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Gorman, Clemons make decisions

As some of the outstanding student-athletes at Elmhurst are making decisions about where they will attend high school next season, the organization to fight the closing of the school keeps growing.

Big Ten-bound girls basketball players Lacia Gorman (Wisconsin) and Liza Clemons (Purdue) have sealed their fates for their senior seasons in 2010-11.

The two Elmhurst junior teammates will be headed to different high schools, Gorman to Wayne and Clemons to Snider.

Gorman said she had friends at Wayne and is expected to be followed there by most of the underclassmen on this year's team (including sophomore Rosie Lewis), except Clemons and sophomore TeSharra Thomas.

Clemons will be headed to Snider and play for coach Ryan Gould next year, which will give the Panthers a pretty good 1-2 punch next season inside with sophomore Akilah Sims.

Apparently, Clemons' name was the last one drawn in Monday's lottery that decides whether a student goes to a school other than the one previously assigned. Snider's "waiting list" rarely gets used so Clemons most likely would have been heading to Wayne if her name didn't get drawn.

In other Elmhurst school news, "Save Our School – Elmhurst" has met its initial fundraising goal and will announce the name of its legal counsel Tuesday on the Allen County Courthouse lawn.

The group will also give updates on its next round of fundraising for its legal defense fund.

An autographed NFL football, donated by Elmhurst alum and current Buffalo Bills receiver, James Hardy, is the prize for an online silent auction.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.