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students run for Council offices by Laura Olson eleven candidates running for the Student Council election will be office of president, vice president, held Tues., March 25. first through secretarj- and treasurer. eighth period outside the cafeterRunning for the office of presiia. Mr. Thomas New. Student dent is Dan Connolly, a sophoCouncil advisor, commented, more. He has been a Class Coun"This is the greatest number of cil representative, a member of c a n d i d a t e s we've had in five the football and track team, and years. It is an exceptionally fine has participated in Contest Speakgroup of candidates." There are ing, crew for the school play, cast

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Rrst Aid Team takes regional title Maine South's First Aid Team won it's Regional Competition. The team beat four other teams. Maine South's First Aid team consist of 5 team members. Team captain is Renee Roberts. The other team members are Louis Fernandez, Pat Loll, Chris Stefanowski, Mark Lachiw, and coach Candy Purdy. At a First Aid meet the team is judged on what it doesn't do. The judge is handed the problem and

MS team finishes season by Karen Yates The Maine South Mathletes placed fourteenth in the final results of the North Suburban Math League. Out of an 840 point maximum total for the fourmeets. South had 456 points. Jim Chung, '81, and Karen Dannenhauer, '83, are on the All Conference Team. Mike Bors, "80; Mike Justice; Stan Kantor, '80: Sanja Nikolitch, '83; and Karen Pinney, '80 received Honorable Mention. Said Mr. Thomas Mahon. coach of Mathletes, "Maine South placed higher last year because there was l e s s c o m p e t i t i o n . Now, although our point standing is about the same, we've dropped down a few p l a c e s b e c a u s e m o r e schools a r e getting into Math Leagues and the competition is tougher. Next year, with the eight period day, Mathletes will be able to meet more regularly after school and the students will receive tutoring.

is given "a list of procedures the team must do. When a team does not complete a procedure it loses points. Maine South's First Aid team will enter Division competition against teams in Illinois and Indiana on March 22, 1980.

Students place by Laura Coyne The annual National German Contest was held Jan. 11, 1980. Students enrolled in German II, III, or IV were eligible, and more than 17,728 students entered, nation-wide. Thirteen Maine South students took the exam, and nine placed in the upper 90th percentile. Two outstanding scores came from Bill Blatter and Beata Burger, both German II students. Bill placed in the 99 percentile and Beata in the 99 percentile.

j u n i o r . He has been Student Council treasurer. Junior Class vice president. Sophomore Class treasurer. Quad Council delegate. S p a n i s h Club p r e s i d e n t and Health Unlimited treasurer. He is on t h e high h o n o r r o l l , and finished first in the national Spanish exam; he also received honors in language. He has been involved in the Project for Secondary Education in the Eighties and the United Cerebral Palsy Teen Aid. Candidate for the office of secretary- is junior Jean Keleher. She has been a member of Pep Club. Ski Club, Thespians. WMTH staff. Tri-M, and Cadet. Marching and Concert bands. She is secretary for Contest Speakers, and is on the honor roll. She has participated in Summer Drama Workshop, V-show and school play crew and cast and musical and arena show crew. Also running for the office of secretary is sophomore, Noreen O'Malley. She has been Student Council and class Council representative and has participated in Softball, V-show cast, intramurals and business club. She is on the honor roll, Mike Harris, junior, is running for the office of treasurer. He has participated in gymnastics. Contest Speakers and Brotherhood society. Harris has been a member of the cast for V-show. arena show and Contest Play. He has also been a member of crew for school play and musical. The second candidate for the office of treasurer is sophomore Cliff Panczyk. He has been a Class and Student council representative and has participated in Vshow. track and cross country.

Students take advantage of Washington Workshops by Paul Samborski James Davlin and Jay Nawrocki are the two juniors chosen out of t w e l v e a p p l i c a n t s to a t t e n d Washington Workshop this year. Jay, who will be attending the workshop from June 15-22, said "it is a definite advantage having the opportunity to go at this time, and being that this is a presidential election year, the place will be buzzing with different things when I go out there. " When asked if the future Junior

Southwards needs help Dear Maine South, For the first time in the history of our school, we, the editors of Southwords. are writing to you. We are faced with a financial problem from which there seems no way out. Our school board subsidies and our subscription funds simply cannot keep up with rising costs. Change is inevitable. Unfortunately, our alternatives are not very promising. One alternative would be to print the paper in a fashion that would display poorer quality printing and paper than we have now. Another alternative would be to go to a Xerox-copy paper. This would greatly diminish picture and print quality, but would cut our production costs significantly. Our final a l t e r n a t i v e is one which will come if a change is not enacted, and that is the end of S o u t h w o r d s . We do not want things to come to this and we hope you do not either. We believe Southwords is a vital link between the students of our school and the administration, school activities, and the problems in today's society.

for arena show and variety show and also a writer and crew member of V-show. Jim Davlin, junior, is also running for the office of president. Jim has been Class Council president and treasurer. Student Council vice president and representative as well as Quad Council delegate and a member of marching, concert and pep bands. He is a member of Brotherhood Society, has received a Washington Workshop scholarship and is on the honor roll. Also for the office of president is Junior Jay Nawrocki. Jay has been a Student Council representative, a member of the National Forensic League and has received a Degree of Distinction in Forensics, as well as a science award and is on the honor roll. He has also attended Student Congress. Running for the office of vice president is sophomore Lisa Belcaster. She has been a member of Ski and Spanish Clubs, as well as Signa Chi Sigma and the honor roll. J o s e p h a Concannon, also a sophomore, is running for the same office. She has been Class Council secretary and representative, as well as Student Council representative. Josepha has also participated in Contest Speakers, Contest Play cast and school play crew. Mike Dever, junior, is also running for the office of vice president. He has been Student Council complex leader, manager of the basketball team, a member of the soccer team, ski club, intramural football team and cadet band. He has also been on the honor roll. The final candidate for vice p r e s i d e n t is Luis F e r n a n d e z ,

This year we have featured stories ranging from abortion to racial prejudice, alcoholism, and other significant problems many of us face each day. We hope that this link is not cut just because of financial difficulties. In essence, what we are asking for is your support. If you think our cause is just, write a letter to the school board to show them how much the school paper means to you. And if you are interested in writing for the paper, we need you, too. Due to the fact that our d w i n d l i n g b u d g e t h a s only allowed us to schedule ten issues this year, many of our reporters no longer wish to write. Next year recruitment of new members will be crucial to the outcome of the paper. Without a proper staff, an interesting and enlightening paper is an impossibility. If you have an interest in becoming a published writer, come down to the Southwords office in V-106 and talk to us. We need your help and support, Maine South. Without it, we do not see much of a future for Southwords.

classes should take the opportunity to try to attend the workshop. Jay said, "Definitely" Washington Workshop is a fantastic way to get involved in politics. The workshop is also a good way to start in politics, use it more or less as a stepping stone." Mr. Otto Kohler. Social Science D e p a r t m e n t C h a i r m a n , when asked if any of the students were recommended for the trip by their history teacher said, ".'Ml of the students who applied got recommended by one or more of their teachers. Mr. Kohler also stated that it took approximately one week, "after all of the applications were received, to decide on who would be the people to attend" Jim Davlin, who attended the workshop from January 27 to February 3, stayed at Marymount College. When asked if he knew any of t h e p e o p l e with whom he stayed said, "No, because the students were from a wide range of states " When asked if he feels he had a definite advantage because of the fact that this is a presidential

election year, Jim said, "Yes, it was a definite advantage because of the controversial issues such as the draft, ERA, nuclear energy, and the use of gas-o-hol. and how the presidential hopefuls react to these issues." Jim also said. "I was there when President Carter announced that he wanted women to register for the draft." Jim feels that his past experiences in student-government and his interest in government itself was one of the things that helped to get him chosen for the workshop. According to Jim juniors should take the opportunity to attend Washington Workshop because it is a great learning experience and the workshop gives one a whole new insight to government. Some of the people Jim met are Henry J. Hyde, William Proxmier, William A r c h e r , and VicePresident Walter Mondale. Jim said. "My most memorable experience was the afternoon I spent with Henry J. Hyde, because we had such a good time together and he really went out of his wav to be nice to me."

DE qualifies two for nat'l competition by Laura Olson Ann Clark, a senior, and Geoff Bennett qualified for National competition after placing in the top ten in Distributive Education state competition. The competition, sponsored by the Distributive Education Clubs of Illinois, featured ten areas of business skills. Ann Clark competed in the food service category which was made up of tests in three areas of marketing, selling. math and product and service technology. She placed third over-

all against approximately fifty people from all over the state. Geoff Bennett competed in the Auto/Petroleum category which also included three areas, precaution and maintenence, math and auto p a r t s identification. He placed in the top eight against the same number of competitors. Both are qualified to participate in national competition to be held about the third week in June in Miami. They will stay for a week, competing one day and attending semnars, meetings and lectures the rest of the time.

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Declining enrollment threatens Maine by .\nne Sizopoulos The problem of declining enrollment has been gradually increasing and has now become a major threat to many school districts. Of the many solutions to this problem. District 207 is considering a tax referendum, the closing of a building, and or eliminating programs. To determine which course of action to follow, seven committees were formed to study and select their best alternatives. Each committee consists of a school board member, an admin i s t r a t o r , an MTA ( M a i n e Teachers' Association) member, and 20 residents of the 207 district. Resident members were selected by recommendation and nomination. Balance in area, age. sex, number of children in school,

Teacher cannot get rowdy Dear Editor, Recently, a group of students who attended the Maine South vs, Gordon Tech regional basketball game witnessed an occurence which none of us will forget. The team was starting to chop the Gordon Tech lead down slowly when suddenly the Hawks called time out. The fans responded to the Hawks' fine effort by standing and cheering them on. Suddenly, the noise .started to vibrate and soon practically everyone felt the tension and drama. Then came the shocker. A p r o m i n e n t t e a c h e r from Maine South started yelling at us to sit down. Our entire section could not believe that he was trying to have us sit down when literally hundreds of other students, adults, and senior citizens were on their feet cheering the team on by making noise. Obviously, we conformed with the SC/'f of the crowd who was also standing and kept on our feet. This teacher became so enraged at us that he turned bright red. It even seemed to most of us that he was ready to punch one of the students. This teacher must realize that we were at a basketball game and not in a class. His power over us is truly limited. We suggest that this teacher stay home from all the games in future years. The school simply does not need a teacher who will come to only tournament games and not the regular season contests and will play dictator. The majority of students take enough hassels from teachers during the day with topics such as grades and behavior. Please a little all-American cheering at a basketbal game is harmless. Or is it? Anonvmous

and occupation were considered in the selection. The seven areas of the Maine Township education program to be studied are: facilities, finance, curriculum, personnel, activities (clubs and athletics), arts (art. drama, music), and mandated programs (P.E., Health, and Con-

sumer Ed.) Each committee will make an intensive study pertaining to their area as to what solution is best for them. Mr. Lee Skinner. English teacher and member of the finance committee, said. "By the end of May. all seven committees are to submit their recommenda-



DoSC by Laura Olson Student Council elections next Tuesday have produced these reactions about voting, the council and the candidates: Debbie Smith, '82 stated. "I think the elections are good for Student Council and especially for the student body, because it gives them a chance to express their views. I don't think the kids are interested in the elections. I think it turns out to be a popularity contest." Pauline Panarese. '81 felt. " I'm going to vote because 1 want to play a part in who's elected. Because if I didn't vote and someone

irresponsible was elected, then I couldn't complain." Megan Fath. '80. said. "I think that this year the people running for election are a pretty wellrounded group of kids and they're not the same faces. They should all be capable of doing a good job. and perhaps having new people in the offices could benefit us." Joan Voorhees, '81. remarked. "I only know one person who's running because I've seen her posters. I don't know anything about Student Council because I don't hear anything about it. so I don't know if they're doing their job or not"

tions to the Board of Education in an attempt to help the board determine their directions in the fut u r e . We're asking committee members to spread the word about the projected conditions of the district." The ages of the members range from 16 to 78 years. One of the younger members. Luis Fernandez. Student Council treasurer, selected to the curriculum committee, discussed his feelings about the project. "We're deciding what's important to the high standard of education that has always been p r e v a l e n t in the Maine Township district. We're setting up priorities rather than what isn't needed anymore."

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Dear Editor. We would like to say thank you to each and ever>' friend of Nan Jacobs for the many, many acts of kindness. You were so very comforting with those words and actions even though your pain was very evident too. We appreciate and are very proud of you. We will never forget your kindness and generosityi We know Nan would be proud too. Thank you. Mr. & Mrs. Jacobs, Lori, Gwen. Paul & Sam Dear Editor, Against Nuclear Power at 764We might be facing another Scott Johnson holocaust like the Jews faced during World War II. But this new holocaust will not be at the hands of any other country, like the Jews surrendering to by Mary Beth Coudal. Features Editor the Germans. This lime we are killing our friends and neighbors Alcoholism is a family disease. This illness affects the family without even knowing it. Where because the drinker alienates himself from those who love him. the Germans used gas chambers, An alcoholic needs alcohol more than he needs his family's we are using nuclear energy. love. This can be a very difficult concept to gi'asp, for it means The movie The China Syndrome the loved one is not in conti'ol of himself showed how the utility companies If a drinker can control his drinking, he is reasonably safe. cared only for the profits and not But if the drink controls the drinker, he is an alcoholic. Only if for the lives of people living around the plant. Three Mile Is- he realizes this can he overcome the disease. The drinker must land almost showed us this in real know he has a problem before anyone can act upon it. Alcoholism can be indicated in some of these ways: life. The use of atomic energy for power is not yet refined enough to Do you miss work or school because of drinking? tr>' on us. Is drinking making your home life unhappy'.' Many people have come out in Do you drink because you are shy? favor of a better way to bring Do you crave a drink at a certain time every day? energy into homes, schools and Do you drink to escape from worries or troubles? factories. Among the new "Muck- Do you drink alone? rakers" are Clyde W. Burleson. Do you forget things that happen while drinking? The Day the Bomb Fell On .\mericOne girl explained her experiences with her alcoholic father a; The E n v i r o n m e n t a l Action Foundation, Accidents Will Hap- like this. "When my dad went into the hospital to get help, I pen — The Case Against Nuclear never loved anyone more. I cried I was so proud. 1 used to cry a Power; Robert Jungk. The New lot when he was drinking. Ever>'one in our house did. but him. I Tyranny and Anne Gyprgy and hated him for not caring. He blamed my mom a lot. She would Friends, No Nukes: Everyone's fight back at the beginning, but then she realized he wasn't lisGuide to Nuclear Power. tening. It wasn't anyone's fault really. It's a disease. You don't New York, the scene of Wood- blame someone else for giving you diabetes. You can seek help stock in 1969. was the home of a though...I remember not being able to ever have friends over five-day concert. The .Musicians United for a Safe Future (MUSF) because he was passed out on the floor. I try to forget all that put on a set of concerts unlike any now. It's still inside me but it's not very pretty. So I turn away from it. It's so scary to see someone whom you think is so strong other. turn to something so low. become so vulnerable. He's healthy If you feel the same way as I do about nuclear energy, read the now. He can listen. We're a family. Best of all. he's able to love above books or call The Citizens us."

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Spring's a neat season by Karen Yates With Spring not far away, I decided to begin the Annual Spring C l e a n i n g of my b e d r o o m . Each year, around this time, I clean my r o o m o u t of k i n d n e s s to my mother, who usually faints when walking past the doorway of "The Last Frontier," as she could call it. So l a s t S a t u r d a y a t 8 a.m.. armed with a flashlight. I started p o k i n g a r o u n d u n d e r n e a t h my bed. The first object I discovered was a report 1 did from the third g r a d e about the solar system, which was copied straight from World Book. After a t e n - m i n u t e deliberation, I threw it out. Using my forefinger and thumb as forceps, I extracted everything from

Orchesis dances by Donna Wallace Orchesis p r e s e n t s t h e i r d a n c e concert "One More Time" on Mar. 20, 21, and 22 at 8 pm in the Maine South Auditorium. The tickets are $2, and may be purchased at the bookstore during lunch periods or at the door. Twenty-four d a n c e s will be shown. The wide variety includes tap, Tahaitian, modern, jazz, ballet, adagio (partening). The dancers in the show will be t h e 35 O r c h e s i s m e m b e r s , 15 Apprentice dancers, and six guest a p p e a r a n c e s by guys. Miss Candy Purdy will be the faculty lighting director. Clifton Taylor will be in charge of scenic and lighting design. C o m m e n t i n g , Mrs. Linda .Schlomer, director, said, "With all the variety in our show this year, you truly will wish to see it 'One More Time!"



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under my bed, including a Barbie doll with her head and arm mysteriously missing, two " F " test papers, and a handful of pebbles, all of w h i c h , n e e d l e s s t o s a y . I trashed. To g e l r i d of t h e l i m b u r g e r c h e e s e o d o r in my c l o s e t , I squirted some of my mother's best F r e n c h perfume in t h e i n t e r i o r a n d quickly shut the door. The next day, I found out I had grabbed a bottle of hair spray, instead. It took me four hours to do the laundry. With all the heavy work done, t h e v a c u u m i n g , which took two hours (I had to stop everj' time 1 s p o t t e d an object larger than three inches square), seemed easy. As I surveyed the room late that night after e v e r y t h i n g was c l e a n e d , 1 realized that I would not have to spend 16 hours cleaning my room if 1 did a little bit of work each week. But then I reflected, "Why bother? •

Abortion: Not a solution, but a problem T h e a b o r t i o n c o n t r o v e r s y is p e r h a p s old news e x a m i n i n g it from the point: Does the mother have the right to take the life of an unborn child? Looking at this subject from a different view — t h e m o t h e r ' s safety — a w h o l e new argument arises. R e c e n t l y while r e s e a r c h i n g a term paper, 1 visited the Albany C l i n i c a n d s a t in on a p r e abortion p r e p a r a t i o n session. Five girls sat in a brightly decorated waiting room. I listened as the girls chatted nervously. My a t t e n t i o n was d r a w n to a

curly haired senior, who informed us that this was to be her second a b o r t i o n in l e s s t h a n a y e a r . Didn't she realize that another a b o r t i o n could e n d a n g e r future pregnancies? She also confessed that she was past the safe limit to e v e n have t h e a b o r t i o n . She risked so many complications. We were interrupted by a nurse who explained the procedure. The doctor will detect the fetus's location. A metal instrument is used to make room for the vaccum-like

device that disengages the fetus from t h e wall. The d o c t o r will then make sure the fetus has been disposed of. As for the after affects, everyone differs. Bleeding and severe c r a m p s will continue for four to six weeks. The issue of abortion is controversial. Maybe it should not even be written about in Southwords. However the idea ought to be represented that abortion is not solving a problem but creating one.

Teachers should learn by Laura Olson By trying to rid students of improper English usage and speech t e c h n i q u e s , t e a c h e r s h a v e dev e l o p e d t h e i r own c l i c h e s and m i s u n d e r s t o o d p h r a s e s . In an effort to c l e a r up exactly what t e a c h e r s mean when they speak, h e r e a r e s o m e commonly used phrases with their real meanings. 1. "There won't be much of this on the test." they say. What they really mean is that "this" will be the essay question. 2. "Read this chapter carefully." " T h i s " g e n e r a l l y m e a n s a pop quiz the next day. 3. "You don't need to write this down " "This" generallv is on the test. 4. "You can do this if you want." "This" is extra credit, and if you d o n ' t do it, y o u ' l l get a l o w e r grade for attitude or effort. 5. "I grade heavily on participation." Generally this means, if you don't raise your hand, I'll call on you. 6. 'This is just to review an old idea." "This" turns out to be busy work. Teachers own set of understate-

ments include: 1. " Y o u s h o u l d know t h i s already..." 2. 'This is just basic stuff..." 3. "This is probably review for you because you studied this last year." 4. "I'm s u r e most of you a r e familiar with this already." by Laura Coyne

Who's y o u r favorite t e a c h e r ? This question was asked to a variety of students who are experts on the subject. Here are the results: Lisa Larsen '81. "Mrs. Vicars is my favorite teacher. I have her for U.S. History and she is very helpful and always willing to explain anything you don't understand." Tec Kezios "82. 'Mr. Gasche. I have him for Advanced Math. He's nice and a real good teacher. The class is never boring." Lisa Gherardi "82, "Miss Estes, my math teacher. She explains everything clearly and always has time to answer any question." Jack Weres '81. "Mr. Hopkins, of Major American Writers. I like his s o u t h e r n a c c e n t and his s u b t l e humor."

'To be or not to be' enriched by Shakespeare by Peter KaedinK Shakespeare is still remembered S h a k e s p e a r e is a n E n g l i s h a r e that his plays cover a wide course that is unique. This class range of topics from t r a d g e d i e s t a k e s its s t u d e n t s b a c k to t h e such as Romeo and Juliet to com1600's when the English was more edies such as The Taming of the colorful and less h u r r i e d . Mrs. Shrew. They (the plays) have unip l a n e Johnson, English teacher, versal appeal. They are entertainis t h e i n s t r u c t o r for t h i s t h i r d ing a n d d r a m a t i c ; S h a k e s p e a r e was a genius. period class. Alicia Brachmanski, Class of'8L Shakespeare is described by the c l a s s a s c r e a t i v e , p o e t i c , ing- c i t e d h e r f a v o r i t e l i n e s from enuous, and prolific. In his writ- Shakespeare as "To be or not to i n g s S h a k e s p e a r e h a s a good be" and "Shall I compare thee to s e n s e of m o o d , k n o w s how to a summer's day? " Mary Gramza. '80. cited " Tis make characters fit in, is interestnow t h e very w i t c h i n g t i m e of ing, and has themes on morality. T h e r e a s o n s g i v e n for why night, when c h u r c h y a r d s yawn.

and hell itself breathes o u t ' Lynn Bonahoom, '80, "Why 'tis none to you, for there is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it s o , " a n d "Boil, b o i l , t o i l a n d trouble. " Jim Naatz and R.J. Coleman, '80. "Frailty thy name is woman." L y n o r a H e e n , "81, " T h e r e ' s r o s e m a r y , t h a t ' s for r e m e m b r ance." P e t e r K a e d i n g , '80. " O u t , damned spot! Out, I say!" Dorice Howard. '81. replied. "Most lines that offer advice applicable to myself" Dan Keefe. '80, s t a t e d .

"Although the time and settings are different, Shakespeare's work d e a l s with p e o p l e and the conflicts and relationships between people. " J o a n S o l o n , C l a s s of '80. rem a r k e d . "Through h i s work it sums what major characters learn from their mistake.s. That is still true today; we all learn from our mistakes." Michael Harris. '81, stated his favorite lines as "Neither a borrower nor a lender be." "To thine ownself be true." Mary Beth Coudal, '80, "unsex me,"

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Maine South spring sports outiooic by Martin SooslofT

After a long, d r e a r y w i n t e r , spring is finally here and with it h a s c o m e a w h o l e new s p o r t s lineup. With both the boy's and girl's teams out of the state playoffs, it is time to look on to the prospects of our spring competitors. T h e s e sports, although not great spectator draws, are track, baseball, tennis.and gymnastics. Baseball has been underway for the past two weeks with practices at 6:30 a.m. and a f t e r n o o n sessions as well. This year's squad will feature both talent and great depth. T h e r e a r e two third-year lettermen returning in Bob Reibel and Jim Walewander. A pitching staff with Reibel. Dan Murphy. Joe Belm o n t e . a n d Marty Oddo should make a run at the conference title and possibly go a little further. The depth runs through the s q u a d , especially in the infield with A n d y H a l e , W a l e w a n d e r , Kevin Goczeski, and Scott Madsen all fighting for a starting spot. The

o u t f i e l d is t h e only p l a c e t h e Hawks may have a little trouble w i t h . R e i b e l will p l a y c e n t e r when not pitching, but a right field e r with a s t r o n g a r m will be n e e d e d as well a s a good bat. Junior Rick Senf may fill the defensive role adequately, but his bat still remains a question mark. O t h e r s f i g h t i n g for s p o t s a r e catchers Joe DiCola, Pat Sullivan, and junior Jeff Bergman. Gymnastics at Maine South has b e e n s t r o n g for y e a r s with t h e Martins, but this year's squad has only three returning lettermen in

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Daryl K e l l e n b e r g e r , Bob Christie, a n d P e t e L a r s e n . T h e r e is, however, a great turnout of underclassmen and first-time-out seniors. Coach Riccitelli commented, "It will take some time and hard work, but hopefully we may be a b l e to do well and win some neets and a couple of events in c o n f e r e n c e . Rob Getz and Marc Okamoto could be pleasant surprises," stated Ric. If you haven't noticed, track has taken over the field house and for t h e last month or so h a s b e e n

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The Maine South boy's gvmnastics team will open the 1980 season today, against Niles North in the Field House. In the gymnasts first season's meet, today, against Niles North, the coach does not feel a victor>' will be at hand-yet. "I will be very surprised if we are ready." Riccitelli goes on. "The kids are getting better day by day. and they all show a lot of enthusiasm towards the sport, which is good." When asked how the Hawks will look this season, head coach John Riccitelli resonded that "this is a rebuilding year for us". After losing 10 seniors to graduation last year, the Hawks team will be composed of75^'(-80'7r brand new gynmists from all classes. " T h e r e a r e 35-36 kids on the team, and out of that 20 are brand new," explained Riccitelli. The Hawks have only three returning l e t t e r m e n : Bob Christie, P e t e L a r s e n , and Daryl Kellenberger. Coach Riccitelli believes that t h e t e a m will r e a l l y show improvement during the middle of the season. "The anti-hill mob are really tr}ing. and by the middle of t h e s e a s o n t h e y will do things they never dreamed of doing ' When asked about the conference change. Riccitelli funds the new schools offering much more of a c h a l l e n g e for t h e H a w k s . "With t h e ten-team c o n f e r e n c e , it'll make the conference tougher. New Trier, Niles, and Evanston will all cause problems for us." A new addition has been added to the team's coaching staff this year. Miss Phyllis Goll-

A Maine South trackman leaps up and over the high jump bar in recent meet. The Hawl(s wiii participate in their conference meet on tomorrow at Evanston. (photo by Sean Reiiiy)

Hawk track update by Jim Nesbit great lifl for the team and makes The Maine South track team is them real contenders for the cooff to a fine s t a r t t h i s s e a s o n . veted conference title which has They have placed well in all of not b e e n held by the Hawks in t h e i r meets and a r e looking for- m a n y y e a r s . T h e s o p h o m o r e s ward with great anticipation to placed in the middle of the pack; the conference meet at Evanston they were fifth. They had many on Saturday, March 22. strong showings and were never At N i l e s N o r t h on M o n d a y , c o u n t e d out of t h e c o m p e t i t i o n March 17, the Maine South Varsi- u n t i l t h e p o i n t s w e r e t o t a l e d . ty. S o p o h m o r e , a n d F r e s h m a n N o n e t h e l e s s , t h e s o p h o m o r e s teams all competed. The varsity showed a tremendous amount of had t r e m e n d o u s showing, improvement over previous finishing first out of t h e t h r e e weeks. T h e v a r s i t y , s o p h o m o r e , and teams competing. The freshman and sophomore also finished first freshmen a r e doing better each and had much improvement over w e e k . S e v e r a l m e m b e r s of t h e p r e v i o u s p e r o f r m a n c e s t h i s team w e r e q u o t e d as saying. "We've improved a whole lot in season. such a short time ." On S a t u r d a y , M a r c h 15, t h e Freshman/Sophomore Invitational was held at Evanston. The freshmen had a s p e c t a c u l a r showing, placing third overall in the twelve by Scott Erickson team competition. The team was Maine South has another spurred on by great performances althlete in the headlines. J u n i o r in t h e high j u m p and h u r d l i n g K a t i e R e i f h a s r e c e n t l y b e e n e v e n t s . T h e high f i n i s h w a s a n a m e d to t h e U n i t e d States Indoor Speed Skating team on the national level. Tryouts for the team were held in Cleveland. Ohio. The top four finishers were named to the world MacDonald, Karin Plaza, Teresa team while the ttext twelve were Rortvedt, and Sheila Smith will placed on the National team. The fill v a r s i t y d o u b l e s p o s i t i o n s , National Team represents speed a l t h o u g h p a r t n e r s have not yet skating within the United States been finalized. Other returning ta- while the World Team competes lent such as S a r a h Bixby. Lisa in other countries. Boehme, Sally Engerman, Maria Katie commented, "It's mostly Gallios, and Karen Huhtelin will an honorary award. But it's a lot add strength to the junior varsity of fun. You get to meet new and t e a m . O t h e r new t a l e n t a d d i n g interesting people and make a lot s t r e n g t h to t h c t e a m i n c l u d e of friends." Stephanie Sullivan. Suzanne "The major event for the team Stenholt, and Sue Hurt. Because will take place this summer. If the of the talent this year's team has summer Olympics are called off, already shown on all levels, both there is the possibility of a Sports the team and the coaches look for- F e s t i v a l out in Colorado, " said ward to the upcoming sea.son with Katie. "And if not, there will still eager anticipation a^.d unquench- be a lot of t r a i n i n g to k e e p us able optimism. busy."

Badminton birdies fly by Candy Kidston The Maine South Girl's Badminton team will open its dual meet season March 25 and 26 with backto-back meets against Oak Park and Maine West. The team, c o a c h e d by Mr. Tilly and Miss Albrecht. is made up of 26 members. 19 who are returning from last year's team. Because of the returning talent, t h e coaches are optimistic about t h e upcoming season. However, they are unsure how the team will fare in large scale competition. Varsity singles positions will be f i l l e d by e x p e r i e n c e d p l a y e r s Jackie Kay. Carta Rendina. Julie S l a d e . and Peggy Wilkas. Linda Heffernan. Candy Kidston, Kelly

practicing, with a few meets being held in between. S p r i n t e r Johfi Lytle '80 stated, "We have had a couple of close defeats so far. but t h e t e a m is s t a r t i n g to c o m e a r o u n d for t h e o u t d o o r s e a s o n that's coming up." High jumper Tom Zobel '80 has done over six feet, and is looking ahead to a conference title and possibly of qualifying for state competition. Conference is not an unrealistic goal with seniors Dave P h i l l i p s . Jeff S t r o u t . Geoff Woodham. and Zobel leading the Hawks. Last but not least there is tennis which is almost always competitive at South. The team is led byfour-year lettermen George Charuk. S e n i o r Dave K e u c h e n b e r g . and Juniors Dick Clark and Mike. P a s s e n a u who also have varsity e x p e r i e n c e from last year. Also, freshmen Dave Clark should contribute much to the varsity.

Reif Races

by Katie Reif Paul Jacobs became a member of the 1980 U.S. World Speed Skating Team at the final qualifying m e e t h e l d in C l e v e l a n d . Ohio, March 8 and 9. P a u l , a l o n g with t h r e e o t h e r men and four women, left March 9 for Europe where they will first c o m p e t e in Glasgow, S c o t l a n d . T h e y w i l l t h e n t r a v e l to t h e N e t h e r l a n d s for more competition, and finally to Milan, Italy for the World Meet where they will race against skaters from Canada, Great Britain, A u s t r a l i a , Japan,, and many other E u r o p e a n countries. Paul has been a speed skater for 8 years. He trains 3 hours a day, doing such things as running, b i k e r i d i n g , a n d e x e r c i s e s and workouts designed for speed skaters. P a u l ' s a c c o m p l i s h m e n t s include, member of the 1979 National Indoor Team; 1979 State Indoor Champion in his division; third overall in both the 1979 Nationalsand North American Championships; winner of the 1979 Octoberfest Meet held in Canada; 1980. Mayor Byrne Silver Skates Champion.

Ice Action by Mike Huyler The Maine South varsity hockey team has completed its competition in the Scholastic Cup. but the Hawk icemen have advanced in the state competition as of March 18. w h e n t h e y p l a y e d B r o t h e r Rice. The defeat of the Hawks in the Scholastic Cup came as an upset to many hockey supporters be-' cause South was seeded number one in that tournament. The team was s e e d e d first after t h e y finished with a 19-1-2 record in N o r t h C e n t r a l Division action. The Hawks had advanced in the third round of the Scholastic Cup after d e f e a t i n g Loyola. 4-2 and Barrington, 5-2. In the first-round action in the State tournament, the Hawks were matched against the Notre Dame Dons. In earlier meetings between t h e t e a m s , t h e Hawks complied t h r e e v i c t o r i e s . In t h e playoff game, the Dons started off with a first p e r i o d goal. The tough Hawks then battled back and got a goal from Junior Mike Robinson and three goals from Senior Brian Barclay. "On the hat trick," comm e n t e d B a r c l a y . " I got set up twice by linemate Dave Hadawi and 1 got a tip-in off a shot from a D e f e n s e m a n Andy Otto at t h e point"

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