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Student athletes stay cautious about concussions

December 1, 2011


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Concussions are a common type of traumatic brain injury. They can be caused by being hit in the head with brute force, and can be very fatal injuries for the brain. Any amount of concussions can be harmful, but as more occur, more severe problems can be seen. “I’ve had three concussions, all while...

Football looks forward to the last home game

October 5, 2011


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by Meghan Griffin and Erin Horne The  football team will attempt to defeat the Wheeling Wildcats on our home field ‍on Thursday.  This game is especially important because, in order to compete in the playoffs, the team has to win the next few games.‍ Junior Kailey Monckton, along with many other students, is excited for the upcoming game. She, Orange Crush, and a slew of other fans pla...

No more grass stains

September 16, 2011


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Over the summer, improvements are constantly being made. Sometimes it will be doing small jobs like removing asbestos from the English wing or big jobs like renovating the grass field inside Roland R. Goins Stadium to a turf field. That was what happened this summer when the school district and Arlington...

Boys gymnastics triumphs over Rolling Meadows

Boys gymnastics triumphs over Rolling Meadows

April 21, 2011


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Boys gymnastics had their last team meet before conference on April 13 at Rolling Meadows. Hersey won with 121.9 points beating Rolling Meadows by less than two tenths of a point. Their regular season ends on a high note with this close victory and is the last meet before conference on April 29. T...

Weather cancellations disrupt seasons

April 20, 2011


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When a team is preparing for their season, there are many dates they tend to circle on their respective schedules. Big conference games, crossover matches, or the start of playoffs are among the highlighted match-ups for most varsity teams. Practice schedules, workout plans, and even pasta parties...

'Border Wars' supports Special Olympics

April 16, 2011


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For the fourth straight year, teachers from Hersey and Buffalo Grove High Schools have joined in basketball wars. But, this wasn't meant for bragging rights, but instead raising money for Special Olympics Illinois. The night was kicked off with the second annual women's game. After last year's double...

Boys water polo gains momentum

April 15, 2011


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  The boys varsity water polo team faced off against Prospect yesterday on April 14, emerging victorious with their second win of the season with a score of 11-8 in double overtime. On April 4, the boys beat Elk Grove 16-5 at Olympic Indoor Swim Center. This was the boys' first win of the season. "This...

Volleyball looks ahead to conference

April 15, 2011


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The varsity boys volleyball team played a suspenseful game on Tuesday, April 12 against Rolling Meadows. Going into the game, hopes were high for a win. "We think we are going to win," senior Matt Hellstrom said. Although the huskies lost the first match, they were not able to come back from th...

Hawks can't finish comeback in Game 7

April 14, 2011


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With only one game left to play, the Chicago Blackhawks faced their rival Detroit Red Wings on April 10th. Their situation was simple: win and they're in the playoffs, lose and they leave their fate to the Dallas Stars. They lost 4-3 but got some help from the Minnesota Wild, who defeated the St...

HuskieChat April Issue

March 16, 2011


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Want to get your quote in the paper and play a sport? What is the significance of the amount of money you spend on your equipment? Post your answer in the comment box down below!

Junior enters 3-point shooting competition

March 2, 2011


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Even though the girls basketball team ended their season abruptly last Friday, one player isn't done quite yet. Junior Jen Hall hasn't hung up her uniform yet, as she has made it to the sectional finals for 3-point shooting. Each team enters three shooters to compete, and each shot before the regional...

Girls Bowling

February 10, 2011


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