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  • Richards makes his last lap at state

    Ken Knutson|Updated May 22, 2024

    As the Hinsdale Central girls track and field team was completing the final leg of its season Saturday at the IHSA state final at Eastern Illinois University, head coach Pat Richards was wrapping up his 34-year tenure. "It's been a long but a good road," said Richards, who watched his Red Devils compete valiantly but come up short of registering points this year. "Not the way I wanted to go out." He acknowledged that the depth of talent in Illinois right now is the most he's...

  • Instant replay

    Updated May 22, 2024

    Hinsdale Central's Barry Zhu returns a ball during the West Suburban Conference championship meet on May 10. Zhu and his doubles partner Aidan Hernandez took third place in the 1st doubles bracket in the meet, which the Red Devils hosted and won. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Headed to state

    Updated May 15, 2024

    Members of the Hinsdale Central girls track team will compete at the IHSA state final today through Saturday, May 16-18, at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Representing Red Devil Nation are sophomore Ella Gray in the 400 meters; sophomore Lily Hodneland in the 800 meters; senior Camden Griffin in the 1,600 meters; seniors Keira Leech and Leena Abu-Ghazalah in the 300-meter hurdles; seniors Zari Dorris, Chistina Tresslar, Ana Hodneland and sophomore Molly Gilmartin in both the 4x100 and 4x200 relays; seniors Pola...

  • Catching up with ... Amy Owens

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 15, 2024

    Amy Owens had undergone a cancer diagnosis, a total mastectomy and chemotherapy when I first met her in 2007. She had generously agreed to meet with me once a month for a year as she recovered from a rare form of breast cancer, invasive triple negative ductile carcinoma, as part of our Making a Difference partnership with Wellness House. I talked to her again in September 2009, about a year after my story was published and days before she celebrated her second year of being...

  • Local products show college mettle

    Ken Knutson|Updated May 8, 2024

    As the competitive spring high school seasons are winding down for local senior student-athletes, several former sports standouts from Hinsdale have reached the end of their college journeys. Most notably is Kiran Amegadjie, former Hinsdale Central and Yale University star offensive tackle who was chosen 75th overall by the Chicago Bears in last month’s NFL Draft. “It’s surreal,” he told The Hinsdalean this week about joining the professional ranks with his hometown team. W...

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    Updated May 8, 2024

    Hinsdale Central's Emily DiTomasso battles for the ball May 2 during a home match against Glenbard West. DiTomasso registered an assist on Avery Edgewater's goal in the game, but the Red Devils came up short in a 2-1 loss to the conference rival Hilltoppers. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Headed to state

    Updated May 8, 2024

    Members of the Hinsdale Central girls badminton team will compete at the IHSA state tournament Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at DeKalb High School. Representing Red Devil Nation are singles players senior Nora Sriparam and junior Kacy Liu, and the doubles teams of seniors Rachele Cameli & Maria Jiao and juniors Hannah Fang & Tiffany Tu. Good luck Devils!...

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    Updated May 1, 2024

    Hinsdale Central's Finn Hamman battles through a pair of Benet defenders Monday night during a home game on Dickinson Field. Despite their tenacity, the Red Devils came up short against the Redwings in an 11-6 loss. The team next takes on Whitney Young at home at 7 p.m. tonight. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

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    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Hinsdale Central's Peyton Moncrief advances the ball as LT's Peyton Johnson gives chase as the Central girls lacrosse team hosted LT Thursday, April 18. The Red Devils defeated their conference foe 13-6. (photo by Jon Langham for the Hinsdalean)...

  • Instant replay

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Mallory Moser takes flight in the long jump event Friday as Hinsdale Central hosted the Devillette Invitational for girls track. Moser and teammate Avery Bonino took the top two spots in the long jump, helping the Red Devils capture top honors as a team. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Student athlete profile - Matt Ruth

    Ken Knutson|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Matt Ruth Clarendon Hills What goals have you set for your senior year in volleyball? My goal for our team is I want us to win regionals again this year, If we win that, it would be our fifth year in a row as a school. Personally, I want to make at least Second Team All State. What do enjoy about the sport? I really enjoy how much of a team sport it is and getting close with my teammates. How long have you played? I started playing in eighth grade. That’s when my older b...

  • Take a walk 'Into the Woods'

    Ken Knutson|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Last year Hinsdale Central's drama and music departments were deliberating over which musical to put on in spring of 2024. Like a stroke of inspiration from a fairy godmother, drama teacher Erin Lundin landed on the Stephen Sondheim-scored "Into the Woods." "We have perfect kids to do this show this year, and it just sort of gelled immediately. We knew right away it was the right (production) for this year," Lundin related. The mash-up of famous Brothers Grimm stories will be...

  • Buzelis is poised for big-time bounce

    Ken Knutson|Updated Apr 10, 2024

    One point from victory in the Rising Stars semifinal during the NBA's All-Star weekend in February in Indianapolis, former Hinsdale Central basketball player Matas Buzelis got control of the ball after a teammate's miss. Posting up his defender, the 19-year-old took two dribbles, spun to his left and drained a fadeaway 10-footer to clinch Team Detlef's championship berth in thrilling fashion. The clutch bucket also helped fan the already strong interest around the...

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    Updated Apr 10, 2024

    Hinsdale Central's Micah Drescher rises to spike the ball Tuesday night during a home match against Proviso West. The Red Devils defeated the conference rival Panthers in two tightly contested sets 25-19, 27-25. See the results listing above for full player stats. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Teams look for success on the field

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Mar 20, 2024

    By Pamela Lannom [email protected] The Red Devils boys and girls lacrosse teams and girls soccer team faced their first opponents last week, with two of the three coming away with a win. This is the third in four-part series of previews on spring sports team at Hinsdale Central. Next week: baseball, softball and boys tennis. Boys lacrosse First game: March 14 @ Stevenson (V wins 9-8) Last year: 10-12, lost in IHSA sectional semifinal Head coach: Joe Battaglia Seasons...

  • Red Devils spring season heating up

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Mar 6, 2024

    With the Red Devil boys and girls track teams competing indoors and other teams facing their first opponents this month, it's time for our annual look at the spring sports season at Hinsdale Central. Spring is the busiest season at Central, with 13 teams competing. Four are highlighted in this, the first of a four-part series. Next week: girls badminton, boys gymnastics and boys volleyball. Boys track First meet: Feb. 9 indoor, April 4 outdoor Last year: fourth at state Head...

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    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Hinsdale Central's Kyle Ashby executes a maneuver on the horizontal bar Friday as the boys gymnastics team hosted the Red Devil Wanner Invite. The Devils placed fourth overall in the season-opening competition. (photo by Steve Johnston for The Hinsdalean)...

  • Devils swamp rivals for state title

    Ken Knutson|Updated Feb 28, 2024

    Leave no doubt. That was the mantra driving the Hinsdale Central boys varsity swim and dive team into last weekend's IHSA state final. The Red Devils, the defending state champions and a prohibitive favorite to repeat, were not interested in coasting on their substantial laurels. "The pressure was on," said head coach Bob Barber. "The expectation was that we would win and that we'd have the ability to win by a lot." Any doubt was submerged as the Red Devils unleashed their...

  • Headed to state

    Updated Feb 21, 2024

    Members of the Hinsdale Central varsity boys swim and dive team will compete at the IHSA state final meet Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24, at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont. Representing Red Devil Nation are seniors Nojus Bertulis (50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle), Zack Brown (1-meter diving), Nate Harris (100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle), Jeffrey Hou (100-yard butterfly, 200-yard IM, 200-yard medley relay) and Brody Marcet (50-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard medley relay); juniors Frankie...

  • Throwing a party fit for a dragon

    Ken Knutson|Updated Feb 21, 2024

    The realm of the Red Devils heralded the Year of the Dragon over the weekend. Hinsdale Central High School was the site of traditional Lunar New Year activities, food and performances on Sunday evening to mark the spring festival, the biggest and most important holiday for Chinese communities around the world. Cheerful exchanges over a mah johng game could be heard from one area outside the auditorium, while tea ceremony practitioners demonstrated their skills in another....

  • Headed to state

    Updated Feb 14, 2024

    Two Hinsdale Central athletes will represent Red Devil Nation at IHSA state final events this weekend. Senior gymnast Hazel Hamelka will compete in the vault at the girls gymnastics state tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17, at Palatine High School. Senior wrestler Marko Ivanisevic will compete in the 285-pound weight class at the boys wrestling individual state tournament Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 15-17, at the State Farm Center on the campus of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Good luck...

  • Instant replay

    Updated Feb 7, 2024

    Hinsdale Central teammates and juniors Noah Pelinkovic (top) and Ronan Byrne go head to head in the junior varsity 200-yard freestyle race, while senior swimmer Nojus Bertulis competes in the finals of the varsity edition of the 200 free at the WSC Silver Conference Meet Feb. 1 at York High School. The Red Devils varsity squad captured first-place honors. (Jim Slonoff photos)...

  • Staying hot is Central hockey's goal

    Ken Knutson|Updated Jan 31, 2024

    The high school hockey journey is a long and grinding one, starting in local rinks in September and culminating with the state championship at Chicago's Uniter Center in mid-March. As the Hinsdale Central Hockey Club's varsity team heads into the final stretch, the squad is showing signs of hitting its bladed stride at the right time. Head coach Spencer Anderson said team confidence is high after sweeping all eight of its games in the silver division of Illinois West league's...

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    Updated Jan 31, 2024

    Hinsdale Central's Ann Schaefer reaches to snare an offensive rebound between two defenders Tuesday night as Central hosted Riverside-Brookfield in a nonconference game. The visiting Bulldogs got the best of the Red Devils, who fell 48-63. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Sports

    Updated Jan 31, 2024

    TWO HOOPSTERS IN HALL OF FAME Two of the most successful boys and girls basketball players in Hinsdale Central history have been announced as members of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association on Hall of Fame Class of 2024. Brian Wardle and Toni Kokenis will join the IBCA Hall of Fame in a May ceremony. Wardle, a three-time All-West Suburban Conference basketball player, led Hinsdale Central to two straight Elite Eight appearances in the state finals in 1996 and 1997. Over that period, Wardle captained and led Red Devils...

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