Snapshots of the Fenwick playoff picture over the next few weeks:
Super sophomore Jacob Kaminski was crowned Illinois' 2A State Champion in the 195-pound weight class on Saturday evening, Feb. 17th! Congrats to Jake (31-2), who is a two-time All-Stater for the Friars!!
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Girls’ Basketball 3A Sectional
The #2-seeded Friars fell 63-58 to Naz on Thursday night (2/22) in a hard-fought battle for the Sectional Championship. Senior Kate Moore scored 20 points to lead Fenwick.
Boys’ Swimming & Diving State Meet
At the Swimming State Meet in Evanston on February 23rd and 24th, junior Liam Hutchinson '19 took 7th in the 200 Free after being seeded 8th. He went 1:39.15 at the Finals, which is a new team record, and replaces Kevin Zielinski’s 1988 record. Liam took 3rd in the 500 free in 4:26.56, only .44 off of the team record help by Robert Ramoska (1978). Liam was the 5th seed going into finals of the 500 and took 3rd.
"There are a few things that are really special about Liam and how he swam," says Coach Luke McGuire '90: "He was faster in finals, which is really rare. It is a testament to the competitor that he is. In both races, he came from behind to touch out other swimmers and move up in the rankings.
"He negative split his races," McGuire continues, "which is super hard to do and only the best swimmers are able to accomplish such a feat. Every consecutive 50 yards was faster than the previous 50 yards. "Liam was quiet and focused the entire meet. When he was done, he was Mr. Talkative with the Massage Therapist: very mature, very focused. It goes without saying that he will go down as one of the greatest swimmers Fenwick has ever had."
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Illinois State Hockey Championships (AHIA)
The Friars beat Loyola Maroon 2-1 on Friday night (2/23) in triple overtime! Johnny Metcalf scored early in the 1st period (assisted by Dom Centracchio), and Loyola tied it up midway through the first. The game stayed dead-locked through regulation. Will Dunleavy scored the game-winner, and goalie Casey McCormick registered 36 saves. Next up is Glenbrook North on Saturday morning, March 3rd, at the Edge in Bensenville. The puck drops at 9:55 a.m.
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IHSA Boys' Basketball Regional Final
Fenwick beat Proviso West 75-58 on Tuesday, Feb. 27th. On Friday, the Friars will play Proviso East, which beat St. Patrick on Wednesday by a score of 43-30. Despite senior Mike O'Laughlin's foul troubles, junior Damari Nixon led the 4th-quarter charge, finishing with 20 points against the Panthers. Senior Billy Bruce tacked on 16 more, while sophomore DJ Steward had 12 points and eight assists. Friday night's regional championship game against the Pirates will be played in Bensenville at Fenton H.S. (7 p.m. tipoff).
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