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Local Sports

Boykin invited to NFL scouting combine in Indy

Former Providence Catholic standout wide receiver Miles Boykin has been extended an invitation to the National Football League’s Scouting Combine that will be held in Indianapolis from Feb. 26 to March 4.

Boykin will participate in medical examinations, psychological testing and individual team interviews before particpating in an on-field workout.

A total of 48 receivers were invited to the combine. He is coming off a senior season at Notre Dame in which he had 59 receptions for 872 yards and eight touchdowns.

ICA AWARDS

ICA honors three coaches: The Illinois Coaches Association for softball held its annual awards banquet in Bloomington this past weekend where three local coaches were honored as Sectional Coaches of the year.

Minooka’s Mark Brown was selected in Class 4A, Joliet Catholic Academy’s Tina Kinsella was honored in Class 3A, and Seneca’s Dan Stecken was honored in Class 2A.

The ICA also inducted its Hall of Fame class for 2019, included among them was longtime Coal City umpire Ken Miller.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Kelliher GLVC Player of the Week, again: The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced Monday that Lewis University’s Jessica Kelliher has been named the GLVC Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 10. It’s the third time in four weeks she’s won the award, fifth time this season and 18th time in her career. She averaged 28.5 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals in helping the Flyers to two home victories last week. She shot 66 percent (21 of 32) from the field and 79 percent (15 for 19) from the foul line.

Kelliher began the week scoring a game-high 34 points in the win over Bellarmine. She scored 21 of those points in the second half and added seven rebounds. She followed that with a 23-point performance in a win over Southern Indiana to become all-time leading scorer in GLVC history and now has 2,511 career points, which is ninth all-time in Division II.

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