The video montage of State title highlights from year's past presented on the jumbotron before the start of the Blackhawk Cup at the United Center on Saturday afternoon was more or less a tribute to the two teams playing in this year's State title game: Fenwick and New Trier Green.
Going into the sixth annual Dan Lynch Classic boys' water polo tournament last weekend, the Friars expected to have a first place trophy in their hands when the splashing had ceased in the Fenwick natatorium.
The Concordia Cougars caught a break in the weather over the weekend, getting in their first five games since their return from Florida. However, the Cougars lost four of the five with their lone win coming by the arms of freshmen pitchers Evan Muellner and Ted Gernand.
Heading a soccer ball has been become a hot topic lately among parents and medicos due to questions whether repeated heading results in impaired brain function. Many parents wonder whether they should rush out and buy their child protective headgear, or simply not expose them to the sport.
Cold air sifted up to the rafters. The bulky zambonis gently trundled by. Cue the hard, fist-pumpin' rock anthems, the extravagant player profiles on the flickering scoreboard hovering above a glistening sheet of ice. Flash-lights, thunderstix, mascots hurling free t-shirts.
The Chicago area might see more snow and freezing rain this year, but bad weather doesn't bother the Oak Park and River Forest softball team. It's finally time to play ball! Next week another season starts for the talented Huskies who compiled a 35-7 record last year while making their fourth trip downstate in the last five years.
So the weather hasn't been cooperative for baseball, that hasn't been a problem for Oak Park and River Forest. The Huskies have taken advantage of the availability of the fieldhouse in this blustery preseason, and the use of a rag ball developed by Easton has made indoor training much more productive for a team eager to improve on last year's successful season.