The Trinity girls basketball team pushed its overall record to 17-6 by edging 11th-ranked Wheeling 63-58 on Friday night at Sister Michelle Germanson Athletic Facility in River Forest.

Megan Podkowa led the way for the Blazers with 29 points to go along with six rebounds. Taricka Linzy added 16 points and hauled down eight rebounds, while Grace Sanchez chipped in 10 points for Trinity.

On Jan. 27, the Blazers downed area-rival OPRF 46-32 in Oak Park. Again, three Trinity players scored in double-digits. Linzy, who had recently returned from a knee injury, led the Blazers with 12 points. Podkowa added 11 points, while Sanchez had 10.

Trinity, which closed out the regular Girls Catholic Athletic Conference season in first-place with a perfect record of 6-0, began play in the conference tournament this week.

Fenwick swimming

The Fenwick swim team had mixed results at its meet against New Trier on Saturday. The Friars lost 141-44, but Eric Bell took first-place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.55 seconds. Bell also won the event (22.54 seconds) when Fenwick hosted St. Ignatius and Brother Rice in a tri-meet on Senior Night earlier in the week.

Fenwick finished second in the tri-meet with 200 points. St. Ignatius finished first with 285.

The Friars, who were without several swimmers during the tri-meet due to illnesses, will have a chance to get back at St. Ignatius when they host the Metro Catholic Aquatics Conference Meet beginning with diving on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Swimming will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m.

OPRF swimming

The OPRF boys swim team finished fourth at the Lyons Township Invitational on Saturday.

The Huskies garnered 193.5 points in the six-team tournament. Marmion won the event with 278.

OPRF’s Eric Hallman placed second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.25 seconds. Diver Benjamin Lewis finished second with a score of 400.25. Kyle Patnode also took second in the 100-yard backstroke in 57.92 seconds.

OPRF hockey

The OPRF hockey team closed out its regular season with a 4-2 victory over Lincoln-Way East. Daniel Shinsako scored two goals to lead the Huskies. Riley Newman and Kyle Muhanes added a goal apiece. Matt Weintrob dished out two assists and William Ferndinand finished with 16 saves in goal.

The Huskies finished the regular season with an overall record of 10-13-1.

Fenwick hockey

The Fenwick hockey team went 3-1 in a four-game stretch last week. On Sunday, the Friars blasted St. Ignatius 13-1. Aidan Verbeke led the onslaught with five goals, while Greyson Feichtinger added two.

On Saturday, Fenwick’s Matt Cook scored two goals in a 4-3 loss to Marist.

On Friday, the Friars edged Sandburg 4-2, the day after they pummeled Brother Rice 10-1. Verbeke scored four in the win over Brother Rice, while Dan Dory added two.

Trinity bowling

The Trinity bowling team finished third at the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Tournament last week. Amanda Lamacki led the Blazers with a final score of 1,006. Trinity’s team score was 4,569. Resurrection took first with a 5,377.

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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...