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 Park District of Oak Park has implemented several sustainability initiatives in order to improve the environment locally. One project, in particular, is geared towards utilizing one of nature's most valuable resources — water.
What constitutes a champion? Physical gifts like speed, strength and coordination make up part of the equation. Intangibles like work ethic, confidence and leadership complete the winning formula.
Renee Kunkel and Liza Gabrek, student-athletes who recently graduated from Riverside-Brookfield and Lyons Township high schools, respectively, share another sign of championship mettle — keeping it all in perspective.
Emilio Sanchez, co-founder of the Sanchez-Casal Academy and former professional tennis player, concluded his tennis clinic in early June at the Oak Park Tennis Center (Harlem and Ontario on the River Forest side) in amusing fashion. After thanking his final class of students for attending the clinic, he broke into some delightfully impromptu air Spanish guitar and invited them to visit his Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona, Spain.
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.
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