Unified Soccer: connections leads to success

Emily Hunt, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under People of HEHS, Sports

At Hoffman Estates High School, Unified Soccer has provided students with the opportunity to unite and overcome differences, forge new friendships, and experience great success. Head Unified Soccer Coach Julie Phelan has been working with Special Olympics at Hoffman for six years. She says one t...

The best game of the year

Aman Malik, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under People of HEHS, Sports

Hoffman Estates High School makes the first football game feel like the last, especially when the students are involved in making this a huge event and building up the excitement. When students are preparing for the first football game, they are seen in a different state. They are a lot more energized...

Injuries can sideline athletes

Wiktoria Blacha, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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Athletes have all been in this situation. They either have a large foot cast or have injured themselves pretty badly, which then interferes with a sport. Oftentimes, athletes know that something like this would have happened, but they are frustrated and angry with themselves for getting it this bad. They are...

Ahead of his class: Jaylan Alexander

Ahead of his class: Jaylan Alexander

Jacob White, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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Inspiring people both on and off the field, Jaylan Alexander is a sensation. On the field he is an impact and weapon to the team the HEHS football team. The work he puts in during the off season inspires others on the team to work harder. Junior Jaylan Alexander is a multi-talented athlete who is...

Teacher’s impact on HEHS to last beyond retirement

Teacher’s impact on HEHS to last beyond retirement

Bella Alansari, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Keith Peak, better known as Mr. Peak, has been a math teacher and Girls’ Track and Field throwing coach at Hoffman Estates High School since 1988 and is planning to retire after this year. In his time here, he has positively influenced many people, made unforgettable relationships, and has earned respect...

Staying determined is key to success in sports

Emily Fenn, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


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The softball looked at her with evil eyes. It was controlling her and stopping her from doing what she loves. The pitcher grabbed the ball, but the softball wouldn’t stop staring at the girl on the mound. The ball flew towards her and shouted threats. But before the ball caused any harm, the girl ran...

Boys track and field investment in the process pays off

Natalie Pethes, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


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The gun goes off. The crowd screams. The Hoffman Estates boys track and field team burns up the meet. Declan Rustay dashes across the finish line while Daniel Banahan waits to hurdle down the track. Later in the meet Jack Worman and Alex Makrounis take first and second in the long and painful distance...

Tennis coach brings sunshine to the court

Tennis coach brings sunshine to the court

Emily Fenn, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under People of HEHS, Showcase, Sports

Greg Rouse, the boys and girls varsity tennis coach as well as special education teacher, is undeniably a funny, kind, and sympathetic person. He has taught his fellow coaches and players valuable lessons. What the tennis players will probably remember most about him is how he calls everyone ‘sunsh...

Football: A season in review

Rudra Patel, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


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The Hoffman Estates High School Football Team went into the playoffs against Benet Academy with high hopes. After a tough fight, HEHS lost to Benet 23-29. When asked about this game, the players said although they were upset about the lost, they were proud of the incredible achievements they had this...

HEHS Hawks Raced to “Do The Hustle”

HEHS Hawks Raced to “Do The Hustle”

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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  Hoffman Estates High School started Homecoming Week by holding its 6th “Hoffman Homecoming Hustle” on Sunday, October 2. Homecoming Hustle is an annual 5k Fun Run/Walk that can be enjoyed and entered by HEHS faculty, students/alumni and family. It is also considered a benefit for th...

Perseverance – a key characteristic of a leader

Perseverance – a key characteristic of a leader

William Klaviter, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


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Most people would shy away from being thrown into an unfamiliar situation, let alone being forced to assume the leadership role in that situation. However, Hoffman Estates High School Senior Alyssa Bellows doesn’t fit this description. Before high school, Bellows had never participated in gymnastics...

Bowling to win

Jacquelyn Folmar, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under People of HEHS, Sports

For the girls bowling team at Hoffman, bowling is more than just a hobby. In fact, for many of the players, bowling was competitive at a young age. "I started to bowl at the age of six," said Jordyn Fera, senior. "My parents bowl in leagues and have for years. They got my brother to join in and as...

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