Dangles family ball-and-chain era coming to an end (+ team page)
Darien, IL - Friday, September 21, 2012: Leyden's running back Mickey Gulo (30) gets stopped by Hinsdale South's Matthew Dangles (12) and a host of other Hornets. | Steve Johnston~for Sun-Times Media
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DANNY ORMISTON: Noteworthy efforts:
The senior golfer shot a 77 to earn medalist honors at the West Suburban Gold meet Tuesday at Willow Crest in Oak Brook. The Hornets took second top finish in a tie for first with Downers Grove South for the overall Gold crown.SARAH LEGANSKI Noteworthy efforts:
After missing a few races due to an illness, the sophomore was the first Hornets runner to finish (11th place) at Oak Park-River Forest’s Gummerson Invitational Saturday.
Updated: November 26, 2012 2:20AM
The “Help Wanted” sign will be planted in the front lawn of Hinsdale South following the Hornets’ final home game of this season.
The athletic department will need to find a new rod man for its chain crew.
And the football staff will be looking for a hard-hitting defensive end who loves lifting weights.
Those two positions have been tied together the past two seasons. One of the men working the sideline the past four years is Chris Dangels. But he will “retire” at the conclusion of this football season, since his son, Matt, is a senior and will be done suiting up for the Hornets.
Hinsdale South Mike Barry sounds like he knows who he will miss more.
“Our leadership begins with (linebacker) Stephen O’Neill,” Barry said. “But a guy under the radar is Matt Dangels. He’s a big kid who potentially can be a college football player. Anytime you get a defensive lineman to do something for you, stopping the opponent at the first level, is a plus.”
At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, Dangles is one of the biggest players on the Hornets.
His dad has enjoyed his four years helping mark down and distance for every Hinsdale South home game.
“You get the best view of the game — you can’t beat it,” he said. “But my wife likes me to sit with her”.~.