LOCAL BRIEFS: Liners’ inaugural home opener rained out
Liners’ inaugural home opener rained out
The DeKalb County Liners, a first-year collegiate Prospect League team, had their home opener rained out Tuesday. It is the second time their home opener has been postponed because of rain. They’ll try again at 7 p.m. today, with a game against the Chillicothe Paints at Founders Field at Sycamore Park.
NIU announces 2010 Hall of Fame class
Northern Illinois University announced the latest additions to its Athletics Hall of Fame on Tuesday as one team and four individuals make up the 2010 class and will be inducted into prestigious company on Oct. 22 as the Huskies celebrate Hall of Fame Weekend/Varsity Club Day during the fall home football weekend.
The 2010 induction class: Jay Graziano (baseball, 1974-75), NIU’s only Mid-American Conference Triple Crown winner; T.J. Lux (men’s basketball, 1995-2000), NIU’s all-time leading scorer; Tom O’Neill (special category, baseball, 1966-68), one of the top NCAA men’s basketball officials of the past 30 years; Martha Unger (Grace) (women’s gymnastics, 1987-91), NIU’s first four-time NCAA regional participant; 1978-79 men’s gymnastics team, the first undefeated dual-meet team in program history.
Kansas City receiver to host football camp
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Chambers will host his first Football Skills Camp on Saturday at DeKalb High School.
Chambers and his C.A.T.C.H. 84 Foundation will host the Football Skills Camp from 2-6 p.m. at with registration beginning at 1 p.m. It is a free camp open to kids ages 10 to 15 as well as high school and junior-varsity football teams.
To sign up ahead of time, players can register atcatch84.com. If you have questions, call Alicia Daniels at 815-762-9445 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Space is limited so signing up ahead of time is encouraged. All children must have a parent sign a registration form and waiver either before the camp or the day of the camp.