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Sportshorts for Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Four locals named
to All-State teams

The Illinois Coaches Association announced its Class 2A All-State team Tuesday, and four players from three area schools were among the honorees.

Morrison junior Shannon Finneran was a second-team selection, while teammate Allie Wiersema, also a junior, was a third-team pick. Joining Wiersema on the third team were Oregon senior Bree Tourtillott and Erie-Prophetstown sophomore Clare Kramer.

For a full list of the team, see B3.


Night round at Cross Creek on June 29

Cross Creek Golf Course in Morrison will host a Glow-Ball Night Golf
Fundraiser on Saturday, June 29, to benefit White Oaks Therapeutic
Equestrian Center.

A silent auction and buffet dinner at 7 p.m. will precede the nine-hole round of golf, which will have a shotgun start at dark. Cost is $45 per person, and it includes golf, half a cart and dinner; a glow ball and stick is $5 extra.

For more information, call Cross Creek at 815-772-7966 or Kiley at 815-772-2669.


Fun run in Polo
to be held June 13

A 12th annual fun run
at the Polo High School football field will be held June 13.

Registration is $10. Call Terry Jenkins at 815-946-4165 for more information.


Bears sign former Saints lineman Ellis

The Chicago Bears found some experienced help Tuesday for the interior of the defensive line, agreeing to terms with defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis on a 1-year contract.

The former first-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints, who turns 28 next month, has been a durable performer. He missed just one game over the previous three seasons. The 6-1, 307-pounder can probably work at both tackle positions.

Ravens cut FB Leach, payroll

Vonta Leach was released Tuesday by the Baltimore Ravens, who failed to agree on a restructured contract with the three-time All-Pro

Leach made the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons with Baltimore.

Colts give RB
Bradshaw 1-year deal

The Indianapolis Colts signed former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw to a 1-year contract. reported that the deal is worth $1.1 million, and includes a $250,000 signing bonus.

Mechanic killed at new 49er field site

An elevator mechanic was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a counterweight while working in a shaft at the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium, state officials said.

Donald White, 63, was found dead shortly before 7 a.m. at the bottom of the shaft, said officials with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

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