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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At 6-3, 190 pounds, OPRF junior Jahmari Moore is a rangy, fast linebacker who has solidified the middle of the Huskies' defense along with teammate/buddy Marty McAndrews. Moore was called up to the varsity as a promising sophomore in 2013 and his talent took hold immediately.
Fenwick High School senior cross country star Olivia Ryan finished a relatively disappointing 22nd with a time of 17 minutes, 5.49 seconds at the IHSA Class 3A state championship last year. Ryan sent a strong message to the field she's as good as ever on Saturday by winning the Roy Gummerson Invitational at Schiller Woods in Chicago
Bring on Glenbard West. The Oak Park and River Forest High School football team upheld its end of their impending showdown with West Suburban Conference Silver Division champion Glenbard West by routing York 49-8 on Friday at Oak Park Stadium.
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.