After a brilliant 11-year run, Mike Powell is stepping down as the head coach of the Oak Park and River Forest High School wrestling team. The School Board accepted Powell's resignation at its March 20 regular meeting. According to OPRF Athletic Director John Stelzer, the search for Powell's replacement hasn't begun yet.
A discussion about installing batting cages at Carroll Park served as a primary topic during the Carroll Park Master Plan update portion of the park district's Committee of the Whole meeting on March 6 at the Oak Park Conservatory.
Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Tess Trinka was recently named to the IHSA's All-State Academic Team. Trinka was one of 26 student-athletes (13 males, 13 females) selected from over 500 nominees around the state.
Fenwick center Dan Dwyer and forward Tom Planek have anchored the Friars' frontline this season in coach Rick Malnati's debut as the Fenwick coach. Both players offer leadership and impressive skill sets for the Friars.
With possible state grant money on the table, the Park District of Oak Park is roaring ahead with an initial proposal for notable upgrades to the Rehm Park pool facility even as it gathers residents' ideas on what they want to see in their neighborhood pool.