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West Hancock's Lewton resigns; HTC's Foecke commits to Nebraska

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HAMILTON, Ill. (WGEM) -- The chance to get closer to family was simply too hard to pass up.

Brian Lewton, who makes the daily commute to Hancock County, resigned Tuesday after two season as head coach of the West Hancock football program to accept a teaching position at Baldwin School in Quincy.

"It was the right opportunity for me and my family," Lewton told WGEM Sports on Tuesday evening.

"I'm very thankful to the Hamilton administration for the opportunity to coach the last two years."

But Lewton isn't getting away from the game of football. He will join QHS head coach Rick Little as a varsity assistant coach next season.

Lewton had an overall record of 2-16 with the Titans.


FORT MADISON, Iowa. (WGEM) -- Mikaela Foecke has made her college decision and she's still two weeks away from completing her sophomore year at Holy Trinity.

According to HTC volleyball coach Melissa Freesmeier, the All-State front line force made a verbal commitment to Nebraska on Monday.

Foecke played a key role in leading the Lady Crusaders to 44 wins and the Class 1A state semifinals last season. She combined for 41 kills and 26 digs in two matches at the state tournament.

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