Thursday scoreboard, Friday schedule

Scoreboards are sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan

THURSDAY: 

Girls High School Volleyball:
Class 1A Regional Championship at Farmer City–Blue Ridge def. Judah Christian 25-14, 25-13
Class 1A Regional Championship at Woodland–Milford def. Lexington 25-18, 25-20
Class 2A Regional Championship at Clinton–Tri-Valley def. Pleasant Plains 22-25, 25-15, 25-14
Class 2A Regional Championship at Mackinaw–Deer Creek-Mackinaw def. Illinois Valley Central 26-24, 25-20
Class 2A Regional Championship at Pontiac–El Paso-Gridley def. Pontiac 25-20, 25-4
Class 3A Regional Championship at U-High–U-High def. Bloomington 25-17, 25-18
Class 4A Regional Championship at Pekin–Normal Community def. Moline 24-26, 25-21, 26-24

FRIDAY:

LIVE ON WJBC-AM 1230 & WJBC.com:
High School Football–Class 7A First Round Playoff, Burbank Reavis at Normal Community, 6:05 p.m. (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN)
LIVE ON WJEZ-FM 98.9 & WJEZ.com:
High School Football–Class 6A First Round Playoff, Prairie Central at Olney Richland County, 6:50 p.m. (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

High School Football Playoffs, First Round:
Class 7A–Burbank Reavis at Normal Community, 7 p.m.
Class 6A–Palos Heights Shepard at Peoria, 7:30 p.m.
Class 2A–West Carroll at Fieldcrest, 6 p.m.
Class 4A–Prairie Central at Olney Richland County, 7 p.m.

Women’s College Volleyball:
Bradley at Illinois State, 6 p.m.

Women’s College Soccer:
Illinois State vs. Drake, 12 p.m. (at TBK Bank Sports Complex, Bettendorf, Ia.)

Women’s College Basketball:
Illinois Wesleyan at Eastern Illinois (exhibition), 6 p.m.

Sports Director Greg Halbleib can be reached at greg@wjbc.com. 

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