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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Aug. 22nd, 2019

High School The United Red Storm boys and girls golf teams both picked up victories over Mid-County last night at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth. The United girls were led by meet medalist Clarie Carnes with a 47. She was joined in the scoring quartet by Paige McKeown’s 52, Gabby Neice’s 53 and Haley…
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Monmouth College Student-Athletes Immersed in a Culture of Service

MONMOUTH, IL (08/21/2019) Learning at Monmouth College begins even before each year’s incoming class has entered the classroom. That was the case again in August when the Class of 2023 was immediately immersed in a culture of service to others. Incoming students, of which more than half will participate on one or more of the…
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Western Illinois Athletics Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class

MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois University Athletics announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class Tuesday, August 20, and the distinguished group includes Bob Nardelli (Football) and the 1974 baseball team.  Official induction ceremonies will take place Friday, October 4, inside the Grand Ballroom of the University Union. In conjunction with 2019 Homecoming festivities, the inductees will…
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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Aug. 20th, 2019

Junior High The United Red Storm junior high baseball team hosted Ridgewood in Alexis. Ridgewood exploded for seven runs in the top of the 2nd inning to take a big early lead. The Red Storm scored three runs in the bottom of the 3rd to cut into the lead but a six-run top of the…
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Mike Miller Named to New York Knicks Coaching Staff

According to nba.com, the New York Knicks announced the addition of Westchester Knicks head coach Mike Miller to the Knicks coaching staff for the upcoming season. Miller joins the Knicks after four seasons with the Westchester Knicks, the NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks. Miller, 55 years old, compiled a 108-92 record…
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CSC Volleyball 20th in NJCAA Div. II Preseason Rankings

The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team has made history even before playing its first match of 2019. The Chargers came in at No. 20 in the NJCAA Division II preseason rankings released Monday afternoon, marking the first time in program history that Sandburg has appeared in the first poll of the season. Sandburg opens its…
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Monmouth College’s Joe Krall Named Preseason All-American

MONMOUTH, IL (08/15/2019) For the second straight year, Monmouth College opens the football season with a preseason All-American after D3football.com bestowed the honor on senior Joe Krall (New Berlin, Ill./New Berlin). A 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive tackle, Krall was named to the offensive unit’s second team. A two-time all-region and All-Midwest Conference performer, Krall follows defensive…
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Thomas Witty in Midst of Summer Intership with NFL’s Colts

By Barry McNamara MONMOUTH, Ill. – Thomas Witty’s summer internship didn’t start until mid-July, but he’s made up for it by putting in very full days while working for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. A fifth-generation Monmouth College student from Northbrook, Ill., Witty is assisting at the Colts’ training camp in Westfield, Ind., about 20 miles…
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Monmouth College’s Campbell Quirk Interns with Burlington Bees

By Barry McNamara MONMOUTH, Ill. – A late-summer evening, wispy clouds tempering the sun’s rays just enough. Perfectly manicured lush green grass, immaculate white chalk lines, the pop of leather mitts, a cold drink and a hot dog. Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa. Burlington, Iowa, to be exact. And it’s where Monmouth College student…
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Swing for a Cure Softball Tournament This Weekend

The fourth annual Swing for a Cure softball tournament is taking place this weekend at the Warren County YMCA softball fields. The tournament raises money each year to a family who has been impacted by cancer. The proceeds for this year’s tournament will go to the Blake family. Their daughter Josie is currently battling Acute…
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Eight teams punch ticket to 2019 American Legion World Series

In one of the most competitive regional rounds in American Legion Baseball’s history, all eight regions required the maximum 15 games to determine a champion. Eight teams have emerged as regional victors and will move on to the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., which starts on Thursday, Aug. 15, and runs through Championship…
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81st Annual Warren County Fastpitch Softball Old-Timer’s Game

A great time was had by all at the 81st Annual Warren County Fastpitch Softball Old-Timer’s Game at Monmouth Park on Sunday evening. The night started with the Monmouth-Roseville High School Madrigals singing the National Anthem, followed by the emotional bat-laying ceremony at home plate for all the deceased fastpitch softball players that have passed…
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