Sunday, December 4, 2011
Benson scores 21 for Hornets, but Downers South wins WSC Gold opener.
An assistant coach from Dartmouth was scouting Hinsdale South Center Brock Benson Friday night, but he ended up seeing a lot more of Downers Grove South Guard Jerron Wilbut than the Hornets would have liked. The 6'8'' Benson scored a game-high 21 points but had to sit out eight minutes in the first half after picking up three early fouls. With the big guy on the bench, Downers South was able to build a solid lead en route to a 58-46 victory in the West Suburban Conference Gold Division opener for both teams in Downers Grove. Benson scored the first four points of the game on a pair of easy layups, but was whistled for three quick fouls, the last of which came just 2:23 into the game. Downers South’s Kevin Hall made both of the ensuing free…
Friday, October 21, 2011
Hinsdale South 50, Willowbrook 22. Keontae Hall's four TD's in his final home game gives Hornets their first winning season since 2005 and an at-large bid for the state playoffs.
As far as beginnings go, Hinsdale South’s start against Willowbrook was not memorable. Lucky for them it’s how you finish. Hinsdale South delivered plenty of fireworks in their 50-22 rout to close the regular season. On the opening kickoff, Willowbrook returner Brandon Smith went all the way in a 90-yard return to put the Warriors (0-9, 0-6) up 6-0. On the ensuing kickoff, the short, high kick bounced backwards in front of receiver Bryant Hayes and the Warriors recovered on the Hornets’ 22. Running back Raphael Garcia scored on a 10-yard run and QB Steven Ferguson scored on an 8-yard QB sneak for a two-point conversion after a false start penalty. Ninety seconds in, the Hornets (5-4, 4-2) were down 14 to the winless Warriors. Senior …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hinsdale South's Kim Warpecha and Emma Adcock qualified again for the state tennis tournament after a top-12 doubles finish in 2010 while state-title contender Hinsdale Central advanced its entire lineup and Lyons Township advanced both singles players.
The Hinsdale South, Hinsdale Central and Lyons Township girls tennis teams once again will be well represented at the state tournament. The Red Devils advanced both singles entries and doubles teams with top-four finishes at the Hinsdale Central Sectional Friday and Saturday while also winning the sectional team title with 32 points. Hinsdale Central juniors Marika Cusick and Caroline Lorenzini (21-1), the defending state doubles champions, won the sectional doubles title and seniors Kristy Hamilton and Jackie Altansarnai (16-1) took third. In singles, sophomore Alex Solovyev (21-2) and junior Tiffany Chen (17-4) were second and third, respectively. Everyone but Chen returns from last year’s state lineup that earned a second-place team …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Red Carpet Romance was the theme of this year's homecoming dance.
Red Carpet Romance was the theme of this year's homecoming dance at Hinsdale South High School. This year's homecoming king and queen were Emmanuel Harris and Rachael Anderson.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Senior running back Keontae Hall bulldozed his way for 206 rushing yards and two touchdowns in Hinsdale South's 42-0 win Friday night.
Hinsdale South head coach Michael Barry challenged his offensive line prior to the team's homecoming battle against the Morton Mustangs. Not only was the challenge accepted, but the Hornets passed the test with flying colors as they steamrolled their way to a 42-0 victory Friday night. Senior running back Keontae Hall was the main beneficiary of the offensive line's rugged play up front. Hall rushed for 206 yards and scored two touchdowns in the victory. “We challenged them before the game," Barry said. "We put it upon them and told them, 'If you get the job done, we've got a good chance to win.' We're a young offensive line, but they're coming together and working hard.” The Hornets' hard work paid off in the form of a 21-point effort in …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Emily Fung and Kevin Hu will have the opportunity to continue in a competition for 8,300 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Two Hinsdale South seniors have been selected for the honor: Emily Y. Fung and Kevin Hu. The seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning…
Saturday, September 10, 2011
A Second City performance Friday night brought Hinsdale South students and other community members together for some laughs.
The Second City National Touring Company earned loud applause and high praise from audience members for its performance on Friday at Hinsdale South High School. Burr Ridge resident Juzer Chinwalla attended the show with his wife, Vandana, and his daughter, Anisha, who is a junior at Hinsdale South High School. “I loved it. I thought it was really funny,” said Anisha, who has a friend who takes a Second City improvisation class. “I’m amazed how they can improvise like that,” said Vandana Chinwalla. Juzer Chinwalla agreed, saying that the improvisation was so high-quality that it almost seemed like the actors had rehearsed it that way. “We were surprised by how good it was. Overall, it was a great experience,” he said. The two-hour show …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Led by captains Melissa Nava, Sharon Anderson and Jessica Brezwyn, the Hinsdale South volleyball team intends to contend for a downstate berth after reaching the final eight in 2010.
HINSDALE SOUTH GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW COACH: Lisa Martinez (7th season, 132-94 record) 2010 RESULTS: 32-7 overall record; 6-0 in West Suburban Conference Gold Division (1st place); lost to Edwardsville 25-17, 25-20 in Class 4A Normal West Super-Sectional RETURNING STARTERS: Seniors Karly Jerden (5-8 RS/OH) and Melissa Nava (6-0 OH/MH); and juniors Sharon Anderson (5-8 S) and Jessica Brezwyn (5-10 OH) OTHER VARSITY RETURNEES: Senior Maura O’Donnell (5-8 RS/OH); juniors Rachel Kent (6-0 RS/OH), Colleen Lyons (5-9 RS/OH), Emily Mihalkanin (5-7 S) and Catherine Pinas (5-3 L); and sophomore Jackie Adelphia (5-11 RS/MH) VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Seniors Amy Brand (5-3 DS), Alecia Kroeger (5-11 MH) and Trina Tindall (5-6 DS); juniors Sam Noble (5-10 …
The Hinsdale South girls cross country team graduated four-time state qualifier Meagan DeSalvo but returns its No. 2-3-4 runners and has a small but solid group of promising freshmen.
HINSDALE SOUTH GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW COACH: Gail Huster (6th season) 2010 RESULTS: Second at West Suburban Conference Gold Division Meet (38 points) and second overall; fifth at Lyons Township Regional (100 points); ninth at Lockport Sectional (219 points) VARSITY RETURNEES: Seniors Lena Biedrzycki, Karina Prado, Kaysaw Tuy and Allie Thiel; and junior Anisha Chinwalla VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Junior Holly Johnson; and freshmen Megan Bruckhauser, Sarah Leganski and Erika Thiel OUTLOOK: Fourth-year varsity runners and senior captains Biedrcyzki and Allie Thiel are setting a strong tone for a group that also has a trio of freshmen among its top eight. However, the Hornets say goodbye to Meagan DeSalvo, who was a four-time state qualifier, the…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Led by third-year varsity players Paras Patel and T.J. Kubiesa, the Hinsdale South boys soccer team hopes to win its first regional title since 1998 after losing in last year's regional final.
HINSDALE SOUTH BOYS SOCCER PREVIEW COACH: James VanDenburgh (3rd season, 15-22-6 record) 2010 RESULTS: 8-11-4 overall, 2-4 in West Suburban Conference Gold Division (tied for 4th with Addison Trail); lost to Downers Grove North 2-0 in Class 3A Hinsdale South Regional final RETURNING STARTERS: Seniors Joey Gangi, Adam Garcia, T.J. Kubiesa, Paras Patel and Matt Schuster OTHER VARSITY RETURNEES: Seniors Matteo Hoch, Bobby Jaworski, Kyle Murbach and Ernie Yanez VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Seniors Brian Berry, Nick Campagna, Rory Caputo, Palfrid Mihindou, David Snell and Chris Tomaszkiewicz; juniors George Carioscia. Evan Goeke, Kenneth Ida, John Kotsiantos, Andrew Lane, Jeremy Leganski, Lenny Seivwright, Lane Tong and Jordan Wood; and sophomore …