ROUNDUP
The OPRF wrestling team dominated the Class 3A St. Ignatius Individual Wrestling Regional on Saturday, walking away with a whopping 259 points and 12 grapplers on their way to the De La Salle Sectional to be held this Friday.

The Huskies wrestled their way to 10 first-place finishes at the regional. Colin Rogers (119-pound weight class), Frankie Picchiotti (125), Chris Dardanes (135), Nick Dardanes (140), Anthony Manetti (145), Charlie Johnson (152), Sam Brooks (160), Brock Friesen (171), Ben Brooks (189) and LaQuan Hightower (215) all won their weight divisions.

Cameron Harris (103) also advanced for the Huskies, as did Chirino Watson (130). Harris, a sophomore, finished second, while Watson took third.

De La Salle finished a distant second with 138.50 points.

Fenwick wrestling

Matt Garelli won the 103-pound weight class for the Friars, grappling to a 15-5 decision over sophomore rival Cameron Harris of OPRF.

Other Fenwick wrestlers advancing on to the De La Salle Sectional included Tony Aguilar (119), Jordan Chang (145), Jimmy Konrad (285), Steve Sreniawski (215) and Phil Gough (152). Sreniawski and Gough both finished second in their respective weight classes.

As a team, the Friars finished third with 127.5 points.

Fenwick swimming

The Friars finished fourth at the Metro Catholic Aquatics Conference Meet held at their own pool on Saturday. Fenwick garnered a score of 309, while Loyola took first with 395.

Eric Bell finished third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.29 seconds. Ryan Greenway, Chris Brown, Bell and Will Rigali finished second in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:19.27.

Trinity basketball

Trinity fell 53-46 to Mother McCauley in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Tournament title game on Saturday. The Blazers (19-8) let slip a 41-34 lead with 7:30 left in the game. A 10-0 run and accurate free-throw shooting down the stretch secured the victory for the Mighty Macs (20-7).

Megan Podkowa led Trinity with 13 points and seven rebounds.

In the semifinals, Trinity downed Loyola 48-35 behind Taricka Linzy’s 16 points. Freshman Taylor Nazon added 10.

The Blazers opened the tournament with a 49-23 victory over De La Salle. Podkowa scored 14 points, while sophomore Gracie Sanchez and Taylor Nazon both finished with eight apiece. Freshman Shannon McGinnis pocketed five steals to go along with her six points.

Trinity, the top seed in their own Class 3A Sectional, begins the playoffs against either Manley or Noble Street Charter/Rauner on Feb. 17 at Crane (6 p.m.). The Crane Regional title game is scheduled for Feb. 19 (7:30 p.m.).

OPRF hockey

The Huskies began the postseason with a 2-1 loss to Hinsdale Central and an 8-0 win over Hinsdale South.

Matt Weintrob scored OPRF’s lone goal in the loss to Hinsdale Central, while Adrian Blamires netted a hat-trick against Hinsdale Central. Other OPRF scorers in the win over Hinsdale Central included Marcel Beisser, Daniel Shinsako, Joe Herner, Connor Schmidt and Kyle French. The Huskies outshot the Red Devils 51-7.

OPRF girls basketball

OPRF’s record fell to 10-18 on the season after an 83-55 loss to highly-ranked Hersey in the Fenton Tournament title game on Monday night.

Last week, the Huskies defeated Rolling Meadows 53-46 to make it into the championship game. Stekera Hall led OPRF with 18 points, including five three-pointers, in the win. Maggie Tansey added 13 points, including seven in the critical fourth quarter.

OPRF wraps up regular season play against Hinsdale Central on Friday night.

The Huskies, who are the 12th-seed in the Lake Park Sectional, will take on Proviso East in Game 3 of the Rolling Meadows Regional on Tuesday at 8 p.m. A victory would pit the Huskies against either Rolling Meadows or Leyden in the regional title game on Feb. 18 (7:30 p.m.).

OPRF gymnastics

The OPRF gymnastics team finished second with a final score of 135.750 at the Sandburg Regional. Morgan Wilkes took third on the vault with a score of 9.225 and fourth on the uneven bars with an 8.650.

Fenwick hockey

The Friars clinched the Chicago Catholic Hockey League’s regular season title on Friday night with an 8-5 victory over Providence. Ryan Fitzgerald, Brendan Fitzgerald and Kale Johnstone all scored two goals apiece for Fenwick.

OPRF girls indoor track

The OPRF girls track and field team opened the indoor season by winning a quad on Friday.

The Huskies garnered a score of 84, while Hoffman Estate finished second with 74.

Katie Bell won the pole vault with a jump of 8-feet. Raven Timms took first in the shot put with a toss of 36-2.5.

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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...