On Saturday after Thanksgiving Cliff Carlson, a member of the Oak Park Runners Club, ran 29 and one half miles on the Illinois Prairie Path. Yep, that's three miles longer than a marathon. And it was just so he could say he ran the entire path from Maywood to Elgin.
The OPRF Huskie Lightweights completed their 10-2 season as champions of the Big 10 Elite Conference of the Tri County Youth Football League. The Huskies avenged their only regular season loss with a 7-0 defeat of Huntley in the conference championship game, the fourth consecutive shut out by the Huskie defense. This marked the second Big 10 conference title won by OPRF since entering the TCYFL in 2003.
It was an up and down weekend for the OPRF wrestling team as the Huskies fell to West Suburban (Silver) Conference rival Lyons Township 37-22 on Friday, and won 2-of-3 matches at its own quad on Saturday.
I don't know about you but I don't like pain. I detest it. I feel it, and I turn away and try not to faint. I see it, and I turn away and run. I hear it, and I grimace and plug my ears. That's me. Pain isn't for everyone. It's a special person who gravitates toward pain, who welcomes it with gentle tenderness.
At the beginning of every season, high school swim teams usually have one goal in mind, and that's bettering the previous year's finish. The Fenwick swim team has that same goal this season, although it's been upgraded a bit.