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Wisniewski Named Prairie Fire Performer of Week
Brittany Wisniewski, a freshman from Park Ridge, Illinois (Maine South), has been named the Knox College Performer of the Week for her performance over Spring Break.
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Monmouth College High Jumper Hannam Named Performer of Week
Fresh off an All-American indoor track season, Monmouth College high jumper Tyler Hannam has been named the Midwest Conference Men's Field Event Performer of the Week.
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Scots' Seiler Named MWC Softball Position Performer of Week
Monmouth College sophomore Morgan Seiler has been nearly automatic at the plate this season and has been named the Midwest Conference Position Performer of the Week in softball.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/31/10
Silver Streaks baseball team suffers another close loss, Abingdon softball team remains unbeaten, United dominates M-R, Knox baseball team swept in twinbill.
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Guzman Helps Nats Dump Redbirds
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Cristian Guzman made his first start at second base since losing the shortstop job to rookie Ian Desmond and helped turn two double plays in the Washington Nationals' 9-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday.
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Zambrano Not Sharp, Weaver is in Cubs Split Loss to Angels
MESA, Ariz. (AP) _ Jered Weaver pitched five innings of one-hit ball in his last and best outing of the spring, leading the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-0 victory over a Chicago Cubs split squad Wednesday.
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Brewers Beat Cubs Split Squad
PHOENIX (AP) -- Ray Olmedo's two-run double highlighted an eight-run eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a 12-7 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Wednesday.
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Indians Pound Garcia, ChiSox
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) _ David Huff pitched seven strong innings in his final audition for a rotation spot as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 10-1 Wednesday.
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Niemi Shuts Out Wild to End Hawks' Skid
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Antti Niemi made 21 saves for his seventh shutout of the season and third in seven games and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
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Zook Closing Some Practices at Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ Football coach Ron Zook says he'll close practice at times this spring as Illinois starts the long road toward what it hopes will be an improvement on last year's 3-9 record.
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Cubs to Erect Billy Williams Statue
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Billy Williams, a Hall of Famer and one of the best hitters in Chicago Cubs history, will be honored by the team with a statue of his likeness at Wrigley Field.
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North Carolina Can End Rocky Season with NIT Title
NEW YORK (AP) -- North Carolina has a chance to win another championship. Just not the one it wanted.
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Season Recap: Weber Admits Illini Shortcomings
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Almost a month has passed since Illinois found it wouldn't be playing in the NCAA tournament, but Illini coach Bruce Weber is still convinced his team should have been in the field.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/30/10
United posts baseball and softball wins, BPCA softball team wins on the road, Galesburg and Billtown softball teams fall, Rowva sweeps track dual against Stark County.
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Tarheels Beat Rhode Island in OT in NIT Semifinals
NEW YORK (AP) -- North Carolina will get to play for another title after all.
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Dayton Holds Off Ole Miss in NIT Semis
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Johnson scored 22 points, including five key free throws down the stretch, and Dayton held off Mississippi 68-63 in the NIT semifinals Tuesday night.
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Suns Beat Bulls; Clinch Playoff Spot
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Richardson scored 27 points and Channing Frye hit a clutch 3-pointer with 41.6 seconds to go Tuesday night and the Phoenix Suns clinched a playoff berth by beating the Chicago Bulls 111-105 for their eighth straight win.
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Holiday Goes Deep Twice to Lead Cards Past Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) _ Matt Holliday hit his first two home runs this spring and the St. Louis Cardinals roughed up Oliver Perez in a 9-4 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday.
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Tracy Homers in Cub Win Agianst San Francisco
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chad Tracy celebrated his addition to the Cubs' opening-day roster with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, leading Chicago over the San Francisco Giants 5-3 Tuesday.
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Cubs Release Millar; Tracy Gets Final Roster Spot
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ The Chicago Cubs released Kevin Millar on Tuesday, giving their final roster spot to infielder Chad Tracy.
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Konerko & White Sox Beat Oakland
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Paul Konerko broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth inning with two-out double and Mark Buehrle pitched five innings as the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 Tuesday.
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Struggling Blackhawks Lose in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Alex Steen had two goals and an assist and scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping the St. Louis Blues keep alive faint playoff hopes and hand the slumping Chicago Blackhawks their seventh loss in nine games with a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.
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Butler Flap Ensues after Insiders Grab Final Four Tickets
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Butler University says it has confiscated and redistributed 178 student tickets for the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis.
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Fomer USC, Bulls Coach Floyd Hired at UTEP
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Former USC basketball coach and one time Texas-El Paso assistant Tim Floyd is headed back to Texas.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/29/10
Abingdon, ROWVA, Monmouth-Roseville baseball teams win; North Fulton softball team sweeps Billtown, M-R falls; Knox softball team beaten by Iowa Wesleyan; Streaks girls soccer team suffers first loss.
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Another NCAA Men's Basketball Vacancy: Boston College and Skinner Part Ways
BOSTON (AP) -- Al Skinner is out as Boston College basketball coach in what the school said was a mutual agreement.
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College Basketball Roundup & Notes -- 3/29/10
Stanford and Baylor earn women's basketball Final Four spots; Duke favored by oddsmakers in men's tournament.
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Cards' Garcia Makes Bid for Rotation Spot
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jaime Garcia kept up his bid for a spot in the St. Louis rotation, pitching six innings Monday as the Cardinals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3.
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Wells, Byrd Lead Cubs Past Reds
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Randy Wells pitched 5 2-3 strong innings and Marlon Byrd and Mike Fontenot hit two-run homers Monday, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 8-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
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Hamlin Surges to Victory at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Denny Hamlin has won the rain-delayed NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway, surging to the front in a wild finish after a blunder.
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