Young Huskies run to ninth

Schrobilgen leads the way at state

Four juniors, two sophomores and a senior put the OPRF boys cross-country team in the top 10 at the Class 3A State Meet held at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday.

Sophomore Malachy Schrobilgen led the Huskies with a 19th-place finish in 14:56. Senior Clayton Kirk finished 86th in 15:42, while junior Jack Stapleton timed out in 15:48 at 101st.

The Huskies finished ninth overall with a score of 332.

Others who contributed to the finish included Sam Fourman (107th, 15:49), Nicholas Reyes (117th, 15:54), Peter Hogenson (163rd, 16:14) and Eunhwan Yoo (188th, 16:34).

Fenwick boys cross-country

Martin Brady, the lone representative from Fenwick at the Class 3A State Meet, closed out his high school cross-country career on a high note by finishing eighth overall in 14:48.

OPRF girls cross-country

OPRF’s Liz Reyes finished 87th out of the 211 runners competing at the Class 3A Girls State Meet at Detweiller Park on Saturday.

Reyes finished with a time of 18:51.

Fenwick volleyball

The Fenwick volleyball team’s season came to an end with a 25-18, 25-18 loss to Lyons Township in the St. Ignatius College Prep Sectional semifinal last week.

Sarah Hunt led the Friars with seven kills, while Nandi Tense and Kelly Brennan each finished with six kills apiece. Carriann Soukal tallied eight digs in the loss.

The Friars closed out the season with an overall record of 15-18.

Concordia football

With a possible conference title and an NCAA Division III tournament berth at stake over the last few weeks of this 2009 season, it’s hard to imagine anything overshadowing Concordia Chicago’s 44-27 victory over host Aurora University last week. But Cougars running back Khyree Copeland just might have accomplished the feat.

Copeland ran for 221 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday, setting new school records for single-game, season and career rushing yardage. The 5-foot-8-inch junior scored three touchdowns, including runs of 80 and 66 yards, in leading the Cougars to a team-record eighth win.

With a victory over Benedictine at home on Saturday (12:30 p.m.), the Cougars can clinch at least a share of the Northern Athletics Conference title and receive an automatic playoff berth.

Fenwick girls cross-country

Margaret Connelly and Rebecca Steinmeyer gave an indication of how good the Fenwick team was this season and how good it will be for seasons to come when the two competed at the Class 3A State Meet on Saturday.

Connelly, a senior, closed out her high school running career by placing 39th overall in 18:20. Steinmeyer, a freshman, began her high school running career by placing 111th in 19:02.

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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...