Varsity The highlight of the past week came off the court as the Varsity Hornets graduated six seniors, the first of many accomplishments to come for these young men with bright futures. Shane Jacob, Dan Kaminski, Julio Knapp, Luka Kaplaveric, Nosa Egiebor, and Chinwindu Nwakadu all walked across the stage after that days volleyball practice of course. On the court the Hornets fell in three to Downers Grove North. With Monday to practice, the post season kicks off with the regional semi-finals. The Hornets will take on the winner of Clark and Proviso West. Games will be played at Hubbard High School.
JV It was the final week of games for the Jv boys volleyball team this week. The hornets started the their week of play on Thursday with a loss to Downers Grove North(18-25, 13-25). The team had to turn around quick after the loss and play in their home tournament on Saturday. The day did not go as expected as the boys lost all their matches to Carl Sandburg(18-25, 11-25, 15-25) Naperville North(12-25, 15-25, 20-25) Wheaton Academy(17-25, 10-25) and Shepard(21-25, 25-17, 11-15). Coach Kull and Sullivan were very proud of the team's progression over the course of this season and look forward to seeing their volleyball growth into next year. Freshman
Week of May 9
Varsity This past week saw the Varsity Hinsdale Hornets lock up Second Place in the West Suburban Gold Conference after defeating Proviso East. The Richards tournament was one of the last tests of the regular season and after losing to the host school and alma mater of 1st year assistant Coach Bobby Springer Br Rice. The Hornets were able to salvage a win vs sectional opponent St. Ignatius. Looking forward to this week will see the final regular season game vs Downers Grove North and Awards night on Wednesday. With graduation on Friday and the playoffs about to start the players are reflecting on accomplishments this season and looking forward to the future.
JV The Hinsdale South Hornet's JV boy's team took on Proviso East for the second to last game. The Hornet's won the match in two sets. The scores were 25-13, 25-18. The Hornet's now have one more match this season before their final tournament at Hinsdale South. The match is against Downer's Grove North on Thursday. Following that is the Hinsdale south JV invitation. Come out to support the JV team in the tournament Saturday in the field house and main gym. Go Hornet's.
Freshman The freshmen boys volleyball team participated in a quad at York this past Friday. They practiced hard all week and it really showed Friday evening. They played extremely competitively games against York and Waubonsie Valley. They went three sets with Addison Trail and won! This match really signified how much our team has improved. Addison Trail was our first match of the season that we lost and we’ve made some great gains this season.
Week of May 2
Varsity As the season winds down and Hinsdale South gets ready for graduation and playoff season, the Hinsdale South Varsity Volleyball Team took care of business this past week. Tuesday saw the Hornets down conference opponent Leyden in two sets as the program honored seniors, Nosa Egiebor, Luka Kaplaveric, Dan Kaminski, Julio Knapp, Adam Mughrabi, Chinwendu Nwachaku. On Thursday in the Hinsadale crosstown classic the Varsity Horners downed Hinsdale Central in three sets led by Noas Egiebor who hammered 14 kills. Looking forward to this week will see the Varsity Hornets face Proviso East in their final conference game of the season, with a win locking second place in the West Suburban Gold Conference. A final challenge before the playoffs start will be the Richards Invite where the Hornets will face off with south suburban schools such as Br Rice, Carl Sandburg and Lincoln Way East potentially, with momentum building and the team firing on all cylinders the boys in black and gold have their eyes on the prize and are eager for some trophies and hardware.
JV The Jv Hornets boys volleyball team played two hard fought matches this week but both ended in defeat. Tuesday the boys had a rematch with Leyden and lost in consecutive sets 21-25 10-25. On Thursday it was a match up with Hinsdale Central and the result was the same losing in two sets 21-25 and 16-25. Mark Euske stepped his defensive game up this week playing a commanding role in the Hornets back row and defensive play. Next week the boys will be playing Proviso East on Tuesday and Downers Grove North both matches are away with a start time of 4:30pm. Go Hornets!
Freshman Our Freshman boys’ volleyball team suffered two losses against Leyden and Hinsdale Central. We played very competitively in a tournament at Elk Grove High School on Saturday. The team won two matches and lost three. Two of the three losses went to three sets. Jon Aillon, Ricardo Aillon and Joe Scheridan contributed to our competitive play by playing the right side position throughout the day.
Week of April 25
Varsity The last week of April saw the Varsity Hornets carry momentum from the Downers Grove South Tournament into a week with three local opponents on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. After enjoying the weather on Monday with some outdoor team activities, the Varsity Squad went to work on Tuesday handling conference opponent Morton in two sets.
On Wednesday the Hornets faced off with a tough sectional rival, looking to avenge last years season ending defeat, the Lyons Township Lions. The Hornets were handled in two sets against the tough opponent, but learned lessons and are looking forward to an eventual playoff showdown in May.
On Thursday the Varsity Squad faced up against a tough York Dukes team. Although defeated in two sets, Jonathon Vaci controlled the net the entire match with six solo blocks and sophomore Zach Zelenik ran the offense as the starting setter and with confidence ran a varsity level offense that at times the Dukes had no answer for. Looking forward to next week, on Tuesday will be Senior Night against Leyden, Thursday, the last home game for the regular season will be a Hinsdale Showndown against Hinsdale Central. As the 2016 is heading on the home stretch the Varsity Hornets are ready to make a deep run in the playoffs by finishing the regular season strong.
JV The junior varsity boys volleyball had a tough week as they lost to Morton (23-25, 25-9, 20-25), Lyons township (10-25, 19-25), and York (12-25,12-25). After a tough week the JV team traveled to Leyden to play in the invite. They took second in the invite right behind Leyden high school. Jonathan Vaci lead the team in kills and blocks over the weekend.
Freshman Our freshman boys volleyball team has struggled this week losing to Morton, LT, and York.They also suffered losses in a Friday night quad against Willowbrook, LT and Oak Park. However, the improvement from the beginning of the season to now is tremendous. The boys have a much better understanding of the game and have played some very competitive matches. They took Willowbrook to 3 sets when losing to them in two quick sets in the beginning of the season. They get better and stronger with every match. Our liberos, Jakob Deszcz and Vashist Bhatt have been essential during these competitive matches. They have really stepped into their libero positions during this last week. Other players, Adan Guerro and Alexander Sui helped their team by being flexible in positions and playing competitively throughout matches.
Week of April 18
Varsity The Boys Varsity Hornets saw a week filled with tough losses, but ending on a win streak with lessons learned. The week started off with working the yearly Special Olympics tournament the a match early in the week against the perennial conference powerhouse Downers Grove South Mustangs. After the Mustangs won the first set decisively the Hornets sent a message and won set two and lost set 3 25-23. The Hornets were led by Nosa Egeiebor who hammered 17 kills. Against Riveside Brookfield, the Hornets couldn't get it figured out and were defeated by the sectional rival. Heading into The Downers Grove South invitational for the weekend, one of the best tournaments in the state featuring talented schools from the western and northern suburbs, the Hornets found themselves against New Trier and Lemont in Pool Play. The Hornets battled tough with New Trier but fell in two. They were able to end the losing streak and defeat Lemont, sending them into the Silver Bracket for the first time in four years. In the Silver Playoffs the Hornets lost a three set thriller to Lake Park, The Hornets then defeated conference rival Willowbrook for the second time this season and finished the day defeating Maine South in three. The lesson the gentlemen have learned is, a team doesn't want to peak to early in the season, and they have yet to. The gentlemen look to drive forward for another week of volleyball featuring three tough opponents.
JV The JV Hornets boys volleyball team started their week away playing against conference rival Downers Grove South, and while the boys fought hard they fell short losing 13-25 and 18-25. Sophomore Zach Zelenik lead the team in kills and assists. Next stop on the schedule was an away match at Riverside Brookfield. Again it was a valiant effort from the hornets but lost in a tough 3 set match, 14-25, 25-12, and 20-25. Finally the team headed to the Lake Park Invite where they ended up in 4th place beating South Elgin and falling to Warren, Lake Park, and Schaumburg. The Hornets take on Morton at home on Tuesday, Lyons Township away on Wednesday, York at home on Thursday and finally they will be playing at the Leyden Eagle Invite. Remember all JV games start at 4:30pm sharp. So Come out and support your JV Hornets boys volleyball team!
Freshman The freshmen boys’ volleyball team suffered two losses against Downer’s Grove South and Riverside Brookfield. Sean Gallagher and Ronald Burrage have been focusing on their blocking skills and becoming very successful on the court!
Week of April 11
Varsity The Varsity Hornets Boys Volleyball team is looking to hit its stride and make an impact in the upcoming conference play games and a tournament featuring some of the top programs in the land of Lincoln. Winning three matches in a week and going undefeated is a great way to start that and that is exactly what the squad did by defeating the perennial headache Willowbrook in a three set nail biter. Facing back to back tests, the varsity squad hit the road the following day to easily defeat Fenton High School in the first loud environment with the home team garnering much fan support. The squad took care of business and defeated Reavis in two sets on the home floor. Highlights include an offense continuing to develop and is paced by setter Shane Jacob, Right Side Hitter Nosa Egiebor, and middle blocker Jonathon Vaci are proving to be a mismatch nightmare for opponents as their length and athleticism are on par with some of the top in the state.
Off the court the program as whole ended the week with a team building exercise which involved a Food Channel type cooking competition, needless to say the gentlemen have a long way to go if they want to major in culinary arts. Finally, Sunday (4/17) will see the gentlemen working the special Olympics soccer tournament. This is an annual activity and gives the gentlemen a chance to see the power of athletics and how you can make an impact on peoples lives off the field. Between winning on the court, making monstrosities in the kitchen and working the special Olympics tournament, it was a busy but very productive week in the right direction for the Varsity Hornets.
JV The Hinsdale South Hornets junior varsity team took on the Willowbrook Warriors on April 12th. It was a rough start for the Hornets as they lost the first set 25-12. They came out with some passion for the second set and took the game 17-25 to push the match to a third set. Unfortunately the Hornets could not keep the intensity up and lost the third set 25-18.
Following the loss to Willowbrook the Hornet's traveled to Fenton high school on Wednesday April 13th. Right out of the gate the Hornet's pushed ahead and took game one 19-25. The second set was a nail bitter till the end and Fenton came away with the set win 25-23. The third set the Hornet's were able to pull away 21-25 with a great performance from Zach Zelenik as he led the team in kills, assists and aces.
On Thursday the Hornet's hosted Reavis high school and the Hornet's did not have the passion there as Reavis pulled away in both sets 25-17, 25-17.
After this match the Hornet's had a tough Friday practice in preparation for the Saturday Barrington invite. The invite was thrilling for the Hornet's as the started the day with 3 big wins against Mundelen high school (13-25, 21-25) and Barrington High School ( 20-25, 25-23, 9-15) and South Elgin (14-25,17-25). After the lunch break the Hornets lost the next two matches to Lincoln way central (25-14, 25-17) and Rolling Meadows (25-23, 25-23). They took sixth place in the tournament. The Hornet's have two away games and a tournament next weekend to continue their season.
Freshman The freshman A team won two matches this week and lost one. The freshmen B team won one match and lost two. Both teams have been working very hard Shyal Chander and Jack Kassing have been versatile players on the court and good positive energy off the court. This week our focus is teamwork and acting as members of a team.
Week of April 4
Varsity This week the Hornets had a their first conference match. The Hornets had a heartbreaking loss in three to the blazers. The Hornets also had their first home match versus Stagg. The match was a back and forth battle of both good offense and defense. At the end of the battle Stagg beat the Hornets 2-0. On Saturday the Varsity Hornets boarded a bus to Glenbard East for the one day tournament. The day started out with a tough loss to Aurora West and Lake Park. With a victory in three against Schaumburg, the Hornets would move into bracket play to play against Glenbard North. With a tough loss the Hornets moved onto the Plainfield Central. The Hornets came out with a swift victory in the three they moved to 2-3 on the weekend. Next week is a full week for the Hornets home matches on Tuesday and Thursdays and away on Wednesday. JV The boys volleyball jv Hornets were back in action this week as they played two matches. First they took on conference opponent Addison Trail. The boys put up a good fight but fell short and lost 25-18 and 25-12. In their home opener the team took on out of conference opponent Stagg but again fell short losing in two sets 25-16 and 25-14. Alan Birtch showed great leadership throughout the match and lead the team in assists and service aces. The Hornets have a busy schedule this week playing Willowbrook on Tuesday the 12th at home, away at Fenton Wednesday the 13th, and then back home on Thursday the 14th to take on Reavis.
Freshman Our freshmen boys’ volleyball team lost this week in both A and B matches against Addison Trail and Stagg high school. The team took 4th place at a 12 team tournament at St. Charles North. Ali Abbas, Nathan Dahms and Sergio Gonzalez were star servers during this tournament. The freshmen boys are collectively learning rotations and the game of volleyball. They are picking it up fast and improving every day.
Week of March 28
Varsity This past week saw the varsity hornets working on a short, not at full strength with one of the first tests of the season, next man up was the motto for the weekend. Working off two days of practice on Thursday and Friday the Varsity squad entered pool play of the Argo Invitational vs Providence Catholic and the Host Argo. Starting the day off against Prodivence proved to be a wake up call as the Celtics defeated the Hornets easily in two sets. Quickly rebounding, the Varsity Hornets sent a message to host school Argo with a sounding two set victory. On to the playoffs, the hornets defeated Sheperd in the first round and ultimately lost in 3 sets to Lincoln Way West. The hornets were paced by Nosa who was nominated to the All-Tourney team voted on by coaches. He hammered over 30 kills on the weekend. With lessons learned and school starting this week. The hornets are ready to start the busy part of the season
Week of March 21
Varsity The Hinsdale South Boys Volleyball Team have been working hard to start the 2016 season, coming off the 2015 season which saw the first Regional Title and a heartbreaking loss in the Sectional Semi-final. Between daily three hour practices focusing, individual skills, positional skills, and competitive scrimmages the Varsity Team started the 2016 campaign with a decisive victory over Lemont High School which saw scores of 25-17 and 25-7. Between spring break, college visits, and time spent with friends and family, The Varsity Hornets look to set the tone further at the Argo Invitational on April 2nd.
JV The Hinsdale South Hornets junior varsity team took on the Lemont Indians for their season opener March 22nd. The Hornets came out strong with a 7-0 run in the first game. They kept that lead by controlling the amount of errors on their side of the net. Zach Zelenik helped lead the Hornets to victory against the Indians with the scores being 25-16, 25-17. The next game for the Hornets is against Addison Trail on April 5th at 4:30 PM. They hope to expand their win record to 2-0.
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