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Notre Dame picks up 4-star receiver for 2014

Updated: August 19, 2013 4:04PM



Notre Dame picked up its second commitment from a four-star wide receiver for the Class of 2014 on Wednesday.

Corey Holmes, a 6-2, 174-pounder from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announced on Twitter that he had made a verbal commitment to the Irish.

‘‘Officially committed to the University of Notre Dame #GoIrish,’’ Holmes tweeted.

Holmes, who picked Notre Dame over UCLA, is the 15th member of the Irish’s Class of 2014. Among wide receivers, he is ranked 31st nationally by Rivals.com in the Class of 2014.

Holmes joins Justin Brent of Indianapolis as wide receivers who have made verbal commitments to Notre Dame for 2014.

Crown Point football to host golf outing: The Crown Point Quarterback Club will be hosting its 23rd annual golf outing on Aug. 10 at Summertree Golf Course in Crown Point. Reservations must be made by July 24. Registration is at noon and play starts at 1 p.m. Cost per foursome is $400 which includes golf, two carts, food and beverages and prizes. For more information contact Tom Gulbrandsen at 663-3996 or tgulbrandsen@sbcglobal.net.

RailCats fall to Saltdogs: In a game that had opportunity for both teams in the late innings, it was the Saltdogs who broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning to defeat the RailCats 2-1 on Wednesday night. With the victory, Lincoln improved to 32-26 and took the series from the RailCats, who fell to 34-23.

With the bases empty and two out in the decisive inning, Stephen Douglas lifted a fly ball into foul ground and first baseman Christian Vitters lost the ball in the air giving Douglas new life. The designated hitter took advantage with a single to right and David Espinosa followed him with a walk.

Curt Smith followed with an RBI single to right to score pinch-runner Jeff Squier and give the Saltdogs the lead.

RailCats acquire infielder Brockett: The RailCats added infielder Ryan Brockett in a trade with the Schaumburg Boomers on Wednesday and released left-hander Josh Biggs. Brockett, who was acquired for future considerations, went 6-for-18 with the Boomers after being signed on June 30. In 2012, he played in 66 games for the Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League playing in the infield and the outfield. Brockett hit .232 with 12 RBI and drew 24 walks as a Tornado.

Hutson, Derbak earn Preseason All-PFL accolades: A pair of Valparaiso football players earned preseason second-team All-Pioneer Football League accolades from Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. Senior linebacker Pat Derbak was a second-team choice on defense, while sophomore running back Jake Hutson earned the second-team nod both on offense and at kick returner.

Big Ten, Lions announce agreement for bowl game: The Big Ten announced a six-year agreement to play a bowl game at Ford Field in Detroit, and a person familiar with the situation said the Atlantic Coast Conference would provide the opponent. The new bowl will start in the 2014 season, but it hasn’t been named or sponsored yet.



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