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Sportshorts for Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Hubs edge Warriors in Sterling

Sterling won two hard-fought doubles matches but dropped the other three in their nonconference dual with DeKalb in Sterling.

Micah Khuntangta and Cody Woodyatt beat Ben Hart and Nick Salbich at No. 1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, and Temo Barron and Jack Nitz outlasted Logan Parson and Ling Zhu, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 at No. 3. Sterling fell to 4-10 in duals.


Russell named MVP of All-Four Nations team

Rock Falls native and Illinois State University senior Jamie Russell was named MVP of USA’s All-Four Nations tour team.

The 5-foot-8 guard was the only player named to all-star teams from all three stops on the tour. She averaged 10.2 points, four rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game for the champion Americans, who went 7-2.


AFC camps to be held in June, July

The AFC volleyball camp will take place on four Fridays in June and four more in July. Speed and plyometrics camp will be offered to high-schoolers on the same Mondays and the following Thursday.

For boys and girls entering grades 1-8, registration is $30 for the camps that will be held June 3, 10, 17 and 24, and July 8, 15, 22, and 29. Cost for high-schoolers is $35.

The speed and plyo camp is also $35. For more information, call Jan Cupp at 815-453-7461.


Bears’ Carimi misses OTAs, clouds future

Gabe Carimi stayed away from the Chicago Bears’ organized team activity Tuesday at Halas Hall, leaving the offensive lineman’s future with the team murky.

OTA’s are optional. Carimi went to Arizona a week after the 2012 season ended to begin training and has remained there, missing the most recent offseason conditioning work at Halas Hall.

Former All-Pro RB Muncie dies at 60

Former NFL running back Chuck Muncie, a three-time All-Pro, has died of a heart attack, the New Orleans Saints announced Tuesday. Muncie was 60.

A star at the University of California, Muncie finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting as a senior, then was the third overall pick by the Saints in the 1976 NFL draft.

He was traded to the Chargers during the 1980 season. In nine NFL seasons, Muncie rushed for 6,702 yards and 71 touchdowns.


Top-ranked Wiggins picks Kansas

Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1-ranked basketball player in the class of 2013, will play for the Kansas Jayhawks.

Wiggins quietly announced his intentions at an intimate signing ceremony at Huntington Prep (W.Va.). Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina also had been contenders for Wiggins, the son of former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins and Olympic track star Marita Payne.

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