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NEWS > Ron Kruse making the most of his ‘last turn’ wrestling at Hinsdale Central

By Patrick Kelly

Hinsdale Central’s Ron Kruse is in the twilight of his high school wrestling career, and he is making the most of his senior season as a Red Devils captain.

Kruse has a goal to reach the state tournament in Champaign and is using the end of his junior season as motivation to get there.

“I always remind myself, ‘This is the last turn,’ ” said Kruse, who lives in Clarendon Hills. “I am never going to be playing a high school sport (again), I might as well make the most of it.”

As a sophomore, Kruse made it to the Class 3A sectional meet at 132 pounds, but ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Coaches aren't just married to the job

Partners say having a coach as a spouse poses challenges, engenders great pride

By Pamela Lannom
December 19, 2019

Evening and weekend games. Calls with recruiters. Early morning and after school practices. Emails to and from parents.

Coaching a team at Hinsdale Central High School requires a lot of hours - and a lot of dedication.

For coaches who are married and have kids, the schedule affects their families as well. The Hinsdalean talked to the spouses of three Central coaches about how the job has impacted their families.

Here are their stories.

New baby, new coaching job

Kelly and Brian Griffin were both new math teachers at Hinsdale Central when ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Catching up with some successful DuPage County collegians

Dave Oberhelman
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Before the Winter Solstice arrives here let's see what a few DuPage County graduates have been up to in college ...

On Saturday the Division II national football championship will be held in McKinney, Texas. It's between West Florida and Minnesota State-Mankato. The 14-0 Mankato Mavericks boast senior Jack Curtis (Glenbard South), a three-year starter and all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference cornerback who leads his team with 10 passes defended and 8 breakups.

Carnegie Mellon senior defensive end Michael Lohmeier (Hinsdale Central) was among 12 finalists for the National Football Foundation's William V. Campbell Trophy honoring football skill, academics and leadership, won by Oregon quarterback Justin ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Ron Kruse

By Ken Knutson
December 5, 2019

Name: Ron Kruse

Year: senior

Hometown: Clarendon Hills

When did wrestling become a sport you wanted to pursue?

I started wrestling in first grade, but I started taking it pretty seriously in fourth and fifth grade.

What do you enjoy about it?

I just like that no matter how small or how big you are, you can do well in the sport. It's a lot different than (my other sport) football.

Is it hard to transition from football season right into wrestling?

The last couple of years it was. But this year I only had to cut about 10 pounds, so it wasn't ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Football team wins game against rival LT

Zoya Anjarwala, Saba Ali, Editor-In-Chief, and Lia Riechmann, Editor-In-Chief
October 28, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 25,  Central’s varsity football team faced its biggest rival, Lyons Township (LT). It was a home game and the stands were packed with students cheering from both schools. Poms and cheer performed during the half-time show.

The rivalry between Central and LT ignites friendly but intense competition between the two schools. During the week leading up to the game, both schools supported their teams by posting hype videos on their Instagrams to encourage students to go to the game.

This game marked the end of the season with a victory for Hinsdale Central, defeating LT with a score of ... READ FULL STORY