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SPORTS SHORTS: G-K girls basketball team’s season ends

G-K girls basketball team’s season ends
The Genoa-Kingston girls basketball team’s season ended with a 51-18 loss to Richmond-Burton in the Class 3A Woodstock Regional quarterfinals.

Andrea Strohamier and Kate Thurlby each had five points for the Cogs.
“We had trouble putting the ball in the hole all night,” G-K coach Kyle Henkel said. “Even though we had a pretty season, they were never short on effort, which I appreciated as a coach.”

Chronicle, earn multimedia honors

The Daily Chronicle and took two of the top 10 places in the 2012 Associated Press Sports Editors contest Multimedia Division on Monday. won for its Northern Illinois Orange Bowl preview video breaking down the numbers between Florida State and NIU, and also was honored for a feature video on junior quarterback Jordan Lynch and his statistics midway through the 2012 season.

This is the first time the Daily Chronicle and its websites have been honored by the APSE for multimedia entries. The Daily Chronicle competed in the division for websites under 500,000 unique visitors a month.

Hairston, Cubs finalize $5M, 2-year contract
MESA, Ariz. – Outfielder Scott Hairston and the Cubs have finalized a two-year contract.

The 32-year-old Hairston hit .263 with a career-high 20 homers, 57 RBIs and 25 doubles last year in his second season with the New York Mets.

He also has played for Arizona (2004-07), San Diego (2007-09, 2010) and Oakland (2009) during a nine-year big league career. Hairston has a .247 career average with 95 homers and 279 RBIs.

Bears sign CB Lewis
LAKE FOREST – The Bears announced Monday that they signed cornerback LeQuan Lewis.

Lewis, who turns 24 on Sunday, played eight games with the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, finished with an interception and four tackles. He also averaged 21.2 yards on five kickoff returns

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Lewis was let go by Tampa Bay in December.

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