Led by a strong performance from senior Ben Louis, the Oak Park and River Forest High School boys swimming and diving team won the Riverside-Brookfield Invitational Jan. 15 with 242 points, edging second-place St. Ignatius by 2.5 points.
Louis won the 200-meter freestyle in a time of 1 minute, 43.23 seconds, then took the 100 butterfly in 52.36 seconds. He also swam the anchor leg on two winning relays for the Huskies, teaming with Lars Rauch, Thomas Rotatori, and Joshua Wood on the 200 freestyle (1:28.41) and with Emmett Harmon, Rotatori, and Rauch on the 400 freestyle (3:13.91).
OPRF turned in several strong efforts at RBHS. Bruno Carrillo finished second in diving (495.30 points), while Rotatori placed second in the 50 freestyle (22.37) and third in the 100 freestyle (49.23).
Rauch came in fourth in the 100 freestyle (50.46) with Harmon second in the 100 backstroke (55.64). The 200 medley relay team of Harmon, Philip Walby, Pablo Pareja, and Wood also placed second (1:42.01).
Fenwick girls dunk Hersey
The Fenwick High School girls basketball team notched an impressive victory over one of the Chicago area’s top programs on Jan. 17 at the Coach Derrill Kipp Hoopsfest held at Benet Academy, routing Hersey 73-37.
Mia Caccitolo led the Friars (11-8) with 16 points against the Huskies (19-4), including four three-pointers. Elise Heneghan had a strong all-around performance with 12 points, five rebounds, and eight assists.
Mia Schwanke also had 12 points for Fenwick, which will have its Senior Night Jan. 20 versus visiting Jones College Prep. The Friars will then have three consecutive road games against Evanston Township (Jan. 22), Marist (Jan. 24) and Mother McAuley (Jan. 25).
Trinity hoops splits pair
Trinity split a pair of games during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
The Blazers (7-7) defeated host Lane Tech 48-23 on Jan. 15. Lauren Miller paced Trinity with 16 points and 13 rebounds and Sophia Rodriguez added 12 points and eight rebounds.
At the Coach Kipp Hoopsfest on Jan. 17, the Blazers fell to Marian Catholic 44-29. Miller had another strong performance with 17 points.