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Local Sports Archives for 2016-01

Leatherneck Men's Basketball Plays Friday Matinee; WIU Women's Hoops Home Saturday

The Western Illinois men's basketball team has a matinee today versus IUPUI in Indianapolis. The Leathernecks come in at 7-11 overall, 0-7 in the Summit League & look to snap a 9-game losing streak. The Jaguars are 9-13 this season & 5-2 in conference games. Tip-off is set for Noon and you can hear the game locally on 102.7FM starting with the pregame at 11:45. WIU men's basketball will also play at IPFW on Sunday at 2pm (102.7FM). 

 

Western Illinois women's basketball will host their "Think Pink" game tomorrow afternoon vs. Omaha at Ufkes Court. Game-time is set for 4:30 and the game will air locally on 104.1FM Saturday starting at 4:15pm. Stick around for a post-game social at Western Hall with proceeds benefitting MDH.

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Thursday's Area Scoreboard

High School Girls Basketball - Thursday
West Hancock beat Macomb, 77-73
Havana over Bushnell-Prairie City, 56-23
Central-Southeastern beat Illini West, 43-38
Farmington topped North Fulton, 41-36
 
High School Boys Basketball - Thursday (at Beardstown Tournament)
Carrollton over Rushville-Industry, 54-36
 
High school boys basketball tonight, Macomb plays Central in Camp Point. Hear the Bombers vs. Panthers varsity game at 7:30 on 100.1FM & macombnewsnow.com. Bushnell-Prairie City boys basketball visits Brimfield this evening. Hear the Spartans vs. Indians varsity game on 104.7FM & on the web at macombnewsnow.com. 
 

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Leatherneck Women's Basketball Falls To South Dakota; Will Host "Think Pink" Game Saturday

The Western Illinois women's basketball team lost at home to South Dakota last night, 102-77. Michelle Maher scored 18 points & Taylor McClintock added 17 in the loss for the Leathernecks, who fall to 11-10 overall & 4-4 in the Summit League. Western women's hoops is back in action this Saturday, when they host conference foe Omaha at 4:30 for their annual "Think Pink" game. A post-game social will follow the game at Western Hall, with proceeds benefitting McDonough District Hospital. 

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Western Illinois Athletics To Hold Events For Football National Signing Day

Football National Signing Day will take place on February 3rd & Western Illinois head coach Charlie Fisher will hold a 3pm press conference for the media, recapping the newest group of Leathernecks. Updates will also be available at goleathernecks.com. The public is invited to Sports Corner from 4-6pm for a Signing Day celebration. Coach Fisher will discuss the 2016 class and introduce members of his coaching staff. After the social, the men's basketball team will face Omaha with tipoff scheduled at 7 p.m. inside Western Hall.
 

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Volunteer Positions Open for Macomb Little League Advisory Board

The Board of Directors of the Macomb Little League has openings for volunteer positions on the Little League advisory board. We are seeking adults who are responsible, as well as child oriented and have an interest in baseball to serve as board members. Board members will be active in determining policy and structure of our league and execution of our season. Interested parties should send an email detailing your interest to: macomblittleleague@gmail.com

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HS Boys Hoops: BPC Snaps 20-Game Losing Streak To Macomb

Area high school boys basketball last night, Bushnell-Prairie City snapped a 20-game losing streak to Macomb with a 37-31 home win on Tuesday. Devin Yocum scored 12 in the win for the Spartans, while Chance McGrew added 10 in the win for BPC, who improves to 14-6 & will play at Brimfield Friday. Catch the Spartans game Friday on 104.7FM. Joe Burke had 14 in the loss for the Bombers, who fall to 11-9 and will play at Camp Point Central on Friday. Hear the Bombers Friday on 100.1FM. The Bombers & Spartans games are also streamed online at macombnewsnow.com. 

 

Other high school boys hoops, West Prairie beat Havana, 50-48... Mendon Unity over Illini West, 49-45... Pleasant Hill topped Southeastern, 49-43... and at the Beardstown Boys Tournament, South Fulton beat Rushville-Industry, 54-36. 

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WIU Baseball Lead-Off Dinner & "Food Fight In the Summit League"

The 4th annual Leatherneck Baseball Lead Off Dinner will take place on Sunday, January 31st, inside The Forum, downtown Macomb. This year's guest speaker is former MLB infielder Jamey Carroll. Cost for the event is $70 for adults and $40 for kids in eighth grade or younger. VIP Tables and Tables of 8 are also available. Cost includes, ticket, prime rib dinner by Magnolia's and the chance to bid on great items! Proceeds will benefit the Leatherneck Baseball locker room project. For more info or to sign-up please call 298-1190 or visit wiu.edu/alumni/events. 
 
Western Illinois women's basketball will host South Dakota this Wednesday (Jan. 27th) at 7pm. You can hear the game locally on 104.1FM. It's also a "Food Fight in the Summit League" event... 5 (or more) canned goods will get you a FREE general admission ticket. 
 

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Area High School Scores - Monday

High school girls basketball Monday, Illini West beat Macomb, 65-60... Mia Lambert & Kesi Fields each had 13 points in the loss for the Lady Bombers. South Fulton over Bushnell-Prairie City, 59-47 behind Hannah Krukewitt's 15 points... Alyx Slater had 16 in the loss for the Lady Spartans. Central-Southeastern beat Payson-Seymore, 68-29. Rock Island (Alleman) over Monmouth-Roseville, 45-42. At the Lady Rocket Invite in Rushville, Athens topped Rushville-Industry, 76-36... and at the High School boys basketball tourney in Beardstown, Triopia over Rushville-Industry, 43-42. 
 
High school boys basketball tonight: Macomb meets Bushnell-Prairie City in Bushnell. The Bombers vs. Spartans varsity game will air on 100.1FM, 104.7FM & online at macombnewsnow.com.
 

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Weekend Area Sports Recap

The Western Illinois coed track & field team took part at the John Tierny Indoor Quad Meet in Milwaukee on Saturday. Shelia Grant-Shaffer took first in the women's hammer throw & 4th in the shot put... while the men's & women's 4X400 meter relay teams finished 2nd & 3rd respectivley. Leathernecks Jeff Padesky & Matt McCoy were 2nd & 3rd in the men's pole vault. For a complete recap, visit goleathernecks.com. 
 
The Western Illinois men's basketball team lost at home to North Dakota State on Saturday, 65-52. JC Fuller & Tate Stensgaard each tallied 10 points in the loss for the Leathernecks, who fall to 7-11 overall & 0-7 in the Summit League. The Western Illinois women's basketball team fell at South Dakota State on Saturday, 85-63. Sophie Reichelt tallied 21 points in the set-back for the Leathernecks, who fall to 11-9 this season & 4-3 in Summit League games. 
 
High school boys basketball on Saturday, Macomb beat Orion 49-31 at the Great Western Shootout in Abingdon. Joe Burke's 16 led the Bombers. Bushnell-Prairie City topped ROWVA on Saturday, 52-45. The Bombers & Spartans will meet in Bushnell tomorrow. Hear the varsity game on 100.1FM & 104.7FM and online at macombnewsnow.com. High school girls basketball Saturday, Monmouth-Roseville beat Macomb, 78-62... Mia Lambert scored 24 in the loss for the Lady Bombers. 
 

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Leatherneck Women's Basketball Wins At North Dakota State

The Western Illinois women's basketball team erupted for 63 second half points en route to a 94-82 comeback win over North Dakota State in Fargo last night. Sophomore guard Emily Clemens led the Leathernecks with 27 points, while Michelle Maher & Sophie Reichelt added 16 and 14 points respectively. Western women's basketball improves to 11-8 overall (4-2 Summit League) and will play at South Dakota State on Saturday at 2pm (pregame on 104.1FM at 1:45pm). 
 
Leatherneck men's basketball will host North Dakota State tomorrow at 2pm from Ufkes Court inside Western Hall. Can't make it, hear all the acton Saturday on 102.7FM. It's also a "Food Fight in the Summit League" event. Five cans (or more) of food equals one general admission ticket. The Leatherneck Club will also host a post-game social at the SportsCorner following the men's game tomorrow. Another "Food Fight in the Summit League" event will take place again next Wednesday (Jan. 27) at Western Hall, when Leatherneck women's basketball hosts South Dakota at 7pm. 
 

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Area High School Basketball Scores - Thursday

High school girls basketball last night, Illini West over West Prairie, 73-20... South Fulton beat Peoria Heights, 67-6... Centra/Southeastern topped Monmouth/Roseville, 49-48... and Brown County beat Rushville-Industry, 71-49.
 
High school boys basketball tonight, Macomb plays Illini West in Carthage... hear the varsity game at 7:30 on 100.1FM. Bushnell-Prairie City boys hoops visits Havan with the varsity game also starting at 7:30... hear that one on 104.7FM. Catch the Bombers & Spartans games online at macombnewsnow.com
 

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Leatherneck Men's Hoops Falls At South Dakota; WIU Women's Basketball In Action Tonight

The Western Illinois men's basketball team lost at South Dakota last night, 76-67. JC Fuller scored 16 points in the loss for the Leathernecks, who fall to 7-10 overall & 0-6 in the Summit League. WIU men's basketball returns home & will host North Dakota State this Saturday. Tip-off from Ufkes Court is set for 2pm. Can't make it to Western Hall Saturday, the game will air locally on 102.7FM. The Leatherneck Club will host a post-game social at the SportsCorner following Saturday's game. There's complimentary drinks, food & prizes to be raffled off for current & prospective Leatherneck Club members. For details, call 298-1190.
 
Tonight, Western Illinois women's basketball visits North Dakota State. Leatherneck women's hoops enter at 10-8 this season, 3-2 in the Summit League, while the Bison are 5-14 overall & 0-6 in confernece games. Tip-off in Fargo is set for 7pm & you can hear the game live on 104.1FM starting at 6:45. 
 

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WIU Men's Hoops Back In Action Tonight; Tuesday's Area High School Scores

The Western Illinois basketball team will be in action tonight for Summit League Conference basketball, when they visit South Dakota in Vermillion. The Leathernecks look to break a 7-game losing streak & lead the Coyotes in the overall series 6-5. Tip-off from the Dakota Dome is set for 7pm, and you can hear the game locally on 102.7FM starting at 6:45. 
 
High school boys basketball Tuesday, Beardstown topped West Prairie, 53-50. South Fulton beat Rushville-Industry, 69-63 behind Trace Hood's 27 points... Manning Plater tallied 33 points in the loss for the Rockets. Illini West over Southeastern last night, 69-45. High school girls basketball Tuesday, Illini West beat West Hancock, 52-30. 
 

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Leatherneck Club To Host Post Game Social This Saturday

The first Western Illinois Leatherneck Club post-game social of 2016 will take place this Saturday (January 23rd) at Sports Corner @ 124 in downtown Macomb. The event will occur following the men's basketball game this Saturday afternoon (2 p.m. tipoff) against North Dakota State. The social is open to all current Leatherneck Club members and all those fans interested in joining. Complimentary food and drinks will be available. Leatherneck Athletics will raffle off prizes from the department. For more information on the event or to join the Leatherneck Club call 298-1190. 

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Leatherneck Baseball To Host 4th Annual Lead-Off Dinner

The 4th annual Leatherneck Baseball Lead Off Dinner will take place on Sunday, January 31st, inside The Forum, downtown Macomb. This year's guest speaker is former MLB infielder and current Pirates front office staff member Jamey Carroll. Cost for the event is $70 for adults and $40 for kids in eighth grade or younger. VIP Tables & tables of 8 are also available. There's silent & live auction of sports memoriblia, items from area businesses and Magnolia's will again be serving their prime rib dinner. Proceeds will benefit the Leatherneck Baseball locker room project. For more infor or to register please call 298-1190 or visit wiu.edu. 

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Monday's Area High School Girls Basketball Recap

High school girls basketball from Monday, Limestone beat Macomb, 62-49... Mia Lambert led the Lady Bombers with 17 points in the loss, while teammate Jordan Hare tallied 14. Bushnell-Prairie City over West Prairie, 68-30... Logan Brown scored 15 points in the win for the Lady Spartans, while teammate Addy Pendarvis added 13. Rushville/Industry girls topped North Fulton, 54-42 behind Tessa Ingles 27 points. 

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Western Illinois Athletics Weekend Wrap

Western Illinois men's basketball suffered a 77-68 home loss to Oral Roberts on Saturday. Garrett Covington scored 22 points in the set-back for the Leathernecks, who fall to 7-9 this season & 0-5 in the Summit League.
 
The WIU coed track & field teams competed at the Iowa Duals in Iowa City on Saturday, versus Iowa & Iowa Central Community College. No team scores were kept. Jeffery Padesky finished 3rd in the men's pole vault and Shelia Grant-Shaffer placed 4th in the women's shot put. See a complete recap at goleathernecks.com.
 
Leatherneck coed swimming & diving competed in a triangular meet against Eastern Illinois & Butler in Charleston on Saturday. Amanda Shaefer won the women's 1000-free & 500-free events... Chris Neaveill took first with a pool record in the 100-fly and was also on the men's 200-medly relay team that took first. 
 

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Leatherneck Men's Basketball Falls To Denver; Women's Hoops To Host "Purple Out" Tonight

The Western Illinois men's basketball team dropped a Summit League Conference match-up at home to Denver last night, 76-69. JC Fuller led the Leathernecks with 17 points in the loss, while teammate Garrett Covington had 16 in the set-back. Western men's basketball falls to 7-8 overall & 0-4 in conference play and will host Oral Roberts tomorrow night at 7 o'clock... hear that game on 102.7FM.
 
Western Illinois women's basketball hosts Denver tonight from Ufkes Court at Western Hall at 7pm. It's a "PURPLE OUT" where fans are encouraged to wear purple. Hear tonights Leathernecks vs. Pioneers women's game on 104.1FM. 
 

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Thursday's Area High School Sports Recap

High school  boys basketball last night at th Winchester Tournamenet, Rushville-Industry topped Jacksonville (Routt), 64-50 behind Manning Plater's 23 points... the Rockets play in the Consolation Championship vs. Carollton Saturday...High school girls basketball last night, Bushnell-Prairie City beat Farmington, 59-57... Stephanie Beaird scored 17 in the win for the Lady Spartans... Annawan over Monmouth-Roseville, 63-49... other girls hoops, at the Lady Panther Classic in Camp Point, Liberty topped Illini West, 42-37... and Havana over Mendon Unity, 51-34 to put the Lady Ducks in the title match w/host Central-Southeastern on Saturday. 

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Leatherneck Basketball To Host Denver

The Western Illinois men's basketball team will host Denver tonight in a Summit League Conference clash. The Leathernecks enter at 7-7 this season & 0-3 in league play, while the Pioneers are 9-8 overall & 1-3 in conference play. Denver leads the overall series 5-1. Tip-off from Ufkes Court is set for 7pm... you can hear the game locally on 102.7FM starting at 6:45. Western men's basketball is also home with Oral Roberts on Saturday at 7pm.
 
The Leatherneck women's basketball team will entertain Denver tomorrow night at Western Hall at 7pm. Catch all the action Friday on 104.1FM. 
 

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Wednesday's Area High School Hoops Recap

High School girls basketball last night, from the Lady Panther Classic in Camp Point... South Fulton beat Brown County, 65-54... Central/Southeastern over Lewistown, 54-31 behind Kolby McClelland's 23 points... and Illini West girls over Quincy High, 44-30. At the boys Winchester Tournament on Wednesday, Rushville-Industry topped Griggsville-Perry, 67-42 behind Manning Plater's 28 points. The Rockets will play Jacksonville(Routt) tonight at 7pm in the consolation semifinal. 
 

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Leatherneck Football Ends 2015 Ranked in Top 25 Polls

Western Illinois Football closed out the 2015 season with a national ranking in the final 'Top 25' polls. The Fighting Leathernecks were ranked 22nd in the final poll, one of five Missouri Valley Football Conference teams represented, in both the STATS and Coaches 'Top 25' poll.

 

Individually, sophomore linebacker Brett Taylor tied for the national lead with four fumble recoveries. Junior wide receiver Lance Lenoir ended the year seventh with 1,184 receiving yards. Check out more season & individual stats at goleathernecks.com. 

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Area High School Scores - Tuesday (1/12/16)

High School Boys Basketball Scores:

South Fulton over Beardstown, 56-49

- Justin Batterton (SF) 18 points

Knoxville- 52, West Prairie-46

Hancock County Tournament:

Illini West- 42, Keokuk-39

Mendon- 45, Southeastern-39

 

High School Girls Basketball:

South Fulton- 56, Havana- 49

Lady Panther Classic:

Central/Southeastern- 56, Liberty-44 

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Interim Tag Removed, Matt Tanney Named Athletic Director at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas removed the interim tag and named Matt Tanney, J.D. in charge of Leatherneck Athletics. Thomas made the announcement Monday (Jan. 11) in an afternoon press conference inside the University Union.

 

Tanney, who had served in an interim capacity since last May, becomes the seventh Director of Athletics at Western during the last 90 years.

 

“Matt has been a part of the Leatherneck Athletics family since 2012. His years of leadership experience within intercollegiate athletics, including athletics compliance, will continue to move our Intercollegiate Athletics Department forward as a top contender in the Summit League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference,” said Thomas. “Most recently, he completed a successful search for our new head football coach, Charlie Fisher. Matt is fully invested in the Macomb community and the University. I was impressed with Matt’s vision for the future of Leatherneck Athletics, and the enthusiasm, excitement and energy he brings forth to Western Illinois University and the Athletics department.”

 

In 2012, Tanney began his time at Western as the associate athletics director then in the fall of 2014 was promoted to deputy athletic director. He took over as the interim AD in May 2015. During the past fall, Western saw its football team advance to the FCS Playoffs for the first time in five years, men’s basketball capture their first-ever win over a nationally-ranked program, and the department cumulative grade point average finish as the third-highest semester dating back to 1998.

 

“It is truly an honor to stand before you today as the Director of Athletics for Western Illinois University,” said Tanney. “The last 90 years, only six others have served the university in this capacity, and that is not lost on me. I am deeply humbled by the history and the opportunity to lead this athletics program. So thank you again, Dr. Thomas, for your leadership and your confidence in me.”

 

Also during his recent time as the interim AD, he guided the department's Leatherneck Club annual fund to a 12-year membership high, executed a 5-year apparel sponsorship deal with adidas, and led efforts to feature ESPN3 broadcasts of Leatherneck athletics events.  

As of summer 2015, Tanney is currently the second-youngest athletic director in Division I, and is the youngest of the FCS leaders.

Previously, Tanney managed all facets of the department's internal operations. He's directed several major facility projects on campus, including the installation of the hardwood court (LeRoy A. Ufkes Court) inside Western Hall, new tennis courts, and the video boards at Hanson Field and Western Hall. Tanney has also served as the championship manager at Summit League Championship events hosted by the university.
 
In May 2014, Tanney was named the University’s Division of Student Services ‘Administrative Employee of the Year.'  He has presented nationally at the NCAA Regional Rules conference, in addition to teaching undergraduate courses at Western and serving as a guest lecturer at several colleges. Tanney serves as an adjunct faculty member in the department of Kinesiology.

 

“Most of you have worked with me enough to know about my personality type. I’m not really a me guy, it’s never really been about me. It’s always been about we, it’s always been about us, it’s always been about Western Illinois University,” added Tanney. “I have no doubt that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and that together we can take this athletic program to new heights.”

 
The central Illinois native joined Western after working in the Compliance office at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to Oklahoma, Tanney worked at the University of Dayton in a similar capacity. At Dayton, he managed the daily operations of the 17-sport Football Championship Subdivision compliance department.

Tanney served for a year and a half as a law clerk at the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) in Indianapolis, and also a year at The Ohio State University as a Compliance Coordinator prior to joining the staff at Dayton. 
 
Tanney is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wabash College with a bachelor’s degree in English. He participated in the basketball and football programs for the Little Giants. Tanney was a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University while earning his Juris Doctor. He began his collegiate athletics career volunteering in the compliance office at fellow-league member IUPUI while obtaining his law degree from IU.

Tanney hails from a family with notable success in the athletics industry. His father, Don Tanney, is a retired coach and member of the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. His younger brothers work in the NFL in various capacities. Mitch serves as director of analytics for the Denver Broncos. Alex, the NCAA's all-time touchdown passes leader (157), is a NFL quarterback most recently spending time on the rosters of the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans.

 

Matt and his wife Julia have two daughters: Katelyn and Lillian.

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WIU's President Thomas To Hold Press Conference Today Regarding Intercollegiate Athletics

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas will hold a press conference at 1pm today (Monday, Jan. 11) regarding Intercollegiate Athletics at WIU. The press conference will be held in University Union Brattain Lounge (the former Prairie Lounge). The public is invited to attend.
 

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Western Illinois Basketball Teams Fall to IUPUI Saturday; Macomb Boys & Girls Hoops Win At Home

The Western Illinois men's basketball team lost at home to IUPUI on Saturday, 67-60. Garrett Covington led the Leathernecks with 16 points in the loss, while Jalen Chapman added 13 points & 10 rebounds in the set-back. The Leathernecks fall to 7-7 on the year on 0-3 in the Summit League, and will host Denver at Western Hall this Thursday. The Western Illinois women's basketball team also fell to IUPUI at Ufkes Court on Saturday, 68-60. Sophie Reichelt & Emily Clemens each at 12 points in the loss. Leatherneck women's basketball dropped to 9-8 this season & 2-2 in league play and host Denver on Friday. 
 
The Macomb boys basketball team beat Canton on Saturday, 49-40 behind Grant Hannant's 13 points... the Macomb girls basketball team also won Saturday, beating Biggsville(West Central), 90-53. Alex Creasy & Jordan Hare each had 14 in the win for the Lady Bombers. 
 

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Western Illinois Women's Basketball Wins at IPFW; WIU Athletics To Host Basketball Double-Header Saturday

The Western Illinois women's basketball team scored a 78-74 Summit League Conference road win at IPFW on Thursday. Michelle Maher led the Leathernecks with 23 points in the win, while teammates Emily Clemens & Sophie Reichelt added 22 & 20 points, respectively. Leatherneck women's basketball improves to 9-7 overall, 2-1 in the Summit League, and will play the back-end of Saturday's home double-header at 4:30 vs. IUPUI. The WIU men's basketball team will play the early game tomorrow at 2pm. It's also "Kids Day" where all kids 12 & under recieve free admission and will get the chance to meet Rocky, the cheerleaders and players after each game. 
 

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Macomb Girls Basketball Falls Thursday; Macomb & BPC Boys Hoops In Action Friday

High School girls basketball from Thursday, Central/Southeastern beat Macomb, 73-44 behind Laney Lantz's 22 points... Mia Lambert had 14 in the loss for the Lady Bombers. Elsewhere, the Illini West girls over Monmouth-Roseville, 48-43.
 
High school boys basketball tonight, Macomb is home with Monmouth-Roseville from the MHS Gym. We'll have the varsity game at 7:30 on 100.1FM and online at macombnewsnow.com. The Bushnell-Prairie City boys basketball team plays South Fulton in Astoria this evening... Catch the varsity game at 7:30 on 104.7FM and macombnewsnow.com. 
 

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Leatherneck Softball & Baseball Hosting Events This Month

Western Illinois softball will be hosting camps this month. The high school camps will take place on Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17, while the youth camp runs on Sunday, January 24. The high school camp is open to girls in the 7th grade or older while the youth camp is available to girls in 2nd through 6th grade. For more information and registration, visit collegesoftballcamps.com/wiusoftball.
 
The fourth-annual Leatherneck Baseball Lead Off Dinner will take place on Sunday, January 31st, inside The Forum, downtown Macomb. This year's guest speaker is former Major League Baseball infielder and current Pittsburgh Pirates front office staff member Jamey Carroll. Cost for the event is $70 for adults and $40 for kids in eighth grade or younger. Tables for eight are also available. For more information, please call 298-1190. 
 

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Tuesday's Area High School Boys Basketball Scores

Area high school boys basketball last night, West Hancock topped Macomb, 49-42 behind Logan Dorethy's 18 points... Grant Hannant scored 15 in the loss for Macomb. The Macomb boys basketball team is back in action this Friday (1/8) when they host Monmouth-Roseville. The varsity game will tip-off at 7:30 & you can catch it on 100.1FM & online at macombnewsnow.com

 

The Bushnell-Prairie City boys scored a 53-39 home win over Monmouth (United) on Tuesday. Chance McGrew led the Spartans with 20 points in the win. BPC boys basketball is on the road this Friday vs. South Fulton in Astoria... hear the varsity game Friday (1/8) on 104.7FM and macombnewsnow.com

 

Other high school boys basketball scores, Rushville-Industry over Havana, 50-36 behing Manning Plater's 19 points & Camp Point Central beat Southeastern, 51-42. 

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Catch Leatherneck Basketball This Week on Regional Media; Attend Saturday's Home Double-Header for "Kids Day"

Catch Leatherneck basketball on Regional Media-Macomb stations this week! Western Illinois women's basketball will visit Ft.Wayne on Thursday 6pm, and you can hear that game on 104.1FM with the pregame starting at 5:45pm.

 

Western Illinois Athletics will host a basketball double-header this Saturday when the men's & women's teams each play IUPUI from Ufkes Court at Western Hall. The men play Saturday vs. the Jaguars at 2pm and you can hear it on 102.7FM... the WIU women host the Jag's Saturday at 4:30, catch that one on 104.1FM. Saturday is also Kid's Day at Western Hall, where all kids 12 & under recieve free admission! 

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Monday's Area High School Girls Basketball Scores; Macomb & BPC Boys Basketball In Action Tonight

Area high school girls basketball last night, Liberty beat Macomb, 74-62. Mia Lambert scored a game-high 24 for the Lady Bombers in the loss... the Lady Eagles improve to 16-0... Bushnell-Prairie City topped Rushville-Industry, 72-63... Kayley Peck led the Lady Spartans with 29 points in the win, while Tessa Ingles scored 20 in the loss for the Lady Rockets... Central-Southeastern beat Brown County, 66-32 behind Brianna Hildebrand's 26 points. 

 

Tonight, (Tuesday, Jan. 5th) the Macomb boys basketball team will host West Hancock in a West Central Conference clash. The varsity game is set to tip-off from "The Hangar" at the High School at 7:30pm and you can hear the game live on 100.1FM and macombnewsnow.com. Bushnell-Prairie City boys basketball hosts Monmouth (United) from the Bushnell Gym, with the varsity game getting underway at 7:30pm. Hear tonights Spartans vs. Red Storm game on 104.7FM and online at macombnewsnow.com. 

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Western Illinois Athletics Names Charlie Fisher Leathernecks Head Football Coach

On Saturday, Western Illinois Athletics named Charlie Fisher head coach for the Leatherneck Football program. Fisher has spent the last two years at Richmond, last year as the offensive coordinator with a strong backround coaching recievers and with recruiting. Before Richmond, Fisher was head coach at West Georgia from 1993-97 and through 30 years of coaching, has had stops at Penn State, Miami (OH), Vanderbilt, Temple, NC State and Ole Miss. You can read more at goleathernecks.com.
 
Leatherneck Athletics will host a introductory press conference today at 1pm inside the William E. Brattain Lounge (the former Prairie Lounge) inside the University Union. 
 

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Leatherneck Men's & Women's Basketball Teams Fall In Sunday Summit League Action

The Western Illinois men's basketball team lost anohter hard fought road confernece game yesterday at South Dakota State, falling 63-59. Garrett Covington scored 20 & Tate Stensgaard added 15 in the loss for the Leathernecks, who fall to 7-6 overall in 0-2 in the Summit League. Western men's basketball is next in action this Saturday when they host IUPUI at 2pm from Ufkes Court.
 
The Western Illinois women's basketball team fell at Omaha on Sunday, 79-66. Michelle Maher tallied 18 points in the set-back, while Emily Clemens & Sophie Reichelt were also in double-figures in the loss, with 12 & 10 points, respectively. Leatherneck women's basketball now 8-7 this season & 1-1 in the Summit League and will play at IPFW Thursday at 6pm. 
 

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