Local Athletes Pick UNI

Two area high school athletes have committed to continuing their sports careers at the University of Northern Iowa.  


Bryce Meyer of Ft. Madison will wrestle for the Panthers, after qualifying for state four times and placing three times as a Bloodhound…and Leslie Taylor of Mt. Pleasant has signed a letter-of-intent to run track at UNI, competing in the hurdles and long jump, and possibly the pole vault and heptathlon. Taylor is a 5-time state champion for Mt. Pleasant, competing in the long jump, shuttle hurdle relays and the 100-meter hurdles.

New Western Illinois University Men’s Basketball Coach Billy Wright has signed a power forward from the Bronx, New York.   6-7 Jalen Chapman will have two years of eligibility left, after playing for Western Oklahoma State College the last two seasons.


In high school baseball yesterday…


Beardstown 3, West Hancock 1

Quincy Notre Dame 1, Illini West 0



In high school softball…


Illini West 6, South Fulton 1