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LOCAL SPORTS

 

2/25/20 SCHEDULE

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

@ Edwards Co `1-A Regional

Sesser-Valier vs Thompsonville

7:30 pm – Wayne City vs Webber – You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9 & online @ network1sports.com

 @ Altamont 1-A Regional

Dieterich vs Mulberry Grove

South Central vs Centralia CORL

 @ Bridgeport Red Hill 1-A Regional

North Clay vs Oblong

Odin vs Palestine-Hutsonville

 @ Cobden 1-A Regional

Cairo vs Shawnee

Egyptian vs Joppa-Maple Grove

 @ Crab Orchard 1-A Regional

Crab Orchard vs Carrier Mills-Stonefort

Pope Co vs Hardin Co

 @ Steeleville 1-A Regional

Marissa-Coulterville vs Elverado

Christopher vs Waltonville

@ Carmi-White Co 2-A Regional

Benton vs Hamilton Co

Eldorado vs Harrisburg

 @ Murphysboro 2-A Regional

Pinckneyville vs Sparta

 @ Red Bud 2-A Regional

Nashville vs Trenton Wesclin

 @ Paris 2-A Regional

Teutopolis vs Robinson

 @ Vienna 2-A Regional

Massac Co vs Anna-Jonesboro

JH VOLLEYBALL

Center St @ Albion

Jasper-Geff @ North Clay

Wayne City vs NCOE

Cisne vs Clay City

MLB PRE-SEASON

Cardinals vs Nationals

Cubs vs Rockies

White Sox vs Indians

NBA

Bulls vs Timberwolves

Pacers vs Hornets

NHL

Blues vs Blackhawks

2/26/20 SCHEDULE

HS BOYS NASKETBALL

 @ Carmi-White Co 2-A Regional

6 pm – FCHS vs Carmi-White Co – You can hear the game on WFIW 104.9 & online @ wfiwradio.com

Benton/Hamilton Co winner vs Eldorado/Harrisburg winner

 @ Flora 2-A Regional

Salem vs Shelbyville

 @ Murphysboro 2-A Regional

Murphysboro vs Du Quoin

 @ Paris 2-A Regional

Pana vs Newton

 @ Red Bud 2-A Regional

Freeburg vs Belleville Althoff

 @ Veinna 2-A Regional

Mt Carmel vs Carterville

 @ Edwards Co 1-A Regional

Woodlawn vs NCOE

Wayne City/Webber winner vs Sesser-Valier/Thompsonville winner

 @ Altamont 1-A Regional

Altamont vs St Elmo/Brownstown

South Central/CORL winner vs Dieterich/Mulberry Grobe winner

 @ Bridgeport Red Hill 1-A Regional

Effingham St Anthony vs Red Hill

North Clay/Oblong winner vs Odin/Palestine-Hutspmville winner

 @ Cobden 1-A Regional

Century vs Cobden

Cairo/Shawnee vs Egyptian/Joppa-Maple Griver winner

 @ Crab Orchard 1-A Regional

Goreville vs Mounds Meridian

Crab Orchard/Carrier Mills-Stonefort winner vs Pope Co/Hardin Co winner

 @ Steeleville 1-A Regional

Okawville vs Steeleville

Marissa-Coulterville/Elverado winner vs  Christopher/Waltonville winner

MLB PRE-SEASON

Cardinals vs Astros (SS)

Cardinals vs Markins (SS)

Cubs vs Royals (SS)

White Sox vs Royals

2/27/20 SCHEDULE

JH VOLLEYBALL

WEAA Tournament @ Clay City

Wayne City vs Bluford

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Effingham 3-A Sectional

Bethalto Civic Memorial vs Higghland (Championship)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

6 pm – Illni @ Northwestern – You can hear the game on WFIW 104.9 & 103.3 FM

NBA

Pacers vs Trail  Blazers

NHL

Blues vs Islanders

Blackhawks @ Lightning

MLB PRE-SEASON

Cardinals vs Braves

Cubs vs Rangers

White Sox vs Mariners

 

 

2/24/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ Edwards Co 1-A Regional

Woodlawn 71, Grayville 43

NCOE 43, Edwards Co 39 – OT

 @ Bridgeport Red Hill 1-A Regional

Bridgeport Red Hill 63, Cisne 52

@ Crab Orchard 1-A Regional

Goreville 89, Galatia 44

Mounds Meridian 84, Gallatin Co 58

 @ Altamont 1-A Regional

Altamont 64, Sandoval 29

St Elmo/Brownstown 75, Patoka 71

 @ Steeleville 1-A Regional

Okawville 60, Ziegler-Royalton 33

Steeleville 50, New Athens 48 2 OT

 @ Cobden 1-A Regional

Century 91, Dongola 63

 @ Okaw Valley 1-A Regional

Casey-Westfield 66, Martinsville 21

Cumberland 52, Arcola 26

@ Carmi-White Co 2-A Regional

Carmi-White Co 47, West Frankfort 44

 @ Vienna 2-A Regional

Anna-Jonesboro 31, Johnston City 18

Carterville 39, Vienna 24

 @ Red Bud 2-A Regional

Trenton Wesclin 54, Columbia 44

Belleville Althoff 46, Red Bud 26

 @ Murphysboro 2-A Regional

Sparta 48, Trico 45

Du Quoin 49, Chester  38

 @ Flora 2-A Regional

Vandalia 70, Flora 49

Shelbyville 53, Lawrenceville 44

 @ Paris 2-A Regional

Robinson 55, Paris 38

Newton 67, Sullivan 51

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ South Central 1-A Super-Sectional

Hume Shiloh 57, Okawville 50

 @ Jacksonville Illinois College 1-A Super-Sectional

Lewistown 64, Father McGivley 46

 @ Pontiac 1-A Super-Sectional

Aurora Christian 53, Salt Fork 18

 @ Streamwood 1-A Super-Sectional

Lanark Eastland 77, Chicao Hope Academy 38

 @ Hamilton Co 2-A Super-Sectional

Carterville 57, Teutopolis 55

 @ Jacksonville Illnois College 2-A Super-Sectional

Pleasant Plains 46, Quincy Notre Dame 34

 @ DeKalb 2-A Super-Sectional

Port Byron- Riverdale 41, Chicao DePaul College Prep 28

 @ Peotone 2-A Super-Sectional

Atherton 56, Seneca 23

 @ Effingham 3-A Sectional

Highland 66, Mt Vernon 30

Civic Memorial 57, Mattoon 37

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Ayo Dosunmu scored a game-high 18 points as Illinois knocked off Nebraska 71-59 Monday night. Kofi Cockburn posted 15 points and 10 rebounds. Alan Griffin added 13 points as the Illini improved to 18-and-9 overall and 10-and-6 in the Big Ten. Illinois moved into a five-way tie for second in the conference.

JH VOLLEYBALL

New Hope over Cisne 25-12; 25-12

JV: New Hope over Cisne 25-12; 14-25; 15-12

C: New Hope over Cisne 26-24; 25-14

MLB PRE-SEASON

Marlins 6, Cardinals 3

Cubs 16, Mariners 12

White Sox 2, Dodgers 2

2/23/20 SCORES

COLLEGE SOFTBALL – From Saturday

Volunteer State 12, FCC 2 – Brooklyn Edwards hit a two run homer  & Aly Bowers a solo shot

FCC 11, Volunteer State 3 – MacKenzie Talbert hit a two run homer for the Bobcats.  Meghan Humphrey was the winning pitcher.

COLLEGE BASEBALL – From Saturday

FCC 12, Morton College 5 – 7 innings

FCC 5, Morton College 4

MLB PRE-SEASON

Cardinals 3, Mets 3

Dodgers 4, Cubs 2

White Sox 7, Reds 2

XFL

St Louis Battlehawks 29, New York Guardians 9

LA Wildcats 39, DC Defenders 9

NFL

The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine kicks off this week in Indianapolis. Players, agents, scouts and team executives are in town as teams continue preparing for the NFL Draft. Players will begin interviews with teams and the press today, and on-field workouts start on Wednesday. More than 300 prospective players will work out.

NBA

Raptors 127, Pacers 81

Bulls 126, Wizards 117

Fans will pack the Staples Center today to say a final farewell to Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. A public memorial service will be held at the Lakers home court for Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. They were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash last month.

NHL

Jordan Binnington made 32 saves as the Blues skated past the Wild 4-1 Sunday. Oskar Sundqvist had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who have won four straight. Jordan Kyrou, Brayden Schenn, and Ivan Barbashev also had goals in the victory. The Blues lead the West with 82 points.
Stars 2, Blackhawks 1

The Blues will face off against the Wild in the 2021 NHL Winter Classic. The game is being played at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 1st, 2021. It will be the Blues’ second regular-season outdoor game. The first came in the 2017 Winter Classic, a 4-1 victory over the Blackhawks at Busch Stadium on January 2nd, 2017.

NASCAR

Joey Logano took the checkered flag in the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Sunday for his 24th career Cup Series win and second in as many years at Las Vegas Speedway. Matt DiBenedetto matched his highest finish by placing second with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Austin Dillon and the retiring Jimmy Johnson rounding out the top five.

2/22/20 SCHEDULE

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Volunteer State 12, FCC 2 – Brooklyn Edwards hit a two run homer  & Aly Bowers  a solo shot

FCC 11, Vonumteer State 3 – MacKenzie Talbert hit a two run homer for the Bobcats.  Meghan Homphrey was the winning pitcher.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC 12, Morton College 5 – 7 innings

FCC 5, Morton College 4

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Herrin64, Carterville 59

Cobden 60, Patoka 43

Chester 57, Sparta 45

Trico 55, Vienna 39

NBA

Suns 112, Bulls 104

MLB PRE-SEASON

Cardinals 2, Mets 0

Cubs 12, A’s 2

XFL

Houston 34, Tampa Bay 27

Dallas 24, Seattle 12

2/21/20 SCHEDULE

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Fairfield 66, Carmi-White County 28 – Landon Zurliene led the Mules with 12 points. The Mules finish the regular season at 27-4 and 10-0 in the BDC-East.

JV: Fairfield 54, Carmi-White County 26 – Dylan Best had 16 and Tyrese Petty 10 for the Mules.

Freshman: Carmi-White County 52, Fairfield 39

Cisne 41, Webber 25 – Brenden Potter led the way for Cisne with 17 points, followed by Connor Brach with 11. Lions finish regular season with 14-13 record, 5-3 in MTC.

Wayne City 62, Waltonville 32 – Wayne City improves to 19-11 overall, finishes conference play with 7-1 overall.

Eldorado 61, Edwards County 39 – Edwards County falls to 6-22 record, finishes conference play with 2-7.

Hamilton County 58, Johnston City 53

Chester 42, Sesser-Valier 40

Goreville 72, Trico 36

Woodlawn 48, Teutopolis 47

Odin 76, Grayville 54

Christ Our Rock Lutheran 42, Sandoval 33

Washington IN 47, Mt. Carmel 41

Christopher 41, Zeigler-Royalton 30

NCOE 55, Thompsonville 41

Crab Orchard 80, Hardin County 63

Galatia 49, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 46

Pinckneyville 66, Carterville 38

Nashville 60, Du Quoin 34

Anna-Jonesboro 70, Sparta 55

Benton 54, Murphysboro 44

Massac County 68, West Frankfort 45

Harrisburg 69, Herrin 38

Trenton-Wesclin 79, Lebanon 23

Okawville 39, Breese Central 24

Carlyle 50, Salem 41

NBA

Indiana 106, New York 98

NHL

St. Louis 5, Dallas 1

Chicago 2, Nashville 1 — OT

2/20/20 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Wayne City 1-A Sectional

Okawville 36, Goreville 29 (Championship) – Isabel Shepherd of Edwards Co advances to state in the Three Point Showdown. Melanie Jordan of Wayne City/Cisne was 7th and Jocelyn Hall of Wayne City/Cisne 8th.

 @ Centralia CORL 1-A Sectional

Father McGivney 44, Jacksonville Routt 42 (Championship)

 @ Casey-Westfield 1-A Sectional

Hume-Shiloh 52, Altamont 43 (Championship)

 @ Paris 2-A Sectional

Teutopolis 43, Paris 29 (Championship)

 @ Carterville 2-A Sectional

Carterville 54, Nashville 42 (Championship)

 @ Greenville 2-A Sectional

Pleasant Plains 40, Breese Mater Dei 39 (Championship)

 @ Olney-Richland Co 3-A Regional

Mt Vernon 54, Olney-Richland Co 48 (Championship)

 @ Centralia 3-A Regional

Mattoon 45, Centralia 36 (Championship)

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Pope Co 71, Shawnee 16

Marion Agape Christian 68, Dongola 60

JH VOLLEYBALL

Jasper-Geff over Cisne 25-10; 25-17

JV: Jasper-Geff over Cisne 22-25; 25-17; 15-7

C: Cisne over Jasper-Geff 25-7; 25-17

From Wednesday

West Salem over New Hope 25-22; 27-25 – New Hope is now 4-1

 JV: West Salem over New Hope 25-9; 25-14; 16-14

NBA

Hornets 103, Bulls 93

NHL

Jordan Binnington made 14 saves for his second consecutive shutout for the Blues in a 1-0 win against the Coyotes Thursday. Ryan O’Reilly scored the game’s lone goal in the third period on a backhand from the slot. The Blues have won two straight and are two points ahead of Dallas for first place in the West.

MLB

The Cardinals begin their Grapefruit League schedule Saturday by hosting the Mets at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 pm. WOKZ 105.9 is again your home for Cardinals baseball this year.

NFL

NFL owners have approved terms of a potential new Collective Bargaining Agreement. All 32 owners voted during a meeting Thursday in New York. Players must now approve it. ESPN previously reported the changes would include a 17-game regular-season, a three-game preseason and an expanded playoff format.

2/19/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

FCHS is ranked 7th in the latest AP poll.  Chicago Orr remains 1st, followed by Breese Mater Dei, Normal U High, Pimckneyville and Pleasant Plains to round out the top five,.  Kewamee is 6th, the Mules 7th, Taylor Ridge Rockridge 8th, Nashville 9th and Bismarck Hennnings 10th. Murphysboro was among the other team receiving votes in 2-A.   In Class 1-A, Effingham St Anthony is 5th and Goreville 8th.  Woodlawn also recieved votes in 1-A

JH VOLLEYBALL

Grayville over Cisne 25-14; 25-20

JV: Cisne over Grayville 25-18; 27-25

C: Grayville 25, Cisne 19; Cisne 26, Grayville 24

NHL

Rangers 6, Blackhawks 3

NFL

Big changes could be coming to the NFL’s playoff format if a new collective bargaining agreement is approved. ESPN reports the proposal would increase the number of playoff teams in each conference to seven, with a 17-game regular season and a three-game preseason. League owners will meet today in Manhattan to talk further.

NASCAR

Just days after a horrific crash in Monday’s Daytona 500, NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is no longer hospitalized. His racing team posted a photo of Newman walking out of Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach Wednesday. He was holding the hands of his two young daughters. There is no timetable for his return to racing.

2/18/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

FCHS 82, Flora 49

JV: FCHS 52, Flora 31

Bridgeport Red Hill 50, Edwards Co 45

Cisne 44, Waltonville 34

Murphysboro 45, Wayne City 39

Evansville, IN Day School 83, Grayville 46

Lawrenceville 50, Carmi-White Co 41

Massac Co. 62, Eldorado 49

NCOE 54, Carrier Milles-Stonefort 42

Olney-Richlamd Co 48, Salem 44

Patoka 54, Webber 51

Gallatin Co 66, Hardin Co 58

Thompsonville 47, Galatia 44

Woodlawn 60, Dieterich 36

Carterville 54, Harrisburg 57

Mt Vernon 69, Effingham 63

Marion 57, Gateway Legacy Christian 47

Sesser-Valier 61, Christopher 42

Goreville 65, Chester 57

Trico 45, Ziegler-Royalton 44

Marion Agape Christian 59, Paducah, KY Christian Fellowship 51

Okawville 56, Sparta 40

Century 77, Vienna 64

Cobden 73, Crab Orchard 58

St Elmo/Brownstoen 80, Odin 73

Alton Marquette 61, Breese Central 42

Marissa/Coulterville 67, Mulberry Grove 33

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Wayne City 1-A Sectional

Goreville 37, Marissa-Coulterville 33

 @ Centralia CORL 1-A Sectional

Jacksonville Rout 52, Centralia CORL 24

 @ Carterville 2-A Sectional

Carterville 62, Freeburg 46

Nashville 44, Harrisburg 36

 @ Centralia 3-A Regional

Mattoon 58, Marion 29

Centralia 42, Herrin 38 OT

JH VOLLEYBALL

Cisne over Summersville 25-23; 15-25; 15-12

JV: Cisne over Summersville 25-18; 25-23

C: Cisne over Summersville 25-11; 25-19

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Ayo Dosunmu poured in 24 points as Illinois upset ninth-ranked Penn State 62-56 on the road. Kofi Cockburn added 14 points for the Illini, who snapped a four-game skid. Illinois improved to 17-and-9 overall and 9-and-6 in the Big Ten.

NHL

Ivan Barbashev scored twice as the Blues blanked the Devils 3-0 Tuesday to snap a five-game losing streak. Jaden Schwartz added a goal and Jordan Binnington pitched a 17-save shutout for the Blues, who took the lead in the West with 76 points.

Jay Bouwmeester won’t be returning to the Blues’ lineup for the near future. The team has placed the 36-year-old defenseman on long-term injury reserve a week after he suffered a cardiac episode on the bench in Anaheim. Bouwmeester released a statement saying he is on the road to recovery. The game against the Ducks was postponed in the first period and has been rescheduled for March 11th.

Meanwhile, the Blues have acquired defenseman Marco Scandella from Montreal for a second-round pick in 2020 and a conditional fourth-rounder in 2021. Scandella has dressed in 51 games between the Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres this season, with four goals and eight assists.

MLB

Miles Mikolas will start the season on the injury list for the Cardinals. The veteran right-handed starter has been shut down with right forearm soreness. He will be re-examined after three-to-four weeks of rest and will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection. Mikolas dealt with the same issue last season and received a PRP injection after the Cardinals were eliminated from the postseason. He went 9-and-14 with a 4.16 ERA last season after going 18-and-4 with a 2.83 ERA in 2018.

NASCAR

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is still hospitalized after a fiery crash on the final lap of Monday’s Daytona 500. Newman remains in serious condition, but is alert and able to speak. His injuries are not life-threatening. NASCAR issued a statement from Newman and his family thanking well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers.

NBA

Lakers star LeBron James is the latest athlete to chime in on MLB’s sign-stealing scandal. He addressed MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Twitter, saying he should listen to how hurt the players are about the perceived light punishment. James also expressed how angry he’d be if someone cheated him out of a chance at an NBA title.

2/17/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Mt Carmel 52, Olney-Richland Co 47

Waltonville 49, Johnston City 25

Egyptian 39, Pope Co 38

Valmeyer 62, Father McGivey 45

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Paris 2-A Sectional

Teutopolis 43, Tolono Unity 22

Paris 62, St Joseph-Ogden 35

 @ Wayne City 1-A Sectional

Okawville 46, Gallatin Co 28

 @ Casey-Westfield 1-A Sectional

Tri-County 52, Brownstown-St Elmo 51

Altamont 62, Central A & M 50

 @ Olney-Richland Co 3-A Regional

Olney-Richland Co 52, Charleston 40

Mt Vernon 53, Effingham 49

 @ Centralia 3-A Regional

Marion 46, Carbondale 41

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

@ Northeast Mississippi College Saturday

Jefferson College 3, FCC 1

FCC 10, Central Mississippi 2 – Meghan Humphrey was the winning pitcher

MLB

Spring training workouts continue for the Cardinals today in Jupiter, Florida. Cardinals prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore dueled against each other Monday in batting practice. The childhood friends are wearing the same uniforms for the first time since their youth. Last month, the Redbirds traded José Martínez and Randy Arozarena for Liberatore, a highly regarded left-handed pitching prospect.

NASCAR

Denny Hamlin is celebrating his second straight Daytona 500 victory. Hamlin edged out Ryan Blaney in double-overtime to win the 62nd running of “The Great American Race.” It was the second-closest finish in race history. It’s Hamlin’s third career Daytona 500 win. Chris Buescher finished third, followed by David Ragan and Kevin Harvick.

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is in the hospital after a fiery crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. He was in the lead when his car was nudged and sent veering into the wall. The car flipped, caught fire and was hit by another car, which tossed him into the air again. Newman is in serious condition, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The top of the AP poll remained largely unchanged. Baylor, winner of 22 straight, remains atop the poll for the fifth straight week, followed by Gonzaga, Kansas, San Diego State and Dayton the new No 5 team. It’s the Flyers’ first top-five ranking since 1956

2/16/20 SCORES

A pair of Lady Mules basketball players have been named all-conference. Leah Bowers & Kylie Stewart are among the 10 members of the BDC East Division All-Conference team. Other members of the team include Caelyn Nelson & Jenna Schnepper of Edwards Co, Sydney Lucas of Carmi-White Co, Grace Luecke & Kolby Brake of Hamiton Co & Paige Munds, Lily Mosby & Lexie Mitchell of Eldorado. Luecke was named MVP & Munds team captain.

NHL

The Predators scored with 2:12 remaining in regulation as Nashville swept a home-and-home with the Blues with a 2-1 win Sunday. . The Blues have lost five straight, and are tied with Dallas for first in the West with 74 points.

The postponed game last week between the Blues and Ducks has been rescheduled for March 11th in Anaheim. As a result, the Panthers versus Blues game originally scheduled for March 10th has been moved to March 9th at the Enterprise Center. Last week’s game was postponed by the NHL after Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode on the bench. The Blues-Ducks contest will follow the same 60-minute format of all regular-season games and begin with the score tied, 1-1, as it was at the time of the postponement. Meanwhile, Bouwmeester is back in St. Louis after undergoing a successful Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator procedure on Friday. The procedure restores the heart’s normal rhythm. Bouwmeester will continue to be monitored by Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University doctors.

NBA

Team LeBron 157 edged Team Giannis 155 in the NBA All-Star Game Sunday in Chicago. Kawhi Leonard won the inaugural Kobe Bryant MVP Award.

XFL

Dallas Renegades 25, LA Wildcats 18

Houston Roughnecks 28, St Louis Battlehawks 24

NASCAR

Inclement weather forced the postponement of the 62nd running of the Daytona 500 to today. The race will resume on lap 21. Pole winner Ricky Stenhouse Junior was in first when the race was postponed a second time. Today’s restart is scheduled for 3 pm.

MLB

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is standing by the Astros’ punishment for electronically stealing signs. Manfred told ESPN that he chose not to punish the players because they have to deal with the backlash publicly. Players were granted immunity, but the team was fined five-million-dollars, and lost four draft picks. General manger Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch both lost their jobs as well.

2/15/20 SCORES

HS WRESTLING

Ike Downen & Paytin Allen of FCHS compete at the Vandalia 1-A Sectional.  Otis Lurz & Cole Simpson are alternates. 

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Waltonville 59, Hamilton Co 52

Goreville 66, Vienna 31

Chester 56, Trico 41

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Rutgers 72, Illinois 57

NHL

Nashville  4, St. Louis 3

Chicago 8, Calgary 4

XFL

DC 27, New York 0

Seattle 17, Tampa Bay 9

2/14/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Fairfield 68, Edwards County 23

JV: Fairfield 51, Edwards Co. 43

Freshman: Fairfield 66, Edwards County 28

North Clay 48, Cisne 47 

Wayne City 75, Sandoval 25

Woodlawn 70, Metro East Lutheran 40

Carmi-White County 73, Hamilton County 68 – 2OT

Ziegler-Royalton 74, Galatia 57

Goreville 64, Sesser-Valier 61

Trico 53, Steeleville 44

Christopher 58, Vienna 23

Gallatin County 52, Pope County 46

Hardin County 82, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 47

NCOE 71, Crab Orchard 57

Benton 68, Harrisburg 52

Nashville 58, Carterville 35

Pinckneyville 72, Anna-Jonesboro 31

Sparta 65, Du Quoin 49

Massac County 57, Herrin 41

Murphysboro 51, West Frankfort 46 – OT

Robinson, 75 Red Hill 38

Paris 51, Flora 37

Casey-Westfield 55, Lawrenceville 47

Newton 57, Olney-Richland County 47

Sullivan (IN) 58, Marshall 57

Mt. Vernon IL 72, Belleville Althoff 44

Centralia 79, Cahokia 43

Carbondale 57, Marion 51

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Three area girls have advnaced to sectinal competitin in the three point showdown.  Melanie Jordan and Jocelyn Hall of Wayne City/Cisne advance out of the Marissa 1-A Regional and Isabelle Shepher of Edwards Co advances out of the Edwrads Co 1-A Regional.  All three will shoot at the Wayne City Sectional next week. 

Sullivan 2-A Regional

Paris 71, Sullivan 46 (Championship)

At Johnston City 2-A Regional

Carterville 57, Benton 41 (Championship)

At Edwards Co 1-A Regional

Okawville 44, Woodlawn 34 (Championship)

At Effingham St Anthony 1-A Regional

Altamont 64, Effingham (St. Anthony) 30 (Championship)

At Nokomis 1-A Regional

Centralia CORL vs Hardin Calhoun (Championship) — will play at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 15.

2/13/20 SCORES

FCHS has been seeded 2nd in Sub-Sectional B of the Class 2-A Hamilton County Sectional. Massac County is first, followed by the Mules, Benton & Mt Carmel. The reginal sites are Carmi-White County & Vienna. In Sub-Sectional A, Nashville is first, followed by Pinckneyville, Murphysboro and Freeburg. The regional sites are Murphysboro and Freeburg. In Class 1-A, Wayne City is seeded 5th, NCOE 8th, Edwards County 12th and Grayville 16th in Sub-Sectional A of the NCOE Sectional. The top seed is Woodlawn. The regional sites are Edwards County and Steeleville. Cisne is seeded 8th in Sub-Sectional B of the Casey-Westfield Sectional. Altamont and Bridgeport Red Hill are the regional sites. Regional pairings willl be announced this afternoon.

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

@ Shawnee 1-A Regional

Gallatin Co 70, Cairo 47 (Championship)

 @ Goreville 1-A Regional

Goreville 73, Galatia-Thompsonville 39 (Championship)

@ Nokomis 1-A Regional

Centralia CORL 51, Sandoval 32 (Semi-final)

Hardin Calhoun 33, Nokomis 29 (Semi-final)

 @ Vienna 2-A Regional

Harrisburg 54, Anna-Jonesboro 52 OT (Championship)

@ Sesser-Valierf 2-A Regional

Nashville 42, Pinckneyville 28 (Championship)

 @ Newton 2-A Regional

Teutopolis 49, Pana 41 (Championship)

 @ Carlyle 2-A Regional

Breese Central 46, Piasa Southwestern 30 (Championship)

JH VOLLEYBALL

New Hope over Grayville 17-25; 25-18; 15-1

JV: New Hope over Grayville 25-12; 25-10

C: New Hope defeated Grayville

Cisne over Allendale 25-7; 25-14

JV: Cisne over Allendale 25-3; 25-9

C: Cisne defeated Allendale

NHL

Vegas 6, Blues 5 OT

MLB

Spring training workouts are underway for the Cardinals in Jupiter, Florida. Pitchers and catchers reported earlier this week, with the full squad scheduled to report on Sunday. The Cards begin Grapefruit League play February 22nd hosting the Mets.

NBA

NBA All-Star Weekend begins tonight in Chicago. The All-Star Celebrity Game airs tonight on ESPN, with the Rising Stars Game on TNT. All-Star Saturday Night features the Skills Challenge, 3-Point and Slam Dunk contest. The All-Star Game itself is Sunday on TNT with Team LeBron taking on Team Giannis.

NASCAR

Joey Logano and William Byron won the dual qualifying races last night, setting the field for Sunday’s Daytona 500. The duo will start in row two. Starting in row one will be pole winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and teammate Alex Bowman, who earned the front row spot in time trials. President Trump will attend Sunday’s race.

2/12/20 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Sullivan 2-A Regional

Sullivan 41, FCHS 34

Paris 37, Marshall 8

 @ Johnston City 2-A Regional

Carterville 56, Carmi-White Co 39

Benton 40, Hamilton Co 18

 @ Edwards Co 1-A Regional

Woodlawn 51, Christopher 37

Okawville 42, Waterloo Gibault 20

 @ Effingham St Anthony Regional

Altamont 75, Cumberland 35

Effingham St Anthony 56, Dieterich 52

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Hardin Co 58, Vienna 41

JH VOLLEYBALL

Iuka over Cisne 25-10; 25-19

JV: Iuka over Cisne 25-16; 25-17

NBA

Pacers 118, Bucks 111

NHL

Canucks 3, Blackhawks 0

Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is doing well after suffering a cardiac episode during Tuesday’s night game against the Ducks. Bouwmeester collapsed on the team bench after completing a shift in the first period before medical personnel used a defibrillator to revive him. He regained consciousness immediately and was transferred to the hospital, where is undergoing tests to determine what happened. The game was postponed and will be made up at a later date. The Blues have since place Bouwmeester on injured reserve and have recalled defenseman Niko Mikkola from the San Antonio Rampage.

MLB

The Cardinals are adding a left-handed bat to their lineup. The club has signed Brad Miller to a one-year, Major League deal worth an estimated two-million-dollars. In a corresponding move, St. Louis placed Jordan Hicks on the 60-day injured list with a right elbow injury. Miller hit .260 with 13 home runs in 79 games between the Indians and Phillies last season.

Cardinals hitting coach Jeff Albert is talking about his time with the Astros. Speaking Wednesday at spring training, Albert said he was neither involved with nor aware of Houston’s sign-stealing scheme while he worked with the club from 2013 to 2018. He also said he didn’t see evidence of sign-stealing when he was in the dugout in 2018. Albert cooperated with the league’s investigation into the matter, speaking on the phone with the commissioner’s investigators in November.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The Illinois basketball program is breathing a sigh of relief after receiving good news about Ayo Dosunmu. The Illini guard slipped and fell awkwardly while attempting to drive for a potential game winning basket in Tuesday night’s 70-69 loss to Michigan State. He was helped off the court without putting pressure on his left leg. The university didn’t release any specifics about the injury but revealed an MRI scan showed no structural damage. Dosunmu is being treated around the clock, but no timetable for his return has been released.

NASCAR

Qualifying for the Daytona 500 continues today with the Blue Greens Vacation Duels at Daytona Motor Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Junior won the pole this past Sunday. The 62nd running of the Daytona 500 takes place this Sunday to kick off the 2020 NASCAR season. The White House confirmed Donald Trump will attend the race.

2/11/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

FCHS 71, Hamilton Co 32 – Landon Zurliene, Kane Hixenbaugh & Luke Dagg led the Mules with 15 poinrs each

JV: FCHS 59, Hamilton Co 45 – The JV Mules got 12 points from Brandon Lane & 11 each from Tyrese Petty & Noah Barger

Fresh: FCHS 48, Hamilton Co 26

Edwards Co 50, Johnston City  49

Wayne City 74, Woodlawn 68

NCOE 43, Cisne 38

Carmi-White Co 55 Eldorado 46

Salem 48, Flora 40

Harrisburg 76, Mounds Meridian 67

Benton 58, Du Quoin 45

Murphysboro 48, Marion 39

Marion Agape Christian 60, Shawnee 43

Chester 42, Christopher 32

Sesser-Valier 51, Waltonville 39

Gallatin Co 58, Thompsonville 55 2 OT

Crab Orchard 66, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 38

Gorevillle 73, Ziegler-Royalton 46

Sesser-Valier 51, Waltonville 39

Pope Co 63, Joppa-Maple Grove 53

Elverado 44, Galatia 39

Okawville 47, New Athens 47

Odin 59, Mulberry Grove 55

Dupo 51, Sandoval 46

Breese Central 48, Trdenton Wesclin 40

Marissa-Coulterville 55, Red Bud 30

Steeleville 74, Lenanon 36

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Marissa 1-A Regional

New Athens 49, Wayne City 36

Marissa-Coulterville 60, Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 39

 @ Shawnee 1-A Regional

Gallatin Co 51, Cobden 24

Cairo 78, Meridian 63

 @ North Clay 1-A Regional

South Central 56, Brownstown/St Elmo 44

North Clay 56, CHBC 35

@ Goreville 1-A Regional

Goreville 75, Pope Co 37

Galatia/Thompsonville 47, Century 37

 @ Vienna 2-A Regional

Harrisburg 53, Massac Co 51

Anna-Jonesboro 38, Eldorado 37

 @ Sesser-Valier 2-A Regional

Nashville 65, Trico 33

Pinckneyville 49, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 42

 @ Newton 2-A Regional

Teutopolis 45, Lawrenceville 15

Pana 59, Mt Carmel 50

@ Carlyle 2-A Regional

Breese Central 65, Salem 37

Piasa Southwestern 44, Greenville 42

@ Columbia 2-A Regional

Freeburg 61, Columbia 39

Chester 50, Du Quoin 38

Regular Season

Herrin 41, Marion 36

JH VOLLEYBALL

New Hope over Bluford 25-20; 25-9

JV: Bluford over New Hope 15-25, 25-16; 15-12

West Salem over Cisne 25-13; 25-10

JV: West Salem over Cisne 25-9; 25-15

C: West Salem over Cisne 25-9; 25-13

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#23 Illinois rallied back from a 20-point deficit but fell to #25 Michigan State 70-69 Tuesday. Ayo Dosunmu led the Illini with 17 points and Andres Feliz added 15. Illinois has lost three straight, dropping to 16-and-8 overall and 8-and-5 in the Big Ten.

NBA

Wizards 126, Bulls 114

NHL

Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is in the hospital after collapsing during Tuesday’s game against the Ducks. Team President and General Manager Doug Armstrong says Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode and collapsed on the team bench after completing a shift. He was alert and moving all of his extremities as he was taken to an area hospital. The game was tied 1-1 at the time of the incident. It has been postponed and will be made up at a later date.

Oilers 5, Blackhawks 3

MLB

Cardinals pitchers and catchers will hold their first official workout of spring training today in Jupiter, Florida. The full squad doesn’t report till next Sunday, with their first workout the following day. The Cards begin Grapefruit League play February 22nd hosting the Mets.

2/10/20 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ Sullivan Class 2-A Regional

FCHS 38, Flora 20 – Kylie Stewart had 14 points to lead the Mules, who play Sullivan @ 7:30 pm Wednesday

Marshall 34, Shelbyville 31

 @ the Newton Class 2-A Regional

Lawrenceville 49, Newton 35

Mt Carmel 72, Robinson 42

 @ the Vienna Class 2-A Regional

assac Co 66, Vienna 42

Anna-Jonesboro 40, Murtphysboro 18

 @ the Johnston City Class 2-A Regional

Carmi-White Co 50, West Frankfort 30

Hamilton Co 47, Johnston City 37

 @ the Sesser-Valier Class 2-A Regional

Trico 42, Sparta 33

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 71, Trenton Wesclin 43

@ the Carlyle 2-A Regional

Salem 59, East Alton-Wood River 51

Piasa Southwestern 59, Carlyle 28

@ the Columbia 2-A Regional

Columbia 33, Red Bud 29

DuQuoin 52, Belleville Althoff 49

 @ the Edwards Co Class 1-A Regional

Christopher 44, Edwards Co 31

Waterloo Gibault vs Steeleville

@ the Marissa Class 2-A Regional

Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 51, Webber 45

New Athens 52, Valmeyer 12

 @ the Shawnee Class 1-A Regional

Cobden 72, Dongola 20

 @ the Goreville 1-A Regiional

Pope Co 62, Joppa-Maple Grove 39

Century 56, Hardin Co 22

 @ the North Clay Class 1-A Regional

South Central 56, Palestine-Hutsonville 44

North Clay 56, Oblong 35

 @ the Effingham St Anthony Class 1-A Regional

Cumberland 51, Bridgeport Red Hill 38

Dieterich 71, Ramsey 53

@ the Nokomis 1-A Regional

Sandoval 50, Raymond Lincolnwood 27

@ the Neoga 1-A Regional

Martinsville 47, Casey-Westfield 34

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Egyptian 72, Marion Agape Christian 67

Ramsey 59, Sandoval 47

JH VOLLEYBALL

St Mary’s over Cisne 25-19; 25-14

JV: St Mary’s over Cisne 25-18; 25-13

C: St Mary’s over Cisne 25-6; Cisne over St Mary;s 25-14

NBA

Nets 106, Pacers 105

LeBron James highlights a list of 44 finalists for the 2020 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team. USA Basketball revealed its player pool Monday, which also includes the likes of James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry. Those 44 will be whittled down to an eventual final 12-man roster. The Americans will look to repeat as gold medalists after winning it all in Rio four years ago.

MLB

Baseball season is here as spring training opens this week. Pitchers and catchers for many clubs, including the Cardinals, report to camp today, with position players working out next week. The first full slate of spring games in both the Cactus League and the Grapefruit League is a week from Saturday.

MLB is contemplating a major change to its playoff format. Multiple reports say an expanded playoff field from 10 teams to 14 is being considered. It would feature three division winners and four wild card teams, with the best team in each league receiving a bye into the division series. A change can’t happen until 2022 at the earliest due to the league’s TV contracts.

A former big league pitcher is blaming the Houston Astros for striking out his career. Mike Bolsinger has filed a civil suit against the Astros in Los Angeles. He claims Houston’s sign-stealing scheme led to a poor relief outing in 2017 and his demotion to the minor leagues. Bolsinger wants unspecified damages to be donated to LA-area children’s charities.

2/9/20 SCORES

HS WRESTLING

Mules wrestlers Ike Downen & Payton Allen each placed 3rd at the Robinson 1-A wrestllng regional Saturday, and will advance to the Vandalia Sectional next Saturday.  Otis Lurz & Cole Simpson both placed 4th.  They will serve as alternates for the sectional.

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

At the Benton “Rich Herrin Classic”

FCHS 44, Nashville 42 – Noah McElravy had 11 & Kane Hixenbaugh 10 to lead the Mules

Benton 69, Edwards County 36

Goreville 71,  Carmi-White County 45

Harrisburg 60, Greenville 41

Woodlawn 63, Vandalia 57

Sesser-Valier 42, Anna-Jonesboro 37

Marion 66, m – Mt Carmel 49

Herrin 63, Oregon 53

Elsewhere:

Flora 60, Wayne City 56  OT

Hamilton Co 59, Gallatin Co 40

West Frankfort 34, NCOE 31

Trico 57, Zeigler-Royalton 33

Pinckneyville 77, Du Quoin 35

Carbondale 41, Chester 28
Hardin Co. 60, Johnston City 44
Pope Co. 61, Vienna 40
Father McGivney 74, Lebanon 39
Thompsonville 81, Joppa/Maple Grove 35
Massac Co. 59, Carterville 52
Steeleville 62, Sparta 51
HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Eldorado 67, Mt Carmel 52

Mt Vernn 70, Taylorville 39

Carterville 58, Massac Co. 54

Chester 58, Vienna 28

Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 69, Mounds Meridian 56

Centralia 67,Belleville Althoff 21

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

At the SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament at Rend Lake College

Aviston 60, Cisne 35

Woodlawn 53, Bethel-McClellan 49

Marissa JH 60, Meridian MS 53

Central City 56, Raccoon 34

Pinckneyville 34, Allendale St Mary’s 29

Mascoutah Holy Childhood 51, Chester St Mary’s 33

Altamont Lutheran 59, Herrin OLMC 56

New Simpson Hill 24, Hardin Co 23

5TH/6TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL

@ the Coltbackers Tournament

Center St 31, Jasper 26 (Championship)

NBA

76ers 118, Bulls 111

NHL

Jets 5, Blackhawks 2

The Blues will retire Chris Pronger’s number-44 jersey next season. The date his jersey will be raised to the rafters at the Enterprise Center will be announced after the release of the 2020-2021 schedule. Pronger will become the eighth player in franchise history to have his number retired. He was originally acquired by the Blues in a controversial trade that sent fan-favorite Brendan Shanahan to the Hartford Whalers in 1995. During his nine seasons with St. Louis, Pronger was a four-time All-Star who tallied 84 goals and 272 assists.

XFL

DC Defenders 31, Seattle Dragons 19

Houston Roughnecks 37, LA Wildcats 17

New York Guardians 23, Tampa Bay Vipers 3

St Louis Battlehawks 15, Dallas Renegades 9

MLB

The Cardinals are set to begin spring training this week. Pitchers and catchers report Tuesday, with the full squad reporting next Sunday to Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. The Cards begin Grapefruit League play February 22nd by hosting the Mets.

NASCAR

Ricky Stenhouse Jr will be starting the Daytona 500 up front. Stenhouse won the pole after edging out Alex Bowman, who will start alongside him. It’s the third pole in Stenhouse’s career. Denny Hamlin won last year’s event. The Daytona 500 is this Sunday.

2/7/20 SCHEDULE

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

FCHS 68,  Eldorado 40 – Landon Zurliene had 18 points, Luke Dagg 12 & Kane Hixenbaugh 11 for the Mules, who mprove to 22-4 with the win

JV: FCHS 59,  Eldorado 40 – Dylan Best had 17 points & NOah Barger 11 to lead the JV Mules

 Freshman:  FCHS 65, Eldorado 44

Hamilton Co 50, Edwards Co 47 OT

Woodlawn 54, Cisne 40

Wayne City 51, Odin 47

Waltonville 63, Grayville 56 – OT

Carmi-White County 57, Johnston City 53

Goreville 60, Christopher 49

Chester 63, Vienna 22

Gallatin County 55, Galatia 35

NCOE 49, Webber 31

Crab Orchard 80, Dongola 56

Carterville 64, Anna-Jonesboro 44

Nashville 57, Sparta 29

Murphysboro 52, Herrin 39

Massac County 67, Harrisburg 58 – OT

Benton 56, West Frankfort 45

Salem 56, Freeburg 52

Trenton-Wesclin 49, Carlyle 31

Breese Mater Dei 61, Breese Central 50

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

At the SIJHSAA Class M State Tournament at Rend Lake College

Joseph Arthur (O’Fallon) 55, Pinckneyville 41

Breese 44, Goreville 31

Chester 51, Eldorado 32

Wolf Branch (Swansea) 64, Center Street 43 – Jay Mooring led the Colts in scoring with 13. Latrael Mooring had 10, and Justice Dagg netted 9. The Colts season comes to an end with a 21-5 overall record.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Maryland 75, lllinois 66

NBA

Toronto 115, Indiana 106

2/6/20 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

FCHS 49, Hamilton Co 45  OT

Eldorado 63, Edwards Co 25 – With the win, Lady Eagles clinch the BDC East title

Wayne City-Cisne 60, South Central 57

Carmi-White Co 62, Johnston City 39

Olney-Richland Co 52, Mt Carmel 42

Goreville 59, Vienna 40 – Goreville clinches the BDC West title with the win – It was also coach Moke Helton’s 500th win

Harrisburg 49. Herrin 39 – Harrisburg cliniches the outright River to River Conference – Ohio Division title with the win

Benton 61, Murphysboro 34

Massac Co 58, West Frankfort 27

Mt Vernon 56, Marion 32

Carterville 44, Pinckneyville 26

Nashville 41, Du Quoin 22

Anna-Jonesboro 61, Sparta 26

Chester 65, Trico 53

Salem 50, Columbia 41

Century 62, Mounds Meridian 55

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 69, Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 36

Breese Central 49. Okawville 26

Centralia 50, Carlyle 25

@ the Greater Egyptian Conference Tournament

Gallatin Co 42, Galatia-Thompsonville 25 (Championship)

Pope Co 58, Hardin Co 40 (3rd Place)

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Crab Orchard 77, Marion Agape Christian 46

St Elmo/Brownstown 74, Sandoval 39

JH VOLLEYBALL

Clay City over Cisne 25-9; 25-4

JV: Clay City over Cisne 25-12; 25-8

NBA

Pelicans 125, Bulls 119

A busy trade deadline day saw a flurry of notable names changing teams, with the biggest deal a four-player swap between the Warriors and Timberwolves that landed former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins in Golden State and D’Angelo Russell in Minnesota. The Warriors also dealt Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks to the 76ers. The Clippers, Knicks and Wizards orchestrated a three-team trade with Marcus Morris and Isaiah Thomas landing in Los Angeles, New York acquiring Moe Harkless and a 2020 first-round pick and Washington getting Jerome Robinson; the Cavaliers got Andre Drummond from the Pistons in exchange for Brandon Knight and John Henson; the Heat, Grizzlies and Timberwolves pulled off a three-team deal that sent Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters and Gorgui Dieng to Memphis, Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill to Miami and James Johnson to Minnesota; the Nuggets added guard Jordan McRae from the Wizards for point guard Shabazz Napier, and the Hawks re-acquired Dewayne Dedmon from the Kings for Alex Len and Jabari Parker.

NHL

Jets 4, Blues 2

MLB

The Cardinals are adding a pitcher to their roster just in time for the start of spring training next week. The club has claimed left-hander Ricardo Sánchez off waivers from Seattle. In Double-A last year, Sánchez posted a 4.44 ERA with 135 strikeouts and 38 walks in 27 starts. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cards designated infielder Ramón Urías for assignment.

In an interview that will air Friday on MLB Network, former Astros manager AJ Hinch said it is a “fair question” whether or not Houston’s 2017 World Series title is tainted. The interview will be the first public appearance for Hinch since he was fired for his role in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the proposed sale of a controlling share of the Mets from the families of Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to hedge fund manager Steven Cohen is off. Cohen bought an eight percent limited partnership stake in 2012 for $40 million and the proposed deal would have given him an 80 percent controlling share in a transaction that values the team at $2.6 billion.

2/5/20 SCORES

SIU football has announced the addition of FCHS senior Cade Carter to its 2020 roster. Carter’s addition on the first day of the second signing period Wednesday brings the Salukis 2020 signing class to 23. Carter helped lead the Mules to a 10-1 record this past year. Over his high school career, FCHS went 37-5 and won four straight Black Diamond Conference titles. He was First-team All-BDC the last two years and was the was the Captain of the Conference in 2019. This past year, Carter was alsonamed Academic All-State as a junior and senior.

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hamilton Co 72, Woodlawn 46

Goreville 75, Christopher 40

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Elverado 39, Ziegler-Royalton 35

NBA

Raptors 119, Pacers 118

NHL

Bruins 2, Blackhawks 1 OT

MLB

Seven players will be under consideration for election into the Cardinals Hall of Fame this summer. The Class of 2020 nominees are Steve Carlton, Keith Hernandez, Tom Herr, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria, Lee Smith and John Tudor. Fan voting will open on March 1st and continue through April 17th on the Cards website. The seventh induction class will be announced May 8th and two players will be inducted in an August 29th ceremony at Ballpark Village.

Pete Rose has once again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime suspension, citing the Astros’ recent sign stealing-scandal and the bans for steroids use as examples of his penalty being unfair. Rose’s lawyers submitted the reinstatement application to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, explaining that the career hits leader’s suspension is disproportionately unfair compared to the bans for PED use and sign-stealing. Manfred previously denied Rose’s reinstatement request in December 2015.

2/4/20 SCORES

We are adding coverage of the Center St and Cisne games from the SIJHSAA Class M and S State Tournaments to our broadcast schedule. Center St will play Wolf Branch @ 7:15 pm Friday in Class M and Cisne will play Aviston @ 6:15 pm Saturday in Class S. You can hear bioth games on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

FCHS 66, Wayne City 38 – Kane Hixenbaugh & Noah McElravy led the Mules with 13 apiece. Landon Zurliene added 12 and Colin Massie 11 as the Mules improve to 21-4 with the win. Travis Dickey had 13 and Noah Cooper 10 for Wayne City, who falls to 16-7. Also in the game, Dickey scored his 1000th career point for the Indians.

JV: FCHS 66, Wayne City 16 – Noah Barger had 12 and Dylan Best 11 for the JV Mules

Carmi-White Co 46, Edwards Co 38

Cisne 59, Sandoval 39

Elverado 36, Webber 29

Murphysboro 48, Eldorado 38

Woodlawn 57, Sesser-Valier 38

Mt Vernon 60, Jerseyville 39

West Frankfort 63, Du Quoin 46

Goreville 43, Chester 32

Trico 51, Christopher 39

Odin 85, Waltonville 54

Marion 78, Cahokia 59

Salem 56 Benton 49

Freeburg 48, Okawville 39

Egyptian 69, Vienna 53

Marion Agape Christian 67, Shawnee 47

Century 83, Dongola 65

Marissa-Coulterville 59, Steeleville 44

New Athens 49, Valmeyer 47

Breese Central 65, Carlyle 40

McCracken Co, KY 58, Massac Co 40

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Century 61, Johnston City 43

Harrisburg 61, West Frankfort 47

South Central 47, Centralia CORL 41

Centralia 53, Mt Vernon 46

Carterville 69, Sparta 24

Anna-Jonesboro 47, Du Quoin 38

Pinckneyvillle 31, Nashville 15

Vienna 75, Cobden 65

Carbondale 43, Cahokia 41

JH VOLLEYBALL

New Hope over Cisne 25-22; 25-16

JV: New Hope defeated Cisne 25-18; 25-19

NHL

Brayden Schenn had two goals and an assist as the Blues doubled up the Hurricanes 6-3 Tuesday. Zach Sanford scored twice and Sammy Blais and Colton Parayko each lit the lamp for the Blues, who extended its home point streak to 11 games. The Blues lead the Central Division with 72 points.

Wild 3, Blackhawks 2 OT

NFL

The Super Bowl champion Chiefs will celebrate with a parade through downtown Kansas City today. Kansas City beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl 54 Sunday in Miami.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will play not one, but two “home” games overseas in London next season. It will help the Jags financially, as games in London produce twice the money of a home game in Jacksonville. The games will be played on back-to-back weekends to reduce travel.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Today is college football’s National Signing Day. Highly recruited high school football players will decide to sign letters of intent to play for schools that have been working to get them on the field. The first Wednesday in February isn’t the event it used to be, since about 75 % of blue chip athletes make their choices during the early signing period.

Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio is stepping down effective immediately. Dantonio announced his abrupt retirement on Tuesday in a statement released by the school. Defensive coordinator Mike Tressel will be the acting coach while the Spartans find a replacement

NBA

The NBA is adding a pair of deep shots to this month’s All-Star Three-Point Contest in Chicago. The shots will each be worth three points and increase the total number of shots each round from 25 to 27. Competitors will get extra time, with 70 seconds to shoot instead of 60.

MLB

Outfielder Mookie Betts is finally on the move. ESPN reports the Red Sox have agreed to send the 2018 AL MVP and pitcher David Price to the Dodgers. Outfielder Alex Verdugo is expected to go to Boston as part of the deal. The Athletic reports the Twins are also involved in the trade.

The one baseball writer who did not vote to elect Derek Jeter to the Hall of Fame is keeping their ballot private. The Baseball Writers’ Association released ballots of 315 voters on Tuesday, with all public ballots including the former Yankee captain. Jeter was named on 396 of 397 ballots.2/3/20 SCORES

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ SIJHSAA Class M Regional @ Center St

Center St  50, Rome 20 (Championship) – The Colts will play Wolf Branch Middle School @ 7:15 pm Friday in the Class M State Tournament

 @ SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ New Hope

Cisne 47, New Hope 35 (Championship) – Cisne advances to the Class S State Tournament to take on Aviston @ 6:15 pm Saturday

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Eldorado 49, FCHS 28

Edwards Co 55, Johnston City 31 – Caelyn Nelson of Edwards Co scored her 1000th career point in the wuin

Hamilton Co 43, Carmi-White Co 25

Mt Carmel 69, Webber 36

Goreville 46, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 38

Woodlawn 79, Christopher 47

Harrisburg 45. Murphysboro 23

Carbondale 39, Salem 35

Breese Mater Dei 51, Teutopolis 47

Greenville 62 Centralia CORL 20

NBA

Mavericks 112, Pacers 103

MLB

The Cardinals are returning to the field this month for spring training. Pitchers and catchers will report Tuesday, Feb 11, with the full squad reportng Feb 16th. Grapefruit League play begins Feb 22nd against the Mets at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, FL The Redbirds are looking to defend their National League Central title this upcoming season.

NFL

The Super Bowl Champion Chiefs are back home. The team’s flight landed at Kansas City International Airport Monday afternoon. Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes stayed in Florida to be honored during a parade at Disney World. The Chiefs defeated the 49ers Sunday to win their 2nd Super Bowl. A victory parade is scheduled for Wednesday.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The top five are unchanged in this week’s Top 25 college basketball coaches’ poll. Baylor Baylor and Gonzaga remain one and two, followed by Kansas, San Diego State and Louisville. Dayton is 6th, while Duke, Florida State, Maryland and Auburn round out the top ten.

2/3/20 SCORES

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ SIJHSAA Class M Regional @ Center St

Center St  50, Rome 20 (Championship) – The Colts will play Wolf Branch Middle School @ 7:15 pm Friday in the Class M State Tournament

 @ SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ New Hope

Cisne 47, New Hope 35 (Championship) – Cisne advances to the Class S State Tournament to take on Aviston @ 6:15 pm Saturday

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Eldorado 49, FCHS 28

Edwards Co 55, Johnston City 31 – Caelyn Nelson of Edwards Co scored her 1000th career point in the wuin

Hamilton Co 43, Carmi-White Co 25

Mt Carmel 69, Webber 36

Goreville 46, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 38

Woodlawn 79, Christopher 47

Harrisburg 45. Murphysboro 23

Carbondale 39, Salem 35

Breese Mater Dei 51, Teutopolis 47

Greenville 62 Centralia CORL 20

NBA

Mavericks 112, Pacers 103

MLB

The Cardinals are returning to the field this month for spring training. Pitchers and catchers will report Tuesday, Feb 11, with the full squad reportng Feb 16th. Grapefruit League play begins Feb 22nd against the Mets at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, FL The Redbirds are looking to defend their National League Central title this upcoming season.

NFL

The Super Bowl Champion Chiefs are back home. The team’s flight landed at Kansas City International Airport Monday afternoon. Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes stayed in Florida to be honored during a parade at Disney World. The Chiefs defeated the 49ers Sunday to win their 2nd Super Bowl. A victory parade is scheduled for Wednesday.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The top five are unchanged in this week’s Top 25 college basketball coaches’ poll. Baylor Baylor and Gonzaga remain one and two, followed by Kansas, San Diego State and Louisville. Dayton is 6th, while Duke, Florida State, Maryland and Auburn round out the top ten.

2/2/20 SCORES

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

At the SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament at Rend Lake College

Jasper-Geff finished 4th @ the SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament @ Rend Lake College Saturday. The Polecats lost 34-31 to New Simpson Hill in the 3rd place game. Jasper-Geff finish with a 21-4 record

Okawvilledefeated Trinity St. John 40-22 in the championship game.

At the SIJHSAA Class L State Tournament at Rend Lake College

Massac 47, Centralia 38(Championship)

Fulton 45, Hamilton Co 34  ( 3rd place)

At the SIJHSAA Class M State Tournament at Rend Lake College

Christopher 38, Aviston 29 (Championship)

Trico 49, Vienna 48 (3rd place)

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

At the Panther Basketball Showcase at Pinckneyville

Pinckneyville 48, FCHS 42 – Landon Zurliene led the Mules with 20 points

Steeleville 55, Odin  25

Cairo 50, Waltonville 43

Cobden 50, Chester 34

Mounds Meridian 66, Mt Pulaski 62

Mt Carmel 64, Whitfield, MO 40

Centralia 58, Freeburg 41

Breese Mater Dei 58, Marion 43

JV Shootout

Breese Mater Dei 42, FCHS 37

 Elsewhere:

Johnston City 57, Wayne City 50

Woodlawn 30, Goreville 28

Sesser-Valier 73, Vienna 27

At the Greater Egyptian Conference Tournament

NCOE 47, Crab Orchard 33 (Championship)

Pope County 52, Gallatin Co 34 (3rd Place)

Hardin Co 71, Carrier-Mills-Stonefort 53 (Consolation)

At the National Trail Conference Tournament

Effingham St Anthony 62, Altamont 45 (Championship)

Dieterich 48, Neoga 41 (3rd Place)

South Central 73, North Clay 57 (Consolation)

St Elmo/Brownstown 49, Windsor/Stew-Stras. 29 (7th Place)

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wayne City 42, Johnston City 26

Hamilton County 67, West Frankfort 55

Anna-Jonesboro 53, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 28

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Number-18 Iowa snapped number-19 Illinois’s seven-game winning streak with a 72-65 Big Ten victory Sunday. Andres Felix led Illinois with 17 points. The Fighting Illini dropped to 16-and-6 overall and 8-and-3 in conference play.

NFL

The Chiefs scored 21 unanswered points in the final 6 1/2 minutes to rally for a 31-20 win over the 49ers in Super Bowl 54, giving the franchise its first NFL championship in 50 years. Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named MVP after finishing 26-of-42 for 286 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions and a a rushing touchdown.

Former St Louis Ram Isaac Bruce is going to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Bruce was one of five modern-era candidates selected Saturday in Miami for the Class of 2020. It was his sixth year of eligibility and fourth year as a finalist. Bruce is the St. Louis Rams’ all-time receiver in receptions, yards and touchdown catches. He is a four-time Pro Bowl pick. Other members of the class include Troy Polamalu of the Steelers, Broncos great Steve Atwater, Colts running back Edgerine James and Steve Hutchinson, who played on the offensive line for the Seahawks, Vikings and Titans over his 12 year career.

NBA

Raptors 129, Bulls 102

1/31/20 SCORES

The IHSA has released pairings for high school girls basketball post-season play.  Regional action will begin Monday, February 10. Fairfield will take on Flora at 7:30 p.m. February 10 at the Class 2-A Regional at Sullivan.  The winner will play Sullivan at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the 12th with the regional championship game set for Friday, February 14.  In 1-A, Edwards County will host a regional, and will play Christopher at 6 p.m. February 10.  The winner will play Woodlawn at 6 p.m. Wednesday the 12th with the regional championship game set for Friday, February 14th.  Wayne City will be at the Marissa-Coulterville Regional.  The Indians will play the winner of the New Athens/Vanmeyer game at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 11th with the winner playing for the regional title on Thursday the 13th.

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Fairfield 87, Johnston City 49 – Landon Zurliene had 34 points, Kane Hixenbaugh 12 and Noah McElravy netted 10 for the Mules.

JV: Fairfield 79, Johnston City 25 – Tyrese Petty had 16 and Noah Barger had 13 for the JV Mules.

Freshman: Fairfield 56, Johnston City 33

Wayne City 52, Edwards County 46

Cisne 76, Patoka 69

Eldorado 55, Hamilton County 40

Christopher 61 Vienna 50

Massac County 45, Murphysboro 39

Mt. Vernon 66, Carbondale 63

Herrin 48, Benton 45

Okawville 47, Columbia 35

Sesser-Valier 37, Trico 27

Carmi-White County 75, Grayville 64

Chester 54, Waterloo Gibault 32

Pinckneyville 68, Sparta 59

Nashville 51, Anna-Jonesboro 32

Carterville 68, Du Quoin 57

West Frankfort 63, Harrisburg 59

Breese Central 49, Freeburg 47 — OT

Trenton-Wesclin 48, Salem 35

At the Greater Egyptian Conference Tournament

Thompsonville 55, Galatia 49 (7th Place)

Crab Orchard 69, Gallatin County 61

NCOE 54, Pope County 37

At the Little Illini Conference Tournament

Newton 53, Lawrenceville 51 (Consolation)

Marshall 69, Robinson 57 (3rd Place)

Casey-Westfield 48, Olney-Richland County 39 (Championship)

At the National Trail Conference Tournament

South Central 37, Windsor/Stew-Stras 27

Altamont 62, Dieterich 50

NBA

Brooklyn Nets 133, Chicago Bulls 118

1/30/20 SCORES

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ the SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament @ Rend Lake College

Okawville 46, Jasper-Geff 30 -The Polecats will play New Simpson Hill at 12:30 pm Saturday for 3rd place. You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9 & online @ network1sports.com

Trinity St. John 32, New Simpson Hill 26

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ SIJHSAA Class M Regiional @ Center St

Center St 65, NCOE 41

Rome 45, Albion 23

 @ SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ New Hope

New Hope 38, Jasper 35

Cisne 50, Grayville 23

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

FCHS 52, Johnston City 47

JV: FCHS 30, Johnston City 21

Carmi-White Co 46, Edwards Co 40

Wayne City-Cisne 53, Christopher 45

Eldorado 50, Hamilton Co 45

Woodlawn 57 Webber 38

Harrisburg 42, Benton 37

Carterville 51, Nashville 45

Mt Vernon 75, Belleville Althoff 42

West Frankfort 63, Murphysboro 40

Paris 63, Flora 23

Breese Central 72, Carlyle 25

Carbondale 41, Vienna 19

Du Quoin 39, Sparta 26

Anna-Jonesboro 42, Pinckneyville 29

Centralia 39, Okawville 24

Steeleville 48, Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 46

Century 65, Hardin Co 35

New Athens 43, Marissa-Coulterville 40

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

@the Greater Egyptian Conference Tournament

Carrier Mills-Stonefort 66, Galatia 23

Hardin Co 68, Thompsonville 43

 @ the National Trail Conference Tournament

Windsor/Stew-Stras 48, CHBC 37

North Clay 63, St Elmo-Brownstown 47

Effingham St Anthony 54, Neoga 26

Elsewhere:

Carlisle Co, KY 91, Dongola 56

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Andres Feliz led 19th-ranked Illinois with 17 points in a 59-51 win over Minnesota Thursday. Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn added 13 each for the red-hot Illini, who won their seventh straight and improved to 16-and-5 and 8-and-2 in conference play. Illinois has moved into a first-place tie with Michigan State in the Big Ten

NBA

The NBA All-Star rosters are now complete as the reserves for each team were announced Thursday. Notable players include Jimmy Butler, Ben Simmons, Russell Westbrook and Brandon Ingram. Players who were snubbed include Bradley Beal and Devin Booker. A total of nine players are making their first All-Star appearance. The All-Star Game tips off February 16th in Chicago.

The NBA is changing the All-Star Game format to honor Kobe Bryant. Teams will compete to win each of the first three quarters, all of which will start at zero. At the start of the fourth quarter, the game clock will be turned off and a Final Target Score will be set. It will be determined by taking the leading team’s cumulative score through three quarters and adding 24 points, a nod to the number-24 jersey Bryant wore for much of his career.

NFL

Football fans are gearing up for Super Bowl 54 Sunday as the Chiefs take on the 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami to close out the NFL’s 100th season. The Niners are looking for their 6th championship trophy, while the Chiefs are hoping to win their 2nd Super Bowl in franchise history. Grammy-nominated recording artist Demi Lovato is set to sing the national anthem and Jennifer Lopez and Shakira highlight the half-time show. The NFL will also honor fallen basketball star Kobe Bryant and recently deceased Hall of Famer Chris Doleman. Kickoff at 5:30 pm.

1/29/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

@ the Little Illini Conference Tournament

Newton 45, Paris 30

Lawrenceville 52, Flora 50

@ the National Trail Conference Tournament

Altamont 64, Windsor/Stew-Stras 30

Dieterich 47, South Central 35

Elsewhere:

Chester 72, Ziegler-Royalton 34

Crab Orchard 75, Shawnee 41

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Carmi-White Co 41, Woodlawn 38

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 66, Chester 65

NBA

Pacers 115, Bulls 106 OT

JH BASKETBALL

A number iof area players have been nominated for the 3rd annual Southern Illinois Premier Junior High All-Star Classic Feb 28 – March 1 @ Rend Lake College. They include:

Class M Boys 8th Grade

Center St — Jay Mooring & Latrael Mooring

Albion — Anjuan Rhodes & Max Gerlach

NCOE — Lotlane Baker

Class M Boys 7th Grade

Center St — Justice Dagg

Albion — Cy Nelson & Owen Grimes

NCOE — Bryer Sauls

Class S Boys 8th Grade

Cisne — Anden Atwood

Jasper — Layne Tucker, Rylee Marshel

New Hope — Landen Harrelson, Trent Bliss

Wayne City — Tanner McNeil, Koby Anderson, Joey Greenwalt

Class S Boys 7th Grade

Jasper — Karson White & Andrew Bittles

Wayne City — Joel Beehm & Pierce Bryan Cisne — Landen Keck & Bowen

Grayville — Rowland

Class L Boys 8th Grade —

Carmi-White Co — Trey Dixon & Landon Driscoll

Hamilton Co — Trenton PIke & Abe Nixon

Class L Boys 7th Grade

Carmi-White Co — Gavin Holleman & Mitchell Edwrads

Hamilton Co —Andre Webb & Jaxck Zellers

Girls 8th Grade — Class L

Carmi White County — Mara Serafini, Ava Zaranti

Hamilton County — Hannah Moore, Desaire Dockery

Girls 7th Grade — Class L

Carmi White County — Ashlyn Rager, Alayna Johnson

Hamilton County — Kylah Parkhill

Class M Girls 8th Grade

Center St — Maybry Ellis, Emersyn Robbins

Class M Girls 7th Grade

Center St — Lily Gacek, Hunter Kirk

Class S Girls 8th Grade

Jasper-Geff — Rylee Edwards, Briley Easton

Kerley

New Hope — Lily Simpson

Class S Girls 7th Grade

Jasper-Geff r — Jailyn Gonzalez, Myra Copeland

New Hope — Lydia Duckworth, Cori Sutton, Olivia Smith

NFL

The Chiefs and the 49ers continue preparations for Super Bowl 54 Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The Chiefs are slight favorites for the big game. Kansas City is seeking the second Super Bowl title in franchise history. A win for the 49ers would give them a record-tying six Super Bowl titles. Pittsburgh and New England have both won six.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held his annual pre-Super Bowl press conference in Miami Wednesday, where he told reporters the league and the players union have had “incredibly productive dialogue” on reaching a new collective bargaining agreement. The current CBA will expire at the end of the 2020 season

1/28/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Wayne City 61, Webber 46

Hamilton Co 57, Cisne 44

Woodlawn 71, Grayville 39 – Blake McKay of Woodlawn scored his 2000th career point in the game

Mt Carmel 60, Gibson Southern, IN 49

Waltonvillle 41, Ziegler-Royalton 39

Patoka 81, Centralia CORL 61

Salem 51, Columbia 30

Chester 60, Christopher 56

Lovejoy 56, Murphysboro 51

Massac Co 82, Mounds Meridian 46

Cairo 89, Egyptian 71

@ the Greater Egyptian Conference Tournament

Gallatin Co 46, Hardin Co 39

Crab Orchard 73, Thompsonville 41

@ the Little Illini Conference Tournament

Casey-Westfield 49, Marshall 39

Olney-Richand Co 52, Robinson 44

@ the National Trail Conference Tournament

Effingham St Anthony 57, St Elmo/Brownstown 28

Neoga 44, North Clay 43

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hamilton Co 57, Johnston City 22

Vienna 59, Christopher 33

Carterville 43, Anna-Jonesboro 33

Pinclneyville 44, Du Quoin 36

Benton 52, West Frankfort 26

Herrin 46, Murphysboro 38

Massac Co 45, Harrisburg 42

Carbondale 49, Belleville Althoff 38

Centralia 54, Marion 31

Trico 50, Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 43

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Carmi-White Co 39, Center St 38 – Colts edn the reguilar season @ 19-4

JV: Carmi-White Co 38, Center St 29

@ the SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ New Hope

Grayville 52, Wayne City 43

Jasper 67, Geff 12

The Jasper vs New Hope game at the SIJHSAA Class S Boys Regional Thursday (1/30) has been switched to a 4:45 pm tip-off to allow Jasper students and fans time to get to Rend Lake College for the Jasper-Geff girls vs Okawville at the SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament. You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9 & network1sports.com

NHL

David Perron posted a goal and an assist before scoring the deciding goal in the shootout in the Blues 5-4 victory over the Flames Tuesday. Zach Sanford had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who snapped a three game losing skid. Alexander Steen and Jaden Schwartz also lit the lamp in the win.

NFL

Super Bowl 54 is just days away from kicking off at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The 49ers clash with the Chiefs on Sunday. The Niners are chasing the sixth Super Bowl title in franchise history, which would tie the league record for most all-time. The Chiefs are playing in their first Super Bowl in 50 years and are seeking the second title in team history.

MLB

Dusty Baker is in line to replace A.J. Hinch as manager of the Houston Astros. Multiple reports state the Astros plan to hire the 70-year-old Baker. He interviewed with Houston last week. He last managed Washington in 2017 and is a three-time Manager of the Year.

NBA
The bodies of all nine victims who died when Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crashed are now recovered. Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed in the crash on Sunday. Meanwhile, support to change the NBA’s logo in honor of basketball icon Kobe Bryant continues to grow. The petition on Change.org has now surpassed two-point-three-million signatures.

1/27/20 SCORES

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Carmi-White Co 40, FCHS 32 – Leah Bowers led the Lady Mules with 11 points

JV: FCHS 39, Carmi-White Co 30 – Destony Hooker had 11 for the JV Mules

Gallatin Co 34, Wayne City 32

Chester 67, Christopher 40

Eldorado 66, Johnston City 24

Woodlawn 65, Goreville 57

Benton 43, Trico 18

Paris 66, Robinson 23

Century 67, Cobden 35

Okawville 49, New Athens 32

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ the Greater Egyptian Conference Tournament

NCOE 52, Galatia 39

Pope Co 69, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 44

 @ the National Trail Conference Tournament

St Elmo/Brownstown 72, CHBC 38

 @ the Little Illini Conference Tournament

Newton 56, Red Hill 31

Elsewhere:

Odin 65, Sandoval 30

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 49, Gallatin Co 30

JV: Gallatin Co 34, Center St 20

NBA

Bulls 110, Spurs 109

Tonight’s game between the Lakers and the Clippers in Los Angeles is being postponed. The NBA says the death of Kobe Bryant and eight others makes grieving more important than playing. Bryant spent 20 seasons with the Lakers, winning five NBA championships. Bryant, his daughter and seven others died on Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA.

NHL

Canucks 3, Blues 1

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn is bringing home another award. The first year center was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after averaging 13.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in a pair of road victories. This is now the seventh Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade for Cockburn. He has now earned the honor the second-most times by any Big Ten player.

NFL

Both the 49ers and Chiefs will meet with the press again today as Super Bowl week ramps up. Both squads landed in Miami on Sunday and spent yesterday talking to reporters to kick off Super Bowl Opening Night. The Niners and Chiefs clash on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium for all the marbles.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Jerry Sandusky’s legal effort to have his decades long child molestation sentence reduced will be the subject of a hearing Today in a Pennsylvania courtroom. The former Penn State assistant football coach’s defense lawyers and state prosecutors are expected to argue about whether his 30- to 60-year term for sexual abuse of 10 boys should be recosidered. Sandusky was convicted of 45 criminal counts, although he maintains he was wrongly convicted. His arrest in 2011 led to the firing of Hall of Fame head coach Joe Paterno, and the university subsequently paying out more than $100 million to people who said they had been abused by Sandusky.

1/26/20 SCORES

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is dead at the age of 41 following a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning. Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among the nine people confirmed dead in the crash. Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa and three other daughters. He began his NBA career with the Lakers in 1996 and spent 20 seasons with them. Bryant helped the Lakers win five championships.

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ the Carmi-White Co Invitational

FCHS 48, Mt Carmel 47 – Landon Zurliene hit two free-throws in the final seconds as the Mules win the Championship for the 2nd straight year.

The All-Tournament team includes MVP Landon Zurliene & Kane Hixenbaugh of FCHS, Kaleb Apppleby of Mt Carmel, Ethan Mahon of Carmi-White Co,  Andrew Bittle of Harrisburg & Kaleb Dosher of Mt. Vernon, IN.

 @ the Midland Trail Conference Tournament @ Wayne City

Championship – Woodlawn 55, Wayne City 53

3rd Place – Odin 56,Waltonville 34

Consolation Championship – Cisne 54, CORL 39

The All-Tournament team includes Kaiden Taylor & Kent Miller of Wayne City & Connor Brach of Cisne,

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

At the Eldorado Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Classic

Championship – Eldorado 45, Harrisburg 35

3rd Place – Mt. Carmel 49, FCHS 38 – Leah Bowers was named to the All-Tournament team.

5th Place – Goreville 57, Carmi-White County 37

7th Place – Gallatin County 53, Vienna 38

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

At SIJHSAA Class S State Tournament @ Rend Lake College

Jasper-Geff 28, Century 25 – The Polecats will play Okawville @ 7:15 pm Thursday in the Final Four @ Rend Lake College

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

At the Cisne 7th Grade Tournament

 Championship: Cisne 47, Center St 14

 3rd Place: St Mary’s 39, New Hope 24

 Consolation: Wayne City 39, Jasper 38

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#22 Illinois 64, Michigan 62

NBA

Trail Blazers 139, Pacers 129

NHL

St. Louis is coming off a successful NHL All-Star Weekend. The Pacific Division defeated the Atlantic Division 5-4 in the final of the 3-on-3 tournament of the All-Star Game on Saturday. Blues coach Craig Berube used an all-St. Louis starting lineup for the Central Division team, which lost to Team Pacific in the first round. It was the first NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis since 1988

NFL

AFC 38, NFC 33

The Chiefs and 49ers are in Miami for Super Bowl 54. Both teams landed in South Beach Sunday. Kansas City and San Francisco will clash on Sunday for all the marbles. The Niners are chasing their sixth Super Bowl title in franchise history. The Chiefs are making their first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years.

1/24/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

At the Carmi-White Co Invitational Tournament

Harrisburg 57, Edwards County 35

Mt. Carmel 59, Mt Vernon, Indiana 42

FCHS 77, Carmi-White County 43 – Landon Zurliene had 21 points and Noah McElravy 11 to lead the Mules

At the Little Illini Conference Tournament

Flora 49, Red Hill 36

At the Benton Invitational

Pinckneyville 75, Mounds Meridian 39

Benton 47, Sesser-Valier 39

Hamilton County 49, Vandalia 47 — OT

At the Egyptian Mid-Winter Classic

Ziegler-Royalton 55, Joppa-Maple Grove 36

Egyptian 76, Galatia 53

Dongola 49, Shawnee 44

At the Johnston City Arrowhead Classic

Christopher 54, Anna-Jonesboro 35

Eldorado 54, Johnston City 43

At the Metropolis Superman Classic

Massac County 62, Carterville 53

Charleston, Missouri 83, Goreville 70

At the Nashville Invitational

Breese Mater Dei 64, Breese Central 35

Nashville 34, Mascoutah 30

At the Okawville Invitational

Alton Marquette 65, Roxanna 37

Trenton-Wesclin 59, Okawville 56

At the Sparta Mid-Winter Classic

Freeburg 51, Red Bud 42

Columbia 76, Steeleville 61

Sparta 62, Trico 43

At the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic

Cairo 51, Herrin 48

Marion 66, West Frankfort 57

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wayne City-Cisne 49, Centralia CORL 27

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ the Cisne 7th Grade Tournament

Center St 42, Wayne City 17

Allendale St Mary’s 39, NCOE 36

New Hope 35, Jasper 31

Cisne 45, Clay City 4

NBA

Sacramento 98, Chicago 81

Indiana 129, Golden State 118 

1/23/20 SCORES

The Conrad Allen Holiday Tournament will have at least one new team next year. According to Wayne City Athletic Director Jake Talbert, Edwards County will replace Red Hill in the tournament. Talbert says the school is looking for additional teams to add for next year, possible making making the tournament a 12 team event.

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ the Eldorado Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Classic

Eldorado 48, FCHS 45

Goreville 49, Vienna 33

@ the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 49, Herrin 40 – SVW wins the tournament championship with a 3-0 record

Pinckneyville 72, West Frankfort 24

@ the Elverado Farmer Frenzy Tournament

Elverado/Ziegler-Royalton 51, Cobden 38

Woodlawn 41, Galatia-Thompsonville 35

Johnston City 53, Webber 35

@ the Effingham Round Robin

Effingham 51, Centralia 42

@ the Carbondale Mid-Winter Classic

Massac Co 56, Mt Vernon 54

Chester 39, Marion 37

McCracken Co, KY 60, Carbondale 40

  Elsewhere:

Hamilton Co 66, Edwards Co 37

Trico 58, Christopher 53

DuQuoin 51, Murphysboro 38

Anna-Jonesboro 38, Benton 19

Carlyle 58, Sandoval 49

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ the Midland Trail Conference Tournament @ Wayne City

Wayne City 76, Odin 54

Woodlawn 67, Waltonville 48

 @ the Johnston City Arrowhead Classic

Du Quoin 68, Eldorado 63

Anna-Jonesboro 59, Johnston City 43

 @ the Metropolis Superman Classic

Graves Co, KY 85, Vienna 30

Cobden 55, Century 54

@ the Salem Invitational Tournament

Effinghan 70, Mt Vernon 64

Teutopolis 42, TF North 35

 @ the Sparta Mid-Winter Classic

Trico 36, Red Bud 33

Waterloo 53, Steeleville 48

Murphysboro 53, Columbia 42

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Mt Carmel 44, Center St 35

JV: Center St 21, Mt Carmel 15

Jasper 35, New Hope 33

JV: Jasper 28, New Hope 20

C: New Hope 14, Jasper 13

Cisne 67, Albion 35

JV: Cisne 38, Albion 37 OT

NHL

NHL All-Star Weekend kicks off tonight in St. Louis. The All-Star Skills Competition begins at 7 pm. at the Enterprise Center. Events include Shooting Stars, the Elite Women’s 3-on-3, the Fastest Skater and the Hardest Shot. The All-Star Game will be played tomorrow night. Alex Pietrangelo, Ryan O’Reilly, Jordan Binnington, David Perron and Coach Craig Berube will be representing the Blues on the Central Division team.

NBA

Lakers forward LeBron James will be a starter in his 16th All-Star Game. He, Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden have been voted in to start for the Western Conference. Giannis Antetokounmpo , Kyrie Irving, Pascal Siakam, Trae Young and Joel Embiid will start for the East. The reserves will be named next Thursday. The All-Star Game will tip off February 16th in Chicago.

1/22/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

@ Carmi-White Co Invitational Tournament

Mt Vernon, IN 71, Edwards Co 64 OT

FCHS 71,  Harrisburg 34 – Landon Zuriene had 17 points, Kane Hixenbaugh 12 & Colin Massie 11 to lead the Mules

Mt Carmel 48, Carmi-White Co 45

 @ the Midland Trail Conference Tournament @ Wayne City

Cisne 61, Grayville 44

Centralia CORL 51, Webber 41

 @ the Benton Invitational Tournament

Benton 60, Vandalia 49

Pinckneyville 59, Hamilton Co 24

Sesser-Valier 58, Mounds Meridian 49

@ the Egyptian Mid-Winter Classic

Ziegler-Royalton 60, Galatia 24

Egyptian 76, Joppa-Maple Grove 66

Lovejoy 64, Elverado 32

 @ the Nashville Invitational Tournament

Breese Mater Dei 73, Metro East Lutheran 33

Nashville 59, Brentwood, MO 37

 @ the Okawville Invitational Tournament

Alton Marquette 62, Carlyle 53

Okawvillle 45, Waterloo Gibault 26

 @ the Sparta Mid-Winter Classic

Murphysboro 51, Steeleville 39

Waterloo 57, Columbia 45

Sparta 73, Freeburg 63

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ the Eldorado Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Classic

Carmi-White Co. 41, Gallatin Co 38 – Sydney Lucas of Carmi-White Co scored her 1000th point in the game

Harrisburg 40, Mt Carmel 33

 @ the West Frankfort Mid Winter Classic

Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 61, West Frankfort 48

Pinckneyville 42, Herrin 21

@ the Highland Tournament

Civic Memorial 42, Teutopolis 34

Breese Central 39, Triad 24

Okawville 49, Belleville East 42

NBA

Bulls 117, Timberwolves 110

Pacers 112, Suns 87

The starters for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game will be announced tonight on TNT. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo are among the top vote-getters. Reserves will be revealed next week.

MLB

Matt Wieters is returning to the Cardinals. The club has re-signed the veteran catcher to a one-year deal worth two-million-dollars, with one-million-dollars in incentives. The 33-year-old will be Yadier Molina’s backup for a second year. Wieters hit .214 with 11 home runs last season.

NFL

The Oakland Raiders are now officially the Las Vegas Raiders. Team owner Mark Davis made the announcement Wednesday outside brand-new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The team was approved to relocate in March 2017, and the new stadium is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 season. The Raiders have called Oakland home since 1960, excluding a 13-season stint in Los Angeles beginning in 1982.

1/21/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ the Midland Trail Conference Tournament

Waltonville 51, Cisne 45

Wayne City 66, Centralia CORL 48

Odin 69, Webber 46

Woodlawn 70, Grayville 34

 @ the Egyptian Mid-Winter Classic

Lovejoy 107, Dongola 40

Egyptian 72, Ziegler-Royalton 38

Elverado 49, Shawnee 27

 @ the Johnston City Arrowhead Classic

Eldorado 38, Anna-Jonesboro 27

Christopher 59, Du Quoin 52

 @ the Metropolis Superman Classic

Charleston, MO 75, Cobden 43

Goreville 85, Century 44

 @ the Sparta Mid-Winter Classic

Murphysboro 59, Waterloo 51

Freeburg 52, Trico 46

Sparta 68, Red Bud 55 OT

 @ the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic

Marion 51, Cairo 46

Herrin 57, West Frankfort 52

Elsewhere:

Casey-Westfield 54, Olney-Richland Co 49

Newton 55, Flora 30

North Clay 50, Windsor 42

Pope Co 63, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 47

Crab Orchard 76, Thompsonville 39

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Center St 70, Wayne City 11

JV: Wayne City defeated Center St

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Kofi Cockburn posted 22 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks as 22nd-ranked Illinois beat Purdue 79-62 Tuesday. Trent Frazier added 21 points and Ayo Dosunmu recorded a double-double with 18 points and eleven assists in the Illini’s fifth straight win. Illinois jumped to 14-and-5 overall and 6-and-2 in the Big Ten.

NHL

Panthers 4, Blackhawks 3

MLB

Derek Jeter and former Cardinal Larry Walker are entering the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Both were announced Tuesday as new members in the Class of 2020. Jeter was just one vote shy of becoming the second unanimously-elected member of the Hall. Walker was selected in his final year on the ballot. Over his 17-year career, the Rockies legend was the National League MVP in 1997, a seven-time Gold Glover, a five-time All-Star, and a three-time NL batting champ. Walker ended his career with the Cardinals, hitting .286 with 26 homers and 79 RBI in 144 games. Home run king Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling all fell short.

Free-agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna is leaving the Cardinals and heading to Atlanta. Ozuna has agreed to a one-year contract worth 18-million-dollars with the Braves. The two-time All-Star batted .241 with 29 home runs and 89 RBI last season with the Cardinals.

1/20/20 SCORES

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

 @ 41st Annual Carmi-White Co Invitational Tournament

FCHS 82, Mt Vernon, IN 42 – Landon Zurliene had 20 points, Kane Hixenbaugh 15 & Colin Massie & Brandon Lane 11 each for the Mules

Mt Carmel 58, Edwards Co 48

Harrisburg 76, Carmi-White Co 57

 @ the Midland Trail Conference Tournament

Grayville 50, Sandoval 40

 @ the Benton Invitational Tournament

Vandalia 82, Mounds Meridian 57

Pinckneyville 50, Sesser-Valier 22

Benton 51, Hamilton Co 34

 @ the Egyptian Mid-Winter Tournament

Galatia 71, Joppa-Maple Grove 38

Lovejoy 101, Shawnee 42

Elverado 60, Dongola 24

 @ the Johnston City Arrowhead Classic

Eldorado 58, Christopher 47

Du Quoin 63, Johnston City 47

 @ the Metropolis Superman Classic

Carterville 42, Graves Co, KY 30

Massac Co 64, Vienna 43

 @ the Nashville Invitational Tournament

Mascoutah 66, Brentwood, MO 48

Breese Central 62, Metro-East Lutheran 41

 @ the Okawville Invitational Tournament

Roxana 58, Carlyle 41

Wesclin 56, Waterloo Gibault 24

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ the Eldorado Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Tournament

FCHS 51, Goreville 34

Harrisburg 42,  Carmi-White Co 22

Mt Carmel 47, Gallatin Co 43

Eldorado 75, Vienna 49

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 @ SIJHSAA Class S Regional @ New Hope

Championship – Jasper-Geff 29, New Hope 25 – Jasper-Geff advances to the Class S State Tournament. The Polecats will play either Century or Cairo at 5 pm Saturday

NBA

Bucks 111, Bulls 98

Jazz 118, Pacers 88

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Gonzaga and Baylor are still one and two in the latest Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. The Bulldogs got 19-of-32 first-place votes to retain the top spot. The Bears received the other 13. Kansas is back up to third, San Diego State is fourth and Louisville fifth. Florida State, Dayton, Duke, Michigan State and Seton Hall round out the top-10.

MLB

Yadier Molina only wants to play for the Cardinals. Speaking Monday at the club’s Winter Warm-Up, the 37-year-old catcher said if the Cardinals don’t want him back after his contract ends, he’ll hang it up. Molina is entering the final year of his deal this upcoming season, his 16th with the Cards. He said he thinks he has at least two more years in him.

The eyes of the baseball world are going to be on Cooperstown today as the Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is announced. Former Yankees captain Derek Jeter is a favorite to be among this year’s inductees. This year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be July 26th in Cooperstown.

1/19/20 SCORES

HS WRESTLING

Mules Wrestling Team place 3rd at the Carmi-White Co Tournament. The Mules got 1st place finishes from Payton Allen & Konnor Dagg, 2nd place finishes from Alex Witucki, Ike Downen, Cole Simpson & Jake Eckleberry & 3rd place finishes from Otis Lurz & Jake Gibson

HS BOYS BASKETBALL

Wayne City 78, North Clay 57

JV: North Clay 53, Wayne City 32

Hamilton Co. 42, Carrier Mills-Stonefort 28

NCOE 77, Grayville 69

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL

@ Eldorado Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Classic

FCHS 40, Vienna 22

Eldorado 66, Goreville 32

Harrisburg 47, Gallatin Co 34

Mt Carmel 49, Carmi-White Co 38

@ the Sally Niemeyer Classic @ Benton

Anna-Jonesboro 39, Hamilton Co 26

Mt Zion 57, Mt Vernon 43

Freeburg 32, Benton 29

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illini 75, Northwestern 71

NFL

The stage is set for Super Bowl 54 as the Chiefs face off with the 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on February 2nd. The Niners cruised past the Packers 37-20 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, while the Chiefs rallied past the Titans 35-24 in the AFC title game. This will be Kansas City’s first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years. The 49ers are chasing their sixth title in franchise history.

NBA

Pacers 115, Nuggets 107

NHL

Blackhawks 5, Winnipeg 2

NHL All-Star Weekend gets going on Friday in St. Louis. The All-Star Game takes place on Saturday night, while the Skills Competition takes place on Friday. The NHL will also hold an Elite Women’s three-on-three tournament on Friday between the top American and Canadian players.

MLB

Cardinals leadership believes the club can still get better this off-season. Speaking at the club’s Winter Warmup on Saturday, Cards President John Mozeliak said improvement has to be internal. He believes there are many players who didn’t even play at their normal levels last season. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on February 11th, with Opening Day on March 26th.

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

Illi