>>> 1. Shelbyville Rams went up against Clinton for a shot at the title of the Central Illinois Conference Tournament last night and took down the Maroons big 62-33. The Rams now will take on the number one seed Decatur St. Teresa in the finals.
Rams head coach, Bob Herdes says that this tournament could be anybody's in the conference but he is glad that his team has a shot at the championship
>>> 2. Tornadoes girls basketball hit the hard wood on The Dolph from THS West Gym last night to face off against Pleasant Plains to try and make it 4 in a row recently but fell short 62-49.
THS head coach, Mark Hannant said after the game the defensive game plan broke down for his team in this one.
>>> 3. Taylorville boys basketball fell in their first of 3 road games this week to Rochester 40-33. THS went 0-18 from behind the arc as a team and never got in the groove to take down a Rockets team they had success against earlier this year.
Tornadoes head coach, Ryan Brown visited with Newstalk WTIM's broadcast team after the game and said he was in disbelief at his team's shooting performance tonight.
Taylorville Tornadoes boys basketball will be heading out on the road all week this week with 3 away games that includes conference match up with Mt. Zion. THS' first stop will be at Rochester in a non-conference game tonight at 7:30pm.
THS head coach Ryan Brown says this is a different Rockets team than the one his team faced earlier in the year.
You can catch the pre, half and post game shows LIVE streamed with Jake Linder and Daniel Statum on video with TDN's Facebook page.
Coach Brown said the fact that they have taken down the Rockets once, does not mean anything this late in the season.
The Tornadoes will also play on Friday against Mt. Zion and Saturday at Pana to round out the hat trick for the week. All games can be heard on Newstalk WTIM 96.1FM in Christian County, 107.5FM in Shelby County, worldwide with the web stream at TDN.com, and now available for download on both Apple and Google Play stores is the WTIM app for smart phones at 7:15 for the pre game show.
The Lady Raiders of Central A&M will look to enact some revenge on Sullivan in their game tonight at 7:30pm. A&M fell to Sullivan in the 3rd place game of the Central Illinois Conference Tournament and would like to get back to their winning ways after some tough go’s here lately.
Tom Dooley, head coach of the Lady Raiders talked on the Newstalk WTIM’s Coaches Show last Saturday morning about the CIC tournament overall as well as their game against Sullivan.
Coach Dooley says that this time of year is a time to reflect a little before each game since they are so few left before the postseason begins.
Brian & Ed Hanley will be on the call tonight for Lady Raiders basketball at 7pm for the pre game show on Genuine Country 94.3FM WMKR and online with the web stream at TDN.com under the WMKR LISTEN LIVE tab.
A double-double from Natalie Snyder, a go ahead bucket in the last 10 seconds of the game from Grace Markwell, and some great overall team play from the Lady Tornadoes in their 63-61 win over Charleston last night. THS used a fantastic second half and a 76% free throw shooting percentage to take home the Apollo Conference victory.
Lady Tornadoes coach Mark Hannant joined Newstalk WTIM's broadcast team after the game to discuss one of the better games his squad has played all year long.
Coach Hannant on his team's overall effort in their bounceback win over the Lady Trojans from earlier in the year when they gout routed byt 30+ points.
THS will focus their eyes on a Saturday game against Williamsville this weekend at 6:30pm.
Listen in for the pre game show with Daniel Statum flying solo on Saturday night at 6:20pm on NewCountry 104.1FM and online at TDN.com with the web stream.
The Central A&M Lady Raiders will face off against Sullivan in the 3rd place game of the Central Illinois Conference Tournament tonight at 6pm. You can catch Brian & Ed Hanley on the call live from Clinton High School for this final day of play for the Lady Raiders tonight at 5:30pm for the pre game show on Genuine Country 94.3FM WMKR. Listen live on the web stream as well at TDN.com under the WMKR LISTEN LIVE tab.
Head coach Tom Dooley talked about the level of intensity needed to win this tournament and have a good season overall as well as his team's struggles thus far this year with consistency.
Coach Dooley talked about his upcoming contest with Sullivan after their barn burner with St. Teresa that ended in OT and an A&M loss on Tuesday night.
Taylorville boys basketball will see a familiar face in their game tonight at 7:30pm against Civic Memorial. Bethalto, a team that the Tornadoes handled once before in a close game at the start of the season in the Stove Top Classic, is also a team that coach Brown sees a lot of his squad in as well.
Listen live for the pre game show at 7:15pm on Newstalk WTIM 96.1FM in Christian County, 107.5FM in Shelby County and worldwide at TDN.com with the web stream under the WTIM LISTEN LIVE tab at the top of the page. The pre, half and post game shows will all also be video simulcasted on TDN's Facebook page as well as the BRAND NEW WTIM app available on Apple and Google Play stores.
Shelbyville Rams will look to bounce back after their loss earlier this week in yet another confernce game, this time, against Macon Meridian. Head coach Bob Herdes, who was a guest on Newstalk WTIM's Coaches Show last Saturday morning, says his team will have their hands full in this game tonight at 7:30pm.
Rams basketball can be heard tonight and all season long with Dave Devore on the call on NewCountry 98.3FM WSVZ. Check out the pre game show at 7:15pm both on the FM dial and with the web stream heard at TDN.com under the WSVZ LISTEN LIVE tab.
The Central Illinois Conference will begin it's tournament this weekend and the Central A&M Lady Raiders have been progressing to a point that their head coach, Tom Dooley, feels they are about to begin playing some great basketball.
A&M's first game will be Saturday against Sullivan at 6pm. You can listen in to the broadcast on Genuine Country 94.3FM WMKR to Brian & Ed Hanley at 5:30pm for the pre game show. There is also a WMKR LISTEN LIVE tab at the top of the page on TDN.com to stream the game over the web as well.
Taylorville boys basketball punched their ticket to the winner's bracket out of pool play of the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational last night with a 85-29 over East Alton Wood River. THS took control of the game early in the 1st quarter and never looked back when leading at the half 53-8 before finishing off the rout.
Tornadoes head coach Ryan Brown joined Newstalk WTIM's broadcast team after the game and said thus far, his team has been playing flat out great basketball.
Coach Brown says this type of great play has been earned through THS' tough schedule.
Tornadoes boys basketball opened play in the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational Tuesday night against Pana with a 69-50 win in pool play.
THS head coach Ryan Brown visited with Newstalk WTIM's broadcast team after the game and says this was one of his teams best games from an effort stand point so far this year.
Coach Brown says there was some foul trouble scares in the beginning but with everyone chipping in, those scares were minimal.
Taylorville's next pool play game is tonight against East Alton Wood River at 7:30pm. You can listen live on Newstalk WTIM 96.1FM in Christian county, 107.5FM in Shelby county, worldwide with the WTIM LISTEN LIVE tab at TDN.com on the stream. The pre, half and post game shows will all be video simulcasted on taylorvilledailynews Facebook page.
Coach Brown talked about what the Tornadoes could expect tonight against this East Alton team.
Taylorville girls basketball will face off against Breese Mater Dei (DAY) in the first round of the Highland Girls Basketball Tournament today at 2:30pm. The Lady Tornadoes are coming off a loss to Mt. Zion on the road and will look to bounce back against a tough Mater-Dei team.
Head coach Mark Hannant says this tournament is one of his favorites on the year.
Coach Hannant also says that Breese will be one of the more sizeable teams that the Lady Tornadoes have faced this year.
The Lady Tornadoes will also look to capitalize on the addition of a player that was out with an injury for the majority of this season. Coach Hannant...
Lady Tornadoes basketball can heard today on Newstalk WTIM THE BIG 870AM across central Illinois, 96.1FM in Christian county, 107.5FM in Shelby county, worldwide at TDN.com, and if you have an android phone, you can download the new WTIM app from the Google-Play store. Mike Pickett and Tom Finks will be on the call at 2:15pm for the pre game show.
Taylorville Tornadoes boys basketball will be facing off in Apollo Conference action tonight from THS West Gym, that is in it's 80th year of inception, at 7:30pm for tip off. THS head coach Ryan Brown says that the event will bring about some extra pre game festivities including a cake auction that will include over 20 cakes.
As far as the actual ball game is concerned, Taylorville will hope to take advantage of the moment and get a bounce back win over a struggling Green Wave team. Coach Brown...
Coach Brown says that although his team is struggling, this is a time of the year on the schedule that they were prepared for and now ready to move through from here on out.
Listen for the pre game show at 7:10pm with Jake Linder and Daniel Statum on Newstalk WTIM 96.1FM Christian county, 107.5FM Shelby county and the pre, half and post game shows will all be video simulcasted on taylorvilledailynews Facebook page.
Central A&M Lady Raiders will face off against Warrensburg-Lathem on the road tonight at 7:30pm. A&M is coming off a nice showing in the Macon County tournament that had them one win away from taking the title for the 7th year in a row, but most recently, a victory over Argenta on Monday night this week.
Head coach Tom Dooley is confident in his team's ability to get this Central Illinos Conference win over the Lady Cardinals since they have done it before, but he knows to not ever take a team for granted.
Brian and Ed Hanley will be on the call at 7pm for the pre game show heard on Genuine Country 94.3FM WMKR and with the web stream at TDN.com under the WMKR LISTEN LIVE tab.
The Lady Tornadoes of Taylorville will also be in conference action tonight. THS is currently sitting in the middle of the pack in conference play but will look to set themselves apart against a lackluster Mt. Zion team tonight at 7:30pm.
Head coach Mark Hannant says this Mt. Zion team has one main scoring option for them that the pressure defense of the Lady Tornadoes will have to keep in check.
Mike Pickett and Tom Finks will be on the call at 7:15pm for the pre game show with Newstalk WTIM 96.1FM in Christian county, 107.5FM in Shelby county and the web stream heard a TDN.com under the WTIM LISTEN LIVE tab.
Taylorville boys basketball fell in their 4th straight game last night to Jacksonville 70-52. THS turned the ball over 18 times and never really found their way throughout the game against a tough and tall Crimsons ball club.
Jordan Moats and Jack Livingston both finished with 14 points for the Tornadoes.
Tornadoes will get back to Apollo play Friday night where they will try to get back to above .500 when they take on Mattoon who has lost 3 of their last 4 ball games. That game will be at home from The Dalph at THS West Gym at 7:30pm.
Shelbyville Rams got a win over Cowden Herrick Beecher City last night 77-63. Shelby is now 11-6 on the year and sitting all alone in 2nd place behind Warrensburg-Lathem (12-3).
Head coach Bob Herdes says the Cowden game was a game that he believed they could go in and get the “W”, if they just took care of a simple gameplan.
The Rams will take on Central-Illinois Conference foe Tuscola at home this Friday night at 7:30pm. Coach Herdes appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM's Coaches Show last Saturday morning.
Taylorville boys basketball will get back to Apollo Conference play tonight when they take on Effingham High School at 7:30pm. THS had quite the coming out party at the 6th Annual Taylorville Holiday Tournament last week where they started out 3-0 in pool play and played two tough games to end the tournament with losses.
Tornadoes head coach, Ryan Brown joined Newstalk WTIM's Coaches Show last Saturday morning to discuss his team's showing during the THT.
Coach Brown after their final game of the THT discussing this Flaming Hearts team.
Listen LIVE from The Dalph at THS West Gym with Jake Linder and Daniel Statum for the pre game show at 7:10pm on Newstalk WTIM 96.1FM in Christian county, 107.5FM in Shelby county, and worldwide at TDN.com under the WTIM LISTEN LIVE tab. The pre, half and post game shows will all be video simulcasted on TDN's Facebook page as well.
Taylorville girls basketball will look to rebound after a tough Jerseyville Holiday Tournament showing over the holidays tonight when they take on Mattoon High School. THS is looking, however, to make it three wins in a row against an undefeated Green Wave team.
Lady Tornadoes head coach, Mark Hannant, who was a guest on Newstalk WTIM’s Coaches Show last Saturday morning, talked about the last couple games of the tournament for his team as well as some of the positives that they have coming into the new year.
Coach Hannant on this Mattoon squad.
Listen for Lady Tornadoes basketball tonight and all season long with the WTIM stream at TDN.com, 96.1FM in Christian County and 107.5FM in Shelby County. Mike Pickett and Tom Finks will be on the call tonight at 7:20 for the pre game show.