Hinsdale South was honored in being granted the host site to the 2021 Illinois High School Association State Badminton Championships. This is a credit to our program and our position of leadership in the badminton community.
The Hornets finished the two day tournament with an awesome 5th place finish! Rachele Cameli finished the tournament at 1-2. Jenna McClelland and Brigid Rudolph finished the tournament at 2-2. Debra Hopkins and Samantha Heinking finished the tournament at 2-2. Maggie Chen had an incredible tournament finishing at 5-1 with her only loss to the eventual state champion. Maggie concluded the tournament as a third place finisher and was an All-State athlete!
Week of March 22nd
Varsity Thursday, March 25th.
The Hinsdale South Varsity Badminton team competed at the IHSA sectional championships on Thursday at Hinsdale South. The Hornets were represented by singles players Maggie Chen and Rachele Cameli, doubles players Samantha Heinking, Debra Hopkins, Brigid Rudolph and Jenna McClelland and alternate Gabrielle Alcantara. Maggie was the sectional champion in singles and Rachele finished second. Jenna and Brigid were sectional champions and Debra and Samantha finished second for an overall dominant performance once again for the Hornets!
Week of March 15th
Varsity Wednesday, March 17th and Friday, March 19th.
The Hinsdale South Varsity Badminton team started the week with a non-conference match against York on Wednesday. The Hornets were able to play everyone in this match and the juniors got some serious playing time against a senior heavy York team. The Hornets then finished the week with a complete dominant performance at the West Suburban Gold Conference tournament. The Hornets finished in first place and had a team record 10 singles champions and 5 doubles champions. This was the Hornets 21st conference championship!
Week of March 8th
Varsity Wednesday, March 10th and Saturday, March 13th.
The Hinsdale South Varsity Badminton team had a great win against Addison Trail (15-0) and competed in a West Suburban Conference tournament on Saturday. The Hornets finished in second place at the tournament out of six teams. The Hornets are preparing themselves well for the upcoming West Suburban Conference Gold tournament next week.
Week of March 1st
Varsity Wednesday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 6th.
The Hinsdale South Varsity Badminton team had a great week of badminton this week against Leyden and Glenbard West. The Hornets won by a combined score of 22-1 against both schools! Way to go Hornets with wins against schools twice our size!
Week of February 22nd
Varsity Wednesday, February 24th and Saturday, February 27th.
The Hinsdale South Varsity Badminton team and another convincing victory against conference rival Downers Grove South (15-0) but once again took a step back against Hinsdale Central. Singles played really well against Hinsdale Central, but doubles needs to work together better and become more aggressive on the court against the Devils. JV The JV team stepped it up this week with some impressive matches against Downers Grove South and Hinsdale Central. The hornets were led to victory against Downers Grove South by Ava Adcock (#3 singles and #4 doubles), Amelia Hoch ( #4 singles and #2 doubles), and Jenny Deng (#5 singles and #3 doubles). The Hornets loss to Central 6-9. Eva Bargher (#10 singles) and Samantha Mettel (#1 singles) played phenomenal games to help Hornets improve their record from last week’s matchup.
Week of February 15th
Varsity Wednesday, February 17th, Thursday, February 18th and Saturday, February 20th.
The Hinsdale South Varsity Badminton team had sweet wins against Morton (13-2) and Downers North (11-10) to start out the week. The Hornets tripped up against Hinsdale Central at the end of the week and have some work to do when we get back to practice to improve on some of our errors.
JV The Hornets had a busy and challenging that concluded with a 1-2 record. Against Morton, the team sailed to victory with a 14-1 win. Katie Spytek (#5 Singles), Grace Choi (#7 singles), and McKenna Carlisle (#10 Singles) finished some competitive splits with victories. On Thursday, the Hornets were faced with a battle against Downers Grove North losing 5-10. An outstanding performance at #1 Doubles from Samantha Mettel and Amelia Hoch. On a Saturday, the Hornets faced Hinsdale Central losing 5-10. Phenomenal matches were won by Savannah Morford (#2 Singles), Ava Alcock (#3 singles), Jenny Deng (#5 singles), and Casey McMurray (#10 singles).
Week of February 8th
Varsity Wednesday, February 10th and Saturday, February 13th.
The Hinsdale South Varsity Badminton team started out the season with dominant wins against Willowbrook (15-0) and Lyons Township (11-7)! The Hornets came out fast and furious against conference rival Willowbrook with a dominant victory. JV The JV team started the season on Wednesday with a close win against Willowbrook. Stellar performances from Sam Mettel (#1 Singles, #1 Doubles), Ellen Mulgrew (#1 Doubles, #7 Singles), Katie Spytek (#5 Singles, #4 Doubles), and Maryam Beilani (#6 Singles, #4 Doubles) led the Hornets to an 8-7 win. On Saturday In a tough battle against Lyon Townships, the team often found themselves in 3 game matches. Freshman Jenny Deng (#3 Singles, #3 Doubles) and Avni Verma (#7 Singles, #3 Doubles) led the team with great victories.
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