Lady Cardinals claim second
Woodlawn’s softball team advanced to the championship of the Sparta Tournament on Saturday.
Carlyle beat Woodlawn in the title game 10-5. Ryann French had a home run and two RBI in the game. Cassandra Lueking added two hits.
Woodlawn beat Sparta (11-3) and Chester 7-6) on its way to the title game. Carly Ethridge was the winning pitcher in both games. She finished the day with 13 strikeouts.
Against Sparta, Lueking had two hits and three RBI. Kerstie Harlow added two hits and three RBI. Against Chester, Payton Tufts had a home run and two RBI. Ethridge and Allison England both had two hits each.
Woodlawn is 10-8 this season and hosts Grayville today.
Webber baseball splits with Charleston
Webber split a doubleheader with Charleston on Saturday.
The Trojans dropped the opening game 11-7 in eight innings. Webber came back and won the second matchup 6-5. Jordan Wheeler was the winning pitcher in the second game.
Ty Henderson finished the day with five hits. Alex Lynn added four hits, and Lane Moser had three.
Webber is 18-6 overall this season and travels to Noble on Tuesday.
NCAA gives Illinois tackle Lewis a sixth year
CHAMPAIGN (AP) — The NCAA has granted Illinois starting left tackle Corey Lewis a sixth year of eligibility after his return from a series of injuries.
A university news release said the NCAA had notified the school about the medical waiver on Friday.
He played in the last four Illinois games last fall after missing 34 straight games.
Lewis didn’t play in 2010 or 2011 after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament three times. He had had five separate surgeries.
The Cresco, Pa., native earned his bachelor’s degree in 2011 and is expected to graduate with a master’s this December.
Auburn fans bid goodbye to beloved Toomer’s oaks
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Rhonda and John Shelton made a six-hour round trip Friday so their kids could see the doomed oak trees at Toomer’s Corner that have been part of so many Auburn celebrations.