Crosstown rivals OPRF and Fenwick battled it out on the tennis courts last week, with OPRF edging out the Friars 33-25 to win the Oak Park Sectional.

OPRF’s Samantha Schafer took first in singles play by going 4-0. Hanna Gibson grabbed third place with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Fenwick’s Marta Shoorgot, who also qualified for state.

Tess Trinka and Taylor Arends won the doubles competition by defeating Fenwick’s Laura Gutierrez and Mia Sullivan 6-0, 6-0.

The Friars’ Catherine Joss and Molly Wallach scratched out a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over OPRF’s Dominique Walker and Anna Rossa for third place. 

Fenwick boys cross-country

Pat Yerkes, Brixton Rill, Sal Flight, Ed Regan, Anthony Rizzi, Matt Dumon and freshman Joe Cozzi led the Friars to fourth place at the Chicago Catholic League Meet held at Turtelhead Lake on Saturday. Yerkes finished fifth overall with a time of 15:35.27.  

Fenwick soccer

The Friars (11-6-1, 5-1) captured a share of the Chicago Catholic League title last week by defeating Loyola 2-1. Mike Nowicki scored the Friars’ two goals, with assists coming from Jack Alberts and Francisco Moreno.

OPRF girls cross-country

Erin Schrobilgen finished fifth with a time of 18:24.6 at the West Suburban (Silver) Conference Meet on Saturday.  As a team, the Huskies finished sixth with a score of 150. Glenbard West won with a score of 40.

Fenwick girls hockey

The Friars won their home opener 8-2 over Leyden last week. Seniors Bridget Healy and Jesse Cwik led Fenwick with a goal apiece to open the game. Cwik finished with four goals on the night. Others who scored for Fenwick included Jessie Flatley, Michaela Monaco and Jackie Story.  

Freshman goaltender Frankie Florez held Leyden to just two goals.

The Fenwick girls hockey team, now in its second year, competes in the Metro West Division and combines players from several local high schools, including OPRF, Trinity, Guerin and Fenwick.

OPRF boys cross-country

Ryan Hodes and Tim Howell finished 22nd and 23rd, respectively, at the West Suburban (Silver) Conference Meet on Saturday. Hodes finished with a time of 16:07.9, while Howell timed out at 16:11.8. The Huskies finished sixth as a team with a score of 133. York won the meet with a score of 19.

OPRF boys golf

Pat Murphy carded an 87 at the rain-shortened Class 3A State Tournament on Saturday. The junior finished with five pars and one birdie. He tied for 101st place.

OPRF swimming

The Huskies downed York 105-81 in West Suburban (Silver) Conference dual action last week.

Maddie O’Rourke won the diving event against York with a score of 176.35. Chloe Guhlstorf took first in the 50-free with a time of 26.49 seconds. Miranda Tranmer won the 100-fly in 1:03.04, among other first-place finishes for the Huskies.

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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...