Local Sports

Regional Media Winter Sports Broadcast Schedule

The attached schedule includes the broadcasts through the end of the basketball season in March. The schedule is subject to change. 


Unless a scheduling conflict occurs, the area teams will have their games on the following stations


Bushnell-Prairie City Boys Basketball: Macomb News Now 104.7 FM (WLMD)

Macomb Boys & Girls (select games) Basketball: K100 100.1 FM (WKAI)

Western Illinois Mens Basketball: Classic 103 102.7 FM (WJEQ)

Western Illinois Womens Basketball: Good Time Oldies 104.1 FM (WMQZ)


The Coaches Corner show, will air Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. on Classic 103. 


The complete schedule can be accessed here.


Macomb Area Sports Scores 2/22/2018

WIU Mens Basketball


North Dakota State (13-16, 4-9) 74 vs Western Illinois (12-14, 3-10) 82

-Isaac Johnson: 29 points, 10 rebounds

-Dalan Ancrum: 23 points, 6 rebounds

-Kobe Webster: 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists


WIU Womens Basketball


Western Illinois (20-8, 9-4) 77 vs North Dakota State (9-18, 2-11) 60

-Emily Clemens: 24 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals

-Morgan Blumer: 13 points 6 rebounds

-WIU: Back to back 20 win seasons for first time since 2004


WIU Head Baseball Coach Ryan Brownlee discusses season opening series

Western Illinois Baseball began the season 0-3 with a three game series at Middle Tennessee State last weekend. The Leathernecks fell Friday 2-0, before having their Saturday matchup rained out. This resulted in the teams playing a Sunday doubleheader, in which WIU lost 11-7 and 9-3. 


The matchup with Middle Tennessee State was the first of five road series' Western has to open the season. Next up on the docket for the Leathernecks is a trip to Murray State this weekend. Due to weather concerns in the early weekend, there will be a doubleheader Sunday (12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.) followed by a 1:00 p.m. Monday matchup. 


For a recap of the opening weekend at Middle Tennessee State and a look at this year's Leatherneck team listen to my interview with WIU Head Baseball Coach Ryan Brownlee here

Macomb Area Sports Scores: 2/21/2018

High School Boys Basketball 


Brimfield 1A Regional Semifinal

(5) Abingdon-Avon 46 vs (3) Elmwood 42

-A-Town faces (2) Quest in Friday's Regional Finals Friday at 7:00 p.m.


Lewistown 1A Regional Semifinal

(9) Delavan 39 vs (1) Bushnell-Prairie City 47

-Jax Hiel (BPC): 14 points

-BPC faces (4) Illini Bluffs in Regional Finals Friday at 7:00 p.m.


Beardstown 2A Regional Semifinal

(11) Rushville-Industry 32 vs (3) PORTA 49

-Jacob Reller (R-I): 17 points


Havana 2A Regional Semifinal


(7) Havana 46 vs (1) West Hancock 76

Logan Dorethy, Drake Hammel, Riley Langford (WH): 16 points each


(6) Illini West 52 vs (4) Tremont 51

-Kennedy Gooding (IW): 24 points

-Jackson Porter (IW): 21 points (Go ahead 3FG with 1.7 seconds left)

-West Hancock and Illini West play Friday at 7 p.m. in Regional Final



Mississippi River 7th and 8th Grade All Star Basketball Game Teams Announced

The Quincy Chamber of Commerce has released the rosters for the upcoming Mississippi River All Star Basketball Game. 49 7th and 8th grade basketball players from the West Central Illinois area (representing 20 different schools) will compete in the game on March 3 at Quincy Notre Dame. 


The pool of selected players has been broken into four teams, 7th Grade North, 7th Grade South, 8th Grade North, and 8th Grade South. Selected players hail from the area that extends as far North as Macomb, as far East as Jacksonville, as far South as North Green and as far West as Quincy.


There is no cost for the player to participate and each player receives a free shirt and four players will receive MVP awards. The game is completely funded by donations and run by volunteers.  
The 7th Grade game will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the 8th Grade game will follow at 7:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available at the concessions. A crowd of 600 is expected.  
The full list of players can be seen below.

Macomb Area Sports Scores: 2/20/2018

High School Boys Basketball


1A Brimfield Regional Quarterfinals


(13) North Fulton 39 vs (3) Elmwood 62


(11) Peoria Christian 32 vs (5) Abingdon-Avon 36


1A Lewistown Regional Quarterfinals


(12) West Prairie 43 vs (7) Lewistown 61


(10) Biggsville West Central 25 vs (9) Delavan 50

-Delavan plays (1) Bushnell-Prairie City Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Regional Semifinal 


2A Beardstown Regional Semifinals 


(9) Beardstown 51 vs (2) Quincy Notre Dame 66

-QND plays winner of (11) Rushville-Industry and (3) PORTA in Friday's Regional Final


2A Knoxville Regional Semifinals


(10) United 30 vs (2) Farmington 82


(5) Monmouth-Roseville 63 vs (3) Deer Creek-Mackinaw 66 (OT)

Macomb Area Sports Scores and News: 2/19/2018

High School Boys Basketball


Beardstown 2A Regional Quarterfinals


(11) Rushville-Industry 63 vs (5) Athens 44

-Jacob Reller (R-I): 21 points

-Rushville-Industry faces (3) PORTA Wednesday in Regional Semifinals


(10) Pittsfield 52 vs (9) Beardstown 53

-DJ McWilliams (BRD): 19 points

-Beardstown faces (2) QND Tuesday night in Regional Semifinals


Knoxville 2A Regional Quarterfinals


(10) Monmouth United 50 vs (9) Knoxville 44 (OT) 

-Toby Whitsitt (M-UN): 11 points 

-United plays (2) Farmington Tuesday night in Regional Semifinals


Yocum Wins Red O'Flaherty Award

-BPC boys basketball senior wins Jim "Red" O'Flaherty Award 

-Award given annually by West Central Officials Association 

-Finalists: Carter Fayhee (Macomb), Jackson Porter (Illini West), Logan Dorethy (West Hancock)


High School Girls Basketball


Hare Commits to ICC

-Macomb Girls Basketball senior Jordyn Hare announced her committment to Illinois Central College

-Hare led Macomb in scoring in both her junior and senior seasons