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Macomb Area Sports Scores 12/12/2017

High School Boys Basketball

 

Monmouth-Roseville (5-4) 46 vs West Hancock (9-0) 72

-Riley Langford (WH): 21 points

 

South Fulton 65 vs Southeastern 55

 

Lewistown 53 vs Rushville-Industry 47

 

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Taylor, Acklin pick up AP All-American Honors

Western Illinois Football seniors Brett Taylor (linebacker) and Jaelon Acklin (wide receiver) have added additional hardware to their 2017 collection. Both Taylor and Acklin were named as AP All-American honorees. 

 

Taylor, who made the AP All-American Second Team last season, earned First Team honors for the 2017 season. The Buck Buchanan Award Finalist (given to the FCS Defensive Player of the Year) and Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year led the FCS in tackles (162), stops per game (13.5) and assisted tackles (96).  

 

Taylor becomes the first Leatherneck since Kyle Glazier (2009, 2010) to earn two AP All-American honors. The Macomb native finished his career at Western with 469 tackles and 266 solo stops, which are each the third-most in school history, respectively. His 203 career assisted tackles rank fourth in program history.

 

Acklin was named to the 2017 AP All-American Second Team, following his breakout senior season. Acklin finished the year second in the nation in receiving yards (1,369), fifth in receiving yards per game (114.1), seventh in total touchdowns (14), ninth in all-purpose yards per game (135.33), 11th in receptions per game (7.0) and 14th in receiving scores (10). 

 

 

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WIU Baseball releases 2018 schedule, announces Lead Off Dinner

Western Illinois Head Baseball Coach Ryan Brownlee has announced the 2018 Leatherneck Baseball schedule. WIU will have 20 home games and 32 road games. The season opens February 16 at Middle Tennessee State. The first homestand for the Leathernecks takes place March 16 against North Dakota State. 

 

In addition to Middle Tennessee, Western will play non-league series' with Murray State (2/23-25), Evansville (3/2-4), Indiana State (3/10-12), and Indiana (3/13-14). Once Summit League play begins, non-league games will also be mixed in with Illinois State, Bradley, SIU-E and Iowa. The full schedule can be seen here

 

Leatherneck baseball will hold its Sixth Annual Lead Off Dinner January 28 at The Forum in Macomb. The fundraising event starts at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, with a silent auction. Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. program and live auction to follow. The featured guest speaker is former major leaguer Gary Matthews. The outfielder played in the MLB for sixteen years, including a four year stretch with the Cubs from 1984-87. 

 

To register for the event visit LeatherneckTickets.com, or mail in the attached form. Tickets are $40 for attendees eighth grade and younger, with adult tickets going for $70. Eight person table and VIP table options go for $460 and $600 respectively. 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 12/11/2017

High School Boys Basketball

 

West Prairie 22 vs Quest 62

 

High School Girls Basketball

 

5. Illini West (9-2) 55 vs Bushnell-Prairie City (5-5) 46

-Baylee Clampitt (IW): 25 points

 

Monmouth-Roseville (8-4) 51 vs Mercer County 47

-Cora Neal (MR): 14 points

-Carly Gillen (MR): 12 points

 

United 27 vs Farmington 54 (A-Town Tournament)

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Macomb Western Holiday Tournament, Beardstown Lady Tiger Classic release brackets

The brackets are out for two local holiday basketball tournaments. The 72nd Annual Macomb Western Holiday Tournament (December 28-30) and the 36th Annual Beardstown Lady Tiger Classic (December 26-29) will feature some of the top teams in the West Central Illinois region. 

 

The Macomb Western Holiday Tournament features sixteen teams. The tournament has awarded top four seeds to the following teams (from one to four): West Hancock, Farmington, Monmouth-Roseville, and Illini Bluffs. Macomb High School will match up with Lewistown in a first round matchup on December 28 at 6:30 p.m. inside Western Hall. The winner of that contest will face the victor of Illini Bluffs and Canton. The team that loses the opening contest moves into the consolation bracket, and will get a date with the team that loses the Illini Bluffs Canton matchup. 

 

The Beardstown Lady Tiger Classic features twenty-three teams. The top nine seeds in the tournament receive first round byes. The top nine seeds (from one to nine) are: Pleasant Plains, Lewistown, Illini West, Barry Western, Routt, Brown County, Havana, Illini Bluffs, and West Hancock. Macomb was given a thirteen seed, pinning the Bombers up against twentieth seeded Abingdon-Avon at 10:30 a.m. on December 26 at Beardstown High School. The winner of that game will face fourth seeded Barry Western that afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

 

The full brackets for each tournament can be found below. 

 

72nd Annual Macomb Western Holiday Tournament (December 28-30)

 

36th Annual Beardstown Lady Tiger Classic (December 26-29)

 

 

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Coaches Corner 12/10/2017

On this week's Coaches Corner we recap another week of local high school and college basketball. You can listen to the entire show here. Individual interviews can be heard below. 
 
Western Illinois Mens Head Coach Billy Wright 
 
Western Illinois Womens Head Coach JD Gravina
 
Bushnell-Prairie City Boys Head Coach Larry Serven
 
Bushnell-Prairie City Girls Head Coach Tony Ackers
 
Illini West Boys Head Coach Bill Rasmussen
 
Macomb Boys Head Coach Jeremy Anderson
 
Macomb Girls Head Coach Zach Keene
 
Monmouth-Roseville Boys Head Coach Chuck Grant
 
Monmouth-Roseville Girls Basketball Coach Jim Cole 
 
North Fulton Boys Head Coach Jay Brenner
 
Rushville-Industry Boys Head Coach Tyler Crum
 
Rushville-Industry Girls Head Coach Zac Royer
 
South Fulton Boys Head Coach Patrick Pokorny
 
West Hancock Girls Head Coach Wilson Neill
 
West Prairie Boys Head Coach Jansen Baker

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 12/8-12/10/2017

High School Boys Basketball

 

Friday 12/8

 

Bushnell-Prairie City (7-1) 60 vs Beardstown 52

 

Elmwood 62 vs Rushville-Industry 51

 

Macomb (4-4) 43 vs West Hancock (8-0) 57

-Carter Fayhee (MHS): 18 points

-Logan Dorethy (WH): 25 points

 

Monmouth Roseville 62 vs Kewanee 68

 

West Prairie 43 vs North Fulton 40

 

Saturday 12/9

 

Illini West (3-4) 44 vs Clark County (MO) 74

 

West Prairie 34 vs United 48

 

West Prairie 26 vs Riverdale 50

 

High School Girls Basketball

 

Friday 12/8 

 

Liberty 71 vs Monmouth-Roseville 82 (2 OT)

-Carly Gillen (MR): 31 points, 14 rebounds

-Cora Neal (MR): 18 points

 

Saturday 12/9

 

5. Illini West 43 (8-2) vs Clark County (MO) 51

 

Macomb (6-6) 86 vs South Fulton 74

 

 

Western Illinois Mens Basketball

 

Saturday 12/9

Milwaukee (6-4) 69 vs Western Illinois (7-2) 90

-WIU: 7-2 for second time since 1980

-Kobe Webster: 21 points (8-16 fg, 5-8 3fg), 6 assists

-Brandon Gilbeck: 17 points (8-9 fg), 13 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals

 

Western Illinois Womens Basketball

 

Saturday 12/9

Western Illinois (9-2) 81 vs Austin Peay (7-2) 68

-Emily Clemens: 21 points (7-8 fg, 7-8 ft), 9 assists, 4 steals

-Taylor Higginbotham: 20 points (8-15 fg, 1-4 3fg, 3-3 ft), 5 rebounds

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 12/7/17

High School Girls Basketball

 

Rushville-Industry (1-8) 42 vs Macomb (5-6) 63

-Ericka Dawson (MHS): 17 points

-Jordyn Hare and Alex Neve (MHS): 11 points

-Kailee Orwig (R-I): 15 points

 

Quincy Notre Dame 41 vs (5) Illini West (8-1) 43 F/OT

-Baylee Clampitt (IW): 26 points

-Erika Eaton (QND): 30 points

 

South Fulton 20 vs Illini Bluffs 47

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 12/6/17

High School Girls Basketball

 

Bushnell Prairie City (5-4) 50 vs Monmouth-United 25

-Madison Allen (BPC): 15 points

-Bailey Coates (BPC): 10 points

-Carly Thompson (MU): 15 points

 

Western Illinois Mens Basketball 

 

American (2-6) 56 vs Western Illinois (6-2) 69

-Brandon Gilbeck: 17 points (7-8 fg), 13 rebounds, 8 blocks

-Kobe Webster: 15 points (4-11 fg, 1-4 3fg, 6-6 ft), 4 rebounds, 6 assists

-WIU: Closed game on 15-0 run over final 4:26

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News 12/5/17

High School Boys Basketball

 

Bushnell-Prairie City (7-1) 50 vs West Central 42

 

Illini West (3-2) 45 vs Monmouth-Roseville (5-2) 44

-Kennedy Gooding (IW): 24 points, GW free throw with 1.5 seconds remaining

 

Fort Madison 45 vs West Hancock 51 

-Logan Dorethy (WH): 21 points

 

High School Girls Basketball

 

West Hancock 43 vs Quincy 61

 

Western Illinois Womens Basketball

 

SEMO (4-5) 59 vs Western Illinois (8-2) 87

-Taylor Higginbotham: 25 points (5-10 fg, 1-4 3fg, 14-16 ft), 7 rebounds

-Higginbotham: Becomes 17th player in program history to reach 1,000 points

-Emily Clemens: 17 points (5-10 fg, 7-10 ft), 9 assists, 6 steals

 

 

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WIU senior linebacker Brett Taylor named as Buchanan Award Finalist

Western Illinois senior linebacker and Macomb native Brett Taylor has been named as a finalist for the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award, which honors the FCS Defensive Player of the Year. Taylor is one of three finalists for the award, joined by James Madison's Andrew Ankrah and Jacksonville State's Darius Jackson. As a finalist, Taylor is invited to the STATS FCS Awards Banquet on Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas. 

 

This season Taylor led the nation in tackles (162), tackles per game (13.5) and assisted tackles (96). Taylor has already been named Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the fourth player in program history to earn a conference Defensive Player of the Year award. Throughout the season, the senior captain earned four Valley Defensive Player of the Week awards. 

 

Should Taylor win the national award, he will be the third player in program history to do so. James Milton (1998) and Edgerton Hartwell (2000) are the only other two Leathernecks to garner this honor, with four others having been named finalists in the past. Taylor was a finalist for the award in 2016, finishing seventh in the final voting. 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News 12/4/17

High School Girls Basketball

 

Macomb (4-6) 77 vs Bushnell-Prairie City (4-4) 41

-Jordyn Hare (MHS): 18 points

-Madison Allen (BPC): 16 points

 

Central-Southeastern 27 vs Illini West (7-1) 49

-Baylee Clampitt (IW): 25 points

 

Rushville-Industry (1-7) 56 vs Peoria Heights 29

-Addi Crum (R-I): 16 points

 

WIU Womens Basketball

-Taylor Higginbotham named Summit League Player of the Week

-Higginbotham: 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 steals per game in 2-0 week

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Coaches Corner 12/3/17

On this week's Coaches Corner we recap another week of local high school and college basketball. You can listen to the entire show here. Individual interviews can be heard below. 
 
Western Illinois Mens Head Coach Billy Wright 
 
Western Illinois Womens Head Coach JD Gravina
 
Bushnell-Prairie City Boys Head Coach Larry Serven
 
Bushnell-Prairie City Girls Head Coach Tony Ackers
 
Illini West Boys Head Coach Bill Rasmussen
 
Illini West Girls Head Coach Grant Suprenant
 
Macomb Boys Head Coach Jeremy Anderson
 
Macomb Girls Head Coach Zach Keene
 
Monmouth-Roseville Boys Head Coach Chuck Grant
 
Monmouth-Roseville Girls Basketball Coach Jim Cole 
 
North Fulton Boys Head Coach Jay Brenner
 
Rushville-Industry Boys Head Coach Tyler Crum
 
Rushville-Industry Girls Head Coach Zac Royer
 
South Fulton Boys Head Coach Patrick Pokorny
 
West Hancock Girls Head Coach Wilson Neill
 
West Prairie Boys Head Coach Jansen Baker

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 12/1-12/3/17

High School Boys Basketball

 

Friday 12/1

 

Illini West (2-3) 61 vs Macomb (4-2) 62

-Carter Fayhee (MHS): 27 points

-Xavier Campbell (MHS): 15 points

-Jackson Porter (IW): 36 points

 

Rushville-Industry (1-6) 34 vs Bushnell-Prairie City (6-1) 64

-Draven Martin (BPC): 16 points

 

Saturday 12/2

 

Quincy Notre Dame (3-1) 66 vs Macomb (4-3) 54

-Carter Fayhee: 23 points

-John Fuhr (MHS): 15 points

 

High School Girls Basketball

 

Saturday 12/2 

 

West Hancock (6-4) 80 vs Macomb (3-6) 57 

-Emma Knipe (WH): 31 points

-Kaylee Phiefferling (WH): 23 points

 

WIU Mens Basketball

 

Saturday 12/2 

 

Miami OH (5-3) 76 vs Western Illinois (5-2) 73

-Game went to double overtime

-Dalan Ancrum: 22 points (8-15 fg, 6-10 3fg), 7 rebounds, 4 assists

-Kobe Webster: 15 points (5-19 fg, 3-7 3fg), 4 assists

 

WIU Womens Basketball

 

Friday 12/1

 

Western Illinois (7-2) 78 vs Wichita State (2-7) 65

-Taylor Higginbotham: 29 points (10-14 fg, 6-9 3fg), 10 rebounds, 4 assists

-Morgan Blumer: 17 points (7-14 fg, 3-8 3fg), 7 rebounds, 3 steals

 

 

 

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Macomb Lady Bomber Basketball to Hold Free Basketball Clinic Saturday Morning

The Macomb Lady Bomber Basketball Program will hold a free basketball clinic Saturday, December 1, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. The annual Flight Club Basketball Clinic will be held at the Washington Street Gym, and is open to girls in grades K-5. No pre-registration is required. 

 

To get your daughter registered for the event, simply show up at the gym before the event. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the hour-long clinic. Following the event, the Macomb basketball team faces West Hancock. The JV team will play the Titans at 11:00 a.m., with varsity to follow. 

 

For more information contact MHS Head Girls Basketball Coach Zach Keene at (309) 833-6286 or keenez@mcusd185.org. 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores: 11/30/17

High School Girls Basketball

 

Macomb (3-5) 61 vs Central-Southeastern 87

 

Monmouth Roseville 20 vs Illini West 37

-Baylee Clampitt (IW): 19 points

 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News: 11/29/17

WIU Womens Basketball

Chicago State (0-7) 54 vs Western Illinois (6-2) 71

-WIU: Defeated Chicago State for second time in past week

-Taylor Higginbotham: 17 points (6-14 FG, 2-4 3FG), 14 rebounds, 6 steals

-Morgan Blumer: 17 points (7-15 FG, 2-6 3FG), 8 rebounds, 5 steals

-Michelle Farrow: 12 points (4-11 FG, 3-5 3FG), 3 steals

-Emily Clemens: 9 points (2-5 FG), 8 assists, 3 steals

 

WIU Football

-All MVFC Academic First Team: senior LB Brett Taylor and senior C Jacob Judd

All MVFC Academic Second Team: junior DB Justin Fitzpatrick and senior RT James Torgerson

-All MVFC Academic Honorable Mention: junior QB Sean McGuire and junior LB Quentin Moon

 

WIU Mens Soccer

All Academic Summit League:

-Senior defenseman Ben Fiddes

-Senior midifielder Alejandro Pacheco

-Senior forward Fernando Pacheco

-Sophomore goaltender Tim Trilk

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores: 11/28/17

High School Boys Basketball 

 

Mercer County 52 vs Monmouth-Roseville (4-1) 68

-Nick Kelley: 20 points

 

Payson-Seymour 52 vs West Hancock (6-0) 64

-Riley Langford: 34 points

-Lucas Dorethy: 16 points 16 rebounds

 

High School Girls Basketball

 

Unity 30 vs Illini West (5-1) 64

-Baylee Clampitt: 24 points

 

WIU Mens Basketball

 

IUPUI (2-3) 77 vs Western Illinois (5-1) 90

-WIU: Led by as much as 28

-Kobe Webster: 27 points (10-14 fg, 5-7 3fg), 8 assists (1 turnover)

-Dalan Ancrum: 19 points (8-10 fg, 3-4 3fg), 5 rebounds

-Jalen Morgan: 13 points (3-6 fg, 7-7 ft), 4 rebounds

-Delo Bruster: 10 points (3-4 fg, 1-1 3fg)

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores: 11/27/17

High School Girls Basketball

 

Bushnell-Prairie City 55 vs Beardstown 21
 

Canton 87 vs Macomb (3-4) 70

-Jordyn Hare: 19 points

-Emma Thorman: 13 points

 

Biggsville West Central 35 vs West Hancock (5-4) 63 

-Kailee Pfeiferling: 18pts

-Emma Knipe: 14pts

 

High School Wrestling

 

Illini West Triangular
Central 24 vs Illini West 42
Burlington: 33 vs Illini West: 34

 

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Charlie Fisher Radio Show 11/27/17

Western Illinois Football closed its 2017 campaign Saturday with a 21-19 loss at Weber State. WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher recapped that season and looked ahead to 2018 on Monday night for the final edition of the Charlie Fisher Radio Show on Classic 103. 

 

Joined by host Scott Kornberg, Fisher broke down Saturday's loss, the accomplishments of his team this season and what he'll take away from 2017. He then looked forward to 2018, and spoke about the tall task of replacing a 22 man senior class. 

 

Later in the show, Kornberg was joined by WIU Director of Strength and Conditioning, Matt Jacobs. They discussed the football program's rigorous offseason and in-season training, and highlighted several players that may be poised to break out in 2018. 

 

You can listen to the full show here.  

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Ten Leatherneck Football Players Earn All-Conference Honors

Led by First-Teamers Brett Taylor, Jaelon Acklin, Jacob Judd and Khalen Saunders, 10 different Western Illinois Leathernecks were named to the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference team, the conference office announced Monday (Nov. 27).
 
The quartet of First-Teamers was joined by Second Team honorees Justin Fitzpatrick and Steve McShane, as well as Honorable Mentions Sean McGuire, Quentin Moon, Max Norris and Josh Baldus.
 
The Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Taylor led the entire nation with 162 tackles, 13.5 stops per game and 96 assisted tackles, which are the second-most in a single season in program history. The senior linebacker also recorded 13.0 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, four breakups, two forced fumbles and one quarterback hurry. On Sept. 30 against South Dakota, he matched a program-record with 28 tackles in one contest. His 18 assisted tackles in that game are the second-most in a single game in WIU history.
 
Named a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, given to the FCS' top defensive player, Taylor concludes his career as a three-time All-MVFC selection, earning First Team honors in each of the last two seasons. His 469 career tackles and 266 solo stops are each the third-most in school history, respectively. The Macomb, Ill., native's 203 career assisted tackles place fourth in WIU history.  
 
After entering the 2017 campaign with 21 career catches for 364 yards and two touchdowns, Acklin set school single-season records in 2017 with 84 receptions for 1,369 yards. The senior wide receiver's five 100-yard receiving games matched a program record, while his 10 receiving touchdowns tied for fifth. Against South Dakota on Sept. 30, Acklin set school records with 19 catches (MVFC record) for 343 yards (fourth-most in FCS history), scoring three touchdowns.
 
A native of Mountain View, Mo., Acklin finished the campaign second in the nation in receiving yards (1,369), fifth in receiving yards per game (114.1), seventh in total touchdowns (14), ninth in all-purpose yards per game (135.33), 11th in receptions per game (7.0) and 14th in receiving scores (10). He concludes his career eighth in WIU history with 1,733 receiving yards and tied for 10th with 12 receiving touchdowns.
 
Judd earned his third consecutive all-conference accolade, including his first on the top squad. The senior center from Clinton, Iowa helped the Leatherneck offense finish among the nation's top 30 in team passing efficiency (10th, 154.36), red zone offense (15th, 87.8), turnovers lost (18th, 13), scoring offense (19th, 34.2), time of possession (20th, 31:43), first downs (23rd, 241), third down conversions (24th, 42.2) and passing offense (29th, 241.3).
 
A 2016 Honorable Mention all-conference selection, Saunders ranked fifth in the conference in both forced fumbles (three, 41st nationally) and sacks (7.5, 54th nationally). The junior defensive lineman from St. Louis' 12.0 tackles for loss placed sixth in the MVFC. Saunders also collected 57 tackles, four quarterback hurries, three breakups and a fumble recovery while scoring a touchdown on offense in the season-opening contest at Tennessee Tech.
 
A native of O'Fallon, Mo., Fitzpatrick's five interceptions tied for the conference lead. The junior defensive back finished the season with 57 tackles, 4.5 for a loss, six breakups, two forced fumbles and two quarterback hurries. He picked off two passes in Western Illinois' 52-10 throttling at FBS-school Coastal Carolina.
 
A Second Team All-MVFC honoree as both a running back and return specialist, McShane finished fifth in the conference in all-purpose yards per game (103.82, 56th nationally). The junior from Freeport, Ill., ran 138 times for 582 yards (4.2 average), registering a team-best seven rushing touchdowns. He also caught 31 passes for 307 yards and three scores.
 
In the return game, McShane averaged 18.5 yards per punt return. He took a punt 81 yards for a touchdown at Indiana State - the seventh-longest return in school history and the longest punt return by a Leatherneck since 2009. McShane also scored three touchdowns, matching a career-high with two on the ground with the other coming on a 47-yard catch and run, on Oct. 28 at South Dakota State.
 
An Honorable Mention All-MVFC quarterback for the second consecutive season, McGuire ranks 12th in the FCS in passing efficiency (154.1), 14th in both passing touchdowns (25) and yards (2,852), 16th in completion percentage (64.0), 18th in yards per attempt (8.34) and 23rd in passing yards per game (237.7). The junior's 25 touchdowns are tied for the second-most in a single season by a Western Illinois signal caller.
 
A native of Franklin, Wis., McGuire places third in school history in career passing touchdowns (51), His career passing yards (6,925) and total offense (7,244) rank fourth.
 
An honorable mention selection at linebacker a year ago, Moon finished second on the team with 70 tackles this year. The Indianapolis native tied for third on the Leathernecks with 11.0 tackles for a loss while also adding two sacks, two interceptions, three quarterback hurries, three breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The junior returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown at North Dakota State and also was named MVFC Defensive Player of the Week after a 10-tackle game in Western Illinois' season-opener at Tennessee Tech.
 
Norris finished as the Leathernecks' leading rusher by compiling 656 yards, which placed ninth in the conference. The sophomore running back from Greenwood, Ind., averaged 5.61 yards per carry, third-best in the MVFC. Norris' 59.6 rushing per game was the seventh-most in the conference. He also finished with five rushing touchdowns on the campaign, which began with back-to-back 100-yards rushing games.
 
A senior left tackle from Palatine, Ill., Baldus guided the Western Illinois offense to national top-30 rankings in team passing efficiency (10th, 154.36), red zone offense (15th, 87.8), turnovers lost (18th, 13), scoring offense (19th, 34.2), time of possession (20th, 31:43), first downs (23rd, 241), third down conversions (24th, 42.2) and passing offense (29th, 241.3).
 
The Leathernecks, who finished the season ranked in the Top 10 in the polls for the first time since 2003, earned their second playoff berth in three years and finished the 2017 campaign with an 8-4 record. Western Illinois set a program-record with six road wins, and their eight regular season victories was the program's most since 2003. 

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Western Illinois Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher Discusses Weber State Playoff Loss

With a 21-19 loss at Weber State, the Western Illinois Football team concluded the 2017 season with a first round loss. Western went 8-4 this season, improving on last year's 6-5 record.

 

In head coach Charlie Fisher's second season at the helm of the program, the Leathernecks improved across the board and showed clear growth and maturity. The team won a program record 6 road games, and for the second consecutive season defeated an FCS opponent (Northern Illinois 2016, Coastal Carolina 2017). To recap the Weber State loss and the 2017 campaign, here is my interview with Coach Fisher.

 

You can hear more from Coach Fisher at tonight's Charlie Fisher Radio Show at Buffalo Wild Wings in Macomb. That airs 6:00-6:30 p.m. on Classic 103. 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores: 11/22-11/26/17

High School Boys Basketball

 

11/22

 

Galesburg 42 vs Bushnell-Prairie City (3-0) 66 

 

Macomb (2-0) 58 vs Pleasant Plains (0-3) 54

-Carter Fayhee: 27 points

-Ben Higgins: 12 points

 

11/24

 

Macomb (3-0) 55 vs Dunlap (0-3) 36

-Carter Fayhee: 22 points

-John Fuhr: 11 points

 

11/25

 

West Hancock (5-0) 44 vs Bushnell-PC (4-1) 43
-Drake Hammel: 19 pts, GW three-pointer at the buzzer
-Devin Yocum (BWP): DNP
 
Illini West (2-2) 43 vs Jacksonville Routt 60
-Pittsfield Saukee Turkey Tournament
-Jackson Porter: 24 pts (set tournament scoring record with 111 points in 4 games)
 

Macomb (3-1) 27 vs Chatham-Glenwood (4-0) 62

-Carter Fayhee: 12 points

 

Macomb (3-2) 28 vs Morton (3-2) 47

-Xavier Campbell: 7 points

 

West Prairie (1-4) 35 vs Galesburg JV 47

 

High School Girls Basketball

 

11/25/17 

 

Illini West (4-1) 36 vs Brimfield 33 (OT)
-Brimfield Tournament
-Baylee Clampitt: 11 pts
 
Beardstown 40 vs West Hancock (4-4) 48
-Brown County Tournament 5th Place Game
-Kailee Pfeiferling: 24 pts
 
Rushville-Industry (0-5) 29 vs Unity 62
-Brown County Tournament 9th Place Game
 
WIU Football
 
11/25/17: FCS Playoffs First Round
 
Western Illinois (8-4) 19 vs Weber State (10-2) 21
-Sean McGuire: 22-40 202 yards 1 TD 1 INT
-Max Norris: 9 rush 46 yards
-Clint Ratkovich: 2 rush 20 yards 1 TD
-Jaelon Acklin: 10 rec 116 yards
-Tyler Slamans: 1 rec 18 yards 1 TD
 
WIU Mens Basketball
 
11/22/17
 
Western Illinois (4-0) 69 vs Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (1-3) 67
-Dalan Ancrum: 34 points (11-14 FG, 5-6 3FG), 4 rebounds
-Ancrum: GW 3FG with 1 second remaining
 
11/25/17
 
Western Illinois (4-1) 45 vs Iowa State (4-2) 70
-WIU: Down 29-25 at halftime
-Ancrum: 14 points (5-14 FG, 2-9 3FG), 5 rebounds
 
WIU Womens Basketball
 
11/22/17
 
Western Illinois (5-1) 83 vs Chicago State (0-5) 45
-Emily Clemens: 21 points (8-12 FG, 3-4 3FG), 6 assists, 8 steals
-Taylor Higginbotham: 14 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3FG) 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals
 
11/25/17
 
Milwaukee (3-2) 77 vs Western Illinois (5-2) 67
-WIU: Outscored 35-12 over final 15:20 
-Clemens: 17 points (8-18 FG, 0-5 3FG), 6 rebounds, 6 assists
-Higginbotham: 16 points (5-13 FG, 3-7 3FG), 6 rebounds, 4 assists
 
 

 

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Coaches Corner 11/26/17: WIU and Macomb Area High School Basketball

As we have made the transition to the winter sports season, the Coaches Corner has moved to a new day and time on Classic 103. The show now airs 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Sunday nights. I spoke with local high school coaches throughout the area.

 

The girls basketball coaches looked back on the second week of their season, while the boys coaches spoke about their first week of action. I also spoke with Western Illinois Head Mens Basketball Coach Billy Wright, and WIU Womens Head Coach JD Gravina. You can listen to the show in its entirety here, and listen to each individual interview below. 

 

Western Illinois Mens Head Coach Billy Wright 

 

Western Illinois Womens Head Coach JD Gravina

 

Bushnell-Prairie City Boys Head Coach Larry Serven

 

Illini West Boys Head Coach Bill Rasmussen 

 

Macomb Boys Head Coach Jeremy Anderson

 

Macomb Girls Head Coach Zach Keene

 

Monmouth-Roseville Boys Head Coach Chuck Grant

 

Monmouth-Roseville Girls Basketball Coach Jim Cole 

 

North Fulton Boys Head Coach Jay Brenner

 

Rushville-Industry Boys Head Coach Tyler Crum

 

Rushville-Industry Girls Head Coach Zac Royer

 

South Fulton Boys Head Coach Patrick Pokorny

 

South Fulton Girls Head Coach Carl Beebe

 

West Hancock Girls Head Coach Wilson Neill

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores: 11/21/17

High School Boys Basketball

 

Saukee Turkey Tournament (Pittsfield)

 

Illini West (1-1) 55 vs Central 57

-Jackson Porter: 37 points

 

Spoon River Tip Off Classic

 

Stark County (0-2) 25 vs Bushnell-Prairie City (2-0) 59

-Devin Yocum: 21 points

 

Canton JV 51 vs West Prairie (1-1) 65

-Mason Engnell: 34 points

 

West Hancock (2-0) 70 vs Galesburg JV 44

-Riley Langford: 25 points

 

High School Girls Basketball

 

Macomb (3-3) 88 vs Mercer County 68

-Jordyn Hare: 16 points

-Alex Neve: 16 points

 

Monmouth-Roseville 55 vs West Hancock 40
 
Riverton 46 vs Rushville-Industry 44
 
Western Illinois Womens Basketball
 
Western Illinois (4-1) 77 vs Illinois (3-2) 67
-Taylor Higginbotham: 24 points (8-16 FG, 5-6 3FGA), 11 rebounds
-Taylor Hanneman: 19 points (5-8 FG, 5-8 3FGA)
 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News: 11/20/17

High School Boys Basketball

 

Beardstown Tiger Classic 

Rushville-Industry (0-1) 46 vs Athens (1-0) 60 

 

Crimson Classic (Jacksonville)

Macomb (1-0) 58 vs Jacksonville (0-1) 50

-Carter Fayhee: 16 points (3 3FG)

-Ben Higgins: 14 points

-John Fuhr: 10 points

 

Orion Tip-Off Classic

Monmouth-Roseville (1-0) 64 vs Orion (0-1) 32

 

Spartan Tip-Off Classic (Bushnell)

 

West Prairie (0-1) 24 vs Bushnell-Prairie City (1-0) 65

-Devin Yocum: 25 points, 9 rebounds

-Jason Housenga: 14 points

 

West Hancock (1-0) 59 vs Stark County (0-1) 17

 

Saukee Turkey Tournament (Pittsfield)

Illini West (1-0) 57 vs Liberty (0-1) 54

-Jackson Porter: 20 points

-Kenny Gooding: 18 points

 

High School Girls Basketball

 

Lady Hornets Classic

Rushville-Industry 29 vs Brown County 49

 

WIU Football

 

Senior Linebacker Brett Taylor named Buck Buchanan Award (FCS Defensive POY) Finalist

-Taylor: Leads FCS in tackles (150), tackles per game (13.6) and assisted tackles (90)

 

Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher named Eddie Robinson Award (FCS Coach of the Year) Finalist

-Fisher: Led WIU to a 8-3 record and program record 6 road wins

 

 

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Western Illinois Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher Discusses Southern Illinois Win, Talks Redemption and Weber State

Following Saturday's 28-14 victory over Southern Illinois, WIU Football finished the regular season 8-3 (5-3 MFVC). The win helped the Leathernecks secure a playoff spot. They'll head to Weber State for a Saturday first round matchup. The winner of that game moves on to face Southern Utah the following week.

 

The strong finish to the season included a nine and a half quarter stretch of holding opponents scoreless. The late-season success for Western is certainly a stark contrast to last year's 1-4 finish for the Leathernecks, en route to missing the playoffs. 

 

WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher discussed the win with me, as well as how his team has come full circle and redeemed itself. He also looked ahead to Saturday's playoff game at Weber State. You can listen to the full interview here

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Coaches Corner 11/19/17

As we have made the transition to the winter sports season, the Coaches Corner has moved to a new day and time on Classic 103. The show now airs 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Sunday nights. I spoke with local high school coaches throughout the area.

 

The girls basketball coaches looked back on the initial week of their season, while the boys coaches previewed their first week of action. I also spoke with Western Illinois Head Mens Basketball Coach Billy Wright, and WIU Womens Head Coach JD Gravina. You can listen to the show in its entirety here, and listen to each individual interview below. 

 

Western Illinois Mens Head Coach Billy Wright

 

Western Illinois Womens Head Coach JD Gravina

 

Bushnell-Prairie City Boys Head Coach Larry Serven

 

Bushnell-Prairie City Girls Head Coach Tony Ackers

 

Illini West Boys Head Coach Bill Rasmussen 

 

Illini West Girls Head Coach Grant Surprenant

 

Macomb Boys Head Coach Jeremy Anderson

 

Macomb Girls Head Coach Zach Keene

 

Monmouth-Roseville Boys Head Coach Chuck Grant

 

North Fulton Boys Head Coach Jay Brenner

 

Rushville-Industry Boys Head Coach Tyler Crum

 

Rushville-Industry Girls Head Coach Zac Royer

 

South Fulton Girls Head Coach Carl Beebe

 

West Hancock Girls Head Coach Wilson Neill

 

West Prairie Boys Head Coach Jansen Baker

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News: 11/17-11/19/17

High School Girls Basketball

 

11/17 

Havana (2-1) 63 vs Macomb (1-2) 74

 

11/18 

Illini Bluffs 75 vs Macomb (1-3) 61

Peoria Christian 12 vs Macomb (2-3) 72

-Macomb's Jordyn Hare named to Macomb Invitational All-Tournament First Team (14.2 ppg)

 

WIU Football

 

11/18 

Southern Illinois (4-7, 2-6) 14 vs Western Illinois (8-3, 5-3) 28

 

FCS Playoffs: WIU will play at Weber State (9-2) in FCS Playoffs First Round on Saturday (3 p.m.)

You can view the entire 2017 NCAA FCS Playoff Bracket here.

 

WIU Mens Basketball

 

11/18

Calvary 25 vs Western Illinois (3-0) 102

-Brandon Gilbeck: 22 points (10-11 fg), 11 rebounds, 3 blocks

-Lynrick Moxey: 15 points (7-8 fg, 1-1 3fg), 5 rebounds

 

WIU Womens Basketball

 

11/18

Western Illinois (3-1) 94 vs Northern Illinois (3-1) 96 

-Morgan Blumer: 32 points (11-21 fg, 5-12 3fg)

-Emily Clemens: 21 points (9-18 fg, 1-2 3fg), 9 assists, 4 steals

 

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WIU Football/Basketball Interview with Scott Kornberg 11/17/17

I spoke with the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg, about the WIU Football and Men's Basketball teams. Western football hosts Southern Illinois tomorrow afternoon in the regular season finale. At 7-3 (4-3 MVFC), a win would put the Leathernecks in a great spot for a potential first round bye in the playoffs.

 

This is quite a contrast from last year, when WIU traveled to Carbondale for the season finale at 6-4, needing a win to secure a playoff berth. That game slipped away from Western, despite gaining a three score lead. I spoke with Scott about the differences between last year and this year for the team. On the basketball front, we went into the importance of Wednesday's early season victory over in-state rival Eastern Illinois. Western, at 2-0, will face Calvary Saturday night at Western Hall. 

 

You can listen to the full interview here

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Macomb Girls Basketball vs Pleasant Plains Girls Basketball Broadcast

The Macomb Bombers Girls Basketball Team fell to 0-2 last night with a 64-38 loss to Pleasant Plains at the Macomb Invitational. Senior forward Jordyn Hare had a team high 15 points. Macomb faces 2-0 Havana on Friday in game three of five for MHS at their season-opening event at home. To listen to the full broadcast of last night's game, click here

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 11/15/17

High School Girls Basketball

 

Macomb Invitational

Pleasant Plains (3-0) 64 vs Macomb (0-2) 38

-Jordyn Hare: 15 points

-Alex Neve: 6 points

-Sophie Whitford: 6 points

 

Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament

Monmouth Roseville (2-0) 64 vs United 21

 

Western Illinois Mens Basketball

Eastern Illinois (0-2) 54 vs Western Illinois (2-0) 56

-Dalan Ancrum: 21 points (7-18 FG, 3-10 3FG) 11 rebounds, 4 assists

-Kobe Webster: 10 points (3-10 FG, 3-5 3FG) 3 rebounds

-Brandon Gilbeck: 7 points (3-5 FG) 6 rebounds, 4 blocks

 

 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 11/14/17

WIU Womens Basketball

William Woods (2-0) 57 Western Illinois (3-0) 96

-Taylor Hanneman: 20 points (5-9 fg, 5-8 3fg), 3 steals

-Michelle Farrow: 18 points (7-11 fg, 4-7 3fg), 7 steals

-Emily Clemens: 10 points (3-9 fg, 0-3 3fg), 11 assists, 5 steals

-Taylor Higginbotham: 10 points (4-6 fg, 2-3 3fg), 6 rebounds

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Macomb Girls Basketball vs. Pekin Full Broadcast

The Macomb Bombers Girls Basketball Team fell 63-39 to Pekin on the opening night of the tournament. Reagan Johnson led the Bomber scoring effort with 8 points, while Jordyn Hare put up 7 points. You can listen to the full broadcast here. The pre game interview with Coach Zach Keene can be accessed here

 

The Bombers return to the Washington Street Gym tomorrow night to face Pleasant Plains. The Cardinals are coming off a 65-37 win over Peoria Christian from last night. Coverage begins at 7:45 p.m. on K100. 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News 11/13/17

High School Girls Basketball

 

Macomb Invitational:

 

Pekin (1-0) 63 vs. Macomb (0-1) 39

-Macomb: Outscored 30-13 in 4th quarter

-Reagan Johnson: 8 points

-Jordyn Hare: 7 points

 

Peoria Christian (0-1) 37 vs. Pleasant Plains (1-0) 65 

Illini Bluffs (0-1) 46 vs Havana (1-0) 49

 

Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament:

 

Bushnell-Prairie City (1-0) 45 vs Ridgewood (0-1) 33

Monmouth-Roseville (0-1) 38 vs Knoxville (1-0) 47

 

WIU Football

-Leathernecks jump from 11 to 9 in STATS FCS Poll, move from 13 to 10 in FCS Coaches Poll

 

 

 

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WIU Mens Basketball Coach Billy Wright Recaps St. Mary's Opening Night Victory

The Western Ilinois Mens Basketball Team started off strong, with a 109-68 opening night victory over St. Mary's of Minnesota. The Leathernecks moved to 1-0 in what counted as an exhibition for the Cardinals.

 

Junior center Brandon Gilbeck was dominant, scoring a career high 31 points. Senior Dalan Ancrum had a career high as well, putting in 21 points. Freshman point guard Kobe Webster had a stellar debut, scoring 19 points to go along with 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. The game was close at halftime, as Western only led 47-43, but quickly pulled ahead in the second half with a 32-5 run in the first nine minutes. 

 

For a recap of the game and for a look ahead at Wednesday's game against Eastern Illinois, you can listen to my interview with WIU Head Basketball Coach Billy Wright here

 

 

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WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher Recaps Indiana State Win, Previews Southern Illinois

With an impressive 45-0 shutout victory at Indiana State, the Western Illinois Football Team (7-3, 4-3) is in a great position to close out the 2017 regular season. Coming into the Indiana State game, WIU was ranked 11th and 13th in the two major polls.

 

Western has a chance to jump up in those polls and is within striking distance of a potential national seed in the FCS playoff race. That national seed would result in a highly coveted first round bye. 

 

To recap the win and to look ahead to Southern Illinois, I spoke with WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher. You can listen to our interview here

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Macomb Area Sports and News 11/10-11/12/17

High School Football

 

Coaches Corner FB Awards

-BWP Dave Roddis & West Hancock Travis Cook earn Co-Coach of the Year

-North Fulton earns 'Surprise Team of the Year'

-All Macomb Area 1st Team, 2nd Team, and All-Honorable Mention 

 

 

2A Quarterfinal, Warsaw, IL (11/11)

4) Maroa-Forsyth 20 vs 1) West Hancock 16

-West Hancock led 16-8 after 3rd quarter

-Titans end season 11-1

-Riley Langford: 23 rush 209 yards 1 TD 

 

WIU Football

 

11/11

11) Western Illinois (7-3, 4-3) 45 vs Indiana State (0-10, 0-7) 0

-Sean McGuire: 17-25 253 yards 4 TD

-Steve McShane: 13 rush 63 yards, 3 rec 51 yards 1 TD

-Jaelon Acklin: 5 rec 64 yards 1 TD

-WIU: 5 sacks, 4 turnovers forced (2 ff, 2 int)

 

WIU Mens Basketball

 

11/11

St Mary's (Minnesota) 68 vs Western Illinois (1-0, 0-0) 109

-WIU led 47-43 at half

-Brandon Gilbeck: career high 31 pts (12-15 fg, 7-12 ft), 4 reb, 2 blk

-Dalan Ancrum: career high 21 pts (9-15 fg, 2-5 3fg), 7 reb, 2 a, 2 stl

-Kobe Webster: 19 pts, 5 reb, 8 ast, 4 stl

 

WIU Volleyball

 

11/10

North Dakota State (17-8, 8-5) 3 vs Western Illinois (8-19, 3-10) 1

-WIU fell 19-25, 25-19, 17-25, 21-25

 

11/12

Denver (20-5, 11-2) 3 vs Western Illinois (8-20, 3-11) 1

-WIU fell 26-24, 25-27, 15-25, 20-25

-Final match for WIU seniors Lexi Kolschefski, Emilee Dechant and Shalyn Greenhaw 

 

WIU Womens Basketball

 

11/10

Kansas City (0-1, 0-0) 71 vs Western Illinois (1-0, 0-0) 90

-WIU outscored UMKC 33-20 in 4th quarter

-Emily Clemens: 21 pts (7-14 fg, 7-8 ft)

-Morgan Blumer: 15 pts (4-9 fg, 2-6 3fg, 5-6 ft) 7 reb

 

11/12

Illinois College 40 vs Western Illinois (2-0, 0-0) 122

-Olivia Kaufman: 24 pts (7-10 fg, 1-3 3fg, 9-10 ft), 6 reb, 7 ast

-Blumer: 22 pts (8-11 fg, 3-5 3fg, 3-3 ft), 6 reb, 2 a

-Grace Gillmore: 16 pts (5-7 fg, 2-3 3fg, 3 reb, 2 ast)

 

 

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Coaches Corner Awards & West Hancock/Western Illinois Football Previews: 11/11/17

We've wrapped up the 2017 Macomb area football slate for all but one of the local high school teams. West Hancock has a quarterfinal game against Maroa-Forsyth today in Warsaw. Western Illinois Football travels to Indiana State to face the Sycamores at noon. Ryan Mumma and I preview both of those games, the get to our Coaches Corner All-Macomb Area Teams. We're doing our best on the Coaches Corner to recognize the top football performers in the area this year. 

 

You can listen to the complete show here. The interviews with West Hancock Head Football Coach Travis Cook and the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg, are posted below. The complete breakdown of our All-Macomb Area Teams is posted as well. 

 

Travis Cook

 

Scott Kornberg

 

All-Macomb Area Awards

 

Coach of the Year: Travis Cook & Dave Roddis
 
Surprise Team of the Year: North Fulton
 
All First Team
 
QB: Jordan Cheek (M-R)
82-155 1821 yds 18 TD 52 rush 304 yds 3 TD
 
Skill: Basil Buckner (R-I) 
158 rush 1215 yds 7 100 yd games 19 TD
 
Skill Nate Ferguson (BWP) 
182 rush 1,176 yds 13 TD
 
Skill: Riley Langford (WH) 
134 rush 1,187 yd rush 16 TD 7 100 yd game 4 rec 197 yd 2 TD
 
Skill: Jamony Skinner (M-R)
 46 rec 968 yds 14 TD
 
Skill Bryce Wilson (WH)
170 rush 1502 yd 20 td 8 100 yd game
 
O-Line: West Hancock
 
Defensive
 
Jake Cole (IW)
36 tackles 8 tfl 6 sacks
 
Chase Hartweg (WH)
107 tackles 10 TFL 2 sacks 1 int
 
Johnny Hiel (BWP)
115 tackles 1 sack 4 tfl 1 fr
 
Cylas Irwin (R-I)
82 tackles 4 tfl 2 fr
 
Riley Langford (WH)
40 tackles 4 int
 
Logan Mccalister (NF)
108 tacklew 1 int 1 fr 
 
Jake Porter (SF)
84 tackles 4 tfl 1 fr
 
Tyler Shutter (SF)
126 tacklew 1 tfl 
 
Trenton Teel (BWP)
41 tackle 1 fr 5 int 
 
Korey Van Fleet (WH)
81 tackles 6 tfl 1 sack 4 fr
 
Carter Weaver (BWP)
93 tackles 4 tfl 2 sack 1 int
 
All Second Team
 
QB: Bryce Buckert (WH)
22-42 718 yds 10 TD 2 INT, 2 rush TD
 
Skill: Mathew Burris (M-R)
188 rush 1128 yds 12 TD 4 rec 108 yds
 
Skill: Ethan Downs (R-I) 
189 rush 1021 yds 61 long 7 TD 5 100 plus
 
Skill: Logan McCallister (NF)
150 rush 1085 yds 9 TD 5 rec 34 yds 1 TD
 
Skill: Jake Porter (SF)
9 rush 99 yds 41 rec 605 yds 8 TD
 
Skill: Nick Vorhies (IW) 
193 rush 1223 yards 50 long 16 TD
 
O-Line: BWP
 
Defensive
 
Andy Bird (WH) 
52 tackles 6 tfl
 
Dusten Blowers (MHS)
54 tackles 
 
Carter Boyer (IW)
31 tackles 1 tfl 3 int
 
James Corvia (WH) 
80 tackles 6 TFL
 
Ethan Downs (R-I)
58 tackles 3 tfl 
 
Nate Ferguson (BWP)
50 tackles 7 tfl
 
Rylan Heinrich (M-R)
45 tackles 7 tfl 2 int
 
Brody Mynatt (BWP)
61 tackles 5 tfl 3 fr
 
Colton Sargent (IW)
45 tackles 3 int 
 
Jakob Thomas (M-R)
64 tackles 7 tfl 1 int
 
Chris Utsinger (NF)
70 tackles 1 int 2 fr
 
All-Honorable Mention
 
QB: Dallas Malott (SF)
89-176 1360 yds 14 TD, 63 rush yd 2 TD
 
Skill: Chase Hartweg (WH)
64 rush 588 yds 8 TD
 
Skill: Ian Mayall (NF) 
17 rec 486 yds 6 TD
 
Skill: Colton Sargent (IW)
87 rush 572 yds 7 TD 9 rec 379 yds 2 TD
 
Skill: Chris Utsinger (NF) 
62 rush 281 yds 8 TD
 
Skill: Devin Yocum (BWP)
11 rush 116 yd 3 TD 13 rec 297 yd 3 TD
 
O-Line: Illini West
 
Defense
 
Ben Fagen (MHS) 
30 tackles 5 tfl
 
Tyler Grover (R-I)
 43 tackles 2 tfl
 
Charlie Hensley (BWP)
44 tackles 3 int 1 fr
 
Wyatt Lehman (SF)
69 tackles 
 
Ian Mayall (NF)
40 tackles 3 int 1 fr
 
Chance Miller (NF)
61 tackles 1 fr
 
J.C.  Miller (BWP)
55 tackles 2 tfl 2 fr
 
John Ogle (MHS) 
39 tackles 3 int
 
Quinton Pilger (SF)
65 tackles 1 fr
 
Alai Stone (MHS)
42 tackles 3 tfl 2 sacks
 
Thomas Young (M-R)
69 tackles 1 tfl 1 fr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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WIU Football Versus Indiana State Preview With Scott Kornberg

As eleventh ranked Western Illinois football heads to Terre Haute to face Indiana State, the Leathernecks have an opportunity to win their sixth road game of the season, which would be a program record. 6-3 (3-3) Western faces an 0-9 Sycamores team with nothing to lose.

 

For a preview of the matchup, listen to my interview with the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg. He'll have the call, alongside Dr. Tom Cody, tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. on Classic 103 (102.7 FM WJEQ). You can listen to the full interview here

 

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Macomb Area Sports and News 11/9/17

WIU Mens Soccer: Summit League Semifinal (Omaha, NE)

(2) Western llinois (5-10-1) 0 vs (3) Omaha 2 (10-5-2)

-Western falls in Summit League Semifinals for third consecutive year

 

Macomb Area College Signings

BPC Rowing: SaVannah Serven signs with Kansas (DI)

-BPC Softball: Katie Finch signs with Robert Morris University-Springfield (NAIA)

-BPC Track & Field: Taylor Larson signs with Central Missouri (DII)

-West Prairie Volleyball: Peyton Bowman & Cora Vyhnanek sign with Carl Sandburg (NJCAA)

 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports News 11/8/17

 

WIU Mens Basketball Signings

-Leathernecks sign two 2019 freshmen

1. Shamar Dillard: 6'6 forward from South Bend, IN

2. Ben Pyle: 6'7 forward from McPherson, KS

 

WIU Mens Soccer All Conference Awards

-Four Leathernecks earn all-league honors

-Junior forward Drew Whalen named to First Team All Summit League

-Senior forwards Fernando and Alejandro Pacheco named to Second Team All Summit League

-Freshman defender Ben Marett named to Summit League All Newcomer Team

 

WIU Softball Signings

-Leathernecks sign three 2019 freshmen

1. Savannah Rodriguez: pitcher/first base from Woodridge, IL

2. Danielle Olson: catcher/corner infielder from Naperville, IL

3. Kyra Kroll: outfielder from Elmhurst, IL

 

WIU Women's Basketball Signings

-Leathernecks sign three 2019 freshmen

1. Elizabeth Lutz: 5'7 guard from California, MO

2. Mackenzie Rogers: 5'8 guard from Mediapolis, IA

-2017 Burlington Hawk Eye Player of the Year

3. Jinda Guidinger: 5'11 guard from Pewaukee, WI

 

 

 

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Regional Media Winter Sports Broadcast Schedule

The attached schedule includes the broadcasts through the end of the basketball season in March. The schedule is subject to change. 

 

Unless a scheduling conflict occurs, the area teams will have their games on the following stations

 

Bushnell-Prairie City Boys Basketball: Macomb News Now 104.7 FM (WLMD)

Macomb Boys & Girls (select games) Basketball: K100 100.1 FM (WKAI)

Western Illinois Mens Basketball: Classic 103 102.7 FM (WJEQ)

Western Illinois Womens Basketball: Good Time Oldies 104.1 FM (WMQZ)

 

The Coaches Corner show, will air Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. on Classic 103. 

 

The complete schedule can be accessed here

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 11/7/17

WIU Volleyball

 

Fort Wayne (11-18, 3-10) 1 vs Western Illinois (8-18, 3-9) 3

-Leathernecks win 27-25, 25-20, 20-25, 25-18

-Win moves WIU to sixth* in Summit League standings with two games remaining

*Top six teams in Summit League standings make Summit League Volleyball Championship in Denver

 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports News 11/6/17

WIU Football

-Western moves from 15 to 11 in STATS FCS Top 25

-Western moves from 18 to 13 in FCS Coaches Poll

-Senior James Torgerson earned MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week

 

WIU Volleyball

-Sophomore middle hitter Mackenzie Steckler earned Summit League Offensive Player of the Week

-Steckler: .692 hitting percentage (10 kills on 13 attacks) in win at South Dakota State

 

WIU Womens Basketball

-Senior point guard Emily Clemens named to Nancy Lieberman Award Pre Season watch list

-Clemens is 1 of 20 D1 point guards on list

-Award is given to best D1 point guard at end of season

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Charlie Fisher Radio Show: 11/6/17

On last night's Charlie Fisher Radio Show, host Scott Kornberg and Western Illinois Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher recapped the team's 31-14 victory at Illinois State. The win moved Western to 6-3 and 3-3 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Later in the show, Scott sat down with Leatherneck senior offensive lineman James Torgerson, talking about his recent MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors and about his approach to the game.

 

You can listen to the full show here.

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WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher Recaps Illinois State Win, Previews Indiana State

With a 31-14 victory at Illinois State Saturday, the Western Illinois Football Team moved to 6-3 on the season, with a 3-3 record in Missouri Valley Football Conference play. The win ended a two game losing skid for the Leathernecks. The victory also snapped a 7 game losing streak to the Redbirds. Now looking ahead, WIU faces 0-9 Indiana State on the road Saturday, followed by 4-5 Southern Illinois in Macomb to close out the regular season. 

 

To discuss the comeback victory over ISU and to look ahead to the homestretch of the regular season, I spoke with WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher. You can listen to the interview here. We of course also discussed the lack of football success for my New York Football Giants. 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 11/3-11/5/17

High School Football

2A Playoffs Second Round 11/4/17

(8) Bismarck-Henning 12 vs (1) West Hancock 28

-Bryce Wilson: 3 rush TD (20 on season)

-West Hancock faces (4) Maroa-Forsyth in 2A Quarterfinals in Warsaw Saturday

 

High School Volleyball

1A Playoffs Super-Sectional, Varna (Midland) 11/3/17

West Prairie 0 vs Durand 2

-Cyclones lose 17-25, 21-25

-Peyton Bowman: 13 kills

-Cora Vyhnanek: 19 assists

-Karlee Herman: 10 digs

-Emily Richardson: 9 digs

-West Prairie loses 8 seniors

 

WIU Football

(15) Western Illinois (6-3, 3-3) 31 vs (12) Illinois State (6-3, 4-2) 14

-WIU trailed 14-0 at halftime

-Sean McGuire: 19-30 288 yards 2 TD 1 INT, 5 rush 31 yards

-Steve McShane: 18 rush 67 yards 1 TD, 4 rec 22 yards

-Clint Ratkovich: 5 rush 11 yards 1 TD, 3 rec 44 yards 1 TD

-Jaelon Acklin: 5 rec 94 yards

-Bradon Gaston: 3 rec 56 yards 1 TD

-Pete Swenson: 3 sacks 1 forced fumble

 

WIU Mens Soccer

Denver (10-6-1, 5-0-0) 1 vs Western Illinois (5-9-1, 3-2-0) 0

-Denver clinches top seed in Summit League

 

WIU Volleyball

Western Illinois (7-18, 2-9) 3 vs South Dakota State (2-23, 0-12) 1

-Leathernecks win 22-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-15

 

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Coaches Corner 11/4/17: West Hancock Football and Western Illinois Football

On today's Coaches Corner, I previewed the West Hancock vs. Bismarck-Henning 2A second round football playoff game. I also discussed the incredible success of the West Prairie Volleyball team over the past two years (following last night's loss in super-sectionals), and went in depth about today's Western Illinois Football game at Illinois State.

 

Interviews from today with West Hancock Head Football Coach Travis Cook and the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg, can ber accessed below. You can listen to today's full show here

 

Travis Cook

 

Scott Kornberg

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WIU Football Versus Illinois State Preview With Scott Kornberg

Western Illinois Football is getting ready for tomorrow's game at Illinois State. The 15th ranked Leathernecks come in with a 5-3 record (2-3 MVFC) and having lost two straight games. The 12th ranked Redbirds enter 6-2 with a 4-1 mark in Valley play. ISU has taken down South Dakota (37-21) and Youngstown State (35-0) in consecutive weeks. This is the 100th all-time game in this series, with Western holding the edge with a 50-46 and 3 record. However, ISU has won the last 7 meetings.
 
For a preview of the matchup, listen to my interview with Scott Kornberg here. He will have the call of tomorrow's game along with Dr. Tom Cody. Coverage from Normal begins at 11:30 a.m. on Classic 103 (102.7 FM WJEQ), followed by kickoff at noon. 
 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News 11/2/17

WIU Womens Basketball 

Quincy 50 vs Western Illinois 87 (Exhibition)

-Emily Clemens: 17 points (6-11 FG), 10 assists, 5 steals

-Morgan Blumer: 17 points (7-13 FG), 6 rebounds

-Taylor Hanneman: 15 points (5-8 3FG)

-Taylor Higginbotham: 14 points (6-20 FG), 4 rebounds, 4 assists

-Olivia Braun: 8 points (4-6 FG), 9 rebounds, 4 assists 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News 11/1/17

High School Volleyball

 

1A Brimfield Sectional Final

(2) West Prairie 2 vs (1) Hartsburg-Emden 1

-Cyclones win 25-23, 21-25, 25-12

-Cora Vynanek: 33 assists, 2 blocks

-Peyton Bowman: 22 kills, 3.5 blocks

-Pema Zellman: 7 kills

-Maddie Calvert: 1 ace, 10 service points

-West Prairie faces Durand in Super-Sectionals at Varna-Midland Friday at 6:00 p.m.

 

High School Track and Field

-Illini West senior Connor Artman gives verbal commitment to Notre Dame

-Artman is defending state long jump champion and carries 4.0 GPA

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News 10/31/17

WIU Football

-Sean McGuire and Jaelon Acklin named to CFPA Midseason Watch List

 

WIU Mens Soccer

Bradley (9-7-2) 0 vs Western Illinois (5-8-1, 3-1-0) 0

-Western faces Denver Saturday to play for first place in Summit League

 

WIU Womens Basketball

-Western ranked 21 in CollegeInsider.com Pre Season Mid-Major Poll

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News 10/30/17

High School Volleyball

 

 

Brimfield 1A Sectional Semifinals

Kewanee-Wethersfield 1 vs West Prairie 2

-Cyclones win 20-25, 25-15, 25-16

-Peyton Bowman: 9 digs, 20 kills

-Pema Zellmann: 9 kills, 2 aces

-Cora Vyhnanek: 6 kills, 13 digs, 31 assists

-Bailey Rauch: 6 kills

-West Prairie faces Hartsburg-Emden in Brimfield Sectional Finals Wednesday at 6 p.m.

 

Farmington 2A Sectional Semifinals

(4) Illini West 0 vs (2) Deer-Creek Mackinaw 2

-Chargers lose 8-25, 22-25

 

WIU Football

-Leathernecks fall from 12 to 14 in STATS FCS Top 25

-Leathernecks fall from 15 to 18 in the FCS Coaches Poll

 

WIU Mens Soccer

-Alejandro Pacheo earned Summit League Co-Offensive Player of the Week Award 

-Tim Trilik earned Summit League Co-Defensive Player of the Week Award

 

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WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher Recaps South Dakota State Loss, Previews Illinois State

Western Illinois Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher recapped the 52-24 loss to South Dakota State with me this morning. The loss moves Western to 5-3 and 2-3 in Missouri Valley Football Conference play. The Leathernecks look to regroup and snap a two game losing skid when they face Illinois State on the road Saturday. You can listen to my interview with Charlie Fisher here

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/27-10/29/17

High School Football 

 

2A South First Round: 10/28

 

(16) Auburn (5-5) 7 vs (1) West Hancock (10-0) 36

-Bryce Wilson: 3 rushing touchdowns

-West Hancock hosts Bismarck-Henning in second round Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Hamilton

 

(10) Carlyle (7-3) 32 vs (7) Bushnell-West Prairie (7-3) 14

-Sparclones end season at 7-3

-First home playoff game in BWP co-op history

 

(13) Illini West (6-4) 28 vs (4) Maroa-Forsyth (9-1) 56

-Chargers end season at 6-4

 

1A North First Round: 10/28

 

(13) North Fulton (6-4) 6 vs (4) Stockton (8-2) 36

-Wildcats end season at 6-4

 

WIU Football: 10/28

(11) South Dakota State (6-2, 3-2) 52 vs (12) Western Illinois (5-3, 2-3) 24

-Sean McGuire: 13-20 155 yards 1 TD 1 INT 

-Steve McShane: 12 rush 90 yards 2 TD, 3 rec 66 yards 1 TD

-Jaelon Acklin: 6 rec 59 yards

-Brett Taylor: 14 tackles

-Leathernecks lose second consecutive game

 

WIU Mens Soccer: 10/28

Western Illinois (5-8-0, 3-1) 1 vs Oral Roberts (4-9-1, 1-3) 0

-Alejandro Pacheo: Goal (1) in 90th minute

- Fernando Pacheo: 1 Assist

 

WIU Volleyball: 10/27

Western Illinois (6-18, 1-9) 0 vs Omaha (8-14, 5-4) 3

-Mavericks win 25-13, 25-19, 25-8

 

 

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Coaches Corner Playoff Edition

As the IHSA Football Playoffs kick off today there are for regional teams still left standing. In the 1A North (13) North Fulton (6-3) plays at (4) Stockton (7-2). In the 2A South, (1) West Hancock (9-0) hosts (16) Auburn (5-4), (7) Bushnell-West Prairie (7-2) hosts (10) Carlyle (6-3) and (13) Illini West (6-3) plays at (4) Maroa-Forsyth (8-1).

 

Western Illinois Football also has a major matchup today, hosting South Dakota State.  

 

You can listen to today's full show here. Below you can hear the individual interviews with each high school head coach. 

 

Dave Roddis Bushnell-West Prairie

 

Lyle Klein Illini West

 

Elliot Craig North Fulton

 

Travis Cook West Hancock 

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WIU Football vs South Dakota State Preview with Danny Frey

As Western Illinois Football gets set to host South Dakota State today at 1 p.m. I had a chance to preview the game with Danny Frey, who will have the call today on Classic 103 (coverage begins at 12:30 p.m.). You can listen to our interview here

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WIU Basketball Media Day

The Western Illinois Men's and Women's Basketball teams held media day on Thursday. For the defending Summit League Champion women's team, head coach JD Gravina and players Taylor Higginbotham, Emily Clemens and Morgan Blumer spoke to the media. For the men's team, head coach Billy Wright, and players Dalan Ancrum, Brandon Gilbeck and CJ Duff answered questions. You can listen to the entirety of media day below by clicking on each segment. 

 

WIU Women's Head Basketball Coach JD Gravina

 

WIU Women's Basketball Players (Taylor Higginbotham, Emily Clemens, Morgan Blumer)

 

WIU Men's Basketball Head Coach Billy Wright

 

WIU Men's Basketball Players (Dalan Ancrum, Brandon Gilbeck, CJ Duff)

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/25/17

2A High School Volleyball Knoxville Regional Final

(4) Illini West 2 vs (1) Knoxville 0

-Chargers win 25-20, 25-20

-Illini West faces Deer Creek Mackinaw at sectionals in Farmington on Monday

 

1A High School Volleyball West Prairie Regional Final

(4) Augusta Southeastern 0 vs (2) West Prairie 2

-Cyclones win 25-9, 25-18

-West Prairie faces Wethersfield in sectionals in Brimfield on Monday

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/24/17

High School Volleyball

 

Monmouth-Roseville 3A Regional Semifinal

(8) Macomb 0 vs (2) Peoria Notre Dame 2

-PND wins 25-23, 25-21

 

Knoxville 2A Regional Semifinal

(6) A-Town 0 vs (4) Illini West 2

-Chargers win 25-21, 25-15

-IW faces Knoxville in regional finals Thursday

 

Deer Creek Mackinaw 2A Regional Semifinal

(8) Rushville Industry 0 vs (2) Deer Creek Mackinaw 2

-Deer Creek Mackinaw won 25-11, 25-18

 

West Prairie 1A Regional Semifinal 

(6) Elmwood 0 vs (2) West Prairie 2

-Cyclones win 25-14, 25-10

-West Prairie hosts Southeastern in regional finals Thursday

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Charlie Fisher Radio Show 10/23

*The Charlie Fisher Radio Show airs 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Monday nights on Classic 103 102.7 FM WJEQ during the WIU Football season. It is hosted by the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg.

 

Last night's edition of the Charlie Fisher Radio Show was about the 24-12 loss to North Dakota State from Saturday. WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher went through the game, and discussed how his team will need to respond to this. Later in the show, host Scott Kornberg was joined by guest Nathan Erickson, the Leatherneck kicker that drilled a 52 yard field goal in the loss. At the backend of the show, Coach Fisher, a noted baseball aficionado, also broke down the World Series. You can listen to the show here

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News 10/23

High School Volleyball

 

Monmouth-Roseville 3A Regional Quarterfinal

(8) Macomb 2 vs (6) Monmouth-Roseville 1

-Bombers win 7-25, 25-21, 25-23

-MHS faces (2) Peoria Notre Dame in Regional Semifinals tonight

 

Deer Creek Mackinaw 2A Regional Quarterfinal

(10) Havana 0 vs (8) Rushville Industry 2

-Rockets win 25-20, 30-28

-R-I faces Deer Creek Mackinaw in Regional Semifinals tonight

 

West Prairie 1A Regional Quarterfinal

(11) Bushnell-Prairie City 0 vs (5) Brimfield 2

-Brimfield win 25-18, 25-19

 

(10) South Fulton 0 vs (6) Elmwood 2

-Elmwood wins 25-17, 25-15

-Elmwood faces West Prairie in Regional Semifinals tonight

 

WIU Football

-Leathernecks fall to 12 in STATS FCS Poll (Previously 10)

-Leathernecks fall to 14 in FCS Coaches Poll (Previously 12)

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WIU Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher Recaps North Dakota State Loss, Previews South Dakota State

Following Saturday's 24-12 loss at North Dakota State, Western Illinois Football drops to 5-2 (2-2 MVFC play). The Leathernecks hung with the Bison for most of the game, even leading the game 12-10 at halftime. 

 

Now at 5-2 through seven games, the Leathernecks find themselves exactly where they were last year at this point in the season. In 2016 Western fell 21-13 to North Dakota State here in Macomb. WIU would edge out South Dakota the following week 35-34, but then dropped the final three games of the season, missing the postseason. 

 

I spoke with Western Illinois Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher about the NDSU game, this week's matchup with South Dakota State, and the implications of this game. You can listen to the full interview here

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/20-10/22/17

10/20
 
Mahomet-Seymour (6-3) 56 vs. Macomb (1-8) 6
 
North Fulton (6-3) 6 vs Bushnell-West Prairie (7-2) 33
-Sparclones earn 7 seed in 2A South, host Carlyle (6-3)
-Wildcats earn 13 seed in 1A North, play at Stockton (7-2)
 
Elmwood-Brimfield (7-2) 60 vs Rushville-Industry (1-8) 20
 
South Fulton (1-8) 8 vs Illini West (6-3) 36 
-Chargers earn 13 seed in 2A South, play at Maroa-Forsyth (8-1)
 
Kewanee (6-3) 42 vs Monmouth-Roseville (3-6) 31
 
10/21
 
Bismark-Henning (6-3) 28 vs West Hancock (9-0) 38
-Titans earn 1 seed in 2A South, host Auburn (5-4)
 
WIU Football
 
10/21
Western Illinois (5-2,2-2) 12 vs North Dakota State (7-0,4-0) 24
-Sean McGuire: 17-28 185 yards 1 int
-Steve McShane: 9 rush 30 yards 
-Jaelon Acklin: 6 rec 115 yards
-Brett Taylor: 17 tackles 1 tfl
-Quintin Moon: 43 yard int td
 
WIU Mens Soccer
 
10/21
Western Illinois (4-8, 2-1) 0 vs Omaha (8-4-2, 1-0-2) 2
 
WIU Volleyball
 
10/20
South Dakota (12-7, 6-2) 3 vs Western Illinois (6-16, 1-7) 0
-Coyotes win 25-11, 25-17, 25-18
 
10/22
Oral Roberts (10-10, 7-1) 3 vs Western Illinois (6-17, 1-8) 0
-Golden Eagles win 25-16, 25-12, 25-11
 
WIU Womens Soccer
 
10/20
Western Illinois (2-13, 1-4) 0 vs South Dakota (4-11, 2-3) 1
 
10/22
Western Illinois (2-14, 1-5) 0 vs Denver (8-8-1, 4-2) 5
 
 
 
 
 

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Coaches Corner Special Edition: High School Football Pairings Show

We put together a special edition of the Coaches Corner program on Classic 103 to break down the IHSA Football pairings. You can listen to the full show hereA full list of all of the 256 Illinois teams that are in the playoffs, and their brackets, can be found here

 

Locally, North Fulton (6-3) is a 13 seed in the 1A North bracket. The Wildcats go up to play 7-2 Stockton on Saturday. In the 2A playoffs, West Hancock (9-0) earned the 1 seed in the 2A South. The Titans host 5-4 Auburn. The Bushnell-West Prairie Sparclones got the 7 seed in the 2A South. They play host to Carlyle (6-3). Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 Saturday. The Illini West Chargers (6-3) notched a 13 seed. They'll head down to Maroa-Forsyth (7-2) for a Saturday game. Kickoff there is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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High School Football Coaches Corner Recap: 10/21/17

You can listen to today's show here

 

10/20

 

Mahomet-Seymour (6-3) 56 vs. Macomb (1-8) 6

-Tony Westen Interview

 

North Fulton (6-3) 6 vs Bushnell-West Prairie (7-2) 33

-BWP Dave Roddis Interview

-NF Elliott Craig Interview 

 

Elmwood-Brimfield (7-2) 60 vs Rushville-Industry (1-8) 20

-RI Brian Lafferty Interview 

 

South Fulton (1-8) 8 vs Illini West (6-3) 36 

-IW Lyle Klein Interview 

-SF Dave Wilson Interview 

 

Kewanee (6-3) 42 vs Monmouth-Roseville (3-6) 31

-MR Jeremy Adolphson Interview 

 

10/21 

 

Bismarck-Henning (6-2) vs West Hancock (8-0)

-WH Travis Cook Interview 

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WIU Football Versus North Dakota State Preview With Scott Kornberg

The 10th ranked Western Illinois Leathernecks Football team is traveling up to Fargo today for tomorrow's matchup with the Bison of North Dakota State. Western is 5-1 while the 2nd ranked Bison are 6-0. For a preview of this matchup listen to my interview with the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg. To access the interview click here

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WIU Baseball to Hold Youth Baseball Camp Beginning November 12

Western Illinois Baseball will hold its annual youth baseball camp next month, beginning November 12. The camp runs for four Sundays on Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 and is open to grades second through twelve. The cost is $30 per session, $50  for individual hitting and pitching for a single day, $100 for all four hitting and pitching sessions and $175 for all eight hitting and pitching sessions.

 

The camp will be held inside Western Hall and Brophy Hall. For more information about the camp, see the flyer

 
Campers can register online at www.LeatherneckBaseballCamps.com. For more information contact assistant coach Parker Osborne at ParkerOsborneWIU@gmail.com.
 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/18/17

High School Volleyball

 

Unity (18-11) 2 vs Macomb (17-14) 0

-Mustangs win 25-14 25-22

-MHS Senior Night

 

Payson Seymour (33-1) 2 vs West Prairie (22-8) 0

-Indians win 25-15, 25-15

-West Prairie Senior Night

 

 

 

 

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Jen Welter Discusses Journey as First Woman to Coach in NFL

In 2015, Jen Welter became the first woman to serve on an NFL coaching staff. She served as a linebackers coach during ttraining camp for the Arizona Cardinals. She outlines her journey of getting to that point in her new book, Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL. 

 

I spoke with Welter about her unorthodox path to the NFL, what kept her motivated in getting there, and the response she received from players and coaches during her time with the Cardinals. You can listen to the interview here.

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 10/17/17

High School Cross Country

 

West Central Conference Boys:

1. Illini West 51
2. QND 64
3. Macomb 65
4. Monmouth 79
5. West Hancock 124
6. Unity 128

 

West Central Conference Boys Top 5:

1. Bryan- IW 16:24
2. Dulin- Monmouth
3. Ellingboe- WH
4. Melvin- IW
5. Haley- QND
 
West Central Conference Girls Teams:
1. Unity 55
2. Macomb 63
3. Monmouth 68
4. QND 70
5. West Hancock 71
6. Illini West 157
 
West Central Conference Girls Top 5:
1. Adams- Unity
2. Stovall- Macomb
3. Balzer- Liberty
4. Humphrey- WH
5. Hoffman- Monmouth
 
High School Volleyball 
 
Macomb (17-13) 2 vs Illini West (16-17) 1
-Bombers won 22-25 25-21 31-29
 
Rushville-Industry (12-17) 0 vs Beardstown (24-4) 2
-Tigers won 25-9, 25-20
 
WIU Men's Golf
Herb Wimberley Invitational- Las Cruces, N.M.
 
Team Standings:
1. Grand Canyon:: 561-270--832
7. Western Illinois: 587-291--879
-T14. Jackson Wetherbee: 147-69--216
-T19. Trent Snodgrass: 144-73--217
-T38. Drew Eaton: 146-75--221
-T46. Kyle Irlbacker: 150-74--224
-63. Sean Miller: 153-57--228
 
WIU Women's Golf
Team Standings:
1. Findlay: 293-302--595
2. Western Illinois: 298-298--596
-T1. Bridget Connolly: 70-75--145
-T13. Allie Leingang : 75-75--150
-T13. Ashley Dumler: 78-72--150
-T16. Alex Krehbiel: 75-76--151
-T77. Cassidy Jurkaites: 86-85--171
 

 

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Charlie Fisher Radio Show: 10/16/17

*The Charlie Fisher Radio Show airs 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Monday nights on Classic 103 102.7 FM WJEQ during the WIU Football season. It is hosted by the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg.

 

Last night's edition of the show featured a recap and breakdown of the thrilling 49-30 victory over Missouri State. The game took a bizarre twist, with a 99-minute severe weather delay halting play with 5:53 remaining in the fourth quarter. Coach Fisher discussed how his team responded to those circumstances and pulled away late for the win. 

 

Later in the show, Scott sat down with Leatherneck senior defensive tackle Mick Nelson. They talked about Mick's career at Western, and his Minnesota roots. Scott and Coach Fisher then capped off the show with a preview of Saturday's North Dakota State game. 

 

You can listen to last night's show here

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Macomb Area Sports Scores and News 10/16/17

High School Volleyball

 

West Prairie (22-7) 2 vs Rushville-Industry (12-16) 0

-Cyclones win 25-19, 25-21

 

Southeastern 2 vs West Hancock 0

-Suns win 25-14, 25-21

 

WIU Football

-Western moves from 14 to 10 in STATS FCS Poll

-Western moves from 17 to 12 in FCS Coaches Poll

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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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