Mimi Schneider won the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly and Paulina Kaminski claimed the 100-yard breaststroke to lead Fenwick to a third-place team finish at the girls swimming state finals Saturday.
Since the Oct. 5 grand opening of the Park District of Oak Park's Gymnastics and Recreation Center (21 Lake St.), the staff, program participants and their parents, and even a handful of adults taking a class, have quickly discovered there's no place like their new GRC home.
OPRF freshman cross-country runner Mary Blankemeier made quite a first impression with a fifth-place finish at Saturday's Class 3A state final meet. Blankemeier (17:07) set the pace for the Huskies' 13th place showing overall.
The Oak Park AYSO, also known as Region 697 of the American Youth Soccer Organization, wrapped up its busy fall soccer season over the weekend with more than 80 games, 100 teams on 15 different soccer fields to ultimately crown champions in 12 separate brackets.
Best friends since middle school, stars on rival playoff bound high school football teams, and, now, through complicated life circumstances, sharing a bedroom in south Oak Park, OPRF's Simmie Cobbs and Fenwick's Robert Spillane are living an improbable dream.