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Sportshorts for Thursday, April 11, 2013


IHSA hits 2A coaches with sanctions

The IHSA finished its investigation into the recent Class 2A boys state title game and levied sanctions.

Harrisburg head coach Randy Smithpeters must complete the NFHS Teaching and Modeling Behavior training program before having any involvement – team contact, coaching, attending games – with an IHSA member school during the postseason next season. He was placed on probation for the 2013-14 school year.

Seton Academy coach Brandon Thomas was also placed on probation for the next school year, and may have not have involvement with teams for the next two postseasons.

The game’s officials were reprimanded for failure to enforce the bench conduct rules during the title game.


Bike ride is April 21 in Rock Falls

The Grumpy Grind Gravel Grinder bike ride will be April 21 in Rock Falls.

There are 75- and 35-mile options. The ride is free and begins at Long Shot Bar & Grill at 9 a.m. Registration opens at 7 a.m.

For more information, email Mark Johnson at or visit


Zeller, Carter-Williams to enter NBA draft

Sophomores Cody Zeller of Indiana and Michael Carter-Williams of Syracuse will both enter the NBA draft.

Zeller averaged 16.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game during his college career. His teammate, Victor Oladipo, announced his decision to enter the draft Tuesday.

Carter-Williams averaged 11.9 points, 7.3 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game, and is projected as a top-15 draft pick.


Notre Dame transfer Kiel picks Cincy

Quarterback Gunner Kiel plans to transfer from Notre Dame to Cincinnati.

The Indiana “Mr. Football” first committed to Indiana. He switched to LSU, but later backed out of that commitment to sign with Notre Dame, where he didn’t play last season.


Team USA wins world championship

Megan Bozek scored a goal as Team USA beat Canada 3-2 for the gold medal in the Women’s Hockey World Championships Tuesday night in Ottawa, Otario.

It was the fifth title in 15 world championships for the United States, which has won four of the last five.

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