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.
The Kewanee Boilermakers will take on Rockford Christian for the Byron 2A sectional championship tonight at 7 o'clock with all the action on Newstalk 1450 WKEI and also streamed at regionaldailynews.com
In girls high school basketball on Monday, Annawan defeated Galena 55-44. The Bravettes move on to state and will play at 11:15 on Friday morning from Red Bird Arena against Elgin Harvest Christian Academy. The game will be aired live on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
In high school wrestling action on Saturday, Lewis Robinson of the Kewanee Boilermakers finished second in the state of Illinois in the 145 lb category. Lewis was defeated by a fall in the championship round.
In girls high school basketball on Thursday, Annawan captured the Serena Sectional Championship defeating Ashton Franklin Center 48-34. The Bravettes will move on to the IVCC Super Sectional on Monday taking on Galena at 7 o'clock with all the action on Newstalk 1450 WKEI
In girls high school basketball on Thursday night, Ashton Franklin-Center eliminated Wethersfield by a final of 48-41. Brittney Litton led Wethersfield with 20 points. The Geese bow out with a season record of 21-12.
Annawan won their regional on Thursday night topping Amboy 49-35. The Bravettes move on to the Serena Sectional and will play Newark Monday night at 7
In girls high school basketball on Tuesday, the Kewanee Boilergirls were eliminated from the post season as they fall to Monmouth-Roseville 44-32. The Wethersfield Lady Geese won their semifinal at Shabbona Indian Creek defeating Serena 57-41. The Lady Geese will take on Ashton Franklin Center for the regional championship on Thursday night at 7.
In boys basketball, Wethersfield won a thriller at Ridgewood topping the Spartans 74-70 while the Kewanee Boilers defeated Sterling Newman Central Catholic 73-55
In girls high school basketball on Monday night, Hall Township defeated the Kewanee Boilergirls in overtime 38-33, Wethersfield won at Galva 55-40, Stark County defeated Ridgewood 56-44 and Annawan topped Rowva 60-29
In girls high school basketball on Monday night, Wethersfield topped Ridgewood 66-47. Brittney Litton led the Geese with 25 while Kirstie Ramsey added 21. Carlie Barman and Emily Kenney led the Spartans with 15 each.
The Kewanee Boilergirls defeated Sterling Newman on Monday 69-56. Rachel Moraski led the Kewanee attack with 25, Blair Bullock added 23 and Mitrese Smith had 12 points and 12 rebounds