The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 8, 2014

Weather continues to slow local action


The Commercial-News

---- — Weather continues to slow local action

STAFF REPORT

sports@dancomnews.com

DANVILLE — Once again, Winter Storm Ion was the winner in the local sports scene.

Tuesday’s Danville at Champaign Centennial boys basketball game has been postponed until Saturday while five Vermilion Valley Conference boys games and two games in girls basketball featuring Wabash River Conference teams were also postponed.

Two of the postponed games from Tuesday, Schlarman Academy at Hoopeston Area and Oakwood at Georgetown-Ridge Farm, were tentatively re-scheduled for tonight, but Hoopeston Area will be closed today and all activities will be cancelled. The Oakwood at Georgetown-Ridge Farm is still tentatively set for 6 p.m. for the junior varsity game and 7:30 p.m for the varsity game.

The Chrisman girls basketball team was scheduled to play Shiloh today but the game has been postponed.

Attica, North Vermillion participate in Coaches vs. Cancer game on Friday

ATTICA, Ind. — The Attica Red Ramblers will be pairing up with the North Vermillion Falcons in a Coaches vs. Cancer game at 6 p.m. (Eastern) on Friday at Attica High School.

The game will raise fund to help support the American Cancer Society. Both teams will be selling tickets that night for a raffle and they will also be selling cards for the Wall of Hope. The cards, which can either honor or be in memory of a loved one that is or has battled cancer, will be hung up at the school.

For information on the Coaches vs. Cancer game at Attica, please contact Attica coach Bruce Patton at bpatton@attica.k12.in.us.

Cardinals Caravan returns to Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign stop on the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals Caravan will be on Jan. 17 at the I Hotel and Conference Center starting at 11 a.m.

The admission to the event is free and beverages will be available for purchase. A Cardinals broadcaster will emcee the event with past and present players sharing stories of the 2013 season and previewing the upcoming season.

A question and answer session will close the program before fans are allowed to get in line for autographs and photos. To find out more about the event and a lineup of players, go to www.espncu.com.

TODAY

Prep Boys Basketball

Oakwood at Georgetown-Ridge Farm, 6 p.m.

Schlarman Academy at Hoopeston Area, ppd.

Prep Girls Basketball

Shiloh at Chrisman, ppd.

Men’s College Basketball

Illinois at Wisconsin, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY

Prep Girls Basketball

Attica at Covington, 5 p.m.

North Putnam at Fountain Central, 5 p.m.

North Vermillion at Riverton Parke, 5 p.m.

Seeger at Clinton Prairie, 5 p.m.

Armstrong-Potomac at Chrisman, 6 p.m.

Bismarck-Henning at Westville, 6 p.m.

Hoopeston Area at Salt Fork (Jamaica), 6 p.m.

Milford at Oakwood, 6 p.m.

Normal West at Danville, 6 p.m.

Schlarman Academy at Georgetown-Ridge Farm, 6 p.m.

Prep Boys Swimming

Lafayette Central Catholic and North Vermillion at Attica, 5 p.m.

Prep Girls Swimming

Lafayette Central Catholic and North Vermillion at Attica, 5 p.m.

Prep Wrestling

Fountain Central at Crawfordsville, 5:30 p.m.

Danville and Westville at Oakwood, 6 p.m.

Women’s College Basketball

Penn State at Illinois, 8 p.m.

TODAY

Men’s College Basketball

Minnesota at Penn State, Big Ten Network, 6 p.m.

Southern Illinois at Loyola, Fox Sports Net Midwest, Comcast Sports Net Chicago, 7 p.m.

Illinois at Wisconsin, WDAN-AM 1490, WDNL-FM 102.1, Big Ten Network, 8 p.m.

National Basketball Association

Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks, Fox Sports Net-PLUS, 6:30 p.m.

National Hockey League

New York Rangers at Chicago Blackhawks, NBC Sports Network, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY

Auto Racing

NASCAR Winter Testing, Fox Sports 1, noon

Men’s College Basketball

DePaul at Butler, Fox Sports 1, 6 p.m.

Michigan at Nebraska, ESPN2, 8 p.m.

Northwestern at Iowa, ESPNU, 8 p.m.

Women’s College Basketball

Penn State at Illinois, Big Ten Network, 8 p.m.

Golf

PGA Tour: Sony Open, first round, GOLF, 6 p.m.

National Hockey League

St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames, Fox Sports Net Midwest, 8 p.m.