Pulaski finalists again
We did hear that Mount Pulaski did in
fact advance to the championship game once again. That is a huge
accomplishment, and we are so proud of these young ladies. They have
been on a quest or on a mission all season, and it is so good to see
them continue to bring home the hardware! We know they wanted to win
it, but we're still as proud of them as ever. CONGRATULATIONS to
Coach Donna Dulle and to the Lady Toppers for being champions to us
in every way! The LDN salutes you.
Bears in heartbreaking fashion
We did hear that the Bears were inches
away from claiming a big victory. But in a story that has grown all
too familiar, the Rams came back in the final minute and went back
happily to the Gateway City, 23-21, thanks to the foot of Jeff
Wilkens. It appears that the Bears must have played better, but is
it good enough to expect that they will soon be realistic
competitors? We think not!
Last year the Colts ended their season
on the playoff road with a humiliating 41-0 loss to the New York
Jets. This year in Indianapolis, the Colts made sure there was no
repeat, as they handed the Planes a 38-31 loss. Edgerrin James
implored Colts management for more work, and it led to him carrying
the pigskin in for three scores!
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One other NFL note… The Raiders finally
won another game, 28-18, over the suddenly struggling Vikings.
At this point we have no other local
reports on football or basketball, but we will try to get back into
the hunt this week.
about to be unveiled
By this time next week the 2003-04
basketball Illini will have had their curtain-raiser. They open the
season on Saturday with a game versus Western Illinois that always
seems to be more of a struggle than you'd like it to be. We'll try
to bring you some inside coverage on it to whet your appetite. The
gridders will close their season by hosting a surging Northwestern
Have a great
[LDN sports staff]