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WIU Football Head Coach Charlie Fisher Discusses Missouri State Win, Weather Delay, North Dakota State

A Saturday afternoon game at Hanson Field quickly turned into a Saturday night affair between Western Illinois and Missouri State. A 99-minute severe weather delay pushed the completion of the game until 8:11 p.m. The Leathernecks were able to prevail, winning 49-30 to improve to 5-1, and 2-1 in Missouri Valley Football Conference play. 

 

I spoke with WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher about the win, as he went into detail about the weather delay and how it came at the perfect time for WIU. We also looked ahead to North Dakota State, who Western will face on Saturday. You can listen to the interview here

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/13-10/15/17

High School Football

 

Macomb (1-7) 14 vs Peoria Manual (1-7) 24
 
Bushnell-West Prairie (6-2) 35 vs South Fulton (1-7) 16
 
Illini West (5-3) 28 vs Rushville-Industry (1-7) 12 
 
North Fulton (6-2) 22 vs Peoria Heights (1-7) 0
 
Princeton (2-6) 21 vs Monmouth-Roseville (3-5) 50
 
West Hancock (8-0) 14 vs Ottawa-Marquette (6-2) 13
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
10/13 2A Regional Final
Macomb 2 vs Peoria Christian 5
 
WIU Football
 
Missouri State (1-5, 0-3) 30 Western Illinois 49 (5-1, 2-1)
-Sean McGuire: 18-25 249 yards 3 TD
-Steve McShane: 23 rush 143 yards 1 TD
-Max Norris: 6 rush 80 yards 2 TD
-Jaelon Acklin: 6 rec 86 yards 1 TD, 2 rush 62 yards 1 TD
-Brett Taylor: 16 tackles 2 tfl 1 sack (MVFC Defensive Player of the Week)
*Game delayed in 4th quarter by 99 minute severe weather delay
 
WIU Women's Soccer
 
10/13
North Dakota State (6-9-0, 4-1) 2 vs Western Illinois (2-11-0, 1-2) 0
 
10/15
South Dakota State (7-4-3, 3-0) 3 vs Western Illinois (2-12-0, 1-3) 0
 
 
WIU Volleyball
 
10/13
Western Illinois (6-14, 1-5) 0 vs Denver (13-5, 4-2)
-Denver won 25-11, 25-23, 25-18
 
10/15
Western Illinois (6-15, 1-6) 0 vs North Dakota State (14-5, 5-2) 3 
-NDSU won 25-19, 25-19, 25-14
 
 
 

 

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High School Football Coaches Corner Recap: 10/14/17

You can listen to today's Coaches Corner Show here
 
10/13
 
Macomb (1-7) 14 vs Peoria Manual (1-7) 24
 
Bushnell-West Prairie (6-2) 35 vs South Fulton (1-7) 16
 
Illini West (5-3) 28 vs Rushville-Industry (1-7) 12 
 
North Fulton (6-2) 22 vs Peoria Heights (1-7) 0
 
Princeton (2-6) 21 vs Monmouth-Roseville (3-5) 50
 
West Hancock (8-0) 14 vs Ottawa-Marquette (6-2) 13

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WIU Football Versus Missouri State Preview With Scott Kornberg

Following last week's 38-29 win at Northern Iowa, Western Illinois Football is 4-1 and 1-1 in Missouri Valley Football Conference Play. The Bears of Missouri State enter Macomb with a 1-4 record and a 0-2 start to Valley play. The Leathernecks come in ranked 15th in the nation. 

 

For a preview of tomorrow's game listen to my interview with the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg. Scott and Dr. Tom Cody will have the call from Hanson Field tomorrow afternoon, beginning with pregame at 2:30 p.m. Coverage can be heard on Classic 103 102.7 FM WJEQ. 

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Former WIU Wide Receiver Carl Sims Killed in Spokane Shooting

Former Western Illinois University football player Carl Sims, 32, was shot and killed early Sunday morning in Spokane, Washington. Sims played at WIU from 2004-2008, and finished his career as a Leatherneck with 136 receptions for 1,724 yards and 11 touchdowns. His receptions and receiving yardage figures rank sixth and eighth respectively in the Western Illinois record book. 

 

Sims played high school football at Custer High School in Milwaukee. At WIU he made an impact as a wide receiver, leading the team in receiving during both his junior and senior seasons. He was a two time All Gateway Conference Honorable Mention Team player with the Leathernecks. He graduated from WIU in 2008 with a degree in African-American studies. 

 

Following his time in Macomb, he played for the Indoor Football League. Sims played in the IFL from 2009-2017, finishing second all-time in receiving yards (5,046) and third in career receiving touchdowns (111). He played for the Bloomington Extreme (2009), Billings Outlaws (2010),  Sioux Falls Storm (2011-12), Cedar Rapids Titans (2013-15), Billings Wolves (2015), Green Bay Blizzard (2015), Spokane Empire (2016-17) and Nebraska Danger (2017) during his career. 

 

According to his coach with the Empire, Adam Shackleford, Sims had moved back to Spokane to work with kids in the community. 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/10/17

High School Volleyball

 

Macomb (16-12) 1 vs Monmouth-Roseville (22-7) 2

-Titans win 25-13, 23-25, 25-21

-Lexy Leezer (Macomb): 16 digs

-Anna Dively (Macomb): 17 assists 

 

Lewistown (19-6) 2 vs West Prairie (21-7) 1

-Indians win 17-25, 25-23, 25-22

 

Illini West 1 vs Rushville-Industry 2

Rockets win 20-25, 25-21, 25-19
Kelly Sirtak (R-I): 20 assists

 

High School Boys Soccer

 

1A Regional Semifinals (Peoria Christian Regional)

(8) Peoria Manual 1 vs (2) Macomb 8 

-Bombers advance to Regional Final Friday at 7 p.m. in East Peoria 

 

WIU Women's Golf

Drake Bulldog Invitational (Des Moines, IA)

1. Loyola-Chicago: 324-305--629
T2. Western Illinois: 326-308--634
T2. Northern Iowa: 322-312--634
-Seven team field
-Second day of tournament rained out
 
Individual:
T6. Allie Leingang: 80-77--157
T9. Alex Krehbiel: 83-76--159
T9. Bridget Connolly: 84-75--159
T9. Ashley Dumler: 79-80--159
T31. Cassidy Jurkaites: 83-86--169 (Individual)
44 Nicole Hamilton-Cross: 89-DQ--171
 

 

 

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Charlie Fisher Radio Show: 10/9/17

On last night's Charlie Fisher Radio Show, Western Illinois Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher joined host Scott Kornberg to break down the 38-29 victory over Northern Iowa. The Leathernecks won in thrilling fashion, as quarterback Sean McGuire hit Jaelon Acklin on a 20 yard touchdown strike to put the Leathernecks ahead with six seconds remaining. The win moved the now 14th ranked Leathernecks to 4-1 on the season, and 1-1 in Missouri Valley Football Conference play. 

 

Fisher discussed the victory, what his team is doing well, and looked ahead to Saturday's game vs. Missouri State. Later in the show, McGuire dropped by to talk about the game winning drive and what goes through his head in that type of situation. McGuire has become quite accustomed to these moments as a Leatherneck, as he has orchestrated three game winning drives with under a minute remaining over the past two seasons. 

 

You can listen to last night's show here

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/9/17

High School Boys Golf

 

Champaign Central 2A Sectional

(Top 3 teams advance to states)

1. Champaign Central 302

2. Normal (University) 304

3. Morton 309

6. Macomb 333

-John Michael Nixa: 77 (T-9th)

-Nixa: Advances to States

 

High School Volleyball

 

Macomb (16-11) 2 vs Central 0

-Bombers win 25-9, 25-20

-Anna Dively: 16 assists

 

West Prairie (21-6) 2 vs Peoria Heights 0

-Cyclones win 25-9, 25-4

 

WIU Men's Soccer

 

Western Illinois (4-6) 2 vs Northwestern (3-9) 3

-Drew Whalen: Goal (7)

-Fernando Pacheco: Goal (7)

 

WIU Men's Golf

 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic

1. Notre Dame: 822

11. Western Illinois: 871

-Jackson Weatherbee: 214 (T-25th)

-Trent Snodgrass: 217 (T-37th)

 

 

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WIU Football Head Coach Charlie Fisher Discusses UNI Win, Looks Ahead to Missouri State

The Western Illinois Football Team is now 4-1 (1-1 Missouri Valley Football Conference) following a 38-29 comeback victory at Northern Iowa. The Leathernecks orchestrated a game winning drive with only 1:12 to go and Western starting on its own 35 yard line. 

 

Quarterback Sean McGuire (19-34 334 yd 3 TD), who would go on to win MVFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, completed the game winning 20 yard touchdown pass to Jaelon Acklin (7 rec 158 yd 2 TD) with six seconds remaining. 

 

With WIU coming out of Cedar Falls with the win, the Leathernecks now come back to Macomb for a home contest with Missouri State (1-4, 0-2) Saturday. Last year's Missouri State game resulted in some late game magic for Western as well, with the Leathernecks pulling out a 38-35 victory in Springfield, Missouri on a go-ahead score with 43 seconds remaining. 

 

To get a full recap of Saturday's game and to look ahead to the Missouri State game, listen to my interview with WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher here.

 

This year's Missouri State matchup is dedicated to helping to fight ALS, as both teams will wear Team Gleason decals on their helmets. Both Coach Fisher and Missouri State Head Coach Dave Steckel have each committed $1,000 to the Team Gleason foundation. The teams hope to raise $20,000 towards the foundation, which was founded by former NFL player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. You can visit the donation page here

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/6-10/8/17

High School Football

 

10/6

 

Quincy Notre Dame (4-3) 55 vs Macomb (1-6) 0

-Tony Westen MHS Interview

 

Bushnell-West Prairie (5-2) 49 vs Peoria Heights 0

-Dave Roddis BWP Interview

 

Rushville-Industry (1-6) 38 vs South Fulton (1-6) 14

-Brian Lafferty RI Interview

-Dave Wilson SF Interview

 

Illini West (4-3) 48 vs Havana (1-6) 7

-Lyle Klein IW Interview

 

Knoxville (5-2) 47 vs North Fulton (5-2) 0

-Elliot Craig NF Interview 

 

10/7 

 

Monmouth-Roseville (2-5) 5 vs Peru-St. Bede (3-4) 12

-Jeremy Adolphson Mon Rose Game Preview

 

South Beloit (1-5) 8 vs West Hancock (7-0) 46

-Travis Cook WH Game Preview

 

High School Volleyball

 

10/7

 

QHS Invite

Macomb (15-9) 0 vs Hartsburg-Emden 2

-Hartsburg-Emden won 25-18, 25-23

 

Macomb (15-10) 0 vs Springfield Southeast 2

-Springfield Southeast won 25-15, 25-15

 

United Township Tournament

 

West Prairie 2 (17-5) vs Riverdale 0

-Cyclones win 25-16, 25-15

 

West Prairie 2 (18-5) vs United Township 0

-Cyclones win 25-7, 25-15

 

West Prairie 2 (19-5) vs Peoria Richwoods 0

-Cyclones win 25-23, 25-13

 

Semifinal Game:

West Prairie 0 (19-6) vs Deer-Creek Mackinaw 2

-Deer-Creek Mackinaw wins 25-17, 25-12

 

Third Place Game:

West Prairie 2 (20-6) vs Riverdale 0

-Cyclones win 25-16, 25-23

 

Western Illinois Football

 

10/7

Western Illinois (4-1, 1-1) 38 vs Northern Iowa (2-3, 1-1) 29

-Sean McGuire: 19-34 334 3 TD (go ahead 20 yd TD pass to Jaelon Acklin with 6 seconds left)

-McGuire: MVFC Player of the Week

-Jaelon Acklin: 7 rec 158 yd 2 TD

-Isaiah LeSure: 2 rec 55 yd 1 TD

-Steve McShane: 13 rush 56 yd 1 TD, 3 rec 64 yd

 

Western Illinois Women's Soccer

 

10/8

Fort Wayne (1-11, 0-2) 0 vs Western Illinois (2-10, 1-1) 1

-Emily Bollman: Goal (3)

 

Western Illinois Volleyball

 

10/6

South Dakota State (2-16, 0-5) 2 vs Western Illinois (6-12, 1-3) 3

-Leathernecks win 15-25, 25-17, 25-20, 19-25, 17-15

 

10/8

Western Illinois (6-13, 1-4) 0 vs Fort Wayne (10-11, 2-4) 3

-Fort Wayne wins 26-24, 25-22, 25-16

 

 

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High School Football Coaches Corner Recap: 10/6/17

You can listen to today's Coaches Corner Show here

 

10/6

 

Quincy Notre Dame (4-3) 55 vs Macomb (1-6) 0

-Tony Westen MHS Interview

 

Bushnell-West Prairie (5-2) 49 vs Peoria Heights 0

-Dave Roddis BWP Interview

 

Rushville-Industry (1-6) 38 vs South Fulton (1-6) 14

-Brian Lafferty RI Interview

-Dave Wilson SF Interview

 

Illini West (4-3) 48 vs Havana (1-6) 7

-Lyle Klein IW Interview

 

Knoxville (5-2) 47 vs North Fulton (5-2) 0

-Elliot Craig NF Interview 

 

10/7 

 

Monmouth-Roseville (2-4) vs Peru-St. Bede (2-4) 

-Jeremy Adolphson Mon Rose Game Preview

 

South Beloit (1-5) vs West Hancock (6-0)

-Travis Cook WH Game Preview

 

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Bushnell-West Prairie Football to Air on WJEQ 102.7 FM Tonight

Due to Chicago Cubs baseball on MacombNewsNow 104.7 WLMD this evening beginning with the pre-game show at 5:55, Bushnell-West Prairie High School Football will air on Classic 103.WJEQ, 102.7 FM. If you prefer to stream the game you can stream Bushnell West-Prairie Football live at the link right here beginning at 6:30 Pm

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WIU Football at Northern Iowa Preview With Scott Kornberg

Following last week's 38-33 home loss to South Dakota, Western Illinois football hits the road to face Northern Iowa. The Leathernecks come in ranked 15th in the nation, while the Panthers fall just outside the STATS FCS Top 25. Western is now 3-1 while UNI is 2-2.

 

For a preview of tomorrow's game listen to my interview with the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg. Scott and Dr. Tom Cody will have the call from the UNI-Dome tomorrow afternoon, beginning with pregame at 3:30 p.m. Coverage can be heard on Classic 103 102.7 FM WJEQ. 

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WIU Women's Basketball Selected Second in Summit League Preseason Poll

The defending Summit League Champion Western Illinois Women's Basketball team is predicted to finish second in the Summit League standings. This comes from the league's annual preseason poll. WIU trails only South Dakota State in these rankings, receiving 372 points to SDSU's 380. Western took in 12 first place votes, while South Dakota State notched 16. 

 

Summit League Preseason Poll

 

Team                            Points (1st place votes)         2016-17 league record (place)

1. South Dakota State 380 (16)                                 12-4 (3)

2. Western Illinois      372 (12)                                 13-3 (1)

3. South Dakota           307                                         11-5 (4)

4. Oral Roberts            238                                          7-9 (6)

5. Omaha                    185                                           8-8 (5)

6. North Dakota State 150                                           4-12 (7)

7. Denver                     143                                          3-13 (8)

8. Fort Wayne               60                                           2-14 (9)

 

Reigning Summit League MVP Emily Clemens comes into the season as the favorite to win that award again. She, along with teammate Morgan Blumer, have been named to the league's preseason first team. Junior Taylor Higginbotham has been named to the second team. 

 

First Team 
Name School Pos. Year '16-17 Stats (ppg / rpg / apg)
Allison Arens South Dakota G Jr. 17.1 / 5.3 / 3.8
Morgan Blumer Western Illinois G Sr. 16.8 / 6.1 / 1.4
Emily Clemens Western Illinois G Sr. 18.9 / 4.0 / 7.3
Madison Guebert South Dakota State G Jr. 15.3 / 2.4 / 1.9
Macy Miller South Dakota State G R-Jr. 14.9 / 5.0 / 2.1
Ellie Thompson South Dakota State F Sr. 13.5 / 7.0 / 1.8
 
Second Team
Name School Pos. Year '16-17 Stats (ppg / rpg / apg)
Ciara Duffy South Dakota G So. 11.2 / 4.6 / 2.8
Taylor Higginbotham Western Illinois G Jr. 14.3 / 5.6 / 2.7
Faith Ihim Oral Roberts F Sr. 13.1 / 7.8 / 0.7
Maria Martianez Oral Roberts F Jr. 12.3 / 7.2 / 1.8
Taylor Thunstedt North Dakota State G Sr. 14.5 / 3.3 / 1.8

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Rushville-Industry Sophomore Briar Stinson Commits to Kentucky for Baseball

Rushville-Industry sophomore athlete Briar Stinson had a major announcement to make on Twitter last night. The baseball standout verbally committed to play at the University of Kentucky. 

 

Stinson's freshman year stats were quite impressive. He hit .459 with a .582 on-base percentage and .770 slugging percentage. This came along with 3 home runs and 21 rbi as a freshman. He's also proven to have a keen eye for the strike zone, drawing 23 walks in 98 plate appearances. Stinson plays outfield and also pitches for the Rockets. Last year he was 2-0 with a 2.51 era in 7 appearances on the mound. 

 

While only 16 years old, Stinson has received some serious interest from a number of top collegiate baseball teams nationwide. Per the website Perfect Game, Stinson has interest from six SEC schools (including Kentucky), two ACC schools and three Big Ten universities. He is rated as the number two prospect in the state of Illinois

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/4/17

High School Volleyball

 

Quincy Notre Dame (21-6) 2 vs Macomb (15-8) 0

-Bombers lost 25-11, 25-19

 

Augusta Southeastern (14-10) 0 vs West Prairie (16-5) 2

-Cyclones win 25-9, 25-16

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/3/17

High School Boy's Golf

 

Class 2A Macomb Regional

1. Macomb 319

2. Galesburg 320

-John Michael Nixa: 75 (2nd place)

-Braeden Duncan: 80

-Blaine Sutton & Eddie Burke: 82

-Macomb advances to sectionals on Monday in Champaign

 

High School Volleyball

 

West Prairie (15-5) 2 vs Knoxville 0

-Cyclones won 25-14, 25-14

 

Peoria Heights 0 vs North Fulton (6-11) 2

-Wildcats won 25-21, 25-8

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/2/17

High School Boys Soccer

 

Macomb (10-8) 2 vs Canton (Mo.) 1

 

High School Volleyball

 

Camp Point Central 0 vs Illini West (12-11) 2

-Chargers win 25-10, 25-11

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Charlie Fisher Radio Show: 10/2/17

The latest installment of the Charlie Fisher Radio Show featured a breakdown of the close 38-33 homecoming loss to South Dakota, an interview with leatherneck senior tight end Tony Harper, and a preview of next week's opponent, Northern Iowa. Coach Fisher, a known baseball junkie, gave his postseason predictions. You can listen to the full show here

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WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher Recaps South Dakota Loss, Talks Dominant Acklin and Taylor Performances

After falling to South Dakota 38-33 Saturday, Western Illinois Football is now at 3-1 on the season. Western was down by as much as 32 points in this game, but came back to have a chance to win the game on the final drive with 29 seconds remaining. 

 

The first home game of the season saw spectacular performances from wide receiver Jaelon Acklin and linebacker Brett Taylor, who both earned Missouri Valley Football Conference Player of the Week awards. Acklin caught 19 balls for 343 yards and 3 touchdowns. he yardage set an MVFC record and is the fourth-most of any player in a single-game in FCS history. Taylor tied a school record with 28 tackles on the afternoon. Only former NFL pro bowler Rodney Harrison has recorded that many tackles in a game in a leatherneck uniform. 

 

To discuss the game, these standout performances and to look ahead to next week's matchup at Northern Iowa, I spoke with WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher. You can listen to the whole interview here

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/29-10/1

High School Football
 
Macomb (1-5) 20 vs West Hancock (6-0) 68
 
Farmington (6-0) 40 vs Bushnell-West Prairie (4-2) 6
 
Rushville-Industry (0-6) 20 vs Lewistown (2-4) 21
 
Elmwood-Brimfield (6-0) 60 vs Illini West (3-3) 6
 
Monmouth-Roseville (2-4) 23 vs Hall (4-2) 38
 
South Fulton (1-5) 16 vs North Fulton (5-1) 30
 
WIU Football
 
(10) South Dakota (4-0, 1-0) 38 vs (13) Western Illinois (3-1, 0-1) 33
-Sean McGuire: 32-49 441 yards 4 TD 1 Int
-Steve McShane: 10 rush 19 yards 1 TD
-Jaelon Acklin: 19 rec 343 yards 3 TD
-Brett Taylor: 28 tackles 10 solo 2.5 tfl
 
WIU Mens Soccer
 
Eastern Illinois (2-4-5, 0-1-1) 0 vs Western Illinois (4-5-0, 2-0-0) 2
-Goals: Armel Kouassi (1), Drew Whalen (5)
 
WIU Womens Soccer
 
Western Illinois (1-9) 0 vs Oral Roberts (4-7-1) 3
 
Illinois State (5-5-2) 1 vs Western Illinois (1-10) 0
 
WIU Volleyball
 
Omaha (5-10, 2-0) 3 vs Western Illinois (5-12, 0-3) 1
-Omaha won 25-15, 21-25, 27-25, 25-19
 
 
 

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High School Football Coaches Corner Recap: 9/30/17

Macomb (1-5) 20 vs West Hancock (6-0) 68

-MHS HC Tony Westen

-WH HC Travis Cook

 

Farmington (6-0) 40 vs Bushnell-West Prairie (4-2) 6

-BWP HC Dave Roddis

 

Rushville-Industry (0-6) 20 vs Lewistown (2-4) 21

-R-I HC Brian Lafferty

 

Elmwood-Brimfield (6-0) 60 vs Illini West (3-3) 6

-IW HC Lyle Klein 

 

Monmouth-Roseville (2-4) 23 vs Hall (4-2) 38

-M-R HC Jeremy Adolphson

 

9/30 South Fulton (1-4) vs North Fulton (4-1)

-SF HC Dave Wilson

-NF HC Elliot Craig

 

 

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WIU Football Versus South Dakota Preview With Scott Kornberg

Western Illinois Football faces South Dakota tomorrow afternoon in a battle of two ranked conference opponents. WIU comes in slotted at 13th in the STATS FCS Rankings, while South Dakota is ranked 10th. Both teams are 3-0, and have defeated FBS teams this season (WIU topped Coastal Carolina last week while South Dakota knocked off Bowling Green week 2). 

 

For a preview of tomorrow's marquee matchup, listen to my interview with the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg. 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/28

High School Volleyball

 

Macomb (14-7) 2 vs Augusta Southeastern 0

-Bombers win 25-21 25-15

-Jordyn Hare: 11 Kills

-Anna Dively: 25 Assists, 8 Digs

-Alex Neve: 3 Blocks, 4 Kills

 

Illini West 2 vs Biggsville West Central: 0
25-23, 25-18
Gracie McDowell: 14 Kills
Kelly Sirtak: 23 Assists
Mackenzie Duffy: 26 Digs

 

South Fulton (5-15) 2 vs West Hancock (3-15) 0

-Rebels win 25-16, 25-23

 

High School Boys Soccer

 

Macomb (9-8) 5 vs Orion/Sherrard 1

-Ben Williams: 3 Goals 1 Assist

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/27

High School Volleyball

 

Rushville-Industry 1 vs Elmwood 2

-Trojans won 25-23, 20-25, 25-18

 

Boys High School Golf

 

West Central Conference Meet at Macomb Country Club

 

1. QND: 315

2. MHS: 324

-Medalist: John Michael Nixa (75)

-5th: Blaine Sutton (80)

-7th: Eddie Burke (83)

*All three golfers earned All Conference Honors

 

Dual at Rolling Meadows

 

1. Rushville Industry 184

2. Brown County 204

-Andrew Jones 37 (Eagle on 13, Chip-in Birdie on 16)

 

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Former NFL Coach and Macomb Native Red Miller Passes Away At 89

(Photo Via Denver Post)
 

Longtime NFL coach and Macomb native Red Miller passed away Wednesday morning (September 27) at the age of 89. After earning accolades as a player and a coach in the West Central Illinois region, Miller enjoyed 24 years in the NFL, including being the Head Coach of the Denver Broncos from 1977-1981. In Denver, Miller led the team to its first Super Bowl appearance in 1978. 

 

Miller was a standout football player at Macomb High School. He was an all-state player at MHS, before playing at Western Illinois University. At WIU, Miller was a three year team captain and named MVP from 1947-49. He received his bachelor's degree from Western Illinois in 1950 and his master's in education in 1955. 

 

Miller started his coaching career at high schools in Astoria and Canton, before taking a job at Carthage College. Miller then came back to WIU to serve as an assistant on Lou Saban's staff from 1958-60. Miller then followed Saban to the NFL, serving on his staff with the Boston Patriots from 1960-62. 

 

Subsequent NFL assistant jobs for Miller included with Buffalo (1962), Denver (1963-65), St. Louis (1966-70), Baltimore (1971-72), and New England (1973-76). Miller was then named head coach of the Broncos  January 31, 1977, replacing John Ralston. 

 

In Denver, Miller led what came to be known as the "Orange Crush Defense," a 3-4 scheme that the Broncos ran, led by linebackers Randy Gradishar and Tom Jackson. Denver won the AFC in Miller's first year, making it to Super Bowl XII, where the team ultimately fell to the Dallas Cowboys 27-10. Miller's teams made the playoffs in his first three years in Denver.  

 

After his time in the NFL, he had a short stint at the helm of the Denver Gold of the USFL in 1983. Following that, he remained in Denver and worked in the brokerage business. In May it was announced that Miller would be inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame. He will be inducted on Nov. 19 when Denver hosts the Cincinnati Bengals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

 

Miller was part of the inaugural Western Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame class in 1974. Other awards earned by Miller from WIU include the Alumni Achievement Award (1973) and the Distinguished Alumni Award (1974).

 

He is survived by wife, Nan, son, Steve, and stepson, Jeff. He is preceded in death by his daughter Lana. Services are pending. 

 

 

 

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Chicago Cubs win the Central Division on MacombNewsNow 104.7 FM

The Chicago Cubs got a terrific performance from starter John Lackey who gave up just one run and kept his team in the game until the 7th when teammate Addison Russell hit the difference maker. 

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Jason Heyward and Tommy LaStella would also add RBI's on the way to the Cubs clinching their second straight National League Central Division Championship. Here's the call from Pat Hughes! 

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The Cubs will be in playoff action on MacombNewsNow 104.7 WLMD Tuesday, October 3rd. If you want your business to be part of Cubs playoff action contact our sales team at 309-833-2121. 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/26

High School Volleyball 

 

Macomb (13-7) 2 vs Bushnell-Prairie City (3-12) 0 

-MHS won 25-12 25-7

-Lexy Leezer: 10 aces
-Anna Dively: 12 assists
-Jordyn Hare: 7 kills
-Nicole Lester: 5 digs
-Autumn Kindhart: 2 blocks 3 kills

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Charlie Fisher Radio Show: 9/25/17

Here is the full audio recording of last night's Charlie Fisher Radio Show at Buffalo Wild Wings in Macomb. The show airs Monday nights from 6-6:30 on Classic 103, 102.7 FM WJEQ. 

 

On last night's show, host Scott Kornberg and WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher looked back on a 52-10 victory over Coastal Carolina. The win moved the 13th ranked Leathernecks to 3-0 heading into Saturday's Homecoming Game against 10th ranked South Dakota.

 

Later in the show, Kornberg spoke with Leathernecks junior wide receiver Isaiah LeSure. The last segment of the show featured Kornberg and Fisher previewing the South Dakota game. You can listen to that broadcast with coverage beginning at 2:30 on Classic 103. 

 

To listen to last night's show, click here

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/25

High School Girls Golf

 

West Central Conference Meet

1. Macomb 368

2. QND 401

3. Central 406

 

-Emma Thorman: Medalist 77

*Only girl in field with score under 90

-Laine Torrance: 94 (5th) 

-Kelsie Cawthon: 98 (7th)

-Carman McMahon 99 (8th)

 

High School Boys Soccer

 

Macomb 0 vs QND 7

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WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher Breaks Down Coastal Carolina Win, Previews South Dakota

Western Illinois Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher recapped his team's 52-10 victory over Coastal Carolina with me this morning. Western is now 3-0 and has beaten an FBS opponent for the second consecutive year.

 

WIU players Sean McGuire and Brett Taylor both received accolades for their performances against Coastal. Mcguire threw for 276 yards and 3 TD's on 17-19 passing, while also catching a 9 yard touchdown reception from wide receiver Isaiah Lesure. Taylor led the team in tackles with eight, including two tackles for loss. 

 

Fisher discusses the statement that this win sends, how Western came from behind in this win and the strong defensive performance against the Chanticleers option offense. He also looks ahead at Saturday's home opener against South Dakota. You can listen to the whole interview with Coach Fisher here

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/22-9/24

High School Football

 

(home team listed second)

 

9/22

Macomb (1-4) 0 vs Effingham (4-1) 40

-Tony Westen Postgame Interview

 

Bushnell West-Prairie (4-1, 2-1) 20 vs Elmwood-Brimfield (5-0, 3-0) 38

-Dave Roddis (BWP) Coaches Corner Interview

 

North Fulton (4-1, 2-1) 32 vs Rushville-Industry (0-5, 0-3) 26 

-Elliot Craig (North Fulton) Coaches Corner Interview

-Brian Lafferty (R-I) Coaches Corner Interview

 

Sherrard (0-5, 0-4) 13 vs Monmouth-Roseville (2-3, 2-0) 53

-Jeremy Adolphson (Mon-Rose) Coaches Corner Interview

 

West Hancock (5-0, 1-0) 34 vs Quincy Notre Dame (2-3, 0-1) 27

-Travis Cook (WH) Coaches Corner Interview

 

South Fulton (1-4, 0-3) 28 vs Abington-Avon (5-0, 3-0) 42

 

-Dave Wilson (SF) Coaches Corner Interview

 

9/23

Illini West (3-2, 1-2) 50 vs Peoria Heights (1-4, 0-3)

 

WIU Football

 

9/23

Western Illinois (3-0) 52 vs Coastal Carolina (1-2) 10

Full box score

-Sean McGuire: 17-19 276 yards 3 TD (1 rec 9 yards 1 TD)

*Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week

*CFPA FCS National Performer of the Week

-Max Norris: 13 rush 81 yards 1 TD

-Adam Conrady: 2 rec 67 yards 1 TD

-Brett Taylor: 8 tackles 2 tfl, MVFC Defensive Player of the Week

 

WIU Men's Soccer

 

9/23

Western Illinois (3-5, 1-0) 3 vs Fort Wayne (2-5-3, 0-1) 1

-Drew Whalen: Goal (5)

-Fernando Pacheo: Goal (6)

 

WIU Women's Soccer

 

9/24

Drake (7-3-1) 2 vs Western Illinois (1-8) 1 

-Bianca Romay: Goal (3)

 

WIU Volleyball

 

9/22

Western Illinois (5-10, 0-1) 2 vs South Dakota (7-6, 1-0) 3

-WIU loses 24-26, 20-25, 25-19, 25-20, 10-15

 

9/24

Western Illinois (5-11, 0-2) 1 vs Oral Roberts (5-9, 2-0) 3

-WIU loses 23-25, 22-25, 25-19, 10-25

 

 

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Week 5 HS Football Scores and Coaches Corner Interviews

(home team listed second)

 

Macomb (1-4) 0 vs Effingham (4-1) 40

-Tony Westen Postgame Interview

 

Bushnell West-Prairie (4-1, 2-1) 20 vs Elmwood-Brimfield (5-0, 3-0) 38

-Dave Roddis (BWP) Coaches Corner Interview

 

North Fulton (4-1, 2-1) 32 vs Rushville-Industry (0-5, 0-3) 26 

-Elliot Craig (North Fulton) Coaches Corner Interview

-Brian Lafferty (R-I) Coaches Corner Interview

 

Sherrard (0-5, 0-4) 13 vs Monmouth-Roseville (2-3, 2-0) 53

-Jeremy Adolphson (Mon-Rose) Coaches Corner Interview

 

West Hancock (5-0, 1-0) 34 vs Quincy Notre Dame (2-3, 0-1) 27

-Travis Cook (WH) Coaches Corner Interview

 

South Fulton (1-4, 0-3) 28 vs Abington-Avon (5-0, 3-0) 42

-Dave Wilson (SF) Coaches Corner Interview

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/21

High School Volleyball

 

West Prairie 2 vs Abington-Avon 0

-Cyclones win 25-12, 25-14

-Cora Vyhnanek: 4 aces 12 assists

-Peyton Bowman: 2 blocks, 6 kills, 7 service points

-Emily Richardson: 4 digs

 

Rushville-Industry 2 vs Bushnell-Prairie City 0

 

High School Boys Soccer

 

Macomb (8-7) 5 vs Canton 1

-Ben Williams: 2 goals

-Leighton Holthaus: 2 goals

-Cameron Baker: 1 goal 2 assists 

 

High School Boys Golf

 

1. Macomb 153

2. Canton 157

-Braeden Duncan: Medalist 36

-John Michael Nixa: 37

-Blaine Sutton: 39

-Gunner Lantz: 41

 

High School Girls Golf

 

1. Macomb

2. Farmington

-Emma Thorman: Medalist 33 (par)

-Carman McMahon: 44

-Laine Torrance: 45

-Kelsie Cawthon: 46

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/20

High School Girls Tennis

 

Kewanee 0 vs Macomb (5-1) 9

-Macomb Pro Single Set Wins:

Ericka Dawson (8-0), Cindy Ni (8-2), Emma Heuer (8-3) 

Breanna Rhoads (8-3), Lucy Gruidl (8-1) ,Alison Dobrzycki (8-3)

 

High School Volleyball

 

Camp Point Central 0 vs Macomb (11-7) 2

-Lexy Leezer: 9 Aces

 

WIU Men's Soccer

 

Drake (2-6) 2 vs Western Illinois (2-5) 1

-Drew Whalen: Goal (4)

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/19

High School Volleyball

 

Illini West (9-11,2-3) 0 vs Macomb (12-7, 3-1) 2

-Bombers win 26-24 29-27

 

Elmwood (10-3) vs West Prairie (12-5)

-Cyclones win 25-13, 21-25, 28-26

-Cora Vyhnanek:10 digs, 3 aces, 24 assists

Peyton Bowman: 2 blocks, 14 kills, 4 aces.

 

 

 
 

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WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher Recaps Bye Week and Previews Coastal Carolina Game

Coming off of the bye week, the 2-0 Western Illinois Leatherneck Football Team continues its preparation for Saturday's game at Coastal Carolina. The  Chanticleers of the FBS Sun Belt Conference, have started the season 1-1. Coastal defeated UMass in the season opener, then lost to UAB last weekend. 

 

The game will feature the unqiue triple-option offense that Coastal Carolina runs. Western has used the extra week to focus on stopping the Chanticleer attack, while also getting a few days off from practice in between. The rest also comes at the perfect time for junior running back Steve McShane, who missed the Northern Arizona game with a high ankle sprain. 

 

For a look at how the triple-option functions, how Western is preparing to stop it, and an update on McShane's status heading into week 3, listen to my interview with Western Illinois Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher. You can also hear more from Coach Fisher tonight at Buffalo Wild Wings for the Charlie Fisher Radio Show. That airs at 6 p.m. Monday nights on Classic 103, 102.7 FM WJEQ. 

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Macomb Area Sports Weekend Scores 9/15-9/17

 

 

High School Football

 

 

Friday 9/15/17

 

(home team listed second)

*Homecoming game

 

Mt. Zion (3-1) 36 vs Macomb (1-3) 0

-Kyle Protzman: 17 rush 86 yards 

-Jacob Burg: 9-18 55 yards 1 INT

-John Ogle: 4 Rec 25 yards

-Macomb plays at Effingham Week 5

-Tony Westen Postgame Interview

 

Bushnell West Prairie (4-0, 2-0) 22 vs Illini West (2-2, 0-2) 8

-Nate Ferguson: 21 rush 122 yards 2 TD

-BWP plays  at Elmwood-Brimfield Week 5

-Illini West is at Peoria Heights Week 5

-Davis Roddis Coaches Corner Interview

 

Abington-Avon (4-0, 2-0) 41 vs Rushville Industry (0-4, 0-2) 30*

-Rushville Industry hosts North Fulton Week 5

-Brian Lafferty Coaches Corner Interview

 

Monmouth-Roseville (1-3) 40 vs Bureau Valley (3-1) 42

-Monmouth-Roseville takes on Sherrard at home Week 5

-Jeremy Adolphson Coaches Corner Interview

 

Schuyler County (MO) 6 vs West Hancock (4-0) 54

-Bryce Buckert: 3-3 passing 137 yards 2 TD

-Chase Hartweg: 6 rush 119 yards 2 TD, 1 rec 29 yards 1 TD

-Riley Langford: 3 rush 79 yards 2 TD

-Logan Koechle: 2 rec 108 yards 1 TD

-West Hancock plays at Quincy Notre Dame Week 5

-Travis Cook Coaches Corner Interview

 

Lewistown (1-3, 1-1) 32 vs North Fulton (3-1, 1-1) 35

-North Fulton plays at Rushville-Industry Week 5

-Elliott Craig Coaches Corner Interview

 

Knoxville (2-2) 44 vs South Fulton (1-3) 8

-South Fulton plays at Abington-Avon Week 5

-Dave Wilson Coaches Corner Interview

 

High School Volleyball 

 

West Prairie at Mt. Pulaski Tournament

 

Friday 9/15

 

West Prairie 2 Williamsville 0 (Pool Play)

-Cyclones win 25-15, 25-21

 

West Prairie 0 Lena-Winslow 2 (Pool Play)

-Cyclones fall 21-25, 21-25

 

Saturday 9/16

 

West Prairie 0 Lincoln 2 (Pool Play)

-Cyclones fall 22-25, 21-25

 

West Prairie 2 Bloomington Central Catholic 0 (Bronze Bracket)

-Cyclones win 25-17, 25-20

 

West Prairie 2 Eastland 0 (Bronze Championship Game)

-Cyclones win 25-18, 25-22

-Peyton Bowman makes all-tournament team

 

High School/JV Boys Golf 

 

Saturday 9/16 

 

Macomb Boys Golf at Wayne Brinkmeirer Invitational hosted by Port Byron Riverdale

-Macomb finished 3rd out of 17 teams

-Braeden Duncan: 72 (9th overall, career low)

-John Michael Nixa: 78 (18th overall)

-Blaine Sutton: 79 (20th overall)

 

Macomb JV Boys Golf at IESA State Golf Tournament at Kellogg Golf Course in Peoria

(78 boys statewide competed in the event)

-Griffin Taylor: 80 (Tied 13th place)

-Connor Hamm: 83 (Tied 18th place)

-Glenn Sutton: 84 (Tied 20th place)

Pictured (Left to Right) - Connor Hamm, Griffin Taylor, Glenn Sutton, and Coach Greg Duncan

 

WIU Volleyball 

 

Buffalo Wild Wings Invitational-Western Hall

 

Friday 9/15

 

Valpraiso (6-5) 3 vs WIU (5-7) 0 

-Western fell 22-25, 23-25, 19-25

 

Drake (10-3) 3 vs WIU (5-8) 0 

-Western fell 18-25, 15-25, 13-25

 

Saturday 9/16

 

McNeese State (8-6) 3 vs WIU (5-9) 2 

-Western fell 17-25, 24-26, 25-23, 25-20, 13-15

 

WIU Men's Soccer 

 

WIU (2-4-0) 3 at UMKC (2-1-3) 2

-Pacheo 2 Goals (5)

 

WIU Women's Soccer

 

Chicago State (1-9-0) 1 vs WIU (1-7-0) 9

-Western sets program record with 9 goals

-Bianca Romay 2 goals (2)

-Emily Bollman 2 goals (2)

-Madeline Edwards, Kayla Kirkwood, Carly Hoffman, Lauryn Peters, Jenna Lundgren: 1 goal each

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 4 HS Football Scores and Coaches Corner Interviews

(home team listed second)

*Homecoming game

 

Mt. Zion (3-1) 36 vs Macomb (1-3) 0

-Kyle Protzman: 17 rush 86 yards 

-Jacob Burg: 9-18 55 yards 1 INT

-John Ogle: 4 Rec 25 yards

-Macomb plays at Effingham Week 5

-Tony Westen Postgame Interview

 

Bushnell West Prairie (4-0, 2-0) 22 vs Illini West (2-2, 0-2) 8

-Nate Ferguson: 21 rush 122 yards 2 TD

-BWP plays  at Elmwood-Brimfield Week 5

-Illini West is at Peoria Heights Week 5

-Davis Roddis Coaches Corner Interview

 

Abington-Avon (4-0, 2-0) 41 vs Rushville Industry (0-4, 0-2) 30*

-Rushville Industry hosts North Fulton Week 5

-Brian Lafferty Coaches Corner Interview

 

Monmouth-Roseville (1-3) 40 vs Bureau Valley (3-1) 42

-Monmouth-Roseville takes on Sherrard at home Week 5

-Jeremy Adolphson Coaches Corner Interview

 

Schuyler County (MO) 6 vs West Hancock (4-0) 54

-Bryce Buckert: 3-3 passing 137 yards 2 TD

-Chase Hartweg: 6 rush 119 yards 2 TD, 1 rec 29 yards 1 TD

-Riley Langford: 3 rush 79 yards 2 TD

-Logan Koechle: 2 rec 108 yards 1 TD

-West Hancock plays at Quincy Notre Dame Week 5

-Travis Cook Coaches Corner Interview

 

Lewistown (1-3, 1-1) 32 vs North Fulton (3-1, 1-1) 35

-North Fulton plays at Rushville-Industry Week 5

-Elliott Craig Coaches Corner Interview

 

Knoxville (2-2) 44 vs South Fulton (1-3) 8

-South Fulton plays at Abington-Avon Week 5

-Dave Wilson Coaches Corner Interview

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WIU Athletics Holds 'Garage Sale' to Clear Out Dated Official Gear

Leatherneck Athletics is holding a "garage sale," today and tomorrow inside the East Arena at Western Hall. The sale runs from noon-6 p.m. today and 8-11 a.m. tomorrow. The event is taking place to clear out older Leatherneck gear that can no longer be used because of logo and sponsorship changes. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. 

 

The garage sale coincides with WIU Volleyball's Buffalo Wild Wings Invitational at Western Hall. Matches are scheduled today starting at 9 a.m. The 5-6 Leathernecks take the court today at noon against Valparaiso, and at 7 vs. Drake. Western will conclude the Invitational Saturday morning at 9 a.m. while facing McNeese State. 

 

To hear more about this garage sale, listen to my interview with WIU Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration Darian Westerfield. 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/13

High School Volleyball

 

West Prairie 2 vs North Fulton 0

-Cyclones win 25-16, 25-6

-Peyton Bowman: 8 Kills, 3 Blocks

-Cora Vyhnanek: 21 Assists
 
Bushnell-Prairie City 0 vs Elmwood 2
-Spartans fell 25-20, 25-22
-Haley Hood: 4 Kills, 7 Service Points
-Madison Allen: 3 Blocks
-Mollie Bartlett: 5 Digs
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Macomb (7-6) 1 vs Monmouth-Roseville (8-2-3) 0
-Ben Williams: Goal (Penalty Kick)
 
High School Boys Golf
 
Macomb at Burlington (Par 35 Flint Hills Golf Course)
 
1. Burlington 169
2. Macomb 171
 
-John Michael Nixa: 40
-Braeden Duncan: 42
-Blaine Sutton: 44
-Gunner Lantz: 45
 
High School Girls Golf
 
Triangular at Macomb Country Club (with Rockridge and Mercer County)
 
1. Macomb 176
 
-Medal winners: Emma Thorman and Laine Torrance (41)
-Karli Wisslead: 46
-Kelsie Cawthon: 48
 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/12

High School Volleyball

 

Macomb (8-7, 1-1) 0 vs Monmouth-Roseville 2

-Bombers fell 22-25, 15-25

-Nicole Lester: 17 Digs

 

High School Boy's Cross County
 
QHS Running Raider Results
1. Illini West
2. Bowling Green
3. Macomb
4. Troy Buchanan
5. Quincy Senior High
 
WIU Men's Golf
 
Murray State Invitational
1. Murray State 850
T3. Western Illinois 859
 
Jackson Wetherbee, 210 (-3, tied 3rd)
Drew Eaton 212 (-1 tied 7th)
 
WIU Volleyball
 
Western Illinois (5-6) 1 vs Saint Louis (1-9) 3 
-Leathernecks fell 27-25, 16-25, 19-25, 16-25
-Shalyn Greenhaw: 13 kills 4 blocks
-Mackenzie Steckler: 7 kills 6 blocks
 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 9/11

High School Volleyball

 

Macomb (8-6, 1-0) 2 vs West Hancock 0

-MHS won 25-16, 25-19 in West Central opener

-Hare: 9 kills

-Leezer: 5 aces 3 kills

-Dively: 15 assists

-Lester: 10 digs

 

West Prairie 2 vs Unity 0

-Cyclones won 25-12, 25-11

-Bowman: 9 kills

-Zellmann: 6 kills

-Vyhnanek: 25 assists

 

South Fulton 2 vs Meredosia-Chambersburg 1

-Rebels won 25-11,16-25, 25-20

-Hayes: 8 kills

-Kreps: 4 kills, 5 blocks

-Hood- 5 blocks

 

Rushville-Industry (3-5, 2-1) 0 at Farmington 2

-Belville: 21 digs

-Krohe: 8 digs

-Chancy: 5 assists

 

High School Boy's Soccer

 

Macomb (6-6) 5 vs Alleman 2

-Baker: 2 goals

-Buchanan, Lowderman, & Williams: 1 goal each

 

High School Boy's Golf

 

Gibson Woods Triangular:

Macomb 165 Monmouth Roseville 175 West Central 253

-Nixa: 39 (Medalist)

-Sutton: 40

-Burke: 42

Lockard: 44

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Macomb Area Sports Scores: 9/8-9/10

High School Football 9/8

 

Macomb (1-2) 34 at Blue Ridge (0-3) 7

-Gentry: 120 rushing yards 1 TD, 1 INT

-Burg: 71 passing yards (2 TD), 52 rushing yards (2 TD)

-Musick (26 yd TD Rec), Ogle (15 yd TD Rec)

-MHS hosts Mt. Zion next week

-Bomber Breakdown/Tony Westen Interview

 

Bushnell-West Prairie (3-0) 55 vs Havana (0-3) 12

-BWP travels to Illini West next week

-Bushnell Breakdown/Dave Roddis Interview

 

Rushville-Industry (0-3) 22 at Knoxville (1-2) 44

-Rockets hosts A-Town for Homecoming next week 

-Rushville Recap/Brian Lafferty Interview 

 

Illini West (2-1) 0 at Farmington (3-0) 50

-Illini West welcomes in Bushnell-West Prairie next week

-Illini West Insight/Lyle Klein Interview

 

Monmouth-Roseville (1-2) 27 at Erie-Prophetstown (0-3) 6

-Burris: 244 rushing yards 1 TD (93 yards)

-Skinner: 5 Rec 110 yards 2 TD

-Mon-Rose takes on Bureau Valley at home next week

-Titan Talk/Jeremy Adolphson Interview 

 

West Hancock (3-0) 32 at Clark County, MO (1-3) 26

-West Hancock plays its home opener against Schulyer County, MO next week

-Titan Talk/Travis Cook Interview

 

South Fulton (1-2) 18 at Lewistown (1-2) 46

-South Fulton welcomes in Knoxville next week

-Fulton Files/Dave Wilson Interview

 

North Fulton (2-1) 14 at A-Town (3-0) 37

-North Fulton hosts Lewistown next week

-Fulton Files/Elliott Craig Interview 

 

WIU Football 9/9

 

Western Illinois (2-0) 38 at Northern Arizona (0-2) 20

-McGuire: 20-26 215 yards 1 TD 2 INT (5 rush 26 yards 1 TD)

-Norris: 23 rush 103 yards 1 TD

-Acklin: 5 rec 101 yards 1 TD (3 rush 68 yards 1 TD)

-WIU goes on its bye week next week before playing at Coastal Carolina on 9/23

-Charlie Fisher Interview 

 

WIU Men's Soccer 9/9

 

Western Illinois (1-4-0) 0 at Bowling Green (5-0-0) 2

-Bowling Green scored in 15th and 84th minutes

-WIU ends 6 game road slate Saturday at Kansas City

 

WIU Women's Soccer 9/8 & 9/10

 

Western Illinois (0-5-0) 0 at Kentucky (3-4-0) 1

-Kentucky scored lone goal in 20th minute

 

Western Illinois (0-6-0) 1 at Eastern Illinois (5-2-1) 2

-Wolfgram: (1) Goal in 78th minute

-WIU allowed goals in 30th and 54th minutes

-Western plays at Ball State Friday

 

WIU Volleyball 9/8 & 9/9 at EIU Panther Invite

 

9/8: WIU (3-5) 1 Chicago State (5-3) 3

-Chicago State won 25-18 32-30 24-26 25-12

 

9/9: WIU (4-5) 3 Alabama A&M (0-6) 0

-WIU won 25-22 25-23 25-23

 

9/9: WIU (5-5) 3 Eastern Illinois (4-5) 0

-WIU won 25-15 25-23 25-16

-Western retakes the court back in Macomb tomorrow against Saint Louis

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Leatherneck Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher Recaps NAU Victory

Following a 38-20 victory at Northern Arizona Saturday, 22nd ranked Western Illinois football heads into the bye week with a 2-0 record.

 

Western got ahead early, scoring a touchdown on a 63 yard run by senior wide receiver Jaelon Acklin with 13:48 remaining in the first quarter. WIU would not relinquish that lead, nearly doubling the Lumberjacks' time of possession. The Leathernecks outgained the opposition 422-278, holding an explosive NAU offense to under 300 yards. 

 

Western now heads into its bye week just as it did last year, with a 2-0 record. WIU retakes the field in two weeks at Coastal Carolina, facing an FBS foe. Last year Western came out victorious against an FBS opponent on the road in that of Northern Illinois. 

 

I discussed the NAU win, the upcoming bye week and the Coastal Carolina game with Leatherneck Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher. You can listen to that interview here.

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High School Football Coaches Corner Recap: 9/9/17

Before we get going with this week's scores and interviews, I'd like to give a shoutout to our new intern Zhavon Hayes-Lee for this awesome Coaches Corner logo. Just look at it! 

 

Below are the local scores from last night's games, along with the corresponding segments. 

 

Macomb (1-2) 34 at Blue Ridge (0-3) 7

-Gentry: 120 rushing yards 1 TD, 1 INT

-Burg: 71 passing yards (2 TD), 52 rushing yards (2 TD)

-Musick (26 yd TD Rec), Ogle (15 yd TD Rec)

-MHS hosts Mt. Zion next week

-Bomber Breakdown/Tony Westen Interview

 

Bushnell-West Prairie (3-0) 55 vs Havana (0-3) 12

-BWP travels to Illini West next week

-Bushnell Breakdown/Dave Roddis Interview

 

Rushville-Industry (0-3) 22 at Knoxville (1-2) 44

-Rockets hosts A-Town for Homecoming next week 

-Rushville Recap/Brian Lafferty Interview 

 

Illini West (2-1) 0 at Farmington (3-0) 50

-Illini West welcomes in Bushnell-West Prairie next week

-Illini West Insight/Lyle Klein Interview

 

Monmouth-Roseville (1-2) 27 at Erie-Prophetstown (0-3) 6

-Burris: 244 rushing yards 1 TD (93 yards)

-Skinner: 5 Rec 110 yards 2 TD

-Mon-Rose takes on Bureau Valley at home next week

-Titan Talk/Jeremy Adolphson Interview 

 

West Hancock (3-0) 32 at Clark County, MO (1-3) 26

-West Hancock plays its home opener against Schulyer County, MO next week

-Titan Talk/Travis Cook Interview

 

South Fulton (1-2) 18 at Lewistown (1-2) 46

-South Fulton welcomes in Knoxville next week

-Fulton Files/Dave Wilson Interview

 

North Fulton (2-1) 14 at A-Town (3-0) 37

-North Fulton hosts Lewistown next week

-Fulton Files/Elliott Craig Interview 

 

WIU (1-0) at Northern Arizona (0-1) Preview

 

You can catch the Coaches Corner program every Saturday morning during the high school sports season from 9-10:30 a.m. on Classic 103 (102.7 FM, WJEQ). 

 

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WIU Football at Northern Arizona: Preview with Scott Kornberg

The 22nd ranked WIU Football team flys out to Flagstaff, Arizona this morning ahead of tomorrow night's matchup at Northern Arizona. Western comes in 1-0 after a 41-14 demolition of Tennessee Tech last week. NAU is 0-1, after a 62-24 loss at Arizona. 

 

The Leathernecks and Lumberjacks met last year in Macomb, with WIU coming away with a 34-20 victory. With Western now on the traveling end of the home and home series, the new look Leatherneck 3-4 defense will matchup against a prolific Lumberjack offensive attack. In last week's loss, Northern Arizona racked up 562 yards of offense, with 377 yards coming in the air behind the charge of their talented quarterback Case Cookus. 

 

To preview tomorrow night's game, listen to my weekly interview with the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg. Tomorrow night's game can be heard locally on Classic 103 (102.7 FM). You can also stream the broadcast online here. Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. with kickoff coming at 6. 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores: Thursday, September 7

High School Volleyball: 

 

Galesburg: 0
Macomb: 2
25-23, 26-24
Anna Dively: 18 assists
Nicole Lester: 10 digs
 
West Prairie: 2
South Fulton: 0
25-3, 25-5
Peyton Bowman: 9 kills
Cora Vyhanek: 15 assists
 
Monmouth-Roseville: 1
Illini West: 2
25-15, 20-25, 25-18
Gracie McDowell: 10 kills, 13 digs
 
 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores: Tuesday, September 5

High School Volleyball:

 

Farmington: 0

West Prairie: 2

-Cora Vyhnanek: 20 Assists
-Peyton Bowman: 7 Kills, 3 Blk, 4 Aces
-Lady Cyclones win 25-12, 25-20
 
Macomb: 2
West Central: 0
-Anna Dively: 18 Assists
 
Junior High School Golf:
 
IESA Boys Golf Sectional- The Links Golf Course in Jacksonville
-Connor Hamm: 85 (T 4th)
-Griffin Taylor 87 (T 8th)
-Glenn Sutton 89 (12th)
-All three qualified for the State Tournament, held September 16 at Kellogg Golf Course in Peoria 

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Macomb Area Sports Schedule: Tuesday, September 5

High School Volleyball

 

Macomb at Midwest Central

7:00 p.m.

 

Bushnell-Prairie City at Peoria Heights

7:00 p.m.

 

West Prairie vs Farmington 

7:00 p.m.

 

South Fulton vs North Fulton

7:00 p.m.

 

 

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Labor Day Weekend Macomb Area Sports Scores

Here's a recap of all of the sports that went on in the area over Labor Day Weekend. For all of the high school football games, each coach's interview from our Coaches Corner program is attached. Be sure to tune into the program Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 a.m. on Classic 103, 102.7 FM. 

 

High School Football

 

9/1

 

Macomb (0-2): 0

Canton: 61

 

-MHS Head Coach Tony Westen Postgame Interview

 

Bushnell West Prairie (2-0): 30

Monmouth-United: 20

 

-BWP Head Coach Dave Roddis Coaches Corner Interview

 

Farmington: 29

Rushville-Industry (0-2): 22

 

-Rushville-Industry Head Coach Brian Lafferty Coaches Corner Interview

 

Illini West (2-0): 34

Mercer County: 12

 

-Illini West Head Coach Lyle Klein Coaches Corner Interview

 

Monmouth-Roseville (0-2): 35

Fulton: 37

 

-Mon-Rose Head Coach Jeremy Adolphson Coaches Corner Interview

 

South Fulton (1-1): 32

Biggsville West Central: 42

 

-South Fulton Head Coach Dave Wilson Coaches Corner Interview

 

North Fulton: (2-0): 24

Havana: 14

 

-North Fulton Head Coach Elliott Craig Coaches Corner Interview

 

9/2

 

West Hancock (2-0): 44

Miller Career Academy (MO): 6

 

-West Hancock Head Coach Travis Cook Coaches Corner Interview

 

WIU Men's Soccer

 

9/1

 

WIU: 1

Dayton: 4

 

9/3

 

WIU (1-3): 2

Mount Mercy: 1

 

WIU Women's Soccer

 

9/1

 

WIU (0-4): 0

Milwaukee: 3

 

WIU Volleyball

 

UAB Blazer Invitational, Birmingham, Alabama

 

9/2

 

WIU: 3

Charleston Southern: 2

 

WIU: 0

Austin Peay: 3

 

9/3

 

WIU: 0

UAB: 3

 

9/4 @ SEMO

 

WIU (3-4): 2

SEMO: 3

 

 

 

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Western Illinois Football Finishes Strong in 41-14 Week One Victory at Tennessee Tech

The 25th ranked Western Illinois Football Team took down Tennessee Tech 41-14 on the road for a week one victory. Western looked strong in the first of three straight road games to open the 2017 campaign. The Leathernecks outgained the Golden Eagles 443 yards to 252, with WIU rushing for 298 of those yards and allowing a grand total of 0 yards on the ground. 

 

Despite the optics of the final score, this was a low scoring affair in the first half. Western scored the first touchdown of the game with 4:07 remaining in the first half, as defensive tackle Khalen Saunders powered into the end zone on a 1 yard touchdown plunge. That, along with Sam Crosa's 41 yard first quarter field goal, made the score 10-0 Leathernecks at the half. 

 

Western quickly expanded this lead in the third quarter. A 20 yard Crosa field goal, 21 yard touchdown run on an end around by wide receiver Jaelon Acklin, a 16 yard touchdown run by running back Victavious Johnson and a 45 yard interception return from cornerback Miki Viti quickly moved the score to 34-0 in favor of the Leathernecks. A Sean McGuire 17 yard touchdown pass to Acklin sandwiched between two Golden Eagle passing touchdowns solidified the final score at 41-14. 

 

WIU was led on the ground by sophomore tailback Max Norris, who got 19 carries on the night for 133 yards, including a 45 yard long. Acklin compiled 116 all-purpose yards, on 2 rushes and 5 receptions along with those two scores. McGuire finished the evening 10-20 passing for 123 and 1 TD. He also ran 4 times for 14 yards. 

 

Defensively, Western got contributions across the board in the debut of its 3-4 defense. Co-captains Brett Taylor and Quentin Moon each had 10 tackles and a forced fumble, with Moon also picking up a fumble recovery and a sack. Saunders picked up a sack as well, with freshmen J'Len Smith and Shabar Wilson also combining on one. In the secondary, WIU got two interceptions. In addition to the pick six from Viti, graduate transfer Tyrin Holloway picked off a pass in his first game with Western. 

 

The Leathernecks move to 1-0. They head to Flagstaff, Arizona next week for a Saturday afternoon matchup at Northern Arizona. 

 

 

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WIU Football Week One at Tennessee Tech Preview with Scott Kornberg

With Western Illinois Football opening up its season tonight at Tennessee Tech, I spoke with the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg.

 

We previewed tonight's game and the season for the 25th ranked team in the nation. Scott and I take a deep dive into WIU's new 3-4 defense, players expected to see a bigger role in 2017 and the brutal early-season travel schedule for the Leathernecks (at Tennessee Tech, at Northern Arizona, and at Coastal Carolina). You can listen to our full conversation here

 

Kickoff tonight is set for 6:00 p.m. Pregame coverage from Tucker Stadium in Cookeville, Tennessee begins at 5:30 on Classic 103 (102.7 FM WJEQ). You can view our complete Macomb area football broadcast schedule here

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MHS Boy's Golf Places Second at Triangular with Quincy and Monmouth-Roseville

The Macomb High Boy's Golf team finished second in a Wednesday triangular with Quincy High School and Monmouth-Roseville at the Macomb Country Club. Quincy High shot 165 followed by Macomb's 170 and Monmouth-Roseville's 178. Blaine Sutton was the match Medalist firing a 4 over par 39. Eddie Burke shot a 42, John Michael Nixa 44 and Braeden Duncan's 45 completed the team score. Jack Lockard shot a 47 and Gunner Lantz had a 49.

 

The Bomber JV team also played their first match of the season. Scores for the JV team were as follows: Brady Overstreet 50, Jack Silberer 52, Brady Sullivan 55, Caden Green 55, Murphy Horrell 58, Payton Kreps 59, Payton Gentry 59, and Gabe Inman 61.
 
The Bombers are back on the links Tuesday, September 5th, at Bunker Links in Galesburg.  
 
Senior night for the Bombers comes early this year as Macomb will play its last home dual meet on September 6th at the Macomb Country Club. That will not be the last time playing in Macomb this season though, as the Bombers host the Conference Tournament and a Class 2A Regional. 

 

 

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WIU Football Head Coach Charlie Fisher Discusses Depth Chart, Tennessee Tech, and Lance Lenoir

In our first Monday morning conversation with Western Illinois Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher, we covered a lot of ground. As prep for week 1 intensifies, we discussed the week 1 contest at Tennessee Tech and what the preparation entails given the Thursday night kickoff

 

Ranked 25 in the STATS FCS Pre Season Poll, WIU heads to Cookeville, TN for a week 1 matchup against the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech. The game, which can be heard on Classic 103 (102.7 FM WJEQ), begins at 6:00 p.m., with pre game coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. 

 

In today's conversation, Coach Fisher and I also talked about training camp position battles (specifically the place-kicking job that has been claimed by sophomore walk-on Sam Crossa), Fisher's confidence in his secondary after its struggles last season, and his thoughts on Lance Lenoir's pre-season performance with the Cowboys. 

 

To listen to today's conversation click here. Also be sure to catch The Charlie Fisher Radio Show, which airs Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. live at Buffalo Wild Wings in Macomb and on Classic 103. 

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Macomb Area Sports Weekend Scores: 8/25-8/27

Fall sports are back! High school football started up on Friday, with volleyball, soccer and golf all in full swing as well. Below is a look at all of the local high school scores as well as Western Illinois results. For a full high school football recap, make sure to check out our Coaches Corner program. It airs Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. on Classic 103 (102.7 FM WJEQ). 

Friday

High School Football

 

Macomb 6 vs Lincoln 7:

-Burg (MHS) 18-31 164 yards, 2 INT, 1 yard TD run

-Gentry (MHS) 8 rush 30 yards

-Bombers fall to 0-1

-Play at Canton week 2

 

Macomb Coaches Corner Segment: Bomber Breakdown

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 28 vs Rushville-Industry 17

-Ferguson (BWP) 19 rush 211 yards 2 TD (53, 84 yards)

-Yocum (BWP) 7 rush 92 yards 1 TD (61 yards)

-Buckner (R-I) 18 rush 136 yards 3 TD (25, 5, 5 yards)

-Downs (R-I) 16 rush 61 yards

-BWP moves to 1-0 plays @ United week 2

-R-I starts 0-1 plays at home vs Farmington week 2

 

BWP Coaches Corner Segment: Bushnell West Prairie Beat

R-I Coaches Corner Segment: Rushville Industry Recap

 

Illini West 46 vs United 22

-Vorhies (IW) 3TD's

-Chargers go to 1-0 play at Mercer County week 2

 

IW Coaches Corner Segment: Illini West Insight

 

Monmouth Roseville 7 vs Rockridge 27

-Burris (M-R) 38 yard TD run

-Monmouth-Roseville falls to 0-1 play at Fulton week 2

 

Mon-Rose Coaches Corner Segment: Titan Talk

 

West Hancock 42 @ Putnum County (MO) 3

-Buckert (WH) 2 Pass TD (32, 35 yards)

-Wilson (WH) 2 Rush TD (3, 79 yards)

-West Hancock plays at Miller Career Academy (St. Louis) week 2

 

West Hancock Coaches Corner Segment: Titan Talk

 

North Fulton 44 vs Biggsville West Central 38 (OT)

-Utsinger (NF) 2 Rush TD 1 Rec TD

-Wildcats improve to 1-0, play at Havana week 2

 

 

North Fulton Coaches Corner Segment: Fulton Files

 

South Fulton 20 vs Havana 7

-Rebels start off 1-0, play at Biggsville West Central week 2

 

South Fulton Coaches Corner Segment: Fulton Files

 

High School Boy's Golf

 

Gibson Woods Quadrangular

Bloomington Central Catholic: 154

Quincy Notre Dame: 155

Monmouth-Roseville: 163

Macomb: 170

 

WIU Sports

 

Men's Soccer: L 1-0 at Milwaukee

-Leathernecks allow goal in 84th minute

-WIU falls to 0-1

 

Volleyball: W 3-2 (25-18, 19-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-10) vs Manhattan

-WIU wins opening game of Hampton Inn Leatherneck Invitational

 

Saturday

WIU Sports

 

Volleyball: W 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 26-24) vs Chicago State

-WIU moves to 2-0 with second win at Hampton Inn Leatherneck Invitational

 

Volleyball: L 3-2 ( 20-25, 25-14, 17-25, 25-22, 13-15)

-WIU finishes Hampton Inn Leatherneck Invitational 2-1

-Leathernecks head to UAB Blazer Invitational in Birmingham Labor Day Weekend

 

Sunday

 

WIU Sports

 

Men's Soccer: L 4-3 at Green Bay 

-Goals: Pacheo (32:57), Whalen (61:13), Fiddes (71:59)

-Leathernecks allow two goals in 81st minute

-WIU starts off season 0-2

-Next match is at Dayton on Friday

 

 

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8/26 Coaches Corner High School Football Recap

Here are the scores from last night's Macomb area games, along with today's coaches corner segments. 

 

Macomb 6 vs Lincoln 7:

-Burg (MHS) 18-31 164 yards, 2 INT, 1 yard TD run

-Gentry (MHS) 8 rush 30 yards

-Bombers fall to 0-1

-Play at Canton week 2

 

Macomb Coaches Corner Segment: Bomber Breakdown

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 28 vs Rushville-Industry 17

-Ferguson (BWP) 19 rush 211 yards 2 TD (53, 84 yards)

-Yocum (BWP) 7 rush 92 yards 1 TD (61 yards)

-Buckner (R-I) 18 rush 136 yards 3 TD (25, 5, 5 yards)

-Downs (R-I) 16 rush 61 yards

-BWP moves to 1-0 plays @ United week 2

-R-I starts 0-1 plays at home vs Farmington week 2

 

BWP Coaches Corner Segment: Bushnell West Prairie Beat

R-I Coaches Corner Segment: Rushville Industry Recap

 

Illini West 46 vs United 22

-Vorhies (IW) 3TD's

-Chargers go to 1-0 play at Mercer County week 2

 

IW Coaches Corner Segment: Illini West Insight

 

Monmouth Roseville 7 vs Rockridge 27

-Burris (M-R) 38 yard TD run

-Monmouth-Roseville falls to 0-1 play at Fulton week 2

 

Mon-Rose Coaches Corner Segment: Titan Talk

 

West Hancock 42 @ Putnum County (MO) 3

-Buckert (WH) 2 Pass TD (32, 35 yards)

-Wilson (WH) 2 Rush TD (3, 79 yards)

-West Hancock plays at Miller Career Academy (St. Louis) week 2

 

West Hancock Coaches Corner Segment: Titan Talk

 

North Fulton 44 vs Biggsville West Central 38 (OT)

-Utsinger (NF) 2 Rush TD 1 Rec TD

-Wildcats improve to 1-0

 

North Fulton Coaches Corner Segment: Fulton Files

 

South Fulton 20 vs Havana 7

-Rebels start off 1-0

 

South Fulton Coaches Corner Segment: Fulton Files

 

 

 

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Stream Bushnell-West Prairie Football Here at MacombNewsNow.com

Click the MacombNewsNow logo below to stream tonight's opening game of the season for Bushnell-West Prairie Football on 104.7 WLMD and streaming live here at MacombNewsNow.com 

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Macomb Bombers Football Streaming Live Here!

Click the K100 Logo below to stream tonight's Macomb Bombers Football game, the opening game of the 2017 season. 

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Macomb Area Sports Scoreboard: Thursday 8/24

High School Volleyball:

 

Macomb 0 at Jacksonville 2

-Bombers lose season opener 25-13, 25-9

 

West Prairie 2 at Havana 0

-Cyclones improve to 2-0 with 25-13, 25-13 win

 

High School Boys Golf:

 

Quincy Senior HS Triangular
1. Quincy 145
2. Macomb 163
3. Pittsfield 181
- John Michael Nixa led the way for the Bombers shooting a 38 on the par 34 course.
 
High School Boys Cross Country:
 
Macomb Invite
1. Macomb 27
2. QND 49
3. Beardstown 80
 
-5 Macomb boys runners finished in the top 10.
Alex Dranes finished 3rd (18:01.2)
-Dakota Shepler finished 4th (18:01.5)
 
High School Girls Cross Country:
 
Macomb Invite
1. Macomb 36
2. QND 49
3. West Hancock 58
-Medalist: Maya Stovall, Macomb (20:09)
 
WIU Women's Soccer
 
Western Illinois 0 at SIU-E 1 (OT)
-Leathernecks fall to 0-3

 

 

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Charlie Fisher Radio Show Returns to Airwaves Monday, August 28

Western Illinois Athletics has officially announced the return of the Charlie Fisher Radio Show to the Classic 103 (102.7 FM WJEQ). The Leatherneck Head Football Coach will be on the air live Monday nights from 6-6:30 at Buffalo Wild Wings on East Jackson Street in Macomb. This Monday, August 28, the show will debut as Fisher previews the season opener at Tennessee Tech (August 31). 

 

The Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg, will host the program. Fans are encouraged to take in the show live, in the back room at Buffalo Wild Wings. WIU Athletics will also stream the event live on Facebook and Twitter. You can view our entire Regional Media Macomb sports schedule here

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Regional Media Brings Saturday Morning High School Football Talk to Classic 103

Starting this Saturday, August 26, Regional Media and Classic 103 (102.7 FM WJEQ) will debut its new high school football program, Coaches Corner. The show will air from 9:00-10:30 a.m. on Classic 103, as Ryan Mumma and I host. 
 
On the program we will have interviews with the head football coaches at Bushnell West Prairie, Illini West, Macomb, Monmouth Roseville, North Fulton Rushville Industry, South Fulton, and West Hancock. Ryan and I will break down all of the games these teams played in the night before, and look ahead at their upcoming games. All of this, plus frequent scoreboard updates from all of Friday night’s games should have you all caught up on what went down on the gridiron the night before. 
 
The interviews and segments will air at the following times:
 
Scoreboard Update 9:03-9:05
Bomber Breakdown 9:05-9:10
Tony Westen (MHS) 9:10-9:15
 
Bushnell Breakdown 9:17-9:20
Dave Roddis (BWP) 9:20-9:25
 
Scoreboard Update 9:25-9:27
Rushville Industry Recap 9:27-9:30
Brian Lafferty (R-I) 9:30-9:35
 
Illini West Insight 9:38-9:40
Lyle Klein (IW) 9:40-9:45 
Titan Talk (Mon-Rose/West Hancock) 9:45-9:50
Jeremy Adolphson (Mon-Rose) 9:50-9:55
Travis Cook (WH) 9:55-10:00
Ryan Scoreboard 10:00-10:02
 
Fulton Files 10:05-10:10
Elliott Craig (NF) 10:10-10:15
Dave Wilson (SF) 10:15-10:20
 
At the backend of the show, we will look ahead at Western Illinois Football, and preview the day’s upcoming Leathernecks game. All WIU football games also air on Classic 103. 
 
We will post local football content on the website frequently, so be sure to like our Macomb News Now Facebook page to stay connected. On the page, we will also post polls and other interactive content.
 
Ryan and I are thrilled to host the show, and can’t wait to get started Saturday! 

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Macomb High's New Football Scoreboard Stands Tall Ahead of Friday's Season Opener

The Macomb High Football team will open its 2017 season up on Friday with a brand new scoreboard. It was inserted on MHS Field Tuesday afternoon, as shown in this tweet from MHS athletic trainer Marc Kessler. 

 

The Bombers face the Railsplitters of Lincoln on Friday in the opening game.You can catch coverage of that and every Bombers football game on K100 (100.1 FM). Coverage of Friday's contest will start at 6:45, with myself and Mark Benson live from MHS Field. 

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West Prairie Volleyball Tops Brimfield in Season Opener

The defending state champion West Prairie Cyclones volleyball team kicked off its season Tuesday night with a 25-16 25-11 victory over Brimfield. The match was close early on, with Brimfield within three points of West Prairie at 14-11. An 11-5 Cyclones run closed out the first set, and momentum carried them forward. West Prairie scored 22 of the final 30 points in the second set, cruising to a double digit point victory to close out the match. The 1-0 Cyclones head to Havana tomorrow night, to face the Ducks. 

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Monday 8/21 Macomb Area Scores

Western Illinois University

 

Men's Soccer- Draw 0-0 vs Quincy (Exhibition)

-Game played at Northwest Field in Macomb

-WIU opens its regular season Friday at Milwaukee

 

Macomb High School

 

Boy's Soccer- L 10-0 vs Rock Island

-Season opener for MHS

-Bombers play in Peoria Christian Tournament Friday & Saturday (8/25-8/26)

 

Bushnell-Prairie City High School

 

Volleyball- L 25-7 25-7 at United (Monmouth)

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2017 Regional Media Macomb Area Fall Sports Broadcast Schedule

*Be sure to stay update with the website for any scheduling changes throughout the football season. 

 

 

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WIU Women's Basketball Releases Full 2017-18 Schedule

The defending Summit League champion Western Illinois Women's Basketball Team has revealed its complete 2017-18 regular season schedule. This comes after months of the program slowly announcing some of the marquee non-league games that will take place. 

 

After an exhibition matchup on November 2 against Division II Quincy, the Leathernecks will begin the season at Western Hall on November 10 vs. UMKC. WIU then hosts Illinois College (Nov. 12) and William Woods (Nov. 14), before starting a three game in-state road trip. Western faces Northern Illinois (Nov. 18), Illinois (Nov. 21) and Chicago State (Nov. 22), before returning to Macomb. To close out November, Western will play home games against Milwaukee (Nov. 26) and Chicago State (Nov. 29).

 

The month of December will see Western out of Macomb for six of seven games. The month kicks off with a road contest against Wichita State (Dec. 1), before the lone December home game against SEMO (Dec. 5). A quick trip down to Clarksville, TN on December 9 sees Western match up against Austin Peay, before the squad gets ready for its west coast road trip. Arguably the two most highly anticipated games will take place out west, with WIU facing Stanford (Dec. 18) and Gonzaga (Dec. 21), before flying back to Illinois. When the Leathernecks return to the Land of Lincoln, they'll head to Peoria to take on Bradley (Dec. 28), before going to Fort Wayne (Dec. 30) to open up Summit League play. 

 

The Leathernecks traveled to Fort Wayne to begin its league schedule last season, knocking off the Mastodons 75-53. Following that contest, Western heads back to Macomb, where it will play its league home opener vs. South Dakota on January 4. WIU closed out the 2016-17 regular season against the Coyotes, in a 81-75 victory that gave the team the Summit League Regular Season Title. 

 

In January, Western will play five home games and two road games. The Leathernecks host Oral Roberts on January 6, then head to Omaha for a game on January 13. WIU is back in Macomb on January 18 to meet Fort Wayne, before going right up to South Dakota State to face the Jackrabbits on January 20. The month concludes with home games against Denver (January 24) and North Dakota State (January 27).

 
February will start off with a grueling road trip. The Leathernecks travel up to Vermillion on February 1 to face South Dakota again. WIU then heads south to Tulsa to meet Oral Roberts just two days later on February 3. The middle of the month features home matchups against Oral Roberts (Feb. 7) and South Dakota State (Feb. 17). Western closes out the regular season with its longest road trip of the season. The Leathernecks play at North Dakota State on February 22, followed by the regular season finale on February 24 at Denver. The 2018 Summit League Women’s Basketball Championship is set for March 3-6, at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Western Men's Soccer Dropped Saturday Exhibition at DePaul

The WIU Men's Soccer team lost 3-1 at DePaul Saturday afternoon. This was the second of three exhibition matches for Western. The Leathernecks previously lost to the Flames of UIC earlier last week. 

 

In this match, Western scored the opening goal, converting on a Paul Kirdorf goal into the lower right-hand corner. This came off of a deflection from a Blue Demon defender in the 56th minute. DePaul found scoring opportunities soon after, netting goals in the 63rd and 66th minutes to take a 2-1 advantage. An 84th minute goal off of a cross set the score at 3-1, ultimately earning the Blue Demons an exhibition victory. 

 

The Leathernecks close out the exhibition slate today at 5:30 p.m. at home against Division II Quincy University. WIU starts the regular season off Friday at Milwaukee. 

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Macomb Bombers Boys Golf Wins Home Opener Over Pleasant Plains

The MHS Boys Golf Team won 164-184 against Pleasant Plains Friday at the Macomb Country Club to open its 2017 home slate. The Bombers were lead by Blaine Sutton and Braeden Duncan. Both boys carded a 39 on the front 9 at the Country Club. TJ Painter led the Cardinals with a match low 37.

 
Eddie Burke carded a 42 and Jack Lockard shot a 44 to round out the team score of 164. John Michael Nixa shot 45 and Gunner Lantz shot for 47 for the Bombers.
 

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WIU Women's Soccer Opens Season with Two Weekend Losses

The Western Illinois Women's Soccer Team comes out of its opening weekend of play with an 0-2 record, following a home loss to Northern Illinois Friday (1-0) and a road defeat at the hands of North Dakota on Sunday (4-0). 

 

In Friday's loss, corner kicks was a category that the Huskies capitalized on. Northern Illinois took seven corners in the match, with Western failing to get a single corner kick. The Huskies scored their lone goal on a Delany Loprieno header in the 45th minute, coming off a Lauren Gierman corner. WIU had more shots on goal in the match, with five to NIU's three. 

 

Sunday was a matter of early goals plauging Western. UND outshot WIU 16-4 in the first half, with the Fighting Hawks getting three goals in a ten minute span. Western got more opportunities in the second half, outshooting UND 13-5. Of course, none of the Leatherneck opportunities were capitalized on, while the Fightning Hawks netted their fourth goal in the 69th minute. Corner kicks continued to be an issue for WIU, with Western failing to take one while North Dakota chalked up eight throughout the match. 

 

Western continues its six-game road trip, facing Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Thursday at 7 p.m. That will be the last match of the month for 0-2 WIU. 

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Weekend Macomb Area Sports Rundown 8/18-8/20

Here are the local athletic events taking place this weekend. We are one week away from the first week of high school football and less than two weeks away from the start of college football! 

 

Friday 8/18

 

WIU Women's Soccer vs Northern Illinois (5 p.m. at John MacKenzie Alumni Field, Macomb, IL)

-Leathernecks open the 2017 regular season at home vs the Huskies 

-The team has played two exhibition matches, falling to Northern Iowa and Austin Peay

-Last year's squad went 4-11-2 under Head Coach Dr. Eric Johnson

 

Macomb Football Dale Armstrong Scrimmage (6 p.m. at MHS Field, Macomb, IL)

-Bombers finish up preseason camp with the annual scrimmage

-Things to watch for include a new offensive gameplan that HC Tony Westen has alluded to

-MHS holds its season opener next week vs Lincoln at 7 p.m. with coverage on K100

 

Saturday 8/19

 

WIU Men's Soccer Exhibition at DePaul (1 p.m. in Chicago, IL)

-The Leathernecks play their second of three exhibition games, taking on DePaul

-The team fell to UIC earlier this week

-Last year the Leathernecks went 8-10-1, falling in the Summit League Semifinals

-The season opener is Friday, August 25 at Milwaukee

 

Sunday 8/20

 

WIU Women's Soccer at North Dakota (Noon in Grand Forks, ND)

-WIU follows up Friday's contest at UND

-This is the first of 6 consecutive road matches for Western

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WIU Volleyball's Claire Grove Cracks Summit League's 'Players to Watch' List

Claire Grove, a sophomore on the Western Illinois Volleyball Team, was named to the Summit League's 'Players to Watch' list. Grove, a Naperville native, is one of ten players across the league to earn this honor. She's coming off a season in which ranked fifth on the team in kills with 112. 

 

The Leathernecks begin the season next Friday against Manhattan at the 2017 Hampton Inn Leatherneck Invitational (Aug. 25-26) in Western Hall.

 

Players to Watch List:
 
Claire Grove, Western Illinois
Brittany Jessen, South Dakota
Becca Latham, Denver
Elizabeth Loschen, South Dakota
Laura Milos, Oral Roberts
Sydney O'Shaughnessy, Omaha
Mikaela Purnell, North Dakota State
Nicole Rightnowar, Fort Wayne
Ashlynn Smith, South Dakota State

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Leatherneck Football Concluded Training Camp With Thursday Night Scrimmage

The Western Illinois Football Team finished up its fall training camp with a scrimmage last night at Hanson Field. After a three week camp, the Leathernecks saw big plays early on from the offense, and some key defensive stops late in the scrimmage. 

 
"I love the competition. I thought we could have started faster on defense but if you flip it we got off to a great start on offense, we got a big play early. Conversely, I thought our defense finished very well. Our offense didn't finish as good. That's been a big point of emphasis for me ever since last year when we didn't finish those last three games," said WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher per goleathernecks.com.
 
Western comes into the season ranked 25th in the STATS Pre-Season FCS Poll. WIU has hopes for the season, boasting a high-powered offensive attack new 3-4 defensive scheme. Of course, the Leathernecks also play in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, which landed six teams in the Top 25. 
 
The season kicks off for Western August 31 at Tennesee Tech. That game can be heard on Classic 103 (102.7 FM WJEQ) with coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. 
 

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WIU Men's Soccer Drops Exhibition Opener to UIC

The Leatherneck Men's Soccer Team fell 2-1 to the Flames of the University of Illinois at Chicago this afternoon in Macomb. In what was a scoreless game until the later portion of the second half, WIU gave up two consecutive goals en route to the loss. 

 

Neither team scored until late in the game, with Western striking first on a goal from senior Armel Kouassi in the 74th minute. The goal went in from inside the box, off the left post. UIC evened things up five minutes later, converting on a penalty kick from Abel Guzman. Two minutes later in the 81st minute, Jesus Perez netted the go ahead goal for the Flames. Perez scored on a header coming off a UIC corner kick. 

 

UIC outshot WIU 17-6, but shots on goal only went 5-3 in favor of the Flames. The game got quite chippy, especially for an exhibition, with a combined 21 fouls and three yelow cards between the two teams. 

 

Western will have one more exhibition contest before the season kicks off. The Leathernecks travel up to Chicago to face DePaul on Saturday at 1 p.m. 

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MHS Boys Golf Places Sixth in Peoria Notre Dame Invitational

The MHS Varsity boys golf team opened its season up with the Peoria Norte Dame Invitational Monday. The Bombers shot 320 to finish in 6th place out of 20 teams. Macomb was led by Blaine Sutton's 74, which was good for a tie for 4th place overall individually. Braeden Duncan shot 80. Eddie Burke and Jack Lockard rounded out the team scoring with an 83. John Michael Nixa shot 85 and Gunner Lantz shot 87.
 
The Bombers travel to Normal this afternoon to participate in the Raider/Redbird Classic at Weibring Golf Course on the campus of ISU.
 
The first home match is this Friday vs Pleasant Plains at the Macomb Country Club.  Saturday the 19th, Macomb is hosting the Gary Saunders Invitational. 13 teams from across Illinois will compete in this tourney.

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