DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) -- She might be ranked No. 8 in the country in the Prospects Nation recruiting rankings, but you'd be hard pressed to find seven more mature young women than Danville's Anaya Peoples.

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- As it rounds into its second decade of existence, the Mid-State Cup is gaining prominence as a regional soccer tournament and also a point of pride for the Decatur area.

LINCOLN, Ill. (WAND) -- It takes about five seconds to notice that Lincoln center Jermaine has "it".

Alley-oops, highlight-reel blocks, even an improving outside shot -- the senior displayed it all over the past two seasons.

WAND Sports dedicates a farewell segment to beloved weekend anchor Noah Newman, who is leaving the station after nearly 10 years in Central Illinois! More >>

PEORIA, Ill. (WAND) -- The 2018-19 Central A&M Raiders will go down in history as a team of firsts.

The first team to make it to State. The first team with anywhere near 32 wins. The first team to run the table against Class 1A opponents in the regular season (all three losses came against larger schools).

On Thursday coach Rob Smith's Raiders (32-3) posed for multiple photo shoots, had a shootaround, completed a practice and traveled to Peoria all in a day of preparation for Friday's 11 a.m. semifinal tipoff in the Class 1A playoffs. More >>

The playoffs are heating up in local high school basketball! From boys regional championships in Classes 3A and 4A to sectional championships in Classes 1A and 2A to the girls state tournament in Classes 3A and 4A, this weekend is a hoops lover's dream! More >>

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- It started with a mystery package, delivered by a gregarious man in a red wool coat.

The cardboard box held brand new warmup tops, and as the Big Kings after school basketball program opened it up, the squeals of joy said it all. Mission accomplished.

The man's name is Terry Mason, and the Decatur resident was there for one reason: he watched WAND's feature story on the Big Kings and felt a nudge to help out. More >>

The one and only Friday Frenzy features games from all across the viewing area, from the state semifinals in girls basketball to a slew of regional finals and regular season showdowns in boys basketball! More >>