Depending upon whether or not Fenwick played St. Ignatius last night (after deadline) as well as it did Bishop McNamara on Friday night, then the Friars' chances of remaining undefeated in the month of January for the fourth straight year look pretty good.
In a game that crossed state lines, Fenwick represented Illinois with a 59-44 victory over Missouri's No. 1 team, St. Louis Incarnate Word, on Monday afternoon at Willowbrook in the McDonald's Chicagoland Shootout.
Youth baseball/softball registration In-person registration for 2005 Oak Park Youth Baseball/Softball will take place on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Longfellow Center, corner of Jackson and Ridgeland. All players must be registered and fees paid on one of the registration dates.
The Concordia women's basketball team went 1-1 last week, but their 79-54 home win over Clarke College on Saturday moved them into second place in the Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference (NIIC) standings with a 3-1 record. The Cougars,6-9 overall, were led by Atoi Sinclair and Alissa Johnson. Sinclair led all scorers with 21 points while grabbing 11 rebounds. Johnson tallied 17 points, bringing her up to an NIIC-leading 68 points, while leading all rebounders with 12.
Fenwick wanted a test and Fenwick got one when the Friars traveled to Wheaton North for a quad on Saturday. Providence, Joliet Township and Wheaton North are all ranked in the top 15 in the state, and their dominance showed against Fenwick.
What a difference a week makes, just ask Fenwick basketball coach John Quinn. Fresh off a disappointing showing in the Proviso West Holiday tournament, the resilient Friars (10-4) showed their true colors this weekend, with a pair of convincing wins over Providence Catholic and St. Francis (Wheaton).
Starting out sluggish in the first half, the Friars (18-1, 5-0) used a 15-0 run in the third quarter to put away East Suburban Catholic Conference foe Bishop McNamara 61-38 at the Fieldhouse on Thursday night.