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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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