Bouncing Back: Adam Adelstein beat a scary head injury to return to baseball

On June 28 of last year, Adam Adelstein was sprawled on the pitcher’s mound at Barrington High School after taking a line drive to the right side of his head. He suffered a fractured skull, a torn artery and internal bleeding on his brain. Following emergency brain surgery the night of his injury, Adelstein couldn’t walk for 4 days and required constant assistance for weeks. But after recovering and rehabbing for months, he finally returned to full strength and played outfield for the HPHS baseball team this season.

I chronicled Adelstein’s incredible recovery story in this 3,000-word feature for the Pioneer Press, coupled with a video about his love of playing piano. You can view the story by clicking here.

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HP Sports Brief: Giants dominate Deerfield in 12-0 slaughter-rule win

In their second game against Deerfield this season, HP baseball crushed the Warriors, 12-0, to complete a season sweep of their rival. Missouri-bound pitcher Liam Carter threw a complete-game, 2-hit shutout and David Hochstadt, Taylor Smetana, and Oren Spungen all sparked the Giants with home runs. The slaughter rule was used to end the game after 5 innings. Feel free to send any feedback using the “Contact Me” page on the lefthand column. You can also find me on Twitter and on Facebook.

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HP Sports Brief: Highland Park baseball manufactures 12-9 comeback win

Maine West led 8-3 through six innings in Tuesday’s game against Highland Park, but the Giants scored 8 runs in the sixth, including a grand slam by Sam Nevers. HP held off the Warriors in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings and ended up winning 12-9. I reports from Des Plaines in this week’s HP Sports Brief. Feel free to send any feedback using the “Contact Me” page on the lefthand column. You can also find me on Twitter and on Facebook.

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