HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Schneiderbauer, Wolber honored
Recent Sterling graduates Mike Schneiderbauer and Sarah Wolber were named the recipients of the Roscoe Eades awards, an annual honor that goes to the high school’s top senior student-athletes.
Wolber earned varsity letters all 4 years in both swimming and track. She was a member of the NIIC all-conference swim team each year and of the NIB-12 all-conference track team her senior year.
Schneiderbauer, a three-sport athlete, earned varsity letters in football, swimming and track.
As a member of the football team, Schneiderbauer was named a NIB-12 all-academic athlete in both his junior and senior years. In swimming, Schneiderbauer was also named a member of the all-academic team in his senior year. He competed in three events at the state track & field meet.
Comments sought in deer drive ban
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced a 30-day public comment period on a proposal to ban deer drives as a method for hunting deer within the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in northwest Illinois.
This proposal affects refuge-managed lands in the counties of Jo Daviess, Carroll, Whiteside and Rock Island. The comment period extends from July 15 to August 13. Submit yours to: Refuge Manager, 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson IL 61285.
Davis to replace Griffin on Team USA
Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA draft, will replace Blake Griffin at the London Olympics.
Griffin, a two-time All-Star forward with the Clippers, has been diagnosed with a medial meniscus tear of his left knee and will not play. Colangelo said.
COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD
Illini’s Spencer breaks 400 mark
Ashley Spencer, a sophomore at the University of Illinois, won the 400 meters in meet record time at the World Junior Championships Friday night in Barcelona, Spain.
Spencer’s time, 50.50 seconds, broke the mark of 50.62 set by Fatima Yusuf of Nigeria 22 years ago. It bettered Spencer’s previous personal best by .45.
Dykstra pleas guilty to charges
Former World Series hero Lenny Dykstra pleaded guilty on Friday to bankruptcy fraud and other charges stemming from a scheme to loot more than $200,000 in sports memorabilia, home furnishings and other property from his bankruptcy case.
The 49-year-old former ballplayer, who is already serving time in state prison for grand theft auto, lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars years in the fraud case.