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Decatur, IL, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

Under new coach Vic Binkley's leadership, Clinton basketball has made a big jump this season

The Maroons are off to their best start to the season since the 1995-96 season. → Read More

Eastern Illinois football hopes to disrupt UT-Martin's hopes for an Ohio Valley Conference title

UT-Martin is playing for at least a share of the OVC title as they enter at 6-4 overall, 4-0 in the OVC. → Read More

Eastern Illinois football battles Southeast Missouri In Senior Day loss

The Panthers fell 31-7 to the No. 19 Redhawks on Saturday. → Read More

Check out all the high school football playoff matchups in Round 2 from around Central Illinois

Six local teams are in action on Saturday as the football playoffs continue. → Read More

Eastern Illinois football heads to Louisiana for non-conference meeting with McNeese State

The Panthers (2-6) play the Cowboys (1-7) on Saturday at 7 p.m. → Read More

Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg volleyball stopped by Champaign St. Thomas More in 2A sectional final

The Hatchets finish their season as regional and National Trail Conference champions with a 29-10 mark. → Read More

Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg volleyball back in sectional finals

WSS volleyball didn't panic. → Read More

IHSA playoffs Round 1 rewind: ALAH's Kaden Feagin has huge game as the Knights advance

ALAH advances to second round. → Read More

Tennessee State football takes advantages of turnovers to beat Eastern Illinois

TSU improved to 3-4 on the season, 2-0 in the OVC as EIU fell to 2-5 on the year, 1-1 in the OVC. → Read More

ALAH football depending on Kaden Feagin's rushing attack to give them 1st playoff win since 2013

The No. 10-seeded Knights travel to No. 7 Vandalia in Round 1 on Saturday at 2 p.m. → Read More

Eastern Illinois and Tennessee Tech football hope to end losing skids on Saturday

A win would give the Panthers the second OVC victory of the year, the most by EIU since the 2018 campaign. → Read More

Clinton's MaKayla Koeppel is fast on the cross country course and accurate on the football field

The Maroons will be in competition at Saturday's Class 1A St. Joseph-Ogden Sectional in Champaign. → Read More

Sullivan-Okaw Valley football's playoffs hopes fall short in Week 9 loss to Clinton

The Maroons held on to win 28-20 on Friday in Sullivan. → Read More

5 things to know about Shelbyville volleyball with regionals starting next week

The Rams (21-9, 6-1 CIC) won the CIC conference and are now focused on a regional championship. → Read More

5 things to know about Lincoln football as the Railers look to end a 38-season playoff drought

The Railers heads to Troy Triad (6-2) on Friday looking for their fifth win of the season. → Read More

Flaten: Everything you need to know about Week 9's high school football playoff picture

Sullivan-Okaw Valley, Arcola going for playoffs. → Read More

Eastern Illinois football holds on to pick up second-straight win against Northwestern State

The Panthers scored 35 first-half points and stopped the Demons from coming all the way back on Saturday. → Read More

Effingham St. Anthony boys golf team wins Class 1A State Tournament title

The Bulldogs shot a state-best combined score of 618, finishing five strokes ahead of Chicago Latin's score of 623. → Read More

5 things to know about Sullivan/Okaw Valley's season as it fights for a playoff berth

Sullivan/Okaw Valley is looking to get their fifth win of the season at Shelbyville on Friday. → Read More

Eastern Illinois quarterback Dom Shoffner and running back Kendi Young lead Panthers to win

EIU improved to 1-3 on the season, 1-0 in the OVC as they snapped a nine-game losing streak. → Read More