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It’s a Great Week to Be a Hornet

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The girls basketball team after becoming conference co-champions.

Last week was filled with celebration for the athletes at South. With conference championships, winning streaks, and the success of South’s athletes, the achievements of several sports marks a fantastic send off as the winter season begins wrapping up.

Notably, the girls basketball team, our very own Lady Hornets, claimed the conference co-championship for the first time in 12 years.

“I told everyone last year, after the 2022-23 season, that we were gonna win conference. There was no doubt or question about it in my mind. And I told everyone before this season too,” said senior varsity captain, Amerie Flowers. “It was comeback time. And I meant that.” 

This accomplishment comes in light of Flowers scoring 1000 points in her high school basketball career, which was limited to 3 years due to COVID, a few days prior. 

“When hitting 1000 points this year, I couldn’t be happier and more proud of myself,” stated Flowers. “The conference championship was my dream for this team. Knowing that I got both the dream I worked so hard for, and accomplished this huge milestone, is just a season to remember. I will never forget these girls for making my senior year so special.”

Flowers will continue her basketball career at Benedictine University.

The same evening the Lady Hornets claimed their championship, the boys basketball team successfully faced Proviso East. The boys basketball team’s recent success has led to them winning the most games since 2020, a testament to the hard work and talent of the athletes and guidance of the coaches. 

“This achievement means that we’ve accomplished more as a team than we have in the past, and that it’s a big step for the program,” said Ayden Farrare, junior and varsity forward, who scored 13 points in the game against Proviso.

Girl gymnastics performed incredibly at their regional meet at Hinsdale Central, qualifying the team at-large for sectionals for the first time since 2016. Junior Anya Patel and freshmen Emma Glashin are also individual qualifiers for their performances. 

For the first time in seven years, the boys wrestling team brings home an all-team win at regionals. 

“It’s really nice because we’ve been building our team,” said senior, and varsity captain, Alec Miller. “In 2020, we had four varsity wrestlers and now we not only have a full line up, but we just won regionals.” 

Miller has three younger brothers currently in South’s wrestling program, marking the regionals win as a great indicator of its direction. 

“It means the program has a very bright future, and that we’ve got good guys coming through,” Miller concluded. 

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Layan Al-Khaled, News Editor
Layan Al-Khaled is a Senior at South, and is the News Editor for Stinger. With her love for writing, reading, and research, she was inspired to join Stinger. Layan is a vital member of Hinsdale South's Girls JV Tennis team and Model UN. She is able to speak in four languages: English, Arabic, French, and Spanish!

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