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Cavaliers Undergo Trade Makeover

Devin Preston, Guest Columnist

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Sports

Before reading, think about this: Isaiah Thomas on the Lakers Channing Frye on the  Lakers Jordan Clarkson on the Cavaliers Larry Nance Jr. on the Cavaliers Jae Crowder on the Jazz Derrick Rose on the Jazz Iman Shumpert on the Kings Joe Johnson on the Kings George Hill ...

Hillcrest Boys Basketball State Run Was Cut Short Due To A Shocking Buzzing Beater 3 Against Rich East

Hillcrest Boys Basketball State Run Was Cut Short Due To A Shocking Buzzing Beater 3 Against Rich East

Derrion Boyce, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

First Half The Rockets came out of the gate and jumped right onto Hillcrest taking the lead 11-1. Through the midst of the first quarter Hillcrest was paving their way back into the game with the help of 6’7 Junior Dylan West who added 8 points in just 2 mins to make it 15-11. The Hawks were still...

Hawks Take First in SSC Blue

Hawks Take First in SSC Blue

February 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Basketball Team who clinched first place in the South Suburban Conference Blue with a 66-37 win over TF South. Danielle Wright led all scorers with 23 points and Trinity Duckworth added 18. The conference awards were announced this weekend and four Lady Hawks...

Hillcrest tops Oak Lawn 53-52

Hillcrest tops Oak Lawn 53-52

January 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Congratulations to the varsity boys basketball team as they survived a scare last night from the Oak Lawn High School basketball team. The Hawks (15-4, 7-0 SSC Blue) were leading 53-51 with 1.8 seconds remaining in the game.  Oak Lawn was fouled on a 3 point shot. Oak Lawn had a chance to win the...

Hawks Boys Basketball Took On One Of The Most Gritty Teams In New York at Jordan’s Like Mike Invitational

Hawks Boys Basketball Took On One Of The Most Gritty Teams In New York at Jordan’s Like Mike Invitational

Derrion Boyce, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Saturday Before Game Hawks were getting prepared for this highly anticipated game. In need in vengeance from a loss in the Thanksgiving Tournament against Marian Catholic 64-61, the Hawks were hungry to redeem themselves. That Saturday morning the Hawks were treated like celebs by their Jordan sponsor. C...

Hawks Girls Cross Country Finishes Strong

Hawks Girls Cross Country Finishes Strong

November 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Hillcrest Grils Cross Country team finished their season at the IHSA Sectional Championships with outstanding performances from Jasmine Curry, La Shonda Johnson, Darlene Moore-Jones, Vashi Black, Jamiah Bell and Teyha Allen. Hillcrest is also proud to have an ALL-REGION runner in Jasmine Curry. ...

Girls XC Advances to Sectional Championships

Girls XC Advances to Sectional Championships

October 23, 2017


Filed under Sports

Congratulations to the Girls Cross Country team on advancing to the Wheaton Academy Sectional Championships next Saturday. The team placed 4th as a team at the Thornridge Regional. The Hawks were led by ALL-REGION runner Jasmine Curry who placed 5th overall--she ran her best race of the year. ...

What’s With All the Racket?

What’s With All the Racket?

Courtney Hollis, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Hillcrest High School Girls Tennis recently had its first State qualifiers in as many as four years. This accomplishment was made by seniors Mia Jones and Kayla Weddington. This first doubles team beat everyone in their sectionals and was able to make it down to state. Although they have came a...

Good Luck Hawk Athletes!

Good Luck Hawk Athletes!

October 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

Good luck Senior Football, Cheerleaders and Cross Country athletes as you compete this weekend at your events.  Promoting School pride and School Spirit was our goal. The Sports Marketing Team of Jadin Luckey, Cameron Bryant, Darryl Rouse, Marlon Strong, Jalen Hughes and Dajon Taylor worked very...

Where’s the NBA All Star Game?

Where’s the NBA All Star Game?

Devin Preston, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

We may never see the traditional NBA All Star weekend again. For the 2018 NBA Season, the All-Star Game in Los Angeles with East and West talent packed teams are to be discontinued. No longer will we see a lack of defense in what everyone may see imbalanced teams. The National Basketball Association (NBA)...

Girls XC finishes 4th at the South Suburban Blue Conference Championship

Girls XC finishes 4th at the South Suburban Blue Conference Championship

October 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Girls Cross Country Team finished 4th at the South Suburban Blue Conference Championships. The Varsity was led by Jasmine Curry finishing in 11th Place (top 10 were All-Conference). Other tremendous efforts were turned in by LaShonda Johnson, Darlene Moore-Jones, Zanea Hughes and Tehya Allen....

HAWKS​ ​ARE​ ​NOW​ ​APPROACHING​ ​LAST​ ​WEEK​ ​OF​ ​REGULAR​ ​SEASON​ ​WITH​ ​A STELLAR​ ​RECORD​ ​OF​ ​6-2!!!

HAWKS​ ​ARE​ ​NOW​ ​APPROACHING​ ​LAST​ ​WEEK​ ​OF​ ​REGULAR​ ​SEASON​ ​WITH​ ​A STELLAR​ ​RECORD​ ​OF​ ​6-2!!!

Derrion Boyce, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Hillcrest Hawks Football Team is coming off a stellar 7-2 season last year and plowing through a 2017-2018 season with experienced seniors, a high caliber of athletic, skilled juniors, and a new head coach Morgan Weaver, an alum of Hillcrest. According to Coach Weacher: “Coming​ ​into​...

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