Local Sports

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.

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

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). 

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


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





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)

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.