OPRF boys track and field takes third at Downers Grove South
OPRF field stars Chris Wright-Madison and Kahrion Martin won the high jump and triple jump, respectively, paving the way for the Huskies' third-place finish at the Bob Cohoon Invitational at Downers Grove South on Friday. Wright-Madison took top honors in the high jump by clearing 6 feet, 4 inches, while Martin leapt a distance of 44-5 to win the triple jump. The Huskies' 400-meter relay team of Jamal Baggett, Lionel Towns, Kahrion Martin and Desmond Bird-Murphy also earned first place with a time of 42.86.
Minooka won the team title with 108 points, followed by Bloomington (80) and OPRF (68).
"Our team is really starting to take shape as we approach May," OPRF coach Tim Hasso said. "[High jumper] Chris Wright-Madison and [triple jumper] Kahrion Martin are both jumping well. The relays are making a lot of progress. Our overall team depth has been much better outdoors."
Gino Cavalieri, Bob Hogan and Kristian Meyer all went 2-for-3 with two RBIs apiece to power the Friars past visiting Gordon Tech, 8-4, on Saturday at the Priory in River Forest. Starting pitcher Jim Madormo allowed two earned runs in four innings to earn the win for Fenwick (9-9).
In other games, Maine South outlasted the Friars, 9-7, in a nonconference meeting. Fenwick also defeated St. Francis de Sales, 10-0, behind a dominant pitching performance from Quinn Snarskis. He threw a two-hitter and struck out 11 to move his record to 2-0 on the spring. Meyer had three hits and two RBIs in support of Snarskis' sensational outing.
Jack Mueller allowed one run, two hits and struck out six over four innings to earn a win as the Huskies overwhelmed host Leyden 14-1. Already up 3-1, the Huskies put the game out of reach early with an eight-run fourth inning. Alex Rice and Chris Atwood provided half the damage with two RBIs apiece during the Huskies' breakout frame.
OPRF girls water polo
Fueled by 11 goals from Katie Appell and seven goals from Genevieve Curry, OPRF routed Whitney Young (14-1) and Hinsdale Central (17-2). Jilly Cronin, Jocelyn Weisman, Grace Martin, Mia Andreoli, Anna Vogel, Helen Thomason, Claire Rolfes and Hanna Smith all scored as well.
Naperville North edged OPRF, 9-6, to spoil the Huskies' bid for a perfect day. Curry and Andreoli finished with two goals apiece, while Appell and senior Maura Dahl chipped in a goal each. Goalie Jordin Hale had 43 saves in the three matches for the Huskies (15-2).
Fenwick girls soccer
Caroline Murphy scored a goal in the Friars' 1-0 win over Carmel. Fenwick improved to 7-6-1, including a 3-1 record in the East Suburban Catholic. In another conference game, the Friars cruised past Marian Catholic, 3-0, courtesy of goals from Tara Wilson, Kaelin Schillenger and Analisa Morales.
OPRF bounced back from lopsided conference losses against Downers Grove North and Hinsdale Central early last week to finish third at Saturday's Glenbard East tournament. Dominique Walker, Luisa Vasquez, Casey Purcell, Joey Oldach, Maya Trinka, Catherine Heyboer, Grace Lipo, Ceci Aguirre and Marjory Bell have all contributed to the team's success this spring.
"As a team, we are scoring more points," coach Paul Wright said. "We have pushed some of the better teams and made them aware that OPRF badminton is not to be taken lightly."
The Huskies turn their attention to the West Suburban Conference Silver Division meet on Friday at Glenbard West and the state playoffs which begin on Thursday, May 8.
Fenwick girls track
Grace Cronin won the 300 hurdles race with a time of 45.53 at the Lake Park Invite. The Friars finished ninth in the team standings with 34 points.
The Blazers battled their way to a fourth-place finish with 76 points at the Fenton Invite, trailing only the host Bison who won the title with 179 points, runner-up Elk Grove (101) and Addison Trail (76).
OPRF girls lacrosse
The Huskies have won seven matches in a row, including three blowout victories against Stevenson, Fenwick and Lake Forest last week. OPRF outscored those three opponents 60-28 enroute to improving its record to 9-3. OPRF features a high-powered offense with scoring stars like Cori Conley, Emma Dunne, Sophie Smith and Caitlin Wheeler.
OPRF boys lacrosse
The visiting Huskies dropped a 12-5 decision to Evanston on Friday. OPRF senior Emery Lehman scored the Huskies' opening goal as the teams battled to a 2-2 tie before the Wildkits reeled off five of the next goals and never looked back. Evanston improved to 8-1 while OPRF fell to 2-8.
-Roundup compiled by Marty Farmer