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, April 26, 2013
David Dyson will lead the organization.
David Dyson — former coach for the successful Bartlett Wildhawks Club — has joined the Oak Park River Forest Hockey Club as its new hockey director and varsity coach. Dyson lead the Bartlett Wildhawks Club to a seven-year run, according to an Oak Park River Forest Hockey Club news release. He led the team to the Blackhawk Cup Championship game in 2012 and the semi-finals in 2013. “When I started in Bartlett, we barely had enough kids for one team,” said Dyson in an Oak Park River Forest Park Hockey Club press release. “For the 2012-2013 season, we were able to field three very competitive teams.” Dyson was also named the Metro West Coach of the Year in 2012 and received the Lori Maly Distinguished Service Award in 2010. “Coaching hockey …
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.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The star linebacker claims he got a raw deal as his career in Chicago ends.