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Club teams Mid-Pro Academy, Young & Reckless and Fundamental U impressed.
There’s plenty of talent available in the Class of 2025.
Tucker, who worked at the Sun-Times for 28 years, left two impressive legacies.
Antioch junior Evan Schmidt and sophomore Zach Rubin juggle varsity baseball with advancing to the state finals in IHSA bass fishing.
The state’s consensus No. 1 junior announced late last month that he’s committed to defending national champion Michigan.
Waubonsie Valley’s Tyreek Coleman, Phillips’ EJ Horton, Lane Tech’s Dalton Scantlebury, Rolling Meadows’ Ian Miletic, Bolingbrook’s JT Pettigrew and Romeoville’s EJ Mosley are area talents looking to make big impression during key recruiting period.
Once again, dozens of players with local ties are moving on from their previous college stops in search of a better or different opportunity.
“It’s a huge steppingstone to get seen this early in front of the MLB scouts,” Khan said. “That would be a great opportunity to showcase my skills at that level against some of the best competition.”
The junior was set to play for Yale until the Southeastern Conference school made him an offer.
This spring, Venezuelans also are playing at Farragut, Mather, Clemente and Kelly, among other schools, using the sport to make friends and find a sense of normalcy at a time of great change in their lives.
Several new stars emerged during the opening weekend of the grassroots basketball season.
Robinson has more than a dozen Division I offers, including Power Five schools Virginia, Arizona and Iowa State.
Sularski has enrolled at Lemont and will begin attending school there on Monday.
A look at Veldman’s recent commitment and York’s new football coach.
In partnership with the Bears, Ledley King — who played his entire career for soccer club Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League — traveled from England to participate in Monday’s girls flag football event at Crane, the alma mater of Bears founder George Halas.
Since 1990, there have only been three Final Fours — 2021, 2007 and 1995 — in which a team didn’t have an Illinois player on scholarship.
Lovett had plenty of Power Five offers to choose from, including Arizona State, Iowa, Kansas State, Louisville, Missouri, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
The Rams didn’t lose a game in the Catholic League, arguably the best conference in the state this year.
Controversy swirled around the Hinsdale South basketball program in November when Erin Savage, the mother of basketball player Brendan Savage, sued the school district and several employees after her son was cut from the team following tryouts.
“Man, he’s a coach’s dream,” Thornton coach Tai Streets said. “He’s a winner and the absolute leader you want to have on your team.”