Very interesting story about a hometown athlete who makes it big. Story featured a lot of voices. It provided nice insights into the subject.
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Plus, he was given the 1st Place Award for Best Sports Column!
"Great artwork. It carries both sections submitted. The OPRF Playoff football artwork was stellar and used well. Layout is also well-done. Stories are good."
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The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls basketball team has a nice mix of talented veterans and promising newcomers this season. The key to the Huskies' success might be just keeping them all together on the court.
"Huskie Havoc" is a style of play that the Oak Park and River Forest High School boys basketball team constantly looks to impose on opposing teams. Among the players, "Huskie Havoc" is also a source of both personal and program pride.
I never met Charlie Donovan but I certainly heard a lot about him. He was regarded as one of the best high school baseball players to come out of Illinois in years and a high-end prospect with five-tool ability.
The IHSA football state playoffs resume this weekend with quarterfinal games from Class 1A all the way up to Class 8A. 64 teams have kept the dream alive of winning a state championship. Unfortunately, the Fenwick and Oak Park and River Forest football teams were eliminated from contention, respectively, at the end of the regular season and second round of the playoffs.
I suppose any time OPRF and Fenwick square off in an athletic event, that's the best matchup (and rivalry) in town. In over a decade and change of area sports coverage, I've also discovered that the annual baseball series between OPRF and Lyons Township is about as good as it gets.
On Saturday I attended my first, "The Race That's Good For Life" annual race and I must say I was extremely impressed by the entire experience. A record crowd turned out to support Oak Park's annual race. There were races for men, women and kids and a feeling of fellowship, fun and plenty of competitive running permeated the race headquarters scene at OPRF.