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SportShorts for Saturday, February 24, 2018

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Prestegaards both named all-state

AFC’s Jaynee and Madeline Prestegaard both received all-state honors from the Associated Press.

Junior forward Jaynee Prestegaard was named second-team all-state in Class 1A. Senior center Madeline Prestegaard received an honorable
mention.

LaMoille-Ohio’s Lexi Loftus was a first-team all-state selection in 1A.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

RF’s Meiners signs with Sauk Valley

Rock Falls senior forward Austin Meiners will continue his basketball career at Sauk Valley Community College after signing with the Skyhawks on Friday.

Meiners is averaging 16.2 points, 3.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game this year for the Big Northern champion Rockets.

BOWLING

Dixon’s Lauer signs with Highland

Dixon senior Lucas Lauer will continue his bowling career at Highland Community College next year.

Lauer signed with the Cougars on Friday. He rolled a pair of 201 games at the Sycamore Regional last month.

Highland competes at the NJCAA Division II level, and its home lanes are Four Seasons Bowling Center in Freeport.

MLB

Extra-inning proposal off for spring training

A proposal collapsed that would have put a runner on second base to start the 10th inning of spring training games, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The players’ association
refused to sign the spring-training deal Wednesday, the person added.

Management thinks the union backed off because players were upset commissioner Rob Manfred described new pace-of-game rules that apply to the regular season as an agreement, the person said.

The union makes the distinction it did not agree to the rules, but instead will not challenge MLB’s decision to unilaterally impose them.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Michigan’s offensive coordinator out

Tim Drevno’s run as Michigan’s offensive coordinator/offensive line coach has come to a close, and Ed Warinner is expected to join the team’s coaching staff.

With Drevno on his way out, Warinner – who was hired by Jim Harbaugh as an offensive analyst earlier this offseason – is expected to step in as Michigan’s new offensive line coach.

What Michigan does with its offensive coordinator title remains to be seen, even with the Wolverines hiring former Florida head coach Jim McElwain to be the team’s new wide receivers coach earlier this week.

NFL

Former Dolphins lineman detained by police after threat

Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who has struggled with mental health issues after a 2013 bullying scandal that shook the NFL, was taken into Los Angeles police custody Friday after a threatening Instagram post on his account mentioned two former teammates who had harassed him.

Martin was being questioned by investigators after the post showed a shotgun and referred by name to the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles that he once attended, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

The post also included mentions of the Instagram usernames of former Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, and said suicide and revenge were the only options for a victim of bullying, the official said.

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