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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Oak Park and River Forest High School head basketball coach Matt Maloney's favorite new vacation spot might be Rockton, Ill. The Huskies (14-9, 6-3 West Suburban Conference Silver Division) are on a seven-game winning streak and have won eight of nine games overall since competing at Rockton's Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Tournament in mid-January.
The OPRF wrestling team closed out another stellar regular season by winning its own Huskie Invitational championship. Over the past two seasons, the IHSA's Class 3A Individual and Dual Team State Tournaments could just as easily be called the Huskie Invitational based on the program's dominance.
Senior wrestler Robert Campos has come full circle this season. After a promising freshman debut as a varsity starter, he competed on the junior varsity squad during his sophomore and junior years. This season, he's not only back in the varsity starting lineup but the team's match wins leader with 31.
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.
2016 INCS Teacher Job Fair The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) will host our 11th annual Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at UNO Charter School Network (UCSN) Veterans Memorial Campus. Representatives from the state’s...