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ROCHESTER, Ill. (WAND) -- The Rochester Rockets are dominating the competition this season.
The team is currently 11-0 and are ranked as the number two team in the Illinois High School Volleyball Rankings.
MONTICELLO, IL. (WAND-TV) -- The Monticello Sages hosted the Mattoon Green Wave this rainy Saturday afternoon.
Senior running back and free safety Chris Brown had a sensational game, scoring four touchdowns on the day, helping the Sages take down Mattoon 43-0.
(WAND-TV) -- As the 2021 high school basketball season has now come to an end, the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association has released its 2021 Girls' All-State Teams.
(WAND-TV) -- The Original Friday Frenzy returns for another week of action as the WAND Sports team brings you coverage from across the central Illinois area.
WAND Sports' Athlete of the Week!
Each week, sports director Mark Pearson, Evan Abramson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling not only as an athlete, but as a student and a community member!
MACON, Ill. (WAND) -- It's that time of the year!
Macon Speedway is gearing up for their 76th opening day!
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Fighting Illini senior Trent Frazier is now the third player on the team to declare for the 2021 NBA Draft.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor in South Carolina was former NFL player Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation.
The Leonard Bowl has become a staple in central Illinois.
This year's game though, is extra special for both the players and coaches.
High school football in central Illinois is being played at a high level this spring and it's proven by the latest rankings.
Find out where your team ranks heading into Week 4. More >>
MT. ZION, Ill. (WAND) -- After 390 days, the Mt. Zion softball team has officially returned to their practice field.
The last time the Lady Braves played a game, they took home third place in the 2019 IHSA State Tournament. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Illini basketball star Ayo Dosunmu is entering the 2021 NBA Draft and will hire an agent, he announced Tuesday.
Dosunmu made this announcement on ESPN's The Jump. He had an accomplished career at the University of Illinois, becoming a First Team All-American at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season and helping the Illini win the 2021 Big Ten Tournament. More >>
DECATUR, IL. (WAND-TV) -- On this week's edition of Tupper's Take, Illini expert Mark Tupper joins the WAND sports team to discuss the NCAA Tournament Championship game.
Tupper also discusses how the Illini and the rest of the Big Ten need to change in the future if they want to play the same level of competitive basketball as Baylor and Gonzaga. More >>
(WAND-TV) -- Illinois basketball star Ayo Dosunmu earned yet another honor for his career Saturday as the junior won the Bob Cousy Award for being the nation's top point guard. More >>
DECATUR, IL. (WAND-TV) -- After taking the first game of Saturday's double-header 7-0 over Carthage College, the Big Blue took game two with ease, putting up 10 hits in a 10-3 win.
Right fielder Kailey Pulec put up three RBI as Bailey Coffman tossed 4 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on three hits. More >>
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) -- The fourth Division I head coach of the Eastern Illinois men's basketball program was officially introduced this afternoon.
Marty Simmons comes to EIU from Clemson where he was a special assistant to the head coach. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- It's not quite yet Friday but two local teams met up on the gridiron tonight.
Tuscola traveling to take on St. Teresa. More >>
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) -- The Eastern Illinois men's basketball program has a new man at the helm.
Today, EIU announced that Marty Simmons will be their next head coach. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- It's almost April and golf in central Illinois is in full force!
All Decatur golf courses are open and they're seeing an uptick in golfers. More >>
DECATUR, IL. (WAND-TV) -- Millikin women's volleyball is no stranger to success in recent years.
Despite numerous changes to the team's schedule and protocols on and off the court, their ability to dominate has not diminished. More >>
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- Rochester traveling to take on Springfield High at Memorial Stadium and both offenses were on fire in the first half.
The two teams combined for 11 touchdowns and 76 points in the first half of play. At halftime, the Rockets led 42-34. More >>
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) -- Danville athletes from over the past twenty years were involved in an open forum discussion Wednesday night speaking on student leadership.
The forum was put together by the youth mentoring program Ubuntu Mentoring, a group that is focused on the development of youth in Danville. More >>
She was a local star in the 217 and now she's the DII National Player of the Year.
Former Okaw Valley basketball player Paige Robinson is now with Drury University and she's getting national recognition. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- Bret Bielema last coached a college football game on November 24th, 2017.
That'll change this fall and right now, he's coaching spring ball for the University of Illinois. More >>
NORMAL, IL. (WAND-TV) -- Illinois State University football Head Coach Brock Spack announced Sunday night that the Redbirds' remaining 2021 spring football season has been canceled in an effort to protect the health and safety of the players.
The decision was also made in an effort to ensure their readiness for the upcoming 2021 Fall 11-game schedule. More >>
The CIC announced which athletes made their First Team All-Conference teams.
Here's the full list. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- With a combined 16 years of umpiring, Early West and Antwane McClelland decided to create a baseball and softball league for local kids during the pandemic.
The tournament is called the Midwest Umpire Classic. It contains athletes ages seven through 14. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The honors keep rolling in for Illini star Ayo Dosunmu, who has been named National Player of the Year by USA Today. More >>