Boys 8A state tournament
Roanoke-Benson 11 15
Hartsburg-Emden 5 12
Hartsburg-Emden -- Rademaker 10, Conrady 14, Da. Bolen 7, Rohlfs 0,
Umphreys 4, Du. Bolen 2. Three-point field goals (4): Rademaker 2, Conrady 2.
Illinois State Redbirds play the Marshall Thundering Herd in
Huntington, W.Va., on Saturday.
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[Provided by Todd Kober,
Illinois State University]
Families interested in
attending Redbird baseball games can see all 15 home games for a
reduced price of $30. The price includes two adult tickets and two
youth tickets (high school age and under). Individual season tickets
are also available for $15. General admission prices on a per game
basis will be $5 for adults and $3 for youths.
In addition, two packages will
be available for large groups, businesses or organizations
interested in attending Illinois State home baseball games. The
"Grand Slam" package includes 500 tickets good for any of the 15
Redbird home games. This package also includes name recognition on a
sponsor's banner present at every home game, logo recognition in the
game day program, public address announcements during each home
game, five invitations to "Sponsor Appreciation Day" on May 17 and
the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a designated game.
Cost for this package is $300.
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The "World Series" package is
an excellent opportunity for a company or business to enjoy Redbird
baseball and promote their organization at the same time. The
package includes all of the features of the Grand Slam package with
the addition of a permanent outfield fence sign (4 by 8) that will
be present at every home game this season. Cost of the World Series
package is $1,000.
you are interested in purchasing season tickets for the upcoming
baseball season, call the ticket office at Redbird Arena, (309)
438-8000. The first home game is scheduled for Friday, March 21,
[Rob Huizenga, athletics media relations,
Illinois State University]
By Jeff Mayfield
[FEB. 17, 2003]
When I moved to
Lincoln back in the '70s, the Lincoln Railer basketball team was
enjoying quite a lot of success under then-coach Loren Wallace. When
he left I thought to myself, "Self, I probably won't live long
enough to see that record ever broken." Especially when you consider
two things. One, you actually have to STAY at the same school for a
number of years. And then the real kicker, you actually have to be
CONSISTENTLY good. That's all current Railer coach Neil Alexander
has been. Consistently darn good! With Friday night's 61-51 victory
over Sacred Heart-Griffin, Alexander tied legendary former coach
Wallace with his 271st career win.
If you're scoring at home, that is an
average of about 20.8 victories per season! Some coaches work their
whole careers hoping for one or two of those seasons, while coach
"Al" AVERAGES that many victories!
I could write volumes in regard to my
admiration for what he has done, but if you're a loyal reader of
this column, then you already know where my allegiance lies. So,
I'll condense it to this: This record is a totally, incredibly
amazing feat! We tip the LDN hat to coach "Al," and I can only utter
this word that doesn't do this record justice: CONGRATULATIONS,
IF you're among the legion of Illini
fans who want to dive head-first off the bandwagon, let me throw
this little morsel your way. Especially IF you REALLY thought that
the Illini were going to win at Mackey Arena anyway. Last year the
Big Ten quad-champions went a combined 29-3 at home! And one of the
losers was our dearly beloved Illini, who fell to Michigan State in
one of the UGLIEST games that this semiprofessional writer has ever
witnessed. I'd love to live long enough to NEVER have to experience
something like that again, but surely I will.
I just wanted you to know that the
home-court games are a must, as evidenced by the current top five
teams, who are a combined 27-1 as we post; and the team that has the
more favorable schedule and can somehow steal three or four road
wins will win the conference. From the start we didn't think that would be Illinois, and we said so.
However, there is STILL a lot to play
for. A bigger concern is that we're just not playing all that well
consistently. I hope we didn't peak against North Carolina! We still
want a good spot for the league tourney, and we want the best seed
we can get for the Big Dance.
Tomorrow night versus Michigan State
should be fun… Don't we owe them a little sumpin'-sumpin'???
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give it up for…
...the Hartsburg-Emden eighth-grade
boys basketball hoopsters! They are 22-1 and will take on an 18-3
Mulberry Grove team tonight at 6:30 in Wenona. Good luck, fellas!
Pulaski, Warrensburg-Latham and Hartsburg all won their games!
College may never lose again!
Thirteen in a row is the boisterous
chant coming from the campus of Lincoln College! The Lynx (18-6,
11-0) dumped an always tough Danville squad 58-53 and surely should
improve on their No. 10 national ranking! Their Saturday game at Flo
Valley was postponed like hundreds of others in the Midwest -- no
doubt a big break for Flo Valley!
Didn't think so!
Waltrip wins Daytona 500
Those of you who know NASCAR better
call in on "FANdamonium" tonight at 6 to explain to us what
happened. You can catch us on the LDN, on CITV channel 5, or on FIX
96.3! We also hope to feature members of the Lincoln High School
swimming team on the show tonight!
memorabilia collectors take note…
We will be giving away a Dick Butkus
bobblehead ceramic figure at the end of the month. Just e-mail me at
Jmayfiel@lccs.edu or call "FANdamonium"
Railers in the postseason…
The No. 9 seeded Lincoln Lady Railers
will host the No. 5 Washington club tonight in Lincoln. No. 4
Metamora will also battle No. 13 Decatur-Eisenhower. Good luck, Lady
REALLY good week, everybody!
clinic in Bloomington
[JAN. 31, 2003]
Bloomington Hearts' annual softball pitching clinic will be
Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Shirk Center at Illinois Wesleyan
University. Former Illinois State all-American and current Hearts
pitcher Nicole Kurth will lead the clinic. Other instructors will
include pitchers from the Hearts, IWU and Illinois State University
who are very experienced in both playing the game and teaching.
There will be two sessions, so
attendees can sign up for 9:30 a.m. until noon or for 1:30 to 4 p.m.
The cost is $30 per session, and that includes a heavy-duty T-shirt.
For groups of three or more, the cost is $25 per student. The
sessions will be limited in number to allow maximum individual
by telephone or for information, call (309) 828-2686 or (309)