The Illinois State Taekwondo Championships were held at McCormick Place in Chicago. Oak Park's Flying V had a very impressive showing that resulted in 9 Gold, 7 Silver and 8 Bronze Medals at this year's state championships on March 8.
Although the Oak Park and River Forest High School boys lacrosse team graduated 19 seniors last year, new head coach John Terretta likes the Huskies' nucleus of returning talent. Terretta replaces longtime lacrosse coach Dan Ganschow, who stepped down at the end of last season.
Young does not equal inexperienced, at least not as far as the Fenwick High School girls track team is concerned.The Friars have four returning state qualifiers and only one of them is a senior, which has Fenwick coach DaleHeidloff optimistic about the 2014 outdoor campaign.
Fenwick High School and Triton College are in discussions about a multi-million dollar investment in shared athletic facilities on the community college's River Grove campus. Dominican University is also a party in the discussions according to comments made by a Triton official at a recent public meeting.
To celebrate the second season of platform tennis in River Forest, the River Forest Park District will be hosting a no-charge Platform Tennis Introduction, Exhibition, and Social event on Saturday, April 12 from 5:30-10:00pm at the Keystone Platform Tennis Courts.
The Oak Park and River Forest High School softball team started the regular season on a winning note. The Huskies cruised past host Nazareth 12-6 in their season opener on March 22. Emma Baldwin, the Huskies' top returning pitcher, picked up the win.
After a brilliant 11-year run, Mike Powell is stepping down as the head coach of the Oak Park and River Forest High School wrestling team. The School Board accepted Powell's resignation at its March 20 regular meeting. According to OPRF Athletic Director John Stelzer, the search for Powell's replacement hasn't begun yet.