Reiley, Robinson receive honors
Prophetstown’s Corrie Reiley and Don Robinson each received top honors by the Three Rivers Conference on Monday.
Reiley, along with Riverdale’s Sydney Mericle, were selected as co-players of the year. Robinson, who guided the Prophets to a 13-0 league slate, was named conference coach of the year.
Also named to the first team were Prophetstown’s Clare Kramer, Amboy’s Kaitlyn Liebing, Erie’s Courtney Cobert and Rachel Cobert, and Riverdale’s Lauren Claus.
A complete list of the team is on B3.
Curie gets OK to play in IHSA tournament
Curie will play in the boys state basketball tournament.
The IHSA announced Monday that the top-ranked Condors, who were stripped of their city title and 24 victories by Chicago Public Schools for using seven academically ineligible players, are eligible by the state association’s standards.
The announcement came 3 days after CPS ruled that the seven players on Curie’s 12-man varsity roster should not have been playing all season because they carried grade-point averages of less than 2.0.
In its written verdict Friday, CPS declared Curie eligible for the IHSA tournament, but the IHSA delayed a decision until speaking with CPS officials on Monday.
All seven players are currently passing five courses and acheiving at least 2.5 credits, making them IHSA eligible.
Son of Bulls, Sox chairman dies
The Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox released a statement Monday regarding the death of Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf’s son, David.
“The Reinsdorf family has suffered a terrible loss today with the untimely passing of son David Reinsdorf, age 51,” the statement read. “Jerry, Martyl and the entire Reinsdorf family appreciate the sympathetic thoughts and prayers from all of their friends and acquaintances, however, the family members do request privacy and your understanding at this time as they deal with this very personal loss.”
No other details were released.
Gators retain top spot in Top 25
Florida, Wichita State and Arizona are the top three teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the second straight week.
The Gators (27-2), who are on a school-record 21-game winning streak, received 46 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.
Wichita State (31-0) was No. 1 on 14 ballots, while Arizona (27-2), which was ranked No. 1 for 8 weeks earlier this season, got the other five first-place votes.
Big Ten schools in the new poll are Wisconsin (No. 9), Michigan (No. 12), Michigan State (No. 22) and Iowa (No. 24).
Manning passes neck exam
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passed a scheduled examination on his surgically repaired neck, and has been medically cleared to play in 2014, according to multiple reports.
The exam is mandated by the 5-year, $96 million contract Manning signed with Denver in March 2012. The 37-year-old Manning missed the entire 2011 season with Indianapolis as he underwent multiple neck surgeries.