Around the horn
The Trinity softball team opened the season last week by trouncing Notre Dame 16-0.

Emily Landa led the Blazers by going 2-for-3 with four RBIs. Annie Logisz went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Emma-Leigh Strock earned the win on the mound for the Blazers.

Trinity is looking to better last season’s historical mark of 24 victories, the most in a single-season for the softball program. The Blazers are also aiming to win their fifth-straight regional championship this season.

Huskies do well at Waubonsie

Armando Lee scored five goals to help lead the OPRF boys water polo team to a 9-6 win over St. Patrick at the Waubonsie Valley Tournament on Saturday.

Dylan O’Connell added three goals for the Huskies, who also fell to Naperville Central 10-6 and defeated the host 10-7 on the same day.

In the loss to Naperville Central, Tommy Poulos scored four goals for OPRF, while Luke O’Connell chipped in two.

“The entire tournament was a good test of stamina and endurance,” said OPRF head coach Tom Nickels.

Earlier in the week, the Huskies downed Naperville North 14-7. Luke O’Connell and Poulos led the charge with four goals apiece. OPRF’s defense only allowed 13 shots on goal. David Anderson had six saves in goal for the Huskies.

OPRF boys win six events

The OPRF boys track and field team won six events to finish second (141) at the West Suburban (Silver) Conference Indoor Championships on Friday at York.

Peter Geraghty won the pole vault with a 15-foot jump, while Dorion Grant took first in the shotput with a toss of 49-4.5. Amir Arif won the long jump with a leap of 22-5.75.

Friars pummel St. Rita

The Fenwick boys water polo team annihilated St. Rita 29-2 last week. Joe Ahern led the onslaught for the Friars with four goals, while Ed Osmolak, Mark Ryden, John Osborne and Will Rigali each finished with three goals apiece.

Connor Brown, Chris Dan, Ryan Mastalerz, Brian Barron and Chris Wendt each chipped in two goals apiece for the Friars, who pushed their early-season record to 4-0 with the victory.

Fenwick hosts the Dan Lynch Classic beginning Thursday, March 26.

OPRF girls water polo

The OPRF girls water polo team went 1-2 at the Naperville Central Tournament on Saturday. In the opener, the Huskies (3-5) lost to the host 10-4, but bounced back with a 6-3 victory over York.

Audrey Reardon and Claire Helwig led OPRF in the win over the Dukes, scoring two goals apiece.

Reardon scored six goals in OPRF’s 9-7 loss to Homewood-Flossmoor to close out the tournament.

The Huskies, who also fell to Stevenson 11-7 on Friday, started off last week by edging Mundelein 12-10. Reardon finished with eight goals and six steals in that win.

OP girls track takes second

The OPRF girls track and field team completed the indoor season by finishing second (90) at the West Suburban (Silver) Conference Indoor Championships.

Brittany Smith’s shotput toss of 43-3.5 inches won her first place in the event and broke a conference meet record. Kaniece Pitts took first in the 55-meter dash (7.36 seconds) and the long jump (18-2.25). Rachel Waterford took first in the 55-meter hurdles (8.98 seconds) and second in the high jump (5-feet).

Hinsdale Central won the tournament with a final score of 156.

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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...