The WAND Sports team makes it to the girls 3A Regional Semifinals in Decatur and Danville on Tuesday night.
Springfield's Leonard Shanklin got the worst news a parent can get: his son had been brutally murdered. Searching for answers, he began what he calls his "spiritual journey" to church on the Capital City's West Side and eventually a peace that soothes the pain of his tragedy.
It's win or go home time for high school basketball in central Illinois.
Several local teams hit the hardwood in hopes to keep their season alive. Here are scores and highlights.
VANDALIA, Ill. (WAND) -- The Millikin wrestling team won the 2020 CCIW Championship on Thursday.
Instead of resting, Ryan Birt, the CCIW Coach of the Year and head coach at Millikin, hit the road recruiting.
A fantastic non-conference matchup between St. Anthony and Central A&M, plus, it's the final game held inside of Miller Gym in Monticello as the Sages were hosting St. Teresa.
Highlights from both games are here.
More than four dozen local wrestlers qualified for the State meet during Saturday's final session of Sectionals!
It's All-Time 5 Extra! When you hear each team announced on Wednesdays we don't get a chance to go in depth with all the great history of each school. That's why we bring the legends themselves into the studio for live interviews every Friday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.! Think of it as a video podcast.
It's All-Time 5 Extra! When you hear each team announced on Wednesdays we don't get a chance to go in depth with all the great history of each school. That's why we bring the legends themselves into the studio for live interviews every Friday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.!
It's Friday Frenzy time! Join WAND Sports' Gordon Voit, Mark Pearson and Orlando Toatley as they take you all across the state to bring you as many high school basketball games as possible!
It was a busy night in girls high school basketball all over the 217 area code! 17 local teams competed for regional championships in the Class 1A and 2A playoffs.
WAND Sports introduces a brand new segment, Athlete of the Week presented by Midwest Technical Institute!
Each week, sports director Gordon Voit, Mark Pearson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling as a student and community member as well! More >>
At the end of all those swings, No. 22 Illinois left the court with a 70-69 loss to the Spartans, who were fighting off a four-game losing streak. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- Picture this, you're put into an arena full of fans where no matter the decision you make, one side will always disagree.
That's just another day in the life of an official.
WAND caught up with some refs to hear what changes they want to see to keep even more from hanging up their whistles. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- It's a special night at the Decatur Civic Center.
The Decatur Flames recognized their 10 seniors and gifted a check of over $10,000 to the American Cancer Society. More >>
FORSYTH, Ill. (WAND) -- Parker Hopkins, a Warrensburg-Latham junior, is hitting the batting cages in preparation for a World Tournament in New Zealand.
He is a part of the USA fastpitch softball team that qualified after winning a tournament in Guatemala. More >>
TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. (WAND) -- The regular season is winding down in high school basketball.
Robinson traveling to Teutopolis today where T-Town was victorious, 56-36. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- No. 9 Maryland isn't the only big name coming to the State Farm Center for Friday night's 7 p.m. tilt. More >>
DECATUR, Ill.(WAND) -- Millikin wrestling is seeing a lot of success in only its fifth season as a program.
Head coach Ryan Birt is using his family connection with the team as the foundation. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- It was an historic night at the Griswold Center, with the brand new men's volleyball team picking up its first home win in its first home game. In fact, it was the program's first victory overall after ending an 0-6 skid to start the season. More >>
To the baseball diamond where Macon, Illinois native Brian Snitker is gearing up for another season as manager of the Atlanta Braves.
Last season at the helm, Snitker led his ballclub to an impressive 97-65 record in the regular season and got Atlanta to the NLDS. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- Illinois' magical January continued on Thursday night with a 59-51 win over a strong Minnesota team at the State Farm Center. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- WAND Sports is spotlighting a different aspect of the Decatur Blaze hockey team each week leading up to a homestand. More >>
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- It's a story that involves Kobe Bryant's family, the crown jewels of Buckingham Palace and the family of Springfield native Andre Iguodala. More >>
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- The helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter GiGi and seven others hit Central Illinois harder than you might think. More >>
As we creep closer to February, high school basketball games are beginning to mean more in central Illinois.
Tonight, Central A&M hosted Clinton in boys basketball and Mt. Zion welcomed Charleston to their gym in girls basketball. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- Another Monday is here and again, Kofi Cockburn earns another weekly honor.
The Illini big man received his seventh Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor. More >>
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) -- In just one week, former EIU quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be under center for the 49ers in Super Bowl 54.
For a sneak peak into his college days, we met up with former roommate and teammate and current linebackers coach for Eastern Illinois, Adam Gristick. More >>
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WAND) -- If the legend of Ayo Dosunmu hasn't been cemented, it is now. More >>
Messages of grief from the Illinois basketball family flooded social media on Friday evening as word spread that beloved former center Robert Archibald had passed at the age of 39. More >>