Weekly Sports Update

OPRF's Elliot Greffin shoots over a Hinsdale Central defender (Photo Credit: Steve Johnston, Chicago Tribune)

OPRF gives Hinsdale Central their first WSC Silver Loss
The Huskies boys basketball team outlasted the Red Devils 51-47 on Friday, Jan. 30 behind the sharpshooting of Elliot Greffin. This was Hinsdale Central’s first loss against a Western Suburban Conference (WSC) Silver opponent. Greffin had a season-high 15 points, helping the Huskies improve to 10-8 overall and 3-4 in conference play.

Coach Steve Cromie enters hockey Hall of Fame
Oak Park native Steve Cromie was inducted into the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois Hall of Fame on Sunday, Jan. 25. The 2009 “AHAI Coach of the Year” was part of the tenth class to be honored at the introduction dinner that took place in Elk Grove, IL. “When I first got the phone call, I was kind of shocked,” Cromie said. “I’m humbled, I’m blessed. It’s been a great journey.”

The Fish of Fenwick – Mike Hill
As senior Mike Hill enters the final weeks as one of the Friars’ top relay swimmers, he hopes to carry that momentum for the upcoming water polo season as the team’s goalie. Competing at a high level for both sports is a tough feat for any prep athlete, but Hill’s performance in both aquatic sports is a testament to his work ethic.

OPRF wrestling’s Huskie Invitational
The OPRF wrestling program carried out its annual tradition of preparing a gourmet-style buffet to feed coaches and officials this week. “We’ve all known each other since the kids were in junior high and we’re all glad to support the program,” said OPRF wrestling parent Jonna Borgdorff. “The coaches all work very hard that weekend and really, all year long. The parents take a lot of pride in preparing good food; we want to let them know we appreciate everything they do.”

OPRF girls basketball wins close contest with Downers Grove North
OPRF beat Downers Grove North 57-52 on Saturday, Jan. 24 behind a 19-point effort from Hailey Hoye and Emily Schreck’s 12 points and 8 rebounds. “Our defense was tremendous,” said OPRF coach J.P. Coughlin. “We frustrated Jada Green, one of the top juniors in the country, to a difficult shooting night This was a very nice victory for us. Downers is the defending conference champion with two Division I players.”

OPRF gymnastics falls short in conference finale against Lyons Township
The OPRF girls gymnastics team earned a score of 129.40, falling short of Lyons Township’s impressive 142.65 at the conference finale on Saturday, Jan. 31. The team is taking the loss as an opportunity to grow and prepare for regionals which begin on Monday, Feb. 2.


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