Fenwick baseball splits games with Clemente, St. Pat's
Visiting Clemente edged Fenwick 8-6 on Saturday when Ruben Olivarria smacked a game-winning double in the eighth inning. The Friars jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one inning and led 6-2 at the end of the third before the Wildcats staged their comeback with six runs over the final four innings to earn the victory. Senior first baseman Planek paced Fenwick with two hits and three RBIs. Pitcher Jimmy Madormo worked 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts for the Friars.
In other action last week, Fenwick routed St. Patrick 11-1 in five innings as Gino Cavalieri, Bobby Hogan and Planek all went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Michael Krecek drove in three runs and starting pitcher Jonathan Kagan picked up the win.
Carrie Reilly had two hits and knocked in three runs to power the Blazers past St. Ignatius 9-1.
OPRF girls soccer
The Huskies coasted to a 4-0 win over Fenwick in a nonconference meeting. Tess Trinka, Tessa Saraceno, Julia Weiss and Meredith Blatner each scored a goal for OPRF (3-1-2). Goalie Leah Silver notched the shutout. The Friars, who finished third in the state playoffs last season, fell to 6-2.
OPRF consolidated its victory over rival Fenwick by picking up a 2-1 win against Whitney Young on Friday at Oak Park Stadium.
Fenwick boys volleyball
The Friars opened their season in fine fashion by sweeping Guerin 25-14, 25-14. Fenwick (1-0), which earned a share of the Chicago Catholic League White Division title last season, takes on Mount Carmel, St. Joseph and De La Salle in matches this week.
OPRF girls water polo
The host Huskies rolled through the competition to win their tournament on Saturday. OPRF (9-1) notched victories over Lincoln-Way North, Maine East and Bremen.
Katie Appell (11 goals, three assists, four steals), Genevieve Curry (six goals, three steals) and Mia Andreoli (four goals, three steals) sparked the Huskies offensively. Star goalie Jordin Hale turned in a stellar tournament showing with 45 blocks, five assists and three steals. Jilly Cronin, Kevan Casson, Maddie Wolfe, Jocelyn Weisman, Maura Dahl and Grace Martin also contributed for the tourney champs.
Fenwick boys water polo
The Friars finished second at the York Invite on Saturday. Fenwick (12-2, 5-0 Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference) picked up an impressive win over Lyons Township High School to close out the tourney. In another Saturday match, Danny Farmer scored three goals and Ryan Masi added two goals in the Friars' 8-7 overtime loss to SLUH, which also defeated the Friars twice last season.
Tied at 1-1 after one period against LTHS, Fenwick outscored the Lions 5-1 in the second period en route to a comfortable 8-2 victory. Bailey Wendt tallied three goals while Farmer and Masi chipped in two goals apiece. Goalie Mike Hill had 11 saves on the day. The Friars also notched tournament victories over New Trier, 13-8, and Mundelein, 13-4, at York.
Fenwick girls water polo
The Friars claimed their own tournament championship by pulling out an 8-6 win against Mother McAuley in the final. Fenwick also defeated Lyons Township, New Trier and St. Ignatius en route to the title.
The lacrosse team earned the program's first-ever win by defeating Fenwick 4-2. Katelyn Sulander, Nicki Levar and Alyssa Tomkins scored goals for the Blazers. Courtney Hughes, Jessica Potempa and Ellie Rauh played well on defense for Trinity.
-roundup compiled by Marty Farmer