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Rising Stars: East St. Louis-Lincoln Tigerettes basketball team plays in state championship game

EAST ST. LOUIS The East St. Louis-Lincoln eighth-grade girls basketball team is trying to establish a big first - a School District 189 state championship.

IESA eighth-grade girls state starts Saturday - Sports  Peoria Journal Star

The Illinois Elementary School Association eighth-grade girls basketball state tournaments, which begin Saturday in each of the four classes, include nine teams ...

St. Teresa soccer advances to regional championship  Herald & Review

MACON -- Speed kills and there was nothing deadlier than St. Teresa's offense Tuesday in their Class 1A Macon Meridian Regional semifinal match with Mount ...

Meridian celebrates new gym, then gets more good news  Herald & Review

MACON — Meridian High School's brand-new gym was a sea of Hawk green Friday for its dedication.

TUPPER: Blue Mound coaching legend Dick McDonald to be recognized this weekend  Herald & Review

In portions of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Dick McDonald coached baseball, track and field, cross country and boys basketball and it sounds almost ...

Rules changes could be coming in high school basketball  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Basketball is back and will look much the same as did last year.

'We're not safe in our schools': Central Illinois students face range of discipline after walkouts  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Students at both Decatur public high schools were among those who participated in a national movement to walk out of class to protest gun ...

Meridian puts on a show  Herald & Review

MACON – Jack Blickensderfer hadn't coached a team to a 100-point game, he just assumed he had – maybe even twice.

A little inspiration: Meridian's Kircher motivated by family  Herald & Review

MACON — Layne Kircher's schedule is busier than most high school students.

Meridian softball piecing the puzzle together  Herald & Review

Taylor Kirby walked into her first practice this year knowing all of five teammates.

Eastern Star All-Star Preview: West Team -, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-  WAND

FORSYTH -- The 28th annual Eastern Star All-Star Football Game comes to Maroa-Forsyth's Walter Boyd Field on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The West Team's ...

Mount Zion pitcher's recovery revives talks about wearing protective masks  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — The injuries to Mount Zion softball pitcher Ally Bruner from a line drive that struck her head sparked conversation from softball teams area-wide ...

Warrensburg young but rollling  Herald & Review

MACON — The first inning has been mostly unkind to Warrensburg-Latham's Reis Kendrick so far this season.

A magical high school baseball season  Illinois Times

One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach and a Magical Baseball Season, by Chris Ballard. Hyperion, 234 pages. Here in central Illinois we love ...

Area schools with IHSA state trophies | HR Preps |  Herald & Review

Click on the icon to the left of "HR Preps: Area state trophies" to bring out a list of all the trophies or zoom in on each city in the.

Lost chances for Sullivan against Carlyle  Herald & Review

MACON -- Sullivan wouldn't go away, but Carlyle pitcher Kaelyn Johnson refused to relinquish the lead her offense built her.

Signing Day: Local athletes across Central Illinois commit  WAND

Today is national signing day. Here at WAND News we are celebrating all local athletes in Central Illinois who have committed to playing a sport in college.

Decatur-area girls invited to be inspired at Girls World Expo  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Abbey Rutledge said she doesn't think there are enough opportunities around the Decatur area to inspire girls and young women to be their best.

Hawks bring offensive balance and a puzzle to solve  Herald & Review

MACON – In the middle of a 3-on-3 practice, a Meridian guard turned the ball over and hung his head, frustrated at what he'd given up.

Aukamp, Meridian softball rallies to hold off Shelbyville  Herald & Review

MACON -- There's more than a handful of reasons it's helpful to have a senior heavy roster.

Curtain closes on Cerro Gordo teacher's 30-year career  Herald & Review

CERRO GORDO — Like a ship and its captain, all musicals need a director to guide the show along a path to opening night.

Jumping back in: Teen overcomes injury to make national trampoline team  Herald & Review

MACON – When Alexandra Crackel tore the ACL in her left knee playing power puff football last school year, she and her family thought her goal of making the ...

Documentary highlights Blue Mound gymnastic success, community loss  Herald & Review

BLUE MOUND — Paul Sheriff returned to his childhood home of Blue Mound to show his documentary, “My Sister Hali,” for the first time. The film follows the ...

The Okaw's golden era  Herald & Review

The Okaw Valley Conference has been around almost as long as football has been played in Illinois, with the original charter dating back to 1925.

YOUTH BASKETBALL: Trimpe eighth-grade girls advance to title game  AdVantage News

The Trimpe eighth-grade girls' basketball team poses with its Class 8-4A Trimpe Sectional title last week. The squad will play for some more hardware on ...

Injured Meridian athlete showing signs of improvement | Local  Herald & Review

DECATUR - Derek Cookson, a 17-year-old Meridian High School junior who was critically injured during a fight late Thursday night, is showing some signs of ...

AGATE: Friday's Scoreboard | Sports  Effingham Daily News

Sports on TV. Friday's Games. BOXING. 8 p.m.. FS1 — Premier Champions, Jean Pascal vs. Ahmed Elbiali, light heavyweights, at Hialeah, Fla. COLLEGE ...

McReynolds, Brenna C.  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Brenna C. McReynolds of Berkeley, IL formerly of Decatur, IL passed away October 17, 2013. A *service* to celebrate Brenna's life will be held at ...

Meet the staff of the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce  Herald & Review

Membership Development. Scott is involved in all aspects of membership recruitment, development and retention. He leads the Chamber Ambassador Program, ...

French Fried 5K about the fun, not the run  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Dalton Collins and his fellow Meridian High School alumni, Tanner Bourisaw and Drake Baker, joined Saturday's French Fried 5K to show off the ...

'Freedom Writer' brings inspiration to Meridian | Local |  Herald & Review

MACON — Sharaud Moore started his talk at Meridian High School with some poetry.

Hawks End Purple Panthers' Season In Regional Opener

After a successful regular season the Litchfield Purple Panthers looked to make a run in the postseason but with four unanswered goals, the Meridian Hawks ...

St. Teresa honors coaches with field dedication, Mass set Sunday  Herald & Review

Hey, Super Sunday is coming up. St. Teresa High School is honoring three super football coaches.

Future pilots take flight in Young Eagles program  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Sean Brokaw fell in love with flying the moment he entered an airplane. Sitting in the front seat with his grandfather, the 7-year-old boy knew what ...

Charleston, Arcola set for eighth grade state tournament  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MACON (JG-TC) -- The 19-0 Charleston Little Trojans eighth grade girls' basketball team is to play in the IESA Class 4A state tournament Saturday at 1 p.m. ...

Nation's Top 100 Senior Girls Recruits Returning For Outdoor Track & Field

Check out the nation's top 100 senior girls recruits by event returning for the outdoor track season. California state champ sprinter Lauren Rain Williams still ...

B/R CFB Recruiting 200: Top 200 Overall Recruits for 2016  Bleacher Report

After thorough study using specific scoring criteria, Bleacher Report recruiting analysts Damon Sayles, Sanjay Kirpalani and Tyler Donohue have graded the top ...

US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Girls 400m Hurdles  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor girls returnees in the 400 meter hurdles.

Who Won The Nation This Week? Maggie Farrell Leads 9 Under 11 In Elite 3200 Race In Michigan  MileSplit

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JC's Past Blogs  WAND

20090727. July 27, 1981. Thunderstorms moved across central Illinois around sunrise, producing 4.33 inches of rain at Springfield's Capital Airport. This set a ...

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