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DEKALB, Ill. (WAND) -- Two central Illinois teams made it to DeKalb for an opportunity at a state championship.In 3A, Unity took on Byron and in 4A, Sacred Heart-Griffin played Joliet Catholic. More >>

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND-TV) -- For St. Teresa sophomore running back Darion Alexander, there is more to life than playing football.

Creating a beat he can live his life to is his real mission, and he's doing that by playing the drums while earning recognition for his talents at the same time.

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High school boys basketball is back in action!

Tons of local games happening including two at the Decatur Turkey Tournament! Check out the highlights.

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DECATUR, IL. (WAND-TV) -- Soccer in central Illinois has had an interesting history, starting with some popularity, disappearing for a while, and now, reappearing as today's youth begin to take part in the sport once again.

Local author Mike Motor tells the story of how soccer is starting to get popular again in his new book, The Big Reboot: 100 Years of Soccer in Decatur, Illinois. 

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(WAND-TV) -- The semifinal round of the IHSA football playoffs took place today across the state of Illinois as three different teams from central Illinois took place in games.

The St. Teresa Bulldogs traveled to take on Nashville, falling late in the game 37-35. The Unity Rockets hosted Mt. Carmel and came out on top 28-21, earning a spot in next week's state finals, as Central A&M hosted Carrollton and fell 28-14. 

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(WAND-TV) -- The original Friday Frenzy returns for another action-packed show as the WAND Sports team brings you coverage of everything from the Leonard Bowl 2.0 to the weekly segment of our WAND Athlete Of The Week. 

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(WAND-TV) -- It's WAND's Athlete of the Week!

Each week, our WAND Sports Team puts 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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ROCHESTER, Ill. (WAND) -- Rochester defeated Sacred Heart-Griffin 45-41 back on September 10th.

The Rockets will have to do it again if they want to make it to the 4A state title game. More >>

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DECATUR, IL. (WAND-TV) -- It's Monday which means Illini Expert Mark Tupper joins WAND Sports Anchor Evan Abramson for another edition of Tupper's Take. 

In this week's edition, Mark Tupper discusses the recent news of Illini Defensive Coordinator Ryan Walters getting a contract extension that will keep him with the Illini through 2024. More >>

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DECATUR, IL. (WAND-TV) -- The next round of the IHSA football playoffs will begin Friday as five teams from central Illinois still have hopes of bringing home a state title.  More >>

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(WAND-TV) -- After starting the season 2-0, the Illini Men's Basketball team will head to take on Marquette as Kofi Cockburn serves the last of his three-game suspension.

Slated for a Monday matchup with the Golden Eagles, the Illini will look for their third win of the year as they look for veterans like Jacob Grandison and Trent Frazier to continue stepping up.  More >>

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(WAND-TV) -- The Saturday Frenzy returns for another action-packed show as the WAND Sports team went across central Illinois to cover the latest in high school volleyball and football playoffs. More >>

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(WAND-TV) -- The original Friday Frenzy returns for another action-packed show as the WAND Sports team went out across central Illinois to cover everything from high school volleyball to Illini basketball.  More >>

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- The Illini welcomed Arkansas State into the State Farm Center.

11th ranked Illinois didn't waste any time making a statement. More >>

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It's WAND's Athlete of the Week!

Each week, our WAND Sports Team puts 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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(WAND-TV) -- Multiple athletes from across central Illinois signed their letters of intent to further their athletic careers at the schools of their choice today. Check out who signed to play where in this article! More >>

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CHAMPAIGN, IL. (WAND-TV) -- Less than 24 hours remain until the Illini take on Jackson State in the first game of the 2021-22 men's basketball season. 

Hear from Coach Brad Underwood on a variety of topics surrounding this game. More >>

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DECATUR, IL. (WAND-TV) -- Round two of the IHSA playoffs are over as the quarterfinals quickly approach. Many central Illinois teams remain in play as they look to make a push for a state title. More >>

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(WAND-TV) -- The Saturday Frenzy returned for week two of the IHSA football playoffs as 12 games containing teams from central Illinois took place on Saturday.  More >>

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In this week's edition of the Original Friday Frenzy the WAND Sports team hits the only playoff football game in the area plus three volleyball Super-Sectional matchups. More >>

It's WAND's Athlete of the Week!

Each week, our WAND Sports Team puts 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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(WAND-TV) -- Several sectional semifinal volleyball playoff matches took place tonight.

Here are the scores and highlights from those games involving some of the central Illinois teams the WAND Sports team made it out to. More >>

DECATUR, IL. (WAND-TV) -- After an exciting first round of matchups in the IHSA playoffs, round two will continue this Friday and Saturday with several central Illinois teams aiming to make a deep run. More >>

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(WAND-TV) -- After three games of playoff action on Friday night, 22 more games across central Illinois took place in the first week of playoffs. More >>

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND-TV) -- The Illini (3-6) fell to Rutgers (4-4) on Saturday afternoon as the Illini struggled to put up points in both the third and fourth quarter. 

The Illini only put up 107 yards on the ground against Rutgers after putting up 357 last week against Penn State. More >>

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(WAND-TV) -- The Original Friday Frenzy returns for the first round of the IHSA football playoffs as 256 teams across the state of Illinois look ahead toward what could be a run for a state title. More >>

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It's WAND's Athlete of the Week!

Each week, our WAND Sports Team puts 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 >>