The Shelbyville Rams football team ended their 2017 season in Shelbyville Saturday afternoon. They were defeated in the semi-final round of the Illinois High School Association football playoffs, by Maroa-Forsyth 25 to 14.
The Rams held their own in the first half, but turnovers proved costly for them in the 2nd half, as the Trojans scored unanswered points as a result.
The game was held in windy and rainy conditions, which caused a lot of fumbles on both sides.
WRAN groovy 97.3 broadcast the Shelbyville playoff games this season.
Maroa-Forsyth plays in the state Class 2-A Football Championship this Friday at 1pm at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb.
The Miller Media Group has announced their football broadcast schedule for this weekend.
The Taylorville Tornadoes first round state playoff game will be heard on NEWSTALK WTIM The BIG 870 AM across Central Illinois, and 96.1 FM in Christian County, 107.5 FM in Shelby County, starting with the pre-game show at 2:45 in the afternoon.
The Central A-and-M Raiders football team begin playoff action this Saturday on WMKR Genuine Country 94.3, with the pre-game show at 12:30.
The Shelbyville Rams first round football playoff game will be heard this Saturday on WRAN groovy 97.3, with the pre-game show at 12:45.
And, the Eastern Illinois University Panthers football team will be heard this Saturday on WSVZ NEW Country 98.3, at 1:30 in the afternoon.
All games will be streamed on-line at taylorvilledailynews.com.
The IHSA Football Playoffs are here once again and Shelbyville High School is looking to make another deep run. Along with football, the Rams are experiencing success in other fall sports as well.
Tony Pullen, the Athletic Director at Shelbyville High School appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our Downtown Shelbyville studios, and explained how the IHSA Football Playoff bracket works.
Shelbyville High School is also making space in their trophy cabinet for another title brought home by the girls volleyball team, after winning the CIC Conference title.
The Shelbyville Rams Football team will begin their playoff run with a game at Shelbyville High School this upcoming week against Villa Grove, heard on New Country 98.3 WSVZ.
It's the end of an era for Fighting Illini sports and we're not talking about the demise of "War Chant". The Alton Telegraph reports the athletic program's unofficial historian, Loren Tate, is stepping away from the keyboard, ending his Tatelines column based out of the Champaign News Gazette. Reports out of Champaign say Tate, a longtime fixture on Illini broadcasts here, will continue some radio duties. The 86-year-old Tate played basketball at the U of I after graduating from Monticello High School. He left the area in the mid 50s to serve as Sports Editor for the Hammond Times in Hammond, Indiana then returned to Champaign to work for the News-Gazette in 1966. He continued writing for the paper while he served as sports director of WICD TV through the late 70s. He later migrated to radio working on WDWS, he moved up to Executive Sports Editor of the News-Gazette in 1987. He also is a member of the IHSA Basketball Hall of Fame, the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame, and the Monticello High School Hall of Fame and he received the University of Illinois honorary Varsity I award. He also authored the book "A Century of Orange and Blue: Celebrating 100 Years of Fighting Illini Basketball".
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The times they are still a changing for University of Illinois sports. War Chant music is now off limits at all sporting events. The decision was made at the end of last football season but it wasn't revealed until yesterday. Athletic department officials asked members of the Illini Pride student group to stop playing the war chant song on a drum Thursday at a soccer game. School officials say the move is part of an effort to be more inclusive and students are responding to it less in the post Chief Illiniwek era.
Taylorville golfer Dave Ryan shot a 3-over par 73 in his 2nd day of play Friday, in the U-S Senior Open at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Massachussetts, and is 6 over for the tournament. Ryan is tied for 92nd place.
Atop the leaderboard after Friday's play, was Kirk Triplett, who led the tournament for a 2nd day in a row. Friday, Triplett shot a 3 under par, and is eleven under par for the tournament.
The second round of the tournament Friday was suspended with 24 players still to finish. Play resumes on Saturday at 6:45 in the morning Eastern Time.
Stay tuned to Regional Radio for further updates on Ryan's play, as well as on taylorvilledailynews-dot-com.
New University of Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood continues to reach out around the state. He was the guest speaker at an Illinois Broadcasters Association event in Normal on Tuesday. He says it was quite a trip that brought him to the U-of-I.
It’s Underwood’s second stint in Illinois. He spent several years as an assistant at Western Illinois University early in his career.
Taylorville baseball will be starting up soon and with the warmer weather than normal, the team has been able to get a lot of time on the field. THS head coach Brian Sample, who was a guest on Newstalk WTIM's Coaches Show last Saturday morning, said normally this is a time where the field is still being prepared but getting his squad some live action is always welcome.
Coach Sample says his team will rely on a lot of returning players and upperclassmen to lead them this year.
THS will begin their season at home against Morrisonville on Tuesday March 14th at 4pm.
Taylorville fell to Springfield Southeast in the semi-final game of the Class 3A IHSA Regional Tuesday night and Regional Radio Sports caught up with head coach Ryan Brown to discuss the season overall.
Coach Brown said the game was about as even as you could get throughout the night.
THS finished 16-15 overall and 5-5 in the Apollo Conference but Coach Brown said the game showed the potential the basketball program has to grow and become something even better.
Regional Radio Sports would like to thank Coach Brown and his staff as well as anyone involved in Taylorville athletics for letting Jake Linder and Daniel Statum be a part of the season by calling all the games.
Taylorville fell to Springfield Southeast in the semi-final game of the Class 3A IHSA Regional, 55-52. The Tornadoes were led by Senior guard, Logan Clayton with 17 points and Junior, Jordan Moats with 16. THS head coach Ryan Brown spoke after the game about the play and leadership of his seniors, Clayton as well as Lawrence Curtin.
Coach Brown on his senior, Logan Clayton.
Taylorville finished the year at 16-15 overall and 5-5 in Apollo Conference play.
Taylorville used a 20-8 3rd quarter and 25 points from Logan Clayton (14 in the 3rd) to take down Clinton 71-57 in round 1 of the Class 3A IHSA Regional. THS poured in 14 3-pointers and forced 20+ turnovers in the rout of the Maroons.
The teams were only separated by 1 point going into halftime and THS head coach Ryan Brown said after the game this Maroons team came out ready to play and maybe even surprised his team a little.
Coach Brown talked about his team's recent success of winning 4 of their last 5 and this Springfield Southeast team, which he hopes, his team's hard work this year will pay off against them come game time.
THS will tip off against Southeast at 7pm and you can listen to the pre game show on 96.1FM Christian county, 107.5FM Shelby county, worldwide at TDN.com, and on the WTIM app. Jake Linder and Daniel Statum will be on the call at 6:40pm for the pre game show.
Taylorville boys basketball will take on Clinton High School in round 1 of the Class 3A Regional tonight. THS is the host school for this regional and drew an #8 seed whereas the Maroons of Clinton got a #10 seed. THS is coming off of a final regular season game loss to Effingham last Friday night but playing some of their basketball of the year overall and they hope to carry that into postseason play.
Tornadoes head coach, Ryan Brown reacted after the Effingham game where he said his team's effort and intensity are there and if they can put that into every game the rest of the way, they'll put themselves in positions to be successful.
Coach Brown talked about the size and athleticism the Tornadoes will have to contend with tonight.
Tip off is set for 7pm and you can listen to the pre game show with Jake Linder and Daniel Statum at 6:40pm on Newstalk WTIM, that's 96.1FM Christian county, 107.5FM Shelby county, worldwide on the web stream at TDN.com, and also on the WTIM app! The pre, half and post game shows will also be video simulcasted on TDN's Facebook page.
The Tornadoes of Taylorville rolled over Charleston earlier this week to seal a winning regular season as they are now 2 games over .500. THS is on a 3-game win streak but will have a tall task in Effingham tonight at 7:30pm to finish off their season on the road.
Taylorville head coach, Ryan Brown said after the Charleston game that his team has done a much better job with getting in the paint and finishing as well as shot selection.
When asked if this could be one of the toughest games for them so far this year, Tornadoes' coach Brown responded affirmatively, but with confidence in his team.
Listen to Tornadoes sports tonight and all season long on Newstalk WTIM 96.1FM Christian county, 107.5FM Shelby county, worldwide on the web stream at TDN.com, and also on the WTIM app! Jake Linder and Daniel Statum will be on the call with the pre game show around 7:10pm tonight both on the air and online with Facebook live at TDN's Facebook page.
Jordan Moats had 12 in the 4th quarter and Taylorville put 4 players in double figures to finish off the season sweep over Charleston tonight. THS had to weather the storm from the Trojans 2 different times late in this one. Charleston brought it within 1 point but THS held on and got their 5th Apollo Conference victory, 75-66.
Tornadoes head coach Ryan Brown said his team, which typically relies heavily on the 3-ball to keep them in games, found a way to win this one attacking the basket and feeding their “big man”.
Coach Brown said he likes where his team is at with their overall play after this win.
THS' next game is Friday at Effingham to finish out the regular season as well as attempt to avenge an earlier season loss against the conference leaders.