As a 17-year-old soon to enter college, I have had the lucky experience of traveling to England and Scotland three times to play some of the best golf courses in the world. I have played 26 different golf courses in Great Britain, including six courses that are in the current rotation for the British Open. These are courses that are incredibly different from anything that is available near Chicago or anywhere in the United States.
"Furth, Lisy, and Rausch I'll miss a lot," said Fenwick head golf coach Michael Curtin of last year's Andrew Furth, Tim Lisy, and Anthony Rausch, all of whom helped the Friars to 11th place in the IHSA Class AA State tournament last year before graduating. The good news for Curtin and Fenwick is that three of last year's super six are returning and expected to push Fenwick into the top 10.
Ooops. You just made a terrible decision. You shooed that polite young man off your porch only because you thought he was trying to sell you something. Well, maybe he was trying to sell you something, compassion.
With four recent area graduates pursuing pro baseball dreams, Wednesday Journal will be keeping readers informed of their progress each week until the seasons end in early September. Stats are through Sunday.
Talk to runners who've come here from other cities and you'll likely hear that Chicago area races generally are better organized, and the whole road race scene is superior to most other parts of the country. Practically every weekend, it seems, you can choose among several good races. We also have effective structures for individual age group competition and among running clubs.
The main awards at the OPRF High School Spring Sport Awards night are the Female/Male Athlete of the Year and the Female/Male Athletic Medal of the Year. The Athletic Medal of the Year is awarded by the Huskie Athletic Council, and is a student-driven award that recognizes athletics, leadership and scholarship.
Oak Park Youth Baseball's U9 Blue Eagles team completed an 11-4 season by placing second in the PONY regionals at Ridgeland Common. The performance followed a first-place trophy in the Oak Lawn tournament, where they topped previously unbeaten Elk Grove Village in the finals.