On Sunday, 4,200 women competed in the Danskin Triathlon in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and I was one of them. It was my first triathlon. I was persuaded, convinced, cajoled, even bribed by my younger sister, Alison White, to join her in the race. Alison competed in the grueling race last year. "It's fun," she said matter-of-factly upon its conclusion. Going in, my ultimate goal was, "Please, don't let me be last."
The scores didn't mean much, and frankly, neither did the wins and losses. But Oak Park-River Forrest and Fenwick teams were both happy with their showings over the weekend at the 11th Annual Minuteman Classic.
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The median age level at the River Forest Tennis Club dropped by a few years last weekend when the Club hosted the River Forest Clay Court Open Singles tournament for boys and girls, in the 14 and 16 year-old brackets. Of 153 competitors from Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, Oak Park and River Forest were well represented by 22 junior high and high school tennis players.
Windmills 14U win entry to two national tourneys "Hot," described the weather and the performance of the Windmills Red team on the last weekend of June at the ASA (Amateur Softball Association) Girls' Class A 14-Under Fast Pitch tournament in Horicon, Wis.
On my drive home from work I see this Citibank billboard: "Your means/LIVE/your means." Solved, this puzzle reads "Live within your means." This principal can help you manage your finances as well as your body weight.
It's no secret traveling youth baseball leagues are the craze. These, at times, cut-throat and competitive leagues have even resulted to recruiting players from out of town. While the leagues have become common place around the country, and despite the popularity, controversy over their value to young athletes continues.
Justin Olson pitched two scoreless innings for Double-A New Britain Friday, lowering his ERA to 4.46. Olson went six up-six down over the eighth and ninth innings against Bowie in a 6-4 loss. After receiving decisions in 13 of his first 15 outings, Olson's had four straight no-decisions. He is 6-7.
Oak Park residents who live in the vicinity of Oak Park Stadium, we have some news that may irk you a bit. Over the weekend, city officials and even this newspaper joined together to execute Operation: Let There Be Light, which consisted of the installment of illumination at and near the football stadium on Lake Street. TheWednesday Journal was a proud sponsor of this clandestine operation.