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Monday, April 21

High school baseball

[APRIL 21, 2003] 

Saturday, April 19
At Stanford

Washington     011 040 1 - 7-5-1

Olympia          001 200 0 - 3-4-3

Tom Hagen (W, 1-1) and Weber; Trevor Smith (L, 0-3), Derek Dudgeon (6) and Rush Olson.

Records - Washington 6-3; Olympia 5-6


Sunday, April 20
At Dunlap

First game:

Olympia     001 141 0 - 7-11-1

Dunlap       301 000 0 - 4-8-1

Andrew Lee (W, 1-2), Tyler Thornton (5) and Rush Olson; Esterdahl (L, 2-2), Douglas (5) and Price.

Hitting stars - Olympia - Olson (2 hits, RBI), Alex Frantz (2 hits), Thornton (double, RBI)


Second game:

Olympia     020 000 - 2-3-5

Dunlap       173 1x - 12-11-0

Called because of 10-run rule.

Alex Frantz (L, 1-1), Zach Kuhfuss (3) and Derek Goley; Shelby (W) and Haas.

Records - Olympia 6-7; Dunlap 12-4

High school track and field

[APRIL 21, 2003] 


Sunday, April 20
At Urbana

Urbana Open

Olympia - 8th with 32 points

Lincoln - 9th with 0 points

200 meters - 5. Scott Joyce (O), 23.4.

High jump - 2. Nick Raes (O), 6-2.

Pole vault - 5. Jacob Slager (O), 9-6.

Shot put - 1. Jimmy Schultz (O), 53-1/4.

Discus - 3. Schultz (O), 149-4.

3,200 relay - 5. Olympia, 8:37.7.



Saturday, April 19
At Bloomington

BHS Invitational

Olympia - 9th with 25 points

200 meters - 1. Prater (O), 26.7.

High jump - 5. Rader (O), 4-8.

800 relay - 5. Olympia, 1:52.4.

800 relay - 6. Olympia, 2:01.3.

1,600 relay - 4. Olympia, 4:21.1.

3,200 relay - 3. Olympia, 10:06.4


Robinson first to join Moser's staff

[APRIL 21, 2003]  NORMAL -- Illinois State head men's basketball coach Porter Moser announced it at his press conference the week before, but Friday it became official as Daniyal (pronounced DAN-yell) Robinson joined Moser's staff as an assistant coach.

Robinson spent the last three seasons as the administrative assistant under Moser at Arkansas-Little Rock. His appointment as assistant coach for the Redbirds will be the first for the Rock Island native.

"I'm very excited about this opportunity," Robinson said. "I'm thrilled to be able to make the move with coach Moser. At Arkansas-Little Rock, I definitely wanted to stay with him, but I also knew that if I wanted to advance in the profession I would have to leave. With this opportunity, it's a perfect fit.

"I know what coach Moser's vision is. I've shared that vision with him for the last three years. I'm excited to be a part of what he is going to bring to Illinois State basketball."

As a player, Robinson lettered from 1996-98 with Arkansas-Little Rock after transferring from Indian Hills Community College. With the Trojans, Robinson started in 15 games and played in 28 as a junior. In his senior season, he served as co-captain.



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At Indian Hills, Robinson averaged 11 points and six rebounds as a sophomore on a team that posted a 35-4 record. He was named second team all-region as the team won state and regional championships and advanced to the junior college national tournament. Indian Hills finished the season ranked No. 1 by the Associated Press in the final regular-season poll.

"Daniyal was with me for every phase of our turnaround at Arkansas-Little Rock," Moser said. "His work ethic and passion for the game is contagious. Like me, he's an Illinois native and played for the legendary Duncan Reid and Wimp Sanderson. Daniyal has great knowledge of the game and will be a quality member of my staff."

Robinson spent his prep career at Rock Island High School and was twice named to the IBCA's all-state team and was a two-time all-conference selection. Robinson was also named to the Quad City Times All-Metro First Team and designated as team captain and most valuable player.

Robinson received his bachelor's degree in health education from UALR in 1999. He and Kim Hunter are the parents of daughter, Devyn, age 9 months. Robinson and Hunter will be married on Aug. 30.

[Todd Kober, director of media relations,
Illinois State University]

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Easter mutterings

By Jeff Mayfield

[APRIL 21, 2003]  Trusting that one and all had a joyous and meaningful Easter. We sure did. I will apologize right up front and say that sports was not a part of our holiday experience. So, if you were like me and never had access to a TV or a paper, let's get caught up together…

I'm not going to comment on the Self to Kansas story… I'm too emotionally involved. My only thought is to wish him and his family well. They made a very positive impact while they were here…

What is up with Easter Sundays and Busch Stadium? There's more action there than there is at a WWE or WWF (or whatever the right letters are) match!

Cards still find themselves in second place but seem to be riding the roller coaster. Can't seem to get much sustained over several days. The Cubs, on the other hand, continue to march on. Many have suggested that this is the same old Cubs formula. Start hot and then fade… but, most of those people have never seen Dusty Baker work his magic. They will be there for the long haul.

I had the White Sox at the top when many were skeptical… I just NEVER figured on them having to chase the Royals for even a day. Boy, have they been playing some hot baseball?! However, when the weather starts to warm, I look for the Sox to really heat up.


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I told you that I was really worried about the Blues?

Any guessers on if anyone has what it takes to dethrone the Lakers?

As spring football grabs the attention of all gridder fans, the NFL draft looms on the horizon. Are you ready for some football?

Local sports: Sorry, I was gone all weekend, so I don't know how any of our teams did. If you do, give us a call.

Join us on "FANdamonium" tonight at 6 here on the LDN live link, or on CITV Lincoln Channel 5 or on FIX 96.3 on your FM radio dial. I have no idea what we're going to be talking about, so we'll REALLY need your help tonight!

[Jeff Mayfield]

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