Meet Evan Hilton, high school basketball star at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Chances are, if not for an unfortunate injury, Hilton would be averaging approximately 20 points or more per game this season, college recruiters would be hounding him, the Huskies might have a better record than 10-8, and you by this point would already know his name?#34;and not by way of Paris.
Fenwick's three-year undefeated run in the month of January came to a halt in a bizarre way on Saturday against a mediocre Lane Tech team. Chris Head, former head coach at Proviso West and current head coach at Foreman, was one of the officials at the game in Chicago in which Fenwick lost 68-66.
The OPRF Huskies (8-13-1) lost to the Waubonsie Valley Warriors in the waning seconds of a game on Saturday night at All Seasons Arena. The Huskies were in control for nearly the entire game when the unexpected happened and the Warriors managed two goals in the last 20 seconds to pull ahead and take the 3-2 win.
Falcons grapple at Open Last weekend the Fenwick Falcons Wrestling Club participated in the Kids Open in Peoria. A record attendance of 2,150 wrestlers, ranging in age from 5 to 14 competed. The Falcons brought down 18 of the best athletes along with parents and coaches, Jim Bragado and Nick Ruffino. First place finishers were: Aaron Garland, Nick Dardanes and Nick Kowalczuk. Second place: Jimmy Jodoin, Jimmy DiNino, Anthony Garland and Keith Rogalla. Third place: Chris Dardanes and Jack Dardanes.
An unusual week of action for the Concordia women's basketball team saw the Cougars lose in overtime to last-place Aurora University on Tuesday night by a 65-62 score before turning around to hand NIIC-leading Benedictine University their first conference loss on Saturday by a 78-72 final. The Cougars are currently in second place with a 4-2 NIIC mark, just 1/2 game behind 4-1 Benedictine.
What irony! Here I sit looking out my window at a lake effect snowstorm, while on TV, Venus Williams and Andy Roddick are sweating in the hot Australian sun where temperatures are in the 80s and fans in the crowd are wearing t-shirts and tank tops! Unless you're lucky enough to travel south during the winter, it surely makes for a long season. Oh, well, just 94 days until May 1, but who's counting!
WEB EXTRA! Oak Park resident Ronuk Genge was arrested by agents of the FBI's Safe Child Task Force in Atlanta a short time after he de-planed at HartsfieldInternationalAirport on Saturday, Jan. 15. Genge, 27, had allegedly flown to Atlanta to have sex with the nine year old daughter of a woman he had met on the Internet. That woman, whom Genge had been conversing with since January 10, was in fact an undercover FBI task force agent.