Around the Horn
Oak Park and River Forest girls water polo player Audrey Reardon couldn’t do much more for her team against Neuqua Valley last Thursday. The senior scored all of the Huskies’ goals, but the team came up short with an 8-7 loss.

Along with her seven goals, Reardon finished with six steal and five kickouts drawn. Paige Gruber and Joanna Evan each had three steals for the Huskies, while goalkeeper Vicki Maslowski finished with nine saves.

On April 28, Reardon scored eight goals to lead the Huskies to an 11-9 victory over Homewood-Flossmoor. Evans, Lori Mansfield and Gruber each finished with a goal apiece. Gruber also had four steals. Maslowski had 13 saves in the win.

The Huskies began last week with a 13-9 loss to Sandburg. Reardon scored seven goals in that loss as well.

OPRF boys track and field

Devin Banks had a splendid day of running at the 29th Annual Jim Arnold Invitational held at Glenbard West High School on Saturday. The OPRF boys track and field sprinter won the 100-meter dash in 10.87 seconds. He also finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.29 seconds.

Other top finishers for the Huskies included Josh Runnels, who timed out in the 400-meter dash in 50.14 seconds for second place. Peter Geraghty finished second in the pole vault with a spring of 15-feet.

Fenwick tennis

The Fenwick tennis team picked up two victories last week. The Friars downed St. Francis 5-2, and Mt. Carmel 5-0.

In the win over St. Francis, Mike Pill and Matt Stark edged their opponents in singles action. Pill prevailed in a 7-6, 6-7 (12-10) No. 1 singles win, while Stark split sets at No. 2 and won the third decisively for a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory.

Tyler Kiefer and Rob Hickey earned a routine 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles to push their record to 11-3. Ryan Buffone and Danny Kelly (No. 4 doubles) and Sean Madock and Jimmy Sullivan (No. 5) won their matches in straight sets.

Against Mt. Carmel, Fenwick’s entire lineup won with identical 6-0, 6-0 scores. Pill, Ted Bruce and Dominic Campagna won in singles action, while the doubles teams of Hickey/Kiefer and Matt Hipskind/Mike Maienza also posted wins.

OPRF girls track

Kaniece Pitts and Brittany Smith continued their winning ways last week for the OPRF girls track and field team at the Tiger Invitational held at Wheaton Warrenville South.

Pitts, who also finished second in the 100-yard dash, won the long jump with a leap of 18-feet. Smith won both the shot put (40-feet-9-inches) and the discus (153-11.

As a team, the Huskies finished third overall with 80.6 points. Hinsdale Central won the tournament with 116 points, while Glenbard West rounded out second with 97.

Fenwick soccer

The Fenwick soccer team’s record dropped to 10-7 overall with two-straight losses last week.

The Friars fell to Loyola 1-0 on Saturday, and 3-1 to St. Ignatius on Friday. Morgan Gallagher scored Fenwick’s lone goal against St. Ignatius.

OPRF soccer

The OPRF soccer team fell 2-1 to Downers Grove North last week. Tasia Race scored the lone goal for OPRF, with an assist by Janel Brown.

The loss dropped the Huskies’ record to 8-8 overall and 2-2 in the West Suburban (Silver) Conference.

Fenwick softball

The Fenwick softball team had no problem dispatching St. Joseph on Saturday.

The Friars upped their overall record to 10-9 by sweeping a doubleheader, winning the opener 10-0 and the nightcap 10-1.

Natalie Marotta had two doubles and a triple on the day for Fenwick.

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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...