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SportShorts for Friday, March 1, 2019


Amboy’s Lytle to play at Sauk Valley C.C.

Amboy senior Shannon Lytle will continue her academic and volleyball career at Sauk Valley Community College next fall.

Lytle was a second-team all-NUIC East selection as a senior. She was an honorable mention all-conference selection as a junior after recording 201 kills, 61 blocks and 25 aces in her junior season for the Clippers.

Sauk qualified for the NJCAA Division II National Championships 4 straight years from 2014-17.


Registration open for Sterling Youth Baseball

Registration is now open to kids ages 4-16 to play youth baseball in Sterling.

The cost is $65 for tee ball and coach pitch, and $75 for the higher levels.

Those interested can register at Self Help Enterprises using the West Entrance on Sunday, March 3 and Sunday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration can also be done online at

Those registering by mail can send to the following address: Sterling Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 305, Sterling, IL 61081. For more information, call 815-622-4029.


Sterling grad rolls a perfect game

Kelly Granzow, a 2009 graduate of Sterling High School, shot a perfect game Tuesday night at Blackhawk Lanes.

It was Granzow’s first 300. When she graduated from Sterling, Granzow held the school record for a six-game series with 1,328 pins.


WR Thomas arrested after car accident

Former Broncos and Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has been arrested on allegations including vehicular assault stemming from a crash
earlier this month.

Police say Thomas was taken into custody Wednesday after turning himself in. He also was being held on allegations of reckless driving and not having proof of insurance.

Thomas was involved in a crash on Feb. 16, a few days after he was released by the Texans. Police said Thomas was driving over 70 mph, more than twice the speed limit, near downtown Denver when his SUV went off the road and flipped end-over-end after hitting a median.

Police say the SUV landed on its wheels and that one of his two passengers suffered serious injuries.

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