A good day on Monday for Princeville as the boys win the Princeville Regional Championship 14-7 over Ridgewood while in girls softball, Princeville won their own Regional Championship 8-7 over Putnam County
In girls high school softball on Saturday, the Galva Lady Wildcats won the Lincoln Trail Conference championship with a 12-2 win at Stark County. It was the first ever softball title for the Lady Cats.
In boys high school baseball on Thursday, Annawan-Wethersfield scored 10 in the bottom of the 6th to defeat Rowva-Williamsfield 14-11 at Oneida. With the win, the Titans finish 13-3 to tie for the top spot in the LTC along with Ridgewood and Mercer County.
In major league baseball on Wednesday, Colorado defeated the Chicago Cubs 3-0. The Cubs dropped two out of three in Denver and have the day off today before opening a three game road trip in St Louis on Friday
In major league baseball on Sunday, the Chicago Cubs wrapped up a 9 game road trip with a 6-2 loss at Boston. The Cubs are back home beginning a 7 game homestand playing host to Philadelphia tonight on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
Getting in the lab is a key part of the curriculum within the School of Agriculture at Western Illinois University. Those experiences are just as important as those lessons learned in lecture halls says Win Phippen, a professor of plant breeding and genetics.
Phippen says his proudest moments as a professor involve former students now becoming equals at other land grant universities in Illinois.
Kewanee High School Wrestler Lewis Robinson was honored Sunday April 23 by the Illinois Wrestling Officials and Coaches Association (IWOCA) at the Holiday Inn in Countryside , Illinois. Lewis placed 2nd at State in Class 1A at the 145 pound weight class . All place winners in Class 1A, 2A, & 3A were invited to attend the IWOCA Banquet and to be recognized. The IWOCA also recognized Kewanee Athletic Director Tim Atwell. Mr. Atwell was 1of 5 administrators in Class 1A to be recognized for being nominated to be the Administrator of the Year in the sport if wrestling. Jeff Hill of Porta was the 2017 Administrator of the Year.
In the NBA playoffs on Sunday, the Boston Celtics won in Chicago defeating the Bulls 104-95. The best of seven series is now tied at two games each with game five Wednesday night in Boston and game six Friday night in Chicago
In the NBA playoffs on Sunday, the Chicago Bulls won at Boston 106-102. Jimmy Butler had 30 and Bobby Portis added 19 and all 9 who played scored for the Bulls as they took a one game to none lead in the best of seven series. Game two will be played Tuesday night in Boston.
Sergio Garcia put on the Green Jacket at the Masters on Sunday after winning a one hole playoff over Justin Rose. Ted at 279 at the end of regulation, Garcia hit a three in the playoff while Rose logged a five.
A pair of left-handed arms from Illinois State will be joining the Kenosha Kingfish this summer, as the team has added freshmen Brent Headrick and Colton Johnson for the 2017 season.
Headrick, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound pitcher from Custer Park, Illinois, has made six appearances on the mound for the Redbirds this spring. In those appearances, he holds a 5.59 ERA in 19.1 innings pitched with 11 strikeouts and seven walks. His four starts on the mound are tied for the most of anyone on the team.
Headrick was a three-year starter in high school and posted a 1.94 ERA in his senior season, striking out 118 batters in a state title-winning season. In his most recent outing, he pitched 4.1 innings against Xavier, allowing two runs while striking out six and walking just one.
Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound lefty from Kewanee, Illinois, has made eight appearances in his freshman campaign, starting two of them. He’s the owner of a 4.26 ERA in 19 innings, striking out seven and walking eight while allowing just one homer.
As a high school senior, Johnson was named to the All-State team after striking out 149 batters while holding a 1.92 ERA in 73 innings. He pitched three scoreless frames in a relief appearance for the Redbirds on March 12th.
Tickets and merchandise for the Kenosha Kingfish are on sale now. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please visit kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900. The Platinum Systems Ticket Office is open from 8:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday at Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. in Kenosha.
The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind.
The men's college basketball championship went to North Carolina on Monday night as the Tar Heels defeated Gonzaga 71-65. North Carolina scored the final 8 points over the last 1:40 of the game to pick up the victory.
In college basketball on Thursday night, the NIT championship goes to TCU as they defeat Georgia Tech 88-56.
The NCAA Final Four will be played Ssaturday afternoon in Glendale AZ with South Carolina taking on Gonzaga at 5:09 and Oregon taking on North Carolina at 7:49. Winners will play Monday night for the national championship
In college basketball on Monday night in the CBI, Coastal Carolina defeated Wyoming 91-81 to take a 1-0 advantage in the best of three series. Game two on Wednesday in Laramie and a game three if necessary would also be played in Laramie on Friday night.
All Baseball and Softball from Wednesday March 15- March 20th have been cancelled due to poor field conditions. However both Kewanee and Wethersfield boys and girls Track teams will be headed to Monmouth college for the Galesburg invitational indoor meet on Saturday, March 18th, 2017.