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class 3a At Lemont (H.S.) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Lansing (Illiana Christian) 11, Chicago (Morgan Park) 1 F

class 3a At Manteno REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Manteno 12, Olympia Fields (Rich Central) 2 F

class 3a At Morris REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Morris 6, Ottawa (Twp.) 1 F

softball

class 3a At Kankakee (Sr.) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Kankakee (Sr.) 15 , Richton Park (Rich South)0. f

class 3a At Manteno REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Chicago Heights (Marian) 4, Midlothian (Bremen) 3 F-8

track and field

CHARLESTON — Two local athletes qualified for Saturday's IHSA Boys State Track Finals, with a third already finding himself penciled in. Keegan Zack of Watseka qualified in the triple jump when he posted a distance of 42-7.75. Reed-Custer's Zach Weaver qualified in the long jump with a distance of 21-feet-1. Central's Isaiah Ditta will run in the 3200-meter run on Saturday. There was no qualifying event for the race. In total, 11 local athletes and three relay teams participated in Thursday's preliminaries at Eastern Illinois University. Zack also competed in the long jump. Ditta ran in the 1600 run prelims and was far from the only Central Comet who made the trip to the prelims. Jefferson Caspary ran in the 110-meter high hurdles and Kodey Willis threw the shot put. Central also had two relay teams race on Thursday. The 4x200-meter relay team of Caden Perry, Chandler Burrow, Darryl Harris and Kollin Krumweide and The 4x800 relay of Trevor Swanson, Jeremy Snejberg, Dane Thorne and Jeremiah Norris. Aside from Weaver, reed-custer sent three other athletes and a relay team to Thursday's prelims. Tyler Hood and teammate Evan Pickard for pole vault. Reed-Custer's Logan Zacharias threw the discus and Coal City's 4x800 relay of Jackson Crater, Shane Milburn, Nathan Cornelio and Gabe Nagel also competed. Watseka's Rusty Kuhlman competed in both the shot put and discus. Ben Kuntz of Bishop McNamara was in the triple jump. Dwight's Christian Williams competed in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles. zack, weaver and ditta will all compete at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University this saturday.

indiana baseball

class a tri county sectional

Frontier vs Rossville sat@ 11a

Pioneer vs Tri-County sat@ 1p

winners play the championship at 7pm

class a caston sectional

North Miami vs South Newton sat @ 12p

Northfield vs Southwood sat @ 2p

winners will play monday for sectional title at 1pm

class 2a hebron sectional

Hebron vs Rensselaer Central sat @ 11a

North Newton vs Boone Grove sat @ 1p

winners will play monday for sectional title at 11 am

class 3a kankakee valley sectional

Andrean vs Wheeler tonight @ 5p

Twin Lakes vs Knox tonight @ 7p

winners will play monday for sectional title at 10 am

indiana softball

class 3a twin lakes sectional championship

twin lakes 3, western 0

class 2a winamac sectional championship

boone grove 5, winamac 3

class a North Miami sectional

South Newton vs Pioneer sat @ 10a

North Miami vs Southwood sat @ 12p

championship set for saturday @ 5p

mlb

ORIOLES 9, WHITE SOX 3

CHICAGO -- Dylan Bundy struck out a career-high 14 and pitched a two-hitter for his second complete game in the majors, helping the Baltimore Orioles beat the White Sox 9-3. Bundy (3-6) had been roughed up in losing four of five previous starts, but sparkled once again in an afternoon contest. The 25-year-old right-hander improved to 2-1 with 1.32 ERA in five day games. Adam Jones and Trey Mancini hit solo home runs as Baltimore took a 9-0 lead after three innings. They won for just the third time in nine games and improved to 6-21 on the road. Earlier in the day, White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner's office cited use of Erythropoietin (EPO).

REDS 5, PIRATES 4

Houston Astros 8, Cleveland Indians 2

detroit, minnesota kansas city and the cubs, cardinals and brewers all had the day off

rodon

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon was removed from a minor league rehab start Thursday after being hit in the forehead by a line drive. Rodon was pitching for Triple-A Charlotte as he works back from offseason shoulder surgery. He fell to the ground, but bounced up quickly after being struck by D'Arby Myers' comebacker in the third inning. Rodon removed his hat and checked his forehead for blood -- he didn't appear to be bleeding -- as a team trainer ran to the mound. He seemed to want to remain in the game, but was led off by the trainer. The 25-year-old Rondon struck out six in 2 2/3 scoreless innings. It was his second minor league rehab outing and first at Triple-A.

PRO FOOTBALL

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the ”The Star-Spangled Banner,” saying that ”maybe you shouldn’t be in the country” if you don’t stand for the anthem. Trump spoke to ”Fox & Friends” in an interview that aired Thursday. The policy forbids players from sitting or taking a knee on the field during the anthem but allows them to stay in the locker room. Any violations of the new rules would result in fines against teams.

BOXING

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. ”I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to honor a truly legendary boxing champion,” Trump said Thursday during an Oval Office ceremony. He was joined by WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, retired heavyweight titleholder Lennox Lewis and actor Sylvester Stallone, whom Trump credited with championing the pardon. Trump said Johnson had served 10 months in prison ”for what many view as a racially-motivated injustice.” ”It’s my honor to do it. It’s about time,” the president said. Johnson, a prominent athlete who crossed over into popular culture decades ago with biographies, dramas and documentaries, was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury for violating the Mann Act for traveling with his white girlfriend. That law made it illegal to transport women across state lines for ”immoral” purposes.”

BASEBALL

NEW YORK (AP) – Baseballs really are getting extra lift, and it’s not from the exaggerated upper cuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner’s office. But a panel that includes professors specializing in physics, mechanical engineering, statistics and mathematics struck out trying to pinpoint the cause. Committee chairman Alan Nathan, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, says ”the aerodynamic properties of the ball have changed, allowing it to carry farther.” The committee’s 84-page report was released Wednesday by Major League Baseball. There was no evidence of meaningful change in the bounciness of the balls, formally called coefficient of restitution, or alteration in batters’ swings, such as upper-cutting. As for what caused of the change in aerodynamic properties, it remains baseball’s great mystery, the sport’s equivalent of the search for the Loch Ness Monster.

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