Peter Quinn has been coaching boys swimming at OPRF for 18 years and has never started the season without a home pool. Until now. Quinn and the Huskies have been carted off to Leyden and Morton East high schools for tryouts and practices as OPRF's main pool remains closed due to a contractor failing to get proper permits before doing work on the drainage system over the summer.
I'm writing to concede defeat ... well, not exactly ... at least to admit what we've all known for quite some time. Tim Stablein, the former longtime sports reporter at Pioneer Press' Oak Leaves, our direct competitor, was great at his job.