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Saturday, October 21, 2000 THE PANTAGRAPH www.pantagraph.com i I I From JL.".. '.,..v 1995: Mark Prina threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as PBL posted an unbeaten and untied regular season with a 27-14 victory over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley. Josh Halley scored five touchdowns, including a 70-yard kickoff return, to lead Fieldcrest into the playoffs with a 41-26 Midstate Conference victory overTri-Point. 1990: A sellout crowd of 70,398 and a national television audience saw University of Illinois senior Doug Higgins from Normal kick a 48-yard field goal his fifth of the game with 42 seconds remaining to lift the No. 8 lllini over Michigan State, 15-13, at Memorial Stadium. Higgins, with an 18 mph wind at his back, was dead center as he booted the ball through the uprights and into the stands beyond the north end zone. 1975: Dennis Matthews, the former Trinity High School and Illinois Wesleyan University athlete who recently was elevated to the head post as announcer of the Kansas City Royals baseball games, is heading back after spending the past two weeks here attending the Wesleyan homecoming and visiting friends in Bloomington-Normal. 1950: University High racked up its 20th consecutive football victory and its sixth of the season by subduing Pontiac, 27-14, after compiling a three-touchdown lead by half-time. Chenoa's Billy Asper and Octavia's Paul Grimes each scored three touchdowns but Chenoa won easily, 47-20. Bud Goslin had three touchdowns as unbeaten Fairbury whipped El Paso, 27-7, for its sixth victory. Compiled by Roger Cushman ages IPasfl October 21 Vk I II 1 M J.HJI ' l ' l l l l . BASEBALL Delgado sets record with $68 million deal The Toronto Blue Jays and Carlos Delgado shook baseball's salary structure Friday, agreeing to a record $68 million, four-year contract that makes him the sport's highest-paid player. The contract will average $17 million per season. Delgado gets a $4.8 million signing bonus and salaries of $10 million in 2001, $17.2 million in 2002, $17.5 million in 2003 and $18.5 million in 2004. None of the money is deferred, and Delgado gets a complete no-trade clause. FOOTBALL Bears' Kreutz can play; Enis still out Center Olin Kreutz is available for the Chicago Bears' game Sunday in Philadelphia, but fullback Curtis Enis will miss his third in a row. Enis, a disappointment since picked in the first round of the 1998 NFL draft as a running back, has a strained left shoulder. Kreutz had been sidelined for four games with a sprained left knee. BASKETBALL Creighton recruit Collier lost for season The Creighton men's basketball team has lost one of its top recruits for the season. Austin Collier, a 6-foot-7-inch forward from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College, suffered a broken tibia in his right leg during a routine layup drill this week. Collier had been expected to strengthen Creighton's inside game. He averaged 14.4 points and nine rebounds per game last year in junior college in Arizona. Oft-injured Hurley announces retirement Bobby Hurley, the oft-injured point guard who hasn't played in the NBA for two years, has retired. The decision by the 29-year-old former Duke star was confirmed on Friday by his father and a representative for SFX Sports Group. From Pantagraph wire services 24-hour news information on CITYLINE Call 829-9000, enter 6000 From B5 DIVING -1. Bicknell (UH). 183 40. 100 BUTTERFLY - 1. McReynokfs (UH). 102.71; Z Em. VVahtheim (UH). 3. Schein (UR). 1O0 FREESTYLE 1. Aagesen (UH). 58.67; 2. Jackson (UH); 3. Ross (UR). 500 FREESTYLE - 1. McReynolds (UH), 5:27.73 ; 2. Hermes (UH); 3. Tarr (UR). 200 FREE RELAY 1. U High (Demons, Fisher. Ziebart, McReynolds), 153.56; 2. U High: 3 U-Dana. 100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Faith (UR), 104.11: 2 Hermes (UH): 3. Aagesen (UH). 100 BREASTSTROKE 1. Yontz (UH), 1:17.30; 2. ZeOart (UH); 3. Hines (UR), 400 FREE RELAY - 1. U High (Harnson, Hermes, McReynokis, Clemens), 403.87; 2. Urbana; 3. U High. High school boys Class A Sectional pairings INVOLVING AREA TEAMS SEEDINGS IN PARENTHESIS BLUE RIDGE SECTIONAL RESULTS Roanoke-Benson 1. Iroquois West 0 Urbana Uni Ugh M. Ranloul 0 Herscher 7, Hoopeston Area 1 Urbana 4, Champaign Judah Christian 0 TODAY Malch 3 Mahomet-Seymour (12) at (5) Fisher Malch 6 Blue Ridge (11) at Danville Schlarman (6) TUESDAY Match 7 Roanoke-Benson (8) at University Hgh (1) Match 8 Urbana Uni High (4) vs. Winner Match 3 Match 9 Herscher (7) at Champaign Central (2) Match t) Urbana (3) vs. Winner Match 6 AT FARMER CITY THURSDAY Match 11 Winner Match 7 vs. Winner Match 8 Match 12 Winner Match 9 vs. Winner MatohB OCT. 28 Match O Winner Match 11 vs. Winner Match 12 (championshtp) ROCHESTER SECTIONAL RESULTS Buffalo Th-Oty 7, Warrensourg-LaihamO Macon Menctan 4. Raymond Lincolnwcod 1 Taykxvne (11) at Aroenta-Oreana (8). no report TODAY Match 3 Uncotn (10) at Decatur Eisenhower (7) TUESDAY Match 5 Buffalo Tn-Qty (8) at Rochester 1) Match 8 - Macon Meridian (5) a Mourn 2ion4) Maier 7 WWwier Mac 3 Dsratur tt4 JilJJJJ West volleyball standout to play at Western Michigan By RANDY SHARER Pantagraph staff Normal West High School volleyball star Shannon Scates has accepted a full scholarship offer to compete for Western Michigan University Scates, who graduates in nine weeks, will begin her studies toward a degree in psychology in January Her athletic eligibility will begin .next fall. "The coach (Cathy George) and the players are really awesome," said Scates, a 5-foot-ll middle blocker averaging 3.7 kills and 1.3 blocks per game for the 20-8 Wildcats. "I hope to get all the way up to my masters (degree) paid for. I want to stay for a PhD because I want to be a psychologist. "They are very successful (in Reversal of U.S. takes 10-5 advantage GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) The American report card from this Presidents Cup should include the following notation: Plays well with others. Long criticized for being out of sorts when it comes to alternate shot, the Americans handled it easily once again. Led by Tiger Woods and Kirk Triplett, they turned back an International team rally and restored their five-point lead Friday U.S. captain Ken Venturi was asked to explain how the Americans have won nine out of 10 foursome matches. "Can you?" he asked incredulously. "We never play that ... 9-1 is absolutely phenomenal. I thought we'd have a better chance at fourballs than we did the alternate shot, and it just turned upside down." That summed up a topsy-turvy day. Inspired by a rare motivational speech from Ernie Els, the International team made short work out of a Mayfield nets ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (AP) - As happy as Jeremy Mayfield was to win the pole for Sunday's Pop Secret Popcorn 400, the biggest smiles in the AsportsI North Carolina Speedway garage belonged to Bobby Labonte and his Joe Gibbs Racing team. Mayfield recorded a fast lap of 157.342 mph. Labonte, closing in on his first Winston Cup championship, drew an early qualifying spot and slid quietly into the second spot at 157.248. "We're having a good time," Labonte said. "I'm a little calmer, St. Teresa (2) Match 8 Winner Match 4 at Decatur MacArthur (3) AT ROCHESTER THURSDAY Match 9 Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6 Match 10 Winner Match 7 vs. Winner Match 8 OCT. 28 Match 11 Winner Match 9 vs. Winner Match 10 (championship) EAST PEORIA SECTIONAL RESULTS Peoria Central 4, Peona Christian 3 Washington 10, Peona Woodrutl 0 Melamora 2, Wni Bluffs 1 TODAY Malch 4 Limestone (11) at East Peona (6) TUESDAY Malch 5 Peona Central (9) at Peoria Notre Dame (1) Match 8 Washington (5) at Peoria Richwoods (4) Match 7 Metamora (7) at Dunlap (2) Match 8 Winner Match 4 at Morton (3) AT EAST PEORIA THURSDAY Match 9 Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 8 Match 10 Winner Match 7 vs. Winner Match 8 OCT. 28 Match 11 Winner Match 9 vs. Winner Match 10 (championship) HINCKLEY -BIG ROCK SECTIONAL RESULTS Newark 1, Somonauk 0 Rochelle9, Paw Paw 0 TODAY Match 1 - Leland (9) at Mendota (8) TUESDAY Match 4 Winner Match 1 vs. Hnckiey-Big Rock (1) Match 5 Snabtona Indian Creek (5) at EarMe (4) Match 6 Newark (7) at Serena (2) Malch 7 Rochelie (6) at Stream (3) AT HINCKLEY THURSDAY Match 8 Winner Malch 4 vs. Winner Match 5 Malch 9 Winner Malch 6 vs. Winner Match 7 OCT. 28 Malch to Winner Match 8 vs. Winner Malch 9 (championsKp) Class AA sectional pairings INVOLVING AREA TEAMS SEEDINGS IN PARENTHESIS EAST MOUNE SECTIONAL TOOAY Match 1 Pehn 191 at Gaiesburo. (8) Match 2 Rock Island in) vs. Btoomtngton (7) at Mnots Wesleyan Match 3 Ottawa (11) at Normal Community West (61 TUESDAY Match 4 Winner Match 1 at Quncy (1) Match 5 Bradley-Bourbonnais (5) at Normal Community (4) Match 8 Wmw Match 2 at East Motnel2) Match 7 Winner Match 3 at Motne 0) - ... - AT EAST MULINt THURSDAY Match 8 Winner Match 4 Malch 5 Match 9 Winner Match 6 Match 7 OCT. 28 Match 10 Winner Malch 8 Match 9 (championship) America's Line Favorite Points NFL SUNDAY EAGLES 7 Overunder Rams.., Overunder.., VIKINGS Overunder.. ...6V2... RAVENS... Overunder COLTS ...8V2... Overunder COWBOYS 7 Overunder PANTHERS 3... Overunder Broncos 10 .. Overunder Saints ... 1V2 Overunder.. RAIDERS... .TO Overunder STEELERS 12. Overunder Redskins 4 Overunder... MONDAY JETS... -.3 Overunder ... COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY PENN STATE 2V4 Illinois Tulane 4 ARMY Virginia Tech 13V2 SYRACUSE Notre Dame 3... WEST VIRGINIA ; Miami-Florida 22 TEMPLE AIR FORCE 11V2 New Mexico .Tfi -.4 18'2..NCAROUNA ..13 GEORGIA TECH ..30 Duke PITTSBURGH .....3V2.... Boston College W MICHIGAN. 6.... Northern Illinois Ball Stale W BUFFALO TEXAS .22V2 Missouri Colorado 1V8 KANSAS NEBRASKA 48 Baylor BYU OV4 San Diego State Texas A&M 3 IOWA STATE AUBURN 32. Louisiana Tech Minnesota 7 INDIANA South Carolina 6 VANDERBILT OHKDU 24 Central Mich Otw State 18 IOWA KANSAS STATE.J2 Texas Tech UTAH 1V?. Colorado Slate MICHIGAN 16 MWwan Slate volleyball). They have two other players they've signed. I may play outside hitter for them." Scates was a second-team Pantagraph All-Area selection last season and an honorable mention all-Big 12 V 7 Shannon Scates Conference pick. "I think she's a great person to add to their program," said Normal West coach Linda McLellan. "She is a solid player all the way around." Scates helped the lllini Elite Volleyball Club place eighth in fortune for pole; Labonte maybe, than in years past, and that's probably just experience. We're just trying to keep everybody as composed as possible and keep doing things the way we've been doing them." That's exactly what the No. 18 Pontiac team did Friday, with Labonte qualifying fourth out of 48 entries and putting up a number big enough that he didn't have to worry the rest of the day. Heading into Sunday's race, Labonte leads runner-up Dale Earnhardt by 210 points. If he finishes 10th or better in each of the four remaining races, Labonte will join older brother Terry, a two-time series winner, as a TENNESSEE 3... ..Alabama vs. Winner vs. Winner vs. Winner FLORIDA STATE .32 Virginia Southern Cal. 5V2 ......STANFORD RICE 11 Hawaii MARSHAL! 20Vi Kent ALA-BIRM W2 Middle Term CENT RORIDA....32 La.-Monroe San Jose State... 16V2 NEVADA Arizona State 1 WASH STATE New Mex Slate 4 ARK STATE BOISE STATE....27V2 North Texas Idaho WV2.....UTAH STATE UCLA 3 Oregon State WASHINGTON .....16 California Georgia NL KENTUCKY Texas Christian ..27 TULSA UNLV 22 Wyoming BOWL GREEN 11 . Eastern Michigan AKRON 22 ...Connecticut Miss Slate 5Va LSU MEMPHIS 9 Houston TEX-EL PASO 3 Fresno State OREGON.. 9 Arizona ' Home team in CAPS NL No line PK Pick em Underdog Bears 41 ...CHIEFS 55 ...Bills 44V2 ..Titans ...35 ...Patriots 47 Cardinals 41Vz ...49ers BASEBALL American League TORONTO BLUE JAYS Signed 1B Carlos Delgado 10 a tour-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS Waived F Johnny Taylor. NEW YORK KNICKS-Waived C Vladimir Stepania. TORONTO RAPTORS-Signed F Tyrone Corbin. Claimed C Nick Sheppard oft waivers Irom the Utah Jazz. FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS-Placed OB Tim Couch on miured reserve. Signed QB Kevin Thompson. HOCKEY National Hockey League ST. LOUIS BLUES-Signed F Justin Papmeau. Re-signed F Derek Bekar and F Reed Low SAN JOSE SHARKS Recalled D Greg Andrusak Irom Kentucky of the AHL. PHOENIX COYOTES-Assigned C Daniel Bnere to Spnngfield of the AHL VANCOUVER CANUCKS Signed RW Trent Klatl to a two-year contract extension, through the 2002-03 season. East Coast Hockey League PEORIA RIVERMEN Waived D Anthony Belza and F Biaz Emersic. COLLEGE TRANS AMERICA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Announced the addition ol Belmont to the conference, effective Jury V 2001 MONTANA STATE Suspended John Rushing, assistant football coach, indefinitely, while aulhonties investigate a barroom scuffle. I PACIFIC Named Todd Smith director of athletic performance. SAN DIEGO STATE Named Jim VanHootegem assistant track and field coach ...50 ...BENGALS ...43 FALCONS ..39VZ ..Seahawks 44V2 ...Browns 36 JAGUARS 3&2 -Dolphins -JSV2 Rutgers WISCONSIN Wake Forest the USA Junior Olympics age 17 open division last summer. "Western Michigan is a great fit for Shannon," said lllini Elite coach Andy Erins. "They are a real blue collar kind of team. Shannon's got that same kind of work ethic. "They've got a really good program. They perennially are at the top of their conference and are pretty competitive nationally." Erins said college volleyball will add technical excellence to Scates' considerable power. "They won't look for her to step in and play right away," Erins said. "They were looking for somebody they could build and mold. She really wants to get better." Scates also was a track star at . Normal West, where she was the Big 12 high jump champion and the Intercity shot put and discus champion. Americans 5-0 deficit by winning four of the five best-ball matches in the morning and seemed to be on their way to an incredible comeback. Just like that, the Presidents Cup was back to where it began the day the Americans comfortably in charge, with a 10-5 lead. They didn't just win. They shot better scores in alternate shot, a rare accomplishment. "I can't explain that," International captain Peter Thomson said. "I saw some amazing golf from the U.S. team. It was a magnificent performance." Perhaps the best explanation came from Woods, who noted that both teams found a way to shift the momentum. "Each team, when they have the onus on them, they seem to come back and play well," Woods said. No one did that better than Woods. After he and Notah Begay were thumped in the morning, they won their first six holes against the slumping star pairing of Els and Vijay Singh and cruised to a 6 and 5 victory qualifies 2nd Winston Cup champ. "We know that every weekend that goes by, the odds are definitely in our favor," Labonte said. "We're just doing what we've been doing. Our philosophy all season has been pretty much the same run hard every race and do as good as we can." Martin wins Busch pole: Mark Martin, counting down the days until his final Busch Series race, will start from the pole in today's Sam's Club 200 at North Carolina Speedway The all-time wins leader in the steppingstone series turned a lap of 154.162 mph to hold off Casey Atwood in Friday's qualifying. BANKRUPTCY. $100 to start your case ATTORNEY FRANK HOFFMAN 827-7667 rmmm DeClark's goal lifts ISU women to soccer win OMAHA, Neb. Freshman Tiffany DeClark tallied the game's lone goal to lift ISU 1 the Illinois CREIGHTON 0 a i t e women's soccer team to a 1-0 shutout win over Missouri Valley Conference foe Creighton Friday. DeClark took a jfass from teammate Ellen Dooremont with approximately 20 minutes remaining In regulation and connected on the goal, her third of the year. ISU improved to 11-3 overall and 4-1 In the Valley, while Creighton slipped to 7-10, 3-3. The Redbirds, who have shared the regular-season title with Evansville the past two seasons, are still in the running to finish Ex-Pantagraph sportswriter print media award recipient By Pantagraph staff Atlanta native and former Pantagraph sportswriter Dave Kindred was the recipient of the Curt Gowdy Print Media Award Oct. 13 as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame induction weekend at Springfield, Mass. The award is given annu Dave Kindred ally by the Basketball Hall of Fame to one print journalist and one member of the electronic media. Turner Sports basketball analyst Hubie Brown was this year's honoree for the electronic media. Kindred, an Illinois Wesleyan m IWU volleyball goes 1-1 on first day of tourney j ST. LOUIS - The Illinois Wesleyan volleyball team battled its way through Injuries and illness to pick up a win and a loss at the Washington (Mo.) Midwest Invitational Friday Madonna University (Mich.) defeated the Titans 10-15, 15-6, 15-6, 15-5. IWU bounced back to beat Thomas Moore 15-11, 10-15, 15-12, 14-16, 16-14. "We've had some illness and injuries," IWU coach Kim Nelson-Brown said. "We lost three kids in the last 24 hours two to injury Buy tke Best rttem tEeBest -Best Mattress. . ------- t (, v -Best Sclectio All On Sale Now! 406 first or second in the MVC this year. Against Creighton, ISU recorded a season-low five shots, four less than the Bluejays. Redbird goalie Becky Feldmann saved five shots to notch her seventh shutout of the season and tie the ISU school record, which she set In 1998. "We played real hard and again got a great victory," ISU coach Pete Kowall said. "Tiffany got set up perfectly by Ellen and they put the ball away. We had other chances I think could have gotten us a bigger lead, but the way It turned out, one goal was all we needed." The Redbirds return home to play Northern Iowa at Adelaide Street Field at noon Sunday graduate, has been a weekly columnist for The Sporting News since 1991 and contributes regularly to The Sporting News web site. After beginning his career at The Pantagraph, Kindred became a columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Washington Post, The National and the Atlanta (Ga.) Journal-Constitution before joining The Sporting News. He has been named state sportswriter of the year 15 times (in three states) and in 1998 was named National Sportswriter of the Year by the National Association of Sportswriters and Sportscasters. A member of the United States Basketball Writers Hall of Fame and author of six books, Kindred also has received the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism. and one to mono. That makes it tough because we had to move and mix things around." Amy Gregory and Kara Swigart paced the Titans in the first match with eight kills each. Swigart had 20 kills in the second match. Beth Crowley stepped up with 18 kills, while Gregory also added 18. IWU returns to action today at 1 p.m. against Savannah College of Art and Design. 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