Last week's match against powerhouse New Trier was a "bloody" affair, but OPRF field hockey's 5-4 victory in overtime may be the catalyst for the program's sixth Illinois High School Field Hockey Association (IHSFHA) State championship come late October.
It's been 20 years since they made that infamous video "The Super Bowl Shuffle" and followed it up with that resounding Super Bowl XX victory over the New England Patriots, but now their back for your own personal enjoyment. Of course though, it will cost you.
An overmatched Fenwick football squad introduced itself to the Blue Division of the Catholic League by giving powerhouse St. Rita a battle on Friday night. But in the end, St. Rita's Ryan Donahue saved his team from a shocking upset by breaking a 24-24 tie on a 44-yard field goal with 1:25 to play in the game. A safety by St. Rita with a minute to play made the final 29-24.
With four recent area graduates pursuing pro baseball dreams, Wednesday Journal has been keeping readers informed of their progress each week throughout the summer. Since the season has ended, this recap will be the final edition of the year. Stay tuned next year for continued coverage of area prospects.
Concordia University's volleyball Cougars opened their 2005 home season on Sept. 8 with the renewal of the local rivalry with Dominican University. The Cougars took a while to shake off the effects of a five-game loss to North Park University the previous night, but Concordia found the spark about midway through the third game and went on to defeat their crosstown foe by scores of 30-19, 20-30, 30-24, 30-27.