North Central College’s Dhruvil Patel was named NCAA Division III National Indoor Track Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA.,Frank Gramarosso was chosen Coach of the Year.,Patel also was chosen co-most outstanding track athlete at the indoor nationals.

Judson (5-10): Matthew Meier CG, 7 IP, 3 H and Josh Krueger 2-for-3, RBI in Game 1.,Ian Petoskey 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and Adam Zeratsky 3-for-4, double, 2 runs, RBI in Game 2.

North Central and Aurora both play at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament in men’s basketball.,North Central hosts Chatham (Pa.), while Aurora is at Augustana.,... Judson’s Emylyn Wright was named to the CCAC All-Conference Team in women’s basketball.,... Aurora’s Terrell Wilson (men’s basketball) and Justin Yost (men’s volleyball) were selected NACC Athletes of the Week.

Weather experts said the chilly February doesnt signal a larger change in some of those trends.Even factoring in the cold snap, California is still warmer than average, and swings between periods of severe winter rainstorms and profound drought will probably become more pronounced in the future because of climate change, said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA.He added that it might not be as cold as locals perceive it to be given how much warmer it has been in the last several years.This year seems anomalous because we have already internalized a lot of the warming thats occurred, he said.On Thursday, a light drizzle blanketed the barren streets of Santa Monica.,The L.A. native pulled on jeans, a thin shirt and a dark denim jacket and capped it off with a beanie, but said she always feels ill-prepared for the cold.I tend to wear one layer because its L.A. and I keep expecting its going to get warmer, but it doesnt, she said.Several factors including a lack of offshore wind and, more broadly, climate change have played into Californias weird winter weather, experts say.The recent cold snap has also brought snow to portions of the Southland that rarely see any.,If it weakens and the air is no longer a continuous band, cold air can spill out of the Arctic and move down to the West Coast, Swain said.The city came close within one degree of hitting the 70 mark, but it never quite warmed up enough to get there.Theres plenty of days in January and February where people want to go to the beach and we usually get a few of those days every winter, Kittell said.,Back-to-back winter storms this year have blanketed Californias mountain ranges with snow, making this a banner winter for skiers and snowboarders.The storms have covered Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood with more than 8 feet of fresh snow this winter, while Big Bear Mountain Resort has received more than 10 feet.,This season has provided the best conditions for snow sports in roughly a decade, said John McColly, vice president of sales and marketing at Mountain High, who added that it feels like a real winter this year.Matt Martinez, 41, is an avid surfer who spends the colder months chasing storms that provide local mountains with a blanket of fresh powder.

North Central (22-5) and Aurora (16-11) both will play Friday at a time to be determined in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament.,North Central host Chatham (Pa.) (19-9), while Aurora plays at Augustana (24-3).

Lewis' Kendale McCullum (men's basketball) and Jessica Kelliher (women's basketball) were named athletes of the week in the GLVC.,The Flyers' Cierra Pulliam (women's indoor track) was chosen conference athlete of the year, while Dana Schwarting won coach of the year honors.

North Central College’s Matt Cappelletti and Connor Raridon were named all-conference by the CCIW in men’s basketball.,... Aurora’s Julie Galauner was selected NACC Athlete of the Week in women’s basketball.

I guess the first thing you should know about me is that I tend to mispronounce Lancaster.,I want to hear from you — our readers — about places in Fairfield County I should visit and experience.,Of course, there are certain must-see events, like the Lancaster Festival and the Fairfield County Fair, but I'm positive there are even more.,I can be found most Friday nights in the fall on the sidelines of high school football games, where I have assisted the sports departments (mostly in Zanesville where I spent most of my career) in coverage.,This past fall, I watched my first game at Fulton Field when Sheridan played its playoff game against Columbus Eastmoor.

The Stanley County Lady Buffaloes basketball team saw their game that was to take place on Thursday night against Mobridge-Pollock get postponed due to the forecasted weather.,Mobridge, where the game was to be played, was under a wind chill advisory until 8 a.m. CT on Friday.,The game has been rescheduled for next Friday.,The Junior varsity game is still scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. CT, with varsity to take the court following the junior varsity game.,Fans unable to make it to the game can see a stream of it on the MOPO Tigers Live YouTube page, or by going to liveticket.tv.