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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Instant replay

    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...

  • Instant replay

    Updated Jan 24, 2024

    Hinsdale Central wrestler Tiyanna Hart gets in position to pin her opponent while teammate Naomi Schaller looks to get the upper hand in her match during Central's meet against visiting Glenbard West Tuesday night. Both girls claimed victory, bringing their respective season records to 17-3 and 12-1, and helping the Red Devils defeat the conference rival Hilltoppers 42-30. (Jim Slonoff photos)...

  • Instant replay

    Updated Jan 10, 2024

    Hinsdale Central junior Jack Crabb advances the puck up the ice Tuesday night with junior Emmet McConnell nearby as Central took on Plainfield at the Willowbrook Ice Arena. The Red Devils won 4-3. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Marching band takes London by storm

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jan 10, 2024

    More than a year ago, Hinsdale Central drum major Deona Julary was given an umbrella along with an invitation for the Hinsdale Central Marching Band to participate in London's New Year's Day Parade. Her instructions? Keep the umbrella on her person to ensure good weather for the parade. She did as she was told. "The umbrella did work," Julary said Monday after returning home from a six-day trip to London. "It was raining every single day in London except parade day, and we are...

  • Classic contest

    Updated Jan 3, 2024

    Hinsdale Central head boys basketball coach Nick Latorre keeps a close eye on his team's defensive play in the fourth quarter of the Red Devils' opening game against Schaumburg Dec. 27 in the annual Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic tournament. Junior guard Vincas Buzelis draws a foul driving to the basket to earn a couple of free throws, while teammate and fellow guard Will Gaffney works to stay in front of his opponent on the defensive end. Junior guard Eric Kozys keeps his...

  • Bidding farewell to 2023, sesquicentennial coverage

    Updated Jan 3, 2024

    In our first January issue last year, we kicked off a new weekly series designed to celebrate Hinsdale’s 150th anniversary. Last week we ran the final installment. We learned a lot about our favorite village’s history over the past year — and not just from the weekly series. We also dedicated our summer series, “Quintessential Hinsdale,” to the places and events that make Hinsdale the special place it is. And, of course, we can’t forget the 120-page special section we published Sept. 28 honoring the sesquicente...

  • Holiday Classic is comin' to town

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Dec 20, 2023

    The Hinsdale Central boys varsity basketball team will return to the eighth annual Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic Dec. 27 as defending champions. The Red Devils beat Oswego East 54-41 last year to capture the program's first title in the tourney. The team went on to set school records for wins in a season (31) and consecutive victories (23). Then 94 percent of that's team offense graduated in May. But varsity boys basketball coach Nick Latorre is approaching this tournament...

  • Instant replay

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Hinsdale Central's Erica Driscoll performs her balance beam routine during a Dec. 6 home meet against York. The Red Devils came up short to their conference rival Dukes 132.25-136.5. (Jim Slonoff photos)...

  • Invites honor coaches past and present

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Dec 13, 2023

    This weekend, Hinsdale Central wrestlers will compete with 24 other teams in the 57th annual Whitlatch Invite, one of the toughest tournaments in the state. The event is named after legendary Central wrestling coach Rex Whitlatch, who passed away in 2021 at age 84. Whitlatch, who a two-time state champion in high school, was the Red Devils’ head wrestling coach from 1964-81 and assistant coach from 1986 until he retired in 1992. For a November 2021 story on Whitlatch, his w...

  • Instant replay

    Updated Nov 29, 2023

    Hinsdale Central freshman Bennett Westerberg competed Monday afternoon during the Red Devils home match against Reavis at Suburbanite Bowl in Westmont. Westerberg shot a team high three-game total of 524, but the Devils fell to the Rams 2,602-2,267. (Jim Slonoff photos)...

  • Moving with the Devils

    Updated Nov 21, 2023

    Hinsdale Central hosted the Red Devil Chess Invite Oct. 21. Twenty-six teams with more than 200 players filled the cafeteria. The Devils placed ninth. Team captain Akshay Naik contemplates his next move during the tournament. (Jim Slonoff photos)...

  • Headed to state

    Updated Nov 8, 2023

    Members of the Hinsdale Central girls swimming and diving team will compete at the IHSA state final meet Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont. Representing Red Devil Nation are seniors Burley Bokos (200-yard IM, 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard medley & 400-yard freestyle relays), Grace Klobach (diving), Elizabeth Lahmann (200-yard freestyle, 200-yard & 400-yard freestyle relays) and Kelechi Ojiako (200-yard freestyle relay); juniors Siena Allegra (100-yard breaststroke), Vija Barber (500-yard...

  • Bandukwala repeats state triumph

    Ken Knutson|Updated Nov 8, 2023

    By Ken Knutson [email protected] Last year as a junior, Hinsdale Central's Aden Bandukwala became the first individual state champion in the history of the school's cross country program. Now he's the first to do it twice. In a personal best three-mile time of 14:13.56 on Saturday, Bandukwala took first-place honors for the second straight year at the IHSA 3A state meet in Peoria. Bandukwala said he felt confident going into the meet that he could accomplish the...

  • Headed to state

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Members of the Hinsdale Central boys and girls cross teams will compete at the IHSA state final meet Saturday, Nov. 4, at Detweiler Park in Peoria. Representing Red Devil Nation for the boys will be seniors Aden Bandukwala, Evan Kurimay and Maxwell Lowe, juniors Nikita Kamenev and Cooper Revord, sophomore Michael Gamboa and freshman Henry Miller. Representing Red Devil Nation for the girls will be seniors Kennedy Boyd, Pola Dygon and Camden Griffin, sophomore Lily Hodneland and freshmen Ella Satre and Evelyn Skay. Good luck...

  • Girls tennis places fifth at state

    Ken Knutson|Updated Oct 25, 2023

    The two-time defending state champion Hinsdale Central girls tennis team went into the IHSA state meet last weekend having qualified in just three of four possible spots and with only one of five players with previous state experience. Long odds for a three-peat, to say the least. But the Red Devils still made their mark in Buffalo Grove Oct. 19-21, claiming a share of fifth place with Glenbrook North and Plainfield North, all registering 15 points. New Trier cruised to the...

  • Instant replay

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Austin Segers leaps in front of an Oak Park-River Forest receiver and snags an interception before returning the ball for 22 yards. The Red Devils came out on top 46-13 at Dickinson Field Friday night. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Headed to state

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Members of the Hinsdale Central girls tennis team will compete at the IHSA state final meet Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 19-21, at Buffalo Grove High School and surrounding area courts. Representing Red Devil Nation will be junior Kotryna Tomas in singles and the duos of senior Calista Chang/sophomore Lauren Panveno and junior Abigail Gambla/sophomore Sydney Shuster in doubles. Good luck Devils!...

  • Golf teams capture second at state

    Ken Knutson|Updated Oct 11, 2023

    Hinsdale Central senior Alex Rasmussen opted to eschew his driver in the cool, windy conditions at the IHSA boys golf state final tournament Friday and Saturday in Bloomington. Choosing precision over power off the tee paid off as he finished his Red Devil career with All-State honors, carding a two-round 149 and tying for sixth place. "I was able to manage the tough weather and course well, leading to two good rounds," Rasmussen said. "I was able to keep the ball in play,...

  • Instant replay

    Updated Oct 11, 2023

    Hinsdale Central's Martin Montoya heads the ball during a home match Oct. 5 against conference rival Glenbard West. The Red Devils emerged with a hard fought 2-1 win over the Hilltoppers after two overtimes and penalty kicks. It was Central's fourth conference game to go to overtime and second decided by PKs this season. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Headed to state

    Updated Oct 4, 2023

    The Hinsdale Central boys and girls golf teams will compete at their respective IHSA state final tournaments Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7. Representing Red Devil Nation at the boys tournament at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington will be seniors Jack Mulligan, Alex Rasmussen and Devin Swoyer, and juniors Dru Devata, Rory Healy and Kevin Wesolowski. Representing Red Devil Nation at the girls tournament at Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur will be seniors Parker Matthews and Caroline Owens, juniors Elyssa...

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