October, 2010 Archives

A couple of shots of the Peoria Youth Hockey Association exhibition between periods at last nights Peoria Rivermen hockey game at the Peoria Civic Center. Hope you enjoy the snaps of #12 who scored a goal in the four minutes of action.

-Bob

The Peoria Rivermen held a post-game auction for there special game worn “Pink in the Rink Night” jerseys. All of the proceeds from the evenings auction will be presented to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

-Bob

The Peoria Rivermen hockey team continued to struggle in a 3-1 loss to the Oklahoma City Barons at the Peoria Civic Center Saturday. Peoria played the game in special pink jerseys to show there support for breast cancer. The “Think Pink in the Rink Night” to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure drew a crowd of 5,980 fans.

-Bob

Westerrn Illinois senior quarterback Matt Barr threw for a record six touchdowns, and rushed for another, as the Leathernecks defeated in-state conference rivals Illinois State 65-38 Saturday at Hanson Field. The senior quarterback became the only Leatherneck to throw for 400 or more yards in consecutive games, completing 22-of-25 passes (88% completion rate) for 452 yards and 6 touchdowns. Matt also rushed for 40 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown late in the first half. His 88 percent completion rate set a WIU single-game record while his touchdown throws set a conference 2010 season-high and came within one the Missouri Valley Conference record. Barr’s 452 yards were the second-most in program history and third-most in MVFC history.

-Bob

After losing the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 200 yards from the finish line at Gateway International Raceway in July, it was fitting that Brad Keselowski drove his No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge to Victory Lane on Saturday in the 5-Hour ENERGY 250. He swapped the race lead with teammate and event polesitter Justin Allgaier late in the race, but was able to pull ahead in the final six-lap stretch after a late-race caution. Allgaier, a native of Riverton, IL and a area fan favorite, finished third, while former Camping World Truck Series champion Mike Bliss took runner-up honors. Jason Leffler and three-time GIR NASCAR Nationwide Series winner Carl Edwards rounded out the top five. Despite the final straightaway bump from Edwards during the race here in July, Keselowski said in Victory Lane that he had moved on. “I try not to hold grudges. I try not to think of that and just focus on our next race. That was key about winning today. You can’t panic about what happened in the last race. You have to move forward and move on with your life. Our team did that today.”

Allgaier won the pole with a speed of 135.131 mph, circling the 1.25-mile in 33.301 seconds earlier in the day and appeared to be the class of the field during the 200-lap race. A call on pit road for four tires after the sixth and final caution, however, doomed the No. 12 Dodge team’s chances for a victory in the final NASCAR event at Gateway.

-Bob

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