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WAND-TV, a family owned NBC affiliate in Decatur, Illinois is looking for a talented sales professional who has the drive and ambition to help local businesses across all of Central Illinois grow with our extensive list of media products.

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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.

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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. 

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(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. 

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(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.

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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!

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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.

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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 >>

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MAROA, IL. (WAND-TV) -- With seven sports returning to action today, including softball, the WAND sports team went out across central Illinois to see how schools such as Maroa-Forsyth were preparing for the upcoming softball season.  More >>

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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 >>

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- The Sacred Heart-Griffin volleyball team is off to one of its best starts in program history!

After losing in their second match of the year the team has run off nine straight wins and haven't dropped a set during the streak! More >>

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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 >>

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(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. More >>

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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! More >>

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There were some excellent high school volleyball matches being played across central Illinois tonight.

Here are the highlights from the ones the WAND Sports team was able to get to. More >>

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High school volleyball is in full force in central Illinois.

Tonight, the WAND Sports Team was able to get to several matches. Here are the highlights. More >>

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND-TV) -- It's 20 days until the Orange and Blue Spring game, and Bret Bielema's first big test of the coming football season is nearly here.

With that said, through every practice, progression is on the mind. More >>

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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 >>

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(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. More >>

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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! More >>

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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 >>

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(WAND-TV) -- High school volleyball returned to action across central Illinois Monday night as the WAND sports team covered a couple of matchups across the area. More >>

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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 >>

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WAND) -- The Illini never led and are upset by 8 seed Loyola Chicago in the round of 32, 71-58.

Illinois had a chance to get to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2005 but were denied. More >>

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(WAND-TV) -- The first week of the high school football season is officially over with as games were played across central Illinois both Friday and Saturday.

Below are the games the WAND Sports team covered around central Illinois.  More >>

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DECATUR, IL. (WAND-TV) -- The Millikin football program opened its 2021 season with a win at home against Illinois Wesleyan 

The Big Blue took down Illinois Wesleyan 38-28 thanks to strong performances by Cal Pohrte and Colton Lockwood.  More >>

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(WAND-TV)-- The original Friday Frenzy returns for the first week of the 2021 high school football season as the WAND Sports team brings you coverage from across the central Illinois area. More >>

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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 >>

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Everyone knows that the Illini will play Drexel in the round of 64 on Friday.

But not everyone knows what challenges the Dragons will present. More >>