Category Archives: WCMY Sports

Friday Sports Update

Tony La Russa is returning to the White Sox to be their new manager.  The three-time World Series champion began his 33-year managerial career with the Sox in 1979.  He posted a 522-and-510 record with Chicago before being fired in 1986.  The 76-year-old went on to manage the Athletics and most recently the Cardinals from…Read more »

Thursday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors on Wednesday in a surprising move, voted to move forward with the basketball season as scheduled, defying a decision announced on Tuesday by Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health that it was putting the high school basketball season on indefinite hold. As part…Read more »

Wednesday Sports Update

Illinois Governor  JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday they were moving basketball to the “higher risk” category and putting the high school season “on hold.” In a statement Tuesday afternoon, IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson said the IHSA received the news “about 15 minutes prior” to Pritzker’s 2:30 p.m. news…Read more »

Tuesday Sports Update

The Ottawa Dolphins competed in their first meet of the season at the Illinois Valley Y in Peru. The Dolphins placed 2nd with 436.5 points and had 58 swimmers participate for Ottawa.  Individual Triple event Winners were  Tucker Ditchfield & Cora Walker  Individual Double Winners Cole Bressendorf, Cici Burke, Lucas Farabaugh, Ryland Heaver, Rhea Huey,…Read more »

Monday Sports Update

In the Class 2A Regional at Morris High School Two local Teams are advancing to the Sectionals in Peoria on Saturday  The LP boys team with a 4th place finish The Cavaliers Ryan Hartman placed 3rd overall with a time 16:27’ And The Ottawa Girls team will advance with a 5th place finish.  Lainey Billings…Read more »

Friday Sports Update

Illinois is set to open the 2020 football season at number-14 Wisconsin.  The Illini upset the Badgers last season, 24-23. There will be no fans tonight at Camp Randall Stadium due to COVID-19. The Illini earned its first bowl bid since 2014 last year but is searching for its first winning season since a 7-6…Read more »

Thursday Sports Update

The World Series is tied at a game apiece following the Tampa Bay Rays’ 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Brandon Lowe drove in three runs with a pair of homers while the Rays were building a 5-0 lead. Joey Wendle added a two-run double and three RBIs for Tampa Bay. Game Three is…Read more »

Wednesday Sports Update

Yesterday The L-P  co-op swim team lost to Bloomington Central Catholic 79-49 in their final regular-season meet at the Illinois Valley YMCA. Peyton Heagy won the 100-yard breaststroke and placed second in the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly. Addie Duttlinger earned a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle    The Dodgers pounded the…Read more »

Tuesday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association board of directors will meet October 28 to determine the plan for winter sports for the 2020-21 school year and to announce more details on a plan moving forward. The board also granted athletes in what will be spring and summer sports in 2021 the ability to play for both…Read more »

Monday Sports Update

The Lady Pirates earned their 4th straight tennis  title in the  class 1A sectional on their home courts at Ottawa High School with a team score of 32 on Saturday. Ella Marvel was crowned the Sectional Champion in Singles  In doubles the team of Mary Riva and Kyleigh Olszewski finished taking 2nd place. Partners Marta…Read more »