2016 Conference Champs!! The Hornets fought hard against Downers South for a win and it truly was a total team effort. We are conference champions by 6 points. The Frosh/Soph team also won the conference championship by dual meet points. Our JV squad scored more points than any other team in the division. More importantly, we had great swims and a lot of fun.
Week of January 25th
First taper group started Wednesday; the men are already starting to get feisty in preparation for Conference this coming Saturday. Following a win against Proviso West on Friday, the team traveled to Lyons Township for their annual invite. Finishing 6th on both levels, we had some great swims. Varsity 200 Medley Relay finished 4th for our best relay finish of the day. Eric Wing medaled in the 100 Fly for 5th place with a season best performance. Ryan Kirin had a season best in the 100 Breaststroke. JV showed some great promise with time drops; Sam Hanson dropped 14 seconds in the 500 Free for a season best. The boys are looking forward to Conference next Saturday where they take on Downers Grove South.
Week of January 18th
Big win Friday night for the Hornets against the Leyden Eagle as the Varsity men finished with a score of 52-42. Sophomores won on their level 63-29. This win will set up the Hornets for a great Conference meet. While the swimmers were at Leyden Friday, the divers headed over to Lockport to start the invite. Junior James Kiwiet finished 8th with Vinnie Kochanski right behind him at 9th. At Saturday's met the men had some great swims to finish 7th overall. Notable performances by Haddy Khatib, Ryan Kirin, Alex Schmid, Danny Savage, Matt Delgado and more. It was a true team effort both days. The Hornets take on Proviso West this Friday in their last dual meet of the season, followed by the Lyons Invite on Saturday.
Week of January 11th
This wee k brought a big conference dual win against Addison Trail/Willowbrook on both levels. Great swims were recorded on the Frosh/Soph level by Kamil Kawiecki, Joe Ofenloch and Derek Driggers, but everyone swam exceptionally well on that level. Varsity Swimmer of the Meet was Danny Milosevich for his big swim in the 200 IM, as well as posting season best relay splits. Stay tuned for next week as the Hornets travel to Leyden for a tough conference match-up Friday night, while the divers are at Lockport Friday to start us off at the Lockport Invite. Swimmers will be there Saturday morning. 3 weeks 'til conference! Go Hornets!
Week of January 4th
The boys had a really tough loss to Downers South on Friday on the varsity level with a final score of 91-95. The score absolutely did not reflect the great swims we had. Noteable swims of the day to Matt Sternik (Swimmer of the meet) and Ryan Kirin, Eric Wind and Matt McCormack (for breaking 2:00 in the 200 free) and Haddy Khatib, Danny Savage and Matt Delgado, Alex Schmid (4 season best times) and Danny Habbal, Justin Baron and Ethan Kane, Connor Haubenreiser and Jack Kurowski (season best in the 100 free), Jimmy Zhang and Cullen Gordon. Connor Kaplan-we missed you!!! Great Diving by Dawson Morford and special thanks to James Kiwiet for stepping up and adding to his diving by swimming for us as well. Saturday at the College Events Invite was a struggle; we were all tired and worn out from the dual meet against DGS. We had a solid 10th place finish, but were hoping for more. Eric Wing had a season best relay split for the 100 fly, Danny Savage split a lifetime best in the 100 free; both in the medley relay. Special mention goes to Sam Nilles and Justin Baron; both men stepped up and volunteered to swim events for athletes who were sick or injured. The meet would not have been possible without our JV team coming to time and help out for the day; really proud of you guys!
Week of December 28th
Hornet Men had a great meet to finish 2015 with a 6th place finish at the LincolnWay Holiday Invite. Note able swims were recorded by Matt McCormack, Haddy Khatib, Ryan Kirin and Eric Wing. The Hornets take on conference rival Downers Grove South this coming Friday, January 8th at HS. We will have a "July at Christmas" theme-all spectators should come in their best Hawaiian luau wears. Go Hornets!!
Week of December 14th
After a big conference win at home against Morton on Thursday, some of the varsity Hornets headed to Bloomington for the Annual Raider Invitational. The Hornets placed 6th overall with noteworthy swims from the 400 Free Relay of Eric Wing, Matt McCormack, Ryan Kirin and Haddy Khatib. Haddy Khatib also placed 6th in the 100 Free.
Week of December 7th
Hinsdale South Men’s Swimming started out the season with a loss to Oswego East on the varsity level with a final of 82-103. The Junior Varsity team had a big win with a score of 107-64. The Hornets have a big week up and coming with our first conference dual meet this Thursday against Morton, followed by Varsity heading out to the Bloomington Invite to start off our winter break.
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