The OPRF soccer team was supposed to be mediocre at best this season. But the young Huskies, under their fourth different head coach in as many years, bumped mediocrity out of the way and ignored the description of average all together on their way to an impressive 15-5-5 overall record.
It's 7 a.m. on Sunday morning. The sun crests over the horizon. The leaves in the woods are dull shades of orange and red. As the temperature dips to 36 degrees steam rises off the Des Plaines River. Ducks, not minding the cold, swim languidly by. An occasional deer rushes past and the trail ahead is mostly hidden by a layer of fresh fallen leaves.
It just wasn't Oak Park and River Forest's day. Lake Forest claimed its second-straight Illinois High School Field Hockey Association (IHSFHA) championship with a 3-0 win over OPRF on Saturday in Oak Park. After a 0-0 first-half tie, the Scouts dominated play in the second half en route to claiming their fifth State title.
Cross-country Sectional Results Injuries took their toll on the OPRF girls' cross-country team at the Niles West Sectional in Skokie on Saturday. The Huskies failed to advance as a team to the IHSA Class AA State tournament by just three points, but Jenny Donley will be the lone runner to represent her team at Detweiller Park in Peoria this weekend as the senior placed 12th overall with a time of 18:36.
The sun broke through the clouds on a cold and damp autumn Saturday afternoon last week just in time to shine upon the OPRF football team's fourth-quarter heroics as the Huskies edged Glenbard West 16-14 and advanced into the postseason for the first time since 1998.