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Kewanee's Russell and A-W's Van Hyfte Named to Illinois Coaches All State Team

Kavon Russell had a magical season for the Kewanee Boilermakers in 2019 and now he's been recognized for that season by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association. The voting results from Coaches in all IHSA classes was revealed on Wednesday and the former Kewanee Quarterback turned standout Wide Receiver, Russell was among the players who were chosen by Coaches as one of the All State Players of the Year. 

 

In Class 1A, Drake Van Hyfte was the only member of the dominant A & W Titans Defense to be honored by Coaches as a member of the All State Team. Van Hyfte, the hard hitting linebacker for A *& W has been incredible in leading a defense that regularly shutout opponents during the regular season and is continuing to be a determined and dominating force as they make their way through the 1A playoffs with a chance at a State Championship. 

 

Congratulations to Kavon and Drake on their All State Honors from the Illnois High School Football Coaches Association. 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 11-19-19

Today on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show, we talked NFL injuries and heard from Bears head coach Matt Nagy talking his Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky who was injured in the second half of the Bears loss to the Rams on Sunday night. We also talked about the disturbing trend of horse deaths in California... 

 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 11-18-19

Today on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show we brought you the post-game interview with Coach Logan Willits talking about the A & W Titans hard fought win over Morrison and the challenge against Lena Winslow. We also looked back on this weekend's NFL action and the latest setback for the Chicago Bears... 

 

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Coaches Corner 11-16-19

Today on the Coaches Corner, Coach Bradley Swanson of the Kewanee Boilermakers joined Sean and Russ to look back at a terrific first season as the Head Coach of the Boilermakers. Coach Swanson talked about the highs and lows of the year, the final game against Coak City and looking ahead to the future. Coach Logan Willits then joined Sean and Russ to look back at Forreston and what could be taken away from that hard fought win and looked ahead at this afternoon and what we can expect from A & W vs Morrison. Goi to the game, make lots of noise but if you can't make to the game, listen on ALL of our Regional Media Kewanee stations... 

 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 11-14-19

Today on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show we hyped up the A & W Titans game against Morrison which will air live on All Regional Media stations on Saturday startined with the Pre-game at 12:45 and the kickoff at 1 Pm. We also previewed Thursday Night Football featuring the Browns and the Steelers and our friend Jason Goch talked up the Fighting Illini and their chance to go to a bowl game this season. 

 

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A &W Athletics Bringing In Extra Seating and Accommodations for Saturday Playoff Game

The A & W Titans athletics department and Wethersfield Schools have announced that extra seating is being brought to Wethersfield Stadium for this Saturday's 3rd round, IHSA, Playoff game against Morrison. Bleachers from the Wethersfield softball field are being taken to Wethersfield Stadium to accomodate the numerous fans who are attending Saturday's game which gets underway at 1 Pm. Tickets for Saturday's game are $7.00, a price set by the IHSA. Additional restroom facilities are also being added at Wethersfield in the form of Port-a-Potties in hopes of accommodating what may be one of the largest crowds ever to watch an A & W Titans football game. The game will be broadcast on All Regional Media radio stations in Kewanee, My 102.1 FM, Rock 104.7 FM, Hog Country 102.5 WJRE and WKEI AM 1450 and 100.1 FM. 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 11-13-19

Today on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show we talked about the controversy engulfing the Houston Astros after TheAthletic.com reported that former players, including former Astros reliever Mike Fiers, who went on the record with reporters, detailing the Astros sign stealing plan. Don't forget, we will be carring the A & W Titans playoff game against Morrision on Saturay on all of our broadcast platforms including My 102.1 FM, Rock 104.7 Fm. Hog Country 102.5 WJRE, and WKEI 1450 Am and 100.1 FM as well as streaming live here at RegionalDailyNews.com and on the My 102 Facebook page, audio only. 

 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 11-12-19

Today on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show, we announced that this Saturday's A & W Titans playoff game will air on ALL of our Regional Media Kewanee stations. Beginning at 12:45 for the pre-game and Kickoff at 1:00 Pm, the Titans third round playoff game will air on all stations, WKEI, WJRE, My 102 and Rock 104.7. We also talked about the Seahawks winning on Monday Night Football and ending the 49ers undefeated season and a few more sports odds and ends... 

 

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Photos from Basketball First Day for Kewanee Boilermakers

Photos courtesy of Harry Russell from the first day of Basketball practice for the Kewanee Boilermakers... 

 

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Wally Keller Invitational Tournament Schedule

2019 Wally Keller Invitational

PLAYING  SCHEDULE


 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2019

                5:00 PM – Annawan vs Bureau Valley

    (Varsity)        6:30 PM – Elmwood vs Putnam County

                8:00 PM – Wethersfield vs Stark County ===============================================================

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019

                 5:00 PM – Stark County vs Annawan

    (Varsity)         6:30 PM – Bureau Valley vs Elmwood

 8:00 PM – Putnam County vs Wethersfield

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2019

                  5:00 PM – Stark County vs Putnam County

    (Varsity)         6:30 PM – Annawan vs Elmwood

         8:00 PM – Wethersfield vs Bureau Valley

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019

                 5:00 PM – Bureau Valley vs Stark County

    (Varsity)         6:30 PM – Putnam County vs Annawan

 8:00 PM – Elmwood vs Wethersfield 

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019

              5:00 PM –Stark County vs Elmwood

    (Varsity)         6:30 PM –Bureau Valley vs Putnam County

 8:00 PM - Wethersfield vs Annawan

    

                    

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Fresh-Soph Tournament Schedule

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019    (High School Gym Pool B)            

NOON     Wethersfield vs Elmwood        

1:30 PM   Elmwood vs Bureau Valley

3:00 PM   Wethersfield vs Bureau Valley

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019    (Moss Gym Pool A)            

NOON     Annawan vs Stark County        

1:30 PM  Putnam County vs  Stark County

3:00 PM  Annawan vs Putnam County

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019 (High School Gym)

                NOON   Pool A 3rd Place vs Pool B 3rd Place

                1:30 PM Pool A 2nd Place vs Pool B 2nd Place

                3:00 PM Pool A 1st Place vs Pool B 1st Place

 

    

**1ST TEAM LISTED IS HOME TEAM AND WILL WEAR WHITE UNIFORMS

 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 11-07-19

Today on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show we announced the Lincoln Trail Conference All Conference 1st and 2nd teams and Honorable Mentions for 2019. We also talked about the Chicago Bears and heard from Coach Nagy and QB Mitchell Trubisky on what needs to improve this weekend. Plus. is Metlife Stadium overrun by cats? 

 

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Lincoln Trail Conference Announces All Conference 1st and 2nd Teams

Lincoln Trail Conference


1st Team Offense


QB- #4 Jr.  Coltin Quagliano, Annawan-Wethersfield (unanimous)
RB- #35 Sr. Carter Johnson, Princeville (unanimous)
RB- #15 Jr. Reece Gripp, Annawan-Wethersfield
FB- #26 Jr. Hunter Boland, Princeville
WR- #2 Sr. Julian Samuels, Annawan-Wethersfield (unanimous)
WR- #3 Sr. Brady Miller, Princeville
WR- #33 So. Lucas Kessinger, Ridgewood
TE-#9 Jr. Lucas Althaus, Ridgewood
OL- #50 Sr. Drake VanHyfte, Annawan-Wethersfield (unanimous)
OL- #66 Jr. Peyton Garcia, Princeville (unanimous)
OL- #57 Jr. Trace Seefeld, Mercer County
OL- #52 Sr. Drake Johnston, Stark County
OL- #74 Sr. Tevin Baker, Annawan-Wethersfield


1st Team Defense
DL- #57 Jr. Trace Seefeld, Mercer County
DL-#66 Jr. Peyton Garcia, Princeville
DL-#74 Sr. Tevin Baker, Annawan-Wethersfield
DL-#54 Sr. Wyatt Dillon, Mid County
LB- #50 Sr. Drake VanHyfte, Annawan-Wethersfield (unanimous)
LB- #11 Jr. Matthew Gray, Mercer County (unanimous)
LB-#35 Sr. Carter Johnson, Princeville
LB-#25 Jr. DJ VanHouten, Ridgewood
LB-#26 Jr. Hunter Boland, Princeville
DB-#17 Sr. Isaac Shaw, Annawan-Wethersfield (unanimous)
DB-#2 Jr. Max Carnes, West Central
DB-#13 Sr. Seth Speaker, Mercer County
DB-#2 Sr. Julian Samuels, Annawan-Wethersfield


1st Team Special Teams
Kicker- #23 So. RJ Ahten, Princeville
Kick Returner- #2 Sr. Julian Samuels, Annawan-Wethersfield
Punter-#13 Sr. Seth Speaker, Mercer County

 

2nd Team Offense
QB- #11 Jr. Sam Streitmatter, Princeville
QB-#8 Sr. Logan Nodine, Ridgewood
RB-#33 Jr. Braden Williams, Mercer County
RB-#22 Jr. Colton Stahl, Ridgewood
FB-#8 Sr. Nathan Bigger, West Central
WR-#17 Sr. Isaac Shaw, Annawan-Wethersfield
WR-#13 Sr. Seth Speaker, Mercer County
WR- #10 Sr. Alec Thompson, United
TE- #9 Jr. Kale Nelson, Annawan-Wethersfield
OL- #54 Sr. Wyatt Dillon, Mid County
OL-#72 Sr. John Steck, West Central
OL- #53 Sr. Alex Johnson, Ridgewood
OL- #52 Jr. Logan Troxell, Annawan-Wethersfield
OL-#52 Jr. Chase Williams, Princeville
OL-#54 Sr. Dylan Cheline, United

 

2nd Team Defense
DL-#54 Sr. Dylan Cheline, United
DL-#52 Jr. Logan Troxell, Annawan-Wethersfield
DL-#52 Sr. Drake Johnston, Stark County
DL-#86 Sr. Jayden Jones, Princeville
DL-#53 Sr. Alex Johnston, Ridgewood
LB-#55 Jr. Mitch Lambert, Annawan-Wethersfield
LB-#88 Sr. Tyus Hunt, Princeville
LB-#26 So. Avery Whittle, Stark County
LB-#10 Jr. Brady Kelley, Annawan-Wethersfield
LB-#2 Sr. Nathan Whitman, Mid County
LB-#56 Sr. Stewart Svob, United
DB-#1 Sr. Nick Ramirez, Princeville
DB-#8 Sr. Logan Nodine, Ridgewood
DB-#12 Sr. Cobee Craig, Princeville
DB-#14 Jr. Raiden Porter, Stark County

 

2nd Team Special Teams
Kicker- #4 Jr. Coltin Quagliano, Annawan-Wethersfield
Kick Returner- #35 Sr. Carter Johnson, Princeville
Punter- #4 Jr. Coltin Quagliano, Annawan-Wethersfield

 

Honorable Mention Offense
RB- #12 Fr. Kaiden Droste, West Central
RB- #2 Sr. Nathan Whitman, Mid County
WR- #12 Sr. Cobee Craig, Princeville
WR- #24 Jr. Ryan Murphy, Stark County
WR- #86 Jr. Brenden Gibler, Stark County
TE- #11 Jr. Matthew Gray, Mercer County
OL-#72 So. Blake Orwig, Stark County
OL- #74 Jr. Brant Casteel, Ridgewood

 

Honorable Mention Defense
DL-#56 Sr. Kane Newton, Stark County
DL-#9 Jr. Lucas Althaus, Ridgewood
DL-#77 Sr. Dane Libby, Mid County
LB-#9 Sr. Seth Crawley, Mercer County
LB-#3 Jr. Cal Clucas, Mid County
LB-#52 Jr. Jarrett Lund, Ridgewood
DB-#28 Sr. Harrison Wight, Mid County
DB-#4 Sr. Weston Brown, Ridgewood

 

Honorable Mention Special Teams
Kicker- #33 Sr. Diego Godina, United
Kick Returner-#4 Sr. Weston Brown, Ridgewood
Punter- #56 Jr. Payton Catour, Ridgewood

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 11-06-19

Today on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show we talked about the IHSA rules and how that will prevent Regional Media from broadcasting games on our Facebook page. The A & W Titans Fan Bus is open for $5.00 for anyone who would like to go to Forreston on Saturday. To go on the Fan Bus you need to sign up at the Wethersfield High School Office. And we discussed the start of the College Basketball season and the Fighting Illini nearly blowing a 15 point lead against Nicholls State last night... 

 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 11-05-19

Today on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show we talked about what's coming up for the Kewanee Boilermakers and the A & W Titans. We talked about Monday Night Football and the Cowboys win over the Giants and we talked about the NFL's potential expansion to London that could see a current team move overseas... 

 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 11-04-19

Today on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show, we looked back on a pair of huge High School playoff wins for Kewanee over Chicago Ag Science and for A & W over Lewistown. Neither game was close and both Kewanee and A & W came away with reasons to feel confident moving into the second round. We also talked about a humiliating first half and third consecutive loss for the Chicago Bears and wrapped up all the action in the NFL on today's LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show... 

 

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Scenes of the Game Kewanee vs Chicago Ag Science Playoff Round 1

Photographer Harry Russell was on hand for the Kewanee Boilermakers huge win over Chicago Ag Science, here's what it looked like from the sidelines... 

 

 

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Local Sports Now Coaches Corner Playoff Special

Today on The Coaches Corner we preview the Saturday Playoff action as the Kewanee Boilermakers take on Chicago Ag Science in a game you will hear on Am 1450 and FM 100.1 WKEI, streaming live here and on our Facebook page, Facebook.com/RegionalDailyNews. Coach Bradley Swanson joined Sean and Russ to talk about how the weather this week affected getting ready and how the Chicago teacher's strike affected, if at all, preparation for today's game. Then, A & W Titans Head Coach Logan Willits joined The Coaches Corner to talk about today's playoff match up against Lewistown. a game you will hear on My 102, 102.1 FM and live on Facebook at Facebook.com/My102Kewanee. Games will be on the air at 1 Pm on those stations. Hear our preview with the Coaches of Kewanee and A & W in this week's Coaches Corner Podcast.... 

 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 11-01-19

Russ Hughes joined Sean Kernan on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show to talk about Saturday's playoff match ups for Kewanee against Chicago Ag Science Academy and for the A & W Titans against Lewistown... 

 

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Local Sports Now Sports Update 11-01-19

The Chicago Bears need to find their focus as they travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles this Sunday. The Fighting Illini look to win their 3rd game in a row as they take on Rutgers on Saturday and the College Basketball season begins this weekend. All this and more in today's LocalSportsNow.com Sports Update for November 1st, 2019...

 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 10-31-19

Today on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show we talked about whether the Kewanee Boilermakers will play on Saturday or get a bye in the second round because of the ongoing Chicago Teacher's Strike. Then we moved on to discuss the World Series which was won by the Washington Nationals in the single most improbable way imaginable... 

 

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Local Sports Now Sports Update 10-31-19

It's a very happy Halloween if you are a fan of the Washington Nationals as the Nats won game 7 of the World Series for the franchises very first World Championship. The Chicago Bulls have lost three straight after losing to Cleveland last night. Thursday night Football tonight as the undefeated 49ers take on the Arizona Cardinals, all this and more in our LocalSportsNow.com Sports Update... 

 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 10-30-19

Today on the LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show the Chicago Cubs Radio Network caught up with Cubs manager David Ross. We talked about what will be taking place Saturday for the A & W Titans Playoff game against Lewistown and we looked back at Game 6 of the World Series while previewing Game 7 tonight... 

 

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Local Sports Now Sports Update 10-30-19

The Washington Nationals have kept their World Series dream alive with another road win in the World Series over the Houston Astros. That means that Game 7 will be played tonight in Houston. The Chicago Bulls play in Cleveland tonight and the Fighting Illini will continue to turn their season around as they seek their third straight win in the Big 10 for the first time in many years... 

 

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Local Sports Now Noon Hour Sports Show 10-29-19

The Chicago Cubs formally introduced Grampa Rossi aka, David Ross as the team's new manager at a press conference on Monday. We have the highlights on today's LocalSportsNow.com Noon Hour Sports Show Podcast. We also set the stage for Game 6 of the World Series with the Houston Astros one win away from another World Championship and sending Justin Verlander to the mound to get them there.... 

 

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Local Sports Now Sports Update 10-29-19

The Chicago Cubs held a press conference to introduce new Chicago Cubs manage David Ross on Monday. The World Series continues tonight and may come to an end if Justin Verlander has anything to say about it. Verlander's Astros come in with a 3 games to 2 lead in the series and the chance to clinch. They will be up against the Nationals Ace, Steven Strasberg. More in today's LocalSportsNow.com Sports Update... 

 

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