SJ-O's Hart still sidelined

ST. JOSEPH — The high school baseball season has three more weeks in the regular season. It’s unclear how many of those weeks reigning Area Player of the Year Hunter Hart will be available to pitch for St. Joseph-Ogden.

The Indiana University recruit has been sidelined the past week with an undisclosed — but non-baseball — injury.

Volleyball receives another commit

Caroline Welsh, a two-time all-state libero from Marietta, Ga., has orally committed to the University of Illinois volleyball program.

The 5-foot-8 sophomore made her decision early this week after visiting the UI campus for a second time.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Koss lifts SJ-O

In baseball
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 16, Cissna Park 3. Winning pitcher Dylan Koss tossed a four-hitter, striking out eight, and he also delivered two hits, including a three-run homer, to lead the host Spartans. Jake Stewart added three hits for the Spartans.

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Missouri snaps baseball's streak

ST. LOUIS — Ryne Roper went 2 for 3, but Illinois lost 5-2 to Missouri on Wednesday night in a nonconference baseball game at Busch Stadium.

The Illini (22-15) had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Volunteers enjoy Big Ten golf tourney

MAHOMET — The trip isn’t cheap. Four nights in a hotel. A full tank of gas. And once he arrives, Terry Shoemaker is going to work. Locating wayward tee shots. Calling in scores. That’s the job of a golf marshal.

The pay for Shoemaker’s three days at the Big Ten women’s golf tournament in French Lick, Ind.? Zip. Zero. Zilch.

A retired laborer, Shoemaker can’t wait.

Tatyana McFadden - Boston Marathon champion 4-23-14

Tatyana McFadden - Boston Marathon champion 4-23-14: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with Tatyana McFadden after the U of I wheelchair athlete claimed her second straight Boston Marathon title earlier this week.


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Darius Paul Q&A

Basketball beat writer Marcus Jackson is chatting today. Submit questions of any kind — Darius Paul's future, next season's schedule, the Class of 2016 — by clicking here.

An early question/answer:

Big Ten recruits, games to watch

Night football games are a Catch-22 situation for college coaches.

The wait until kickoff is long overdue.

Restless. Weary. Eager to play.

Those are just a few of the words that fit the description of how a head coach feels when it pertains to night games.

Excited. Relieved. Eager to shake hands.

Teams of the Week: Centennial baseball in spotlight

The Chargers (8-5) beat Urbana 1-0 behind Jeff Lindgren’s 14-strikeout game and then put up 48 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Decatur Eisenhower. Anthony Martin and Luke Smith earned the pitching wins.


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