KILGORE — Joel Thelen of Marshall, a former Texas Weslyan University golfer, carded 11 birdies without a bogey to shoot 61 and lead the 83rd Meadowbrook Invitational by four shots after Friday’s first round of play.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech of Mount Pleasant chose Friday not to play this season and the team put star third baseman Yoán Moncada and pitcher Jose Ruiz on the 10-day injured list because of unspecified ailments.

Conley Cavender and Maggie Maxey made TAPPS All-State Academic in two spring sports, while 13 of their classmates earned honors as well, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools announced.

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