Brad Oxnevad

 Brad Oxnevad, a 2011 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, has been named a pre-season All-American by USA College Football Division II.

Oxnevad, 22, will be a fourth-year starter at left offensive guard in the upcoming season at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

At Northwood, Oxnevad has also earned GLIAC All-Conference Honors twice (2013, 2014) and All-Conference Academic Honors twice (2012, 2013), as well as individual team awards and Dean’s List recognition. Oxnevad is going into his fourth straight season starting for the Timberwolves.

When he attended OPRF, Oxnevad was a three-year starter for the OPRF varsity football team and a Chicago Sun-Times All-Area player his senior year.

His brother, Erik Oxnevad, a 2013 OPRF graduate and varsity football starter, plays tight end for Northwood University.

 Wolfpack basketball

The Wolfpack School of Basketball celebrated another team title when its ninth grade boys basketball team edged the Waukesha Flash (Wisconsin), 55-54, in the championship game of a Wisconsin varsity tournament. The Wolfpack (4-2 in the tournament) lost 74-37 to the Flash in pool play.

Wolfpack basketball summer camps start in July and travel teams begin play in mid-August for all levels. For more information, visit 

Legacy basketball 

Legacy Sports Camp recently wrapped up its boys and girls summer basketball leagues at Ascension with the Freeze (boys) and Midnight (girls) teams each winning a title.

Players in the girls league closed out the season by scrimmaging at the Allstate Arena before the Chicago Sky vs. New York Liberty game a on June 30.. After their workout, Legacy players met some of the WNBA players, received autographs and watched the game.

 Girls softball/tee-ball

Comfort Keepers In-home Care won the 2015 Oak Park Youth Softball 12U Village Championship with a 10-5 victory over Oak Park Pediatrics on June 29. Comfort Keepers finished the season with a 14-2-1 record.

The Lynx won the 2015 Girls Tee-ball Village Championship and finished the season without a loss at 15-0-1.

 Grace Lutheran girls track and field

The future certainly appears bright for the Grace Lutheran girls track and field team.

The Vikings’ 3,200-meter relay team of Anna Scholtens (3rd grade), Madelyn Virzi (4th grade), Jessica Hoffman (6th grade) and Nicole Virzi (6th grade) placed eighth at the Lutheran Sports Association State Track Meet at Concordia University en route to earning All-State recognition. Eighth-graders Kersten Brayton and Annie Bryne finished sixth in the shot put and 100-meter run, respectively, while Hoffman made All-State in both the 400 and 800 meters.

Rich Brooks is the Vikings’ head coach, assisted by Kat Albrecht, Brian Schultz, Joel Zielke and Glen Steiner.

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