Triopia FB Title game from 1975

By Gary Scott on June 1, 2020 at 10:02am

Football takes center stage for the classic broadcast planned for this Friday on WEAI.      We head back to 1975, and the state title football game between Triopia, and Princeville for the Class 1A crown.      It was a record setting day for Triopia senior running back Jay Wessler.      Triopia had finished second in […]

Tucker New VB Assistant at IC

By Gary Scott on May 26, 2020 at 2:08pm

A local college coach is crossing town to take a job at Illinois College.      New IC head volleyball coach Alicia Wood has announced the hiring of Dalton Tucker as the assistant coach for the Lady Blue.      Tucker this past year served as associate head coach at MacMurray College.      Tucker played as a […]

McKea in as NG Girls’ BB Coach

By Gary Scott on May 21, 2020 at 12:37pm

North Greene has named a new girls’ head basketball coach.      She is McKea Jones, a 2009 graduate of Winchester High School, and a 2012 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.      Jones replaces Jim Roesch, who announced his retirement this spring.      Jones has coached the junior high girls’ track and field squad […]

Rhoades Head BB Coach at Carrollton

By Gary Scott on May 21, 2020 at 7:08am

The Carrollton school board has named its new head boys’ basketball coach.      Hearst newspapers reports Tony Rhoades has been hired at Carrollton to lead the Hawks next season.      Rhoades becomes the third Carrollton’s Boys’ coach in the last four years, since Jeff Krumwiede retired in 2017.      Rhoades was head football coach at […]

Flores, Hyde Win All-American Honors For Track & Field

By Benjamin Cox on May 20, 2020 at 9:43am

Illinois College has two track & field seniors receiving All-American honors for this year. Senior Anthony Flores and Andrea Hyde were awarded the honors by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association yesterday afternoon. Normal policies dictate that All-American honors are awarded to student-athletes who score any portion of a team […]

IBCA Area Coaches Honored

By Gary Scott on May 7, 2020 at 10:33am

Several coaches in the area, including one in Jacksonville, have been honored by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.      Eleven coaches were named coaches of the year in their respective districts.      The list includes Routt Catholic girl’s head coach Joe Eilering. The other girls’ coaches are TJ Fraase of Pleasant Plains, Blain Hartwick of […]

Roesch Retires at North Greene

By Gary Scott on May 5, 2020 at 1:43pm

A long time teacher and coach in the North Greene school system is stepping down.          Jim Roesch has announced his retirement from the North Greene school district.      Roesch is a long time coach for girls’ high school basketball, and high school baseball. He has also been a high school history and English teacher […]

Chris Douglas to Lyon College

By Gary Scott on April 24, 2020 at 9:36am

The outgoing football coach at MacMurray College is headed to a school in Arkansas.      Chris Douglas has been named head coach of the Lyon College Scots in Batesville, Arkansas.      The announcement was made by the administration at Lyon College.      Douglas has been head coach at MacMurray since June of 2011. His teams […]

Secrest New JHS Wrestling Coach

By Gary Scott on April 23, 2020 at 10:36am

Jacksonville High School now has a new boys’ wrestling coach.      The Jacksonville school board last night hired Dustin Secrest as the new head wrestling coach.      Secrest replaces Brian Hall. Hall retired at the end of the school year. Hall finished with over 300 dual victories as a coach.      Secrest is a PE […]

Blade Announces Retirement From Girls Basketball

By Benjamin Cox on April 20, 2020 at 6:52am

A well-known girls high school basketball coach has called it quits after 26 seasons. Edwardsville High School girls coach Lori Blade announced her retirement last Friday. Blade announced her decision on Thursday with a video conference according to Riverbender and Edwardsville Athletic Director Alex Fox. Blade, now 54, has a final coaching record of 743-92. […]