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Wildcats ready for their opportunity Video included

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ANNA -- The curtain will come up on the 2019 high school football season in Illinois in less than two weeks.  One team trying to continue its playoff tradition is the Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats. 

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Terriers hungry for more Video included

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CARBONDALE -- 2018 was a breakout year for the Carbondale Terriers, finishing 8-3 and picking up the school's first playoff win since 1992. Last year's seniors were head coach Bryan Lee's first to be in the program all four years. This year's group wants more.

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Miners miss out on chance to move into first place Video included

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MARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners missed out on a chance to sweep Florence and move into a first place tie in the Frontier League's West Division, as the Freedom took the series finale 4-2. 

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Miners score late, edge first place Freedom Video included

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MARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners closed within a game of first place with a second straight win over Florence, beating the Freedom 2-1 Wednesday night. 

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Wildcats after 15th straight playoff trip Video included

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MARION -- Kerry Martin is preparing for his 18th season in Marion.  He's led the Wildcats to the postseason 14 straight years, including last year's team that finished 7-4. 

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Miners stay hot, close in on first place Video included

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MARION -- After seeing their ten-game winning streak snapped Sunday, the Southern Illinois Miners got right back on the winning track with a 6-3 win over West Division leading Florence. 

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Young Lions athletic and versatile Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- For the first time in nearly two decades there's a new man behind the big whistle in Carterville.  After four years away from coaching as athletic director, Brett Diel has taken over the reins this season. 

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Itchy Jones headed to MVC Hall of Fame

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WSIL -- One of SIU's all-time winningest coaches will be headed to the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame.  The league announced its 2020 class of inductees, and it includes former SIU baseball coach "Itchy" Jones. 

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Red Devils ready to roll in 2019 Video included

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SESSER -- The countdown clock is officially ticking for the start of Illinois high school football season as practices started across the state Monday.  One of the more interesting preseason storylines comes from Sesser, where the Red Devils have added a Hall of Fame coach to the mix.

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Practice breakfast tradition Video included

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SESSER -- Over the past several years at Sesser, the Red Devils players' moms get together while the team is practicing to cook them breakfast. 

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Miners' win streak reaches 9 Video included

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MARION -- Neither a rain delay nor the Schaumburg Boomers could derail the Southern Illinois Miners express. The Miners opened a critical six-game homestand with a 6-3 win over the Boomers.  

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White Sox, Yankees to play at 'Field of Dreams' in 2020

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Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the White Sox will play host to the Yankees in Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 13.

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Southern Illinois wins Colt World Series championship Video included

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MARION -- Southern Illinois completed an undefeated run through the Colt World Series, beating Brownsville, Texas 3-0 to win the championship. 

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Blazing a trail Video included

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CARBONDALE -- There will be plenty of firsts this season for the SIU women's soccer team. The Salukis hit the practice field for the first time Wednesday morning.  

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Salukis hold first scrimmage Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The SIU Football team closed the first week of practice with the first scrimmage of training camp. The first full contact of camp came in the form of a 100-plus play scrimmage at Saluki Stadium. 

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Southern Illinois advances to Colt World Series championship Video included

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MARION -- Southern Illinois will play for its first Colt World Series championship Wednesday night after rallying to beat Japan 4-3 in nine innings.

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Salukis ready to get defensive Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The Football Salukis know a bounce back year defensively is a must for the team to show improvement.

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Area club well represented at US Amateur Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- Crab Orchard Golf Club will be well represented next week at the US Amateur. 

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Busy opening day at Colt World Series Video included

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MARION -- It was a full opening day at the PONY Colt World Series being held over the next several days at Rent One Park.  We had the opening ceremonies sandwich between four first round games, including a walk-off, extra innings battle to close the day.

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Miners whip Slammers for series win Video included

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MARION -- Taylor Sparks finished a single shy of the cycle to lead the Southern Illinois Miners past Joliet 9-3 Thursday night. 

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Salukis open football training camp Video included

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CARBONDALE -- We are inside of 30 days to the kickoff of the college football season.  SIU will open the season on the road August 29th at Southeast Missouri State in the War for the Wheel. Nick Hill's Salukis held a pair of practices on the first day of training camp.  

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Miners end tough July with loss Video included

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MARION -- If the Southern Illinois Miners do not make the Frontier League playoffs, they will point to a tough July as the cause. The Miners finished a 9-15 month with a 5-2 loss at home to the Joliet Slammers, the team with the worst record in the League. The Miners fall to 34-33.  They trail River City by three games for the second wild card spot. The teams will wrap up their series Thursday at 6:35 in Marion. More>>

Wild wrap up first season in SI with win Video included

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MARION -- The Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois wrapped up their inaugural campaign in the National Pro Fastpitch league with a 10-5 win over the Cleveland Comets. 

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Superman Classic kicks off big week of archery in southern Illinois Video included

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MASSAC CO (WSIL)-- Hundreds of archers take aim at the Mermet Lake State Conservation this week.

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Mitchell wins fourth Gold Cup Video included

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BENTON (WSIL)-- After leading the field by four strokes after the first eighteen holes, Andrew Mitchell cruised to win his fourth Gold Cup Sunday at the 72nd Gold Cup at the Benton Country Club.

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Comets get the edge over Wild at SIU Video included

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CARBONDALE (WSIL)-- The Canadian Wild fell 2-1 to the Cleveland Comets as the two kicked off the final series of the regular season at Charlotte West Stadium at SIU.

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Mitchell leads after first day of Gold Cup Video included

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BENTON (WSIL)-- Three time Gold Cup champion Andrew Mitchell leads the field after the first 18 holes at the 72nd Benton Gold Cup.

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Micro-sprint drivers flock to Southern Illinois Raceway for Terry Sprague Memorial Video included

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MARION (WSIL)-- It's known as one of the premeire micro-sprint race weekends in the country, as more than a hundred drivers gear up to take the track this weekend for the Terry Sprague Memorial at the Southern Illinois Raceway.

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Ryan Bird inducted to Frontier League Hall of Fame Video included

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MARION (WSIL)-- Since the 2014 season, the Frontier League has enshrined a class in the Frontier League Hall of Fame, honoring those selected at the league's All-Star game each year, but with the Frontier League All-Stars facing the Can-Am League All-Stars this year, instead the 2019 class were inducted individually at their home stadiums. This year, pitching great Ryan Bird became the third Miner to bestow that honor.

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Gold Cup Veteran Video included

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BENTON -- This weekend, Benton Country Club is hosting the 72nd Gold Cup.  Max McDonald has been a fixture at this tournament for more than six decades. 

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Wild take care of the Peppers Video included

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MARION -- The Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois rallied to beat the Aussie Peppers 4-1 to take the series three games to one. 

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Gordon feeling right at home Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT -- Pete Gordon is still smiling from ear to ear. Tuesday, West Frankfort hired Gordon to be the new head boys basketball coach at his alma mater.

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Groenewegen's gem helps Wild salvage split Video included

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MARION -- After dropping game one of their doubleheader to the Aussie Peppers, Sara Groenewegen struck out 12 on her way to a one-hit shutout to lead the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois to split. 

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Carrier Mills captures Jr. Legion District title Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT -- Carrier Mills junior American Legion baseball team completed its jaunt through the combined 24th and 25th District tournament with a 3-2, 11-inning win over Carterville in the championship game. 

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Wild open final homestand with a win Video included

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MARION -- The Canadian Wild played their first home game in more than a month Tuesday night, opening their final homestand of the season with a 1-0 win in eight innings over the visiting Aussie Peppers. 

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Steeleville wins 5th Division title, advances to state

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FAIRFIELD -- Steeleville Post #480 earned a trip to the State Senior American Legion baseball tournament, after beating Harrisburg Post #167 4-1 in the championship game of the 5th Division tournament held at Veterans Field in Fairfield. 

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Gordon named head coach at West Frankfort

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WEST FRANKFORT -- The West Frankfort Redbirds have a new boys head basketball coach.  The school board hired Pete Gordon as a PE teacher and basketball coach at a special meeting Tuesday night. 

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Major development coming to Centralia Video included

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CENTRALIA -- Meadow Woods Country Club in Centralia has been closed for several years.  Developers have big plans for the former golf course adjacent to the 970 acre Raccoon Lake. 

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Harrisburg stays alive at 5th Division Tournament

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FAIRFIELD -- Harrisburg Post #167 stayed alive at the 5th Division Senior American Legion tournament beating Odin Post #543 2-1 Sunday.  

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Pearce Juniors Tennis Camp hits the court for the fourth summer

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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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Softball tournament to raise money for local cancer patient

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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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