Mac On Sports

MAC ON SPORTS: CCIW UNVEILS BOLD, REVITALIZED IDENTITY WITH NEW LOGO

      BY J. THOMAS McNAMARA The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) is excited to unveil a bold, revitalized identity to kick off the 2021-22 academic year.     The CCIW partnered with New Jersey-based Skye Design Studios (SDS  – sdsbranding.com), a national leader in sport branding, to develop a modernized look for the conference.  …

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MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY MEN AND WOMEN’S SWIMMING LETTER WINNERS ANNOUNCED

              DECATUR, Ill. – Millikin University Men’s and Women’s Swimming announced its varsity letter winners and team awards for the 2021 season on July 6, 2021.           Varsity letter winners are listed below. Varsity Letter Winners First Letter Freshman Vladimir Molin (Mount Prospect, Ill. / Rolling Meadows H.S.) Freshman Joseph Smiley (Clover, Va.…

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MILLIKIN UNIVERSIY ANNOUNCES LETTER WINNERS IN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TENNIS

            DECATUR, Ill. – Millikin University Men’s and Women’s Tennis announced its varsity letter winners and team awards for the 2020-2021 season, played in Spring 2021, on July 6, 2021.           Varsity letter winners are listed below followed by team awards. Varsity Letter Winners First Letter Freshman Josiah Bailey (Grinnell, Iowa / Grinnell H.S.)…

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MILLIKIN’S GOLUCH AND HOLLAND NAMED TO COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT SOFTBALL TEAM

          DECATUR, Illinois—Millikin University junior Kaylee Goluch (Inverness, William Fremd H.S.) and senior Maddie Holland (Shelbyville, H.S.) were named to the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Softball Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizing the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.           Goluch was selected as and infielder for District 7…

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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: 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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