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Sportshorts for Thursday, April 18, 2013


Tee-Ball registration for Coloma

Boys and girls living in the Coloma, Montmorency and Nelson school districts can begin signing up for the Tee-Ball season. 

Registration will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Park District Office at 508 East 11th Street in Rock Falls. A fee of $33 must be paid at registration. It is first come, first serve with 16 teams, with a maximum of 18 players per team. 

For information, call 815-625-0272.


Spots still open for summer league

Spots remain open for boys and girls varsity and fresh/soph summer leagues hosted by Newman High School. Cost is $35 per team. 

For more information, contact Tim Nelson at 815-718-5374 or at 


Johnston to play
at Augustana

Erie senior Jacob Johnston, a two-time SVM all-area first team selection, announced that he plans to attend Augustana and play basketball for the Vikings next year. 

Johnston averaged 23.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.2 blocks, and he led the Cardinals to their third regional title.

Illini welcome
two transfers

The University of Illinois announced the additions of two transfers, welcoming Seton Hall’s Aaron Cosby and Illinois State’s Jon Ekey.

Ekey will enroll as a graduate student and is eligible immediately. Ekey is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward that averaged 6.5 points and 4.2 rebounds and started 18 games. 

Cosby, who will sit out a season, averaged 12.6 points as sophomore guard for the Pirates. He shot 40 percent from 3-point range.

Hardaway enters NBA draft

Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. will follow teammate Trey Burke and enter the NBA draft.

Hardaway, a junior on the Wolverines’ national runner-up team, averaged 14.2 points and shot 37.4 percent on 3-pointers this season.


Prospects trashed room at combine

A hotel room was left in such disgusting condition after February’s NFL scouting combine that the manager took pictures and sent them to the event’s organizer.

National Football Scouting president Jeff Foster confirmed that a room in the Crowne Plaza in Indianapolis was found after the combine with feces and urine scattered in the bathroom, toothpaste on a mirror and garbage, including uneaten food, all over.

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