Despite a strong defensive first half against Downers Grove North Friday night, missed free throws and foul trouble eventually doomed the OPRF boys' basketball team as the Huskies dropped a nail-biter in overtime 46-44.
Trinity nearly came back from a 19-point deficit to upset St. Ignatius on Friday night, but fatigue may have won out in the end. The Blazers (12-8, 3-2) suffered a 48-44 loss to their GCAC Red opponent, despite making a gallant run in the final quarter.
Youth baseball/softball registration In-person registration for 2005 Oak Park Youth Baseball/Softball will take place on Saturday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Longfellow Center, corner of Jackson and Ridgeland.
The Dominican University Stars trailed the Concordia University Cougars for just a total of one minute and nine seconds as Dominican cruised to a 63-55 win in the Stars' Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference (NIIC) season opener at Concordia Jan. 5.
WEB EXTRA! The man accused in an attempted rape in Forest Park on New Year's Eve was denied bond Tuesday afternoon by a Cook County Violence Court judge. Paul Cruikshank, 24, who was arrested by Oak Park police following an attempted rape near Circle Avenue and Lexington Street in Forest Park, was ordered held without bond by Judge Mary Margaret Broshnahan at a noon hearing. Cruikshank is charged with eight felonies related to the Forest Park attack and two other attacks in Chicago.
Thanks to a quick response by Forest Park and Oak Park police and gutsy defiance by a woman under assault, a suspect sought by Chicago police in two recent sexual assaults in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood was arrested New Year's Eve.