Seventeen Marian Catholic athletes from nine sports opened the spring signing period Wednesday by inking their letters of intent.
From the baseball team, those signing included Erik Callaghan (Benedictine University), Brent Feldner (Oakton College), Conner Maday (Denison University) and Ryan Waaso (South Suburban).
Basketball player Kevin Phillips will attend Parkland College.
Women's lacrosse players Mariah Brown (Howard University), Katlynn Dee (St. Mary's College) and Sam Kinder (North Central College) were joined by men's lacrosse player Kellan Berens (Aurora University) in signing letters of intent.
Jacob Forney, John Hotchkiss and Pat Swanson, all from the football team, will attend Wisconsin-Platteville.
Soccer player Shannon Milazzo will play at St. Ambrose, and Becca Stanton and Natalia Szyller from the softball team will attend Aurora Univeristy.
Volleyball player Colleen Rynne signed with Illinois Wesleyan, and diver Rayanne Muzzo (Central Connecticut) and swimmer Grace Van Beest (St. Mary's-Minnesota) round out the class.
"Wounded Warrior Game" postponed: Due to poor field conditions, today's Coal City at Beecher girls soccer game has been postponed, Beecher coach Dawn Compton said.
No new date has been set. The game honors current military men and women and veterans. All proceeds go to the fund.
Henderson tribute is Saturday: A memorial service for former Crete-Monee and Duke basketball star Phil Henderson will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crete-Monee High School auditorium.
Henderson died Feb. 16.
Kendall Gill and former Duke teammate Robert Brickey are expected to speak as well as friend Greg Murray.
Dyer native inks with DePaul: DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell announced Wednesday that R.J. Curington has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the basketball program next season. The Dyer native recently completed his prep career at Oak Hill Academy.
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard joins three other players in DePaul’s 2013 recruiting class that also includes Morgan Park guard Billy Garrett Jr. and junior college forwards Forrest Robinson and Greg Sequele.