Episode V: Murray, Gardeck & Wiley


Our first one hour episode went very well. Thanks to all!!



#OutTakes: Nazareth, Brother Rice, Alex Kube and much more…

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Lake in the Hills, IL- We have mucho stuff on our proverbial plates. Check out this new feature: #OutTakes. We offer a funny exchange between Isaiah Lee, Nazareth Academy, and me:

Wait until you hear the whole interview! Listed below are our interviews with projected drop dates:

  • Bruce Kay and Chris Nagorny (Cary-Grove HS FB) 8/10
  • Tyler Beckwith (CLS HS), Nat Zunkel (HC McHenry HS) and Nick Cinquepalmi (Brother Rice HS) 8/11
  • Nick Marazos (Brother Rice), Jeff Jenkins (Prairie Ridge HS) and Brian Badke (HC Brother Rice) 8/15
  • Jon McLaughlin (HC CLC HS), Isaiah Lee (Nazareth) and Tim Racki (HC Nazareth) 8/18
  • Aannah Interrante (Johnsburg HS) 8/25 

Please consider joining Elizabeth Kube and me this Saturday in Crystal Lake at Buffalo Wild Wings from 1:00-5:00. It is a fundraiser for the Alex Kube Foundation. Tyler Pennington will also receive the 1st Annual #AK37 bergsworld.live 2017 Athlete of the Year. Thanks!!


Alex , Amanda and The Grand Dame


Lake in the Hills, IL- Life’s a funny thing. Whenever you think you may have just figured it out, whammy! As my mom, The Grand Dame, or Joan as she liked to be called, was fighting her terminal cancer two years ago, I met Sherry Williams. MCC Women’s Volleyball HC Kyle McCall had recently told me of the heart wrenching story of one of his players, Amanda Williams.

Sherry and Mark Williams beautiful daughter had died tragically while travelling to meet a recruit thinking about joining the Scots VB Family. I wanted to do something to help. Help, what a naive word when you are talking about a family in deep grief. What could I possibly do to help them, if I even could?

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As Amanda’s family and I planned a fundraiser for a VB scholarship at MCC, I also was dealing with my mom’s illness. I eventually told her about Amanda and the fundraiser and my mom’s face lit up with joy. The Grand Dame was so happy that I would do something so nice. It made me cry that she was so proud of me.

Amanda’s Celebration of Her Life Event was a spectacular success. The Grand Dame was very elated. I met Alex Kube as I worked on my crazy dream of a Sports Show. He was so kind and informative. Alex opened up to me in some great interviews (some that I accidentally deleted). Life was better.

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My mom, The Grand Dame, Joan Marie Gladstone Berg, joined all the other angels in heaven on Mother’s Day 2016. I cried again.

This is hard to write. Then Alex passed away. Wow!!! I have no words that could properly express my shock and sadness.  I cried once again.

Elizabeth Kube is a great lady that is so courageous and positive under these difficult circumstances. Now I am working on another fundraiser, my mom is smiling and I’m smiling too!

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Amanda Williams




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Lake in the Hills –  Buffalo Wild Wings, Elizabeth Kube, The Alex Kube #37 Foundation,  and bergsworld.live are proud to present the 1st Annual Alex Kube #37 Athlete of the Year Award to Tyler Pennington, currently a member of the Arkansas Razorback football team and former Cary Grove HS graduate.

Join us Saturday, August 12, at Buffalo Wild Wings on Rt. 14 in Crystal Lake from 1:00-5:00 to support The Alex Kube #37 Foundation and to honor the 1st Athlete of the Year recipient. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Alex Kube #37 Foundation, establishing a scholarship to be awarded to a graduate of Rockford East HS in Alex’s name.


West over East In 2016 Illinois Shrine Game


Prince for the 2016 Shrine Game Connor Mathey. (The game Princess was Savannah Zirble)


Bloomington, IL- For the thousands of fans that filled the sun drenched stands of Tucci Stadium Saturday, the day was a grand one. The 42nd Illinois Shrine game, played on the gorgeous campus of Illinois Wesleyan University, did not disappoint. The West All Stars led by Marian Central Catholic HS RB Emitt Peisert and Byron HS DL Jacob Elsbury beat the East squad 34-12.

Peisert was spectacular, ripping off a 70 yard punt return and a 55 yard ESPN-style highlight run from scrimmage. The 55 yarder ended at the the East’s one yard line after a TD saving tackle by the East defense. The University of St. Thomas bound bundle of energy dazzled the crowd to earn the West sides Offensive MVP. Great play on the defensive side garnered Elsbury (Coe College) the West’s Defensive MVP.

Tyler Perkins from Harvard HS played great D for the West. Fred Bush played great OL opening hole for his squads running attack. Bush graduated from Richmond-Burton HS and is headed to Robert Morris University. Perkins is headed to Concordia School of Wisconsin. Kyle Gara is heading to Ball State University after a great multi-sport career at Marengo HS. The head coach for the Indians, Matt Lynch, was the assistant coach for the West.

Click here to listen to Joshua Moeller’s (East) father, Bruce tell us what this game means to his 4th generation Shriner family:


  • East Team: Tyler Larson DL Huntley HS (DNP). Head Coach John Hart
  • West Team: Fred Bush OL/DL Richmond-Burton HS. Head Coach Patrick Elder
  • West Team: Kyle Gara ILB Marengo HS. Head Coach Matt Lynch
  • West Team: Tyler Perkins OLB Harvard HS. Head Coach Sean Saylor
  • West team: Emitt Peisert RB Marian Central Catholic HS. Head Coach Mike Maloney


Listen to R-B HS head coach, Pat Elder, tell us what the Shrine game means to him and his father, John:



Click here for the 43rd 2017 Illinois Shrine Game information:




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