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by oftenrunning52
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Coaching Changes
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Coaching Changes

crkamm wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:16 am
See, I was told by some Dunlap parents that the girls coach was all but decided before the season ended. Premature?
Not saying premature, just saying what is occurring. I've been around long enough to know you never jump the gun.
by oftenrunning52
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Coaching Changes
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Coaching Changes

Anyone heard any official news on new coaches for area teams? I know Morton Girls and Dunlap Girls both had retirements this spring. Any news? Dunlap girls coach Pat Garst did retire after two consecutive state titles. Interviews are currently taking place for his replacement. Dunlap boys track coa...
by oftenrunning52
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: MI State Dynasties
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: MI State Dynasties

Mid Illini won three state titles this year! Is that the best year ever for the conference for state titles? With Richwoods girls winning basketball, the Peoria area won four state titles - congrats to all these programs for their excellence! When you say "this year," I assume you mean school year....
by oftenrunning52
Tue May 22, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Congrats Dunlap Girls!
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Congrats Dunlap Girls!

After watching Dunlap's girls dominate the Honor Roll meet tonight, I started wondering when the explosive growth in the Dunlap district will push them into Class 3A for track. Anybody know? Likely next year. The line this year was 1301 and Dunlap was at 1281. The line has been dropping, a product ...
by oftenrunning52
Tue May 22, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Congrats Dunlap Girls!
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Congrats Dunlap Girls!

After watching Dunlap's girls dominate the Honor Roll meet tonight, I started wondering when the explosive growth in the Dunlap district will push them into Class 3A for track. Anybody know? Likely next year. The line this year was 1301 and Dunlap was at 1281. The line has been dropping, a product ...
by oftenrunning52
Fri May 11, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 Mid-Illini All Sports Standings
Replies: 41
Views: 8590

Re: 2017-2018 Mid-Illini All Sports Standings

Morton needs to finish ahead of Washington in this weekends tennis, then hope that Dunlap girls can lose a place or two in softball standings. No doubt that softball program has kept them from the top of the standing the past two years Um...Dunlap won it last year and was second the year before, so...
by oftenrunning52
Fri May 11, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 Mid-Illini All Sports Standings
Replies: 41
Views: 8590

Re: 2017-2018 Mid-Illini All Sports Standings

Morton needs to finish ahead of Washington in this weekends tennis, then hope that Dunlap girls can lose a place or two in softball standings. No doubt that softball program has kept them from the top of the standing the past two years Um...Dunlap won it last year and was second the year before, so...
by oftenrunning52
Thu May 10, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 Mid-Illini All Sports Standings
Replies: 41
Views: 8590

Re: 2017-2018 Mid-Illini All Sports Standings

Boys Track

Metamora 800
Pekin 700
Dunlap 600
Washington 500
Morton 400
Limestone 300
Canton 200
East Peoria 100
by oftenrunning52
Thu May 03, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: Dunlap Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Replies: 26
Views: 5877

Re: Dunlap Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Maybe you do coach and teach at the school. But probably not basketball, remember we called him jo basketball. He is a good supporter of the other sports. But he thought he knew everything about basketball and had no problem throwing his power around when it came to that sport. And I don't know any...
by oftenrunning52
Thu May 03, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: Dunlap Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Replies: 26
Views: 5877

Re: Dunlap Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

"Board members also approved hiring Raymond “Corky” Card to replace Tony Thomason as boys basketball coach." Card was the head coach at Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge were he had regional and sectional success. He brings head coaching experience to a program that really needs some stability right now. I...
by oftenrunning52
Wed May 02, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: Peoria Stadium
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Peoria Stadium

http://www.week.com/story/38079798/redevelopment-plans-for-peoria-stadium I agree it needs renovating, but, replacing the iconic Peoria Stadium sign with an electric one is a horrible idea. How about this, keep the old sign and build a new electronic one where it would be visible to traffic? :dusti...
by oftenrunning52
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 Mid-Illini All Sports Standings
Replies: 41
Views: 8590

Re: 2017-2018 Mid-Illini All Sports Standings

Dunlap is dominating tennis and track and field. Morton needs to win baseball outright and hopefully get some points from other sports or they will likely finish 3rd or 4th. One again, they will get nothing from softball. Dunlap will win tennis and girls track. Top two in soccer, top three in boys ...
by oftenrunning52
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: Dunlap Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Replies: 26
Views: 5877

Re: Dunlap Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Glad to see people who have no clue what is going on getting on here to spout off :roll: I have no idea why Coach Thomason was let go, but I will trust that it was for more than the season record and play on the floor. The athletic director being let go had nothing to do with the principal. There ha...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: ESPN direct-to-consumer app to launch at $4.99/mo
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: ESPN direct-to-consumer app to launch at $4.99/mo

It wasn’t free. You had to pay for a cable package to access it. Now it’s an add-on cost. It’s not the contract the MVC and other leagues signed up for. Thank you for pointing this out! Everyone keeps referring to ESPN as free. Not according to my cable bill every month! The only free sports anymor...
by oftenrunning52
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: 2002 McDonalds Game- DeAngelo Collins
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: 2002 McDonalds Game- DeAngelo Collins

I started down this rabbit hole yesterday and gave up. Everything you find lists the same November 1980 birthday, which would make him 21-22 in 2002. However, this LA Times article (http://articles.latimes.com/2002/may/02/sports/sp-collins02) clearly refers to him as 19 in 2002. It also suggests tha...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors

No one is forcing universities to stay in the level they are. They can break away, move down, etc. You are correct, and it shows my point. The Power 5 have decided they have an exclusive club, and they'll be **** if they'll let anyone else in. It's the dumbest move ever because you shrink the numbe...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors

Loyola's run this year (and the other basketball mid-majors from the past) is the reason football will never open up their tournament to the have-nots. You'll continue to have the UCFs of the world every few years claiming some mythic national title, but football knows that these upsets are bad for...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors

Loyola's run this year (and the other basketball mid-majors from the past) is the reason football will never open up their tournament to the have-nots. You'll continue to have the UCFs of the world every few years claiming some mythic national title, but football knows that these upsets are bad for ...
by oftenrunning52
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: Metamora vs Marian Catholic
Replies: 50
Views: 6310

Re: Metamora vs Marian Catholic

1)Those 3 goofs should never do another post season game. Certainly not one of that magnitude. They should be :oops: 2)Quit having Super's at college venues. Too many lines. :xbug 3)Have 2 text pics. The one you can see the black official, view unabated, looking directly at Hall as he's shooting. H...
by oftenrunning52
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: Dunlap Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Replies: 26
Views: 5877

Re: Dunlap Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Is Dunlap basketball the merry-go-round job that East Peoria football has been? No idea but the coach prior to Thomason left due to roster demands by the School board. That school board seems to be such a mess. Their school board is a mess - from my slightly outsider point of view. Their property t...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Sectional Track Assignments
Replies: 0
Views: 1024

Sectional Track Assignments

Boys 2A: http://ihsa.org/SportsActivities/BoysTrackField/StateSeriesInformationResults.aspx?url=/data/trb/2assign.htm Boys 3A: Pekin is headed to Belleville West, Washington and Peoria High are headed to Plainfield Girls 2A: http://ihsa.org/SportsActivities/GirlsTrackField/StateSeriesInformationResu...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: Jordan Bohannon
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: Jordan Bohannon

So if he shows character by missing on purpose, is the next player to approach the record an a**hole if he breaks it? I can see honoring a fellow competitor by giving your best and letting the chips fall where they may. Not that I have to worry about it, but I wouldn't want a record based on someon...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Super Bowl
Replies: 15
Views: 939

Re: Super Bowl

Collinsworth must have had money on the Patriots. yeah...it kind of seemed that way. I like him for the most part and haven't noticed that in the past but I was surprised he thought that first call would be overturned and questioned the second one....... I loved the calls the Eagles made throughout...
by oftenrunning52
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: Bradley Fans....Will they return?
Replies: 105
Views: 5725

Re: Bradley Fans....Will they return?

Back in the day, almost all the games were on Channel 25, so I don’t know if that one floats completely. Of course, watching on Channel 25 meant you had to listen to Lee Hall, so maybe that was incentive enough to drive downtown. Radio broadcast with Snell and the Coach on, TV volume down, made for...
by oftenrunning52
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: Lavar pulls LiAngelo out of UCLA
Replies: 26
Views: 2527

Re: Lavar pulls LiAngelo out of UCLA

No way Ball has the capital to start a league properly when I don't think they are manufacturing and shipping shoes yet even. This would be like trying to make the NBA by playing in the And1 mixtape tour. If The Basketball Tournament of washed up and gimpy has beens can nab a $1M (and now $2M) purs...