Sportshorts for Saturday, April 20, 2013
Dixon loses in
five in Yorkville
Beccah Jones was victimized by eight unearned runs, and Dixon lost a nonconference game 11-0 in five innings in Yorkville.
Madeline Avery had three hits, including a solo homer, and three RBIs for Yorkville.
Cougar camp is
Cougar camp will be May 29-31 and June 3-5 at Eastland High School.
Campers in grades 3-6 will meet from 8-10 a.m. June 3-5, grades 7 and 8 from 10 to noon on those dates. Campers grades 9-12 will meet 6-8 p.m. May 29 and 2-3 p.m. May 30 and 31.
Call camp director and Eastland varsity coach Tony Dunlap at 815-493-6341 or 493-2707 for forms or more information.
YMCA tournament May 3 at Emerald Hill
The ninth annual YMCA golf tournament will be May 3 at Emerald Hill Golf Course in Sterling.
Registration is $75 per individual before Tuesday and $85 after. All proceeds benefit the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA Scholarship Program. To register, call 815-535-9622.
Rock Falls band
selling Preds tickets
The Rock Falls Marching Rocket Alumni Band is selling tickets to the May 18 Sauk Valley Predators game at Sterling High School.
Tickets for the game against Bloomington are $8 for adults and $5 for students kindergarten through college. Proceeds will support the Rock Falls music program. For tickets, call Nikki Cunningham at 815-677-0454 or Melinda Jones at 815-626-7588.
Cubs claim veteran OF Borbon
The Cubs claimed 27-year-old outfielder Julio Borbon off waivers from the Rangers.
Borbon spent last season at Triple-A Round Rock, hitting .304 with 78 runs scored and 20 steals.
In his major league career with the Rangers, Borbon hit .283 with seven home runs and 73 RBIs.
Harrison signs with rival Bengals
Former Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison agreed to a 2-year deal with the division rival Bengals on Friday.
Last month, the 34-year-old Harrison refused to take a pay cut requested by the Steelers and was waived. He is due to make $6.57 million in 2013.
Fenner fought marathon suspect
Chicago boxer Lamar Fenner faced Boston Marathon suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the ring in 2009 and beat him to go on to the Golden Gloves finals.
Lamar Fenner’s record was 24-0 when he fought Tsarnaev in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fenner bested him after getting up from an eight-count and went on to join Team USA. He died last December from natural causes at the age of 29.