Mac On Sports

MAC ON SPORTS: TURKEY TOURNAMENT COOKOUT JULY 8

     Decatur Caterpillar Thanksgiving tournament corporate sponsors and advertisers have been invited to the annual summer cookout.      Tournament Coordinator Mel Roustio said Mark McLeod once again will bring his renowned grill to Stephen Decatur for the July 8 cookout to feed the masses from 11:30 to 1.  No one goes hungry at McLeod events…

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MAC ON SPORTS: DECATUR AND MACON COUNTY COACHES TALK ABOUT TEAMS’ GOALS

      Decatur and Macon County coaches of all sports are working closely to achieve their respective team’s goals for their approaching seasons which is advancing to the playoffs.      Getting back to normalcy is another after a year of distractions that came from COVID-19.      The traditional offseason of weightlifting, conditioning workouts and camps are all on a…

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MAC ON SPORTS: NOONAN BROTHER IS NEW BASKETBALL HEAD COACH AT ST. TERESA

      Cheer cheer for St. Teresa for doing the right thing by appointing Michael Noonan as its new basketball head coach to succeed his brother.     He replaces Tom Noonan, who served as Head Coach for the past 11 seasons.  Noonan has been an assistant Boys’ Basketball coach at St. Teresa since 2004. He…

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MAC ON SPORTS: ST. TERESA GETS CLOSER TO HIRING BOYS BASKETBALL COACH

     St. Teresa is getting closer to hiring a boys basketball coach to succeed Tom Noonan.        Noonan resigned his coaching position to become an assistant on Kramer Soderberg’s new staff at Millikin.  He will remain at St. Teresa as a teacher.         Principal Larry Daly said four of the six applicants will be interviewed…

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MAC ON SPORTS: DAMPEER WILL BE NEW EISENHOWER FOOTBALL HEAD COACH

       If the Decatur school board approves at their Tuesday night meeting, Lawrence (Moe) Dampeer will be the new Eisenhower football head coach.      I have learned from multiple sources, including several within the Eisenhower community, that Dampeer will succeed Steve Thompson.      Athletic Director Tim Gould responded he could not…

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MAC ON SPORTS: EISENHOWER HAS FOUND NEXT FOOTBALL HEAD COACH

       I can’t tell you who he is, but Eisenhower Athletic Director Tim Gould has found the next Panthers football head coach.      Gould says he will be taken to Tuesday night’s school board meeting for approval.       Eisenhower has scheduled a meet-and-greet with the new coach in the auditorium…

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MAC ON SPORTS: MOUNT ZION LADY BRAVES MAKE HISTORY

       Kelly Fox’s Mount Zion lady Braves made school history Thursday night when they won the sectional track and field championship.         It is the school’s first.ever girls sectional track and field championship.         Next weekend the Braves will have girls competing in 11 events.      …

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MAC ON SPORTS: SHOT CLOCKS ARE COMING TO ILLINOIS PREP BASKETBALL

     The Illinois High School Association board is expected to begin discussions on implementation of shot clock for boys and girls basketball when it meets in August.      Approving use of shot clocks bring with them all kinds of upfront costs for schools as well as training and scheduling qualified operators for games.  …

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MAC ON SPORTS: STREEVAL REACHES 400, 401

        With his recent 400th and 401st wins, Greg Streeval moved into the top 50 in career wins among Illinois High School Association’s softball coaches.        He isn’t the only Macon County coach in the rarefied career win air as Mount Zion’s Greg Blakey is in the top six with 704 wins in 30 years…

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MAC ON SPORTS: MILLIKIN WINS CCIW TOURNAMENT

        North Central won the first game 6-5, to force game 2 which Millikin won 4-3, to win the CCIW tournament.     By doing so Millikin receives the league’s NCAA tournament berth.      Millikin hosts the regional that begins Thursday.

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