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Sportswriters #147: The final week of the prep football season is upon us

10/16/2018
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As we head into the final games of the regular season, Journal Star Sportswriters Wes Huett, Stan Morris and Adam Duvall discuss the highlights of Week 8 and what to expect in Week 9 and share their thoughts on how the playoff picture is shaping up.

Duration:00:44:18

Sportswriters #146: Our analysis, preview and picks for Week 8 of the prep football season

10/9/2018
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The Journal Star Sportswriters — Wes Huett, Stan Morris and Adam Duvall — discuss last week's big prep football games and look ahead to Week 8 as the high school football season winds down in central Illinois.

Duration:00:44:11

Sportswriters #145: Our weekly analysis and preview of prep football in central Illinois

10/2/2018
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The Journal Star Sportswriters — Wes Huett, Stan Morris and Adam Duvall — discuss last week's big prep football games and look forward to Week 7 of the season in central Illinois.

Duration:00:44:10

Sportswriters #144: Fantasy sports analyst and Richwoods grad Michael Waldo

9/28/2018
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Richwoods grad Michael Waldo chats with Journal Star sports editor Wes Huett about his passion, fantasy sports. A sports statistics expert, Waldo, doles out advice on the fantasy sports website Fantistics.com and on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and the ESPN radio network.

Duration:00:33:10

Sportswriters #143: On to the second half of the high school football season

9/25/2018
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We're headed into Week 6, and the second half of the high school football season in central Illinois. Journal Star Sportswriters Wes Huett, Stan Morris and Adam Duvall discuss last week's big games and share their thoughts going into Week 6.

Duration:00:37:30

Sportswriters #142: Get your game on at LANmark eSports and Gaming Center

9/19/2018
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Local area network (LAN) video game parties have been around for quite some time, but over the years, they've evolved into a new type of competitive sport – eSports. Demand has been so high and tournaments have become so popular that they've given rise to plush new gaming venues like the one at Landmark Recreation Center in Peoria. The LANmark eSports and Gaming Center is actually a former movie theater that has been converted into a deluxe, high-tech gaming center with an array of built-in...

Duration:00:20:44

Sportswriters #141: Our weekly recap, preview and picks for Peoria-area high school football

9/18/2018
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The Journal Star Sportswriters – Wes Huett, Stan Morris and Adam Duvall – recap Week 4 of the high school football season and make their picks for Week 5 in our weekly Sportswriters football podcast.

Duration:00:39:19

Sportswriters #140: Big things await in Week 4 of high school football

9/11/2018
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Journal Star assistant sports editor Wes Huett and prep football writer Stan Morris discuss the highlights and lowlights of a wet and wild Week 3 of the high school football season and preview the big games and players of Week 4.

Duration:00:26:36

Sportswriters #139: Fond memories of the sports department

9/6/2018
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On the eve of his retirement, Journal Star sports editor Kirk Wessler gathers his team one last time to reminisce about the golden days of the sports department. Joining him are Dave Reynolds, Nick Vlahos, Dave "Cleve" Eminian, and Aaron Ferguson.

Duration:01:18:36

Sportswriters #138: Our weekly analysis and preview of high school football

9/4/2018
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We're heading in to Week 3 of the high school football season. Upsets, surprises, great plays — beat writers Aaron Ferguson and Stan Morris share their thoughts and analysis on the big games of Week 2, and what to keep an eye on in Week 3.

Duration:00:38:42

Sportswriters #137: Bradley University soccer coach Jim DeRose

8/29/2018
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Jim DeRose has been the Bradley University soccer program's guiding force for the past 23 years. He and the Journal Star's Dave Reynolds discuss the Braves' current season, his storied tenure as head coach, and his background growing up in New Jersey just across the Pennsylvania border from Philadelphia.

Duration:00:24:25

Sportswriters #136: A look back at Week 1, and on to Week 2 of prep football in central Illinois

8/28/2018
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Journal Star football beat writers Stan Morris and Aaron Ferguson break down the action from the first weekend of high school football in central Illinois. The duo discusses the top highlights from Friday's games and preview Week 2. Pekin senior quarterback Nathan Righi and junior wide receiver Sebastian Hill hooked up for four touchdown passes at Oak Forest on Friday. They joined Ferguson for a conversation about why they were so effective together, what it's like growing up in an...

Duration:00:53:06

Sportswriters #135: Kicking off the high school football season

8/21/2018
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As the summer slowly fades away, high school football springs to life once more. From small rural schools running and tackling on grass and dirt, to big city programs tossing bombs on artificial turf, the Journal Star Sportswriters come together to share their insights on the upcoming season.

Duration:00:43:30

Sportswriters #134: Will Smith re-signs with the Peoria Rivermen

8/16/2018
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Hockey pro Will Smith suffered a gruesome injury during a game between the Peoria Rivermen and the Pensacola Ice Flyers last March in Pensacola. Smith's ankle was sliced open by a skate, leaving a four-inch gash that spewed blood all over the ice as emergency personnel sprang into action. Smith has since recovered fully and has re-signed with the Rivermen for the 2018-19 season.

Duration:00:16:33

Sportswriters #133: Chatting with Hall of Famer Jim Thome

7/21/2018
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Listen to Peoria native Jim Thome talk about the first time he hit a ball over the fence; his days in the West Peoria Little League; why he wore No. 25; the joy of competition and much more about his road to the Baseball Hall of Fame, which will induct him on July 29 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Duration:00:41:09

Sportswriters #132: Bobby Parker and Jeremy Crouch of Always A Brave

7/18/2018
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General manager Bobby Parker and new head coach Jeremy Crouch of the Bradley alumni team Always A Brave join the Journal Star's Dave Reynolds to chat about The Basketball Tournament. The team, a group of former Bradley basketball players including several from the 2006 NCAA Sweet Sixteen, have reunited for a third TBT. They take on the Primetime Players in the Midwest Regional on Saturday morning in Columbus, Ohio.

Duration:00:27:21

Sportswriters #131: Prep football standouts J.J. Guedet and Josiah Miamen

7/5/2018
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High school football practices officially begin in one month on August 6, but Washington's J.J. Guedet and Dunlap's Josiah Miamen sit down with preps writer Aaron Ferguson to discuss the Washington-Dunlap rivalry, the recruiting process and what they're looking forward to in their senior years.

Duration:00:28:41

Sportswriters #130: Peoria Chiefs manager Chris Swauger

6/28/2018
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Journal Star beat writer Dave Eminian sits down with Peoria Chiefs manager Chris Swauger to talk about the Midwest League team's run to a playoff spot in the first half, the manager's take on how players developed, and what he expects from the team in the second half of the season.

Duration:00:14:46

Sportswriters #129: Bradley basketball legend Roger Phegley

6/19/2018
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Former Bradley basketball player and NBA player Roger Phegley talks with the Journal Star's Dave Reynolds about his stellar career and how the game has changed since he played in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Duration:00:37:31

Sportswriters #128: Steamboat Classic Hall of Fame inductees Leo Vandervlugt and Martha Reese

6/14/2018
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It's not just the world's fastest four-mile road course or the toughest 15K track that make the Steamboat Classic a special event. It's the Peoria hospitality and longtime super volunteers. Today we talk great memories and history with Martha Reese and Leo Vandervlugt, who will be inducted into the Steamboat Classic Hall of Fame for their decades of contributions.

Duration:00:36:38