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SportShorts for Friday, November 17, 2017


Amboy grad shines in college debut

Edgewood College freshman and 2017 Amboy graduate Delaney Wilhelm recorded a double-double in her first collegiate basketball game, lifting Edgewood College to a 78-54 victory over Illinois Tech in the season opener.

Wilhelm scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds (six offensive) in only 17 minutes of playing time, as the Eagles opened the season with a win. She scored nine points in a decisive 22-1 Edgewood College run to open the second quarter.

Wilhelm also had three steals in the game.


Sullivan named all-state by IHSFCA

The Illinois High School Coaches Association named its Class 5A
all-state team on Thursday, with Sterling senior running back Nyrel Sullivan honored.

Sullivan has 214 carries for 1,669 yards and 33 touchdowns this year for the 12-0 Golden Warriors.


Shrimplin, Waite earn NUIC honors

AFC’s Emily Shrimplin and Milledgeville’s Rebecca Waite were first-team picks on the NUIC East all-conference team.

Shrimplin’s Raiders teammate Jaynee Prestegaard was a second-team pick, with Polo’s Rilley Peterson and Amboy’s Shannon Lytle named to the third team.


Roethlisberger’s 4 TDs down Titans

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns, three to Antonio Brown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled away from the Tennessee Titans in a 40-17 victory on Thursday night.

Running the no-huddle offense extensively for the first time all season, Roethlisberger completed 30 of 45 passes to help the Steelers (8-2) win their fifth straight.


Slight raise for Cubs ticket prices

After consecutive years of double-digit hikes, the average price of Cubs season tickets will rise less than 1 percent in 2018.

“We saw an opportunity to be less aggressive than we have been the last 2 years,” Cale Vennum, vice president for ticket sales said Thursday.

Prices in some sections of Wrigley Field will decrease by as much as 5.6 percent, Vennum said. Those area include the bleachers, some outfield field boxes as well as some terrace box seating.

Conversely, prices will rise as much as 9 percent for some upper deck reserved seats, some field boxes and terrace reserved “preferred” box seats.

White Sox add to stable of pitchers

The White Sox added to their stable of minor-league pitchers when they acquired hard-throwing right-hander Thyago Vieira from the Mariners on Thursday in exchange for international signing bonus pool money.

Vieira, 24, was a combined 2-4 with a 4.00 ERA, four saves and 46 strikeouts in 41 appearances between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma in 2017.

The Brazilian native was selected to compete for the World Team at the All-Star Futures Game in Miami, where he threw a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.

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