Mac On Sports

Craig Bundy Now A MacArthur General

         Craig Bundy is the new assistant coach at MacArthur after the Decatur School Board tonight (Tuesday) approved his hiring.      Bundy resigned as Decatur LSA’s head coach at the end of this season after five years. In an interview with the Decatur Tribune, shortly after he resigned, Bundy said he was not done coaching,…

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Ball, Balloons For MacArthur’s Jayda Dees

  Recently, Jayda Dees became the latest MacArthur lady General to score 1,000 points and at last week’s home game received her commemorative game ball for doing so along with balloons. She had scored 1,035 going into Saturday’s game.

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Area Athletes Respond To Needs Of Taylorville Tornado Victims

       “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat other people the way you would like to be treated yourself. This is based on the words of Jesus at his Sermon on the Mount (and known widely as The Golden Rule), variations of the phrase have been a core doctrine of…

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Tribune Reader Has Memories Of George H. W. Bush

     George H.W. Bush’s recent death brought back a flood of memories for avid Decatur Tribune reader and sports fan, John Wells.      With the Friday night, Nov. 30, passing of our 41st president at the age of 94, Wells recalled how the late      president and his late wife, Barbara, who preceded him in death…

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Area Coaches Give Mixed Reactions To IHSA Football Playoffs Changes

       Mixed is the best way to describe the reactions I received in my requests from coaches of the 13 schools the Decatur Tribune covers and the two athletic directors from Decatur’s Eisenhower and MacArthur high schools regarding the IHSA Football Playoffs changes.      Central A&M’s Brent Weakly, Mount Zion’s Patrick Etherton, Warrensburg-Latham’s Aaron Fricke and…

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Whitman Extends Lovie Smith’s Contract

       Athletic Director Josh Whitman released a strong statement Sunday morning (today) explaining why he is extending Lovie Smith’s contract two years through 2023. Here’s part of his statement the university’s sports information released.      “Despite these facts, a growing narrative around our program is that Illinois Football has failed to progress and that head coach…

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Coach Bundy Resigns From LSA Lions

         After five seasons coaching the LSA Lions, Craig Bundy resigned Tuesday morning, saying it was time for him to leave.      “Everything at LSA is as good as it gets,” said he about his experience of coaching the Lions.      “We built a program from scratch to a perennial playoff team,” enthused the head coach…

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Prep Basketball Ready To Take Center Stage

    While the upcoming state football championships will be the last weekend of prep football, the girls began their regular season basketball games last week and nine of the 13 boys teams we cover open with tournament action this week.      My previews appear on pages 12-14 in this week’s edition of the 13 teams we will cover…

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Eisenhower Football Coach Will Not Be Rehired

  Photo at left — Eisenhower Coach Curtis Graham (at far right) walks onto the field with some of his players before a game  By J. Thomas McNamara Less than 10 months after the Eisenhower administration introduced Curtis Graham as the Panthers football head coach in February, the same administration has indicated they will not…

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