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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Fenwick edged neighborhood rival Trinity 1-0 in girls soccer in opening round action at the Pepsi Showdown. Caroline Knight scored two minutes into the second half off an assist from Lauren Stibich, and Lexi Rodriguez recorded the shutout for the ninth-seeded Friars (2-3).
The OPRF and Fenwick baseball teams have their hands full with a series of challenging games coming up on their respective schedules. But on Saturday, the crosstown rivals squared off at Oak Park and River Forest High School in a game with no conference race implications but plenty of bragging rights at stake. Befitting the history of their rivalry, the Huskies and Friars battled back and forth, with OPRF emerging with a 6-5 victory.
The Oak Park and River Forest High School softball team is off to a fast start this spring. The dominant fashion with which the Huskies have stormed out to a 5-0 record has been particularly impressive. The Huskies, who won't play their home opener until Saturday against Glenbard North, have outscored their opponents thus far 52-7.
A few days removed from the NCAA men's basketball championship game and the official culmination of March Madness, it's worth mentioning that an Oak Park and River Forest High School standout has signed with Louisville. OPRF senior Patrick Rumoro won't be bolstering Rick Pitino's hoops lineup in The 'Ville, however. The Oak Park native will be playing baseball for the Cardinals under head coach Joe McDonnell next season.
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.