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1/18/20 SCORES

HS WRESTLING

Mules Wrestling Team place 3rd at the Carmi-White Co Tournament

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Wayne City 78, North Clay 57

JV: North Clay 53, Wayne City 32

Hamilton Co. 42, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 28

DuQuoin @ Trico

Anna-Jonesboro 57, Vienna 35

Cobden 62, West Frankfort 54

Breese Mater Dei 59, St Anthony 58

Carbondale 41, Nashville 33

Chester 50, Waterloo 47 – Double OT

 @ the Chester Invitational Tournament

7th Place

Consolation Championship

3rd place

Championship

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

@ Eldorado Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Classic

9 am – Eldorado vs Goreville

10:30 -Harrisburg vs Gallatin Co

12 pm – Carmi-White Co vs Mt Carmel

1:30 – FCHS vs Vienna

 Elsewhere:

DuQuoin 51, Trico 32

Christopher @ Chester

Hamilton Co @ the Benton Shootout

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ SIJHSAA Class M Regional @ Nashville

Rome vs Nashville

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illini 75, Northwestern 71

NBA

Bulls 118, Cavaliers 116

NHL

Avalanche 5, Blues 3

Blackhawks 6, Maple Leafs 2

1/19/20 SCHEDULE

NFL

 AFC Championship

Titans @ Chiefs

 NFC Championship

Packers @ 49ers

NBA

Pacers @ Nuggets

NHL

Blackhawks vs Winnipeg

1/20/20 SCHEDULE

HS BASKETBALL

 @ 41st Annual Carmi-White Co Invitational Tournament

4:30 pm – FCHS vs Mt Vernon, IN – You can hear the game on WFIW 104.9 & watch @ wfiwradio.com

6 pm – Edwards Co vs Mt Carmel – You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9 & online @ network1sports.com

7:30 pm – Carmi-White Co vs Harrisburg

 @ the Midland Trail Conference Tournament

Grayville vs Sandoval

 @ the Benton Invitational Tournament

Vandalia vs Mounds Meridian

Pinckneyville vs Sesser-Valier

Hamilton Co vs Benton

 @ the Egyptian Mid-Winter Tournament

Joppa-Maple Grove vs Galatia

Lovejoy vs Shawnee

Elverado vs Dongola

 @ the Johnston City Arrowhead Classic

Christopher vs Eldorado

Johnston City vs Du Quoin

 @ the Metropolis Superman Classic

Carterville vs Graves Co, KY

Massac Co vs Vienna

 @ the Nashville Invitational Tournament

Brentwood, MO vs Mascoutah

Metro-East Lutheran vs Breese Central

 @ the Okawville Invitational Tournament

Roxana vs Carlyle

Waterloo Gibault vs Wesclin

 @ the Sparta Mid-Winter Classic

Murphysboro vs Waterloo

Freeburg vs Trico

Sparta vs Red Bud

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ The Eldorado Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Tournament

9 am – Carmi-White Co vs Harrisburg

10:30 – Gallatin Co vs My Carmel

12 pm – FCHS vs Goreville

1:30 – Eldorado vs Vienna

 Elsewhere:

Edwards Co @ Webber

Christopher vs Mounds Meridian

Chester @ Steeleville

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ New Hope

Jasper-Geff vs New Hope (Championship)

NBA

Bulls @ Bucks

Pacers @ Jazz

1/21/20 SCHEDULE

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ the Midland Trail Conference Tournament

Cisne @ Waltonville

Wayne City vs Centralia CORL

Webber @ Odin

Woodlawn vs Grayville/Sandoval winner

 @ the Egyptian Mid-Winter Classic

Dongola vs Lovejoy

Egyptian vs Ziegler-Royalton

Shawnee vs Elverado

 @ the Johnston City Arrowhead Classic

Eldorado vs Anna-Jonesboro

Du Quoin vs Christopher

 @ the Metropolis Superman Classic

Cobden vs Charleston, MO

Goreville vs Century

 @ the Sparta Mid-Winter Classic

Murphysboro vs Waterloo

Freeburg vs Trico

Sparta vs Red Bud

 @ the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic

Marion vs Cairo

West Frankfort vs Herrin

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ the Carbondale Mid-Winter Classic

Carbondale vs Chester

 @ the Elverado Farmer Frenzy Tournament

Johnston City vs Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St @ Wayne City

Jasper vs Bluford

5TH/6TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St vs Mt Carmel

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

5 pm – Illini @ Purdue – You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

NHL

Blackhawks vs Panthers

1/22/20 SCHEDULE

HS WRESTLING

FCHS @ Lawrenceville

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

@ Carmi-White Co Invitational Tournament

5:30 pm – Edwards Co vs Mt Vernon, IN – You can hear the game on WOKZ & network1sports.com

7 pm – FCHS vs Harrisburg – You can hear the game on WFIW 104.9 & watch @ wfiwradio.com

8:30 pm – Carmi-White Co vs Mt Carmel

 @ the Benton Invitational Tournament

Benton vs Vandalia

Hamilton Co vs Pinckneyville

Sesser-Valier vs Mounds Meridian

@ the Egyptian Mid-Winter Classic

Galatia vs Ziegler-Royalton

Egyptian vs Joppa-Maple Grove

 @ the Nashville Invitational Tournament

Breese Mater Dei Metro East Lutheran

Nashville vs Brentwood, MO

 @ the Okawville Invitational Tournament

Carlyle vs Alton Marquette

Okawvillle vs Waterloo Gibault

 @ the Sparta Mid-Winter Classic

Murphysboro vs Steeleville

Waterloo vs Columbia

Sparta vs Freeburg

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ the Eldorado Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Classic

Carmi-White Co vs Gallatin Co

Harrisburg vs Mt Carmel

 @ the West Frankfort Mid Winter Classic

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville vs West Frankfort

5TH/6TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St @ East Richland

5TH/6TH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St vs vs East Richland

NBA

Bulls vs Timberwolbes

Pacers @ Suns

1/17/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

FCHS 67, Carmi-White County 58 – Kane Hixenbaugh had 20 points, Noan McElravy 17, Landon Zurliene 11 & Wyatt Gilbert 10 to lead the Mules, who improve to 14-3 with the win

JV: FCHS 56, Carmi-White County 32 – Dylan Best Best & Lucas Galbert had 11 each to lead the JV Mules

Freshman:  FCHS 49, Carmi-White Co 37

Cisne 74, Grayville 49

JV: Cisne 50, Grayville 45

Eldorado 51, Edwards Co 42

Hamilton Co 47, Johnston City 45

Sesser-Valier 54, Ziegler-Royalton 31

Goreville 65, Christopher 37

Anna Jonesboro 52, Sparta 48

Odin 61, Christ Our Rock Lutheran 51

NCOE 63, Carrier Mills 52

Okawville 47, Woodlawn 45

Murphysboro 51, Benton 46

Herrin 84, Harrisburg 73

Nashville 35, DuQuoin 34

Casey-Westfield 47, Marshall 38

Olney-Richland County 50, Flora 32

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

At SIJHSAA Class S Regional at New Hope

Jasper-Geff 40, Allendale St Mary’s 17

New Hope 31, Field 19

NBA

Philadelphia 100, Chicago 89

Indiana 116, Minnesota 114

1/16/20 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

FCHS 58, Edwards Co 35 – Leah Bowers had 18 & Valerie Dagg 15 to lead the Lady Mules. Isabel Shepard & Jenna Schepper had 12 each for Edwards Co

JV: FCHS 42, Edwards Co 27

Hamilton Co 48, Wayne City 36

Eldorado 66, Carmi-White Co 46

Woodlawn 48, Centralia CORL 46

Mt Vernon 55, Carbondale 35

Marissa-Coulterville 38, Christopher 28

Anna-Jonesboro 44, Herrin 25

Du Quoin 55, Benton 45

Carterville 72, Vienna 34

Nashville 55, Carlyle 13

Freeburg 48, Salem 25

Centralia 52, Cahokia 43

Okawville 63, Wesclin 43

Trico 47, Steeleville 34

Cobden 47, Elverado/Zuegler-Royaton 41

Breese Central 44, Columbia 24

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ the Chester Invitational Tournament

Valmeyer 61, Shawnee 27

Chester 62, Saxony Lutheran 47

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ SIJHSAA Class M Regional @ Nashville

Rome 48, Wayne City 21

Nashville 40, Center St 28

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 47, Olney 40

JV: Olney 39, Center St 19

Cisne 68, New Hope 37

JV: Cisne 48, New Hope 24

MLB

Cardinals fans will be gathering this weekend in St. Louis for the 24th annual Winter Warm-Up. The event begins tomorrow and lasts through Monday at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. The Winter Warm-Up gives fans the opportunity to meet their favorite players and hear from the front office about the upcoming season. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s community foundation supporting kids.

The Carlos Beltran era is over with the Mets before it even starts. He has stepped down as manager as collateral damage in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. A statement from the Mets says it was clear it wasn’t in their best interest to keep him on. Beltran played with the Astros in 2017 when they are accused of stealing signs.

Allegations continue to surface in the Major League Baseball cheating scandal. Multiple reports say some Astros players are accused of wearing buzzers inside their jerseys that tipped them off to pitches. MLB says it has found no evidence to support those claims. Second baseman Jose Altuve denied the allegations through his agent.

The San Francisco Giants are hiring the first full-time female coach in major league history. Alyssa Nakken has been named an assistant under manager Gabe Kapler. Nakken played softball at Sacramento State and joined the Giants in 2014 as an intern. She will travel with the team and will be in uniform before games.

NFL
A New Orleans court is issuing an arrest warrant for NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. for simple battery. A video circulating social media shows the Browns receiver slapping the behind of a security guard in the LSU locker room shortly after Monday’s college national championship. The Browns say they are aware of the situation.

1/15/20 SCORES

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ New Hope

Allendale St Mary’s 28, St Joe 20

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ the Chester Invitational Tournament

New Athens 65, Perryville, MO 55

Waterloo 60, Valle Catholic, MO

Elsewhere:

Cairo 73, Century 52

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Trico 39, Johnston City 36

Goreville 70, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 52

NBA

Pacers 104, Timberwolves 99

Bulls 115, Wizards 106

NHL

The Blues erased a two-goal deficit in the third period but fell 4-3 in overtime to the Flyers Wednesday. Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who fell one win short of setting a franchise record for consecutive home victories. Ryan O’Reilly and Justin Faulk also lit the lamp in the defeat.

Blackhawks 4, Canadiens 1

The NHL is unveiling the details of the All-Star Skills Competition in St. Louis. Six events will showcase hockey’s top talent on Friday, January 24th at the Enterprise Center. The night will include two new events, the Shooting Stars challenge and the Elite Women’s 3-on-3. Four events return this year, including the Fastest Skater, the Save Streak, Accuracy Shooting, and the Hardest Shot.

NFL

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the centennial class, which is part of the hall’s celebration of the league’s 100th season. The class also includes coaches Jimmy Johnson and Bill Cowher; offensive tackles Jim Covert, Winston Hill and Duke Slater; wide receiver Harold Carmichael; defensive end Ed Sprinkle; defensive tackle Alex Karras; safeties Bobby Dillon, Donnie Shell and Cliff Harris; wide receiver Mac Speedie; former Giants general manager George Young; and NFL Films pioneer Steve Sabol.

NASCAR

Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske announced Wednesday that this year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race will be run on the track’s road course for the first time.
The Cup Series race, scheduled for July 5, will remain on the track’s 2 1/2-mile oval. Race organizers said the plan is to hold the Xfinity race July 4, then convert the track back to its original oval format. Cup drivers will then hold one or two practices that day, which will have concerts and a holiday fireworks display after the cars head to Gasoline Alley. Qualifying for the Cup race will be held July 5 with the race scheduled later that day.

WRESTLING

Rocky ”Soulman” Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson, has died. He was 75. A statement from the WWE, issued Wednesday, didn’t provide details on the cause or location of Johnson’s death.

 1/14/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Olney-Richland Co. 52, FCHS 51 – Landon Zurliene had 18 pionts & Kane Hixenbaugh 12 to lead the Mules

JV: FCHS 40, Olney-Richland Co 37 – Noah Barger had 12 & Brandon Lane 10 to lead the JV Mules

Freshman: Olney-Richland Co 54, FCHS 44

Carmi-White Co 43, Edwards Co 31

Cisne 60, CORL 34

Wayne City 75, Gallatin Co 39 – The game marked the return of coach Jim Corona to the sideline following his recent hospitalization

Carterville 67, Hamilton Co 59

Johnston City 51, Webber 29

Pope Co 49, NCOE 38

Woodlawn 62, Flora 31

Mt Carmel 57, Princeton, IN 46

Goreville 56, Sesser-Valier 48

Christopher 51, Ziegler-Royalton 36

Trico 42, Vienna 26

Freeburg 45, Salem 28

Hardin Co 67, Galatia 45

Crab Orchard 80, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 66

Murphysboro 44, West Frankfort 43

Elverado 58, Marion Agape Christian 51

Dieterich 64, Odin 47

Okawville 65, Waltonville 32

Massac Co 75, Cobden 57

Century 75, Anna-Jonesboro 72

Nashville 46, Greenv ille 17

Centralia 60, Triad 43

Breese Central 45, Civic Memorial 35

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Johnston City 55, Galatia-Thompsonville 46

Eldorado 51, Massac Co 40

Mt Carmel 66, Robinson 38

Murphysboro 56, Trico 47

Carterville 57, Du Quoin 30

Benton 32, Herrin 23

Pinckneyville 61, Sparta 21

Marion 46, Carbondale 36

Centralia 56, Columbia 45

Pope Co 72, Dongola 21

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 42, Carmi-White Co 20

JV: Carmi-White Co 19, Center St 7

@ SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ New Hope

Bluford 52, Field 40

New Hope 43, Kell-Farrington 26

NHL

Blackhawks 3, Senators 2 OT

MLB

The Cardinals keep making moves this off-season. The team has acquired outfielder Austin Dean from the Marlins in exchange for minor league outfielder Diowill Burgos. Dean has been in and out of the majors the last two years and struggled to produce there. The 26-year-old played 64 games with the Marlins last season, hitting .225 with six home runs and 21 RBI.

The Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora Tuesday, a day after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sign-stealing scandal. Cora was the bench coach for the Astros when they illicitly stole signs and won the 2017 World Series. Manfred mentioned Cora by name 11 times in a nine-page report Monday, describing him as a key person in the planning and execution of the cheating scheme. The Astros fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow Monday, an hour after Manfred suspended them for the 2020 season for their role in the cheating scheme.

NFL

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson wants to try his luck as a kicker in the XFL. The longtime Cincinnati Bengals star posted on Twitter that he has a tryout slated for Monday in Houston. The 42-year-old last played in the NFL in 2011, but did kick off and kick an extra point in a preseason game in 2009

1/13/20 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hamilton Co 48, FCHS 45

Eldorado 76, Edwards Co 63

Brownstown/St Elmo 58, Wayne City 39

Carmi-White Co 46, Johnston City 24

Webber 44, Christopher 39

Mt Vernon 62, Belleville Althoff 25

Sesser-Valier/Watlonville 74, Trico 50

Woodlawn 52, Sandoval 21

Harrisburg 52, Mounds Meridian 21

Nashville 43, Anna-Jonesboro 30

Okawville 47, Greenville 43

Chester 68, Goreville 60

Breese Central 55, Salem 30

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Marissa-Coulterville 55, Odin 41

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 51, Albion 36

JV: Albion 35, Center St 25

Cisne 77, Wayne City 36

JV: Cisne 37, Wayne City 27

NBA

Pacers 101, 76ers 95

Celtics 113, Bulls 101

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

LSU is king after beating Clemson 42-25 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in New Orleans Monday. Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow accounted for six touchdowns as top-ranked LSU finished 15-and-0 to claim its first national title since 2007. Clemson had its 29-game winning streak snapped to end its season 14-and-1.
NHL

Jake Allen made 20 saves for the Blues in their 4-1 win over the Ducks Monday. The win was the ninth straight for the Blues at home, matching a franchise record for consecutive home wins set in 1991. Tyler Bozak, Jaden Schwartz, Ivan Barbashev, and Alexander Steen scored for the Blues, who improved to 30-10-and-7

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The awards keeping piling up for Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn. The freshman was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after averaging 13.0 points and 11.5 rebounds with 1.5 blocks in a pair of Illini victories over Wisconsin and Rutgers. This is already the sixth Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade for Cockburn, just 10 weeks into the 2019-20 season.

Gonzaga remains first while Baylor is the new number-two in the Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. The Bears jumped up two spots to second after beating previous number-three Kansas 67-55 on Saturday. Duke is down one spot to third, followed by Auburn and Butler. San Diego State is sixth, with Kansas now seventh. Oregon, Florida State and Louisville round out the top-10.

MLB

The Houston Astros are parting ways with GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch over a sign-stealing scandal. Astros owner Jim Crane announced the move Monday shortly after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the pair would be suspended for the entire 2020 season. The Astros also have to give up two first-round draft picks and five-million dollars.

1/12/20 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Fairfield 46, Lawrenceville 39

Hamilton County 52, DuQuoin 39

Carterville70, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 36

Massac County 58, Goreville 46

Altamont 60, Woodlawn 37

Gallatin Co 46, Pope Co 28

Centralia 48, Carbondale 38

Cahokia 56, Marion 44

Anna-Jonesboro 59, Murphysboro 25

@ the Lady Jackets Mid-Winter Classic @ Chester

Championship: Chester 49. Marissa-Coulterville 30

3rd Place: New Athens 51, Sparta 43

5th Place: Trico 59, Cobden 27

7th Place: Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 45, Valmeyer 28

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

NCOE 44, Hamilton Co 32

Woodlawn 74, Altamont 54

Christopher 57, Johnston City 45

Sesser-Valier 49, Trico 30

Goreville 77, Vienna 50

Harrisburg 66, Anna-Jonesboro 54

Benton 64, Livingston Central, KY 41

Mt Vernon 74, Herrin 61

Carterville 50, Chester 43

Murphysboro 59, Mounds Meridian 43

Pope Co 48, Gallatin Co 28

Centralia 57, Breese Central 43

Massac Co 68, Hardin Co 53

Nashville 47, Okawville 43 OT

Pinckneyville 73, Vandalia 24

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

IIllinois is idle until Saturday when its hosts Northwestern. The Illini held off Rutgers, 54-51, Saturday for their third straight win. Illinois is 12-and-5 and 4-and-2 in the Big Ten.

NFL PLAYOFFS

The NFL Divisional Round is in the history books. On Sunday, the Packers edged the Seahawks 28-23 and the Chiefs rallied past the Texans 51-31. In Saturday’s action, Tennessee upset Baltimore 28-12, while San Francisco dropped Minnesota 27-10. The conference championship games kick off on Sunday.

NHL

David Perron is headed to the NHL All-Star game later this month. The Blues winger won the fan vote for the Central Division on the Last Men In ballot. Perron is joining teammates Alex Pietrangelo, Ryan O’Reilly and Jordan Binnington, who were named to the Central Division’s initial All-Star roster last month. The All-Star Game will be played January 25th at the Enterpise Center, marking the first time since 1988 that St. Louis has hosted the event.

1.10.20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Fairfield 61, Lawrenceville 36

Edwards Co 39, Johnston City 32

South Central 45, Cisne 36

Wayne City 81, Patoka 60

Eldorado 40, Carmi-White County 27

Christopher 55, Hamilton County 31

Goreville 53, Trico 34

Vienna 62, Zeigler-Royalton 48

Woodlawn 62, Sandoval 13

Waltonville 39, Webber 22

Hardin County 69, Thompsonville 55

Carrier Mills-Stonefort 49, Gallatin County 43

Murphysboro 73, Harrisburg 68

Nashville 57, Pinckneyville 38

Herrin 47, West Frankfort 36

Benton 57, Massac County 53

Anna-Jonesboro 38, Du Quoin 23

Sparta 55, Carterville 53

Effingham St. Anthony 60, Mt. Carmel 49

Altamont 65, Dieterich 51

Breese Central 51, Columbia 45

Robinson 51, Flora 28

Casey-Westfield 52, Paris 49

Marshall 49, Olney-Richland County 43

Newton 45, Red Hill 29

North Clay 82, CH-BC 56

Teutopolis 67, Champaign St. Thomas More 44

NCAA Men’s Basketball

#6 Butler 70, Providence 58

Iowa 67, #12 Maryland 49

NBA

Indiana 116, Chicago 105

1/9/20 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Midland Trail Conference Tourfnament @ Wayne City

Championship – Woodlawn 48, CORL 38 – Cheyenne Bailey of Woodlawn was named tournament MVP

3rd Place – Wayne City 50, Webber 35

@ the Lady Jacket Mid-Winter Classic @ Chetser

Marissa-Coulterville 46, New Athens 35

Chester 62, Sparta 29

Elsewhere:

Carmi-White Co 38, Edwards Co 28

Eldorado 65, West Frankfort 39

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 62, Vienna 55

Anna-Jonesboro 62, Goreville 43

Christopher 54, Century 43

Harrisburg 36, Herrin 35 OT

Benton 46, Massac Co 25

Nashville 44, Du Quoin 31

Marion 55, Belleville Althoff 34

Pinckneyville 64, Murphysboro 36

Carterville 61, Mt Vernon 32

Breese Central 47, Highland 45 OT

Breese Mater Dei 59, Okawville 47

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Crab Orchard 87, Century 74

Cairo 73, Dongola 66

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ WEAA Tournament

Championship – Cisne 82, New Hope 33

3rd Place – Jasper 57, Allendale/St Mary’s 35

Consolation Championship – Grayville 59, Olney St Joe 48

-The three point champiin was Anden Atwood of Cisne- He hit 10 of 15 in the finals

-Grayville won the cheerleading competition – Jasper was 2nd & Cisne 3rd

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 44, Wayne City 20

JV: Center St 22, Wayne City 9

Jasper-Geff 34, St Mary’s 20 – Polecats finished the regular season with an 18-2 record

JV: Jasper-Geff 17, St Mary’s 14

NHL

Alexander Steen, Robert Thomas and Tyler Bozak each had three points to help the Blues to a 5-1 win against the Sabres Thursday. Steen had two goals and an assist, and Thomas and Bozak each had a goal and two assists for the Blues, who have won seven games in a row at home. David Perron also lit the lamp and Jordan Binnington made 18 saves in the victory.

Predators 5, Blackhawks 2

MLB

The Cardinals are adding a high-profile pitching prospect with the addition of Matthew Liberatore. The club acquired the left-hander, catching prospect Edgardo Rodriguez and a Competitive Balance Round B Draft pick from the Rays in exchange for outfielders José Martínez and Randy Arozarena and a Competitive Balance Round A Draft pick. Liberatore is MLB’s number-41 prospect per MLB Pipeline. The 20-year-old was selected by the Tampa Bay with the 16th overall pick in the 2018 Draft. He made 16 appearances for Class A Bowling Green in 2019, going 6-2 with a 3.10 ERA, 76 strikeouts and 31 walks.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The home winning streak for UConn women’s basketball is over. The top-ranked Huskies lost 74-58 to number-six Baylor, ending a 98-game home winning streak dating back to 2013. UConn fell just one shy of its own NCAA record of 99 consecutive home wins.

NFL

The Divisional Playoff round of the NFL postseason kicks off tomorrow with a pair of games. The 49ers will host the Vikings and the Titans travel to play the Ravens. On Sunday, the Texans visit the Chiefs and the Packers are at home against the Seahawks. The winners advance to the conference championship games next weekend.

1/8/20 SCORES

FCHS will honor all graduates currently serving in the military prior to tip-off of Friday’s boys varsity basketball game with Lawrenceville. In addition, all US Armed Forces veterans will be admitted free. The school is seeking names and adresses of those currently serving. You can contact Angie Tucker or Cindy Halley at FCHS

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Midland Trail Conference Tournament @ Wayne City

CORL 34, Webber 23

Wayne City 57, Sandoval 42

@ the Lady Jacket Mid-Winter Classic @ Chester

Cobden 53, Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 50

Elsewhere:

Triad 43, Mt Vernon 40

Anna-Jonesboro 50, Vienna 31

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Webber 46, CORL 36

Pope Co 59, Ballard Co, KY 42

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Ayo Dosunmu drilled the go-ahead three-pointer with 46-seconds left as Illinois rallied to defeat Wisconsin 71-70 Wednesday night. Dosunmu led the Illini with 18-points, while Kofi Cockburn added 15 points and Alan Griffin chipped in with 12 off the bench. The win snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Badgers for Illinois, which improved to 11-and-5 overall and 3-and-2 in the Big Ten. The Illini return home for a matchup with Rutgers Saturday.

NBA

Heat 122, Pacers 108

Pelicans 123, Bulls 108

NHL

Blues goalie Jordan Binnington is set to take on Justin Bieber. Binnington issued a public challenge on the pop star’s Instagram account: “10 breakaways me vs. you. You score on me I’ll dye my hair platinum blonde.” Bieber responded with a counter offer, calling on the goaltender to donate 10-thousand-dollars to charity if Bieber can score on him. Binnington accepted Bieber’s proposal. Details on where and when the challenge will take place have yet to be determined.

NFL

Tom Brady says he’s not ready to retire and plans to play another season, whether with the Patriots or another team. The 42-year-old six-time Super Bowl champion could become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career when his contract is up in March. Brady says he still have more to prove following a season that ended abruptly in the Patriots’ 20-13 wild-card loss to the Titans last week.

1/7/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Wayne City 46, NCOE 38 – Taj McKinney had 18 points & Kaiden Taylor 14 to lead the Indians

JV: NCOE 41, Watne City 33

Carmi-White Co 68, Evansville, IN Day School 65 OT

Eldorado 63, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 38

Woodlawn 58, Webber 29

Johnston City 69, Galatia 59

Goreville 75, Gallatin Co 47

Christopher 58, Trico 36

Sesser-Valier 55, Vienna 39

Mt Vernon 46, Salem 36

Cobden 48, Elverado 32

Marion Agape Christian 76, Century 69

Egyptian 73, Hardin Co 72

Thompsonville 72, Shawnee 40

Waltonville 71, Crab Orchard 60

Odin 65, Ramsey 40

CORL 62, South Central 43

Joppa-Maple Grove 54, Paducah, KY CCA 49

Murphysboro 67, Centralia 59

Okawville 49, Roxana 41

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hamilton Co 76, Hardin Co 24

Carterville 49, Pinckneyville 31

Nashville 53, Carbondale 26

Centralia 68, Mascoutah 52

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

@ WEAA Tournament @ Cisne

Semi-finals:

Cisne 64, Allendale St Mary’s 24

New Hope 48, Jasper 46 OT

Consolation Bracket:

Grayville 67, Geff 43

St Joe 47, Clay City 21

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jasper-Geff 54, Wayne City 22

JV: Jasper-Geff 26, Wayne City 8

NHL

Jordan Binnington made 27 saves to help the Blues beat the Sharks 3-2 Tuesday night. Tyler Bozak, Ivan Barbashev and David Perron scored for the Blues, who snapped a three-game skid. The Blues improved to 27-10-and-7.

Flames 2, Blackhawks 1

MLB

Major League Baseball is investigating allegations that the Boston Red Sox used their video replay room to steal signs during their 2018 championship season. A report from The Athletic says three anonymous people who worked for the organization disclosed the allegations. The Red Sox have declined comment.

1/6/20 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

FCHS 59, Newton 49

Robinson 52, Edwards Co 49

Harrisburg 59, Carmi-White Co 40

Benton 51, Murphysboro 44

Gallatin Co 43, Johnston City 19

Mt Vernon 55, Effingham 44

Salem 45, Carlyle 17

DuQuoin 49, Christopger 18

 @ the Midland Trail Conference Tournament @ Wayne City

Webber 44, Sandoval 41

Woodlawn 47, Wayne City 44

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

@ WEAA Tournament @ Cisne

Geff 57-West Salem 44
Allendale/St.Marys 53-Grayville 51
New Hope 63-Clay City 28
Jasper 45- St. Joe 26
Cisne 75-Geff 37

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jasper-Geff 47, Spring Garden 34

JV: Jasper-Geff 28, Spring Graden 15

NBA

Pacers 115, Hornets 104

Mavericks 115, Bulls 110

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Lending Tree Bowl – Louisiana 27, Miami of Ohio 17

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illinois visits Wisconsin tomorrow night. The Illini are coming off a 63-37 blowout victory over Purdue Sunday. Illinois enters at 10-and-5 overall and 2-and-2 in the Big Ten. The Badgers are 9-and-5. Coverage of the game begins at 7 pm Wednesday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

Gonzaga, Duke and Kansas remained atop The Associated Press poll, with Baylor and undefeated Auburn both moving up to round out the top 5. Butler comes in at No. 6 for its highest ranking ever, followed by unbeaten San Diego State, Michigan State, Oregon and Florida State to complete the top 10.

OLYMPICS

Breakdancing is going to become an official sport for the first time in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. The sport will be called Breaking and dancers will be scored on a ten point system that includes footwork, freezing in poses and floor spins.

1/5/20 SCORES

HS WRESTLING

FCHS competed at the Johnston City JV Tournament over the weekend. The JV Mules got a 1st place finish from Trent Martin, 2nd place finishes from Jake Gibson and Dalton Victor and 3rd place finishes from Landon Stewart and Sebastian Williams

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Alan Griffin scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds off the bench in Illinois’ 63-37 blowout win over Purdue Sunday. Trent Frazier and Kofi Cockburn added 12 points each for the Illini, who improved to 10-and-5 overall and 2-and-2 in the Big Ten. Illinois travels to Wisconsin to play the Badgers Wednesday night.

NFL

Wild Card Weekend is over and three teams who played on the road are moving to the next round. The Vikings stunned the Saints 26-20 in overtime in New Orleans and the Seahawks knocked off the Eagles 17-9 in Philadelphia Sunday. On Saturday, the Titans upset the Patriots 20-13 in Foxboro, while the Texans held on to edge the Bills 22-19 in overtime. In the Division Round this weekend, Minnesota visits San Francisco, Baltimore hosts Tennessee, Houston travels to Kansas City and Green Bay welcomes Seattle.

Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long is stepping away from football after seven season in the NFL. The former Pro Bowl guard tweeted last night that he was drafted a Bear and decided to retire a Bear. His announcement comes just over two months after the team placed him on injured reserve, ending his 2019 season. Long was the 20th pick by Chicago in the 2013 draft. The 31-year-old struggled with injuries over the past several years after being voted to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons with the Bears.

NHL

Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 2

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The College Football Playoff National Championship is one week from today. Top-ranked LSU will clash with number-three Clemson next Monday at the Superdome in New Orleans. Both squads enter undefeated.

1/3/20 SCHEDULE

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Fairfield 77, Casey-Westfield 29

Robinson 77, Wayne City 61

Marissa-Coulterville 80, Christ Our Rock Lutheran 39

Chester 54, Zeigler-Royalton 36

Christopher 43, Waltonville 36

Thompsonville 60, Galatia 54

Herrin 69, Massac County 59

DuQuoin 52, Sparta 48 — OT

Benton 69, Harrisburg 53

Pinckneyville 53, Anna-Jonesboro 37

Columbia 49, Salem 45

Trenton-Wesclin 42, Breese Central 32

Breese Mater Dei 45, Alton Marquette 42

Charleston 71, Newton 62

Wayne City 46, NCOE 38

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Goreville 50, Wayne City 43

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Idaho Potato Bowl – Ohio Bobcats 30, Nevada Wolf Pack 21


1/4/20 SCHEDULE

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

At North Clay Shootout

CHBC 48, Sandoval 39

Grayville 66, Ramsey 57

Cisne 42, Mulberry Grove 31

Edwards Co 36, Dieterich 33

Lawrenceville 54, Odin 45

Metro-East Lutheran 54, Wayne City 43

6:30 – Flora vs St Elmo/Brownstown

8 pm – North Clay vs Webber

At Elverado Shootout

Pope Co vs Steeleville

NCOE vs Red Bud

Thompsonville 43, Jackson, MO Saxony Lutheran 41

DuQuoin vs Mascoutah

Elverado vs New Athens

At Tamms Egyptian New Year’s Shootout

Cobden (G) vs Cairo-Egyptian (G)

Egyptian (JH) vs Lovejoy (JH)

Egyptian (JV) vs Crab Orchard (JV)

Joppa-Maple Grove vs Lovejoy

Century vs Crab Orchard

Cairo-Egyptian (G) vs Century (G)

Cairo vs Gateway Legacy Academy

Egyptian vs Shawnee

Elsewhere:

Mt Carmel 43, Eldorado 41 – Aces standout, Kaleb Appleby, suffered an injury in the first half and was unable to return to play.

NBA

Indiana at Atlanta – 6:30 p.m.

Chicago vs Boston – 7 p.m.

NFL

AFC Wild-Card

Buffalo at Houston  – 3:35 p.m.

Tennessee at New England  – 7:15 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Armed Forces Bowl – Tulane 30, Southern Miss 13

NHL

St. Louis at Las Vegas – 3 p.m.

1/2/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Wayne City High School boys basketball coach Jim Corona is recovering following a heart attack New Year’s Day. According to sources, Corona fell ill during practice Wednesday, and was taken to the hospital in Mt Vernon. Assistant coach Jake Talbert will take over the varsity and assistant Eric Alvis the JV team in his absence.

Congratulations to Mules senior basketball player Kane Hixenbaugh. Kane has been named the WSIL TV/Banterra Bank Player of the Week for his performance at the Eldorado Holiday Tournament. He received 67% of the votes.

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Woodlawn 47, Okawvillle 45

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#16 Michigan State 76, Illini 55 – Ayo Dosunmu led the Illini with 18 points and Alan Griffin added 17 points.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Birmingham Bowl – Cincinnati 38, Boston College 6

Gator Bowl – Tennessee 23, Indiana 22

NBA

Pacers 116, Hornets 109a

Jazz 102, Bulls 98

NHL

Avalanche 7, Blues 3

Canucks 7, Blackhawks 5

NFL

A couple of former St Louis Rams are among the 15 Modern-Era Player Finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt were wide receivers on the Super Bowl winning 1999 St. Louis Rams. Former Colts receiver Reggie Wayne was also named a finalist.

Former Bengals and Buccaneers coach Sam Wyche died Thursday at the age of 74. Wyche was known for his offensive innovations, leading the Bengals to their second Super Bowl during the 1988 season by using a no-huddle offense that forced the league to change its substitution rules. He was also a nonconformist, refusing to comply with the NFL’s locker room policy for media, running up the score to settle a personal grudge, and belittling the city of rival Cleveland during his eight seasons in Cincinnati.

1/1/20 SCORES

GOLF

A total of 25 players played ten holes in the Rick Book Memorial Scramble at the Fairfield Public Golf Course on New Year’s Day. Two teams were tied at eight under par after ten holes. Bill Book hit the closest to the pin winning shot during the tie breaker on the island green 18th hole. Book’s championship teammates were Blake Davis, Richard Davis and Jim Musgrave Jr. 2nd place team members included Ed Bailey, Blaith Belange, Gary Gain & Bruce Reeves.

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

FCHS is ranked 12th in the latest 2-A boys basketball poll. Among other southern Illinois schools, Pinckneryville is 2nd, Breese Mater Dei 5th, Marshall 6th, Nashville 14th & Teutopolis 15th. In 1-A, Goreville is 1st, Madison 4th, Woodlawn 11th & Okawville 14th.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Citrus Bowl – Alabama 35, Michigan 16

Outback Bowl – Minnesota 31, Auburn 24

Rose Bowl – Oregon 28, Wisconsin 27

Sugar Bowl – Georgia 20, Baylor 14

NBA

The former commissioner of the NBA is dead at the age of 77. David Stern passed away New Year’s Day, just weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Stern headed the NBA for three decades.

MLB

Don Larsen, who pitched the only perfect game in World Series history in 1956, has died at 90. Larsen’s agent, Andrew Levy, said the former pitcher died of esophageal cancer in Hayden, Idaho.

12/30/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

  @ Sesser-Valier

Championship: Goreville 74, Altamont 65

3rd Place: Marissa-Coulterville 59, Christopher 52

5th Place: Sesser-Valier 43, Red Bud 41

Consolation Championship: Sparta 65, New Athens 53

 @ Vandalia

Championship: Pana 73, Vandalia 40

3rd Place: Okaw Valley 57, Macon Meridian 52

5th Place: South Central 55, Cumberland 30

7th Place: Shelbyville 75, Patoka 70

9th Place: Flora 54, Father Givney 41

@ Breese Mater Dei

Championship:  Breese Materi Dei 47, Nashville 44

3rd Place:  Louisville, KY Doss 62, Mascoutah 59

5th Place: Okawville 33, Breese Central 31

7th Place: Wesclin 37, Red Bay, AL 36 OT

9th Place: Metro-East Lutheran 60, Highland 44

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

@ the Benton Rangerette Christmas Tournament

Championship: Carterville 51, Benton 38

3rd Place: Harrisbutrg 53, Mt Vernon 49

5th Place: Anna-Jonesboro 52, Cape Girardeau, MO Central 35

Consolation Championship: Hamilton Co 52, Pinckneyville 38

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Brandon Peters completed 22 of 37 passes for 273 yards and a touchdown, but it was not enough as the Illini fell to California 35-20 at the Redbox Bowl Monday. He also rushed for a team-leading 68 yards. Illinois ends the season at 6-7.

Music City Bowl – Louisville 38, Mississippi State 28

First Respomder Bowl – Western Kentucky 23, Western Michigan 20

NBA

Bucks 123, Bulls 102

NHL

Three Blues and one Blackhawk have been named to the Central Division All-Star Team. Alex Pietrangelo, Ryan O’Reilly, and goalie Jordan Binnington will represent the Blues and Patrick Kane the Blackhawks in the game, which is set for January 25th in St Louis. David Perron of the Blues and Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks are among the 31 other players on the ballot to be named the Last Men In. Voting begins Wednesday at 11 am and closes January 10th. One player from each division will be selected.

12/29/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 At Eldorado Holiday Tournament

 Championship:  Massac Co 57, FCHS 51 – Landon Zurliene had 12 points &  Noah McElravy 11 to lead the Mules

 3rd Place: Herrin 62, Carmi-White Co 47

 5th Place:  Carterville 56, Eldorado 45

 Consolation Championship:  Hamilton Co 55, Harrisburg 47

The All-Tournament Team includes Landon Zurliene & Kane Hi

xenbaugh of FCHS, Gus Walden of Hamilton Co, Nolan Millligan of Eldorado, Ethan Mahon of Carmi-White Co, Luke LaQuatte & Brandon Anthony of Herrin, Eli Downen of Carterville & Julian Russell & Zach Travis of Massac Co.  Jase Mizell of Massac Co was named Tournament MVP.  Isaiah Thompson of West Frankfort recieved the Duff-Kinghston Sportstmanship award,

@ Pinckneyville Duster Thomas Classic

Champiinship:  Pinckneyville 68, Woodlawn 42

3rd Place:  Mt Carmel 52, Carlyle 44

5th Place:  Olney-Richland Co 59, Union Co, KY 44

7th Place:  Benton 40, Chester 39

@ Dieterich

Championship:   Newton 57, Dieterich 50

3rd Place:  Arcola 58, Sullivan 32

5th Place:  North Clay 62, Red Hill 41

7th Place:  CHBC 71, Oblong 63

@ Effingham/Teutopolis

Championship:  Lincoln Wat East 56, Chicago Corliss 50

3rd Place:  Oak Lawn 69, Centennial 64

5th Place:  Pleasant Plains 69, Central A & M 57

Consolation Championship:  Sacred Heart Griffin 64, Teutoplis 56

 @ Sesser-Valier

Goreville  63, Marissa-Coulterville 52

Altamont 58, Christopher 55

Sparta 65, Johnston City 43

New Athens 70, Century 68

Red Bud 66, Cobden 60

Sesser-Valier 59, Odin 48

@ Vandalia

Cumberland 53, Flora 52

Shelbyville 57, Father McGivney 27

Patoka 75, Flora 62

South Central 67, Father McGivney 24

Pana 54, Okaw Valley 27

Vandalia 83, Macon Meridian 76 2 OT

@ Dongola

Egyptian 49, Joppa-Maple Grove 22

Pope Co 71, Dongola 50

Dongola 65, Joppa-Maple Grove 54

Egyptian 59, Pope Co 49

@ Breese Mater Dei

Breese Central 52, Metro-East Lutheran 31

Mascoutah 58, Highland 29

Okawville 55, Red Bay, AL 48

Louisville, KY Doss 62, Wesclin 40

Nashville 48, Breese Central 30

Breese Mater Dei 55, Mascoutah 36

 @ Carbondale Sunday

Championship: Carbondale 62, St Mary, Mo 28

3rd Place: Lutheran North 81, Murphysboro 53

5th Place: Jacksonville 47, DuQuoin 28

Consolation Championship: Covington, TN 78, Cairo 62

HS WRESTLING

The FCHS wrestling team went 3-1 Saturday at Carterville to improve to 9-4 overall. The Mules lost 55-30 to Harrisburg, beat Carterville 66-15, beat Metro-East Lutheran 57-24 & beat Centralia 56-24.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Kofi Cockburn scored 26 points to lead Illinois to a 95-64 rout of North Carolina A&T Sunday. Ayo Dosunmu added 19 points for the Illini, who have won three-of-four to get to 9-and-4.

NFL

The NFL playoff field is set. On Saturday, AFC Wild Card action opens up as the Titans visit the Patriots and the Bills travel to face the Texans. The NFC Wild Card round kicks off on Sunday with the Saints hosting the Vikings and the Seahawks visiting the Eagles. The 49ers, Ravens, Packers and Chiefs earned first-round byes.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The College Football Playoff National Championship game is set. Top-ranked LSU and number-three Clemson will square off in New Orleans two weeks from today for all the marbles. LSU crushed Oklahoma 63-28 in Saturday’s semifinal, while Clemson edged Ohio State 29-23

NHL

Blues 4, Jets 1

Blackhawls 3, Columbus 2 SO

12/27/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

At Eldorado

Hamilton County 55, Gallatin County 40

Harrisburg 50, Carrier Mills 49

Hardin County 59, Vienna 58

Herrin 59, Carterville 48

Fairfield 67, West Frankfort 58

Massac County 58, Anna-Jonesboro 42

Carmi-White County 66, Eldorado 48

At Dieterich

Arcola 64, Oblong 30

Newton 62, CHBC 38

Sullivan 50, Red Hill 44

Arcola 69, North Clay 61

Newton 47, Red Hill 32

Dieterich 65, North Clay 55

At Sesser-Valier

Johnston City 59, Waltonville 44

Marissa-Coulterville 54, Cobden 45

Sparta 62, Galatia 33

Goreville 74, Red Bud 45

Century 75, Zeigler-Royalton 71

Christopher 60, Odin 54

New Athens 67, Thompsonville 49 

Altamont 47, Sesser-Valier 41

At the Carbondale Holiday Tournament

DuQuoin 67, St Mary, KY 39

St Mary, MO 69, Horizon Academy 12 

Murphysboro 73, Saxony Lutheran 32

Chicago Collins 53, Cairo 49 

Lutheran North 70, Covington Tennessee 61

Marion 58, St Louis Carnahan 49

Carbondale 72, Southland College Prep 42

Jacksonville 56, Overton Tennessee 52 — 2OT

At the Dongola Christmas Tournament

Pope County 72, Joppa-Maple Grove 30

Egyptian 68, Dongola 45

At Vandalia

Flora 56, Okaw Valley 47

South Central 51, Shelbyville 48 

Vandalia 55, Father McGivney 24

Macon Meridian 73, Shelbyville 52

Okaw Valley 82, Patoka 70

Pana 65, Cumberland 54

Vandalia 68, South Central 51

At Breese Mater Dei

Red Bay, Alabama 55, Highland 44

Louisville, KY Doss 58, Metro-East Lutheran 48

Nashville 39, Trenton-Wesclin 22

Mater Dei 47,Okawville 41

Mascoutah 68, Red Bay, AL 42

Louisville, KY Doss 57, Breese Central 48

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

At the Merry Mule Tournament

At FCHS

Woodlawn 65, Murphysboro 20

West Frankfort 41, Carmi-White County 36

Fairfield 47, Wayne City 26

5th Place: Mt. Carmel 60, West Frankfort 31

3rd Place: Flora 50, Wayne City 49 

Championship: Fairfield 50, Lawrenceville 39 

At Center St

Eldorado 53, Fairfield JV 18 

Mt. Carmel 64, Edwards County 30

Lawrenceville 62, Flora 44

 @ Dieterich

Arcola vs Casey-Westfield

South Central vs Newton

North Clay vs Arcola

Brownstown/St Elmo vs South Central

North Clay vs CHBC

Dieterich vs Brownstown/St Elmo

NBA

Miami 113, Indiana 112 

NHL

St. Louis 5, Winnipeg 4 — OT 

Chicago 5, NY Islanders 2 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Holiday Bowl – Iowa 49, USC 24

Texas Bowl – Texas A&M 24, Oklahoma State 21

Military Bowl – North Carolina 55, Temple 13

Pinstrpe Bowl – Michigan State 27, Wake Forest 21

Cheez-It Bowl – Air Force 31, Washington State 21

12/26/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

At the 55th annual Eldorado Holiday Tournament

Carterville 47, NCOE 42

Herrin 66, Edwards Co 41

West Frankfort 68, Hamilton County 37

Fchs 87, Gallatin County 42 – Landon Zurliene had 21 points, Kane Hixenbaugh 15 & Luke Dagg 12 to lead the Mules

Anna-Jonesboro 66, Harrisburg 57

Massac County 73, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 32

Eldorado 55, Hardin Co 43

Carmi-White Co 52, Vienna 43

NCOE 50, Edwards County 25

At Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament

Cobden 50, Johnston City 41

Marissa-Coulterville 57, Waltonville 29

Red Bud 63, Sparta 56 OT

Goreville 70, Galatia 33

Christopher 76, Century 47

Odin 63, Ziegler-Royalton 39

Altamont 67, Thompsonville 53

Sesser-Valier 59, New Athens 49

@ the Pinckneyville Duster Thomas Hoops

Classic

Woodlawn 66, Meridian 53

Olney-Richland County 60, Trico 53 — OT

Mt Carmel 61, Greenville 53

Jerseyville 49, Chester 45

Union Co, KY 67, Steeleville 41

Carlyle 49, Benton 41

Salem 61, Roxana 51

Pinckneyville 82, Elverado 15

@ the Effingham/Teutopolis Christmas Tournament

@ Teutopolis

Lincoln Way East 59, Mattoon 41

Pleasant Plains 52, Effingham St Anthony 49

Oak Lawn 77, Lawrenceville 51

Chicago Brooks 57, Teutopolis 52 OT

At Effingham

Champaign Centennial 39, Antioch 27

Central A&M 64, Charleston 56

Chicago Corliss 60, Dixon 26

Effingham 78, Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin 75

At the Breese Mater Dei Holiday Tournament

Breese Mater Dei 66, Highland 38

Nashville 48, Metro East Lutheran 43

Mascoutah 74, Okawville 70 OT

Breese Central 45, Trenton Wesclin 32

Breese Mater Dei 52, Red Bay, Alabama 33

Nashville 50, Louisville, KY Doss 43

Okawville 54, Highland 33

Trenton Wesclin 60, Metro-East Lutheran 54

At the Dieterich Holiday Tournament

Dieterich 76, Oblong 45

Sullivan 57, CHBC 43

North Clay 76, Oblong 46

Newton 44, Sullivan 28

Red Hill 55, CHBC 50

Dieterich 68, Arcola 57

At the Vandalia Holiday Tournament

Pana 79, Patoka 50

Okaw Valley 49, Cumberland 37

Meridian 67, Father McGivney 31

Cumberland 48,  Patoka 36

Pana 64, Flora 49

Meridian 65, South Central 60

Vandalia 72, Shelbyville 54

@ the Centralia Holiday Tournament

Belleville West 65, St. Louis Confluence Prep 38
Chatham Glenwood 49, Chicago Marist 36
Evanston 70, Cahokia 34
Mundelein Carmel 67, Champaign Central 63
Romeoville 67, Mt. Vernon 59
Alton 78, TF North 62
Centralia 74, Germantown (TN) 32
Tipton Rosemark 44, Chicago Dyett 31

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

At the Merry Mule Tournament

At FCHS

Fairfield 44, West Frankfort 39

Edwards Co 48, Fairfield JV 44

West Frankfort 47, Woodlawn 35

Flora 47, Fairfield JV 30

Fairfield 44, Woodlawn 30

Flora 54, Edwards Co 34

At Center St

Eldorado 69, Mt Carmel 49

Wayne City 40, Murphysboro 27

Lawrenceville 70, Eldorado 43

Carmi-White County 54, Murphysboro 30

Mt. Carmel 65, Lawrenceville 49

Wayne City 36, Carmi-White Co 29

At the Dieterich Holiday Tournament

South Central 53, Dieterich 24

CHBC 66, Casey-Westfield 31

Newton 57, Brownstown/St Elmo 46

CHBC 58, Arcola 34

North Clay 59, Casey-Westfield 30

Newton 54, Dieterich 38

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Independence Bowl – Louisiana Tech 14, Maimi 0

Quick Lane Bowl – Pittsburgh 34, Eastern Michigan 30

Illinois football is set to play California in the Redbox Bowl on Monday. The game is being played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Illini ended the regular season at 6-and-6, while the Golden Bears finished 7-and-5. Coverage of the game begins at 2 pm Monday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

12/23/19 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hamilton Co 65, Webber 40

Pope Co 46, Johnston City 41

NBA

Magic 103, Bulls 95

Pacers 120, Raptors 115 OT

NHL

Devils 7, Blackhawks 1

Brayden Schenn scored twice in a four-goal first period to help the Blues beat the Kings 4-1 Monday. Jaden Schwartz and Vince Dunn also had goals and Jordan Binnington made 29 saves for the Blues, who won their sixth straight entering the holiday break. The Blues improved to 24-8-and-6. They visit the Jets Friday night.

NFL

Packers 23, Vikings 10 – Packers clinch the NFC North with the win

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Gonzaga is the new number-one team in the men’s college basketball Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. The Bulldogs moved up one spot from second to first after previous number-one Kansas lost last week to Villanova. Ohio State is second followed by Duke, Louisville and the Jayhawks.

12/22/19 SCORES

HS WRESTLING

FCHS wrestlers competed at the Cumberland Skull & Crossbones Tournament over the weekend. The Mules got 3rd place finishes from Payton Allen & Ike Downen, a 4th place finish from Alex Witucki, a 5th place finish from Cole Simpson & and 6th place finishes from Konnor Dagg & Dalton Victor.

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

The 66th annual Conrad Allen Holiday Tournament wrapped up Saturday with North Clay taking the championship over Crab Orchard 70-62. Cisne placed 3rd wth a 50-42 win over Gallatin Co. Wayne City won the 5th place game 77-51 over Red Hill & Webber beat Grayville 54-35 for 7th place.

The All-Tournament Team includes: Taj McKinney & Kaiden Taylor from Wayne City, Connor Brach & Jesse Milner from Cisne, Luke Fleener, Tyson Jones & Lane Holkenbrink from North Clay, Camren Ray from Red Hill, Dawson Hish & Gunner Wilson from Gallatuin Co and Keegan Peek & Hunter Throgmorton from Crab Orchard.

Cisne was 1st among cheerleaders and Wayne City 2nd.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Missouri was the winner of this year’s Braggin’ Rights Game Saturday. The Tigers topped the Illini 63-56 in their annual showdown in St. Louis.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

New Mexico Bowl – San Diego 48, Central Michigan 11

Cure Bowl – Liberty 23, Georgia Southern 16

Boca Raton Bowl – FAU 52, SMU 28

Camellia Bowl – FIU vs Arkansas State

Las Vegas Bowl – Washington 38, Boise State 7

New Orleans Bowl – Applachian State 37, UAB 17

NFL

Chiefs 26, Bears 3

Colts 38, Panthers 6

Giants 41, Redskins 35 (OT)

Falcons 24, Jaguars 12

Ravens 31, Browns 15

Saints 38, Titans 28

Jets 16, Steelers 10

Dolphins 38, Bengals 35 (OT)

Raiders 24, Chargers 17

Broncos 27, Lions 17

Cardinals 27, Seahawks 13

Eagles 17, Cowboys 9

NBA

Bucks 117, Pacers 89

MLB

The Cardinals are sending outfielder Adolis Garcia to Texas. They traded the 26-year-old to the Rangers on Saturday for cash. He was removed from the Cardinals’ roster when they signed lefty Kwang Hyun Kim. Garcia hit 32 homers last season at Triple-A Memphis.

12/20/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Fairfield 73, Edwards Co 33

Hamilton Co 53, Carmi-White Co 41

Eldorado 68, Johnston City 34

Chester 49, Trico 43

Christopher 48, Sesser-Valier 46 — OT

At the Conrad Allen Holiday Tournament

North Clay 52, Cisne  43

Gallatin County 55, Wayne City 54

Other scores:

Woodlawn 60, Waltonville 35

Odin 75, Thompsonville 53

NCOE 55, Hardin County 37

Carrier Mills/Stonefort 54, Pope County 51

Pinckneyville 64, Du Quoin 28

Nashville 49, Sparta 21

Carterville 53, Anna-Jonesboro 48

Murphysboro 51, Herrin 50

Massac County 63, Harrisburg 48

Benton 50, West Frankfort 30 

Trenton-Wesclin 46, Salem 32

Breese Central 46, Carlyle 41

Okawville 46, Steeleville 36

NBA

Pacers 119, Kings 105

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Bahamas Bowl – Buffalo 31, Charlotte 9

Frisco Bowl – Kent State 51, Utah State 41

12/21/19 SCHEDULE

HS WRESTLING

Fairfield at Cumberland Skull & Crossbones Tournament

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Webber 54, Grayville 35

5th Place – Wayne City 77, Red Hill 51

3rd place – Cisne 50, Gallatin County 42

7:30 – Championship – North Clay 70 Crab Orchard 62

All Tournament Team: Red Hill Salukis – Camren Ray; Wayne City Indians – Taj McKinney and Kaiden Taylor; Gallatin County Hawks – Dawson Hish and Gunner Wilson; Cisne Runnin’ Lions – Connor Brach and Jesse Milner; Crab Orchard Trojans – Kegan Peek and Hunter Throgmorton; North Clay Cardinals – Luke Fleener, Tyson Jones and Lane Holkenbrink.

Cheerleading Trophies: 1st Place – Cisne, 2nd Place – Wayne City.

Eldorado at Hamilton Co

Johnston City at Vienna

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Missouri at St Louis  63, Illinois 56

NBA

Chicago at Detroit

NFL

Houston 23, Tampa Bay 20

New England 24, Buffalo 17

Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

New Mexico Bowl – San Diego 48, Central Michigan 11

Cure Bowl – Liberty 23, Georgia Southern 16

Boca Raton Bowl – FAU 52, SMU 28

Camellia Bowl – FIU vs Arkansas State

Las Vegas Bowl – Boise State vs Washington

New Orleans Bowl – UAB vs Applachian State

12/19/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ the Conrad Allen Holiday Tournament

Cisne 37, Red Hill 36

Crab Orchard 54, Webber 46

North Clay 73, Grayville 58

ELSEWHETRE:

NCOE 64, Galatia 45

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Olney-Richland Co 53, FCHS 37

Wayne City 45, Sandoval 37

Hamilton Co 47, Gallatin Co 33

Eldorado 63, Johnston City 25

Benton 54, West Frankfort 32

Harrisburg 52, Massac Co 41

Marion 44, Murphysboro 30

Carterville 51, Herrin 20

Freeburg 77, Mt Vernon 52

Centralia 68, Belleville Althoff 16

Pinckneyville 45, Greenville 36

Vienna 46, Christopher 39

Anna-Jonesboro 47, DuQuoin 30

Century 52, Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 42

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Flora 51, Center St 34

JV: Flora 23, Center St 14

New Hope 44, Allendale 28

JV: Allendale 47, New Hope 39

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mt Carmel 35, Center St 32

JV: Mt Carmel 24, Center St 22

Jasper-Geff 62, Olney St Joe 32

St Joe won both the JV & C games

HS WRESTLING – From Wednesday

FCHS 55, Effingham 24

NHL

BlackHawks 4, Winnipeg Jets 1

NBA

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett highlight the list of new players eligible to enter the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The trio lead the pack of 50 players, coaches and referees who are nominees. The finalists will be announced during NBA All-Star Weekend in February, with the Class of 2020 unveiled at the Final Four in April.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illinois and Missouri are set to do battle tomorrow afternoon in the annual Braggin’ Rights Game in St. Louis. The Illini hold a 25-13 series edge against the Tigers. Mizzou is 6-and-4 and is riding a two-game win streak. Illinois has also won two-straight and is entering at 8-and-3. Coverage of the game begins at 11 am Saturday at WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

12/18/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Conrad Allen Tournament

Red Hill 58, Grayville 44 –

Crab Orchard 68, Gallatin Co 65

Wayne City 52, Webber 38 – Taj McKinney had 23 points to lead the Indians

NHL

Avalanche 4, Backhawks 1

Jake Allen made 35 saves as the Blues defeated the Oilers 2-1 Wednesday. Brayden Schenn and Mackenzie MacEachern scored for the Blues, who are now 22-8-and-6.

NBA

Bulls 110, Wizards 109 OT

MLB

The Cardinals are letting go of Adolis Garcia. The team designated the outfielder for assignment. The Cuban hit 32 homers and drove in 96 runs this past season at Class AAA Memphis. The club parted ways with him to make room on the 40-man roster for newly signed Korean left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

College football recruits around the country are signing letters of intent with the early signing period underway. According to 247 Sports, Clemson has the top class in the country, followed by Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia and LSU.

A record price of $8.8 million for a sports memorabilia item at auction has been achieved for the 1892 manifesto to launch the modern Olympic Games. The 14-page document written by French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin had been expected to reach up to $1 million in the sale in New York on Wednesday. Sotheby’s auction house said competition between three bidders drove up the price beyond the previous record for a sports item – $5.6 million for a game jersey worn by baseball great Babe Ruth sold six months ago.
The identity of the document’s buyer was not disclosed.

12/17/19 SCORES

Illinois High School Association member schools have approved a proposal to rescind the football district scheduling system that was approved a year ago, and slated to begin in 2021. Proposal 15, which passed by a vote of 374 to 241, removes the by-law directing the IHSA to implement a football scheduling system for regular-season varsity games. As a result, regular-season football scheduling and the IHSA Football Playoffs will remain unchanged from the current format.

Mules football player  Chandlerr McGill has been selected to play in the  Illinois Coaches Association Shrine Bowl on June 20, 2020 at Illinois Wesleyen University in Bloomington.  McGill will be a member of the defensive line for the Blue Team.  Other southern Illinois members of the Blue Team include tight end Logan Sullivan of Murphysboro.  The Red Team include linebacker Jacob Etienne of Eldorado, safety Logan Kirk of Sesser-Valier/Waltonville, running back Dezmond Clark of Murphysboro and offensive lineman Braden Higgins of DuQuoin.

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

FCHS 77, Hamilton Co. 52 – Kbne Hixenbaugh had 20 points, Noah McElravy 17 & Landon Zurliene 16 to lead the Mules

JV: FCHS 54, Hamilton Co 42 – Brandon Lane had 14 & Tyrese Petty 10 to lead the Mules

Freshmen: FCHS 31, Hamilton Co 24

Lawrenceville 47, Edwards Co 30

Benton 64, Carmi-White Co 34

Mt Carmel 44, Flora 37

Woodlawn 62, Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 30

Sesser-Valier 45, Johnston City 25

Nashville 38, Chester 27

Odin 53, Ziegler-Royaton 48

Goreville 70, Thompsonville 31

Meridian 82, Joppa-Maple Grove 52

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mt Carmel 55, Wayne City 37

Mt Vernon 51, Carbondale 42

Harrisburg 33, Benton 23

Herrin 29, Massac Co 23

West Frankfort 41, Murphysboro 30

Carterville 41, Nashville 38

Pinckneyville 49, Anna-Jonesboro 44

DuQuoin 52, Sparta 33

Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 51, Steeleville 23

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Geff 54, West Salem 33

JV: Geff 36, West Salem 22

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Olney 62, Center St 34

JV: Olney 26, Center St 14

NBA

Pacers 105, LA Lakers 102

MLB

The Cardinals are bolstering their pitching depth with the signing of Korean left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim to a two-year-deal worth eight-million-dollars. Kim will wear number-33 for the Cards. He was named the best pitcher in the Korean Baseball Organization after going 17-and-6 with a 2.51 ERA and 180 strikeouts last season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Ed Orgeron has been named AP Coach of the Year after leading LSU to the SEC championship and its first College Football Playoff, where the Tigers are the No. 1 seed. Baylor’s Matt Rhule finished second in the voting after the Bears reached the Big 12 title game, and Ohio State’s Ryan Day was third after the Buckeyes won the Big Ten championship and earned the No. 2 spot in the playoff.

College Football Hall of Fame coach Hayden Fry has died at the age of 90 following a lengthy battle with cancer. Fry coached Iowa for 20 years until retiring in 1998, winning 143 games and three Big Ten championships while turning around a program that endured 17 straight losing seasons before his hiring in 1979.

12/16/19 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

FCHS 48, Eldorado 36

Edwards Co 62, Johnston City 56

Mt Vernon, IN 53, Carmi-White Co 28

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 53, New Hope 40

JV: Center St 32, New Hope 16

NBA

Thunder 109, Bulls 106

NFL

Saints 34, Colts 7

NHL

David Perron scored a hat trick to lead the Blues to a 5-2 win over the Avalanche Monday. Vince Dunn and Jordan Kyrou added goals and Jordan Binnington made 26 saves for the Blues, who have won three in a row and are 7-3-and-0 in its past ten games.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Kofi Cockburn is piling up awards in his freshman season at Illinois. The seven-foot center has been named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week with Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis. Cockburn earned the honor after averaging 15.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in a pair of wins over Michigan and Old Dominion last week. This is already the fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade for Cockburn, just six weeks into the 2019-20 season.

Kansas is the new No. 1 in The AP Top 25, becoming the fifth team to occupy the top spot this season – the first time the AP poll has had five different No. 1s before New Year’s Day. Gonzaga is now No. 2, followed by Louisville, Duke and Ohio State at No. 5. North Carolina was as high as No. 5 in the poll a month ago, but now finds itself out of the Top 25 for the first time since February 2014 after it’s lost three in a row.

12/15/19 SCORES

NFL

Packers 21, Bears 13

Eagles 37, Redskins 27

Seahawks 30, Panthers 24

Patriots 34, Bengals 13

Texans 24, Titans 21

Giants 36, Dolphins 20

Chiefs 23, Broncos 3

Buccaneers 38, Lions 17

Cardinals 38, Browns 24

Jaguars 20, Raiders 16

Vikings 39, Chargers 10

Falcons 29, 49ers 22

Cowboys 44, Rams 21

Bills 17, Steelers 10

NHL

Blackhawks 5, Wild 3

NBA

Pacers 107, Hornets 85

FROM SATURDAY:

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

@ 66th annual Conrad Allen Holiday Tournament

Cisne 45, Grayville 40

Gallatin Co 49, Webber 44

North Clay 49, Red Hill 39

Crab Orchard 83, Wayne City 69

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wayne City 43, Galatia 33

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illini 69, Old Dominion 55

12/13/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Fairfield 74, Eldorado 40

JV: Fairfield 54, Eldorado 35

Freshman: Fairfield 66, Eldorado 41

Hamilton Co 62, Edwards Co 32

Cisne 63, Oblong 27

Carmi-White County 53, Johnston City 35

Sesser-Valier 44, Chester 31

Grayville 67, Sandoval 56

Woodlawn 57, Christopher 53 — OT

Waltonville 45, CORL 33

Webber 46, Thompsonville 43

NCOE 53, Gallatin County 40

Olney-Richland County 57, Red Hill 48

Vincennes Lincoln 36, Mt. Carmel 30 

Lawrenceville 59, Flora 47

Marshall 73, Paris 37

West Frankfort 69, Harrisburg 60

Massac County 63, Murphysboro 60

Nashville 48, Anna-Jonesboro 29

Carterville 54, Du Quoin 45

Herrin 39, Benton 38

Salem 49, Breese Central 46

Teutopolis 77, Bloomington Central Catholic 65

NBA

Indiana Pacers 110, Atlanta Hawks 100

Charlotte 83, Chicago 73

12/12/19 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

FCHS 57, Johnston City 27

JV:  FCHS 42, Johnston City 37

Mt Carmel 54, Edwards Co 34

Flora 51, Carmi-White Co 42

Eldorado 66, Hamilton Co 52

Mt Vernon 60, Marion 30

Harrisburg 64, Murphysboro 26

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Wayne City Frosh/Soph 62, Carmi-White Co 54

Wodlawn 67, Odin 41

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 43, NCOE 33

JV: NCOE 26, Center St 25

Grayville 44, New Hope 37

Cisne 61, Allendale St Mary’s 27

JV: Cisne 47, St Mary’s 36

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 34, Flora 24

JV: Center St 19, Flora 18 OT

 @ WEAA Tournament @ Olney St Joe

Jasper-Geff 36, New Hope 25 – Lily Smipson of New Hope won the three point contest

NFL

Ravens 42, Jets 21

The Department of Justice is accusing 10 former NFL players of submitting false claims for medical equipment, including some for treating horses and pregnant women. The Eastern District of Kentucky says they filed claims seeking reimbursement on 3.9-million-dollars worth of medical equipment that was never bought. Clinton Portis is the biggest name involved.

NHL

Blues 4, Vegas 2

Coyotes 5, Blackhawks 2

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Seeds and pairings for the 55th annual Eldorado Holiday Tournament are out.  The Mules are seeded 1st for the 2nd year in a row.  Massac Co is seeded 2nd, followed by Eldorado, Herrin & Carterville to round out the top five.  Carmi-Whiote Co is 6th, Anna-Jonesboro 7th & West Frankfort 8th.  The tournamwent runs December 26th, 27th & 28th.   1st round action on the 26th has Carterville taking on NCOE at 8:30 am, followed by Herrin vs Edwards Co, West Frankfort vs Hamilton Co & the Mules vs Gallatin Co @ 1:45 pm. Session two pits Anna-Jonesboro vs Harrisburg @ 3:15 pm, Massac Co vs Carrier Mills-Stonefort, Eldorado vs Hardin Co, Carmi-White Co vs Vienna and the losers from the Carterville/NCOE & the Herrin/Edwards Co games @ 10 pm.

HS VOLLEYBALL

Mules volleyball player Nadia Reid is the latest member of the team headed to college to continue her volleyball career. Reid signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday to play volleyball at Webber International University in Babson Park, FL. Reid was a 5’11” middle hitter for the Mules volleyball team.

12/11/19 SCORES

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 37, Hamilton Co 34

JV: Hamilton Co 37, Center St 28

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Kofi Cockburn scored a game-high 19 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked four shots to lead Illinois to a 71-62 upset of number-seven Michigan in Champaign. Ayo Dosunmu added 14 points and Andres Feliz chipped in with 13 for the Illini, who snapped a two-game skid to improve to 1-and-1 in the Big Ten and 7-and-3 overall.

NBA

Pacers 122, Celtics 117

Bulls 136, Hawks 102

MLB

Former Cardinals starter Michael Wacha has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mets, pending a physical. When finalized, the deal guarantees him three-million-dollars for 2020 and includes incentives that could net him 10-million. Wacha was the Cards’ 19th overall pick in 2012 and the NLCS MVP in 2013. He finished last season 6-and-7 with a 4.76 ERA.

Major League Baseball is pushing ahead with a rules change for 2020 that requires pitchers to face at least three batters or finish a half-inning. Commissioner Rob Manfred also said Wednesday the injured list for pitchers will revert to 15 days from 10 days. In tandem, pitchers optioned to the minors will have to spend 15 days with farm teams before they can be recalled unless they replace a pitcher going on the IL. As part of a March 8 agreement with the players’ association, management had the right to make the changes for 2020.
A new study commissioned by Major League Baseball shows baseballs weren’t juiced during a record-setting 2019 regular season. They were just flying farther. A four-person committee of scientists concluded baseballs this year had less drag on average than in previous seasons, contributing to a power surge that resulted in a record number of home runs. Their report released Wednesday blamed the spike on inconsistencies in the seam height of the baseballs, as well as ”changes in player behavior.” Batters connected 6,776 times in the regular season, smashing the record of 6,105 set in 2017. The committee says it did not find evidence that MLB intentionally altered baseballs and believes inconsistencies were due to ”manufacturing variability.” The balls are hand-sewn by workers at Rawlings’ factory in Costa Rica.

NCAA

NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday it is ”highly probable” Congress will set national guidelines for how college athletes can be compensated for the use of their names, images and likenesses. Emmert, who spoke at a forum sponsored by the Sports Business Journal, said he is spending most of his time trying to figure out how the NCAA and its member schools will allow thousands of athletes to get that kind of compensation under the auspices of amateur athletics. He said he is also spending a lot of time in Washington meeting with lawmakers, often with university presidents and other representatives from individual schools. Last week, Sen. Chris Murphy and Sen. Mitt Romney announced the formation of a bipartisan congressional working group on the topic of athlete compensation.

12/10/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

FCHS 62, Johnston City 35 – Landon Zurliene had 18, Noah McElravy 14 & Kane HIxenbaugh 11 ro lead the Mules, who improve to 5-1 with the win

JV: FCHS 44, Johnston City 4 – McGwire Taylor led the JV Mules with 11

Freshmen: FCHS 44, Johnston City 20

Wayne City 54, Cisne 41

Edwards Co 40, Flora 36

Carmi-White Co 27, NCOE 21

Eldorado 49, West Frankfort 48

Effingham 58, Olney-Richland Co 39

Lawrenceville 74, Oblong 45

Christopher 55, Sparta 48

Herrin 65, Cairo 61

Crab Orchard 72, Gallatin Co 40

Marion Agape Christian 79, Century 59

Carbondale 57, Murphysboro 52 OT

Okawville 59, Sesser-Valier 40

Elverado 49, Egyptian 46

Goreville 85, Ziegler-Royaltion 57

Mascoutah 53, Salem 45

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Centralia 64, Mt Vernon 48

DuQuoin 42, Pinckneyville 32

Marion 47, West Frankfort 39 OT

Nashville 63, Sparta 24

New Athens 43, Trico 36

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 42, Wayne City 22

JV: Center St 29, Wayne City 10

Edwards Co 43, Olney 29

JV: Olney 58, Edwards Con 29

 @ WEAA Tournament

New Hope 41, Mt Carmel St Mary’s 33

Jasper-Geff 48, Olney St Joe 25

Jasper-Geff & New Hope advance to Thursday’s

Championship game @ Olney St Joe

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Bluford 57, New Hope 56 OT

NHL

Sabres 5, Blues 2

Vegas 5, Blackhawks 1

MLB

Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty is a member of the inaugural All-MLB Team. The right-hander was named to the Second Team after helping lead the Cards to NL Central title. Flaherty had a dominant second half in which he went 7-and-2 with a 0.91 ERA and 124 strikeouts. The All-MLB team recognizes 2019’s top performers throughout the entire league.

12/9/19 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

FCHS 43, Carmi-White Co 33

Wayne City 42, Woodlawn 38

Newton 52, Edwards Co 23

Benton 47, Hamilton Co 43

Lawrenceville 46, Flora 29

Christopher 56, Cobden 35

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 54, Johnston City 25

Salem 32, Columbia .30

Gallatin Co 49, Galatia-Thompsonville 32

Carterville 48, Anna-Jonesboro 43

Herrin 59, Murphysboro 12

Vienna 62, Goreville 53

Trico 60, Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 23

@ City of Metropolis Tournament

Massac Co 49, Carbondale 35

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 78, O’Fallon FBA 42

Marion Agape Christian 67, Mayfield, KY Northside 60

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Cisne 62, Grayville 27

 JV: Cisne 29, Grayville 20

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 48, Eldorado 30

JV: Center St 26, Eldorado 9

NBA

LA Clippers 110, Pacers 99

Raptors 93, Bulls 92

NFL

Eagles 23, Giants 17 OT

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illini freshman center Kofi Cockburn has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. The seven-footer averaged 16 points and 6 rebounds while shooting 80% from the field in a pair of games last week. This is already the third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor for Cockburn.

Pairinga for the 66th annual Conrad Allen Holiday Tournament at Wayne City High School are out.  The tournament begins Saturday with four games.  Cisne plays Grayville at noon, followed by Webber vs Gallatin Co, North Clay vs Red Hill & Wayne City vs Crab Orchard.  There’s three games on Monday, Dec 16, three games on Wednesday, Dec 18, two games on Friday, Dec 20, and four games on Saturday, Dec 21.  You can hear all 16 games at the tournament on WOKZ 105.9 & network1sports.com

12/8/19 SCORES

MLB

Ted Simmons is finally in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The former Cardinals catcher was elected 25-years after his name first appeared on a ballot. Simmons played for the Cards from 1968 to 1980, and St. Louis is where he earned six of his eight All-Star appearances. During his 21-year big-league career, the man nicknamed Simba batted .285 with 248 homers and 1,389 runs batted in. Simmons will be officially inducted into the Hall during the July 26th induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football is heading out west to face Pac-12 Conference foe California in the Redbox Bowl. The game will be played December 30th at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Redbox Bowl will be the Illini’s 19th postseason bowl appearance. Illinois finished the regular season 6-and-6, while the Golden Bears ended with a 7-and-5 record.

LSU is the new number-one in the College Football Playoff rankings. The top-ranked Tigers will square off with number-four Oklahoma in the CFP Semifinal on December 28th in Atlanta. Second-ranked Ohio State takes on number-three Clemson on the same day in the other semifinal in Glendale, Arizona. The winners will advance to the National Championship game in New Orleans on January 13th.

NFL

Buccaneers 38, Colts 35

Jets 22, Dolphins 21

Falcons 40, Panthers 20

Browns 27, Bengals 19

Packers 20, Redskins 15

Ravens 24, Bills 17

49ers 48, Saints 46

Vikings 20, Lions 7

Broncos 38,

Texans 24

Chargers 45, Jaguars 10

Titans 42, Raiders 21

Chiefs 23, Patriots 16

Steelers 23,Cardinals 17

Rams 28, Seahawks 12

NBA

Heat 110, Bulls 105 OT

NHL

Coyotes 4, Blackhawks 3 SO

FROM SATURDAY:

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ IESA 7-2A State Tournament @ Paris High School

Springfield Calvary 19, Albion 11 – Lady Panthers end their season @ 14-2

 HS BOYS BASKETBALL

FCHS 75, Sesser-Valier 39 – The Mules are now 4-1, and open Black Diamond Conference play Tuesday @ Johnston City

JV: FCHS 43, Sesser-Valier 27

Freshmen:  FCHS 43, Sesser-Valier 17

 @ the Patoka Shootout

Wayne City 79, St Elmo-Brownstown 69

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Madisonville, KY North Hopkins 51, FCHS 30 – The Lady Mules went 1-1 on their trip to Kentucky

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Wayne City Holiday Tournament

Championship – Center St 37, Cisne 36

HS WRESTLING

FCHS placed 5th @ the Lawrence Co Tournament – The Mules got a 2nd place finish from Noah Kunce, 3rd place finishes from Cole Simpson, Chase Hallam & Peyton Allen, 4th place finishes from Ike Downen, Otis Lurz, Dalton Victor & Alex Witucki and a 5th place finish from Vance Hendrick.

12/7/19 SCORES

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ IESA 7-2A State Tournament @ Paris High School

Springfield Calvary 19, Albion 11 – Lady Pathers end their season @ 14-2

 HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Fairfield 75, Sesser-Valier 39

JV: FCHS 43, Sesser-Valier 27

Freshmen:  FCHS 43, Sesser-Valier 17

 @ the Patoka Shootout

Wayne City 79, St Elmo-Brownstown 69

Nolrth Clay 61, Mulberry Grove 41

Odin 52, New Athens 36

Waltonville 42, Ramsey 32

CRab Orchard 77, Patoka 71

 @ the Carlyle Kaskaskian Classic

7th Place – Flora 53, Hillsboro 46

5th Place – Carlyle 39, Greenville 30

3rd Place – Freeburg 40, Okawville 33

Championship – Pinckneyville 57, Woodlawn 52

 @ the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic

Red Bud 50, Cairo 48

Championship – Massac Co 58, DuQuoin 49

 @ the Goreville Invitational

Hamilton Co 57, Johnston Coty 31

Benton 56, Hardin Co 44

Goreville 61, Anna-Jonesboro 51

Hamilton Co 64, Hardin Co 47

Anna-Jonesboro 65, Johnston City 50

Goreville 47, Benton 35

 @ the Trico/Murphy Tournament

7th place – North Tech, MO 61, Galatia 52

5th place – Lovejoy 66, Steeleville 61

3rd place – Chester 54, Sparta 45

Championship – Murphysboro 54, Trico 30

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Madiasonville, KY North Hopkins 51, FCHS 30

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Maryland59, Illini 58

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Wayne City Holiday Tournament

5 pm – Consolation Championship – Bluford vs Albion

6:15 pm – 3rd Place – Woodlawn vs Jasper

Championship – Center St 37, Cisne 36t

HS WRESTLING

FCHS placed 5th @ the Lawrence Co Tournament – The Mules got a 2nd place finish from Noah Kunce, 3rd place finishes from Cole Simpson, Chase Hallam & Peyton Allen, 4th place finishes from Ike Downen, Otis Lurz, Dalton Victor & Alex Witucki and a 5th place finish from Vance Hendrick.

NHL

Maple Leafs 5, Bles 2

NBA

Pacers 104, NY Knicks 10312/5/19 SCORES

Former Mule Brian Foster, is among the 2020 inductees into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The list of more 90 members of the Class of 2020 was announced earlier this week. Foster averaged 22.1 points per game during a four year varsity career from 1986-1990, and ended his career with 2,012 points. Foster played in 91 varsity games in his career, and scored in double figures in 90 of those games, including 84 consecutive games with double figures. He was also named to the North Egypt Conference All-Conference team his junior and seniors years. During his senior year, Foster averaged 25.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, shooting 82% from the field and 79% from the free throw line. He was honorary captain of the North Egypt All-Conference Team, was named MVP of both the Charleston Holiday Tournament and the Carmi Invitational Tournament, and was named All State by the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Illinois Coaches Association, All-South by the Evansville Courier and the Southern Illinoisan, All-Area by the Decatur Herald and was a member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class A All-South All-Star Team. Induction ceremonies for the Class of 2020 are scheduled for late May at Illinois State University in Normal.

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

FCHS 38, Edwards Co 35

Wayne City 42, Sandoval 34

Eldorado 40, Carmi-White Co 36

Hamilton Co 53, Johnston City 9

Olney-Richland Co 62, Robinson 25

Harrisburg 49, DuQuouin 41

Centralia 50, Herrin 40

Carbondale 50, Murphysboro 15

Anna-Jonesboro 48, Marion 24

Goreville 70, Christopher 44

Nashville 57. Sesser-Valier/Walronvillle 29

Pinckneyville 42, Woodlawn 30

Salem 40, Carlyle 26

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Elverado 40, Webber 36

 @ The Kaskaskian Classic @ Carlyle

Pinckneyville 62, Freeburg 45

Woodlawn 55, Okawville 43

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

New Hope 67, Clay City 33

JV: Clay City 27, New Hope 21

NHL

Blackhawks 4, Boston 3 OT

NFL

Bears 31, Cowboys 24

MLB

The San Diego Padres are making a change in their outfield. San Diego has acquired former Cardinal Tommy Pham from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Hunter Renfroe and second base prospect Xavier Edwards. Pham batted .273 for the Rays last season with 21 homers and 25 stolen bases. Renfroe slugged 33 home runs, but batted just .216.

Blues coach Craig Berube is still being recognized for leading the team to the Stanley Cup championship. Berube was named the St. Louis Sports Personality of the Year at the 50th Jack Buck Awards Thursday at the Missouri Athletic Club. The award comes after he led the Blues to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history last season.

12/6/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Wayne City 100, Grayville 40

Edwards Co 48, Cisne 41

Eldorado 56, Gallatin Co 38

@ the Goreville Invitational

Hardin Co 57, Johnston City 43

Goreville 90, Hamilton Co  61

Benton vs Anna-Jonesboro

 @ The Carlyle Kaskaskian Classic

Greenville 51, Flora 43

Carlyle 60, Hillsboro 39

 @ the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic

Cairo 57, Carmi-White County 41

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Fairfield 56, Hopkins County Kentucky Central 43

NBA

Detroit 108, Indiana 101

Golden State 100, Chicago 98

NHL

Chicago 2, New Jersey 1 — SO

12/4/19 SCORES

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

@ IESA 7-2A Sectional @ Effingham St Anthony

Albion 27, Stewardson-Strasburg 21 – Albion advances to play Springfield Calvary in the 7-2A State Tournament @ 11:30 am Saturday @ Paris High School- You can hear Saturday’s game on WOKZ 105.9 & online @ betwork1sports.com

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Wayne City Tournament

Center St 42, Jasper 29

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic

Massac Co 59, Carmi-White Co 38

Cairo 82, DuQuoin 62

 @ The Kaskaskian @ Carlyle

Freeburg 56, Greenville 29

Okawville 47, Carlyle 33

 @ Trico/Murphy Invitational

Lovejoy 70, North Tech, MO 65

Murphysboro 48. Chester 43

Steeleville 66, Galatia 53

Trico 51, Sparta 39

@ Wesclin/Mascourah Tip-Off Classic

Nashville 53, Wesclin 26

Columbuia 44, Waterloo 33

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mt Carmel 55, Webber 24

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 51, Woodlawn 50 OT

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Wayne City Tournament

Center St 42, Jasper 29

NBA

Bulls 106, Memphis 99

Pacers 107, Oklahoma City 100

NHL

Penguins 3, Blues 0 – With the loss, the Blues’ road point streak of 10 games fell one short of matching a team record.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football is piling up awards. Running back Reggie Corbin and right tackle Alex Palczewski both earned All-Big Ten honors. Corbin was voted to the third-team by both media and coaches, while Palczewski was a third-team honoree by the coaches. In addition, sophomore offensive lineman Kendrick Green, wideout Josh Imatorbhebhe, and offensive lineman Doug Kramer each garnered honorable mention status. Nine Illini defensive and special teams players also garnered Big Ten recognition.

12/3/19 SCHEDULE

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

FCHS 43 Wayne City 35  

Hamilton Co 46, Carmi-White Co 31

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Dieterich  46, Cisne 33

Wayne City 77, Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 60

Christopher 50, Cobden 42

 @ The Kaskaskia @ Carlyle

Pinckneyville 64, Flora 33

Woodlawn 71, Hillsboro 37

 @ the Goreville Invitational

Anna-Jonesboro 52, Hamilton Co 33

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 New Hope 71,  West Salem 16

JV:  New Hope 43, West Salem 29

 @ Wayne City Holiday Tournament

6 pm – Woodlawn vs Albion

7:30 – Cisne vs NCOE

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 36, Flora 23

JV: Center St 16, Flota 11

Jasper Geff 45, New Hoe 34

 JV: New Hope28, Jasper-Geff 13

@ IESA 8-1A Regional @ Sigel St Michael

Sigel St Michael 39, Cisne 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/2/19 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS held its volleyball awards program Monday. Lexi Hobbs was named Varsity MVP & Callie Vaughan Varsity Most Improved. Lucy Britt was named JV Most Improved & Liv Carter Freshman Most Improved

Four Mules volleyball players are among several area players named All-South by the Southern Illinois Coaches Association. They include Jacklyn Simms, Chloe Britton, Lexi Hobbs and Nadia Reid. Other area players include Jakara Greenwalt of Wayne City, Caelyn Nelson of Edwards Co, Sydney Lucas of Carmi-White Co, Grace Luecke & Kolbe Brake of Hamilton Co & Mattie Wells, Emilee Bishop, Evie Duncan & Sophia Neal of NCOE. Mules coach Chet Synder was named 2-A Coach of the Year & Jacklyn Melton of NCOE 1-A Coach of the Year.

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Edwards Co 64, Oblong 25

Mt Carmel 54, Flora 23

Mt Vernon 73, Cahokia 57

Breese Central 46, Salem 30

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic

Massac Co 65, Red Bud 38

DuQuoin 68, Carmi-White Co 60 OT

 @ the Goreville Invitational

Benton 43, Hamilton Co 38 OT

Anna-Jonesboro 68, Hardin Co 47

Goreville 89, Johnston City 43

 @ the Trico/Murphy Tournament @ Murphy

Chester 51, Lovejoy 39

Murphysboro 55, North Tech 49

 @ Trico/Murphy Tournament @ Trico

Trico 61, Galatia 24

Sparta 48. Steeleville 47

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Wayne City Holiday Tournament

Center St 66, Wayne City 15

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 37, Jasper-Geff 33

JV: Center St 34, Jasper-Geff 14

@ IESA 8-1A Regional @ Sigel St Michael

Cisne 16, Mattoon St John’s 14

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illinois erased a 27-point deficit before falling to Miami 81-79 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Monday. Kofi Cockburn scored a team-high 23-points for the Illini, who dropped to 6-and-2. Trent Frazier added 14 points in the loss. Illinois begins Big Ten play with a trip to No 4 Maryland on Saturday.

NBA

Pacers 117, Memphis 104

Bulls 113, Kings 106

NFL

Seahawks 37, Vikings 30

NHL

Jake Allen made 38 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Blues blanked the Blackhawks 4-0 Monday. The Blues, who have won four straight, lead the Western Conference with 42 points.

MLB

The Cardinals are planning on keeping pitcher John Gant. The team tendered a contract to the right-hander for 2020. The 27-year-old is in his first year of arbitration and is the Cards’ only arbitration-eligible player after they designated Dominic Leone for assignment last month. Gant spent last season in the bullpen, posting a 3.66 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 66-and-a-third innings.

12/1/19 SCORES

HS BASKETBALL

The Mules finished 2nd @ the Lawrence County Capital Classic over the weekend. FCHS lost 83-71 to Marshall in the championship game Saturday night @ Red Hill.

-Mt Carmel beat Olney-Richland Co 52-46 for 3rd place

-Salem was a 62-31 winner over Lawrenceville ibn the 5thn place game

-Red Hill beat Edwards Co 49-34 for 7th place

The All-Tournament Team includes MVP Daniel Tingley, Jesse Burdick, Jadon Wallace & Ethan Keown of Marshall, Kane Hixenbaugh, Wyatt Gilbert & Landon Zurliene of FCHS, Chase Travis & Braden Flannagan of Olney-Richland Co & Beau Stipp & Kaleb Appleby of Mt Carmel.

FCHS coach Scott McElravy earned win no 238 in the Mules win over Red Hill Saturday morning, tying him with Larry Odom for the career wins mark at FCHS

Wayne City was 2nd @ Christopher. The Indians lost 75-69 to Christopher in the championship game. Taj McKinney & Travis Dickey were named to the All-Tournament Team

 @ the Mary Sur Shootout in Neoga

Neoga 59, Cisne 54

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Mules took 3rd @ Robinson with a 46-45 win over Marshall – Emma Frymire hit a buzzer beating three pointer to give the Mules the win.  Leah Bowers & Colbie Sutton were named to the All-Tournament Team

 @ Hamilton Co

Gallatinn Co 49, Wayne City 36

Hamilton Co 69, Cairo 25

Lawrenceville 53, Edwards Co 24

Hamilton Co 59, Lawrenceville 48

Wayne City 88, Edwards Co 86  2 OT

HS WRESTLING

FCHS picked up two wins @ the Centralia Duals over the weekend, beating Herrin 65-24 & Centralia 75-6

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Northwestern 29, Illini 10

NFL SUNDAY

Titans 31, Colts 17

Packers 31, Giants 13

Ravens 20, 49ers 17

Steelers 20, Browns 13

Redskins 29, Panthers 21

Dolphins 37, Eagles 31

Buccaneers 28, Jaguars 11

Bengals 22, Jets 6

Rams 34, Cardinals 7

Chiefs 40, Raiders 9

Broncos 23, Chargers 20

Texans 28, Patriots 22

11/30/19 SCORES

HS BASKETBALL

 @ Capital Classic @ Red Hill

Fairfield 77, Red Hill 31

Olney-Richland County 44, Salem 31

 @ Capital Classic @ Lawrenceville

Marshall 77, Edwards County 25

Mt Carmel 64, Lawrenceville35

 @ Capital Classic @ Red Hill

7th place -Red Hill 49, Edwards County 34

5th place – Salem 62, Lawrenceville 31

3rd place – Mt Carmel 52, Olney-Richland Co 46

Championship -Marshall 83, Fairfield 71

The All-Tournament Team includes MVP Daniel Tingley, Jesse Burdick, Jadon Wallace & Ethan Keown of Marshall, Kane Hixenbaugh, Wyatt Gilbert & Landon Zurpiene of FCHS, Chase Travis & Braden Flannagna of Olney-Richkland Co, Beay Stipp & Kaleb Appleby of Mt Carmel.

FCHS coach Scott McElravy earned win no 238 in the Mules win over Red Hill Saturday morning, tying him with Larry Odom for the career wins mark at FCHS

 @ Christopher

7th place: Webber 46, Thompsonville 43

Consolations Championship: Waltonville 46, Zeigler-Royalton 36

3rd place: NCOE 47, New Athens 41

Championship: Christopher 75, Wayne City 69 – Taj McKinney & TRavis Dickey were named to the All-Tournament Team

 @ Crab Orchard

Pope Co 55, Joppa-Maple Grove 45

Crab Orchard 77, Dongola 46

Egyptian 54, Elverado 42

 @ the Pyramid Plus in Carterville

Collinsville 74, Herrin 23

Mt Vernon 59, Marion 32

Herrin 57, Carterville 53

Collinsville 65, Marion 40

 @ The Classic @ Vienna

Cobden 60, Century 37

Carrier Mills-Stonefort67, Century 64

Eldorado 82, Mounds Meridian 64

Cobden 47, Vienna 39

Eldorado finished 1st, followed by Cobden, Carrier Mills-Stonefort, Vienna, Mounds Meridian & Century

 @ The Kaskaskian Classic @ Carlyle

Pinckneyville 70, Greenville 32

Woodlawn 49, Carlyle 32

Okawville 62, Hillsboro 34

Freeburg 46, Flora 32

 @ the Mary Sur Shootout in Neoga

Neoga vs Arthur Christian

1 pm – Cisne vs Arthur Christian

Neoga 59, Cisne 54

 @ Effingham St Anthony

7th place: Robinson 79, Tolono Unity 48

5th place: Breese Central 51, Highland 44

3rd place: Effingham 64 Mattoon 48

Championship: St Anthony 56, Teutopolis 50  OT

 @ Mulberry Grove

7th place – Father McGivey 65, Lebanon 18

5th place – Ramsey 56, CHBC 42

3rd place – Patoka 51, Mt Olive 29

Championship – St Elmo-Brownstown 49, Mulberry Grove 35

 @ Cumberland

7th place –  Cumberland 63, Oblong 40

Consolation Championship – Newton 63, Vandalia 40

3rd place – Casey-Westfield 59, Okaw Valley 45

Championship – Charleston 67, Dieterich 59

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Robinson

Mules take 3rd with a 46-45 win over Marshall – Emma Frymire hit a buzzer beating three pointer to give the Mules the win.  Lead Bowers & Colbie Sutton were named to the All-Tournament Team

 @ Hamilton Co

Gallatinn Co 49, Wayne City 36

Hamilton Co 69, Cairo 25

Lawrenceville 53, Edwards Co 24

Hamilton Co 59, Lawrenceville 48

Wayne City 88, Edwards Co 86  2 OT

 @ Salem

Highland 49, Carterville 31

Teutopolis 56, Centralia 36

Salem JV vs Carterville JV

Salemn vs Centralia

HS WRESTLING

FCHS picks up two wins @ the Centralia Duals

Mules 65, Herrin 24

Mules 75, Centralia 6

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Northwestern 29, Illini 10

11/29/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

At the Capital Classic at Red Hill:

Salem 66, Red Hill 33 

Fairfield 65, Olney (Richland County) 47

Olney-Richland Co 60, Red Hill 25

FCHS 44,  Salem 38

At the Capital Classic at Lawrenceville:

Mt. Carmel 52, Edwards County 28

Marshall 70, Lawrenceville 46 

Marshall 58, Mt Carmel 48

Lawrenceville 77, Edwards Co 35

@ Christopher

Ziegler-Royalton 53, Thompsonville 45

Wayne City 78, NCOE 50

 @ Crab Orchard

Crab Orchard 76, Egyptian 60

Elverado 56, Pope Co 55

Dongola 59, Joppa-Maple Grove 53

 @ the Pyramid Plus @ Carterville

Collinsville, Mt Vernon 43

Marion 48, Carterville 33

 @ The Vienna Classic

Cobden 31,Century 25 – Postponed to 11/30 @ 6:00 p.m. due to power outage.

Eldorado vs Carrier Mills-Stonefort

Vienna vs Mounds Meridian

@ Mulberry Grove

Mt Olive 44, Lebanon 27

St Elmo/Brownstown 66, Ramsey 50

Mulberry Grove 64, CHBC 54

 @ Effingham St Anthony

Highland 59, Tolono Unity 43

Teutopolis 82, Mattoon 44

Breese Central 52, Robinson 44

St Anthony 62, Effingham 55

 @ Cumberland

Newton 70, Oblong 24

Vandalia 65, Cumberland 44

Charleston 58, Casey-Westfield 52

Dieterich 54, Okaw Valley 50

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Robinson

Olney-Richland County 74, Effingham St Anthony 38

Marshall 61, Martinsville 24

Mt. Carmel 49, Fairfield 35 

FCHS 64, Oblong 35

Mt Carmel 63, Robinson 34

St Anthony vs Martinsville

 @ Hamilton Co

Lawrenceville 54, Gallatin Co 41

Wayne City 66, Cairo 42

Hamilton Co 53, Edwards Co 41

 @ Newton

Vandalia 67, Flora 58

Newton 42, Effingham 40

Altamont 60, Vandalia 48

HS FOOTBALL

 1A State Cmapionship

Lena Winslow 58, Moweaqua Central A&M 20

 2A State Championship

Sterling Newman 35, Nashville 14

 3A State Cmapionship

Williamsville 46, Byron 42

4A State Championship

Richmond Burton 50, Murphysboro 14

NBA

Indiana 105, Hawks 104

Portland 107, Chicago 103

NHL

Colorado 5, Chicago 2

St. Louis 3, Dallas 1

11/28/19 SCORES

NFL

Bears 24, Lions 20

Bills 26, Cowboys 15

Saints 26, Falcons 18

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois will battle Northwestern for the Land of Lincoln Trophy in the regular season finale Saturday in Champaign. The Illini are coming off a 19-10 loss to Iowa. Illinois sits at 6-and-5 and 4-and-4 in the Big Ten, while the Wildcats are 2-and-9. You can hear the game beginning at 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

11/27/19 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Christopher

Waltonville 36, Webber 29

Christopherr 73, New Athens 53

 @ Crab Orchard

Elverado 67, Dongola 66

Pope Co 55, Egyptian 49

Crab Orchard 84, Joppa-Maple Grove 38

 @ Pyramid Plus in Carterville

Mt Vernon 55, Carterville 54

Marion 53, Herrin 38

@ Centralia

Centralia 63, Belleville East 59 OT

 @ Effingham St Anthony

Mattoon 77, Breese Central 53

Effingham 71, Tolono Unity 45

Effingham St Anthony 68, Highland 25

 @ The Classic in Vienna

Cobden 62, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 40

Mounds Meridian 84, Century 66

Eldorado 53, V ienna 25

  @ Metro-East Lutheran

Waterloo Gibault 66, Dupo 40

CORL 65, Piasa Southwestern 60

East Alton-Wood River 55, Valmeyer 54

Litchfield 44, Brussels 35

 @ Mulberry Grove

St Elmo/Browntown 57, Father McGivney 22

Patoka 56, Ramsey 42

Mulberry Grove 45, Lebanon 25

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

@ Harrisburg

Anna-Jonesboro 53, West Frankfort 36

Harrisburg 58, Carmi-White Co 24

NBA

Pacers 121, Jazz 102

Warriors 104, Bulls 90

NHL

Osker Sundqvist scored two goals, including one shorthanded, in the Blues’ 4-3 win over the Lightning Wednesday. He, however, left with a lower-body injury. Ivan Barbashev doled out three assists for the Blues, who improve to 15-5-and-6. Jordan Binnington recorded 32 saves in the win.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois will battle Northwestern for the Land of Lincoln Trophy in the regular season finale Saturday in Champaign. The Illini are coming off a 19-10 loss to Iowa. Illinois sits at 6-and-5 and 4-and-4 in the Big Ten, while the Wildcats are 2-and-9. You can hear the game beginning at 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

11/26/19 SCORES

Congratulations to Mules golfer Maverick Conrad. Conrad signed a national letter of intent Tuesday, and will continue his golf career at Rend Lake College next year

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Edwards Co 52, Grayville 49

Carmi-White Co 41, Gallatin Co 37

Goreville 75, Harrisburg 49

Woodlawn 68, North Clay 47

Pinckneyville 76, West Frankfort 51

 @ Christopher

NCOE 59, Ziegler-Royalton 57 2 OT

Wayne City 70, Thompsonville 50

 @ Crab Orchard

Egyptian 73, Dongola 45

Elverado 63, Joppa-Maple Grove 38

Crab Orchard 75, Pope Co 48

 @ The Classic in Vienna

Eldorado 73, Century 47

Cobden 58, Mounds Meridian 46

Vienna 49, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 42

 @ Weslin/Mascoutah

Nashville 47, Waterloo 19

Mascoutah 53, Wesclin 50

 @ Effingham St Anthony

Mattoon 70, Robinson 59

Effingham 73, Highland 38

Teutopolis 62, Breese Central 54

 @ Mulberry Grove

CHBC 80, Lebanon 34

Patoka 58, Father McGivney 46

Mulberry Grove 39, Mt Olive 23

 @ Metro-East Lutheran

Alton Marquette 73, East Alton-Wood River 20

Roxana 73, Valmeyer 53

Litchfield 44, Brussels 35

 @ Cumberland

Dieterich 50, Cumberland 35

OKaw Valley 42, Vandalia 40

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Centraila 57, Marion 41

Goreville 56, Century 29

Massac Co 60, Murphysboro 33

Carterville 56, Carbondale 31

 @ Hamilton Co

Lawrenceville 63, Wayne City 36

Edwards Co 74, Cairo 60

Hamilton Co 57, Gallatin Co 32

 @ Galatia

Johnston City 57, Cobden 25

 @ Harrisburg

West Frankfort 37, Carmi-White Co 32

@ Nashville

Mt Vernon 49, Benton 38

Collinsville 49, Pinckneyville 26

Okawville 65, Mascoutah 42

Nashville 60, Wesclin 27

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Ayo Dosunmu dropped in 24 points as Illinois blasted Lindenwood 117-65 Tuesday. Da’Monte Williams added 18 points off the bench for the Fighting Illini, who improved to 6-and-1 on the season.

USI 121, Oakland City 58

NHL

Blackhawks 3, Dallas 0

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois is set to battle Northwestern for Land of Lincoln Trophy in the regular season finale Saturday in Champaign. The Illini are coming off a 19-10 loss to Iowa. Illinois sits at 6-and-5 and 4-and-4 in the Big Ten, while the Wildcats are 2-and-9. Coverage of the game begins at 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

Ohio State is the new number-one in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Buckeyes leapfrogged fellow unbeaten LSU, with the Tigers now second. Clemson remains third followed by Georgia and Alabama. Utah, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Baylor and Penn State round out the top-10. The top four at the end of the year play in the national semifinals.

11/25/19 SCORES

FCHS held its Fall Awards Program Monday.

-In football, Wyatt Gilbert was named Outstanding Offensive Player, Cade Carter Outstanding Defensive Player, Colin Massie Outstanidng Special Teams Player, Ryan Conrad varsity Most Improved and Cayden Taylor Most Dedicated Mule. Gilbert received the Fairfield Elks Back MVP and Chandler McGill the Elks Lineman MVP. Reegan Taylor was named Freshman Most Improved. Coach Justin Townsend also announced that four Mules, Wyatt Gilbert, Cade Carter, Luke Dagg and Chandler McGill, were named All-South by the Southern Illinois Coaches’ Association.

-In Golf, Maverick Conrad was named MVP

-In Cross Country, Jacob Britt was named Most Improved and Austin Schuster MVP for the boys. Katelyn Crawford was named Most Improved and Jessie Crawford MVP for the girls.

-In Tennis, Cassidy Webb was named Most Improved, Brittany Titzer Most Dedicated and Lainie Milner MVP.

The volleyball Awards program  will be at 6:15 pm Monday, Dec 2, at the Journey Church.

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Bridgeport Red Hill 50, Cisne 42

JV: Red Hill defeated Cisne

Gallatin Co 74, Grayville 61

@ Christopher Turkey Tournament

New Athens 45, Waltonville 44

Christopher 57, Webber 45

 @ Crab Orchard Turkey Tournament

Egyptian 76, Joppa-Maple Grove 35

Pope Co 65, Dongola 25

Crab Orchard 65, Elverado 29

@ Pyramind Plus Tournament @ Carterville

Collinsville 66, Carterville 39

Mt Vernon 52, Herrin 42

 @ The Classic in Vienna

Carrier Mills-Stonefort 52, Mounds Meridian 50

Eldorado 63, Cobden 61

Century 60, Vienna 51

 @ the Wesclin/Mascoutah Tip-Off Classic

Nashville 56, Columbia 23

Mascoutah 68, Waterloo 20

@ the Metro-East Lutheran Turkey Tournament

Breese Mater Dei 78, Brussels 50

Gillespie 59, Litchfield 46

Odin 55, Waterloo Gibault 51

Lift for Life 81, Dupo 49

Metro-East Lutheran 66, CORL 54

Mariss-Coulterville 48, Piasa Southwestern 31

@ Effingham St Antony

Teutopolis 62, Robinson 54

St Anthony 63, Tolono Unity 34

@ Cumberland

Casey-Westfield 70, Oblong 33

Charleston 64, Newton 56

@ Mulberry Grove

Mt Olive 45, CHBC 37

St Elmo/Brownstown 55, Patoka 52

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

South Central 73, Ramsey 23

Woodlawn 66, Elverado 41

Century 65, Cobdem 48

Goreville 42, Trico 36

 @ Hamilton Co Lady Foxes Tournament

Lawrenceville 62, Cairo 31

Gallatin Co 59, Edwards Co 43

Hamilton Co 44, Wayne City 21

 @ Harrisburg

Eldorado 57, Carmi-White Co 48

Harrisburg 63, West Frankfort 35

@ Nashville

Collinsville 58, Benton 33

Mt Vernon 75, Pinckneyville 68

Nashville 54, Mascoutah 46

Okawville 31, Trenton Wesclin 26

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 46, Jasper 32

JV: Center St 26, Jasper 22 2 OT

New Hope 50, Olney St Joe 17

JV: St Joe 35, New Hope 27

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 40, New Hope 36

JV: New Hope 23, Center St 13

NBA

Pacers 126, Memphis 114

Trail Blazers 117, Bulls 94

NFL

Ravens 45, Rams 6

NHL

Predators 3, Blues 2 SO

11/24/19 SCORES

NFL

Bears 19, Giants 14

Jets 34, Raiders 3

Buccaneers 35, Falcons 22

Redskins 19, Lions 16

Seahawks 17, Eagles 9

Bills 20, Broncos 3

Saints 34, Panthers 31

Browns 41, Dolphins 24

Steelers 16, Bengals 10

Titans 42, Jaguars 20

Patriots 13, Cowboys 9

49ers 37, Packers 8

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

No. 2 Ohio State has moved closer to top-ranked LSU in The AP poll, while Oregon is out of the top 10. LSU is No. 1 for the fifth week in a row with 50 first-place votes, but Ohio State is 51 points back after seeing its first-place vote total climb to nine. Clemson received the other three first-place votes to remain third, and No. 4 Georgia and No. 5 Alabama also kept their spots. Oregon dropped from sixth to No. 14 after being upset at Arizona State. Utah, Oklahoma, Florida, Minnesota and Michigan complete the top 10.

NHL

Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo is being punished for his crosscheck of Nashville’s Viktor Arvidsson Saturday night. Bortuzzo has received a four-game suspension. As a result of the play, Arvidsson is expected to miss four to six weeks. In other roster moves, St. Louis recalled Derrick Pouliot and Nathan Walker and forward Troy Brouwer was designated as a non-roster player as he waits for the approval of his visa.

11/23/19 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETB

 @ DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic

Cairo 61, Christopher 52

Murphysboro 57, Cairo 54

Woodlawn 39, DuQuoin 27

Woodlawn 45, Murphysboro 33

 @ Salem

Carterville 38, Centralia 29

Teutopolis 40, Highland 36

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illini 120, Hampton 71

NBA

Bulls 116, Hornets 115

Pacers 111, Magic 106

HS FOOTBALL

 1A Semi-finals

Central A & M 35, Athens 21

Lena Winslow 44, Kewanee Wethersford 30

 2A Semi-finals

Nashville 35, Decatur St Teresa 21

Sterling Newman 21, Minonk Fieldcrest 7

 3A Semi-finals

Byron 7, Princeton 3

Williamsville 28, Quincy Notre Dame 23

 4A Semi-finals

Murphysboro 20, Effingham 17  OT

Richmond Burton 30, Coal City 0

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Iowa 19, Illini 10

North Dakota State21, SIU 7.

Austin Peay 35, EIU 7

NHL

Predators 4, Blues 2

Dallas 2, Blackhawks 1  SO

11/22/19 SCHEDULE

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Fairfield 54, North Clay 24

Wayne City 60, Elverado 27

Gallatin County 46, Webber 25

Browntown 49, CORL 48

 @ DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic

DuQuoin 51, Murphysboro 33

Woodlawn 40, Christopher 28

 @ Marion Lady Cats Tip-Off Classic

Hamilton County 50, Marion 33 – Lady Foxes win the tournament.

Massac County 72, Vienna 56

 @ Salem

Teutopolis 63, Salem 48

NBA

Heat 116, Bulls 108

Wayne City High School holds its Meet the Indians Night beginning at 6 pm Saturday. Activities include an open photo shoot from six to 6:30 pm for family and friends with their favorite basketball player, meet the cheerleaders from 6:30 – 7 pm, Meet the Lady Indians from 7 – 7:30 pm, meet the Indians from 7:30 – 8 pm and games and prizes from 8 -8:45 pm.

FCHS will holds its Fall Sports Awards Program at 6 pm Monday, Nov 25, at the school. Players in football, cheer, cross country, girls tennis and golf will be recognized. The volleyball Awards program  will be at 6:15 pm Monday, Dec 2, at the Journey Church.

11/21/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Seven Mules football players have been named to the Illinois High Schol Football Coaches Association Academic All-State Team.  They include Chandler McGill, Wyatt Gilbert,  Kaleb Wells, Cameron Gardner, Blake Pruitt, Cade Carter and Colin Massie.  To qualify for the honor, players must be a first team all-conference player and have at least a 3-5 GPA.

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

FCHS 48, Flora 29 – Leah Bowers had 21 points & Colbie Sutton 10 to lead the Lady Mules

JV: FCHS 22, Flora 20 – Lania Kunce led the Lady Mules with 7 points

Wayne City 46, Webber 28

Edwards Co 47, Cumberland 30

Mt Carmel 38, Carmi-White Co 32

Harrisburg 62, Mt Vernon 41

 @ Mariion Lady Cats Tip-Off Classic

Hamilon Co 49, Vienna 37

Herrin 44, Marion 29

@ Salem Tournament

Highland 59, Centralia 42

Carterville 49. Salem 27

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Edwards Co 32, New Hope 24

JV: Edwards Co 43, New Hope 14

C: Edwards Co 19, New Hope 14

Jasper-Geff 45, Kell-Farrington 13

JV: Kell-Farrington 19, Jasper-Geff 17

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 51, Eldorado 21

JV: Center St defeated Eldorado

New Hope 68, Wayme City 35

JV: Wayne City 38, New Hope 32

Jasper 34, Allendale St Mary’s 32 OT

JV: Jasper 28, St Mary’s 26

C: Jasper 28, St Mary’s 15

NFL

Texans 20, Colts 17

The NFL is upholding the indefinite suspension of Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. His appeal was heard on Wednesday in which he alleged that Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph directed a racial slur at him that escalated into last Thursday’s on-field brawl. The NFL said it uncovered no such evidence.

NHL

Jordan Binnington made 40 saves and posted his first shutout of the season as the Blues blanked the Flames 5-0 Thursday. Oskar Sundqvist scored two goals and Zach Sanford had the first four-point game of his NHL career in the win. Vince Dunn and David Perron also lit the lamp and Robert Thomas had three assists for the Blues, who won for the ninth time in twelve games.

Lightning 4, Blackhawks 2

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The Illinois men’s basketball program is landing a top in-state recruit. Morgan Park’s Adam Miller has announced he will play for the Illini next season. The six-foot-three guard is the number two player in Illinois and 32nd ranked player nationally, according to 247Sports. He’s Illinois’ third commitment for the Class of 2020, joining four-star guard Andre Curbelo and three-star forward Coleman Hawkins.

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has abruptly resigned from the National Association of Basketball Coaches board of directors after the NCAA denied an appeal from Spartans forward Joey Hauser to play this season. Izzo said he quit because the NCAA is making “arbitrary decisions” regarding waiver requests. Hauser transferred from Marquette in May and was seeking a waiver to immediately be eligible instead of sitting out the entire season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football is at Iowa Saturday. The Illini have won four in a row and are bowl eligible for the first time since 2014. Illinois enters at 4-and-3 in the Big Ten and 6-and-4 overall. Coverage of the game begins at 10 am tomorrow on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

11/20/19 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

The honors continue for Mules football player Wyatt Gilbert.  The senior running back/defensive back has been named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches’ Association Class 3-A All-State Team.  Gilbert was previously been named MVP of the Black Diamond Conference All-Conference Team.

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 46, Benton 18

JV: Benton defeated Center St

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Rome Tournament

Central City 42, Central City 40

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Benton 54, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 43

 @ Marion Lady Cats Tip-Off Classic

Hamilton Co 40, Massac Co 36

Herrin 45, Vienna 42

 @ Duquoin Tip-Off Classic

Murphysboro 53, Christopher 35

DuQuoin 57, Cairo 27

@ Meridian Tournament

Century 51, Vienna JV 27

Meridian 51, Hardin Co 35

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Kofi Cockburn scored 18 points and grabbed 17 boards to lead Illinois past The Citadel 85-57 Wednesday. Ayo Dosunmu and Giorgi Bezhanishvili each added 16 points for the Illini, who jumped to 4-and-1 on the season. The Illini host Hampton on Saturday.

NBA

Bulls 109, Pistons 89

NASCAR

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is hanging it up. Johnson announced on social media Wednesday that 2020 will be his final season attempting to win a record eighth Cup title.

11/19/19 SCORES

 HS VOLLEYBALL

Five Mules volleyball players have been named to the Black Diamond Conference East Division All-Conference team.  They include MVP Lexi Hobbs, Chloe Britton, Jacklyn Simms, Kylie Stewart and Nadia Reid.  Other members of the East Division All-Conference team include team captain Grace Luecke and Kolbe Brake of Hamilton Co, Sydney Lucas and Jessica Smith of Carmi-White Co, Caelyn Nelson and Darcy Clodfelter of Edwards Co and Alexis Turner of Johnston City.

Congratulations to Mules volleyball player Lexi Hobbs. Hobbs signed a letter of intent Tuesday in a ceremony at FCHS to further her volleyball career next year at John A Logan College

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jasper-Geff 55, Field 40

JV: Jasper-Geff 29, Field 17

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Jasper 36, Spring Garden 33

JV: Jasper 22, Spring Garden 12

New Hope 57, Geff 28

JV: New Hope defeated Geff

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Goreville 42, Carmi-White Co 35

Harrisburg 50, Gallatin Co 32

Anna-Jonesboro 47, Carbondale 29

Carterville 59, West Frankfort 23

@ the Marion Lady Cats Tip-Off Classic

Hamilton Co 53, Herrin 30

Massac Co 52, Marion 38

@ the Meridian Tournament

Century 66, Hardin Co 28

Meridian 66, Dongola 13

COLLEGE BASEKETBALL

Murray State 79, SIU 66

USI 91, Ohio Valley University 68

NHL

The Blues snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Lightning Tuesday. David Perron, Oskar Sundqvist and Jaden Schwartz scored goals, and Jordan Binnington made 17 saves as the Blues improved to 13-4-and-5.

Carolina 4, Blackhawks 2

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois football hits the road to play Iowa on Saturday. The Illini are riding a four-game winning streak and are bowl eligible for the first time since 2014. Illinois enters at 4-and-3 in the Big Ten and 6-and-4 overall. Saturday will be the 75th meeting between the Illini and Hawkeyes in a series that dates back to 1899. Coverage of the game begins at 10 am Saturday on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

The top seven teams are unchanged in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings. LSU is still number-one, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. Alabama is 5th, Oregon 6th and Utah 7th. Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota round out the top-10. The top four at the end of the season will meet in the national semifinals.

11/18/19 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wayne City 54, Edwards Co 44

Carmi-White Co 49, North Posey, IN 47 OT

Benton 55, Gallatin Co 27

@ DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic

Cairo 55, Woodlawn 50

DuQuoin 59, Christopher 28

@ Marion Lady Cats Tip-Off Classic

Vienna 63, Marion 34

Massac Co 34, Herrin 28

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Jasper 36, Wayne City 32

JV: Jasper 34, Wayne City 30

C: Wayne City 20, Jasper 5

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center St 32, Albion 28

JV: Albion 30, Center St 11

Mt Carmel St Mary’s 31, Cisne 16

JV: Cisne 14, St Mary’s 7

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Kofi Cockburn scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Illinois to a 66-53 win over Hawaii Monday. Trent Frazier added 13 points for the Illini, who improved to 3-and-1. Illinois hosts The Citadel Wednesday in a game you can hear on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM beginning at seven pm tomorroqw. .

EIU 114, Indiana-Northwest 61

USI 82, Kentucky Wesleyen 63

SMU 59, Evansville 57

Duke is number-one in the latest USA Today Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. The Blue Devils took over the top spot from Michigan State, which fell to third after a season-opening loss to Kentucky. Louisville moved up three spots to number-two and North Carolina jumped seven spots from 11th to fourth. Kansas rounds out the top-rive.

NBA

Pacers 115, Nets 86

Bucks 115, Bulls 101

NFL

Chiefs 24, Chargers 17

MLB

Four former Cardinals are in the running for the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Scott Rolen, Rafael Furcal, Brad Penny and Larry Walker are all on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. Rolen is on the ballot for the third time. .Longtime Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter highlights the newcomers on the ballot. Other newcomers on the list include Cliff Lee, Josh Beckett, Jason Giambi, Bobby Abreu and Alfonso Soriano. The 2020 class will be announced January 21st

11/17/19 SCORES

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Summersville Shootout Saturday

Center St 38, Effingham St Anthony 30

 @ Olney Central College Shootout Saturday

Olney 47, Cisne 34

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Summersville Shooutout Saturday

Germantown 37, Center St 19

NFL

Rams 17, Bears 7

Colts 33, Jaguars 13

Saints 34, Buccaneers 17

Ravens 41, Texans 7

Jets 34, Redskins 17

Falcons 29, Panthers 3

Vikings 27, Broncos 23

Bills 37, Dolphins 20

Cowboys 35, Lions 27

49ers 36, Cardinals 26

Patriots 17, Eagles 10

Raiders 17, Bengals 10

Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has scheduled an announcement for Tuesday morning. Tom Brady’s favorite target retired after the Patriots won the Super Bowl earlier this year. Gronkowski would have to agree to a deal with the team by November 30th if he wants to play this year. Gronkowski has been working as an ambassador for a CBD company and as a football commentator on Fox since he left the field.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The top-three are unchanged in this week’s Top-25 college football Coaches’ Poll, while Georgia is now fourth. The Bulldogs leapfrogged Alabama, which slipped one spot to fifth. LSU remains at the top followed by Ohio State and Clemson. Oregon is sixth, while Oklahoma, Utah, Penn State and Florida round out the top-10. Minnesota fell four spots from seventh to 11th after losing on the road to 20th-ranked Iowa 23-19 on Saturday. The next College Football Playoff rankings will be released on Tuesday night.

NHL

Blackhawks 4, Sabres 1

NASCAR

Kyle Busch is celebrating his second career NASCAR Cup Series championship. Busch won the title over Martin Truex Junior, who finished 2nd in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Erik Jones, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano rounded out the top-five in Sunday’s race.

11/16/19 SCORES

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Summersville Shootout

Center St 38, Effingham St Anthony 30

 @ Olney Central College Shootout

Olney 47, Cisne 34

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Summersville Shooutout

Germantown 37, Center St 19

HS FOOTBALL

 2-A Playoffs

Nashville 41, Pana 19

 3-A Playoffs

Williamsville 56, Vandalia 28

Quincy Notre Dame  21, Breese Mater Dei 19

 4-A Playoffs

Effingham 27, Faierbury Prairie Central 14

Murphysboro 35, Kankankee McNamara 27

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Class 1A

 3rd Place: Athens over NCOE in three sets

Championship: Newark defeats Glasford Illini Bluffs in two sets

Class 2A

3rd Place: St. Joseph-Ogden defetas Rockford Lutheran in three sets

Championship:Decatur St Teresa beats Breese Mater Dei in two sets Theresa – 1:55 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SEMO38, EIU 32

SIU 45, Western Illinois 21

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

San Francisco 76, SIU 60

NBA

Nets 117, Bulls 111

Bucks 102, Pacers 83

NHL

Ducks 4, Blues 1

Blackhawks 7, Predatirs 2

11/15/19 SCORES

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Summersville Shootout

Cisne 57, Effingham 34

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

New Hope @ Summersville Shootout

HS VOLLEYBALL

1-A State Volleyball @ Bloomington/Normal

Newark def. Athens in two sets: 25-20, 25-14.

Glasford Illini Bluffs def. NCOE in two sets: 25-19, 25-22.

2-A State Volleyball @ Bloomington/Normal

Breese Mater Dei def. St Joseph-Ogden in three sets: 25-20, 23-25, 25-22

Decatur St Teresa def. Rockford Lutheran in two sets: 25-22, 29-27

NBA

Houston 111, Indiana 102

NHL

Columbus 3, St. Louis 2 — OT

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

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