The daily pitch from Sports Editor Matt Daniels: June 3, 2024

Jun. 3—➜ . The final duo for the 2023-24 school year — Josiah Hortin from the Tuscola boys' track and field team and Kaitlyn Helm from the Champaign Central softball team — are on B-4 in today's paper.

➜ . Reis Claybrooke, the N-G's 2023 boys' All-Area Golfer of the Year from Mahomet-Seymour, took second.

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Guests set for 'Monday Night SportsTalk,' on WDWS 1400-AM and 93.9-FM. Eastern Illinois athletic director , fresh off hosting prominent NFL names and EIU graduates , , and on Saturday night at a fundraiser in Charleston, joins and yours truly at 5:15 p.m. Then, Illinois men's golf coach Mike Small joins us at 5:30 p.m. to discuss another successful season for his program.

➜ . Either Champaign Central or Mahomet-Seymour will play in this Elite Eight game, still scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, after the two area teams decide their sectional title game earlier on Monday.

➜ . The first of four home games this week for the Dans in the Prospect League starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Danville Stadium. The best part? Tickets are $3.

➜ . The two struggling rivals meet at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Wrigley Field to start a two-game series. They'll play again in another two-game set in early August at Guaranteed Rate Field.

➜ the St. Louis Cardinals.

➜ Pat Summitt, John Wooden and Phil Jackson.

➜ people that are late.