The Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers were postponed at Wrigley Field on Monday night.
It was a double whammy, rainy weather and a power outage.
The Cubs and Dodgers are now set for a day night doubleheader today with game times of 12:05 pm and 7:05 pm with both games live on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
The St Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Sunday night.
The Cubs open up a brief three game home stand tonight with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Game time is 7:05 with all the action live on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
The Chicago Cubs and the St Louis Cardinals both had the day off on Thursday. They begin a three game series tonight in St Louis with a 7:15 game time tonight and also on Saturday night and a 7:05 game time on Sunday night with all three games live on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
The Milwaukee Brewers shut out the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon. With the victory, the Brewers lead the NL Central by one and a half games over the Cubs and by four games over the St Louis Cardinals
The Chicago Cubs moved into first place in the National League Central on Monday night with a 7-2 victory over Milwaukee in 11 innings.
The Cubs are back in Milwaukee tonight with a 7:10 game time on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
The Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup on Thursday night as they won in Vegas topping the Golden Knights 4-3.
The Caps hit for two goals in the third period to pick up the margin of victory and then went on to celebrate Lord Stanley’s Silver Cup.
Philadelphia defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. Anthony Rizzo had the lone RBI for the Cubs.
The Cubs host the Phillies tonight with a 7:05 game time on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
The Chicago Cubs were off on Monday and open up a three game series with Philadelphia tonight with a 7:05 game time on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
The Golden State Warriors led wire to wire on Sunday night defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 122-103 in game two of the NBA Finals.
The Warriors lead the series two games to none with game three set for Wednesday night in Cleveland.
Final Coaches Corner Program for the 2017-18 season
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime 124-114. Steph Curry had 29 to lead the Warriors while LeBron James tossed in 51 for the Cavs.
Game two will be played Sunday night in Oakland CA.
In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night, Washington defeated Vegas 3-2. The series is now tied at one game each with game three set for Saturday night in Washington.
The Chicago Cubs won their second straight at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night by a final of 8-6. Home run power from Ben Zobrist, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber
The Chicago Cubs shutout Pittsburgh on Monday 7-0. Cub home runs from Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell
The scoreboard, the Annawan-Wethersfield Lady Titan, Geneseo Lady Leaf and Ridgewood Spartan segments.
In girls high school softball regional semi finals on Thursday night, Geneseo defeated Chillicothe IVC 300. Bailey Mitchell had a two run home run for the Lady Leafs.
Geneseo will play Pontiac on Saturday for the regional championship
The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs had just three hits for the game.
The Cubs have the day off today and open up a three game series against San Francisco on Friday. The weekend series live on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
The Chicago Cubs had the day off on Monday. The Cubs open up a brief two game homestand with Cleveland tonight with a 5:30 pre game and 6:05 starting time live on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
The great season for the Annawan-Wethersfield Lady Titans is now in the books as Brimfield defeated the Lady Titans in the Regional Championship game on Saturday at Howe’s Park in Annawan by a final of 8-0
First, I’d like to apologize to the Galva fans and your listeners for not participating in the Coaches’ Corner this spring. I’m sure everyone in the area knows, I had a very young, inexperienced team this season. We were primarily focused on the basics and fundamentals of the game and not results. I simply didn’t feel it necessary to waste your time each Saturday when there wasn’t much to say nor much difference from week to week.
With that being said though, I would now like to publicly recognize my players and coaches. They definitely deserve it. This group of girls were thrust into a tough situation at no fault of their own and they handled it very well. They learned a great deal of softball, gained life lessons and had so much fun doing it. After all, aren’t these three things what youth sports are all about? So, even if our record doesn’t show it, I consider this season a success. It can only help these girls in the future and they are better, stronger young ladies for having endured it.
The team consisted of only two upperclassmen, both seniors, five sophomores and four freshmen. The seniors are Marie Marshall and Megan Nordstrom. They provided outstanding, positive leadership to their young teammates. Although frustrated at times they never showed it, successfully handling things in an adult manner beyond their years. Marie worked extremely hard to even return and play her senior season as she had major surgery on a serious hamstring injury last October. Megan looked forward to her last year, stepping up to play third base very well after not seeing much playing time her previous three seasons. This tells me their senior seasons really meant something very special to them. Thank you ladies! The sophomores are Tressa Rogers, Emma Lindquist, Elly Olsen, Paige Smith and Julia Stahl. The freshmen are Bailey Bates, Abby Jones, Autumn Puckett and Taylor Warner. Thank you to them as well!
Next, I would be remiss without thanking my two assistant coaches and faithful manager. They are my daughter, Lindsey Osborne, Chad Gibbs and senior Rosie Howell. All three did tremendous work. Lindsey with the pitchers and catchers and as bench coach. Chad as the hitting instructor and first base coach. Rosie was my right hand and often knew what I needed before I did! A huge thank you to all three for their contributions and for keeping me in check and sane this season!
Finally, to you Bob, a heartfelt thank you as always. Your coverage and support of high school sports in the area is top notch. The communities, schools, players, coaches and fans truly appreciate it. There are no two ways about it, you’re simply the best!
The Galva, Stark County, Ridgewood and Princeville segments
The scoreboard, Kewanee, Annawan-Wethersfield and Geneseo segments
The Annawan-Wethersfield Lady Titans will play for the Wethersfield Regional Championship on Saturday morning.
The Lady Titans will take on Brimfield at 11 am Saturday at Howe's Park in Annawan.
The Annawan-Wethersfield Lady Titans are headed to their own Regional championship on Saturday morning after defeating Knoxville 5-1 on Wednesday afternoon. Mackenzie Lindstrom had two RBI for the Lady Titans and Charlotte Pillen picked up the victory on the mound going all seven innings tossing a one hit ball game and giving up an unearned run.
Thursday night May 17th at 6 pm in Good's Gym. KHS all sports parent meeting for the 2018-2019 school year. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Please attend if you have an athlete participating at KHS in the upcoming school year.
If you need further information, contact Kewanee High School Head Football Coach and Phys Ed Teacher Tyler Nichols
In girls high school softball action on Tuesday night, Brimfield eliminated the Kewanee Boilergirls 11-0 in five innings.
The Boilergirls had a nice season but last night’s final a wrap on the Boilergirl season for first year head coach Rob Weston.
In boys high school post season baseball on Monday, the Kewanee Boilermakers defeated Bureau Valley 9-2 while Annawan-Wethersfield topped Riverdale 3-1.
In girls softball post season action, the Kewanee Boilergirls defeated Deer Creek-Mackinaw 17-7
The scoreboard, the Kewanee and Annawan-Wethersfield segments
In boys high school baseball action on Thursday, Ridgewood swept a doubleheader from Annawan-Wethersfield 13-3 in five and 6-0 in the night cap.
In game one, home runs for the Spartans from Brian Greenman and Levi Swanson while Ryan Goodman had a home run for the Titans.
In boys high school baseball on Wednesday, Kewanee put five runs on the board in the top of the seventh for a 13-10 victory over Fulton.
Morrison puts two on the board in the bottom of the seventh for a come from behind victory over Annawan-Wethersfield 16-15.
In girls high school softball on Wednesday, Fulton shutout the Kewanee Boilergirls 5-0 while Orion topped Annawan-Wethersfield 12-2 in five.
Wethersfield basketball standout Jacob Schwerbrock has officially committed to play college basketball at Augustana College.
Schwerbrock led the Geese last season with averages of 16.1 points per game along with 8 rebounds and one and a half blocks.
He ended his career at Wethersfield as the third all time leading scorer with 1,346 points
In girls high school softball action on Monday, Annawan-Wethersfield defeated Morrison 14-2 in five innings while the Kewanee Boilergirls won at Monmouth-Roseville 18-0 in five.
In boys high school baseball, the Kewanee Boilermakers put two on the board in the top of the 7th to defeat Erie-Prophetstown 6-5
The Chicago Cubs dropped their fifth straight game on Sunday night as former Cub Dexter Fowler hit a two run walk off home run in the bottom of the 14th and the St Louis Cardinals topped the Cubs 4-3
The Kewanee Boilergirls finished 11th at the TRAC Conference meet at Orion on Thursday afternoon. Iesha Crowe finished first in the high jump to take the only ribbon for the Boilergirls
In girls high school softball on Wednesday afternoon, Riverdale topped the Annawan-Wethersfield Lady Titans 8-1. Mackenzie LIndstrom had a home run in the top of the 7th for the only Titan hit on the afternoon.
In a key LTC softball matchup on Tuesday, Princeville defeated Annawan-Wethersfield 3-0 in game one of a doubleheader but the Lady Titans put two on the board in the top of the 8th for a split.
Mercer County took two from Stark County to move within a half game for the lead in the conference.
The Peoria Chiefs have announced that three-time World Series champion and Baseball Hall of Famer Tony LaRussa will be the VIP guest at Dozer Park, on Saturday, May 5 as the Chiefs host South Bend. The Chiefs and Walter G. Jacob Foundation have partnered together to bring LaRussa to Peoria in a fundraiser that will benefit the local non-profit St. Jude Rides. LaRussa will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and sign autographs on the concourse. The May 5 game also includes previously announced promotions of Cinco de Mayo Day, Kentucky Derby Day and post-game Fireworks.
Fans wishing to hear LaRussa speak in a Q & A in the right field party area can purchase a $50 ticket that includes the Home Run Buffet and a ticket to the game. LaRussa will speak in right field from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the Q & A and the buffet will run for 90 minutes starting at 6:00. Tickets for the right-field event and regular tickets for the game are available on the Chiefs website at www.peoriachiefs.com or at the Dozer Park Box Office which is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LaRussa will throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game and will sign autographs on the concourse from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Autographs are $59 for one item and the proceeds for the night benefit the St. Jude Rides.
“We are very excited about this event which brings one of the greatest managers in baseball history and a Cardinals legend to Dozer Park in May,” said Chiefs General Manager Jason Mott. “Cardinals fans and Central Illinois baseball fans alike have an opportunity to interact and get an autograph from a Hall of Famer and raise money for a great cause at the same time.”
A four-time Manager of the Year and one of only two managers to win the World Series in both leagues, LaRussa was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 after receiving 100% of the votes from the Expansion Era Committee. When he retired after the 2011 World Series, LaRussa became the first manager to retire the same season after winning a title. He is the only manager in MLB history to win multiple pennants in both leagues and his 2728 victories rank third all-time behind Connie Mack and John McGraw.
LaRussa managed the St. Louis Cardinals from 1996-2011 winning two World Series championships and finishing with a record of 1408-1182 in the regular season and 50-42 in the playoffs. Under his leadership the Cardinals made the playoffs nine times in 16 seasons and they played in the NLCS seven times, including three straight from 2004-06. LaRussa’s Cardinals teams won at least 90 games on seven occasions including 100 in 2005 and 105 in 2004. LaRussa was named the National League Manager of the Year in 2002 making him the second skipper to win the award in both leagues and the first to win the award four times. LaRussa’s #10 has been retired by the Cardinals and he was inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014 as part of the inaugural class
Prior to joining the Cardinals, LaRussa led the Oakland A’s from mid 1986-1995 with four playoff appearances from 1988-82. After winning 104 games, Oakland fell in the 1988 World Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The won 99 games in 1989 and swept the San Francisco Giants in a World Series that was interrupted by the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake prior to Game 3. In 1990 the A’s won 103 games but lost in the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. While with Oakland, LaRussa was named American League Manager of the Year in 1988 and 1992.
LaRussa began his managerial career in 1979 with the Chicago White Sox as he took over for the final 54 games. He led the South Siders to their first playoff appearance since 1959 with an AL West Division title and a 99-63 record in 1983. That success earned LaRussa his first AL Manager of the Year award.
LaRussa managed in the Minor Leagues as well as he helmed the Double-A Knoxville Sox in 1978 and the Triple-A Iowa Oaks to start the 1979 season. Although he didn’t play in the Midwest League, LaRussa played parts of 15 seasons in the Minor Leagues with the A’s, Braves, White Sox, Pirates, Cubs and Cardinals organizations. He broke into the Major Leagues for 34 games with the Kansas City Athletics in 1963 and returned to the Majors in Oakland in 1968. His final MLB appearance as a player came in 1973 with the Cubs.
A native of Tampa, Florida and a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, LaRussa and his wife Elaine are founders of Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek, California.
Tickets on Sale
Peoria Chiefs single game tickets are on sale at the Dozer Park Box Office, online at www.peoriachiefs.com or by calling 1-866-MYTICKET. Season and group tickets are currently on sale at 309-680-4000.
The Chicago Cubs won their fifth straight game on Monday night defeating the Colorado Rockies 3-2. The Cubs are back in action tonight hosting the Rockies with a 7:05 game time live on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
The Galva, Stark County, Ridgewood and Princeville segments
In boys high school baseball on Thursday, Annawan-Wethersfield outlasted Stark County 15-13, while Peru St Bede defeated the Kewanee Boilermakers 11-6.
In girls softball action, Annawan-Wethersfield topped Stark County 14-2
In boys high school baseball on Wednesday, the Bureau Valley Storm scored three runs in the bottom of the 7th to defeat the Annawan-Wethersfield Titans 9-8. Colton Quagliano went three for three at the plate with 2 doubles and three runs scored.
In boys high school baseball on Wednesday, Annawan-Wethersfield split a double header with Mercer County. The Titans took game one 8-6 while the Golden Eagles took the nightcap 10-0.
In girls softball action, Annawan-Wethersfield swept Mercer County 2-1 and 11-6
In girls high school softball on Saturday, Mendota defeated the Kewanee Boilergirls 11-6. Dani Neulieb went 3 for 4 at the plate for Kewanee with a single, a triple, a home run and four RBI's.
The Chicago Cubs defeated the St Louis Cardinals 8-5 at Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon.
Jon Lester picked up the victory on the mound and Jason Heyward led the hit parade with a two run home run
Inclement weather continues to keep most teams off the field so far this spring and that was the case once again on Monday and that included the Chicago Cubs.
They will try and get one in at Wrigley Field tonight with a 7:05 first pitch with all the action on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
The Chicago Cubs on Sunday were snowed out for the second time in less than a week as they had to cancel against Atlanta. That game has been re-scheduled for Monday, May 14 at Wrigley Field
In boys high school baseball on Thursday, the Kewanee Boilers and the Bureau Valley Storm split a doubleheader,,,the Storm in game one 6-0 while the Boilers took the nightcap 12-9.
Also in boys baseball on Thursday, the Annawan-Wethersfield Titans defeated Peoria Christian 10-2.
In girls softball on Thursday, the Kewanee Boilergirls pounded Bureau Valley 11-1 in five.
In boys high school baseball on Wednesday afternoon, Sherrard defeated the Annawan-Wethersfield Titans 4-0. Both clubs had five hits on the afternoon.
In girls softball action, the Annawan-Wethersfield Lady Titans put three on the board in the top of the seventh to forge an 8-8 tie, but Sherrard puts the winnng run on the board in the bottom of the 9th for a 9-8 victory.
In high school track action, the Annawan-Wethersfield Lady Titans placed second at the Howard Monier Co-ed Invitational at Princeton High School. In boys track action, the Kewanee Boilers place 4th and the Annawan-Wethersfield Titans placed 5th also at Princeton
The Chicago Cubs home opener was snowed out on Monday. Cubs players frolicked in the snow at Wrigley Field but not able to play the game.
The home opener has been re-scheduled for today with a 12:45 pre game and 1:20 for the first pitch with the game broadcast live on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
Patrick Reed becomes the 4th straight first time winner at the Masters in Augusta on Sunday
For week one of the 2018 baseball and softball season
Saturday Fireworks Cancelled Due to Weather
Game still scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
PEORIA, IL – The Peoria Chiefs have announced that after consultation with the fireworks company and the National Weather Service, Saturday night’s post-game fireworks show has been cancelled due to the forecast.
The game is still scheduled to start against Burlington at 6:30 p.m. with fans receiving a 2018 Peoria Chiefs Magnet Schedule and select players will sign autographs pregame on the concourse as part of Signature Saturday.
Due to the fireworks cancellation, fans with tickets to Saturday’s game may exchange them at the Dozer Park Box Office for any other 2018 regular season game except July 4. This applies even if fans use their ticket to attend Saturday’s game, turning the ticket into a two-for-one.
Saturday kicks off a nine-game season-opening homestand for the Chiefs at Dozer Park. Tickets are available online at www.peoriachiefs.com, at the Dozer Park Box Office or by calling 1-866-MYTICKET.
In the NBA on Tuesday, the Chicago Bulls defeated Charlotte 120-114. Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls with 24 points.
Villanova won the college basketball championship on Monday night by defeating Michigan 79-62. Donte DiVincenzo came off the bench to hit for 31 points for the Wildcats and was also named the MVP.
The women's college basketball championship goes to Notre Dame on a last second shot as the Irish top Mississippi State 61-58
In boys high school track action on Tuesday, the Kewanee Boilers finished 6th at Westwood.
The Boilers as a team tallied 31 points.