Three Erie players make TRAC first team
Erie volleyball players Mary Chapman, Courtney Cobert and Savannah Mettler were named to the Three Rivers North first team.
Bureau Valley’s Sydney Lebahn, Fulton’s Betsy Leonard and Chelsea Lesniewski, and Prophetstown’s Karlie Stafford rounded out local athletes on the first team.
Riverdale’s Payton Mink was named MVP with 21 total points in the voting; Chapman was the next-closest at 15.
See the teams in their entirety on B5.
Sauk Valley throttles Olive Harvey on road
Jordan Giddings and Morgan Dean both posted double-doubles, and all nine Skyhawks logged double-digit minutes in an 86-41 rout of Olive Harvey College on Thursday in Chicago.
Sheldeen Joseph led Sauk (2-0) with 21 points, and tied with Aleena Hammelman for the team lead with five steals. Sarah Matson added 16 points. Sauk shot 33-for-68 (48.5 percent) as a team.
Cierra Selvie and Cassie Hawkins led Olive Harvey (0-3) with 15 points apiece.
Sterling’s Loos gets WIAC recognition
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point freshman and Sterling graduate Krista Loos received honorable mention in the all-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference voting.
Loos was second for the Pointers with 3.22 kills per set, and was fourth in total blocks with 37. She has helped Stevens Point, which plays UW-La Crosse in a WIAC semifinal tonight, to a 29-4 record overall and a 7-1 mark in the conference.
Packers’ Matthews likely to play Sunday
After missing four games with a thumb injury, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews expects to return Sunday against the Eagles.
If the coaches and medical staff give him the go-ahead, Matthews plans to play with a protective covering over the thumb. He practiced on a limited basis Thursday.
Dolphins’ Martin hires sports lawyer
Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin hired David Cornwell to advise and represent the family during the NFL’s investigation into his bullying claims that contributed to Martin leaving the team last week.
Ex-Cub Volstad signs with Angels
The Angels agreed to terms with pitcher Chris Volstad, 27, on a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training.
Volstad went 35-51 with a 4.94 earned run average in 130 games for the Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies from 2008-2013 and spent most of 2013 at triple-A Colorado Springs, going 7-6 with a 4.58 ERA in 127 1/3 innings.
Pelini retracts resignation at FAU
Former Florida Atlantic University football coach Carl Pelini wants his job back and submitted a retraction of his resignation letter, alleging he was forced to resign by athletic director Pat Chun.
In the letter, Pelini alleges that he denied using illegal drugs three times and offered to take a drug test. Chun said after Pelini resigned Wednesday that the coach admitted to using what he called “illegal drugs.”