Thursday scoreboard, Friday schedule

Thursday’s scoreboard is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan


College Baseball–
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Tournament at Naperville–
Illinois Wesleyan 4, Wheaton 3 (10 inn.); North Central 14, Illinois Wesleyan 6

College Softball–
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in Peoria–
Illinois State 4, Valparaiso 1; Northern Iowa 7, Illinois State 2
NCAA Regional at Bloomington–
Illinois Wesleyan 15, Otterbein 0

High School Baseball–
Champaign Centennial 6, Bloomington 1
Normal West 5, Peoria Notre Dame 3 (West clinches Big 12 Conference title)
Dunlap at Normal Community, cancelled
Dwight 6, Iroquois West 0
Metamora 6, Fieldcrest 0
Deer Creek-Mackinaw 10, Peoria Quest 0

High School Softball–
Normal West 10, Urbana 0
Central Catholic 12, Monticello 5


Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals, 6:20 p.m.

College Baseball–
Illinois State at Bradley, 6 p.m.
Lewis and Clark at Heartland (DH), 2 p.m.
CCIW Tournament at Wheaton–Illinois Wesleyan vs. Wheaton, North Park or Augustana, 7 p.m.

College Softball–
NCAA Regional at Bloomington–Illinois Wesleyan vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering, 11 a.m.

High School Baseball–
U-High at Normal Community, 4:30 p.m.

High School Softball–
Normal West at Peoria Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
Washington at Normal Community, 4:30 p.m.
Bloomington vs. Rock Island (at Bartonville), 5 p.m.
Bloomington at Limestone, 7 p.m.

Girls High School Soccer–
Bloomington at Champaign Central, 6 p.m.



WJBC Voices: New name, new mascot

Several years ago, after the Politically Correct Athletic Association extorted the University of Illinois not to use any Native American symbols for its teams, I declared the name Fighting Illini meaningless…

WJBC Voices: Plus ca change…

No Neck and his Democratic buddies patted themselves on the back and told us how happy we should all be now that we have a “balanced” budget for the first time in years.

WJBC Voices: Bipartisan fixing the pothole

Now that the spring legislative session is over, it’s amazing to reflect all that was completed: a balanced budget, legalized cannabis and a long-overdue infrastructure bill to fix our roads and bridges.