Mac On Sports

Mac On Sports: Billy Riebock Believes Football Is The Greatest Game Played

        Billy Riebock believes strongly that football is the greatest game played and he’s succeeded coaching the sport every place he’s been which accounts for his recent hiring to be offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas A&M at Commerce, Texas which is about 45 miles northeast of Dallas. Riebock is no stranger to…

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LSA Guard Grant Karsten Sets New Tournament Scoring Record

  Senior LSA guard Grant Karsten set a new St. Teresa tournament scoring record with 112 points. Karsten scored 36 in LSA’s 65-45 victory Saturday afternoon over Arthur/Lovington/Atwood-Hammond. The old record of 102 was held by St. Teresa’s Alex Tueth. I will be have more on this developing story in a future print edition of…

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Area Prep Boys’ Basketball Teams’ Post-Season Assignments Now Known

  By J. Thomas McNamara     We now know where the 13 teams the Decatur Tribune covers have been assigned to play in their post-season sub-sectionals (regionals). We won’t know who they play until the coaches seed their respective sub-sectional teams in February. In 1A, Sangamon Valley and Central A&M are assigned to the same…

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It’s Been Quite A Year For Local Sports Teams, Individuals

  Decatur and Macon County prep teams and individuals had a very good 2018. Numerous teams and individuals enjoyed huge successes that brought excitement and well-deserved recognition to their fellow teammates, their coaches, their classmates, their fans, and their respective communities around the city, county and state.      I certainly enjoyed chronicling their achievements. 2018 was…

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IHSA Announces Approval Of Proposal 23, Coaches React

       In two years the Illinois High School Association will be responsible for placing schools into eight districts in eight classes after the membership approved the measure by a 17-vote margin, 324-307-69.      Proposal 23 directs the IHSA to implement a football scheduling system for regular season varsity-games that will involve the following:      –a nine-week regular…

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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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