The Illini are coming off their biggest win in years, a thrilling upset victory over number-13 Wisconsin this past Saturday. Illinois improved to 1-and-3 in the Big Ten and 3-and-4 overall. The Boilermakers come in at 1-and-3 in conference play and 2-and-5 overall. Coverage of the game begibns at 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

XFL

The St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL open the 2020 season in Dallas against the Renegades on February 9th. Their home opener is two weeks later when they host the New York Guardians in The Dome at America’s Center. The BattleHawks are one of four teams in the XFL East division. They will play a 10-week regular-season schedule with five games at home and five on the road.

10/21/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

Carmi-White Co defeats Harrisburg 25-15; 25-17

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jasper-Geff 44, Cisne 4

–Jasper-Geff also won the JV game

NFL

Patriots 33, Jets 0

NHL

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists in the Blues 3-1 win over the Avalanche Monday. The Blues snapped a four-game losing streak and handed the Avs their first regulation loss of the season. Brayden Schenn and David Perron scored, and Jordan Binnington made 17 saves for the Blues.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois is getting ready for a road clash with Purdue this Saturday. The Illini are coming off a thrilling upset win over number-13 Wisconsin this past Saturday. Illinois improved to 1-and-3 in the Big Ten and 3-and-4 overall. The Boilermakers come in at 1-and-3 in conference play and 2-and-5 overall. Coverage of the game begins at 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Michigan State has been selected No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll for the first time in program history after winning 32 games and reaching the Final Four last season. The Spartans received 60 of 65 first-place votes, with No. 2 Kentucky getting two first-place votes and third-ranked Kansas receiving the other three. Duke, Louisville, Florida, Maryland, Gonzaga, North Carolina and Villanova complete the top 10, while reigning national champion Virginia comes in at No. 1

10/20/19 SCORES

HS GOLF

FCHS golfer Maverick Conrad shot an 86 at the Class 1-A State Golf Tournament over the weekend, finishing in a tie for 56

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois rallied from a 13 point 2nd half deficit, and beat No 6 Wisconsin 24-23 on a last second field goal.

SIU 35, Youngstown State 10

Tennessee-Martin 27, EIU 18

The top-five stood their ground in this week’s Coaches’ Poll with Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma all improving to 7-and-0. Auburn, Penn State, Notre Dame, Florida and Georgia all shifted up one spot to round out the top-10. Wisconsin dropped seven spots to number-13. Washington and Temple dropped out while Memphis and Wake Forest replaced them.

NFL

Saints 30, Bears 26

Colts 30, Texans 23

49ers 9, Redskins 0

Cardinals 27, Giants 21

Titans 23, Chargers 20

Bills 31, Dolphins 21

Cowboys 37, Eagles 10

Jaguars 27, Bengals 17

Packers 42, Raiders 24

Rams 37, Falcons 10

Ravens 30, Seahawks 16

Vikingd 42, Lions 30

NHL

Capitals 5, Blackhawks 3

MLB

The World Series gets going tomorrow as the Nationals visit the Astros in Game One in Houston. Max Scherzer will take the mound for Washington, while Houston counters with Gerrit Cole. The Nationals are competing in the first World Series in franchise history. The Astros hope to claim their second title in three years after winning it all in 2017.

Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is recovering following a small surgical procedure late last week. The Post Dispatch reports the right-hander received an injection of platelet-rich plasma into the right shoulder. The Cards don’t expect his recovery to delay his availability for spring training. Martinez has been dealing with shoulder issues the past two seasons.

NASCAR

Denny Hamlin held off Chase Elliott on the second overtime restart to win a wild one in a NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway. Kyle Busch finished third, followed by Kurt Busch and William Byron, who ended up being eliminated along with Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman and home-state hero Clint Bowyer.

NBA

The NBA regular season tips off tomorrow with a doubleheader. In the opener, the defending champion Toronto Raptors host the New Orleans Pelicans. Number-one pick Zion Williamson will not play for New Orleans due to a sore knee. In the second game, the Lakers clash with the Clippers in Los Angeles.

10/19/19 SCORES

HS GOLF

Maverick Conrad shot an 86 at this past weeklend’s Class 1-A State Golf Tournament, finishing in a tie for 59th.

HS FOOTBALL

Eldorado 21, Edwards Co 20

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to knock No. 6 Wisconsin from the ranks of the unbeaten with a stunning 24-23 win.  Tony Adams interceptio with 2:33 remaining to set up James McCourt’s game-winning kick as time expired. Wisconsin entered the game as a 30 1/2-point favorite and had not trailed at any point in winning its first six games.

SIU 35,  Youngstown State 10

UT-Martin 27, EIU 18

MLB

Jose Altuve hit a dramatic two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman to lift the Astros to a 6-4 victory over the Yankees and a berth in the World Series for the second time in three seasons.  The Astros host the Nationals in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

10/20/19 SCHEDULE

 

10/18/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Fairfield 53, Vienna-Goreville 6

Chester 28, Carmi-White Co 8

CZR 34, Johnston City 26

Hamilton Co 32, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 8

Flora 55, Carlyle 10

Olney-Richland Co 42, Newton 14

Murphysboro 41, Benton 0

Herrin 62, Harrisburg 18

West Frankfort 33, Massac Co 28

Lawrenceville 22, Bridgeport Red Hill 6

Paris 28, Robinson 26

Carbondale 56, Marion 34

Centralia 53, Mt Vernon 43

Du Quoin 41, Nashville 35

Carterville 49, Pinckneyville 7

Sparta 30, Anna-Jonesboro 23

Casey-Westfield 54, Marshall 17

Salem 20, Freeburg 14

HS VOLLEYBALL

 @ Midland Trail Conference Tournament @ Woodlawn

Woodlawn defeats Grayville 21-25; 26-24; 25-22 for the championship

CORL defeats Cisne 18-25; 25-21; 25-21 for 3rd place

MLB

Yankees 4, Astros 1 — Game 5 of ALCS. Houston leads 3-2 in the series.

NHL

Blackhawks 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2 – OT

GOLF

The Fairfield Park District End of Season two person 27 hole scramble is set for Saturday at the Fairfield Public Golf Course with a  shot gun start at 9 am. The End of Season Scramble is sponsored by 4G Oilfield Distribution, Carter & Son Trucking & Wabash Communications. Tournament Co-sponsors are Clearwave Communications, FNB, and Jason & Michael Gill – Gill Excavating LLC. Hole Sponsors are La Fuente and Nales Funeral Home. Cart sponsor is Ray & Jean Enterprises.  This event is limited to 30 teams. The entry fee of $50 per person includes cart and lunch. A team sign-up sheet is located outside the pro shop at the course. If you have questions please call the course at 847-7222.

10/17/19 SCORES

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS placed 3rd at the Black Diamond Conference Cross Country Meet Thursday at Hamilton Co. Austin Schuster earned All-Conference honors with a 5th place finish.

HS FOOTBALL

Carterville 26, FCHS freshmen 6

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeats Carmi-White Co 25-20; 26-24

Edwards Co beats Hamilton Co 25-18; 25-19

 @ Midland Trail Conference Tournament

Cisne defeats Wayne City 28-26; 258-17

Cisne defeats Webber 25-9; 25-12

Grayville defeats Cisne 25-11; 25-20

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Wayne City loses 47-17 to Our Lady of Mt Carmel @ the Rend Lake Classic

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jasper-Geff 43, Edwards Co 27

–Edwards Co won the JV game

MLB

The Astros are just a win away from the World Series after beating the Yankees 8-3 in Game Four of the American League Championship Series Thursday. Houston leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 and can close it out in Game Five tonight in the Bronx.

NFL

Chiefs 30, Broncos 6

NHL

The Canucks came from behind to beat the Blues 4-3 in a shootout Thursday. Robby Fabbri, Alex Pietrangelo and Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Jordan Binnington made 29 saves for the Blues. Who have lost three in-a-row.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois hosts sixth-ranked Wisconsin tomorrow for its 109th Homecoming game. The Illini come in at 2-and-4 having lost four in a row. The Badgers are undefeated at 6-and-0. Wisconsin has beaten Illinois nine straight games. Coverage of the game begins at 10 am on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

 

 

10/16/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

NCOE defeats Christopher 25-13; 25-7

HS FOOTBALL

Mules Football player Wyatt Gilbert is among the nominees for the WFIE Touchdown Live Player of the Week. Gilbert had six carries for 85 yards, 1 reception for 61 yards & a fumble recovery for a touchdown in last week’s 47-3 win over Edwards County. Voting is only available on the 14 Sports App, & runs through seven pm. The winner will be announced @ 10 pm. You can find the app by searching for 14 sports WFIE in your app store.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois is getting ready to face sixth-ranked Wisconsin in Champaign Saturday. The Illini are 2-and-4 and losers of four straight. The Badgers are undefeated at 6-and-0. Wisconsin holds a 42-36-and-7 edge over Illinois in the all-time series. Coverage of the game begins @ 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

MLB

Rain was the big winner in the Bronx on Wednesday. The Yankees and Astros had Game Four of the ALCS postponed. Game Four will now take place tonight, with Game Five tomorrow before the series potentially heads back to Houston. The Astros lead the best-of-seven matchup 2-1.

The Angels are bringing back Joe Maddon to be their manager. Multiple reports say the two sides have agreed to a three-year deal worth at least 12-million-dollars. The recently fired Cubs skipper previously spent 31 years with the Halos as a player, coach and interim manager. Maddon replaces Brad Ausmus, who was let go after one season.

10/15/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeats Eldorado 25-16; 25-10

Grayville over Mt Carmel 25-16; 25-18

Webber loses to Clay City 25-13; 25-22

HS TENNIS

FCHS defeats Salem 5-4 – The Mules wins came from Brittany Titzer, Karigan Harvey, Alexis Worthey & Ella Thomas in singles play. The doubles team of Lainie Milner & Adrianna Munoz posted a win as well.

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys cross country finished 3rd at the Roger Lee Invitational in McLeansboro Tuesday. Austin Schuster placed 6th & Jacob Britt 13th. Both medaled. Jessie Crawford finished 10th & medaled for the Lady Mules

MLB

The Cardinals’ season is over after getting swept by the Nationals in the National League Championship Series. Washington scored seven times in the first inning and held on for a 7-4 win in Game Four of the NLCS Tuesday night. Dakota Hudson was tagged with the loss after giving up seven runs, including three unearned, in less than an inning of work. Yadier Molina homered and José Martínez doubled in two runs for the Cardinals.

Astros 4, Yankees 1 in Game 3 of the ALCS – The Astros lead the series 2-1

NHL

The Blues are receiving high praise from President Trump for winning the 2019 Stanley Cup. The president congratulated the team during a visit to the White House Tuesday. Every current member of the Blues’ championship roster attended, as well as former players Chris Butler and Chris Thorburn. During the visit, Trump was presented with a personalized Blues jersey and a putter featuring the Blues’ Stanley Cup champions logo.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois welcomes sixth-ranked Wisconsin to Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Illini are 2-and-4 and losers of four straight. The Badgers are a perfect 6-and-0. Despite the team’s recent struggles, Illinois’ defense leads the nation in both forced fumbles and fumble recoveries. You can hear the game beginning @ 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

NFL

The NFL announced that concussions in preseason games rose 44 percent from last year to this year, a setback in the league’s continued efforts to reduce potential long-term brain injuries. The league said there were 49 concussions during 2019 exhibition games, 15 more than the previous year. Concussions in practices did drop according to the league, which documented 30 such cases after having 45 in 2018.

10/14/19 SCORES

HS GOLF

FCHS golfer Maverick Conrad is headed to the 1-A State Tournament after shooting a 76 at the West Frankfort Sectional Monday. Noah McElravy shot a 79, & missed qualifying for state by one stroke. Oakley Gee of Carmi-White County claimed individual medalist honors with a 66. On the team side, Carmi-White County finished first.

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeat Edwards Co 25-14; 25-15 – With the win, the Mules win the Black Diamond Conference championship. The Mules are now 25-1 overall & 8-0

-JV: FCHS over Edwards Co 25-14; 25-21

-Freshmen: FCHS wins 25-22; 25-21

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Kaskaskia College over FCC 3-0

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS JV 44, Edwards Co 0

MLB

The Cardinals are on the verge of elimination after losing 8-1 in Game Three of the National League Championship Series Monday. Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 and gave up just one unearned run in seven innings as the Nationals took a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Jack Flaherty allowed four runs over four frames to take the loss.

NFL

Packers 23, Lions 22

NHL

NY Islanders 3, Blues 2 – OT

The Blues visit the White House today to celebrate their 2019 Stanley Cup championship with President Trump. The team will tour the White House before holding a ceremony with the president. The Blues will be only the second St. Louis pro franchise to visit the White House after winning a league title. The Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams never scheduled a visit after the 1999 season for unknown reasons.

NASCAR

Ryan Blaney earned his first win of the season in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, earning him a spot in the round of eight. Blaney beat out Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line. Denny Hamlin came in third while Kyle Busch finished just 19th, but secured a spot in the next round with his win last week. The field of 12 will be cut down to eight on Sunday at Kansas with six spots still up for grabs.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football hosts sixth-ranked Wisconsin Saturday. The 2-and-4 Illini have dropped four straight. The Badgers are a perfect 6-and-0. Illinois will be celebrating its 109th Homecoming. You can hear the Game beginning at 10 Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

10/13/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALLa

High school volleyball regional pairings were released Friday.  In Class  2-A, FCHS recieved a number one seed in the Salem Sectional, and willl play out of the Johnston City Regional.  The Mules take on the Johnston City/West Frankfort winner at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 29th. Carmi-White Co will  play the Benton/Vienna winner in the late game on Tuesday the 29th at Johnston City.  At the Hamilrton County Regional, the Foxes will play Mt Carmel on Tuesday the 29th.  In Class 1-A, Cisne, Wayne City and Edwards County are headed to the Woodlawn Regional.  Wayne City will play Webber and Edwards County plays Bridgeport Red Hill in matches beginnig at 5:30 pm Monday, Octiober 28th.  Cisne gets the Edwards County/Red Hill winner at 6:30 pm on Tuesday the 29th.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL From Saturday

Illinois rallied from a 28-point deficit to cut the lead to three but fell to number-16 Michigan 42-35 Saturday. The Illini scored 25 unanswered points before the Wolverines pulled away late, handing Illinois is fourth straight loss. Matt Robinson threw for 192 yards and one touchdown in his first career start for the Illini, who dropped to 0-and-3 in the Big Ten and 2-and-4 overall. Illinois hosts Wisconsin next Saturday.

Illinois State 21, SIU 7

Jacksonville State 28, EIU 20

MLB

Astros 3, Yankees 2 in 11 innings in ALCS – The series is tied 1-1

David Freese retired Saturday after an 11-year career in the majors in which he shone brightest in the postseason, winning a World Series title with the Cardinals in 2011 when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder made the announcement on Twitter. He was a career .277 hitter and even better in the postseason, with a .299 average.
Freese made his final appearance Wednesday in a deciding Game 5 of an NL Division Series, striking out as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers.

NFL

Panthers 37, Buccaneers 26 (at London, England)

Ravens 23, Bengals 17

Redskins 17, Dolphins 16

Texans 31, Chiefs 24

Saints 13, Jaguars 6

Seahawks 32, Browns 28

Vikings 38, Eagles 20

49ers 20, Rams 7

Cardinals 34, Falcons 33

Jets 24, Cowboys 22

Broncos 16, Titans 0

Steelers 24, Chargers 17

NASCAR

NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway was postponed Sunday because of rain. William Byron won the first stage, moments before scattered showers halted action. The race will resume today.

10/11/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Fairfield 47, Edwards Co. 3

 ELSEWHERE:

Carmi-White Co. 20, Johnston City 12

Chester 41, Sesser-Valier-Waltonvillle 21

Christopher-Ziegler-Royalton 21, Eldorado 10

Vincennes, IN Lincoln 14, Mt Carmel 6

Flora 7, Newton 0

Paris 17, Olney-Richland County 14

Robinson 37, Lawrenceville 0

Marshall 52, Red Hill 20

Casey-Westfield 35, South Newton, IN 14

Benton 43, Massac County 20

Murphysboro 49, Harrisburg 7

Herrin 42, West Frankfort 20

Carterville 34, Sparta 16

Du Quoin 49, Anna-Jonesboro 20

Nashville 47, Pinckneyville 7

Carbondale 50, Belleville Althoff 21

Cahokia 60, Mt Vernon 7

Marion 44, Centralia 7

Salem 59, Carlyle 10

MLB

Anibal Sanchez threw seven-and-two-thirds innings of one-hit baseball as the  Nationals beat the Cardinals 2-0 in Game One of the National League Championship Series. Miles Mikolas gave up a run on seven hits while striking out seven over six forthe Cardinals.  Pinch hitter Jose Martinez hit a ball into center with two-strikes to break up the no-hitter in the eighth.

TRACK & FIELD

A Kenyan man is the first person to ever run a marathon in less than two hours. Eliud Kipchoge [[el-ee-ood kip-cho-gee]] ran 26-point-two miles in one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds in Vienna, Austria on Saturday. The 34-year-old Olympic champion’s time won’t go into the record books because the event was set up for him to break the record. Kipchoge was aided by a lead vehicle and a team of pacemakers. Despite that, Kipchoge called the milestone the best moment in his life. He also holds the fastest official marathon time of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds.

HS FOOTBALL

The inaugural FCHS football alumni 7 on 7 Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, with registration at 9 am and play beginning at 10. The cost is $100 per team of 7 to 10 players.  All participants must be FCHS football alumni. Teams may include players from different graduating classes. All participants will receive an inaugural 7 on 7 t-shirt sponsored by CSI Insurance. All alumni entry fees and donations will go to an FCHS graduating football player scholarship. Alumni will also have the chance to purchase old Mules jerseys from 2001-2015 with all proceeds going to help purchase new Mules football uniforms.

GOLF

The Fairfield Park District End of Season two person 27 hole scramble is set for Saturday, October 19, at the Fairfield Public Golf Course with a  shot gun start at 9 am. The End of Season Scramble is sponsored by 4G Oilfield Distribution, Carter & Son Trucking & Wabash Communications. Tournament Co-sponsors are Clearwave Communications, FNB, and Jason & Michael Gill – Gill Excavating LLC. Hole Sponsors are La Fuente and Nales Funeral Home. Cart sponsor is Ray & Jean Enterprises.  This event is limited to 30 teams. The entry fee of $50 per person includes cart and lunch. A team sign-up sheet is located outside the pro shop at the course. If you have questions please call the course at 847-7222.  Additional sponsorships are available for businesses and individuals to help support the Fairfield Park District and the Fairfield Public Golf Course joint mission to provide recreation to everyone. The final deadline for adding your business or family name to the tournament’s sponsor signage on the course has been extended to 5 pm on Monday October 14.  You can emai  martinrvaughan@gmail.com your commitment level and information.  Sponsorship options include flexible levels for any budget as follows:

• Title Sponsor $500

• Title Co-Sponsor $300

• Hole Sponsor $250

• Cart Sponsor $100

10/10/19 SCORES

HS GOLF

FCHS girls golf competed at the Centralia 1-A Regional Thursday. Katelyn Norton shot a 116 & Sophia Wolfe a 123 for the Lady Mules.

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeats Hamilton Co 25-13; 25-17 – The Mules improve to 24-1

–JV – FCHS over Hamilton Co 25-16; 30-28

–FCHS freshmen won as well

Woodlawn beats Wayne City 25-10; 25-12;

Cisne over Efffingham St Anthony 25-22; 15-25; 27-25

–JV – Cisne won 25-18; 19-25; 15-13

Carmi-White Co over Eldorado 25-16; 25-8

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS Freshmen 44, Harrisburg 30

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys & girls cross country defeat Mt Carmel 22-33 Thursday. For the boys, Austin Schuster was 2nd, Jacob Britt 3rd, Chase Smith 4th, Trenton Rutherford 5th & Griffin Hinkle 8th. On the girls side, Jessie Crawford was 1st, Kylie White 2nd, Mady Koontz 3rd & Katelyn Crawford 4th.

MLB

The Astros beat the Rays 6-1 to win their AL Division Series Thursday. The Astros host the Yankees in Game One of the ALCS tomorrow.

Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt is apologizing for his colorful language during a post-game speech following a win over the Braves in Game Five of the NLDS. The private speech to the team was shared live through social media by rookie Randy Arozarena. Shildt apologized to anyone who was offended by his language, saying it isn’t something he wants to represent. He went on to say he won’t apologize for the passion he has for his team.

NFL

Patriots 35, Giants 14

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football welcomes number-16 Michigan to Champaign tomorrow. The 2-and-3 Illini have lost three in a row. The Wolverines enter at 4-and-1. Illinois is 2-and-8 in the last 10 meetings against Michigan with wins in 2008 and 2009. You can hear the game beginning at 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

NHL

Blues 6, Ottawa Senators 4

San Jose Sharks 5, Blackhawks 4

NBA

Several lawmakers are asking the NBA to put it’s China activities on hold. China was angered after the general manager of the Houston Rockets tweeted support for anti-government protests in Hong Kong. A letter from lawmakers to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver accused Silver of not strongly speaking out strongly in favor of freedom of speech. Those signing the letter include Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

10/9/19 SCORES

MLB

The Cardinals scored a playoff-record 10 runs in the first inning Wednesday and cruised to a 13-1 win over the Braves in the deciding Game 5 of their NL Division Series. Tommy Edman, Dexter Fowler and Kolten Wong delivered two-run doubles in the first as the Cards sent 14 men to the plate. Jack Flaherty pitched six innings of one-run ball for the win. The Cards play the Nationals in the NLCS. The Nats beat the Dodgers 7-3 last night to win their NLDS. Game one of the NLCS is Friday night at Busch Stadium. First pitch is at 7:08 pm. You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9

HS VOLLEYBALL

Edwards Co defeats Eldorado 25-14; 25-14

NBA

Pelicans 127, Bulls 125

The Nets and Lakers are slated to play a preseason game in China this morning. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he still expects the teams to play despite tension with Chinese officials over a since-deleted tweet by Rockets GM Daryl Morey showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. The NBA cancelled yesterday’s media session.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football hosts number-16 Michigan on Saturday. The 2-and-3 Illini are looking to end a three-game losing streak. The Wolverines enter at 4-and-1. Michigan is visiting Memorial Stadium for the first time since 2011. You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM beginning at 10 am Saturday

10/8/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeats Johnston City 25-16; 25-19

Grayville over Cisne 25-9; 25-15

–Cisne JV beat Grayville 25-14; 23-25; 15-13

Hamilton Co over Carmi-White Co 16-25; 25-22; 25-17

HS TENNIS

Carmi-White Co 7, Mt Vernon 2

MLB

The Rays and Astros are going to a decisive Game 5 in their American League Division Series after Tampa Bay beat Houston 4-1. Game 5 is Thursday in Houston.

Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf is confirming reports that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is threatening to move the A’s to Las Vegas. She tells KTVU that Manfred told her the A’s could possibly be relocated if the City doesn’t drops its lawsuit against the County. Manfred admits he mentioned the possibility, but says nothing is imminent.

NBA

China is canceling all NBA preseason broadcasts as backlash for Twitter comments by Rockets GM Daryl Morey about the protests in Hong Kong. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver supported Morey’s right for free speech, but says the league is apologetic over the outcome. Silver will be in China today and hopes to meet with government officials.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football will do battle with number-16 Michigan in Champaign on Saturday. The Illini are 2-and-3 following a loss to Minnesota this past Saturday. The Wolverines are 4-and-1. Michigan leads the all-time series between the teams 70-23-and-2. You can hear the game beginning at 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

GYMNASTICS

American gymnast Simone Biles is now the most decorated female gymnast in history. Biles won her 21st World Championship medal Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany, beating the previous female record of 20 medals. The 22-year-old Olympian also holds the record for the most World Championship gold medals in history, with 15. Team USA won their fifth consecutive world team title at the event in Germany, which is not over yet. Biles will be competing in the Women’s All-Around Final on Thursday, and has more events this weekend. Her record-breaking medal count is expected to rise.

10/7/19 SCORES

HS GOLF

FCHS golfers Maverick Conrad & Noah McElravy are headed to sectional play. Conrad shot an 83 to finish 10th & McElravy an 88 to tie for 14th @ the Effingham St Anthony 1-A Regional Monday. Conrad & McElravy advance to the West Frankfort Sectional next Monday. As a team, the Mules finished 7th.

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS JV 54, Hamilton Co 8

HS VOLLEYBALL

Cisne over Patoka 25-21; 25-17

-Cisne JV won 25-253; 25-17

HS TENNIS

FCHS 8, Mt Carmel 2 – The Mules had wins fronm Laine Milner, Adrianna Munoz, Brittany Titzer & Alexis Worthey in singles play. The doubles teams of Karigan Harvey & Brittany Titzer & Laine Kunce & Cassidy Webb also posted wins.

MLB

The Cardinals and Braves are going to a decisive Game Five in their National League Division Series. Yadier Molina tied Game Four with a single in the eighth and won it with a sac-fly in the 10th as the Cardinals beat the Braves 5-4 at Busch Stadium. Marcell Ozuna homered twice and Paul Goldschmidt also went deep as the Redbirds evened the best-of-five series at two. Miles Mikolas got credit for the win. The Braves host Game Five tomorrow. Then Cardinals send Jack Flaherty to the mound against Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz

NLDS – Nationals 6, Dodgers 1 – Series tied 2-2

ALDS – Rays 10, Astros 3 – Astros lead the series 2-1

ALDS – Yankees 5, Twins 1 – Yankees win series 3-0

NFL

49ers 31, Browns 3

NHL

Blues 3, Maple Leafs 2

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football hosts number-16 Michigan on Saturday. It will be the 96th meeting between the two teams in a series that dates back to 1898. You can hear the game on WFUW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

10/6/19 SCORES

MLB

The Cardinals are on the brink of elimination after losing 3-1 to the Braves in Game Three of the NLDS Sunday. Carlos Martinez blew the save after giving up three runs in the ninth for the Redbirds, who trail 2-to-1 in the series. Matt Carpenter’s sac-fly scored Marcell Ozuna in the second for the Cardinals only run. Adam Wainwright tossed seven-and-two-thirds scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out eight. The Cardinals must win Game Four today to force Game 5 in Atlanta.

Dodgers 10, Nationals 4 – Dodgers lead series 2-1

JH SOFTBALL – From Saturday

 SIJHSAA Class L State Tournament @ Pinckneyville

Carlyle 7, Center St 6

 SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament @ Coulterville

Woodlawn 13, Jasper-Geff 12

JH BASEBALL – From Saturday

 SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament @ Coulterville

Altamont Lutheran 6, Cisne 0

 SIJHSAA Class M State Tournament @ Pinckneyville

Breese 10, Albion 0 – 5 innings

HS TENNIS – From Saturday

Marion 3, FCHS 0

Olney-Richland Co 3, FCHS 2

COLLEGE FOOTBALL – From Saturday

Minnesota 40, Illini 17

South Dakota State 28, SIU 10

Murray State 24, EIU 17

COLLEGE SOFTBALL – From Sunday

Game 1 – Kentucky Weselyn 8, FCC 7 – Catherine Massey had a 3 run homer in the game for the Bobcats

Game 2 – Kentiucky Weselyn 12, FCC 6

NFL

Raiders 24, Bears 21 (London, England)

Colts 19, Chiefs 13

Eagles 31, Jets 6

Panthers 34, Jaguars 27

Ravens 26, Steelers 23 (OT)

Texans 53, Falcons 32

Patriots 33, Redskins 7

Bills 14, Titans 7

Saints 31, Buccaneers 24

Cardinals 26, Bengals 23

Vikings 28, Giants 10

Broncos 20, Chargers 13

Packers 34, Cowboys 24

NHL

The Blues are keeping Brayden Schenn around for the long haul. The team signed the forward to an eight-year contract extension worth 52-million-dollars. Last season, Schenn posted 54 points in the regular season and 12 points in the postseason, helping the Blues capture the 2019 Stanley Cup championship.

NASCAR

Kyle Larson pulled away in the final stage and won the playoff race Sunday at Dover International Speedway to snap a 75-race winless streak and earn an automatic berth in the next round. Martinn Truex, Jr was 2nd and Alex Bowman 3rd.

10/8/19 SCHEDULE

HS GOLF

FCHS Boys @ Class 1-A Regional @ Effingham St Anthony

HS VOLLEYBALL

5:15 pm – FCHS @ Johnston City

6:15 pm – Cisne @ Grayville

6:15 pm – Wayne City vs North Clay

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

6 pm – FCC @ MacMurray University JV

JH CROS COUNTRY

4 pm – Center St @ Richland Co

COLLEGE BASEBALL

5 pm – FCC @ Maryville University

10/5/19 SCORES

JH SOFTBALL

 SIJHSAA Class L State Tournament @ Pinckneyville

Carlyle 7, Center St 6

 SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament @ Coulterville

Woodlawn 13, Jasper-Geff 12

JH BASEBALL

 SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament @ Coulterville

Altamont Lutheran6, Cisne 0

 SIJHSAA Class M State Tournament @ Pinckneyville

Breese 10, Albion 0 – 5 innings

HS FOOTBALL

Mt Carmel 27, East Alton-Wood River 7

Bridgeport Red Hill 40, Oblong 0

Casey-Westfield 17, Lawrenceville 8

HS TENNIS

Marion 3, FCHS 0

Olney-Richland Co 3, FCHS 2 

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC 10, IU-Southeast 9 – Meagan Humphrey was the winning pitcher

IU-Southeast 10, FCC 3

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Minnesota 40, Illini 17

South Dakota State 28, SIU 10

Murray State 24, EIU 17

NHL

Blues vs Dallas Stars

10/4/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS 40, Hamilton Co 0

Edwards Co 47, Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton 18

 ELSEWHERE:

Eldorado 28, Carmi-White Co 20

Chester 59, Vienna 0

Johnston City 26, Sesser-Valier-Waltonville 22

Olney-Richland Co 33, Flora 14

Paris 34, Marshall 0

Newton 15,Robinson 14 — OT

Benton 54, Harrisburg 0

Herrin 28, Massac Co 26

West Frankfort 1, Murphysboro 0 (Forfeit)

Anna-Jonesboro 13, Pinckneyville 0

Nashville 41, Carterville 38

Marion 42, Belleville Althoff 35

Cahokia 21, Centralia 7

Carbondale 61, Mt Vernon 14

Salem 35, Charleston 14

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

FCC vs John A Logan @ Lincoln Land Tournament

MLB

Atlanta 3, St. Louis 0 – NLDS Game 2

Washington 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 2 – NLDS Game 2

New York Yankees 10, Minnesota 4 – ALDS Game 2

Houston 6, Tampa Bay 2 – ALDS Game 1

NHL

Philadelphia 4, Chicago 3

10/3/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Mt Carmel 44, FCHS Frosh/Soph 22

The Mules fell one spot to 7th in the latest 3-A rankings from the Associated Press.  Wilmington is 1st, followed by Williamsville, Byron, Beardstown & Nashville.  Vandalia is 6th and the Mules 7th, Pana 8th, Eureka 9th and Princeton 10th.  Mt Carmel and DuQuoin are among the other teams receiving votes.  In 2-A, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville has entered the rankings at No 10.

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS over Edwards Co 23-25; 26-24; 25-10

–FCHS JV win two sets to 1 –

Cisne beats Wayne City 25-23; 25-16

–Cisne JV wins 2 sets to 1

Carmi-White Co over Johnston City 17-25; 25-14; 25-19

Grayville over Woodlawn 25-22; 25-5

Hamilton Co defeats Eldorado 25-18; 25-10

HS TENNIS

Flora 8, FCHS 1 – The Mules win  came from Lainie Milner & Adrianna Munoz @ #3 doubles

HS CROSS COUNTRY

Mules finished 13th at the Robinson Cross Country Invitational Thursday. Jacob Britt finished 52th, Chase Smith 74th & Trenton Rutherford 75th. All three medaled.

MLB

Marcell Ozuna and Kolten Wong each doubled in two in the ninth inning and the Cardinals held on for a 7-6 win over the Braves in Game One of their NLDS Thursday. Paul Goldschmidt homered and Matt Carpenter singled in a run in the eighth to tie it at three. The Cards then took a 7-3 lead in the ninth before the Braves fought back. Carlos Martinez surrendered a two-run homer to Ronald Acuna Jr. and a solo shot to Freddie Freeman before closing it out.

Dodgers 6, Nationals 0 – Dodgers lead series 1-0

NFL

Seahawks 30, Rams 29

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football visits Minnesota tomorrow. The 2-and-2 Illini have lost two in-a-row and are coming off a bye week. The Golden Gophers are a perfect 4-and-0. Illinois is putting points on the scoreboard this season, averaging 35.5 points per game. You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM beginning @ 1:30 pm Saturday.

10/2/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

Hamilton Co over Christopher 25-13; 23-25; 25-13

HS BASEBALL

Woodlawn 8, Webber 0

MLB

The low-budget Rays have a date with the Astros in the ALDS after hitting four home runs in a 5-1 victory over the A’s in the AL wild-card game.Wednesday. Game one is Friday.

The Cardinals are set to play the Braves in Atlanta today in Game One of the NLDS. First pitch is scheduled for 4:02 p.m. at SunTrust Park. Miles Mikolas takes the bump for the Cardinals against Atlanta’s Dallas Keuchel. Kolten Wong will be in the starting lineup for the Cards. The second baseman hasn’t played since September 19th, when he suffered a left hamstring strain.

NHL

Capitals 3, Blues 2 – OT

Even though they lost their season opener, the Blues will forever be reminded about their memorable run to their first Stanley Cup championship every home game. The team raised its Stanley Cup banner before last night’s loss to the Capitals. The ceremony began with a video that included highlights from last season’s Stanley Cup Playoff series wins against the Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks and Boston Bruins.

NFL

Longtime Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill has died at the age of 88. Bidwill had been part of the franchise since his father purchased the Chicago Cardinals in 1932. He became sole owner of the team in 1972 when the team was based in St. Louis. Bidwill moved the Cardinals to Arizona in 1988.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football comes off a bye to face Minnesota Saturday in Minneapolis. The 2-and-2 Illini have lost two in-a-row. The Golden Gophers enter at 4-and-0. Illinois trails in the all-time series against Minnesota, 30-38-and-3. You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM beginning at 1:30 pm Saturday.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Michigan State senior guard Cassius Winston has been unanimously picked as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year. Winston was named Big Ten Player of the Year last season after averaging 18.8 points and 7.5 assists to lead the Spartans to the Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships and the Final Four.

10/1/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Mules football player Cade Carter is one of two nominees for this week’s WSIL-Banterra Player of the Week.  Carter had 114 yards rushing & 4 touchdowns in last Friday’s 40-8 win over Carmi-White County.  Voting runs through today at wsiltv.com.  The winner will be announced Thursday.

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS beats Carmi-White Co 25-15; 25-18

Cisne won over Webber 25-10; 25-10

–Cisne JV won 2 sets to 1

Hamilton Co defeats West Frankfort 26-24; 25-17

HS TENNIS

FCHS lost 5-4 to Herrin in high school tennis action Monday.  The Mules got wins from Lainie Milner @ #1 singles, Brittany Titzer @ #3 singles & Tegan Ruhl @ #6 singles & Brittany Titzer & Ella Thomas in #3 doubles.

MLB

The Nationals scored three times in the eighth inning to rally past the Brewers 4-3 in the National League wild card game last night. The Nats play the Dodgers in the NLDS starting tomorrow.

The Cardinals face the Braves tomorrow in Game One of the National League Division Series at Atlanta. First pitch is scheduled for 4:02 pm at SunTrust Park. Miles Mikolas takes the mound for St. Louis against Atlanta’s Dallas Keuchel. You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football returns to action this weekend with a road clash at Minnesota Saturday. The Illini enter at 2-and-2 and are coming off a bye week. Illinois has scored 30-plus points in each of the first four games this season. Minnesota is 4-and-0. You can hear the game beginning at 1:30 pm on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

BOXING

Laila Ali and 11 others became the first female fighters to appear on the ballot for the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Bernard Hopkins, Shane Mosley and Timothy Bradley are among the 12 boxers added to the men’s modern ballot for the 2020 class, which will be announced in December.

9/30/19 SCORES

JH SOFTBALL

 SIJHSAA Class M Regional @ Albion

Center St 15, NCOE 7 – Colts advance to the state tournament, and will play Carlyle at 3:30 pm Saturday at the Pinckneyville Fairgrounds

JH BASEBALL

 SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ Cisne

Cisne 5, New Hope 4 – Cisne will play Altamont Lutheran @ 11:30 am Saturday @ the state tournament @ Coulterville

 SIJHSAA Class M Regional @ Albion

Albion 9, Center St 6 – Albion willl play Breese @ 11:30 am Saturday at the state tournament @ Pinckneyville

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS JV 30, Carmi-White Co 0

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeats Mt Carmel 20-25; 25-16; 25-21

Ziegler-Royalton over Hamiton Co 26-24; 20-25; 25-22

HS GOLF

FCHS defeats Woodlawn in boys golf Monday. Noah McElravy shot a 37, Maverick Conrad a 38, Noah Barger a 44, Chase Hallam a 45, Zach Gualdoni a 48 & Jaocb Britt a 51. Katelyn Norton shot a 54 & Sophia Wolfe a 55 for the Lady Mules.

HS BASEBALL

North Clay 13, Wayne City 2

St Elmo/Brownstown 14, Webber 4

MLB

The Cardinals are getting ready to play the Braves in the National League Division Series. Game One is Thursday in Atlanta. First pitch is scheduled for 4:02 or 5:02 pm depending on who wins the NL wild card game tonight between the Brewers and Nationals. Thursday’s starters have yet to be announced.

NFL

Steelers 27, Bengals 3

NHL

The Blues 2019 Stanley Cup Championship Ring pays tribute to their title run. The ring was presented to players, coaches and executives by local police and fire department personnel during a private ceremony last night. It celebrates the Blues journey and pays homage to the team, their fans and their city. The Blues host the Washington Capitals to open the regular season Wedmesday, raising the Stanley Cup championship banner before the game in a ceremony beginning shortly after 6:45 pm.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football hits the road to play Minnesota this Saturday. The Illini are 2-and-2 and coming off a bye week. Illinois won last year’s meeting with the Golden Gophers in Champaign. Minnesota enters a perfect 4-and-0. You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM beginning at 1:30 pm

9/29/19 SCORES

MLB

The Cardinals are the National League Central Champs for the first time since 2015, clinching the division with a 9-0 rout of the Cubs in the regular season finale Sunday. Jack Flaherty pitched seven shutout innings to finish the season 11-and-8. Matt Carpenter hit a three-run blast, Dexter Fowler clubbed a two-run homer and Paul Goldschmidt added a solo shot for the Cards, who snapped a four-game skid. The Redbirds will play the Braves Thursday in Game One of the NLDS.

The MLB postseason gets going Tuesday as the Nationals and Brewers open Wild Card action in Washington. The A’s will host the Rays on Wednesday in the AL Wild Card game. The Braves and Cardinals will clash in the National League Division series, while the Dodgers await the NL Wild Card winner. Both series begin Thursday. The A’s/Rays winner will take on Houston in the ALDS beginning on Friday. The Twins and Yankees begin their ALDS match-up on Friday as well.

The Cubs are saying farewell to Manager Joe Maddon after five seasons. The club announced Sunday that they wouldn’t be offering Maddon a contract extension. The decorated skipper had a successful tenure with the Cubs, including leading them to their first World Series championship in 108 years in 2016. Maddon had a .582 winning percentage with the Cubs. The Pirates also decided to fire manager Clint Hurdle after nine seasons. . The last place Bucs won only 69 games.

HS TENNIS

FCHS went 1-2 @ the Fairfield Invitational Saturday.  The Mules lost 3-2 to Newton as Alexis Worthey won in single play & Lainie Kunce & Cassidy Webb in doubles play. bear Mt Carmel 3-2 with Lainie Milner, Adrianna Munoz & Alexis Worthey winning in single play & lost 4-1 to Carmi-White Co as Kairgan Harvey & Brittany Titzer won in doubles play.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

FCC defeats Shawnee CC 25-12; 25-9; 25-19 Saturday

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Murray State 3, FCC 0

Murray State 9, FCC 1

NFL

Bears 16, Vikings 6

Raiders 31, Colts 24

Chargers 30, Dolphins 10

Titans 24, Falcons 10

Giants 24, Redskins 3

Patriots 16, Bills 10

Chiefs 34, Lions 30

Browns 40, Ravens 25

Panthers 16, Texans 10

Buccaneers 55, Rams 40

Seahawks 27, Cardinals 10

Jaguars 26, Broncos 24

Saints 12, Cowboys 10

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Alabama is the new number-one team in the country. The Crimson Tide took over the top spot in this week’s Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. Clemson dropped to second. Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State round out the top five.

NASCAR

Chase Elliott won at Charlotte in NASCAR’s first elimination race to advance to the second round of the playoffs. Alex Bowman and Clint Bowyer made the cut while Ryan Newman, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch and Erik Jones were eliminated.

9/28/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Edwards Co 48, Vienna-Goreville 0

Benton 34, West Frankfort 6

Mt Carmel 44, Alton Marquette 17

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Tennessee Tech 40, EIU 29

HS TENNIS

FCHS went 1-2 @ the Fairfield Invitational Saturday.  The Mules lost 3-2 to Newton as Alexis Worthey won in single play & Lainie Kince & Cassidy Webb in douibles play Newton, bear Mt Carmel 3-2 with Lainie Mulner, Adrianna Munoz & Alexis Worthey winning in single play & losy 4-1 to Carmi-White Co as Kairgan Harvey & Brittany Titzer won in doubles play.

MLB

The NL Central race has come down to the final day of the regular season. The Cardinals lead the Brewers by a game after both clubs lost Saturday night. The Cardinals lost 8-6 to the Cubs last night while Milwaukee closer Josh Hader allowed a tying homer in the ninth before the Brewers lost 3-2 in 10 innings at Colorado.  If the clubs are tied after their regular season finales, they’ll play a tiebreaking Game 163 in St. Louis on Monday. The second-place finisher will play at Washington in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night.

White Sox 7m Tigers 1

Tigers 4, White Sox 3

NHL PRE-SEASON

Bruins 8, Blackhawks 2

10/27/19 SCORES

Fairfield 40, Carmi-White Co 8

Chester 14, Johnston City 12

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 44, Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton 24

Hamilton Co 20, Eldorado 16

Flora 13, Lawrenceville 6

Newton 33, Bridgeport Red Hill 8

Olney-Richland County 30, Marshall 18

Robinson 20, Casey-Westfield 0

Nashville 53, Sparta 14

Du Quoin 45, Pinckneyville 9

Carterville 31, Anna-Jonesboro 14

Massac Co. 46, Harrisburg 21

Murphysboro 41, Herrin 0

Belleville Althoff 13, Centralia 6

Cahokia 34, Carbondale 28

Marion 55, Mt Vernon 2

Salem 48, Trenton-Wesclin 14

JH SOFTBALL

 SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ Geff

Jasper-Geff 13, New Hope 3 — Jasper-Geff advances to State. Play at State starts on Saturday, October 5.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

6:30 pm – FCC vs Wabash Valley

MLB

Chicago Cubs 8, St. Louis 2

White Sox vs Detroit – CANCELLED

NHL PRE-SEASON

Blues 4, Capitals 3

9/26/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeats Eldorado 25-12; 25-19 in a match heard on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com Mules are now 19-1 overall & 3-0 in the BDC

–JV Mules beat Eldorado 25-14; 25-23

–Freshmen Mules over Eldorado 25-8; 25-11

Mt Carmel over Cisne 25-23; 25-17

–JV Lions lost to Mt Carmel 20-25; 25-18; 11-15

Hamiltlon Co defeats Johnston City 25-16; 25-17

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS freshmen 30, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 8 – Freshmen Mules now 4-0

The latest AP rankings have the Mules at No 6 in Class 3-A.  Williamsville is 1st, followed by Wilmington, Byron, Beardstown and Nashville to round out the top 5.  Duquoin was among the other teams recieving votes in 3-A.  In 2-A, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville & Eldorado were just outside the top 10.   Benton received a vote in the 4-A poll.

HS GOLF

Olney-Richland Co 156, FCHS 168, NCOE 200 – Noah McElravy shot a 38 to lead the Mules. The Mules also got 42’s from Maverick Conrad & Noah Barger, 46’s from Chase Hallam & Jacob Britt & a 47 from Zach Gualdoni. For the Lady Mules, Sophia Wolfe shot a 57 & Katelyn Norton a 62.

HS TENNIS

Carbondale 8, FCHS 1

JH SOFTBALL

 SIJHSAA Class M Regional @ Albion

Center St 20, Albion 5

 SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ Geff

Jasper-Geff 15, Grayville 2

JH BASEBALL

 SIJHSAA Class M Regional @ Albion

Center St 10, Wayne City 0 – Alex Couch threw a no hitter for the Colts

Albion 5, Gallatin Co 4

SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ Cisne

Cisne 15, West Salem 0

New Hope 16, Jasper-Geff 2

HS BASEBALL

North Clay 4, Cisne 0

MLB

 

The red-hot Brewers further closed the gap in the NL Central race following their 5-3 victory over the Reds. The Brewers, who clinched at least a wild-card spot Wednesday, now trail the fCardinals by one game with three remaining for both teams. Milwaukee will visit Colorado this weekend and the Cardinals host the Cubs. The game was the final one for legendary Reds announcer Marty Brennaman, who is retiring after 46 years as the team’s radio play-by-play broadcaster.

Pirates 9, Cubs 5

White Sox 8, Indians 0

NFL

Eagles 34, Packers 27

If the NFL owners get their way, the league will adopt a 17-game regular-season schedule in the new collective bargaining agreement. Multiple reports say league owners would like to eliminate the preseason and add one more regular-season game. The NFL Players Association is against the idea. The current CBA is set to expire after the 2020 season.

NHL PRE-SEASON

Red Wings 4, Blues 1

9/27/19 SCHEDULE

HS FOOTBALL

9/25/19 SCORES

HS GOLF

The FCHS boys golf team placed 5th @ the BDC Championships Wednesday. Carmi-White Co was 1st, followed by Chester, Trico, Eldorado & the Mules. Hamilton Co was 6th, Vienna 7th, Ziegler-Royalton/Christopher 8th, Goreville 9th & Johnston City 10th. Individually, Maverick Conrad tied for 5th with a 76 & made the all-conference team. Noah McElravy finished 9th with a 79. The Mules also got a 94 from Jacob Britt, 95 from Chase Hallam, 96 from Noah Barger & 97 from Zach Gualdoni. On the girls side, Hamilton Co was 1st, followed by ZRC, Carmi-White Co, Eldorado, Trico, Chester, Goreville, Johnston City & the Mules 9th. Individually, the Mules got a 110 from Katelyn Norton & a 114 from Sophia Wolfe.

JH BASEBALL

SIJHSAA Class M Regional @ Albion

Wayne City 9, NCOE 7

JH SOFTBALL

 SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ Geff

New Hope 10, Allendale St Mary’s 5

MLB

Wilmer Flores homered and drove in four runs as the Diamondbacks topped the Cardinals 9-7 Wednesday afternoon. Randy Arozarena hit his first career home run, while José Martínez and Matt Wieters each plated two runs for the Cardinals. Junior Fernandez gave up four runs in relief to take the loss for the Cards, who remain a game and half ahead of the Brewers in the NL Central. The Brewers, meanwhile, did clinch a playoff spot with a 9-2 win at Cincinnati, eliminating the Cubs and Mets in the process.

Pirates 4, Cubs 2

White Sox 8, Indians 3

The Cardinals are waiting to hear how serious Michael Wacha’s injury is. Wacha exited in the bottom of the second inning of yesterday’s 9-7 loss to the D’backs with tightness in his right shoulder. Manager Mike Shildt says Wacha appears to have a mild strain. He’ll undergo an MRI today in St. Louis to determine the severity of the injury.

Major League Baseball has set its season strikeout record for the 12th straight season.  Batters struck out 369 times Tuesday to raise the season total to 41,467. That topped the 41,207 of last season with five days to spare.  After topping hits for the first time in 2018, strikeouts are ahead again. There were 40,883 hits through Tuesday. Last year finished with 41,018 hits.  Strikeouts broke 40,000 for the first time in 2017, when there were 40,104.  Before the record run started in 2008, the mark had been 32,404 in 2001. Strikeouts totaled 29,937 in 1996 before reaching the 30,000 for the first time the following year.  MLB also set a record for home runs this season. The league entered Tuesday with 6,550, surpassing the mark of 6,105 set in 2017.

NHL PRE-SEASON

Capitals 6, Blackhawks 0

NASCAR

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won’t be back with Roush Fenway Racing next season and will be replaced by Chris Buescher. Stenhouse has earned two Cup wins since becoming a full-time driver for Roush in 2013, but he hasn’t picked up a victory this season and failed to make the playoffs. Buescher, currently with JTG-Daugherty Racing, signed on as a development driver for Roush in 2008 and won the 2015 Xfinity Series title

9/24/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeats Hamilton Co 25-11; 25-14 – We’ll have Mules volleyball tomorrow on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com as FCHS hosts Eldorado

Cisne over Lawrenceville 25-17; 25-16

Cisne JV also won in two sets

Clay City over Wayne City in two sets

Edwards Co defeats Johnston City 25-17; 13-25; 25-17

Carmi-White Co over Eldorado 25-19; 25-12

NCOE over Carrier Mills-Stonefort 25-6; 25-8

HS TENNIS

Carmi-White Co 7, FCHS 2 – The Mules got wins from Brittany Titzer @ #3 singles & Alexis Worthey @ #6 singles

JH SOFTBALL

 SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ Jasper-Geff

Jasper-Geff 21, Bluford 1

Grayville 14, West Salem 5

New Hope 15, Cisne 0

Allendale St Mary’s 14, Wayne City 4

JH BASEBALL

SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ Cisne

Jasper-Geff 7, Field Farrington 6

HS BASEBALL

Dieterich 6, Cisne 5

MLB

John Brebbia gave up a bases-loaded single to Ildemaro Vargas with two outs in the 19th inning as the Cardinals lost 3-2 to the D’backs Tuesday. Andrew Miller gave up a game-tying solo shot to Vargas in the ninth to force extra innings. Dexter Fowler and Paul Goldschmidt hit home runs for the Cardinals. The Cards used 11 pitchers and the Snakes 13.

One wild card spot has been claimed in the National League by the Nationals, who secured their berth by sweeping a doubleheader from the Phillies and getting further help from the Pirates’ 9-2 victory over the Cubs, who lost their seventh straight game. The Brewers are on the verge of meeting Washington in the wild card game after their 4-2 victory over the Reds, which trimmed their magic number to one when combined with the Cubs’ loss.

Indians 11, White Sox 0

NHL PRE-SEASON

Stars 2, Blues 1

Meanwhile, the Blues have gotten even stronger along the blue line, acquiring three-time All-Star defenseman Justin Faulk from the Hurricanes. Carolina received defenseman Joel Edmundson and forward prospect Dominik Bokk in the deal, as well as a swap of late-round draft picks. Faulk, who is fourth among defensemen with 32 power play goals over the last five seasons, was given a fresh seven-year contract extension worth $45.5 million by the Blues.

9/23/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS JV 46, Christopher 8

HS VOLLEYBALL

Carmi-White Co defeats Christopger 25-14; 25-13

HS TENNIS

Mt Vernon 6, FCHS 3

FCHS competed @ the Herrin Invitational Saturday. The Mules placed 2nd in #2 singles, 5th in #2 doubles & 6th in #3 doubles.

HS GOLF

FCHS 176, Hardin Co 205, NCOE 205- Maverick Conrad & Noah McElravy shot 40’s to lead the Mules. FCHS also got a 46 from Noah Barger, 50 from Jacob Britt, 51 from Chase Hallam & 52 from Zach Gualdoni.

JH BASEBALL

SIJHSAA Class S Cisne Regional

Cisne 20, Allendale St Mary’s 0

West Salem 13, Grayville 6

New Hope 20, Clay City 1

Jasper-Geff vs Field-Farrington

 ELSEWHERE:

Albion 13, Flora 7

MLB

The Cardinals hit four home runs as they held on to beat the D’backs 9-7 Monday night. Tommy Edman, Paul Goldschmidt, Yadier Molina and Harrison Bader all went deep for the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright improved to 14-and-9 and Carlos Martínez recorded his 24th save. The Cards lowered their magic number to three ahead of the second-place Brewers in the NL Central.

NFL

Bears 31, Redskins 15
–Former NFL player Antonio Brown is returning to the classroom now that his time playing football is complete. Brown, who was released by the Patriots on Friday, posted a picture of his class schedule on Instagram with the saying “back to school.” Brown tagged his former school, Central Michigan, where he played football from 2007 to 2009.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

–The celebrated Kansas basketball program is facing its toughest opponent. Multiple outlets report Kansas received a notice from the NCAA Monday with allegations of major violations. The charges include lack of institutional control and Jayhawks Hall of Fame basketball coach Bill Self with responsibility violations. KU now has 90 days to respond.

SOCCER

–Megan Rapinoe and Lionel Messi have been named the FIFA players of the year. Messi claims the honor for the sixth time in his career while Rapinoe edged out fellow American Alex Morgan for her first after leading the US team to a second straight Women’s World Cup in 2019.

9/22/19 SCORES

MLB

The Cardinals clinched their first playoff berth since 2015 after beating the Cubs 3-2 Sunday. Dexter Fowler hit a sacrifice fly and Paul Goldschmidt doubled in a run as the Cardinals rallied to take the lead in the top of the ninth. Paul DeJong homered in the third for the Redbirds. Miles Mikolas only gave up one unearned over seven and two thirds innings and Tyler Webb got the win in relief for the Cards, who completed their first four-game sweep at Wrigley Field since May of 1921.

White Sox 5, Tigers 3

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS finished 13th @ the Olney Invitational Saturday.  Austin Schuster medaled, placing 39th out of 178 runners

HS VOLLEYBALL

Cisne went 5-0 Saturday to win the Floras Wolfgal Volleyball Tournament. The Lions had two set victories over North Clay(25-18; 25-21), Clay City(25-20; 25-23), Flora(25-19; 27-25) & Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran(25-19; 25-20)  & a three set win over Dieterich(25-27; 25-18; 15-11).

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

FCC lost twice Saturday @ the John A Logan Invitational. The Bobcats lost 3-0 to Wabash Valley & 3-2 to Rend Lake College. Sunday, FCC dropped a match to Parkland College 3-0

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC won twice Saturday @ the Boonville Showcase.  The Bobcats beat Brescia University 8-1 & Oakland City University 8-2

COLLEGE FOOTBALL – From Saturday

Illinois’ defense forced four turnovers but still fell to Nebraska, 42-38, Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Reggie Corbin ran 20 times for 134 yards and one touchdown in the loss. Illinois has lost two straight and enters its bye week at 2-and-2.

Arkansas State 41, SIU 28

Indiana State 16, EIU 6

NFL

Colts 27, Atlanta Falcons 24

Lions 27, Eagles 24

Bills 21, Bengals 17

Cowboys 31, Dolphins 6

Patriots 30, Jets 14

Vikings 34, Raiders 14

Chiefs 33, Ravens 28

Packers 27, Broncos 16

Panthers 38, Cardinals 20

Giants 32, Buccaneers 31

Saints 33, Seahawks 27

49ers 24, Steelers 20

Texans 27, Chargers 20

Rams 20, Browns 13

Antonio Brown is calling it quits in the NFL. The troubled wide receiver announced he’s done playing in the league on Twitter on Sunday morning. Brown wrote “these owners can cancel deals and do whatever they want at anytime.” The star player has been released by both the Raiders and Patriots this month amid sexual assault allegations. The NFL is currently investigating into the accusations.

NHL PRE-SEASON

Blues 5, Blue Jackets 3

NASCAR

Martin Truex Jr. passed Kyle Busch with 25 laps to go and won his second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series playoff race Saturday night. Busch hung on to finish second, followed by Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones. Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski was fifth.

9/20/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS 42, Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton 0

Carmi-White Co 16, Edwards Co 14

ELSEWHERE:

Chester 33, Hamilton Co 13

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 36, Eldorado 16

Mt. Carmel 43, Olney-Richland County 22

Casey-Westfield 21, Flora 7

Newton 28, Lawrenceville 14

Marshall 20, Robinson 14

Benton 21, Herrin 3

West Frankfort 40, Harrisburg 14

Murphysboro 21,Massac County 0

Nashville 49, Anna-Jonesboro 14

DuQuoin 49, Carterville 19

Sparta 30, Pinckneyville 19

Belleville Althoff 48, Mt. Vernon IL 42

Marion 26, Cahokia 20

Carbondale 40, Centralia 19

Salem 46, Red Bud 20

HS GOLF

FCHS 172, Flora 173 – Here are the scores for the Mules:

Maverick Cobnrad – 39

Noah McElravy – 51

Noah Barger – 45

Jacob Britt – 47

Chase Hallam – 50

Zach Gualdoni – 50

MLB

St. Louis 2, Chicago Cubs 1

Chicago White Sox 10, Detroit 1

NHL PRE-SEASON

St. Louis 4, Winnipeg 3 — OT

9/19/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS freshmen 48, Harrisburg 24

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS defeats Johnston City 25-13; 25-16

Cisne over Clay City 22-25; 25-21; 25-22

JV: Cisne won 2-1

Carmi-White Co defeats Hamilton Co 25-23; 25-16

Flora over Robinson 28-26; 25-15

HS TENNIS

Olney-Richland Co 9, FCHS 0

Marion 7, Carmi-White Co 2

JH BASEBALL

Flora 10, Center St 0

Jasper-Geff 19, Wayne City 5

Cisne 16, Grayville 2

JH SOFTBALL

Flora 7, Center St 1

MLB

Matt Carpenter hit the go-ahead home run in the top of the 10th as the Cardinals beat the Cubs 5-4 Thursday at Wrigley Field. Jack Flaherty fired eight innings of one-run ball in a no-decision. Harrison Bader plated two runs for the Cards, who lead the NL Central by three games over Milwaukee and four over the Cubs.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals are waiting to see how seriously Kolten Wong is hurt. The 2nd baseman exited last night’s game in the fifth inning with a left hamstring injury. Wong will get an MRI exam this morning to determine the severity of the injury and a timetable for his recovery.

NFL

Jaguars 20, Titans 7

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football opens Big Ten play tomorrow night by hosting Nebraska. The Illini and Cornhuskers enter at 2-and-1. Illinois is 3-12-and-1 against Nebraska on the gridiron all-time. You can hear the game beginning at six pm tomorrow on WFIW 104.9 & 103.3 FM.

BASKETBALL

USA Basketball is still atop the FIBA world men’s rankings despite a disappointing seventh-place showing in the recently completed World Cup. The US team has held the No. 1 ranking ever since winning the 2010 world championship. World Cup champion Spain remained at No. 2, while Australia vaulted eight spots to third. FIBA’s rankings include results over an eight-year span, so America’s 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medals and the 2014 World Cup title are taken into account.

9/18/19 SCORES

HS GOLF

Carmi-White Co defeats FCHS142-180 in boys high school golf Wednesday. Noah McElravy shot a 39, Noah Barger a 45, Chase Hallam & Jacob Britt 48’s & Zach Gualdioni a 50 for the Mules. On the girls side, Katelyn Norton shot a 55 & Sophia Wolfe a 60.

GOLF

The Glow Ball Scramble scheduled for Saturday at the Fairfield Public Golf Course has been cancelled due to a lack of interest based on advance sign-ups.

HS BASEBALL

Cisne 4, Webber 2

JH BASEBALL

Casey Mt Vernon 15, Center St 4

JH SOFTBALL

Center St 11, Casey Mt Vernon 1

MLB

Adam Wainwright permitted just an unearned run over seven innings as the Cardinals cruised past the Nationals 5-1 in St. Louis. Wainwright moved to 13-and-9 with the win. Carlos Martinez recorded the final four outs for his 21st save. Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer, while Tommy Edman added a solo shot and drove in two for the Redbirds, who took two-of-three in the series.

Fans can purchase tickets for potential Cardinals Wild Card and Division Series playoff games at Busch Stadium today. Tickets go on sale at noon. The 2019 postseason opens with the National League Wild Card Game Tuesday, October 1st.

Reds 3, Cubs 2

White Sox 3, Twins 1

NHL PRE-SEASON

Washington Capitals 3, Blues 2

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Rick Pitino and the University of Louisville Athletic Association have settled their lawsuits against one another stemming from his departure from the school, with the former coach’s personnel file changing his termination to a resignation. Pitino sued the ULAA for more than $38.7 million in 2017 for breach of contract in the wake of a federal bribery investigation in college basketball. Louisville had responded with a countersuit, seeking damages for vacated games and bonuses.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football welcomes Nebraska Saturday night to Champaign to open Big Ten play. The Illini are 2-and-1 after falling to Eastern Michigan last Saturday. The Cornhuskers enter at 2-and-1. You can hear the game beginning at six pm Saturday on WFiW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

OLYMPICS

Warriors guard Stephen Curry plans to suit up for Team USA at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Curry confirmed the news to ESPN. The two-time NBA MVP has never played in the Olympics. Golden State head coach Steve Kerr is an assistant for the U.S. under head coach Gregg Popovich of the Spurs. Team USA finished just seventh at the FIBA World Cup in China.

9/17/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

Woodlawn over Cisne 25-8, 25-12

JV: Cisne over Woodlawn in two sets

Hamilton Co defeats Eldorado 25-18; 25-12

Johnston City over Carmi-White Co 16-25; 25-17; 25-21

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Vincennes University defeats FCC 25-22′ 17-25; 25-13; 25-18

HS GOLF

Mt Carmel edged FCHS in high school boys golf Tuesday on a tie breaker. Noah MlElravy earned medalist honors with a 36. Chase Hallam shot a 43, Noah Barger & Jacob Britt 48’s & Zach Gualdoni a 58. On the girls side, Katelyn Norton shot a 52 for the Mules.

HS BASEBALL

Cisne 11, Wayn e City 2

JH BASEBALL

Center St 11, Wayne City 1 – Landon Vest had an inside the park home run for the Colts

New Hope 13, Bluford 8

JH SOFTBALL

Center St 15, Wayne City 0

MLB

Former Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog is recovering after a minor stroke. The club announced the Hall of Famer suffered the stroke Monday during his charity golf tournament. The 87-year-old received treatment and is currently resting and doing well. Herzog won three National League pennants as a manager with the Cardinals from 1980 to 1990, including a World Series title in 1982.

Patrick Corbin struck out 11 while allowing just two unearned runs in six innings as the Nationals beat the Cardinals 6-2 Tuesday night. Miles Mikolas was tagged with the loss after giving up three runs in six frames. Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with a double. The Cards remain two games ahead of the Cubs and Brewers for the NL Central lead.

Reds 4, Cubs 2

Twins 9, White Sox 8 – 12 innings

NHL PRE-SEASON

Blackhawks 3, Dallas 2

The NHL Players Association announced it would not opt of the league’s current collective bargaining agreement, ensuring there will not be a work stoppage for the next three seasons. NHLPA executive director Don Fehr said the union will continue to hold discussions with the NHL towards extending the current CBA which is set to expire in September 2022. The league’s last work stoppage occurred during the 2012-13 season and shortened that campaign from 82 to 48 games.

OLYMPICS

A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. The mascots were revealed Tuesday at a ceremony in the Chinese capital. The panda, named Bing Dwen Dwen, is the Olympic mascot. Colorful circles around its face symbolize skating tracks and 5G technology according to the website of the Beijing organizing committee. Bing, the Chinese word for ”ice,” shows purity and strength, while Dwen Dwen means sincerity, liveliness and health. Based on a traditional red lantern, Paralympic mascot Shuey Rhon Rhon creates the cheerful atmosphere of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which will fall around the time of the Winter Games. It sports a yellow scarf, a circle of yellow doves around its head and a traditional Chinese paper cutting. ”Shuey” means snow in Chinese and the characters for ”Rhon Rhon” mean ”inclusiveness” and ”integration,” implying the world civilizations communicating among one another and living in harmony.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football opens Big Ten play Saturday when Nebraska comes to Champaign. The Illini are 2-and-1 after losing to Eastern Michigan last Saturday. The Cornhuskers come in at 2-and-1 after beating NIU. You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

9/16/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS JV 46, Chester 0

HS VOLLEYBALL

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran over Cisne 25-13; 25-18

Cisne JV won in two sets

Carmi-White Co defeats Edwards Co 25-8; 25-21

Hamilton Co over Galatia 25-13; 25-8

JH BASEBALL

Jasper-Geff 8, Bluford 7

Cisne 7, New Hope 2

Albion 15, Wayne City 0

MLB

Marcell Ozuna smacked a two-run homer and a two-run ground-rule double as he carried the Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Nationals Monday night. Dakota Hudson allowed two-runs over seven innings for the win. Carlos Martínez notched his 20th save for the Cards, who remain two-games ahead of the Cubs in the NL Central. .

Cubs 8, Reds 2

Twins 5, White Sox 3

NFL

Browns 23, Jets 3

NHL – PRE-SEASON

Blues 2, Dallas Stars 0

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois welcomes Nebraska to Champaign Saturday night. The Illini suffered their first loss of the season this past Saturday, falling to Eastern Michigan 34-31 at Memorial Stadium. Illinois dropped to 2-and-1. The Cornhuskers come in at 2-and-1 after beating NIU. You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

Add another bowl game to the mix, this one at Fenway Park.  The century-old baseball park will host a matchup between teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference, starting in 2020. The date for the Fenway Bowl is expected to be announced on Tuesday.  It will be the first college bowl game at the home of the Boston Red Sox. The ballpark has hosted other football dating back to 1912, including the American Football League’s Boston Patriots in the 1960s and The Game last year between Harvard and Yale.  There are 40 postseason games scheduled for this season in the Football Championship Subdivision, including the national championship game. Three more are expected for the 2020 season.

GENERAL SPORTS

President Trump is honoring former New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera. The star relief pitcher is getting the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Trump said Rivera may be the greatest pitcher of all time. The Hall of Famer is a Panama native and longtime Trump friend. Trump has also given the Medal of Freedom to golfer Tiger Woods and NBA legends Jerry West and Bob Cousy.

9/15/19 SCORES

JH GOLF

Anden Atwood of Cisne placed in the top half of golfers at the IESA State Golf Tournament held in Peoria Saturday. Atwood placed 30th of 76 golfers shooting an 86.

HS VOLLEYBALL

Mules volleyball wins the Benton Invitational over thwe weekend

JH SOFTBALL – From Saturdauy

Center St wins the Bill Bruce Memorial Tournament Saturday.  Lady Colts beat New Hope 7-3, Jasper 6-3 & Cisne 16-2 en route to the title.

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys finished 1st at the Lawrenceville Invitational Saturday. Austin Schuster placed 4th, Chase Smith 6th, Jacob Britt 8th, Trenton Rutherford 14th & Griffin Hinkle 15th. All five runners were medalists. On the gfirls side, Jessie Crawford finished 13th and Kylie White 15th. Both medaled.

JFL – Fram Saturday

 3rd/4th grade:  Edwards Co 36, Jr Mulrs 6

 5th/6th grade:  Jr Mules 14, Flora 0

 7th/8th grade:  Jr Mules 60, Flora 30

MLB

Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning and the Brewers held on to beat the Cardinals 7-6 Sunday. Harrison Bader homered twice, and Paul DeJong and Tommy Edman also went deep for the Cardinals, who dropped two out of three in the series. John Gant took the loss in the relief for the Cards, who lead the Cubs by two games for first place in the NL Central.

Cubs 16, Pirates 6

Mariners 11, White Sox 10

NFL

Bears 16, Broncos 14

Colts 19, Titans 17

Seahawks 28, Steelers 26

Ravens 23, Cardinals 17

Lions 13, Chargers 10

Cowboys 31, Redskins 21

Packers 21, Vikings 16

49ers 41, Bengals 17

Bills 28, Giants 14

Patriots 43, Dolphins 0

Texans 13, Jaguars 12

Chiefs 28, Raiders 10

Rams 27, Saints 9

Falcons 24, Eagles 20

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois scored 17-first quarter points but fell to Eastern Michigan 34-31 Saturday on a last-second field goal in Champaign. James McCourt tied the Illini record with a 57-yard field goal in the first. Reggie Corbin ran for 144 yards and one touchdown and Brandon Peters tossed for 297 yards and two touchdowns as Illinois fell to 2-and-1. The Illini host Nebraska next Saturday night.

SIU 28, UT-Martin 14

Illinois State 21, EIU 3

There is not much change in this week’s Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. The top-10 remain the same, with Clemson maintaining the top spo.  Alabama is 2nd, followed by Georgia, Oklahoma and LSU. Ohio State sits 6th, while Notre Dame, Florida, Auburn and Michigan round out the top-10.

NASCAR

Martin Truex Jr. raced his way into the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs with a victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday in the opening round of the postseason. The win was Truex’s series-best fifth of the season. Kevin Harvick was 2nd, followed by Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, William Byron, Kyle Larson, reigning series champion Joey Logano and Ryan Newman.

GOLF

Europe pulled off a remarkable comeback against the United States to claim the Solheim Cup for the first time in six years. The Americans needed just a half-point from the final three singles matches to win the cup for the third straight time, but the Europeans got wins from Anna Nordqvist, Bronte Law and Suzann Pettersen to pull out a stunning 14 1/2-13 1/2 victory in Scotland.

9/13/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS 36, Chester 0

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 32, Edwards Co 21

 ELSEWHERE:

Carmi-White Co 20, Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton 14

Johnston City 14, Hamilton Co 0

Mt Carmel 55, Princeton, IN 14

Olney-Richland Co 41, Bridgeport Red Hill 8

Flora 8, Robinson 2

Casey-Westfield 21, Newton 12

South Vermillion, IN 40, Marshall 34

Benton 52, Pinckneyville 0

DuQuoin 35, Herrin 10

Anna-Jonesboro 34, Massac Co 29

Murphysboro 49, Carterville 0

West Frankfort 33, Sparta 24

Nashville 47, TRenton Wesclin 6

Carbondale 28, Waterloo 14

Mascoutah 48, Centralia 27

Marion 30, Highland 29

Columbia 42, Salem 0

HS GOLF

FCHS 170, Flota 180, Waltonville 198 – Noah McElravy shot a 38 to take medalist honors.  The Muiles also got scores of 42 from Maverick Conrad, 45’s from Chase Hallam, & Kacpn Britt & 46’s from Boah Barger & Zach Gualdoni.  ON the girls side, Katelyn Norton shot a 49 & Sophia Wolge a 63.

HS TENNIS – From Thursday

Carmi-White Co 7m FCHS 2 4- The Mules wins came from Karigan Harvey & Brittany Titzer at #1 doubles & Ali Hooper & Adrianna Munoz at #3 doubles=

COLLEGE VOLLLEYBALL

Jasjasjua College 3, FCC 0

Ancilla University 3, FCC 2

MLB

Paul Goldschmidt hit a grand slam and a three-run homer and Adam Wainwright pitched six innings of two-hit ball as the Cardinals bear the Brewers 10-0 Friday.  Wainwright struck out seven and walked three. The Cardinals have a four game loeadm over the Cubs and a five-game lead over the Brewers in the NL Central.

Cubs 17, Pirates 8

White Sox 9, Mariners 7

GOLF

Making his first PGA Tour start since back surgery last fall, Kevin Chappell recorded the 11th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history by shooting an 11-under 59 on Friday in the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. After opening with a par on No. 10, Chappell birdied the next eight holes to make the turn in 28 and posted a ninth consecutive birdie on No. 1, tying the PGA Tour record. He missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would have tied Jim Furyk’s 18-hole record from 2016 with a 58.

NHL

A posthumous study of Blackhawk’s great Stan Mikita’s brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago.  Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the BU CTE Center, announced the findings during the Concussion Legacy Foundation’s Chicago Honors Dinner on Friday night at the request of Mikita’s family.  CTE is a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated blows to the head. It is known to cause memory loss, violent moods and other cognitive difficulties. It can only be diagnosed after death.  Mikita is the eighth former NHL player diagnosed with CTE.  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has consistently denied there is a conclusive link between repeated blows to the head and CTE. A message was left late Friday night seeking comment from the league about Mikita’s diagnosis. Mikita, who helped Chicago to the 1961 Stanley Cup title, died last August at age 78. He had been in poor health after being diagnosed with Lewy body dementia – a progressive disease that causes problems with thinking, movement, behavior and mood.  McKee said Mikita had Stage III CTE and Lewy Body Disease.

9/14/19 SCHEDULE

HS FOOTBALL

Eldorado 44, Vienna 8

Lawrencevile 22, Paris 20

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS @ Benton Invitational

Edwardsv Co @ Shelbyvile Invitational

HS TENNIS

FCHS @ Herrin Tournament

HS CROSS COUNTRY

10 am – FCHS @ Lawrenceville

JH SOFTBALL

Center St, Jasper-Geff, New Hope & Cisne  @ Bill Bruce Memorial Tiournament

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC @ Puma Invitational

MLB

Milwaukee 5, Cardinals 2

Cubs 14, Pirates 1

Seattle  2, White Sox 1

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Eastern Michigan 34, Illini 31

SIU 28, UT-Martin 14

Illinois State 21, EIU 3

9/12/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS freshmen 28, Olney-Richland Co 14

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS over Grayville 23-25; 25-15; 25-17

Mules JV won in two sets

Oblong defeats Cisne 27-25; 25-19

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran over Wayne City 25-12; 15-25; 25-22

Marshall 2, Flora 0

Carmi-White Co 2, Thompsonville 0

Hamilton Co 2, Carmi-White Co 1

NCOE 2, Hamilton Co 0

JH BASEBALL

Center St 24, Grayville 0 – Landon Vest threw a perfect game for the Colts

Cisne 12, Jasper-Geff 2

New Hope 17, West Salem 0

Lawrenceville 9, Albion 6

JH SOFTBALL

Jasper-Geff 23, Cisne 3

HS BASEBALL

St Elmo/Brownstown 12, Cisne 2

GOLF

Winners have been announced for the Edward Jones Investments & Midway Package Liquors Chicken Feed Golf Tournament hosted by the Fairfield Public Golf Course. In the Championship flight, Blaith Belangee & Mike Molt II won overall at seven under par 98 for twenty seven holes. Brad Bryan & Joe Mitchell placed 2nd with Myron Caudle and Dean Jackson 3rd.

Andrew & Eric Stewart won the B flight at two over par 107. Eldon Doty & Terry McKinney were 2nd & Chad Hinkle & Kerry Meritt 3rd.

In C Flight, Dakota Bond & Adam Fox won with a nine over par 114. Gary Gain & Mike Short took 2nd & Beau Grant & Marc Sacowitz 3rd.

Ed Baily won the closest to the pin prize on the island green 18th hole at 2 feet & five inches.

HOTO:  Chicken Feed winning teams by flight, pictured Left to Right, B Flight Winning team of Eric Stewart and Andrew Stewart; Championship Flight Winners Blaith Belangee and Mike Molt II, and C Flight winners Adam Fox and Dakota Bond.

MLB

The Cardinals smacked five home runs in four innings to power past the Rockies 10-3 Thursday afternoon. Dexter Fowler & Kolten Wong hit back-to-back shots to lead off the game & Rangel Ravelo led off the second with a 487-foot blast, the longest Cardinals home run since Statcast began tracking in 2015. Marcell Ozuna & Harrison Bader then led off the third and fourth innings by going deep, making it the first time in franchise history that the batter leading off the first four innings of a game homered. Miles Mikolas tossed five innings of three-run ball to improve to 9-and-13 for the Cardinals.

Cubs 4, Padres 1

Royals 6, White Sox 3

NFL

Buccaneers 20, Panthers 14

NHL

The Stanley Cup champion Blues gott back on the ice Friday for the start of training camp. Practice sessions Saturday and Sunday will be open to the public at the new Centene Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights. St. Louis begins camp with 58 players on the roster.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football hosts Eastern MichiganSaturday. The Illini are trying to start the season 3-and-0 for the first time since 2011. Illinois defeated UConn on the road last Saturday. Eastern Michigan is 1-and-1. You can hear the game beginning at 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

The CEO of Under Armour, Kevin Plank, says college athletes deserve to be compensated for their names and images, just like professional athletes. His comments follow passage by the California state Senate of a bill that allows student-athletes to profit off of their endorsements. Plank, who was a student-athlete at the University of Maryland before he founded Under Armour, says students deserve to make money off their names.

BASKETBALL

The United States is assured of its worst finish in a major international tournament after losing 94-89 to Serbia in a consolation playoff game at the FIBA World Cup. The Americans will finish no better than seventh place after entering the tournament seeking to become the first nation to win three straight World Cups. The U.S. suffered a stunning 89-79 loss in the quarterfinals to France, who ended the Americans’ 58-game winning streak in FIBA and Olympic competition.

HORSE RACING

One day after the New York Times reported that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify failed a drug test that could’ve kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby, trainer Bob Baffert said the positive test was a result of a substance from contaminated food. The report said Justify failed a test after winning the Santa Anita Derby, but the California Horse Racing Board took more than a month to confirm the results and didn’t notify Baffert until nine days before the Kentucky Derby. It also said that after Justify won the Belmont Stakes to capture the Triple Crown, the board disposed of the inquiry altogether during a closed-door executive session. Baffert’s lawyer said the board made the right decision to not pursue an investigation.

TENNIS

Former No. 1 Kim Clijsters is planning another comeback following a seven-year absence from the WTA Tour. The 36-year-old retired after the 2012 US Open, but the four-time grand slam winner announced a surprising return and is training with the hopes of playing again in 2020. Clijsters also took a 26-month break after having a child before returning in 2009 and winning the U.S. Open.

9/11/19 SCORES

HS GOLF

FCHS competed @ the Olney-Richland Co Girls Golf Invitational Wednesday. Katelyn Norton shot a 45 & Sophia Wolfe a 76 for the Mules.

JH BASEBALL

Center St 8, Hamilton Co 5

Altamont 6, Albion 3

JH SOFTBALL

Hamilton Co 9, Center St 4

HS VOLLEYBALL

Carmi-White Co 2, Eldorado 0

NCOE 2, Carmi-White Co 0

Hamilton Co 2, Eldorado 0

Hamilton Co 2, Thompsonville 0

MLB

Antonio Senzatela fired six innings of one-run ball as the Rockies edged the Cardinals 2-1 Wednesday. Dakota Hudson gave up two runs in six frames for the loss. The Cardinals lone run came on a Paul Goldschmidt RBI double in the third. The Cards have lost two straight, but still lead the Cubs and Brewers by four games in the NL Central.

Padres 4, Cubs 0

Royals 8, White Sox 6

Major League Baseball has broken its league-wide home run record again. Orioles infielder Jonathan Villar hit MLB’s 6,106th home run of the year, which broke the 2017 single-season record. Coming into Wednesday’s games, teams needed to hit a mere 21 homers to tie the record and 22 to break it. .

GOLF

FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy has won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour player of the year for a third time. McIlroy tied Brooks Koepka with three PGA Tour titles last season and had a tour-best 14 finishes in the top 10. McIlroy’s victory at the Tour Championship gave him the FedEx Cup for the second time in four years.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football welcomes Eastern Michigan to Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Illini look to begin the season 3-and-0 for the first time since 2011. Illinois is coming off a road win over UConn last Saturday. Eastern Michigan enters at 1-and-1. You can hear the game beginning @ 10 am Saturdsay on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

HORSE RACING

Triple Crown winner Justify is coming under scrutiny for a failed drug test. The New York Times reports the colt tested positive for a banned substance a month before the 2018 Kentucky Derby, but the California Horse Racing Board dismissed the case after Justify went on to win the Triple Crown that year. Trainer Bob Baffert will issue a statement today.

BASKETBALL

The United States suffered a stunning 89-79 loss to France in the quarterfinals at the FIBA World Cup to get knocked out of medal contention. Magic guard Evan Fournier scored 22 points and Jazz center Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 16 rebounds for France, which ended the Americans’ bid to become the first nation to win three straight World Cups as well as their 58-game winning streak in FIBA and Olympic competition.

9/10/19 SCORES

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys finished 3rd @ the Mr A invitational Cross County Meet at Benton Tuesday.  Austin Schuster placed 11th, Jacob Britt 23rd, Tyreik Jackson 26th, Chase Smith 35th, Trenton Rutherford 42nd, Griffin Hinkle 49th & Jerek Keoughan 76th.  On the girls side, Kylie White finished 33rd & Jessica Crawford 36th.

HS VOLLEYBALL

Cisne over Wayne City 25-13; 24-26; 25-16

Cisne JV won 2-0

Carmi-White Co 2, Flora 0

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 2, Hamilton Co 0

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Southwestern Il over FCC 29-27; 25-18; 25-17

JH BASEBALL

Jasper-Geff 16, West Salem 1

New Hope 18, Grayville 0

Cisne 22, Clay City 2

JH SOFTBALL

Jasper-Geff 19, West Salem 2

HS GOLF

Carmi-White Co 153, Flora 168

MLB

Nolan Arenado’s two-run homer in the first inning was all it took for the Rockies to slide past the Cardinals 2-1 Tuesday. Michael Wacha gave up both runs over four innings to take the loss. Paul Goldschmidt plated the lone run for the Cardinals.

Padres 9, Cubs 8 – 10 innings

White Sox 7, Royals 3

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football hosts Eastern Michigan Saturday. The Illini are 2-and-0 after beating UConn this past Saturday. Illinois’ defense has been getting to the quarterback this season, recording six sacks in their opener and five sacks at UConn. Eastern Michigan comes in at 1-and-1. You can hear the game beginning at 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

OLYMPICS

South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese ”rising sun” flag at next year’s Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan’s brutal wartime past. South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Wednesday said it sent a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach expressing ”deep disappointment and concern” over Japanese plans to allow the flag in stadiums and other facilities. The flag, portraying a red sun with 16 rays extending outward, is resented by many South Koreans, who still harbor animosity over Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.

 

9/9/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS frosh 42, Johnston City 0

HS VOLLEYBALL

Mt Carmel 2, Wayne City 0

HS BASEBALL

Cisne 3, Woodlawn 2

JH BASEBALL

Center St 12, Gallatin Co 6

Albion 19, Jasper-Geff 4

JH SOFTBALL

Center St 17, Gallatin Co 0

HS TENNIS

FCHS placed 5th at the Robinson Invitational in HS tennis over the weekend. Brittnay Titzer placed 5th in #1 singles & Karigan Harvey 5th in #2 singles. In doubles play, the team of Lainie Milner & Adrianna Munoz placed 5th in #1 Doubles & the team of Cassidy Webb & Laini Kunce 3rd in #2 doubles.

MLB

Cubs 10, Padres 2

“Big Papi” is back in the spotlight. Red Sox icon David Ortiz threw out the first pitch before last nights’ game against the Yankees at Fenway Park. It was his first public appearance since being seriously shot in his native Dominican Republic back in June. Ortiz also took to the microphone to thank the fans for their support.

NFL

Saints 30, Texans 28

Raiders 24, Broncos 16

Jennifer Lopez is in talks with the NFL to headline Super Bowl 54. Sources say that the deal is very close to being done and that Lopez is already thinking of ideas for the big stage. The Super Bowl is set to take place in February 2020 in Miami, Florida. This year’s halftime performance will be produced by JAY-Z, who the NFL has named a live music entertainment strategist.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football welcomes Eastern Michigan to Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Illini are coming off a 31-23 road victory over UConn this past Saturday. Illinois is looking to begin the season 3-and-0 for the first time since 2011, when the team got off to a 6-and-0 start. The Eagles enter at 1-and-1. You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

9/8/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS volleyball placed 3rd at the Casey-Westfield Tournament Saturday.  The Lady Mules went 4-1, beating Salt Fork, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond, Newton & Hartsburg-Emden.  The only loss came to undefeated Tolono UNity in three sets.  Jacklyn Simms & Kylie Stewart were named to the all-tiournament team.

JH SOFTBALL

Center St took 2nd at the Lady Mules Fall Brawl Saturday. The Colts went 4-1 in the tournament, beating Allendale St Mary’s 13-1, Woodlawn 7-6, Pope Co 14-2 & Flora 8-4 before losing to Jasper Co 7-3 in the championship game.

JH BASEBALL – From Saturday

Cisne 7, Albion 6

COLLEGE FOOTBALL – From Saturday

Illini 31, Uconn 23

SIU 45, UMass 20

Indiana 52, EIU 0

MLB

Jack Flaherty struck out 10 over eight shutout innings as the Cardinals blanked the Pirates 2-0 Sunday. Harrison Bader had an RBI single in the fifth and Paul Goldschmidt hit a run-scoring double in the sixth. Carlos Martinez threw a perfect ninth to pick up his 19th save. The Cardinals now lead the Cubs by four and a half games for first place in the NL Central. They are off today before visiting the Rockies tomorrow night.

Brewers 8, Cubs 5

White Sox 5, LA Angels 1

NFL

Chargers 30, Colts 24 (OT)

Eagles 32, Redskins 27

Rams 30, Carolina 27

Ravens 59, Dolphins 10

Titans 43, Cleveland 13

Bills 17, NY Jets 16

Vikings 28, Falcons 12

Chiefs 40, Jacksonville 26

Seahawks 21, Bengals 20

49ers 31, Buccaneers 17

Cowboys 35, NY Giants 17

Lions 27, Cardinals 27 (OT)

Patriots 33, Steelers 3

NASCAR
The NASCAR Playoff field is set. Kyle Busch is first in the standings, followed by Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Junior, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano. Ryan Newman got the 16th and final spot, while seven-time Cup champ Jimmie Johnson missed out. The first playoff race is Sunday in Vegas.

9/6/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Fairfield 40, Johnston City 0

Edwards Co 14, Hamilton Co 12

 ELSEWHERE:

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 28, Carmi-White Co 14

Eldorado 38, Chester 14

Christoper/Ziegler-Royalton 63, Vienna 8

Flora 26, Marshall 21

Olney-Richland Co 41, Lawrenceville 6

Benton 42, Sparta 6

DuQuoin 47, Harrisburg 13

Herrin 28, Carterville 24

Nashville 63, Massac Co 34

Murphysboro 48, Anna-Jonesboro 8

West Frankfort 41, Pinckneyville 0

Mt Carmel 30, Mt Vernon IN 24

Carbondale 38, Granite City 18

Mascoutah 49, Mt Vernon IL 19

Salem 27, Breese Central 10

Marion 24, Jerseyville 17

Newton 31, Sullivan – Okaw Valley 21

Robinson 35, Bridgeport Red Hill 0

Paris 45, Casey-Westfield 14

JH BASEBALL

Cisne 7, North Clay 3

MLB

Pittsburgh 9, St. Louis 4

Milwaukee 7, Chicago Cubs 1

LA Angels 5, Chicago White Sox 4

MLB News: Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, Chris Duncan, died of brain cancer. He was 38 years old. Duncan was selected by the Cardinals as the 46th overall pick in the 1999 First Year Player Draft. Duncan made his MLB debut with the club on September 10, 2005 and hit his first major league home run on October 2, 2005, which proved to be the last regular season homer hit at Busch Stadium II.  In 2006, Duncan was named the Cardinals Rookie of the Year by St. Louis media and broadcasters after hitting a career-high 22 home runs while appearing in 90 games. Duncan’s last game in the majors came on July 20, 2009 as a member of the Cardinals. After his playing career, Duncan was a local radio host with ESPN Radio in St. Louis.

9/5/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS over Wayne City 25-8; 25-12

Cisne over Sandoval 25-14; 25-18

Edwards Co defeats Johnston City 25-11; 25-20

Carmi-White Co over Gallatin Co 25-12; 25-14

Hamilton Co defeats Thompsonville 25-19; 25-15

HS TENNIS

Mt Carmel 5, FCHS 4 – The Mules got wins from from Lainie Milner & Alexis Worthey in singles play. The doubles teams of Karigan Harvey & Brittany Titzer & Cassidy Webb & Lainie Kunce were also winners for the Mules

HS BASEBALL

South Central 13, Cisne 1

JH BASEBALL

Center St 9, Albion 8

New Hope 10, Jasper-Geff 0

Cisne 19, Allendale Sr Mary’s 0

JH SOFTBALL

Center St 9, Albion 5

MLB

Dakota Hudson and Genesis Cabrera combined on a four-hit shutout as the Cardinals blanked the Giants 10-0 Thursday. Hudson gave up just one hit over six innings as he improved to 15-and-6. He also added a two-run single to drive in his first career runs. Cabrera pitched the final three frames to earn his first career save. Paul DeJong and Rangel Ravelo hit two-run homers for the Cards, who won three-of-four in the series. DeJong’s home run was his 26th of the season, matching his career high. It’s also the most in a single season by a Cardinals shortstop, breaking his own record from 2018.

Cubs 10, Brewers 5

White Sox 7, Indians 1

NFL

Packers 10, Bears 3

The Los Angeles Rams and the NFL want the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments for why a lawsuit filed against them by St. Louisans should be settled behind closed doors. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled this week the suit should be decided in a St. Louis courtroom and not in arbitration. Lawyers for Rams owner Stan Kroenke filed a motion afterwards seeking to halt the court’s order until they can make their pitch to the nation’s highest court. Four separate suits were filed against the Rams after the team left St. Louis more than three years ago.

9/4/19 SCORES

JH SOFTBALL

Center St 7, Lawrenceville Parkview 6

JH BASEBALL

Carmi 3, Albion 2

JH GOLF

Congratulations to Cisne 8th grader Anden Atwood. He shot a 76 to place 2nd at the IESA Paris Golf Sectional. He was one stroke off the lead. Anden now advances to IESA State Competition in Peoria September 14.

MLB

Kevin Pillar hit a go ahead two run homer in the the 8th to lift the Giants to a 9-8 win over the Cardinals Wednesday. Six Cardinals relievers gave up all nine runs over seven innings after starter Michael Wacha made it through two scoreless innings. Paul Goldschmidt had a double and triple and four RBI in the loss. Paul DeJong hit a solo sdhot for ther Cardinals, who remain two and a half games ahead of the Cubs in the NL Central.

Indians 8, White Sox 6

NFL

The NFL celebrates the start of its 100th season with an NFC North matchup tonight as the Packers play the Bears at Soldier Field. It marks the debut of new Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur. The Packers and Bears split their two meeting last season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football visits UConn Saturday. The Illini are looking to break a streak of seven straight non-conference road losses dating back to 2008. Kick-off is 2:30 pm Saturday. You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 and 103.3 FM beginning at 1:30 pm.

9/3/19 SCORES

HS GIRLS TENNIS

Carbondale 6, FCHS 3 – The Mules got wins from Karigan Harvey @ #2 singles & Adrianna Munoz @ #3 singles. The doubles team of Karigan Harvey & Brittany Titzer won their match as well.

HS GOLF

FCHS 178, Mt Carmel 183 – Noah McElravy shot a 40 to share medalist honors. The Mules also got a 44 from Maverick Conrad, 47’s from Jacob Britt & Chase Hallamm, 51 from Noah Barger & 57 from Zach Gualdoni.

JH BASEBALL

Cisne 6, Center St 1

New Hope 14, Opdyke-Belle Rive 4

Flora 14, Jasper-Geff 13

MLB

Jack Flaherty fired eight innings of one-hit ball in the Cardinals’ 1-0 win over the Giants Tuesday. Flaherty struck out eight to improve to 9-and-7. Marcell Ozuna hit a solo homer in the sixth for the game’s only run. The Cardinals have won 11-of-13 and still lead the Cubs by three games in the NL Central.

Flaherty, meanwhile, is being recognized for possibly the most dominant stretch of his career. The right-hander was selected by MLB as the NL Pitcher of the Month for August. Flaherty topped Major League pitchers with a 0.71 ERA. He also won four of his five decisions in August.

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is adding another award to his mantle. The veteran backstop was recognized by MLB as the NL Player of the Week. The 37-year-old put together five multi-hit performances in as many starts last week. He hit .579 in that span with four homers, three doubles and eight RBI.

Cubs 6, Mariners 1

White Sox 6, Indians 5

NFL

A lawsuit filed by St. Louisans against LA Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the NFL will be decided in a St. Louis courtroom. The Missouri Supreme Court denied Kroenke’s motion yesterday to move the suit into arbitration. Four separate suits were filed against the Rams after the team left St. Louis more than three years ago. They included fans who sued to get some of their money back after they bought tickets and team merchandise.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The top-seven are unchanged in this week’s Top-25 college football Coaches’ Poll. Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State, LSU and Michigan still hold those spots. Notre Dame moved up one spot to eighth, Texas one spot to ninth and Florida fell two spots to 10th.

BASKETBALL

Team USA topped Turkey 93-92 in overtime at the FIBA World Cup in China. Khris Middleton’s two free throws with 2.1 seconds left in the extra session lifted the Americans to their 44th straight win in major competition. Group play ends tomorrow against Japan.

9/2/19 SCHEDULE

HS FOOTBALL

JV Mules 38, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 0

JFL – From Saturday

3rd/4th grade – Jr Mules 14, Mt Carmel 12

5th/6th grade – Mt Carmel 16, Jr Mules 14

7th/8th grade – Mt Carmel 82, Jr Mules 46

MLB

Adam Wainwright fired seven shutout innings to carry the Cardinals past the Giants 3-1 Monday. Carlos Martinez recorded the final four outs for his 17th save. Kolten Wong tripled in a run in the first inning, and Paul Goldschmidt and Paul DeJong also plated runs for the Cardinals, who lead the Cubs by three games atop the NL Central. The Cardinals have the NL’s best record since the All-Star break.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals’ September roster is taking shape. The club recalled infielder Edmundo Sosa yesterday. Sosa gets the call-up from the Memphis Redbirds following a season during which he hit .291 with 17 home runs and 62 RBI. Randy Arozarena will join the Cards today to round out the team’s September call-ups.

Cubs 5, Maribers 1

Indians 11, White Sox 3

NFL

The Colts are giving starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett a new contract. NFL Network reports they’ve agreed to a two-year, 30-million-dollar deal, with 20-million guaranteed. The new deal replaces his expiring rookie contract and runs through 2020. The Colts visit the Chargers on Sunday.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football hits the road for the first time this season to play UConn Saturday. The Illini opened the season with a 42-3 rout of Akron at Memorial Stadium over the weekend. Illinois junior running back Mike Epstein suffered a season-ending knee injury in the win. The Huskies beat Wagner College 24-21 in their opener. You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

8/30/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Fairfield 28, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 0

Chester 18, Edwards Co 13

 ELSEWHERE:

Hamilton Co 13, Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton 7

Eldorado 41, Johnston City 7

Flora 26, Bridgeport-Red Hill 6

Olney-Richland Co 19, Casey-Westfield 14

Marshall 21, Lawrenceville 8

Paris 13, Newton 12

Warrensburg-Latham 21, Robinson 20 – OT

Mt Carmel 42, Harrisburg 14

Taylorville 28, Mt Vernon 24

Marion 34, Mahomet-Seymour 13

Centralia 21, Salem 13

Murphysboro/Elverado 22, Carbondale 12

Benton 40, Carterville 0

Waterloo 36, Herrin 14

West Frankfort 27, Anna-Jonesboro 6

Nashville @ Carlyle – Postponed till tomorrow (8/31/19) at noon

Red Bud 25, Pinckneyville 14

JH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Cisne 8, Flora JV 0

MLB

Cardinals vs Cincinnati – Postponed till tomorrow (8/31/19)

Cubs 7, Brewers 1

Braves 10, White Sox 7

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the Chicken Feed 27 hole scramble co-sponsored by Midway Package & Edward Jones Investment financial adviser Andrew Diesel on Saturday, Sept 7 with a 10 am shotgun start. This event is limited to 30 teams with a prize payout of $1,000. Two person teams will play 9 holes, enjoy lunch and receive flight assignments for the final 18 holes. Players will compete in three different formats including a scramble, alternate shot and best ball. Age appropriate tee boxes will be in play based on age 75 and over at the forward set, age 65-74 middle tees, and under 65 from the tips. Entry fee per Person is $50. Lunch and cart is provided. The tournament sign-up sheet is located outside the pro shop. Players who will need a golf cart must sign up before Friday, Aug 30, to reserve a cart so the management can order extra carts in time for the event. Golf Cart and Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each. For more information call 847-7222

9/1/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS took the championship of their own kick-off classic Saturday.  Lexi Hobbs, Nadia Reed & Chloe Britton were named to the All-Tournament Team.

HS FOOTBALL

Carmi-White Co 48, Vienna 12

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illini 42, Akron 3

MLB

Harrison Bader hit a walk-off single to lead the Cardinals over the Reds 4-3 in the first game of their double-header Sunday. The Cardinals trailed 3-1 after the sixth but scored one run in the seventh, eighth and ninth to win their 18th game in their last 22 and open up a 3 1/2-game lead in the NL Central.

Brewers 4, Cubs 0

Braves 5, White Sox 3

BASKETBALL

The United States began its bid for a third straight FIBA World Cup gold medal with an 88-67 win over the Czech Republic, pushing its winning streak in major tournaments to 54 games. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell scored 16, Kings forward Harrison Barnes added 14 points and Celtics teammates Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum combined to score 23 in a balanced scoring effort by the Americans.

8/30/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Fairfield 28, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 0

Chester 18, Edwards Co 13

 ELSEWHERE:

Hamilton Co 13, Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton 7

Eldorado 41, Johnston City 7

Flora 26, Bridgeport-Red Hill 6

Olney-Richland Co 19, Casey-Westfield 14

Marshall 21, Lawrenceville 8

Paris 13, Newton 12

Warrensburg-Latham 21, Robinson 20 – OT

Mt Carmel 42, Harrisburg 14

Taylorville 28, Mt Vernon 24

Marion 34, Mahomet-Seymour 13

Centralia 21, Salem 13

Murphysboro/Elverado 22, Carbondale 12

Benton 40, Carterville 0

Waterloo 36, Herrin 14

West Frankfort 27, Anna-Jonesboro 6

Nashville @ Carlyle – Postponed till tomorrow (8/31/19) at noon

Red Bud 25, Pinckneyville 14

JH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Cisne 8, Flora JV 0

MLB

Cardinals vs Cincinnati – Postponed till tomorrow (8/31/19)

Cubs 7, Brewers 1

Braves 10, White Sox 7

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the Chicken Feed 27 hole scramble co-sponsored by Midway Package & Edward Jones Investment financial adviser Andrew Diesel on Saturday, Sept 7 with a 10 am shotgun start. This event is limited to 30 teams with a prize payout of $1,000. Two person teams will play 9 holes, enjoy lunch and receive flight assignments for the final 18 holes. Players will compete in three different formats including a scramble, alternate shot and best ball. Age appropriate tee boxes will be in play based on age 75 and over at the forward set, age 65-74 middle tees, and under 65 from the tips. Entry fee per Person is $50. Lunch and cart is provided. The tournament sign-up sheet is located outside the pro shop. Players who will need a golf cart must sign up before Friday, Aug 30, to reserve a cart so the management can order extra carts in time for the event. Golf Cart and Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each. For more information call 847-7222

8/29/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS is ranked 8th in Class 3-A in the intial Associated Press Illinois high school football rankings released Thursday.  Byron was ranked 1st, followed by Monticello, Eureka, Williamsville and Carlinville. The rest of the top 10 includes Wilminfgton at No 6, Princeton 7th, the Mules at No 8, Lisle 9th and  Beardstown 10th.  Eldorado was the only area team mentioned in the pre-season rankngs, recieving one vote in the 2-A poll.

HS VOLLEYBALL

Hamilton Co 2, Wayne City 0

NCOE 2, Cisne 0

JV:  NCOE 2, Cisne 0

Mt Vernon 2, Webber 0

Flora 2, Clay City 1

HS GIRLS TENNIS

Newton 6, FCHS 3 – The Mules got wins from Lainie Mlner @ #4 singles & Alexis Worthy @ #6 singles. The doubles team of Lainie Kunce & Laine Milner also posted a win.

Benton 8, Carmi-White Co 1

JH BASEBALL

Center St 12, Jasper-Geff 7

Pinckneyville 5, Albion 0

JH SOFTBALL

Center St 12, Jasper-Geff 1

Dieterich 22, Cuisne 9

MLB

Cubs 4, NY Mets 1

Twins 10, White Sox 5

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SEMO 44, SIU 26

Chattanooga 24, EIU 10

Illinois football welcomes Akron to Champaign tomorrow to kick off the 2019 season. The Illini have an all-time record of 82-42-and-5 in season-openers. They have won their last 13 season-openers at Memorial Stadium dating back to 1997.You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM beginning at 10 am Saturday.

NFL PRE-SEASON

Titans 19, Bears 15

Colts 13, Bengals 6

Panthers 25, Steelers 19

Jets 6, Eagles 0

Falcons 31, Jaguars 12

Bills 27, Vikings 23

Ravens 20, Redskins 7

Giants 31, Patriots 29

Browns 20, Lions 16

Dolphins 16, Saints 13

Rams 22, Texans 10

Packers 27, Chiefs 20

Buccaneers 17, Cowboys 15

Broncos 20, Cardinals 7

Seahawks 17, Raiders 15

Chargers 27, 49ers 24

8/28/19 SCORES

HS GOLF

FCHS finished 2nd at Olney-Richland Co Wednesday in HS golf. Olney was 1st, followed by the Mules, Charleston & T-town. Maverick Conrad shot a 39 to share medalist honors with two other golfers. Noah McElravy shot a 42, Noah Barger a 49, Zach Gualdoni & Chase Hallam 51’s & Jacob Britt a 57. Katelyn Norton shot a 58 for the Lady Mules.

JH BASEBALL

New Hope 22, NCOE 1

HS FOOTBALL

The Wayne County Shrine Club fed the Mules football team Wednesday. It was the 34th consecutive year the Shriners have fed the team prior to the 1st game. The Mules host Sesser-Valier/Waltonville Friday at the Trainyard.

MLB

Keston Hiura homered, doubled and drove in three runs as the Brewers beat the Cardinals 4-1 Wednesday afternoon. Kolten Wong went 3-for-4 with a home run for the Cardinals, who had their six-game winning streak snapped. Jack Flaherty was charged with three runs, but just one unearned, in six innings to take the loss. The Cards still lead the Cubs by two games in the NL Central. They are off today before hosting the Reds Friday night.

Cubs 10, NY Mets 7

Twins 8, White Sox 2

8/27/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

Cisne 2, Dieterich 0

Cisne JV also won 2-0Johnston City 2, Wayne City 0

Carmi-White Co 2, Edwards County 1

NCOE 2, Harrisburg 0

Hamilton Co 2, Crab Orchard 0

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 2, Webber 1

GIRLS TENNIS

Centralia 8, FCHS 1 – Lainie Milner had the Mules point with a win at No. 4 singles

CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS hosted the Tom Wickham Invitational Tuesday. On the boys side, Olney-Richland Co was 1st, followed by Hamilton Co, Newton, Mt Carmel, FCHS 5th & Lawrenceville 6th. Olney-Richland Co won the girls meet as well. Newton was 2nd, followed by Hamilton Co ad FCHS

JH BASEBALL

Center St 11, Clay City 1 – 5 innings

Jasper-Geff 16, Grayville 11

Cisne 21, West Salem 2

Newton 11, Albion 0

JH SOFTBALL

Center St 5, Clay City 2

Jasper-Geff 8, Grayville 4

West Salem 17, Cisne 0

MLB

Yadier Molina hit two home runs as the Cardinals doubled up the Brewers 6-3 Tuesday night. Kolten Wong went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Miles Mikolas earned the victory after striking out 10 over six innings of one-run ball. The Cards remain three games ahead of the Cubs in the NL Central.

Cubs 5, NY Mets 2

Twins 3, White Sox 1

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The Illinois football team welcomes Akron to Champaign Saturday to open the 2019 season. The Illini have 21 consecutive home-opening wins. That is the fourth-longest active streak in the nation behind only Florida, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin. You can hear Illini football all year long on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

GOLF

The Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation held its 15th annual golf scramble recent;y to raise funds to help support the services, programs, and state-of-the-art medical equipment needs of the hospital. The 1st place team in the morning scramble was Team Manahan, which comprised of Zach Phillips, Josh Manahan, Colin Esmon & Ronnie Hyder. The Afternoon scramble winner was Citizens National Bank, which included team members Preston Nelson, Nate Utley, Chris Duncan & John Duncan. Individual winners included:

Men’s Lomgest Drive – Ronnie Hyder

Women’s Longest Drive – Sarah Milt

Closest to the Pin – Nate Utley

Longest Putt – Brownstown

Shortest Drive – Keegan Musgrave

Pictured are the A.M. 1st Place Plague winners Zach Phillips, Josh Manahan, Collin Esmon and Ronnie Hyder.

Pictured are the P.M. 1st Place Plague winners, Preston Nelson, Nate Utley, Chris Duncan and John Duncan.

8/26/19 SCORES

JH BASEBALL

Carmi-White Co 15, Center St 5

New Hope 19, Wayne City 0

Jasper-Geff 18, Clay City 10

JH SOFTBALL

Jasper-Geff 17, Clay City 6

HS BASEBALL

Brownstown/St Elmo 10, Wayne City 0 – 5 innngs

HS GOLF

FCHS 177

Hamilton Co 177

M Carmel 179

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 211

The Mules won the match on a tie breaker involving the 5th score. Noah McElravy took medalist honors with a 40. Maverick Conrad shot a 42, Chase Hallam a 47, Jacob Britt a 48, Noah Barger a 50 and Zach Gualdoni a 62

HS VOLLEYBALL

Carmi-White Co 2, Mt Carmel 0

MLB

Marcell Ozuna’s three-run double highlighted a six-run second inning as the Cardinals hammered the Brewers 12-2 Monday night. Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong each homered and drove in three runs in the win. John Gant got the win in relief as the Cardinals moved three games ahead of the Cubs in the NL Central with their fifth straight win.

NHL

The Blues are showing the public the 2020 NHL All-Star game logo. The logo is inspired by the historical blues music scene in St. Louis that gave the club its name. The top features a pair of brass horns. St. Louis is preparing to host the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend at the Enterprise Center.

8/25/19 SCORES

JH SOFTBALL – From Saturday

Center St softball went 1-3 @ the Carmi-White Co Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Colts lost 8-0 to Carmi-White Co, lost 5-4 to Murphysboro, beat Harrisburg 4-1 & then lost again to Carmi-Whiteb Co 6-0

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL – From Saturday

FCC went 1-1 in a tri-match Saturday. The Bobcats beat Shawnee CC 3-1 and then lost 3-1 to Lincoln College

MLB

Matt Carpenter and Lane Thomas homered as the Cardinals hammered the Rockies 11-4 Sunday. Dexter Fowler had three RBIs for the Cardinals while Paul Goldschmidt and Tommy Edman each drove in a pair. Ryan Helsley got the win in relief for the Cards, who swept the four-game series and moved two and half games ahead of the Cubs in the NL Central.

Jose Martinez is inching closer to returning to the Cardinals lineup. The outfielder is set to begin his rehab assignment today with Double-A Springfield. Martinez hasn’t played since injuring his shoulder in a collision with the right-field wall August 11th against the Pirates. He isn’t expected to return until at least September 1st.

Nationals 7, Cubs 5 – 11 innings

White Sox 2, Rangers 0

NFL

Steelers 18, Titans 6

The Colts are letting retiring quarterback Andrew Luck keep nearly 25-million-dollars. Multiple outlets report Indianapolis could have recouped 24.8-million-dollars in bonus money but reached a settlement with the QB last week that allows him to keep it. The 29-year-old Luck abruptly retired on Saturday after seven NFL seasons. He was the top pick in 2012 out of Stanford.

8/23/19 SCORES

HS GOLF

FCHS took on Woodlawn at Indian Hills Golf Course Friday. FCHS got the win, defeating Woodlawn 176-192. Maverick Conrad shot a 35, and earned Medalist honors. Noah McElravy finished with 40, Chase Hallam had 49. Noah Barger with 52, Zach Gualdoni shot a 57, and Katelyn Norton had 58. FCHS Golf will next be in action against Hamilton County on the road on Monday, August 26. 

MLB

St. Louis 8, Colorado 3

Washington 9, Chicago Cubs 3

Chicago White Sox 8, Texas 3 

NFL

Tampa Bay 13, Cleveland 12

Buffalo 24, Detroit 20

8/22/19 SCORES

JH BASEBALL

New Hope 10, Center St 2A

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Rend Lake 3, FCC 0

MLB

Marcell Ozuna, Paul DeJong and Dexter Fowler all hit two-run home runs in the Cardinals come from behind 6-5 win against the Rockies Thursday night. Dominic Leone got the win in the relief and Carlos Martínez recorded his 15th save. The Cardinals have won four out of five and remain a half-game behind the Cubs in the NL Central.

Cubs 1, Giants 0

NFL PRE-SEASON

Giants 25, Bengals 23

Patriots 10, Panthers 3

Ravens 26, Eagles 15

Redskins 19, Falcons 7

Dolphins 22, Jaguars 7

Raiders 22, Packers 21

NHL

Single-game tickets for the Blues 2019-20 season go on sale today. Tickets for preseason and regular-season games will be available at the Enterprise Center Box Office and online at 10 a.m. The schedule is filled with a number of promotion and theme nights, including a commemorative Stanley Cup championship banner giveaway on October 5th and a Stanley Cup replica trophy giveaway December 16th.

8/23/19 SCHEDULE

FCHS will hold its annual Fall Meet the Mules & Open House this evening.  Admission is a non-perishable food item or personal hygiene product to be donated to the Wadi Food Pantry. Here’s the schedule:

5:00-FCHS School and Athletic Facilities will be open for the public to meet several of our staff and to tour our building and athletic facility

5:30-Mulebackers will be selling BBQ & BBQ Nachos.  The cost is $5 for BBQ, chips and drink or BBQ nachos & drink.  Mules flags willl also be available for $20

5:55- Cheer and Football will be announced on the Practice Field

6:00-6:50-Football will scrimmage

6:55-Announcement of the Cross County, Girls Tennis, and Volley will take place in the GYM!!

7:00-Lady Mules Volleyball will scrimmage

Pocket/Wall Schedules will be available in the front lobby of the gym or in the cafeteria!!

The Golf team will be introduced at our first home football game as they will be playing a match!

Attention football fans: Since we will be on the practice field, feel free to bring a lawn chair or stand on the inside of the practice field fence to watch the scrimmage. Despite the vicious rumors, WE WILL PLAY IN THE TRAINYARD against Sesser!!! The game field is playable now, but another week of staying off of it for a mere scrimmage will only help the field!!

Edwards Co High School will hold its “Gator Bowl” today. Admission is a Gatorade or sports drink for the teams to use during their season.  Here’s the schedule:

4:45 – 5:15  pm – volleyball pictures

5 – 6 pm – Sports Boosters porkburger/pork chop sandwich sale in the gym lobby

5:15 – 5:45 pm – Cheerleader pictures

5:45 – 6:15 pm – volleryball preview

6 – 7 pm – Sports Booster porkburger/pork chop sandwich sale at the football field

6:15 – 6:45 pm – football pictures

6:45 pm – announce cheerleaders

6:50 pmn – announce football players

7 pm – football preview

8/21/19 SCORES

HS BOYS GOLF

Eldorado 156, FCHS 168

Maverick Conrad took medalist honors with a 34 Noah McElravy shot a 35

Zach Gualdoni – 49

Noah Barger – 50

Chase Hallam – 62

JH BASEBALL

Albion 16, Red Hill 2

MLB

Mike Moustakas drilled a three-run home run in the first as the Brewers beat the Cardinals 5-3 in a rain-shortened game Wednesday night. The Cardinals did cut into Milwaukee’s early lead with two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth but the game was called after seven-and-a-half innings. Dexter Fowler and Yadier Molina each had an RBI for the Cards, who dropped to a half-game behind the Cubs in the NL Central. Adam Wainwright surrendered five runs over five frames to take the loss.

The Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones will welcome three new members into the fold this weekend. Scott Rolen, Jason Isringhausen and Mprt Cooper will be formally enshrined during pre-game ceremonies before Saturday’s game against the Rockies.

Cubs 12, Giants 11

White Sox 4, Minnesota 0

PRO FOOTBALL

The name of the St. Louis XFL team is the BattleHawks. The league revealed the name and team logo, which features a sword between a pair of wings. The St. Louis BattleHawks begin play at The Dome at America’s Center downtown in February in the eight-team XFL, which is owned by WWE CEO Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment. Longtime NFL player and assistant coach Jonathan Hayes is the team’s head coach and general manager.

8/20/19 SCORES

JH SOFTBALL – From Monday

Cisne 22, Wayne City 19

MLB

Dexter Fowler’s three-run double highlighted a four-run sixth inning as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Brewers 9-4 Tuesday night. Kolten Wong drove in two in the seventh as the Cardinals won their third straight. Tyler Webb got the win in relief for the Cards, who remain in first place in the NL Central by a half-game over the Cubs.

Cubs 5, Giants 3

Twins 14, White Sox 4

SOCCER

It’s official, St. Louis is getting a Major League Soccer team. MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced yesterday that St. Louis will be the 28th team added to the professional soccer league. The team’s ownership group is the first female majority-led ownership group in MLS history. Some work needs to be done before St. Louis can play its first MLS game in 2022, including building a 200-million-dollar plus stadium.

8/19/19 SCHEDULE

HS GOLF

FCHS finished 9th @ the Robinson Invitational Monday. Maverick Conrad shot a 76 to place 5th. Other scores for FCHS:

Noah McElravy – 83

Noah Barger – 101

Zach Gualdoni – 104

Chase Hallam – 109

JH BASEBALL

Mt Vernon St Mary’s 2, Jasper-Geff 0 – Game called after 5 innings due to lightning

Cisne 15, Wayne City 0

MLB

Dakota Hudson, Giovanny Gallegos and Andrew Miller combined on a one-hitter in the Cardinals’ 3-0 victory over the Brewers Monday. Hudson silenced Milwaukee’s offense over the first six and two-thirds innings to improve to 12-and-6. Paul DeJong hit a home run for the Cardinals, who lead the Cubs by a half-game atop the NL Central.

Meanwhile, Harrison Bader is set to return to the Cardinals lineup. Published reports indicate the center fielder is being called up today from Triple A Memphis. Bader has hit .317 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 16 games since being sent down to Memphis last month.

The Cardinal’s 2020 Spring Training schedule is out. The team’s 30-game Grapefruit League slate is set to begin February 22nd at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. It ends March 23rd on the road against the Texas Rangers. Future announcements will be made about ticket availability and reporting dates for pitchers, catchers, and position players.

White Sox 6, Twins 4

NFL PRE-SEASON

49ers 24, Broncos 15

Some St. Louis Rams fans could be getting a refund in the near future. A St. Louis Circuit Judge gave preliminary approval yesterday to a settlement of a class action lawsuit that accuses the team of misleading fans about its intention to stay in St. Louis. The proposed settlement would give fans a 25-percent refund of tickets and merchandise purchased from April 21st, 2010 to January 4th, 2016. The suit was filed in 2016 by several St. Louis residents.

8/18/19 SCORES

JFL – from Saturday

5th/6th grade Jr Mules 38, Lawrenceville 0

7th/8th grade Jr Mules 26, Lawrenceville 20

JH SOFTBALL – from Saturday

Center Street takes 2nd @ the Future Bobcats Tournament Saturday @ Southwest Park

Center St 7, Thompsonville 2

Center St 1, Sesser 0

Hamilton Co 11, Center St 0

HS GOLF – from Friday

FCHS finished 5th @ the Mt Carmel Invitational Friday – Carmi-White Co was 1st, followed by Lawrenceville, Mt Carmel, Harrisburg, the Mules & Hamilton Co

MLB

Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer and Tommy Edman added a solo shot as the Cardinals got past the Reds 5-4 Sunday. Jack Flaherty gave up a run in five innings to pick up the win. Carlos Martinez notched his 14th save, but not before

giving up two runs in the ninth. The Cardinals have now won seven of their last nine.

Cubs 7, Pirates 1

Angels 9, White Sox 2

NFL PRE-SEASON

Saints 19, LA Chargers 17

Vikings 25, Seahawks 19

8/16/19 SCORES

JH BASEBALL

Albion 15, West Salem 1

MLB

St. Louis 13, Cincinnati 4

Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 2

Chicago White Sox 7, Los Angeles Angels 2

NFL PRE-SEASON

New York Giants 32, Chicago 13

Buffalo 27, Panthers 14

Tampa Bay 16, Miami 14

8/15/19 SCORES

JH BASEBALL

Jasper-Geff 18, Allendale St Mary’s 2

Center Street 20, NCOE 5 – 4 innings

JH SOFTBALL

Center Street 13, NCOE 3

MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Iconic Studio wins the league championship. In Round 2 action Thursday:

Iconic Studio 14, Lewis Scrap Metal 3

Foxy’s 18, Jacque’s Lunch Box 8

Iconic Studio 20, Foxy’s 15

Iconic Studio 10, JA Excavating 9

GOLF

The Fyie & Rice Law Office LLC Monday Night Golf league wrapped up Aug 12 at the Fairfield Public Golf Course with a earier this week with a combined team scramble and Awards dinner. Jerry Vaughan and Marty Vaughan won the 2019 championship title over Mike Molt and Jim Musgrave Jr. In the two person team scramble played Aug 5, Tom Konopasek and Bill Taylor won third place over Rafe Gonzalez and Justin McNight. Noah McElravy was recognized as most improved. The team of Joe Mitchell, Mike Molt & Jim Musgrave, Jr won the awards night finale scramble withn a seven under par on ten holes. After a tie-breaker for second place decided by a closest to the pin contest, Maverick Conrad prevailed for his team that included Tonya Conrad, Jerry Vaughan and Marty Vaughan. Maverick Conrad also won the scramble’s closest to the pin prize on the 2nd Hole. Colton Slover won the closest to pin contest on the 18th hole.

Left to Right: Fyie Law Office LLC 2019 Monday Night Golf League Championship Team of Marty Vaughan and Jerry Vaughan; 2nd Place Team of Jim Musgrave Jr. and Mike Molt.

Awards Dinner Finale Scramble Winners, Left to Right, Jim Musgrave Jr., Mike Molt, Joe Mitchell.

MLB

Sonny Gray struck out 10 and tossed five scoreless innings of one-hit ball as the Reds held on to beat the Cardinals 2-1 Thursday. The Cardinals lone run came in the top of the ninth on a Kolten Wong RBI double. Michael Wacha got the loss, allowing two runs over five frames for the Cards, who had a five game winning streak snapped.

Phillies 7, Cubs 5

Angels 8, White Sox 7

NFL PRE-SEASON

Eagles 24, Jaguars 10

Bengals 23, Redskins 13

NY Jets 22, Falcons 10

Ravens 26, PacKers 13

Raiders 33, Arizona 26

NASCAR

NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr and his family are doing well after escaping a plane crash in East Tennessee. Airport Manager Dan Cogan told WJHL that the Cessna Citation ran off the end of the runway and caught fire. All of the passengers, including Earnhardt, his wife and child, were able to get out and get to safety. There were no injuries.

8/14/19 SCORES

MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Round 1

Vaughan Equipment 12, Molt Farms 7

JA Excavating 17, Braddock Auto & Detail 10

JA Excavating 17, Vaughan Equipment 16

MLB

Dakota Hudson fired six shut out innings as the Cardinals blanked the Royals 6-0 Wednesday night. Matt Carpenter’s RBI single broke a scoreless tie in a five-run seventh inning, which started with Marcell Ozuna breaking up a no-hit bid by KC starter Brad Keller. Paul DeJong blasted a solo home run for the Cardinals, who now lead the Cubs by percentage points for first place in the NL Central.

Phillies 11, Cubs 1

White Sox 13, Astros 9

SOCCER

St. Louis is getting a Major League soccer team. The Post Dispatch reports MLS plans to announce next Tuesday that the city has secured an expansion team. The team is hoping to begin play by 2022. Final plans for the team’s name, colors and stadium financing have not been revealed.

Players for the World Cup champion women’s national team say mediation talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation over equal pay have ended. Molly Levinson, who represents the players in matters concerning the dispute, said in a statement that the players look forward to a jury trial. U.S. Soccer said it had hoped to reach a resolution, but accused the counsel for the players of ”an aggressive and ultimately unproductive approach.”

8/13/19 SCORES

MLB

Jack Flaherty tossed seven scoreless innings as the Cardinals shut out the Royals 2-0 Tuesday night. Flaherty struck out seven and improved to 6-and-6. Paul Goldschmidt and Tommy Edman drove in runs and Carlos Martínez posted his 13th save for the Cardinals, who have won four straight, and are now just a game behind the Cubs for first place in the NL Central.

Phillies 4, Cubs 2

White Sox 6, Astros 2

Astros 4, White Sox 1

Boston’s Chris Sale became the fastest pitcher to two-thousand strikeouts Tuesday, using his breaking pitch to strike out Cleveland’s Oscar Mercado swinging. He reached the feat in just 1,626 innings, breaking former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez’s record of over 17-hundred innings

NFL

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is now dealing with an ankle injury and will likely miss the entire preseason. General manager Chris Ballard said Tuesday recent tests revealed the latest injury but it’s still too early to rule him out for Week One. Luck has been dealing with a calf injury since March, and has practiced just three times on a limited basis during camp.

8/12/19 SCORES

MLB

The Cardinals are making big changes to the roster before tonight’s series opener against the Royals. The Cardinals are activating Yadier Molina from the 10-day injured list and calling up outfield prospect Randy Arozarena from Triple-A Memphis. Arozarena is replacing Jose Martinez, who is being placed on the 10-day IL with a right shoulder AC joint sprain. In other news, the Cards fired assistant hitting coach Mark Budaska.

Major League Baseball released its 2020 schedule Monday. The Cardinals will open the season March 26th on the road against the Reds for three games, then go to Milwaukee for three. They open their home schedule April 2nd with an Interleague series against the Orioles. The Cardinals host the rival Cubs June 13th and 14th in London. It’s their first ever regular-season home game outside of St. Louis. The Cubs open the season March 26th on the road against the Brewers, while the Sox kick things off the same day at home against the Kansas City Royals. The Sox will also play the Yankees in the Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa Aug 13.

NFL

It looks like the NFL is hanging tough on Antonio Brown’s helmet. The Raiders wide receiver filed a grievance against the league last week because he wants to wear the helmet he’s worn throughout his career. Without mentioning Brown by name, a league communications official tweeted yesterday, “The player can’t practice or play in games with equipment that’s not approved.”

NBA

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is the latest player to withdraw from Team USA’s World Cup roster. Lowry said Monday that he hasn’t recovered sufficiently enough from thumb surgery last month. Lowry’s departure leaves 15 players vying for the 12 spots on the final roster. Team USA is practicing this week in Los Angeles, and will play an exhibition on Friday in Anaheim.

The complete 2019-20 NBA schedule is out. The league released the entire 82-game schedules for each team on Monday. The Bulls tip off the 2019-2020 regular season October 23rd on the road against the Charlotte Hornets. The home opener is three days later when the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors come to town. The Pacers will open the regular season at home against the Detroit Pistons on October 23rd.

8/11/19 SCORES

MLB

Lane Thomas became the first Cardinals rookie to hit a triple, a grand slam, and drive in five runs in a game in an 11-9 win over the Pirates Sunday. Dexter Fowler and Paul Goldschmidt also went deep for the Cardinals, who have won three-straight after sweeping the series. Jon Gant moved to 8-and-0 with the win in relief as Andrew Miller picked up his fourth save. The Cardinals have an off day before visiting the Royals tomorrow night.

The Cardinals, meanwhile, are listing Jose Martinez as day-to-day after he exited early during yesterday’s win over the Pirates with right shoulder discomfort. The right fielder will be evaluated today. Martinez has battled an August slump, going 3-for-21 in eight games since the beginning of the month. In other news, catcher Yadier Molina will likely return to the Cards lineup for the opener against the Royals tomorrow night following a rehab assignment.

Cubs 6, Reds 3

A’s 2, White Sox 0

NASCAR

Kevin Harvick won the Consumers Energy 400 NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, giving him two victories this year and 47 in his career. Harvick finished more than a second ahead of Denny Hamlin. Kyle Larson was third, more than 16 seconds behind Harvick, and was followed by Martin Truex Jr and Daniel Suarez. There are three races left before the playoffs, including one under the lights next Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NFL

The attorney representing fans suing the NFL over a Saints playoff game says he is not backing down on moving the lawsuit forward. Tony LeMon responded over the weekend to Saints’ team officials asking the plaintiffs to drop the lawsuit or to have the courts dismiss the case. Several Saints fans have joined together to sue the league over a controversial missed call at the end of the 2018 NFC Championship Game against the LA Rams. LeMon said the case is more about the integrity of the game and getting to the truth than overturning a blown call.

8/9/19 SCORES

MLB

St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 2

Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 2

Oakland 7, Chicago White Sox 0

NFL PRE-SEASON

Pittsburgh 30, Tampa Bay 28

Minnesota 34, New Orleans 25 

Frontier Community College Bobcat softball will host a softball camp at Southwest Park today. The camp is open to fourth through eighth graders, and will include instruction on hitting, fielding, base running, agility, throwing and footwork from members of the 2019-2020 Bobcat softball team. Camp hours are 8:30 to 11 am for grades 4-6 and 12:30 – 3 pm for grades seven and eight. The cost is $35 per camper, and includes a free t-shirt. Registration is the day of the camp. Campers should bring a glove, bat, tennis shoes or cleats and water.

Fairfield Mules football practice will begin next Monday. The varsity will have a walk through from 9 – 10 am and practice from 3:30 – 6 pm. Freshmen will have a walk through from 9 -10 am and practice from 5 -7 pm. Athletes are reminded they must have a physical and athletic paperwork completed in order to practice. The Mules’ season opener is Aug 30 against Sesser-Valier at the Trainyard.

8/8/19 SCORES

MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Braddock Auto & Detail 15, Jacque’s Lunch Box 5

Iconic Studio 17, Jacque’s Lunch Box 7

Foxy’s 21, Braddock Auto & Detail 12

Foxy’s 25, Iconic Studio 12

MLB

Cubs 12, Reds 5

Major League Baseball has announced the White Sox and Yankees will play a game at the infamous Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa next year. A temporary eight-thousand-seat ballpark will be constructed at the site of the popular 1989 movie for the August 13, 2020 game.

NFL PRE-SEASON

Carolina 23, Bears 13

Bills 24, Colts 16

Giants 31, Jets 22

Dolphins 34, Falcons 27

Tennessee 27, Philadelphia 10

Ravens 29, Jacksonville 0

Patriots 31, Detroit 3

Browns 30, Redskins 10

Packers 28, Houston 26

Seattle 22, Denver 14

Cardinals 17, Chargers 13

8/7/19 SCORES

MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Molt Farms 12, Vaughan Equipment 11 9 innings

Molt Farms 13, J.A. Excavating 7

Lewis Scrap Metal 11, Vaghan Equipment 5

J.A. Excavating 12, Lewis Scrap Metal 1

MLB

Russell Martin singled in two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Dodgers walked off the Cardinals 2-1 in Los Angeles Wednesday. Carlos Martinez blew the save and took the loss. Marcell Ozuna homered in the sixth and Jack Flaherty struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings in a no-decision. The Cards have lost five in-a-row and eight of their last 10. They have a day off before hosting the Pirates tomorrow night.

Cubs 10, A’s 1

White Sox 8, Tigers 1

NFL

The Bears will unveil statues of Hall of Famers Walter Payton and George Halas outside Soldier Field next month. The unveiling will take place September 3rd, two days before the Bears host the Packers to kick off their centennial season. Payton spent his entire 13-year NFL career with the Bears, retiring following the 1987 season as the league’s all-time leading rusher. Halas was the founder, owner, and head coach of the Bears.

8/6/19 SCORES

MLB

Clayton Kershaw fired seven innings of one-run ball as the Dodgers beat the Cardinals 3-1 in LA. Miles Mikolas allowed two runs in six-and-a-third to take the tough-luck loss. Matt Carpenter drove in St. Louis’ lone run with a single in the top of second. The Cards have dropped four straight. The series wraps up today with Jack Flaherty opposing LA’s Dustin May.

The Cardinals are giving Junior Fernandez a shot. The club called up the rookie right-hander from Triple-A Memphis and designated left-hander Adalberto Mejia for assignment. Fernandez is the club’s number ten prospect. He had a 1.47 ERA in 42 games between Class A Advanced Palm Beach, Double-A Springfield and Memphis.

A’s 11, Cubs 4

White Sox 5, Tigers 3

Tigers 10, White Sox 6

NHL

The Stanley Cup champion Blues are bringing back Joel Edmundson. The defenseman was awarded a one-year, 3.1-million-dollar contract in arbitration. Last season, Edmundson posted two goals and nine assists during the regular season and one goal and six assists in the playoffs. In other news, the Blues will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network 15 times during the 2019-20 regular season.

8/5/19 SCORES

MLB

Tony Gonsolin carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning as the Dodgers blanked the Cardinals 8-0 Monday in LA. Kolten Wong’s double in the top of the fifth spoiled the no-hit bid. Dexter Fowler recorded the only other hit for the Cardinals, who have lost three straight. Michael Wacha took the loss after giving up six runs in less than four innings. The series continues tonight with Miles Mikolas opposing LA’s Clayton Kershaw.

Cubs 6, A’s 5

White Sox 7, Detroit 4

NFL

The Bears resume training camp today in Bourbonnais in preparation for their first preseason game this week. The Bears host the Carolina Panthers Thursday night. Head coach Matt Nagy has yet to reveal how he’ll use his starters in the exhibition games. The Bears open the regular season at home against the Packers on September 5th.

The Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas will be called Allegiant Stadium. The Las Vegas-based travel company purchased the naming rights to the new 65-thousand seat venue. Allegiant Stadium is expected to open by next fall. The Raiders debut on HBO’s popular Hard Knocks series tonight.

8/4/19 SCORES

Cisne Middle School Softball and baseball practice will start today. Softball practice will run from 9:00-11:00am and baseball practice from 5:00 – 7:00pm. All players must have a current physical form & an insurance waiver form on file in the middle school office before they are allowed to practice.

MLB

Jurickson Profar homered as the Athletics doubled up the Cardinals 4-2 Sunday in Oakland. Paul DeJong homered for The Cardinals. Adam Wainwright gave up three runs over five and one third innings to take the loss for the Cards, who have lost five of their last seven. The Redbirds visit the Dodgers tonight with Michael Wacha opposing LA’s Tony Gonsolin.

Cubs 7, Brewers 2

White Sox 10, Philadelphia 5

NASCAR

Make it two in a row for Chase Elliott at Watkins Glen International. A year after racing to his first career NASCAR Cup victory at The Glen, Elliott became the first repeat winner in nearly a decade, besting Martin Truex Jr. just as he did a year ago. Denny Hanmlin, Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five.

NFL

Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class will forever be immortalized in Canton, Ohio. Gonzalez, Reed, Champ Bailey, Kevin Mawae, Ty Law and Johnny Robinson got their chance to speak as former players at the ceremony on Saturday in Canton. The late and legendary owner of the Broncos, Pat Bowlen, was honored with a video presentation and his family members unveiled his bust. Former Cowboys executive Gil Brandt was also inducted.

BASKETBALL

USA Basketball begins training camp today in Las Vegas in preparation of the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The training camp roster stands at 15 players, and only 12 players will make the team. The Spurs’ Gregg Popovich will serve as head coach and the World Cup tips off on August 31st in China.

8/2/19 SCORES

MLB

The St. Louis Cardinals had Friday off. 

Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee 2

Chicago White Sox 4, Philadelphia 3

Cisne Middle School Softball and baseball practice will start Monday, Aug 4. Softball practice will run from 9:00-11:00am and baseball practice from 5:00 – 7:00pm. All players must have a current physical form and an insurance waiver form on file in the middle school office before they are allowed to practice.

Frontier Community College Bobcat softball will host a softball camp at Southwest Park Saturday, August 10th. The camp is open to fourth through eighth graders, and will include instruction on hitting, fielding, base running, agility, throwing and footwork from members of the 2019-2020 Bobcat softball team. Camp hours are 8:30 to 11 am for grades 4-6 and 12:30 – 3 pm for grades seven and eight. The cost is $35 per camper, and includes a free t-shirt. Registration is the day of the camp. Campers should bring a glove, bat, tennis shoes or cleats and water.

8/1/19 SCORES

MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Molt Farms 16, Jacque’s Lunch Box 3

Foxy’s 16, Jacque’s Lunch Box 3

Molt Farms 13, Lewis Scrap Metal 12 – 8 innings

Foxy’s 16, Lewis Scrap Metal 15

MLB

Jack Flaherty carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning as the Cardinals shut out the Cubs 8-0 Thursday. Flaherty struck out nine over seven innings of one-hit ball to improve to 5-and-6. Matt Wieters clubbed a three-run homer for the Cardinals, who moved a game ahead of Chicago atop the NL Central. The Cards are off today before visiting the Athletics tomorrow night.

Yadier Molina begins his rehab assignment tonight with Triple-A Memphis. The Cardinals backstop will catch two games in-a-row this weekend and then be re-evaluated. Molina was placed on the injured list last month with a right thumb tendon strain. He isn’t expected back until the Cardinals home series against the Pirates August 9th.

Mets 4, White Sox 0

NFL

The NFL preseason began as the Broncos came back to beat the Falcons, 14-10, in the Hall of Fame game in Canton. A late interception by Trey Johnson led to a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown pass from Brett Rypien to Juwann Winfree as head coach Vic Fangio won his Broncos debut despite spending time in the hospital earlier that day because of a kidney stone.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Clemson is atop the preseason coaches’ poll for the first time in school history, as the defending national champions received 59 of a possible 65 first-place votes. Alabama slots in at No. 2, receiving the other six first-place votes. Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State round out the top five.

NHL

The Blues are agreeing to terms on a three-year, two-way entry-level contract with Nikita Alexandrov. The forward was drafted by the Blues in the second round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The 18-year-old native of Burgwedel, Germany has spent the last two seasons with the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL. Last season, he posted 27 goals and 34 assists in 64 games.

7/31/19 SCORES

FCHS will hold its annual fall athlete/parent meeting at five this evening in the FCHS gym. Officials will discuss athletic department regulations and athletes and parents will meet with individual coaches. All fall athletes need to be represented by an adult family member. If you have question, please se Mr Wells during the two days of school registration.

MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Braddock Auto & Detail 9, J.A. Excavating 8

J.A. Excavating 15, Vaughan Equipment 5

Iconic Studio11, Braddock Auto & Detail 10

Iconic Studio 21, Vaughan Equipment 11

MLB

Kyle Hendricks struck out seven over seven scoreless innings as the Cubs shut out the Cardinals 2-0 at Busch Stadium. Miles Mikolas suffered the loss, despite allowing just an unearned run in five-and-two-thirds. Paul Goldschmidt and Kolten Wong both had two hits for the Cardinals. The Cards and Cubs are back in a tie for first place in the NL Central. The series wraps up tonight with Jack Flaherty opposing Chicago’s Jon Lester.

Mets 4, White Sox 2

Jedd Gyorko’s time with the Cardinals is over. The Cardinals sent the veteran slugger, international cap space and cash considerations to the Dodgers in exchange for left-handed reliever Tony Cingrani and minor league pitcher Jeffry Abreu. Gyorko is hitting .196 this season and has struggled to duplicate the production from his 2016-17 seasons when he hit a combined 50 home runs. Cingrani isn’t expected to pitch this season after undergoing left shoulder surgery in June.

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

Little League Baseball Sportsmanship Trophies were
presented recently by Geff Ruritan President Sherry
Jungwirth. L – R:  Bronco League – Trey Mason; Cisne Recreation Assn – Emery Ellis; Mustang League – Chase Mason

Fairfield Little League Bronco coaches Jeff Combs &
Brandon Bittles presenting their 1st place trophy to Geff Ruritan club president Sherry Jungwirth.

7/30/19 SCORES

MLB

Paul Goldschmidt hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the sixth and the Cardinals held on to beat the Cubs 2-1 Tuesday at Busch Stadium. It was Goldschmidt’s seventh homer in eight games. Giovanny Gallegos got the win in relief and Carlos Martínez notched his 11th save for the Cardinals, who snapped a two-game skid and took sole possession of first place in the NL Central. The series continues tonight with Miles Mikolas opposing Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks.

The Cardinals are bolstering their bullpen by bringing in Adalberto Mejía. The club claimed the left-handed reliever off waivers from the Angels. Mejía will travel to St. Louis from the Dominican Republic over the next day. He has a 7.32 ERA in 17 games this season with the Twins and Angels, who designated him for assignment on Friday.

Mets 5, White Sox 2 – 11 innings

7/29/19 SCORES

MLB

The surging Paul Goldscgmidt is being honored by major league baseball. The Cardinals first baseman was named the National League Player of the Week Monday after he tied a Cardinals record by homering in six straight games last week. Goldschmidt hit .345 with 13 RBI in seven games. This is Goldschmidt’s third career Player of the Week honor and his first with the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are demoting Harrison Bader. The center fielder was optioned to Triple-A Memphis after posting career lows in batting average and slugging percentage this aseason. The Cardinals also acquired left handed reliever Zac Rosscup from the Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations. Rosscup has a 5.00 ERA in 28 games for the Mariners, Blue Jays and the Dodgers this season. He will be assigned to Memphis.

The major league trade deadline is Wednesday afternoon. A couple of deals have already been made. One day after acquiring starter Marcus Stroman from the Blue Jays, the Mets traded starter Jason Vargas to the Phillies. The Brewers reacquired starter Jordan Lyles from the Pirates. They had previously claimed him off waivers from the Padres last August.

NFL

A judge in New Orleans is ruing that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can be questioned under oath about last season’s NFC Championship Game. Attorney Antonio LeMon filed a lawsuit against the NFL regarding a missed pass interference call that hurt the Saints chances of beating the Rams in Janiary. Three referees will also be questioned

7/28/19 SCORES

GOLF

Results from the Fairfield Dairy Queen Junior Golf Tournament have been released. The tournament was held last Thursday at the Fairfielde Public Golf Course. In the boys 16-18 age group, Kaden Carter of Carmi placed first, following two holes of sudden death playoff. Laban Hunt of Broughton was 2nd. In the 14-15 age group. Alex Nealls of Olney was first, defeating Ben Herron of West Frankfort after two playoff holes. Canon Weatherly of Eldorado was first in the boys 12-13 age group, followed by Kash Cantrell of Benton, Parker Boehme of Iuka, Matt Slover of iuka and Grant Halbert of Fairfield. In boys 10-11, Eli Schmutzler of Windemere, Florida finished first, followed by Carson Hagler of Herrin and Ayden Nealis of Olney. Elijah Robertson of Cisne and Dominic Demaret of Fairfield finished first and second in the boys 7-9 age group. On the girls side, Olivia Quigley of Marissa was first in the 16-18 age group, followed by Ali Lamb of Carterville and Elizaveth Eastham of Waltonville. Jaylee Glenn of McLeansboro was 4th and Madeline Burgess of Valier 5th. Treya Fassett of Waltonville was first in the 14-15 age group. Lauren Wolfe of Fairfield was first in the 12-13 age group and Amelia Hopfinger of Banhil first in the 7-9 age group. A total of 22 players competed in the tournament, five of which were from Wayne County.

MLB

Jose Altuve belted a three-run homer as the Astros beat the Cardinals 6-2 Sunday at Busch Stadium. Dakota Hudson did not make it through the fifth and took the loss. Dexter Fowler had a pinch-hit homer for the Cardinals, who have lost two straight on the heels of a six-game winning streak. The Redbirds are tied for first in the NL Central with the Cubs, who they host tomorrow night.

Cubs 11, Brewers 4

Twins 11, White Sox 1

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is joining the 650 home-run club. Pujols hit his 650th home run Sunday off Baltimore’s Dylan Bundy, becoming the sixth player to reach the plateau. The 38-year-old Pujols is hitting .244 this year with 17 homers in 83 games. He is under contract with the Angels until 2021.

NASCAR

Toyota is leaving Pocono Raceway with a one-two-three finish as Denny Hamlin pulled out the win at the Gander RV 400. The defending Daytona 500 winner led 32 laps. Erik Jones finished second and Martin Jones placed third. Kyle Busch leads the Cup standings with 818 points.

7/26/19 Scores

MLB

St. Louis 5, Houston 3 

Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2 

Minnesota 6, Chicago White Sox 2

7/24/19 SCORES

MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Lewis Scrap Metal 19, Braddock Auto & Detail 14 – 8 innings

Lewis Scrap Metal 13, Jacque’s Lunch Box 12

Braddock Auto & Detail 12, Vaughan Equipment 2

Vaughan Equipment 10, Jacque’s Lunch Box 7

MLB

Paul DeJong went 4-for-4 with three home runs as the Cardinals crushed the Pirates 14-8 Wednesday. DeJong is the first Cards shortstop to homer three times in a game in Modern Day history. The Cardinals had eight extra-base hits in the second inning, tying the MLB record. Paul Goldschmidt and Andrew Knizner went deep in that frame for the Cards, who have won four in-a-row and 10 of their last 12 games. The series wraps up today with Miles Mikolas opposing Pittsburgh’s Joe Musgrove.

Cubs 4, Giants 1

Marlins 2, White Sox 0

NHL

Marc Savard is joining the Blues’ coaching staff. The former player was named an assistant coach yesterday. The Ottawa, Ontario native enjoyed a 13-year NHL career. He amassed 706 points across 807 career regular-season games between the Rangers, Calgary Flames, Atlanta Thrashers and Boston Bruins.

7/23/19 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

 5th Divisiion Tournament at Veteran’s Field

Steeleville 4, Odin 2

Steeleville 4, Harrisburg 1  (Championship)

MLB

José Martínez hit the go-ahead home run in the top of the fifth and the Cardinals held on to beat the Pirates 4-3 Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals, who now trail the Cubs by just a half-game for first place in the NL Central. Dakota Hudson improved to 10-and-4 after pitching three-run ball into the seventh. The series continues tonight with Adam Wainwright opposing Pittsburgh’s Jordan Lyles.

The Cardinals are shuffling their bullpen. The club activated right-handed reliever Mike Mayers from the 60-day injured list yesterday and designated left-hander Chasen Shreve for assignment. Mayers was placed on the injured list with a strained left lat muscle in April. He had allowed five runs in eight and a third innings before the injury.

Giants 5, Cubs 4

Marlins 5, White Sox 1

NFL

The Bears are set to open training camp this week in Bourbonnais. The full squad reports tomorrow to Olivet Nazarene University with the first practice taking place the next day. The team will have eight practices open to the public during their 18-day training camp.

Veterans for the Indianapolis Colts report to training camp today. The first practice of the summer kicks off tomorrow. Rookies arrived on Sunday. The Colts will hold joint practices with the Browns on August 14th and 15th.

7/22/19 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

5th Division Tournament @ Lake Side Park

Highland 9, Aviston 4

Harrisburg 7, Steeleville 5

Odin 14, Highland 3 – 5 innings

MLB

Paul Goldschmidt drilled a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the 10th inning and the Cardinals hung on for a 6-5 win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Matt Wieters also homered and drove in two for St. Louis, which has won five-of-six. Chasen Shreve got the win in relief and Carlos Martínez notched his ninth save. Game two of the series is tonight with Dakota Hudson opposing Pittsburgh’s Chris Archer.

Cardinals slugger Matt Carpenter could return later this week. He begins a three-game rehab stint at Triple-A Memphis today. St. Louis hopes to see him return on Friday. Carpenter was placed on the injured list last week with a deep bruise on his right foot.

Giants 5, Cubs 4

White Sox 9, Marlins 1

FOOTBALL

FCHS Football Camp continues this week with varsity camp from 8:30 – 10:30 am and six – eight pm . Freshman camp is 8:30 – 10:30 am. Anyone planning to play should attend camp according to Coach Justin Townsend.

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the Fairfield Dairy Queen Junior Golf Tournament on Thursday. The tournament is open to boys and girls in five age groups. Ages 7-9 will play three holes and pay a $10 registration fee, ages 10-11 and 12-13 will play nine holes and pay a $20 registration fee and ages 14-15 and 16-18 will play 18 holes and pay a $25 fee.  The fee includes a free practice round.  Lunch will be provided for golfers and adults who accompany them. Entry forms are available at the course and online at SIGAGolf.org and Facebook at Public Golf Course NFP. For more information call 847-7222.

OLYMPICS

If the Tokyo Olympics were opening today, the United States would top the overall medal count and the gold-medal count. That’s the forecast released Tuesday by Gracenote Sports , which supplies statistical analysis for sports leagues around the world. Simon Gleave, the head of sports analysis at Gracenote, said his model has the United States winning 51 gold medals, 34 silver, and 41 bronze for 126 overall. China is picked to finish second, Japan third, Russia fourth and Britan fifth. The Tokyo Olympics open on July 24, 2020

7/21/19 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

5th Division Tournament @ Fairfield

Fairfield Post 176 forfeits to Highland due to a lack of players

Steeleville Post 480 9, vs Aviston Post 1239 4

Harrisburg Post 167 2, Odin Post 543 1

MLB

Yairo Munoz homered, tripled, scored two runs and drove in two as the Cardinals beat the Reds 3-1 Sunday in Cincinnati. Giovanny Gallegos struck out four of the five batters he faced in relief to pick up the win as the Cardinals won for the fourth time in five games. The Cards visit the Pirates tonight with Daniel Ponce de Leon opposing Pittsburgh’s Trevor Williams.

The Cardinals are adding to their depth. The club recalled left-handed reliever Tyler Webb and first basemen/outfielder Rangel Ravelo Sunday from Triple-A Memphis, while also optioning right-handed relievers Ryan Helsley and Dominic Leone. Ravelo is back with the Cards for the third time this season. Webb joins the bullpen as the Cardinals get set to face a lefty-heavy Pirates lineup for four-games in Pittsburgh.

Padres 5, Cubs 1

Rays 4, White Sox 2

Longtime reliever Lee Smith is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The former Cardinals closer was inducted Sunday in front of a large crowd in Cooperstown, New York. During the ceremony, he spoke about the importance of family, community, and being a good teammate. Smith’s 478 saves in 18 seasons are third all-time behind Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman. Rivera as well as starters Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines were also inducted into the Hall of Fame Sunday.

GOLF

Congratulations to Jerry Keener. He made a hole in one on Friday while playing the island green par three 18th hole at the Fairfield Public Golf Course. Jerry used a pitching wedge off the tee. This is Keener’s third ace in his lifetime on the Fairfield Public Golf Course.

NHL

Oskar Sundqvist is returning to the Stanley Cup champion Blues. The team signed Sundqvist to a four-year contract, earning him 2.75-million-dollars a season. Sundqvist set career highs last season with 14 goals, 17 assists and 31 points. In the postseason, he recorded four goals and five assists in 25 games.

NASCAR

Kevin Harvick is leaving New Hampshire with a 21-race winless streak in the rearview mirror. Harvick held off Denny Hamlin in a frantic final lap to take home the win at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at Loudon. Hamlin and Harvick made contact coming into the final turn, but the number-four held on for his first win of the season. Hamlin would finish second. Erik Jones placed third, while Ryan Blaney and Matt DiBenedetto rounded out the top five.

7/20/19 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

 5th Division Tournament @ Fairfield

Aviston Post 1239 7, Harrisburg Post 167 2

Steeleville Post 480 15, Highland Post 439 5 – 6 innings

Odin Post 543 10, Fairfield Post 176 0 – 5 innings

MLB

Reds 3, Cardinals 2

Cubs 6, San Diego 5

White Sox 2, Tampa 1 – 11 innings

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the Fairfield Dairy Queen Junior Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 25th. The tournament is open to boys and girls in five age groups. Ages 7-9 will play three holes and pay a $10 registration fee, ages 10-11 and 12-13 will play nine holes and pay a $20 registration fee and ages 14-15 and 16-18 will play 18 holes and pay a $25 fee.  The fee includes a free practice round.  Lunch will be provided for golfers and adults who accompany them. The first tee time for the tournament, a SIGA Junior Tour points event, is at 9 am.  The entry forms for the youth golf events are available at the course and online at SIGAGolf.org and Facebook at Public Golf Course NFP. For more information call 847-7222.

7/19/19 SCORES

MLB

Cardinals 12, Cincinnati 11

Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 5

Chicago White Sox 9, Tampa Bay 2

7/18/19 SCORES

MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Molt Farms 22, Vaughan Equipment 19  8 innings

J.A. Excavating 15, Vaughan Equipment 11

Molt Farms 21, Jacque’s Lunch Box 15

Jacque’s Lunch Box 21, J.A. Excavating 12

MLB

Tommy Edman hit his first career grand slam as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Reds 7-4 at Great American Ball Park. Paul DeJong also went deep and drove in three runs for St. Louis, which has won five-of-six. Dakota Hudson tossed five innings of three-run ball for the win. Andrew Miller picked up his second save. Game two of the series is tonight with Adam Wainwright opposing Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle.

Royals 6, White Sox 5

Longtime reliever Lee Smith is set to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. The former Cardinals closer was elected in December by the Today’s Game Era Committee. His 478 saves in 18 seasons are third all-time behind Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman. The induction ceremony is Sunday in Cooperstown, New York.

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Brackets for the 5th Division Tournament this weekend have been released.  The tournament runs Saturday through Tuesday at Veteran’s Field in Fairfield.  Here are the brackets:

Saturday:

2 pm – Aviston Post 1239 bs Harrisburg Post 167

4:30 pm – Steeleville Post 480 vs District 22 champion

7 pm – Odin Post 543 vs Fairfield Post 176

Sunday:

2 pm -Steeleville/District 22 loser vs Odin/Fairfield loser

4:30 – Aviston/Harrisburg winner vs Steeleville/District 22 winner

7 pm – Odin/Fairfield winner vs Aviston/Harrisburg loser

Monday:

2 pm – Game 4 loser vs Gane 5 winner

4:30 – Game 5 winner vs Game 6 winner

7 pm – Game 7 winner vs Game 6 loser (If needed)

Tuesday:

4:30 pm – Semi-final

7 pm – Championship

Wednesday:

7 pm – Championship (If needed)

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the Fairfield Dairy Queen Junior Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 25th. The tournament is open to boys and girls in five age groups. Ages 7-9 will play three holes and pay a $10 registration fee, ages 10-11 and 12-13 will play nine holes and pay a $20 registration fee and ages 14-15 and 16-18 will play 18 holes and pay a $25 fee.  The fee includes a free practice round.  Lunch will be provided for golfers and adults who accompany them. The first tee time for the tournament, a SIGA Junior Tour points event, is at 9 am.  The entry forms for the youth golf events are available at the course and online at SIGAGolf.org and Facebook at Public Golf Course NFP. For more information call 847-7222.

American J.B. Holmes shot a 5-under 66 to take the lead in the first round of the British Open in Northern Ireland. Irishman Shane Lowry is one shot back with 13 others, including World No. 1 and four-time major champion Brooks Koepka, lurking two strokes off the pace. All eyes this week have been on Rory McIlroy with the Open being held in his native country for the first time in 68 years, and he failed to deliver with an 8-over 79. Defending champion Francesco Molinari finished 3-over par, while Tiger Woods finished with a 7-over 78, his worst opening round in any Open Championship.

NFL

A Louisiana judge has allowed a lawsuit against the NFL over the infamous no-call in last year’s NFC Championship Game to continue. The lawsuit, brought by a team of four lawyers, could mean that Roger Goodell and game officials can be questioned in depositions regarding Nickell Robey-Coleman’s hit on the Saints’ Tommylee Lewis.

7/17/19 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Region 24 Tournament

Fairfield Post 176 9, Carmi Post 224 0

Harrisburg Post 167 8, Fairfield Post 176 6 (Championship)

Both Post 176 and Harrisburg Post 167 advance to the 5th Division Tournament, which will begin Saturday at Veteran’s Field. A number of other teams from around southern and central Illinois, including one from District 22, two from District 23 and one from District 25, will advance to Fairfield for the 5th Division Tournament. Games are scheduled for two, 4:30 and seven pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Game time Tuesday will be 4:30 pm and seven pm if necessary.

MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Foxy 17, Lewis Scrap Metal 6

Braddock Auto 21, Foxy 11

Iconic Studio 17, Lewis Scrap Metal 9

Iconic Studio 10, Braddock Auto 9

MLB

Paul Goldschmidt smacked a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Cardinals past the Pirates 6-5 Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. Tyler O’Neill hit a solo shot in the fifth and drove in two for the Redbirds, who took two-of-three in the series. John Brebbia picked up the win and Carlos Martinez notched his sixth save despite allowing a run in the ninth. The Cards visit the Reds tonight with Dakota Hudson opposing Cincinnati’s Tanner Roark.

The Cardinals are mourning the death of former pitcher Ernie Broglio. He died Tuesday night at the age of 83 after battling cancer. Broglio was 77-and-74 with a 3.74 ERA in eight years in the major leagues, including stints with the Cardinals and the Cubs. He was the other half of the 1964 trade that sent him to Chicago and brought Hall of Famer Lou Brock to the Cardinals.

Cubs 5, Reds 2

Royals 7, White Sox 5

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the Fairfield Dairy Queen Junior Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 25th. The tournament is open to boys and girls in five age groups. Ages 7-9 will play three holes and pay a $10 registration fee, ages 10-11 and 12-13 will play nine holes and pay a $20 registration fee and ages 14-15 and 16-18 will play 18 holes and pay a $25 fee.  The fee includes a free practice round.  Lunch will be provided for golfers and adults who accompany them. The first tee time for the tournament, a SIGA Junior Tour points event, is at 9 am.  The entry forms for the youth golf events are available at the course and online at SIGAGolf.org and Facebook at Public Golf Course NFP. For more information call 847-7222.

The world’s best golfers are ready to start the British Open, where the focus all week has been on Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman has been installed as the betting favorite in the first Open being held in his native country in 68 years. McIlroy has plenty of familiarity as well as past success at Royal Portrush, where he shot a course-record 61 in the North of Ireland Amateur at the age of 16.

7/16/19 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

 Region 24 Tournament

Fairfield Post 176 10, McLeansboro Post 106 3

Harrisburg Post 167 14, Carmi Post 224 5

 MLB

Dario Agrazal fired six innings of one-run ball in the Pirates’ 3-1 win over the Cardinals Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. Carlos Martínez took the loss after giving up two runs in the top of the ninth. Jack Flaherty had an RBI double for St. Louis, which had its three-game winning streak snapped. The three-game series wraps up today with Daniel Ponce de Leon opposing Pittsburgh’s Chris Archer.

Cardinals slugger Matt Carpenter is back on the injured list. Carpenter suffered a deep bruise on the top of his right foot after fouling off a ball in the seventh inning of Monday’s win over the Pirates. He had only been back for four games after being sidelined since June 29th with a lower back strain. The Cards recalled infielder Edmundo Sosa from Triple-A Memphis to replace him on the roster.

Cubs 4, Reds 3 – 10 innings

Royals 11, White Sox 0

FOOTBALL

FCHS Football Camp continues today with varsity camp from 8:30 – 10:30 am and six – eight pm . Freshman camp is 8:30 – 10:30 am. Anyone planning to play should attend camp according to Coach Justin Townsend.

A handful of NFL teams will open up training camp today. Rookies for the Ravens, Cardinals and Seahawks must report to their respective teams today. The full roster for the Broncos will also report today The Lions, Falcons and Saints all start tomorrow, and the Jets on Friday. All 32 NFL teams will be in training camp by next weekend.

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the Fairfield Dairy Queen Junior Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 25th. The tournament is open to boys and girls in five age groups. Ages 7-9 will play three holes and pay a $10 registration fee, ages 10-11 and 12-13 will play nine holes and pay a $20 registration fee and ages 14-15 and 16-18 will play 18 holes and pay a $25 fee.  The fee includes a free practice round.  Lunch will be provided for golfers and adults who accompany them. The first tee time for the tournament, a SIGA Junior Tour points event, is at 9 am.  The entry forms for the youth golf events are available at the course and online at SIGAGolf.org and Facebook at Public Golf Course NFP. For more information call 847-7222.

7/15/19 SCHEDULE

MLB

Miles Mikolas tossed a complete game shutout as the Cardinals cruised past the Pirates 7-0 at Busch Stadium. Tyler O’Neill blasted a pair of two-run homers for St. Louis, which won its third straight. Paul Goldschmidt added an RBI double in the victory. The series continues tonight with Jack Flaherty opposing Pittsburgh’s Dario Agraza.

Reds 6, Cubs 3

Royals 5, White Sox 2

FOOTBALL

FCHS Football Camp continues today with varsity camp from 8:30 – 10:30 am and six – eight pm . Freshman camp is 8:30 – 10:30 am. Anyone planning to play should attend camp according to Coach Justin Townsend.

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the Fairfield Dairy Queen Junior Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 25th. The tournament is open to boys and girls in five age groups. Ages 7-9 will play three holes and pay a $10 registration fee, ages 10-11 and 12-13 will play nine holes and pay a $20 registration fee and ages 14-15 and 16-18 will play 18 holes and pay a $25 fee.  The fee includes a free practice round.  Lunch will be provided for golfers and adults who accompany them. The first tee time for the tournament, a SIGA Junior Tour points event, is at 9 am.  The entry forms for the youth golf events are available at the course and online at SIGAGolf.org and Facebook at Public Golf Course NFP. For more information call 847-7222.

BOXING

Boxing legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker is dead after he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach. The driver was cooperative with police with the investigation ongoing. Whitaker won Olympic gold for the US in 1984 and held championship belts in four weight classes. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007

7/14/19 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL REGION 24 TOURNAMENT

Fairfield Post 176 16, Grayville 2

MLB

Paul Goldschmidt smacked a two-run homer against his former team as the Cardinals defeated the Diamondbacks 5-2 Sunday. Tyler O’Neill had an RBI double for the Cardinals, which took two-of-three in the series. Adam Wainwright struck out seven over seven scoreless innings for the win and Carlos Martinez recorded his fifth save. The Cards host the Pirates tonight with Miles Mikolas opposing Pittsburgh’s Joe Musgrove.

Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha is heading back to the bullpen. The right-hander has been inconsistent as a starter since coming out of the pen for two games on May 29th and June 4th. He allowed four runs over three and a third frames on July 4th in Seattle. Daniel Ponce de Leon will take over his rotation spot starting Wednesday against the Pirates.

The Cardinals are offering well wishes to Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson as he battles pancreatic cancer. The club tweeted get well soon, Bob Saturday night, adding that all of Cardinal nation is behind the legendary right-hander. News of Gibson’s cancer diagnosis was reported over the weekend. The 83-year-old was inducted into Cooperstown in 1981 and his number 45 was retired by the Cardinals in 1975.

Cubs 8, Pirates 3

A’s 3, White Sox 2

TENNIS

Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat Roger Federer in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker Sunday. In the women’s final, Simona Halep won her first Wimbledon title and kept Serena Williams from winning her eighth.

7/12/19 SCORES

MLB

Arizona 4, St. Louis 2

Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3

Oakland 5, Chicago White Sox 1

7/13/19 SCHEDULE

SOFTBALL

There will be a softball tournament at Southwest Park in Fairfield today and tomorrow. Competing will be the 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U teams. Action starts at 8 a.m. this morning with the 8U and 10U teams playing today. Tomorrow, the 12U and 14U teams will take the field.

TENNIS

The 2019 Fairfield John Peterson Memorial Jr/Adult Open Tennis Tournament continues today and tomorrow with adult play at Lake Side Tennis Courts.

FOOTBALL

FCHS Football Camp will continue next week. Varsity camp dates are 8:30 – 10:30 am Monday through Thursday and 6 – 8 pm Monday through Wednesday. Freshman camp dates are 8:30 – 10:30 am Monday through Thursday. Anyone planning to play should attend camp according to Coach Justin Townsend.

MLB

Cardinals 4, Arizona 2

Cubs 10, Pirates 4

Oakland 13, White Sox 2

7/11/19 SCORES

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Iconik Studio 17, Jacque’s Lunchbox 1

Foxy 14, Jacque’s Lunchbox 3

Iconik Studio 12, Vaughan Equpment 4

Foxy 14, Vaughan Equipment 8

MLB

Yadier Molina is still having a problem with his thumb. The Cardinals catcher was placed on the 10-day injured list yesterday with a right thumb tendon strain. This is Molina’s second IL stint this season with the same injury, having also missed time in May and June. The Cardinals also activated Matt Carpenter from the 10-day IL and purchased the contract of pitcher Chasen Shreve from Triple-A Memphis.

FOOTBALL

FCHS Football Camp will continue next week. Varsity camp dates are 8:30 – 10:30 am Monday through Thursday and six – eight pm Monday through Wednesday. Freshman camp dates are 8:30 – 10:30 am Monday through Thursday. Anyone planning to play should attend camp according to Coach Justin Townsend.

7/10/19 SCORES

A gymnast who scored a perfect 10 won out over the Catholic nun who pounded the strike zone with her first pitch for the White Sox at the ESPY Awards. UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi’s perfect floor routine took the Best Viral Sports Moment award Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Sister Mary Jo Sobieck was a finalist along with Texas A&M track star Infinite Tucker and seven-year-old sprinter Rudolph Blaze Ingraham. Sister Mary Jo teaches at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights. The 50-year-old nun’s viral video showed her bouncing a baseball off her bicep then throwing a perfect pitch before a White Sox-Royals game last August.

The White Sox are taking action to protect fans from hard hit foul balls. The team began installing extended protective netting this week at Guaranteed Rate Field. The netting will run from the end of the dugout to the foul pole on both the first base and third base sides. The Sox are the first major league team to make the move after a liner by Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a four-year-old girl in Houston in May. A woman was hit by a foul ball off the bat of White Sox slugger Eloy Jiménez in Chicago last month.

Jim Bouton, the former Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book ”Ball Four,” has died. He was 80. Bouton’s family said he died at the Great Barrington home he shared with wife Paula Kurman. He fought a brain disease linked to dementia and was in hospice care. Bouton also had two strokes in 2012. Published in 1970, ”Ball Four” detailed Yankees great Mickey Mantle’s carousing and the use of stimulants in the major leagues. Bouton’s revealing look at baseball off the field made for eye-opening and entertaining reading, but he paid a big price for the best-seller when former teammates and players and executives across baseball ostracized him for exposing their secrets. He wasn’t invited to the Yankees’ Old-Timers’ Day until 1998

7/9/19 SCORES

MLB

The American League beat the National League 4-3 in the 90th MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland. Joey Gallo homered for the AL, which built a 4-1 lead and hung on for its seventh straight All-Star victory. Indians pitcher Shane Bieber struck out the side in the fifth inning and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Meanwhile, Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong got to showcase his defense in his first All-Star Game. DeJong turned two double plays, took a walk and stole a base while coming off the bench for the National League last night.

SOCCER

More than a ton of confetti will be dropping on the streets of New York today in honor of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. As they did four years ago, the World Cup champions will travel through the Canyon of Heroes along Broadway. The parade kicks off at 9:30 this morning Eastern time from Battery Park and continues to City Hall. The U.S. defeated The Netherlands 2-to-zero on Sunday to win its fourth overall World Cup championship. Team USA is the only nation to win that many women’s World Cups.

NBA

Coach’s challenges are coming to the NBA. The league voted yesterday to allow coaches one challenge per game. The rule change is a one-year trial. Plays that can be challenged include personal fouls, goaltending or an out-of-bounds call among others. The rule has already been in place in the NBA G-League for two seasons.

ESPY’s

A Chicago area nun who gained national attention last year for her pitching arm is up for an ESPY Award tonight. Sister Mary Jo Sobieck went viral after bouncing a baseball off her arm and firing a perfect strike while throwing out the first pitch before the White Sox-Royals game last August at Guaranteed Rate Field. As a result, the nun from Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights was nominated for the 2019 ESPY Award for Best Viral Sports Moment.

7/8/19 SCORES

Three Mules track athletes have been named All-South by the Southern Illinois Coaches Association. Caleb Frymire, Luke Dagg & Colton Ross alladvanced to the Class 1-A State Track & Fied meet this past season,

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL 

Fairfield Post 176 5, Grayville 0 – Jesse Hosselton was the winning pitcher

Fairfield Post 176 8, Grayville 7 – Cameron Gardner was the winning pitcher

MLB

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is the 2019 MLB Home Run Derby champ. The slugging first baseman beat Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 23-to-22 in the finals in Cleveland. The last Mets’ player to win the Derby was Darryl Strawberry in 1986. Guerrero Jr. finished with a record 91 homers as the Derby runner-up.

Paul DeJong is ready for his first MLB All-Star Game tonight. The Cardinals shortstop will be a reserve for the National League in the 90th annual Midsummer Classic in Cleveland. He is the lone representative for the Cardinals. DeJong is hitting .258 with 13 home runs and 36 RBI this season.

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course is looking for at least 15 volunteers each evening from five to eight pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to help spread Bermuda grass stolens to expand the fairways on holes 3, 4 & 5. A volunteer sign-up sheet is posted outside the pro shop to help coordinate and plan the efforts.  For more information call 847-7222 or contact Avery Spreh

7/7/19 SCORES

MLB

Jeff Samardzija outdueled Jack Flaherty as the Giants edged the Cardinals 1-0 Sunday. Flaherty fired seven frames of two-hit ball, but gave up a solo homer in the seventh and took the tough loss. Yairo Munoz recorded two of the six hits for the Cardinals, who went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. The Cardinals head into the All-Star break third in the NL Central at 44-and-44.

White Sox 3, Cubs 1

SOCCER

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team is the 2019 World Cup champions. They defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in Lyon, France, for their second consecutive World Cup win and fourth overall. Megan Rapinoe scored on a penalty kick and took home the Golden Boot. Rose LaVelle added a goal a few minutes later to seal the win. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio needed just a few seconds after the match to invite the team to a ticker tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes in Manhattan in Wednesday.

NASCAR

20 year old Justin Haley is going home with his first career NASCAR victory in upset fashion. Haley was first on the track when rain cut short the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Sunday at Daytona. The race only lasted 127 laps. William Byron finished second while Jimmie Johnson ended up third. Ty Dillon and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five

7/4/19 SCORES

MLB

Matt Wieters and Dexter Fowler homered and Tommy Edman came through with another key hit as the Cardinals rallied for a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. Wieters hit a solo shot in the third inning and Fowler added a two-run drive in the fourth. Daniel Ponce de Leon got his first major league win, and Carlos Martinez worked the ninth for his third save. Cardinals starter Michael Wacha was charged with four runs and six hits in 3 1/3 innings, but the Cardinals bullpen was solid for the second straight game. Ponce de Leon allowed one baserunner in 2 2/3 innings and . Andrew Miller worked out of a jam in the eighth before Martinez finished.

Cubs 11, Pirates 3

Tigers 11, White Sox 5

NASCAR

Saturday marks the end of a decades-long tradition at Daytona International Speedway. Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 will likely be the last time the NASCAR race is held at the track on July 4th weekend. Starting next year, the race will take place in August. The race was first held July 4th weekend in 1959.

COMPETITIVE EATING

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut is still at the top of the competitive eating world. Chestnut crammed 71 hot dogs into his stomach in just 10 minutes to take home his 12th Mustard Belt at the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest in Brooklyn. The California native was just three shy of his own record set in 2018. Miki Sudo won the women’s title.

7/3/19 SCORES

MLB

Tommy Edman capped a big ninth inning with a two-out, three-run home run as the Cardinals rallied for five runs to beat the Mariners 5-2 on Wednesday night. The Cardinals entered the ninth trailing 2-0 after a masterful performance from Seattle starter Mike Leake, who threw 7 2/3 shutout innings against his former team. But Seattle’s bullpen imploded and the Cardinals took full advantage of the meltdown. John Brebbia pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief and struck out six. Andrew Miller struck out the first two batters of the ninth and Carlos Martinez got the final out.

Pirates 6, Cubs 5

White Sox 7, Tigers 5

White Sox 9, Tigers 6 – 12 innings

A trio of American League All-Star injury replacements have been named. Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe and Twins pitcher Jose Berrios will suit up for the AL on Tuesday. They take the spots of the Angels’ Tommy La Stella, the Twins’ Jake Odorizzi and the Rangers’ Hunter Pence.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

It’ll be the U.S. versus the Netherlands in the Women’s World Cup final in France. The Netherlands defeated Sweden Wednesday 1-0 in extra time. That means Sweden will play England in the 3rd place match on Saturday. The United States will play the Netherlands Sunday morning.

ELSEWHERE

A Georgia company is making T-shirts with the Betsy Ross flag on it after Nike decided not to put it on its new shoes. The veteran-owned company Nine Line Apparel calls itself “relentlessly patriotic,” and says Nike is ignorant about the history of the 13-star American flag. Nike was set to release a new shoe this week that displayed the flag created by Betsy Ross during the American Revolution. The shoe was pulled after spokesperson Colin Kaepernick, and others, said the flag had ties to an era of slavery. Nike said in a statement that it pulled the shoe because it didn’t want to detract from the nation’s patriotic holiday, and was proud of its American heritage.

7/2/19 SCORES

MLB

The Mariners beat the Cardinals 5-4 on Tuesday night. Before the game, the Cardinals placed infielder Matt Carpenter on the 10-day injured list with a strained lower back. Manager Mike Shildt said Carpenter was extremely ill over the weekend, and tweaked his back while laid up. The IL move is retroactive to June 29. Shildt said this is not a long-term injury and that Carpenter could have been rushed back into the lineup for the San Francisco series this weekend. But the team decided to allow him to recuperate and gain back the weight he lost while sick.

Pirates 5, Cubs 1

Tuesday night’s game between the White Sox and Tigers was postponed by rain. It will be made up on Sept. 27 as part of a doubleheader

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

The US moved into Sunday’s Women’s World Cup title match with a 2-1 semi-final win Tuesday over England. Christian Press and Alex Morgan scored for the US and Alyssa Nacher preserved the win by smothering a late penalty kick. The top-ranked US will now face the winner of today’s semifinal between the Netherlands and Sweden.

NHL

The Blues have re-signed restricted free agent Sammy Blais to an $850,000, one-year contract. Blais had a goal and two assists in 15 playoff games to help the Blues win the Stanley Cup. The 23-year-old forward had two goals and two assists over 32 regular season games for the Blues and spent part of the season with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage. The Canadian made his NHL debut during the 2017-18 season, scoring one goal and having two assists in 11 games. Blais was drafted by the Blues in the sixth round of the 2014 draft.

7/1/19 SCORES

MLB

Pirates 18, Cubs 5

Left handed pitcher Tyler Skaggs of the Angels died Monday when the 27 year old was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Texas, stunning the Major League Baseball community and leading to the postponement of the team’s series opener against the Rangers. Police say they were investigating, but no foul play was suspected. Skaggs was pronounced dead at ther scene.

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course is looking for at least 15 volunteers each evening from five to eight pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 9,10 & 11, to help spread Bermuda grass stolens to expand the fairways on holes 3, 4 & 5. Women and men are welcome. A volunteer sign-up sheet is posted outside the pro shop to help coordinate and plan the efforts.  For more information call 847-7222 or contact Avery Sprehe.

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

Oliver Luck’s first year as the XFL’s commissioner has mostly been confined to the office and gettingf the league’s framework set up. The next couple of months are what Luck r5efers to as the fun part of preparing for next year’s return. The league, whuich will begin play the week after Super Bowl 54, is in the middle of conducting “summer showcases” in the eight cities whwere it will have teams. The showcases are similar to pro days on college campuses and the NFL scouting combine as coaches get to work with prospects. Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Seattle, Houston, Tampa Bay and Dallas gave alreadyn hosted showcases. Luck says the league will begin signing players following the final showcase in St Louis July 13.

 

6/30/19 SCORES

MLB

Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 11th inning as the Cardinals overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat the Padres 5-3 Sunday and snap a five-game losing streak. Wieters’ shot off Brad Wieck reached the balcony on the fourth level of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building in the left-field corner. It was his fourth and came with Kolten Wong aboard on an infield single. Carlos Martínez pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief for the win and Dominic Leone got the final two outs for his first save. The Cardinals had erased a 3-0 deficit on Yairo Muñoz’s two-run double in the sixth and an unearned run in the eighth.

Reds 8, Cubs 6

White Sox 4, Twins 3

Cardinal shortstop Paul DeYoung has been added to the National League roster for the All-Star game July 9th. DeYoung joins catchers Yasmani Grandal of the Brewers and J.T, Realmuto of the Phillies, 1st basemen Pete Alonso of the Mets and Josh Bell of the Pirates, 2nd baseman Mike Moustakas of the Brewers, 3rd basemen Kris Bryant and Anthony Rendon of the Nationals, shortstop revor Story of thwe Rockies and outfielders David Dahl of the Rockies and Jeff McNeil of the Mets NL pitchers include Sandy Alcantara of the Marlins, Walker Buehler of the Dodgers, Luis Castillo of the Redsm Jacob DeGrom of the Mets, Zach Grienke of the Diamondbacks, Josh Hader of the Brewers, Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, Hyun-JIm Ryu of the Dodgers, Max Scherzer of the Nationals, Mike Soroka of the Braves and Kirby Yates of the Padres. American League reserves include catcher James McCann of the White Sox, 1st basemen Jose Abreu of the White Sox and Daniel Vogenbach of the Mariners, 2nd basman Tommy LaStella of the Angels, shortstop Francisco Lindor of the Indians, 3rd baseman Matt Chapman of the A’s, outfielders Mookoe Betts of the Red sox, Joey Gallo of the Rangersm Austin Meadows of trhe Rays and Whit Merrifield of the Royals and designated hitter J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox. The AL pitching staff includes Aroldis Chapaman of the Yankees, Gerrit Cole of the Astros, Lucas Giollito of the White Sox, Shane Greene of the Tigers, Brad Hand of the Indians, John Means of the Orioles, Charlie Morton of the Rays, Jake Odorizzi of the Twins, Ryan Presley of the Astros, Marcus Stroman of the Blue Jays, Mike Minor of the Rangers and Justin Verlander of the Astros.

Toronto Blue Jays rookie third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr will become the youngest player in Major League history to participate in the Home Run Derby July 8th. ESPN and MLB.com reported Guerrero has accepted an invite to the derby. He will be 20 years and 114 days old that day, passing Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr, who was 20 years and 230 days when he went homerless in the 1990 event.

NCAA WRESTLING

The NCAA says that wrestlers can wear looser fitting shorts next year, and it has removed all language in the rules book regarding the length of a competitor’s hair. The sanctioning body announced last week that its oversight panel has approved both changes starting with upcoming season. Wrestlers previously competed only in traditional singlets, which are skintight. But athletes will now have the option to wear a form-fitting shirt with looser shorts designed for wrestling. The rule that prohibited a wrestler’s hair from extending below the level of a shirt collar in the back and below the earlobes on the side has been eliminated. But athletes still can’t put greasy substances or oil in their hair.

6/27/19 SCORES

MLB

Cubs 9, Braves 7

The 2019 MLB All-Star Game rosters were unveiled Thursday as the annual midsummer classic approaches. This year’s All-Star Game will be July 9th at Progressive Field in Cleveland. It’s the first time Cleveland has hosted the event since 1997. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will lead the NL squad and Alex Cora of the Red Sox the AL squad. NL starters include catcher Wilson Contreras and shortstop Javier Baez of the Cubs, first baseman Freddie Freeman of the Braves, 2nd basemam Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks, 3rd baseman Nolan Aremado of the Rockies and outfielders Christian Yelich of the Brewers, Cody Belinger of the Dodhers and Ronald Acuna, JR of the Braves. American League starters are catcher Gary Sanchez of the Yankees, first baseman Carlos Santana of the Indians, 2nd baseman D.J. LeMahieu of the Yankees, shortstop Jorge Polanco of the Twins, 3nd baseman Alex Bregman of the Astros and outfielders Mike Trout of the Angels and George Springer and Michael Brantley of the Astros. The designated hitter is Hunter Pence of the Rangers. All-Star pitchers and reserves will be announced Sunday. MLB also announced that this year’s Futures Game will have a new format. The game will be shortened from nine innings to seven innings, and, instead of US players playing a world team, AL prospects will face NL prospects.

6/26/SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

2019 high school football schedules have been released. Games will start August 30th and culminate November 29-30 with state championship games at DeKalb. The Mules will host Sesser-Valier at the Trainyard August 30 before hitting the road for games at Johnston City and Chester on September 6th and 13th. FCHS will then host Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton and Carmi-White County on September 20th and 27th, travel to Hamilton County on October 4th and host Edwards County and Vienna on October 11th and 18th before closing out the regular season Octiober 25th at Eldorado. You can hear all the Mules games ion WFIW 104.9 and wfiwradio.com. Edwards County is at Chester to open the season on August 30th. The Lions then host Hamilton County and Sesser-Valier September 6th and 13th, play at Carmi-White County September 20th, at Vienna on September 28th, host Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton October 4th, play at Fairfield October 11th, at Eldorado October 19th and host Johnston City October 25th to close out regular season play. Edwards County football can be heard on WOKZ 105.9 and network1sports.com.

MLB

Daniel Mengden pitched six scoreless innings as the A’s beat the Cardinals 2-0 Wednesday night. Mengden gave up four hits and struck out five for his first win since May 18. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts. The Redbirds were shutout for the sixth time this season, and the third time in its last 14 games.

Braves 5, Cubs 3

White Sox 8, Boston 7

6/25/19 SCORES

MLB

The A’s rallied for six runs in the 5th inning en route to a 7-3 win over the Cardinals Tuesday night. The A’s, who had totaled nine runs over their last three games, overcame a 3-1 deficit with the big fifth inning to knock out Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty. Flaherty gave up a season-high seven runs and nine hits and a walk in 4 2/3 innings. He gave up three homers to raise his total to nine allowed in five June starts. Overall, Flaherty has given up 18 homers in 16 starts this season. The Cardinals have announced that hard-throwing closer Jordan Hicks will undergo Tommy John surgery today. The 22-year-old Hicks was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral on Monday following a MRI. Hicks was previously diagnosed with tendinitis in his right triceps. He was 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 29 games this season for the Cardinals. He had 14 saves in 15 opportunities.

Braves 3, Cubs 2

Red Sox 6, White Sox 3

NHL

The Blues signed coach Craig Berube to a three-year contract extension Tuesday after he led the team to its first Stanley Cup championship in his first season in charge. The Blues were in last place at the start of the year, but Berube led them on an 11-game win streak in January and February to position them for the playoffs. They wound up going 38-19-6 in the regular season, then beat the Jets, Stars and Sharks in the playoffs to reach the Stanley Cup Final. The Blues beat the Bruins in seven games to win the first championship in their 52-year history. Berube, who also spent two seasons coaching the Flyers, joined the franchise as an associate coach in 2017. His new deal will be formally announced at a news conference today.

6/18/19 SCORES

MLB

Rookie Jordan Yamamoto dazzled again, matching his first career start by pitching seven scoreless innings as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 6-0 on Tuesday night. Yamamoto allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked two. He gave up three hits in seven innings in his major league debut, on June 12 in Miami against the Cardinals. Before that game, he had not pitched above Double-A. Yamamoto became the first pitcher since Pittsburgh’s Nick Maddox in 1907 to beat the Cardinals twice in a seven-day span when the first game was his debut. Jack Flaherty pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out eight, and had the Cardinals’ first hit off Yamamoto, a ground-rule double in the third. Dexter Fowler singled with two outs in the seventh for the other hit.

White Sox 3, Cubs 1

6/17/19 SCORES

HS GIRLS TRACK

Congratulations to Jacklyn Simms of FCHS. Jaclyn has been named all-south in girls track by the southern Illinois Coaches Association. Simms, a junior, finished 16th in the high jump at this past season’s Class A Track & Field Meet. Jessica Smith of Carmi-White County was named all-south as a sprinter.

HS BASEBALL

A couple of Mules baseball players have been named all-south by the southern Illinois Coaches Association. Juniors Wyatt Gilbert and Cade Carter of FCHS were among those honored by the SICA.

MLB

Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter homered to back a strong outing by Miles Mikolas, leading the Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Marlins on Monday night. Mikolas snapped a career-high losing streak of five straight decisions. He had not won a game since May 6 against Philadelphia. In making his team-leading 15th start and second straight against the Marlins, Mikolas went six innings. He scattered six hits and struck out four. The Cardinals have won four of their last five games and six of their last eight.

The Cardinals announced Monday they have bought the contract of rookie first baseman/outfielder Rangel Ravelo from Triple-A Memphis and placed infielder Yairo Muñoz on the paternity List. To make room for Ravelo on the team’s 40-man roster, the Cardinals transferred right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers from the 10-day Injured List to the 60-day Injured List. Ravelo, a 27-year-old rookie, has appeared in 838 career games in the minors, including stints with the White Sox and Oakland A’s organizations. The Havana, Cuba native was signed by the Cardinals as a minor league free-agent in April of 2017. Ravelo got the opportunity as a pinch hitter in the seventh Monday, grounding out to first.

6/16/19 SCORES

MLB

Paul DeJong tagged the Mets again, hitting a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning that sent the Cardinals over the Mets 4-3 on Sunday. The Cardinals won despite getting outhit 10-3. They took three of four in the series, and DeJong homered in each victory. DeJong is 30 for 83 with nine homers and 10 doubles against the Mets overall. Paul Goldschmidt hit a prodigious home run off the facade of the second deck and scored twice for the Redbirds, who went 5-5 on its season-long 10-game road trip. Andrew Miller pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the victory and Carlos Martinez went two innings for his second save.

Dodgers 3, Cubs 2

Yankees 10, White Sox 3

A vintage Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey sold for a record $5.64 million at an auction Saturday. The jersey, which was a road uniform and dates from between 1928 and 1930, broke the previous mark of $4.4 million for a 1920 Ruth jersey. Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti, said the jersey, as well as over 400 other items, was sold with the intent “to further his legacy within a new generation of baseball fans.”

GOLF

Gary Woodland finished at 13-under par and won the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach to capture his first major championship. Woodland sank a long putt for birdie on the 18th hole to shoot a two-under 69 on Sunday, holding off defending champion Brooks Koepka by three strokes. Justin Rose tied for third with Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffle and Chez Raevie.

6/14/19 SCORES

MLB

Game 1: St. Louis 5, New York Mets 4 — 10 innings (this game resumed Friday due to weather delay on Thursday night)

Game 2: St. Louis 9, New York Mets 5

Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 3

Chicago White Sox 10, Yankees 2

6/13/19 SCORES

MLB

The Cardinals/Mets game was suspended because of rain Thursday night, moments after Harrison Bader hit an RBI double with two outs in the top of the ninth inning that made it 4-all. Play will resume today at 6:10 p.m. beginning in the bottom of the ninth. That will be followed by the regularly scheduled game between the teams. The Cardinals scored twice in the ninth, capping a bizarre sequence that saw umpires reverse their call and order the tarp off the field right after it had been rolled out. Rain was falling hard when the Mets took the field for the ninth with a 4-2 lead, and umps ordered the field covered. After the umps and both managers met in the middle of the diamond, the call was overturned and the grounds crew finished working on the field and action resumed after a nine-minute wait. Kolten Wong then hit an RBI single off the left field wall with two outs and scored when Bader doubled into the corner. Wong managed to keep his footing on the soaked dirt as he rounded third, but Bader was thrown out after he slipped and fell between second and third. The field was covered after that, and the suspension was announced 50 minutes later.

Dodgers 7, Cubs 3

White Sox 5, Yankees 4

HS SOFTBALL

The Illinois Coaches Association has released its 2019 all-state softball teams, and several area players are among those  honored. In Class 1-A, Emily Crompton f Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran, Alexandria King & Kelasey Ray of Goreville and Lauren Harris of Woodlawn were named 1st team members. . 2nd team members include Malorie Craig of Clay City, Natalie Wilson of NCOE and Leah Harris of Galatia-Thompsonville. Madyson Barton and Haleigh Poole of NCOE, Samantha and Adrianna Licka of Goreville and Callie Luecking of Woodlawn were named 3rd team members. In Class 2-A, Grace Luecke of Hamilton County and Madeline Rider and Karsyn Davis of Harrisburg were named 1st team members, 2nd team members include Kolby Brake of Hamilton County and Essence Sanders and Kerrigan Payne of Harrisburg. Leslie Grub of Hamilton County was named 3rd team all-state.

6/12/19 SCORES

NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL

Ryan O’Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night to lead the Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Bruins and their first NHL championship. Alex Pietrangelo added a goal and an assist and Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford also scored for the Blues, who woke up on New Year’s morning with the worst record in the league but won 30 of their final 49 regular-season games and soared through the playoffs to reach the final for the first time since 1970. Coach Craig Berube, who took over when Mike Yeo was fired in November, is the fourth coach in the past 11 years hired in mid-season to lead his team to the NHL title. O’Reilly was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the most valuable player of the playoffs.

MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Braddock Auto & Detail 21, JA Excavating 11

Molt Farms 15, Foxy 14

Iconic Studio 18, Lewis Scrap Metal 8

Jacque’s Lunch Box 14, Vaughan Equipment 12

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Fairfield Post 176 10, Harrisburg 3 – Jaxon King was the winning pitcher – Post 176 also got home runs from King and Kobi Dagg

MLB

Jordan Yamamoto pitched seven innings to win his major league debut as the Marlins broke a six-game losing streak with a 9-0 win over the Cardinals Wednesday night. Yamamoto, acquired last year in the Christian Yelich trade, allowed three hits and two walks and threw 95 pitches. The rookie also earned an RBI with a squeeze bunt. Two relievers completed a three-hitter. Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas gave up five runs in five innings and lost his fifth decision in a row.

Cubs 10, Rockies 1

WRESTLING

The NCAA committee on women’s athletics is recommending all three divisions add women’s wrestling as an emerging sport, a key step toward making it a championship-level sport. If the recommendation is approved, women’s wrestling as well as acrobatics and tumbling would be added as emerging sports Aug. 1, 2020. A sport must have at least 20 varsity teams and/or competitive club teams to be considered for the program, and at least 40 varsity teams for NCAA championship consideration.

6/11/19 SCORES

HS SPORTS

The IHSA has approved changes to the boys and girls state basketball tournaments. Beginning in 2021, the IHSA state basketball tournaments will switch from the current four-week setup to one three-day period on consecutive weekends.  For the 2021 postseason, all girls’ state tournament games will occur March 4-6 and boys state tournament games over March 11-13, 2021. This will replace the present concept, which splits 1A/2A from 3A/4A in both genders across a period of four weeks. This has been in place since basketball shifted to a four-class alignment beginning with the 2007-08 season.  Alterations also will be necessary for regional, sectional and super-sectional games according to an IHSA release.

MLB

Rookie Dakota Hudson allowed one run in a career-high seven innings as the Cardinals handed the Marlins their sixth consecutive loss Tuesday night, 7-1. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina returned after missing 11 games because of a strained right thumb and went 2 for 5 with a single and double. Marcell Ozuna punctuated the victory with a ninth-inning homer, his 18th. He has a career average of .452 against his former team. Hudson gave up four hits, struck out six and retired 10 in a row during one stretch for the Cardinals, who have won his past five starts. The right-hander has the highest groundball rate in the majors, and 12 of his 21 outs came on grounders. He hasn’t given up a homer in 47 innings.

Rockies 10, Cubs 3

White Sox 7, Nationals 5

6/10/19 SCORES

MLB

Michael Wacha pitched six scoreless innings in his return to the rotation Monday as the Cardinals broke a three-game losing streak by beating Miami 4-1. Wacha, who was briefly demoted to the bullpen, benefited from three double plays and a pickoff in his first start since May 22. The former All-Star allowed five hits, struck out four and lowered his ERA to 5.63. Jordan Hicks worked around a leadoff single in the ninth and struck out two for his 13th save. The Cardinals totaled only four hits but scored three unearned runs in the sixth, when Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro made a wild throw on a sacrifice bunt.

The Cardinals have placed right-hander Adam Wainwright on the 10-day injured list with a mild left hamstring strain. The 37-year-old Wainwright was hurt running out a double in the fifth inning of Sunday night’s loss to the Cubs. He returned to St. Louis while the Cardinals flew to Miami for a three-game series, and he’ll be re-evaluated in a week. Manager Mike Shildt said Monday he hadn’t decided who will take Wainwright’s turn in the rotation Friday at the Mets. Right-hander Ryan Helsley was recalled from Triple-A Memphis after being optioned there Sunday. Wainwright is tied for the team lead in wins and is second in innings at 70 1/3. He surpassed 2,000 career innings on Sunday.

Rockies 6, Cubs 5

Nationals12, White Sox 1

6/9/19 SCORES

NHL

The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 after the Boston Bruins beat the Blues 5-1 Sunday night. Tukka Rask made 28 saves and Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist as the Bruins evened the bruising, physical final at three games apiece. It’s the 17th Game 7 in Stanley Cup history. The deciding game is Wednesday night in Boston.

MLB

Kyle Hendricks tossed one-run ball over seven innings to continue his dominance over the Cardinals, lifting the Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Redbirds on Sunday night. Carlos González hit his first homer with the Cubs and Kyle Schwarber went 2 for 3 with two RBIs as the Cubs completed a three-game sweep of its NL Central rivals and a 6-1 homestand. All nine games between the Cardinals and Cubs this season have been won by the home team. The Cardinals swept the Cubs in St. Louis last weekend, and Chicago had another three-game sweep at Wrigley Field last month.

White Sox 5, Kansas City 2

GOLF

20 players participated in the 2019 Dr. Patrick Molt Open hosted by the Fairfield Public Golf Course Saturday afternoon. In the under 65 age group gross score division, Andrew Williams won in a sudden death playoff over Blaith Belange after seven extra holes. Chris Medler shot a 78 on a 15 course handicap for a 63 to win the under 65 age group net score division. Jim Musgrave Jr. shot a 78 with a handicap of nine to finish at net 69 to finish second. In the senior age group, Doug Musgrave won the gross division shooting a 72, with Ed Bailey in second place with an 80. Don Sutton repeated as the Sr. Net Championship at net 64 after a 16 handicap applied to gross 80 score. Red Thomas finished second at net 66 after shooting 85 with a 19 handicap assignment. Richard Scott won the closest to the pin prize on the 18th hole.

6/8/19 SCORES & SCHEDULE

Josh Hudgens, Reese Lee, and Jake Kinney of Fairfield and Hunter Mabrey of Edwards County represented their schools in the Southern Illinois All Star Football game at Carterville High school last night. Fairfield Mules head coach Justin Townsend also coached in the game. The final score was Red 33, Blue 28. 

Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the 9th annual Dr. Patrick Molt Open tournament on Saturday, June 8.  Check in will begin at ten o’clock and the shotgun start is at noon.  The entry fee, including lunch is $40. Prizes will be awarded to individuals for lowest 18-hole score in two divisions: gross and net which is based on course handicap.  Prize payouts and age divisions will be based on total participation.    The tournament committee may assign a course handicap if a local player does not have an official handicap. Monday night league players are strongly urged to participate. Players can sign up at the pro-shop bulletin board or call the course at 618-847-7222.

Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 1

Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 4

NBA Finals — Game 4– Toronto 105, Golden State 92. Raptors now have a 3-1 lead in the series.

The NHL has suspended St. Louis Blues forward, Ivan Barbashev, for one game due to an illegal check to the head on Boston Bruins’ Marcus Johansson in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Barbashev was not penalized on the play. The Blues look to win their first ever Stanley Cup on Sunday in St. Louis as they have a 3-2 series lead.

6/5/19 SCHEDULE

Josh Hudgens, Reese Lee, and Jake Kinney of Fairfield and Hunter Mabrey of Edwards County will represent their schools in the Southern Illinois all star Football game at Carterville High School. Fairfield Mules head coach Justin Townsend will also be coaching in the game which will be held Friday night at 7pm.

LITTLE LEAGUE

 Coach Pitch

5 pm – Harrison Electric Motors vs Chop Shop

6:30 – Lion’s Club vs Fairfield Banking Company

8 pm – Dimaggio’s vs Isaacs Roofing

MLB

6:20 pm – Cardinals vs Reds – You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9

Cubs vs Angels

White Sox @ Washington

GOLF

Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the 9th annual Dr. Patrick Molt Open tournament on Saturday, June 8.  Check in will begin at ten o’clock and the shotgun start is at noon.  The entry fee, including lunch is $40. Prizes will be awarded to individuals for lowest 18-hole score in two divisions: gross and net which is based on course handicap.  Prize payouts and age divisions will be based on total participation.  The tournament committee may assign a course handicap if a local player does not have an official handicap. Monday night league players are strongly urged to participate. Players can sign up at the pro-shop bulletin board or call the course at 618-847-7222.

6-7-18 Local Sports

MLB

12:25 pm – Cardinals @ Cubs – You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9

White Sox @ Kansas City

GOLF

Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the 9th annual Dr. Patrick Molt Open tournament on Saturday, June 8.  Check in will begin at ten o’clock and the shotgun start is at noon.  The entry fee, including lunch is $40. Prizes will be awarded to individuals for lowest 18-hole score in two divisions: gross and net which is based on course handicap.  Prize payouts and age divisions will be based on total participation.    The tournament committee may assign a course handicap if a local player does not have an official handicap. Monday night league players are strongly urged to participate. Players can sign up at the pro-shop bulletin board or call the course at 618-847-7222.

5/31/19 SCHEDULE

HS BASEBALL

Class 2-A Semi-finals

Pleasant Plants 6, Aurora Christian 3

Teutopolis 5, Rock Island Alleman 2

Class 1-A Semi-finals

Ottawa Marquette 10, Elgin Harvest Christian Academy 8

Waterloo Gibault 12, Steeleville 4

HS SOFTBALL

Class 2-A Semi-finals

Beecher 5, Taylor Ridge Rockridge 4

Pinckneyville 11, Stanford Olympia 3

Class 1-A Semi-finals

Glasford Illni Bluffs 5, Peru St Bede 1

Goreville 2, Hardin Calhoun 0

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Fairfield Post 176 vs Princeton, IN – CANCELLED

MLB

Cardinals 2, Cubs 1

White Sox 6, Cleveland 1

6/1/19 SCHEDULE

HS BASEBALL

Class 1-A & 2-A 3rd place & championship games

HS SOFTBALL

Class 1-A & 2-A 3rd place & championship games

MLB

5:20 pm – Cardinals vs Cubs – You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9

White Sox vs Cleveland

NHL

Blues vs Boston – Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final – (Series tied 1-1)

GOLF

Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the 9th annual Dr. Patrick Molt Open tournament on Saturday, June 8.  Check in will begin at ten o’clock and the shotgun start is at noon.  The entry fee, including lunch is $40. Prizes will be awarded to individuals for lowest 18-hole score in two divisions: gross and net which is based on course handicap.  Prize payouts and age divisions will be based on total participation.    The tournament committee may assign a course handicap if a local player does not have an official handicap. Monday night league players are strongly urged to participate. Players can sign up at the pro-shop bulletin board or call the course at 618-847-7222.

6/2/19 SCHEDULE

MLB

12:20 pm – Cardinals vs Cubs – You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9

White Sox vs Cleveland

NHL PLAYOFFS

Blues vs Boston – Game 5 of Stanley Cup Finals

6/3/19 SCHEDULE

LITTLE LEAGUE

 Coach Pitch

5 pm – Lion’s Club vs Isaacs Roofing

6:30 – Harrison Electric Motors vs Edward Jones

8 pm – Dimaggio’s vs Skateland

 Bronco

5:30 pm – Geff Ruritans vs Barbwire Grill

7:30 pm – FNB vs LeMond;’s Chryskler

MLB

Cardinals re off

Cubs vs Angels

White Sox are off

GOLF

Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the 9th annual Dr. Patrick Molt Open tournament on Saturday, June 8.  Check in will begin at ten o’clock and the shotgun start is at noon.  The entry fee, including lunch is $40. Prizes will be awarded to individuals for lowest 18-hole score in two divisions: gross and net which is based on course handicap.  Prize payouts and age divisions will be based on total participation.    The tournament committee may assign a course handicap if a local player does not have an official handicap. Monday night league players are strongly urged to participate. Players can sign up at the pro-shop bulletin board or call the course at 618-847-7222.

9/19 SCORES

MLB

Bryce Harper hit his 10th homer , his 200th career double and drove in four before fouling a ball off his foot and exiting in the fifth inning Wednesday as the Phillies beat the Cardinals 11-4. Michael Wacha, who lost his spot in the rotation to Genesie Cabrera, had his rough season hit a new low as he gave up three home runs in the same inning. Mastt Weiters homered for the Cardinals.

Cubs 2, Astros 1

White Sox 8, Royals 7

The Cardinals and Cubs are set to play at London’s West Ham Olympic Stadium next season in a two-game series on June 13 and 14. The Cardinals will be the home team for both games, according to a draft of the 2020 preliminary schedule obtained by The Associated Press. The Yankees and Red Sox are scheduled to meet in Major League Baseball’s first games in Europe, at London’s Olympic Stadium on June 29 and 30.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Carl Gunnarsson scored on a delayed penalty 3:51 into overtime and Jordan Binnington made 21 saves as Blues beat the Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday night to tie the Stanley Cup Final at a game apiece. Robert Bortuzzo and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored in the Blues first ever Cup finals victory after losing the previous 13. It was the first overtime in a Cup final since Game 2 of 2016. Game 3 is Saturday night in St. Louis.

5/30/19 SCORES

MLB

Dakota Hudson tossed six effective innings, Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run homer and the Cardinals beat the Phillies 5-3 Thursday. Marcell Ozuna, Matt Wieters and Matt Carpenter also went deep for the Cardinals, who avoided their first sweep against Philadelphia since 2006. Hudson allowed four hits and one run in his fourth straight quality start. Jordan Hicks got the last three outs for his 11th save in 12 tries after three relievers worked two innings.

White Sox 10, Cleveland 4

Three-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and the Cubs were closing in on a minor league deal Thursday. Gonzalez’s agent, Scott Boras, said a contract was being finalized. A three-time Gold Glove winner, Gonzalez was designated for assignment by Cleveland last week after batting .210 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 30 games. He played the previous 10 seasons for the Rockies, winning the National League batting title in 2010, after debuting with Oakland in 2008. Gonzalez is a career .285 hitter with 233 homers and 782 RBIs.

NHL

Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for Saturday’s Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final for delivering an elbow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk. The NHL’s department of player safety announced the suspension Thursday after a hearing with Sundqvist, who was assessed only a two-minute minor penalty for boarding for the hit that knocked Grzelcyk out of the game and possibly longer. Sundqvist and Grzelcyk are each out for Game 3 Saturday. Grzelcyk didn’t travel with the Bruins, and coach Bruce Cassidy said he was in concussion protocol and considered day-to-day.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illini basketball coach Brad Underwood announced Thursday that Bernard Kouma has signed a Big Ten Tender of Financial Aid with the school. Kouma is a 6-foot-10, 240-pound frontcourt player from Our Savior Lutheran School in the Bronx, New York. Originally from Chadm he averaged 14.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks this past season. Kouma joins center Kofi Cockburn, a consensus top-50 recruit, in the Fighting Illini Class of 2019.

5/28/19 SCORES

FCHS baseball award winners

FCHS baseball All-Conference

FCHS held its spring awards program Tuesday.  Baseball award winners include outstanding pitcher Mikel Garrett, hitting award winner Wyatt Gilbert, Defensive award winner Alec Pruitt, most improved Caleb Norton and MVP Cade Carter.  Gilbert, Alec Pruitt, Blake Pruitt & Carter were named to the Black Diamond Conference All-Conference Team with Carter being named team captain.

FCHS softball award winners

In softball, the defensive award went to Lauren Eckleberry & most improved to Riley Hedden.  Lexi Hobbs received the hitting award.  Hobbs was also named team MVP and was named  to the BDC All-Conference team.  In addition, Hobbs received the FCHS Female Athlete of the Year Award.

FCH boys track award winners

Boys track award winners include most improved Jeffrey Zurliene, distance MVP Cody Todd, sprinter MVP Colton Ross, relay MVP Noah McElravy and field events co-MVP’s Caleb Frymire and Luke Dagg.  Reese Lee was named FCHS Male Athlete of the Year.

FCHS girls track award winners

In girls track, Cassidy Webb was named newcomer of the year, Rachel Farris most improved & Ashley Crawford MVP.  Crawford also received the Amy Turner Relay MVP Award.

FCHS Male & Female Athletes of the Year Reese Lee & Lexi Hobbs

Tennis award winners include Austin Dunn rookie of the year, Kaleb Wells most improved and Derek Estes team MVP.  Jacob Britt received the coach’s award for excellence.

MLB

The Phillies beat the slumping Cardinals 4-3 Tuesday night as the Redbirds lost for the 11th time in 15 games. Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna hit homers in the first inning, but the Cardinals wasted a 3-0 lead. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings with a season-high 10 strikeouts.

Astros 9, Cubs 6

Royals 2, White Sox 1 – Resumption of rain shortened game from Monday

White Sox 4, Royals 3

5/27/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Class 2-A Sauget Super-Sectional

Teutopolis 3, Harrisburg 0

Class 1-A Carbondale Super-Sectional

Steeleville 11, Altamont 7

HS SOFTBALL

Class 2-A Johnston City Super-Sectional

Pinckneyville 3, Breese Mater Dei 1

Class 1-A Johnston City Super-Sectional

Goreville 8, Marissa-Coulterville 1

NHL PLAYOFFS

The Boston Bruins rallied from a two-goal deficit and beat the Blues 4-2 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Bruins’ Tuukka Rask stopped 18 shots for Boston, which fell behind 2-0 on goals from Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko. But the Bruins outshot the Blues 18-3 in the second period — and 38-20 in the game — to take the opener in the best-of-seven series. Jordan Binnington made 34 saves for the Blues. Game 2 is Wednesday night.

MLB

ASTROS 6, Cubs 5

White Sox vs Kansas City – PPD

5/25/19 SCORES

HSTRACK

Congratulatins to Caleb Frymire of FCHS.  Caleb placed 12th Saturday in the triple jump at the Cl;ass 1A State and Field Meet.

HS BASEBALL

Class 2-A Benton Sectional

Nashville 5  Harrisburg 7

Class 2-A Teutopolis Sectional

Tuetopolis 7   Breese Mater Dei 5

 Class 1-A Dieterich Sectional

Altamont 6   North Clay 4

Class 1-A Goreville Sectional

Goreville 5   Steeleville 8

HS SOFTBALL

 Class 2-A Newton Sectional

Teutopolis 1   Breese Mater Dei 5

 Class 1-A South Central Sectional

Marissa-Coulterville 13   Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran  6

MLB

5:20 pm – Cardinals vs Atlanta – You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9

Cubs vs Reds

White Sox vs Twins 

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Try-outs for the Fairfield American Legion Post 176 baseball team are set for  2 pm Sunday at Veteran’s Field.  Players from Fairfield, Cisne, Wayne City & Albion are eligible to play on the team, and players cannot turn 20 during the 2019 calendar year.  Contact LandenTennant at 599-0720 for more information.

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the Jim’s Custom Auto/NAPA Auto Parts Junior Golf Camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28-29. Hours each day are nine to 11 am. The registration fee is $25 with scholarships and clubs available based on need in order to provide every young person the opportunity to participate. The camp is timed to prepare participants to compete in the Dairy Queen Junior Golf Tournament Thursday, May 30. The tournament is open to boys and girls in five age groups. Golfers aged 7-9 will play three holes with a $10 registration fee, ages 10-11 and 12-13 will play nine holes with a $20 registration fee and ages 14-15 and 16-17 will play 18 holes with a $25 registration fee. The fees include a free practice round and lunch for golfers and adults who accompany them the day of the event. The first tee time for the tournament, a SIGA Junior Tour points events, is at nine am on the 30th. Entry forms for both youth events are available at the course and online at SIGAGolf.org and Facebook at public golf course NFP. A $5 discount is available for the camp with a prepaid junior tournament registration. You can call the Fairfield Public Golf Course at 847-7222 for more information.

5/24/19 SCORES

HS SOFTBALL

Class 2-A DuQuoin Sectional

Pinckneyville 4, Harrisburg 0

Class 1-A Steelevillle Sectional

Goreville 14, Elverado 0

MLB

Atlanta 5, St. Louis 2

Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs 5

Minnesota 11, Chicago White Sox 4

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the Jim’s Custom Auto/NAPA Auto Parts Junior Golf Camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28-29. Hours each day are nine to 11 am. The registration fee is $25 with scholarships and clubs available based on need in order to provide every young person the opportunity to participate. The camp is timed to prepare participants to compete in the Dairy Queen Junior Golf Tournament Thursday, May 30. The tournament is open to boys and girls in five age groups. Golfers aged 7-9 will play three holes with a $10 registration fee, ages 10-11 and 12-13 will play nine holes with a $20 registration fee and ages 14-15 and 16-17 will play 18 holes with a $25 registration fee. The fees include a free practice round and lunch for golfers and adults who accompany them the day of the event. The first tee time for the tournament, a SIGA Junior Tour points events, is at nine am on the 30th. Entry forms for both youth events are available at the course and online at SIGAGolf.org and facebook at public golf course NFP. A $5 discount is available for the camp with a prepaid junior tournament registration. You can call the Fairfield Public Golf Course at 847-7222 for more information.

5/23/19 SCORES

HS BOYS TRACK

Caleb Frymire has qualified for the finals in the triple jump at the Class 1-A State Track & Field Meet. Frymire had a personal best jump of 42-4 ¾ to advance to the finals. The Mules other two state qualifiers, Luke Dagg in the high jump and Colton Ross in the pole vault, did not advance to the finals.

HS TENNIS

The doubles team of Derek Estes & Jacob Britt of FCHS finished 1-2 Thursday at the 1-A State Tennis Meet. Estes & Britt lost 6-4′ 6-2 to Seth Probst & Jacob Pals of Teutopolis, beat Joe Cyrs & Jack Peterson of Rockford Boylan 6-2; 4-6; 10-8 & then lost 6-0; 6-1 to Reese Bergstrom & Coby Comstock of Mattoon.

HS BASEBALL

Class 2-A Benton Sectional

FCHS saw its record breaking season end Thursday with a 4-3 loss to Nashville in the 2-A Sectional @ Benton. The Mules set a school record for wins with 23 and won the school’s first regional title in 40 years. As a whole, FCHS finished the school year with one of the best athletic years in school history. Among the highlights, a 2nd round playoff appearance in football, an Elite Eight appearance in volleyball, a school record for wins and a Sweet 16 appearance in boys basketball and a school record for wins and a sectional appearance in baseball.

Harrisburg 5, Ziegler-Royalton 0

HS SOFTBALL

Class 1-A South Central Sectional

Marissa-Coulterville 6, Red Hill 0

MLB

Phillies 9, Cubs 7

White Sox 4, Houston 0

5/22/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

 Class 1-A Dieterich Sectional

Altamont 7, South Central 2

North Clay 5, Nokomis 4

 Class 1-A Goreville Sectional

Goreville 8, Woodlawn 3

Steeleville 10, Gallatin Co 0

HS SOFTBALL

 Class 2-A DuQuoin Sectional

Pinckneyville 3, Edwards Co 2

Harrisburg 6, Trico 0

 Class 2-A Newton Sectional

Breese Mater Dei 5, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 2

Teutopolis 3, Mt Carmel 0

 Class 1-A South Central Sectional

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 9, Oblong 8

Class 1-A Steeleville Sectional

Goreville 11, Steeleville 2

Elverado 8, Pope Co 5

MLB

Marcell Ozuna and Matt Carpenter went deep as part of a four-homer barrage as the Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Royals by winning the second game 10-3 on Wednesday night. Dexter Fowler and Kolten Wong also homered in game two. Adam Wainwright battled through control issues and allowed three runs, six hits, four walks and two strikeouts in five innings. John Gant, Andrew Miller, Carlos Martínez and John Brebbia combined for four scoreless innings of relief. The Royals won game one 8-2.

Cubs 8, Phillies 4

White Sox 9, Astros 4

5/21/19 SCORES

NHL PLAYOFFS

The Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in decades. David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues beat the Sharks 5-1 in Game 6 of the Western Conference final Tuesday night. Vladimir Tarasenko, Brayden Schenn and Tyler Bozak also scored for the Blues, who will face the Boston Bruins for the championship. Ryan O’Reilly had three assists, and Binnington stopped 25 shots. The Blues won three consecutive games to advance to the franchise’s first Cup Final since 1970. That series also pitted the Blues against the Bruins. The Blues improbable run from last in the NHL Jan. 3 to one of the last two teams standing came after Craig Berube replaced Mike Yeo as coach in November and Binnington took over as the starting goaltender in January.

MLB

The opener of the I-70 series between the Cardinals and Royals was postponed because of a forecast for severe weather and rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday. The Cardinals have lost seven of 10 games. Kansas City won Sunday to stop a four-game losing streak.

Cubs 3, Phillies 2

Houston 5, White Sox 1

5/20/19 SCORES

MLB

Phillies 5, Cubs 4 – 10 innings

Astros 3, White Sox 0

5/19/19 SCORES

HS GIRLS TRACK

Jacklyn Simms of FCHS placed 16th in the high jump at the girls Class 1-A state track and field meet over the weekend. Simms cleared five-feet-one in the finals Saturday.

HS TENNIS

Congratulations to Mules tennis players Derek Estes and Jacob Britt. The pair finished third in doubles play at the 1-A Carbondale Sectional Saturday to advance to state competition. As a team, the Mules were sixth atb the sectional.

HS BASEBALL

Class 2-A Carmi-White Co Regional

FCHS defeated Mt Carmel 14-4 in five innings Saturday to win the regional title at Carmi-White County. The Mules used a nine run 4th inning to bust the game wide open. FCHS now advances to the Benton Sectional to take on Nashville at 4 pm Wednesday. You can hear the game ion WFIW 104.9 and wfiwradio.com

Class 2-A Red Bud Regional

Nashville 9, Red Bud 8

 Class 2-A Anna-Jonesboro Regional

Harrisburg 6, West Frankfort 0

 Class 2-A Ziergler-Royalton Regional

Ziegler-Royalton 4, Pinckneyville 3

 Class 1-A Gallatin Co Regional

Gallatin Co 13, Wayne City 6

Class 1-A North Clay Regional

North Clay 3, Odin 1

 Class 1-A NCOE Regional

Woodlawn 6, NCOE 5

HS SOFTBALL

 Class 2-A Hamilton Co Regional

Edwards Co 7, Hamilton Co 6 – Lions advance to Johnston City Sectional to take on Pinckneyville at 4:30 pm Tuesday

Class 1-A Elverado Regional

Elverado 13, NCOE 0

 Class 1-A Webber Regional

Oblong 6, Woodlawn 5

MLB

Nomar Mazara hit a sacrifice fly off Cardinals reliever Carlos Martinez to cap a two-run rally in the 10th inning as the Rangers beat the Cardinals 5-4 on Sunday. Paul DeJong drove in three runs for the Cardinals. A solo home run by Dexter Fowler accounted for the other Cardinals’ run. Redbird starter Jack Flaherty gave up two runs on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts in six innings.

Cubs 6, Nationals 5

Blue Jays 5, White Sox 2

NHL PLAYOFFS

Vladimir Tarasenko scored on a penalty shot and Jaden Schwartz added the first of his three goals during a dominant second period to lead the Blues to a 5-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. Oskar Sundqvist scored in the first period and Jordan Binnington made 21 saves for his first career playoff shutout for the Blues. who now lead the series 3-2 and are on the brink of their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century,

5/17/19 SCHEDULE

HS BASEBALL

 Class 1-A North Clay Regional

Odin 1, Cisne 0 – Hunter Callahan threw a no-hitter in the loss, yet struck out 14 batters. Odin scored due to a walk, two stolen bases and a throwing error.

Class 1-A Gallatin Co Regional

Wayne City 11, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 5

MLB

Rangers 7, Cardinals 3

The Cardinals have activated Carlos Martínez from the injured list after the right-hander missed the first 44 games of the season because of a strained right shoulder cuff.  The club also designated veteran right-hander Luke Gregerson for assignment before Friday’s interleague game at the Texas Rangers while recalling rookie reliever Ryan Helsley from Triple-A Memphis and sending down right-hander Dominic Leone.  Martínez was a two-time All-Star as a starter for St. Louis before making 18 of his 33 appearances out of the bullpen last season. The 27-year-old is expected to be used as a reliever.  It is the second time Helsley has been brought up from the minors this season. The 24-year-old right-hander gave up two runs in 6 1/3 innings over three appearances in his first stint.  Gregerson, a 35-year-old who hadn’t pitched since last July when he was activated May 4 coming off right shoulder impingement, allowed five runs and 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings in six relief appearances. Leone has an 8.02 ERA in 20 games out of the bullpen.

Cubs 14, Washington 6

Toronto 10, White Sox 2

NHL PLAYOFFS

St. Louis 2, San Jose 1 

Jordan Binnington made 29 saves to set a franchise record with his 10th playoff win this postseason and the St. Louis Blues edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday night to even the Western Conference final at two games apiece.  Tyler Bozak and Ivan Barbashev scored in the first period for the Blues, giving Binnington all the scoring he needed.  Tomas Hertl scored for the Sharks, and Martin Jones made 20 saves.  Game 5 is in San Jose on Sunday.

5/16/19 SCORES

HS GIRLS TRACK

Jacklyn Simms of FCHS has qualified for the high jump finals at the Class 1-A State Track & Field Meet. Simms cleared five-feet-two Thursday to move into the finals.

HS BOYS TRACK

Three Mules have qualified for the 1-A boys State Track and Field Meet. Colton Ross qualified in the pole vault, Luke Dagg in the high jump and Caleb Frymire in the triple jump. As a team, FCHS finished 5th at the DuQuoin Sectional Thursday.

HS BASEBALL

 Class 2-A Carmi-White Co Regional

Cade Carter and Wyatt Gilbert hit back to back home runs to cap a nine run first as the Mules beat Edwards County 17-7 in six innings Thursday to move into the regional championship game. Caleb Norton also homered for the Mules, who play Mt Carmel at 10 am Saturday for the regional title – Our coverage of the game will begin around 9:50 am on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com

Mt Carmel 4, Johnston City/Thompsonville 2

Class 2-A Anna-Jonesboro Regional

West Frankfort 4, Anna-Jonesboro 1

Class 1-A Gallatin Co Regional

Gallatin Co 12, Hardin Co 6

 Class 1-A North Clay Regional

North Clay 16, Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 1

 Class 1-A NCOE Regional

NCOE 9, Galatia 3

HS SOFTBALL

 Class 2-A Hamilton Co Regional

Edwards Co 7, Carmi-White Co 2

 Class 1-A Elverado Regional

NCOE 6, Crab Orchard 5

MLB

The Braves beat the Cardinals 10-2 Thursday. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright gave up five runs, five hits and five walks with two strikeouts in four innings. Marcel Ozuna and Matt Carpenter homered for the Cardinals, who dropped two of three in Atlanta.

Cubs 4, Reds 2

White Sox 4, Blue Jays 2

5/15/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

 Class 2-A Anna-Jonesboro Regional

Harrisburg 8, Eldorado 0

Class 1-A NCOE Regional

Woodlawn 13, Grayville 3

Class 1-A Oblong Regional

South Central 4, Red Hill 2

MLB

Austin Riley homered in his big league debut Wednesday as the Braves beat the Cardinals 4-0. Michael Wacha surrendered only four hits and one earned run over five innings.

Reds 6, Cubs 5 – 10 innings

NHL PLAYOFF

Erik Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime as the San Jose Sharks ralled to beat the Blues 5-4 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. David Perron had two goals for the Blues, and Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen also scored. Colton Parayko had three assists, and Jordan Binnington made 27 stops. Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is Friday night in St. Louis.

5/14/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Wayne City 14, Cisne 4

HS SOFTBALL

 Class 1-A Webber Regional

Woodlawn 10, Cisne 0

Oblong 6, Webber 1

Class 1-A South Central Regional

South Central 10, Clay City 0

MLB

The Cardinals hit four home runs, including three-run shots by Marcell Ozuna, Yadier Molina and Kolten Wong, and beat the Braves 14-3 on Tuesday night. Jack Flaherty allowed three runs on three hits in six innings despite matching his career high with five walks. He had six strikeouts. The Cardinals outhit the Braves 14-3 as every Cardinals starter, including Flaherty, had at least one hit.

Cubs 3, Reds 1

Indians 9, White Sox 0

 

5/13/19 SCORES

HS TRACK

FCHS boys win the West Frankfort Invitational Monday. The Mules had 58 points. West Frankfort (49) was 2nd(, followed by Sesser-Valier (42), Massac Co (42), Hamilton Co (39), Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton (36) and Goreville (21).

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 3, Flora 2

Class 2-A Carmi-White Co Regional

Mt Carmel 10, Hamilton Co 4 – Mt Carmel will plat Johnston City/Thompsonville Wednesday

Edwards Co 11, Carmi-White Co 7 – Edwards Co will play FCHS Wednesday

Class 2-A Anna-Jonesboro Regional

Eldorado 3, Vienna 0

Class 1-A North Clay Regional

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 10, Sandoval 0

 Class 1-A Oblong Regional

Red Hill 9, Oblong 8

HS SOFTBALL

 Class 2-A Hamilton Co Regional

Carmi-White Co 8, FCHS 2

 Class 1-A Webber Regional

Cisne 6, Wayne City 1 – Torey Brooker was the winning pitcher

Class 1-A Galatia Regional

Gallatin Co 19, Grayville 9

 Class 1-A South Central Regional

Clay City 16, Odin 10

MLB

White Sox 5, Cleveland 2

NHL PLAYOFF

Defensemen Vince Dunn and Robert Bortuzzo scored second-period goals to lead the Blues to a 4-2 victory Monday night that tied the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. Jaden Schwartz and Oskar Sundqvist also scored and Jordan Binnington made 23 saves to send the Blues home for Game 3 on Wednesday night tied in the series.

5/12/19 SCORES

JH TRACK

Several area track athletes did well at the SIJHSAA State Tracl & Field Meets over the weekend.

Class S boys

–Nick Easton of Jasper/Geff 5th & Gabe Todd of New Hope 12th in the 200m

–Alex Bullard of Cisne was 11th & Gabe Todd of New Hope 12th in the 400m

–Jonah Easton of Jasper/Geff was 3rd in the 800m

–Chase Smith of Wayne City was 6th, in the 1600m

–Griffin Hinkle of Jasper/Geff was 9th in the 100m hurdles

–Jasper/Geff 16th in the 4 x 400m relay

–Jonah Easton of Jasper/Geff tied for 8th in the high jump

–Gabe Todd of New Hope was 1st in the lomg jump

–Payton Allen of Cisne was 3rd & Vega Stanley of New Hope 13th in the shot pit

–Payton Allen of Cisne was 5th & Vega Stanley of New Hope 10th in the discus

–Vega Stanley of New Hope was 17th in the 7th grade 100m dash

–Jasper/Geff was 12th & Wayne City 14th in the 7th grade 4 x 200m relay

–Nick Easton of Jasper/Geff was 15th & Gabe Todd of New Hope 16th uin the 8th grade 100m dash

Class S girls

–Emersyn Robbins of Jasper/Geff was 6th & Rylee Edwards of Jasper-Geff 16th in the 200m

–Emersyn Robbins of Jasper/Geff was 15th & Jasmine Vaughan of New Hope 16th in the 400m

–Mady Koontz of Jasper/Geff was 11th in the 100m hurdles

–Jasper/Geff was 3rd in the 4 x 100m relay

–Cisne was 13th in the 4 x 200m relay

–Wayne City was 16th in the 4 x 400m re;ay

–Addison Seidel of Wayne City & Kate Book of New Hope tied for 8th in the high jump

–Rylee Edwards of Jasper/Geff was 10th in the long jump

–Briley Easton of Jasper/Geff was 13th in the shot put

Briley Easton of Jasper/Geff was 5th & Kate Book of New Hope 15th in the discis

–Rylee Edwards of Jasper/Geff was 4th in the 7th grade 100m dash

Class L boys

–Jay Mooring of Center Street was 13th in the 400m

Class L girls

–Destiny Hooker of Center Street was 3rd in the 100m hurdles

–Hunter Kirk of Center Street was 8th in the 1600m

–Destiny Hooker of Center Street was 10th in the 8th grade 100 dash

–Ella Sager of Center Street was 11th in the 800m

–Destiny Hooker of Center Street was 4th in the 200m

–Jazlynn Best of Center Sree was 6th in the shot put & 7th in the discus

MLB

Josh Bell homered and drove in a career-high five runs as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 10-6 on Sunday. Paul Goldschmidt and José Martínez homered for the Cardinals, who have now lost five of six and nine of 11.

Cubs 4, Brewers 1

White Sox 6, Blue Jays 1

5/10/19 SCORES

COLLEGE BASEBALL

 Region 24 Tournament @ Wabash Valley College in Mt Carmel

Wabash Valley def. Frontier. 

Kaskaskia 7, Olney Central College 1 

MLB

Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1

Milwaukee 7, Chicago Cubs 0

Toronto 4, Chicago White Sox 3

5/9/19 SCORES

HS BOYS TRACK

The FCHS boys track team placed 3rd at the Black Diamond Conference Meet Thursday. Vienna was 1st, followed by Chester, the Mules, Carmi-White Co & Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton. Hamilton Co was 6th, Sesser-Valier 7th, Johnston City 8th, Eldorado 9th & Goreville 10th. Conference champs for the Mules include:

–Colton Ross in the Pole Vault

–Luke Dagg in the High Jump

–And the 800m relay team of Caleb Frymire, Reece Lee, Luke Dagg & Colton Ross

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 8, Eldorado 1

HS SOFTBALL

Eldorado 13, FCHS 2

Edwards Co 2, Mt Carmel 1

MLB

Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs and Dexter Fowler had three RBIs, leading the Cardinals to a 17-4 rout of the Pirates on Thursday night. Paul Goldschmidt reached base four times and had three hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals, who managed just one run in their previous 21 innings but bounced back with 16 hits and recorded a season high in runs. The Cardinals, who won for just the second time in eight games, sent nine or more batters to the plate three times over the first six innings. The 17-run output is the most for the Cardinals since an 18-5 win over the Cubs last July.

Cubs 4, Marlins 1

Indians 5, White Sox 0

 

 

 

5/8/19 SCORES

HS GIRLS TRACK

Congratulations to Jacklyn Simms of FCHS. She is headed to the Class 1-A girls state track meet for the 2nd straight year. Simms cleared five feet even in the high jump and tied for 2nd at the sectional track meet Wednesday at FCHS. Jessica Smith of Carmi-White Co also earned a trip to state after finishing third in the 200 meter dash. As teams, Carmi-White Co finished 6th & FCHS 12th.

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 12, Hamilton Co 2

Cisne 8, Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 3

Johnston City/Thompsonville 4, Edwards Co 3

Herrin 4, Carmi-White Co 2

Flora 12, Paris 0

Olney-Richland Co 8, South Central 1

HS SOFTBALL

Hamilton Co 9, FCHS 8

Grayville 13, Cisne 8

Johnston City 6, Edwards Co 2

Mt Vernon, IN 10, Carmi-White Co 0

Paris 17, Flora 2

MLB

Jerad Eickhoff allowed three hits in eight innings as the Phillies beat the Cardinals 5-0 on Wednesday. Aided by a pair of double plays, Eickhoff faced just two batters over the minimum through the first seven innings as the NL East-leading Phillies took two of three from the Cardinals.After winning 20 of their first 30 games, the Cardinals lost for the sixth time in their last seven.

Cubs 3, Marlins 2- 11 innings

Indians 5, White Sox 3

5/7/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Cisne 20, Sandoval 0

Wayne City 12, Galatia 6

Harrisburg 11, Hamilton Co 2

HS SOFTBALL

Cisne 14, Odin 2

Hamilton Co 14, West Frankfort 9

MLB

Bryce Harper hit a grand slam, his first with the Phillies, to spark Philadelphia to an 11-1 rout of the Cardinals on Tuesday night. Harper’s homer capped a six-run second inning as the Phillies took advantage of two errors and two walks as all six runs were unearned. Dakota Hudson gave up eight runs in five innings.

Cubs 5, Marlins 2

White Sox 2, Indians 0

NHL PLAYOFF

Pat Maroon scored 5:50 into the second overtime as the Blues outlasted the Dallas Stars 2-1 in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night. Vince Dunn also scored and Jordan Binnington had 29 saves for the Blues, who will face the winner of the San Jose/Colorado series in the Western Conference finals.

5/6/19 SCORES

HS TRACK

FCHS boys track won the 12 team Rick Book Invitational Monday. Mt Carmel was 2nd, followed by Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton & Carmi-White Co in a tie for 3rd and Flora 5th . Sesser-Valier was 6th, Cerntralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 7th, Hamilton County 8th, Eldpradp 9th, Lawrenceville 10th, Johnston City 11th & NCOE 12th.

–Luke Dagg placed 1st in the high jump

–Caleb Frymire 1st in both the long jimp and the triple jump

–Chandler McGill 1st in the discus

–4 x 200m relay team of Luke Dagg, Isaac Sork, Colton Ross & Caleb Frymire 1st with a personal best time

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 13, Edwards Co 7 – With the win, the Mules tie the school record for wins in a season

Benton 15, Hamilton Co 4

Johnston City/Thompsonville 2, Carmi-White Co 0

Olney-Richland Co 5, Marshall 4

Robinson 4, Flora 1

HS SOFTBALL

Edwards Co 11, FCHS 3

Hamilton Co 10, Benton 0

NCOE 15, Wayne City 2

Webber 5, St Elmo/Brownstown 3

Robinson 5, Flora 1

MLB

Miles Mikolas pitched seven stellar innings and Yadier Molina hit one of three home runs to power the Cardinals past the Phillies 6-0 on Monday night. Matt Carpenter and Paul DeJong also went deep as the Cardinals snapped a four-game skid. Mikolas allowed only three hits in his second-longest outing this season. He struck out five and did not issue a walk. John Brebbia and Jordan Hicks finished the five-hitter.

Marlins 6, Cubs 5

White Sox 9, Indians 1

 

5/5/19 SCORES

JH TRACK

Five Center Street track athletes are headed to state. The Mustang girls finished 3rd and the boys tied for 4th at the Flora Regional Friday. On the girls side, Destiny Hooker will compete in the 100m, the 200m and the 100m hurdles, Hunter Kirk in the 3200m, Ella Sager in the 800m and JazLynn Best in the shot put and discus. For the boys, Jay Mooring will compete in the 400m.

HS TRACK

FCHS boys finished 7th at Friday’s DuQuoin Classic.

–Caleb Frymire placed 2nd in the lomg jump and 4th in the triple jump

–Reece Lee placed 3rd in the hugh jump

–Chandler McGill placed 6th in the discus

–The varisty 4 x 400m relay team finished 6th

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

John A Logan swept a double-header from FCC : 13-3 & 8-7 in the first round of the Region 24 Tournament Sunday. The Bobcats end the season at 18-25, finishing sixth in Region 24.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC split with Olney Central College Sunday

NHL PLAYOFF

Jaden Schwartz and Sammy Blais scored in a 33-second span of the third period as the Blues beat the Stars 4-1 on Sunday to force Game 7 in the second-round Western Conference semifinal series. Alex Pietrangelo and David Perron also had goals for the Blues, who will be on home ice for the deciding game Tuesday night.

MLB

The Cubs used a six-run eighth inning to beat the Cardinals 13-5 on Sunday night ro complete a three game of the Redbirds and leapfrog the Cubs into first place in the NL Central. Since opening the season with eight losses in 11 games, the Cubs have been on a roll. They have won 16 of 20 for the first time since they went 16-4 in August 2016.

Red Sox 9, White Sox 2

NASCAR

Gander RV 400

1 Chase Elliot

2 William Byron

3 Kyle Larson

GOLF

The Thursday morning golf scramble is returning to the Fairfield Public Golf Course on a trial basis starting Thursday, May 9th. As in the past, the scramble is low keyed and not intended to be highly competitive. It is gender neutral and open to all age groups. Different games will be played weekly with teams being selected once registration is complete. Those wishing to play should arrive at the course no later than 8:30 am to allow for a nine am tee-off. Green fees and cart will cost $20 for non-members. Members can play at no cost. Orgamizers say they need 12 or more golfers each week for the scramble to continue

 

5/3/19 SCORES

JH TRACK

Center Street competed at the Flora Regional Friday.  The girls finished 3rd overall and the boys tied for  4th overall.  On the girls side, Destiny Hooker placed 1st in the 100m, the 200m and the 100m hurdles, Hunter Kirk was 2nd in the 3200m and Ella Sager was 2nd in the 800m. JazLynn Best was 1st in shot and discus and advances to state.  For the boys, Jay Mooring was first in the 400m.  All five advance to State.

HS TRACK

FCHS boys @ DuQuoin

Lady Mules Invitational – CANCELLED

COLLEGE BASEBALL

6 pm – FCC @ Olney Central College

MLB

Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis 0 

Boston 6, Chicago White Sox 1 

NHL PLAYOFF

Dallas 2, St. Louis 1 – Stars lead the series 3-2. Game 6 will be played in Dallas on Sunday. 

 

5/2/19 SCORES 

MLB

Stephen Strasburg reached 1,500 strikeouts in fewer innings than any pitcher in major league history, and the Nationals beat the Cardinals 2-1 after a two and a half hour rain delay Thursday. Strasburg lasted 6 2/3 innings, giving up a run on six hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. He got Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson looking in the fifth for his eighth strikeout of the game and the 1,500th of his career in 1,272 1/3 innings. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Boston left-hander Chris Sale held the previous mark, reaching 1,500 in 2017 after 1,290 innings. Hudson allowed two runs, one earned, and four hits in six innings. Kolten Wong hit an RBI single and Yairo Munoz had three hits for the Cardinals.

White Sox 6, Boston 4

GOLF

The Thursday morning golf scramble is returning to the Fairfield Public Golf Course on a trial basis startinjg next Thursday, May 9th. As in the past, the scramble is low keyed and not intended to be highly competitive. It is gender neutral and open to all age groups. Different games will be played weekly with teams being selected once registration is complete. Those wishing to play should arrive at the course no later than 8:30 am to allow for a nine am tee-off. Green fees and cart will cost $20 for non-members. Members can play at no cost. Orgamizers say they need 12 or more golfers each week for the scramble to continue

 

5/1/19 SCHEDULE

Class 1-A and 2-A baseball and softball regional pairings have been announced by the IHSA. In 2-A baseball, FCHS will play the winner of the Carmi-White County at Edwards County game on Wednesday, May 15, at Carmi-White County.  If the Mules win, they will play for the regional title Saturday, May 18. In Class 1-A, Cisne will play Odin on Thursday, May 16, at the North Clay Regional. Wayne City heads to the Gallatin County Regional, where the Indians will play Carrier Mills-Stonefort on Thursday, May 16. Grayville is at Webber on Monday, May 13, in a first round game at the NCOE Regional. In 2-A softball, the Lady Mules host Carmi-White County in a first round game in the Hamilton County Regional. The winner will play Edwards County Tuesday, May 14, at Hamilton County. Hamilton County will play Johnston City on Tuesday, May 14. In 1-A, Wayne City will be at Cisne on Monday, May 13, in a first round game at the Webber Regional. The winner will play Woodlawn on Tuesday, May 14, at Webber. Webber will play Oblong on Tuesday, May 14.

HS BASEBALL

Hamilton Co 5, Vienna 4

Red Hill 2, Flora 0

Woodlawn 13, Wayne City 12

HS SOFTBALL

FCHS 7, West Frankfort 5

Hamilton Co 11, Vienna 5

TRACK

FCHS finished 9th at the BDC Girls meet held Wednesday at FCHS. Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton was the champion, followed by Johnston City, Vienna, Carmi-White County, Hamilton County, Chester, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville, Goreville, the Mules and Eldorado.

– Jacklyn Simms placed 1st in the high jump

– Ashley Crawford placed 2nd in the 3200m

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC is getting ready for post-season play, The Bobcats finished 6th in Region 24, and will play at John A Logan in a best of three series beginning at noon Saturday. A tie-breaker game will be played at Logan at one pm Sunday if needed,

MLB

Miles Mikolas outpitched Max Scherzer and Marcell Ozuna had three hits as the Cardinals beat the Nationals 5-1 Wednesday night for their fifth straight win. Mikolas gave up a run and seven hits while striking out four in six innings. The Cardinals touched up Scherzer for three runs in the first and added two runs in the eighth off the Nats bullpen. The Redbirds have now wn 10 of their last 11.

Cubs 11, Seattle 0

White Sox 5, Orioles 4

Orioles 7, White Sox 6

NHL PLAYOFFS

Dallas 4, Blues 2 – The series is tied 2-2, and heads back to St Louis for Game 5 Friday 

 

4/30/19 SCORES 

The IHSA has released regional and sectional baseball and softball seeds. In Class 2-A baseball, FCHS is seeded 3rd in Sub-Sectional A of the Benton Sectional. Harrisburg is seeded first, followed by Johnston City and the Mules. Edwards County was seeded 5th, Hamilton County 7th and Carmi-White County 11th. In 1-A, Cisne is seeded 6th in Sub-Sectional A of the Dietericn Sectional. NCOE is seeded 3rd, Wayne City 4th, Webber ninth and Grayville 10th in Sub-Sectional A of the Goreville Sectional. In 2-A softball, the Lady Mules are seeded 6th in Sub-Sectional A of the DuQuoin Sectional. Harrisburg is seeded first, followed by Edwards County and Hamilton County. Carmi-White County is seeded 7th. In 1-A, Webber is seeded 6th, Cisner 7th, Wayne City 8th in Sub-Sectinal A of the South Central Sectional. Pairings for the regionals will be releasded later today.

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 7, Hamilton Co 1

Carmi-White Co 2, Edwards Co 1

Carmi-White Co 7, Edwrads Co 5

NCOE 8, Pope Co 1

 MTC Tournament

Cisne 12, Wayne City 7

Odin 15, Grayville 5 – 5 innings

Woodlawn 16, Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 1

HS SOFTBALL

Hamilton Co 11, FCHS 8

Edwards Co 8, Carmi-White Co 0

Edwards Co 12, Carmi-White Co 4

Pope Co 11, NCOE 1

MTC Tournament

Webber 8, Cisne 1

Waltonville 9, Wayne City 0

Woodlawn 16, Clay City 0 – 4 innings

MLB

Adam Wainwright pitched into the seventh inning as the Cardinals beat the Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night. Wainwright allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked two. Harrison Bader drove in two runs and Kolten Wong had two hits as the NL Central-leading Cardinals earned their fourth straight victory. It was the Cardinals’ 18th win in April, matching a team record set in 2008.

Cubs 6, Seatle 5

White Sox vs Baltimore – PPD – will play double header today

 

4/29/19 SCORES

HS BOYS TRACK

 

 

FCHS (134.5) won the Bulldog Invitational @ Carmi-White Co, defeating Carmi-White Co (118). Mt Carmel (97), Sesser-Valier (87), Flora (68.5), Eldorado (31) & NCOE (14)

–Cody Todd took first in the 800m

–Luke Dagg placed first in the high jump

–Caleb Frymire placed first in both the long jump & triple jump

–The 4 x 800m relay team of Cody Todd, Jeffrey Zurliene, Derek Vaughan & Jace Bankston placed first

JH GIRLS TRACK

Center Street placed 2nd at the Conference Meet @ Olney

HS BASEBALL

Harrisburg 9, FCHS 1

JV – FCHS 3, Harrisburg 2 – McGuire Taylor got the win and Noah Barger the save

Edwards Co 21, Red Hill 2

Eldorado 10, NCOE 3

Olney-Richland Co 12, Flora 1

HS SOFTBALL

Red Hill 5, Edwards Co 1

Eldorado 8, Hamilton Co 7

Olney-Richland Co 15, Flora 5

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC 9, Shawnee CC 1 – Madi Cowsert was the winning pitcher – Sadie Hobbs had a two run homer in the game

Shawnee CC 11, FCC 8

MLB

Harrison Bader homered to spark a six-run fifth inning as the Cardinals rallied past the Nationals 6-3 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series. Marcell Ozuna put the Cardinals ahead 4-3 with a two-run single. Jose Martinez had an RBI double and Yadier Molina added a run-scoring single in the fifth. Michael Wacha went five innings after being activated from the 10-day injured list earlier in the day. The right-hander allowed three runs and four hits while striking out five. Jordan Hicks pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his ninth save. The Cardinals have won three straight and eight of nine.

White Sox 5, Orioles 3

NHL PLAYOFFS

Pat Maroon flicked a puck over Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop with 1:38 left in a wild third period as the Blues won 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Maroon’s second goal of the playoffs came after he gathered the puck to the left of Bishop and scored. That ended a span of just under 5½ minutes when both teams scored two goals. Alex Pietrangelo scored his first goal of the playoffs and Jaden Schwartz and Tyler Bozak each had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who are still undefeated on the road this postseason after winning all three games at Winnipeg in the first-round series

 

4/28/19 SCORES

HS TRACK – From Saturday

FCHS boys finish 6th at the Newton Invitational

– Luke Dagg was 1st in the high jump

– Caleb Frymire placed 2nd in both the long jump & triple jump

– Chandler McGill placed 2nd in the discus with a personal best throw of 130′

HS SOFTBALL – From Saturday

FCHS 6, Pope Co 1

HS BASEBALL – From Saturday

Waltonville/Sesser-Valier 4, Wayne City 3

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Saturday

Wabash Valley College 8, FCC 0

Wabash Valley College 14, FCC 4

Sunday

Rend Lake College 2, FCC 1 – 9 innings

Rend Lake College 6, FCC 5

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC 12, Shawnee CC 2

FCC 10, Shawnee CC 4

MLB

Jack Flaherty tossed seven scoreless innings and Yadier Molina drove in three runs as the Cardinals beat the Reds 5-2 on Sunday. José Martinez had two hits and drove in a run for the Cardinals, who took two of three from the Reds and have won seven of eight overall. Molina extended his hitting streak to 15 games, one short of his career best, with a bases-loaded single in the eighth. Flaherty gave up four hits in an 89-pitch outing. He struck out four and walked one. He was helped by three double plays, two of which ended innings. John Gant picked up his second save in three chances.

Cubs 6, Arizona 5 – 15 innings

White Sox 4, Tigers 1

NASCAR

Geico 500

1 Chase Elliott

2 Alex Bowman

3 Ryan Preece

 

4/26/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Woodlawn 6, Cisne 1

Hamilton Co 9, Eldorado 0

Flota 12, Oblong 5

Olney-Richland Co 13, Lawrenceville 2

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Southeastern Illinois College 14, Frontier 7

Frontier 8, Southeastern Illinois College 5 – Sam Helms was the winning pitcher

MLB

Cincinnati 12, St. Louis 1

Arizona 8, Chicago Cubs 3

Chicago White Sox 12, Detroit 11

GOLF

The Fyie & Rice Law Office LLC Monday Night Golf League will begin Monday, May 13th, at the Fairfield Public Golf Course. Two person teams will play nine hole matches and accumulate points each Monday leading up to the playoffs and a finale scramble & awards dinner August 12th. League dues are $20 per player, and does not include green or cart fees. A 2019 USGA Handicap Index is required, which is $20. Season Pass Holders receive a reduced Handicap fee of $15. The sign-up sheet is located at the course outside the pro shop, & dues & fees must be paid in full prior to the first night of play. Call the pro shop at 847-7222 for more information.

4/25/19 SCORES 

NHL PLAYOFFS

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals as the Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday night in the game one of their Western Conference semifinal series. Robby Fabbri also scored and Jordan Binnington made 27 saves for the Blues, who had lost three of four to Dallas during the regular season. Game two will be Saturday in St. Louis, before the series moves to Dallas for the third and fourth games of the best-of-seven series.

MLB

Dodgers 2, Cubs 1

NFL

Oklahoma’s Kylar Murray fulfilled a prophecy from his former college coach, Kliff Kingsbury, by being selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft. Kingsbury said in 2018 that he would select Murray with the top pick if he ever had the opportunity. He was hired this off-season to coach the Cardinals. San Francisco chose Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa with the No 2 pick. Defensive tackle Quennin Williams of Alabama was taken by the Jets at No 3, Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell went to the Raiders at No 4 and the Buccaneers took LSU linebacker Devin White at No 5. The second and third rounds are tonight in Nashville.

Electronic Arts announced Thursday that NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs will grace the cover of Madden NFL 20. Mahomes threw a league high 50 touchdown passes against 12 interceptions in 16 starts in 2018. He also passed for 5,097 yards in his first full season as a starter. He led the league with an 82 QBR. Madden NFL 20 has a release date of August 2nd.

4/26/19 SCHEDULE – Weather permitting – Check out our website at wfiwradio.com for any cancellations or changes to the schedule

HS BASEBALL

4:30 pm – Cisne vs Woodlawn – GAME MAY BE MOVED TO WOODLAWN – A DECISION WILL BE MADE LATER

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC vs Shawnee CC – POSTPONED TO 3 PM SUNDAY

MLB

6:20 pm – Cardinals vs Reds – Yiou can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9

Cubs @ Arizona

White Sox vs Detroit

GOLF

The Fyie & Rice Law Office LLC Monday Night Golf League will begin Monday, May 13th, at the Fairfield Public Golf Course. Two person teams will play nine hole matches and accumulate points each Monday leading up to the playoffs and a finale scramble & awards dinner August 12th. League dues are $20 per player, & does not include green or cart fees. A 2019 USGA Handicap Index is required, which is $20. Season Pass Holders receive a reduced Handicap fee of $15. The sign-up sheet is located at the course outside the pro shop, & dues & fees must be paid in full prior to the first night of play. Call the pro shop at 847-7222.for more information.

 

4/24/19 SCORES

JH TRACK – From Tuesday

BOYS

Center Street 81, Jasper/Geff 54, Cisne 38

GIRLS

Center Street, 90.5, Jasper/Geff 43.5, Cisne 20, Gallatin Co 5

MLB

Adam Wainwright allowed one run in six innings for his 150th career victory as the Cardinals beat the Brewers 5-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Wainwright matched his season low in runs allowed, and it was his first quality start in a game with a starting temperature of 60 degrees or cooler since May 27, 2017. Marcell Ozuna and Yadier Molina homered for the Cardinals as part of a four-run fourth. Ozuna’s three-run homer extended his on-base streak to 14 games, and it was his 17th career homer against the Brewers, the most he’s had against any opponent. Molina’s blast extended his 12-game hitting streak, tying him with Paul DeJong for the longest by a Cardinal this season. The Rednirds three-game sweep of Milwaukee was its first against its NL Central rival since July 1-3, 2016. The teams have already played 10 times this season, and Wednesday’s result evened the season series at 5-5. The teams have combined for 45 home runs in the 10 games.

Cubs 7, Dodgers 6

Orioles 4, White Sox 3

 

4/23/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 19, Edwards Co 5

Cisne 17, Webber 6

Hamilton Co 10, Eldorado 6

NCOE 19, Galatia 6

Johnston City/Thompsonville 12, Carmi-White Co 1

HS SOFTBALL

Edwards Co 10, FCHS 0

Cisne 4, Webber 3

Eldorado 7, Hamilton Co 6

Johnston City 6, Carmi-White Co 4

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC 7. Spoon River CC 2

FCC 10, Spoon River CC 8

MLB

Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking, leadoff homer in the eighth inning and Yadier Molina had three hits and two RBIs as the Cardinals beat the Brewers 4-3 Tuesday night. For the second night inn a row, ll of the Brewers runs came on home runs. Cardinals starter Daniel Ponce de Leon, who was activated before the game, started in place of the injured Michael Wacha. In his season debut, Ponce de Leon pitched five innings, striking out seven and allowing two hits and one run. Andrew Miller struck out two in a perfect eighth to pick up his first win as a Cardinal. Jordan Hicks pitched the ninth for his sixth save.

Cubs 7, Dodgers 2

Orioles 9, White Sox 1

 

4/22/19 SCORES

HS SOFTBALL

FCHS 18, Gallatin Co 0

Woodlawn 10, Wayne City 0

Carmi-White Co 10, Hamilton Co 6

Lawrenceville 7, Flora 1

Newton 8, Olney-Richland Co 5

HS BASEBALL

Woodlawn 17, Wayne City 3 – 5 innings

Hamilton Co 16, Carmi-White Co 3

North Clay 20, Webber 3 – 5 innings

Flora 5, Lawrenceville 2

Olney-Richland Co 11, Newton 0

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC 17, McKendree University 5 – 8 innings

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

SIC 9, FCC 8 – in 9 innings

FCC 9, SIC 8 – Sam Helms was the winning pitcher with Madison Cowsert picking up the save – Madison Scamahorn had a three run home run and Helms a solo shot

MLB

Dexter Fowler had his first four-hit game in six years, hitting his first home run this season and driving in four runs to lead the Cardinals over the Brewers 13-5 on Monday night. Paul Goldschmidt hit his ninth home run and had three hits and three RBIs for the Cardinals. The Redbirds outhit Milwaukee 18-5, set a season high for runs and won its third straight. Jack Flaherty allowed four runs and three hits, all homers, in six innings. He struck out 10, reaching double digits for the fourth time in his big league career. Prior to the game, the Cardinals placed right-hander Michael Wacha on the 10-day injured list because of patellar tendinitis in his left knee. The move is retroactive to Friday. Infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson was recalled from Triple-A Memphis to replace Wacha on the roster.

White Sox 12, Baltimore 2

NHL

The Blues now have an opponent for the 2nd round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 in overtime last night to win their series four games to two. The Blues will have home ice advantage. A schedule for the series has not been announced by the NHL.

 

4/21/19 SCORES

COLLEGE BASEBALL – From Saturday

FCC 20, Lake Land College 2

FCC 10, Lake Land College 2

NHL PLAYOFFS

The Blues beat Winnipeg 3-2 Saturday to win the their NHL Playoff series four games to two. The Blues 2nd round opponent wil be either Nashville or Dallas. Game six of the Predators/Stars series is tonight. The Stars klead the series three games to two.

MLB

Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs as the Cardinals beat the Mets 6-4 on Sunday. Dakota Hudson allowed three runs on five hits in five innings, striking out five, for his first career victory as a starter. He went 4-1 in 26 appearances, all in relief, as a rookie last season. Jordan Hicks pitched a scoreless ninth for his fifth save in six chances.

Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 1

Tigers 4, White Sox 3

NBA PLAYOFFS

Celtics 110, Pacers 106 – Celtics win series 4-0

 

4/19/19 SCORES

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Lake Land College 7, Frontier 2

Lake Land College 2, Frontier 0

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC vs Lake Land College – CANCELLED

MLB

New York Mets 5, St. Louis 4

Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 1

White Sox 7, Detroit 3

NBA PLAYOFFS

Boston 104, Indiana 96 – Game 3 (Celtics lead series 3-0)

4/18/19 SCORES

JH TRACK – From Wednesday

 BOYS

New Hope 75, Cisne 60.5, South Central 59, St Joe 48.5

 GIRLS

South Central 104, St Joe 44, Cisne 42, New Hope 38

NHL PLAYOFFS

Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period to cap the Blues’ three-goal third period in a  3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference playoff series. Ryan O’Reilly and Brayden Schenn scored earlier in the final period for the Blues, who host Game 6 of the best-of-seven series on Saturday. Jordan Binnington stopped 29 shots. The Blues’ win marked the first time in 15 years, and fourth time overall, the road team has won each of the first five games in a seven-game series. According to a league stat, when a best-of-seven NHL playoff series is tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 takes the series 78.8 % of the time.

MLB

Tigers 9, White Sox 7

GOLF

The Fyie & Rice Law Office LLC Monday Night Golf League will begin Monday, May 13th, at the Fairfield Public Golf Course. Two person teams will play nine hole matches and accumulate points each Monday leading up to the playoffs and a finale scramble & awards dinner August 12th. League dues are $20 per player, & does not include green or cart fees. A 2019 USGA Handicap Index is required, which is $20. Season Pass Holders receive a reduced Handicap fee of $15. The sign-up sheet is located at the course outside the pro shop, & dues & fees must be paid in full prior to the first night of play. Call the pro shop at 847-7222.for more information.

4/17/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Harrisburg 22, Carmi-White Co 5 – 5 innings

NCOE 9, Hardin Co 8

Woodlawn 12, Hamilton Co 2

HS SOFTBALL

Cisne 9, Clay City 6 – Torey Brooker was the winning pitcher

Hamilton Co 12, Wodlawn 11

Webber 20, Odin 0

MLB

Michael Wacha cooled off Christian Yelich, Matt Carpenter and Marcell Ozuna each went deep, and the Cardinals beat the Brewers 6-3 on Wednesday to avoid being swept. Yelich came in batting .556 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in the series, but he was 0 for 2 with a strikeout and a walk against Wacha. Yelich did single in a run in the eighth off Andrew Miller. Wacha bounced back after a tough start last Thursday against the Dodgers. He struck out seven over six innings, allowing two runs and five hits to improve to 6-0 career against the Brewers. Jordan Hicks pitched the ninth for his fourth save. Prior to the game, the Cardinals placed OF Harrison Bader (right hamstring strain) on the 10-day injured list retroactive to April 14 and called up rookie OF Lane Thomas. Thomas made his major league debut in the 8th, when he came in as a defensive replacement for Jose Martinez. Pitcher Mike Mayers and OF Tyler O’Neill were placed on the DL Tuesday.

Cubs 6, Miami 0

Royals 4, White Sox 3 – 10 innings

NBA PLAYOFFS

Celtics 99, Pacers 91 – Celtics lead series 2-0

RACING

A race track outside St. Louis that hosts IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA events is getting not only a new name, but a promise to become a proving ground for tech innovations aimed at enhancing the fan experience. Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison will be renamed World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Terms of the naming rights agreement announced Wednesday were not disclosed. Suburban St. Louis-based World Wide Technology plans to use the partnership to develop innovative experiences for fans. One idea is the development of goggles that fans could wear that would offer a glimpse inside the pits.

 

4/16/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 12, Eldorado 2

Waltonville/Sesser-Valier 15, Cisne 9

Johnston City/Thompsonville 8, Edwards Co 0

Carmi-White Co 2, Hamilton Co 1

Gallatin Co 21, Grayville 2

HS SOFTBALL

Eldorado 11, FCHS 9

Waltonville 15, Cisne 7

Johnston City 11. Edwards Co 5

Hamilton Co 23, Carmi-White Co 12

Mt Carmel 11, Grayville 1 – 5 innings

Flora 8, Oblong 5

HS TRACK

FCHS boys finish 3rd @ the DuQuoin Relays

COLLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC 7, Danville Area CC 6

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC 15, Kaskaskia College 13 -Madison Cowsert was the winning pitcher. The Bobcats got three run homers from Cowsert & Maddie Scamahorn, four RBI’s from Mattie Bartlett & three hits from Kylar Slover

FCC 8, Kaskaskia College 0 – Sam Helms was the winning pitcher

MLB

Christian Yelich welcomed hard-throwing prospect Ryan Helsley to the big leagues with a three-run homer, his eighth against the Cardinals this season, to help send the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night. Yelich is the first player to homer in six consecutive games against the Cardinals. The Brewers have won nine of their last 10 against the Redbirds, including four in a row.

Cubs 4, Miami 0

White Sox 5, Royals 1

NHL PLAYOFFS

Winnipeg 2, Blues 1 OT – Series tied 2-2

 

4/15/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Wayne City 8, Cisne 4

Olney-Richland Co 8, Edwards Co 2

Flora 9, Marshall 6

HS SOFTBALL

Wayne City 9, Clay City 8

Flora 16, Marshall 7

HS TRACK

Don Webb Invitational @ Benton

FCHS girls finish 12th

HS TENNIS

Marion 9, FCHS 0

MLB

Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich hit three homers, including a pair of three-run shots, and drove in a career-high seven runs to power the Brewers past the Cardinals 10-7 on Monday night.

Cubs 7, Miami 2

White Sox 5, Royals 4

 

4/14/19 SCORES

MLB

Marcell Ozuna homered twice and Matt Carpenter and Tyler O’Neill also went deep as the Cardinals split a two game series against the Reds in Mexico with a 9-5 win Sunday. Ozuna has four home runs in his last five games along with eight RBI. The Estadio de Beisbol de Monterrey didn’t sell out for either game. But on both days, fans were noisy throughout the game, and the PA system blasted Latin music at every opportunity, creating a fiesta-like atmosphere. The Cardinals saluted the fans after the win and gave away their hats.

Cubs vs Angels – PPD due to snow

White Sox 5, Yankees 2

GOLF

Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters and 15th major title on Sunday in Augusta, Ga., completing a comeback from major surgeries and personal scandal that derailed his career. It was Woods’ first major championship since capturing the U.S. Open in June of 2008. Woods, who finished 14 under par, shot a final round 70, edging Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koe[ka and Xander Schauffle by one stroke each.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Winnipeg 6, Blues 3 – Blues lead series 2-1

 

4/13/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 12, Red Bud 4

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Kaskaskia College 6, FCC 5

Kaskaskia College 11, FCC 4

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Southwestern IL1, FCC 0

Southwestern IL 6, FCC 5

4/12/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Edwards Co vs Lawrenceville (JV) – CANCELLED

COLLEGE SOFTbALL

FCC vs John A Logan – CANCELLED

MLB

Cardinals are off

Chicago Cubs 5, Los Angeles Angels 1

Chicago White Sox 9, New York Yankees 6

NHL PLAYOFFS

West 1st Round – Game 2: St. Louis 4, Winnipeg 3. Blues lead 2-0 in the series and will host Winnipeg. Puck drop is at 6:30 p.m. 

4/11/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 3, Carmi-White Co 1

Hamilton Co 4, Johnston City/Thompsonville 3

Gallatin Co 8, NCOE 2

Olney-Richland Co 5, Paris 3

HS SOFTBALL

FCHS 8, Carmi-White Co 5

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 14, Cisne 3

Webber 8, Wayne City 7

Woodlawn 19, Grayville 0 (4 innings)

Hamilton Co 7, Johnston City 3

NCOE 11, Gallatin Co 7

Flora 14, Dieterich 4

HS TRACK

FCHS boys won the Flora Invitational Thursday. The Mules topped Olney-Richland Co, Carmi-White Co, Newton, Mt Carmel & Flora.

-Dylan Heifner had 1st place finishes in the discus & shot put

-Luke Dagg finished 1st in the high jump

-Caleb Frymire placed 1st in the lonh jump & the triple jump

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Kaskaskia College 6, FCC 2

MLB

Matt Wieters drove in three runs and stole a base for just the third time in six years to lead the Cardinals over the Dodgers 11-7 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the NL champions. Giovanny Gallegos pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in his first appearance of the season for the Cardinals to win in relief of Michael Wacha, who allowed seven runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. The Cards now head to Mexico for a weekend series against the Reds.

Cubs 2, Pirates 0

 

4/10/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 6, Salem 2

Edwards Co 5, Eldorado 4

Flora 7, Carmi-White Co 3

Woodlawn 18, Webber 3 (4 innings)

HS SOFTBALL

FCHS 3, Salem 2 – Walk-off hit by Lainie Milner

Edwards Co 5, Eldorado 4

Hamilton Co 10, Mt Carmel 7

Flora 7, South Central 6

Woodlawn 13, Webber 0 (5 innings)

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Rend Lake College 12, FCC 0

FCC 6, Rend Lake College 3 – Madison Cowsert was the wining pitcher. The Bobcats got a solo homer from Allison McClanahan in the win

MLB

Yadier Molina and Marcell Ozuna homered, Jack Flaherty tossed six effective innings and the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 7-2 on Wednesday night. The Cardinals have won four in a row and will try to sweep the four-game series today. They have outscored their opponents 19-6 during the winning streak. Flaherty gave up three hits and one run in his 99-pitch effort. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter. He has permitted one run over 11 innings in his last two starts. Paul DeJong had three hits to extend his career-best hitting streak to 11 games. He is tied with San Francisco’s Brandon Crawford for the longest current streak in the National League. The Cardinals and Dodgers have played each other 2,074 times since 1892. The series is even at 1,029-1,029 with 16 ties.

The Cardinals have announced that three-time All-Star Matt Carpenter has agreed to a contract that adds $37 million in guaranteed money for 2020 and ’21, a deal that includes an option for 2022. The 33-year-old Carpenter is making $14.5 million this season as part of a $52 million, six-year deal that included an $18.5 million club option for 2020 with a $2 million buyout. Under the new deal, he has guaranteed salaries of $18.5 million in both 2020 and ’21, and the Cardinals have an $18.5 million option for 2022 with a $2 million buyout. The 2022 salary would become guaranteed if he has 1,100 plate appearances combined in 2020 and ’21, including at least 550 in ’21. Carpenter has a .273 batting average with 134 home runs and a .376 on base percentage in 1,031 games since debuting in 2011 with the Cardinals. Carpenter was an All-Star in 2013, 2014, and 2016. He finished among the top 10 in MVP voting in 2013 and last year.

Pirates 5, Cubs 2

Rays 9, White Sox 1

NBA

Pacers 135, Hawks 134

76ers 125, Bulls 109

NHL PLAYOFFS

Blues 2,Winnipeg 1 – Blues lead series 1-0

 

4/9/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 10, Carmi-White Co 7

Cisne 17, Bridgeport Red Hill 3

Edwards Co 9, Eldorado 2

Hamilton Co 3, Johnston City/Thompsonville 1

HS SOFTBALL

FCHS 9, Carmi-White Co 5

Bridgeport Red Hill 10, Cisne 0

Edwards Co 6, Eldorado 2

Hamilton Co 13, Johnston City 10

Webber 14, NCOE 13

Mt Carmel 7, Olney-Richland Co 0

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Vincennes University 8, FCC 3

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

John A Logan 8, FCC 6

John A Logan 9, FCC 4

MLB

Yadier Molina drove in three runs, Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 4-0 on Tuesday night. Six pitchers combined for a seven-hitter as the Dodgers stranded 13 runners and struck out 10 times. John Brebbia pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win.

Tampa Bay Rays 10, White Sox 5

NBA

Knicks 96, Bulls 86

HS FOOTBALL

Hall of Fame coach Mike Rude has joined the staff at Sesser-Valier/Waltonville. According to a release from Sesser-Valier High School , Rude will serve as Co-Head Coach with long time Red Devils coach John Shadowens. Rude, a member of the Illinois High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame, has amassed 217 wins and taken 19 teams to the IHSA Playoffs over 47 years as a head coach at Wyanet, Kankakee Bishop-McNamara, Anna-Jonesboro, Marion, Johnston City, Vienna and Northland College,

4/8/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

North Clay 20, Cisne 0 – 5 innings

Flora 1, Newton 0

Olney-Richland Co 9 Casey-Westfield 0

HS SOFTBALL

South Central 13, Cisne 3 – 5 innings

NCOE 6, Grayville 5

Casey-Westfield 7, Olney-Ric hland Co 0

MLB

Marcell Ozuna homered to back a solid start by Miles Mikolas as the Cardinals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers on Monday night to end Los Angeles’ five-game winning streak. Mikolas allowed three runs on five hits in six innings, working around three hit batters in the first five innings. John Gant worked two scoreless innings in relief and Jordan Hicks pitched the ninth for his second save.

Cubs 10, Pittsburgh 0

Tampa Bay 5, White Sox 1

NCAA TOURNAMENT 

Virginia 85, Texas Tech 77 OT (Championship) 

4/7/19 SCORES

MLB

Adam Wainwright was in vintage form Sunday, pitching six sharp innings as the Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-1 win over the Padres. The Padres hadn’t swept a series in St. Louis since 1980, and Wainwright prevented it from happening this time by giving up one run and five hits. He struck out nine and didn’t issue a walk while throwing 100 pitches. Jordan Hicks recorded four outs for his first save in two chances. Yadier Molina had two hits, and moved into seventh place on the Cardinals all-time hit list with 1,857. He passed Ken Boyer, who had 1,855. Before the game, the Redbirds sent RHP Alex Reyes and INF Yairo Munoz to Triple-A Memphis. LHP Tyler Webb and RHP Giovanny Gallegos were recalled and were in uniform.

Milwaukee 4, Cubs 2

Seattle 12, Whie Sox 5

NBA

Brooklyn 108, Pacers 96

NASCAR

Food City 500

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Kurt Busch
  3. Joey Logano

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Duke freshman Zion Williamson was awarded the 2019 Naismith Trophy as the Men’s Player of the Year on Sunday. Williamson became the eighth player in Duke history to receive the honor. Other finalists were Tennessee’s Grant Williams, Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimora and Murray State’s Ja Morant. Meanwhile, Tennesee men’s coach Rick Barnes was named the 2019 Naismith Coach of the Year after guiding the Vols to the Sweet 16. Other finalists were Texas Tech’s Chris Beard, Virginia’s Tony Bennett and Houston’s Kelvin Sampson.

4/6/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Mt Carmel 10, Carmi-White Co 4

North Clay 11,  Flora 1

South Central 15, Hamilton Co 4

HS SOFTBALL

Edwards Co 2, DuQuoin 1

Edwards Co 5, Woodlawn 4

Johnston City 16, Webber 0Waltonville/Sesser-Valier 9, Webber 4

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Southwestern IL 8, FCC 4

Southwestern IL 10, FCC 2

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Olney Central 6m FCC 2

FCC 4, Olney Central 2 – Madison Cowsert was the winning pitcher

MLB

Padres 6, Cardinals 4

Cubs 14, Milwaukee 8

Seattle 9, White Sox 2

NCAA FINAL FOUR

Virginia 63, Auburn 62

Texas Tech 61, Michigan State 51

NBA

Philadelphia 116, Bulls 96

NHL

Blues 3, Vancouver 2  SO

Nashville 5, Blackhawks 2

4/5/19 SCORES

HS BOYS TRACK

FCHS finished 4th @ the Olney Invitational Friday

Luke Dagg placed first in the400m & the high jump

Caleb Frymire placed first i the triple jump & 2nd in the long jump

A.J. Gonzalez placed 3rd in the shot put

The frosh/soph 4 x 200 relay team of Noah McElravy, Landon Zurliene, Camden Robbins &  Hunter Scott placed 3rd

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC 6, Southwestern IL 4

4/4/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Johnston City-Thompsonville 2, FCHS 0

Edwards Co 10, Hamilton Co 0

Eldorado 5, Carmi-White Co 3

NCOE 12, Pope Co 1

HS SOFTBALL

Johnston City 8, FCHS 5

Edwards Co 4, Hamilton Co 3

Carmi-White Co 17, Eldorado 7

HS TRACK – From Wednesday

 BOYS

FCHS 147, Flora 70, Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton 44, Patoka 11

-Dylan Heifner threw 128’4″ in the discus

-Colton Ross ran 11.7 in the 100m

 GIRLS

Flora 86, FCHS 81, Patoka 39, Webber17

MLB

Atlanta 9. Cubs 4

NHL

Blues 7, Philadelphia 3

 

4/3/19 SCORES

HS BASKETBALL

A couple of Mules have been named to the Southern Illinois Coaches’ Association All-South Basketball team. Jayzale O’Neal and Brian Estes were named to the 2-A team along with Ethan Mahon of Carmi-White County, Chase Selby of Johnston City, Keith Kiner of Chesterr, C.J. Johnson of West Frankfort, Josh Heape of DuQuoiun,Dawson Yates of Pinckneyville and Carson Parker and Bryce Bultman of Nashville.  3-A team members include Brent Hatten of Olney-Richland Co, Jacob Harness of Salem and Amir Spann and Jackson Creel of Mt Vernon.  In 1-A, Audie Goebel, Blake McKay of Woodlawn, Tyler Winchester of Sesser-Valier and Tyson Kessler of Thompsonville were named to the team.

MLB

The Cardinals officially dedicated the honorary ‘Bob Gibson Way’ during a ceremony in St. Louis’ Grove Neighborhood Wdnesday.  Gibson Avenue from the 4200 block on the east end to Kingshighway on the west end has been renamed “Honorary Bob Gibson Way”. Gibson is the Cardinals all-time leader in innings pitched (3885.1), wins (251), strikeouts (3117), complete games (255) and shutouts (56).  During his 17-year career with the club, Gibson won two N.L. Cy Young Awards (1968, 1970), the N.L. MVP Award (1968), nine Gold Glove Awards, two World Series MVP Awards (1964, 1967), hit 24 home runs and was named an All-Star nine times.  His 1.12 ERA in 1968 remains the lowest for a single-season in Major League history.  He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 2, Cisne 1

Hamilton Co 10, Galatia 0

Mt Vernon, IN 6, Carmi-White Co 1

HS SOFTBALL

Hamilton Co 8, Galatia/Thompsonville 2

Webber 5, Crab Orchard 4

Olney-Richland Co 5, Bridgeport Red Hill 2

JH TRACK – from Tuesday

BOYS

Center Street 99, Wayne City 35, Parkview 33

Jasper-Geff 80, Cisne 67, EO 15

GIRLS

Center Street 98., Parkview 41, Wayne City 25

Jasper-Geff 83, Cisne 53, EO 11

MLB

Tyler O’Neill capped another Cardinals’ rally by driving in Kolten Wong for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Redbirds surged past the Pirates 5-4 on Wednesday night. Harrison Bader hit a two-run homer in the eighth to tie the game at 3. Wong then led off the 10th with a triple and scored when O’Neill followed two batters later with a sharp single to right. John Gant worked a scoreless ninth to pick up the win. Dakota Hudson collected his first major league save when he stranded the tying run at third in the 10th. Paul DeJong added a solo home run for the Cardinals, who finished 3-3 on a season-opening six-game road trip.

Braves 6, Cubs 4

NBA

Pacers 108, Detroit 89

Bulls 115, Washington 114

NHL

Blackhawks 4, Blues 3 SO

 

4/2/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Johnston City-Thompsonville 2, FCHS 1

Edwards Co 10, Hamilton Co 0

Carmi-White Co 4, Eldorado 3

HS SOFTBALL

Johnston City 16, FCHS 12

Edwards Co 9, Hamilton Co 3

Carmi-White Co 4, Eldorado 0

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Lincoln Trail College 8, FCC 5

Lincoln Trail College 16, FCC 5

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC 15, Lincoln Trail College 6 – Madison Cowsert was the winning pitcher. The Bobcats also got 2 run home runs from Sam Helms and Kierra Schoenbaechler

FCC 12, Lincoln Trail College 9 – Madison Cowsert picked up the win

COLLEGE SPORTS

The University of Illinois will start selling beer in general seating areas at Memorial Stadium and State Farm Center this fall. School athletics officials said Tuesday that beginning with the 2019 football season, beer will be available at several stands around Memorial Stadium, where the Illini football team plays. Alcoholic beverages will continue to be sold in premium seating areas. A portion of sales will be set aside to pay for more police officers and additional security at home football games. UI Athletic Director Josh Whitman says fans told the school that beer sales would encourage them to use their tickets and increase the amount of time they stay in the stands. Illinois joins five other Big Ten schools that plans to sell beer in their stadiums this fall.

 

4/1/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 13, Lawrenceville 1

Evansville North 11, Edwards Co 1

HS SOFTBALL

FCHS 9, Lawrenceville 8

Edwards Co 16, Clay City 0

Waltonville/Sesser-Valier 11, Webber 1

COLLEGE BASEBALL

John A Logan 14, FCC 3

John A Logan 8, FCC 2

MLB

Paul DeJong scored on a passed ball in the top of the 11th inning as the Cardinals rallied past Pittsburgh 6-5 on Monday to spoil the Pirates’ home opener. The Cardinals came back twice against Pittsburgh’s erratic bullpen, tying it in the eighth and again in the ninth. DeJong put the Redbirds in front for the first time when he singled with two outs in the 11th, moved to third after a hit by pitch and a walk and then raced home when Nick Kingham’s fastball squirted past Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli. John Gant picked up the save despite issuing a one-out walk to finish a sloppy 4-hour, 53-minute marathon that featured 16 pitchers, 16 walks, four hit batters, three errors and two home plate umpires. Crew chief Jerry Layne left in the seventh after taking a ball off the mask.

Braves 8, Cubs 0

Indians 5, White Sox 3

NBA

Pacers 111. Detroit 102

Knicks 113, Bulls 105

NHL

Blues 3, Colorado 2 SO

Winnipeg 4, Blackhawks 3 OT 

3/31/19 SCORES

NCAA TOURNAMENT

The Final Four has been set. Texas Tech beat Gonzaga 75-69 and Virginia got by Purdue 80-75 in overtime Saturday. Sunday, it was Auburn over Kentucky 77-71 in overtime and Michigan State over Duke 68-67. Auburn plays Virginia and Michigan State takes on Texas Tech in the Final Four in Minneapolis next Saturday.

MLB

Christian Yelich hit a walk-off two-run double in the 9th inning as the Brewers beat the Cardinals 5-4 Sunday. The Redbirds dropped 3 of 4 to the Brewers, and now head to Pittsburgh. 1st pitch is at noon. Adam Wainwright is on the mound for the Cardinals. Chris Archer will start for the Pirates.

Rangers 11, Cubs 10

White Sox 6, Kansas City 3

NASCAR

O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Clint Bowyer
  3. Daniel Suarez

3/30/19 SCORES

MLB

Brewers 4, Cardinals 2

Texas 8, Cubs 6

Kansas City 8, White Sox 6

NCAA TOURNAMENT

Texas Tech 75, Gonzaga 69

Virginia 80, Purdue 75  OT

NBA

Toronto 124, Bulls 101

NHL

Blues 3, New Jersey 2  OT

LA Kings 3, Blackhawks 2  OT

 

3/29/19 SCHEDULE

HS BASKETBALL

The 41st annual Benton Lions Club All-Star Basketball Classic is tonight at Rend Lake College.  The girls’ game will tip off at six pm, followed by the boys game at eight.   There’s also a dunk contest between games and a three point shoot-out at halftime of each game.  MVP awards will be presented at the conclusion of each game.  Mules players Brian Estes, Jayzale O’Neal and Reece Lee will play on the gold team coached by Sayler Shurtz of Herrin.  Adam Phelps of Carmi-White County is a member of the purple team coached by Pete Gordon of Thompsionville.  On the girls side, MacKenzie Conrad of FCHS is a member of the purple team coached by Justin Kindle of Massac County.  Gold team members include Kaleigh Dodson of Hamilton County and Julia Smith of Carmi-White County. The gold team is coached by Seiger Shurtz of Christopher.

HS BASEBALL

 Evansville Tournament

Edwards Co vs Evansville Reitz @ Bosse Field – CANCELLED 

Edwards Co vs Evansville North @ North High School – CANCELLED – Moved to 4:30 pm Monday

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC vs St Louis CC (DH) – CANCELLED – Moved to 4:30 pm April 29

MLB

St. Louis 9, Milwaukee 5

Cubs & White Sox have the day off

NCAA TOURNAMENT

Michigan State 80, LSU 63

Auburn 97, North Carolina 80

Duke 75, Virginia Tech 73

Kentucky 62, Houston 58

NHL

New York Rangers 4, St. Louis 2 – Despite the loss, the Blues have clinched a playoff spot. The Blues are 41-28-8 of the season and have 90 points as they are third in the Central Division of the Western Conference, trailing only Winnipeg and Nashville who have both 94 points.

Chicago Blackhawks had the night off.

NBA

Boston 114, Indiana 112

3/28/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 13, Wayne City 4

Flora 6, Cisne 5

Edwards Co 10, Grayville 0

NCOE 13, Galatia 7

North Clay 12, Carmi-White Co 0

HS SOFTBALL

FCHS 13, Wayne City 2

Edwards Co 18, Grayville 2

NCOE 7, Galatia/Thompsonville 6

Effingham St Anthony 11, Flora 3

Webber 20, Odin 10

COLLEGE BASEBALL

John A Logan 19, FCC 0

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Wabash Valley College 14, FCC 2

Wabash Valley College 9, FCC 0

JH BOYS TRACK

Center Street 97, Flora 83, Cisne 38, North Clay 35

JH GIRLS TRACK

Flora 95, Center Street 86, North Clay 25, Cisne 22

MLB – OPENING DAY

Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain reached above the right-center field wall to rob Jose Martinez of a tying home run for the final out, lifting Milwauke to a 6-5 win over the Cardinals on opening day. Kolton Wong homnered twice and Harrison Bader also went deep for the Redbirds.  Miles Mikolas gave up five runs and five hits in five innings.

Cubs 12, Texas 4

Royals 5, White Sox 3

NCAA TOURNAMENT

Gonzaga 72, Florida State 58

Purdue 99, Tennessee 94

Texas Tech 63, Michigan 44

Virginia 53, Oregon 49

NHL

Blackhawks 5, San Jose 4

 

3/27/19 SCORES

HS BASKETBALL

Rosters have been announced for the 41st annual Benton Lions Club All-StarBasketball Classic Friday at Rend Lake College.  The girls’ game will tip off at six pm, followed by the boys game at eight.   There’s alsoa dunk contest between games and a three point shoot-out at halftime of each game.  MVP awards will be presented at the conclusion of each game.  Mules players Brian Estes, Jayzale O’Neal and Reece Lee will play on the gold team coached by Sayler Shurtz of Herrin.  Adam Phelps of Carmi-White County is a member of the purple team coached by Pete Gordon of Thompsionville.  On the girls side, MacKenzie Conrad of FCHS is a member of the purple team coached by Justin Kindle of Massac County.  Gold team members include Kaleigh Dodson of Hamilton County and Julia Smith of Carmi-White County. The gold team is coached by Seiger Shurtz of Christopher.

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 9, Woodlawn 0

Cisne 9, NCOE 6

Edwards Co 10., Robinson 8

Flora 5, Centralia 4

Lawrenceville 5, Carm,i-White Co 2

HS SOFTBALL

NCOE 9, Cisne 4

Edwards Co 5, Flora 2

Carmi-White Co 8, Woodlawn 7 – 8 innings

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Lincoln Trail College 14, FCC 10

NBA

Portland 118, Bulls 98

Oklahoma City 107. Pacers 99

 

3/26/19 SCHEDULE

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 10, Olney-Richland Co 9

NCOE 14, Dieterich 3

Effingham St Anthony 8, Flora 4

HS SOFTBALL

FCHS 18, Olney-Richland Co 4

Cisne 10, Wayne City 5 – Cassidy Greifzu was the winning pitcher

Harrisburg 19, Hamilton Co 7

Mt Vernon 6, Carmi-White Co 5

NCOE 18, Carrier Mills-Sronefort 4

HS TRACK

BOYS

FCHS 164, CORL 66, Patoka 11, Webber 3

-Luke Dagg went 6’2” in the high jump & 55.16 in the 400m

-Caleb Frymire went 20;9” in the long jump & 41’2” in the triiple jump

-A,J. Gonzalez threw 42’2” in the shot put

-Tyrese Pettty wwent 11.79 in the 100m

GIRLS

FCHS 91, Patoka 39, CORL 34, Webber 19

JH TRACK

BOYS

Center Street 67, , Hamilton Co 32, Jasper-Geff 29

GIRLS

Center Street 53, McLeansboro 38. Jasper-Geff 29

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC swept a double header over Southwestern IL Tuesday. The Bobcats won 5-4 in game one with Sam Helms the winning pitcher. Catherine Massey homored in the win. In game two, FCC was a 7-0 winner. Madison Cowsert was the winning pitcher. Madison Scammahorn homered for the Bobcats in the win.

NBA

Toronto 112, Bulls 103

NHL

Arizona 1, Blackhawks 0

 

3/25/19 SCORES

NHL

Blues 3, Vegas 1

MLB

The Cardinals placed five players on the injured list as they shaped their roster for Thursday’s opener at Milwaukee. The team said Monday the official reason for Brett Cecil’s designation is carpal tunnel syndrome, though the left-hander also is dealing with arm fatigue and erratic mechanics. Right-hander Carlos Martinez is out with a strained rotator cuff and reliever Luke Gregerson with a right shoulder impingement. Jedd Gyorko will start the season on the IL after dealing with a calf issue for most of March. He was hoping to be ready by opening day but will instead be out until at least April 4. Justin Williams is on the IL with a fracture in his right hand, though the Cardinals have plenty of depth in the outfield and he will likely head to Triple-A Memphis when he’s ready to go. The Cardinals have also pared down to 25 active players with a flurry of moves. They optioned left-hander Tyler Webb to Memphis and reassigned seven players to the minors: right-hander Chris Beck, left-hander Tommy Layne, catchers Andrew Knizner and Francisco Pena, infielders Tommy Edman and Rangel Ravelo, and outfielder Dylan Carlson.

NFL

As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept. 5. Usually, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in 2019. None fits better than Bears-Packers. The teams have met 198 times since 1921, when the Bears were the Chicago Staleys. Green Bay leads the series 97-95-6, including the clubs splitting two postseason games. Staging the Thursday night game at Chicago’s Soldier Field, even if it is a modernized version of the stadium, adds to the theme. This will be the first time since 2003 the Super Bowl champion has not hosted the opener. New England instead will open at home in the prime-time game Sunday night, Sept. 8. The opponent has not yet been determined. The full schedule will be announced next month.

 

3/24/19 SCORES

JH VOLLEYBALL

Jasper-Geff placed 4th at the SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament Saturday. Jasper-Geff beat Elverado in the 1st round and Wayne City in the quarter-finals before losing to St Rose in the semi-finals and Stewardson Trinity Lutheran in the 3rd place match. In Class M, NCOE placed 2nd, beating the Adams School of Creal Springs in the quarter-finals and Milstadt in the semi-finals before losing to Breese in the champiionship match. In the Class L State Tournament, Hamilton County lost to Massac County in the quarter-finals.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Wabash Valley 5, FCC 4

Wabash Valley12, FCC 2

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC 9, Shawnee CC 7 – Sam Helms was the winning putcher

FCC 15, Shawnee CC 14 – Madison Cowsert was the winning pitcher

FROM SUNDAY:

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Cardinals 2, Marlins 1

Cubs 24, Padres 6

White Sox 7, Cleveland 3

NCAA TOURNAMENT

Tennessee 83, Iowa 77 OT

North Carolina 81, Washington 59

Duke 77, Central Florida 76

Texas Tech 78,Buffalo 58

Virginia Tech 67, Liberty 58

Virginia 63, Oklahoma 51

Houston 74, Ohio State 59

Oregon 73, UC-Irvine 54

NBA

Pacers 124, Denver 88

NHL

Blackhawks 2, Colorado 1

NASCAR

STP 500

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Chase Elliott
  3. Kyle Busch

 

3/23/19 SCORES

JH VOLLETBALL

 SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament @ Herrin HS

Jasper-Geff 2, Elverado 0

Wayne City 2, Cobden 1

 Quarter-Finals

Jasper-Geff 2, Wayne City 0

 Semi-Finals

St Rose 2, Hasper-Geff 0

 3rd Place

Stewardson Trinity Lutheran  2, Jasper-Geff 0 – Polecats finish 4th in state

 SIJHSAA Class L quarter-finals @ Pinckneyville HS

Massac Co 2, Hamilton Co 1

 SIJHSAA Class M Quarter-finals @ Nashville HS

NCOE 2, Creal Springs Adams School 0

 Semi-Finals

NCOE 2, Milstadt 1

 Championship

Breese  2, NCOE 0

HS BASEBALL

Edwards Co 11, Flora 10

HS SOFTBALL

TBA – FCHS & Edwards Co @ Olney-Richland Co JV Tournament

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Wabash Valley 5, FCC 4

Wabash Valley12, FCC 2

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC 9, Shawnee CC 7 – Sam Helms was the winning putcher

FCC 15, Shawnee CC 14 – Madison Cowsert was the winning pitcher

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Cardinals4, Nationals 4

Rockies 11, Cubs 6

White Sox 5, Dodgers 1

NBA

Jazz 114, Bulls 83

NHL

Colorado 4, Blackhawks @2

Blues 4, Tampa Bay 3

NCAA TOURNAMENT

LSU 69, Maryland 67

Kentucky 62, Wofford 56

Michigan 64, Florida 49

Florida State 90, Murray State 62

Gonzaga 83, Baylor 71

Michigan State 70, Minnesota 50

Purdue 87, Villanova 61

Auburn 89, Kansas 75

 

3/22/19 SCORES

NCAA TOURNAMENT

#10 Iowa 79, #7 Cincinnati 72

#9 Oklahoma 95, #8 Ole Miss 72

#3 Texas Tech 72, #14 Northern Kentucky 57

#13 UC-Irvine 70, #4 Kansas State 64

#2 Tennessee 77, #15 Colgate 70

#1 Virginia 71, #16 Gardner-Webb 56

#6 Buffalo 91, #11 Arizona State 74

#12 Oregon 72, #5 Wisconsin 54

#9 Washington 78, #8 Utah State 61

#1 Duke 85, #16 North Dakota State 62

#3 Houston 84, #14 Georgia State 55

#12 Liberty 80, #5 Mississippi State 76

#1 North Carolina 88, #16 Iona 73

#9 Central Florida 73, #8 Virginia Commonwealth 58

#11 Ohio State 62, #6 Iowa State 59

#4 Virginia Tech 66, #13 Saint Louis 52

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Wabash Vakkey College 23,  FCC 5

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Cardinals 15, Mets 5

Chicago Cubs 7, Texas 3

LA Angels 5, Chicago White Sox 4

 

3/21/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 8, Mt Carmel 1

Cisne 5, Grayville 4

North Clay 13, Edwards Co 3

St Elmo/Brownstown 10, Webber 0

Dieterich 3, Flora 1

HS SOFTBALL

Hamilton Co 23, Webber 4

Mt Vernon 12, Olney-Richland Co 2

NCOE 9, Crab Orchard 7

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC 2, Lake Land College 1 – Sam Helms was the winning pitcher

Lake Land College 7, FCC 6 – 9 innings

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Cardinals 11, Yankees 3

White Sox 12, Rangers 2

Cubs 5, Giants 5

NCAA TOURNAMENT

 #10 Minnesota 86, #7 Louisville 76

#3 LSU 79, #14 Yale 74

#5 Auburn 78, #12 New Mexico State 77

#4 Florida State 76, #13 Vermont 69

#2 Michigan State 76, #15 Bradley 65

#6 Maryland 79, #11 Belmont 77

#4 Kansas 87, #13 Northeastern 59

#12 Murray State 83, #5 Marquette 64

#10 Florida 70, #7 Nevada 61

#2 Kentucky 79, #15 Abeline Christian 44

#1 Gonzaga 87, #16 Fairleigh-Dickinson 49

#6 Villanova 61, #11 St Mary’s 57

#7 Wofford 84, #10 Seton Hall 68

#2 Michigan 74, #15 Montana 55

#8 Baylor 78, #9 Syracuse 69

#3 Purdiue 61, #14 Old Dominion 48

NBA

Golden State 112, Pacers 89

NHL

Blues 5, Detroit 2

Philadelphia 3, Blackhawks 1

 

3/20/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Hamilton Co 11, Pinckneyville 4

HS SOFTBALL

Hamilton Co 14, Pinckneyville 4

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Marlins 6, Cardinals 0

Cubs 4, Dodgers 4

Diamonbacks 11, White Sox 2

NCAA TOURNAMENT

North Dakota State 78, North Carolina Central 74

Arizona State 74, St John’s 65

NBA

Bulls 126, Washington 120 OT

NHL

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL’s Global Series. Chicago and Philadelphia will face off in the Czech Republic’s capital Oct. 4, while Buffalo and Tampa Bay play their games in Sweden’s capital on Nov. 8 and 9. It’s the third consecutive year the NHL is staging games in Europe as part of its Global Series.

 

3/19/19 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 10, Flora 9

HS SOFTBALL

Flora 11, FCHS 7

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC 4, Illinois Central College 2

FCC 14, Illinois Central College 5

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Parkland College 10, FCC 2

Parkland College 6, FCC 0

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Cubs 6, Royals 8 (SS)

Cubs 6, Mariners 4 (SS)

White Sox 5, Cincinnati 6

NCAA TOURNAMENT

Fairleigh Dickinson 82, Prairie View A & M 76

Belmont 81, Temple 70

NBA

Pacers 109, LA Clippers 115

NHL

Blues 7, Edmonton 2

 

3/18/19 SCORES

HS BASKETBALL

Several area players are among more than 100 Southern Illinois high school players invited to play in the 41st Annual Benton Lions Club All-Star Basketball Classic Friday, March 29, at Rend Lake College. The event features the best in boys’ and girls’ high school basketball from Southern Illinois, & will feature dunk contest will take place between the boys and girls games and three-point shoot-outs at halftime of each game. MVP awards will be presented at the conclusion of each game. Sayler Shurtz of Herrin will be the boys coach & Seiger Shurtz of Christopher & Justin Kindle of Massac County willl be them girls coaches. Area boys players invited include Jayzale O’Neal, Reece Lee & Brian Estes of FCHS, Adam Phelps of Carmi-White County, Brandon Skaggs of NCOE, Brent Hatten, Sutton Dunn & Dakotah Brown of Olney-Richland County & Lucas Cooper of Mt Vernon. On the girls side, Rachel Jennnings & MacKenzie Conrad of FCHS, Julia Smith of Carmi-White County, Jevin Shreve, Kayleigh Dodson & Anna Miller of Hamilton County, Taylor Lecrone, Colleen Inyart & Logan Kauble of Olney-Richland County & Nici Rudd & Brooklynn Kelley of Mt Vernon. Rosters will be announced Sunday following a practice for all athletes planning to play.

 

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 7, Benton 4 – Max Puckett was the winning pitcher

Edwards Co 11, Wayne City 1

Odin 7, Cisne 5

Johnston City/Thompsonville 14, Webber 0

HS SOFTBALL

Odin 17, Cisne 16

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Cardinals 4. Phillies 1

Giants 5, White Sox 2

NBA

Phoenix 116, Bulls 101

Portland 106, Pacers 98

NHL

Vancouver 3, Blackhawks 2 OT

 

3/17/19 SCORES

COLEGE BASKETBALL

NCAA Tournament pairings were announced Sunday. Top seeds are Duke in the East, Gonzaga in the West, Virginia in the South & North Carolina in the Midwest. First Four games include Farliegh Dickinson vs Prairie View A & M & Belmont vs Termple on Tuesday. Wednesday First Four games include North Dakota State vs North Carolina Central & Arizona State vs St John’s.

HS BASEBALL

FCHS JV Mules beat Nashvile 12-10 & lost to Harrisburg 6-4 in a split double-header Saturday

Edwards Co split a double-header with Altamont Saturday: winning game one 9-2 & dropping the nightcap 6-0

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Frontier swrpt a weekend series from Southeastern IL College. The Bobcats won 9-8 & 10-6 Saturday at FNB Field & 17-5 Sunday @ Harrisburg.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

FCC swept a double header from Lincoln Trail College Sunday. It was a 4-1 final in game one with Sam Helms the winning pitcher. The Bobcats won game two 11-0. Kasay Pearson was the winnng pitcher.

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Marlins 4, Cardinals 2

Rockies 7, Cubs 2

Arizona 7, White Sox 3

NBA

Sacramento 123, Bulls 102

NHL

Buffalo 4, Blues 3 SO

NASCAR

Kyle Busch swept all three stages to win the Auto Club 400 NASCAR race Sunday at Phoenix Motor Speedway. The victory ties Busch with Richard Petty for most combined wins in NASCAR’s top three national series. Joey Logano was 2nd & Brad Keselowsi 3rd.

3/16/19 SCORES

WFIW Radio was on site at the Fairfield McDonald’s on Saturday, March 16 as we celebrated the Fairfield Mules boys basketball team going 32-3 during the regular season. Featured interviews include Coach Scott McElravy, Assistant Coach Adam Book and several of the players. Here is the broadcast audio.

HS BASEBALL

FCHS JV Mules beat Nashvile 12*10 & lost to Harrisburg 6-4 in a split double-header Saturday

Edwards Co split a double-header with Altamont Saturday: winning game one 9-2 & dropping the nightcap 6-0

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Southeastern IL 9, FCC 8

FCC 10, Southeastern IL 6

 

3/15/19 SCHEDULE

HS SOFTBALL

 Fairfield Spring Swing Tournament

Woodlawn 7, Fairfield 6

Pope County 9, Carmi-White County 8

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Houston 11, St. Louis 2

Houston 5, St. Louis 0

Chicago Cubs 11, Chicago White Sox 9

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Big 10 Tournament

Michigan State 77, Ohio State 70

Wisconsin 66, Nebraska 62

Minnesota 75, Purdue 73

Michigan 74, Iowa 53

NBA

Los Angeles Clippers 128, Chicago 121

 

3/14/19 SCORES

JH VOLLETBALL

 SIJHSAA Class M Regional @ Gallatin Co

NCOE 2, Center Street 0 (Championship) – NCOE will play the Adams School in the state quarter-finals Saturday, Mar 23, @ Nashville High School

Center Street 2, Eldorado 0

NCOE 2, Gallatin Co 0

 SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ New Hope

Jasper-Geff 2, Clay City 0 (Championship) – Jasper-Geff will play the winner of the Elverado Regional in the Sweet 16 Saturday, Mar 23, @ Herrin High School

Clay City 2, New Hope 1

Jasper-Geff 2, Cisne 0

 SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ Summersville

Wayne City 2, Bluford 0 (Championship) – Wayne City will play Lick Creek in the Sweet 16 Saturday, Mar 23, @ Herrin High School

Wayne City 2, Summersville 0

Bluford 2, Bethel 0

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Big 10 Tournament

Iowa 83, Illini 62 – Illinois ends the season at 12-21

Minnesota 77, Penn State 72 OT

Ohio State 79, Indiana 75

Nebraska 69. Maryland 61

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Cardinals 1, Mets 1

Cubs 2, Rangers 1

NBA

Pacers 108, Oklahoma City 106

NHL

Ottawa 2, Blues 0

3/13/19 SCORES

Girls basketball and wrestling awards were also presented Tuesday during the FCHS Winter Sports Awards night program. Leah Bowers was named MVP in girls basketball.  MacKenzie Conrad won the Free Throw Award, Rachel Jennings the Defense Award and Bowers the Rebounding Award.  Abby Lewis received the Jerry Zurliene Tough Girl Award.  Cassidy Webb was named JV Most Improved.  In wrestling, Lane Harvey was named MVP, Alex Witucki Most Improved and Cole Simpson received the Newcomer Award

HS SOFTBALL

Congratulations to Lady Mules softball player Chloe Newman. She has signed a letter of intent to play softball next year at Wabash Valley College in Mt Carmel.

FCHS 9, Grayville 6 – Chloe Newman was the winning pitcher

Edwards Co 7, Oblong 4

HS BASEBALL

Edwards Co 19, Oblong 2

JH VOLLLEYBALL

 SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ Summersville

Wayne City 2, Spring Garden 0

Bethel 2, Opdyke-Belle Rive 1

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

 Big 10 Tournament

Illini 74, Northwestern 69 OT

Nebraska 68, Rutgers 61

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Marlins 4, Cardinals 1

A’s 12, Cubs 11

White Sox 10, Dodgers 7

NHL

Blackhawks 5, Toronto 4

 

3/12/19 SCORES

FCHS held its Winter Sports Awards Program last night. In varsity boys basketball, Landon Zurliene won the Free Throw Award, leading the team at 73.8% from the line. Brian Estes won the Rebounding Award. He led the team with 145 rebounds. Jayzale O’Neal received the Offensive Award, leading the team with 12.6 ponts per game. O’Neal also led the team in assists. Wyatt Gilbert won the Defensive Award. Coach Scott McElravy recognized Estes and O’Neal for receiving honorable mention all-state by the IBCA and Estes honorable mention all-state by the AP.. He also mentioned the team’s school record 32 wins this season was the 3rd most wins by any of the 173 teams in Class 2-A, trailing only Nashville and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley. JV most improved went to Noah McElravy. The JV Mules went 18-1 this season. Camden Robbins was named freshman Most Improved, The freshman Mules finished 15-8 this season. We’ll celebrate the team’s accomplishments during a live broadcast with the team from McDonalds in Fairfield beginning at nine am Saturday. Girls basketball, wrestling and cheerleading award were also handed out last night. We’ll have those award winners later today.

HS BASEBALL

FCHS 22, Grayville 2

Edwards Co 15, Casey-Westfield 5

 HS SOFTBALL

Casey-Westfield 6, Edwards Co 2

JH VOLLEYBALL

 SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ New Hope

New Hope 2, St Mary’s 0

Cisne 2, Allendale 0

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC 7, Illinois Central College 6

FCC 5, Illinois Central College 3

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Braves 5, Cardinals 0

Reds 12, Cubs 3

White Sox & Seattle cancelled

White Sox & Kansas City cancelled

NBA

Pacers 103, NY Knicks 98

LA Lakers 123, Bulls 107

 

3/11/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Four Mules have been named All-Conference in the Black Diamond East.  Brain Estes was named MVP and Jayzale O’Neal team captain. Other members of the team include Wyatt Gilbert and Landon Zurliene of FCHS, Cade Schnicker and Justin Wallace of Edwards County, Ethan Mahon and Adam Phelps of Carmi-White County, Joe Mayberry of Eldorado and Chase Selby of Johnston City.

JH VOLLEYBALL

Varsity – Cisne 2, Wayne City 0

JV – Wayne City 2, Cise 0

C – Cisne over Wayne City

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Cardinals 3, Nationals 2

Brewers 8, White Sox 5

NHL

Blackhawks 7, Arizona 1

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

SIU-Edwardsville says it won’t renew the contract of basketball coach Jon Harris. Harris was 31-88 over four seasons. The Cougars were defeated last week in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Athletic director Brad Hewitt says the school will search for a coach who has led a program and has Division I experience under “high-quality mentors.”

 

3/10/19 SCORES

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Penn State 72, Illini 56 – Next up for Illinois is a first round game at the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago Wednesday.  The Illini will play Northwestwern at 8 pm Wednesday.  Our broacast on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM is 7 pm

SIU-Carbondale men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson has resigned after seven years at the school.  Hinson announced he was leaving at the end of his post-game press conference following the Saluki’s 61-58 loss Friday to Northern Iowa in the quarter-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in St Louis.  He said he had made a pact with former SIU Chamcellor Carlo Montenegro at the end of last season that if he did not make the NIT or NCAA tournaments this year, he would step away.  Hinson went 116-111 in seven season at Carbondale.

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Mets 9, Cardinals 1

Brewers 7, Cubs 5

A’s 7, White Sox 6

The Cardinals have announced they have agreed to terms and signed one year contracts for the 2019 season with 20 players. The team alsom announced that it has renewed the cotracts of pitchers Jack Flaherty and Jordan Hicks. Agreeing to terms among the teams o to 3 Major League service time players were pitchers John Brebbia, Genesis Cabrera, Giovanny Gallegos, John Gant, Austin Gomber, Ryan Helsley, Dakota Hudson, Mike Mayers, Daniel Ponce de Leon, Alex Reyes and Tyler Webb, infielders Yairo Munoz, Drew Robinson, Edmundo Sosa and Ramon Urias and outfielders Harrison Bader, Adolis Garcia, Tyler O’Neill, Lane Thomas and Justin Williams.

NBA

Detroit 131, Bulls 108

Philadelphia 106, Pacers 89

NASCAR

TicketGuardian 500

1 Kyle Busch

2 Martin Truex, Jr

3 Ryan Blaney

 

3/9/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 Class 1-A

Moweaqua Central A & M 70, Concord Triopia 39 (3rd place)

Chicago Providence St Mel 52, Cissna Park 29 (Championship)

 Class 2-A

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 75, Chicago Corliss 66  OT (3rd place)

Chicago Orr 50, Nashville 36 (Championship)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

SIU-Carbondale men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson has resigned after seven years at the helm.  Hinson announced he was leaving at the end of his post-game press conference following the Saluji’s 61-58 loss to Northern Iowa in the quarter-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in St Louis.  He said he had made a pact with former SIU Chamcellor Carlo Montemagno at the end of last season that if he did not make the NIT or NCAA tournaments this year, he would step away.  Hinson went 116-111 in seven season at Carbondale.

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Astros 9, Cardinals 3

Cubs 11, Angels4  (SS)

Cubs 8, Giants 0 (SS)

White Sox 12, Rangers 2

NHL

San Jose 3, Blues 2

Blackhawks 2, Dallas 1

3/8/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

1A State Semi-Finals in Peoria

Cissna Park 56, Moweaqua Central A&M 44

Chicago Providence St. Mel 66, Concord Triopia 41

2A State Semi-Finals in Peoria

Chicago Orr 83, Chicago Corliss 50

Nashville 47, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 45

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Frontier Community College 9, Rend Lake 6

MLB SPRING TRAINING

St. Louis 3, Washington 2

St. Louis 6, Houston 3

Chicago White Sox 15, Los Angeles Angels 8

Chicago Cubs 9, Seattle 3

NBA

Detroit 112, Chicago 104

Indiana Pacers had the night off.

 

3/7/19 SCHEDULE

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Congratulations to FCHS senior Brian Estes. He was named honorable mention all-state by the Associated Press. Dawson Smith of Teutopolis and Bryce Bultman of Nashville were named second team all-state in Class 2-A. Other area honorable mention selections include Clint Weber of Teutopolis, Luke Richatrds of Casey-Westfield, Jacob Dust of Effingham St Anthony, Nate Brede of Trenton Wesclin and Dawson Yates of Pinclneyville. In Class 1-A, Tyler Winchester of Sesser-Valier was named second team all-state. Honorable mention selections include Keith Kiner of Chester, Blake McKay of Woodlawn, Wil Aubel of Okawville and Tyson Kessler of Thompsonville.

The Midland Trail Conference has announced its 2018-2019 All-Conference Team. Travis Dickey and Taj McKinney of Wayne City were named first team members as well as Connor Brach of Cisne, Kaiden Taylor of Webber, Lucas Shaffer and Dylan Friend of Odin, Sam Britt of Centralia Christ Our Rock, Reagan Newell and Jayon Malone of Waltonville and Blake McKay, Jake Martin and Jakcosn Bennett of Woodlawn. McKay was named Player of the Year. Honorable mention went to Dane Horton of Wayne City, Brayden Hatcher of Grayville, Hayden Johnston of Centralia Christ Our Rock, Kaleb Calhoun ofn Sandoval, Zach Webb of Waltonbville, Gage Roberts of Odin and Chaseb Hollenkamp of Woodlawn. Brian Gamber of Woodlawn was named Coach of the Year.

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

The Wayne Elementary Athletic Association (WEAA) has released its 2018-2019 All-Conference team.  First team members include MVP Luke Duckworth of New Hope, Jaxon Rice of  New Hope, Nick Easton of Jasper, Russell Best of Geff, Anden Atwood of Cisne and Jarrett Doll and Evan Uhl of Olney St Joe.  The second team includes Jonah Easton of Jasper, Gabe Todd of New Hope, Ty’zae Rowland and Branton Stockton of Grayville and Caleb Rudolphi of Olney St Joe.  

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Indiana 92, Illini 74

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Rockies 7, Cubs 5

White Sox 9, Brewers 5

NBA

Milwaukee 117, Pacers 98

NHL

Blackhawks 5, Buffalo 4 SO

Blues 4, LA Kings 0

3/8/19 SCHEDULE

JH VOLLEYBALL

Center Street, Jasper-Geff, New Hope & Cisne continue play @ the Jasper Tournament

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 1-A State Semi-Finals in Peoria

Cissna Park vs Moweaqua Central A & M

Chicago Providence St Mel vs Concord Triopia

 2-A State Semi-Finals in Peoria

Chicago Corliss vs Chicago Orr

Nashville vs Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley

COLLEGE BASEBALL

1 pm – FCC vs Rend Lake College – Jeremy & Nikki Carter will throw out the 1st pitch. They are being honored because of their recent business of the year recognition as well as the recent opening of Carter Athletic Academy, the indoor training facility for Bobcats baseball & softball.

MLB SPRING TRAINING

4:55 pm – Cardinals vs Nationals – (SS) -You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9

Cardinals vs Astros (SS)

White Sox vs Angels

Cubs vs Seattle

NBA

Bulls vs Detroit

 

 

3/6/19 SCHEDULE

HS SPORTS

FCHS has scheduled its annual Winter Sports Awards for March 12th.   Athletes and a guest can come and partake in refreshments from 6:30-7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Awards will begin at 7:00 pm in various locations throughout the building.

Mt Carmel is leaving the Big 8 Athletic Conference effective at the end of this school year. According to a release from the Big 8, Mt Carmel was voted out as a member of the conference following the 2020-2021 school year. The release states that Big 8 schools felt it was in their best interest to move forward without Mt Carmel due to recent changes in the IHSA’s football scheduling format. The changes left Mt Carmel with only three guaranteed conference games during the 2020-2021 season. The release further says that Mt Carmel’s decision to leave after the current school year was made after the school found that finding six one year contracts was not feasible, but that finding opponents willing to schedule the Aces for two years became a viable option.

JH VOLLEYBALL

Varsity – Cisne 2, Center Street 1

JV – Center Street 2, Cisne 0

C – Center Street 1, Cisne 1

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Cardinals 9, Yankees 5

Cubs 4, Royals 1

NBA

Bulls 108, Philadelphia 107

NHL

Blues 5, Anaheim 4

 

3/5/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

  Carbondale 1-A Super-Sectional

Moweaqua Central A & M 79, Sesser-Valier 69

 Jacksonville 1-A Super-Sectional

Concord Triopia 71, Okawcille 68

 Normal 1-A Super-Sectional

Cissna Park 76, Yorkville Christian 46

 DeKalb 1-A Super-Sectional

Chicago Providence St Mel 63, East Dubuque 53

Carbondale 2-A Super-Sectional

Nashville 41, Teutopolis 28

 Springfield 2-A Super-Sectional

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 52, Pleasant Plains 37

 DeKalb 2-A Super-Sectional

Chicago Corliss 60, Manlius Bureau Valley 45

 Joliet Central 2-A Super-Sectional

Chicago Orr 73, Chicago Leo 55

Mascoutah 3-A Sectional

East St Louis 61, Herrin 52

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Philies 2, Cardonals 1

Indians 11, Whiteb Sox 0 (SS)

Padres 7, White Sox 4 (SS)

Angels 9, Cubs 2

NBA

Pacers 105, Bulls 96

3/4/19 SCORES

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Tigers 9, Cardinals 5

Cubs 9, Reds 1

White Sox 6, Angels 6

COLLEGE SPORTS

Jim Delany, one of the most influential figures in college athletics for three decades, will step down as Big Ten commissioner when his contract expires June 30, 2020. The Big Ten announced Delany’s plans on Monday. The 71-year-old has been commissioner since 1989. The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors has started a search for Delany’s successor led by Northwestern president Morton Schapiro and the executive committee. Schapiro said Delany has had an extraordinary impact on the conference and “has been a forward-thinking, collaborative and decisive leader in every aspect of conference proceedings.” Delany oversaw three expansion of the conference to increase membership from 10 to 14 schools, and conference revenues increased dramatically. When Delany launched the Big Ten Network in 2006, it was the first Power Five conference with a television network devoted solely to programming of conference events.

3/3/19 SCORES

MLB SPRING TRAINING

 Cardinals4, Marlins 3

Brewers 7, Cubs 4

White Sox 10, Rockies 6

NBA

Orlando 117, Pacers 112

NHL

Kings 6, Blackhawks 3

Dallas 4, Blues 1

3/2/19 SCORES

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Northeast Mississippi CC 10, FCC 9 – 8 innings

FCC 4, Northwest Mississippi CC 3

Marion Military Academy 18, FCC 1 – 5 innngs

COLLEGE BASEBALL

 FCC 9, Morton College 8

FCC 4, Morton College 2

MLB SPRING TRAINING

 Cardinals4, Marlins 3

Brewers 7, Cubs 4

White Sox 10, Rockies 6

NBA

Orlando 117, Pacers 112

NHL

Kings 6, Blackhawks 3

Dallas 4, Blues 1

 3/1/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Vandalia 2A Sectional

Teutopolis 55, FCHS 47 – Wyatt Gilbert had 15 and Jayzale O’Neal had 12 for the Mules, who end the year at 32-3 overall.

DuQuoin 2A Sectional

Nashville 37, Alton Marquette 22

Gallatin Co 1A Sectional

Sesser-Valier 55, Woodlawn 39

Okawville 1A Sectional

Okawville 57, Madison 50

Altamont 1A Sectional

Central A & M 63, Nokomis 57

Massac Co 3A Regional

Mascoutah 54, Carbondale 32

Freeburg 3A Regional

Herrin 60, Belleville Althoff 58

Olney-Richland Co 3A Regional

Urbana 57, Effingham 56

Salem 3A Regional

Highland 59, Salem 39

Breese Central 1A Sectional

East St Louis 86, Breese Mater Dei 45

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Heartland CC 5, FCC 4

FCC 4, Heartland CC 2

MLB SPRING TRAINING

White Sox 8, Texas 5

Cubs 10, Arizona 2

NBA

Bulls 168, Atlanta 161

NHL

Carolina 5, Blues 2

 

2/28/19 SCORES

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Mets 3, Cardinals 2

Oakland 10, Cubs 3

Seattle 8, White Sox 3

NBA

Pacers 122, Minnesota 115

 

2/27/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 Vandalia 2-A Sectional

Teutopolis 47, Mt Carmel 37 – T-town will play FCHS Friday for the sectional championship. You can hear the game on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com – For those fan going to the game Friday, the gates will open at 5 pm – FCHS will also taken a fan bus – Students can sign upin the office

 DuQuoin 2-A Sectional

Nashville 54, West Frankfort 31

Altamont 1-A Sectional

Moweaqua Central A & M 54, Odin 40

 Gallatin Co 1-A Sectional

Sesser-Valier 53, Cairo 47

Okawville 1-A Sectional

Okawville 61, Winchester 44

Freeburg 3-A Regional

Herrin 61, Freeburg  45

 Salem 3-A Regional

Salem 53, Mt Vernon 39

 Olney-Richland Co 3-A Regional

Effingham 49, Olney-Richland Co 41

 Breese Central 3-A Regional

Breese Mater Dei 56, Btreese Central 55

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#14 Purdue 73, Illini 56

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC 11, Lindenwood University-Belleville 10 – Bobcats win on a walk-off home run by Sophomore Trey Woosley

FCC 20, Lindenwood University-Belleville 13

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Braves 4, Cardinals 0

Cubs 9, Texas 5

Reds 11, White Sox 4

The Cardinals announced Wednesday that catcher Matt Wieters has agreed to a minor league contract with the team. A four-time All-Star with Baltimore from 2009-16, Wieters will compete with Francisco Pena for the backup job behind Yadier Molina, the only catcher on the Cardinals’ 40-man roster. Wieters spent the past two seasons with Washington.

NBA

Bulls 109, Memphis 107

Dallas 110, Pacers 101

NHL

Blackhawks 4, Ducks 3

 

2/26/18 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 Vandalia 2-A Sectional

FCHS 70, Pana 33 – The Mules had runs of 18-0 in the 1st quarter & 10-0 in the 3rd quarter in dispatching the Panthers. Landon Zurliene had 16, Jazale O’Neal 14 & Brian Estes 10 to lead the Mules, who move into Friday’s sectional championship against either Teutopolis or Mt Carmel..

DuQuoin 2-A Sectional

Alton Marquette 60, Pinckneyville 34

Gallatin Co 1-A Sectional

Woodlawn 53, Gallatin Co 41

 Okawville 1-A Sectional

Madison 47, Jacksonville Routt 43

 Altamont 1-A Sectional

Nokomis 57, St Elmo-Brownstown 34

Massac Co 3-A Regional

Carbondale 66, Masac Co 53

 Olney-Richland Co 3-A Regional

Urbana 69, Charleston 47

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC has moved Sunday’s baseball double-head