Tommy Bartecki is a standout senior swimmer at Fenwick High School. Luckily for Wednesday Journal sports, his father, Don, is a talented photographer. Don was gracious enough to take photos all season of both Fenwick and OPRF boys swimming. He takes great photos of water polo, too.

Here’s a visual recap of the IHSA State Finals, expressed through the lens of Don’s camera. Thanks for all the wonderful photos, Don!

I’d also like to thank both head coaches Luke McGuire (Fenwick) and Clyde Lundgren (OPRF), plus several parents from both teams who provided valuable information and insights about the Huskies and Friars all season. 

If you’re wondering about next season, both teams essentially return their entire starting lineups and will contend for conference and sectional titles plus another state meet appearance.

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Marty Farmer

The Illinois Press Association recently honored Marty with the 1st & 2nd Place Awards for Best Sports Feature for his article He's in an Oak Park state of mind: Former OPRF star Iman Shumpert returns...