Category: Champion

Top-seeded Mesa Community College knocked off No. 9 and two-time defending champion Monroe College 53-50 in the first of two quarterfinal games Thursday night at the Lorene Ramsey Gymnasium at Illinois Central College. The Lady Thunderbirds (26-6) started out slow and didn’t even take the lead until a 3-pointer by Mariah Willadsen pushed the Thunderbirds ahead 17-16 with 6:40 left in the first half. Mesa led 27-21 at halftime. Nicole Tsosie led Mesa with 16 points. Willadsen and Mariam Ridgwell each added 10 for the Thunderbirds. Ly’Nasha Frazier led the Lady Mustangs with 16 points. “That was a very, very, very, very good team we just played and who are well coached too,” Mesa coach Kori Stephenson said after the game, a 53-50 victory for her team. “The kids just stepped up and took charge.”

-Bob

On Friday the 13th IWA Midwest Wrestling hosted Indy Mania at Bellevue Plaza. There were 10 matches on the card, highlighted with young wrestlers Bucky Collins, Drake Younger, The Hooligans (Mason & Devon Cutter) and Jimmy Jacobs. A large majority of the crowd were there to see former ECW stars and hardcore legends Joey Grunge and Ian Rotten and his former Bad Breed partner Axl F/N Rotten. This is not your father’s professional rasslin’ from years past, it is a fast paced non-stop action between gifted athletes and tremendous entertainers who know what the fans love and they deliver it.

-Bob

Thirteen time Peoria Motorcycle TT Champion Chris Carr held a press conference that his racing career will come to an end this season. The 44 year-old from Fleetwood, Pennsylvania has called this his Farewell to Flat Track Tour. Chris earned the title as the Prince of Peoria when he dominated the PMC 5/8 mile track on the 1990′s. On September 5, 2006, Carr broke the motorcycle land speed world record at the Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah), with a two-pass 350.8 mph average. He was the first motorcyclist to break the 350 mph barrier. Chris was inducted into the A.M.A. Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2004.

-Bob

After 110 minutes of scoreless soccer could not determine a champion, host and No. 5 seed Bradley (11-8-3) claimed the 2010 State Farm MVC Men’s Soccer Championship in a penalty kick shootout, 4-3, against No. 2 seed SIU Edwardsville (10-5-4) Sunday afternoon at Shea Stadium. The Braves earned their second Missouri Valley Conference tournament title and will make their fifth appearance in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship. Bradley won the 2007 MVC Tournament to earn their most-recent NCAA bid, which resulted in a run to the national quarterfinals.

-Bob

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