Saturday, February 5, 2011
Hinsdale Central snaps a seven-game losing streak with its 61-49 victory. Meanwhile, the Red Devil girls fall to the Huskies, 48-42.
It’s been a long time between victories for Hinsdale Central, as junior guard Brad Anlauf will attest. “We were on a seven-game losing streak so it was important for us to get this win tonight,” said Anlauf, who scored 12 points and helped the Red Devils hold off a fourth-quarter charge by visiting Oak Park-River Forest to surprise the Huskies, 61-49. “We just sort of almost forgot how to win.” Anlauf’s inside basket off a feed from Riley Strumillo gave the Red Devils a commanding 50-26 advantage early in the fourth quarter. But the quick, athletic Huskies have the ability to explode at anytime, and they did just that. OPRF stormed back with a 15-0 run, capped by two Brian Miller free throws. However, 6-6 senior Mike Ostojic (12 points) …
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sophomore Lindsey Thiesfeld is on the Sony Pictures television lot Monday and Tuesday to tape the show.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Lindsey Thiesfeld, a sophomore at Hinsdale Central High School from Clarendon Hills, Ill., is among 15 players that were selected to compete in this year's "Jeopardy!" Teen Tournament. "I couldn't believe it. There are so many worthy people who try out. It feels like a dream come true," said Thiesfeld. Thiesfeld will be competing for the grand prize of $75,000. The second place winner receives a minimum of $50,000, and the third place winner receives a minimum of $25,000. Semifinalists receive $10,000, and contestants eliminated in the first round receive $5,000. The episodes are being taped on the Sony Pictures Television lot in Culver City, Calif., Dec. 6-7. Thiesfeld said she would like to use the money she earns towards college, …
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Dukes earn an 8-6 edge in matches won in toppling Red Devils.
Wrestling on Thursdays and Fridays in the West Suburban Conference's Silver Division are going to be dogfights this season, and if you want to win you better bring your 'A' game. York had its A-game on in Friday's matches with Hinsdale Central, winning 33-22 in a West Suburban Conference Silver Division showdown in Hinsdale. The Red Devils opened with a decision win by Tommy Ward at 119 pounds before York reeled off three straight wins to build a 16-3 lead. From there York never gave up the lead. "York came ready to wrestle, and we didn't," Red Devils coach Jason Hayes said. "We're missing a few starters and a few guys are sick, but that's part of wrestling. You have to learn to work through it, and tonight we didn't." Hinsdale Central …
Forward Tom Garvin: 'The first half I was being too tentative...'
Hinsdale Central junior forward Tom Garvin had a simple mission for the second half of Friday's game at York. "I just had to go to the hoop. The first half I was being too tentative, turning the ball over too much," Garvin said. "I knew that if I went to the basket, they'd foul me and I went to the free-throw line." After just two points at halftime, Garvin exploded for 16 in the final two quarters, but the Red Devils still were unable to overcome an early hole and remained winless following a 64-54 loss in the West Suburban Conference Silver Division opener for both teams. Hinsdale Central (0-4) trailed 33-23 at halftime. Even with Garvin's scoring and a stronger effort in the second half, the Red Devils never again got closer than seven …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Hinsdale Central bows to Glenbard West after seven-point lead late in the game slips away. The Red Devils remain winless on the season.
The Red Devils' girls basketball team appeared to be on the verge of capturing its first victory of 2010-11 in the West Suburban Silver opener Tuesday night as it built up a comfortable seven-point lead, 49-42, with under two minutes to go. But, as head coach Tom McKenna noted afterward, "We just let it get away." Glenbard West's full-court press forced a handful of Hinsdale Central turnovers down the stretch, and the Hilltoppers scored the game's final seven points—including two free throws by Becca Folan with 32.9 seconds left—to lift them to a 51-50 victory. Despite the turn of events, Hinsdale Central did have two good looks at the basket late in the game. However, short shots by Christine Rush and Avery Anderson rimmed in and out. …
Monday, November 29, 2010
Frank Kaminsky and David Sobolewski single-handedly outscore Red Devils in Redwings' win Friday at Hinsdale South Tournament.
When you're winning games by 24.5 points, as Benet's boys basketball team has done through two games this season, finding specific things to focus on in practice can become difficult. But after Tuesday's 22-point win over Sandburg, Benet coach Gene Heidkamp had a clear message for his team. In Friday's 58-31 win over Hinsdale Central at the Hinsdale South Tournament, the Redwings appeared to get Heidkamp's message loud and clear. Benet outrebounded the Red Devils 45-27, led by 14 from Wisconsin-bound center Frank Kaminsky. "That was a major point of emphasis," Heidkamp said. "I was very disappointed Tuesday in our rebounding differential and how we attacked the glass. That's the backbone of what we do as a program. Last year, we were …
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Both teams seeking their first victories of 2010-11.
Turkey with all the trimmings, parades, football and Black Friday aren't the only traditions associated with Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving week marks the official start of the high school basketball season, and the Hinsdale Central boys and girls teams are already getting their fill of games. Unfortunately so far, neither Red Devil squad has netted its first victory. The Red Devil girls fell on consecutive nights to Neuqua Valley and rival Hinsdale South at the Hinsdale South Tipoff Tournament. Meanwhile, the boys team opened its season Tuesday at the same Tipoff Tournament, and came up on the short end against the Hornets. With point guard Toni Kokenis (now at Stanford) and a solid supporting cast, generating offensive wasn't an issue for …
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Hinsdale Central products suit up for Northwestern in historic game against the Fighting Illini
Jack DiNardo and John Henry Pace were teammates at Hinsdale Central midway through the last decade—a decade in which the Red Devils were perennial playoff qualifiers. These days, they're once again teammates at Northwestern. They've both experienced the thrill of playing in bowl games—DiNardo saw action for the Wildcats in the 2008 Alamo Bowl vs. Missouri, while Pace took part in the Outback Bowl against Auburn last New Year's Day. And last Saturday, they took part in history when they and the Wildcats stepped onto the field opposite the Fighting Illini. Yet this wasn't just any field. It was historic Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, but transformed into a gridiron for the first time in over 40 years. Even though the game's end …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Increase will bring in about $82 million for the district's 2011 and 2012 fiscal year budgets.
Residents within the boundaries of Hinsdale Township High School District 86 will see an increase in the amount of taxes they owe the district next year. At Monday's District 86 Board of Education meeting, the board unanimously approved the tentative 2010 real estate property tax levy which will increase the district's property tax revenue by 4 percent. The increase will bring in about $82 million in dollars to be used for the district's 2011 and 2012 fiscal year budgets. On Nov. 1, the board considered a 3.1 percent, 5.7 percent and 4 percent increases in the tax levy. District 86 Business Manager Jeff Eagan said that at Monday's meeting, "the consensus was to move forward with the 4 percent option." Eagan added that the board plans to…
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Hinsdale South's Maya Rodrigues, Hannah Veselik cherish first state berths.
- Ken Ryan
Saturday, November 13, 2010
After completing the 100-yard breaststroke at the Downers Grove South Sectional Saturday, Hinsdale South junior Maya Rodrigues didn't want to look at the scoreboard to find out her time. It turns out she didn't need to. "When I heard my teammates screaming, I knew it was good news," said Rodrigues, who earned her first state berth. "I was so nervous. It's such a weight off my shoulders. There's been so much pressure the entire season. I'm so excited and I'm pretty much speechless." First-place finishers and those achieving qualifying standards Saturday advance to the state meet Nov. 19-20 at Evanston High School. Rodrigues, who fell just six-tenths of a second shy of earning a state berth last year as a sophomore, placed third in the 100 …