NFL Week 6 Update

NFL Week 6 Update

Josh Hedrich, Calvin Roe, Dante Berry, and Archie Beecroft

October 24, 2020

Week Six Takeaways  Well this week was certainly an example of just how unpredictable the NFL can be. Here is what happened this week:   Ravens: The Ravens won again, which means they are now 5-1. The Eagles had an opportunity to tie the game with a two point conversion at the end of...

NFL Update Week 5

NFL Update Week 5

Josh Hedrich, Dante Berry, Calvin Roe, and Archie Beecroft

October 17, 2020

This is going to be an article that will come out after every week of NFL action. Every week, I'll be writing a short summary of the previous week, I'll give my take on the Bears, and then our "experts" will give their picks for the upcoming week.

Changes to hockey coaching staff

Changes to hockey coaching staff

Archie Beecroft, Staffer

September 29, 2020

OPRF hockey is heading in a promising direction this year after new coaches Pat and Mike O’Rourke join the team, following the resignation of varsity head coach Dave Dyson. In his last season as head coach, Dyson led the team to an 11-30 record, including losing nine out of their last 10 games. The...

COVID sidelines fall sports tryouts

OPRF Junior Liam Spillane tees off at a recent match

Jackson Hassler, Staffer

September 29, 2020

This August, OPRF students tried out for six different school sports teams. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these athletic programs, and their tryouts, looked significantly different. Students and coaches have had to adapt and make changes, including implementing new measures to avoid spreading the...

AIF: Demetrius Dortch

#14 Demetrius Dortch has found his role as starting point guard on OPRF’s varsity team

Julia Youman, Staffer

February 28, 2020

As the regular season has come to a close and playoffs approach, sophomore Demetrius Dortch is taking it all in. “I’m learning things off the court from my coach and teammates,” he said. Over the course of the season, Dortch has stepped up and evolved into a starting point guard for the team. Th...

Science Olympiad looks to turn heads at regionals

Science Olympiad looks to turn heads at regionals

Alex Goldstein, Contributor

February 28, 2020

OPRF’s Science Olympiad has been “going off” as of late, taking home 10 medals in nine events in their January competition at Crystal Lake. They also earned 20 medals in 14 events at the Palatine Invitational in November. In a standard Science Olympiad competition, 40-45 teams divide into multipl...

Math Team pushes through travails of competition

Math Team pushes through travails of competition

Alex Goldstein, Contributor

February 28, 2020

The room goes quiet as the panel of judges at Whitney Young Magnet High whisper in their seats, sheets of paper stacked in front of them. After a long five minutes, the group disperses and each judge sits up, a look of attentiveness in their eyes. Their decision has been made. Third Place: Oak Park-River Forest. ...

Baseball preps for next week’s start of the season

Divison-1 commits #47 Aidan Krupp (right) and #11 Grant Holdefield (left) will headline an inexperienced pitching staff this season.

Josh Hedrich, Staffer

February 28, 2020

March is nearly upon us, which means the highly anticipated OPRF baseball season is right around the corner. The Huskies will kick off their season on Mar. 20, when they face Belleville East in the PBR Kick-Off Classic. After last year’s season came to an end in a loss against Hampshire in the super-...

Hockey progresses through rough season

OPRF Hockey has gotten off to a disastrous 4-17 start

Calvin Roe, Staffer

January 31, 2020

OPRF hockey is showing they are no longer complacent with mediocrity, having joined the highly competitive Scholastic Hockey League at both the varsity and JV level this season. The Scholastic Hockey League (SHL) is commonly regarded as Illinois’ best hockey conference, with thirteen out of the last f...

Drill team qualifies for state

Drill team qualifies for state

Seth Engle, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

The OPRF Drill Team has qualified for the IHSA State Finals for the first time since 2012 after finishing fifth at sectionals on Saturday. State will be held in Bloomington this afternoon. “I just want to say that we are incredibly proud of the team,” says second-year head coach Carley Tarantino-Spo...

Athlete in Focus: Nico Bolivar

Bolivar is committed to Indiana University, where he will wrestle alongside his brother Eddie.

Libby Eggert, Staffer

January 31, 2020

It’s been 12 years since Nico Bolivar started wrestling, and as graduation approaches, he’s not planning to hang up his uniform. Between his unique opportunity to wrestle with his brother and the competitive nature on and off the mat, wrestling has taught Bolivar more than just athletic skills,...

Jake Fine documentary highlights OPRF baseball

Jake Fine documentary highlights OPRF baseball

Calvin Roe, Staffer

January 31, 2020

Every kid in Oak Park is introduced to baseball growing up. On a typical spring day, players practice from the bumpy grasses of Euclid Park to the bouncy turf at Ridgeland with one common goal: play for OPRF at the varsity level. Jake Fine grew up in this culture, playing in the town’s Shetland league...