The Trinity High School bowling team finished fourth at the Leyden Township Regional held Feb. 4 at Stardust Bowl in Addison with a cumulative score of 3,322 pins, good enough to advance to the Hinsdale South sectional Feb. 11.

Freshman Josephine Rodriguez had the Blazers’ highest score with 876 pins and finished 11th individually. Maisy Keith (702 pins), Abigail Justak (535), Hailey Walsh (533), Arabella Carrion (290), Jasia Smith (202) and Julia Casillas (184) rounded out Trinity’s lineup.

Oak Park and River Forest High School had four bowlers advance. Sophomore Gracie Maidlow had the highest score among the top 10 individuals from teams not advancing to the sectional. Her total of 1,122 pins was good for fourth place overall.

Senior Audrey Maidlow (12th, 874), sophomore Alyssa Hasapis (13th, 842) and sophomore Margaret Dean (14th, 822) were the Huskies’ other sectional qualifiers.

Fenwick High School sophomore Olivia Cameron also advanced to Hinsdale South with a sixth-place finish (1,103 pins).

“Olivia bowled well this past weekend,” said Fenwick coach Judith Tichacek. “She made big changes to her release this year, but it really hasn’t affected her scores. She definitely has the talent to make it to state, and I can’t wait to see her earn some hardware this weekend.”

OPRF boys swimming

OPRF finished second at the West Suburban Conference Silver Division meet Feb. 3 at Hinsdale Central with 519 points.

Although they didn’t win an event, there were several standout performances turned in by the Huskies.

Senior Ethan Neuner and junior Josh Wood each had two personal-best times in their events. Neuner took fourth in both the 50-yard freestyle (22.54 seconds) and the 100-yard butterfly (54.27), while Wood finished fifth in the 50 freestyle (22.68) and sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.22).

Other personal-best performances by OPRF came from senior J.J. Kuenster in the 100 butterfly (55.21, 5th place), sophomore Will Keyes in the 500 freestyle (4th, 4:55.90) and 100 backstroke (5th, 55.00) and sophomore Pablo Pareja in the 500 freestyle (7th, 4:57.15).

Also for the Huskies, Lars Rauch had a season-best time of 1:46.60 in the 200 freestyle, good for fourth place.

Fenwick boys swimming 

Fenwick was the runner-up at the Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference championship Feb. 4 at Loyola Academy with 331 points, 58 behind champion St. Ignatius.

The Friars’ 200-yard freestyle relay of Carter Fask, Code Podgorski, Patrick Rhatigan and Sam Kulisek was victorious in a time of 1:27.94.

Fenwick had five swimmers record personal-best times in their events. Fask, a junior, swam a 21.91 in the 50 freestyle, good for second place. Senior Vincent Meo had two personal bests, in the 100 butterfly (8th, 56.33) and 200 individual medley (9th, 2:09.47). Junior Tomas Adomaitis swam a 53.91 in the 100 backstroke while coming in fifth, senior Chris Badja took seventh in the 100 butterfly (55.98) and junior Nathan Szymanski finished ninth in the 100 breaststroke at 1:06.42.

The Friars also received season-best times from Owen McDonald in the 200 freestyle (7th, 1:51.80), Adomaitis in the 200 IM (3rd, 1:58.49), Kulisek in the 50 freestyle (6th, 22.73) and 100 freestyle (6th, 49.12) and Badja in the 100 breaststroke (8th, 1:06.06).

Fenwick will now prepare for the IHSA sectional it will host Feb. 18. OPRF is expected to be the Friars’ main challenger for the title.

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