Fenwick golfer Josh Kirkham won the Chicago Catholic League Championship with a 2-under par 70. Following Reese Wildermuth (2017) and Jack Mortell (2016), Kirkham became the third consecutive Friar to be the varsity medalist and Lawless Player of the Year.
Teammate Jake Wiktor carded a 75 at the CCL Championship.
The Friars earned second in the team standings behind Loyola Academy. Prior to their CCL Championship clash, the Friars edged the Ramblers to go undefeated in dual matches (10-0, 6-0 CCL) through the regular season. Wiktor led Fenwick with a score of 35 against the Ramblers.
In addition to success in dual matches, the Friars fared extremely well in Invitationals this fall. Fenwick took first at the Providence and Mount Carmel Invites and second at the St. Ignatius Invitational.
RBHS boys golf
At first glance, a seventh-place showing in the Bulldogs’ Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division might not seem significant. However, RBHS recorded its lowest team score by 30 points in three years. Additionally, the team’s score would have won the Metro Suburban Red Division in a tiebreaker.
Senior Chris Robertson leads the team with plenty of talent and experience.
The future looks bright as well with sophomore James Berger and freshman Jack Jones already making an impact on the varsity level. Jones made a hole in one at the Cog Hill 3 course in Lemont on Sept. 14.
RBHS opens postseason play at Cog Hill in regional competition on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
LTHS girls volleyball
The Lions finished third at the Rich East Tournament on Sept. 22. LTHS defeated Rich East, Providence, Bradley-Bourbonnais, and Lincoln-Way West.
Mother McAuley dealt the Lions their lone loss in a tight match, 26-24, 26-24.
The Lions’ Patty Cesarini was picked for the all-tournament team.
The Friars lost to De La Salle 34-7 in Chicago on Sept. 21. Fenwick struggled offensively with three turnovers and scant yardage against the Meteors.
Filling in for injured starting quarterback Danny Cronin, Rian O’Connor went 2-for-12 passing for 32 yards and an interception. He also rushed 10 times for 19 yards including the Friars’ lone touchdown.
Senior running back Mitch Lopez had a tough night, gaining 40 yards on 17 carries with two fumbles. Greyson Cone and Brian Moore each had a reception for Fenwick.
Danny Farnan led the defense with eight total tackles and Galvin Wilson finished with seven. Konrad Skowyra (6 tackles, sack) and Max Forst (4.5 tackles, sack) also contributed.
Fenwick (1-4, 0-1 Chicago Catholic League Green) hosts St. Laurence on Friday, Sept. 28. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Triton College in River Grove.
The Vikings are 1-0 in the CCL Green, trailing conference leader Mount Carmel which is 2-0 in the league.
RBHS girls swimming
The host Bulldogs notched fourth place in their own invite. Oak Park and River Forest won the title with a score of 353, followed by Plainfield (312), U-High (234) and the Bulldogs (213). Eight teams competed overall.
Madeline Wenig and Mary Izzo led RBHS with good swims in both individual events and relay races.
Wenig won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 7.98 seconds and placed third in the 200-yard individual medley at 2:13.84. Izzo notched third in the 100-yard freestyle (56.20) and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:04.69).
In the 100-yard butterfly, Claire Kawiecki came in fifth (1:03.78) for RBHS.
The Bulldogs piled up points in the relay races with a pair of runner-up results and a third-place showing.
RBHS earned second in both the 200-yard medley with a time of 1:54.46 and 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:46.06. In the last race of the day, the Bulldogs’ quarter of Cece Ross, Veronica Cariveau, Kawiecki and Izzo placed third at 3:50.31.
LTHS boys soccer
The Lions strung together a series of impressive wins, 1-0 over Oak Park and River Forest and 2-1 against rival Hinsdale Central in conference matches plus a 6-0 rout of Reavis on Senior Night.
York snapped the Lions’ six-game winning streak with a 2-1 win (4-3 penalty kicks).
LTHS (10-4) hosts Riverside-Brookfield on Saturday, 9/29 at 10 a.m.
Fenwick boys hockey
After a 1-4 start to the season (including a 4-1 loss against rival OPRF), the Friars responded well with a pair of victories. Fenwick routed Mount Carmel 9-3 and edged New Trier Blue 4-3.
The Friars face Glenbrook North on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Edge Ice Arena (West Rink) in Bensenville. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.