The OPRF hockey team went 1-1 last week, grabbing a win over Notre Dame but falling to Sandburg.
Brian Wilson led the Huskies past Notre Dame by scoring two goals and assisting on another. Wilson scored with 10:53 left in the opening period and at the 4:33 mark of the second period. Wilson and Brian Cassidy assisted on OPRF’s first goal of the game scored by Nick Rorres.
Wiley Lauerman racked up 18 saves in goal for the Huskies, who didn’t fair so well a few nights later against Sandburg. OPRF suffered a 4-0 shutout at the hands of the Eagles.
OPRF was outshot by Sandburg 51-12.
“We’ve had a bunch of guys missing lately but we’ve dealt with the adversity really well,” said OPRF head coach Andrew Corvo following the win over Notre Dame. “I’m really proud of these guys. Our forecheck has really been improving and we’re finally getting pucks to the net.”
Fenwick’s Hart selected All-state
Fenwick football player Pat Hart added to his accolades this season by being selected to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 7A All-state Team. Hart, a senior, who primarily played middle linebacker for the Friars this season, tallied over 115 tackles. He also scored three touchdowns on the season.
In October, Hart received the Chicago Catholic League’s Lawless Player of the Year Award.
OPRF wrestling hits the mats
The OPRF wrestling team begins its quest to return to the state tournament this week. The Huskies, who took second in the Class 3A Dual Team State Wrestling Championship last season, host St. Patrick today (Wednesday, Nov. 21) at 7 p.m. Following the match, the program is hosting an alumni event at Molly Malone’s in Forest Park.
Devonte Mahomes, Andre Lee, Larry Early and Jake O’Mara return for the Huskies, who finished 20-4 in dual matches last year.
Fenwick wrestling opens against Glenbard W.
The Fenwick wrestling team hosts Glenbard West today (Wednesday, Nov. 21, 5 p.m.) to open the season.
The Friars are without two-time state champ Matt Garelli, who graduated last year and is now at Stanford. This season’s team is mostly compromised of young but skillful grapplers in Emerson Harris, Jake Eccheveri, Louis Finney, Al Aguilar and Ben Uphues to name a few.