Girls Volleyball: Healthy Meghan McDowell enjoyed Hinsdale Central’s playoffs push

Meghan McDowell believes the most gratifying thing about her final season at Hinsdale Central was the ability to play every match. That wasn’t the case …

  • Nov 12, 2012

Girls Volleyball: Mother McAuley holds off Hinsdale Central

It was several minutes after host Mother McAuley had beaten Hinsdale Central 25-17, 25-15 to capture Saturday’s Class 4A supersectional, and very few of the …

  • Nov 5, 2012

Girls Volleyball: Meghan McDowell-led Hinsdale Central topples St Ignatius

The bus ride to Riverside-Brookfield was long enough for Hinsdale Central’s seniors to have a heart-to-heart talk. “Literally, we talked during the whole bus ride …

  • Nov 12, 2012

Girls Volleyball: Lyons defeat rival Hinsdale Central

Lyons had three chances to win Game 1 in relatively comfortable fashion, but host Hinsdale Central rallied late to ensure a dramatic finish. Down 24-20, …

  • Oct 25, 2012

Girls Volleyball: Lauren Fuller’s “Second Chance” points spark Hinsdale Central

Lauren Fuller’s second chance at playing varsity volleyball is going a lot better than her first. The 6-foot-3 sophomore rarely played for Hinsdale Central last …

  • Oct 22, 2012

Girls Volleyball: Hinsdale Central looks to rebound from slow start

After a slow start to the season, Hinsdale Central will try to rebound at this week’s Wheaton Classic. That might be harder than imagined against …

  • Sep 26, 2012

Girls Volleyball: Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South get back to rivalry

Five members of the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South girls volleyball teams have been club teammates since the winter. Now that the AAU Junior Nationals …

  • Sep 11, 2012

Girls Volleyball: Rivals Meghan McDowell, Jessica Brezwyn team up at club level

Meghan McDowell and Jessica Brezwyn ended last year’s regular season on opposite sides of the volleyball court. As current club teammates, they’re constantly together. McDowell …

  • May 29, 2012

Girls Volleyball: ‘Student of the game’ Kelly Moran takes the reins at Hinsdale Central

Kelly Moran’s former high school coach knew her former defensive specialist would make it as a coach. “I knew Kelly would someday be a coach,” …

  • Sep 11, 2012

All-area girls volleyball team

Led by University of Illinois recruit and 2010 state champion Alexis Viliunas of Lyons, the 2011 Sun-Times All-Area girls volleyball team reflects the hotbed of …

  • Sep 3, 2012

Girls Volleyball: Hinsdale Central falls to Lyons in sectional, Young downs Downers North

This time the defending Class 4A state champions left no doubt who was the better team. After suffering an upset loss to Hinsdale Central Oct. …

  • Nov 16, 2011

Hinsdale Central stuns St Ignatius in thriller

Hinsdale Central rallied from match point and trailed by seven points in the third set to beat St. Ignatius Thursday night. St. Ignatius had a …

  • Nov 9, 2011

Hinsdale South tops short-handed Central

Jessica Brezwyn found out Hinsdale Central would be playing without kills leader Ally Davis just moments before Thursday night’s nonconference match would start. “[Coach Lisa …

  • Oct 27, 2011

York claims West Suburban Silver title

Top-ranked York used a pair of reliable weapons to beat host Hinsdale Central Tuesday night as the Dukes clinched their first West Suburban Silver title …

  • Oct 27, 2011

Joliet Catholic streaks past Hinsdale Central

After suffering its first losses of the season Saturday, Joliet Catholic regained that winning formula Monday night. It didn’t take long for No. 5 Joliet …

  • Oct 17, 2011

Hinsdale Central moves on without setter

A fourth-place finish at the Wheaton Classic Saturday was a rare dose of good news for Hinsdale Central lately. The Red Devils have not been …

  • Oct 4, 2011

Top 10 Teams 1. York: Five starters are back from a 34-6 team that finished fourth in Class 4A last season. 2. Hinsdale South: The …

  • Aug 30, 2011

Move up ladder in sight for Hisdale Central on court

Hinsdale Central is looking to make an even bigger impact in one of the greater Chicago area’s best public-school girls volleyball conferences. The West Suburban …

  • Aug 25, 2011

Maley named coach at Hinsdale Central

Western Springs native and former Lyons star Kelly Maley will take over the boys volleyball program at Hinsdale Central after serving as an assistant to …

  • Aug 24, 2011

Hinsdale Central surprises Joliet Catholic

Who was that team in red, and better yet, where have they been hiding? Ally Davis had 15 kills, sophomore Ellie Van Kiersbilck had 19 …

  • Oct 5, 2010

Hinsdale Central's Skiba finds fit at Northeastern

Everything added up for Hinsdale Central senior outside hitter Natalia Skiba to verbally commit to Northeastern University (Boston) this past Sunday. After all, based on …

  • Oct 15, 2010

Viliunas back, aids Lyons in win

Lyons' 6-foot junior setter Alexis Viliunas, who missed the Lions' first 20 matches this season with a broken wrist, pronounced herself ready Tuesday to lead …

  • Oct 20, 2010

Marist takes down Hinsdale Central

Marist is ready for the fun to begin. "I am definitely excited for it," Marist libero Caroline Niedospial said. "It seems like this season has …

  • Oct 24, 2010

Rose spikes York to win

At 5-foot-6, York junior Caroline Rose doesn't have the size most high school coaches covet in an outside hitter. But don't tell Rose that. Or …

  • Aug 28, 2010

York downs Hinsdale Central

York (11-1) beat Hinsdale Central for already the third time this season, 30-28, 25-21 Tuesday in Elmhurst in the West Suburban Conference Silver Division opener …

  • Sep 8, 2010

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