Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Tess Trinka was recently named to the IHSA's All-State Academic Team. Trinka was one of 26 student-athletes (13 males, 13 females) selected from over 500 nominees around the state.
Fenwick center Dan Dwyer and forward Tom Planek have anchored the Friars' frontline this season in coach Rick Malnati's debut as the Fenwick coach. Both players offer leadership and impressive skill sets for the Friars.
OPRF (20-6) rolls into the Class 4A boys basketball playoffs on a six-game winning streak and as the favorite to win the Leyden Regional. Reporter Matt Le Cren takes a closer look at the Huskies in this postseason preview.
Trinity's bid to sweep Whitney Young while simultaneously winning the Hinsdale South Sectional championship fell short on Thursday night. Lauren Prochaska scored 18 points for the Blazers, who finished with a terrific 25-6 record on the season.
Congratulations to OPRF wrestlers and newly minted state champions Isaiah White, Larry Early, Kamal Bey and Davonte Mahomes, the Wednesday Journal's Athletes of the Week sponsored by Midtown Athletic Club.
The Riverside-Brookfield High School boys swim team won its first-ever sectional title Saturday at with 294 points, followed by sectional host Fenwick (253 points) and Oak Park and River Forest (231 points). As for the Friars, their impressive streak of 10 straight sectional titles came to an abrupt end courtesy of the upstart Bulldogs.