An OPRF/Fenwick cross-town showdown wasn’t meant to be for the two softball programs. On May 21, the Friars lost 7-6 to Argo in the semifinal of their own regional. However, OPRF went on to shutout Argo 5-0 in the championship game at the Dominican Priory in River Forest on Saturday.

Lauren Gonzalez blasted a two-run homer and drove in four runs for the Huskies. Sara Hutchinson earned her 12th-victory on the season by tossing five innings of one-hit ball.

In the opening round of the regional on May 20, the Huskies downed Clemente 10-0 in six innings. Pitcher K.C. Montgomery earned her third victory on the season.

OPRF (27-8) takes on Morton today (Wednesday, 4 p.m.) in the opening round of the Morton Sectional. A victory would pit the Huskies against either Lyons Township or No. 2-seed Queen of Peace at Morton on Saturday (10 a.m.).

OPRF tennis finishes fifth at state

The OPRF tennis team finished fifth at the IHSA State Tournament on Saturday. The Huskies garnered 27 points, thanks in part to a strong doubles performance.

Tim Martin and Devin Jones fell to a Champaign (Centennial) duo in a hardfought 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7) match in the championship bracket on Friday only to battle back through the consolation bracket.

Martin and Jones upended Lewis Towne and Colby Clapper of Danville 6-7 (4), 6-0, 6-1, and Benet’s Tim Martin and Mark Angel 6-4, 6-4 to make it into Saturday’s consolation bracket semifinals. The duo fell 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 to familiar faces Dave Robare and Nick Kenaga of West Suburban (Silver) Conference foe Lyons Township.

Matt Harris and Alex Gebert won two consolation round matches on Friday before falling to Naperville North’s Matt Walters and Yasufumi Terada 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Hinsdale Central won the tournament with 37 points, while Stevenson (36), New Trier (35) and Highland Park (31) rounded out second through fourth places, respectively.

Geraghty, Scott take 4th at state

OPRF’s Peter Geraghty and Evan Scott soared to fourth-place finishes at the IHSA Class AA State Boys Track and Field Meet held at Eastern University’s O’Brien Stadium in Charleston on Saturday.

Geraghty vaulted 15-feet-6-inches to finish fourth in the event, while Scott leapt 46-6 in the triple jump.

Other top finishes for the Huskies included senior Patrick Geoghegan’s seventh-place in the 3200-meter run. Geoghegan timed out at 9:14.99. The school’s 4×200-relay team, consisting of Brandon Smith, Josh Runnels, Levell Coppage and Eric Starks, finished seventh overall with a time of 1:28.57.

The Huskies accumulated 18 points as a team, good for 12th-place overall.

Shannon finishes seventh

Ryan Shannon, representing the Fenwick boys track and field team at the IHSA Class AA State Meet on Saturday, finished seventh overall in the 800-meter run.

Shannon, a senior, timed out at 1:55.04.

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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...