All three high school girls basketball teams in the Oak Park and River Forest area opened their seasons without a loss over the weekend. Fenwick dusted Wheeling after a slow start, while Trinity scored 228 points total in three victories and OPRF had three players score in double-digits in a victory over Maine East. Here's how things played out on the hardwood:
You may call them the replacements, but do it quietly, because despite losing five of its top wrestlers to graduation last season the Fenwick wrestling team looks poised for a return trip to the 2005-06 Class AA State tournament.
Wednesday Journal Sports Editor Brad Spencer conducted an e-mail interview with former Oak Park Youth Baseball coach Rick Marchetti. This is the entire interview, edited for punctuation and spelling only.
Remember when youth baseball was as innocent as ? youth baseball? Remember when teams were named after Indian tribes, when traveling to play somewhere consisted of a handle-bar ride on a Schwinn to the other park, when the only controversy that erupted after a game was the slurpy machine breaking down in the snack bar?
The Concordia women's basketball team, under the direction of Tamlyn Tills (fourth season), look to have a great chance at eclipsing not only their nine-win mark from last season but quite possibly their 13-win season of two years ago.