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by MidstateFan
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Small School Boys Basketball
Topic: Eureka College Shootout
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Eureka College Shootout

Teutopolis 51, El Paso-Gridley 49.
Jack Weber 22 points for EPG (6-4)
Evan Wermert 13 points and 8 rebounds for T-Town (7-1)
by MidstateFan
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: Dunlap Now Has Wrestling!
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Re: Dunlap Now Has Wrestling!

Hard to tell how long it will take. According to the article they have about 50 percent club wrestlers, so it's not like they're starting from scratch. On the other hand, they're in 2A, which will make any advancement in the state series pretty hard. Probably won't do much this year, maybe better ne...
by MidstateFan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Round 1 Playoff Scores
Replies: 25
Views: 3335

Re: Round 1 Playoff Scores

Reminds me of the 91-70 Dee-Mack vs. Chicago Hope playoff game in 2016.
by MidstateFan
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 9
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 9

Mercer County
West Central
Princeville
Annawan/Wethersfield
Abingdon-Avon
Rushville-Industry
Illini West
Farmington
Lewistown
Havana
Eureka (45)
Fieldcrest
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
Ridgeview
Fisher
Tremont
Princeton
Hall
Monmouth-Roseville
Rockridge
Sterling Newman
Riverdale
Orion
by MidstateFan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Zion injured again
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Zion injured again

Players with a history of knee problems can't afford to carry any extra weight and really need to be in especially good physical condition if they plan on having a very long pro career. I don't follow the NBA enough to know if Zion is in shape or not, but you'd think there would be trainers working ...
by MidstateFan
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 8
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 8

Princeville
Annawan/Wethersfield
Ridgewood
Mid-County
Farmington (46)
West Prairie
Rushville-Industry
Knoxville
Havana
Tremont
Tri-Valley
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
Eureka
Fisher
Heyworth
St. Bede
Kewanee
Princeton
Fulton
Orion
Morrison
Sterling Newman
by MidstateFan
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 7
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 7

Mercer County
Ridgewood (45)
Annawan/Wethersfield
Princeville
Lewistown
Illini West
Knoxville
Farmington
Havana
West Prairie
Tri-Valley
Eureka
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
Fisher
FIeldcrest
Morrison
Princeton
Monmouth-Roseville
Hall
Fulton
Rockridge
Sterling Newman
by MidstateFan
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 6
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 6

Mercer County
Annawan/Wethersfield
Stark County
Princeville
Knoxville
LeRoy
Illini West
Elmwood-Brimfield
Farmington
Havana
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
Eureka
Fieldcrest
Tremont
Fisher
Erie-Prophetstown
Kewanee
Princeton (40)
Riverdale
Fulton
Morrison
Sterling Newman
by MidstateFan
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: Week 5 Scores
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: Week 5 Scores

El Paso-Gridley 20, Tremont 14 (10 a.m. completion of last night's 0-0 game)
by MidstateFan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Friday Night Weather Prediction-RAIN!
Replies: 19
Views: 2209

Re: Friday Night Weather Prediction-RAIN!

Peoria Manual at Normal Community moved up to 6:00 pm.
Urbana at Bloomington moved up to 6:00 pm.

Pantagraph: "A water main break and power outage at Peoria Stadium has forced postponement of Friday night's Normal West High School football game against Peoria High until 11:30 a.m. Saturday."
by MidstateFan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 5
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 5

Mercer County
Stark County
Princeville
Mid-County
Abingdon-Avon
Fieldcrest
Knoxville
Elmwood-Brimfield
Farmington
Rushville-Industry
Tri-Valley
Tremont
Eureka
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (46)
Heyworth
Kewanee
Bureau Valley
Hall
Princeton
Fulton
Sterling Newman
Riverdale
by MidstateFan
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 4

Mercer County
Mid-County
Stark County
Princeville
Illini West (55)
Knoxville
Lewistown
Elmwood-Brimfield
Farmington
Rushville-Industry
El Paso-Gridley
Eureka
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
Heyworth
Fisher
Tremont
Erie-Prophetstown
Kewanee
Sherrard
Princeton
Fulton
Sterling Newman
Riverdale
by MidstateFan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 3

Mercer County
Princeville
Ridgewood (60)
Annawan/Wethersfield
Abingdon-Avon
Lewistown
Knoxville
Elmwood-Brimfield
Farmington
Havana
Fisher
El Paso-Gridley
Eureka
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
Dee-Mack
Tremont
Sherrard
Sterling Newman
Hall
Princeton
Bureau Valley
Riverdale
Orion
by MidstateFan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 2

Elmwood-Brimfield
West Central
Ridgewood
Farmington
United
Mid-County
Abingdon-Avon
Lewistown
Illini West
Knoxville
Tri-Valley
El Paso-Gridley
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
LeRoy
Tremont
Erie-Prophetstown
Kewanee
Monmouth-Roseville
St. Bede
Sterling Newman
Sherrard
Bureau Valley
by MidstateFan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: I don't have a warm, fuzzy feeling anymore!!
Replies: 58
Views: 5234

Re: I don't have a warm, fuzzy feeling anymore!!

squirrel wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:22 am
The only way 6 wins happens is with at least a 4-1 start to the season. Not impossible, but it's up to them to show it.
That sounds about right. They're really got to stay away from injuries, like the one to Mike Epstein.
by MidstateFan
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Would it be inappropriate to....
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Would it be inappropriate to....

The Journal Star prints a lot of papers, including the Pantagraph, Pontiac, Pekin, and others farther away. That's why the deadlines are so early. The Journal Star used to get a later deadline because, well, it was their press. But I imagine they added another paper to print and moved everything up....
by MidstateFan
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: The Overblown Carli Lloyd Kick
Replies: 30
Views: 1671

Re: The Overblown Carli Lloyd Kick

It's just a novelty. Her name is recognizable right now, so if she does anything interesting, it's going to get big play for click-bait. And, as you noted, she does fit the right category for those with an agenda. This will all be forgotten in a couple weeks.
by MidstateFan
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: "Pride of Peoria"
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: "Pride of Peoria"

Manual with 44 ties, Peoria High with 58 ties. 44 & 58!?!?!? :shock: :shock: I hate ties in anything. It's like kissing your sister. I don't think there have been any ties in Illinois high school football since the playoffs started in 1974 (and maybe the year-before, as teams got used to the tie-br...
by MidstateFan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 1
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: 2019 PJStar Small School Pick 'Ems Week 1

Knoxville
Ridgewood
Illini West
Rushville-Industry
Elmwood-Brimfield
Princeville
Farmington
Abingdon-Avon
South Fulton
St. Teresa (54)
El Paso-Gridley
Eureka
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
Tremont
Fieldcrest
Rockford Christian
Fisher
Bureau Valley
Kewanee
Orion
St. Bede
Princeton
Sherrard
Sterling Newman
by MidstateFan
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: Luke Drone new FB coach at El Paso-Gridley
Replies: 2
Views: 3644

Re: Luke Drone new FB coach at El Paso-Gridley

Eureka good, GCMS down from last two years, but still good. Tremont on the upswing. Tri-Valley still good. A lot of unknown quantities otherwise. And Flanagan-Cornell/Woodland gone to play 8-Man football.
by MidstateFan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Small School Boys Basketball
Topic: IHSA moving to single weekend format for Girls/Boys Basketball beginning in 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Re: IHSA moving to single weekend format for Girls/Boys Basketball beginning in 2021

Still no details on how the games will be structured within the three days, though it is specified there will be the same number of team as in the current State finals. "Each class will continue to have four state final qualifying teams". My hunch is 1A/2A semis on Thursday, 3A/4A semis on Friday, ...
by MidstateFan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Small School Boys Basketball
Topic: IHSA moving to single weekend format for Girls/Boys Basketball beginning in 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Re: IHSA moving to single weekend format for Girls/Boys Basketball beginning in 2021

Interesting that they only plan on a three-year trial period: 2021-22-23. The girls will play March 4-6, 2021, which is currently the weekend of the Class 3A/4A Girls Basketball State Finals, while the boys tourney will take place March 11-13, 2021. So the 1A/2A girls season will be a week longer an...
by MidstateFan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Small School Boys Basketball
Topic: 2A State Tournament Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2973

Re: 2A State Tournament Thread

Here's what could have been an interesting situation. IHSA is moving to a two-year average for enrollment and Orr's enrollment is 328. IHSA is also moving the cutoff between 1A/2A to 300. In the IHSA's school directory, Orr's enrollment is listed as 275, which means it was a possibility that Orr cou...
by MidstateFan
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: IHSA Districts Passes
Replies: 61
Views: 14217

Re: IHSA Districts Passes

deejay wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:52 pm
However, there is a formal challenge which could delay implementation. Found that out Saturday night at State Tourney.
Don't know anything about that (but assume I'll hear more later), but anything that delays Districts is a good thing.
by MidstateFan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Small School Boys Basketball
Topic: 2A Sectional Matchups
Replies: 9
Views: 2323

Re: 2A Sectional Matchups

El Paso-Gridley had just a typical game (Shot 55% but too many late turnovers.) EPG was down 20-11 in the first quarter, but came back to tie 31-31 at halftime when Jack Weber banked in a 35-foot shot at the buzzer. In the third quarter, EPG scored ten straight for a 43-36 lead and with seven minute...