Sunday, May 19, 2013
They're back ... After snapping a streak of eight straight state titles last year, the Fenwick boys water polo team is a champion again.
The Fenwick boys water polo team is a champion once again. After a streak of eight straight Illinois titles and nine of 10 state wins was snapped last year in a loss to Lyons Township, the Friars captured the crown again Saturday. Fenwick defeated Stevenson 10-4 in the championship. According to IHSA.org, five Friars scored two goals each: Matt Bresnahan, Matt Farmer, Andrew Bertschy, Trevor McLean and Justin White. Watch a replay of the game on IHSA.tv. Stevenson took the early lead on a goal by Josh Weisberg, who scored one possession after a big save by goalie Rob O'Brien. Fenwick answered almost immediately on two beautiful, deep passes by goalie Tommy McGuire to Farmer and Bresnahan. The Patriots' Mitchell Sokolsky tied the game …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Get the latest news on OPRF, Fenwick, Proviso East and Trinity and how they're doing in postseason play for all sports. Participate in making the news by sharing photos and posting updates in the comments!
It's playoff season for high school spring sports, and we're tracking all the action at Fenwick, Oak Park-River Forest, Proviso East and Trinity. With such a rich history of sporting success at our high schools, here's a quick and easy way to track the teams. You can also help us by sharing photos from games and meet. Follow a certain team? You can also post photos and updates to our Local Voices section here. ***"Next game" indicates the teams' next playoff game, not necessarily their next regular season game. State finals are May 10-11. State finals are May 31-June 1. State finals are May 31-June 1. State finals are June 7-8. State final meet is May 23-25. State finals meet is May 23-25. State finals meet is May 16-18. State …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The OPRF grad and New York Knick slammed home a put-back dunk in the playoffs against the Indiana Pacers.
Oak Park native Iman Shumpert got a fair amount of publicity his rookie season for his strong perimeter defense, and later for tearing his ACL in the first game of the playoffs, the same day Derrick Rose did. And though the Chicago Bulls' star is still on the bench, Shumpert has been playing since January and last week got even more publicity after slamming home what's likely the dunk of the playoffs. The Knicks' Chris Copeland missed a shot off the back of the rim, and no Pacers player went for the rebound. That opened a lane for Shumpert, who flew through the paint, caught the ball with one hand and threw down a big-time dunk. Check it out on YouTube in the video above. Shumpert finished with 15 points to help the Knicks to a 105-79 …
Friday, May 10, 2013
"These guidelines are based on the most recent scientific evidence, as well as the expertise of the coaches who will help implement them," said Dr. Preston M. Wolin, a member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
The Illinois High School Association approved new safety rules Wednesday to limit tackling in youth football practice in an effort to reduce head injuries, reported the Daily Herald. In March, a controversial bill sponsored by State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) proposing to limit the number of days players could have full contact hitting practice (once a week) failed in the House committee. The new IHSA policy calls for coaches to gradually increase the time players can participate in preseason practice, along with the number of protective pads they can wear. On the seventh day of practice, players can participate in five hours of full contact drills wearing full pads, according to the IHSA. However, no single practice can exceed …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The competition was held this past weekend in Forest Park.
Jake Adams, a Hinsdale native, and Dylan Bartlett, of Forest Park, will be headed to sectionals in St. Charles after being named all-around champions at Forest Park's MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition last weekend, according to the Forest Park Review. The Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run is a free competition for boys and girls ages 7 to 14 years old. Winners can ultimately advance to compete at the MLB All-Star Game, according to the Park District of Forest Park website. The Forest Park competition was held this past Saturday, May 4 on the park district's baseball/softball fields, according to the park district website.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Across Patch's network of 900 sites, people felt the effect of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. That includes runners from the Forest Park-Oak Park-River Forest area.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Baseball fans flocked to Wrigley field on Monday for the Cubs' home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Photos by Patch editor Sarah Flagg The Chicago Cubs lost their home opener, 7-4 to the Milwaukee Brewers, but fans around the stadium were in high spirits to welcome the team home. White Sox Home Opener 2013: Blog About Sox, Cubs on Patch Sunday Comic: Obama Sees Rough Months Ahead Sox: Reason to Believe South Siders Will Contend Cubs: You'll Want to Cover Your Eyes For Cubs fans, "Hope Springs Eternal" becoming tired cliche BLOG ABOUT THE LOCAL TEAMS Are you a particularly big Sox or Cubs fan? Do you watch all the games? If you want to start a conversation with other baseball fans, you can do it on Patch in our Local Voices blogging platform. You'll be featured on our home page and in our email newsletter, and there's no time commitment—…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Hall of Fame Museum, at Des Plaines and Harrison streets in Forest Park, is adjacent to the Inductee Park where photos and information on the more than 300 inductees have been on display since 2009.
By Don DeBat With exterior construction nearly complete, work on the Chicago 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame Museum is progressing at a rapid pace, HOF officials report. “Our 16-year journey to launch the Hall of Fame Museum is moving toward a possible opening date in 2014,” said Al Maag, historian and co-founder of the Chicago 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Museum, at Des Plaines and Harrison streets in Forest Park, is adjacent to the Inductee Park where photos and information on the more than 300 inductees have been on display since 2009. “Our building exterior and mechanical infrastructure is completed thanks to a superb job by Topps Construction,” said Maag. “We are currently also in the process of designing the interior…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Take a look at images from U.S. Cellular Field as the Chicago White Sox kicked off the 2013 season, and learn how you can be a local voice about our two pro clubs throughout the season.
The smell of brats cooking on grills made its way through parking lot C off Shields Avenue. By 11 a.m. the beer was flowing. It was Opening Day in Chicago. The Cubs were in Pittsburgh, getting the 3-1 win, but the White Sox were at the Cell and also got an Opening Day win on a stellar performance by Chris Sale. "I've been a lifelong Sox fan," says Dan Kochevar from Glen Ellyn. Brothers Tim and Dan Bergin from Chicago Heights hold a lifelong love for the Chicago White Sox. "We have been coming to the park since 1967," said Tim Bergin. "Of course it was Old Comiskey across the street. We have had some great memories. Remembering the 2005 season when the team beat Boston in the division." SHARE YOUR PHOTOS If you were at the Sox home …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
What is it that has the president so pessimistic as spring unfolds? Oh ... that.