Landrus leads the way as Spartans pile up runs on U-High

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ST. JOSEPH - Connor Hale, Tanner Jacob, and Jared Altenbaumer wait at home plate for Luke Landrus after his long bomb over the left field fence that landed five yards shy of Route 150 during St. Joseph-Ogden's home game against Normal University High School at Meier Field on Friday. Landrus, who also plastered a double and collected a stolen base in the contest, went 3-for-3 and delivered five RBIs in the Spartans' 17-7 non-conference win over the Pioneers. Hale and Jacob scored on the play giving SJO a 14-6 advantage on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth inning.

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URBANA - Luke Pankau hits a forehand shot over the net during his doubles match with partner Ian Peters at #2 doubles on Tuesday. The duo battled back from a 6-1 first set loss to take the second set against Normal West's Brian Bach and Alex Lamboley 7-5, forcing a third-set tiebreak. The pair came up short in the breaker falling in 12-10 thriller on the newly resurfaced courts at Blair Park. The Tigers varsity squad dominated the visiting Wildcats in their home opener, 6-3.

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Not missing a beat, Mateo Sánchez delivers at Master recital

Mateo Sanchez masters recital at the University of Illinois Music Building
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URBANA - Percussionist Mateo Sánchez keeps the rhythm during his master thesis recital at the Music Building on the University of Illinois Campus on Wednesday evening. He and his 16-piece ensemble performed six numbers, including four original compositions, for his advisor, a small group of music aficionados and friends. A student of Professor Joel Spencer, Sánchez is working toward his Master Degree in Music & Jazz Performance.

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Spartan baseball team blanks visiting Olympia in four innings

Nolan Earley takes a swing at an Olympian pitch on Monday. Earley contributed one run and one RBI in SJO's 15-0 win over Olympia at Meier Field. Already up 4-0, the Spartans scored nine runs in bottom of the third and two more in the next frame for the conference victory. Earley and the St. Joseph-Ogden baseball team are back at home again on Friday when they will host Normal University High.
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