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Jones wins Adidas Nationals

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Hunter Jones won the indoor 5,000-meter run at the 2021 Adidas Indoor Nationals Friday night at the Virginia Beach Sport Center.

The Benzie Central sophomore finished the race with a time of 14:49.76 to beat Ty Garrett, a sophomore in Highlands Ranch, Co., by less than a second. Garrett raced for a time of 14:50.57.

Both Jones and Garrett broke the sophomore record of 14:54.29, held by Elijah Armstrong of Pocatello, Idaho since March of 2013. Armstrong is now a sophomore at Boise State University.

Jones races in the 2 mile Saturday as well.

Pit Spitters to give $2,000 in equipment

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Pit Spitters and the Northwoods League Foundation are teaming up to award a grant, worth more than $2,000 of Rawlings youth baseball equipment.

In total, The Northwoods League Foundation will award 22 equipment grants to

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IHSA sports lineup doesn’t include bowling in Peoria area

PEORIA — While high school bowling is thriving in various parts of Illinois, the Tri-County area has been a virtual high school bowling desert for years.

According to IHSA archives, there have only been a handful of teams from Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties that have competed in the sport.

Bowling recently has been deemed a low-risk and safe sport by the IHSA, so student-athletes can start practicing and competing this season immediately. But there doesn’t seem to be the required interest to get the ball rolling, so to speak, in Peoria.

Interest for high school bowling in Peoria?

“What it would take is just some intense interest,” Peoria High athletic director Brien Dunphy said. “In the past we’ve had a club, so some kids have been able to participate. That’s kind of drifted away as interest has waned.

“There’s not a lot of expense — bowling fees, some

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Winter sports season opens with bowling at Sport Center – Sports – Monroe News – Monroe, Michigan

Bowling is more than a sport for Julia Skowron.

“It’s stress release,” the New Boston Huron senior said. “You can chuck the ball at the pins and they don’t talk back.”

During these trying times of a coronavirus pandemic, stress release is more important than ever.

So there was plenty of smiles and lots of joy as the high school winter sports season finally got started in the Monroe County with a pair of bowling matches Monday at Monroe Sport Center.

Video clip: Jefferson vs. Flat Rock Boys

For Flat Rock’s Katie Stull, it was a chance to put COVID-19 out of her mind for a few hours.

“It just felt normal,” she said. “This is probably the most normal thing that’s happened in my senior year.”

Huron swept St. Mary Catholic Central, winning the girls match 27-3 and the boys 30-0. Flat Rock took two from Jefferson with a

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