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High School Lites Roundup: Week 7

High School Lites Roundup: Week 7

High School Lites had plenty of huge conference matchups this week as the show had some of the most important boys and girls basketball games from around the Chicagoland area.

Wintrust Athletes of the Week: Jeremiah Hernandez and Treyvon Calvin, St. Viator

Team of the Week, Presented by Saint Xavier: Mount Carmel Wrestling 

Viewers' Choice Game of the Week: Dundee-Crown holds off Hampshire

HIGHLIGHTS

No. 1 Curie takes down No. 2 Bogan

Oak Park-River Forest earns blowout over No. 14 York

Lincoln Park shuts down Lane

No. 7 Evanston beats rival No. 17 New Trier

Prospect knocks off Rolling Meadows

Stevenson slows down No. 24 Waukegan

Notre Dame upsets No. 9 St. Viator

St. Laurence races by No. 13 Leo

Aurora Christian comes back to beat Riverside-Brookfield

West Aurora takes down Glenbard South 

Girls: New Trier rallies to beat Evanston

Girls: Montini takes down Mother McAuley

 

Oswego standout tackle the latest to commit to NIU

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Oswego standout tackle the latest to commit to NIU

Oswego junior defensive tackle Jack Hugunin (6-foot-3, 255 pounds) made a visit to Northern Illinois University on Monday for the Huskies' spring practice.

He didn't wait much longer to decide where he'll play, as he gave a same-day verbal commmitment to head coach Thomas Hammock. 

"I knew that I was going to go to NIU for the spring practice {Monday} and give NIU my commitment," Hugunin said. "I've been to NIU now a bunch of times and overall it's just the best fit for me and that's why I decided to commit."

The school's location and winning history played major roles in the selection.

"My goal has always been to get a college degree and play football at the highest possible level and I can get that done at NIU. I'll get to play in a great conference (Mid American Conference) and also play in a winning football program that's also 45 minutes from home. NIU really showed me a lot of love from very early on in the process and they were my first offer. I have a really good connection with all of the coaches at NIU. They really welcomed me when I first visited and it's just gotten better each time I visit. Academically, NIU is also a really good fit for me."

Hugunin is now the Huskies third known in-state verbal commitment and the program's fourth commitment overall so far this spring. Hugunin joins Peoria WR Kaevion Mack, West Aurora DE Matt Johnson and Milwaukee Vincent's ILB Devonte Lee.
 

De La Salle's Matt Byrnes participates in the seventh annual Franklin Middle School Dodgeball Tournament

De La Salle's Matt Byrnes participates in the seventh annual Franklin Middle School Dodgeball Tournament

Hey kid...no pressure.

De La Salle junior tight end Matt Byrnes (6-foot-5, 200 pounds) made his first Franklin Middle School Dodgeball tournament appearance earlier this month.

He was also the team’s lone rookie on a team that had won the charity tournament the year before. While the Meteors came up just short in retaining the title a few weeks ago, no one also enjoyed themselves over the past two years more than De La Salle.

Byrnes, who played wide receiver and tight end last fall for the Meteors and head coach Mike Boehm, checks in and recaps his latest recruiting news. He also gives us an early preview of the 2019 De La Salle Meteors.