Coming Up at Hillcrest: November 2019

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James Edgecombe, Staff Writer

The Hillcrest High School Varsity Football team advanced to the second round of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) playoffs. The Hawks will be facing off against the Friars of Fenwick High School. The game is scheduled for kickoff on Saturday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m. central time at Triton College, which is in River Grove, Illinois, about 38 miles away from Hillcrest.

The Hawks’ varsity football team seems satisfied with the amount of work they have put in throughout the course of the week and are assertive that they will pull out a win over the Friars and advance to the next round. When asked how he would perform Saturday Hillcrest Hawks star Junior Quarterback Robert Myles said,  “I believe we’ll play great this week. We’ve had a great week of practice leading up so it’ll be a good one.”

Hawks Seniors also feel very confident right now that they will get past the Friars on Saturday and are ready to put everything on the line to win this game. The Hawks’ Senior varsity linebacker, Marquis Overstreet said “I feel very confident” when asked about the upcoming game while the Hawks’ Senior varsity defensive end, Kameron Foster said, “I’m feeling confident and we’re going to take a ‘W.’ We had a hard practice and we’re ready.”

When asked about the upcoming game. Hawks Assistant Coach Herbert Offord stated, “I feel very confident in our ability to pull off a win tomorrow. We had a productive week of practice and our guys are ready to take a ‘dub’ tomorrow.”

The Hawks are locked and loaded and are ready to play every game like it’s their last because if they do happen to lose, it will be their last. The players have asked that fans come out and support them for tomorrow’s game.


The Hillcrest Lady Hawks Varsity Basketball team has finally arrived. The Lady Hawks are looking to have a productive year and are ready to win conference over the Tinley Park Titans. Second team All-State guard, Trinity Duckworth said, “I’m excited about the upcoming season” when asked about the subject. Trinity just committed Indiana University Purdue University International (IUPUI) and wants to when a state championship before leaving off to college. The Lady Hawks first home game will be held on Tuesday, November 19th, come out and support your Lady Hawks.


The Hawks Nest also has other special events going around this week. The Hillcrest High School National Honor Society members are partnering with Nob Hill Elementary School to give back to the community and needs your help. Each NHS member is given a kindergartner from Nob Hill that they will buy a gift of their choosing for and surprise them with it on November 14th. The NHS members will be asking around for sponsors to help them out with the cost of the gifts. A sponsor can be anyone from the Hillcrest community, so any staff, faulty members, parents, or any adult that wants to help and give back to the children will be accepted. Members of the National Honor Society are eager and excited to help out the kindergartners any way they can.

I feel excited to give back to the community.”

— National Honor Society President Alauna Rupert

When asked what does she look forward to the most when spending out with the kindergartners, National Honor Society Second-in-Command Vice President Di’Avionne Irving had this to say: “ I’m looking forward to seeing them smile and their reactions when they receive their gifts from each dedicated National Honor Society member. Also, I’m looking forward to inspiring the children to be great leaders like me.”

While National Honor Society member Rafiat Yarrow says “I’m looking forward to spending time with the kindergartens because they hanging out with good role models will help build a better future.”


College is around the corner and senior students are starting to relieve stress after sending out their applications. The early decision deadline was November 1st and many students got accepted into great colleges such as University of Louisville,  Jackson State University, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, and many more amazing colleges.