Oak Parkers Bob O'Connor and Bob Hakes are training for the National Senior Games together, just like they did last year before both medaled at the Illinois State Senior Track and Field Championships in Springfield
The old adage: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again," rings true for the Park District of Oak Park's second attempt to obtain a grant from the state for additional improvements to Maple Park, a 7-acre site that borders Harlem Avenue in the far southwest corner of the village.
Well, you can't afford to buy them all a round at the local watering hole or take them all out to lunch, but when you've spent 12 years at one particular job and you're moving on and you have an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the people who helped shape your work life in a positive way during that time, you do it.
The Pepsi Showdown isn't just a prestigious soccer tournament where numerous high school teams pick up a few wins or suffer a few losses. It's a place where coaches can gauge their team's play and tweak things as the final stretch of the regular season approaches.
Getting to play a string of games hasn't been easy for the OPRF baseball team. Last week, the uncooperative weather allowed for just one game in five days for the Huskies, who earned a 13-9 win over West Suburban (Silver) rival Hinsdale Central.