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Thursday, June 20

Bronco baseball results

[JUNE 20, 2002]  Bright Ideas capped the night Wednesday with a 16-9 victory over the Mason City Cobras.

Jace Barnes picked up his second win while giving up only four hits and three runs in five innings pitched. The pitching of Andrew Uhlry and Chris Hill helped preserve the win for Bright Ideas.

Justin Diedrich (three RBIs) and Tyler Jones (two RBIs) each had a couple of hits, with Tyler tagging one for a double. Chris Hill also added a hit with two RBIs. Ian Arneuad had a base hit and two runs scored. Tad Juilfs added a base hit with four runs scored, and Blair Bruns picked up three runs scored.

For Mason City, Matt had one run; Brandon, one run; Cole, one hit, one run; Trent, one run; Ethan, two hits, two runs; Logan, one hit; Chay, one hit; Evan, one hit, one run; Camron, one hit, one run; and Eric, one run scored.

[Thomas McGlasson]


Lincoln JV Legion vs. Olympia

[JUNE 20, 2002]  Olympia handed the Lincoln Junior Legion a pair of setbacks in baseball at Lindstrom Field Wednesday night. Olympia won the opener by a 9-7 score and took the nightcap 19-11.  

Lincoln, now 5-10 for the season, will play in the Lincoln Heat Tournament Saturday at noon and 7 p.m.


Olympia jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first game before Lincoln rebounded with four runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to tie the score. The visitors then scored three times in the top of the seventh on just one hit, a walk and three errors.

Chance Berger had three hits to lead Lincoln, scored a pair of runs and drove in one run.  Trent Kavelman had a pair of hits and scored once. Neil Rohrer, the third pitcher used by Lincoln, was the losing pitcher.

In the second game, Olympia scored three times in the first and four in the second and was never headed. The visitors put seven runs on the board in the seventh. Lincoln managed 11 runs on 11 hits, with Drew Olson collecting three hits, scoring two runs and driving in two. Rohrer and Jaron Harnacke had two hits each.


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First game

Olympia       005 100 3 ó 9-9-2

Lincoln         000 042 1 ó 7-9-6

Lee, Thompson (3), Frantz (5), Dudgeon (W-6) & Brooks; Maestas, Kavelman (3), Rohrer (6-L) & Olson.

Second game

Olympia       342 003 7 ó 19-11-7

Lincoln         201 115 1 ó 11-11-5

Smith (W), Meacham (4), Daugherty (6) & Lee; Dahm (L), Williams (2), Boward (4), Olson (5), Carroll (6) & Rohrer.

[Bill Martinie]


Articles from the past week



  • Bronco results
  • Lincoln JV baseball vs. Clinton


  • Lincoln JV Legion baseball vs. Mattoon


  • Lincoln JV baseball team hands Bloomington double loss


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  • LCC basketball camp
  • Soccer bandwagon?


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ĎGreatest Cardinal of them allí has fallen

By Jeff Mayfield

[JUNE 19, 2002]  The LDN has learned that legendary St. Louis Cardinal broadcaster Jack Buck passed away late Tuesday night in St. Louis. For almost 50 years the Hall of Famer behind the microphone painted the picture of the Cardsí fames and fortunes. Even though he was actually the 11th broadcaster inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame wing at Cooperstown, he is widely regarded as one of the top three broadcasters of all time! For several generations the voice of St. Louis, the Cardinals, the Midwest and even about life has been one, Jack Buck.

He was known widely, not only by Cardinal fans, but also around the world as the voice of the NFL and a number of other sports as well.

Recently he led the resolve of our nation, as his voice was heard worldwide, when he said after baseball resumed following the 9-11 incident that "we didnít start this thing, but we will end it!"

Cardinal manager Tony LaRussa simply called Jack Buck "the greatest Cardinal of all time!"

For the last several months Buck had battled several ailments. In January of 2002 he was placed in the hospital fighting Parkinsonís disease, lung cancer and a host of other related problems.

Plans are being made to give the public an opportunity to pay their respects from 7 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Busch Stadium. A public memorial service will be at 12:30, with stadium gates opening at 11 a.m.

It is fitting that the current series features the Cardinals hosting the one baseball team that St. Louis has never played, the Angels!

Godspeed, Mr. Buck!

[Jeff Mayfield]


Soccer bandwagon?

By Jeff Mayfield

[JUNE 13, 2002]  People are asking us if weíre getting on the United States soccer bandwagon after their rather impressive showing in their first two matches. I guess you can call it "bandwagonning" if you wantÖ I call it reporting the sports news that actually means a lot to soccer fans.

It also means something to sports fans like me. And I admit, I basically know nothing about the sport.

But I always want the USA team to do well in any sport. I think it lets countries all over the world who are oppressed see that a free country can still do well in the athletic arena without being a "state-supported" organization. That men and women can rise up from our largest cities or our smallest towns and represent us on the international stage.

Iím happy for the athletes themselves who have worked and sacrificed their whole lives for an opportunity like this.

And Iím really happy for soccer fans who feel like their sport is relegated to the back pages of the sports section. When World Cup soccer comes calling, they get to be center stage ó or if not center stage, at least mentioned with the so-called major sports.

So, if Iím jumpiní on the bandwagon, so be it! Congratulations to the team so far, and GO USA!

Hopefully they will pick up the other point that they need and advance to the second round. Some of the supposedly giant world powers have already been eliminated. I donít know the sport well enough to say that anything can happen, but I hope that this great event serves as a catalyst to show the world that we really can live together in harmony and that we donít have to blow each other up every time we disagree with one another!

And special thanks to Lincoln College soccer coach Mark Howard for calling me at 3:30 a.m. to let me know that the United States was leading their match!

Summer baseball in full swing

I know that Lincolnís Legion teams are already playing on the diamonds and that youth baseball is already going full tilt. So if you want to see some good baseball, go on out to the ballpark!

Cubs, Cards and Sox going in three different directions

I donít think that itís unusual, but all three of our area teams are headed in different directions at this point in the season. It appears that the Cubs are playing a little bit better, the Cards are holding their own, and the White Sox seem to be sputtering.

I really like the Cubs pitching staff (the starters), and I think that as the weather has heated up their bats are starting to come alive. Itís a good thing that Cubs management didnít listen to most of the SCOREís callers who wanted players sent down or traded. Because as bad as Chicago has looked at times, theyíre not that far behind the leaders.

The Cards continue to struggle with health issues. Garrett Stephenson had surgery and is out until after the All-Star break, and this week they have placed Jim Edmondson on the 15-day disabled list. Edmonds was on a tear; will he come back as strong and not miss a beat? Last night in a potential save situation, you looked into the bullpen and you saw no Jason Isringhausen warming up. The closer who has saved 15 out of 16 chances is experiencing some tightness in his forearm. He was not used, as a precautionary measure.


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It sure seems like the Redbirds use a lot of caution. I now know that Iím getting old. In my day we just sucked it up and played ball.

The White Sox, on the other hand, seem to have gotten some bad breaks, but have also disintegrated due to bullpen breakdowns. I believe that even Fulke, their closer, has been removed from that role for the time being. Two late-inning collapses at home versus the Yankees especially hurt. Hopefully they can right the ship and encourage the good starting pitching that has put them in a position to deserve a better fate.

Speaking of baseball

The interleague matchups are finally starting to produce the kind of marquees that I was hoping for when the idea was first introduced. Growing up as a purist, I still donít like it; but if youíre going to force it on me, at least give me some good games. I do like the Cards versus the Mariners. But you have to like the Giants versus the Yankees or the D-backs versus the Yanks and the Red Sox. I sure would like to see anybody beat up on the Reds!

Itís over.

The Nets might win a game or two, but itís all over but the crying. I donít know if anyone can beat the Lakers and Phil Jackson. He is a great coach, and I donít want to take anything away from him. However, I sure would have loved the opportunity to coach Michael and the Bulls, and Shaq and Kobe and the Lakers. How bad a job could I have done? I guess thereís no call for a washed-up small college or former high school assistant coach.

No bother, Iím really enjoying coaching the 1Ĺ year-olds. They have some slick moves that NO NBAíers even dream about!

The Stanley Cup seems to be about over as well. The íCanes too may win another game or two, but I donít think they or anyone can beat the Red Wings this year. Perhaps the Blues gave them the best run of all!


I didnít get to see the fight, but the reports have been interesting. Some say Lewis dominated; others say it was a good fight and maybe could have had a different outcome. More amazing might be the way that Tyson has handled himself following the bout. Of course with the gravy train that those guys are cashing in on, it probably behooves everyone to act like gentlemen. But when has that ever stopped one of the heavyweights?

Thatís all for this edition of midweek mutterings. Have a great week, everybody, and if youíre looking for a great place to go canoeing or to take a rather inexpensive camping trip, give me a call or e-mail me at

[Jeff Mayfield]

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