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Despite the wet weather the Franklin Park Track Teams competed at home Wednesday against Mt Vernon and Wesclin.

Mt Vernon took home the boys title with 85 points followed by Salem with 50 and then Wesclin with 43. Tyson Mann won the 6th grade 100 meters, Harness, Watson, Reagen and Hays won the 4x100 relay, Lybarger, Hays, Alberson and Tate took the 4x400 relay and the 6th grade 4x100 team of Williams, Mann, Hays and Lybarger were also first. Kobe Silvey was 2nd in the discus, Kaleb Watson 2nd in the long jump, Braden Tate 2nd in the 1600 and 800, Donavan Williams was runner up in the 6th grade 100 and the 7th grade 4x200 relay team of Wayer, Brooks, Fitzpatrick and Alberson were also 2nd.

Mt Vernon also won the girls meet with 81 points followed by Salem's 63 and Wesclin's 35. Jenna Reiter won the 1600, 800 and 400 meter races, Shanelle Reid won the high jump and Katelyn Wilson the 200. 2nd place finishes for Salem were Kylie Whitlock in the long jump, Lexi Sadrieh shot put, Chloe Harness 6th grade 100, Shanelle Reid 7th grade 100, Maddie Quandt 1600 and the 6th grade 4x100 relay team of Hawkins, Harness, Keen, Schawinger.

Salem will travel to Highland on Wednesday.



INA, Ill. (March 25, 2015) - The Rend Lake College Softball team swept Shawnee College yesterday 3-2 and 5-4 in Ullin, moving them to 9-11 for the regular season and 3-5 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. The wins place them on a four-game winning streak. They will play Southwestern Illinois at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Belleville. For all things athletic at The Lake, visit www.rlc.edu/warriors.

JUCO Softball
Game 1
Rend Lake College 
v. Shawnee Community College
@ Ullin, IL
March 24, 2015

RLC - 3 11 1
SCC - 2 6 0

Pitching: Emily Jenkins (Benton, Ky.) W, 7IP, 1K, 2R

Game 2
Rend Lake College 
v. Shawnee Community College
@ Ullin, IL
March 24, 2015

RLC - 5 8 2
SCC - 4 8 2

Pitching: Hayley Spicer (Sims) W, 7IP, 1K, 4R


Bulls beat Raptors for fifth straight time, 116-103
 
     TORONTO (AP) - Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 18 and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 116-103 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory against the Raptors.
 
     Tony Snell scored 17 points as the Bulls moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Raptors for third in the Eastern Conference. Aaron Brooks had 16 points, and Nikola Mirotic finished with 15.
 
     Toronto has dropped three of four. It hasn't defeated Chicago since Dec. 31, 2013.
 
     Greivis Vasquez had 22 points for the Raptors, and DeMar DeRozan scored 20. Vasquez also matched a career high with six 3-pointers.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Ryan White and Michael Raffl scored goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
 
     Giroux had his 22nd goal for his first even-strength score at home this season. Steve Mason was stout again for the Flyers, finishing with 34 saves.
 
     Andrew Shaw scored for the Blackhawks.
 
     Flyers fans gave Blackhawks defenseman Kimmo Timonen a standing ovation during a video tribute for the returning defenseman who helped lead Philadelphia to the 2010 Stanley Cup final.
 
     Timonen returned to Philadelphia for the first time since he was traded to Chicago in February for two draft picks.


Loyola Chicago wins CBI semifinal

CHICAGO (AP) - Earl Peterson and Devon Turk both scored 15 points and Loyola Chicago beat Seattle University 63-48 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational.
 
     Loyola (22-13) hosts Louisiana-Monroe in Game 1 of the CBI's best-of-3 championship series on Monday.
 
     Peterson's running one-hander from the right baseline tied the game 42-all with 5:46 remaining and triggered a 14-0 run for Loyola over the next 3:43. Peterson had six points in the run.
 
     Seattle, which led 34-29 with 12:10 to play, was outscored 34-14 down the stretch.
 
     William Powell had 12 points for the Redhawks (18-16) and Jadon Cohee added 10.
 
     The Ramblers haven't been in any postseason tournament since the 1985 NCAA Tournament. It was Seattle's first postseason appearance of any kind since 1969.





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