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Local Sports 4/24/14

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Wednesday’s local scores:

BASEBALL
B/E 10 A/W 0
United 4 Knoxville 3

SOFTBALL
Brimfield 6 Knoxville 0
North Fulton 10 A-Town 1

COLLEGE
Augustana 12 Knox 4

 

Today’s Schedule

High School Baseball: A-Town at Illini West
B-PC at Knoxville
ROWVA at West Prairie
West Central at United
Galva/Williamsfield at Mercer County

High School Softball: Macomb at Galesburg

College Track: Monmouth at Drake Relays

Interview: distance runner Karen Brophy

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Karen Brophy

 

Karen Brophy has run the Boston Marathon & is preparing for the New York City Marathon.

Today is Boston Marathon Day, one year after the tragic bombings. We talked with Galesburg native Karen Brophy about her experience running in Boston on the WGIL Morning News. Karen is foregoing the Boston race this year and is currently in training for the New York City Marathon. Included in her training will be a half marathon in Des Moines next weekend. She may return to Boston next year.

Interview: Pete Weber, TV voice of the Nashville Predators

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Pete Weber

Peter Weber is a long time NHL color and play-by-play announcer with stops in LA, Buffalo and currently the television play-by-play announcer of the Nashville Predators. It all started here in Galesburg. He is a graduate of Costa and the University of Notre Dame. We talked with Pete about his journey as well as the NHL playoffs on the WGIL Morning News.

Interview: Ralph Henning, Galesburg High School Athletic Director

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Galesburg Silver StreaksGalesburg High School Athletic Director Ralph Henning joined us to talk about the upgrade of the athletic facilities at GHS.

There was hope that the Silver Streak baseball and softball teams would get to play some home games this season. Mother nature decided not to cooperate and the decision was made collectively that the new facilities will not be ready before the end of the season. We talked about this as well as the other spring sports with GHS Athletic Director Ralph Henning on the WGIL Morning News.