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May 23, 2013

Sports briefs

Neibert starts state today

Mt. Vernon boys tennis player Aaron Neibert begins state final action today.

Neibert opens tournament play against Lake Forest’s Brice Polender. The match will be played in Mt. Prospect near Chicago.

The top 32 players in singles received seeds and Polender is in the 17 to 32 range of the tournament.

Neibert qualified for state after placing third at the Carbondale sectional. The top four singles plays qualify for state. Polender competed in the Warren sectional and also finished third.

The state final tournament is double elimination.

Webber baseball opens sectional play

Webber’s baseball team travels south today to Goreville for its sectional semifinal matchup.

The Trojans face Shawnee at 4:30 p.m. today.

Webber won their first baseball regional in school history on Saturday with a victory over Woodlawn.

Shawnee is 19-5 this season and defeated Mounds Meridian 10-0 in its regional title game.

Jarrett, Petty enter NASCAR hall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR honored members of its royal families with inductions into the Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Past champion Dale Jarrett joined father Ned in the hall and master mechanic Maurice “Chief” Petty became the fourth member of one of NASCAR’s most successful families to be honored.

Maurice joins older brother, “King” Richard Petty; their father, championship driver Lee Petty; and cousin Dale Inman, Richard’s longtime crew chief in the hall.

Tim Flock, a two-time premier series champion, also was selected along with Jack Ingram, who drove to success on what became NASCAR’s Nationwide Series; and Fireball Roberts, the flashy showman from the 1950s who raced to 33 victories before his death in 1964.

The group will be inducted into the hall during ceremonies here next January.

Ned Jarrett jumped out of his seat and hugged Dale when his name was announced.

Dale Jarrett said he was dressed for his son’s graduation party and expected to bolt out once the announcements were made. He was humbled to join the hall.

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