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  • January 23"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful" ~Eric Thomas (submitted by Justin Edgecombe)

  • December 18“If you take the time to do something correct the first time, you don’t have to spend the extra time redoing it.” (Submitted by Dr. Young)

  • December 18 “The future belongs to those who are prepared.... Education is the passport to the future.” ~Malcolm X (Submitted by Mr. Hennessy)

Girls Cross Country Opens Season

Girls Cross Country Opens Season

August 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Girls Cross Country team opened their season at the District 228 Championships yesterday hosted by Oak Forest. On the Varsity Level, the Hawks were led by Medalist Jasmine Curry and had an outstanding performance from Darlene-Moore-Jones and Teyha Allen. On the Frosh/Soph level, the Haw...

Hillcrest’s Girls Cross Country Team Volunteers at Willow’s Walk for the Kids

Hillcrest’s Girls Cross Country Team Volunteers at Willow’s Walk for the Kids

August 25, 2017


Filed under Press Releases, Showcase, Sports

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, Hillcrest’s Girls Cross Country team volunteered at the Winged Foot Foundation’s 2nd Annual Willow’s Walk for the Kids. The event, which featured a 2.5 mile family dog walk in the Springbrook Forest Preserve in Naperville, IL, rose money to support the Winged Foot Foundatio...

Boys Track & Field Wins Sectional, Heading to State

Boys Track & Field Wins Sectional, Heading to State

May 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

Congratulations to the boys track & field team for their IHSA 2A Sectional Championship held at Marian Catholic High School yesterday. Contributors were James Edgecombe, Dantrez Smith, Austin Beckon, Marquis Overstreet, Jesus Nieto, Zion Perry, Steve Addison, Gabe Are, and Isiaih Stanback. Me...

Hillcrest Track & Field 2017

Hillcrest Track & Field 2017

May 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

2017/05/16: Congrats to Dani Hussey in the Pole Vault and Kayla Weddington in the Long Jump on their outstanding performances at Sectionals last week. Both ladies will be traveling this Thursday to State held at Eastern Illinois University. 2017/05/05: Congrats to the Girls Track and Fie...

Hawks Boys’ Tennis 2017

Hawks Boys’ Tennis 2017

May 15, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

15 May 2017: Congratulations to the boys’ varsity tennis team on their performance at the conference tennis tournament. The team had its highest point total in over 15 years. Dante Jones took third at first singles while Akiwande Masha-Yarrow and Kabren Williams took 3rd at 1st doubles. State se...

Boys Varsity Tennis Serving Up The Competition

Boys Varsity Tennis Serving Up The Competition

Jarrett Kenebrew-Campbell, Guest Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

The Hillcrest Boys Varsity Tennis team has been on a roll this season as they now hold a 1.0 (4-4) W/L ratio.  Their four recent wins have been against Richards High School, Shepard High School, Thornwood High School, and Bremen High School for a conference match.  Seniors Akinwande Masha-Yarrow, Kabren ...

Baseball 2017

Baseball 2017

April 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

Congrats to the Varsity Baseball Team for winning 2 games by the slaughter rule this weekend against Rich South by scores of 18-5 and 15-5.  Sophomore pitchers Dylan West and Kelin McCord got the wins.  The Hawks had 13 hits in game 1 with Christian Grady, Markel Rose, Kam Hill, Kelin McCord and...

Super Bowl 51

Super Bowl 51

Darlena York, Guest Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The biggest Sunday is sports is finally here! It’s Super Bowl Sunday which means there will be tailgates, drinking, salty snacks, and the infamous commercials. The two teams in the game were unexpectedly matched.  The New England Patriots, with their 6th Super Bowl appearance, weren’t expected t...

Wade Moves to Chicago

Wade Moves to Chicago

Ahnia Ricks, Guest Columnist

January 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In early July, Wade announced that he would be making the transition from the Miami Heat to the Chicago Bulls. Wade’s move to Chicago has been very promising for Chicagoians, due to his performance on and off the court. His initiatives are not only on the court but also on the streets of Chicago. Afte...

The Wide Receiver Era

The Wide Receiver Era

Ryan Banks, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

The heart of the National Football League is the offensive side of the ball. There is much more to it than that but people want to see touchdowns scored and dance celebrations in the end zone. Wide receivers are idolized more than any other position. Watching wide receivers catch passes is one of the most...

Three Teams To Win Super Bowl 51

Three Teams To Win Super Bowl 51

Ryan Banks, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

When I first started to write articles, I mentioned topics outside the sports world even though my plan was to write sports articles. Sports are a part of everyone's life in America, so I thought I would write an article about three National Football League teams that can win the Super Bowl: The New...

108 Year Drought Is Over

108 Year Drought Is Over

Ryan Banks, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The 2016 Major League Baseball champions are the Chicago Cubs. On Wednesday, November 2nd the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in game 7.  I decided it was a good topic to write about because I am a Cubs fan, so if you are a die hard Sox fan just stop reading. The title of this article is...

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