The Oak Park and River Forest High School football team hoped to derail Glenbard West's bid for another West Suburban Silver Conference championship. The Hilltoppers reminded the Huskies however that the road to the conference crown still runs through Glen Ellyn, escaping Oak Park Stadium with a 20-14 win Friday in a classic battle between the Silver's top two teams.
Nick Willis (3:52) and Jenny Simpson (4:19) recently took top honors in the Fifth Avenue Mile race in New York City. Our running columnist Paul Oppenheim saw them run last April at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Both runners left quite an impression.
Fenwick rocked St. Ignatius 31-6 Friday at St. Xavier University. The Friars (5-0, 2-0 Chicago Catholic League White) are well-positioned for another conference title and potentially an undefeated regular season.
OPRF senior running back/defensive back Jamal Baggett is a major reason why the Oak Park and River Forest football team is off to a 4-0 start. His older brother, Michael Brown, starred on the 1992 Huskies squad which went 8-1 in the regular season.