The Friars are no doubt looking forward to Monday night when they take on St. Joseph in their opener of the 46th Annual Proviso West Holiday tournament, a 16-team basketball bonanza in Hillside featuring some of the best teams in the state?#34;seven teams participating, including No. 1 Hillcrest, are ranked in the top 10 in one poll.
One result of being around awhile is getting your arm twisted to be on committees. In my case, after many years as president of the Oak Park Runners Club, I'm on the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) Racing Committee. We evaluate the many races held each year in the Chicago area, and recommend about 20 of the best to the CARA Board for the annual CARA Race Circuit.