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Salukis shutout Redhawks again Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Three Saluki pitchers combined on a two-hitter, as SIU shut out Southeast Missouri State 2-0 Tuesday evening at Itchy Jones Stadium.

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Wildcats top Red Devils in Harrisburg Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Weather has been a huge factor for many teams this spring, forcing many ball clubs to move the schedules around accordingly. Looking to avoid the bad weather Wednesday, Anna-Jonesboro and Murphysboro met in Harrisburg to duke it out.

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SIU finishes second in the MVC tournament, Luke Gannon fourth overall Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU - After day one of the Missouri Valley golf championships, the Salukis sat in second place, 19 strokes behind Bradley. 

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Pro fisherman holds meet and greet at Paducah restaurant Video included

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PADUCAH-- The bass fishing tournament season is about kick into high gear. Many of the pros are gearing up for the early season tournaments, and even helping get others ready to hit the water.

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SIU sitting in second after day one of the MVC golf tournament Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU - The SIU men's golf team opened its conference tournament on Monday with 36 holes at Dalhousie Golf Club. 

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Rend Lake softball honors Vietnam veteran coach Video included

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INA -- As the regular season inches near it's end, the Rend Lake softball team was set to honor their sophomores before their home double header against Lake Land, or so Coach Dave Ellingsworth thought.

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Lake Land sweeps a doubleheader over Rend Lake Video included

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INA - Rend Lake softball hosted Lake Land for a doubleheader on Saturday. 

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Waterloo holds Carterville to just one hit Video included

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CARTERVILLE - The Carterville Lions and their three-game win streak hosted Waterloo on Saturday. 

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SIU golf eyes the MVC title Video included

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CARBONDALE - On Monday and Tuesday, the nine Missouri Valley men's golf teams will battle for a conference championship at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. 

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Segers, Roberts win Marion Invitational Video included

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LAKE OF EGYPT-- The Marion Bass Fishing team hosted it's fourth annual invitational Friday. A record turnout for the tournament this year with 19 schools filling out 71 teams, and the fish were biting out there with 43 boats bringing back the 5 fish limit.

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Goreville softball rolls over Woodlawn Video included

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GOREVILLE-- The Gorevilel Blackcats played host to the Woodlawn Cardinals Friday.

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Golz signs to play soccer at St. Edwards University

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CARBONDALE -- As the April signing period continues, more area athletes are making their final decisions for where they'll continue their athletic careers.

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Trico downs Pinckneyville in walk-off fashion Video included

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CAMPBELL HILL -- Two juggernauts of the softball diamond met for a clash of the titans at Trico Wednesday. The Illinois Coaches' Association's #6 Pioneers, playing host to the #7 Pinckneyville Panthers.

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Blackfan helps Salukis rally past Racers Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Logan Blackfan drove in five including the go ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning to help SIU rally and beat Murray State 11-9. 

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Six seniors leading the way for Galatia-Thompsonville softball Video included

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GALATIA - The Galatia-Thompsonville softball team has won a regional crown six out of the last seven years and the Lady Bearcats are off to a good start this season. 

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Harrisburg baseball tops Benton Video included

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HARRISBURG - The Harrisburg Bulldogs hosted Benton on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Holhubner, Williard named to IHSA All-State Academic team Video included

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WSIL -- When a student athlete plays multiple sports a year, it can be quite the challenge to keep up with academics. Each year, the IHSA selects 26 student-athletes across Illinois for its All-State Academic Team.

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The switch from gymnastics to track is paying off for Marion's Marissa Holmes Video included

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MARION - Marissa Holmes has been a competitive gymnast since she was four.  But this spring, the Marion senior opted to try track instead. 

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Area high schoolers suit up for the 31st All-Star Classic Video included

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CARTERVILLE - Twenty-four high school seniors from 17 different high schools suited up for the All-Star Classic Basketball game at John A. Logan College on Sunday afternoon. 

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SIU falls in rubber game against Indiana State Video included

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CARBONDALE - After splitting a doubleheader on Friday, SIU and Indiana State battled in the rubber game on Saturday afternoon. 

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Salukis split doubleheader with Indiana State Video included

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CARBONDALE -- SIU and Indiana State split a softball doubleheader Friday with the Sycamores taking the opener, and SIU rallying to win the nightcap in walk off fashion. 

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Fralish Cup opens in Carbondale Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The 20th annual Fralish Cup girls soccer tournament kicked off in Carbondale Friday, with Cape Notre Dame, Waterloo, Marion and Carbondale picking up opening round wins. 

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Southern Illinois Healthcare hosts first Coaches Clinic Video included

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MARION - Big hits and heavy contact are a part of many sports.  Therefore, concussions are a part of sports as well. 

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Saulsberry signs with Maryville Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Isaiah Saulsberry finished a great high school career as Harrisburg's all-time leading scorer.  Saulsberry's next stop will be St. Louis--Maryville University to be specific. 

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Area athletes sign letters of intent Video included

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WSIL -- Area athletes continue to make their college choices official moving on into the spring signing season.

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Saluki pitching among top performers in The Valley Video included

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CARBONDALE--  All season, the Saluki pitching staff has preached keeping the ball within the strike zone.

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SIU baseball beats Eastern Illinois Video included

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CARBONDALE - The SIU baseball team wrapped up a five-game home stand on Tuesday afternoon when the Eastern Illinois Panthers came to town. 

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Marion scores three unanswered goals to beat Carbondale Video included

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CARBONDALE - Marion and Carbondale hit the pitch on Tuesday night for a South Seven showdown. 

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Logan sweeps a doubleheader at Rend Lake Video included

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INA - Rend Lake softball hosted John A. Logan for a doubleheader on Monday afternoon. 

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Pinckneyville softball tops Nashville, remains undefeated in conference play Video included

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NASHVILLE - Nashville and Pinckneyville softball entered their matchup on Monday 2-0 in conference play. 

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Football Salukis feeling confident after spring ball season Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The NCAA allows college football teams to have 15 opportunities to meet and practice during the spring semester..

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SIU takes game three over Valparaiso after strong outing by Brad Harrison Video included

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CARBONDALE - The Salukis and Valparaiso hit the diamond on Sunday afternoon for the rubber-game of the series. 

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SIU falls in finale against Drake Video included

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CARBONDALE - The SIU softball team was looking to salvage game three of its series against first-place Drake. 

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Plenty of opportunities in SIU's annual spring game Video included

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CARBONDALE - After 13 practices, the SIU football team hit the turf for its annual spring game. 

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SIU falls to Valparaiso in game two

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CARBONDALE - The SIU baseball team entered Saturday's matchup with Valparaiso winners of six of its last seven. 

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Drake sweeps doubleheader against SIU softball Video included

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CARBONDALE - The SIU softball team welcomed first place Drake and its 11-game win streak to Charlotte West Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

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Murphysboro girls soccer is making strides in year two Video included

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MURPHYSBORO - The Murphysboro girls soccer team is off to a 6-1-1 start to their 2018 season. 

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Baird goes the distance as SIU takes game one over Valpo Video included

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CARBONDALE - SIU baseball welcomed valley newcomer Valparaiso for the first MVC series at Itchy Jones stadium.

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Softball Salukis down Redhawks in extras Video included

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CARBONDALE-- Some changes in the schedule due to weather will lead to a very busy few days at home for the Softball Salukis.

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Cold, wet weather not affecting Football Salukis this spring

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CARBONDALE -- As the Football Salukis prepare for the Annual Spring Game, the weeks of practice leading up to the end of the spring ball season have felt anything but spring-like.

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Salukis Sweep Peay Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Sporting special blue and green jerseys for National Donate Life month, the Baseball Salukis beat Austin Peay 10-6 Wednesday at chilly Itchy Jones Stadium. 

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Marion's Rece Roper to represent Southern Illinois on the IHSA Student Advisory Council Video included

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MARION - Twenty-one students make up the IHSA’s student advisory council.  The current representative for Southern Illinois is Carterville senior Austin Knight.  But with Knight graduating in a few weeks, the IHSA needed to find his replacement and they found that replacement in Marion high school freshman Rece Roper. 

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McDowell enrolls semester early to join Football Salukis

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CARBONDALE -- Not many people graduate from high school in less than four years, but for those able to, it can help get an early leg up on the next step in life.

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Lion's Club hosts annual all-star basketball games Video included

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INA - The Lion's Club hosted its annual boys' and girls' basketball games on Friday night at Rend Lake College. 

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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, the WSIL Sports Team will nominate area athletes for the Player of the Week honor.  Vote Monday through Wednesday each week and we'll announce the winner each Thursday on News 3 Sports.

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  • Wildcats top Red Devils in Harrisburg

    Wildcats top Red Devils in Harrisburg

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-04-26 03:48:54 GMT

    HARRISBURG -- Weather has been a huge factor for many teams this spring, forcing many ball clubs to move the schedules around accordingly. Looking to avoid the bad weather Wednesday, Anna-Jonesboro and Murphysboro met in Harrisburg to duke it out.

    HARRISBURG -- Weather has been a huge factor for many teams this spring, forcing many ball clubs to move the schedules around accordingly. Looking to avoid the bad weather Wednesday, Anna-Jonesboro and Murphysboro met in Harrisburg to duke it out.

  • Waterloo holds Carterville to just one hit

    Waterloo holds Carterville to just one hit

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:58:12 GMT

    CARTERVILLE - The Carterville Lions and their three-game win streak hosted Waterloo on Saturday. 

    CARTERVILLE - The Carterville Lions and their three-game win streak hosted Waterloo on Saturday. 

  • Segers, Roberts win Marion Invitational

    Segers, Roberts win Marion Invitational

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:51 AM EDT2018-04-21 08:51:00 GMT

    LAKE OF EGYPT-- The Marion Bass Fishing team hosted it's fourth annual invitational Friday. A record turnout for the tournament this year with 19 schools filling out 71 teams, and the fish were biting out there with 43 boats bringing back the 5 fish limit.

    LAKE OF EGYPT-- The Marion Bass Fishing team hosted it's fourth annual invitational Friday. A record turnout for the tournament this year with 19 schools filling out 71 teams, and the fish were biting out there with 43 boats bringing back the 5 fish limit.

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  • Gun control may keep stock-car-racing governor off track

    Gun control may keep stock-car-racing governor off track

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:48:43 GMT
    Following protests and outcry from gun rights advocates over his signing of gun restriction legislation, Vermont's stock car racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many...
    Following protests and outcry from gun rights advocates over his signing of gun restriction legislation, Vermont's stock car racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many of the spectators are hunters.
  • Matt Kenseth returning to NASCAR with Roush Fenway Racing

    Matt Kenseth returning to NASCAR with Roush Fenway Racing

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:03:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth, right, answers a question during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Kenseth will return to NASCAR this season in a reunion with Roush Fenway Racing, the team that gave h...(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth, right, answers a question during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Kenseth will return to NASCAR this season in a reunion with Roush Fenway Racing, the team that gave h...
    Matt Kenseth will be back in NASCAR this year in a reunion with Roush Fenway Racing.
    Matt Kenseth will be back in NASCAR this year in a reunion with Roush Fenway Racing.
  • Newgarden wins Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for 3rd time

    Newgarden wins Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for 3rd time

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:42 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:42:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Butch Dill). IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden (1) kicks up a water spray as he leads Will Power of Australia (12) out of a turn during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala.(AP Photo/Butch Dill). IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden (1) kicks up a water spray as he leads Will Power of Australia (12) out of a turn during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala.
    Drivers return to much drier track for resumption of Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
    Drivers return to much drier track for resumption of Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

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