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B4 Pantagraph Thursday, February 1, 2007 YOUTH AND RECREATION Ice finally forms, and The ice has formed on Camelot Lake in Maple-ton in time for Saturday's annual ice fishing derby. Jim Modglin, one of the event's key organizers, says anglers have been out on hard water for a week and catching big bluegills and redears through their holes. They've also hauled in some large crappies. The event begins at 7 a.m. Saturday. , "It's really looking awfully good," Modglin said. "We are expecting a big crowd. It hasn't been much of a winter, and peo- pie really want to go ice fishing." Turnout has reached 700 in past years. Camelot Lake offers two reservoirs stocked with bass, walleyes and muskies. Bluegills, redear sunfish, catfish and crappies also are pre- Go& jilar WRESTLING Prairie Central sets clinic The coaches and wrestlers at Prairie Central High School will hold a clinic for any student in the school district up through the sixth grade on Mondays and Thursdays beginning on Feb. 5 and finishing with a tournament on March 24. Registration fee is $15 and includes a T-shirt. The program will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For information, contact Prairie Central coach Joe Cliffe at (815) 692-2355. RUNNING 'Stampede' registration Registration has begun for Miller Park Zoo's 5K Stampede, 3K Stroll, and Quarter Mile Critter Crawl scheduled for March 3 at Miller Park in Bloomington. A quarter-mile fun run for children 10 and younger will begin at 9:30 a.m. The 5K3K event will begin at 10 a.m. This is the first race of the year for the Lake Run Club circuit. The 5K event is being measured and precision timed by the Lake Run Club. A registration fee will be charged, and pre-registration is strongly recommended. Registration forms are available online at Proceeds will benefit the Miller Park Zoological Society. Medals will be given to all children participating in the Critter Crawl, unique hand-painted trophies will be awarded to 5K winners in each age category, and a spaghetti lunch will be provided for all participants. Miller Park Zoo is located . at 1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington. MISCELLANEOUS Coaching, first aid clinics set The ASEPNFICEP bronze level coaching principles and first aid clinics will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Central Catholic High School in Bloomington. The clinics are for individuals seeking to become certified to coach in Illinois. For information, contact Dave Bartlett at (309) 837-9330 or (309) 836-2016. Co & Play is for individuals, schools, teams and organizations to announce meetings, outings, registrations, etc. Co S Play will be published each Thursday. Items must be submitted to the Pantagraph by fax at (309) 829-7000 or e-mail at by 8 p.m. the previous Monday. Items will run once and are subject to editing. WRESTLING CENTRAL ELITE REBELS WINNERS HAWK CLASSIC AT FAIRBURY 11-12 97 pounds - Colton Gladwell; 1Q2-Brett Meyer 13-14 83 - Josh Johnson; 107 - Steve Burling: 131 - John Bozarlh; 137 -Dylan Reel AT MOUNT ZION KIDS OPEN 5-fi 55 pounds - Jarrin Landrus; 64 -Jace Punke 7-8 45 pounds - Dack Punke; 58 -Ethan Reel 9-10 66 pounds - Ryder Punke; 67 -Antonio Alvarez .....3 am , i rufi m J Scott Richardson sent in big numbers. Prizes are awarded for the single heaviest fish of each species with-two exceptions. Muskies are not included, and contestants must weigh their three biggest bluegills for a combined total. In 2005, the winning bluegills totaled nearly 3 pounds, a huge average by any standard. Crappies caught in the past few months have reached 2 pounds, Modglin added. He also expects big channel Around the lanes I Drew Elmore shot his first 600 series (634) at Mustang Sally's. I At Circle Lanes, Helen Gee converted the 3-7 in the Inter Church League and Genevieve Howard converted the 6-7-10 and Diane Phillips the 6-7 in the Coffee Breakers League. I At Pheasant Lanes, Kyle Whalen shot a Dutch 200 game in the Business Men's League and Ginger and Ken Hlebasko converted the 2-4-10, Will Snod-grass the 2-4-5-8-10, Sherry Olson the 5-7, Diane Heitz the 4-10, Judy Saylor the 5-10 and Kim Duffer the 6-7-10. I Pete Stone defeated Chris Rudesill 409-399 in the final two-game match to win the Bates Commodities Elite Eight Tournament last weekend at Twin City Lanes. Third place went to Ron Bays, fourth to George Nickum, fifth to Dustin Hopkins, sixth to Andy Stone, seventh to Tom Croke and eighth MEN'S HIGH GAME CIRCLE LANES Kenny Brown .'. 286 Dustm Hopkins 278 Robert Wright 268 Mark Vinyard 267 Randy Baker 266 James Childress 262 Dave Andrew Sr 259 Jim Gillenwater 259 Elijah Rusk 258 Michael Bryant 258 Brad Helms 257 Chandler Spell 256 Jesse Franklin Jr 256 Jimmy Nickum 256 Michael Limer 256 Tom Scott 256 Jeff Timmerman 255 Jevaughn Martin 255 Bob Husseman 254 Gerald Younge 254 FIESTA BOWL Jeff Wesselhoff 290 Jeff Friedman 280 Don Karr 279 John Bammann...- 257 Randy Pfister 251 MUSTANG SALLY'S Drew Elmore 256 PHEASANT LANES Mart Gargano 299. 267, 266 David Bartlett 289 Tom Schenk 289 Mark Johnson 279, 269, 255 Adam Johnson 279 Brian Mayberry 279 Tom Workman 279 Shane Brown 278 Kevin Cox 277 Ryan Henson 277 Mike Mailloux 275 Steven Lawyer 269 Doug Parker 268, 268 Al Stachurski 268 Brian Kelly r 268 Dan Moore 268 Devin Knabenbauer 268 Chris Stenger 267 Doug Manhart 267 John Kastigar 267 Dennis Boitnott 266 JackCullen 266 Mark Garrett , 266 Wayne Helenthal 266 Leo Kepner 262 Gary Locke 259 Jason Jones 259 Ron Carlisle 259 Stan Pitera 259 Manny Thormann 258. 255 Steven Poller 256 Doug Corbin 254 Jason Backer 254 Darren Cameron 253 Greg Bobbitt 253 Scott Wacker 253 TWIN CITY LANES James Dalton II 300 Jerry Geisler 276 Steve Cope 268, 253 Nate Frost 268 Pete Stone 267 Manny Thormann 266 DeWayne Johnson 257 Josh Langley 256 Ron Roeske Sr 256 Jerry Wyrick 255 Steve Whitlock 255 Bill Decker 254 Craig Wright 253 MEN'S HIGH SERIES CIRCLE LANES Jeff Timmerman 736 11-12 86 pounds - Mitchell Dearlng; 98 - Colton Gladwell 13-14 83 pounds - Josh Johnson; 133-John Bozarlh; 136 - Dylan Reel; 148 -Mason Wright Tracey Hopson, Tyler Nolin and Tony Symomak Bantam Girls Melissa and Rick Mutters, Erika and Jeff Franklin, Jennie and Tom Croke Prep Boys Casey and George Nordine, Andrew and Patty Kamis-chke. Tyler Karnats and Franco Ouatnni, Elijah Simpson and Vanessa Schrauf nagel Prep Girts Sh uanna and Beverly Bruce, Kaylee and Larry Lessen, Emily and Craig Solvie Junior Boys Josh Willan and Jerry Dicken. Ryan Gulh and Roger Bainbndge, Aaron and A.J. Martell, Matt Jenkins and DeWayne Johnson, Sam Moravec and Matt Gargano. Junior Girls Amanda and Tom Croke, Jill Bainbridge and Eric Smith, Chelsea and Jim Davitt MajorSenior Boys Bobby Dicken and Anthony Nelson, Bryan and Doug Bova, Nic Evans and Sal . Trevino, Andy and Terry Duffer, BOWLING 2007 PHEASANT LANES YOUTH PROGRAM ADULT-CHILD 9-PIN NO-TAP TOURNAMENT FINALS QUALIFIERS Pee Wee Boys Jackson Kaufman and Dick Carlock, Bruce Levy and Ray Herald, Zakary Potter and Kelly Woith Pee Wee Girls Keyona Nesby and Chuck Stewart, Maddy and Roger Herwig, Kylie Edwards and Mike Fleming Bantam Boys TyJuan Bruce and John Bnttingham, Austin and HOOK, LINE & catfish to be caught. Here's a tip: Concentrate on points in 7 to 8 feet of water. The sportsman's association sank many fish cribs made from plastic pipe. Each measures 3 feet by 3 feet by 4 feet. Don't park on one. If action quits, move quickly to another crib and come back to the first one later on. I've placed second for bass and crappies at the event in separate years by staying mobile using Swedish Pimples and wax worms. Double your odds by adding a short dropper line from the spoon to a small ice jig to have two baits on each pole. A portable sonar unit also helps. Participants can register from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the clubhouse or 6 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids. From Bloomington, take 1-74 west to 1-474 south to the air BowlingNotebook to Brian Kelley. Youth league notes At Pheasant Lanes, Derek White shot his first 300 game in the Klassic Keglers League, 125 pins over average. His 689 series was 164 pins over average. Andrew Boden rolled his first 500 series (501) in the Junior Mixed League and Bryan Bova rolled his first 600 series (638), which was 176 pins over his average in the Sunday Adult-Child League. Alyx Bianco converted the 3-10 split and Tyler Karnats converted the 4-10 split in the Prep Mixed League. Youth tournament notes See RecResults for the 2007 Pheasant Lanes Youth Program Adult-Child 9-Pin No-Tap Tournament qualifiers. The finals tournament will be Feb. 10-11. I Pheasant Lanes will advance 13 youth bowlers to the March 3 area round of the Illinois BPA-USBC Singles Championship Tournament at Lin BowiingHojior Roll Michael Bryant 722 Dustin Hopkins 720 Randy Baker 701 Tom Schenk 695 Jesse Franklin Jr 694 Michael Poyner 692 Michael Limer 689 Bob Husseman 688 Cel Hernandez 688 Robert Wright 688 Jimmy Nickum 687 Mark Vinyard 683 Nate Frost 682 Kenny Brown 681 AJMartell 675 Chandler Spell 675 THE CLINTON BOWL Ryan Utterback 749 FIESTA BOWL Josh Gernentz 679 Jeff Wesselhoff 675 PHEASANT LANES Matt Gargano 832,714 Mark Johnson 782, 746 Mike Mailloux 758 Devin Knabenbauer 743 Adam Johnson 740 Doug Parker 733 Wayne Helenthal 728 Doug Manhart 727 David Badlett -..726 Steven Lawyer 726 Jack Cullen 720 Jason Backer 717 Ryan Utterback 714 Pete Stone 711 Gary Locke 710 Stan Pitera 707 Mark Garrett 705 Kevin Cox 703 Tom Workman 703 Manny Thormann 702 Jason Jones 695 Al Kocar 692 Leo Kepner 689 Mark Vinyard 688 Tom Schenk 688 Tom Werdell 688 Dennis Boitnott 685 Larry Moore 685 , Les Newbill 684 Ron Carlisle 683 Brian Mayberry 682 Bill Decker 677 William Orndas 676 TWIN CITY LANES James Dalton II 756 Jerry Geisler 722 Manny Thormann 720 Josh Langley 715 Jerry Wyrick 714 Bill Decker 701 Nate Frost 700 Will Keiser 697, 696 DeWayne Johnson 682 WOMEN'S HIGH GAME CIRCLE LANES Stephanie Bastean 231 Stacy Reyes 221 FIESTA BOWL Carrie Holzhauer ? 226 Dee Runyon 223 Liz Frobish 222 PHEASANT LANES Regina Stenger 269, 223 Nancy Hiltibidal 265, 236 Barb Duffie-Beasley258, 235, 226, 225 Debbie Werdell 252, 231, 223 Sandy Boyles 242 Jessica Underhill ....236, 235, 226, 221 Leanne Turley 236, 222 Val Carroll 234. 222 Charea Flucas 234 Brenda Lawson 232 Marlene Miller 231 Kathy Cushing 230 Amy Hammond 225, 222 Tiffany Decker 224 TWIN CITY LANES Amber Langley 232 WOMEN'S HIGH SERIES CIRCLE LANES Stephanie Bastean 615 Stacy Reyes 613 Rachel Blanch 600 FIESTA BOWL Lisa Parsons 632, 592 Carrie Holzhauer 632 Julie Locker..... 590 Mary Wolf 578 Liz Tolbert 575 PHEASANT LANES Barb Duffie-Beasley 719, 647 Regina Stenger 695 Debbie Werdell 690, 608 , Nancy Hiltibidal 670 Amy Hammond 662 Val Carroll 648 Charea Flucas 646 Leanne Turley 645, 632 Jessica Underhill 638, 608. 599 Sandy Boyles 607 Kathy Cushing 606 Steph Huffman 581 Mary Jo Chrispen 580 Sherry Meier 577 TWIN CITY LANES Michelle Floyd 576 YOUTH HIGH GAME CIRCLE LANES Brandon Roberts 238 Amy Mizell 230 MUSTANG SALLY'S Stephen Lake 222 Zech Koilross 212 PHEASANT LANES Derek White 300. 232 Nick Heckelman 278, 21 3 David Gaddy Jr 257, 227 Ashley Hornickel 253. 226. 225, 214 Luke Nordine 253, 226. 225, 21 3 Ben Johnson 246 Matt Jenkins 241 Ashley Collins 239 Amber Shepherd 237 Bryan Bova 232. 213 Brian Tmch 230 Rebecca Herald 226 Matt Edwards 225 Thomas Rayman 224 Cody Clem 223 A J Hall 220 Leo Marquardt 219,215 Andrew Boden 219 Ryan Miller 219 Nic Evans 218 Bobby Dicken 214 Josh Andrews 214 Casey Nordine 213 Brandon Kessinger 210 TWIN CITY LANES Ky Newbill 224 Nick Heckelman 222 Ryan Guth 210 YOUTH HIGH SERIES CIRCLE LANES Brandon Roberts 667 Amy Mizell 604 PHEASANT LANES Nick Heckelman 699 Derek White 689 Luke Nordine 663. 629 Ashley Hornickel 660, 631, 616 Ben Johnson 648 Bryan Bova 638 Brian Tinch 635 RecResults Leo Marquardt and Branson Wood, Ryan and Steve Miller MajorSenior Girls Cathy and Jim Cooke, Ashley and Doug Hornickel, Megan and Annette De-Warns Boys Scratch Nick Heckelman and Terry Dulfer, Luke Nordine and Dave Schmitt, Brian Tmch and Gary Jenkins. ILLINOIS BPA-USBC SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT PHEASANT LANES QUALIFIERS FOR AREA ROUND Bantam Boys TyJuan Bruce Bantam Girls Melissa Mutters Prep Boys Casey Nordine Prep Gitls Courtney Barlow and Kaylee Lbisen Junior Boys Luke Sorensen Junior Girls Holey Bainbridge and Chelsea Davitt MajorSenior Boys Ryan Miller. Ben Johnson, Nic Evans and Andy so does port exit. Go left, then turn right on Pfeiffer Road and go 4 miles to the gasoline station. Make a right to the clubhouse. For information, call (309) 697-5339. Tournament notes Ice fishing not your style? The Tri-County Catfish Association hosts the Polar Cat Tournament at Baldwin Lake from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Limit 30 two-angler teams at $200 a boat with 90 percent payback to top five teams. Phone Jack Anderson at (309) 261-2960. Swap meet Bloomington-Normal Bass Club Open House and Tackle Swap will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Park Pavilion. The public is welcome. Members and nonmem-bers wishing to sell items can set up at 6 p.m. Contact Larry coln Lanes in Danville. See RecResults for the list of qualifiers. Winners from the area round advance to the state finals, which will be May 19 at Wheaton Bowl in Wheaton. I The Illinois State USBC Youth Team Championship Tournament will be at Pheasant Lanes beginning March 24 and running through April 29. Entry forms are available on the Pheasant Lanes Youth Program Web site at or at the front counter at Pheasant Lanes. Entry forms also are available for the Illinois State Youth Leaders Singles and Doubles Tournament, which will be held simultaneously at Circle Lanes. Honor Roll guidelines Guidelines for the Honor Roll are as follows: men 250 game, 675 series; women 220 game, 575 series; youths 210 game, 550 series. Please include any USBC awards earned, especial Amber Shepherd 626 David Gaddy Jr 624,621 Brandon Kessinger 587 Thomas Rayman 577 Rebecca Herald 574 Nate Frankfather 567 Billy Domitrovich 566 Matt Edwards 566 Luke Smith 563 Nic Evans 563 Cody Clem 561 Bobby Dicken 560 Travis Dupin 560 Leo Marquardt 552 Andy Duffer 550 TWIN CITY LANES Ky Newbill 615 Ryan Guth 615 Nick Heckelman 560 BOWLER OF THE WEEK (Most Pins Over Average) CIRCLE LANES Bumper Buddies MacKenzie Nelson 52 Cody Hutchinson 21 Sarah LyHang 11 BantamsPrepsJrs. Tim Herald 106 Kylee Nelson 88 Ane Vinciguerra 85 K C Thompson 23 Majors Brandon Roberts 136 Amy Mizell 94 Samantha Thompson 29 BenGobtop 9 MUSTANG SALLY'S Bantams & Preps Emily Monier-Game 55 Courtney Monier-Game 34 Tommy Pruett-Game 34 Mallory Brooks-Game 29 James Loftus-Game 28 Devin Anderson-Game 28 Blaine Hunt-Game 27 Kurtis Kagel-Game 26 Caroline Spence-Game 24 Abbie Roberts-Game 23 Stormy Dodson-Game 23 Alex Rieck-Game 20 Emily Monier-Series 71 Mallory Brooks-Series 71 Kurtis Kagel-Sertes 62 Amber Boddy-Series 54 Devin Anderson-Series 53 Blaine Hunt-Series 43 James Loftus-Series 41 Courtney Monier-Series 35 Tommy Pruett-Series 32 Stormy Dodson-Senes 29 Alex Rieck-Series 27 Abbie Roberts-Series 26 JuniorMajorSenior Stephen Lake-Game 82 Nick Boddy-Game 75 Cony Sinnort-Game 55 Nichole Loftus-Game 54 Bart Albert-Game 43 Kim Brown-Game 37 Zech Kollross-Game 31 Max Bozman-Game 29 Zach Jackson-Game 29 Tommy Brooks-Game 26 Rodney Henson-Game 26 Stephen Lake-Series 113 Zack Jackson-Series 86 Nick Boddy-Series 86 Zech Kollross-Series 53 Nichole Loftus-Series 50 Kim Brown-Series 48 Bart Albert-Series 41 Tommy Brooks-Series 41 Rodney Henson-Series 24 Rhoades MajorSenior Girls Rebecca Herald RACOUETBALL FOUR SEASONS HEALTH CLUB BLOOMINGTON OPEN TOURNAMENT MEN'S OPEN SINGLES 1. Tony Marquez (Chatham); 2. Trevor Snydors (Woodndge) MEN'S AA SINGLES 1. Dave Litman (Rantoul); 2. Brady Mann (Roanoke) MEN'S B SINGLES 1 . Jack Nicolay (Gridley); 2. Ron Kelley (Bloomington); 3. Jack Johnson (Danville) MEN'S C SINGLES 1 . J.D. Clingon (Bloomington); 2. Derreck White (Bloomington); 3. Praveen Kamath (Bloomington) MEN'S OPEN DOUBLES 1. Larry McDowell (Blooming ton) and Ramkumar Chan-drasekaran (Bloomington); 2. Brian Andresen (Eldridge, Iowa) and Brent Huff (Chicago) MEN'S AA DOUBLES 1. Dave Litman (Rantoul) and Kim Wilkins (Eldridge, Iowa); 2. Dave Jones (Bloomington) and Rick Ramirez (Bloomington) MEN'S B DOUBLES 1. Jack Nicolay (Gridley) and Ron Kelley (Bloomington). 2. Shane Jackson (Danville) and Jack Johnson (Danville); 3. Doug Bedil-lion (Bloomington) and Stan Pitera (Bloomington) MIXED DOUBLES 1. Ram Chanderasekaran (Bloomington) and Elaine Stocks (Bloomington); 2. Tony Marquez (Chatham) and Liz Anderson (Savoy); 3. Jim Maroon (Peoria) and Joanne Kempthorne (East Peoria) derby Russell at biglarl or (309) 531-7252. Club notes Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Mike Garthaus will speak on "Fishing Prospects at Central niinois Lakes in 2007" at the PrairieLand Anglers meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Community Room at the Bloomington Public Library It is free and open to the public. Weather on the Web has launched a new weather Web site to provide anglers with up-to-the-minute weather information. Check out Scoff Richardson is Pantagraph outdoor editor. Phone (309) 820-3227 or email Read past fishing and outdoor columns and take part in online discussions at www.panta-graph.comblogs. ly by your lower-average bowlers whose scores do not qualify for the Honor Roll. On the Net I Keep updated on what is going on. Check out the BBA and BWBA Web sites: tml and I Pheasant Lanes Youth Program has its own Web site at It contains information on youth leagues, tournaments, contact information and current news and announcements. Reporting scores Please report your weekly honor roll scores and achievements Sunday night or before 5:30 p.m. Monday by faxing them to (309) 473-9255, e-mailing them to mary.chrispen( or phoning them to (309)473-3806. Compiled by Mary Jo Chrispen PHEASANT LANES Pete's Pals Austin Waller-Game 37 Tayler Burke-Game 13 Austin Waller-Series 37 Tayler Burke-Series 13 Bantam Mixed Noah Dorrell-Game 38 Jennie Croke-Game 22 Noah Dorrell-Series 52 Jennie Croke-Senes 38 Prep Mixed Tyler Karnats-Game 64 Alyx Bianco-Game 57 Tyler Karnats-Series 85 Alyx Bianco-Series 108 Junior Mixed Andrew Boden-Game 81 Haley Bainbndge-Game 38 Andrew Boden-Series 87 Haley Bainbridge-Series 73 Klassic Keglers Derek White-Game 125 Ashley Collins-Game 73 Derek White-Series 164 Amber Shepherd -Series 104 Bumper Buddies Keith Penn-Game 26 Kayla Stenger-Game 34 Keith Penn-Senes 34 Kayla Stenger-Series 38 Go Getters I Casey Nordme-Game i 68 Nichole Howell-Game 29 Zack Mnravec-Senes 93 Kylie Badenhorst-Series 33 Go Getters II David Gaddy Jr.-Game 71 Ashley Hornickel-Game 47 Mike Walden-Senes 10 Ashley Hormckel-Series 58 Sunday Adult-Child Bumper Derek Holloway-Game 6 Kylie Edwards-Game 36 Derek Holloway-Senes 1 Kylie Edwards-Series 31 Sunday Adult-Child Bryan Bova-Game 78 Ashley Hornickel-Game 55 Bryan Bova-Senes 176 Ashley Hornickel-Series 72 TWIN CITY LANES Bumpers Jesse Dearth-Game 37 Brayden Martin-Game,..., 19 Amanda Sipes-Game 10 Jesse Dearth-Series 70 Brayden Martin-Series 23 Bantams and Preps Alex Hopper-Game 37 Justin Sipes-Game 26 Sam Svensson-Game 26 Kaitie Johnson-Game 44 Kyla Pena-Game 30 Brooklyn Martin-Game 22 Alex Hopper-Series 61 Tyler Erps-Series 61 Justin Sipes-Series 43 Kaitie Johnson-Series 88 Brooklyn Martin-Series 36 Kyla Pena-Senes 31 Juniors and Majors Megan Spann-Game 75 Morgan Spann-Game 52 Brittany Erps-Game 20 Joey Gruenwald-Game 63 Blake Svensson-Game 61 Nathan Hopper-Game 56 Megan Spann-Series 57 Morgan Spann-Series 55 Mercedize Duggon-Series 45 Ryan Guth-Series 141 Joey Gruenwald -Series 74 Aaron Kauffman-Senes 58 WOMEN'S DOUBLES 1. Pam Schubach (Peoria) and Kelly Carter (Bloomington); 2. Georgia Russell (White Heath) and Becky Gerig (Towanda) MARTIAL ARTS AT AUBURN ILLINOIS MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENT WALKER'S TAEKWONDO FIRST-PLACE FINISHERS Angelica Walker (weapons); Vanessa Schraufnagel (forms, weapons, sparring); Gabriel Walker (forms, weapons, sparring); Tanner Hull (forms, sparring); Nate Hoss-ley (sparring); Meighan Hammons (sparring); Doug Ketterer (forms); Victoria Ketterer (forms, sparring); Caitlin Ketterer (forms, sparring); Jimmy Hopper (sparring); B.J, Turner (forms, sparring); Lanny Steele (weapons); Kayne Steele (sparring). U I D BIRD SOFTBALL ISU gets votes in poll PANTAGRAPH STAFF NORMAL The Illinois State Softball team received votes in the ESPN.comUSA Softball Collegiate Top-25 Poll. ISU, which opens the season Feb. 9-11 in the Diamond Fun & Sun Classic in Miami, Fla., is tied at 35th with Missouri Valley Conference rival Southern Illinois, Oregon and North Carolina. Each received two points. The Redbirds and Salukis were the only Valley teams to receive votes. "It's fun to see this team in such great company," said Redbird coach Melinda Fischer, whose program last cracked the top 25 in 1995 at No. 23. "We are amongst teams that traditionally are very strong and compete each year for a national title." The Redbirds' schedule features 11 teams in the poll, including five in the top 25. ISU will face No. 3 UCLA, No. 5 Arizona State, No. 12 Georgia, No. 16 Oklahoma and No. 21 Louisville. Other Redbird opponents who received votes are Florida, Virginia Tech, Iowa, SIU, North Carolina and Long Beach State. ISU had the highest strength-of-schedule ranking among Valley schools last season at No. 47 among 275 teams. The Redbirds finished No. 25 in the Warren Nolan RPI standings. The schedule this season includes 14 NCAA tournament qualifiers from 2006. The Redbirds' first tournament is a five-team event hosted by Florida International and includes Oklahoma, Louisville and Illinois. ISU opens with Oklahoma at noon on Feb. 9. PEOPLE Dave Kindred named to sportswriters hall of fame PANTAGRAPH STAFF Atlanta native and Illinois Wesleyan graduate Dave Kindred has been elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in Salisbury, N.C. Kindred- will be inducted April 30 along with CBS broadcaster Verne Lundquist. Also, Joe Buck of Fox and Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated will be honored as national sportscaster and sportswriter of the year, respectively. Kindred has been a newspaper columnist for 37 years, covering sports for numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Sporting News, the Washington Post and Golf Digest. He is the 1991 winner of the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism, as well as a multiple winner of the "National Sportswriter of the Year" award. He has authored seven books. The most recent was "Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Relationship," which delves into the connection between heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali and broadcaster Howard Cosell. 1 -I jl UNI J I I m liM Mill ' TOO WHITE CREW BOTTLE " OF JUSTUS www mum.

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