Local Briefs: Thorp wins MVP in comeback win

Hinckley-Big Rock graduate and Northern Illinois recruit Jenna Thorp was named the MVP for the Class 1A/2A North team in the North team's 74-65 victory over the Class 1A/2A in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game on Saturday in Bloomington.

Thorp finished with 13 points as the North team came back from a double-digit deficit to get the win.

Liners take loss: The DeKalb County Liners lost, 8-3, to the Slippery Rock Sliders on Saturday at Founders Field at Sycamore Park. Catcher Anthony Foulk had a hit and a run scored for the Liners (3-7). DeKalb County plays Terre Haute at 5 p.m. today in Sycamore.