The OPRF basketball team returned to the scene of the crime on Saturday — the scene being Schaumburg High School, the crime last season's 64-60 loss to the Saxons in the Class 4A Sectional semifinals — and the result was much different.
The OPRF girls basketball team's game against Glenbard West last week can be summed up with one description. As seconds ticked off the clock in the West Suburban (Silver) Conference match-up, OPRF's Hailey Hoye pulled up and launched what looked to be the game winner from 15-feet out, but the ball rimmed out as the buzzer sounded and the Huskies capped a poor night of shooting with a 48-47 loss to the Hilltoppers.
Fourteen seniors fill out the Fenwick boys swim team's roster this season. That's a good number of experienced swimmers that hope to keep the pool churning in the wake of the girls team closing out the fall season by finishing runner-up at state for the second consecutive year.
In one of his final acts as the longtime OPRF boys swim coach, Peter Quinn predicted at the team's season-ending banquet last year that this season's Huskies would finish in the Top 8 or better at the IHSA State Meet.
Fenwick head boys basketball coach John Quinn borrowed his brother's lucky tie for Saturday evening's cross-town showdown at OPRF, and the lone from Governor Pat Quinn turned out to work wonders. Well, Luke Lattner and a freshman named Michael Smith didn't need any luck as they helped lead the Friars to a 66-57 victory in front of a rowdy crowd at OPRF's fieldhouse.
Oak Parkers are going to be seeing a lot of jerseys and caps adorned with one particular Major League Baseball logo this spring, and it's sure to cause a stir with those who pledge allegiance to other ballclubs (or maybe not).