ST. JOSEPH, Ill. - St. Joseph-Ogden softball coach Randy Wolken became the first coach in IHSA history to win 900 games after his Spartans beat Fisher 9-5 Tuesday night. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Central baseball team improved to 19-1 on the season with a 3-1 home victory over rival Centennial.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (UI Release) - Illinois picked up its fourth straight win behind a strong pitching performance in a 3-2 victory over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday. Starter Rob McDonnell improved to 3-0 with two hits and two runs allowed in five innings, redshirt-sophomore Andrew Mamlic gave up one hit in three shutout stanzas and closer Tyler Jay registered his sixth save after surrendering two hits in the ninth.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Police say a UI basketball player was arrested early Tuesday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (UI Release) – Junior guard Ivory Crawford was named Illinois’ most valuable player at the team’s postseason banquet hosted by the Courtsiders Monday night at the iHotel. Head coach Matt Bollant and his staff also honored Amber Moore as the team’s lone senior and recognized her with commemorative basketballs for scoring 1,000 career points and breaking school records for single-season and career three-pointers made. In addition, junior forward Nia Oden was named the team’s defensive player of the year, freshmen Jacqui Grant and Ashley McConnell were named most improved, and junior guard Kyley Simmons earned the Courtsiders Illini Spirit Award. Crawford averaged 14.4 points per game and led the Illini in rebounding at 5.9 per game. She also had a team-best 66 steals and was second with 62 assists. She ranked 12th in the Big Ten in scoring, 20th in rebounding, third in steals and third in offensive rebounds (2.8 per game).
BASEBALL: Monticello 11 Maroa-Forsyth 4 SOFTBALL: Monticello 19 Central A&M 1
URBANA, Ill. - The Illinois men's tennis team is red hot heading into the Big Ten Tournament this weekend in East Lansing, Mich. The Orange and Blue will be the No. 2 seed, and they are riding a seven game winning streak. From top to bottom, Illinois is playing some of their best tennis of the year, and they will need it as the competition gets even tougher.
DACC Cross Country Coach Kyle O'Brien previews the Illinois Marathon with WCIA 3's Matt Wettersten.
Illinois sophomore golfer Thomas Detry is following in the footsteps of former Illini golfer Thomas Pieters. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns has the story.
Illinois holds a five shot lead after 36 holes at the Boilermaker Invitational.
Parkland baseball defeated #6 Heartland 6-4, 8-5. Parkland softball falls to Lincoln Land 3-1 and 12-4.
Monticello senior outfielder Nick Stokowski, a Parkland commit, is having a big senior season. He's a big reason why the Sages are out to a 13-4 start this season.
The Illinois baseball team defeated Penn State 6-3. The Illini men's tennis team defeated Minnesota 5-1. The Illini softball team lost to Purdue 11-0.
Monticello baseball improved to 13-4 after defeating Unity 6-0.
Urbana Seniors Tanner Russell and Conner Gremer have the Tigers out to a good start this season. They are both committed to play baseball at Parkland too.
The Illinois baseball team found a Sasquatch statue a few weeks ago at junior outfielder Will Krug's house. They took it with them and have carried it to every game since.