The OPRF girls track and field team finished second at the Whitney Young Sectional held at Concordia University-Chicago in River Forest last week.

The Huskies garnered 114 points to finish runner-up behind Young (124), and qualified for the Class 3A State Meet in nine events. Raven Timms won the shot put with a toss of 34-9 and finished second in the discus (88-9). TeJuanna Williams, Raven Adams, Erin Svehla and Ashley Parish finished first in the 4 x 200-meter relay in 1:44.86 and took second in the 4 x 100 in 49.48 seconds. Williams also finished second in the 200-meter dash (25.79 seconds).

The 4 x 400-meter relay of Grace Stoffer, Mia Murphy, Gift Onyenso and Adams also qualified for state. The group finished second in 4:06.52. Stoffer also took second in the 800-meter run (2:18.36) and Svehla qualified in the high jump, taking first with a leap of 5-feet. Katie Bell won the pole vault with a vault of 9-feet.

The state meet begins Thursday at Eastern University’s O’Brien Stadium in Charleston.

Fenwick tennis

Fenwick came up two wins short of winning the Chicago Catholic League title last week. The Friars (35) finished second to Loyola, who accumulated 39 points.

Fenwick’s Rob Hickey and Tyler Kiefer won their second straight No. 1 doubles title decisively 6-3, 6-2. At No. 2 singles, Ted Bruce had his win streak end at 16. After a long semifinal win over St. Ignatius’ Bobby Alter, Bruce faced Pat Hughes, who avenged Bruce’s win from a month before in a 6-0, 6-4 win.

At No. 3 singles, Matt Stark lost to Loyola’s Jack Weisenburger 6-2, 7-5. Jack Sloan came back from a semifinal loss to take third with a 6-3, 6-3 win over St. Ignatius’ Phil Donovan.

OPRF tennis

The Huskies finished second at the West Suburban (Silver) Conference Meet on Saturday. Jake Wilson made it to the No. 1 singles finals, falling to Augie Bloom in a hard-fought 7-6, 6-7, 6-0 match.

Hinsdale Central won the meet with a score of 42, while OPRF finished with a 34.

At an invitational on May 8, the Huskies also finished second. Devon Jones took third at No. 1 singles, while Luke Trinka finished second at No. 2. Alex Gebert and Wilson finished second at No. 1 doubles, and Tim McAdam and Eric Bruynseels did the same at No. 2 doubles.

OPRF basketball

Four OPRF varsity basketball players have committed to play at the college level. Jeff Dirkin (Rollins College, Fla.), Aaron Levin (Grinnell College, Iowa), Mortell Flowers (North Central College, Naperville) and John Weinheimer (Macalster College, Minn.) will take to the hardwood at collegiate level next winter.

Heavily recruited players Antonio Foster and Jeff Stanciel-Wynn have yet to decide on a school.

Trinity softball

The Blazers fell to Mother McAuley 7-4 in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference championship on Saturday.

Also last week, Trinity (24-5) pummeled Queen of Peace 10-0. Vivi Castellanos hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs in the win, while Chase Machain (16-4) yielded just three hits in six innings of work.

OPRF volleyball

The Huskies won the West Suburban (Silver) Conference outright with a 25-23, 25-23 victory over Glenbard West last week.

The Huskies, who haven’t lost a game in the conference with a 5-0 record, were led by Justin Cousin’s 14 kills. Tim Schmidt finished with 18 assists in the win.

OPRF (25-8) begins its own regional on Tuesday against either Prosser or Steinmetz. The Huskies, who are the No. 1 seed in the Whitney Young Sectional, are likely to face cross-town rival Fenwick (eighth seed) in the regional title game on May 26 (7 p.m.).

Fenwick volleyball

Fenwick defeated Holy Trinity 25-5, 25-16 last week. Dave Suwada led the Friars with five kills and four blocks. Nick Militello added three kills in the win.

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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...