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The following Hinsdale Central fall sports athletes would have competed in their respective IHSA state finals, which were canceled due to COVID-19, by virtue of their IHSA sectional performances:

Boys cross country

Victor Bouret, Kyle Doorhy. Jesse Gamboa, Henning Ley, Piyush Mekla, Grant Miller, Colby Revord, Daniel Watcke

Girls cross country

Catie McCabe

Boys golf

John Cornell, Jack Inabnit, Drew McMillin, Emil Riegger, Pete Sakkos, Michael Spitzer

Girls golf

Emily Ascher, Nadia Burt, Aira Chaudhary, Julia DiTrani, Katherine Fullerton, Rei Hemmer, Libby Larson, Caroline Owens, Sarah Thornton

Girls swimming and diving

Burlingtyn Bokos, Haley Dynis, Caroline Kramer, Kendall Pickering, Melanie Quinones, Kit Schneider, Kayla Teuscher, Roslyn Tischke

Girls tennis

Yasmina Eshac, Nicole Hu, Sophia Kim, Zoe Limparis, Bridget Novatney, Prachi Shah


The Grasshoppers won the Hinsdale Little League World Series Oct. 22 after being undefeabted in the playoffs.

The team was comprised mainly of fourth-grade boys from Oak School. In the championship game, they faced a tough team from The Lane, who had to play three straight days to get to the title game. The Grasshoppers were working on more rest, owing to their dominance through the playoffs. They put that same strong lineup on the field for the championship game.

The championship game was a back-and-forth affair. Strong pitching, timely hitting, and good fielding kept the score close. Going to the sixth and final inning, the teams were knotted 5-5. Ben Pesoli retired the side in order in the top half of the sixth inning, A leadoff triple by Jackson Kalish in the bottom of the sixth gave the Grasshoppers a man on third with no outs. Then, with one out, a man on third and a 1-2 count, Bradley Wright protected the plate by hitting a squibber between the pitcher and first baseman. Jackson broke for home. The pitcher pounced on the ball and fired a perfect throw to the catcher. Jackson’s foot beat the throw by the blink of an eye and the umpire called him safe.

The team chased Bradley and Jackson around the field in celebration before collecting their World Series Championship hats and balls.

Team members are Jamie Cannan, Logan Douglass, Parker Ernst, Michael Garber, Andy Meyer, Ben Pesoli, Brit Read, Josh Trapp and Bradley Wright of Hinsdale and Jackson Kalish and Callum Arthurs of Oak Brook.

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