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WGEM Sports At Six: Thursday (Feb. 18, 2021) John Wood Blazers Set Their Sights On Facing Spoon River College Tonight On The Road And The Panthers Of Central Southeastern Continue To Put In The Work On The Prep Hardwood As They Prepare For A Home Date Against The Monmouth-Roseville On Saturday

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The (6-4) Blazers of John Wood will be in search of their third win a row tonight on the college hardwood. JWCC will tip-off against Spoon River College in Canton, Illinois at 7:00 p.m. with a great deal of momentum on their side after posting a big 87-81 win at home Sunday against Parkland. Freshman guard Brandon Kracht, from Clark County High, will offer some thoughts on where the team goals and focus are right now. We'll also check in with JWCC head coach Brad Hoyt as he offers three keys to the game that he hopes the Blazers will follow tonight in conference action.

Basketball fans in Camp Point, Illinois are delighted to have the Panthers of Central-Southeastern back on the prep hardwood. Right now the young squad team is (1-3) on the season, but they've been competitive in every setback so far this year. Despite the fact that this years team has just 2 seniors and 2 juniors, the C-SE coaching staff remains very upbeat about the squad overall as they continue to develop. The Panthers will host Monmouth-Roseville this Saturday as they enter a long stretch of games that will serve as a big challenge for C-SE. We'll check in Panthers senior guard Peyton Clampitt and get his thoughts on the team chemistry, already in place, on this years squad in Camp Point.

A large majority of Hannibal High football fans, boosters, supporters and players are still buzzing about the recent announcement regarding Jeff Gschwender being selected as the new head football coach for the Pirates. The coaching veteran already knows the program, the players, and the assistant coaches on staff so Coach G's appointment should offer the "Red and Black" a very smooth period of transition. The process of attaining the top post among a list of 22 applicants was one that Gschwender was familiar and comfortable with having served as a head coach previously in his career for three years at Bowling Green High School. Jeff took timeout on Wednesday, along with Hannibal School District Superintendent Susan Johnson, to shed a little light on just how the application process transpired at HHS as they searched for a new head coach to replace the now departed Quentin Hamner.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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