Andrew Mehr of Brainerd High School will attend the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago next season on a full-tuition academic scholarship and swim for the Hawks.
Illinois Tech coach Rob Bond expects Mehr to compete for the team's top spot in the 50 and 100 freestyles as well as compete in the 200 free and sprint butterfly.
The Hawks are coming off a fourth-place finish at the NAIA national meet.
In the 2005 high school state meet, Mehr placed seventh in the 50 free, 12th in the 100 free and was on the 13th-place 200 free relay and on the 15th-place 400 free relay.
Tice camp June 19-23 at St. Thomas
Boys ages 7-18 will have an opportunity to join head coach Mike Tice and Minnesota Vikings players and coaches for a football camp June 19-23 at St. Thomas University in St. Paul.
For more information log on to www.footballcamps.com or call (800) 555-0801.
JV tennis team wins six matches
The Brainerd Warriors received singles wins from Jeff Smith, Joe Henke and Kyle Solstad and from the doubles teams of Justin Vogt-Brett Severson, Josh Bundy-Peter Carlson and Matt Houle-Pat Halvorson in a junior varsity tennis meet Tuesday against St. Cloud Apollo.
John Rocker has verbal run-in
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- John Rocker, attempting a comeback with the minor league Long Island Ducks, had a testy exchange with a fan Tuesday as he walked off the field after another disappointing performance.
The 30-year-old lefty gave up two runs, two hits and two walks in one-third of an inning on the mound in Long Island's 2-1 loss to the Atlantic City Surf in the second game of a doubleheader.
As Rocker left the field, Dave Macken of Atlantic City, a Surf fan sitting near the visitors dugout, yelled, "It's a long way from Atlanta."
Rocker replied, "I'm still a millionaire" and followed with profanity, Macken told The Press of Atlantic City. Macken said the two then exchanged profanities.
Rocker recalled the exchange differently. "Call me what you want, but don't start cussing at me like that," he was quoted as telling the paper. "That's just wrong."
Rocker, who dropped to 0-2, entered with a 1-0 lead in the fifth and loaded the bases on two singles and a walk. He walked a batter with the bases loaded, forcing in the tying run, and gave up a go-ahead sacrifice fly.
The former Atlanta reliever gained infamy for remarks he made in a 1999 interview with Sports Illustrated in which he bashed gays, minorities and foreigners.
Rocker last pitched in the major leagues for Tampa Bay in 2003. He had surgery for a torn rotator cuff in July of that year and did not pitch last season.
Cubs put Wood on disabled list
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Chicago Cubs right-hander Kerry Wood was placed on 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a strained muscle in his right shoulder.
Cubs trainer Mark O'Neal said Tuesday that Wood should be ready to pitch again after three weeks of rest to heal his strained shoulder.
"I'm very confident," O'Neal said.
Wood will be limited to weight work and exercise to stay in shape until he can throw again in three weeks.
"I get here, I get my work done and I support my team," Wood said.
Bothered by bursitis in his shoulder during spring training, Wood has had his last two outings cut short.
Wood left Saturday's game against Houston after just three innings. In his previous start against Pittsburgh on April 24, he lasted only five innings. He's 1-1 in five starts with a 6.15 ERA.
Last season, Wood missed two months with an injury to his triceps muscle. He was sidelined all of 1999, one year after winning the NL Rookie of the Year Award, following elbow ligament replacement surgery.
Source: Okafor wins Rookie of the Year
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte forward Emeka Okafor has won the NBA's Rookie of the Year award, narrowly beating best friend Ben Gordon of Chicago Bulls, a Bobcats source told The Associated Press.
The award will be announced on Wednesday. The Bobcats have called a news conference for what they have only called "a major announcement."
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