OPRF head softball coach Mel Kolbusz huddled to keep warm in his primo seat behind home plate during Saturday's chilly ballgame, hoping to see his team pull out a victory. But Latroy Hawkins blew a save opportunity and the Cubs lost to the Pirates 4-3.
Baseball roundup Jim Murphy is proving to be a human battering ram for the Fenwick baseball team. The senior had 10 hits in 15 at bats last week for the Friars, four of which were home runs?#34;one a grand slam?#34;and three of which were doubles. He racked up 13 RBIs in two wins and one loss?#34;an 11-10 victory over Bishop McNamara, a 16-7 thrashing of Northside Prep and a 6-4 loss to Providence.
It was the trial of the century and you convicted him unfairly, unjustly. But with new technology in DNA coding and other more relevant and obvious evidence, I'm certain Steve Bartman would be vindicated if I was his lawyer.
With snowflakes falling from the sky and fans huddled under blankets, the OPRF soccer team battled both the weather and its opposition from Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday. The Huskies prevailed with a 3-0 shutout despite the frigid conditions.
The Trinity softball team was eager to remain above the .500 mark on the season when it took on Ridgewood last week, but strong pitching held the Blazers in check. Trinity lost the non-conference showdown 4-1, dropping back to 8-8 overall.
So April Fool's Day came a little later this year. After a few balmy days last week, Mother Nature fooled us all by ramping down the temps from the high 70s to the low 40s. What did we do to deserve this disappointment? Hopefully, this week will bring slightly higher temperatures and the opportunity to bring our tennis games outdoors.
Parenthesis Parent Child Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and its primary fundraiserâ€"the Annual Kitchen Walkâ€"has been around almost as long. This Saturday, April 30, the 20th kitchen walk will give the curious a chance to see 10 of the newest and trendiest kitchens in Oak Park and River Forest.
School's out for the day, but a large, boisterous bunch of kids are packed into a third-floor classroom at Oak Park and River Forest High School. If teenage energy could move concrete, the walls would be pulsing. It feels like chaos to adult eyes, but there's real work happening here.