Local Sports

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

 


West Prairie 8th Grade Boys Basketball finishes as state runner-up

The West Prairie 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team finished the 2017-18 season as IESA Class 2A Runner-Up. The Cyclones lost 38-30 Thursday to Madison at in the State Championship Game, played in Mt. Pulaski. 

 

West Prairie got through the state bracket, with a quarterfinal win over Effingham St. Anthony and semifinal win over Peoria St. Vincent DePaul on Saturday, February 10. The Cyclones finish the season 24-2. The players on this 8th grade team finish their junior high careers with a 48-3 record. 

 

(The pictures below come via the Twitter account of West Prairie Athletic Director Doug Fisher). 

 


Macomb Area Sports Scores 2/14/2018

High School Boys Basketball 

 

Monmouth-Roseville 69 vs Knoxville 36

-Jamony Skinner (M-R): 21 points

 

Southeastern 15 vs (3) West Hancock 66

-Drake Hammel (WH): 14 points

-Logan Dorethy (WH): 12 points

 

West Central 50 vs West Prairie 53

 

WIU Mens Basketball

 

Western Illinois (11-13, 2-9) 74 vs Fort Wayne (17-12, 6-6) 90

-Isaac Johnson (WIU): 23 Points

 


Macomb Area Sports Scores 2/13/2018

High School Boys Basketball

 

Brimfield 69 vs Abingdon-Avon 60

 

Farmington 61 vs Monmouth-Roseville 28

 

Fort Madison 38 vs Illini West 42

Jackson Porter (IW): 15 points

 

Havana 48 vs South Fulton 43

 

North Fulton 29 vs Bushnell-Prairie City 81

-Jason Housenga (BPC): 21 points

-Draven Martin (BPC): 15 points

-Devin Yocum (BPC): Breaks BPC all-time scoring record (held by Fred Serven since 1989)

 

Payson-Seymour (24-2) 30 vs Macomb (17-7) 44

-Carter Fayhee (MHS): 14 points

-John Fuhr (MHS): 10 points

-Macomb wins 10th straight game

 

Rushville-Industry 47 vs Southeastern 31

-Jacob Reller (R-I): 15 points

 

 


Macomb Area Sports Scores 2/12/2018

High School Girls Basketball

 

Farmington 2A Sectional Semi-final

West Hancock 25 vs Midwest Central 41

 

Macomb 3A Regional Quarterfinal

(9) Macomb (13-15) 54 vs (8) Quincy Notre Dame (13-11) 90

-Molly Penn (QND): 31 points

-Sydney Hummert (QND): 24 points

-Ericka Dawson (MHS): 12 points

-Macomb finishes season with 241 3FG, seventh best mark in state history

 

WIU Womens Basketball

 

Eureka (Division III) 46 vs Western Illinois (19-7) 98

-Morgan Blumer: 18 points, 7 rebounds

-Taylor Higginbotham: 15 points, 11 rebounds

-Emily Clemens: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 13 assists (ties career high)


Macomb Area Sports Scores 2/9-2/11/2018

High School Boys Basketball 

 

Friday 2/9

 

Bushnell-Prairie City 52 vs Illini West 73

-Jackson Porter (IW): 29 points

-Devin Yocum (BPC): 26 points

-Kennedy Gooding (IW): 24 points, scored 1,000th career point

 

Camp Point Central 20 vs Macomb (16-7, 6-1) 32

-Ben Higgins: 8 points

-Macomb: 9th straight win, clinched share of West Central Conference Title

 

West Prairie 29 vs Farmington 69

 

Junior High School Boys Basketball

 

Saturday 2/10 IESA 8th Grade Class 2A State Tournament

 

Semifinals

Peoria St. Vincent DePaul 39 vs West Prairie 50

-West Prairie advances to Thursday's state title game in Mt. Pulaski

 

Quarterfinals

Effingham St. Anthony 26 vs West Prairie 44

 

 

 

 

 

 


Coaches Corner 2/11/2018

Girls Basketball regionals have come and gone for 1A and 2A schools. 3A Girls Basketball Regionals are this week. 1A and 2A Boys Basketball Regionals start up next week. The playoff push is in full swing!
 
A big congratulations to West Hancock Girls Basketball, which won its Hamilton 2A Regional and is moving on to Sectionals. I spoke with Head Coach Wilson Neill about the win and the significance of it in this week's show. 
 
Another big interview from this week's show is with Rushville-Industry Girls Basketball Coach Zac Royer, who announced he is stepping down from the program after seven years as head coach. 
 
In addition to those two interviews, I caught up with many other local high school coaches, as well as WIU Mens Basketball Head Coach Billy Wright and Womens Basketball Coach JD Gravina. 
 
Coach Wright did not make it onto the show, but his recorded interview is below. We do not have interviews this week with Illini West Girls Basketball Coach Grant Suprenant, and Bushnell-Prairie City Boys and Girls Basketball Coaches Larry Serven and Tony Ackers. 
 
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
 
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 Head 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 Girls Head Coach Carl Beebe
 
West Hancock Girls Head Coach Wilson Neill
 
West Prairie Boys Head Coach Jansen Baker