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Sportshorts for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:15 a.m. CST

LOCAL TENNIS

Hubbs honored by USTA

Emma Hubbs, a longtime tennis coach and instructor in Dixon, was honored by the United States Tennis Association Midwest Section on Sunday by winning the Cap Leighton Award.

The award recognizes a tennis teaching professional who contributes to tennis in his or her community beyond his/her livelihood.

WOMEN’S SOFTBALL

Rehmert named first-team CCIW

Sterling graduate Jaime Rehmert, a senior at Augustana, was named to the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin first team softball team.

Rehmert, a first baseman, is hitting .293 with three home runs and 26 RBIs. She also has a .447 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .373.

Lobdell earns honors at Luther

Paige Lobdell, a 2012 graduate of Sterling High School, has been named second team all-Iowa Conference at third base for Luther College.

Lobdell, who started 35 games, is batting .330 with 33 hits, 7 doubles and 14 RBIs.

WRESTLING

Snow makes college choice

Jake Snow, a senior at Newman, has verbally committed to wrestle at UW-Parkside.

Snow went 40-1 last winter and won the Class 1A 145-pound state title. He also won the 112-pound title as a freshman in 2011.

NFL

Considine, six others challenge ruling

Sean Considine, a Byron native, is one of seven retired NFL players filing a motion in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia to intervene in the NFL concussion lawsuit, claiming the proposed $765 million settlement does not adequately represent the interest of all former players.

The NFL and co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs have maintained that they expect the proposed settlement will eventually be approved.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Big Ten tourney to play in D.C.

The Big Ten men’s basketball tournament will be played at the Verizon Center in Washington in 2017.

It will be the first time the tournament will not be played in either Chicago or Indianapolis since its creation in 1998.

Rutgers and Maryland are set to join the conference this year. The tournament will be played at the United Center in 2015 and in Indianapolis in 2016.

 

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