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.
The real Brad Spencer has left the body. This is his arrogant, sarcastic, and cynical persona, who, for all intents and purposes, has hijacked the poor sap's brain for the writing of this column. It's about time I got my chance to say what's really on his mind.
Fenwick stayed a game ahead of Loyola in the battle for runner-up to Hales Franciscan in the Chicago Catholic (North) League by annihilating De La Salle with an offensive explosion on Friday at the Fieldhouse in Oak Park.
Evan Hilton's much anticipated return to the OPRF basketball team came with a definative 51-35 rout of West Suburban (Silver) Conference foe York on Friday night, although it was mostly the star senior's presence that factored into the win.
"The girls showed heart like they have all season. They never give up," said Trinity head coach Don Sansone after his Blazers defeated St. Ignatius 53-42 on Saturday to finish in third place at the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference tournament. "I'm proud of the girls and the effort they give. Hopefully next year, we'll be back with the first place finish."