Oak Park and River Forest High School recently announced the signing of six of its student-athletes to colleges.

OPRF wrestler Ellis Coleman signed a letter of intent to attend the United States Olympic Education Center. Baseball player Sam Picchiotti signed with Wright State University. Volleyball player Sara Shannon will attend the University of Maryland. Softball standout Lauren Gonzalez is headed to Loyola University in the fall. Nicole, Cordero, who excelled at field hockey, will attend the University of Massachusetts. Audrey Reardon will attend and play water polo at the University of Hawaii.

Jacobs earns prestigious award

Mike Jacobs, a student-athlete at OPRF High School, was recently honored as a Wendy’s High School Heisman Award State Finalist.

Jacobs, a senior tennis player, was recognized for his athletic accomplishments as well as his academic achievements.

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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...