Cody Bellinger, who became a local celebrity at 13 when he led Chandler National in the Little League World Series, was among four former high school athletes inducted into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday at Hamilton.,Cody Bellinger poses with long-time Hamilton athletic trainer Lance Michael at the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday.,(Photo: Courtesy of Hamilton Athletic Director Brett Palmer)

Bellinger, an outfielder and first baseman, who starred on Hamilton's baseball team in 2013, was named the National League Rookie of the Year with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017 when he hit a National League rookie record 39 home runs.,"He is a great ambassador for Arizona baseball, as well as Hamilton baseball," said Hamilton coach Mike Woods, who coached Bellinger in high school.,Others inducted Saturday into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame were former Chandler High football and track and field standout Dion Jordan, former Chandler Basha baseball player Jamie Westbrook, former Chandler Valley Christian girls basketball coach Scott Timmer and former Valley Christian athlete Ashton Wolf. read more

• OU has three players ranked in the top 10 in rebounding in the Big 12: Christian James (sixth, 7.3), Brady Manek (eighth, 6.7) and Kristian Doolittle (10th, 6.3).,• James failed to record a double-double in his first 104 collegiate games, but has produced at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in six of his 14 games since.,• James failed to produce a double-double in his first 104 collegiate games but has produced at least 10 points and 10 boards in six of the 13 games since.,• With an average of 16.3 points per game, James is fourth in the Big 12 scoring race.,• By scoring 20 points on Jan. 16 against Kansas State, James became the 45th Sooner to eclipse 1,000 points in an Oklahoma uniform (eighth in the Lon Kruger era).

R.C. Slocum spent nearly three decades coaching football at Texas AM, and if the rules changed, recruiting didn't.,But money, social media and the pursuit of national glory changed recruiting in the Lone Star State, at least at Texas and AM.,For the first time in 20 years, Texas, AM and Oklahoma will finish in the top five of the 247Sports' composite recruiting rankings.,Now that recruiting budgets at Texas and AM have climbed into seven figures, it's easier for coaches to go national as well as fly recruits in for visits.,Besides 10 Texas recruits this year, he signed players from Georgia, California, Kansas, North Carolina, Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida and Washington D.C.

The facility is home to Joy of the Game, Felicity School, Movement Revolution, the Institute for Human Performance as well as a variety of basketball and volleyball club teams, according to Mike Nekritz, a partner in the business with his father, Barry Nekritz, and brother, Ed Nekritz.,NSSW laid out its plans to move the school, Movement Revolution and the sports teams less than a mile away during a Deerfield Plan Commission workshop in late January.,The former Berto Center will house three of the entities — Felicity School, Movement Revolution and the sports teams — but Nekritz said the Institute for Human Performance needs more space and will seek another location in Deerfield.,Nekritz said students at Felicity are referred by area public school districts through special education individual educational plans.,Before he was a business owner, Nekritz was head basketball coach at Niles North High School, the principal at Antioch Community High School and then superintendent at Community High School District 117.

IN LATE OCTOBER, owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam summoned all Cleveland Browns employees to the auditorium at team headquarters for a familiar meeting.,TWO MONTHS LATER, Jimmy Haslam is in another familiar meeting -- in the locker room with Browns players after a loss, this time to the Ravens in the regular-season finale.,He made a fortune expanding the Haslam family business of Pilot Flying J truck stops and saw it come to a halt in an FBI raid in 2013, which left him looking for redemption as the owner of the famously hard-luck and comically inept Browns.,For the past six years, as Haslam's former life dissolved, he tightly gripped every aspect of the Cleveland organization, often creating as much chaos as he inherited, according to more than two dozen interviews with current and former Browns executives, coaches, lawyers, scouts and staffers, as well as league executives and other team owners and executives, most of whom requested confidentiality.,Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the firing of coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley does not mean the team is giving up on this season.

SARANAC LAKE — The Lake Flower Resort is applying for a federal grant through the village of Saranac Lake for an amount up to $750,000.,Jim Thatcher, the village’s consultant from C.T. Male Associates, explained the Community Development Block Grant at the village board meeting on Monday night.,If approved by the state Office of Community Renewal, the village would give the grant money to the resort owners under terms of a separate contract.,Thatcher said the resort owners have asked for the grant to help fund the purchase of furniture, fixtures and food service equipment in the resort, once built.,In 2013 the Lake Flower Resort, under different ownership, secured a performance-based $2 million Regional Economic Development Council grant from Empire State Development.

IN LATE OCTOBER, owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam summoned all Cleveland Browns employees to the auditorium at team headquarters for a familiar meeting.,TWO MONTHS LATER, Jimmy Haslam is in another familiar meeting -- in the locker room with Browns players after a loss, this time to the Ravens in the regular-season finale.,He made a fortune expanding the Haslam family business of Pilot Flying J truck stops and saw it come to a halt in an FBI raid in 2013, which left him looking for redemption as the owner of the famously hard-luck and comically inept Browns.,For the past six years, as Haslam's former life dissolved, he tightly gripped every aspect of the Cleveland organization, often creating as much chaos as he inherited, according to more than two dozen interviews with current and former Browns executives, coaches, lawyers, scouts and staffers, as well as league executives and other team owners and executives, most of whom requested confidentiality.,Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the firing of coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley does not mean the team is giving up on this season.

There is a plaque on the wall of a newly-built Kenyan school hall that reads: "Donated by friends and family, in loving memory of Jock Hobbs, 7th January 2019".,The plaque is but one strand to Hobbs' journey that has pulled together supporters from the United States and New Zealand, and seen his close friend, NFL safety Kenny Vaccaro, embroiled in a standoff with US President Donald Trump after protesting police brutality and racial injustice by sitting with 10 team-mates during the national anthem.,Hobbs in his playing days at North Harbour ... a visit to Kenya changed his view of the world.,His professor, Glenn Kramon, identified the value in the message, and under the title "The collateral damage of a petty NFL", Hobbs' piece was published in the New York Times.,The piece turned heads, sparking feedback and financial support from the New Zealand and US communities that pushed Hobbs' project over the line.

IN LATE OCTOBER, owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam summoned all Cleveland Browns employees to the auditorium at team headquarters for a familiar meeting.,TWO MONTHS LATER, Jimmy Haslam is in another familiar meeting -- in the locker room with Browns players after a loss, this time to the Ravens in the regular-season finale.,He made a fortune expanding the Haslam family business of Pilot Flying J truck stops and saw it come to a halt in an FBI raid in 2013, which left him looking for redemption as the owner of the famously hard-luck and comically inept Browns.,For the past six years, as Haslam's former life dissolved, he tightly gripped every aspect of the Cleveland organization, often creating as much chaos as he inherited, according to more than two dozen interviews with current and former Browns executives, coaches, lawyers, scouts and staffers, as well as league executives and other team owners and executives, most of whom requested confidentiality.,Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the firing of coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley does not mean the team is giving up on this season.

GOSHEN — Senior Hank Smith of the Elkhart Memorial Crimson Chargers is the newest member of the 1,000-point club among area schools.,Smith tossed in 19 points in last Saturday’s 63-52 win over the Northridge Raiders at North Side Gym in Elkhart.,Current Westview assistant coach Ross Hales (1989 graduate) is the program’s all-time leader with 1,322 points, followed by Markese McGuire (2013) 1,246, Jimmy Powers (1974) 1,235, Daimion Beathea (1991) 1,226, Kevin Sindle (2006) 1,201, Karvel Anderson (2009) 1,146, Walter Lewis (1983) 1,130 and Todd Johnson (2012) 1,073.,Other Westview members are Gary Yoder (1973) 1,711, Rusty Yoder (1994) 1,698, Ryan Yoder (1990) 1,594, Elijah Hales (current senior) 1,351, Chandler Aspy (2015) 1,299, Brad Oesch (1987) 1,283, Adam Christner (2009) 1,219, Jeremy Bachman (1,081) and Jeff Nelson (2000) 1,023.,Concord also has eight members led by Elkhart County’s all-time leader Shawn Kemp (1988) 2,134 points.