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SportShorts for Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Bilyeu earns
CCAC honor

Fulton native and Olivet Nazarene junior Lydia Bilyeu was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s golfer of the week on Tuesday.

Bilyeu, a 2011 graduate of Fulton High School, shot rounds of 80 and 79 at the Bethel College (Ind.) Spring Invitational on Friday and Saturday, and finished fourth out of 38 golfers at the 36-hole event. Olivet Nazarene took second as a team.


Oregon wins
sportsmanship award

The Oregon Hawks were recently honored with the 2013-14 Sportsmanship Award by the White Pines Officials Association.

Each year, officials from the association rate the teams, coaches, and fans of the schools they officiate during the recently completed season. Oregon finished with the highest composite ranking of any boys program in northwest Illinois.


Tee-ball registration still open

Registration for the Coloma Township Park District’s summer tee-ball league is still being accepted.

Registration costs $34, which pays for a hat, shirt, and medical insurance. The league is open to boys and girls who will turn 6 on or before Nov. 1, 2014, and who will not turn 9 before Aug. 1, 2014, who live in the Coloma and Montmorency townships or attend East Coloma Nelson school.

Practices begin the first week in May, with the season starting May 27. All games are played in Sieglinger Memorial Park. For more information, contact the Coloma Township Park District at 815-625-4753, or visit the office at 508 East 11th Street in Rock Falls.


Flynn re-signs with Packers

Matt Flynn agreed to contract terms and will
re-sign with the Green Bay Packers as the primary backup to quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Flynn, who spent the first four seasons of his career in Green Bay, rejoined the Packers last season as a street free agent after spending a season each with the Seahawks and Raiders.

Flynn made five starts for the Packers last season when Rodgers broke his collarbone, and threw for 7 TDs and 4 INTs.

Lloyd returns to
San Francisco

Former Illini wide receiver Brandon Lloyd signed a 1-year deal with the 49ers on Tuesday.

The 49ers selected Lloyd in the fourth round of the 2003 draft. He has also played for the Redskins, Bears, Broncos, Rams and Patriots, before sitting out last season.


Martin leaves
Vols for Cal

California hired Cuonzo Martin as its head coach Tuesday, replacing the retired Mike Montgomery.

The former All-Big Ten guard from Purdue went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee, and took the Volunteers to the Sweet 16 last month.

He spent the three previous seasons at Missouri State, compiling a 61-41 record, including a Missouri Valley regular-season title as the MVC coach of the year in 2010-11.

Martin was a first-team All-Big Ten selection as a player at Purdue in 1995, and also played two seasons in the NBA. He served as a Boilermakers assistant from 2000-08.

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