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Youth movement in full effect

It's been an underclassman-heavy season for a lot of area teams, and Friday night was case-in-point.

Look at the Geneva-St. Charles East boys hoops game, won in double OT by the Fighting Saints.

Both teams were led in scoring by a sophomore, Asquini for East and Navigato for Geneva.

That doesn't even take into account big contributions by East sophomore PG Cole Gentry, who has been one of the top players in the area since the calendar hit 2013. And Geneva soph Pace Temple is a heckuva athlete in his own right.

Credit the Saints for pulling out all these exciting Ws with a pretty young team. When you look at all the guys who are coming back next year (Adduci, Washington and Mason are juniors), the Saints could be in line for a monster 2013-14 season, but first things' first. Even with Kendall in a sling, the Saints look like they're going to go to the wire in the conference race.

Like the Saints or not, you've got to give them this much ... they don't play many boring games.

Speaking of youngsters, how about this Geneva freshman committing to FSU baseball!

If the young fella can stay healthy and grounded, it should be quite an interesting four years ahead on the GHS ball diamonds.

Sometimes college coaches get grief for offering kids at such an early age, but the Seminoles didn't become one of the top programs in the country by being dummies. They must have seen something special in Mr. Derr, and Sly has a feeling teams around here will know where FSU was coming from in the not-too-distant future.

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