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The Morning Drive: Fenwick squads debut with wins and extended coverage of Illinois' opening week of preps

Early Loyola lead evaporates as Fenwick roars back - Glencoe News GIRLS WATER POLO: With club swimming season still wrapping up, defending state champion Fenwick’s girls water polo team had to scramble at the start of its season opener against Catholic League rival Loyola Monday.

Friars salt away opener after Loyola threatens state champs - The Doings Oak Brook BOYS WATER POLO: Fenwick’s boys water polo team opened up its quest for a ninth consecutive state championship in style Monday against Catholic League rival Loyola. The Friars won their 63rd consecutive game, 13-8, in Kyle Perry’s first game as head coach after replacing his late father, Dave.

Maine South sets sights on next step - Park Ridge Herald-Advocate BOYS WATER POLO: Chris Deger didn’t need too long to evaluate Makai DeNeve-Arnam. The Maine South coach only needed to see the freshman in one game before calling him up to the varsity. DeNeve-Arnam didn’t disappoint.

Meyer makes Glenbrook South a contender for postseason glory - Glenview Announcements BOYS WATER POLO: No better way to learn how to swim than to jump into the deep end. Glenbrook South coach Dave Lieberman subscribed to theory when it came to Tom Meyer. Lieberman promoted Meyer to a starting position as a freshman before the Titans played in the state tournament.

Oak Park-River Forest looks for winning combination - Forest Leaves GIRLS WATER POLO: Players from all four classes hope to create a winning combination for Oak Park-River Forest this season.

OPRF takes coach change in stride - Forest Leaves Boys Water Polo: New coach John Rapp, who led the JV squad last season, takes over for Tom Nickels to run Oak Park-River Forest’s boys water polo team.

Hinsdale Central boys and girls water polo teams open season with wins - Willowbrook, IL - Willowbrook Suburban Life Both the Hinsdale Central girls and boys water polo teams opened their season with wins over Morton on Monday. The girls walked away with a tight 15-11 win, while the boys had a more convincing 12-1 performance.

Evanston hopes balance tips the scales in its favor - Evanston Review BOYS WATER POLO: Heading into the 2012 season, Evanston looks like the other top teams in the area. The Wildkits, heavy on veterans, feature a group of players capable of making a run in the state playoffs. Trouble is, Glenbrook South, Loyola and New Trier also are championship contenders.

Bremen co-op tops Lincoln-Way Central - Southtown Star Bremen co-op’s Hannah Schultz had a fine freshman water polo season, but she’s out to prove herself even more this year. "I really want to be better than honorable mention (all-sectional) this year," she said. "I’ve got a chip on my shoulder, and I want

Sandburg hopes to ride wave of swimming success - Southtown Star After finishing fourth in the state last season, earning its third state trophy in four years, Sandburg lost three of its top four scorers and its star goalie to graduation. Time for a rebuilding year in 2012? Maybe not. "I don’t know if we can