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Miners fall apart late, drop another to Schaumburg Video included

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MARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners lost for the ninth time in their last ten games, falling to the Schaumburg Boomers for a second straight night, 11-1. 

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Lambert to stay on staff for Saluki Track and Field Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The status of an athletic program's staff is always in question when new leadership takes over, and that's been the case for the SIU Track and Field since naming Rosalind Joseph as the new director of Track and Field.

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Carmi clinches 24th District Legion title Video included

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CARMI -- Carmi Post 224 made it back to back 24th District American Legion championships with a 2-1 win over Harrisburg Post 167. 

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Boomers blank Miners Video included

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MARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners' streaky season continues. After winning six in a row, the Miners have now dropped eight of nine after Schaumburg handed them a 6-0 loss Tuesday night. 

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Carmi forces finale at 24th District Legion Video included

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CARMI -- Carmi Post 224 used some late inning heroics to stay alive in the opener Monday at the District 24 Tournament, then scored 17 runs in the nightcap to force a second championship game. 

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Dinger Bats headed to the Home Run Derby Video included

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RIDGWAY--  Dinger Bats in Ridgway makes bats for 18 Major Leaguers.  Two of their guys, Chicago's Kyle Schwarber and Philadelphia's Rhys Hoskins, will be competing Monday night in Washington at the annual Home Run Derby.

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Young golfers learning the game from the PGA Junior League Video included

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CARTERVILLE - There’s travel baseball and travel softball and many other travel sports.  But now there’s a new travel activity for young athletes. 

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Steeleville, Murphysboro, and Christopher post 25th District tournament wins Video included

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WSIL -- The postseason is here for senior American Legion baseball.  The 25th District has divided into East and West sides for the early rounds of the tournament. 

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Saluki freshmen bond on zip-lining course Video included

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MAKANDA, Ill. -- As the Football Salukis gear up to begin their preseason camp in the coming weeks, the incoming freshman class are still getting to know one another. The newcomers kicked off a week of bonding events, where their courage was taken to new heights.

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Miners participate in All-Star game Video included

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O'FALLON, MO -- A trio of Southern Illinois Miners players and the Miners' coaching staff took part in the Frontier League's All-Star game Wednesday at CarShield Field, home of the River City Rascals. 

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Running is a family affair for the Bruce Family Video included

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MARION, Ill. --  The Bruces are one fast family.  Maddy Bruce runs at Illinois, John Bruce was part of Marion’s second-place state finish in the 4 by 800 meter relay this year, and Margaux Bruce went to state for Marion junior high cross country...

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SIU alums to be recognized by MVC

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — SIU Hall of Fame Quarterback Joel Sambursky and his wife, Samantha, have been selected as recipients of the Missouri Valley Conference's Most Courageous Award, according to Saluki Athletics. 

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Thunderbolts blast Miners Video included

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MARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners saw their six game home winning streak snapped Friday night when they lost  to to Windy City 13-5. 

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Young tennis players improving their skills at the Pearce Juniors Tennis Camp Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- Summer camp is supposed to be fun and that’s what Joe Pearce is preaching this week at the Pearce Juniors tennis camp. 

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Bolts sweep Miners in doubleheader Video included

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MARION - The Southern Illinois Miners closed out the first half of the season on Sunday with a doubleheader against the Windy City Thunderbolts. 

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NFL player hosts youth football camp in hometown Video included

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SPARTA -- Any professional athlete will tell you, anything is possible if you put your mind to it. That was also Darius Jackson's message to hundreds of kids during his second annual Football Camp in Sparta.

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NFL player to host second annual youth football camp Video included

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SPARTA -- Dallas Cowboys running back and Sparta-native Darius Jackson will be making his way back into the region this weekend, and will host a youth camp at his former stomping grounds.

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SIU Rec Center to offer free canoe rentals Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The SIU Campus Lake has seen quite a few changes in the past couple of years. After being drained and restored, the lake is starting to look like it's old self again, welcoming recreation back on the water.

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Tumbling camp begins for young gymnasts Video included

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CARBONDALE - Jumping for joy, flipping for fun and bending over backwards.  That’s all part of this week's Tumbling camp hosted by Saluki Gymnastics. 

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Local MMA fighter earns first professional win

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WSIL-- After going the distance and losing by decision in his professional debut back in November, Tavae Lewis knew he needed to come up with a finish the next time he stepped into the octagon.

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Miners walk off with win over Gateway Video included

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MARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners walked off with their third straight win Friday night, beating Gateway 6-5. 

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Carbondale man seeks redemption in second pro fight

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A Carbondale man was left with a bad taste in his mouth after losing his first fight in his professional MMA career, but he's using that loss as motivation for redemption in his upcoming bout.

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Mt. Vernon native Tredaja Harris' hard work leads to track scholarship Video included

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MT. VERNON, Ill. - Tredaja Harris has been a force on the high school track representing Mt. Vernon at state all four of her years. 

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Miners sweep doubleheader from Freedom Video included

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MARION - After a rain-out Tuesday, the Miners opted . 

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Local racing team dominating NHRA dragstrip Video included

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McLEANSBORO -- Three seconds is all it takes for a top fuel dragster to make it's way down the dragstrip, but the week leading up to the race can be a bit more time consuming for the crew.

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Du Quoin man to fight on UFC Contender Series

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CARBONDALE -- In the world of mixed martial arts, the UFC reigns king. Most professional fighters can only dream of making it to the UFC octagon, but one Du Quoin man will have a chance to make that dream a reality.

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2018 SIBCA All-star Game

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DU QUOIN -- With the summer season getting into full swing, the area's best high school baseball players took to the field one last time donning their school colors for the SIBCA Allstar game.

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Hardin County archery team prepares for national championship Video included

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- After being crowned champion as a freshman at the S3DA 3-D National Championship last year, Adriana Armstrong will try to repeat the feat this year.

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Carterville alum, Jake Eklund, prepares for biggest amateur tournament of his career Video included

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CARTERVILLE - In 1958, Jack Nicklaus won the Trans-Mississippi amateur.   60 years later, former Carterville high school standout Jake Eklund will try to do the same thing. 

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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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  • Carmi clinches 24th District Legion title

    Carmi clinches 24th District Legion title

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:05:48 GMT

    CARMI -- Carmi Post 224 made it back to back 24th District American Legion championships with a 2-1 win over Harrisburg Post 167. 

    CARMI -- Carmi Post 224 made it back to back 24th District American Legion championships with a 2-1 win over Harrisburg Post 167. 

  • Carmi forces finale at 24th District Legion

    Carmi forces finale at 24th District Legion

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:04 AM EDT2018-07-17 07:04:57 GMT

    CARMI -- Carmi Post 224 used some late inning heroics to stay alive in the opener Monday at the District 24 Tournament, then scored 17 runs in the nightcap to force a second championship game. 

    CARMI -- Carmi Post 224 used some late inning heroics to stay alive in the opener Monday at the District 24 Tournament, then scored 17 runs in the nightcap to force a second championship game. 

  • Steeleville, Murphysboro, and Christopher post 25th District tournament wins

    Steeleville, Murphysboro, and Christopher post 25th District tournament wins

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:42 AM EDT2018-07-13 08:42:35 GMT

    WSIL -- The postseason is here for senior American Legion baseball.  The 25th District has divided into East and West sides for the early rounds of the tournament. 

    WSIL -- The postseason is here for senior American Legion baseball.  The 25th District has divided into East and West sides for the early rounds of the tournament. 

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  • Lambert to stay on staff for Saluki Track and Field

    Lambert to stay on staff for Saluki Track and Field

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:20 AM EDT2018-07-19 07:20:47 GMT

    CARBONDALE -- The status of an athletic program's staff is always in question when new leadership takes over, and that's been the case for the SIU Track and Field since naming Rosalind Joseph as the new director of Track and Field.

    CARBONDALE -- The status of an athletic program's staff is always in question when new leadership takes over, and that's been the case for the SIU Track and Field since naming Rosalind Joseph as the new director of Track and Field.

  • Saluki freshmen bond on zip-lining course

    Saluki freshmen bond on zip-lining course

    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-07-13 02:49:49 GMT

    MAKANDA, Ill. -- As the Football Salukis gear up to begin their preseason camp in the coming weeks, the incoming freshman class are still getting to know one another. The newcomers kicked off a week of bonding events, where their courage was taken to new heights.

    MAKANDA, Ill. -- As the Football Salukis gear up to begin their preseason camp in the coming weeks, the incoming freshman class are still getting to know one another. The newcomers kicked off a week of bonding events, where their courage was taken to new heights.

  • SIU alums to be recognized by MVC

    SIU alums to be recognized by MVC

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-07-10 23:15:03 GMT

    CARBONDALE, Ill. — SIU Hall of Fame Quarterback Joel Sambursky and his wife, Samantha, have been selected as recipients of the Missouri Valley Conference's Most Courageous Award, according to Saluki Athletics. 

    CARBONDALE, Ill. — SIU Hall of Fame Quarterback Joel Sambursky and his wife, Samantha, have been selected as recipients of the Missouri Valley Conference's Most Courageous Award, according to Saluki Athletics. 

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  • Thomas wears yellow as the Tour heads toward Alpe d'Huez

    Thomas wears yellow as the Tour heads toward Alpe d'Huez

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:29:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Christophe Ena ). Stage winner Britain's Geraint Thomas and new overall leader throws his flowers to fans on the podium after the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 108.5 kilometers (67.4 miles) with start in Albertville a...(AP Photo/Christophe Ena ). Stage winner Britain's Geraint Thomas and new overall leader throws his flowers to fans on the podium after the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 108.5 kilometers (67.4 miles) with start in Albertville a...
    Geraint Thomas is wearing the yellow jersey for the 12th stage of the Tour de France, which concludes with the famed 21 bends to the Alpe d'Huez ski resort.
    Geraint Thomas is wearing the yellow jersey for the 12th stage of the Tour de France, which concludes with the famed 21 bends to the Alpe d'Huez ski resort.
  • With Leonard gone, a new look for Popovich and the Spurs

    With Leonard gone, a new look for Popovich and the Spurs

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:29:10 GMT
    (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP). San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball team head coach Gregg Popovich speaks to the media during a press conference in San Antonio, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over....(William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP). San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball team head coach Gregg Popovich speaks to the media during a press conference in San Antonio, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over....
    The most tumultuous offseason in Gregg Popovich's two decades with the Spurs ended with the trade of star Kawhi Leonard to Toronto.
    The most tumultuous offseason in Gregg Popovich's two decades with the Spurs ended with the trade of star Kawhi Leonard to Toronto.
  • Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:29:01 GMT
    (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP). Snowboarder Chloe Kim accepts the award for best female athlete, at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles.(Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP). Snowboarder Chloe Kim accepts the award for best female athlete, at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles.
    Survivors of abuse by disgraced doctor join hands on stage, accept courage award at ESPYs.
    Survivors of abuse by disgraced doctor join hands on stage, accept courage award at ESPYs.
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  • F1 champion Lewis Hamilton signs new contract with Mercedes

    F1 champion Lewis Hamilton signs new contract with Mercedes

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:28 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:28:41 GMT
    (Andrew Couldridge, Pool via AP). Lewis Hamilton and Anna Wintour sit in the player's box of Serena Williams during the women's singles final match between Serena Williams of the US and Angelique Kerber of Germany at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships,...(Andrew Couldridge, Pool via AP). Lewis Hamilton and Anna Wintour sit in the player's box of Serena Williams during the women's singles final match between Serena Williams of the US and Angelique Kerber of Germany at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships,...
    After months of deliberation, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has finally signed a new contract with Mercedes.
    After months of deliberation, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has finally signed a new contract with Mercedes.
  • ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

    ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-07-19 09:41:34 GMT
    (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP). Host Danica Patrick appears at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles.(Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP). Host Danica Patrick appears at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles.
    Danica Patrick's monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500.
    Danica Patrick's monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500.
  • Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

    Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:16 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:16:14 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Scott Dixon celebrates after winning an IndyCar auto race in Toronto, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Scott Dixon celebrates after winning an IndyCar auto race in Toronto, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Toronto for his third title at the event The New Zealand native finished the 85-lap course on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place first, with Simon Pagenaud of France...
    Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Toronto for his third title at the event The New Zealand native finished the 85-lap course on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place first, with Simon Pagenaud of France finishing second.

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