Fenwick advanced to the Elite Eight of the IHSA Class AA Girls' Basketball State tournament for the fifth time in six years without having to dribble a ball at the Illinois-Chicago Supersectional I scheduled to be played at the UIC Pavilion on Monday night.
Maybe it was a little luck. Maybe it was a small miracle. Maybe it was a strong-willed basketball team determined to fulfill a goal made at the beginning of the season that had seemed unattainable with the loss of one of its key starters.
Fenwick closed out its season on Saturday in the State swimming and diving finals with a 13th place finish. The Friars advanced to the finals in four of the nine events in which they had competitors at State, and earned top 10 finishes in three of them.
It wasn't the prettiest win, but Trinity came away with the "W" against Riverside-Brookfield, 58-44, on Feb. 22 in the semifinal of the Lyons Sectional. The Blazers eventually lost to Fenwick, 69-62, in the title game on Thursday (see article on back page).
Fenwick's trip to the Class AA Dual Team State Wrestling Meet on Saturday was short-lived, but not without fanfare. The Friars lost 26-22 to Rockton (Hononegah) in a hard-fought matchup that saw three ties at the State quarterfinals held at Northern Illinois University's Convocation Center in DeKalb. The Friars won six of the 14 matches.
The Fenwick derails Caravan with punchy play TheFenwick boys' basketball team, usually known for its high powered, high-octane offense, was forced to tough one out Friday night in a scrappy 49-45 win over Catholic League foe Mt. Carmel.
The Windmills' second trip to Cuba was just as spectacular, educational, humbling and invigorating as the first. Each of the 10 Windmills players and the coaches and the chaperones came away with their own special story--each person's heart was touched.