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Sportshorts for Friday, April 12, 2013

Published: Friday, April 12, 2013 12:20 a.m. CST

PREP SPORTS

Prophetstown’s Reiley will sign letter

Prophetstown senior Cassie Reiley will sign her letter of intent next Wednesday to play basketball at St. Ambrose University.

Reiley averaged 12 points, 3.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game last season, and helped the Prophets reach a Class 1A sectional final against eventual state champion Aquin.

Hamburg commits to bowl at Highland

Dixon senior Andrew Hamburg signed his letter of intent Thursday afternoon at Plum Hollow Lanes to bowl at Highland Community College.

Hamburg averaged 212 pins per game his senior year and helped the Dukes qualify for the state meet for the second straight year.

COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD

Newman’s Reyes wins weekly award

Newman High School graduate and University of St. Francis junior Dylan Reyes was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s track athlete of the week.

Reyes won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:52.85 at Lewis University last Saturday, and met the NAIA “B” standard in just the second week of the outdoor season.

MLB

Sox’s Beckham out about 6 weeks

Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham will be sidelined for about 6 weeks with a fractured hamate bone in his left wrist.

Beckham, 26, suffered the injury on a swing in the second inning of Tuesday’s game at Washington.

NHL

Hawks playoff tickets go on sale Monday

Single-game tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks’ first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will go on sale Monday at noon.

The Blackhawks have nine games left in the regular season, including Friday’s meeting with Detroit at the United Center.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Rutgers lawyer resigns amid unrest

Rutgers lawyer John Wolf resigned amid anger that he was still employed after approving a decision in December to suspend rather than fire basketball coach Mike Rice.

Meanwhile, the school’s board of governors planned to discuss hiring an adviser to report on Rice’s behavior and how the university handled it.

NFL

Hurd pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Former Bears receiver Sam Hurd pleaded guilty to drug trafficking Thursday in Dallas, just days before his federal drug trial was set to begin.

The former Northern Illinois player, currently in prison, was charged with drug conspiracy, accused of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana beginning in July 2011 and continuing through June 6, 2012. His trial was set for Monday.

 

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