By Marty Farmer
The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys soccer team has picked up right where it left off last season. In 2017, the Huskies went 15-3-1, earned a share of the West Suburban Conference Silver Division championship with Lyons Township, and won a Class 3A regional title.
With standout returners like midfielder James Maguire, forward Brody Bliss and defender Jai Hsieh-Bailey, OPRF has maintained its success early this season. The Huskies routed Riverside-Brookfield, 7-1, and Leyden, 5-0, in their first two matches this fall
Larkin, which beat OPRF during the regular season last year, defeated the Huskies again, 4-0 on Saturday.
With upcoming matches against St. Ignatius, Hinsdale South and Proviso West, OPRF appears well-positioned to continue its strong start.
Fenwick boys golf
The Friars are off to a promising start this fall with notable wins in both invitational and dual-match competition.
Josh Kirkham shot a 76 to lead the Friars past St. Rita in their CCL opener.
At the Mount Carmel Invite, the Friars placed first with a team score of 279 and individual scores of Kirkham (68/1st place), Jackson Schaeffer (74/4th) and Jake Wiktor (75/10th). The Friars finished third with a score of 335 in the St. Ignatius Invite.
Wiktor and Schaeffer carded scores of 37 and 38, respectively, to power the Friars past St. Laurence and Providence in their most recent 9-hole match at the Chicago Highlands.
Fenwick hopes to build off last year's success. In 2017, Kirkham was the medalist as the Friars won a Class 3A regional. The team also notched the Catholic League championship and head coach Jerry Kribs earned the Lawless Coach of the Year Award.
OPRF boys golf
The Huskies opened the season with a 161-170 win over Whitney Young in a nonconference match. OPRF lost to Notre Dame 159-160 in their other dual match.
Hosted by the Lincoln Oak Golf Club, OPRF placed third (312 points) out of a 20-team field invitational.
Fenwick boys soccer
Freshman Jack Powers and junior Teddy Hernandez each scored a goal in the Friars' 2-1 win against Homewood-Flossmoor in the Windy City Classic. Joe Sedlacek and John Babbo had an assist apiece against the Vikings.
In its next match in the WCC, Fenwick lost to Victoria Soto 2-0.
Fenwick girls tennis
The Friars won three of five dual matches at the 32-team Jacobs Invitational. Fenwick defeated Wauconda and Rolling Meadows by a score of 4-1 and Cary-Grove 3-2. Hersey and Homewood-Flossmoor edged the Friars 3-2.
The Blazers have beaten Montini, Plainfield Central and Resurrection in a series of impressive dual-match victories. Senior Elizabeth Laffey carded a score of 43 as the medalist in Trinity's 189-214 victory against Montini. Sophomore Katarina Sheirok was the medalist in a tight 218-220 win over Resurrection.
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