CHAMPAIGN — Depending on your point of view, Michigan’s 42-25 victory of Illinois on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium was either promising or discouraging.

OAKWOOD — IHSA Class 1A soccer tournament action got started on Saturday when Oakwood/Salt Fork took on Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Westville.

Rutgers' first play of the game resulted in Indiana defensive lineman Demarcus Elliott sacking quarterback Johnny Langan, forcing a fumble and linebacker Reakwon Jones scooping it up a TD.

With the onset of autumn, the school year is in full swing, pumpkin lattes are steaming – and Illinois deer are feeling amorous. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists to be vigilant during deer mating season as the anim…

DANVILLE — The looks on the faces of the Danville Vikings on Friday night told the whole story.

CHAMPAIGN — The name Dick Butkus, when uttered, strikes fear into anyone who knew what he was about or how he played the game of football.

DANVILLE — The only way that the Danville Vikings can find out if they are truly ready to contend for a Big 12 Conference title and an IHSA Class 6A playoff berth is to play a team that has been there and done it before.

At the end of the first half against Virginia, Notre Dame trailed the Cavaliers, 17-14. Virginia had just driven 76 yards in five plays, capping it off with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Perkins to Hasise Dubois to give the Cavaliers the halftime advantage. It was the first time the Fighting Irish had trailed at halftime this season.

FITHIAN — When Oakwood defeated Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin last season, it was the spark needed for the Comets to reach the IHSA playoffs.

PEORIA — Danville’s Hallee Thomas had a team-high 10 assists as the Vikings defeated the Peoria Manual Rams 25-6, 25-12 in a Big 12 Conference volleyball match on Wednesday night.

You got to watch out for those Seniors. Mike McMasters does it once again in the Senior League, by rolling 300, 225 and 188 games, with a 713 series. That was the 56th perfect game for McMasters.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With pesky junior guard Nojel Eastern defending the ball on the perimeter and rim-protecting 7-foot-3 junior center Matt Haarms inside, Purdue projects to be a stronger defensive team in 2019-20.

ATLANTA — With a stunning outburst their first time up, the St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest opening inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday.

HOOPESTON — The Oakwood and Hoopeston Area volleyball teams played three sets of spirited action on Tuesday before the Comets would win 25-16, 19-25, 25-23.

DANVILLE — Of course, winning a regional title is always the first goal when local golf teams begin their trek toward, hopefully, an appearance in the state golf tournament.

OAKWOOD — When the majority of your meets are more than a hour from home, both athletes and coaches can get worn out from all of the travel.

This Week's Circulars


Leon Snyder, 74, of Hillsboro, passed away October 11, 2019. Funeral 2:00 PM Thursday October 17 2019 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg; visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon on Thursday October 17, 2019

James Donald Cappellano, 56, formerly of Danville, passed way October 10, 2019. He was born July 31, 1963. Preceded in death by son, Justin Lee Cappellano, and mother-in-law, Shirley Lemley. Survived by wife of 35 years, Jody Cappellano, Clarence, Ill.; son James Donald Cappellano Jr. (Ashle…