High school news and notes
Updated: April 26, 2012 7:56PM
Greg Tucker, a 6-3 guard from Lincoln Park who most recently played at North Dakota State College of Science, has signed a letter-of-intent to play at Chicago State. Tucker averaged 12.8 points, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals last season.
Setting record straight
Mount Carmel baseball coach Brian Hurry cleared up what some had questioned: A 22-0 record by the Caravan before Wednesday, despite an apparent loss to Florida’s Gainesville P.K. Yonge on April 5. “I explained to their coach that the only way we could play them was if it was a JV game,” Hurry said. “He agreed. I told the umpires before the game that it was a JV game. I didn’t play my regular lineup. We didn’t exchange lineup cards and there was free substitution.” Hurry was hesitant to schedule P.K. Yonge at all, knowing the Caravan had a game later that day against Gordon Tech, which the Caravan won 9-0. But Hurry figured he could squeeze a junior-varsity game in and reward his reserves with some playing time.
Down time for Vitale
Wheaton Warrenville South senior Dan Vitale, who will play football at Northwestern, had his track season cut short when he suffered a pulled hamstring at a meet earlier this month. “I’m shooting for June now,” he said of returning to full strength. “That’s when summer camp starts.”
Riverside-Brookfield is seeking teams for its summer boys basketball league, which will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 5-28. Teams will play two games a night (16 total) and the cost is $725. For more information, email R-B coach Tom McCloskey at firstname.lastname@example.org.