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84th Annual Monmouth Fastpitch Softball Old-Timers Game on Sunday

A decades-long Monmouth tradition is taking place again this weekend. The 84th Annual Fastpitch Softball Old-Timers Game will take place on Sunday at Monmouth Park. All former area softball players 40 years and over from Warren, Henderson, Knox and Mercer County are invited to play. Old-Timer Committee Chairman Tom Glenn describes what’s going to happen…
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Shortage Of Officials Threatens Iowa School Sports

A shortage of football officials in Iowa could sideline some middle school and high school teams this fall. Lewie [[ LOU-ee ]] Curtis with the Iowa High School Athletic Association says a shortage of officials could lead to schedule changes, especially at the middle school level. “Some of those lower-level games like that are really…
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All-Star Sports Academy Coming to Galesburg Community

A new sports academy will be opening in Galesburg. Knox County Area Partnership President Ken Springer says local entrepreneur Mike Spinx has acquired a property on Grand Avenue that will be torn down and a new facility constructed in its place: “The plan is to build a new structure and it is going to be…
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Kevwe Akpore Named Knox College Men’s Soccer Coach

GALESBURG, Illinois – Kevwe Akpore, formerly assistant men’s soccer coach at Knox, has been named head men’s soccer coach for the program. Brian O’ Connor has accepted the position of head men’s soccer coach at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia. Coach Akpore is no stranger to the Prairie Fire soccer program, and has been a…
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Despite Another Year Left on Contract, Cubs Hoyer Says Jason Heyward Will Not Be Back

CHICAGO — He’ll forever be known in Chicago for “the speech,” but Jason Heyward’s  time as a Cub is winding down, despite having one more year left on his contract. Heyward, 32, won’t be back with the Cubs for an eighth season in 2023, president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said Monday.  “We want to give him a…
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Roquan Smith Requests Trade From Chicago Bears

CHICAGO — Bears linebacker Roquan Smith said in a written statement that he has requested a trade after contract negotiations between himself and the organization reached an impasse. Smith wrote a statement that was posted to social media by NFL Network on Tuesday. ESPN has confirmed the validity of these messages. The 25-year-old linebacker wrote that the…
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WIU Athletics to Host Purple & Gold Auction Aug. 13

MACOMB, IL — Western Illinois University Athletics will host its largest fundraiser of the year this Saturday (Aug. 13) at Western Hall. The 33rd Annual Purple & Gold Auction will feature a social, silent auction, two cash raffles, dinner, a short program and a live auction benefiting Western’s nearly 400 Leatherneck student-athletes. The online auction…
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2022 Monmouth All-City Golf Tournament Yields 3rd-Time, 1st-Time Champs

The 2022 Monmouth All-City Golf Tournament took place this weekend at the Monmouth Country Club and Gibson Woods Golf Course. Scott Weber won this 3rd career title in the men’s championship flight. Weber shot a 2-day score of 139, beating last year’s champion Matt Briggs by one stroke. It was a who’s-who of former champions…
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2022 Monmouth All-City Golf Tournament Gets Underway on Saturday

Saturday starts the 2022 Monmouth All-City Golf Championship. The first day will take place at the Monmouth Country Club for the first 18 holes, with the tournament ending on Sunday for the final 18 at Gibson Woods Golf Course. Matt Briggs is the defending champion. Briggs defeated last year’s defending champion, Jake Sottos, in a…
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IHSA & Illinois Pork Producers Association Pork & Pigskins Championship Returns To Crown Illinois’ Top Pork Chop Sandwich

On August 26, the 2022 high school football season in Illinois will be in full swing as the Friday Night Lights turn on throughout the Land of Lincoln. That means that concession stand grills will be also lighting up and the smell of pork chop sandwiches will soon be filling the air. The Illinois High…
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Flag Football Signups Begun at Warren County YMCA

With summer sports completing, flag football signups at the Warren County YMCA have begun. There will be three age groups for the fall season. Kids preschool through kindergarten will take part in the Learn to Play program and will meet from 4:30-5:30 on Tuesday nights beginning September 13th. The basics of football, in a clinic-style…
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American Legion Baseball Moline Post 246 Wins Opener at Great Lakes Regional

The Moline Post 246 American Legion baseball squad is in Midland, Michigan this week for the Great Lakes Regional tournament. It’s the final step in the journey to qualify for the World Series, which starts August 11th in Shelby, North Carolina. Eight teams made up of Legion Posts from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin…
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