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CHICAGO -- An Illinois high school football team that lost a playoff football game because officials made an incorrect call wont be in the state championship contest after a judge on Wednesday rejected its bid to overturn the outcome.Judge Kathleen Kennedy rejected an unusual lawsuit from Chicago suburban Fenwick High School seeking to reverse the Plainfield North High School victory Saturday. Fenwick said it would not appeal the decision.That sends Plainfield North High School to the Class A state title game Saturday against East St. Louis, but none of the parties involved was celebrating.Fenwick led the playoff game 10-7 and had the ball on fourth down on its own 15-yard line with four seconds left. The Fenwick quarterback heaved the ball downfield and used up the time left on the clock. Officials ruled the play to be intentional grounding, a penalty that gave Plainfield North the ball and one more play, which it used to kick a field goal and tie the game before winning 18-17 in overtime.The Illinois High School Association, which governs prep sports in the state, said the call was a mistake. The association apologized to Fenwick, but said there was no way for the school to appeal the outcome through the organization.In her ruling Wednesday, Kennedy cited an association bylaw that says officials decisions are final.The association argued that if Fenwick prevailed it could lead to a flood of lawsuits over incorrect decisions by officials.I wish there was a way that Fenwick could participate in the game, but theres not. Sometimes the law is not fair, David Bressler, an association attorney, argued in court.Fenwick principal Peter Groom said in a statement: We applaud the Plainfield North athletes and coaches for a well-played semi-final game, and we thank them for their continued sportsmanship and understanding.Plainfield North spokesman Tom Hernandez praised the decision but, in a printed statement, stressed: We reiterate our empathy for our friends from Fenwick High School and their supporters.Illinois association spokesman Matt Troha said he is not aware of a previous case in which a school in Illinois tried to use the courts to change the outcome of a high school sports event.In 2014, an Oklahoma judge declined a high schools request to have a football playoff game replayed after a referees mistake cost the schools team a touchdown. The judge expressed concern about a slippery slope that could lead to future litigation over wins and losses.The association said Wednesday that it will look for ways to try to prevent such problems in future, but it isnt yet clear what that will involve.There is no celebration and there are no winners in this circumstance. It is simply a resolution, the association said in an emailed statement. The Fenwick High School community has been dealt a pair of devastating blows over the past few days, while Plainfield North had a historic moment shrouded in controversy. Phoenix Suns Jersey., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. Leandro Barbosa Suns Jersey. Capitals head coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin was injured in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday and clarified it was not a head injury. 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Martin Jones happily obliged.Logan Couture and Joel Ward scored in the first period and San Jose gave the Chicago Blackhawks their second straight loss with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.Guys are competing, Pavelski said. Were coming back, were doing a lot of good things in the D zone. You just keep playing. It will break a little bit but if it doesnt break well keep trying to win like this.Artemi Panarin scored for the Blackhawks, who have back-to-back losses for the first time since opening the season 0-2. They also fell to the Oilers 5-0 on Monday night.Jones, who had his 15th career shutout Monday, stopped 33 shots for his 10th win of the year.It was great. Thats a tough team to play against defensively, and we did a great job, Jones said. Limiting them to what we did tonight was pretty impressive and especially the last two minutes, just not even letting them set up in the zone. That was a great job by everybody.Corey Crawford saved 33 shots for the Blackhawks, who entered with points in 10 of their last 12 games against San Jose.Both goalies were excellent, Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. A lot of skill, a lot of speed, a lot of plays being made, a lot of great players. It was a good hockey game. I thought we had some opportunities to maybe extend the lead and put them away and Crawford made some saves. But it was a great hockey game.Chicago captain Jonathan Toews left with an unspecified injury following the second period. He leads the league with 292 faceoff wins and had a game-high eight after two periods.Its tough when guys go down, especially in the middle of the game, Blackhawks Brent Seabrook said. Its like youre playing short-handed. Hes a big part of this team. He plays in every aspect of the game.dddddddddddd.The Sharks scored twice in the first period for the second consecutive game, getting a power-play goal from Couture at 11:32 and a short-handed goal from Ward three minutes later.Couture, who scored for the third time in four games after netting three goals over his first 16, beat Crawford to the glove side after taking a sharp pass from Pavelski.Chris Tierney, from behind the net, threw the puck down the center of the ice and Ward got the jump on Seabrook, who slipped going after the puck. Ward patiently worked the puck deep and got Crawford on the ice for an easy tap in.I made a huge error on that one by not coming out, Crawford said. I was a little flat-footed and I didnt read it well. I should have played the puck. I wasnt patient enough on that one.The Blackhawks responded with a goal in the second period. Niklas Hjalmarsson dug out the puck from along the boards and flipped a pass to a streaking Artem Anisimov, who found Panarin. The second-year wing clanked the puck off the right side post and into the net.Crawford, who has allowed 13 goals in his last four games, was a rock over the final 45 minutes, though Jones was also up to the task.Game notes Pavelski has points in each of his last four games. ... The Sharks have recorded a short-handed goal in two straight. ... Hjalmarsson recorded his 12th point in 26 games against the Sharks. ... Anisimov claimed his second point over his last seven games after scoring in each of his previous 11.UP NEXTBlackhawks: Complete their seven-game


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