Mac On Sports

ST. TERESA WINS CLASS 2A STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

  By J. Thomas McNamara      Normal–St. Teresa is Decatur and Macon County’s first-ever state volleyball champion after defeating Breese Mater Dei in two sets Saturday afternoon for the Illinois High School Association’s Class 2A tournament. Brad Dalton and his lady Bulldogs defeated Breese Mater Dei, 25-22 and 26-24. As a result, their legacy is firmly…

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MAC ON SPORTS: ST. TERESA VOLLEYBALL TEAM MAKES HISTORY

By J. Thomas McNamara    Normal–Brad Dalton’s St. Teresa volleyball team made history Friday afternoon with their 25-22 and 29-27 win over Rockford Lutheran.    But they aren’t finished as they expressed in their post-game press conference where they want to add another chapter to the lady Bulldogs volleyball history books as they want to…

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ST. TERESA TRIO SIGNS VOLLEYBALL LETTERS

         They were less than 48 hours away from competing in the semi-finals of the Class 2A Illinois High School Association’s volleyball tournament championships when they signed their letters of intent Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 13, in the St. Teresa multi-purpose room.      They are Lexi Huck, who is taking her game to Calvin College; Abby…

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MAC ON SPORTS: ST. TERESA QUARTERFINAL FOOTBALL GAME KICKS OFF AT 3:00 PM SATURDAY

       St. Teresa announced Monday morning a 3 p.m. kickoff Saturday for its quarterfinal game at Auburn.      Bulldogs Athletics Director Todd Vohland and Auburn officials worked out the kickoff time in light of St. Teresa’s volleyball team is playing in the state tournament Friday and Saturday afternoons and the school wants its fans available to…

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MAC ON SPORTS: ILLINI TO GO BOWLING

      Back in late August/early September I got a lot of laughs and not so kind jokes about my prediction that Illinois and Lovie Smith would go bowling. I was the only scribe at the time who forecasted without fear that Illinois would go bowling. Well, he who laughs last laughs best and…

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MAC ON SPORTS: IHSA MEMBERS NOW CONSIDERING PROPOSAL CHANGES

  Someone once said, “Don’t confuse me with the facts, my mind’s made up!”      That came to mind when I received the straw votes from last week’s first Illinois High School Association’s Legislative Committee meeting that took place Monday, Nov. 4.      The vote for Proposal 6 which is the Cooperative Team proposal that St. Teresa…

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MAC ON SPORTS: ST. TERESA PLAYS FRIDAY IN REDBIRD

  Farmington–St. Teresa lost the first set, 25-19, to Orion at the Farmington super-sectional, but came back to win the match for a berth in Friday afternoon’s Class 2A semi-finals in Illinois High School Association volleyball state tournament. Brad Dalton’s Bulldogs won the second set by the same score that they lost the first one,…

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MAC ON SPORTS: MT. ZION AT JOLIET CATHOLIC KICKOFF AT 2:00 P.M. SATURDAY

         At the time this week’s print edition of the Decatur Tribune went to press, the time for the Mount Zion at Joliet Catholic second round playoff game had not been set.      It has now with the Braves and Joliet Catholic kicking off at 2:00 p.m. Saturday.      Other kickoff times for Decatur and Macon County…

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MAC ON SPORTS: PREP FOOTBALL SEASON REVIEWS IN NOV. 6TH PRINT EDITION

       The Decatur Tribune begins its prep football season reviews with coaches in next week’s print edition.      I have interviewed Eisenhower’s Steve Thompson, Cerro Gordo/Bement’s Nick Walker, Warrensburg-Latham’s Aaron Fricke, Sangamon Valley’s Michael Lee, Decatur LSA’s Jordan Hopman and Meridian’s Micah Sheppard for their thoughts on their respective seasons. The other six teams–Argenta-Oreana, Central A&M,…

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