Quad-City Times from Davenport, Iowa on August 4, 2000 · 3
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Friday, August 4, 2000
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D Section NBA: Magic sign Hill McGradyD2 PORTS PREPS: Large Schools sweep t 4 i t at J0DD3 U QuAD-CnY Times Sports Editor: Brian Kollarsb (319) 383-2280 1 m jrj jr" i ft 0 US tt J. If r j 1 1 ''i " ' '' " Friday, August 4, 2000 MIDWEST LEAGUE j i - Don Doxsie Viewpoint Look for a tougher Deere Run Observations, revelations and speculations from the world of sports ... After the July 3 Duel at Deere Run, the comments from the pros about the new TPC at Deere Run course all sounded the same. What a great course, they said. It's so natural. It isn't tricked up with a lot of artificial hazards. It was designed for the pros but also can be enjoyed by the ordinary golfer. But it looks as though the , pros enjoyed the course a little bit too much in last week's John Deere Classic. Thirty-; two of them were at least 10 strokes under par. There was ' a record number of birdies. The cut came at 3 under, the lowest in JDC history. Tournament officials insist they won't do anything unnatural to make the course more difficult. "The players and caddies kept telling me, 'Don't touch it. Just let it mature,'" said D.A. Weibring, who designed the layout. But we'd be willing to bet Deere Run gets more than just maturity in the next year. Don't be surprised if you see a few more bushes and bunkers at next year's tournament. .-, The folks at the John ' Deere Classic are justifiably ; proud of the way this year's , ; tournament went. Here's : something they shouldn't be' proud of: The volunteers who give so much of their time to make the tournament run so ,. smoothly get nothing. They ... . even are required to buy ' their own shirts. One volunteer told us that a Senior PGA Tour event in Minnesota, for which they worked, gives volunteers a free . shirt, a $5 daily voucher for food and a 50-percent discount on tournament merchandise. The JDC, which gives $2.6 ; million to the pros, doesn't ; spend a cent on the faceless folks behind the scenes. ' ' The Quad-City ! Steamwheelers have some ; eye-popping statistics but this is my favorite: 21 different players have scored for the team this season. Jamarr Ward, a 335-pound j lineman, has three touch-' downs on tackle-eligible ', plays. Of the 20 players who , ' dressed for the Wheelers Wednesday, only two have not scored Spencer Stevens and Jay Eilers. Stevens may : be out of luck unless coach Frank Haege comes up with a center-eligible play At last week's Big Ten preseason football media session, Indiana coach Cam Cameron said he took heart from something he read in Joe Torre's autobiography, . "Chasing the Dream." Torre pointed out that he played or managed in more than 4,200 , baseball games before he ever ' took part in a World Series. ; So, let's see, Cameron has played and coached in almost " 250 college and pro football games. That means he should lead the Hoosiers to the Rose Bowl in about the year 2360. ' Hope he's not too optimistic. ' If you think Cubs fans sound a tad optimistic when . they talk about erasing St. Louis' 8 'a -game lead in the National League Central race, consider this: The two teams will play one another 10 more times. If the Cubs can win eight or nine of those games, , we've got a great race. ; Babe Neumann of Davenport recorded a hole-in-one on the 90-yard seventh hole at ' Indian Bluff last week. So what, you say? Babe is 83 years old and had both her knees replaced 3 ' months ago. This Is her third ace. uuu Questions? Comments? Call Don Doxsie at (319) 3ti3-2289ore-mail him at ddoxsie(tiQctiines.com. Dunn's perfect game is league's first since 1975 By Jon Gremmels QUAD-CITY TIMES CLINTON, Iowa When Scott Dunn called his father after Thursday night's Midwest League baseball game, his father's first question was if Dunn got his 10th win. "I said, 'Yeah, I got a perfect game,'" Dunn said after facing the minimum 27 batters in a 7-0 win over Lansing at Riverview Stadium. - . , ., ASSOCIATED PRESS Dowllng's Ashley Freerksen knocks back Muscatine's Liz Lawhorn after being tagged out at second base in the state softball tournament at Fort Dodge. North Scott and Muscatine will play for the Class 3A state championship tonight. Muskies, Lancers in all-MAC final Muscatine rides out rain delay to defeat Dowling By Dearrel Bates QUAD-CITY TIMES FORT DODGE, Iowa Muscatine didn't let a 20-minute rain delay or a 20-minute light-failure delay get in the way of its appointed rounds a berth in the Class 3A state softball championship. , The Muskies tallied a run in the top of the first inning on a bases-loaded walk and hung on for a 1-0 triumph over West Des Moines Dowling in the semifinals at the Harlan Rogers Softball Complex. Waiting for Muscatine in the title game today at 6:30 p.m. is Illini won't fight School's indoor practice facility open Nov. 1 By Steve Batterson QUAD-CITY TIMES CHICAGO - The days of practicing in the mud and muck of rainy, gray November days are nearly over for Illinois' football program. Construction of the Irwin Indoor Practice Facility is scheduled to be completed around Nov. 1. From the perspective of coach Ron Turner, it's the perfect complement to existing facilities on the Champaign campus. "We're the last school in the Big Ten to get an indoor facility, but we're doing it right," Turner said last week at the Big Ten football kickoff. "We Dunn struck out 12 batters, including the side in the 9th inning, to finish off the first perfect game in the - Midwest League since 1975. "After the fourth inning, it was probably as far as I've ever gone, not allowing a hit," Dunn said. "After the Dunn seventh, I realized I had a pretty good chance. I was trying not to think about it, but if I said I wasn't, I'd be lying to you' Lansing came close to getting IOWA STATE t v .- 1.-: . an old foe, Mississippi Athletic Conference rival North Scott. Earlier this season, the Muskies swept the Lancers 1-0 and 2-0, but North Scott went on to capture the league crown. "We beat Cedar Rapids Jefferson (the team North Scott defeated to reach the final) and we beat North Scott during the season, so it doesn't make any difference to me which team we face (tonight)," Muscatine pitcher Krista Schuur said between her team's win and North Scott's. "But it would be nice to have two MAC teams in the final." - . . Schuur got her wish, and her dad, Muscatine coach Dennis Schuur said he got his wish, too, but it was a different one. "I don't care who we play in the final; the big thing is we are IN COMPARISON Big 10 Indoor football facilities and the year they opened: Indiana: John Mellencamp Pavilion, 1996. Iowa: Hayden Fry Football Complex, 1985. Michigan State: Duffy Daugh-erty Football Building, 1997. Michigan: Oosterbaan Field House, 1970. didn't just throw up a metal barn like some schools did. We'll have something that is as good as any school in the country. We took our time, but we did it right." The $12.5 million facility, the first permanent indoor football facility at Illinois, includes an 80-yard field. Located just northeast of Memorial Stadium and adjacent to the team's current outdoor practice fields and locker room facilities, the brick and mm$ wmmry hits three times. The first was in the fourth inning, when third baseman Matt Dehner charged a slow roller and threw out Mike Dzurilla at first base. In the fifth, Jon Weber went back to the warning track in center field to catch a fly ball by Ryan Gripp, the second-leading hitter in the league. The closest call came with two outs in the seventh inning. Jim Deschaine hit a ground ball to the left side that Dehner cut off in front of shortstop Andrew Beattie. His throw pulled first baseman Samone Peters off the bag, but Peters tagged Deshaine for the out. "Both of them made big plays SOFTBALL- CLASS 3A Thursday's results Muscatine 1 , West Des Moines Dowling 0 North Scott 1, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0 Today's championship 6:30 p.m. Muscatine (44-8) vs. North Scott (52-4) there," he said. "Winning the state title in 1989 was special, but to get to the final this year with my two daughters in the lineup (Krista and Kara Schuur) really makes this even more special." Kara Schuur scored the Muskies' (44-8) only run thanks to some wildness by Dowling pitcher Tiffany Summy. Kara Schuur walked to open the game, moved to sec -COLLEGE FOOTDALL- November weather again Minnesota: Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex, 1985. Northwestern: Trienens Center, 1998. Ohio State: Woody Hayes Athletic Center, 1987. Penn State: Louis E. Lasch Football Building, 1999. Purdue: Mollenkopf Athletic Center, 1990. Wisconsin: Dave McClain Athletic Facility, 1988. limestone structure covers 77,327 square feet. "It's giving us everything we need," Turner said. "It's really the last piece of the puzzle." Until now, Illinois workouts were held outside, rain or shine, snow or sleet. In inclement weather, the team would usually hold its workouts on the turf at Memorial Stadium. The university has installed - ILLINOIS Please turn to Page D2 there," Dunn said. "Weber also ran down a ball too, but probably the best job was from Francisco Rivera behind the plate. I had total faith that I could throw a ball in the dirt and he could stop it. We were always on the same page." Unofficially, INSIDE Bonilla's two-hitter wasted in Q-C loss: D3 Dunn threw 100 pitches, including 72 strikes. He went to a 3-ball count only twice - once in the first and again in the eighth, when he went 3-0 to Pete Zoccol-illo before he got him to pop out. "That was probably the clos- ond on a sacrifice by Becca Siler and got to third on walks by Liz Lawhorn and Laura Fox. With two outs, Summy walked Brandi Blake to force in a run. Summy then got Krista Schuur to line out to short to end INSIDE North Scott advances to title game: D6 the uprising. Both teams had other scoring opportunities. In the bottom of the seventh, Dowling (48-6) collected its sixth hit of the game, a one-out double by Summy down the left-field line. With a 1-1 count on leadoff MUSKIES Please turn to Page D6 CHAMPAIGN NEWS-GAZETTE Illinois' Irwin Indoor Practice Facility rises In front of Memorial Stadium In this June photo. The permanent Indoor foot-ball facility Includes an 80-yard practice field. est call, when I got him out," said Dunn, who pounded his fist in his glove when he saw the pop up. "That helped me get over the edge." Clinton broke up a pitcher's duel between Dunn and Aaron Sams with a pair of runs in the fourth inning. Mark Burnett led off with a triple and scored on Beattie's double. Beattie scored later on a single by Hurtado. Beattie also drove in two runs in the seventh with a double, and Josh Spoerl followed with a two-run triple. The victory kept Clinton in second place in the Western Division Standings, 3'A games behind Wisconsin. 2-MINUTE Drill ft fey x ASSOCIATED PRESS Tripped up Darrell Waltrip hugs wife Stevie after believing he ' had taken the pole for Saturday's Brickyard 400. . Ricky Rudd qualified first ' instead. Story: D6 Jackson linked to Web gambling site NEW YORK (AP) Reggie Jackson sold his name to a Web site offering casino games, but it also showed up on a second one that features gambling on sports, including baseball. Jackson's lawyers had approved the use of his name for the first site, but said Thursday they had no knowledge that it was being used to point to the sports gambling site as well. Jackson Major league baseball is investigating Jackson's involvement with Transworld Network S A WorldNet Casinos Inc., located in San Jose, Costa Rica, which operates the sites. Baseball has strict anti-gambling rules, which caused all-time hits leader Pete Rose to be banned from the sport. Jackson, who recently underwent back surgery, is on the New York Yankees' payroll as an adviser. 31

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