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Sportshorts for Monday, March 10, 2014

Published: Sunday, March 9, 2014 10:52 p.m. CDT


Sectional tickets available at DHS

Tickets are available at the Dixon High School athletic office starting today for Dixon’s boys basketball game against Morton at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 3A Bradley Sectional. Cost is $5.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door at the Renaissance Coliseum. Tickets will go on sale at 5:30 p.m.with doors opening at 6.

Orr star among six shot at party

A gunman opened fire on a home in the Austin neighborhood Sunday morning after an argument at a party, wounding six people, including a notable high school basketball player, police and hospital officials said.

Tyquone Greer, a Division I college basketball prospect at Orr Academy High School, was one of three victims taken to Stroger Hospital.

Greer and his family could not be reached for comment Sunday. But filmmaker Daniel Poneman, who is making a documentary about the Orr basketball team, said Greer is out of the hospital and expected to recover.


Snow named wrestler of year

The Three Rivers conference named Newman senior Jake Snow its wrestler of the year. Snow (40-1) won the Class 1A state title at 145 pounds.

Joining Snow on the first team all-conference were teammates Hunter Webb (113 pounds), Brandon Ahlgrim (152), Brady Rude (160) and Bryce Ivey (170).

Morrison had two first team selections in Joe Eads (106) and Austin Shoup (182). Sherrard’s Jeff Garrett was named coach of the year.

For a full listing of the Three Rivers teams, see B3.


Reed earns hard-fought victory

Patrick Reed felt he belongs among the best in the world. He beat them all Sunday in the Cadillac Championship.

Dressed in a red shirt that he always wears in the final round – with Tiger Woods in the group ahead of him – Reed made back-to-back birdies early on the front nine to build a big lead and showed off a great short game when the pressure was building on the new Blue Monster at Doral.

Equipped with a two-shot lead, the 23-year-old Texan played the final hole conservatively. He two-putted for bogey and closed with an even-par 72 for a one-shot victory over Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson of Wales.


Red Sox fined for weak lineup

Major League Baseball has fined the Boston Red Sox for last Thursday’s Grapefruit League lineup against the Marlins.

The Red Sox fielded a team with one projected member of the Opening Day lineup, violating MLB guidelines for spring training lineups. Teams must field at four “regulars,” per MLB regulations.


Packers sign Shields for 4-years

The Green Bay Packers re-signed cornerback Sam Shields to a four-year contract on Saturday.

The $39 million deal includes a signing bonus of $12.5 million and pays out $30 million in the first 3 years. Shields had a career-high four interceptions and 61 tackles in 14 games in 2013.

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