The Trinity softball team (18-2) clinched first place in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference for the first time in school history.

The Blazers (18-2) finished their conference schedule last week with a 7-1 record. Freshman pitcher Chase Machain went 6-1 facing conference opponents, while Monica Garcia racked up three saves.

In non-conference action last week, Trinity crushed Ridgewood 18-2 but lost to No. 9 Barrington 6-5. Francesca Chimera and Vivi Castellanos both hit three-run homers in the win over Ridgewood.

Also last week, the Blazers came from behind to snag a 6-5 victory over Glenbard South. Down 5-1, Abby Ramirez and Amanda Ramirez helped bring Trinity back by driving in a combined four RBIs.

Fenwick soccer

A grueling week of soccer came to an end for Fenwick in the Pepsi Showdown College Showcase Day at Concordia University-Chicago in River Forest on Sunday.

Playing in their fifth (9-8-1) game in six days, the Friars lost 2-1 to Lane Tech. Trailing 2-0 in the second half, Audrey Kiefer gave Fenwick some life with a header off a corner kick, but it was as close as the Friars would get.

On Thursday, the Friars won the Catholic Cup by shutting out area-rival Trinity 3-0. Claire Madden, Molly Sutton and Keifer all scored for the Friars.

Fenwick travels to Marist on Thursday and hosts Providence at the Dominican Priory in River Forest on Saturday (Noon).

OPRF girls track and field

The OPRF girls track and field team turned out some impressive finishes before lightning forced cancellation of the Wheaton Warrenville South Invitational on Saturday.

TeJuanna Williams won the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.66 seconds. The 4×100-meter relay team of Williams, Raven Adams, Erin Svehla and Ashley Parish finished third in 50.12 seconds.

Grace Stoffer finished third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:24.61.

The runners had to battle wind gusts of up to 25 mph.

Fenwick volleyball

The Friars downed De La Salle 25-17, 25-20 last week. David Suwada led with 11 kills, while Phil Gough added eight.

Fenwick softball

The Friars took one on the chin against Providence in doubleheader action on Saturday. Fenwick lost the opener 24-0 and Game 2 4-1.

Fenwick did down Nazareth last week 7-4 behind three RBIs from Alex Tomasek.

Marisa Wakely went 3-for-3 with two runs batted in.

Fenwick tennis

The Friars picked up two victories last week, shutting out St. Laurence 5-0 and clobbering Providence 4-1.

Against St. Laurence, Danny Kelly led the Friars with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles. Connor Johnson won by the same score at No. 2 singles, and Dan Brooks garnered a 6-1, 6-3 decision at No. 3.

In doubles action, Matt Krug and Matt Nolan took the No. 1 match 6-1, 6-0, and Will Krug and Will Davis won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2.

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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...