Updated: December 14, 2012 6:23AM
Pickerill going into
third coaching Hall
Safe to say it may be the third time, but it’s not old hat.
Former Oswego High School coach Ken Pickerill will be inducted into the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 26 in ceremonies at the Westin Hotel in Lombard.
“This will be the third high school coaches association in the state of Illinois into which Ken has been inducted,” said former Oswego baseball coach Dave Elko, a member of the IHBCA’s Board of Directors. “I don’t know if that’s ever happened before, that one coach made three Hall of Fames. I’ve been researching this since last June and haven’t come up with anyone else yet.”
Pickerill is also a member of the football and wrestling coaches Halls.
The ceremonies at the Westin, on Butterfield Road near Harry Caray’s Restaurant, will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. Cost for tickets for the dinner and induction ceremony are $50 each. Anyone interested in attending should contact Elko at 630-253-2048.
Several area athletes, led by the nation’s No. 1 volleyball recruit Lauren Carlini of West Aurora — according to a nation website — will be signing their national letters of intent for athletic scholarships on Wednesday’s early signing day.
Carlini, who committed to the University of Wisconsin her freshman year, will sign in a 4 p.m. ceremony at the Great Lakes Volleyball Center, home of her Sports Performance Club team, at 579 N. Oakhurst off Eola Road.
Other volleyball signees include Batavia’s Kristen Koncelik (Evansville) Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at the school and Rosary’s Kate Stefanski (NCAA Division II Rollins College, Fla.).
In softball, Kaneland shortstop Allyson O’Herron will sign with NCAA Division II Winona State at 2 p.m.
Interstate Eight football
Interstate Eight Conference Large Division champion Sandwich placed eight players on the all-league team announced Monday by the conference coaches and Plano had four selections.
Sandwich’s selections included Austin Breunig (RB/DB), Cody Davis (RB/DB), Ryan Harrison (RB/DB), Logan Lee (OL/DT), Seth McDonald (RB/LB), Paul Schultz (OL/DT), Eric Schwartz (TE/DE) and Collin Wegener (TE/LB).
Plano players named were Trent Bowers (RB/DL), Abraham Carreon (TE/DB), Deshone Jackson (DL) and Zach Peruski (OL/LB).
Rosary 58, IMSA 23 — Sydney Zaragoza scored 16 points and Karly Tate added 10 as nine different players scored for the Royals in their season-opener. Lindsey Conley led the Titans with nine points.
Hinckley-Big Rock 45, Sandwich 19 — Jacqueline Madden had 14 points to lead three Royals in double figures. Lauren Paver chipped in 11 points and Abbie Tosch contributed 10.
Aurora Central 31, Somonauk 25, OT — The Chargers outscored the Bobcats 7-1 in the extra session.
Plano 46, Seneca 42 — Temira Ellis and Clarisa Martinez scored nine points each for the Reapers.