Author Archives: Toby Gullion

Area Football Teams Prepare For Saturday’s Quarterfinals

Area Football Teams Prepare For Saturday’s Quarterfinals

The times are set for this weekend’s IHSA football quarterfinals. In 2a, Pana will travel to Nashville to take on the Hornets at 1pm. In 3a, Mater Dei hosts Quincy Notre Dame at 2pm at the same time Vandalia is at Williamsville. In 4a, Effingham is at Fairburgy Prairie Central at 2pm with Murphysboro hosting…Read more »

Volleyball Teams Prepare For State Semifinals This Weekend

Volleyball Teams Prepare For State Semifinals This Weekend

The volleyball state semifinals will be held at Redbird Arena in Normal starting Friday. The day will begin at 9am with 1a semifinals between Athens and Newark followed by NCOE and Illini Bluffs. In 2a at noon, Mater Dei takes on St Joseph Ogden followed by Rockford Lutheran and Decatur St Teresa. In 3a at…Read more »

NJCAA Basketball Rankings Are Out…Vincennes Top Team In D1 Men

NJCAA Basketball Rankings Are Out…Vincennes Top Team In D1 Men

The rankings are out in the NJCAA.  In Division 1 women’s basketball Gulf Coast State is the top team in the country with Wabash Valley ranked 19th. In D2 women’s basketball, Kirkwood is the #1 team with Lincoln Land 5th, Illinois Central 9th and South Suburban 16th.  Also receiving votes were Parkland, Kankakee and Lake…Read more »

Schildt, Baldelli Wins Manager of the Year Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Less than a week after his mother’s passing, Mike Shildt was honored for piloting the St. Louis Cardinals back into the playoffs, narrowly beating Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers to win NL Manager of the Year. Shildt earned the award in his first full season on the job, even though…Read more »

US drops to 1-3 in Olympic baseball qualifying

The United States dropped to 1-3 in the super round of an Olympic baseball qualifying tournament, losing to Australia 2-1 on Wednesday at the Tokyo Dome. Minnesota prospect Aaron Whitefield hit a two-run single in the first off Boston’s Tanner Houck at the Premier12 tournament game. The U.S. was held to four hits, including an…Read more »

Coyotes snap Blues’ 7-game win streak, 3-2 in shootout

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tired Arizona Coyotes team showed what you can do on little sleep. Nick Schmaltz and Conor Garland scored in the shootout, and the Coyotes snapped the St. Louis Blues’ seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. The Coyotes landed at 1 a.m. Tuesday after flying in from Washington,…Read more »

White shines as Bulls beat Knicks 120-102

CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White waited as Roy Williams walked up the court. Williams playfully bowed in front of his former guard and then gave him a hug before taking off. It was White’s night, and a beaming Williams loved every moment. White made a franchise-record seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and the Chicago…Read more »

Evansville stuns No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena, 67-64

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Evansville showed no fear either of Kentucky or venerable Rupp Arena, where the Wildcats had been perfect at ruining visitors’ dreams of pulling off the seemingly impossible. Until Tuesday night. Not only did the Purple Aces deal No. 1 Kentucky a stunning 67-64 upset, they beat the bigger, stronger Wildcats at…Read more »

Deang scores 21 to carry E. Illinois past Chicago St. 98-34

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Deang Deang had 21 points as Eastern Illinois easily defeated Chicago State 98-34 on Tuesday night. George Dixon had 15 points and nine rebounds for Eastern Illinois (1-2). Marvin Johnson added 14 points and seven rebounds. Mack Smith had 13 points for the hosts. Andrew Lewis had 14 points for the…Read more »

Valparaiso tops SIU-Edwardsville 89-76

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Javon Freeman-Liberty had a career-high 30 points plus 13 rebounds as Valparaiso erased a double-digit deficit to beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville by double digits, posting an 89-76 win on Tuesday night. Nick Robinson had 19 points and eight rebounds for Valparaiso (2-1). Mileek McMillan added 13 points. John Kiser had seven rebounds…Read more »