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. […]

Bradshaw’s outt at Griggsville Perry:White in

By Gary Scott on April 16, 2020 at 1:09pm

A long time area boys’ basketball coach has stepped down as a high school basketball coach.      Todd Bradshaw announced on twitter that he is no longer the coach at Griggsville Perry. Bradshaw says the school board there has put in a policy that any non-faculty coach would have to re-apply moving forward. Bradshaw has […]

5 Mac Student-Athletes Land NFF Honors

By Benjamin Cox on April 15, 2020 at 12:10pm

MacMurray College placed 5 senior football players on the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society for their final season of play. Defensive Lineman Marcus Atkinson, Linebacker Storme Barton, Defensive Back Corben Edwards, Wide Receiver Ian Leib, and Defensive Lineman Trevor Schubert were the honorees. Leib was a part of a core of receivers that was […]

Two IC Football Players Recognized For Academics & Achievements

By Benjamin Cox on April 15, 2020 at 11:11am

Illinois College Senior Wide Receiver Dan Bickert and Senior Linebacker Mike Koos were named to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society. The society honors senior college football players from across all divisions who have maintained a 3.2 GPA or better throughout their entire college career. Bickert is a history major while Koos is earning […]

Creal headed to Westminster

By Gary Scott on April 13, 2020 at 1:20pm

MacMurray College’s men’s basketball coach has landed on his feet in central Missouri.      Todd Creal has accepted a position with Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Creal will become the sports information director and associate basketball coach for the men’s basketball team.      Creal leaves Jacksonville, after it was announced MacMurray College will shutter its […]

Brooks Says Olympic Delay Gives Him More Prep Time For U.S. Trials

By Benjamin Cox on April 2, 2020 at 9:24am

A former U.S. Olympian with local ties is having his shot at Olympic dreams put on hold. New Berlin native Lance Brooks who is a national champion discuss thrower who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Brooks, who now lives, trains, and works in Colorado, said that he will now have a little bit more […]