Central’s new-look offensive line stays disciplined, takeaways focus in practice

August 30, 2014 0 Comments

CAMP POINT, Ill. — An offensive line with five new starters might struggle and have communication errors. Central’s line wasn’t perfect in the 32-6 victory over North Greene Friday night, but it stayed disciplined. The likes of Jason Dormire, Hunter Fundel and Trey Flesner committed just two false start penalties. The line provided enough blocking […]

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Gengenbacher impressive in debut

August 28, 2014 0 Comments

Kendra Gengenbacher didn’t wait long to make her mark on Quincy Notre Dame volleyball. In her first start of the season against Unity on Thursday evening, the junior setter recorded 19 assists to lead QND to a 25-17, 25-15 win at The Pit. “That’s the job of setter; you just try to get to each […]

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Illinois preseason football rankings

August 27, 2014 0 Comments

Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters: Class 8A School    W-L    Pts    Prv 1. Loyola (5)    (0-0)    108    - 2. Stevenson (1)    (0-0)    101    - 3. Naperville Central (2)    (0-0)    77    - 4. Bolingbrook (1)    (0-0)    73    - 5. Edwardsville […]

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Football on the airwaves

August 22, 2014 0 Comments

Here’s the rundown of Friday night high school football games you will find on the radio airwaves. Remember, only games in Missouri are being played this week. Illinois schools kick off their season next Friday. Macon at Palmyra — streamed live at khmoradio.com South Shelby at Brookfield — live on Glory 97.3 FM Bowling Green […]

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Kickoff Chat returns Thursday

August 19, 2014 0 Comments

Are you ready for some football? We are! So beginning Thursday and each week throughout the season, we will be talking football with you on the Kickoff Chat. The interactive chat will be online beginning at noon and last for up to an hour. All of your thoughts and questions are welcome. Just log on […]

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Missouri jamboree is chance for evaluation

August 16, 2014 0 Comments

The first batch of regular season football games are still a week away, but several teams got the chance to see live-game action Friday night. Hannibal was joined by Palmyra, Highland, Clark County, Mark Twain and Bowling Green in the Hannibal Jamboree at Porter Stadium for a series of full-speed mini scrimmages. The six teams […]

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Eagles able to overcome challenges

January 25, 2014 0 Comments

Injuries and illness have challenged the Liberty boys basketball team this season. So far, the Eagles have handled it pretty well. Despite playing without two starters and a reserve, Liberty pulled out a tight game Friday night, beating Griggsville-Perry 55-51 on the road. “When you have three key guys out, it’s kind of difficult to […]

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Indians getting rest and victories

December 27, 2013 0 Comments

In his fifth season as the Payson Seymour boys basketball coach, Brian Rea has learned to adapt a few things to fit the needs of his team. One of those is giving his players a day off here and there. “We’re trying to keep them fresh,” said Rea after his team beat Liberty 65-47 Thursday […]

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Illinois boys prep basketball poll

November 26, 2013 0 Comments

Here are the boys prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points. Class 4A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Whitney Young (9) 0-0 106 – 2. Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights) 0-0 89 – 3. Simeon (3) 0-0 77 – 4. Stevenson 0-0 76 – 5. Curie 0-0 61 – 6. Edwardsville 0-0 58 […]

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Hannibal adjusts to life with new head coach

November 26, 2013 0 Comments

Tre’von Jones admits he was fully nervous when he found out he had a new coach. It didn’t take long for Jones to grow to like Mark Thomas. “I was a little nervous at first,” Jones said. “After you get to know him, he’s a really nice guy. He knows how to win so its […]

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