Thursday, June 16, 2011
Oak Forest High School celebrates its basketball legacy as 2005 alum Cara Triezenberg hits the game-winner in Wednesday night's showdown.
Cara Triezenberg drove the ball to the hoop and put up the shot. No, this wasn’t Triezenberg attempting a game-winner for the Oak Forest varsity girls basketball team in 2005. It was the Oak Forest graduate trying to lead an alumni team to victory over Oak Forest’s varsity team on Wednesday night. Triezenberg’s shot went in, and the alumni team defeated the varsity 54-53 in the school’s inaugural Lady Bengal Basketball Alumni Game. The alumni team had over 20 players spanning several decades of graduation years. Tammy Shingler-Johnson was there representing the class of 1988, while 2011 graduates Colleen Emmett and Emily Missaggia played as well. Oak Forest varsity coach Steve Schanz was excited for his players to play against some of …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Katie Swanson leads Oak Forest to a 3-1 girls soccer victory over Richards.
Good theater? Why, yes. Katie Swanson took center stage on the cold field of Oak Forest, scoring two goals in the Bengals' recent 3-1 girls soccer victory over Richards. The Bengals and Swanson built a 1-0 halftime lead. But it wasn't until the sun set and the temperature dropped that Oak Forest warmed up, adding another two goals, one by Swanson and one by Colleen Emmett, to ice the chilly win. Check out the action.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Bengals' Alec Brown won conference and regional wrestling titles and advanced to the IHSA state tournament; Tim Byrdak fighting for a spot in the bullpen with the Mets.
Oak Forest enjoyed a successful winter sports season with a number of Bengals earning individual all-conference selections and a few teams reeling in conference championships. In boys basketball, senior guard Scott Korosic was named to the all-Conference team (the Bengals compete in the South Suburban Conference). In girls basketball, juniors Katie Swanson and Lynn Nagle and senior Colleen Emmett were named to the all-conference team. * In wrestling, Eamon Przekwas and Alec Brown won conference titles and were regional champions, while Brown was a state qualifier. A slew of boys swimmers won conference titles. Joe Behrens won the 100 breast, Casey Gallagher won the 100 back, Cullen Stine won the 100 fly, and Will Strale won the 50 and 100 …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Rich South 55, Oak Forest 46: Turnovers loom large in Bengals' loss to Stars in the Bremen Regional championship game.
The Hot Read: Rich South rallied from an early eight-point deficit Thursday night by making 25 steals, while Oak Forest committed 36 total turnovers. The Bengals also wound up in severe foul trouble from the third quarter on, derailing their late rally and leading to a 55-46 loss to the Stars in the Bremen 3A Regional title game. Patch’s MVP: Rich South forward Jasmine Collins dominated in the low post with 23 points and eight rebounds. She was 11-of-17 from the free-throw line in the game, shooting from the charity stripe at least twice in each quarter. Key Stats: Oak Forest’s foul trouble was evident by the free-throw stats, as the Stars went 32-of-46 from the charity stripe. The Bengals had five players foul out. Oak Forest’s Leaders…
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Three of the Bengals' Fantastic Four scored in double digits in a 78-33 victory over Crete-Monee and all four basked in a Senior Night celebration.
On Senior Night at Oak Forest High School, it was fitting that all four of coach Steve Schanz's seniors would get the starting nod in the Bengals' 78-33 girls basketball victory over Crete-Monee. Three of the four scored in double digits, including Emily Missaggia. She connected on three straight 3-pointers in the early going of Monday's win. The four girls have been playing together since their sophomore year, when Colleen Sherwood came to Oak Forest High School, though Sherwood and Missaggia played together in junior high. Tori Dodson scored 10 points. She also had five rebounds and five steals, but just a few months ago, she was hardly even moving. Dodson has overcome hip surgery and a sprained ankle. She plans to study nursing in …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Oak Forest 78, Crete-Monee 33. Three seniors score in double figures to highlight the Bengals' Senior Night celebration.
The Hot Read: Oak Forest's seniors combined to score 53 points in the Bengals' 78-33 girls basketball victory over Crete-Monee on Monday. Fittingly, it was Senior Night. The first quarter decided the game with the Bengals looking dominant from the word "go" as they built a 29-6 lead. The Warriors actually outscored Oak Forest 10-7 in the second quarter, but by then the tone was set. Patch’s MVP: Oak Forest's Colleen Emmett led all scorers with 24 points before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter. She also had three rebounds and a steal. Key stats: The Benglas outrebounded the Warriors 42-25. The Warriors were 0-for-12 from the 3-point arc and just 14-of-36 from the free throw line. The Bengals went 7-of-17 from long range and 13-…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Bengals' standout goes coast-to-coast after coming up with a steal in 66-32 victory over Tinley Park.
The Best Play: Colleen Emmett delivered the goods in Oak Forest's 66-32 girls basketball victory over Tinley Park on Tuesday night. She came up with a steal and went coast-to-coast for a layup to give the Bengals a 36-16 lead with 4:38 left in the third quarter. A Look Ahead: Oak Forest will host Hillcrest on Friday, and Tinley Park will host Lemont on Thursday. Sophomore Score: Oak Forest 43, Tinley Park 26. Brianna Getzloff (12 points) and Kelly McEathron (8 points) paced the Bengals. Alyssa Williams (12 points) and Allison Anson (9 points) topped the Titans. Hot Links: Miss something? Read: Oak Forest Makes Quick Work of Tinley Park http://patch.com/A-d6jj
Nothing tops a neighborhood rivalry game for excitement on the court and in the stands.
Rivals seem to up the excitement of the game and crowd. When South Suburban Blue Conference girls basektball rivals Oak Forest and Tinley Park meet, you know there is excitement on the court and in the stands. When the Bengals and Titans clashed Tuesday, there was a lot going on in the heads of the girls and the fans. The Titans had defeated Oak Forest in the Hillcrest Tournament in December, and the Bengals wanted to defend their home court. The Bengals came out on fire en route to notching a 66-32 vicory. Oak Forest outscored Tinley Park 14-6 in the first quarter. Colleen Emmett's five points and a 3-pointer set the pace for the Bengals. Five Bengals would score in the first quarter, including Emily Missaggia, who also hit a 3-pointer. …
Oak Forest 66, Tinley Park 32. Bengals get revenge for a December loss to Titans in the Hillcrest Tournament.
The Hot Read: Oak Forest went on the attack right out of the gate in a 66-32 girls basketball victory over Tinley Park on Tuesday night. The Bengals outscored the Titans 14-6 in the first quarter. The second quarter was a repeat of the first. When the dust settled, Oak Forest held a 28-12 advantage at the half. The Bengals hit five 3-pointers in the first half. And they didn't let up in the second. Oak Forest outscored Tinley Park 18-6 in the third quarter. The Bengals continued to roll and outscored the Titans 20-16 in the fourth. Both teams are anxiously waiting for the playoff pairings to be picked this week. Could they meet again? Patch’s MVP: Oak Forest’s Colleen Emmett poured in a game-high 13 points. Seven of Emmett’s points came in…
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Bengals snap three-game losing streak with a 51-41 victory over Chargers on Tuesday night.
The Bengals are back. Oak Forest was able to bounce back from its three-game losing streak with a victory over Stagg on Tuesday night. Oak Forest defeated Stagg 51-41 behind the play of junior guard Katie Swanson and senior guard Colleen Emmett. Swason said the Bengals were ready to put the skid behind them and start the new year fresh. "We didn't want to look at film," Swanson said. "We wanted to move on from that (the losses) and not go back (to) that." Swanson and Emmett came up big for Bengals (10-5). Swanson scored a game-high 19 points. Emmett chipped in 15 points and five rebounds. "We talked about not letting up," Swanson said. "I know we weren't letting up this game. Someone just had to step up, so me and Colleen thought we should…