Mac On Sports

MAC ON SPORTS: THE LADY MacARTHUR GENERALS ARE CHASING HISTORY

       None of these MacArthur girls were born yet when a Decatur public high school girls team last advanced to a super-sectional. In 1983-84 the late Ida Brooks, led by her eventual two DPS61 Hall of Famers–Kim Harris and Dawn Pitman, took the Eisenhower Panthers to the super-sectional where they bowed out to Peoria Richwoods.…

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MAC ON SPORTS: WILL IHSA RELOCATE BOYS STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS?

         In less than three months, we will know if the Illinois High School Association will relocate its boys basketball tournaments from Peoria’s Carver Arena to State Farm Center, the old Assembly Hall, where it was played until 1996 when it moved to Carver. The IHSA has said it will announce April 21 who…

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MAC ON SPORTS: MAROA-FORSYTH FOOTBALL TROJANS ‘TEAM OF THE DECADE’

       Before he began broadcasting a recent LSA Lions game in the recently-concluded 16th annual First Mid Bank and First Mid Insurance Group St. Teresa Christmas tournament, Cromwell Broadcasting’s Brett Zerfowski posed this question. “Who is your team of the decade?” asked Zerfowski, well aware of my interest in prep history as the…

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MAC ON SPORTS: CALIFORNIA BEATS ILLINI FOR REDBOX CHAMPIONSHIP

     Santa Clara—We should have seen this coming when Justin Wilcox said he studied Lovie Smith’s defenses.      The California coach learned well as his Bears defense turned away Illinois, 35-20, to win the Redbox Bowl.       Wilcox’s defense held Illinois’ offense in check.            Illinois finishes the year 6-7 and played in a…

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MAC ON SPORTS: DECATUR LSA APPROVES PLAYING 8-MAN FOOTBALL

           On the recommendation of head coach Jordan Hopman, the Decatur LSA administration and school board have approved 8-man football for the Lions instead of 11.      Even co-oping with Mount Pulaski, LSA still did not have the numbers to compete on a weekly basis in the Lincoln Prairie Conference. And everyone knows high…

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MAC ON SPORTS: COACH STEVE KIRK LEAVES BOMBERS FOR SAGES

         With the success he’s had coaching Argenta-Oreana football, one knew the day would come when he would leave the Bombers to coach somewhere else.      And that day has come with word that Steve Kirk is taking his knowledge to Monticello where he is becoming the Sages new defensive coordinator.      Argenta-Oreana has posted the…

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