Roundup
The OPRF soccer team won its own regional on Friday by shutting out Farragut 7-0.

Emily Gullo led the onslaught with three goals, while Alex Neuman added two. Sydney McCarmack and Maggie Tansey scored two apiece for the Huskies, who advanced to the semifinal of the Lyons Sectional to take on Morton on May 25 (after deadline). A win in the semifinal could pit the Huskies against either West Suburban (Silver) Conference foe Lyons or St. Ignatius on Friday in the title game (7 p.m.).

OPRF opened the regional by shutting out Proviso West 5-0 last week. Gullo led the charge with three goals, while Shelby Cozzette added another. Proviso West also scored a goal for the Huskies, who had two saves from goalkeepers Katie Elgie and Elise Dellgrazie, a freshman who was recently called up to varsity to help ease the absence of starter Kay Oldach. Oldach suffered a broken hand in OPRF’s 3-2 victory over cross-town rival Fenwick on May. 13.

OPRF boys track and field

The Huskies dominated the Fenwick Sectional held at Concordia University Chicago last week. OPRF garnered 177 points and advanced to the Class 3A State Meet in 14 events.

Amir Arif won the long jump (22-10.5) and placed second in the triple jump (47-feet). Sophomore Carl Heinz took first in the high jump with a leap of 6-1, while senior Adarius Booth won the shot put with a toss of 49-1. Dorion Grant won the discus throw with a toss of 154-4.

In the running events, Malachy Schrobilgen won the 3200-meter run (9:13.82), while Brendan Donley finished first in the 800-meter run (1:58.70).

Devin Banks returned from a hamstring injury to finish second in both the 100 (11.4 seconds) and 200-meter dashes (22.6).

The Class 3A State Meet, being held at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston, begins on Thursday.

Fenwick girls track and field

Margaret Connelly finished 10th overall in the 3200-meter run at the Class 3A State Track and Field Finals held at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston on Saturday. Connelly finished with a time of 10:49.64.

Fenwick boys track and field

The Friars finished second (77 points) behind OPRF at the Class 3A Fenwick Sectional last week.

Dan Nierzwicki finished second in the 110-meter high hurdles (14.78), while Matt Shannon placed runner-up in the 800-meter run (2:00.36). Martin Brady finished third and qualified for state in the 3200-meter run with a time of 9:14.21.

OPRF volleyball

The OPRF volleyball team closed out the regular season last week with a hard-fought 19-25, 25-17, 25-13 win over Hinsdale Central, which made for a perfect West Suburban (Silver) Conference record of 6-0.

Justin Cousin led the Huskies with 17 kills, while Tim Schmidt dished out 23 assists. Harry Brown finished with six blocks on the night.

The Huskies (27-8), who secured the conference title with a win over Glenbard West the week prior, were to begin play in their own regional against either Prosser or Steinmetz last night (after deadline).

OPRF, a No. 1 seed in the Young Sectional, was likely to take on cross-town rival Fenwick (No. 8 seed) in the title game tonight (Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m.). A win would advance the Huskies into the Whitney Young Sectional semifinal on Friday (5 p.m.).

OPRF girls track and field

The Huskies didn’t advance out of the preliminary round of the Class 3A State Meet. TeJuanna Williams came the closest to moving on by finishing second in the fourth heat of the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.95 seconds.

Trinity softball

The Blazers crushed Nazareth 10-0 last week. Chase Machain tossed a two-hitter and struck out six. Nicole Evans led the offense, going 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBIs.

The Blazers began the Class 3A Regional playoffs this week.

Fenwick soccer

The Fenwick soccer team’s season came to an end on Friday with a 3-2 loss in penalty kicks to Morton in the Morton Regional title game.

The Friars, who close out the season with a record of 12-10-2, opened the playoffs by thrashing 11th-seeded Reavis 8-0. Senior forward Alyssa Giaccolone led the Friars with three goals in the win. Claire Madden added two, while Colleen Madden, Holly Sutton and Mary Kate Hussey each chipped in one apiece.

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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...