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


By Patrick Kelly
20200112

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 > Bear Report Rookie Diary: Thomas Ives Exit Interview


By BETH GORR
Jan 8, 2020

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The 2019 NFL season is over for the Chicago Bears as they finished 8-8 and missed out on the playoffs in what was a disappointing year.

As we begin a very important offseason for the franchise, we decided to look back to the rookie class and conclude the season with our exit interviews. We got the chance to sit down and talk with a few different rookies during locker clean out day at Halas Hall including wide receiver Thomas Ives.

The local product out of Hinsdale spent the entire season on the practice squad for the team he grew up rooting for. We caught ... 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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2019/12/18

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

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