The OPRF boys track and field team won the Streamwood Invitational on Saturday by taking first in eight events.

Senior Patrick Geoghegan won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:23.0, while Zach Howard took first in the 100 dash with a time of 11 seconds flat. Brandon Smith won the 200 dash in 21.7 seconds and the Huskies finished first in the 3,200 (8:16.3), the 800 (1:29), and the 400 (42.6 seconds) relays.

In the field events, Kahlil Draper won the triple jump with a leap of 43-4 and Peter Geraghty vaulted to a top mark of 14-6.

The Huskies accumulated 158 points for first place at the 11-team tournament. Wheeling finished a distant second with 62 points.

Fenwick water polo still winning

The Fenwick boys water polo team snagged two more wins last week as the Friars continued to make their way to a fifth-straight state championship.

Fenwick downed St. Ignatius 16-8 on Thursday. Andrew McKernin and Chris Wendt led the charge with four goals apiece. Will Shulenberg and Brian Barron added two goals apiece, and Matt Napleton recorded 13 saves in goal.

The Friars also downed Stevenson 13-4 last week. McKernin scored two goals and dished out four assists in the win.

Fenwick is set to compete at the Stevenson Tournament this weekend. The Friars will take on Lake Forest and Naperville Central in a doubleheader on Friday.

OPRF soccer downs Trinity

The OPRF soccer team secured its 10th win of the season with a 2-0 blanking of area-rival Trinity last week.

Casey Blaha and Emily Gullo scored both goals for the Huskies (10-5-2, 2-1), who also shutout West Suburban (Silver) Conference opponent Proviso West 6-0 last week.

“Beating Trinity was a solid win for us because they are in our regional,” said OPRF head coach Paul Wright.

Two wins, one loss for Huskies

The OPRF girls water polo team finished 2-1 on the week after a 13-3 loss to Neuqua Valley on Saturday.

Previous to the loss, the Huskies (13-7-1) downed Hinsdale Central 10-9 on Friday.

Audrey Reardon scored five goals in the win, while Kati Pedersen finished with two goals and two steals. Vicki Maslowski finished with 13 blocks in the net for the Huskies, who also edged Waubonsie Valley 8-7 last week. Alex El Guindi scored a goal and pocketed seven steals in that win.

Friars fall back

The Fenwick softball team’s record dropped to 3-8 on the season after a pair of losses to Providence on Saturday.

The Friars lost 17-2 and 4-0 in the doubleheader. Angelica Sanchez and Laura Enriquez both drove in a run in the opener.

On April 16, the Friars lost to Nazareth 9-6. Isabel Sanchez (2-5) took the loss, allowing six runs-two earned-on four hits. The senior struckout three and walked two.

Lauren Donati finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while Bridget Ellsworth went 4-for-4 and Courtney Monaco’s double in the third scored a run.

CCL title still possible

The hunt is still on for the Chicago Catholic League title as the Fenwick tennis team gained ground last week by winning two league matches.

The Friars downed De La Salle 4-1 and Providence 5-0, but lost to Loyola 3-2.

At No. 2 singles, Rob Hickey won a a 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 decision over Loyola that placed him as the second ranked player in the conference at that position.

The No. 2 doubles team of Matt Hipskind and Mike Maienza also defeated Loyola, 6-2, 6-2, making the Friars the top and undefeated team at that position.

Against De La Salle, Dave Elias won at No. 2 singles, Paul Fitzgerald at No. 3 singles, Marty Mullen and Mike Maienza at No. 1 doubles, and John Bellaire and Brad Krebs at No. 2 doubles.

Fenwick (5-1) takes on Bishop McNamara this Thursday for its final conference dual meet.

Smith wins discuss event

With a limited team due to testing, the OPRF girls track and field squad finished sixth at the Sue Pariseau Invitational hosted by Glenbard West on Saturday.

Brittany Smith won the discuss throw with a toss of 130-2. Katherine Rack took second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:06.25. Rack, Evangelie Zachos, Ashley Moore, and Kristen Kwakwa finished third in the 4 x 800-meter relay with a time of 9:58.86.

The Huskies travel to Wheaton Warrenville South on Friday.

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Brad Spencer

Brad Spencer has been covering sports in and around Oak Park for more than a decade, which means the young athletes he once covered in high school are now out of college and at home living with their parents...