Rock Falls’ registrationis next month
Sign-up for Rock Falls Youth Football will take place on July 12 and July 19, both Fridays, from 5-7 p.m. at Hinders Field.
The league is open to kids grades 5-8 for both football players and cheerleaders. Cost is $75, and anyone who already has a physical can bring that info to registration.
For more information, contact Troy Ebenezer at 815-590-1313.
E-P’s Miner to playat Black Hawk
Former Erie-Prophetstown athlete Caleb Miner will play baseball next spring at Black Hawk College, the school confirmed through Twitter.
Miner, a 2012 Erie High School graduate, was the Panthers’ starting shortstop in 2011 and ’12. He batted .406 (.520 OBP, .653 SLG) with 14 RBIs as a first-team All-Three Rivers selection during E-P’s run to the state tournament in 2011, then hit .364 (.470 OBP, .500 SLG) with 18 RBIs as a unanimous all-conference pick in 2012.
Miner was a first-teamer on the 2011 SVM all-area team, and a second-teamer on the 2012 all-area squad.
Paul signs with Timberwolves
It didn’t take long before the sting of being undrafted began to dull for former Illinois guard Brandon Paul.
A call Thursday night delivered news that the Timberwolves wanted to sign him to their summer league squad. He will head to Minnesota next week, and then travel with the team to compete in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League from July 12 to July 22.
More arrests in Hernandez case
A third suspect in the Aaron Hernandez murder case surrendered Friday in Florida, authorities said, hours after a Bristol resident was extradited to Massachusetts.
Ernest Wallace was arrested in Miramar, state police in Massachusetts said.
Also Friday, Carlos A. Ortiz appeared briefly in Superior Court in Bristol before Massachusetts police took custody. He later appeared in court in North Attleborough, Mass., and pleaded not guilty to a gun charge. He will be held until a July 9 hearing.
Zambrano comeback hits snag
The Carlos Zambrano watch is apparently over.
The 32-year-old former three-time National League all-star left his start with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Friday after the second inning with an apparent injury to his right arm or shoulder.
Zambrano, signed to a minor league contract on May 15, pointed to his shoulder as he left the mound following the second inning and went straight through the tunnel into the IronPigs clubhouse.
Gillespie re-joins White Sox
The White Sox had an extra third baseman for Friday’s doubleheader against the Indians.
Conor Gillaspie returned from paternity leave, and the team decided to keep his replacement, Brent Morel, as the 26th player, which is allowed for doubleheaders.