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Local high school and junior high sports update for Aug. 22nd, 2017

By Local Sports / August 22, 2017 / Comments Off on Local high school and junior high sports update for Aug. 22nd, 2017

Volleyball The Monmouth-Roseville Titans defeated West Hancock 25-15, 25-23 in their season, and West Central Conference, opener. Carly Gillen led Monmouth-Roseville with 13 points. Delaney Woodard led in kills and assists with 5 and 15 respectively. Cora Neal had five blocks and Camryn Jones had five digs. Monmouth-Roseville also won the JV game but West…

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Purple & Gold Auction Raises Most Money Since 2007

By Local Sports / August 22, 2017 / Comments Off on Purple & Gold Auction Raises Most Money Since 2007

MACOMB, Ill. – Thanks to the support of nearly 350 in attendance for the 28th annual Purple & Gold Auction on August 12, Western Illinois Athletics raised its highest total since 2007. The net profit from the event exceeded $55,000. Funds from the event will go to help sponsor various projects for student-athletes, including the Purple…

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Past provides lessons for defending champion Fighting Scots football team

By Local Sports / August 22, 2017 / Comments Off on Past provides lessons for defending champion Fighting Scots football team

MONMOUTH, Ill. – “You can’t live in the past, but you can learn from it.”      Now in his third season leading the Monmouth College football program, coach Chad Braun turned philosophical as his team enters the 2017 campaign as the defending Midwest Conference champions. The Scots rolled to a 10-0 regular season one…

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Western Illinois Men's Soccer: Leathernecks Play To A 0-0 Draw In Final Exhibition

By Local Sports / August 22, 2017 / Comments Off on Western Illinois Men's Soccer: Leathernecks Play To A 0-0 Draw In Final Exhibition

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Fighting Leatherneck men’s soccer program wrapped up its final exhibition match with a 0-0 draw against Quincy.“I thought we looked good in the first half because we had the ball and were able to create some chances,” said Director of Soccer Dr. Eric Johnson. “We’re fortunate that we were able to…

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Monmouth's SID Nolan Talks MC Sports

By Local Sports / August 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Monmouth's SID Nolan Talks MC Sports

Monmouth College’s academic and athletic calendars each start this week. With the College welcoming back their students, that means Fighting Scots athletics are back and ready to start competing once again. Women’s Tennis and Golf both have events starting this weekend. Monmouth’s Sports Information Director Dan Nolan talked about those upcoming events. “Tennis will be…

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Local high school and junior high sports update for Aug 21st, 2017

By Local Sports / August 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Local high school and junior high sports update for Aug 21st, 2017

Golf The Monmouth-Roseville Titan boys golf team competed in the 43rd Annual Gary Saunders Invitational Golf Meet at the Macomb Country Club on Saturday. The Titans finished 9th out of 13 competing schools with a team total of 351 strokes. Monmouth-Roseville’s Nick Corman just finished out of the top-10 individuals with a round of 82.…

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Western Illinois Women's Basketball: Women's Basketball Releases 2017-18 Schedule

By Local Sports / August 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Western Illinois Women's Basketball: Women's Basketball Releases 2017-18 Schedule

MACOMB, Ill. – Head coach JD Gravina announced the release of the 2017-18 women’s basketball schedule, which includes a total of 14 non-league games and 14 games against Summit League opponents as Western Illinois looks to defend its League regular season and Tournament titles.“The scheduling process this season was extremely difficult due to some unique challenges,” said Gravina.…

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Sheriff Edwards Gives Preview of Golf Outing

By Local Sports / August 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Sheriff Edwards Gives Preview of Golf Outing

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Charity Golf Outing will be held this Saturday, Aug. 26th, starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Monmouth Country Club. Proceeds will go toward the Strom Center and the Monmouth Police Department’s youth fishing derby. Sheriff Martin Edwards urges golfers to come out and enjoy the event to support a great…

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Dougherty Looking for Historic Galesburg Season

By Local Sports / August 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Dougherty Looking for Historic Galesburg Season

After winning their first-ever playoff game in 2016, the Silver Streaks of Galesburg look to, not only return to the playoffs in 2017, but possibly make a deep run in the postseason. Head football coach Tim Dougherty knows that in order to achieve continued success, his team must leave last year in the rearview mirror.…

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Galesburg HS Athletic Director Jeff Flater on the Oldies 1590 WAIK Morning Show on 8-18-17

By Local Sports / August 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Galesburg HS Athletic Director Jeff Flater on the Oldies 1590 WAIK Morning Show on 8-18-17

Mr. Flater recapped the past week in Silver Streak athletics and previewed the upcoming season on the Oldies 1590 WAIK Morning Show http://podcast.prairiecommunications.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/flater-8-18-17.mp3

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