It's in their head coach's raspy voice how hard the Oak Park and River Forest wrestling team battled against some of the state's top wrestling programs at the Leyden Individual Wrestling Sectional on Saturday. Four Huskies advanced Downstate, and when it was all said and done first-year head coach Mike Powell could barely croak out a word.
It was distribution that led the OPRF boys' basketball team to a 62-53 win over Downers Grove North at the fieldhouse in Oak Park on Friday night. The Huskies, who usually rely on the offensive production of one player, used a well-balanced attack to defeat their West Suburban (Silver) Conference foe and wipe from their minds a devastating 57-28 loss to West Aurora on Feb. 8.
Windmills enjoy Cuba The Oak Park softball group, The Windmills, enjoyed its second trip to Cuba last week as part of a U.S.-government approved sports exchange, which allows Americans to visit the communist island legally.
As I've noted before, Oak Park and River Forest has two running clubs, the Oak Park Runners Club (OPRC) and the Oak-William Runners (OWies). Both, obviously, are groups of people who like to run, but the clubs have evolved in completely different directions. And a few local runners enjoy participation with both groups.
Teams with younger than young athletes seems to be the norm at Fenwick. The school boasts a renowned girls' basketball team, currently ranked No. 5 in the state, where four starters are sophomores. But there's another team at Fenwick just as young, and proving to be just as dominant: the boys' swim team.