The OPRF Strikers boys U12 soccer team won the Blue Division of the Park Ridge Memorial Day tournament with a perfect 4-0 record. The Strikers defeated host team Park Ridge 2-0 in the championship game at Maine East High School.
Dan Price, last year's OPRF All-state first baseman, was named Liberty League Rookie of the Year and UAA Rookie of the Year in his freshman season at University of Rochester. Price finished the season with a .350 batting average, 13 RBIs, a slugging percentage of .400 and a fielding percentage of .997. He was one of two freshman starters on the team.
Silver lining department: Yes, it was disappointing to see the injury-depleted Oak Park and River Forest girls' soccer team lose to arch-rival Lyons Township in the sectional championship, but let's look at the bright side! The Huskies:
Saturday night the Oak Park and River Forest softball team gave a graduation present to its families, friends, and classmates: The long pursued Class AA State championship. In one of the longest championship games in Illinois history, the Huskies defeated four-time State champion Moline 4-1 in 11 innings at Eastside Centre in East Peoria.
"It was an unbelievable season," said a disenchanted Chris Ledbetter after his team fell 9-6 to Mt. Carmel in the Class AA Baseball State quarterfinals at Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva on Friday afternoon. "I'm obviously disappointed."
Softball East Peoria will soon welcome the Oak Park and River Forest softball program to town yet again, as the Huskies earned their fourth consecutive trip downstate for the IHSA Class AA State Softball tournament with a 3-1 victory over Glenbrook North in their own super-sectional on Monday.