OPRF wrestling dominates at Sectionals
The Huskies qualified all 12 of its wrestlers into the state tournament this weekend at the Class 3A Glenbard North Sectional in Champaign, the Chicago Tribune reports.
“Our goal was to get all 12 guys to state,” OPRF coach Paul Collins said. “We feel great. We have a lot of momentum and we have 12 of the best guys in the state in their respective weights. The goal is for these guys to show great effort and they want to get on the podium.”
Trinity and Fenwick both fall to a common foe
The girls basketball teams at Fenwick and Trinity each fell short to Marian Catholic as the regular season drew to a close last week.
Marian cruised by a visiting Fenwick team with a final score of 75-47 on Saturday, Feb. 14, improving their East Suburban Catholic Conference (ESCC) record to 10-0 this season. The Spartans have not lost a division game since 2011-2012, the Chicago Tribune reports.
No. 7 ranked Trinity prepared for the talented Marian Catholic team with a “white out” promotion and fans packed the gym on Thursday, Feb. 12. Despite a passionate show of enthusiasm from fans, the Blazers experienced a fate similar to their neighbors at Fenwick, falling 72-41, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Meet Jacob Keller, the new face in Fenwick’s starting lineup
Sophomore Jacob Keller is now a full-time starter for the Friars after classmate Jamal Nixon tore the meniscus in his right knee, sidelining him for the remainder of the season. While Keller is pleased to receive more playing time and take on a demanding new role, he can’t help but empathize with his friend and classmate, the Pioneer Press reports.
Nixon took to Twitter on Sunday, Feb. 15 to express how much he wishes he could help the team:
Wanna be playing with squad so bad 😤😤
— Jamal Nixon (@j_nix_1) February 15, 2015
Keller will use the inspiration from Nixon to help the Friars close out the season on a strong note.