"We are the fastest rising team of division I," said Tom Peroulas, public affairs spokesman for the Condors Rugby Club of Chicago, which plays at Rockne Stadium in Austin and has strong Oak Park connections.
As anyone who's ever thrown a big party knows, getting people to call back with their RSVPs for an affair can be like pulling teeth. If the folks putting together one of River Forest's biggest parties this year?#34;the 125th Anniversary Gala?#34;didn't know that already, they know it now.
While River Forest's adults get ready to have their June 17 soiree, numerous village grade school students have weighed in with their own statements, both written and artistic, on what their hometown means to them. The essays and quilts created by both public and parochial school students are on display at the River Forest Public Library.
Softball East Peoria will soon welcome the Oak Park and River Forest softball program to town yet again, as the Huskies earned their fourth consecutive trip downstate for the IHSA Class AA State Softball tournament with a 3-1 victory over Glenbrook North in their own super-sectional on Monday.
Baseball Sweet revenge. It was in the eyes of every Oak Park and River Forest baseball player from the moment the Huskies took the field for each playoff game leading up to Monday evening's Schaumburg 2 Super-sectional championship against Notre Dame at Alexian Field.
State Volleyball Tournament The Oak Park and River Forest volleyball team did take home a trophy as expected after the IHSA Class AA State tournament at Hoffman Estates High School on Saturday, but it wasn't the one the team had in mind.
The Fenwick softball team needed two extra innings and two hits by center fielder Jaime Loomis to get the job done last week as the Friars edged their area-rival Trinity by a score of 2-1 in the semifinal of the St. Ignatius Sectional. The Friars fell 7-1 to cross-town rival Oak Park and River Forest in the sectional championship at UIC on Saturday.
There have been worse things a team has gone through in one season, I'm sure of it. And there are U.S. soldiers, some of whom are very close in age to these baseball players, presently risking their lives fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.