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Sportshorts for Saturday, July 6, 2013


Kids finish up at
KSB Classic

Six divisions of young tennis players hit the Emma Hubbs Tennis Courts on Thursday for the final round of the youth portion of the KSB Tennis Classic in Dixon.

Blake Piller and Avery Meyer won the four-team field in the 12-and-under mixed doubles, while Connor Knack and Anne Vits took the four-team 16U mixed doubles title.

In girls doubles play, Katelyn Grell and Anna Ivarson won the five-team 14U division, and Hayley Kent and Jessica VanOosten won the seven-team 18U bracket.

The boys divisions were won by K.C. Knack and Patrick Johnson in the six-team 14U division, and Connor and Alex Knack in the eight-team 18U division. The Knacks tied Bryce Gramling and Luke Verplaetse, but beat them head-to-head.

Complete results from Thursday can be found in the scoreboard on B10.

The adult portion of the tournament will take place this weekend. Women’s and men’s doubles will be Saturday morning at 8:30 and 10 a.m., respectively; the mixed doubles division starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning.


Registration ongoing for Newman Meteors

Youngsters entering grades fourth through eighth at Catholic schools in Sterling, Dixon and Rock Falls, as well as public schools in Sterling and Dixon can register for Newman Meteors football at any time.

To register and get more information, contact Curt Repass at 815-622-8318 or Practices begin first week of August.


Maryland RB charged
with assault of officer

Wes Brown, one of the University of Maryland’s top running backs, has been charged with second-degree assault on a Baltimore police detective who hoped to question him as a “person of interest” in a non-fatal shooting investigation from last month, police said Friday.

Brown was approached by
campus police and Baltimore detectives  on the 4300 block of Knox Road in College Park on Wednesday night and allegedly assaulted a Baltimore officer, then took off on foot, according to University of Maryland police spokesman Aaron Davis.

Brown swung and missed at the detective and then shoved him, according to Davis.

Brown was caught by campus police and charged with second-degree assault on a police officer.


Jeter to start rehab assignment

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will play start playing in minor league games on Saturday as he works his way back from an ankle injury.

The team announced on Friday that Jeter, who hasn’t played this season due to a broken left ankle, has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment and is scheduled to join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees captain is scheduled to play at least five innings in Saturday’s game.

Jeter broke his ankle in the opener of the AL championship series on Oct. 13. After surgery, he played five spring training games because of soreness. A new break was discovered on April 18.

On Friday at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Jeter took six simulated at-bats against minor league pitchers and ran the bases after putting the ball in play. He also did one of his signature jump throws to first after fielding a grounder in the hole during defensive drills.

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