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southwords Vol. 15, No. 7

Maine South H.S., Park Ridge, III.

January 12,1979

Sock hop to be held tonight The junior class presents "January available in the bookstore for one dollar. Jump Shout Boogie," twiight following The sock hop will feature the band the Maine South vs. Maine West "Osiris". Osiris is a local band that plays basketball game. The sock hop will be well known rock music. held in the cafeteria and tickets are Junior class president Janet Shamlian said, "The junior class council has devoted much time and effort to promote Speakers successful this sock hop. We're hoping that it's successful, as the proceeds will be used The Contest Speakers has recently for Girl's Choice and Junior Prom." participated in three competitions. CoThis is the second project of the year captains Anne Herron 79 and Mary Daly for the junior class council. At 79 agreed that the team has been doing Homecoming they sponsored a booth and well. They also stated that the individual a car float. results in each event indicates a strong This year's junior class officers are; potential for all members of the team. Janet Shamlian, president; Jim At a contest in Evanston High School, McGlade, vice-president; Mary Beth the team won a first place team trophy Coudal, secretary; and Margaret Hikido, competing agamst approximately 25 treasurer. other schools. First Place Winners in the Don't forget to get your tickets to tournament include Joeann LaSorella 79 "January Jump Shout Boogie." in dramatic interpretation and RJ Coleman '80 in original comedy. The team of Scott Stuart '80 and Nancy McLendon '79 placed second in Dramatic Duet Acting. Laurie Streff '80 in by Karen Maiorano Humourous Intretation and Lisa Six emergency school closings are Andondiadias 79 in Oratorical Declamation, also received second place included in the school calendar in each of the four high schools in District 207. trophies. The emergency days do not only allow Dan Connolly '82 and MaryBeth Coudal '80 received third place in Humorour for a school closing tiecause of snow, but for a boiler breakdown or if an electrical Duet Acting. At another contest at North Chicago breakdown were to occur. The principals and the superintendent High School Laurie Streff took second place in Humorous Interpretation. RJ of the district make the decision on Coleman took first place in original whether or not the schools should close. The decision must be justified in state comedy. Paul Minerra won a third place trophy records. School will not close earlier at the end in Radio Speaking. Diane Rogowski the contest speakers team secretary, took of the year if the six emergency days are first place in Oratorical Declamation. not used. Mr. Robert Simonson, assistant Carrie Tronel took first place in principal said "The six days are designated only for emergencies. They extempraneous speaking. are not considered proper as part of a vacation." Days must be made up at the end of the school year if more than six days are used as emergency school closings.

Students going to London in March are (left to right) Susan Christensen, Vicky Johnson, Maggie Hupp, Debbie Eckel. Second row: Heather Palmer, MaryBeth Coudal. Pam Rizzo, Candy Kidston. Anne Fogarty. Bottom row: Jan Rizzo, Marion Opela, Kris Conner, Pat McWeilly.

Students to tour London, England This coming March, two Maine South proximately thirty students on an faculty members, Mrs. Lee Torp and Mr. educational tour to London, England. Vince Pinelli will be chaperoning apThe group will fly from Chicago to lx)ndon and spend eight days in such cities as London, Oxford, Stafford-onAvon, Earth and Brighton. Among many of the historic places on the itinerary is a Maine South has used up two day at Stonehenge and for those of more emergency days, both were due to modem inclination, a visit to Trafalgar weather conditions. The school closings Square. The tour will include a visit to an on Jan. 3 was because the bus ccnpany English theatre and famous historic sites could not get the buses started. in the London area. Mr. Simonson said "The school does A day spent at the birthplace of not close on the basis of teachers not being able to get to school because of the William Shakespeare will be highlighted snow, but on the basis of the students not by a performance by the Royal Shakespearean Company. being able to get to school." Radio stations are notified imThere are still openings for ten people. mediately when the superintendent and principals decide to close the schools. Interested students can contact Mrs. Administrators are always at the school Torp or Mr. Pinelli. to answer telephone calls. Due to the weather conditions in the later part of last week, students were excused when arriving to school late. This privilege was only because of the weather conditions, and if this privilege is to continue, students are encouraged by Janet Shamlian by the administration, not to take adWho do you think shows the most spirit vantage of it when it is in effect. at Maine South? That's the question that many students wUl be asked when they vote for this year's Spirit Queen next Friday. One girl from cheerleaders, Pep Council Pep Band, Hawkettes and and closes after school. On November 11, four Maine South Wrestlerettes has been nominated from students attended the Aurora CoUege that organization to be a candidate for Computer Programming Contest. The the Spirit Queen Crown. four boys selected by Mr. Mahon were Students were given the chance to see Kent Buameister, Stan Kantor, Michael the girls yesterday at the Winter Sports Klimas, and Glen Sarrady. The team Assembly. The candidates are Gina competed against 24 high schools and Hadawi, Cheerleaders; Karen placed first in the beginners group. The McGovem, Pep Council; Dawn Bodi, beginning group is for schools with less Pep Band; and Ann Hogan, experience in computer programming Wrestlerettes: and Linda Holz, and problem solving. The team shall go Hawkette. back to Aurora College on January 20, to Voting will be held in the cafeteria have a play off with the four best earns in during all lunch periods next Friday. each level. The Queen wUl be announced during half Maine South has had the use of a time of the Maine South vs. New Trier computer for eight to nine years. Before West basketball game. we had our own, there was a terminal The selected Queen and her court will connected to a Chicago computer that then preside over the Spirit Hop imthe school was able to use. However, the mediately following the game. school has had its own computer for the All students are encouraged to vote for last four years. their choice of the Spirit Queen.

Calendar includes six school closings

'Little Me' to be performed

Spirit queen to be named

Math students use computers

The Maine South Adult Players will present Neil Simon's "Little Me" in the auditorium on Jan. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8 by Kathleen Buckley p.m. Maine South has the use of a computer "Little Me" is a musical comedy based which is used for the match and on a book by Patrick Dennis who also distributive education departments. wrote "Auntie Mame". It is the story of The math department offers a special Belle Schlumpfert, a small town girl class for students to learn how to operate from the wrong side of the tracks, and the terminals — Computer Science. her quest for wealth, culture, and social Computer Science is taught by Mr. Tom position - which are necessary if she is Mahon, who has been teaching the class ever to deserve her true love Noble for many years. This one semester Eggleston from the house on the hill. course is open to both juniors and The maine South Players were seniors. Anyone who takes the class is organized in 1974. They have presented able to use the terminals. "Fiorello", "Take Me Along", "Girt There is only one computer; it is Crazy", and "How to Succeed in located in the administration building. Business Without Really Trying". This However, in A-IU there are four and all their other shows benefit student telephones that students use to comperforming arts activities. In other years municate with the computer. There are their contribution has purchased also typewriters that the students type auditorium sound equipment. In 1976 out the questions for the computer and their entire production profit was put the computer types back the answers. toward the band's trip to Disneyworld. The computer room is open at 7:30 a.m.

Chess team defeats Ridgewood

German Club Officers (left to right) President Frank Gruender; Sponsor Marion Schultz; Secretary Peggy Wilkes; Vice President Mark Paulik; Treasurer Ruth Resch; and Program Chairman Marianne Schmidt.

The Varsity Chess Team defeated Ridgewood High School Dec. 6 by a score of 3-2. Winners were Arthur McCann, Tom Tryboski, and Andrew Kaspryk. McCann's game began with a complex opening and continued into a structured midgame. The winning move came when McCann pinned a pawn which protected a rook, leaving the rook open to capture. Tryboski, who shares the best meet record with McCann, jumped to an early lead, then used the lead to crush the Ridgewood player. Kaspryk, a sophomore playing in his first meet, won decisively after capturing his opponents queen. Another teain memtier, Ken Camacho, fought all game to gain equality after falling behind earlier. However, time ran out before an even game could be ac-

complished, and the victory was given to Ridgewood. The final team member, second board Greg Michuda, also lost in a hard fought game. The Chess Team hopes to go on to win its next meets, both against teams which Maine South defeated or drew last year. These two victories would give the team a responsible record in its second year in the league. The futiu^ also looks bright, despite the loss of the four best players, because returning members such as Kaspryk, Quiim, Riis, and Defensor. Another member Edwin Baumann, has played in three meets this year. With hard work, he could also be a solid team member next year. Chess Club meets every Wednesday during ninth period and after school in A308.

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Resolutions hard to keep by Katie Reif "I, Ebenezer Scrooge, resolve for the year 1979 to be nice to everyone I meet on the street and not be stingy and greedy." "I, Wilma Waldo, resolve to eat only breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and to lose 80 pounds by the summer." It's that time of the year again when we feel it necessary to make New Year's resolutions. The people with perserverance will live up to their resolutions for the entire year, while the less determined will usuaUy give up in the first few months. Early English people used to clean their chimneys on New Year's Day, supposedly bringing luck to the household during the coming year. Now we refer to it as "cleaning the slate," — making resolutions to correct faults and bad habits and resolving to make the New Year better.

What about Title IX? Dear Editor: We would like to comment on the chauvinistic attitude expressed in the demeaning editorial regarding "M" Club membership. As you said, "There are many cases where Equal Rights apply, but in "M" Club—NO WAY!" You are portraying society's typical male superiority complex: of course women should have equal rights BUT there are exceptions (such as "M" Club?). We are on a high school level now, but it is clearly visible to see where social attitudes originate. We are not "bum the bra" liberals, but we do feel if a girl proves herself worthy of recognition, then she should certainly be recognized. Considering no club comparable to "M" Club exists for females, then how can outstanding athletes be denied membership on grounds of sex? Just because girls want to join "M" Club surely does not mean that they also want to don football helmets. Much more than membership is at stake here: basic principles are on trial. Outstanding female athletes deserve the same recognition as their male counterparts enjoy. And what about Title IX? Forbidding female participation in a school-sponsored activity seems to be a flagrant violation of the law which produced co-ed gym. Should it be that equal rights apply only when it's convenient? Mary Callahan'79 Dina Ciccia '79

Understandably, everyone who was interviewed asked that their name be withheld. And why not: They prefer to be anonymous until they reach their pinnacle of success. One senior vowed "I'm going to work really hard second semester. I need those good grades for college. I also told myself that I will try to get along better with my teachers." An egotistical junior said that he couldn't think of anything at the moment he needed to improve. Others were quite honest, however. Some of the more common resolutions *^'"®' losing weight get a job jog get better grades participate in class watch less TV drive slower clean room help around the house One student said it all. "It seems as though every year when New Year's comes around, I feel like I can accomplish anything I want. I make out this list of resolutions that I'm confident I will keep. Unfortunately, by February I can't even find the list, let alone remember what was on it." But to you strong-minded, dedicated, courageous and purposeful people who have made your New Year's resolutions - CONGRATULATIONS! If things do get rough, you might just have to add one more resolution to your list — to keep the ones you've already made! The official student newspaper of Maine Township High School South, Park Ridge. Illinois 60068. Written and edited 14 times each year by students of the high school. Subscriptions included with activity licliet. purchased separately at S3.00 per year, or individually lor 20*. (Priced higher for issues of morethsn4pages.) Edilof-in Chief News Editor Commwilary Editor Features Editor Sports Editor News Bureau Editor Copy Editor Photo Editors Art Editor Pholographera Artists

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Girl ready for initiation Dear Editor: In regard to your editorial in the last issue, I simply disagree! I am referring to girls joining "M" Club. Boys simply do not realize (or do not want to) that some girls are just as involved in sports as they are, and thus should be able to join an athletic club. This would bring a unity between all athletes at Maine South. Other members of "M" Club say our (my) motives for joining "M" Club are just to get in with guys. I suggest that these people reexamine their own motives! The third argument against girls joining "M" Club is that girls do not work as hard for their letters. Girls, however,

meet the requirements set by the department and coaches. If these boys do not think this is fair, they should examine their members (trainers, club members, managers, etc.). I do not believe that "athletic" descrit)es only boys; it should describe all who participate in sports. Anyone who is an athlete and has received his or her varsity letter should be allowed to join the Maine Club. There's no need for one-sex clubs at Maine South or at any other public high school. I hope the members of "M" Club will welcome me into their club because I'm ready to be initiated! LoySheflott

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By Carolyn Quinn, Copy Ekiitor The Maine South Student's Handbook defines the basic function of Student Council: "... to make our school a better school and to familiarize the students with the functions of legislature." The Handbook goes on to explain that Student Council "provides and encourages the expression of student opinion; it tries to build a good relationship between the students and the faculty; it is a means of coordinating student activities; it endeavors to keep the school spirit on a high level; and it carries out many worthwhile projects and activities." These are things that Student Council is supposed to do, but does it really meet all these responsibilities? And for the few it does, aren't they actually club activities that could be handled better by the individual organizations themselves? The Maine South Student Council has been reduced to little more than a social organization that has miserably failed as an effective legislative voice of the student body and concerns itself with only superficial, trivial matters, and should therefore be dissolved. Apathetic and indifferent, as well as having the knowlege that complaining will do no good, a large majority of the Maine South student body has long abandoned any endeavor to express their opinions and needs to their Student Council representatives. In turn, the Student Council does little to encourage them, suffering from deep-seated apathy within its own ranks, and also acutely aware of the stumbling blocks it meets year after year, and the propositions that fail as a result — namely Dist. 207 administrators (smoking lounge), parents (open campus), and the students themlselves (Freewheeling concert of 197S-77 and the disco dance of 197778.) Little or nothing has been done to build a good relationship between students and faculty. And again, what little is done is met with indifference. The Student-Faculty Forums of last year were a resounding failure, due to poor student attendence. And has anyone heard of the Student CouncilFaculty discussion groups (Co-Fac) that is discussed in the Student Handbook? What jobs, then, remain for the Student Council to tackle? Only superficial functions — traditions carried on from year to year, that could easily be done without the aid of the student government organization. The main tasks facing the Student Council are Homecoming, an event that could be handled by Pep Qub and the individual organizations participating in the Homecoming weekend; V-Show could be presented under the supervision of the Drama Dept., and the Busy Signal could be put out by any of the class councils. Donations made to varioufi organizations at the end of the year (AFS, Maine South Mother's Club, etc.) could be equaled by donations made from all of the other group activities within the school. irr"

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Enduring through the frigid weather by Dan White "I can't wait until that first day at the beach," says an anxious student counting down the remaining days of winter. Since most of the winter dwelling people don't own cottages in the Bahamas to spend weekends, coping with the cold and waiting for warmth is the only alternative. Knowing about cold weathers effect on the body and how to deal with them can help you successfully endure the winter. The body protects itself from the cold by a number of ways. First, the brain sends messages through nerves which • close down the circulation of blood to the skin. Thus, body heat is retained. A second mechanism protecting against the cold is shivering. While the muscles contract and relax rapidly, heat is produced. Thirdly, fat under the skin insulates against the cold. Fat accounts for over 50 percent of the body's insulation. Skin and muscle provide the remaining 50 percent. Consequently, persons who are physically fit and who have some fat can handle cold weather better than those who are just fat. In addition to the body's physical preparations against the cold, the body can also be protected by the wearing of " proper winter clothing. When going to school in almost all winter weather, a warm jacket, gloves and a hat will , usually provide needed warmth. However, when skiing, winter camping.

skating, sledding etc., the key word is LAYERS. The worst thing in the world is to say, "This new jacket is really warm. It's all I need. It' warm down to 30 degrees below zero." With this belief outdoor activities will center around the fire or in a lodge half the time. The first layer of clothing should be 100 percent cotton and only cotton. Stay away from syntehtic materials. The reason for wearing cotton is that it absorbs sweat away from the body, thus keeps the skin from cooling down. The middle layer of clothing should be down (Not polyester or fiber filled.) Real down traps air most effectively of any known materials. Pound for pound, down is the best insulating material available. However, when down gets wet, it becomes useless. The outer layer of clothing, covering the first two layers, should be wool. Even when wet, wool won't draw away body heat. If wool would be worn next to the skin, sweat won't get carried away from the body, and as a result the body will feel colder. (Wool also tends to itch.) If cotton is worn as the outer layer, and it gets wet, heat will escape coldness will set in. That's why blue jeans are poor insulators when wet. The mittens, hat and scarf should cover ahnost all unprotected areas of skin and protect the body from frostbite. Frostbite occurs when the unprotected

Exercising proves rewarding by Dan White Thousands of Americans each year make that same old New Year's resolution, "Now I am gonna get into shape." The result of working at exercising can become quite rewarding. It's conunonly known that exercise takes off pounds, however, keeping them off requires great dedication. It is also known that exercising will also make you less hungry than simply not exercising. When a non-exerciser's sugar level drops, which is usually suddenly, he craves food. The sugar level of a regularly exercising person does not fluctuate that much. Exercising also increases deep sleep. As more deep sleep is attained, the less the body will feel groggy or bogged down. In order to exercise efficiently certain concepts of training become important in a workout. Those who train regularly or for a sport should concentrate on developing the muscles which will improve skill in that particular sport. For example, a baseball player should swing a heavily weighted bat to attain strenth, as well as a light bat to maintain speed. Secondly, when exercixing the routine should be comprised of hard and easy workouts. It is in the hard workouts that . improvement is noticed. Following hard workouts muscle fiber is damaged. This muscle fiber has to be allowed to heal, and forty-eight hours is a sufficient time period to permit this healing process. That is the purpose of easy workouts—to keep in shape while allowing the muscle fiber to rebuild. Another aspect of exercising is to not overtrain. When overtraining occurs the muscles are continually being broken down and not given time to heal. When beginning to workout, naturally the muscles will be sore. However, if they remain sore and stiff for three to four wdeks, cut the workout down. The result of overtraining leads to frequent injury because the muscles are not at full strength. This leads to poor performance. A classic example of overtraining is ' double practices in which emphasis is put on the physical training to become stronger in a shorter period of time. The . body has to have time to replenish broken down muscle and minerals lost during the workouts. When exercising or performing in any athletic event, injury is something unavoidable. Rest is the first procedure for treating injury. Moving the injured area may add to the injury itself. The next step is to immediately apply

ice to the wound. Ice decreases the bleeding from the injured blood vessels because it causes them to contract. The more blood that flows to the injured area, the longer it will take to heal. When applying ice, also wrap an elastic bandage around the ice. This will compress the swelling anddecrease it even more. The ice should be applied for 15 minutes and removed for 15 minutes for about three hours after the injury. The last step in treating an injury is to keep it elevated.

skin temperature drops due to the blood being shut off by the cold. The skin then turns white. Then the body attempts to save the skin by rushing blood to the affected area. The skin then becomes red in color, while a burning sensation is felt. After the burning feeling, the skin temperature then drops to below 32 degrees and freezes the white looking

tissue which will then feel like a piece of frozen meat. Generally most people don't let frostbite get to this final stage, unless a place of warmth cannot be found. If fingers begin to be extremely cold, put them under the arms. Movement of other parts of the body will increase circulation and prevent frostbite.

FORUM Hawks champ B-Ball team? by Steve Kurtzer As Maine South's basketball team knocks off opposition right and left, the potential of becoming a top contender in the state tournament rises. This week's FORUM question is. Do you think the Hawks are a state championship basketball team? Mitch Gerdisch, '82, said. "Yes, I think the team has potential because they are a very good basketball team and with assured school spirit it will boost the morale of the school to win the state championship. Since the school spirit is at probably the highest point of the year, the team has that added push to deliver satisfaction to Maine South fans. I'm sure the student body will support the team 100 percent. Laura Nelson, '80, "I think the Hawks have proved themselves to be a terrific basketball team this year. If they con-

tinue playing the high quality kind of games they have been playing, I think they'll surely make the state championship. To me, Jeff Baker seems like an excellent asset to the team. He and the other fine players make the Hawit basketball games exciting to watch. Jennifer Naleway, '81, "I feel that Maine South should be proud to have such a successful basketball team this year. I also feel that since they are undefeated, their confidence is up and will have great potential of playing in the Sweet 16 and state championship. Chris Dimopoulos, '79, "I'm very optomistic about it. I think we have a real great chance to make it downstate for the fu-st time. We have come really close before, so I hope we make it this time. It's really exciting to be happening in my senior year."

Start coffee perking, mind working for finals byJackShanahan Finally, the first semester of Maine South school year '78-79 is over, right? Wrong! Three days of finals still await students before the book on the first semester is closed. Final exams can really be teacher delights. This is their chance to get back at the students who have sleazed through the first semester. English teachers can have the best time of all because no matter what the class has studied, the EngUsh teacher can always fall back on the vocabulary, grammar and analogies that we should have learned freshman year. Then, they fool you with ridiculously easy sample questions before they hit you with the difficult real ones. For example, a sample question might be: (1) Which of the following does not belong with the others? A) train B) car C) bus D) hamster

Simple, right? But the first real question gives the choices of: A) battery B) newspaper C) death D) Sea of Japan After about fifty of these, you are faced with the analogies that somehow use the same choices for answers, such as: Black is to white as on is to: A) newspaper B) death C) batterj' D) Sea of Japan You finally reach the end of these endless problems, and then you are hit with the essay question: What does life mean? The question you ask yourself at the end of all this is, "What did that have to do with Print and Flick?" Of course, the "in" way to study for exams is to cram. So get your coffee perking and your mind working and good luck next week.

Warnings—aliens liave landed

While icing a swollen knee, trainer Mr. Mann tapes up an injured ankle for support, (photo by Dan White)

by Carol Inge In 1956 a stark black and white science fiction film with a message of nonconformity became a classic of its genre. With its sage voice over narration and shadowy cinematography, the work was the pinnacle of the society as a horror trend of the fifties. Twenty two years later the second Invasion of the Body Snatchers has arrived, a splendid remake by Phil Kaufman starring Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams. The well-known plot revolves around the growth of several space organisms into huge milkweed pods capable of dupUcating human beings. Disturbed by suddenly emotionless spouses and friends, the people of San Francisco are whipped into "mass hysteria." Noting the incomprehensible behavioral changes, health inspector Matthew

Spanish students share culture by Mary Callahan In order to gain an opportunity to use the language they are learning, Mrs. Farmer's fourth year Spanish students have acquired Spanish penpals — natives of Soria, Spain. Since the Spaniards speak no or very limited English, the language students must rely entirely on their Spanish to communicate. Steve Kurtzer '79 said his penpal talks about life in Spain — nnainly school life and social customs. According to Steve, school in Soria lasts only until noon, and the students then spend their leisure time going out in groups to discos. Steve has found the correspondence ver>' enjoyable, "I like the idea because I have learned a lot about overseas cultures and customs."

Sharon Deters '79 and Greg Michuda '79 both received Spanish Christmas greetings from their penpals and are now anticipating letters. Another student said her penpal likes Shaun Cassidy and Elvis Presley. Obviously American music is quite popular in Spain. From the letters, students also learned that Spanish schools stress English as a second language. One anonomyous student commented, "My penpal is boring. She seemed mad because I didn't call her by her nickname when I first wrote her. But I didn't know her nickname! The student did add though, "I'm learning how to write better. It's really beneficial to me."

Bennell (Donald Sutherland) and assistant Elizabeth DriscoU (Brooke Adams) team with a doctor (Leonard Nimoy) to investigate the extraterrestial mystery. Donald Sutherland is fine as the determined protagonist, a considerable bit calmer than harir-ruffling predecessor Kevin McCarthy. Portraying Bennell's lab aide, Brooke Adams, [Days of Heaven J is the plucky heroine personified. Leonard Nimoy minus his pointed ears is still a very alien looking psychologist and rounding out the case Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum add a touch of humor to the horros. Also in cameos as a taxi driver and fugitive from the aliens are original director Don Seigel and hero Kevin McCarthy. Director Phil Kaufman [The Great Northfield Minnesota RaidJ has taken what many consider the best of horror films and in some cases has improved on it. The remake is now in color, changed from a small town to San Francisco and contains corpses that make 1956's look mild. What the film does lack though is that dark, insolated ambiance of the original that seems characteristic of the cinema of the fifties. Cinematographer Michael Chapman not only captures the horror in color but creates an excellent opening sequence of the pods' arrival. Swept through space the baggie-like organisms fall to earth in a gentle rain and are seen as gelatinous droplets, sprouting and blossoming in some nice time-lapse photography. The science fiction film is an extremely entertaining remake of a memorable classic. The PG-rated Invasion of the Body Snatchers is currently playing at neighborhood theaters.

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Hawks named WLS Team of the Week What makes a team one of the best in the state? Being one of the few undefeated teams left, a super record of 130, being named "WLS Team of the Week," and being named first in the area—that's what makes a team one of the best in the state! The Hawks will try to extend their winning streak to 14 games tonight when they battle the Maine West Warriors at 8 p.m. The team surprised themselves and a few thousand spectators as they made an unbeUevable fourth quarter comeback In the championship game of the Aurora East Holiday Tournament on December 29. Things looked rough for the Hawks from the beginning. Their opponents, Chicago De La Salle, had already trounced Crystal Lake and Aurora East in order to advance to the finals. Coach Quitman Sullins relied on a strong starting lineup consisting of guards Jeff Baker and John Crowl, forwards Dan Fiddler and Chris Theodore and center Tim Loeffler. De La Salle took control of the ball from the beginning. Darryl Allen scored first for the Meteors. The Hawks continued to make a strong effort by De La Salle's strong offense and shooting ability led them to a 18-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter proved to be much the same. The Meteors capitalized on several mistakes by the Hawks giving them a stronger lead. The third quarter of the game belonged to South's Jeff Baker as he scored all of the Hawk's 14 points. The end of the third still showed De La Salle with a 12 pt. lead. 48-36. The fourth quarter in this championship game was one of excellent teamwork by Maine South. Several turnovers of the ball gave the Hawks the opportunity to score, and they did via Jeff Baker. Baker scored 17 of the Hawk's 22 points this quarter, while Dan Fiddler scored the other five. With 6:56 left. John Jenson replaced Jay Huyler. Jenson came in and did an excellent job of slowing down the game a bit. By doing so. this prevented some of the hurried mistakes that the Hawks were conunitting. With 5:52 left, De La Salle's Dan Burich fouled Jenson. The foul was his fifth, and Burich was taken out of the game.

This proved to be an advantage for the Hawks as he was a leading scorer for the Meteors. With just less than two minutes left in the game. Baker scored to tie the game, 57-57, and the Hawk fans went crazy. De La Salle took the ball but a quick move by John Crowl gave the ball back. After a time out, Maine South went into a four comer stall. Strategy paid off and with six seconds left John McHale fouled Jeff Baker. Baker was awarded two free throws. Tension mounting in the gymnasium. Baker missed the first but sunk the second. A final shot by McHale hit the rim as the buzzer sounded. The Hawks advanced to the finals of the tournament by defeating Peoria Spalding, 93-83, and East Leyden, 64-61. By defeating East Leyden the Hawks ended Leyden's 108 game winning streak. In an exciting overtime the Hawks squeaked past Elk Grove,72-71. Thanks to some good passing Maine South ended the first quarter leading Elk Grove, 2320. Bv haU. the Hawks widened the lead to 48^39. John Crowl started off the third quarter with a basket at 7:49. With 7:32 left and once again with 5:44 to go. Baker put two points on the board. When South called a time out at 3:41, the lead had decreased, 4641. The end of the third quarter showed the lead down to only one point, 5049. In the first three seconds of play, Elk Grove pulled out in front for the first time. They began to build on it. The score was 53-50 Elk Grove by the time the Hawks called a time out at 6:39. Baker came to the Hawks rescue—by 2:47 the score was 59-58 Elk Grove. South called another time out :24. The Hawks were leading 64-63 at this time. Baker sunk a free throw with :06 seconds left, on an Elk Grove foul. With :01 left, guard Jay Huyler fouled an Elk Grove player. The Grenedier Hawk guard Jay Huyler flys down court using South's fastbreak in a made both free throws forcing the game recent game against Niles West, (photo by Loy Sheflott) into overtime play. Dan Fiddler put in a shot at 2:37, and Baker followed suit at 2:17. Baker rattled the boards again with :22 left putting in two shots. This made the score 72-69. Elk Grove came right back six seconds member of Fremd's squad threw a halfby Sherly Mooney later, cutting the margin to a slim 72-71. court shot which went through the hoop The Maine South girls' basketball Their last scoring attempt was missed, team travels across town to face rival as the clock ran out, making the final leaving Maine South with their 13th con- Maine East tonight. The match is sche- score 64-63 in Fremd's favor. .secutive victory. duled to sUrt at 6:30. SaUy Petersen '81 led the offense with Mr. Mike Deines has taken over the 20 points while Joanie Boesen '80 netted duties as head coach this year and Miss 17 points and had 13 rebounds. Patti Christensen is the J.V. coach. The home season began on Dec. 22 agCoach Deines is very optimistic about ainst of Eric Martin. Eric has already turned this Niles West. The Hawks once again year and likes to make it very clear in state qualifying scores of 8.8 in vault- to everyone that this is not a building lost a squeaker, as Niles West slipped by 75-73. ing, and 8.5 in free exercise. year for the team. Sally "Super Sophomore" Petersen "We have a lot of young gymnasts this "Although the team is relatively netted 22 points, whUe Julie Kwasegroch year," said Coach Riccitelli. "Some of young, they have a lot of depth." Coach our juniors and seniors are out for the Deines pointed out. "We're working on a scored 16 points and pulled 11 rebounds. first time and doing quite well. Bob Koe- good, aggressive defense and a fast- Joanie Boesen and Leslie Lundell had 10 rebounds apiece. nig and Bob Christie have done well for breaking offense." The defense also managed to make 36 us all along, and Mark Elliot, a first year Young is the word for the team. It is steals and loose ball recoveries. The J.V. ring man, has made unbelievable im- comprised of two seniors, five juniors, was downed by the score of 44-30. provement every meet." four sophomores, and a freshman. Dec. 28 and 29, the Hawks competed The team started out the season with a in On In a showdown against Evanston last the Evanston Invitational. Once more, Saturday, the Hawks emerged vic- tough loss to Fremd High School on Dec. Fremd downed the Hawks by one point, 19. torious. Eric Martin took first place in 58-57. The freshmen and J.V. had no difvaulting, free exercise, and high bar, The Hawks also faced Elgin and Evanwhile Derrel Kellenberger finished first ficulty defeating Fremd, with scores of ston, defeating both, 68-31 and 66-54, re28-14 and 36-21 respectively. in the pommell horse. spectively. The varsity, however, wasn't as forCoach Riccitelli explained his goal for tunate. Their first contest of the season the season. "We hope to finish with at resulted in their first overtime game. least a .500 season, and with a little luck a South took the lead 63^2 with six seconds third place finish in the conference left. In a final desperate attempt, a meet." by Mary Beth Coudal "The varsity fencing team has shown steady improvement throughout the first half of the season," said Mr. Doherty, Varsity Fencing Coach. second place finishes and a first. At the only level that did. The top three fencers are Steve FranThe Hawks are going with one of their ke, whose seasonal record is 9-3, while Prospect, Kitch Lutz placed second and Greg Ellwood, while in route to a prob- youngest teams ever, at times Coach holding down the number spot in eppee, able first place finish, wound up second Ziemek starts as many as six under- Rob Condon and Joe Bratko, whose seadue to an injury. The juniors misfortune classman, and has gone with as few as sonal records are 10-2, while holding typified the grapplers bad luck this sea- two seniors. The young team is getting down the numt>er one and two sfwts revaluable experience and may someday spectively in foil. son. At Niles West, heavyweight sophomore turn the Hawks into a feared team. The On the frosh-soph team, the top sophoMike Bakakos and 119 lb. Dave Torp return of senior heavyweight Dick Den- mores are Al Ishu, 9-3, and Mark Rusin, ten should help the injury plagued Hawks each placed second, while Mastro9-3. A number of freshmen have also perleonardo took home the first place tro- get back on their feet. formed well, especially Steve Amedei, phy. The matmen travel to Norridge tonight Mike Eifert, Don Lemmersal, Dave At the lower levels, Bakakos and Mike to face Ridgewood, and then go to Des Moreno, Andy Santella and Andy Fischer paced Maine South to an eighth Plaines tomorrow in the Maine West Sztukowski. place finish at the Maine East in- tournament. They have four more meets After an opening season loss to Maine vitational for sophomores. The Fresh- before state districts open up in West, the frosh-soph has not lost and is man defeated Maine East Friday, being Feburary. now tied for first place in the conference.

Girls B-Ball to face Demons

G-Men to battle Demons tonight by Ted Pankau The varsity gymnastics team, with a current 3-3 record, hopes to finish with at least an average season this year. The team has lost many gymnasts to graduation or injuries, and to make matters worse, they must go up against some very stiff competition. For instance, tonight at 7:30 the Hawks will take on Maine East at home. Coach John Riccitelli had this to comment about the upcoming meet. "Maine East will undoubtedly be our toughest meet of the year. They are a strong team with great depth. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Maine East wind up on top at the state meet." So far, the Hawks have successfully put away Schaumburg, Deerfield, and Evanston, while bowing to New Trier East, Glenbrook South, and Niles North. The Hawks have spotlighted some outstanding individual performances in that

Mastro helps struggling grapplers Ray Mastrolonardo was the wrestlers' only consolation in a two week span that featured a seventh place team finish in the Prospect tournament, a fifth at Niles West, a 52-3 loss to Niles East and a 51-6 loss to a crosstown powerhouse Maine East. Mastrolonardo, a 112 lbs. junior, who seems to get better every week, took first place at Niles West. At Niles East and the Demon Fieldhouse, the Hawks, as a team, collected only two individual victories in 24 matches. Mastrolonardo won both of them, one by a pin, raising his record to 114. In the two holiday tournaments over the past two weeks, the Hawks had four

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