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Lincoln varsity baseball vs. Southeast

[APRIL 12, 2001]  The score was 6-4 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth with Lincoln trailing. Two Lincoln runs had already crossed the plate. And Derek Schrader, who had an RBI triple four innings earlier and who represented the potential tying run, was at the plate with a 3-1 count. Ryan Williams, pinch running for Chris Phillips who had doubled in the two runs, was at second base.

And then it happened. The home plate umpire called the game due to an accumulation of rain around first base. "What?!" Lincoln fans yelled. Game over. Finished. We’re outta here. Lincoln’s faithful were shocked, and coach Pat Hake was irate. Nothing, however, could be done. Southeast took the game and scampered home.

Phillips, who took the loss, surrendered eight hits in the affair and struck out eight. But the decisive inning was the fifth. With a 1-0 lead and one out, Southeast’s Scott Kelley beat out a grounder that third baseman, Andy Knopp, had fumbled. Then Jake Herr attempted a sacrifice bunt that Phillips threw over Aaron Matson’s head at first. With men at second and third, Mike Zerminsky doubled to left center and drove in both runs. Adam Locker singled in Zerminsky; and before the inning was over, Andy Barnes smacked a two RBI double into left field. The five- run inning was Lincoln’s downfall.


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Nevertheless, Lincoln scored one run in the bottom of the fifth after a walk to Schrader, an error, and an RBI ground-out by Ryne Komnick (his second RBI of the game). Southeast scored again in the sixth on another RBI hit by Zerminsky. And then that not-soon-to-be-forgotten sixth inning came. What could have been?

Lincoln’s record now stands at 8-2. Weather permitting—and the moisture condition around first base—Lincoln will host a doubleheader against Sacred Heart-Griffin on Thursday starting at 2 p.m.


[Rich Knopp]

Box scores and stats: Lincoln vs. Southeast

High school baseball

Illini Central vs. Petersburg Porta

[APRIL 11, 2001]  The Cougars went to Petersburg for some real ball playing and they found it. Illini Central brought six runs in while Petersburg Porta brought in nine runs in seven innings.

Anthony Fletcher and Matt Harris (6, L, 4-2) pitched for the Cougars, while Luke Bohm was catching.

Illini Central outstanding hitter Fletcher had a double and two RBIs.

Illini Central is 7-3 for the season.


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High school track

LCHS hosts four-team track meet

[APRIL 11, 2001]  Lincoln hosted Olympia, University High and Clinton at a track meet. Final scores were Olympia 107, Lincoln 62, University High 60.5 and Clinton 41.5.

Winners scoring for Lincoln and Olympia

100-meter dash — 1. Tommy-John Gallagher (L), 11.0; 2. Scott Joyce (O), 11.5; 4. Brian DeLoriea (O), 12.0; 5. Robert Springer (O), 12.1

200 dash — 1. Chris Meyer (L), 23.4; 2. DeLoriea (O), 24.7; 4. Michael Trevoert (O), 25.1; 5. Brian Eichhorn (O), 25.2

400 dash — 1. Gallagher (L), 53.3; 2. Joyce (O), 54.6; 4. Jason Wilson (O), 55.5; 5. Clint Garey (O), 55.9

800 run — 1. Sean Brand (O), 2:06.1; 3. Maistes (L), 2:11.7; 4. Jacob Slager (O), 2:13.9; 5. Nick Raes (O), 2:15.1

1,600 run — 3. Eric Seline (O), 4:55.6; 5. Vince McLain (O), 5:05.1

110 high hurdles — 1. Branden Sholty (O), 15.6; 2. Meyer (L), 16.8; 4. Payne (L), 18.0; 5. Heidbreder (L), 31.2

300 intermediate hurdles — 1. Sholty (O), 43.9; 3. Payne (L), 45.9; 5. Heidbreder (L), 48.8

High jump — 1. Raes (O), 6-0; 2. Meyer (L), 5-10

Long jump — 2. Kuro (L), 17-7

Triple jump — 2. Kuro (L), 37-6 1/2; 3. Heidbreder (L), 36-4; 4. Jared Brooks (O), 35-4 1/2

Shot put — 1. James Schulz (O), 45-10; 2. Kyle Crawford (O), 44-7; 3. Murphy (L), 43-0; 4. Tobias (L), 41-0; 5. Neitzel (L), 40-5

Discus — 1. Crawford (O), 121-0 1/2; 2. Schultz (O), 117-4; 3. Josh Hieronymus (O), 117-1; 4. Fuiten (L), 115-3; 5. Neitzel (L), 102-8

Pole vault — 1. DeLoriea (O), 13-0; 2. Ryan Oehler (O), 10-0; 4. Jeff Stephens (O), 8-6; 5. Frost (L), 8-0

400 relay — Olympia, 47.1; 3. Lincoln, 48.2

800 relay – 3. Lincoln, 1:45.0

1,600 relay — 1. Olympia, 3:37.3; 3. 3:41.5

3,200 relay – 1. Olympia, 8:44.6







High school baseball

LCHS frosh vs. Petersburg

[APRIL 10, 2001]  Petersburg scored seven times in the first two innings and held on to defeat the Lincoln High School freshman baseball team 8-5 at Lincoln Monday afternoon. The loss drops the LCHS record to 1-4 for the season.

Miles Musick, the losing pitcher, had a pair of hits, along with Bobby Ward. Ward connected for a double and drove in three runs for the Railers. Jason Melton, Corey Stoltzenburg, Chris Matson, Jason Williams and Scott Lee all collected one hit each for Lincoln. 

Score by innings

Petersburg         430 100 0 – 8 - 8 - 2

Lincoln              000 001 4 – 5 - 9 - 4

Meister (W), Sronce (4), Grant (7), Bultman (7) & Heubner; Musick (L), Matson (3) & Melton.

[Bill Martinie]

High school softball

Olympia vs. Lincoln

[APRIL 10, 2001]  Olympia came to Lincoln yesterday afternoon for a girls softball game. Olympia won 2-0. Jessie Shay pitched her sixth winning game for Olympia—so far this season she has lost only one game. Alicia Flessner was Shay’s catcher.

Oly player Tiffany Prager hit two balls and brought in one of the team’s runs.

Lincoln’s pitcher was Jobeth Barowiak and catching for the Lady Railers was Emily Wilkinson.

Alicia Barr hit two balls for Lincoln.

Olympia is now 6-2-1 overall.

Score by innings

Olympia   010 100 0 – 2-6-0

Lincoln     000 000 0 – 0-3-2




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College softball

Lincoln College vs. Spoon River

[APRIL 10, 2001]  Brandi Barnes threw a four-hit shutout to lead the Lincoln College softball team to a 4-0 victory over Spoon River at Lincoln Monday afternoon in the first game of a twin bill. Spoon River came back to win the nightcap 12-0.

The first-game victory halted an eight-game losing streak for the Lady Lynx, now 3-15 for the season.  Barnes was outstanding on the mound for coach Jen Ciaccio, striking out seven and walking only one. The Lynx played error-free ball behind Barnes. Lincoln plated a single run in the first inning, put two on the board in the second and added the final run in the third. Collecting one hit each for Lincoln College were Barnes, Crystal Wilkey, Amy Czerwionka, Beth Gajdik, Ronni Beebe and Heather Dobey.

In the second game, Spoon River scored five times in the third and seven times in the fourth to put the game out of reach.   Dobey suffered the pitching loss for Lincoln and Wilkey had the only hit for Lincoln.



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First game

Spoon River         000 000 0 – 0-4-7

Lincoln College    121 000 x – 4-6-0

Pistle (L) & Harper; Barnes (W) & Gajdik.

Second game

Spoon River         005 70 – 12-13-0

Lincoln College    000 00 –   0-1-3

O’Brien (W) & Thompkins; Dobey (L), Czerwionka (3) & Gajdik.

[Bill Martinie,
Lincoln College sports information director]

High school baseball and softball

Illini Central baseball and softball

[APRIL 9, 2001]  Illini Central hosted Peoria Christian and Rochester in Mason City on Saturday. Both games were ended due to the 10-run rule. The Illini Central baseball team creamed Peoria 23-7. The Illini Central softball team lost to Rochester 12-1.


Matt Harris pitched his fourth win of five games that he has pitched for Illini this season. Luke Bohm was catching.

Josh McDaniel (two hits, two RBIs) hit a home run in the second inning, with one man on base. Travis Scott (two hits, double, four RBIs) hit a home run in the third inning, with one man on base.

Anthony Fletcher hit three balls, one double and batted in five runners. Bohm hit a double and batted in three runners. Tyler Cunningham and Brandon Grimsley each hit two balls and batted in two runners. Matt Harris made two hits and a double. Mulford batted in two runners.

Braun, Geier and Schmidt all pitched Peoria’s game. Klisares was catcher.

The junior varsity teams played as well, the final score was 13-2.

Score by innings

Illini Central          37(10) 3x  –  23-17-1

Peoria Christian    700 00  –  7-8-2


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Brooke Oney pitched for Illini Central. It was her sixth loss. Sheena Blackstock was catcher.

McDonald was Rochester’s pitcher, and Fieldbanks was the catcher.

Illini Central’s record is now 0-6.

Score by innings

Illini Central    001 000  –  1-1-4

Rochester       043 005  –  12-3-4



Mount Pulaski vs. Hartsburg-Emden

[APRIL 9, 2001]  Justin Anderson pitched for Mount Pulaski as they played the Hartsburg-Emden team. The 6-1 win was Anderson's first in three games.

Korey Davis hit two balls, made a double and batted in one runner, for Mount Pulaski. Brian Clements hit two balls and batted in two runners.

Matt Chapman pitched for Hartsburg-Emden.

Mount Pulaski’s record is now 4-7.

The junior varsity baseball teams competed as well. Hartsburg-Emden won by one run, 9-8.

Score by innings

Mount Pulaski 012 300 x – 6-6-0

Hartsburg-Emden 000 100 0 – 1-3-5




High school track and field

Olympia teams compete at track-and-field invitational

[APRIL 9, 2001]  Olympia’s girls and boys track teams competed in a track-and-field invitational on Saturday. The girls were ninth of 15 teams, with 34 points. The boys were fifth of 12 teams, with 50.5 points.

The events in which Olympia’s girls placed are as follows:

200 meters—1st place: Gena Rawlins, 25.5

1,600 meters—5th place: Jill Floyd, 5:57.4

F-S 400 relay—5th place, 56.6

800 relay—4th place, 1:58.3

F-S 800 relay—5th place, 2:01.5

1,600 relay—2nd place, 4:25.4

3,200 relay—2nd place, 10:41.5



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The events in which Olympia’s boys placed are as follows:

100 meters—5th place: Scott Joyce tied with Zoiti of Canton, 11.1

400 meters—4th place: Sean Brand, 54.1

110 high hurdles—2nd place: Branden Sholty, 15.1

300 intermediate hurdles—3rd place: Branden Sholty, 42.8

High jump—6th place: Raes, 5-6

Pole vault—3rd place: Brian Eichhorn tied with Blome of Pekin, 12-0

Shot put—4th place: Jimmy Schultz, 47-0

Discus—4th place: Jimmy Schultz, 133-10

400 relay—4th place, 47.4

800 relay—6th place, 1:43.3

1,600 relay—3rd place, 3:40.3

F-S 1,600 relay—4th place, 3:52.3

3,200 relay—6th place: 9:01.9


College baseball

Lincoln College vs. John Wood and Quincy JV

[APRIL 9, 2001]  Lincoln College won three of five baseball games over the weekend, raising its season record to 11-17. Lincoln defeated John Wood 12-8 in a nine-inning contest at Galen Shirley Field in Lincoln on Sunday afternoon to cap off the weekend. The Lynx were beaten in a twin bill by John Wood at Quincy Saturday afternoon. John Wood won the first game 7-4 and took the nightcap by an 8-1 score. On Friday, Lincoln College handed the Quincy College JV team a 4-3 loss and a 6-4 loss.

On Sunday, Gary Ryan was the hitting star for the Lynx, connecting for a bases-loaded homer in the fifth inning. In addition, Ryan had two other hits, scored three times and drove in six runs. Brad Bone and Erik Rich both had three hits for the Lynx, with Rich driving in a pair of runs and scoring one of his own. Bone had a double and scored a pair of runs. Ahmad Richie and Jake VanDyke each had two hits.

Charlie Deakin picked up the pitching victory in relief of Kyle Eastman, and Matt Knepper earned a save with one inning of work. Rick Sherren and Brad Barber also pitched for coach Tony Thomas.

In Friday's games against the Quincy College JV, Ryan had three hits with an RBI and a run scored, while VanDyke connected for a solo homer in the seventh of the first game. The Lynx scored the winning run in the top of the tenth on a single by Ryan, a walk to Chad Blackburn and an error. Barker was the winning pitcher and Deakin gained the save.



In the second game, Bone had a pair of hits and Kyle Eastman was 2-4 to lead a nine-hit attack. Jonathan Cave went the distance on the mound to gain the victory, with nine strikeouts and four walks.

Against John Wood on Saturday, Anthony Hoffert took the first game loss, and Jaren McLane suffered the loss in the second game. Lincoln was able to collect only two hits in the second game, an 8-1 setback. In the first game of the twin bill, Bone and Robert Sherren both had two hits in three trips.


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Sunday game

John Wood            021 201 110 – 8-14-1

Lincoln College      600 040 02x –12-15-2

Wicker (L) & Buss; Kyle Eastman, Charlie Deakin (5-W), Rick Sherren (7), Brad Barker (8), Matt Knepper (9) & Robert Sherren.

Saturday, game one

Lincoln College        000 301 0 – 4-7-2

John Wood             130 003 x – 7-12-3

Anthony Hoffert (L), Deakin (5), Barker (6) & Robert Sherren; Martin (W) & Buss.

Saturday, game two

Lincoln College        000 100 0 – 1-2-2

John Wood              001  070 x – 8-10-2

Jaren McLane (L), Knepper (5), Rick Sherren (6), Onken (6) & Robert Sherren.

Friday, game one

Lincoln College         200 000 100 1 – 4-9-2

Quincy JV                101 010 000 0 – 3-8-2

Rockhold, Barker (7-W), Deakin (10-S) & Robert Sherren; Baker (L) & House.

Friday, game two

Lincoln College         001 120 2 – 6-9-1

Quincy JV                000 002 2 – 4-4-1

Jonathan Cave (W) & Gary Ryan; Baker  (L) & Schminke.

[Bill Martinie,
Lincoln College sports information director]

College softball

Lady Lynx play in Kankakee softball tournament

[APRIL 9, 2001]  Lincoln College played in the Kankakee softball tournament this past weekend and lost all four games. The Lady Lynx, now 2-14, lost two one-run games and lost a third by three runs.  

Lincoln scored 12 runs in the first three innings of Sunday's game against Grand Rapids, Mich., to take a 12-0 lead; however, the Lynx were unable to hold the lead.  Grand Rapids came back with four runs in the bottom of the third and plated three runs each in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to take a 13-12 victory away from the Lady Lynx. Lincoln had three hits each from Heather Dobey and Crystal Wilkey, while Beth Gajdik, Amy Czerwionka, Maggie Green and Brandi Barnes all had two safeties. Dobey suffered the pitching loss.

In the second game Sunday, Kankakee scored six in the first and eight in the second on their way to an 18-0 five-inning victory. Lincoln College had just three hits in the contest.



Saturday afternoon the Lynx dropped a 3-2 decision to Wabash Valley in the opening game and then lost to South Suburban, 8-5. In the first game Brandi Barnes suffered the pitching loss. Amy Johnson had a solo homer for the Lynx in the second inning. Barnes also lost the nightcap for Lincoln. Crystal Wilkey led the Lynx at the plate with three hits, including a double. Maggie Green had a double and triple.



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Sunday, game one

Lincoln College           615 000 0 – 12-13-7

Grand Rapids, Mich.   004 033 3 – 13-16-1

Heather Dobey (L), Brandi Barnes (7) & Beth Gajdik; Harris, Cookson (4-W) & Johnson.

Sunday, game two

Lincoln College         000 00 – 0-3-6

Kankakee                 680 4x – 18-12-0

Amy Czerwionka (L), Dobey (1) & Gajdik; Cincli (W) & Harbert.

Saturday, game one

Lincoln College          002 000 0 – 2-4-4

Wabash Valley           010 200 x – 3-1-1

Brandi Barnes (L) & Gajdik; S. Emmons (W), R. Emmons (6) & Huebner.

Saturday, game two

South Suburban          210 013 1 – 8-12-1

Lincoln College           310 001 1 – 5-10-6

Alonzo (W) & Hayes; Barnes (L) & Gajdik.

[Bill Martinie,
Lincoln College sports information director]

High school baseball

Olympia vs. East Peoria

[APRIL 7, 2001]  Ryan Kendrick and Steve Raleigh (6,W, 1-0) pitched a winning game for Olympia with Rush Olson catching.

Outstanding hitters for Olympia were Chris Frank (two hits), Raleigh (two hits), Jeff Darnall (two hits), Olson (two hits). Olympia is 9-1 for the year.


High school girls track
[APRIL 7, 2001]  Lincoln's Lady Railers placed seventh out of 11 with a score of 43 points at the Galesburg Invitational.

The following Lady Railers scored for Lincoln: 

400-meter dash 2. Sara Conklen, 1:02.4

High jump 1. Allison Humbert, 5-1 

Pole vault 2. Jennifer Whalen, 6-0 

800 medley relay 3. Lincoln, 1:59.6 

1,600 medley relay 5. Lincoln, 4:21.9


High school baseball and softball

Lincoln vs. Taylorville

[APRIL 6, 2001]  Lincoln’s softball team played against Taylorville in an away game yesterday. Taylorville won the game 8-2.

Hilary Schweitzer was the pitcher for the Lady Railers. Her record is two wins and four losses. Emily Wilkinson caught for Lincoln.

Lori Reinwald boosted Lincoln with two hits, one triple and two RBIs.

Dively pitched for Taylorville (eight strikeouts, four walks), and Tangman was her catcher.

Lincoln’s softball record is now 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the Central State Eight Conference. Taylorville’s record is 7-1 and 2-0 in the conference.

Score by innings

Lincoln        002 000 0 – 2-3-5

Taylorville    040 130 x – 8-10-1


Illini Central vs. Riverton

[APRIL 6, 2001]  Illini Central’s baseball and softball teams played against Riverton, in Riverton, yesterday. Both games were called due to the 10-run rule.


Brandon Grimsley pitched for Illini Central (7 strikeouts, 0 walks). His personal record is now 1-0. Travis Scott caught for Grimsley.

Scott hit a triple and brought in three runners. Flectcher made a double and batted in three runners. McDaniel and Grimsely each made a double and batted in two runners.

Fuess and Bodine pitched for Riverton. Burgess was the team’s catcher. Burgess also made a home run in the sixth inning for Riverton.

Score by innings

Illini Central      230 504 – 14-13-2

Riverton           000 020 – 2-5-0


Brook Oney pitched for the Lady Cougars softball team. Her personal record is 0-6. Katie Meikle was the team’s catcher.

Riverton’s pitcher was Kathy Lewison (7 strikeouts), and their catcher was Meyer.

Illini Central’s baseball record is now 7-2, and the Lady Cougars' softball record is now 0-6.

Score by innings

Illini Central      000 00 – 0-1-4

Riverton           671 2x – 16-7-1


High school track and field

Lincoln girls place second in five-team meet

[APRIL 6, 2001]  Five high school girls track teams gathered in Lincoln for a track-and-field meet yesterday afternoon. The final scores were as follows: Normal West 107, Lincoln 96, Rantoul 67, Urbana 67, Decatur Eisenhower 33. The individual race results are unavailable.


Sports Talk

Closing the book on the 2001 basketball season

Final Four experience…priceless

By Jeff Mayfield

[APRIL 6, 2001]  Sorry for the overused cliché. And to our loyal LDN readers, sorry for the lack of 411 the last few days. While we put a wrap on things from San Antonio, we had to deal with 24k modems that just weren’t getting the job done. In Minneapolis, overloaded phone lines prevented us from even sending our stuff. Oh well, you might be better off.

I’m STILL not even sure of what to make of what happened to the Illini in Texas. Whatever it was, it wasn’t a thing of beauty. One knowledgeable expert, who refuses to be quoted, told the LDN that if the games in Texas had been officiated like the games in Minnesota, the Illini would be sizing themselves for their rings. My ol’ buddy Craig says that "if ‘ands’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, what a Merry Christmas it would be."

With all that being said, I guess you friends of LDN can pretty well figure that the Final Four was a very lonely experience without the Illinois squad being there with us. In fact, we disliked the teams that were there so much that for only the second time in the last 14 years we refused to buy tickets for the games.

BUT, the Final Four is not just an event with three big games. It’s much more of an experience than that. I hope all basketball junkies everywhere get the chance to take in some of the hoopla at some point in the future. There is so much to see and do, and believe it or not, Ed Plumier, most of it REALLY does promote a family atmosphere (other than the price of the tickets to the games…but, even at that, it’s more reasonable than the price to attend other major sporting events).

If you ever get the chance to share in the Final Four experience, here are some things that you should definitely look into.


First, on about Wednesday, the four teams arrive, and usually the press conference is something that you can take in. It’s a lot of coach speak to the purist, but the average fans would really get a charge out of it.

On Thursday and Friday, you can play America’s favorite family game, "Spot the celebrities." I tried to talk to Steve Mariucci, who is the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, but couldn’t get near him. Over the years we’ve shook hands with Kevin Costner, Nick Nolte and Gregory Hinds, waved to President Clinton, walked in Seattle with Jack Nicholson and George Steinbrener, and almost got shot in Indianapolis by one of Colin Powell’s bodyguards!

Friday night you could take your family to see a fairly reasonably priced college all-star game featuring some of the nation’s top seniors playing a stellar group of Harlem Globetrotters. There is also a slam-dunk and hot-shot challenge included "free" of charge!

I forgot to mention that if 3s and dunks are your cup of tea, there is an ESPN-hosted event on Thursday, but we usually boycott it just to be difficult.

There is also a high school hoop summit, usually on Sunday, featuring some of the best U.S. high school players playing some of the best international players. It is usually the best game of the weekend by far. You will also see virtually every major coach and scout in the country at that contest.




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One of the biggest attractions, by far, is "Hoop City." This event used to belong to the NABC (coaches association), but they sold out to the NCAA…guess the NCAA was struggling and needed another buck or two! This is probably the best value for the dollar, especially for young families with kids not yet in high school. There are dozens of interactive games, dozens of courts to play on, celebrities and autograph sessions galore, and every piece of Final Four memorabilia that could line your closets triple-thick. Most people love this event like no other. If you have kids that love hoops and are possibly a junkie yourself, take it in the next time the Final Four is in your neighborhood.

Probably the most exciting thing you could do and should do is to take your family to the Friday practice sessions. All four teams get an hour to practice in the venue at hand, and you can take your family and sit anywhere you want to. Amazingly, it is STILL absolutely FREE. But don’t worry, once the NCAA hears about that, they’ll figure out some way to make another buck off of that too!

If you love celebrities and awards, you can shell out some cash and take your kids to the College Basketball Awards show. We boycott this affair also, as we believe that basketball is a team game, and unless we like someone who is getting an award, we don’t want to be seen there.

One of the coolest things about the Final Four is meeting people from all over the country. The LDN was denied tickets for this year’s Final Four, so we had to do all of our milling around at the convention center and at the Metro Dome. It is just great to see every fan wearing the colors of their favorite team even though most of them realize that their hometowners have already been eliminated.

The town that hosts the Final Four is decorated and spruced up with beautiful colors, and they’re giving you free stuff every time you turn around. I usually take my vacation every year to go to this crazy event just to get the free stuff…I love free stuff!


At any rate, I’m very sad that the season is over. I mourn this time of the year for several months. I wish college basketball lasted for 12 months, but since it doesn’t, bring on baseball!

And if you are ever remotely close to a Final Four venue (upcoming ones will surely be in St. Louis and in Indianapolis), do yourself and your family a favor and take in at least one day of the experience. It is one of the most exciting things that you will ever do.

And finally, I want to thank each and every loyal LDN reader for taking the college basketball ride with my staff and me this season. We tried to give you a peek inside the world of college basketball, and we had a ball bringing you all of the coverage.

Thanks also to my wonderful staff who just did a tremendous job bringing you all of the action, especially during the month of December when Payne and I were getting introduced to one another. He can’t wait for basketball season to begin.

Anyway, thanks for tuning in…I hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed bringin’ it to you!

[Jeff Mayfield]


Golf outing planned

[APRIL 12, 2001]  Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation has set Friday, June 29, for their seventh annual golf outing at the Elk’s Country Club in Lincoln.

The format will again be a four-person scramble with a 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun start. The $75 entry fee includes greens fee and free cart rental, along with opportunities to win prizes and awards, including Hole-in-One, Top Foursomes, Longest Putt, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin, for both men and women. Also provided are a continental breakfast and buffet luncheon.

In addition to golfing, a variety of sponsorships are available, including Tee, Cart and Prize Sponsorships. Appropriate recognition and benefits are provided for each sponsor.

All funds raised from the golf outing support the ALMH Care-A-Van service. The Care-A-Van is a specially equipped van, custom-built to provide non-emergency transportation for individuals who are wheelchair-bound or need transportation assistance to get to necessary appointments.

For more information on player registration or sponsorship opportunities, please call Cynthia Kelley at (217) 732-2161, Ext. 405.

[News release]



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