Sunday, February 17, 2013
Oak Forest's Danny Swan won the 106-pound championship in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament at Champaign. Teammate Alec Brown placed fourth at 220.
Oak Forest sophomore Danny Swan will have plenty of time before he writes his wrestling swan song. For now, he can feel good about winning the Class 2A state championship in the 106-pound weight class. Swan edged Nkosi Moody of Rich Central 4-2 in a tense overtime thriller in the final on Saturday at Assembly Hall in Champaign. Swan was one of two Bengal individuals to return home with a medal hanging around his neck. Senior Alec Brown placed fourth in the 220-pound weight class. Brown won 3-of-4 matches before dropping a 5-2 decision to Montini's Edgar Ruano in the third-place match.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Watch: Oak Forest senior wrestling standout Alec Brown takes down a teammate during a final tuneup session for this weekend's Class 2A state tournament.
At Oak Forest High School, the question of what can Brown do for you comes with a ready-made answer. Just about anything. Senior Alec Brown boasts and 3.88 grade point average. He is an honor-roll student considering a career in engineering or physical therapy. He also is a two-sport standout and one of six individuals who will be representing the Bengals in the IHSA Class 2A state wrestling tournament this weekend in Champaign. And he is Southland Patch’s Athlete of the Month for January. Brown, a 220-pounder with a 37-3 record, reported to wrestling drills late. He had a good reason. He was the middle linebacker and defensive leader on the Oak Forest football team that posted a 10-2 record, tied for first place in the South Suburban Blue…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Homewood-Flossmoor's Ricky Bullock outpolled 10 others in voting for Southland Patch's MVP, Jan. 28-Feb. 3. He is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
Oak Forest 28, Thornton Fractional South 20: Ben Santiago ran for three touchdowns as the Bengals gained a share of the South Suburban Blue Conference title on Friday night in Lansing.
Breaking It Down: He was Backup Ben until a teammate went down with an injury. Now, he is Conference Champion Ben. Ben Santiago rushed for 146 yards on 22 carries and scored three touchdowns in Oak Forest’s 28-20 football victory over Thornton Fractional South on Senior Night Friday in Lansing. Santiago scored on runs of 1, 4 and 19 yards as the Bengals (8-1, 5-1) gained a share of the South Suburban Blue Conference title. T.F. South (7-2, 5-1) missed a chance to win the title outright. The Rebels trailed 14-0 at half and 21-6 in the third quarter before mounting a comeback bid. Joe Young scored on an 11-yard run and tacked on the two-point conversion to cut the T.F. South deficit to 28-20. But Oak Forest’s Jeremy Kurtz picked off a fourth…