"While they have always played fast, they have never played this fast," said J.P. Coughlin of this season's OPRF girls basketball team. The new head coach is instituting a style of play that includes launching three-pointers, crashing the boards and playing a smothering style of defense.
They started the season with a disappointing record of 3-5, but no one gave up hope. Beginning at about the midway mark of the schedule, the Fenwick boys soccer team went 11-1-1, and ended the season with a goal-net full of accolades.
Wednesday Journal recently obtained a copy of the Elmhurst police report involving former Concordia University-Chicago baseball coach Spiro Lempesis, which led to the school initiating an independent investigation of allegations that stemmed from the coach's firing two years ago.
He had cancer. He beat cancer. He won seven Tour de France cycling races in a row. He built a foundation on the celebrity that was created from all the winning, and subsequently raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cancer survivors. Sounds like a genuinely inspiring human being, doesn't he?
The OPRF football team did it. The Huskies won their first state playoff game since 1992 by slipping past West Suburban (Silver) Conference rival Hinsdale Central 28-24 at Dickinson Field in Hinsdale on Friday night, and luck had nothing to do with it.