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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Last season, OPRF escaped with a 16-10 overtime win over Downers Grove North. The teams renew their rivalry on Friday, Sep. 19 in Downers Grove. The host Trojans are the underdog; can they pull off an upset?
OPRF players Lloyd Yates, Antonio Cannon, James Cousin and Jamarri Watson headline this week's Huskies Notebook. But don't sleep on Maisie Hoerster and Cosmo Coffey, they also are key members of the OPRF football family. Enjoy the notebook!
The Oak Park and River Forest and Fenwick high school girls tennis teams finished 10th and 18th, respectively, at the IHSA state tournament last year. While both teams lost some key contributors to graduation, plenty of talent returns for both the Huskies and Friars to strive for another strong showing this season.
With players like Ke'Juan Ratcliff, Kamal Bey, Breshawn Wilkerson and Lamariel Walker ahead of him on the depth chart, playing time has been hard to come by for Patrick Skrine. Rest assured though, you would be hard pressed to find any player who wears the orange and blue with more pride and appreciation than the lanky, athletic wide receiver. Plus, he's only a junior so there's plenty of time to make an impact on the field during practice and games.
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.