The OPRF boys cross-country team's bid to unseat York from its dominance over the Huskies in dual meets for the last nine years fell short last week at Schiller Woods. Top-ranked OPRF lost 25-31 to the No. 2-ranked Dukes, who the Huskies defeated at the Notre Dame Invitational in Peoria just two weeks ago.
With gusty winds causing havoc for anything in the air on Saturday afternoon at Morton West Stadium, the Fenwick football team was forced to keep things on the ground. The result was over 260 total rushing yards and a 17-7 victory over Providence, a team Fenwick had never beaten before in the football program's history.
Me, snap out of my bad mood? How? Please tell. But before you do, read on: The Bears offensive line allows 10 sacks in a 17-3 loss to the Giants. Starting quarterback Jay Cutler, who is sacked nine times, suffers a concussion after running for his life in the first half. Backup quarterback Todd Collins is clocked from behind and leaves the game in the third quarter.
Concordia University Chicago head baseball coach Spiro Lempesis was abruptly fired from his duties at the school on Sept. 27. The university would not provide specific reasons for the skipper's termination.
After running to second place at a stocked Richard Spring Invitational held at Peoria's Detweiller Park the week before, nothing seems to be standing in the way of the OPRF boys cross-country team this season.
Hosting cross-town rival Fenwick couldn't come at a better time for the OPRF soccer team. The matchup always produces an intense game, and a win could give the Huskies momentum with top-ranked Lyons Township on the horizon.
With a 28-7 victory over Leo on Sunday evening at Gately Stadium in Chicago, the Fenwick football program indicated it's looking forward to returning to the White Division of the Catholic League next season.