Cycling columnist Jack Crowe headed out to Madison, Wisconsin to check out the Ironman Wisconsin and cheer on some Oak Parkers competing in the event. Here's his take on the grueling day for the triathletes.
The return of Simmie Cobbs, Mike Hayden's two touchdown runs in the fourth quarter and a ferocious defensive the entire game, lifted OPRF to an impressive 29-6 win against Proviso West Friday in Hillside.
Too much running too soon can have pitfalls like injuries. When he started running, Paul Oppenheim was content with daily four mile runs, a modest mileage which allowed him to run an occasional 10K. He didn't incur a significant running-related injury for 25 years.
Robert Spillane rushed for 220 yards and scored three touchdowns as Fenwick rocked host Bishop Lynch 32-14 in Dallas on Friday night. The Friars (2-0) visit Brother Rice next week in an intriguing Catholic League crossover game.
Although The Oak Park and River Forest and Fenwick High School girls volleyball teams compete in very solid conferences, both teams certainly expect to be in the mix regarding pursuit of their respective conference championships.