POSTSEASON DAILY ROUNDUP
SATURDAY, JUNE 1: Scores & Highlights
OPRF boys volleyball
- At the IHSA boys volleyball state semifinals at Hoffman Estates High School, OPRF put up a tremendous effort versus one of Illinois' premier teams in Marist. However, the Huskies' dreams and hopes of playing in the state championship match were not to be realized as the Redhawks slid past OPRF 25-22, 25-23 in two hard-fought sets.
Jared Schattauer led the Huskies (35-5) with 13 kills, while Kyle Rasmussen added seven kills and Jared Schainis six
At the IHSA baseball Class 4A Loyola Sectional title game, Tommy Cronin belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to give OPRF the breathing room it needed during its 7-3 victory over Glenbrook South.
Griffin Holderfield went the distance on the mound for the Huskies (24-12). He gave up three runs on only five hits while walking two and striking out ten.
OPRF advances to Monday's supersectional game at Boomers Stadium (previously known as Alexian Brothers Field) in Schaumburg.
The Huskies will face Hampshire, which was a 5-4 winner over Cary-Grove at the McHenry Sectional. First pitch is set for 5pm, with the winner moving on to the state semifinals next weekend at Silver Cross Field in Joliet.
FRIDAY, MAY 31: Scores & Highlights
The OPRF softball team lost to Whitney Young 2-1 in the championship game of the Niles West Sectional. Game story posted online.
The OPRF boys volleyball team defeated Barrington in an IHSA state quarterfinals match 25-17, 25-13.
The Huskies advance to the state semifinals where they'll meet the winner of the Marist/Minooka match on Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m.. The other semifin al will pit Glenbard West against New Trier at 10 a.m. The third-place match is scheduled for 4 p.m. with the championship match following at 5:30 p.m. (all matches are June 1 at Hoffman Estates High School).
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THURSDAY, MAY 30: Scores & Highlights
The 2018-2019 year for Fenwick High School athletics came to a close today at Benet Academy in Lisle as the Fenwick softball team fell to Glenbard South 6-2 in an IHSA Class 3A sectional semifinal. Overall, it was another successful year for the Friars with some notable achievements, the biggest being girls hockey winning a state championship and the water polo teams both advancing to the state tournament. The athletic program is in good hands under the direction and leadership of Scott Thies; look for the Friars to contend in many sports again in 2019-2020 with a bevy of talented athletes like Bryce Hopkins, Trey Pettigrew, Kaden Cobb, Delaney Seligmann, Kassy Rodriguez, Audrey Hinrichs among many others.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29: Scores & Highlights
TUESDAY, MAY 28: Scores & Highlights
Cassie Metzger tossed a three-hitter to lead the Oak Park and River Forest High School softball team to a 3-0 victory over Maine South Tuesday afternoon in a Class 4A Niles West Sectional semifinal.
Metzger put in a dominant performance for the Huskies, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out eight batters.
SATURDAY, MAY 25: Scores & Highlights
The OPRF boys track and field team capped off another excellent campaign by finishing third in the team standings at the IHSA state meet, hosted by Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. The Huskies scored 30 points, trailing only champion Crete-Monee (60) and runner-up Homewood-Flossmoor (46).
The Huskies scored well due to their impressive depth. Seniors Mykolas Saloninas placed third (59 feet, 4 inches) and Keon Gilbert eighth (56-2.25), respectively, in the shot put.
In the 110 high hurdles, senior JT Lowder came in second at 14.05 seconds, behind state champ Victor Cameron of Crete-Monee (13.93). Fellow OPRF senior Koren Leonard took seventh in the state in the 300 intermediate hurdles in a time of 40.04. Senior Amir Blanchard also ran well, taking eighth in the 200 in a time of 22.27.
In the 800 relay, the quartet of Dallas Rapharoah, Tyrone Clarke, Naz Bryant and Blancard notched second at 1:27.41.
The OPRF baseball team rallied for a 2-1 victory over regional host Maine West in championship game. Adam Landsman hit a dramatic two-run walkoff homer in the bottom of the seventh. The Huskies exacted a thrilling measure of revenge, considering the Warriors eliminated favored OPRF the past two postseasons.
FRIDAY, MAY 24: Scores & Highlights
Fenwick, OPRF and Trinity softball each claimed a regional title.
The Friars downed host Benet 6-0 to advance to the sectional, which is also hosted by the Redwings. Fenwick will face either Glenbard South or Lake View in a semifinal on Wednesday, May 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Huskies posted a 4-0 shutout of the host Wildkits in the 4A Evanston Regional title game. Taylor Divello (8-3) went the distance for OPRF, scattering four hits while walking one and striking out seven hitters. Maddi Grant's RBI single in the bottom of the first inning turned out to be all the scoring OPRF would need. n the second inning,
Karly Cantrell belted a home run to raise the Huskies' lead to 2-0. Fiona Girardot added a RBI single in the fifth, and Nellie Kamentsa-Hale (2-for-4) scored OPRF's final run in the sixth on a passed ball. Kamentsa-Hale had a double and triple, Grant and Lucy Goodwin each went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Huskies, who pounded Wildkits pitching for 11 hits.
Trinity pitcher Danielle Hoffman tossed a one-hit shutout to lead the Blazers past the host Wolfpack at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the 3A St. Ignatius Regional final on May 24.
In a dominant performance, Hoffman struck out 14 batters and issued only two walks. The lone Wolfpack hit came on a single in the sixth inning. Hoffman, a promising sophomore, helped her own cause at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI's - one on a single, and the other on a triple during a four-run seventh inning that put the game away.
Megan Murphy, Bella Parravicini (2 RBIs) and Parker Phillips also went 2-for-4, while Nikki Romano went 2-for-3 with a walk for the Blazers, who pounded out 12 hits.
Trinity (17-15) faces Wheaton St. Francis in a 3A Benet Academy Sectional semifinal on Tuesday, May 28, in Lisle at 4:30 p.m.
Fenwick girls soccer won the 2A Wheaton Academy Sectional title over Latin 3-2. The match was tied at 2-all after 100 minutes and went to a penalty kick shootout, which the Friars won 5-4.
Emi Kapusta scored off an assist by Juliana Giuffre during regulation, which ended tied 1-1. Anissa Nourse had a goal during the two 10-minute overtime periods.
During the penalty kick shootout, Nourse, Grace McGann, Margaux Shearer, Anna Dray and Hensley Akers tallied scores for Fenwick, while goalkeeper Audrey Hinrichs came up with two huge saves.
Fenwick (14-6-1) advances to the 2A Hinsdale South Supersectional on Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m. The Friars will face Benet, which defeated St. Ignatius 2-1 via penalty kicks for the Nazareth Sectional title.
OPRF boys volleyball moved to within one victory of reaching the state quarterfinals for a third straight season with a 25-12, 25-14 triumph over Whitney Young in a sectional semifinal at Guerin Prep in River Grove. The Huskies (33-4) will face St. Patrick - which defeated Lane Tech 25-15, 25-22 in the other semifinal - for the sectional title at Guerin on Tuesday, May 28 at 6 pm.
Fenwick baseball saw its season come to an end as the Friars fell to Notre Dame 4-1 in its regional semifinal. The game was played on Triton College's turf field in River Grove due to field conditions at the Priory. Notre Dame will face Glenbrook North for the 4A Fenwick Regional title on Saturday, May 26 at noon.
OPRF baseball will play Maine West tomorrow morning at 10 am for the 4A Maine West regional title. The game will be played at Triton College in River Grove.
OPRF girls lacrosse fell to host St. Ignatius 18-4 in a sectional title game.
Fenwick boys track and field senior Joseph Wermes recorded a time of 4:52.50 in the 1,600-meter run in the prelliminaries of the Class 2A state meet. The Friars' other state qualifier, the 3,200 relay team of Joseph Schultz, Jared Wermes, Owen Filbin and Chris Brady posted a time of 8:37.91.
THURSDAY, MAY 23: Scores & Highlights
The Fenwick boys tennis doubles team of Carlos Gutierrez and Ryan Dunlap went 4-2 in matches at the state tournament. The Friars' top tandem started well with four wins in five matches between May 23-24. Their final match occurred in a consolation quarterfinals loss against Carter Burk and Brevin Knight of Normal U-High. Gutierrez/Dunlap accounted for six of the Friars' seven points in team scoring.
In singles, the Friars' Pierce Butler finished 1-2 in matches. After dropping his opener 6-1, 6-2 against Carbondale's Jack Butler, Butler beat Flora's Mason Beckham 6-2, 6-2 in the consolation bracket.
Doubles partners Aiden Klass and Ben Pickering of OPRF tennis split four matches at the state finals. The Huskies defeated Emerson Dell and Kevin Galassini from Lincoln-Way East 6-2, 6-0 in the first round. Klass/Pickering also edged Loyola Academy's John Carpenter and Patrick Lawler 7-5, 6-4 in the second round of the consolation bracket.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22: Scores & Highlights
Fenwick girls soccer defeated host Wheaton Academy 4-1 in a 2A sectional semifinal. Juliana Giuffre and Anissa Nourse scored two goals apiece for the Friars. Nourse also had an assist, along with Grace McGann and Alyssa Ruiz.
Fenwick (13-6-1) advances to the sectional final on Friday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m. to face Latin, a 2-1 winner over Pritzker.
Fenwick girls lacrosse fell to host St. Ignatius 20-3 in a sectional semifinal. The Friars finish with a final record of 8-14.
OPRF boys volleyball won the Prosser Regional title as the Huskies defeated Lincoln Park in straight sets 25-11, 25-11. The Huskies (32-4) move on to sectional play and will face Whitney Young in a semifinal at Guerin Prep in River Grove on Friday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m.
The Fenwick boys volleyball season ended as the Friars dropped a hard-fought regional title match to host Lane in three sets 23-25, 25-21, 11-25. Jack Kenny had nine kills for the Friars. Avyn Alairys, Patrick Ehrhardt (5 kills apiece) and Merrick Silvis (14 digs) were other standouts.
OPRF baseball routed Whitney Young 15-0 at the 4A Maine West regional. The Huskies will face either Evanston or the host Warriors on Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m. for the regional title.
Trinity softball crushed Noble Street 15-0 in Class 3A action. The Blazers move on to the St. Ignatius Regional championship game where the host Wolfpack await. First pitch is Friday, May 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Chicago.
Fenwick softball also won in dominant fashion, a 15-0 victory against Phoenix Military in a Class 3A regional semifinal at Benet Academy. The Friars square off against the host Redwings on Saturday, May 25 (11 a.m.) for the regional championship.
Finally, OPRF girls lacrosse routed Mother McAuley 17-1 in a sectional semifinal at St. Ignatius. The Huskies face the host Wolfpack on Friday, May 22 at 5 p.m. for the sectional title.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD STATE FINALS (RECAP)
OPRF shared identical results with McHenry during Saturday's IHSA state finals. The Huskies' Yasmin Ruff and the Warriors'Jenna Pauly tied for fourth in the pole vault, both clearing 11-6. Each pole vaulter also accounted for her team's total scoring in the standings with 5.5.
The Huskies' Rachel Rowe (long jump/triple jump), Danielle Chapman-Rienstra (pole vault), Kshari Pittman (high jump), Tiara Ogunsanya (discus), Monica Bradford (100 high hurdles), Hannah Thompson (800) and Josephine Welin (1,600) competed in the preliminary heats at state.
The Friars fared well in the 3,200 relay and several individual events to finish 30th (8.50 score) at the Class 3A state meet at Eastern Illinois University on Saturday, May 18.
The 3,200 team of Maria Quinn, Laura Durkin, Marie O'Brien and Maggie Van Ermen came in fifth with a time of 9:51.47. The same group placed sixth in the 3,200 relay at the 2018 state finals.
Fenwick senior Claire Gatermann tied Normal U-High's Lindsey Shouse for sixth in pole vault by clearing 11-0. Gatermann, from Riverside, became the first all-state performer in pole vaultin program history.
Sophomore Katie Cahill earned 22nd in the 3,200 at 12:42.16.
Sophomore Delaney Seligmann, who also competed in the high jump and long jump in the state meet prelims, was 12th in the triple jump with a measurement of 35-5.
"Delaney became the first female Friar to earn a trip to the state championships in four different events," Fenwick coach Dale Heidloff said. "She qualified for the finals in the triple jump, but she sprained her ankle during the high jump competition on Friday and was not able to compete on Saturday (11th overall)."
Senior Colleen Grogan (300 low hurdles), freshman Amanda Behrend (high jump) and Quinn (800) qualified for state as well. Grogan didn't run due to a foot injury, while the other two took part in Friday's prelims.
"Overall we were very pleased with how the season progressed," Heidloff said. "Through our senior leaders, the underclassmen certainly improved and became ready for the sectional competition."
Senior Alexis Cohn and sophomore Kate Foley represented the Blazers in the 800 and 1,600, respectively, at state.
Cohn took 10th in the 800 final with a time of 2:24.25. During Friday's prelims, the promising Foley recorded a time of 5:44.29 in the 1,600.
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