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– Regional Media has announced they will EXPAND the broadcast of the upcoming Annawan/Wethersfield Titans
playoff football game against the Morrison Mustangs. Normally heard on Kewanee’s own My102!, the broadcasts will expand to on WKEI 1450AM, WKEI 100.1FM, Hog Country 102.5 WJRE- FM Rock 2.0 104.7 FM, as well as My102! Kewanee this Saturday.


The expansion will use Regional Media’s wide range of coverage across
its entire coverage area for all of its stations in the market covering 2500 square miles. Live play
by play Coverage will begin at 12:45 PM with the kickoff at 1:00 PM.

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IHSA State Football Quarterfinals

Class 1A

 

#4 Morrison (11-0) at #1 Kewanee (Wethersfield) [A.-Wethersfield Coop] (11-0), Sat., Nov. 16, 1:00 pm

#3 Freeport (Aquin) (11-0) at #2 Lena (L.-Winslow) (11-0), Sat., Nov. 16, 1:00 pm

Class 2A

 

#4 Sterling (Newman Central Catholic) (10-1) at #1 Knoxville (11-0), Sat., Nov. 16, 1:00 pm Listen on 102.7 WZZT 

Class 3A

 

#5 Paxton (P.-Buckley-Loda) (9-2) at #1 Princeton (10-1), Sat., Nov. 16, 1:00 pm

#3 Wilmington (10-1) at #2 Byron (10-1), Sat., Nov. 16, 1:00 pm

 

8 Man Football Playoffs- Semifinals

 

River Ridge (8-3) at Polo (10-0) Friday 7pm

Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland (8-3) at Milford Cissna Park (10-0) Saturday 2pm

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In Girls Volleyball, the Sterling Golden Warriors will be playing this Friday afternoon in the Class 3A State Semifinals at Redbird Arena in Normal. The Golden Warriors (34-6) will take on Nazareth Academy (28-7) at 4pm on Friday.

 

If you can't make it to the game tune into 105.5 WSSQ for the call with Jim Spencer.

 

Sterling Athletic Director Greg King has announced that fans can buy tickets this week at Sterling High School. Pre-ticket sales today will be sold from 7:30am-4pm in the Athletic Office and then from 4pm-7pm in the Sterling High School Parent Center. Tickets are $8.

 

Students will also be able to sign up for a fan bus that will make the trip to Normal on Friday. The cost for the fan bus is $10 which includes a ticket, a sandwich and the bus ride. Students are asked to sign up in the Athletic Office on Tuesday or Wednesday for the fan bus.

 

 

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Saturday,St. Rita's will be in Sterling to take on The Golden Warriors. If you can't make it to the game, lock

it in on 105.5 WSSQ just ahead of the 1pm kick-off. Then at 6pm, The Newman Comets host the

Gibson City-Melvin Sibley Falcons. Check in for that action on 102.7 WZZT Big Country!

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Tickets for Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. Second Round football playoff game against St. Rita’s will go on sale Wednesday, November 6 th at 1:30PM-4PM in the Activities Office (room 201) & 4PM-6PM in the Parent Center (4th Ave, come in Door 1).

 

Tickets will also be sold on Thursday, November 7 in the Activities Office from 7:30AM-11:30AM / 1:30PM-4PM and 4PM-6PM in the Parent Center. Season ticket holders will have priority on their reserved seats. General admission seats will also be sold during these times.

 

You can still purchase tickets on Saturday at the ticket booths. All ticket prices are $6! If you are unable to get your reserved seat tickets during these times, please call the Activities Office at 815-622-4114 so arrangements can be made with you. Gates open Saturday at 11:30AM!

 

If you can't make it to the game, tune it in on 105.5 WSSQ Saturday!

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The Chicago Cubs today named David Ross the 55th manager in franchise history, agreeing to terms on a three-year contract through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 campaign.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Ross will be formally introduced at a press conference on Monday, October 28.

 

A veteran of 15 major league seasons as a catcher and a two-time World Series champion, Ross retired after the 2016 season and has spent the last three seasons in the Cubs front office as a special assistant to baseball operations.  He has also spent the last three years working as a major league analyst for ESPN, providing commentary and opinion on a variety of platforms, including studio and in-game broadcast booth assignments.  Ross, 42, is the youngest Cubs manager since 42-year-old Jim Riggleman took charge in 1995.  Ross turns 43 on March 19.

 

During his big league career, Ross played for seven different clubs and counted one Hall of Famer and five World Series winning managers among his mentors, including Hall of Famer and World Champion Bobby Cox plus World Champion managers Bruce Bochy, John Farrell, Terry Francona and Joe Maddon.  Overall, six of Ross’ former managers have combined to win 14 Manager of the Year awards during their respective careers: Bobby Cox (four), Joe Maddon (three), Dusty Baker (three), Terry Francona (two), Bruce Bochy (one) and Jim Tracy (one).

 

Ross advanced to the postseason seven times during his major league career with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-04), Pittsburgh Pirates (2005), San Diego Padres (2005), Cincinnati Reds (2006-08), Boston Red Sox (2008, 2013-14), Atlanta Braves (2009-12) and Cubs (2015-16).  He played in 883 regular season games and in 25 playoff contests, winning the World Series in 2013 with Boston and in 2016 with the Cubs, ending his playing career with a home run in Game 7 of the World Series.  He was a career .229 hitter (521-for-2,280) with 106 home runs and 314 RBI in the regular season.

 

In his Cubs front office role, Ross contributed to all elements within the club’s baseball operations department, including major league operations, player development, pro scouting and front office work.  He also assisted in evaluating amateur players leading up to the draft among additional responsibilities throughout the year.

 

Ross was originally selected by the Dodgers in the seventh round of the 1998 June Draft out of the University of Florida, whom he helped lead to the College World Series in his lone season as a Gator.  Ross was also a member of the 1997 Auburn Tigers club that advanced to the College World Series. 

 

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Here are the results of some local high school football games played on Friday the 13th.  Our Tammy Nehrkorn reports…..

 

 

 

Join us this Friday to listen to the Sterling Golden Warriors on WSSQ 105.5 FM and the Newman Comets on BIG Country

 

102.7 WZZT 

 

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Jorge Soler hit a pair of two-run homers among his career high-matching four hits, leading the Kansas City Royals to an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

 

Game 3 of the series first pitch this afternoon at 1:10.

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After a 4-0 loss to the Padres on Wednesday night at Petco Park, the Cubs are tied with Milwaukee for the final NL postseason berth. Both teams are 77-68.

 

The Cubs get another shot at The Padres at 2:40 this afternoon.

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Caleb Smith retired his first 17 batters and cruised through seven innings of two-hit ball, and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 Tuesday night.

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Kris Bryant did all he could to make a difference in the Cubs’ 5-4, 13-inning loss Tuesday night to the San Francisco Giants.

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 It took 14 home starts spread across two seasons and 17 calendar months, but Chicago Cubs starter Yu Darvish finally earned his first win at Wrigley Field on Wednesday.

"It's amazing," Darvish said after leading the Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. "First win at Wrigley. I was always looking for that first win."

 

Cubs are off today. Next up, a weekend series hosting San Diego.

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Duffy (4-5) pitched a strong six innings and ended a nine-start winless skid, and Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez hit back-to-back RBI singles twice as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Wednesday night.

 

The Royals and White Sox conclude their four-game set with a day game this afternoon. Brad Keller (5-9) will start for the Royals, looking to continue a strong July. Keller has allowed just two runs in 13 2/3 innings this month and is coming off a career-high eight innings Saturday in a 4-1 win over Detroit. Ross Detwiler will get the ball for the White Sox, making his third start of the season. 

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Glenn Sparkman pitched a five-hitter for his first career complete game, Whit Merrifield and Hunter Dozier both had three hits including a home run, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White sox 11-0 Tuesday night.

Game 3 first pitch is tonite at 7:15.

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Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Game 3 is this afternoon, with the series being split.

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The White Sox fell 5-2 at Kauffman Stadium on Monday night. Game 2 0f 4 is tonite at 7:15.

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