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SportShorts for Wednesday, June 13, 2018


North Central College track & field jumps coach Ken Helberg was misidentified in a story about Dixon native and NCC high jumper Kyle Le-
Blanc in Tuesday’s edition.

Sauk Valley Media regrets the error.


Sterling names
Roscoe Eades winners

Jacob Gebhardt, Erin Long and Tyler Willman were named winners of Sterling High School’s Roscoe Eades Award, given to the boy and girl athletes for their involvement and contribution to sports throughout their high school career.

Voting is done by head coaches or their designates. Gebhardt and Willman tied for the boys’ award, the first such instance in the award’s history. The three each receive the Ray Kenaga Memorial Scholarship, a $500 scholarship given in memory of Kenaga, a hall of fame Golden Warrior from the class of 1950.

Gebhardt will attend Indiana University and run on the cross country and track & field teams. Willman will attend Heartland Community College in Normal and play baseball. Long will attend the University of
Alabama-Birmingham and run track.


Rock Falls holding camp for grades 3-9

The Rock Falls boys basketball team will have a camp at Tabor Gym Monday through Friday next week.

Players entering grades three through six in the fall will be part of the first session, running 1-2:30 p.m. The second session, for players going into grades seven through nine, will run 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The cost is $30. For more information, contact coach Brad Bickett at 815-441-1457.


Raiders cut ex-Penn St. QB Hackenberg

Christian Hackenberg’s fresh start lasted less than a month.

The Raiders announced Tuesday that they have cut Hackenberg, 3 weeks to the day after the Jets traded the former second-round pick to Oakland for a conditional seventh-round pick.

The Raiders will now keep that seventh-round pick, effectively negating the trade.

Rams have to pay Reggie Bush

A jury in St. Louis on Tuesday ordered the NFL’s Rams to pay former running back Reggie Bush $12.5 million for a severe knee injury he suffered in 2015, the team’s final season in St. Louis.

Bush was playing for the 49ers when he was pushed out of bounds during a game on Nov. 1, 2015 at the Edward Jones Dome. He slipped on a surface that the lawsuit dubbed the “concrete ring of death,” about 35 feet behind the 49ers’ bench.


Oakland celebrates another Warriors title

For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty, and got a treat when several players got off their buses to mingle with the crowd.

Hundreds of thousands of fans in gold and blue and holding signs that read “Dynasty” and “Back to Back Champions” waved from behind barriers set up along the route in downtown Oakland, California, as the Warriors rode by in the open, double-decker busesTuesday.

Stephen Curry, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and the rest of the Warriors, who won their third title in four years last week, took turns raising the Larry O’Brien Trophy for the roaring crowd, which officials said could reach up to 1 million fans.


Parade worth the wait for Caps fans

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom rode the final bus down the mile-long parade route, lifting the Stanley Cup to roaring cheers and waving to seas of red in the crowd.

Five days after capturing the franchise’s first title and the first of any kind by a Washington team in the major four professional sports since 1992, this was their day to soak in winning following so much disappointment.

Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Constitution Avenue and filled the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate a long journey fulfilled. One fan held up a sign reading, “Worth the Wait.”

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