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UI wrestler beaten in second bout

Illinois wrestler John Lockhart, competing at 286 1/2 pounds, won his first match but was edged in his second bout Thursday at the Junior World Freestyle Wrestling Championships in Sydney, Australia.

Lockhart of Mahomet lost 1-0 in overtime on a referee's decision in the second round and was eliminated from medal competition after failing to acquire enough points in pool competition.


Points wins state golf tourney

GALENA – Former Illini D.A. Points of Pekin rebounded from a third-round 75 with a final-round 65 to win the 69th Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship on Thursday at Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort.

Points, who led from the start, finished at 8-under-par 280 on the par-72 North Course.


Asmussen''s Daily Diary

The Illinois football players aren''t the only ones spending August in Rantoul. Staff writer Bob Asmussen, who covers UI football for The News-Gazette, is also a regular in the Pacesetter Community. His thoughts:


Illini can''t refuse open invitation

NEW YORK – Every year, the head doctor at the U.S. Open invites his favorite nephew to the Big Apple for the country's top tennis tournament.

And every year, Illinois sophomore Nathan Zeder reluctantly has to pass.


News and notes from Wednesday''s practice

   WILLIS UPDATE: Receiver Lenny Willis, a senior from Centennial, will get a second doctor''s opinion on his injured left leg.


Points leads state event

Former Illini D.A. Points carded a second-round 70 for a 140 total and a 4-stroke lead Wednesday at the 69th Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship at Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort in Galena.

Kevin Streelman of Winfield shot a 68 and is at 144.


Asmussen''s daily diary

The Illinois football players aren''t the only ones spending August in Rantoul. Staff writer Bob Asmussen, who covers UI football for The News-Gazette, is also a regular in the Pacesetter Community. His thoughts:


Monticello star Hill leaves 'Cats to play for Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – Kate Hill was impressive in her visit last October to Huff Hall. She also was impressed.

"It kind of turned my head when we played here, even on an opposing team," the former Northwestern volleyball player said Wednesday. "It's so impressive to play here, and I'd like to be on the Orange and Blue side of the court this time."


Ex-Illini leads Illinois Amateur

Former Illini D.A. Points carded a 2-under-par 70 Tuesday to lead after the first round of the 69th Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship at Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort in Galena.

Points is 1 stroke ahead of Mike McLoone of Lake Zurich and Tom Portner of Mount Vernon.


News and notes from Tuesday's practices

- WILLIS HURT:

Receiver Lenny Willis, a senior from Centennial, suffered a strained knee during Tuesday's morning practice. Illinois coach Ron Turner said Willis will be out the rest of the week, but the injury doesn't look to be season ending.


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