Dawn Hallett-Ternes, Class of 1980 – Girls Tennis, Girls Basketball, Softball *Led the basketball team to the state quarterfinals, 1977 *State all-tournament team as a freshman *Suburban Chicago Tribune All-Star, 1978 *Three-ear all-state, all-conference in basketball *Girls tennis team MVP, 1978 *Three-year team MVP, three-year all-conference in tennis *Played basketball at Illinois State University, 1980-84 *Tried out for USA Junior Olympic and USA Olympic Basketball teams.
Scott R. Jones, Class of 1982 – Baseball, Boys Basketball, Football *The left-hander went 9-3 to lead the Hornets to the 1982 Class AA state title *Winning pitcher in the 12-2 semifinal win over Edwardsville with four hits allowed and 10 strikeouts *State tournament MVP as a first baseman *Hit .375 (3-8) with three runs, four RBI and a home run at State *Had two no-hitters in his high school career *Drafted in the first round (22nd overall) by Cincinnati Reds, 1982
Dennis Stejskal, Class of 1974 – Football *Named All-American; Wigman-Wiseman, Kodak and Kickoff magazine *Thom Mcan Award as outstanding west suburban player, 1973 *Two-year captain as a fullback-linebacker *Leading scorer Des Plaines Valley League, 1972-1973 *Rushed for over 3,000 yards in two seasons *School record 95 solo tackles, 1973 *First-team all-Big Ten at University of Wisconsin, 1977
Dave Smith, Coach & Athletic Director 1965-1994 *Winningest Football coach in school history with 76 wins, 1975-1989 *Coached in 1980 Class 5A state championship game *Led South to four playoff appearances *Ray Eliot Award from Illinois High School Football Coaches Association, 2009 *As athletic director, helped engineer merger between West Suburban Conference and Des Plaines Valley League
1980 Class 5A State Runner-up Football Team Championship game Nov. 22, 1980: Chicago Mt. Carmel defeated Hornets 15-10; Record 11-2 Hinsdale South’s first state football finalist finished with the second best record in school history after losing its only regular season game to Willowbrook. The Hornets featured six future Division 1 players and had four shutouts on the season.
Players: Jim Kasper (Jr.), Manny Gonzales (Sr.), Denny Long (Sr.), Paul Palandech (Sr.), Jim Chavez (Sr.), Mike Stoltz (Sr.), Mike Kenny (Jr.) Frank Zimmerman (Jr.), Jeff McBain (Sr.), Biff Murphy (Sr.), Bob Rockouski (Jr.), Jeff Zach (Jr.), Kevin Riordan (Jr.), Ed Winkle (Jr.) Terry Duffy (Jr.), Jim Karis (Jr.) Bill Mussatti (Jr.), Mike McBain (Jr.), Rich Gonzales (Sr.), Mike Laudizio (Sr.), John Castans (Sr.) Ken Shemanske (Jr.), Andy Daly (Sr.), John Tomaskovic (Jr.), Mike Schultz (Sr.), Ray Soto (Sr.), Frank Filippi (Sr.), John Braun (Jr.) Bryan Luxmore (Sr.), Greg Velisek (Sr.), Rick Bolda (Sr.), Dan Polfliet (Sr.), Bill McHugh (Sr.), Mark Hollendonner (Jr.), Mike Ubis (Jr.) Ed Sreniawski (Sr.), Mark Guidi (Jr.), Brain Ward (Jr.), Frank Bobak (Sr.), Matt Kolniak (Sr.), Art Svehla (Sr.), Marty Balle (Jr.) John Taulien (Jr.), Rob MacKenzie (Sr.), Mark Toepfer (Sr.), Bill Pauls (Sr.), Jim Braun (Sr.)
Staff: Dave Smith (Head Coach), Ed Puck (Asst. Coach), Jim Kirwan (Asst. Coach), Joe Iantria (Asst. Coach) Neil Stephens (trainer), Linda Miller (trainer), Jim Tikalsky (trainer), Frank Gwodz (equip. mgr.)
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