By Marty Farmer
Ryan wins Peoria Central Invite
Fenwick junior Olivia Ryan posted a time of 17:16 to win the Peoria Central Invite on Saturday. The Friars finished seventh out of 49 teams at the girls cross-country event, with Briana Daley (18:01/12th) and Nicole Finn (19:12/55th) backing up Ryan's winning run for the Friars.
"Olivia bounced back after having an off race last week at the [Oak Park and River Forest High School] Roy Gummerson Invite," Fenwick coach Mickey Collins said. "She hasn't had much luck at Schiller Woods. She was bitten by a dog during the regional there in 2011, and she was hit in the head by a soccer ball during the race last weekend. Luckily, there were no dogs or soccer matches at Detweiler Park [in Peoria] this past weekend. She had an amazing race."
Pushed by Haley Albers of Downers Grove South, Ryan broke free in the final 400 meters for the win.
OPRF girls cross-country
After placing on all levels at their own Roy Gummerson Invitational (Sept. 28), the Huskies remained on a roll by defeating host Proviso West and Lyons Township in a West Suburban (Silver) Conference triangular meet last week. It marked the first time OPRF has beaten LTHS in 10 years.
The Huskies host York at Schiller Woods on Thursday (4:30 p.m.) in a conference dual meet.
Fenwick boys golf
Fenwick took third place with 309 points at the Chicago Catholic League tournament behind champion Loyola (288) and runner-up Providence (297). The Friars' Brian Boyle carded a 72 to finish tied for third with Michael Abrahamson of Loyola and Kevin McEneany of Providence. Loyola's Michael Banas (69) was the medalist.
Fenwick head coach Jerry Kribs was recently named the Lawless Coach of the Year in the Chicago Catholic League. In addition to guiding the varsity team to third place, Kribs also coached the frosh/soph team to second place in the CCL championships.
Fenwick girls swimming
The Friars secured second place with 267 points at the Sandburg Invite. Rosary finished first (284), while St. Ignatius (222), Neuqua Valley (208.5) and the host Eagles (174) rounded out the top five.
OPRF girls volleyball
The Huskies rolled to straight-set wins over Hinsdale Central, Leyden and St. Ignatius last week. OPRF, on a four-match winning streak, looks to stay hot with three matches this week, including Thursday's 6 p.m. match against visiting Downers Grove North in the OPRF field house.