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Congratulations Monmouth-Roseville Soccer!

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I just wanted to congratulate the Monmouth-Roseville High School soccer program on a fantastic season.  Unfortunately the team lost their sectional match against Warrensburg-Latham, but there can’t be any doubt that they fought hard.  The score was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, putting the game into sudden death overtime.  The Review Atlas doesn’t have anything up about the game yet, but here is the article from the Decatur Herald & Review.

Again, congratulations to the Titans soccer program!

Written by Matthew

October 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

Ask and Ye Shall Receive …

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Local blogger & Review Atlas columnist Stephanie Sikorski asked for positive media coverage of the Monmouth-Roseville Titans soccer program as they advance to sectional championship on Saturday.   Sikorski’s husband Aaron coaches the team.  The Titans soccer program was in the local media spotlight earlier this year, but unfortunately that was due to the IHSA suspension of star player “Chino” Ayala & the resulting forfeiture of a tie game with Peoria Manual.  Sikorski’s blog post highlights how the team has struggled through multiple adversities with little fan & community support to achieve a very successful season.

Well Stephanie, ask and ye shall receive!  I’ll add my voice, too … best of luck to the Titans on Saturday!

Written by Matthew

October 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Rumble in Aledo

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The new Mercer County High School seems to be having a bit of trouble.  The school board had to hire two additional officers for security at the high school due to fighting on campus.  Five students have already been expelled this school year.  I know this is the first year of the Aledo-Westmer merger, but … really?!  Aledo?

Written by Matthew

January 16, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Shameful Sportsmanship: Washington Football Coach Darrell Crouch

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Washington Panther’s football coach Darrell Crouch should be ashamed of himself for his horrific show of sportsmanship on Friday night.  Ahead 49-13 in the 4th quarter, Crouch ordered his starting line-up back in the game, passed the ball multiple times, called an onside kick AND a fake punt.  The final score was 57-13.

Here is Crouch’s defense, per the Pekin Daily Times:

Crouch wasn’t happy that Pekin played its starters for much of the second half, tried two onside kicks, and blocked a punt.

“When you do that, you’re saying the game is back on,” he said.

Say WHAT???  Crouch apparently expected the team that was BEHIND BY 36 POINTS IN THE FOURTH QUARTER to lay down, quit, and put in their 2nd team players.  What kind of delusional world does this man live in?  What exactly was the point of rubbing the Dragon’s noses in it like that?

Crouch set a very ugly example for his young players on Friday night.  Let’s hope they don’t learn his lesson of poor sportsmanship.

Written by Matthew

October 4, 2009 at 2:25 am