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SportShorts for Thursday, May 29, 2014

Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:06 a.m. CST

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Newman to host girls hoops camp

The Newman girls basketball program will host a camp for players in 4th through 9th grade from June 9-12th. The camp will run from noon to 2 p.m. each day.

Cost is $40. For more information, contact Newman High School at 815-625-0500. Registration will be accepted the first day of camp.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Rehmert closes career with honors

Augustana senior Jaime Rehmert was named to the NCAA Division III regional all-tournament team, in addition to earning first-team all-conference honors in the CCIW this season.

Rehmert, a 2010 Sterling graduate, hit .304 with five home runs and 30 RBIs this year as Augie’s starting first baseman. She finished her career in the Vikings’ all-time top 10 in homers (13) and RBIs (78).

Morrison native Christie Wiersema, a junior pitcher at Augie, finished the year 4-0 with a 2.28 ERA in 12 appearances, and also hit four homers and drove in 15 runs.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Motocross event coming to Walnut

Reigning champion and Galena native, Chad Wienen brings a 13-point lead into Saturday’s AMSOIL ATV Showdown at Sunset Ridge in Walnut, a stop along the ATV Motocross National Championship tour.

The event will be Saturday at noon.

OLYMPICS

New York, Philly withdraw 2024 bids

New York City and Philadelphia are dropping efforts to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

Alicia Glen, New York’s deputy mayor for housing and economic development, told The Wall Street Journal that Mayor Bill de Blasio made the decision after weighing the pros and cons of hosting the event.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says that city’s decision was made after researching potential venues and the financial realities of hosting the games.

 

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