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March 18,2017 18:43

Dimitric Young is taking his basketball talents to the next level at Division III Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Young was a key piece to Sterling's regional championship team this past season. The do-it-all senior was a first-team all-NIB-12 ...

Dimitric Young is taking his basketball talents to the next level at Division III Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.Young was a key piece to Sterling’s regional championship team this past season. The do-it-all senior was a first-team all-NIB-12 selection for the 23-win Golden Warriors.Nailor claims 4th in 3-point shootoutRock Falls sophomore Cade Nailor finished fourth in the Class 3A 3-point Showdown at Carver Arena.Nailor knocked down 6 shots Friday after leading his group in the preliminary round on Thursday with 12.Carmel’s Evan Myers won the showdown with 14 made 3s on 15 shots. North Lawndale’s Steven Ross finished second with 9, and LaSalle-Peru’s Joel Pantoja claimed third with 8.COLLEGE SOFTBALLAmboy grad Appleman shining at RMU-SpringfieldFormer Amboy standout Kaitlyn Applemanis currently hitting .375 for Robert Morris University-Springfield. She has started all 10 games in center field for the 6-4 Eagles.In recent games, she went 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored, a triple and an RBI versus Penn State Schuylkill, and 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored, a double and an RBI versus Sweet Briar College.MEN’S BASKETBALLAugie to play for Division III national championshipAugustana will play for the NCAA Division III national championship on Saturday night after defeating Williams College 90-79 Friday night in Salem, Virginia.Former Erie star Jacob Johnston pitched in 14 points, hitting 2 of his 3 attempts from beyond the arc. The Vikings (24-8) shot a stellar 62 percent (31-for-50) from the floor against the Ephs.Augie will play Babson College (29-2) at 5 p.m. for the Division III title.NC State hires UNCW’s KeattsNC State has hired UNC Wilmington’s Kevin Keatts to take over as head basketball coach. The school announced Keatts’ hiring in a news release Friday night, 1 day after his Seahawks lost to Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Keatts is a former assistant to Rick Pitino at Louisville, and a two-time Colonial Athletic Association coach of the year who led UNC Wilmington to a 72-28 record and two NCAA Tournaments in three seasons there.NFLLeague to hire second female officialSarah Thomas made history in 2015 whenshe was hired as the NFL’s first-ever female game official. This season, Terri Valenti will reportedly join Thomas as the league’s second female official, though she won’t be on the field like Thomas.On Thursday, theSporting News’ Alex Marvez reportedthat the league is set to hire Valenti as the NFL’s first female instant replay booth assistant.Valenti will be responsible for initiating replays inside the final 2 minutes when head coaches are unable to issue challenges.

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