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Sportshorts for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013


A story in Monday’s edition stated that Morrison golfer Brock Smith shot an 87 at the Rock Falls Invitational on Saturday at Rock River Golf and Pool. Colton Smith was the Mustang who shot an 87, with Smith carding a 97.

SVM regrets the error.


Riverbandits tryouts are Sunday

The Dixon Riverbandits will hold tryouts for their 13U team at 1 p.m. Sunday at Washington Park in Dixon.

Those interested in playing for the team, which won the 12U USSSA “AA” World Series this past summer, must be 13 years or younger as of May 1, 2014. For more information, call Kye Gaffey at 815-440-8575.


Sterling’s Schuldt makes watch list

Sterling graduate and University of Illinois senior Ember Schuldt is one of 16 female golfers named to the Big Ten Preseason Golfers to Watch List.

The Illini’s season began Monday with the Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Colo., a 2-day event that concludes today.

Amboy scramble
is Sept. 21

The 18th annual Lyle Reuter Open, to benefit the Amboy Education Foundation, will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Shady Oaks Country Club. It begins at 1 p.m., with a dinner to follow at 5:30 p.m.

Cost is $25 for Shady Oaks members, $50 for non-members and includes golf, cart, dinner and prizes. Hole sponsors are also being sought, for $150.

For more information, contact the Amboy School District Office at 815-857-2164 or Kathy Kemp at 815-288-2936.


Suh could face
discipline for block

The NFL is looking into possibly disciplining Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for his illegal low block against Minnesota center John Sullivan during an interception return Sunday.

Suh said he wasn’t going after Sullivan’s knees, adding the two spoke about it at halftime.

Steelers bring
back Dwyer

Less than 2 weeks after the Pittsburgh Steelers cut Jonathan Dwyer, their leading rusher from a year ago, they re-signed the running back.

The Steelers rushed for just 32 yards and lost LaRod Stephens-Howling to a season-ending knee injury during a 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Dwyer led the team last season with 623 yards in 13 games.


RCR replaces Burton with Newman

Ryan Newman has been hired by Richard Childress Racing to drive the No. 31 Chevrolet and replace Jeff Burton next season.

Newman missed a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in part because Clint Bowyer spun Saturday night at Richmond to bring out a caution that is now under investigation by NASCAR.

Newman was leading with seven laps remaining when Bowyer’s spin set in motion a chain of events that cost Newman the victory that would have put him in the Chase. The final berth in the 12-driver field instead went to Bowyer teammate Martin Truex Jr.


Evan Lysacek withdrew from this week’s U.S. International Classic in Salt Lake City with an abdominal tear.

It was to have been his first competition since winning the men’s singles title at the 2010 Olympics.

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