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Peoria Journal Star

Morton football team upsets state-ranked Pekin in Mid-Illini Conference game

MORTON — Seth Glatz ran for 232 yards and three touchdowns and the Morton football team upset state-ranked Pekin 20-13 in a Mid-Illini Conference game Friday at Carper Field. The Potters (3-1, 2-0) pulled ahead in the first half behind 32 carries by their senior running back, who last week...
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Peoria Journal Star

Hall of Fame hire leads Peoria-area list of 4 new high school coaches

PEORIA — Chad Clift has a prominent place in central Illinois soccer. But this fall he's right where he wants to be, on a high school sideline coaching the game. Clift was a huge get for Washington over the summer, agreeing to take over as boys head coach. "If you'd...
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Blue Demons Complete Redbird Invite

NORMAL, Ill. - DePaul cross country competed in Normal, Ill. on Friday at the Redbird Invite. In a field that featured more than ten teams on each the men's and women's sides, DePaul posted top-15 individual finishes in both races. DePaul was able to claim a fourth-place finish among 12 squads on the men's side of the action.
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Basten Finishes Top-3 At Redbird Invite

Drake University All-American made his cross country season debut with a third-place finish Friday evening at the Redbird Invite in Normal, Ill. Basten finished the 8-kilometer course at the Weibring Golf Course in 24:33.8 to finish as the top Missouri Valley Conference runner in the race. His performance helped the...

SIU Cross Country team competes in ISU Meet

Both SIU cross country teams travelled to Normal, Illinois to compete in a meet held by Illinois State University. Many other colleges from the Midwest were present. The University of Illinois won both the Men’s and Women’s division of the meet. For the men, Illinois senior Jonathan Davis won the meet with a time of 23:22.8.

No Central A&M game Saturday after opponent cancels due to COVID-19

CLINTON, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Central A&M High School's football team will not be able to play this weekend. This comes after the team they were supposed to face off against had to cancel due to COVID-19. Central A&M was set to play Clinton High School on Saturday, Sept. 18. Clinton...

Wetzel, Mitchell Lead Illinois State in Redbird Invite

NORMAL, Ill. – On an extremely hot Friday evening, sophomores Charlie Wetzel and Ailey Mitchell notched top-15 finishes to lead the Redbirds to a fifth-place team finish on the men's side and a fourth-place team finish on the women's side at the Redbird Invite at the Weibring Golf Club. Wetzel...
The State Journal

3 takeaways from Normal U-High football's dominant win at Southeast

Normal U-High football coach Brody Walworth earned his first true win with the Pioneers. Junior quarterback Colin Cunningham completed 12 of 19 passing attempts for 185 yards and three touchdowns and U-High rolled to a 43-21 Central State Eight Conference victory over Southeast at Spartan Field on Friday. Walworth —...

Normal West with a late touchdown to beat Bloomington

NORMAL – A 43-yard touchdown pass from Kolton Lindsey to Matthew Marsaglia with under 30 seconds gave Normal West the victory over Bloomington 14-10. The Wildcats (3-1) led into the fourth quarter before the Purple Raiders (2-2) took the lead 10-7 with a minute to play on a touchdown run from Marcus Griffin. But it was the 43-yard bomb from Lindsey to Marsaglia that sealed the deal for West.

Central Women’s Golf and Volleyball in action today

The Central women’s golf team begins another weekend tournament today, traveling to Bloomington, IL for the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic. After two top three finishes to begin the season, the Dutch will look for a bounce back this time around after finishing eighth at Wartburg last weekend. First tee times are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. at the Ironwood Golf Course in Bloomington, IL.
Central Illinois Proud

Extra Effort: Senior Emma Skinner Runs, Sets Example at Morton

MORTON, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Emma Skinner has been running ahead of everyone else for a long time. And not just in cross country. The straight-A student is taking college-level classes at Illinois Central College to get a jump start on her degree. “I’ve been taking some medical field classes, that’s...

Bloomington heads to Normal West in Week 4 of high school football

NORMAL – Week 4 of high school football on WJBC features an Intercity matchup as Normal West hosts Bloomington. The Wildcats (2-1) are coming off a road win in Week 4 over Champaign Centennial. Head coach Nathan Fincham hopes his team can get off to a quick start against the Purple Raiders.

High School Sports 9-16

(Heart of Illinois ABC) -- Thursday night in the Heart of Illinois featured a great matchup in Mid-Illini volleyball. Morton and undefeated Metamora duked it on Thursday at The Potterdome. Metamora took the first set in convincing fashion before Morton battled tough in the second set, but in the end, the Redbirds showed why they're undefeated in a two-set victory.