Five to be inducted into Brookfield HOF

Five to be inducted into Brookfield HOF


The Brookfield Athletic Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. at the high school. This year’s inductees are: Ron Macuga (1953), John Zebroski (1974), the 1967-68 Boys’ Basketball Team, the 1989-90 and the 1990-91 Girls’ Basketball Teams. Banquet tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at the high school, at Laddies or at Logan & Company.

Six to be inducted into Columbiana HOF


Columbiana will honor six into their school’s hall of fame. Robert Hum Sr (1946), Tim Evankovich (1982), Mike Ross (1984), Bonnie Wilkinson (1990-2011), Corey Less (1994), Zach Schmidt (1997). Banquet will take place Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at the high school.

Oregon fires head coach Mark Helfrich


Mark Helfrich has been relieved of his duties as the head coach at the University of Oregon. Helfrich was fired after the team finished with an 4-8 (2-7) record and finishing last in the PAC 12 North division.

Tiger Woods ready for World Challenge


Tiger Woods is ready to swing a golf club again after a 15 month layoff. It just might be the first time he won’t measure his success by the score cards but with just actually being able to compete. Woods started the World Challege in 1999 for his foundation which pays out $1M to the winner.

Ex-NFL star Sharper sentenced to 20 years


Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Tuesday a 20-year prison term, ending a tour of shame and punishment in the courthouse where he first admitted drugging and raping women in four states.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor denounced Sharper’s “horrible conduct” and “disgraceful abuse of trust” during the hearing that concluded prosecutions that unmasked the popular former all-pro safety and Super Bowl champ as a serial rapist.

Under the terms of a plea deal negotiated with prosecutors in four states, Sharper will be eligible for parole in about eight years because California law requires he serve half his sentence and he has already been behind bars more than two years since his arrest.

But he will probably serve more time if an appeals court upholds an 18-year prison sentence handed down by a New Orleans federal judge who rejected the deal as too lenient. Sharper has appealed that harsher sentence.

Rams coach spurns Dickerson


Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher says Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson shouldn’t expect the franchise to give him special privileges after the former running back publicly criticized the team.

Fisher reiterated Tuesday that Dickerson is welcome to be around the Rams (4-7).

But Fisher also expanded on his version of a phone conversation with Dickerson that led the former Rams star to vow he won’t attend another game while Fisher is the head coach.

Fisher says he explained to Dickerson earlier this month that players were uncomfortable with Dickerson being on the sideline after he had disparaged them on his weekly radio show.

Michigan State DB cited for assault


Michigan State University senior defensive back Demetrious Cox has been cited for misdemeanor assault.

The Lansing State Journal, citing court records, says Cox was arrested at 3 a.m. last Thursday in East Lansing. He didn’t play Saturday at Penn State due to what coach Mark Dantonio said was a violation of team rules.

Cox tells the State Journal that he’s been “falsely accused.” He says he was outside a restaurant when police approached him and said he matched the description of someone who was wanted.

Staff/wire report