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UPDATE: Oak Forest's Skirha Gets the Biggest Roar from the Crowd

Oak Forest softball standout Jourdan Skirha came up big n the Bengals' drive to win the South Suburban Blue championship. She also came up big in Patch's MVP ballot, outpolling 10 others to become eligible for May Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.

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Jack McGrane May 24, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Go Jourdan!!!
Joyce May 25, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Brooke, What an awesome surge of homeruns!!! 2nd year in a row with over 10 home runs!!!! WOW!!! You're the ONE!!! xoxoxo
Rich Grenier May 25, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Rich Grenier Brooke, this is just the beginning. #8 is just awesome. One of the most outstanding and classy young ladies to ever walk the halls of Marist. Continue with the great dedication and work ethic. GO BROOKE AND THE RED HAWKS1
Rich Grenier May 25, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Yes, and what is amazing is that Brooke hit 7 homeruns in a 6 game stretch from May 10 to May 19, including a grand slam in the 9th to beat Marian Catholic.
MaryAnn May 25, 2012 at 05:20 PM
GO BROOKE.....YOU ARE THE ONE ! ! !

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