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100 Minutes for Teddy draws large crowds Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex was buzzing with action Friday for an event called 100 Minutes for Teddy.

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Herrin finishes third in Fifth Division Tournament Video included

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HIGHLAND -- Herrin Post 645 saw its season come to a close Thursday at the Fifth Division Tournament with an 8-5 loss to Highland. 

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Maddie on the Move: Rappelling Video included

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GOREVILLE - Southern Illinois's bluffs are a great resource for a number of activities. 

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Herrin post 645 routs Steeleville Video included

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HIGHLAND - Herrin and Steeleville met up in an elimination game at the 5th Division Legion tournament. 

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'Tough Like Teddy' event for Sambursky family Video included

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CARBONDALE --  SIU Hall of Fame Quarterback Joel Sambursky and his family recently welcomed a baby boy to the world, but Theodore was born with some health complications.  

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Special Olympics counting down to 50 years Video included

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WSIL -- The Special Olympics will celebrate its 50 year anniversary in 2018. The offers athletic activities for people with intellectual disabilities. It all started July 20, 1968 in Chicago.  

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Miners fall in slug fest Video included

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MARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners snapped a five game losing streak with dominant pitching performance Tuesday against Washington.  Wednesday was all about the hitters as the Wild Things outscored the Miners 9-7. 

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Mt. Vernon prepares for the PONY National Championships Video included

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MT. VERNON - 20 teams are in Mt. Vernon, the coaches of those teams having their meeting Wednesday before the tournament begins on Thursday morning. 

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Herrin, Carmi lose at Fifth Division Legion Tourney Video included

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HIGHLAND -- Herrin Post 645 and Carmi Post 224 both came up short Tuesday at the Fifth Division American Legion Tournament. Herrin fell to host Highland 12-4, while Newton eliminated Carmi with a come from behind 5-3 win. 

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Parish's gem helps Miners snap streak Video included

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MARION -- Matt Parish made quite an impression on his new team.  Parish tossed seven shutout innings helping the Southern Illinois Miners snap a five-game losing streak.

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Saluki freshmen begin week of team bonding with zip-lining Video included

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MAKANDA --  Coming to a new area can be a bit unnerving for many new college students. That's why Saluki football head coach Nick Hill gathered his freshman players for a week of team bonding.

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Jose Canseco visits Rent One Park, Miners fall to River City Video included

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MARION - Former Major League all-star and world series champion, Jose Canseco was in Marion for a home run Derby against former Miner, Joey Metropoulos.

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Miners drop game two against River City in extras Video included

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MARION - The Miners were looking for their first win back from the all-star break on Saturday night.  The team hosting the River City Rascals. The teams battled back and fourth and were tied at three through nine innings. The Rascals plated three in the top of the eleventh and the Miners could only rally for two in the bottom of the inning ultimately falling 6-5. More>>

Day one of 93rd SIGA Championship at Green Hills Video included

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MT VERNON -- While the PGA tour is prepping for the Open championship this week, locally the title of best golfer in Southern Illinois was on the line in Mt. Vernon Saturday.

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Carmi officially wins 24th District TItle

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FAIRFIELD -- Carmi won the 24th District senior American Legion baseball title Friday night, and this time it will stand.  Carmi beat Metropolis 5-4 in the resumption of a game improperly ruled a forfeit Wednesday night.

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Miners start second half of season on a rough note Video included

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MARION -- The Miners returned to action Friday following a few days rest from the All-Star Break.

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Pearce Juniors Tennis Camp hits the court for the fourth summer Video included

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MARION -- Future tennis stars hit the court in Marion this week for the Pearce Juniors Tennis Camp.

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Limb-different kids build self-confidence at sports camp Video included

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DU QUOIN -- Hundreds of kids with limb-differences met at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds today for the 6th annual #DontNeed2 Summer Sports Camp for Kids with Limb-differences.

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Herrin advances to divisional round of Legion baseball Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Herrin battled Steeleville for the 25th District senior American Legion tournament title.

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Maddie on the Move: Scuba diving Video included

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MERMET SPRINGS - Southern Illinois has a number of lakes and rivers to explore. Maddie Sattler heads below the surface to try scuba diving in this week's Maddie on the Move.

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Carmi advances in win over Metropolis Video included

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FAIRFIELD -- Carmi jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the 1st inning off a basehit and a couple errors.

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Herrin rallies to force second championship game Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Herrin won a pair of elimination games Wednesday at the 25th District American Legion Tournament, beating Carterville 7-6 in nine innings and then rallied to beat Steeleville 7-6.

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Softball tournament to raise money for local cancer patient Video included

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MARION -- Slow-pitch softball is a summer tradition for many as a way to enjoy time with friends and family on the ball field. A tournament this weekend aims to raise money to help an area woman who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

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Herrin stays alive in 25th District Tournament Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Herrin Post 645 rallied from a 4-2 deficit to beat Marion Post 147 10-4 and remain alive in the 25th Senior District American Legion tournament. 

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Carmi forces second championship game in 24th District Video included

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FAIRFIELD -- Carmi Post 224 won a pair of games Tuesday at the 24th District Senior American Legion tournament to force a one game, winner take all title game against Metropolis. 

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Southern Illinoisans try pronouncing tennis names Video included

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WSIL - For the first two weeks of July, viewers from around the world tune in to watch Wimbledon.

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Carterville and Steeleville win in District 25 Legion tournament Video included

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CARBONDALE - The 25th district legion tournament taking place in Carbondale. 

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SI Pharaohs win franchise's first playoff game Video included

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CARBONDALE - The Southern Illinois Pharaohs began their first playoff run Saturday afternoon against the Birmingham Vulcans. 

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Local NFL player returns home to host youth camp Video included

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SPARTA --  It's not often young athletes can get tips from the pros, but that was the case in Sparta when former Bulldog and NFL running back Darius Jackson returned to host his first annual youth football camp.

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Sparta, Murphysboro pick up 25th District Tournament wins Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The 25th District senior American Legion tournament kicked off Friday with Sparta and Murphysboro posting wins. 

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Pharaoh's prepare for franchise's first playoff run Video included

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CARBONDALE -- It's playoff time, and the Southern Illinois Pharaohs have made the cut in their first year in the North American Basketball league. 

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Maddie on the Move: Horseback trail riding Video included

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GOLCONDA - There are many ways to experience Southern Illinois trails. Maddie Sattler heads to Golconda and saddles up in this week's Maddie on the Move.

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Miners home win streak halted against Normal Video included

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MARION - The Southern Illinois Miners entered Sunday night's matchup winners of 10 of their last 14 and having won five straight at Rent One Park. 

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Miners top Cornbelters on military appreciation night

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MARION - The Southern Illinois Miners opened a three-game series with Normal on Friday. The Miners honored active and retired military members before the game. The top Normal 8-4. More>>

Marion little leaguers get big league experience Video included

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MARION - Before the Miners took the field at Rent oneon Friday, it was a group of Little Leaguers who hit the diamond. 

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Pinckneyville basketball travels to Indiana for basketball and team bonding Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE - The key to a good season is a good off-season, and the Pinckneyville basketball team has put in the work this summer, not just in Illinois.

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Kokopelli hosts areas first USGA Junior Qualifier Video included

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MARION -- Some of the best amateur golfers in the region made their way to southern Illinois today for the 2017 U.S Junior Amateur Qualifier. 

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Maddie on the Move: Canoeing Video included

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ULLIN - There are a number of lakes and rivers in Southern Illinois, and one of the best ways to explore those areas is in a canoe.

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McLeansboro celebrates Clay Millican's NHRA victory Video included

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McLeansboro - Clay Millican won his first ever NHRA race June 18th at the Thunder Nationals in Bristol, TN. 

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Walt Frazier elected to the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Video included

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WSIL - Walt Frazier has accomplished a lot in his life: an NIT champion, NBA champion, NBA Hall-of-Famer, and one of basketball's style icons.

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Golfers compete in Future Champs Golf Tournament Video included

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CARTERVILLE - On Monday, over 40 golfers compete in the Future Champs Junior Golf Tournament at Crab Orchard Golf Club. Golfers ranged from five all the way up to 18 with both boys and girls competing. More>>

Player of the Week

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WSIL-TV -- Who is the top basketball player this week?  You decide!  Vote for the WSIL-Banterra Player of the Week.

Each Monday during the high school basketball season, WSIL's Sports Team will nominate two players for the Player of the Week honor.  Vote Monday through Wednesday each week and we'll announce the winner each Thursday.

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  • 100 Minutes for Teddy draws large crowds

    100 Minutes for Teddy draws large crowds

    Saturday, July 22 2017 5:04 AM EDT2017-07-22 09:04:09 GMT

    CARBONDALE -- The Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex was buzzing with action Friday for an event called 100 Minutes for Teddy.

    CARBONDALE -- The Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex was buzzing with action Friday for an event called 100 Minutes for Teddy.

  • Saluki freshmen begin week of team bonding with zip-lining

    Saluki freshmen begin week of team bonding with zip-lining

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-07-18 02:32:17 GMT

    MAKANDA --  Coming to a new area can be a bit unnerving for many new college students. That's why Saluki football head coach Nick Hill gathered his freshman players for a week of team bonding.

    MAKANDA --  Coming to a new area can be a bit unnerving for many new college students. That's why Saluki football head coach Nick Hill gathered his freshman players for a week of team bonding.

  • Walt Frazier elected to the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame

    Walt Frazier elected to the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:03:39 GMT

    WSIL - Walt Frazier has accomplished a lot in his life: an NIT champion, NBA champion, NBA Hall-of-Famer, and one of basketball's style icons.

    WSIL - Walt Frazier has accomplished a lot in his life: an NIT champion, NBA champion, NBA Hall-of-Famer, and one of basketball's style icons.

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