Sportshorts for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 12:00 a.m. CDT

SOFTBALL

Instructional camp in Morrison is Saturday

An instructional camp will be held Saturday at the Morrison Sports Complex.

The first session, from 10 a.m. to noon, is for those age 7 through fifth grade, and is $30. The second session, for sixth- through eighth-graders, is from 1-4 p.m. and costs $40, as does the high-school session from 5-8:30 p.m.

The camp will be conducted by Morrison alumni Katie Tenboer (815-718-0846) and Abby McBride (formerly Vock – 815-441-1618). Contact either of them to register.

BASEBALL

Traveling team tryouts in Fulton this week

The Midwest Mudcats will hold tryouts Thursday and Saturday at Drives Park in Fulton.

Players 12 and under as of next April 30 may try out at 5:30 p.m. Thursday or at 10 a.m. Saturday. Those 13 and under as of that date may try out at 6:30 Thursday or at 10 Saturday.

Call Korey Aljets at 815-590-3575 for more information.

OUTDOORS

Dixon carp derby
is Aug. 24, 25

The Dixon Family Carp Derby will be Aug. 24 and 25 at Page Park in Dixon.

Registration for the fourth installment of the catch-and-release event is $12 for adults and $5 for kids 13 and under. There will be cash and prizes for the 20 largest carp caught, as well as for the top five in the boys and girls category.

For more information, visit Dixon Tourism or contact Larry at carpfishingnow@yahoo.com.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Miles allows Hill to be reinstated

LSU coach Les Miles says running back Jeremy Hill has been reinstated and may practice immediately.

Miles’ decision came hours after a judge decided not to send Hill to jail over a probation violation stemming from a punch he threw outside a bar in late April.

NHL

IceArizona buys
Coyotes from league

IceArizona completed its purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes from the NHL on Monday and received approval from the league’s Board of Governors, ending a 4-year ownership saga in the desert.

Completion of the sale triggers a $225 million lease agreement for Jobing.com Arena reached last month by the city of Glendale and Renaissance Sports and Entertainment, managing partner of IceArizona.

SOCCER

Teen pleads guilty
to murder of ref

A teenager charged with killing a Utah soccer referee over a call pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of homicide by assault.

The judge planned to hear testimony to decide if the 17-year-old suspect will be tried in juvenile or adult court. Under the plea deal, prosecutors agreed to keep the case in juvenile court.

Police say the teenager punched 46-year-old Ricardo Portillo once in the head on April 27 after the referee called a foul on him. Portillo died after a weeklong coma, leaving behind three daughters.

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