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Sanders, Childers to enter St. Edward Hall

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St. Edward High School will induct two former student-athletes into its Hall of Fame Friday when the school hosts its annual Greg True/Jim Biggins Hall of Fame Luncheon at Jimmy's Char House in Elgin.

Doug Sanders, a 2004 graduate, and Caiti Childers, a 2007 alum, will take their place in the Green Wave Hall of Fame.

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Sanders is a former three-sport athlete for the Green Wave who was an all-area captain for the Daily Herald, earning the award for football in 2003. He was Suburban Catholic Conference baseball player of the year in 2004, a three-time Daily Herald all-area baseball player and an IHSBCA all-stater in 2004. He also compete for Elgin American Legion Post 57, being named MVP in 2003 and most valuable offensive player in 2004.

He was a three-time all-area football player and was named the Suburban Catholic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2003. He was also an IHSFCA all-state selection in 2003.

Sanders also played basketball before going on to a successful baseball career at Elgin Community College and Kent State University, where he is now an assistant baseball coach.

Childers is a 1987 graduate who earned all-state honors in girls golf for the Green Wave. In 2006, she led St. Edward to a 10 place finish at the state tournament and in 2007 a fifth-place finish. She finished fourth at state as an individual in 2006. A four-time team MVP, she also led the Green Wave to regional and sectional championships in 2006.

Childers was also a two-time all-area basketball player, helping the Green Wave to an Elite Eight berth in 2007.

She went on to play golf on scholarship at St. Ambrose University, where she was a three-time NAIA nationals qualifier as well as a two-time Midwestern Collegiate Conference first-team all-conference selection and two-time all MCC tournament choice.

Tickets to Friday's event can be purchased by calling St. Edward High School at (847) 741-7536, ext. 104.

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