District 1 matches upcoming

CALCUTTA — The District 1 Senior Classic Volleyball Matches will be held starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Beaver Local High School.

All-Star games coming soon

DOVER — The East District Soccer Coaches Association All-Star games will be played on Sunday at Dover Middle School. The girls will play at noon with the boys to follow at 2 p.m.

Area girls all-star picks include: East Liverpool’s Lindsay Baker and Jaybreona Foster; Minervas Alivia Bates and Grace Bolanz.

Area boys all-star picks include: Minerva’s Carl Fritz and Franch Pachin along with East Liverpool’s Dylan Kidder and Nick Pelley.

All-District team announced

DOVER — The East District Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association recently released its all-district team. Area representatives on the boys team were East Liverpool’s Josh Recktenwald (first team), Minerva’s Carl Fritz (first team), East Liverpool’s T.J. Danley (second team), Minerva’s Frank Pachan (second team), East Liverpool’s Dylan Kidder (honorable mention), Minerva’s Nick Pelley (honorable mention), East Liverpool’s Dominik Vallera (honorable mention), Minerva’s Alex Thompson (honorable mention) and Minerva’s Jakob Stewart (honorable mention).

Area representatives on the girls team were: East Liverpool’s Chelsea Reynolds (first team), Minerva’ s Ava Burman (first team), East Liverpool’s Lindsay Baker (second team), Minerva’s Alivia Bates (second team), East Liverpool’s Madison Prince (honorable mention), East Liverpool’s Rebecca Wright (honorable mention), East Liverpool’s Emily Brereton (honorable mention), Minerva’s Renee Hartong (honorable mention) and Minerva’s Grace Bolanz (honorable mention).

Chicago to honor Cubs today

CHICAGO (AP) — Ecstatic Chicago Cubs fans are expected to amass downtown Friday for a parade and rally to honor the new World Series champions.

The celebration of the Cubs’ first title in 108 years will kick off when team buses leave Wrigley Field at 10 a.m. for an official launch of the parade at 11 a.m. The procession will begin at the intersection of famed Michigan Avenue and Oak Street, heading south, then continue along Columbus Drive to Grant Park for a noon rally.

“The City of Chicago could not be more proud of the Cubs, and we are going to throw them — and their fans — a celebration worthy of the history the team made last night,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday in a release.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has proclaimed Friday as “World Champion Chicago Cubs Day” across the state. Rauner called the win “bigger than baseball.”

“This is a celebration for past and present fans along with all the Cubs’ legends who never gave up hope,” he said.

The noon rally will be held at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field. The celebration comes two days after the Cubs’ dramatic 8-7, extra-inning Game 7 victory in Cleveland.

About 2 million people attended a parade and rally when the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2015, according to city estimates.

Fans attending the Cubs rally must pass through security screenings, city officials said. Closed water bottles will be allowed into the rally and food vendors will be on site. City officials said there will be “zero tolerance” for drinking.

The city’s 390,000 public-school students will be able to attend. Friday was already a scheduled day off for Chicago Public Schools.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.