Rising in the fall

Andrew Hale, Sports Writer

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2019 has been quite a record-setting year for H-F fall sports. Historic seasons abound this year for the Vikings and have given fans everything from blowouts to nail-biting finishes. From football to golf, H-F has a highlight reel of success that is unprecedented.

Volleyball

This was a historic season for the girls’ varsity volleyball team. After an impressive 23-11 record in 2018, the girls found a way to improve by going 28-6 during the regular season, but the accolades didn’t stop there. They won their first conference title since 2008 and their first IHSA Regional title since 2002. The Vikings’ season came to a shocking end when Andrew beat them in the sectional semifinals 25-21, 21-25, 25-23. The Vikings have a bright future ahead after their 30-7 season, especially when they set the record for most wins in school history.

Tennis

The girls’ varsity tennis team also made a STATEment this fall. Senior Carolyn Page, senior Maya Nash and junior Lauren Legardy were all IHSA girls’ tennis state qualifiers. The team’s qualification for sectionals was an improvement from last year. Overall another strong season for the girls tennis team.

Football

The varsity football team has been a dominant force on the field for the last decade. H-F had nine straight playoff appearances from 1986 to 1994. By qualifying for the playoffs again this year, the Vikings now have made it to the postseason for the tenth consecutive year, breaking the previous record. H-F went 8-1 in the regular season with their only loss coming to the second-ranked team in Illinois, Lincoln-Way East. The Vikings started the postseason strong winning their first game 53-6 against Curie. Their second round game was much tougher, but the Vikings defeated Neuqua Valley 38-22. After winning their first two postseason games, the Vikings’ season ended in the IHSA Quarterfinals in a loss to Lincoln-Way East 26-7.

Cross Country Teams

Both the boys’ and girls’ teams had outstanding accomplishments this fall. The boys’ team qualified for the IHSA Sectional Finals, and the girls’ team had a few standout runners as well. Freshman Caroline Schoen and junior Lucia Malfeo qualified for IHSA sectionals.

Golf

The boys’ varsity golf team finished the season third in their conference, third in regionals and qualified for IHSA sectionals. The team as a whole performed well, and the standout player for the golf team this fall was junior Quinn Henry. Henry represented H-F at state in Bloomington where he shot an 87.

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