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[APRIL 28, 2003]
Peoria Central 100 000 0 - 1-4-0
101 000 x - 2-5-1
Fleming (L, 1-4) and Burrows; Dusty Hayes (W, 1-2), Derek Dudgeon
(5) and Rush Olson.
Hitting star - Olympia - Derek Foley (2 hits, 2 RBIs).
Peoria Central 000 010 2 - 3-4-1
112 030 x - 2-5-1
Lyons (L, 0-2), Baker (5), Lewis (6) and Berger; Andrew Lee (W,
2-2), Zack Kuhfuss (5), Tyler Thornton (7) and Foley, Lee (5).
Hitting stars - Olympia - Thornton (2 hits, double), Olson (2 hits,
Records - Olympia 11-7, Peoria Central 2-14.
At Mount Pulaski
Blue Ridge 000
100 0 - 1-2-1
Mount Pulaski 002 000 x - 2-5-3
Brandon Roller (L) and GD Risler; Brian Clements (W, 2-0) and
Hitting star - Mount Pulaski - Tyson Durst (2 RBIs).
Pitching stars - Mount Pulaski - Clements (12 strikeouts, 2 walks).
Blue Ridge 000
00 - 0-0-0
Mount Pulaski 123 4x - 10-10-1
Called because of 10-run rule.
Josh Adamson (L) and GD Risler; John Foley (W, 2-0), Josh Blaum (5)
and Chase Lowery.
Hitting stars - Mount Pulaski - Justin Anderson (3 hits, 5 RBIs, 2
runs scored), Cotton McClellan (2 hits, 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored).
Record - Mount Pulaski 11-4.
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At Clinton Tournament
Hartsburg-Emden 000 010 0 - 1-3-2
110 004 x - 6-5-2
Nicole Buse (L), Jenna Leesman (6) and Alyssa Moehring; Amber
Pescitelli (W, 4-4) and Casey McNamara.
Maroa Forsyth Tournament
Williamsville 000 000 0 - 0-4-1
010 000 x - 1-4-1
Smith (L) and Felix; Jessie Shay (W, 11-1) and Amber Lessen.
Hitting star - Olympia - Lessen (2 hits).
Dunlap 000 010 0 - 1-3-0
Olympia 210 000 x - 3-6-1
Amy Abbott (L) and Smith; Megan Rich (W, 2-0) and Katie Tucker.
Hitting star - Olympia - Mallory Toliver (2 hits).
Pitching star - Olympia - Megan Rich (7 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk).
Maroa-Forsyth 000 00 - 0-0-1
253 0x - 10-10-1
Called because of 10-run rule
Amanda Jobe, Carter (2) and Katie Heckman; Lindsay Watkins (W, 3-0)
and Jackie Heck.
Home runs - Olympia - Erin Canopy (2 on in third).
Hitting stars - Olympia - Canopy (3 RBIs), Tiffany Prager (2 RBIs),
Mallory Toliver (2 RBIs), Amber Darnall (3 hits).
Pitching star - Olympia - Lindsay Watkins (5 innings, 0 hits, 5
Record - Olympia 17-1.
captain honored on undefeated hockey team
[APRIL 28, 2003]
Springfield Youth Hockey Mite travel hockey team completed an
undefeated season in league play by defeating perennial Illinois
power Peoria 3-2 to win the league title in central Illinois. This
title complements the Missouri league and championship titles
captured earlier with wins over Webster Groves and Afton Americans.
These victories solidified the Springfield Mite team as one of the
top competitive teams in the state.
Head coach Rik Stone was
pleasantly surprised by the success of the team. "We only had six
returning players," he said. "The balance of the team had no
experience in competitive hockey."
The team combined all the
elements of success: a powerful offense supported by stubborn
Offensively the team outshot
their opponents 873 to 237. Captain Dylan Miller led the team in
scoring. Anthony Rocco, Patrick Flahive and Trevor Stone compiled
205 points as the top producing unit. Known as the "Buzz Saw Line,"
the trio mounted a tenacious attack by bringing the game to their
opponents. Seth Hammond, Michael Hamrick, Noah Johnson, Bryce Meckes
and Elek Wellman completed the staggering attack unit that scored
Anchoring the defense were
Bryan Adams, Tyler Shures and Hunter Brooks. Securing the goal were
Judd Seiber and Jacob Brandon. This group allowed a mere 43 goals,
for a per game average of 1.06 goals against.
"As a coaching staff, we broke
the game down into individual components. Each component had a goal
or measure. For example, each period our objective was 10 shots on
goal. You can't score unless you shoot on goal! Throughout the
season, our number one goal was always to have fun!" stressed Stone.
Supporting Rik Stone in coaching duties were Sonny Adams, John
Flahive and Jim Shures.
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"I have been associated with
hockey in this area for many years," mused Stone, "and you have to
turn a lot of pages to find a team that can rival this teams
accomplishments -- Missouri Amateur champs, central Illinois champs
and an undefeated season. It doesn't get any better that this!"
The captain of the team, Dylan
Miller, is from Lincoln. Miller was presented the Coaches Award
trophy at the team's awards banquet on Sunday, April 27. He also
received patches for most "hat tricks" in one game and "playmaker."
Dylan is a third-grader at Jefferson School in Lincoln.
Miller's younger brother Wyatt was also presented a medal for
"learning to play hockey." Wyatt is in kindergarten at Jefferson
Springfield Youth Hockey
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'Spring has sprung' mutterings
By Jeff Mayfield
[APRIL 28, 2003]
Lincoln Railers put up a nice 4-3 win over Lanphier after losing to
them 9-4 earlier in the week. These were two real Jekyll and Hyde
performances, but according to coach Pat Hake, if the Railers come
to play every night, they can expect more winning outcomes. With the
victory Lincoln was able to even their league mark to 3-3 and push
their season record over the .500 level at 8-7.
The Lady Railers track squad also took
an impressive triad win over Pekin and Peoria Manual last week.
CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Bunch as he
has inked with Parkland College. Also, to Matthew Stoltzenburg, who
was named District 15 Coach of the Year!
The St. Louis Cardinals pulled out an
epic 7-6 win over the Florida Marlins at Pro Player Stadium on
Sunday. The win enabled the Birds to take the series, to move one
game under the .500 mark and most importantly move within two games
of the Cubs. Fernando Vina, who had gone 0-for-9 in the game, not
the series, went from goat to hero as he knocked in the winning run.
Hopefully, that will get him and his mates started back in the right
direction. The Redbirds will be entertaining the pond scum,
otherwise known as the New York Mets, starting on Tuesday.
Illinois' Eugene Wilson was drafted by
the New England Patriots after the Bears passed on him. Don't know
what the thinking was there, as he seems like an excellent fit for
them. Brandon Lloyd went to San Francisco, as the Niners are
anticipating pass catching needs. Two Illini O-lineman went in the
fifth round, as Dave Diehl ended up with the Giants in New York and
Tony Pashos was selected by the Baltimore Ravens. And the Carolina
Panthers nabbed Walter Young in the seventh round. After the two-day
draft event was over four more Illini inked free agent deals, with
Greg Lewis to Philadelphia, Antoineo Harris to San Diego, Aaron
Moorehead to Indianapolis and Jerry Schumacher to the Bears!
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All in all, it was a great weekend for
Fighting Illini gridders. While I'm happy to see them realize their
dreams in the NFL, I am sad to see them go, as I get way too
attached to them while they are playing for us! They have all
treated the LDN staff with great respect as they have given us
tremendous accessibility. The LDN wishes them all great success at
the next level!
How 'bout that Fred Couples winning the
Houston Open? It's great to see a superstar coming back, after
injuries and losing his edge, to recapture the swing and return to
glory. Judging by the fans' reactions, they were glad to see him
back on top!
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