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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Over the course of an unprecedented nine overtimes, Illinois survived Penn State’s botched attempt at a trick play, lost its quarterback and a powerful running back to injury, and failed to gain just three measly yards again and again.

The St. Anthony girls golf team hosted its end of the year banquet Wednesday at Effingham Country Club. Award winners for the girls were Lauren Schwing (Lowest Scoring Average), Ellie Wegman (Lowest Scoring Average), Addie Krouse (Outstanding Freshman), and Nina Hakman (Most Improved).

The St. Anthony boys golf team hosted its end of the year banquet Wednesday at Effingham Country Club. Award winners for the boys were Charlie Wegman (Junior Varsity Lowest Handicap), Jonathan Willenborg (Varsity Lowest Handicap), Ryan Schmidt (Junior Varsity Leading Scorer), Thomas Chojnick…

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For all the excitment at Illinois this year, from earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament to the Illini’s second-round loss to Loyola-Chicago, the biggest decision for the immediate future came in the heat of midsummer when Kofi Cockburn announced he was coming back for his junior season.

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Brueklyn Belcher, Tori Budde, Kennedy Sowell, Krista Phillips, Lexi Chrappa, Mattie Angel, Megan Ballman, and Sawyer Althoff saw their regular season home careers end Tuesday night.

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Altamont sophomore Grace Nelson tried to keep pace with a dominant Mt. Zion team that saw the Braves place seven of their ten runners in the top 10 during the Bulldog XC Invitational Saturday morning at Sacred Heart Elementary School.

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LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger hit a tying, three-run homer and Mookie Betts then lined an RBI double as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied in the eighth inning, beating Atlanta 6-5 Tuesday and cutting the Braves’ lead in the NL Championship Series to 2-1.

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs hired Carter Hawkins as general manager on Friday, dipping into Cleveland’s front office in an effort to bolster their own player development system.

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The Cardinals fired former National League manager of the year Mike Shildt over organizational differences Thursday, just one week after St. Louis lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a walk-off homer in the wild-card game.

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