Sans the Dardanes brothers, the OPRF wrestling team seems to still pack quite a punch. With the twin brothers, Chris and Nick (two-time state champ), now at Minnesota after both winning individual state titles last season and five other seniors gone from the team, the Huskies would seem to be in the midst of a rebuilding year.
Last week, he surpassed 800 victories in 34 years as a high school girls basketball coach. He and Marshall's Dorothy Gaters are the only two coaches in Illinois with 800 or more wins. He's only lost 206 times in 1,008 games. In 1986-'87, Power coached Immaculate Heart of Mary to a 32-2 record and a state championship.
The Fenwick wrestling program is family-oriented, literally. Head coach Jerry Ruffino and his assistant coaches, sons Chris and Pat, are already again hard at work prepping the Friars for a favorable season.
"This is a group of guys who seem to be on a mission. I see them playing as well as they did this summer in December and beyond." OPRF head basketball coach Matt Maloney uttered those two sentences back in July after his team showed off its newfound speed by finishing 24-6 in summer league play.