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Georgia peach bounces into the Orange Crush family

January 15, 2013

Filed under Online only, Sports

The Huskie family has added a cub into the pack. Junior Ajibola Oke-Diran is a new addition to Hersey, traveling all the way from Georgia. “The transition has been different and it definitely takes time to get used to everything,” junior Ajibola Oke-Diran said. Georgia being a humid, southern land...

ESPN Films: 30 for 30 series is a must-watch

ESPN Films: 30 for 30 series is a must-watch

December 17, 2012

Filed under Entertainment, Sports

   Ever since 2009, ESPN has been showing a series of documentaries called "30 for 30." Huge sports fanatics will love this series. The short one-hour films are about anything sports related, from inspirational comeback stories to deaths of famous athletes. These films are very addicting, and most of them are about deep ...

Sports marketing class converses with Cubs broadcaster

December 3, 2012

Filed under Features, Online only, Sports

The voice of the Chicago Cubs, Len Kasper, stopped by business education teacher Dan Vesper's Sports and Entertaining Marketing class to give students an idea of the business world. The Cubs broadcaster of 8 years shared his road to the show and told the class about the hardships he faced early in his...

Boys basketball goes 'Harder in the Carter'

December 1, 2012

Filed under Sports

With a banner reading "WE GO HARDER IN THE CARTER" hanging above the fan section, the boy's basketball team defeated visiting Rolling Meadows 38-32 in their first home game of the 2012-2013 season. The low scoring was primarily due to great defense played by both teams. "We were tough defensively so we know we can stop anyone," junior Mike Messer said. The win gave the te...

Girls volleyball dominates, earn MSL Championship

Girls volleyball dominates, earn MSL Championship

October 19, 2012

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After seeing five Huskies earn all-conference honors, the girls never stopped their momentum en route to a 2-0 set win. "We came out and showed how we can play," freshman Liz Fuerst said. The girls won the first set 25-7 in dominant fashion. "We dominated," head coach Nancy Lill said, "We really...

Ta-Ta-Ta Taday Juniorz take Powder Puff title

October 12, 2012

Filed under Sports

The tradition of the Powder Puff tournament, with this year's event being the 38th competition, has proven to be a festive component of homecoming week. The yearly ritual was originally a flag football game, but later changed to soccer. "It's a good bonding experience with my friends," Sketchy Senior...

Homecoming crashers crush rival

September 29, 2012

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Every team wants to beat there rival and crash their homecoming. This year, the football team crashed our rivals homecoming with a win. This year we demolished BG by a score of 44 to 0. The soccer team also had a big win that could lead to higher implications. "Beating BG gives us a much better chance...

Girls varsity golf conquers at conference

September 28, 2012

Filed under Sports

The girls varsity golf team ended their season on 18 Sep. at Rob Roy Golf Course against Rolling Meadows. Hersey won 172-199 and ended the season feeling strong. "Everyone played really well," said sophomore Ashely Johnstone. The team's conference was on 24 Sep. from 1 p.m.-6p.m. for players in Varsity...

September 27, 2012

Filed under Sports

The soccer team's goal this evening was to defeat the Fremd Vikings. Following Tuesday's win over Rolling Meadows, the Huskies had hoped to keep their momentum going into tonight's game. Possession in the first half was primarily controlled by the Vikings, but they were unable to sneak a shot into Hersey's n...

Students athlete amazes world in London

September 11, 2012

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Student athletic stars around the nation dream of entering the professional world of sports. Young athletes crave the lifestyle of the rich and famous, while seeing their face on a Nike commercial or having their own line of Adidas shoes. However, four time olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin, has...

Chelsea wins Champions League Final

June 6, 2012

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After a miraculous win over Barceona that no one thought was possible, Chelsea FC advanced to the final in the Champions League. In the game against Barcelona, Chelsea had the ball for 12% of the game, while Barcelona crushed that stat with 82% possession. "After win over Barcelona, I had a ton of confiden...

Athletes crushed by lack of fans

June 2, 2012

Filed under Sports

Every fall, nearly the entire student body gets together with friends and joins Orange Crush to cheer for the football team. However, athletes participating in sports other than football can't help but feel unappreciated by the lack of fans. Senior Maddie Pellikan plays varsity golf, which doesn't get...

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