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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When Iman Shumpert was a kid growing up in Oak Park, he imagined winning an NBA championship. With a hoop in the driveway serving as the United Center, each scenario ended up with Shumpert sinking the game-winning shot.
Please join us for the Wednesday Journal/Riverside-Brookfield Landmark "Night of Champions" on Wednesday, June 15 between 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at West Suburban Medical Center (3 Erie Court, Oak Park, Il.). This second annual awards party will celebrate the accomplishments of top high school teams, athletes and coaches from your area, including Oak Park and River Forest, Fenwick, Trinity, Riverside-Brookfield, Lyons Township and Nazareth High Schools.
Fenwick High School won its first sectional championship this spring over the weekend. Whether bass fishing is a sport or not (the Illinois High School Athletic Association classifies it as an "activity"), the Friars finished first in the Skokie Lagoons Sectional of the IHSA Bass Fishing State Tournament.
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.