Thornwood basketball star Darell Combs and Loyola University have mutually agreed to part ways, according to Thornwood basketball coach Paul Slavich.
Slavich said Loyola let Combs out of his letter of intent, which he signed in November and Combs is "seeking academic opportunities elsewhere."
He said Combs is being recruited by Cleveland State, Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky.
In other college basketball news, Homewood-Flossmoor Tim Williams has not decided whether or not he will sign with Florida International University after coach Isiah Thomas was fired Friday.
Williams committed recently to the Miami school and said Thomas was a part of his reason for choosing FIU.
Williams father, Tim Sr., said the family has not had a chance to think things over and will take a few days to sort things out before making a decision. ~! Mike Nieto
Washington 10, CICS/Longwood 0 (5 inn.): Adrian Luna struck out seven as The Times No. 5 Patriots moved to 8-4.
News and Notes
Beecher to honor military: The Beecher girls soccer program will host a "Shooting for Soldiers" game April 23.
The Ladycats will face Grant Park in a varsity match at 4:30 p.m., followed by a junior varsity match at 6:15 p.m. at Beecher High School.
This game is a fundraiser to gather money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Veterans and current members of all military branches will be honored during intermission and the Beecher players will wear camouflage jerseys.
Admission is $3 and all proceeds will be donated to the project.