Local Sports Archives for 2022-11

EIU Football

As heard on 94.3 WMRK and 96.1 WTIM, EIU lost to SEMU by a final score of 31-7.

Taylorville Lady Tornadoes Volleyball Team Going to State Finals; Matches to be Broadcast and Streamed on WRAN groovy 7.3

The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes Volleyball team earned the right to play in the Illinois High School Association Class 3-A State Finals at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena in Normal this Friday afternoon at 5:30, after winning in Super-Sectional action Friday night.

The Lady Tornadoes go up against LaGrange Park Nazareth Academy.  If they win, they’re in the Saturday 5:30pm state championship match.  If they lose, they’re in the 4pm 3rd place match.

WRAN groovy 97.3 will broadcast both matches of the Lady Tornadoes Volleyball team.  The matches will also be streamed on-line by clicking the 
WRAN Sports Stream” icon at taylorvilledailynews.com.

Taylorville Volleyball Moves On To State

The Taylorville Tornadoes Varsity Volleyball team won two games to one in the Super Sectionals against Normal (University). The 34-6 Pioneers took an early lead against the Taylorville Tornadoes winning game 1 25-22.  The Tornadoes came back and settled into game 2 picking up their own win 26-24. Everything came down to game 3.  Taylorville picked up a 25-23 win in Game 3 to advance to the State Semifinals. 


The Tornadoes will face Nazarath Academy out of LaGrange Park who picked up a 2-0 win over St. Viator out of Arlington Heights.  The State Semifinals will take place next Friday November 11th, around 5:30 PM  at Redbird Arena in Normal at Illinois State University. The winner will take on either Catholic Academy out of Joliet or St. Francis out of Wheaton for the 3A State Championship.


All games on Friday and Saturday, will be heard on Groovy 97.3 WRAN. 

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