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Massac County, Carbondale advance to Regional final Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Wet fields caused postponements at three area softball postseason sites, the games went on at Carbondale, thanks to the turf infield. 

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Salukis survive and advance

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NORMAL (WSIL) -- Aiden McMahan and JT Weber combined to go 5-7 with 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored to lead No. 8 SIU to a 7-4 upset victory over No. 5 Bradley at the MVC Tournament.  

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Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades.

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Cardinals call off game due to pending storm

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- With a potentially dangerous storm bearing down on St. Louis, baseball's Cardinals are taking no chances, calling off a game against the cross-state rival Kansas City Royals.

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Canadian Wild gear up for first season in southern Illinois Video included

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MARION (WSIL)-- The Canadian National softball team is gearing up for their first season in National Pro Fast Pitch league, and along with the new league, the Canadian Wild will be calling southern Illinois home for the next two seasons.

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Area Score Board: Monday, May 20, 2019

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WSIL-- Here are the scores from the area 3A baseball and softball regionals:

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Marion anglers finish in 1st place at Illinois Bass Nation tournament

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DES PLAINES (WSIL)-- A pair of Marion anglers are coming off a successful weekend at the Illinois Bass Nation tournament in Des Plaines.

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Miners sweep Thunderbolts in home-opening series Video included

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MARION (WSIL)-- After clinching their first series win of the season earlier in the weekend, the Miners went after their first sweep as well as they closed out their home opening series against the Windy City Thunderbolts. 

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Goreville duo's big day leads to a big trophy Video included

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CARLYLE (WSIL) -- The Goreville duo of Kaedon and Landon Albright started the final round of the Bass Fishing State Final seven and a half pounds out of first place.  After bringing in the biggest bag of fish of the day, the Albrights nearly caught Highland, but wound up bringing home the second place trophy by a scant three ounces. 

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Salukis' season comes to an end

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EVANSTON (WSIL) -- SIU picked up its first NCAA Tournament win since 2007.  The only problem--the Salukis needed two wins to play another day. 

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Regional championship Saturday Video included

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WSIL -- More than a dozen baseball and softball regional championships were on the line in the area Saturday.  Here are all your scores. 

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Du Quoin wins Class A track and field state title Video included

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CHARLESTON (WSIL)-- The Benton Rangerettes are the only deep south team to win a girls state track and field championship. Andy Sloan's teams actually won two titles in three years from 2006-2008. You can now add a third team from the area to bring home the big trophy.

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Spring Sports Extra Video included

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WSIL --  We had a veritable potpourri of sports activity Friday.  The highlight list includes the Miners home opener along with multiple high school postseason events, including softball, girls state track, girls soccer regionals, boys tennis sectionals, and the state bass fishing tournament. 

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Salukis drop NCAA opener

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EVANSTON (WSIL) -- The Softball Salukis got down early, rallied to take the lead but couldn't hold it and fell to Louisville 9-5 in their NCAA Tournament opener Friday. 

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Take it to the bank Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Since it was finished in 1964, it has been known as the SIU Arena.   That changed Thursday. SIU and Banterra Bank announced a 10-year agreement that will rename the Arena the Banterra Center.  

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Du Quoin poised for run at a state title

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WSIL -- The girls state track and field championships opened in Charleston Thursday with the 1A prelims. The Du Quoin Indians are in a spot to challenge for a big trophy Saturday.  

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Area Scoreboard--Thursday, May 16

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WSIL -- Here are Thursday's scores including our first regional championship, as Goreville won its own softball regional. 

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Area boys earn trips to 2A State Track Meet Video included

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HERRIN (WSIL) -- 16 area individuals and three relays earned trips to Charleston next week for the boys 2A State Track Meet. East St. Louis ran away with the team sectional championship, but there were many standout performances from area athletes, including six event championships. 

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Area Scoreboard--Wednesday, May 15

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WSIL -- Wet fields led to all of the postseason softball games scheduled Wednesday to be postponed.  A few baseball games did get in, and we had a milestone win along with a no-hitter. 

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NASCAR champion makes pit stop in Du Quoin Video included

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DU QUOIN (WSIL)-- Tyler Reddick is one of the up and comers on the NASCAR scene. Reddick won the Xfinity series season championship last year and has made a couple of starts on the Cup circuit this year.

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Lake Land shocks Logan, Wabash Valley to win Region 24 title Video included

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CENTRALIA (WSIL) -- Lake Land rallied to beat John A. Logan and then Wabash Valley twice to win the Region 24 Softball championship.

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Area Scoreboard--Tuesday, May 14

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WSIL -- Here are the scores from a busy day on the diamonds, the pitch, and the tennis courts.

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Area Scoreboard: Monday, May 13, 2019

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WSIL-- Here are the scores from Monday's high school softball and baseball regionals: 

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Warriors win Region 24 title over Volunteers Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL)-- After falling to Rend Lake in the semifinals over the weekend, the John A Logan Baseball Volunteers needed 3 wins to crown themselves Region 24 champions. Picking up the first one in the play-in game, and earning a trip to the title game in a rematch against Rend Lake, needing to beat the Warriors twice to claim the title.

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Softball Salukis prepare for NCAA tournament Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL)-- For the twelfth time in program history, the Softball Salukis are going dancing, after receiving an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament.

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Warriors and Volunteers headed to Region 24 title game Video included

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CARTERVILLE-- After the wet and rainy weather postponed the Region 24 tournament Saturday, the John A Logan and Rend Lake Warriors were able to pick up and resume action Sunday.

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Salukis receive at-large bid in NCAA Tournament

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WSIL-- For the twelfth time in program history, the Softball Salukis are going dancing, getting selected as an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament. 

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Beard named as next head football coach at Du Quoin Video included

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DU QUOIN (WSIL)-- Du Quoin High School athletic director Derek Beard has added another duty to his list of jobs at the high school, taking on the position as the next head football coach.

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Area Scoreboard--Saturday, May 11

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WSIL -- Area teams were able to get some games in Saturday before the rain moved in, but that wasn't the case for everyone. 

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Area Scoreboard--Friday, May 10

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WSIL -- Here are area high school and college scores from Thursday.

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Area athletes have big days at Triad Girls Track and Field Sectional Video included

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TROY (WSIL) -- East St. Louis ran away with the Triad 2A Girls track and field sectional team championship, but the deep south will be well-represented in Charleston next week at the state meet thanks to some fantastic individual performances. 

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Field renovations underway at Saluki Stadium Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL)-- It's out with the old and in with the new as field renovations are underway at Saluki Stadium.

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SIU falls short in MVC semis

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PEORIA (WSIL) -- Missouri Valley Conference softball Player of the Year Sammey Bunch hit a two-run homer and Jaclyn Spencer tossed a three-hit shutout to lead third seeded Northern Iowa past second seeded SIU 2-0 in the MVC Tournament semifinals. 

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Beanes leaving SIU

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- You may need name tags when it comes to recognizing the Basketball Salukis. Former Carbondale standout Darius Beane announced on social media Thursday that he has asked for his release and will transfer.   

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Area Scoreboard--Thursday, May 9

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WSIL -- The South 7 crowned champions in both softball and baseball.  The Marion Wildcats wrapped up the softball conference title, and the Carbondale Terriers clinched the baseball conference title.  Here are the scores from around the area Thursday. 

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Salukis snag multiple MVC softball honors

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WSIL -- As the number two seed, the SIU Salukis won't hit the field for a game until Friday's second semifinal.  In the meantime, the Salukis are busy collecting MVC honors.

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Mullins, Salukis add transfer signee plus a verbal commit Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) --  Wednesday was a very good day on the recruiting front for SIU head basketball coach Bryan Mullins, as he has picked up a transfer signee and a commitment. 

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Area Scoreboard--Wednesday, May 8

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WSIL -- Here are Wednesday's scores from around the area. 

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Du Quoin wins Fairfield girls track sectional Video included

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FAIRFIELD (WSIL)-- The road to the state meet is nearing it's end with girls track and field sectionals going on this week.

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Big bats lift Miners in final spring training game Video included

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MARION (WSIL)-- The curtain will come up on the 2019 Frontier League regular season Friday night for the Southern Illinois Miners. The Miners had their final preseason tuneup Tuesday morning, as they welcomed Evansville to Rent One Park.

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Terriers outlast Wildcats in pitchers duel Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- The Carbondale Terriers picked up a 1-0 home win over the Marion Wildcats Tuesday.

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Area Scoreboard--Tuesday, May 7th

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WSIL -- Here are the scores from around the area Tuesday. 

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Area baseball and softball teams scramble to fill schedules Video included

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WSIL-- With the wet and rainy weather we've had this spring canceling several match-ups earlier in the year, area high school softball and baseball teams have been left in a mad scramble to fill their schedules before the end of the regular season.

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Saluki women's golf tees off regional action in Washington

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CLE ELUM, WA (WSIL)-- The road to a National Championship for Saluki women's golf begins now as the Cle Elum regional in Washington teed off action in the NCAA Tournament. It'll be a tough road ahead, as they Salukis finished the first eighteen holes sitting in last place with a team score of 34 over par.

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Sloan commits to Kansas State Video included

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WSIL-- After two successful seasons at John A Logan, standout-guard David Sloan took to Twitter to announce where he'll be continuing his basketball career. Sloan signed his letter of intent to play for Coach Bruce Weber at Kansas State.

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McMahan named MVC player of the week Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL)-- The Baseball SalukIS are riding high after a change in momentum this past week, going from a ten game losing streak, to now riding a five game win streak. A major part of that has been senior catcher Aiden McMahan, who drove in twelve RBIs in twelve at-bats for the Salukis in their 5-0 week, including a double, triple, and a homerun.

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Softball Salukis close out regular season with win over Braves

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CARBONDALE (WSIL)-- After clinching the number two seed in the Missouri Valley Valley tourney later this week in a win in Game Two of the double header versus Bradley Saturday night, the Softball Salukis closed out their regular season schedule with a 3-1 win over Bradley. 

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Salukis sweep Aces, extend winning streak to five games Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL)-- The Baseball Salukis completed the season sweep over Evansville with the 4-1 win Sunday.

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Saluki add transfer-signee to spring recruiting class

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CARBONDALE (WSIL)-- The Basketball Salukis picked up its third signee of the Spring recruiting season on Saturday when it signed 6-foot-5 guard  transfer from Daytona State, Harwin Francois.

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Salukis win streak extends to four games

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CARBONDALE (WSIL)-- After snapping their 10 game losing streak earlier in the week, the Baseball Salukis going after their fourth straight win as they welcome Evansville for Game 2 of the weekend series. They earn that fourth consecutive win with a final of 5-2 They'll go for win number five on the streak and the sweep over Evansville Sunday, first pitch is set for 1pm. More>>

Salukis clinch two-seed in MVC tourney with win over Braves

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CARBONDALE (WSIL)-- All the Softball Salukis needed this weekend was a win over Bradley to secure the second seed in the MVC Tournament next week.Kicking off the closing series of the regular season with a double header against the Braves.

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McMahan's monster night leads Salukis to third straight win Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Aiden McMahan had three hits and drove in an SIU season high six runs to lead the Salukis to an 8-6 win over visiting Evansville Friday night. 

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Area Scoreboard--Friday, May 3

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WSIL -- Wet fields were a problem for many teams across the area Friday, although some were able to play their games.   

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Mullins talks recruiting Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- New SIU head coach Bryan Mullins and his staff are busy trying to find the right recruits to add to the Saluki roster.

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Red Devils roll in shutout win over Bulldogs Video included

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HARRISBURG-- The Murphysboro Red Devils girls soccer team cruised past the Harrisburg Bulldogs with an 8-0 shutout win. Murphysboro junior Lillie Schaldemose doing a bulk of the work for the Red Devils in the opening forty minutes, scoring five of the team's six first half goals.

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Area Scoreboard--Wednesday, May 1

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WSIL -- More wet weather Wednesday led to a limited number of games and events across the area.  Here are the scores and results. 

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Salukis stop Racers to continue midweek success Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- After snapping an ugly ten game losing streak with a win over Illinois Tuesday, SIU made it two wins in a row beating visiting Murray State 8-3.   

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Salukis heading to Louisville for NCAA regionals

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CARBONDALE (WSIL)-- Well a week after the women learned their fate in the NCAA tournament, the Saluki men's golf team now know where they'll be heading for regional action.

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Mullins makes progress quickly Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- In 40 days on the job, Bryan Mullins has checked off quite a few things on his "To Do" list as head coach.

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Miners take down Grizzlies in exhibition game Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- Well just a couple of exhibition games left in spring training for the Miners as they get set to kickoff their 2019 campaign. With the final home game of spring training, the Miners welcoming the Gateway Grizzlies to Rent One Park.

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Salukis end losing streak with blowout win over Illinois

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- It's been a long April for the Baseball Salukis. Coming into the final day of the month, riding a 10-game losing streak (their longest since 2004) closed out the month with a 12-3 win over Illinois.

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Miners eager about upcoming season Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- We are less than two weeks from the beginning of the Frontier League regular season, and both new and returning Miners are getting the itch for baseball to start.

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Salukis add size, experience Video included

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WSIL -- SIU will have its first graduate transfer next season.  He is a big man from the Big 10. 

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Marion falls at home to Althoff Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- The Althoff Crusaders took the battle for first place in the South Seven girls soccer race with a 3-1 win at Marion Monday night. 

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Area Scoreboard--Monday, April 29

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WSIL -- Here are Monday's scores from across the area.

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Softball Salukis earn road sweep over Panthers

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CEDAR FALLS, IA (WSIL)-- Weather conditions forced the Softball Salukis indoors this weekend for their road series at Northern Iowa. Southern completed the sweep with a 7-5 win Sunday.

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Baseball Salukis swept by Sycamores

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TERRE HAUTE, IN (WSIL)-- The April struggles continued into Sunday for the Baseball Salukis, as they fall at Indiana State 7-4.

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Area standouts strike deals with NFL teams

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSIL)-- A ahndful of area college football standouts will have a shot at competing in the NFL.

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Area Scoreboard: Saturday, April 27, 2019

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(WSIL)-- Here are a look at the scores from around the area Saturday

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Baseball Salukis fall at Indiana State

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TERRE HAUTE, IN (WSIL)-- The Baseball Salukis losing streak extends to nine games as they fall to the Indiana State Sycamores 7-2. More>>

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  • Massac County, Carbondale advance to Regional final

    Massac County, Carbondale advance to Regional final

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 1:24 AM EDT2019-05-22 05:24:25 GMT

    CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Wet fields caused postponements at three area softball postseason sites, the games went on at Carbondale, thanks to the turf infield. 

    CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Wet fields caused postponements at three area softball postseason sites, the games went on at Carbondale, thanks to the turf infield. 

  • Area Score Board: Monday, May 20, 2019

    Area Score Board: Monday, May 20, 2019

    Monday, May 20 2019 10:28 PM EDT2019-05-21 02:28:10 GMT

    WSIL-- Here are the scores from the area 3A baseball and softball regionals:

    WSIL-- Here are the scores from the area 3A baseball and softball regionals:

  • Marion anglers finish in 1st place at Illinois Bass Nation tournament

    Marion anglers finish in 1st place at Illinois Bass Nation tournament

    Monday, May 20 2019 10:20 PM EDT2019-05-21 02:20:48 GMT

    DES PLAINES (WSIL)-- A pair of Marion anglers are coming off a successful weekend at the Illinois Bass Nation tournament in Des Plaines.

    DES PLAINES (WSIL)-- A pair of Marion anglers are coming off a successful weekend at the Illinois Bass Nation tournament in Des Plaines.

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  • Salukis survive and advance

    Salukis survive and advance

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 1:00 AM EDT2019-05-22 05:00:30 GMT

    NORMAL (WSIL) -- Aiden McMahan and JT Weber combined to go 5-7 with 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored to lead No. 8 SIU to a 7-4 upset victory over No. 5 Bradley at the MVC Tournament.  

    NORMAL (WSIL) -- Aiden McMahan and JT Weber combined to go 5-7 with 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored to lead No. 8 SIU to a 7-4 upset victory over No. 5 Bradley at the MVC Tournament.  

  • Salukis' season comes to an end

    Salukis' season comes to an end

    Sunday, May 19 2019 5:35 AM EDT2019-05-19 09:35:32 GMT

    EVANSTON (WSIL) -- SIU picked up its first NCAA Tournament win since 2007.  The only problem--the Salukis needed two wins to play another day. 

    EVANSTON (WSIL) -- SIU picked up its first NCAA Tournament win since 2007.  The only problem--the Salukis needed two wins to play another day. 

  • Salukis drop NCAA opener

    Salukis drop NCAA opener

    Saturday, May 18 2019 5:35 AM EDT2019-05-18 09:35:45 GMT

    EVANSTON (WSIL) -- The Softball Salukis got down early, rallied to take the lead but couldn't hold it and fell to Louisville 9-5 in their NCAA Tournament opener Friday. 

    EVANSTON (WSIL) -- The Softball Salukis got down early, rallied to take the lead but couldn't hold it and fell to Louisville 9-5 in their NCAA Tournament opener Friday. 

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