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Macomb Youth Football Camp to be held June 25-28, Westen announces youth football tackling rule change

The Macomb Bomber Youth Football Camp will be held at Macomb High School June 25-28. MHS Head Football Coach Tony Westen will run the program, which is meant for students in grades K-8. 

 

The camp does not involve tackling or pads, it is just designed to get kids outside with a football in their hands. Those interested can sign up at the MHS athletics office, or the day of at the high school field.

 

This morning Coach Westen also broke the news that Macomb youth football is getting a big rule change. For grades 1-6 in Macomb tackling will not be allowed. Previously, tackling started for 4th graders in the Macomb JFL program. The JFL program will work with the McDonough County YMCA to incorporate flag football leagues. 

 

Coach Westen explained this morning on K100 that the rule change was made to focus on safety and the fundamentals of football. 

 

To hear more about the football camp and the new rules for Macomb youth football, listen to my interview with Westen. 

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 6/13/2018

MCGSL Games played on 6/13/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
Associated Oral Surgeons 3 vs 7 Catch-a-Star
Citizens Bank 4 vs Woodrums 3
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
Pizza Hut 1 vs 7 Western IL Realty-Amanda Smith
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
Fortress Bank 8 vs DRIVE 7
MTC Communications 20 vs Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 21
Steinjager 6 vs Edifice Remodel 17
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
NONE
 
 
 
8
6 vs 17
NONE

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WIU Men's Soccer seeks locker room sponsorships

The Western Illinois Men's Soccer program announced locker room sponsorship opportunities as it continues its locker room renovations. The program has already installed new carpet and lights into its locker room, and is seeking donations for the final steps of the renovations. 

 

The new lockers cost $750 each, and the program would like to purchase 32 of them. There are a total of 32 sponsorship opportunities available, with several already having been claimed. Sponsors can choose the specific locker number they'd like to sponsor, and have their name placed permanently on the locker.

 

If interested in becoming a sponsor, complete the sponsorship form. A picture of the lockers can be seen below. 

 

(Via WIU Athletic Communications)

 

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 6/11/2018

MCGSL Games played on 6/11/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
 
Catch-a-Star 3 vs WIU FOP - Colchester 5
Pumo Insurance Agency 0 vs Citizens Bank 8
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
 
WIU FOP Lodge 169 8 vs Pizza Hut 1
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
 
MTC Communications 17 vs DRIVE 16
Steinjager 13 vs. Yetter - Colchester 16 
Edifice Remodel 19 vs Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 18
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
 
Rosy's 8 vs. Project Dance Company 4
Veterans Construction 18 vs McDaniel Accounting 19
 
 
 

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 6/5/2018

MCGSL Games played on 6/5/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
Citizens Bank 6 vs Catch-a-Star 3
Woodrums 5 vs Associated Oral Surgeons 13
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
State Farm - Tom Conklin 8 vs Pizza Hut 3
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
MTC Communications 16 vs Edifice Remodel 5
DRIVE 18 vs Steinjager 8
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
McDaniel Accounting 13 vs Schmitz Plumbing 8
Project Dance Company 8 vs Veterans Construction 7

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 6/4/2018

MCGSL Games played on 6/4/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
Citizens Bank 10 vs WIU FOP - Colchester 1
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
Macomb Fire Department 1 vs WIU FOP Lodge 169 4
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 8 vs Steinjager 9
Steinjager 11 vs Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 18
Yetter - Colchester 10 vs DRIVE 14
Fortress Bank 10 vs MTC Communications 13
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
Schmitz Plumbing & Electrical 10 vs Project Dance Company 2

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/31/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/31/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
Woodrums 9 vs Pumo Insurance Agency 2
First Bankers Trust 3 vs WIU FOP - Colchester 15
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
WIU FOP Lodge 169 5 vs State Farm - Tom Conklin 10
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
Yetter - Colchester 3 vs DRIVE 13
Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 10 vs Fortress Bank 9
Edifice Remodel 21 vs Steinjager 4
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
Schmitz Plumbing & Electrical 3 vs Rosy's 9
Beck's Pest Control 14 vs Veterans Construction 6
 

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/30/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/30/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
Catch-a-Star 13 vs Pumo Insurance Agency 10
Associated Oral Surgeons 7 vs Citizens Bank 7
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
State Farm - Tom Conklin 5 vs Macomb Fire Department 1
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
MTC Communications 19 vs Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 8
Yetter - Colchester 17 vs Steinjager 7
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
Project Dance Company 6 vs McDaniel Accounting 10
Beck's Pest Control 14 vs Schmitz Plumbing & Electrical 3
 

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/29/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/29/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
Associated Oral Surgeons 7 vs WIU FOP - Colchester 7
Catch-a-Star 12 vs Citizens Bank 7
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
Pizza Hut 3 vs Western IL Realty-Amanda Smith 0
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
Steinjager 7 vs MTC Communications 24
Edifice Remodel 9 vs Fortress Bank 13
Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 6 vs Yetter - Colchester 19
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
Schmitz Plumbing & Electrical 12 vs Veterans Construction 11
 
 

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41st Annual Leatherneck Golf Classic to be held Monday, June 4

Registration for the 41st Annual Leatherneck Club Golf Classic begins at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 4 and the tee time is set for noon at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course. This still gives people time to register for the event and spend a fun day with WIU coaches, administrators, and student-athletes. 
 
The cost is $125 per person and includes: 18 holes of golf, a cart, an Adidas registration gift, food and drinks at the Sunday social, a Jimmy John’s box lunch, access to the social, and a steak dinner.
 
Participants will hear from:
 
Head Football Coach, Jared Elliot
Head Women’s Basketball Coach, JD Gravina
Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Billy Wright
Head Softball Coach, Beth Golitko
Head Baseball Coach, Ryan Brownlee
Director of Soccer, Eric Johnson, and many more
 
There will also be a chance for participants to win a 32” Haier HD TV courtesy of Gamage TV & Appliance and The Old Dairy, as well as these great items:
 
Adidas suitcase
Adidas backpack
Adidas duffel bag
Purple Adidas WIU hat
Adidas stocking cap
Adidas bucket hat
Adidas polo
Adidas shorts
WIU Fossil watch
Adidas jacket, and much more
 
Register today at LeatherneckTickets.com, or call the WIU Athletics department at (309) 298-1190 for more information. 

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Illini West's Artman recovering from BB/Pellet gun incident at state track tournament

Illini West track and field standout Connor Artman advanced to the Class 1A Boys State Finals Thursday with successful results in the long jump, triple jump, 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. However, that certainly wasn't the most eventful part of the future Notre Dame athlete's day on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. 

 

Artman explained on Twitter that while he was in the shower at EIU, where the team was staying, "a kid came in and shot me twice with a B.B. gun through the shower curtain." 

 

He's expected to be ready to go for Saturday's State Finals in Charleston. In the meantime, the Charger Boys Track and Field squad has been moved off campus and to a hotel. The school has been in contact with IHSA officials about the incident. 

 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/25/2018

High School Track & Field

 

Class 1A State Meet- Eastern Illinois University

Finals Qualifiers

Connor Artman (Illini West): Long jump, Triple jump, 110 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles
Jacob Bryan (Illini West): 400, 800
Basile Buckner (Rushville-Industry): 100, 200
Charly Tschibuabua (Rushville-Industry): 100, 200, 400 (fastest qualifying time)
4x100 Relay: Rushville-Industry
Andy Bird (West Hancock): Shot Put, Discus
Trentin Rooney (West Hancock): 100, 200
 
WIU Baseball
 
Summit League Tournament- Tulsa, OK
(2) Western Illinois 4 vs (4) South Dakota State 8
-Bailey Montgomery: 2-3, R, RBI
-Deion Thompson: 2-4, R, SB
-WIU eliminated from tournament, finishes season 17-31

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/24/2018

 

 

High School Baseball

 

3A Canton Regional Semifinals 

Macomb 0 vs Peoria Richwoods 12

 

2A Sherrard Sectional Semifinals 

Brimfield 10 vs Illini West 8

-Kennedy Gooding: 2-2, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI

 

High School Softball

 

2A Sherrard Sectional Semifinals

Brimfield 3 vs Illini West 1

-Ali Bliss: 1-3, 3B, RBI

 

WIU Baseball

 

Summit League Tournament- Tulsa, OK

(3) North Dakota State 2 vs (2) Western Illinois 0

-Deion Thompson: 1-2 (lone WIU hit on day)

-Ryan Dunne: L (4-7), 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 5 SO, 5 BB

-(2) Western faces (4) South Dakota State today at noon

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WIU Head Baseball Coach Ryan Brownlee discusses all-league honors, league tournament

Western Illinois Baseball opens up Summit League Tournament play today against North Dakota State in Tulsa. The second-seeded Leathernecks come in with a 14-12 league record, and five players with all-league honors, following last night's season awards banquet. 

 

WIU has two players on the All-Summit League First Team. Junior outfielder Steve McShane, and junior pitcher Ian Koch earned spots on the team. 

 

McShane is batting .331 on the year with 45 hits, 18 runs, and 14 RBI, and ranks third on the team with nine stolen bases. The Freeport, IL native represents Western with postseason awards in two sports, as he earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second Team honors in the fall for his success at running back for the Leathernecks. 

 

Koch ranks third in the Summit League in strikeouts (75), sixth in innings pitched (79.2) and seventh in ERA (4.18). The Crystal Lake, IL native received second team honors in 2017. 

 

Western also had three players crack the All-Summit League Second Team. Senior pitcher Ryan Dunne, junior catcher CJ Schaeffer and redshirt-freshman designated hitter Alex Dorethy made the second team. 

 

Dunne leads the Summit League in strikeouts (93) and ties for 65th in the nation in the category. He's averaging 10.78 strikeouts per game, dealing nine in each of his last three starts and a career-high 10 versus Oral Roberts (April 7). The Peoria native completes his first and only season with WIU, following a year at Missouri State and two seasons at John A. Logan Community College. 

 

Schaeffer leads the Summit League in runners caught stealing (18) and just before the Leathernecks' final league series, he was hitting a league-leading .395 against Summit opponents. The Lake St. Louis, Mo., native finished his first season as the team's starting catcher with a .283 average, 41 hits (11 for extra bases) and 11 RBI. 

 

Dorethy is batting .314 (third most on the team) with 37 hits – four home runs – and 27 RBI (second most on the team). The Ipava, IL native pitched throughout the season, but found great success during the backend of the season in the heart of the Leatherneck batting order at DH. 

 

WIU Head Baseball Coach Ryan Brownlee discussed these awards, and previewed the Summit League Tournament with me. You can listen to our conversation here

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/22/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/22/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
Woodrums 4 vs Catch-a-Star 3
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
State Farm - Tom Conklin 3 vs Western IL Realty-Amanda Smith 2
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 2 vs DRIVE 10
MTC Communications 16 vs Yetter - Colchester 15
 
Game scores in the Chick's on the Square Major League:
Schmitz Plumbing & Electrical 12 vs McDaniel Accounting 10
Rosy's 8 vs Beck's Pest Control 12
Veterans Construction 14 vs Project Dance Company 6

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/22/2018

High School Softball

 

Farmington 2A Sectional Semifinals 

Rockridge 9 vs Beardstown 0

-Rockridge plays Illini West/Brimfield winner Saturday

 

Canton 3A Regional Semifinals

Macomb 1 vs Washington 7

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/21/2018

High School Softball

 

Peoria 0 vs Macomb 18 (4 innings)

-Savanna Kump: 2-2, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI

-Maggie Swanson: 1-2, R, 3B, 3 RBI

-Kelsie Cawthon: W, 3 IP, 6 SO, 2 BB

-Barclay: 1 IP, 3 SO

-Bombers play Washington in Canton today in 3A Regional Semi finals 

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/21/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/21/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
WIU FOP - Colchester 10 vs Pumo Insurance Agency 8
Associated Oral Surgeons 6 vs First Bankers Trust 3
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
WIU FOP Lodge 169 6 vs Western IL Realty-Amanda Smith 1
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
Edifice Remodel 10 vs MTC Communications 9
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
Beck's Pest Control 11 vs McDaniel Accounting 8
Project Dance Company 7 vs Schmitz Plumbing & Electrical 11

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WIU Baseball's Thompson named Summit League Player of the Week

Western Illinois junior outfielder Deion Thompson has been named Summit League Player of the Week for the week of May 14-20. This is the Bloomington native's first career weekly award. 

 

Thompson batted .389 (7-18) over the week,with seven RBI, three runs scored, two doubles, two home runs, two walks and two stolen bases. His most prolific performance came on Friday (May 18), when he went 3-for-4 with four RBI, a double and home run in the series finale win at Omaha.

 

Thompson and the Leathernecks finished the regular season with a 14-12 record in Summit League play, good for second place. That is tied for the most Summit League wins for WIU since 2006.

 

Western Illinois will now play third-seeded North Dakota State Wednesday in the first round of the Summit League Tournament in Tulsa, OK. 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/18-5/20/2018

High School Baseball
 
2A Regional Finals: Carthage 5/19
Monmouth-Roseville 0 vs Illini West 2
-Kennedy Gooding: 2-3, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
-Jackson Porter: W, 7 IP, 3 H, 10 SO, 2 BB
-Illini West plays Brimfield Wednesday in Sherrard 2A Sectional Semifinals 
 
High School Softball
 
2A Regional Finals: Carthage 5/18
West Hancock 1 vs Illini West 11
-Baylee Clampitt: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, 4 RBI
-Blair Boston: W, 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 SO, 4 BB
-Illini West plays Brimfield Wednesday in Farmington 2A Sectional Semifinals
 
WIU Baseball
 
5/18
 
Western Illinois 4 vs Omaha 7
-Mitch Ellis: 1-3, R, 2 RBI
-Javin Drake: 5.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 7 SO, 3 B
 
Western Illinois 12 vs Omaha 8
-Deion Thompson: 3-5, R, HR, 2B, 4 RBI
-Dillon Sears: 2-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
-Sam Cottingham-Beard: W (1-1), 4 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 SO, 2 BB
 
5/20
 
Western Illinois (17-29, 14-12) 6 vs Kansas (26-28) 19
-Alex Dorethy: 3-3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
-CJ Schaeffer: 2-3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
-WIU finishes season 2nd in Summit League 
-Western plays North Dakota State Wednesday in Summit League Tournament

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/17/2018

High School Baseball

 

Quincy 2 vs Macomb 5

-Brandon Bickers/Parker Schmalshof: 2 RBI each

-MHS plays Peoria Richwoods Wednesday in Canton 3A Regional Semifinal

 

1A Mt. Sterling Semifinal

Camp Point 2 vs Brown County 1

-Panthers play Liberty Saturday in Regional Final

 

2A Carthage Semifinal

Knoxville 5 vs Illini West 10

-Kennedy Gooding: 2 HR, 4 RBI

-Chargers play Monmouth-Roseville Saturday in Regional Finals

 

High School Track & Field

 

1A Illinois State Track Meet (Finals Qualifiers)

BWP: Maleigha Huston (400 & 800), Taylor Larson (400), Deidre Lorton (high jump)

Rushville-Industry: Ellie Lamb (discus)

West Hancock: Zarra Humphry (800)

 

WIU Baseball

 

Western Illinois (16-27, 13-11) 4 vs Omaha (9-16, 14-34) 1

-Alex Dorethy: 2-4, 2 RBI

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/17/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/17/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
 
First Bankers Trust 5 vs Catch-a-Star 14
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
 
Western IL Realty-Amanda Smith 6 vs WIU FOP Lodge 169 4
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
 
Yetter - Colchester 1 vs Edifice Remodel 14
 
DRIVE 16 vs MTC Communications 11
 
Fortress Bank 18 vs Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 1
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
 
Veterans Construction 12 vs Beck's Pest Control 11
 
McDaniel Accounting 3 vs Project Dance Company 6

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WIU Head Baseball Coach Ryan Brownlee previews end of regular season, league tournament

Following a series victory at South Dakota State last weekend, Western Illinois Baseball has clinched a spot in the Summit League Tournament. The Leathernecks (15-27, 12-11) now play a three game series at Omaha (May 17-19), followed by a game at Kansas (May 20), to close out the regular season. 

 

WIU won 4-3 in the opener at SDSU Saturday in 14 innings, before falling 13-7 in the backend of the doubleheader. The initial game was scheduled for Friday, but was rescheduled due to projected inclement weather. Western won the rubber match 9-6 Sunday, enabling Ryan Brownlee's team to clinch a spot in the postseason for the second consecutive season. 

 

Following the South Dakota State series, Western came home for a non-league game against Iowa. While the Leathernecks lead the Hawkeyes 4-0 in Tuesday's game, Iowa came back to win 5-4. 

 

WIU now begins its final Summit League series of the year, playing the opener against Omaha this afternoon. The Mavs are currently on the outside looking in, sitting in fifth place in the Summit League standings. A series sweep for Omaha and a series sweep for South Dakota State against North Dakota State would get the Mavs the fourth seed, and sneak them into the postseason. 

 

Following the three game slate in Omaha, Western heads to Lawrence, Kansas for a Sunday afternoon game against the Jayhawks. That ends the regular season for the Leathernecks, as they'll then prepare for next week's Summit League Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

 

Get a preview of the remainder of the season and some thoughts from WIU Head Baseball Coach Ryan Brownlee. You can listen to the interview here

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Surprenant named WIU Interim AD

(Photo via WIU Athletic Communications)

Danielle Surprenant has been named interim director of athletics at Western Illinois University, effective May 21. This comes following the departure of Matt Tanney, who is taking the AD job at Division III Wabash College. 

 

Surprenant has served as senior associate athletic director for internal operations and senior woman administrator since April 2017. Prior to that, she worked for seven years at Quincy University as the associate athletic director for compliance and internal operations and senior woman administrator. The university said in a press release that a national search will be held for to fill the AD opening. 

 

"Danielle has a solid background in collegiate athletics and the experience necessary to provide outstanding leadership for Leatherneck Athletics and to continue the program's long tradition of excellence," said WIU President Jack Thomas. "We look forward to working with Danielle as the interim athletic director, and we wish Matt Tanney well in his new position at Wabash."

 

Surprenant is a Carthage native and resides there with her husband Grant and their two children. 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/16/2018

High School Baseball

 

2A Regional Semifinals: Beardstown

Beardstown 1 vs Auburn 7

 

2A Regional Semifinals: Carthage

Monmouth-Roseville 6 vs West Hancock 4

-Mon-Rose plays Illini West/Knoxville winner Saturday

 

High School Softball

 

2A Regional Semifinals: Warsaw

West Hancock 14 vs QND 4

-West Hancock plays Illini West Saturday 

 

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/16/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/16/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
 
Citizens Bank 8 vs Pumo Insurance Agency 3
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
 
State Farm - Tom Conklin 4 vs WIU FOP Lodge 169 7
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
 
Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 14 vs Steinjager 9
 
MTC Communications 11 vs Fortress Bank 16
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
 
Beck's Pest Control 9 vs Project Dance Company 14
 
Rosy's 9 vs  Schmitz Plumbing & Electrical 8
 
McDaniel Accounting 16 vs Veterans Construction 6

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/15/2018

High School Softball

 

2A Regional Semifinal Beardstown

Rushville-Industry 4 vs Beardstown 10

-Tigers play Havana Saturday at 11 a.m. in Regional Final

 

2A Regional Semifinal Warsaw

Bushnell-West Prairie 0 vs Illini West 15

-Chargers play West Hancock or QND Saturday at 11 a.m. in Regional Final

 

WIU Baseball

 

Iowa 5 vs Western Illinois (15-27) 4

-WIU led 4-0 after 4 innings

-Alex Dorethy: 2 RBI

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/15/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/15/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
 
WIU FOP - Colchester 8 vs Citizens Bank 10 
 
Associated Oral Surgeons 12 vs Woodrums 9
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
 
Macomb Fire Department 3 vs State Farm - Tom Conklin 8
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
 
Steinjager 5 vs Edifice Remodel 21
 
Fortress Bank 14 vs DRIVE 12
 
Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 5 vs MTC Communications 14
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
-No games were played 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/14/2018

High School Baseball

 

2A Beardstown Quarterfinals

Rushville-Industry 4 vs Pittsfield 5

 

2A Illini West Quarterfinals

Bushnell-West Prairie 6 vs West Hancock 16

-Chase Hartweg (WH): Grand Slam

-West Hancock faces Monmouth-Roseville Wednesday in semifinals 

 

2A Sherrard Quarterfinals

Monmouth-United 2 vs Sherrard 8

 

High School Softball

 

Beardstown 2A Quarterfinals

Farmington 3 vs Rushville-Industry 4

-Rushville-Industry plays Beardstown in semifinals this afternoon

 

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/14/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/14/2018

 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
 
First Bankers Trust 5 vs Pumo Insurance Agency 2
 
Woodrums 13 vs WIU FOP - Colchester 15
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
 
Pizza Hut 7 vs Macomb Fire Department 0
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
 
Edifice Remodel 14 vs Yetter 11
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
 
Project Dance Company 12 vs Veterans Construction 3
 
Rosy's 9 vs McDaniel Accounting 8
 
Beck's Pest Control 9 vs Schmitz Plumbing & Electrical 2
 

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Pro Bowler Josh Norman discusses Dancing With The Stars, upcoming season

Washington Redskins Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman is in the midst of a hectic off season.

 

In addition to his football-related training, Norman has picked up a new skill, dancing. The six-year NFL vet is one of the athletes competing on the special athletes edition of DWTS, which airs Monday nights at 7 p.m. 

 

I spoke with Norman about his experience on DWTS, his busy off season, and his expectation for the Washington Redskins heading into the 2018 season. You can listen to the interview here

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/11-5/13/2018

High School Baseball 

 

Friday 5/11

 

Brown County 4 vs Rushville-Industry 5

 

Mendon Unity 8 vs Illini West 7 (8 innings)

 

Moline 10 vs Macomb 0

 

Southeastern 5 vs West Hancock 16

 

Saturday 5/12

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 3 vs Beardstown 11

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 0 vs Beardstown 10

 

High School Softball

 

Friday 5/11

 

Galva 8 vs Monmouth-Roseville 23

 

Griggsville-Perry 0 vs Rushville-Industry 13

 

Macomb 17 vs Bushnell-West Prairie 3

 

Saturday 5/12 

 

Abington-Avon 0 vs Illini West 9

 

WIU Baseball

 

Saturday 5/12

 

Western Illinois 4 vs South Dakota State 3

 

Sunday 5/13 

 

Western Illinois 7 vs South Dakota State 13

 

Western Illinois (15-26, 12-11 SL) 9 vs South Dakota State (16-27, 14-10) 6

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/10/2018

High School Baseball 

 

Abingdon-Avon 3 vs Macomb 6

-Ben Higgins (MHS): 3-3,1 R, 3B, 3 RBI

-Jacob Burg (MHS): W, 7 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 8 SO

 

Biggsville-West Central 0 vs Illini West 6

-Jackson Porter (IW): 2-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI

-Jacob Deitrich (IW): W, 7 IP, 6 H, 7 SO, 1 BB

 

South Fulton 5 vs Rushville-Industry 6

-Ethan Downs (R-I): 1-4, RBI (Walk-off single)

-Briar Stinson (R-I): 2-3, 2 R, HR, RBI

 

West Hancock 0 vs Liberty 10

 

High School Softball

 

Biggsville-West Central 1 vs Illini West 9

-Hannah Wood (IW): 3-3, BB, 2 R, 3B, 3 RBI

-Lara Pence (IW): 1-4, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI

 

Monmouth-Roseville 6 vs Stark County 18

 

High School Girls Track & Field

 

Class 1A Farmington Sectional

Bushnell-West Prairie wins team championship

 

Class 1A Lewistown Sectional

(Area State Qualifiers)
Zarra Humphry (West Hancock): 800
Kailee Artman (Illini West): 100 Hurdles
4x400 Relay (West Hancock)
4x800 Relay (West Hancock)

 

Class 2A Macomb Sectional 

(Macomb State Qualifiers)

-Destiny Reid: 400

-4x400 Relay 
 
 

 

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/10/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/10/2018

 

HyVee Pee Wee League:

Associated Oral Surgeons 13 vs Pumo Insurance 1

WIU FOP - Colchester 6 vs Catch-a-Star 8

 

Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
WIU FOP Lodge 169 3 vs State Farm - Tom Conklin 10
Western IL Realty-Amanda Smith 4 vs Macomb Fire Department 2
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
Fortress Bank 21 vs Steinjager 5
Yetter 19 vs MTC Communications 7
 
*No games were played in the Chick's on the Square Major League 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/9/2018

High School Baseball

 

Monmouth-Roseville 4 Illini West 0

-Jordan Cheek (M-R): W, 7 IP, 1 H, 9 SO

-Cheek: 2-3, BB, RBI

 

WIU Softball

 

Summit League Tournament: Fargo, ND

(6) Fort Wayne 9 vs (3) Western Illinois 3

-Sydney Hollings: 1-3, R, HR, RBI

-Emily Ira: L (9-12), 4.2 IP, 5 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 6 SO, 2 BB

-WIU finishes season 17-31 (9-6 Summit League)

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/9/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/9/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
First Bankers Trust 4 vs Citizens Bank 5
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
Macomb Fire Department 2 vs Pizza Hut 6
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
Fortress Bank 15 vs Edifice Remodel 6
Yetter 6 vs Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker 13
DRIVE 18 vs Steinjager 11
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
Project Dance Company 8 vs Beck's Pest Control 6
McDaniel Accounting 4 vs Rosy's 3

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WIU Head Baseball Coach Ryan Brownlee recaps Fort Wayne sweep, previews South Dakota State series

Following a three game series sweep of Fort Wayne, Western Illinois Baseball sits at 10-10 in the Summit League, good for third in the league standings. 

 

The Leathernecks notched those wins during what was the final home series of the season. Western won 6-3 Friday, before taking the backend 11-1 and 8-5 in a Saturday doubleheader. 

 

This was also final home series in the careers of seven WIU seniors. Colan Borchers, Sam Cottingham-Beard, Dave Dobrinich, Ryan Dunne, Mitch Ellis, Johnathan Fleek and Pete Minella all were a part of their first career series sweep. 

 

The successfull weekend led to a Summit League Co-Player of the Week award for redshirt freshman Alex Dorethy. The Ipava native and South Fulton product went 7-for-11 (.636) against the Mastodons. His statline included three extra-base hits; two home runs and a double. He added a team-high six RBIs and scored four runs over the weekend. 

 

Werstern Illinois now heads to Brookings, South Dakota, for a weekend series with South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits sit in second place in the Summit League, with a 13-8 record in league play. The two teams have only faced off once this year, with SDSU winning that game 6-3 in 12 innings in Macomb. The final two games of that late-March series were canceled due to inclement weather. 

 

WIU Head Baseball Coach Ryan Brownlee discussed the Fort Wayne series, the accomplishments of Dorethy and the Western seniors, and previewed the upcoming South Dakota State series. You can listen to the interview here

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Seven Leathernecks earn Summit League Softball awards

Seven players from the Western Illinois Softball team earned spots on the All-Summit League Teams.

 

Four Leathernecks cracked the All-Summit League First Team. Senior 3rd baseman Kelsey Marlow, junior 1st baseman Hailey Duwa, pitcher Emily Ira, and sophomore designated player Sydney Hollings made the first team. Marlow, Duwa, and Ira earned this honor for the second straight season. Hollings was named first team for the first time in her career. 

 

Senior outfielder Rachel Beatty, junior shortstop Payton Abbott, and sophomore second baseman Halle Hollatz made All Summit League Second Team. These three players earned league honors for the first time in their careers. 

 

The full teams can be seen below. WIU takes on Fort Wayne in the first round of the Summit League Tournament today in Fargo. 

 

FIRST TEAM

 

 

 

 

 

Name, School

 

Pos.

 

Yr.

 

Emily Ira, Western Illinois

 

P

 

Jr.

 

Jacquelyn Sertic, North Dakota State

 

P

 

Sr.

 

Madison Hope, South Dakota State

 

P

 

Sr.

 

Jessica Rogers, South Dakota

 

C

 

Jr. 

 

Brittney Morse, South Dakota State

 

C

 

Sr.

 

Hailey Duwa, Western Illinois

 

1B

 

Jr.

 

Zoe Stavrou, North Dakota State

 

2B

 

Jr.

 

Kelsey Marlow, Western Illinois

 

3B

 

Sr.

 

Lauren Eamiguel, South Dakota

 

SS

 

Fr.

 

Camille Fowler, South Dakota

 

OF

 

So.

 

Julia Andersen, South Dakota State

 

OF 

 

Jr.

 

Kelly Pattison, Omaha

 

OF

 

Sr. 

 

Sydney Hollings, Western Illinois

 

DP

 

So.

 

Emily Winckler, South Dakota 

 

DP

 

Sr.

 

 

 

SECOND TEAM

 

 

 

 

 

Name, School

 

Pos.

 

Yr.

 

Bailey Benefiel, Fort Wayne

 

P

 

Sr.

 

KK Leddy, North Dakota State

 

P

 

Jr.

 

Maria Palmegiani, Fort Wayne

 

C

 

So.

 

Ali Herdliska, South Dakota State

 

1B

 

Jr.

 

Vanessa Anderson, North Dakota State

 

1B

 

Jr.

 

Halle Hollatz, Western Illinois

 

2B

 

So.

 

Alyssa Fernandez, South Dakota

 

2B

 

Jr.

 

Megan Rushing, South Dakota State

 

3B

 

Jr.

 

Lacey Wilzbacher, Fort Wayne

 

SS

 

Jr.

 

Payton Abbott, Western Illinois

 

SS

 

Jr.

 

Bre Beatty, North Dakota State

 

OF

 

Sr.

 

Abbey Murphy, South Dakota State

 

OF

 

Sr.

 

Rachel Beatty, Western Illinois

 

OF

 

Sr.

 

Savannah Fisher, Omaha

 

DP

 

Jr.

 

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/8/2018

MCGSL Games played on 5/8/2018
 
HyVee Pee Wee League:
Citizens Bank 6 vs Pumo Insurance Agency 1
Associated Oral Surgeons 7 vs Woodrums 13
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
Western IL Realty-Amanda Smith 6 vs State Farm - Tom Conklin 8
 
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Minor League:
Yetter 14 vs DRIVE 7 
Fortress Bank 3 vs Edifice Remodel 16
 
Chick's on the Square Major League:
McDaniel Accounting 12 vs Schmitz Plumbing & Electrical 9

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/8/2018

High School Baseball

 

Clark County (MO) 1 vs Illini West 2

 

Macomb 0 vs QND 10

 

Rushville-Industry 6 vs Peoria Heights 0

 

West Hancock 4 vs Brown County 3

 

High School Softball

 

Havana 0 vs Illini West 5

 

QND 5 vs Macomb 8

-Sophie Whitford (MHS): 2-3, HR, 4 RBI

 

Rushville-Industry 4 vs Quincy High 6

 

West Hancock 2 vs Brown County 8

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/7/2018

Hy-Vee Pee Wee League:
Catch-a-Star (8) vs Woodrums (3)??
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League:
Pizza Hut (15) vs WIU FOP (2)??
 
Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Minor League:
Edifice Remodel (10) vs DRIVE (9)???
 
Chicks on the Square Major League:
Project Dance Company (8) vs Rosy's Pizza (7)
??Beck's Pest Control vs McDaniel Accounting - scores went unreported?

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/7/2018

High School Baseball

 

Illini West 1 vs Quincy High 6

-Kennedy Gooding (IW): HR

 

West Hancock 16 vs Mendon Unity 8

-Chase Hartweg (WH): 2 HR, 6 RBI

 

High School Bass Fishing

-Macomb places second in sectionals, advances to states

 

High School Softball

 

Illini West 6 vs Mendon Unity 1

-Gracie McDowell (IW): HR

-Lara Pence (IW): CG, 10 SO

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Taylor signs with Vikings following rookie camp

(photo via WIU Athletic Communications)

 

Former Western Illinois standout linebacker Brett Taylor has made the most of his opportunity at the Minnesota Vikings Rookie Mini Camp. The Macomb native and 2018 Buck Buchanan Award finalist has signed a contract with the Vikings following a three-day mini camp. 

 

FCS football writer Brian McLaughlin of HERO Sports, reports that Taylor was one of the two camp invitees out of 60 to make the cut. McLaughlin also notes that Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was "very happy with Taylor's performance."

 

Taylor now will prepare for Vikings training camp, which begins in late July. He will be one of the 90 players Minnesota brings into camp. That list of players will be trimmed down to 53 by the time training camp concludes in late August. 

 

 

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McDonough County Girls Softball Scores 5/5

MCGSL Games played on 05/05/2018
 
Hy-Vee Pee Wee League 
Woodrums(1) vs Citizens Bank (6)
First Bankers Trust (0) vs Woodrums (10)
Catch A Star (10) vs Associated Oral Surgeons (3)
Pumo Insurance Agency (3) vs WIU FOP-Colchester (10)
 
Pepsi Refreshment Services Rookie League
WIU FOP Lodge 169 (7) vs Macomb Fire Department (2)
Pizza Hut (12) vs State Farm-Tom Conklin (3)
Western Illinois Realty-Amanda Smith (4) vs WIU FOP Lodge 169 (2)
 
Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Minor League 
DRIVE (1) vs Fortress Bank (14)
DRIVE (11) vs Yetter (10)
MTC Communications (18) vs Steinjager (3)
Edifice Remodel (25) vs Hilton Farms/Bushnell Locker(22)
 
Chicks on the Square Major League 
Schmitz Plumbing & Electrical (8) vs Project Dance Company(6)
Schmitz Plumbing & Electrical (7) vs Beck’s Pest Control (0) forfeit
Veterans Construction (8) vs McDaniel Accounting (16)
 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/4-5/6/2018

High School Baseball

 

Friday 5/4

 

Illini West 13 vs Southeastern 0

 

Monmouth Roseville 0 vs Macomb 1

-Ben Higgins: Walk-off single

 

Rushville-Industry 2 vs Beardstown 6

 

High School Softball

 

Friday 5/4

 

Illini West 16 vs Liberty 0

 

Macomb 2 vs Lewistown 8

 

Saturday 5/5

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 2 vs Havana 9

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 1 vs Triopia 9

 

Rushville-Industry 4 vs Brown County 14

 

Alton Marquette 0 vs Illini West 1

 

WIU Baseball

 

Friday 5/4

 

Fort Wayne 3 vs Western Illinois 6 

-Alex Dorethy: 2-4, R, HR, 2 RBI

-Ryan Dunne: W (3-6), 8 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 9 SO

 

Saturday 5/5

 

Fort Wayne 1 vs Western Illinois 11 (7 innings)

-Alex Dorethy, Deion Thompson, Mitch Ellis: Home run

-Javin Drake: W (2-5), 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 7 SO

 

Fort Wayne (10-30, 6-18) 5 vs Western Illinois (13-25, 10-10) 8  

-Dorethy: 2-3, R, 2B, 2 RBI

-Ian Koch: W (4-5), 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 5 SO

 

WIU Softball

 

Saturday 5/5

 

Western Illinois 0 vs North Dakota State 3

 

Western Illinois 0 vs North Dakota State 3

 

Sunday 5/6

 

Western Illinois (17-30, 9-6) 0 vs North Dakota State (30-17, 10-3) 4

 

 

 

 

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Tanney leaves WIU for Wabash AD position

Wabash University (Crawfordsville, IN) announced today that Western Illinois University Director of Athletics, Matt Tanney, has left Western to accept the same position at Wabash. Tanney, who graduated from Wabash in 2005, will oversee the school's NCAA Division III athletics programs. 

 

Tanney has held the AD title at Western since 2016. He previously served as the Interim Director of Athletics from May 2015 until his appointment. Prior to that, he held the Associate Director of Athletics title at Western, coming to Macomb in July 2012. 

 

"It is a privilege to return to Wabash as the Director of Athletics and Campus Wellness," Tanney said in a Wabash press release. "The College provided me an exceptional experience as a student, so the ability to serve in this role is beyond humbling."

 

Tanney will begin his responsibilities at Wabash on May 21. 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/3/2018

High School Baseball

 

West Hancock 1 vs Quincy Notre Dame 11

 

High School Girls Soccer

 

Galesburg 0 vs Macomb 2

 

High School Softball

 

Southeastern 1 vs Illini West 19

-Hannah Wood (IW): 2-3, 5 RBI 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/2/2018

High School Baseball 

 

Rushville-Industry 1 vs Macomb 11

-Ben Higgins (MHS): 2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI

-Mason Westen (MHS): 1-3, R, HR, 4 RBI

-Brandon Bickers (MHS): W, 6 IP, R, 2 H, 10 SO

 

High School Softball

 

Rushville-Industry 23 vs Southeastern 0 (5 innings)

-Chaddam Crosier (R-I): 4-5, 3 R, 3B, 2B, 6 RBI

-Madelyn Belville (R-I): W, 5 IP, 1 H, 9 SO

-Belville: 5-5, 4 R, 3 RBI

 

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WIU Head Baseball Coach Ryan Brownlee recaps season to date, looks ahead at home stretch

Following an 0-3 weekend at Oral Roberts, Western Illinois Baseball sits at 10-25 on the year, with a 7-10 record in the Summit League. The Leathernecks were set to kick off another week of action tonight at Iowa, before coming back home for a weekend set with league foe Fort Wayne. However, the Iowa game has been canceled due to thunderstorms in the Iowa City area. This marks the ninth weather cancelation of the year for Western. 

 

The Leathernecks sit in fifth place in the tightly contested Summit League standings. Western Illinois has had highs and lows this season. Highs, such as a series victory over ORU in early April, reaffirm head coach Ryan Brownlee's notion that this team has the talent to set lofty goals, like winning the Summit League. Other the other hand, WIU is currently on the outside looking in in terms of earning a spot in the Summit League playoffs. With weather causing nine cancelations, including four Summit League matchups, the Leathernecks face an interesting situation in the standings. 

 

Get a recap of the Western Illinois season to date, as well as a look ahead *in my interview with WIU Head Baseball Coach Ryan Brownlee. 

 

*This was recorded before news broke that the Iowa matchup would be canceled. The Leathernecks and Hawkeyes are still slated to play the backend of their scheduled home and home in Macomb on Tuesday, May 15. 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 5/1/2018

High School Baseball

 

Farmington 9 vs Bushnell-West Prairie 7

 

Havana 4 vs Rushville-Industry 3

-Brady Klitz (R-I): 1-3, R, HR, 2 RBI

 

Macomb 16 vs Southeastern 4

-Brandon Bickers: 3-4, 3 R, 2 2B, 4 RBI

-Ben Higgins: 2-5, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI

 

High School Softball

 

Abingdon-Avon 5 vs Bushnell-West Prairie 0

 

Lewistown 16 vs Monmouth-Roseville 2

 

Rushville-Industry 8 vs West Hancock 9

-Erynn Gerhardt (WH): 2-4, 2 R, 2 3B, RBI

-Montanna Andrews (WH): 1-3, 3 RBI

-Chaddam Crosier (R-I): 2-5, 2 R, 3B

 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/30/2018

High School Baseball

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 6 vs ROWVA 4

 

Camp Point Central 0 vs Illini West 8

-Jacob Deitrich (IW): 2-3, R, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI

-Jackson Porter (IW): W, 7 IP, 4 H, 10 SO

 

Macomb 8 vs Galesburg 13

-Ben Higgins (MHS): 3-5, R, 2 RBI

-Mason Westen (MHS):  1-2, R, HR, 2 RBI

 

Rushville-Industry 1 vs Brimfield 11

Manny Garcia (R-I): 2-3, R

 

West Hancock 0 vs Monmouth-Roseville 10

-Addison Fletcher (M-R): 2-2, BB, RBI

-Korby Killey (M-R): 1-3, R, 2 RBI

 

High School Girls Soccer

 

Macomb 1 vs Fort Madison 0

 

High School Softball

 

Havana 1 vs Rushville-Industry 5

-Cassadi Forman: 3-3, 2 RBI

-Olivia Sarlin: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI

-Madelyn Belville: W, 7 IP, H, R, 8 SO, BB

 

Knoxville 11 vs Bushnell-West Prairie 3

-Mariah Garzee (BWP): 1-3, 2B, RBI

 

Quincy 7 vs Macomb 2

-Savanna Kump (MHS): 1-3, R, 2B

-Maggie Vallillo (MHS): 1-3, R, 3B, RBI

 

South Fulton 0 vs Brown County 10

 

West Hancock 8 vs West Central 1

-Anna Walker (WH): 2-4, R, 2B, 3 RBI

-Liz Walker (WH): 1-2, BB, R, 2B, 3 RBI

 

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Taylor lands rookie camp invite with Vikings

(photo via WIU Athletic Communications)

 

Macomb native and former Western Illinois University football player Brett Taylor will receive an opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings. Taylor accepted a rookie mini-camp invitation with Minnesota, making him the fourth Leatherneck in the 2018 NFL Draft Class to receive either a contract or rookie mini-camp invitation. 

 

Taylor was runner-up for the 2018 Buck Buchanan Award, given to the most outstanding defensive player in FCS football. Taylor was a finalist for the award in both his junior and senior seasons. 

 

Taylor finished his senior year as the FCS leader in tackles, stops per game and assisted tackles, earning Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year accolades. 

 

"We are so proud of Brett and what he has accomplished," said Western Illinois Head Football Coach Jared Elliott in a release. "His work ethic, competitiveness, toughness and leadership qualities will help separate him at the next level. Brett has left a lasting legacy at Western Illinois University. It is beyond rewarding to see his journey continue."

 

Taylor will join former South Dakota State wide receiver Jake Wieneke, who Taylor lived with in texas while training for the NFL Draft, along with other signed and unsigned rookies at the Vikings rookie mini-camp. Players at the camp will have the chance to receive an invitation to Minnesota's training camp this summer.  

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Three Leathernecks with NFL opportunities following draft

While no Western Illinois Football players heard their names caled at the 2018 NFL Draft, three Leathernecks have already accepted opportunities at the next level. One of the three has already inked a contract. 

 

WIU All-American wide receiver Jaelon Acklin was signed to a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens following the draft. 

 

Acklin finished the 2017 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).

 

"Jaelon has an irrefutable will to succeed stacked on top of elite talent," said Western Head Football Coach Jared Elliott in a release. "He has never been outworked a day in his life. He now has the opportunity to see his hard work pay off, and his dreams realized. We are so happy for Jaelon and will be behind him every step of the way at the next level."
 
Two other Leathernecks have received rookie mini camp invitations. Center Jacob Judd received a tryout with the New Orleans Saints, while defensive back David Griffith accepted a tryout with the Los Angeles Chargers. 
 
Judd concluded his career as a three-time All-Missouri Valley Football Conference and three-time academic All-MVFC honoree, highlighted by a first team selection in 2017.
 
"Jacob has been a model example of what a Leatherneck is throughout his time here with us," Elliott said. "He is an anchor of consistency in everything he does and has earned everything he has. We are so excited to watch him continue to do that at the next level."
 
Griffith concluded his career as a three-time Missouri Valley Football Conference Academic Honor Roll selection with 219 tackles (141 solo) and seven picks. 
 
"David has been an inspirational leader for us on the field and in the locker room for a while now. He has always had tremendous instincts for the game. We are so excited about his opportunity and know he will make the most of it," Elliott said.
 
One name that many Leatherneck fans are anxiously waiting to hear more about is linebacker Brett Taylor. The Buck Buchanan Award runner up and Macomb native has not officially landed a contract or a mini camp invite anywhere at the moment. We'll be sure to provide an update when more details come out about Taylor's plans. 
 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/27-29/2018

High School Baseball

 

Friday 4/27

 

Illini West 14 vs Rushville-Industry 11

-Carter Boyer (IW): 2-4, BB, R, 4 RBI

-Jackson Porter (IW): 2-4, BB, 2 2B, 2 RBI

-Brady Klitz (R-I): 3-5, R, 3 RBI

 

Saturday 4/28

 

Macomb 14 vs Monmouth-Roseville 5

-Brandon Bickers (MHS): 3-5, 3 RBI

-Gunner Lantz (MHS): 1-1, HR, 3 RBI
 
High School Softball
 
Friday 4/27
 
Biggsville-West Central 2 vs Illini West 11
-Baylee Clampitt (IW): 3-4, 3 R, 3 2B, RBI
-Kelly Sirtak (IW): 1-3, 3B, 3 RBI
 
WIU Baseball
 
Friday 4/27
Western Illinois 2 vs Oral Roberts 19
-Drue Galassi: 1-3, 2B, RBI
 
Saturday 4/28
Western Illinois 1 vs Oral Roberts 3
-Deion Thompson: 1-4, RBI
-Javin Drake: L (1-5), 6.2 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 8 SO, 2 BB
 
Sunday 4/29 
Western Illinois (10-25, 7-10) 1 vs Oral Roberts (26-15, 16-5) 3
-Dillon Sears: 2-4, RBI
-Ian Koch: 8 IP, 0 ER, R, 6 H, 5 SO, 4 BB
 
WIU Softball
 
Saturday 4/28
 
South Dakota State 13 vs Western Illinois 3
-Hailey Duwa: 1-2, R, HR, 2 RBI
-Emily Ira: 2-2, R, 3B
 
South Dakota State 3 vs Western Illinois 4
-Halle Hollatz: 1-2, 2 RBI
-Abby Carlin: W (2-8), 3 ER, 9 H
 
Sunday 4/29
 
South Dakota State (31-13, 10-4) 13 vs Western Illinois (17-27, 9-3) 3
-Hailey Duwa: 0-1, 2 BB, RBI
-Kelsey Marlow: 1-3, R, RBI, SB
-Leathernecks still hold 1st place in the Summit League

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/26/2018

High School Baseball

 

Illini West 3 vs Macomb 4 (8 innings)

-Ben Higgins (MHS): 2-4, 2 R, 3B

-Parker Schmalschof (MHS): 1-4, RBI (walk-off single)

-Kennedy Gooding (IW): 2-3, BB, 2 RBI, 2B

 

PORTA 10 vs Rushville-Industry 11

-Ethan Downs (R-I): 4 RBIs

 

Central 15 vs West Hancock 9

 

High School Softball

 

Illini West 11 vs Macomb 0

-Lara Pence (IW): No-hitter (2-4, RBI)

 

West Hancock 1 vs Central 11

 

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NFL Draft Preview Show with Charlie Fisher

 
I caught up with former Western Illinois Head Football Coach, Charlie Fisher, to break down the 2018 NFL Draft. Fisher, who now serves as the wide receivers coach at Arizona State University, discusses the draft from a variety of angles.
 
We went through our projected top 10 picks, some sleepers, and analyzed some FCS prospects that Fisher has had the chance to coach and coach against. Fisher gives his thoughts on former Western Illinois linebacker Brett Taylor and former Western wide receiver Jaelon Acklin. He also touches on other high-level FCS prospects, including former Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta, who he had the chance to coach in 2014 and 2015. 
 
Fisher’s perspective is especially interesting, as he has had the chance to recruit a number of these players, including UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, who is one of the top rated signal callers in the draft. Fisher also has ties to relevant NFL coaches, GM’s, and others associated with the league, that are relevant to this weekend’s draft
 
The draft begins tonight with the first round. That will be followed up by the second and third rounds on Friday, and rounds four through seven on Saturday. 
 
Below is a rundown of the topics we discussed on the show, as well as each of our projected top 10 picks, and sleepers in this year’s draft. 
 
Rundown:
 
Intro/Fisher’s pre-draft conversations with WIU products Taylor and Acklin
0:00-4:08
Charlie Fisher’s Top 10/Experience Recruiting Josh Rosen
4:08-13:30 
Sam Kuperman’s Top 10
13:30-20:36
More First Round Predictions
20:36-28:18
Sleepers
28:18-37:05
FCS Prospects
37:05-1:04:01
-Brett Taylor and Jaelon Acklin
37:05-48:30
-Kyle Lauletta
*48:30-52:30
52:30-54:30
-Jake Wieneke (WR, South Dakota State)
54:30-56:30
-Nick DeLuca (LB, North Dakota State)
56:30-57:45
-Other FCS Prospects/Recap
57:45-1:04:01
 
Charlie Fisher's 2018 NFL Draft Top 10
*If the Colts do not trade down with the Bills, Fisher has Indianapolis selecting Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick
 
1. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold (Quarterback, USC)
2. New York Giants: Saquon Barkley (Running Back, Penn State)
3. New York Jets: Josh Rosen (Quarterback, UCLA)
4. Cleveland Browns: Bradley Chubb (Defensive End, NC State)
5. Denver Broncos: Baker Mayfield (Quarterback, Oklahoma)
6. *Buffalo Bills (trade via Colts): Josh Allen (Quarterback, Wyoming)
7. Tampa Bay Buccanneers: Derwin James (Safety, Florida State)
8. Chicago Bears: Quintin Nelson (Guard, Notre Dame)
9. San Francisco 49ers: Denzel Ward (Cornerback, Ohio State)
10. Oakland Raiders: Roquon Smith (Linebacker, Georgia)
 
Sam Kuperman’s 2018 NFL Draft Top 10
 
1. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold (Quarterback, USC)
2. New York Giants: Baker Mayfield (Quarterback, Oklahoma)
3. New York Jets: Josh Allen (Quarterback Wyoming)
4. Cleveland Browns: Saquon Barkley (Running Back, Penn State) 
5. Buffalo Bills (trade via Broncos): Josh Rosen (Quarterback, UCLA) 
6. Indianapolis Colts: Quentin Nelson (Guard, Notre Dame) 
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bradley Chubb (Defensive End, N.C. State)
8. Chicago Bears: Roquon Smith (Linebacker, Georgia)
9. San Francisco 49ers: Derwin James (Safety, Florida State)
10. Raiders: Minkah Fitzpatrick (Safety, Alabama)
 
Charlie Fisher’s 1st Round Sleepers
James Daniels: Center, Iowa
Sony Michel: Running Back, Georgia
 
Charlie Fisher’s Sleepers
Rashaad Penny: Running Back, San Diego State
 
Sam Kuperman’s 1st Round Sleepers
Lamar Jackson: Quarterback, Louisville
Will Hernandez: Guard, UTEP
 
Sam Kuperman’s Sleepers
Billy Price: Center, Ohio State
Bo Scarbourough: Running Back, Alabama
 
 
 
 
 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/25/2018

High School Baseball

 

Macomb 5 vs Quincy High 8 

-Drew Cody (MHS): 1-2, R, HR, RBI

-Ben Gentry (MHS): 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI

 

High School Softball

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 14 vs Monmouth-Roseville 4

-Bailey Coates (BWP): 3-4, 3 R, 2B, 2 RBI

-Haley Hood (BWP): 2-4, BB, 3 R, 2B, HR, RBI 

 

Lewistown 2 vs Rushville-Industry 3

-Chaddam Crosier (R-I): 1-2, R, 3B, RBI

-Madelyn Belville (R-I): W, 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 R, 3 H, 10 SO, 2 BB

 

South Fulton 0 vs Illini West 22

-Baylee Clampitt (IW): 2-2, BB, 3 R, 2B, 3B, 6 RBI 

-Blair Boston (IW): W, 4 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 6 SO

 

Western Illinois Baseball 

 

SIU-E 2 vs Western Illinois 8 

-Drue Galassi: 3-3, R, 3B, 2 RBI

-Grant Hannant: 1-1, RBI

-Jack Carberry: W (1-0), 3.1 IP, 2 SO, 3 BB

 

Western Illinois Softball

 

Missouri 7 vs Western Illinois 0

 

Missouri 2 (26-24) vs Western Illinois (16-25) 0

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/24/2018

High School Baseball 

 

Macomb 1 vs Illini West 2 (13 innings)

-Jacob Deitrich (IW): 1-6, RBI (walk-off single)

-Jackson Porter (IW): 6.1 IP, R, 0 ER, 4 H, 9 SO, BB

-Jacob Burg (MHS): 4 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 4 SO, 2 BB

 

West Hancock 3 vs Camp Point Central 7

-Kolton Johnson (WH): 3-4, R, HR, RBI

 

High School Softball

 

Macomb 1 vs Illini West 2

-Hannah Wood (IW): 2-3, R, HR, RBI

-Blair Boston (IW): W, 7 IP, ER, 4 H, 9 SO, BB

 

Rushville-Industry 0 vs Midwest Central 7

-Madelyn Belville (R-I): 2-3

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/23/2018

High School Softball

 

Illini West 17 vs Brown County 0

-Baylee Clampitt: 2-2, 2 BB, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI

-Lara Pence: 4 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 6 SO, 2 BB

 

South Fulton 5 vs Bushnell-West Prairie 9

-Katie Fitch (BWP): 1-3, 2 RBI

-Mariah Garzee (BWP): W, 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 4 SO

 

Triopia 0 vs Rushville-Industry 12

-Ashley Chancy: 3-3, 3 R

-Madelyn Belville: 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 5 SO, 2 BB

 

West Hancock 13  vs Unity 7

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/20-4/22/2018

High School Baseball

 

Friday 4/20

 

Havana 7 vs Illini West 18

-Kellen Dysert: 3-3 4 RBI

 

Monmouth-Roseville 8 vs Abingdon-Avon 11

 

Saturday 4/21

 

Abingdon-Avon 3 vs Elmwood-Brimfield 1 

 

Illini West 2 vs Herscher 1

 

Illini West 1 vs Deer Creek-Mackinaw 6

 

High School Softball

 

Friday 4/20

 

Monmouth-Roseville 3 vs Macomb 6

-Grace Stufflebeam (MHS): 3-3, 2 RBI

 

Saturday 4/21 

 

Rushville Industry 16 vs East Peoria 11

 

Rushville Industry 10 vs Abingdon-Avon 0

 

Beardstown Classic 

 

Auburn 10 vs West Hancock 1

 

Griggsville-Perry 1 vs West Hancock 12

 

3rd Place Game:

 

Beardstown 15 vs West Hancock 7

 

Pleasant Plains Slam

 

Illini West 12 vs Brown County 0

 

Illini West 0 vs Calhoun 1

 

WIU Baseball 

 

(Games played in Omaha)

Friday 4/20 

 

Western Illinois 7 vs North Dakota State 2

-Steve McShane: 2-4, R, 2 RBI

-Ryan Dunne: (W 2-5), 7 IP, ER, 6 H, 8 SO, 4 BB

 

Saturday 4/21 

 

Western Illinois 1 vs North Dakota State 3

-Mitch Ellis: 2-3, R, HR, RBI

-Javin Drake: L (1-4), 7 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 9 SO, 2 BB

 

Sunday 4/22

 

Western Illinois 4 (9-22, 7-7) vs North Dakota 0

-Deion Thompson: 1-4, R, 2 RBI

-Ian Koch: W (3-5), 8 IP, 0 ER, H, 10 SO, 2 BB

 

WIU Softball

 

Saturday 4/21 

 

Omaha 1 vs Western Illinois 5

-Hailey Duwa: 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI

-Emily Ira: W (8-7), 7 IP,  ER, 4 H, 10 SO, BB

 

Omaha 1 vs Western Illinois 0

-Abby Carlin: L (1-7), 7 IP, ER, 7 H, 2 SO, BB

 

Sunday 4/22 

 

Omaha 1 vs Western Illinois 7

-Halle Hollatz: 1-2, R, HR, 2 RBI

-Sydney Hollings: 1-2, R, HR, RBI

-Ira: W (9-7), 7 IP, ER, 2 H, 6 SO, 2 BB

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/19/2018

High School Baseball 

 

Illini West 3 vs Abingdon-Avon 4

-Hunter Darst (AA): 2-2, 2 R, 2B

-Kennedy Gooding (IW): 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI

 

Macomb 15 vs West Hancock 6

-Brandon Bickers (MHS): 3-5, R, 2B, 4 RBI

-Bickers: W, 3 IP, 1 H, 2 SO, 3 BB

-Ben Higgins (MHS): 4-5, 4 R, HR, 2B, 3 RBI

-Quinn Dupree (WH): 2-3, BB, 2 RBI,

 

Monmouth-Roseville 10 vs Central 4

 

South Fulton 6 vs Griggsville-Perry 9

 

High School Girls Soccer

 

Macomb 1 vs Springfield Lutheran 0

 

High School Softball 

 

Illini West 5 vs Quincy High 4

-Sydney Carlisle (IW): 2-3, 2 R, HR, 2B, 3 RBI

-Gracie McDowell (IW): 1-3, R, HR, 2 RBI

 

West Hancock 3 vs Macomb 9

-Reagan Emerick (MHS): 2-3, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI 

-Maggie Vallillo (MHS): 2-4, R, 4 RBI

-Jordyn Hare (MHS): W, 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 2 SO, 3 BB

 

High School Track and Field

 

Macomb Invitational

-Macomb Girls: 1st place

-Macomb Boys: 2nd Place 

 

 

 

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Crum out as Rushville-Industry Boy's Basketball Coach

Rushville-Industry High School announced this morning that Head Boy's Basketball Coach Tyler Crum has been relieved of his coaching duties. The school provided the following statement:

 

"The RIHS administration felt that in the best interest of the RIHS boys basketball program, the school and community that a change was needed in leadership for the program." (via Chris Duerr, KHQA)

 

Crum, who has been the head coach of the Rockets programs for the previous four seasons, went 8-21 during the 2017-18 campaign. Despite a slow start to the season and a number of injuries along the way, his team finished the final month of the season 6-7. That stretch included a 2A Regional Quarterfinal upset over 5th seeded Athens. 

 

 

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Cubs-Cardinals rained out again, will be made up tomorrow afternoon

The Cardinals and Cubs game that was slated for this afternoon at Wrigley has been called off due to rain. This is the second time in three days the two rivals will not be able to play. This game will be made up tomorrow afternoon in Chicago. Coverage begins at 12:45 p.m. on Macomb News Now WLMD (104.7 FM). First pitch is slated for 1:20 p.m.

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/17/2018

High School Baseball

 

Canton 4 vs Illini West 5 (9 innings)

-Kennedy Gooding (IW): 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI

-Lincoln Gooding (IW): 1-4, BB, RBI (drew walk-off walk)

 

Central 2 vs Monmouth-Roseville 7

 

Rushville-Industry 10 vs Bushnell-West Prairie 9 (9 innings)

-Andrew Jones (R-I): 3-5, R, RBI

-Briar Stinson (R-I): 4 IP, 0 ER, H, 7 SO, BB

 

West Hancock 3 vs Macomb 7

-Jacob Burg (MHS): W, 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 7 SO, 5 BB

-Brandon Bickers (MHS): 1-3, BB, R, HR, RBI

-Ben Higgins (MHS): 2-3, BB, R, 3 RBI

 

High School Softball

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 5 vs Southeastern 7

 

Central 15 vs Monmouth-Roseville 0

 

Macomb 7 vs West Hancock 6

-Kelsey Cawthon (MHS): 1-4, R, HR, 3 RBI

-Erin Gerhardt (WH): 1-3, BB, R, 2B, 2 RBI

 

QND 0 vs Illini West 11

-Lara Pence (IW): 2-2, 5 RBI

-Pence: W, 5 IP, 2 H, 9 SO, BB

 

Unity 2 vs Illini West 10

-Katelyn Murphy (IW): 3-3, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI

-Blair Boston (IW): W, 7 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 8 SO, BB

 

WIU Men's Golf

 

Beu Mussatto Invitational- Macomb, IL

-WIU finishes 6th out of 14 teams

-Drew Eaton: T12 (+7)

 

WIU Softball

 

Western Illinois (14-22) 2 vs Iowa (19-22) 1 (8 innings)

-Hailey Duwa: 1-2, R, HR, RBI

-Emily Ira: W, 8 IP, ER, 3 H, 6 SO, BB

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Cubs-Cardinals rain out to be made up as part of July 21 doubleheader

The Cubs were rained out for a second consecutive day, as tonight's scheduled Cubs-Cardinals series opener was called off this afternoon. The game will be made up Saturday, July 21 as part of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field. 

 

The teams will be back in action tomorrow night in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. Coverage can be heard on Macomb News Now WLMD (104.7 FM). 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/13-15/2018

High School Baseball

 

Friday 4/13

 

Illini West 11 vs North Fulton 0

 

Payson 9 vs Rushville-Industry 6

 

High School Softball 

 

Friday 4/13 

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 1 vs Macomb 3

 

Payson 1 vs Illini West 6

 

WIU Baseball

 

Friday 4/13

 

Omaha 8 vs Western Illinois (7-20, 5-6) 5

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/12/2018

High School Baseball

 

Camp Point Central 0 vs Macomb 4

-Parker Schmalshof: 1-3, 2 RBI

-Ben Higgins: W, 5.1 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 1 SO

-Jacob Burg: S, 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 SO

 

Farmington 1 vs Rushville-Industry 15

-Brady Klitz (R-I): 6 IP, 1 H 1 ER, 8 SO, 5 BB

-Drew Schmidt (R-I): 3-4, BB, 2 R, 4 RBI

 

Illini West 2 vs Monmouth-Roseville 4

-Nick Corman (M-R): 2-3, 2 RBI

-Lincoln Gooding (IW): 1-2, BB, 2B, 2 RBI

 

South Fulton 2 vs West Hancock 17

-Quinn Dupree (WH): 3-3, BB, 4 R, RBI

 

High School Softball

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 3 vs Rushville-Industry 8

 

Camp Point Central 4 vs Macomb 2

-Jacey Nall (CPT): 12 SO

 

Mendon Unity 8 vs West Hancock 9

 

Monmouth-Roseville 2 vs Illini West 21

-Sydney Carlisle (IW): 2-3, BB, 4 R, 3 RBI, 

-Brooke Lawson (IW): 2-2, 2 BB, 3 R, HR,  2 RBI

-Kaetlyn Murphy (IW): 2-3, 2 R, 5 RBI

 

Monmouth-Roseville 1 vs Illini West 23

-Sydney Carlisle (IW): 3-3, BB, 4 R, 2B, 4 RBI

-Baylee Clampitt (IW): 3-3, 3 R, HR, RBI

-Kaetlyn Murphy (IW): 2-3, BB, 2 R, 4 RBI

 

Southeastern 1 vs South Fulton 11

 

 

 

 

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Mon-Rose's Woodard among six WIU Volleyball signees

Western Illinois Volleyball has announced the signings of six players for the 2018-19 season. Among the six is a local product, Kaylee Mae Woodard of Monmouth-Roseville High School. The 5'8 outside hitter/defensive specialist comes to Macomb after three seasons as an all-conference player for the Titans. She was a named to the all-tournament team at the Charger Invite three times.

 

"Kaylee is a six rotation outside that will more than likely make the transition into a defensive role for our program," said WIU Head Volleyball Coach Kelly Richardson in a WIU Athletics press release. "Her ability to play six rotations though has made her a well-rounded player, and will help her bring consistency to our defense. Kaylee has big goals, and will continue pushing herself and those around her to improve. She is fierce competitor, and we look forward to her fighter mentality in the gym this fall."

 

Woodard will come to a university that is both close to home, and has sentimental value to her. 

 

"I chose Western because I loved the campus, it was close to home and my grandfather attended WIU and played basketball," Woodard said in the release. "WIU also has a great Nursing program, which made my choice even easier to make."

 

In addition to Woodard, Richardson and her staff have added five more players. All six recruits hail from either Illinois or Iowa. The remainder of the class is made up of the following athletes:

 

-Erika Moore: 5'7 defensive specialist/libero from Bloomington, IL (Bloomington Central Catholic High School)

-Mariah Mitchell: 6'0 right side from Wapello, IA (Wapello High School) 

-Alaina Kline: 5'7 defensive specialist/libero from Pecatonica, IL (Christian Life High School)

-Kennedy Drewis: 5'10, outside hitter from Tripoli, IA (Tripoli High School)

-Madeline Dieter: 6'1, middle blocker from Plainfield, IL. (Plainfield North High School)

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WIU Women's Basketball signs Spanish national team's Flores

(Photo via WIU Athletic Communications)

 

Western Illinois Women's Basketball has announced the signing of Spanish recruit Carla Flores. The 5'10 12th grader will play for WIU in the 2018-19 season. 

 

"She is a national level player in Spain, and will be a perfect fit for our playing style," Western Illinois Head Women's Basketball Coach JD Gravina said in a WIU Athletics press release. "She plays the game with a smoothness and confidence that will be great in our transition motion offense."

 

Flores has played for the Spanish National Team for the past three seasons. Her team won the gold medal at the U16 European Championship in Italy. The Barcelona native has played for the Liga Femenina Team, as well as being a three-year member of the club team State of Cataluña. 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/11/2018

High School Baseball

 

Bushnell-West Prairie 2 vs Illini West 5

-Jacob Dietrich (IW): 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 10 SO, 1 BB

-Kennedy Gooding (IW): 1-3, R, HR, 3 RBI

-Trenton Teel (BWP): 1-3, 2 RBI

 

West Hancock 3 vs Clark County (MO) 9

 

High School Softball

 

Illini West 16 vs Beardstown 4

-Bailee Clampitt (IW): 1-2, BB, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, 

-Gracie McDowell (IW): 3-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI

-Lara Pence (IW): 1-3, BB, R, HR, 2 RBI

 

Knoxville 12 vs Rushville-Industry 10

-Madelyn Belville (R-I): 3-6, BB, 2 RBI

-Chaddam Crosier (R-I): 3-6, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI

 

Monmouth-Roseville 2 vs Galesburg 10

 

WIU Baseball

 

Western Illinois (7-19) 4 vs Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (7-23) 3 (10 innings)

-Mitch Ellis: 2-4, BB, 2 RBI, (GW RBI Double)

-Drue Galassi: 2-5, R, HR, 2 RBI 

 

 

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Macomb Area Sports Scores 4/10/2018

High School Baseball

 

Beardstown 13 vs Rushville-Industry 6

 

Macomb 3 vs Camp Point Central 8

 

South Fulton 11 vs Farmington 8

 

High School Softball

 

Macomb 1 vs Camp Point Central 6

 

Rushville Industry 12 vs Mendon Unity 5

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Cubs home opener to be made up Tuesday, April 10

With today's home opener against the Pirates canceled due to snow in the Chicago area, the Cubs will wait an extra day to play their first home game of the 2018 season. Chicago will play at Wrigley Field Tuesday afternoon against Pittsburgh. Coverage begins at 12:45 p.m., with a 1:20 p.m. first pitch. You can hear the game on Macomb News Now WLMD (103.7 FM-104.7 FM-1510 AM). 

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Macomb Boy's Basketball's Fayhee signs with Carl Sandburg

(Photo via Chris Duerr, KHQA)

 

Macomb Boy's Basketball senior forward Carter Fayhee signed with Carl Sandburg College Wednesday at Macomb High School.

 

Fayhee led the Bombers in scoring, rebounding, and assists for both his junior and senior seasons. He surpassed the 1,000 point milestone on January 26 in a win at Camp Point. He helped lead Macomb to an 18-10 record in 2017-18, which included a 10-game winning streak. 

 

Fayhee now heads to Galesburg to join a junior college program with a winning tradition. The Chargers went 23-9 in 2017-18, and were co-champions of the Arrowhead Conference. 

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Cubs Tuesday rainout to be made up with May 19 doubleheader

Following a rainout against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs have announced that the game will be made up as part of a Saturday, May 19 doubleheader. Coverage of the day game begins at 11:35 a.m., with coverage of the night game beginning at 5:35 p.m.

 

These games will be part of a four-game series at the Great American Ballpark in the Queen City, beginning Friday, May 18 and ending Sunday, May 20. 

 

The Cubs get a travel day Wednesday, as they head to Milwaukee to begin a series with the Brewers. The first game of the series is Thursday, with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m.

 

All 2018 Chicago Cubs regular season and post season games can be heard on Macomb News Now (103.7 FM, 104.7 FM, and 1510 AM) WLMD. Pre-game coverage begins 35 minutes prior to first pitch for every game. 

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WIU Softball's Marlow wins Summit League Player of the Week

Kelsey Marlow, a senior infielder from Terre Haute, IN, has been named the Summit League Player of the Week for the week of March 26 – April 1. Marlow's accolades for the week include breaking a program record, with five hits against South Dakota in Saturday's 20-12 victory in Vermillion. This is the first time Marlow has earned this award. 

 

In Western Illinois' three-game series sweep of the Coyotes, Marlow hit .643 with an on-base percentage of .643 and a slugging percentage of .929. For the series she recorded two doubles and a triple, along with eight RBI.

 

Western Illinois is now 10-22 on the season, with a 3-0 Summit League record following the opening series with South Dakota.  

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