Mac On Sports

MAC ON SPORTS: ILLINOIS, WRIGHT, BOND GOING BOWLING

       The Redbox Bowl was going to be Illinois’ bowl site ever since its representatives were seen in the press box at Hawkeye Stadium three weeks ago when Iowa beat the Illini.      They certainly weren’t there to see Kirk Ferentz’s Hawkeyes, who were headed to a higher level game. The Hawkeyes are headed to the…

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MAC ON SPORTS: IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR CENTRAL A&M FOOTBALL

         For Central A&M football, it was a very, very, very good year, despite what happened on the turf at Huskie Stadium last Friday morning on Northern Illinois University’s campus in DeKalb. With Raider Nation in full throat, Head Coach Brent Weakly’s Raiders, fell, 58-20, to Lena-Winslow in the Class 1A state championship game.…

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MAC ON SPORTS: LENA-WINSLOW DEFEATS CENTRAL A&M FOR CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

DeKalb—Lena-Winslow defeated Central A&M, 58-20, Friday morning for the Class 1A state championship. Lena-Winslow jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and never looked back. Raiders head coach Brent Weakly and fans would like to have the Jacob Paradee kickoff touchdown allowed that would have cut their deficit to one touchdown, but it was called…

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MAC ON SPORTS: A THANKSGIVING FEAST FOR LOCAL SPORTS FANS

Central A&M Plays for State 1A Title, Thanksgiving Tournaments Underway      While all eyes in Assumption and Moweaqua will be looking ahead to Central A&M’s Friday’s 10 a.m. kickoff in Huskie Stadium on the Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb, all but four of Decatur and Macon County’s other schools will be playing in Thanksgiving tournaments…

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MAC ON SPORTS: MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES FUNDRAISING HAS BEGUN FOR FIRST PHASE OF ITS ATHLETIC FACILITIES EXPANSION

  By J. Thomas McNamara      It’s been long overdue and badly needed, but Millikin University this morning (Thursday, Nov. 21), announced fund-raising has begun for the first phase of its athletic facilities expansion.      In its release the university announced fundraising efforts for the first phase of its multimillion-dollar Athletic Facility Expansion and Renovation plan titled…

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MAC ON SPORTS: PREP BASKETBALL SEASON STARTS AS FOOTBALL SEASON NEARS END

         Prep boys basketball gets underway next week with tournaments for some and regular season games for others. The girls first games are this week, including the Maroa-Forsyth tournament. As football ends with the Thanksgiving Weekend state championship games in DeKalb in Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium, five new coaches will begin stalking courtsides…

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ST. TERESA WINS CLASS 2A STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

  By J. Thomas McNamara      Normal–St. Teresa is Decatur and Macon County’s first-ever state volleyball champion after defeating Breese Mater Dei in two sets Saturday afternoon for the Illinois High School Association’s Class 2A tournament. Brad Dalton and his lady Bulldogs defeated Breese Mater Dei, 25-22 and 26-24. As a result, their legacy is firmly…

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MAC ON SPORTS: ST. TERESA VOLLEYBALL TEAM MAKES HISTORY

By J. Thomas McNamara    Normal–Brad Dalton’s St. Teresa volleyball team made history Friday afternoon with their 25-22 and 29-27 win over Rockford Lutheran.    But they aren’t finished as they expressed in their post-game press conference where they want to add another chapter to the lady Bulldogs volleyball history books as they want to…

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ST. TERESA TRIO SIGNS VOLLEYBALL LETTERS

         They were less than 48 hours away from competing in the semi-finals of the Class 2A Illinois High School Association’s volleyball tournament championships when they signed their letters of intent Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 13, in the St. Teresa multi-purpose room.      They are Lexi Huck, who is taking her game to Calvin College; Abby…

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MAC ON SPORTS: ST. TERESA QUARTERFINAL FOOTBALL GAME KICKS OFF AT 3:00 PM SATURDAY

       St. Teresa announced Monday morning a 3 p.m. kickoff Saturday for its quarterfinal game at Auburn.      Bulldogs Athletics Director Todd Vohland and Auburn officials worked out the kickoff time in light of St. Teresa’s volleyball team is playing in the state tournament Friday and Saturday afternoons and the school wants its fans available to…

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