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Wednesday, April 23

High school softball

[APRIL 23, 2003] 

At Emden

Springfield Ursuline     000 00 - 0-2-2

Hartsburg-Emden       024 31 - 10-12-1

Sutton (L), Mieser (5) and Voyles;

Jenna Lesman (W, 1-0), Nicole Buse (5) and Alyssa Moehring.

Home run - Hartem - Megan Leesman (1 on in second).

Hitting stars - Hartem - Megan Leesman (3 hits, 2 RBIs), Molly Klokkenga (2 hits).

Records - Springfield Ursuline 3-7, Hartem 7-4.

At Stanford

Prairie Central     002 000 0 - 2-5-5

Olympia              241 022 x - 11-14-1

Kellie Philipchuck (L), Ashley Gerber (3) and Heather Tarter; Jessie Shay (W, 9-1) and Amber Lessen.

Hitting stars - Olympia - Lessen (2 hits, 3 RBIs), Tiffany Prager (3 hits, RBIs), Becky Heiser (2 hits, double, RBIs).

Pitching star - Olympia - Shay (5 strikeouts).

Records - Olympia 13-1 overall, 3-0 in Corn Belt Conference; Prairie Central 10-3, 1-2.

High school track and field

[APRIL 23, 2003] 


At Stanford

Olympia 144, Tremont 22, Peoria Christian 14, Central Catholic 4.

100 meters - Joyce (O), 11.9

200 - Joyce (O), 23.6

400 - Joyce (O), 53.4

1,600 - McClain (O), 4:51.1

3,200 - Dietrich (O), 10:48.02

110 hurdles - Schimmelpfenning (O), 20.1

300 hurdles - Raes (O), 45.5

Long jump - Raes (O), 16-11

High jump - Raes (O), 5-10

Pole vault - Hish (O), 11-0

Discus - Schultz (O), 145-4

Shot put - Schultz (O), 50-10

400 relay - Olympia, 46.4

800 relay - Olympia, 1:41.9

1,600 relay - Olympia, 3:38.6

3,200 relay - Olympia 9:10.2



Barone joins Illinois State basketball staff

[APRIL 23, 2003]  NORMAL -- Illinois State head men's basketball coach Porter Moser had assembled two-thirds of his coaching staff Monday, with the hiring of former Garden City Community College assistant coach Brian Barone.

Rock Island native Daniyal Robinson was previously named to the staff.

Barone, 25, is the son of Tony Barone, former head coach at Creighton, who coached Moser on the collegiate level. Barone's father is currently an assistant coach for Hubie Brown with the National Basketball Association's Memphis Grizzlies, while his brother, Tony, is the director of scouting with the Grizzlies.

"I'm very excited to continue my coaching career under a coach that I have respected my whole life," Barone said. "Coach Moser is a major reason why I got into coaching. I'm also honored to be a part of such a well-respected program at Illinois State."

Moser reciprocated the sentiments.

"Brian has been involved with the coaching profession since he was probably 5 years old," Moser said. "He played at Marquette under Tom Creen and spent the last two years practically living on the road recruiting. Brian's knowledge is well beyond his age, and he is a future star in this business. His loyalty and hard work will be a great addition to our staff."

Barone spent one season at GCCC working under head coach Earl Diddle. The Broncbusters finished the 2002-03 season with a 16-15 record overall.



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Prior to Garden City Community College, Barone served as an assistant for a year at Central Florida Community College, during the 2001-02 season, under former Illinois State head coach Gene Smithson. Barone helped lead the Patriots to a 21-11 record along with a Mid-Florida Conference Tournament championship and a trip to the Region VII semifinals.

Barone played collegiate ball at Marquette during the 1998-2001 seasons. With the Golden Eagles, he was named team captain and selected to the Conference USA All-Academic Team. Barone spent his first two seasons at Texas A&M, playing for his father. As a sophomore, he was received honorable mention in the Big XII and was named to the GTE Big XII Academic All-Conference Team.

The College Station, Texas, native received his bachelor's and master's degrees in communications from Marquette in 2000 and 2002 respectively.

[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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