December 20: Area Roundup
December 20, 2012 5:28PM
Updated: January 22, 2013 6:23AM
Neuqua Valley 98, Metea Valley 88 — Jordan O’Brien placed first in the 100 breaststroke (59.96) and 200 freestyle (1:51.12) for the Mustangs.
Aurora 86, Presentation 82 — The Spartans (8-3) extended their winning streak to eight with a victory at the Las Vegas Shootout. Marious Lobdell scored 28 points and added six rebounds. Kalmon Stokes chipped in 14 points.
Newark 43, Seneca 31
LaRussa headlines clinic
Retired major league baseball manager Tony LaRussa will be the keynote speaker for the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Jan. 25-26 at the Westin Hotel in Lombard.
LaRussa, who managed the White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, will speak at 1 p.m. on Jan. 26. The clinic is for IHSBCA members and interested youth coaches choosing to join the organization.
For information, go to the group’s website at: 222.ihigh.com/ihsbca/ and click on the “Coaches Clinic” link on the left side of the page.
Legendary Oswego coach Ken Pickerill will be inducted into the group’s hall of fame at its annual dinner the night of Jan. 26, which will also be held at the Westin.
Havis to Roosevelt
Batavia libero/defensive specialist Briahna Havis has verbally committed to play volleyball for NAIA Roosevelt University in Chicago and will sign in January, according to Bulldog coach Lori Trippi-Payne.
The 5-foot-8 Havis was a three-year member of the Batavia varsity and led the team in serve percentage (95.7) and aces (38) this past season when she was a senior captain.
Roosevelt competes in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and the volleyball team completed just its second season this fall, improving from 5-34 in the inaugural 2011 season to 21-17. Oswego’s Katherine Daley was a freshman middle blocker on this year’s team.
Havis is the third member of Trippi-Payne’s team who will play in college next year. Middle Kristen Koncelik has signed with the University of Evansivlle and senior right side Lizzy Thrun will join the North Central College team.
Rosary shooting camp
Rosary High School coaches will offer a two-day basketball shooting camp for girls in grades 5-8 on Dec. 27-28. Sessions for fifth- and sixth-graders will be 9 a.m. to noon each day with seventh- and eighth-graders going from 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost of the camp is $35 and registration forms are available at the school website (www.rosaryhs.com) or by calling the athletic department at 630-896-0831, ext. 25.