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SportShorts for Friday, April 26, 2019


AFC’s Prestegaard to play at St. Ambrose

Ashton-Franklin Center senior Jaynee Prestegaard will continue her academic and athletic career at St. Ambrose next season.

Prestegaard, a two-time SVM Girls Basketball Player of the Year, averaged 18.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, 4.4 steals and 5.9 blocks per game last season for the Raiders. She was an IBCA All-State first-teamer, a second-team AP All-State selection, and a unanimous selection to the NUIC East all-conference team.

Prestegaard will team up once again with her sister, Madeline, at St. Ambrose. The Fighting Bees were 20-10 and 13-7 in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic
Conference last season.

Oregon wins WPOA Sportsmanship Award

The Oregon High School girls basketball program recently received the top honor for the Sportsmanship Award sponsored annually by the White Pines Officials Association (WPOA).

The award is given after the season to the team that demonstrates high quality sportsmanship across three categories – team members, coaches/administration and fans. Oregon had the best composite score of all schools in the northwest Illinois area.

OHS has received a banner from the WPOA for permanent display in the Blackhawk Center.


Chiefs’ Hill won’t face child abuse charges

The Johnson County (Kansas) District Attorney’s office has declined to file charges against Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill or his fiancée, it was announced Wednesday.

District Attorney Stephen M. Howe said that although he believes a crime occurred, the evidence in the case doesn’t clearly establish who committed the crime.

According to police reports, officers in Overland Park, Kansas, were called to Hill’s home on March 14 to investigate an alleged battery in which a juvenile was a victim. Hill was not listed in the report. Hill’s fiancée, Crystal Espinal, was listed under “others involved.”

The Kansas Department of Children and Families has been investigating.

Hill released a statement Thursday saying he loves and supports his family above anything.

Texans could be open to trading Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney has yet to sign the franchise tag he received from the Houston Texans in March, and now there’s a chance he might not play for the team at all.

Just over a week after the Houston Chronicle reported that Clowney and the Texans were not close to a long-term contract and that the star pass rusher could be a “prolonged holdout” in hopes of a new deal, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said Thursday the team is open to trading its former No. 1 pick.

Texans general manager Brian Gaine has said publicly the team still intends to reach a long-term agreement with the three-time Pro Bowler.

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