St. Edward graduate Luke Duffy, a former Daily Herald All-Area football player, is in line for a major scholarship.
Duffy, a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis, was awarded a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award for the Chicago Metro Chapter earlier this year. He was one of three student-athletes from the Chicago area to be awarded an $8,000 scholarship. He received the award from Bears principal owner Virginia McCaskey during a ceremony at Halas Hall.
Recently, Duffy was nominated for the national award from the NFF. He is one of 27 nominees nationwide.
The winners will be announced in October with award ceremony in New York in December.
Payne skills academy: Former high school, college and AAU coach Kent Payne will hold a one-day basketball skills academy on Sept. 29 at the Elgin Community College Events Center. The camp is open to boys and girls 10 years and older and is open to high school players. The camp will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include instruction in shooting form, footwork, mechanics, creating moves, off the dribble shooting, reading screens, ballhandling and more. For further information, contact Payne at (630) 251-0980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bigos to St. Joe's: Crystal Lake South's Jake Bigos has committed to play baseball on scholarship at Division II St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind. Bigos, an outfielder, was a part of the Gators' Fox Valley Conference and regional championship team last spring. A Daily Herald All-Area selection, he hit .403 with 1 home run, 15 RBI, 37 runs scored and a .517 on-base percentage in 38 games. Bigos also considered Saint Louis University, Winona State, Quincy, Truman State and Illinois-Springfield.
Compiled by John Radtke