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Local Players Named to Illinois Coaches Association Softball Class 1A and 2A All-State Teams

The Illinois Coaches Association Softball All-State Teams have been announced. In Class 1A, the West Central Heat had three players make either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd team. Senior infielder Brynna Seitz was a 1st teamer. Brynna’s sister, freshman pitcher Addie Seitz was a 2nd teamer. Heat sophomore infielder Shelby Bowman was named to the…
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Illinois Tight End Signs NIL Deal With WWE

Illinois football player Luke Ford is planning to be a professional wrestler in the future.  The senior tight end is one of 15 college athletes who joined WWE’s NIL program.  The “Next In Line” program provides a clear pathway from collegiate athletics to WWE.  Ford is entering his third full season with the Illini football…
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United High School’s Cormaic Flynn Named to Class 1A IHSBCA All-State Baseball Team

Recent United High School graduate Cormaic Flynn was named to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Assocation’s (IHSBCA) Class 1A All-State Team. Flynn hit for an average of .500 for the (21-7) Red Storm. He also blasted two home runs, nine doubles and led the Red Storm with 43 rbis. United won the Lincoln Trail…
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Wolfe, Kibet, Akpore Win 2021-22 Sandburg Athletics Awards

GALESBURG — The inaugural Carl Sandburg College Athletics award winners for 2021-22 include an all-region and all-conference recipient, a record-setting All-American and a coach who delivered the most successful season in his team’s history. Softball shortstop Emma Wolfe was selected as the Chargers’ Women’s Athlete of the Year, while men’s cross country runner Calton Kibet…
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Two Local Football Players Invited to Play in the 2022 Illinois High School Shrine All-Star Game

Illinois Wesleyan University’s Tucci Stadium will be the site for the 47th annual Illinois High School Football Shrine Game. The event is hosted by the Peoria, Illinois chapter of Shriners International, the Mohammed Shriners along with the other Illinois chapters Ainad, Ansar, Medinah, and Tebala. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of…
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Tackle MS with Alex Tanney Youth Football Camp at Monmouth College June 18th

Grades: 1st – 8th Boys and Girls Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pmCheck-in: 3:30pm  Cost: FREE  *Maximum of 150 campers*No walk-up registrations allowed Location: Monmouth College April Zorn Memorial Stadium 700 East Broadway Monmouth IL 61462 (see map below) What to expect: Athletes will get to experience fun football drills and participate in various football games What to wear: Athletes should wear comfortable, athletic…
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Cubs Avoid Arbitration With Contreras

The Cubs and catcher Willson Contreras agreed to a one-year deal worth 9.625 million dollars yesterday.  The contract allows them to avoid an arbitration hearing that was supposed to happen yesterday if no settlement was reached.  The Cubs originally offered nine-million dollars, while Contreras asked for 10.25 million.  The 30-year-old is in the middle of…
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IL High School Shrine “All Star” Football Game June 18th

The Illinois High School Shrine “All Star” Football Game is next Saturday, June 18th on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. The kickoff starts at 11:00 a.m. with the pregame at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $8.00 and can be bought at the door or online at www.ilshrinegame.com. There are four local players that were…
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Illinois Native Jordan Tice Named Monmouth College’s Women’s Lacrosse Coach

Illinois native Jordan Tice has been named Monmouth College women’s lacrosse head coach. Tice comes to Monmouth from North Central College in Naperville where she was an assistant coach for the last two seasons while earning a master’s degree in sports leadership. “Jordan comes to us with the playing and coaching background we were looking…
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Three Rivers Girls’ Softball Athletic Conference – East and West Division All Conference Selections

Girls’ Softball – All Conference Selection and Team Standings in the Conference – 2022 Final Standings – Varsity                                                 St. Bede   10-2                                                 Princeton   9-3                                                 Kewanee   8-4                                                 Bureau Valley   5-7                                                 Mendota   5-7                                                 Newman   5-7                                                 Hall   0-12 Final Standings – Sophomore                                                                 Many of these games were not played or not completed.…
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Three Rivers Boys’ Baseball Athletic Conference – East and West Division All Conference Selections

Boys’ Baseball – All Conference Selection – East Division and Team Standings in the Conference – 2022 Final Standings – Varsity                                                 Hall   9-3                                       Princeton   8-4                                       Kewanee   7-5                                       Newman   7-5                                       Bureau Valley   6-6                                       St. Bede   3-9                                       Mendota   2-10 Final Standings – Sophomore                            St. Bede   10-0                                       Princeton   6-4                                       Hall  …
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Knox Hall of Fame Spotlight: Mack Foster

Mack Foster ’06 was a standout on the links for the Prairie Fire, continuing a long tradition of greatness for the Knox College men’s golf program. Foster tied for first at the 2003 Midwest Conference Golf Championships as a first-year, but lost in a playoff to Joe Loehnis of Lawrence. Both he and Loehnis shot…
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