Prep notes

Indiana Prep Notes: Hobart's Bokun gets Ivy League opportunity

2014-01-23T18:00:00Z 2014-08-11T22:34:32Z Indiana Prep Notes: Hobart's Bokun gets Ivy League opportunityTimes Staff nwitimes.com
January 23, 2014 6:00 pm  • 

It's been a good week for the Hobart football program. Two Brickies finalized their college plans.

Nick Bokun will attend Penn in the Ivy League. Drey Devereaux will continue his play at NAIA power St. Xavier.

Boken, a tight end and defensive end, caught 23 passes for 381 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had 49 tackles. He has a 4.1 GPA and is ranked No. 15 out of 290 in his class.

Devereaux played slot and defensive back. He had 53 catches for 915 yards and carried the ball 61 times for 589 yards with nine TDs combined. He also had 61 tackles.

"Those are two great young men who've worked hard on the field and in the classroom," Hobart coach Ryan Turley said. "We're very happy for both of them." —Steve Hanlon

The wins keep coming: When Andrean won the Class 3A state football championship in November it didn't seem that things could get much better.

But indeed they have.

Junior linebacker Josh Barajas has received offers from Purdue and Illinois. And 59ers coach Phil Mason confirmed that Ohio State, Michigan State, Northwestern and Indiana plan to offer the 6-foot-3, 215-pound athlete after they see him on their campuses.

"He's good," Mason said. "He's very good."

Senior tight end/defensive lineman Tylor Petkovich has committed to Southern Illinois, but could still got to Indiana if another recruit decides to go elsewhere.

Mason also said quarterback Matt DeSomer is still up in there air as far as football is concerned.

"I still think Matt's leaning toward baseball," Mason said. —Steve Hanlon

Carting off to Purdue: Bishop Noll senior Leonard Chocholek was awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship on Tuesday, which will give him a full-ride to Purdue in the fall. He is a member of the Warriors' boys golf team and caddies at Briar Ridge Country Club.

"The envelope came today," Chocholek said Tuesday. "I opened it, read the first words, dropped the letter and ran upstairs."

The first sentence said, "We are pleased to announce ..."

Chocholek will be playing his third year of varsity golf this spring. He is in his second year at Briar Ridge.

"It takes a lot of consistency on the job," the Dyer resident said. "Just showing up for a kid my age, 5 or 5:30 in the morning. That isn't easy. It's taught me patience. It's taught me to love people and the game more." —Steve Hanlon

Teen DAC streak: Chesterton’s girls swimming team won its 15th consecutive Duneland Athletic Conference meet Saturday, and a great deal of the lineup that accomplished the feat might not have been born when the streak started.

Of the Trojans 13 swimmers who finished in the top six in an event, eight of were either freshmen or sophomores. The list is headed by sophomore Vanessa Krause, who set meet records in the 50-yard free and 100 fly. Classmate Kelly Craig was second in both the 200 free and 100 breast. Freshman Cara Kroeger placed second in both the 200 individual medley and 100 back. Classmate Amy Socha was second in the 500 free and third in the 200 free.

L.C. divers flip order in sweeps: Lake Central’s divers might have flipped their order from the Highland Invitational to the Duneland Athletic Conference meet, but the end result – a top-three sweep – was the same.

Kallie Higgins placed first at the Highland meet with 359.15 points. Abby Prince was second (358.55), and Hannah Leyba was third (323.75). A week later in LaPorte, Prince won the title with 385.35 points. Higgins was second (380.35) and Leyba again third (346.65). Prince was fourth at last year’s DAC meet. —Jim Hunsley

Warriors rewarded with rings: The Bishop Noll girls volleyball team are scheduled to receive their Class 2A runner-up state rings at a ceremony next week.

The team will be honored with a ring ceremony at halftime of the boys basketball game at home against Whiting on Jan. 31.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Fan Poll

Loading…

Which local girls volleyball regional qualifier will most likely reach state?

View Results

Follow your school

Duneland Conference

Chesterton Trojans
News
Crown Point Bulldogs
News
Lake Central Indians
News
LaPorte Slicers
News
Merrillville Pirates
News
Michigan City Wolves
News
Portage Indians
News
Valparaiso Vikings
News

Greater South Shore Conference

Bishop Noll Warriors
News
Calumet Warriors
News
Lake Station Eagles
News
Michigan City Marquette Blazers
News
North Newton Spartans
News
River Forest Ingots
News
Wheeler Bearcats
News
Whiting Oilers
News

Great Lakes Athletic Conference

Clark Pioneers
News
Gavit Gladiators
News
Hammond Wildcats
News
Morton Governors
News

Hoosier Conference

Rensselaer Bombers
News

Northwest Crossroads Conference

Andrean 59ers
News
Griffith Panthers
News
Highland Trojans
News
Hobart Brickies
News
Kankakee Valley Kougars
News
Lowell Red Devils
News
Munster Mustangs
News

Northwestern Conference

Lew Wallace Hornets
News
Roosevelt Panthers
News
West Side Cougars
News

Porter County Conference

Boone Grove Wolves
News
Hanover Central Wildcats
News
Hebron Hawks
News
Kouts Mustangs/Fillies
News
LaCrosse Tigers
News
Morgan Twp. Cherokees
News
South Central Satellites
News
Washington Twp. Senators
News
Westville Blackhawks
News

Independents

Bowman Academy Eagles
News
Calumet Christian
News
Campagna Academy
News
Covenant Christian Knights
News
E.C. Central Cardinals
News
Hammond Baptist Swordsman
News
Luther East Eagles
News

Chicago Catholic League

Mt. Carmel Caravan
News
Seton Academy Sting
News
St. Francis deSales Pioneers
News

Chicago Public League

Washington Minutemen/Minutewomen
News

East Suburban Catholic

Marian Catholic Spartans
News

Metro Suburban

Illiana Christian Vikings
News

River Valley Conference

Beecher Bobcats/Ladycats
News
Illinios Lutheran Chargers
News

South Suburban Blue

T.F. North Meteors
News
T.F. South Rebels
News

Southland Athletic Conference

Bloom Twp. Blazin' Trojans
News
Crete-Monee Warriors
News

SouthWest Suburban Blue

Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings
News

SouthWest Suburban Red

Thornridge Falcons
News
Thornton Wildcats
News
Thornwood Thunderbirds
News