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Sportshorts for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012


Two Rockets on BNC West first team

Rock Falls seniors Alex Leaf and Steven Armoska were both first-team selections to the Big Northern West All-Conference team. 

Oregon had three first teamers. They are running back Brandon Sklavanitis, lineman Colby Dace and kicker Sawyer Reynolds.

A full listing of the Big Northern West team can be found on B3.


Two Missiles on NUIC East 2nd team

The Milledgeville Missiles placed Haley McAuliffe and Emily Geison on the all-NUIC East second team. They were joined by AFC’s Sarah Matson. 

Dakota’s Sarah
Thompson and Jaycee Cleaver, and Aquin’s Sophie Brunner were unanimous selections to the first team. 

A full listing of the
all-NUIC East teams can be found on B3.


Mustangs, council to host pancake supper

The Morrison High School wrestling team, in conjunction with the student council and Key Club, is sponsoring a pancake supper on Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison.

A free-will donation will be collected. Proceeds from the event, entitled “Headlock the Hurricane 2.0,” will go to Hurricane Sandy victims.


Managers Johnson, Melvin honored

Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics have been chosen as managers of the year, their second such honor.

Johnson easily won the NL honor after the Nationals had the best record in baseball. Melvin was picked narrowly for the AL award over Baltimore’s Buck Showalter in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Johnson was tabbed as the AL’s top manager in 1997 with Baltimore, with Melvin the NL winner in 2007 with Arizona.

Marlins dump salary, stars on Blue Jays

The Miami Marlins traded starters Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, shortstop Jose Reyes, outfielder/infielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck to the Toronto Blue Jays, a league source confirmed.

What the Marlins are getting back in what amounts to a massive salary dump is unconfirmed. Fox Sports is reporting shortstop Yunel Escobar, right-hander Henderson Alvarez, left-hander Justin Nicolino, and infielder Adeiny Hechavarria are among the players headed to South Florida.

The Marlins, assuming they are not sending any money to the Blue Jays, unloaded $163.75 million in guaranteed contracts to Buck, Buehrle, Johnson and Reyes.


Tillman, wife
welcome baby girl

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman and his wife, Jackie, welcomed their fourth child – a girl – on Monday.

Tillman tweeted Tuesday: “Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers...wife and baby are doing great.”

Roethlisberger questionable for Sunday

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is rated as questionable for Sunday’s crucial NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens after suffering a shoulder sprain in Thursday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs.


Von in hospital with intestinal pain

Skier Lindsey Vonn remained in a Colorado hospital Tuesday with “severe intestinal pain” that has bothered her for 2 weeks.

In an email, her spokesman, Lewis Kay, wrote that Vonn was “awaiting results from diagnostic testing for severe intestinal pain.”

Vonn was in Vail training with the U.S. Ski team, The next World Cup event is scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend in Aspen, Colo.

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