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  • Christmas in July? How about football!

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jul 24, 2024

    The sun is shining and a cool breeze is blowing the morning of July 18 as Hinsdale Central juniors and seniors arrive for their seventh day of football camp at Dickinson Field. Before camp started July 8, it had been more than eight months since players and coaches were on the gridiron. "It always feels like a long time coming, but once it's here, its such a familiar, comfortable feeling, so it's great," varsity head coach Brian Griffin said. Quarterback Riley Contreras, a jun...

  • Hinsdale native gets Halas Hall call

    Ken Knutson|Updated Jul 17, 2024

    Kiran Amegadjie didn't start playing football until age 13 when he joined the Hinsdale Falcons youth program. "I remember getting hit, and I remember my first headache after a long practice and all the soreness I felt," Amegadjie recounted. "I was like, 'What did I just get myself into?' " The Hinsdale native had no idea he'd gotten himself onto a path that less than 10 years later would lead to the National Football League as the 75th pick in the 2024 Draft by his hometown...

  • This week's cover - Striking out cancer

    Updated Jun 26, 2024

    After throwing out the first pitch for the Clarendon Hills Softball Queen of the Hills tournament, Hinsdale's Alexander Brown took over the microphone to shout, "Play ball!" The 10U round robin tournament was hosted by the Lady Red Devils June 9. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Make-A-Wish Illinois organization. Alexander is currently undergoing treatment for a brain tumor and will be starting kindergarten at The Lane School this fall. He is also looking forward...

  • Local golfers compete close to home

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Jun 12, 2024

    Elyssa Abdullah plays golf every day. But despite living just a couple of miles from Hinsdale Golf Club, the Hinsdale Central golfer never set foot on the links that serve as the home course for the Hinsdale Central boys team. "We've never had the opportunity to play on it," Abdullah said. That all changed this week as Abdullah prepared for the 97th Women's Western Junior Championship, taking place June 10-14 at Hinsdale Golf Club. Hinsdale last played host to the tournament...

  • Girls lacrosse takes third at state

    Ken Knutson|Updated Jun 7, 2024

    For the sixth straight season, Hinsdale Central girls lacrosse finished among the state's elite. A 10-7 win over Lake Forest Saturday in the third-place game on Central's Dickinson Field avenged a 7-9 loss to the Scouts back on March 14, the first game of the season. It also helped salve the disappointment from the Devils' Friday night defeat to eventual state champ Loyola Academy in a hard-fought contest. "We definitely showed up in (the Lake Forest) game, and felt like we...

  • Boys tennis earns third title in a row

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 29, 2024

    John Naisbitt began his tenure as Hinsdale Central's varsity boys tennis coach in 2010, hoping to lead the team to its fourth straight championship. Instead the team came in second. "I learned a great deal about details and making sure everything was in line and you can't take anything for granted," he said. In 2011, the team came in fifth. "Then 2012 came along. Martin Joyce, Eddie Grabill. We won four straight," he said. "We did five more in the next eight years." Naisbitt...

  • Instant replay

    Updated May 29, 2024

    Hinsdale Central's Ryan Schultz fires a pitch toward the plate during a home game against conference rival Proviso West May 11. The senior helped lead the Red Devils past the Panthers 2-0. The team wrapped up its season Saturday with a 4-5 loss to Waubonsie Valley in the IHSA regional championship. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Headed to state

    Updated May 29, 2024

    The Hinsdale Central girls lacrosse team will represent Red Devil Nation at the IHSA state final tournament Friday and Saturday, May 31 & June 1, at Hinsdale Central. The girls will face off against Loyola Academy in the first semifinal match at 5 p.m. Friday. If victorious, they will play in the championship game at noon on Saturday, If not they will vie for third place at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Good luck Devils! Additionally, Hinsdale residents Shannon Earley and Molly Salvino, both senior members of Benet Academy’s girls l...

  • 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...

  • Instant replay

    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!...

  • Instant replay

    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)...

  • Instant replay

    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...

  • Instant replay

    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...

  • Instant replay

    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)...

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