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Hawkettes kick into first place Hawkettes placed 1st in two catekgories in the state competition at FDowners Grove North high school on Sat., March 14. The squad received 'superior trophies' in the classes of dance and novelty, in which costumes or props are used. Kickline has not been judged yet. One of the judges on the panel was an '80 graduate from Palatine high school, a school entered in the competition. After a number of complaints from squad sponsors, the

head judge decided to have some scores reevaluated. In three cases the judge's evaluation made a difference whether Maine South, Downers Grove South, and Hersey would receive superior trophies. Most judges selected to evaluate state competitions have had experience with a squad in another state. The sponsors of the competing squads felt that a judge who's school was competing would show favoritism to that school.


Hawkettes competed against 16 schools for kickline, 16 for novelty, and 20 for dance. Schoring was different from last year. There were no 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place awards. A total of 100 points was Possible. Any squad that received 90 of the total received a superior trophy. This is the second annual state competition, and last year Hawkettes came in first place. To attend the state competition, Hawkettes first had to qualify at an invitational in Palatine against 30 other highschools form all over 111. Hawkettes placed 1st for kickline, 1st for dance and 1st for novelty. They performed "The Parade of Toys." Hawkettes received an additional 'Grand Champion' award.

They also participated in a Badgerette clonic at Mundelein high MAINE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL MARCH 11, 1981 school. Hawkettes received 1st place in kickline, best routine origina ality, and 4th place in speed learning, in which the squad was shown a dance, and they competed with it. Fire was discovered at Maine East in the 22 years we've been open. We Miss Barbara Bobrich, the squad's have no conclusion on who may have high school on Mon., March 16, sponsor; said, ''I know that the committed it, but are investigating competition has gotten stiffer and At 12:15 p.m., students were more difficult, It seems that the evacuated after a fire was discover- every lead." The community and students have drill teams and flags are becoming ed in the basement of the school. been very supportive in the process more and more popular, It causes a No one was injured in the fire. of repairing he added. The businesslot of pressure on the kids." The fire was discovered in the men of the area have offered a $500 Christy Scheldt, '83, said, "It's storage area of the basement which reward for information leading to the all worth it at the end. People alcontained dry goods and 700 cases of capture and conviction of the culways ask me about all the practicing ft^nnn """^^ damage is estimated at pri tes. but it really is worth it." $lb,U0O. Firemen remained at East until 8:30 to be sure that the fire was completely out. A large portion of the school was fil ed with smoke and custodians The Preliminary Scholastic AptiMary Belford, Carol Burswold,. Robin worked through the night so classes tude Test (PSAT) is a test of a stuCaithamer, Terrence Chorvat, Cynthia could be held on Tues dents ability to do well in school. Coltman, Douglas Fiddler, Barbara Joseph Moffitt, Park Ridge diIt serves a practice for juniors who Kazmierczak, David Kitchell, Thomas rector of public safety, said he will be taking the SAT later on. Lagner, Laura Olson, Deborah Schwartz, su^P^ts the fire may have been set Mr. Ken Reese, career counselor and Robert Verbrugghe. deliberately. stated "seldom will colleges take In the Math section: Janet Ady, Vandalism estimated at $17,000 the PSAT in leiu of the ACT or SAT. Steven Amidei, Jeanie An, Michael occurred Sunday, March 15 at Maine It is simply an opportunity to look Bauer, David Bors, Mark Buranosky, West high school. at your scores to do early planning Carol Burswold, Dennis Cagney, Robyn The library and auditorium were for college." Caithamer, Molly Carpenter, Stephen damaged. Broken windows, tippedThe following students scored Delano, Michael Denzel, Paul Dwyer, over card catalog and scattered in the 99th percentile, or the top books occurred in the library In Mark Even, Douglas Fiddler, Daniel 1% which is the very highest to the auditorium the set for the proGreising, Barbara Joyce, Barbara duction of the musical was destroyed core. The score for the verbal is Kazmierczak, James Kemmler, David and the makeup had been gone through counted twice and added to the math Kitchell, John Kohler, Daniel and messed. ' score to give the overall score. Krampitz, Donald Lemersal, John Mr. J.E. Bonney stated, "Those Mr. Rosenqiust, director of stuMcCarthy, Amy Michuda, Deborah dent and personal services at West, scoring in the 99th percentile are Nelson, Paul Norden, Ronald Pejril, capable of competing academically at commented, "Everything is back in Janet Piatt, Steven Poklop, John any school. He added that if a stushape now. Parent and student Port, Patricia Pudlo, Robert Reese, dent scored in the 99th percentile I vo unteers worked to recreate the Elizabeth Resch, Deborah Schwartz, set and the musical will in both categoried he might become Lyn Soohoo, Richard Stephanie, Robert go on as scheduled." a National erit Simifinalist. Trull, Kevin Vedrine, Robert In the Verbal section the followHe continued, "This has been the Verbrugghe, Christine Weist and first major act of vandalism at West ing students scored in the 99th: Richard Whalen.

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Band to march in Washington D.C. pated in this type of competition. Awards will be given for the top The Maine South Marching Band three bands in each classification. will compete in the Cherry BlosSouth falls under the category AAA, som Festival parade in Washington, because there are over 1600 stuD.C., on Sat., April 4. dents in the school. The Cherry Blossom Festival is Senator Percy and Congressman the oldest festival in the country. Porter are arranging some special It started as a social event for events for the band. On Thurs., April 2, the Marching Band will perspring activities. form on the East steps of the CapiThe festival will last for one tol and have their picture taken week, beginning on March 30. Each with Percy and Porter. There are state will be represented by a queen tenative plans that the band will and a band that was invited to march play on the White House lawn for the in the parade. Any school that President. Percy and Porter are wishes to, may participate in the trying to arrange it, but the band various competitions, but must be won't find out until they reach D,C. invited to participate in the parade. Bolingbrook high school In addition to the parade competiwas also invited to march in the pa- tion, the Concert Band will compete rade as a result of another school on Thurs. afternoon, April 2, and the Jazz Ensemble competes Fri. afterdropping out. noon, April 3. The Hawkettes are on This is the first year the parade a waiting list to enter a competiwill be nationally televised. tion. Mr. Gordon McLean said, "I feel The entire Marching Band will conthat this will be one of the best sist of 140 students including band experiences we've had for the band members. Flags, Rifles,and 18 Hawkat Maine South. The students are ettes, including two freshmen. really working hard and I feel that Chaperoning will be done by teachers there's good participation in what we've done. Plus we've had a lot of and parents. Members of the Marching Band were community support." asked their opinion of the trip. Maine South has never particibLj Cathij StaviakcLi

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Sandy Stuart, '82, Clarinet, "The trip to Wash. D.C. will be an experience that I'll never forget." Maureen McDonald, '82, Hawkette, "I'm excited. I think it will be a lot of fun. I hope we do well in the competition. I think it will be a good experience for everyone going." Jim Parsons, '82, Percussion, "The band would be no where without Mr. McLean. He puts up with us being late and forgetting rehearsals. He's the best." Carol Patterson, '83, Clarinet, "It'll be a lot of hard work but it'll really be fun and I'm sure it'll be worth all the effort." Kairn Kaplan, '83, Clarinet, "We all work so hard together and it seems like we really deserve to win something." Janyt Gaskill, '82, Hawkette, "Washington, D.C. will be fun on the way up and back. I can tell already that the practice will be very hard but if we do well, it will be well worth it." Karen Ciciora, '84, Clarinet, "I think it is a real honor to represent the community, Even though it's a lot of hard work, I know we will have fun."

The Maine South Marching Band under the direction of Mr. Gordon McLean with the Hawkettes

Money needed to uphold quality education We, the editors of Southwords, feel that passage of the April 7 referendum is imperative. The high quality of education in District 207 will face drastic cuts unless both young and old constituents vote in favor for the order. Similar referendums failed to pass in the Joliet and Rockford school districts, thus all extra-curricular activities will be cut. These activities include all interscholastic sports, choir, band, drama, and the other activities which are vital to high school. In Rockford, an increase in crime was reported after defeat of the referendum. If money is not granted in District 207 by 1982, one-half of the present class electives will be cut. Yes, the referendum will increase taxes in Park Ridge. Yet, Park Ridge already has a low rate of taxation (S2.50) when compared to Evanston, whose i^ate is $3.57, and New Trier, S3.40. The referendum would only increase the rate of taxation 40e, or S40-$60 a year.

Senior citizens might object to the additional tax burden when coupled with today's high inflation. However, they should consider the contribution of the many working high school students to Social Security and Medicare. A portion of each students' paycheck supports these senior funds. We ask the senior citizens for a chance to have the benefit of public education--a benefit they have already had. We ask for your needed support. We must again consider the value of our quality education. How can Maine Township District 207 keep its present level of education without the needed money? Very simply, it can't. The increase in taxes will not outweigh the decrease of programs. Two years ago. District 207 produced a state-champion basketball team. This year, Maine South's Marching Band will represent Illinois in Washington, D.C. We ask you to consider the need for the referendum and the importance of extra-curricular activities to the students of Maine Township. So on April 7, vote yes for the referendum.

StudeiTts use skills in Industrial Education Many students are gaining experience and sharpening t h e i r s k i l l s while making money through the I n d u s t r i a l Education Cooperative Education Program. I t is incorrect to say that the Cooperative Education Program is a work program." I t is actually an e l e c t i v e offered to students. As in other classes, students receive credit. Students who wish to apply must have eight credits by the end of t h e i r sophomore year and be sixteen years old by September 1st of t h e i r j u n i o r year. The program runs f o r a f u l l year in which a student may receive two c r e d i t s . The f i r s t c r e d i t is earned by receiving supervised on-the-job t r a i n i n g and experience with pay by working with a cooperative employer. The second c r e d i t is earned by atThp H L C . ' ' ' ^ " ^ ^ 1 3 " i " school. nn InH H^' P' ° " t i " Career-planning and decision-making. A student must pass both classroom and job t r a i n i n g to receive c r e d i t IJ.l.^''^ two branches in the program^ Cooperative Work Training (CWT) rll? ? ' f n T ' ! ' ^ ° " ^ P ^ t i o n s (DO) Z f l l i l l '^"'^^"^^ ^t^o are not sure nlfJerent f r ' . ' " ^ ^ ^ " t to " t r y out" d i f f e r e n t jobs before makinn A i;,<;t ing decision. The i n L ^ f comi c n i i ^ ^ J°°s are usually hP studel^ h ° ' ' ^ ' • ^ i « j ° b s . In DO ss kk ii ll l anS n ? ' 'to ^ ' "get ^ d y a learned a and Iwants job c e f i r S ' J ° ^ ^ P ^ ^ i " the d i f f e r e n ken wo 5 e L f '. ^^"<^^"t who has t a e s t J enter n r i ' ^ l J ' " ^h°P- "^ ^'''^C 0, era c "ttll^'p^^"^^ " ^ " ^I ^f • he °" . ^K e "^aucation Program. dent enters CWT. he w i l l probably get

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by work inn in a ' r e a l ' s i t u a t i o n . Transportation poses a problem in the program because i t is hard to f i n d a job w i t h i n walking distance.

Great thoughts from readers... Dear Editor: This is an old Ann Landers letter, and I think that it is well worth printing in the next issue of Southwords. Here is how it begins... Dear Ann: Please, a rerun from 1966: "A Child's Plea to his Parents." I loved it then. My daughter needs it now. Many thanks. Professor at Centre College, KY Dear Centre: Here it is with pleasure: Give me more than food to nourish me. Give me the warmth and security of your love. Give me plenty of things to look at, to feel, to smell, to listen to, to taste. And even some things to break. Teach me to take my turn. Watch me play so you can see how I am trying to work out my problems. When you tell me to do something, please tell me why I should do it. Don't transfer your fears to me. I have enough of my own to cope with and I don't need more. Help me not to act when I am angry. But don't make me so afraid of showing anger that 1 lose the capacity to feel strongly about anything. Let me bear pain, to want things, but to be strong enough to postpone gratification of certain feelings I am not yet ready to experience.

Give me a little corner in the house that is all mine and nobody else's. Give me my share of consideration and attention. I must know everyday, even for just a few moments, that I am the only one you are thinking about and loving. Let me ask any question that pops into my head. If you don't know the answer, say so. It's good training to hear someone say, "I don't know, but I'll try to find out for you." Be patient with me when I don't do things very well at first. Remember I have so many things to learn . and almost everything takes some practice. Let me bear the consequences for whatever I do. I need to be punished as well as rewarded. And when you punish me, make sure the punishment fits the crime. Above all, grant me unconditional love. For if I know it is there, I will be able to give the same to my children, and they will be able to give it to theirs. I think that this letter is very beautiful and I would like it to be shared with everybody. A Junior {Editon.'i t<lote: T/w,i IcttcA cniqinaltij apptoJicd in Aiin LandiL't' i itjndicattd column. ) page 3

Divorce affects adolescents too by Anne SA.zopaaioi

Divorce and its unsettling effects not only affect younger children but adolescents too. It is interesting to note that the average length of time needed for parents to re-establish stability in their lives is between 2% to 3% years. Thus, most children usually lead unstable and stress-filled lives for several years following the divorce. Acceptance of divorce is usually harder for younger children, who cannot overcome their depression experience a variety of behaviors such as chronic unhappiness, sexual promiscuity, anger, apathy, poor learning and various forms of delinquency. Suicide is sometimes a reaction. Yet, even for those children who adjust after the di-

vorce, the sense of deprivation and resentment towards the parents lingers. The relationship between the parents and the child may become closer--or more separated following a divorce. Adolescents sometimes attach themselves to one parent and resent the other. The teen may intentionally try to harass or hurt the other parent. Continued contact between the child and the parent who does not have custody is crucial for the fantasize of a reconciliation. The post-divorce suffering of adolescents and children is compounded by many fears and mixed emotions. Their feelings are jumbled together: at times they may feel vulnerable, sad, lonely or guilty for causing the divorce while at other

Forum: ""How do you escapeT Joe Winters '81, "I turn on some tunes and think about people I hav- • en't seen in a while and remember the things we used to do."

Letters to the Editors Dear Editor: As a senior, I would like to commend the successful planners of this years Girls' Choice Dance, 'he music was excellent, and the turnout was exceptional. For the first time, I attended a dance which really had the appropriate atmosphere--despite ts being here at school. Perhaps this was a result of the fact that only faculty members--not deans--were visible. Many of us felt that at last we were being trusted to set our own standards and live by them. Hopefully this pattern will continue at future dances, especially at Senior Prom. Z

Cheryl Patano '83, "I just lock myself in my room and listen to the stereo." Lisa Spatafora '83, "I go in my room and listen to the stereo or radio or I talk with friends or my mom." Debbie Nelson '82, "I take my brother hiking in the woods or sometimes we go kite flying. We do either." Phil Collin '81, "It sounds rather strange but I like washing my car. I also can really escape by playing Pink Floyd on a set of headphones." Charlie Vinopal '81, "I either go in the living room, turn off the lights, and listen to music or I go for walks in the sidestreets of Park Ridge." Ted Bales '82, "I sit and think about someone I really like to be with and think on that for a while." John Dieden '82, "I go into my room and lay on my bed listening to my stereo just thinking. Often times I fall asleep and I feel better when I wake up." — '' DARM! THEV '«c woT H e ^ ;


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times they fill with anger at the parents. The overall initial response to divorce can be considered ^^'\ a reactive depression. ^r-^ Adolescents feel a different sense of loss than their younger siblings experience. Younger children are more preoccupied with their own suffering, whereas teenagers often perceive their parents' loneliness, sexuality, and frequent regression. The long-range effects of divorce are only now being studied. One study found increased sexual activity in girls who were raised in a divorced home with no father. Younger children In a five year study in northern California, younger children were found to be more susceptible to emothionel emotional and psychological problems during the first 18 months folowing the separation. Adolescents experience a surpeising amount of vulnerability. In general, boys seem to fare worse than girls. However, this was not true for teens. Teens who healthy psychological development of the child. Diminished visiting by the other parent is linked to depression in younger children and J^ teens. On the other hand, high ^ self-esteem in all children was tied to frequent visitation. Scholastic performance among teens after a divorce is divided. Some teens became highly dedicated to their school work and social live. Other teens feel they cannot cope with the additional burdens and allow their performance to drop. As divorce grows more common in American society, more programs will be developed to handle the special problems of the post-divorce family. Adults should remember that an unhappy marriage or a divorce impose special stresses not only on the adults, but also on the children

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ll You're walking down the hall Pjwards the A-wing. Suddenly, the boy in front of you crumples to the ground. You look down at him and see that he is very pale, sweaty, and feels cold... Stop reading right this minute and take a quick poll at your lunch table. How many of your friends knew what to do to help this poor guy? Or, perhaps it's more appropriate to ask how many more would have become members of Miss Purdy's famous "Oh-Oh" squad? Before I took the First Aid class offered here at school, I really did not know too much-about the right way to handle an emergency. For me, emergency meant Mom yelling "Hurry it up and get me some ice fast!" or "Somebody better go find the merchurochrome..." other than that. It s been just me and my Band-aids. So when I heard an announcement in the bulletin, I decided it was time I signed up. Miss Purdy teaches the class, and most first aid graduates will agree that she is super. No matter what calamity we discussed, she always had a truelife story to help illustrate the point and prepare us for problems we ^|ght someday stumble upon. The class atmosphere is informal and friendly. One nice thing is that limits the enrollment to a maximum of fifteen: this way you quickly get to know the other kids and can better work together as a group. Yes, there is homework. The first week of class each student must buy a Red Cross book which costs a litt e over four dollars. It IS basically easy reading, and unlike most testbooks that students use, this one has a lot of pictures and diagrams--a definite advantage! reqS red' [o fil^ ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ^ ^^^ ' ' ' nn thi! ? !^^ ^" ^ study guide. On these study guides is everything you need to know fnr th^ v<=.jfi.rMMy Qc Th„,• °^ ^"^ three quizes. These quizes don't count as grades, but they do divide up ?he material and make it easier fo inll'Firs^Vl^^P^^P^-'-the IZl [IIT. ' ' ' ^"^ ^° 5^t your Red

my legs, arms, and head were being bandaged up by friends eagerly practicing to get skills checked-off! Learning how to save human lives is the most valuable knowledge to acquire. Now I have a lot more confidence about myself being prepared in "sticky" situations than before. There is also a very big advantage in certain job areas in having your First Aid card. For instance, a lifeguard with first aid has better chance at getting a job than one without. Furthermore, at one time or another most students have babysat before--either for younger siblirv.s or

for neighbor kids. Were an accident to occur, think how much better off everyone would be if you knew exactly what to do, what not to do, and who to call. Fourth quarter Miss Purdy will be offering the class during third period. For some administrative reason, there is no credit given for the class, but the benefits are boundless. So, sign up and join the ranks of the other 150 some Maine South First Aid graduates. Upon completing the course, you can try out for our First Aid team. Good Luck!

D&D: 'No two adventures are the same' by Tom PLrovano After putting down a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's Loid of, tht


almost every reader says to himself, "If only I were a wizard..." or "If only I were a fearless warrior." Men have always dreamed of slaying dragons and giants. Since the days of Homer, tales of brave mortals doing battle with horrible monsters have been the most exciting and suspenseful stories to be told. Even today, movies about demons, mutants, and vampires are big moneymakers. Now it is finally possible to go beyond fantasy books and movies. A fantasy role-playing game called "Dungeons and Dragons" has grown-since its creation in 1974--to become the country's biggest selling indoor game. Last year, many D&D players joined forces to found Maine South's


Dungeons and Dragons Club. Like the D&D clubs of many other high schools, South's D&D club was established primarily to compare tactics, rules, and techniques of playing with other D&D players throughout Park Ridge. It also provides an excellent opportunity for those interested to learn how to play. Of course, many similar war games are taught and played at club meetings. Meetings are held once every other Tuesday after school in room A-211. Dues are not collected, and experts and beginners are welcome to join or visit at any time. The excitement of the game cannot as easily be described as experienced. As many beginners have learned, "Dungeons and Dragons" seems confusing on paper, so learn the easy way. Listen for announcements in the morning bulletin, and then attend a club meeting.


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To warm up tube for soap fans... by LaifiyLe. WatteA-i

As soon as someone returns to school after a day or two home sick, the first question he or* she is asked is not "How are you feeling?" but "What happened on the soaps?" The "rudeness" of the television programmers has scheduled those great soap operas during times when we are in school. Consequently, most of our information about what's happening comes through the grapevine. A common conversation is two people discussing the tragic lives of the fictional soap opera characters, and a third party overhears. Usually that third person thinks they are gossiping about real-life situations and traumas. Frantically, the third person asks who the subject of all these trials and tribulations is, causing total confusion for everyone!

Soap operas are addictive. Once you start watching them, you can't stop. The problems of the characters become ours--we can't help but cheer for the underdog and hate the villian. Watching soap operas takes our minds off of our problems because we become engrossed in other people's problems. It's fun to laugh at the shows when they get a little ridiculous. But for the most part, the problems are the same, and we can relate them to our own lives. Maine South students have varied opinions about soap operas. Carol Svensson, '82, stated, "They are a waste of time; I can't really relate to them." An unidentified senior exclaimed, "I love all my children. I think Tom is just gorgeous!" Joanne Sutton,'83, felt that "the more I watch them, the more I real-

ize how stupid they are." One of the pleasures of spring ^^\ break is that we "soap junkies" g e H ? ' to catch up on the our shows. So, in preparation, here is a quick update on two of the more popular ones. "All My Children": Brooke and Tom are being forced to smuggle drugs in Paris, while Tad is sellinq pot to junior high students. Anne and Paul are reuniting, while Leora is filing for divorce. "General Hospital": Anne is no longer under suspicion for Diana's murder; Joe Kelly is discovering Heather. Jeff is planning to take P.J. away. Alan and Susan are having an affair. That's all I've heard, you'll have to tune in for the rest of the scoop.

Campus Life: both fun and serious bij Jooiuie. Sutton Did you ever wonder just what Campus Life is? I used to wonder the same thing, but my question was finally answered when I recently began attending weekly meetings. Completely non-denominational. Campus Life is an independent high school group who gets together every week for a certain topic discussion. Many kids seem to have the preconceived idea that Campus Life is strictly a religious group. This notion tends to cause a decline in the number of people who join. On the contrary, 1 found that Campus Life is made up of a variety of active students with many different interests. New member Gale Fierce, '83, stated, "Campus Life is fun and you meet new people and have new experiences. " Together, this group of kids enjoy such activities as horse backriding, skiing, and rollerskating. Besides local activities. Campus Life also arranges trips to places like Colorado, North Carolina, and Florida. Even when the school year ends. Campus Life keeps on going with activities such as a two week summer camp in August and a memorable bike trip to Wisconsin. Spread out all over the North and Northwest suburbs. Campus Life is located in about 12 different schools, ranging from Park Ridge to Barrington. About once every month, all of the Campus Life organpa qe 6

izations join together to take part in some group activity. This gives all of the kids a chance to become acquainted with their fellow Campus Lifers. Not only are there general meetings, but every other Monday night, an insight meeting is held. Because they are smaller and more personal, 1 find the insight meetings really helpful. Insights provide serious discussion about certain problems we seem to face everyday of our lives. Emphasis is usually placed on a balance between social, mental, and spiritual needs. When I attended my first insight meeting, I immediately felt comfortable even though I didn't know many people. Along with discussion, there is also an opportunity to understand the Bible on a more personal level. Nobody is ever pushed into agreement. Instead, they are given an opportunity to weigh what is talked about and reflect upon it. Sophomore Cathy Grant added, "It is a chance for teens to learn more about God. We always need new members." Sometimes, parents seem to be the ones who aren't too sure about Campus Life. If this is stopping you from joining, an easy way to get some information for your parents is to just call the Campus Life Office and ask about the organization. If you have already gone to a few meetings, why not bring your parents to Family Night? This gives them a chance to personally meet some of

the staff and understand just what Campus Life really is. The only way to answer your questions about Campus Life is by firsthand experience. So next time y o u ^ pass the bulletin board in the ^F cafeteria, take a look, and find out where the next meeting is. Then, grab a bunch of your friends, and give it a try. Hope to see you there!

Super Sleuth trails This issue's mystery victim is a junior girl from C-108. The mystery victim is involved in the student government organizations. She is a member of the Junior Class Council and may be running for an office in Student Council. Other activities that the victim is involved in are AFS and sports. She IS a member of three of the girls teams. .u ^^/A^ ^^^째 involved in ONE of the following: GRA, Pep Club Council, Cheerleaders, Wrestlerettes. or Hawkettes. One child in a large family, she attended one of the parochial schools for her grammar school education. Well, that's it for this issue'^ mystery vicitm. The three p e o p l e ^ who correctly guessed last i s s u e ' " victim as Maine South's own AFS student, Shigeru Toda, were- Ellen DeYoung,'81, Linda Kiefel,'81, and Eric Lorenz,'84.

Girl's basketball shoots its last B(/ Attfec S-U The girl's varsity basketball team finished its season recently with a loss to Maine East in a first-round Demon regional game. In a previous meeting this year, the Hawks had disposed of the Demons 55-52 in the waning moments of the game. In much the same fashion, the Hawks fell 56-50 to Maine East after leading most of the game. The Hawks, leading at the half 25-20, fell victim to turnovers as their lead dwindled to 39-36 at the end of three quarters of play. After Hawk Cathy Carney fouled out with 7 minutes to play, the Demons

took control of the game, outscoring the Hawks 19-11 in the final period. Coach Jerry Fischer of Maine East thought the difference between the two games was East's ability to hit the outside shots in the second match. A more statistical difference was the Hawk scoring. Sally Peterson, the most prolific scorer in South's history, produced 17 points, but none in the fourth quarter. Kathy Bickler, the Hawks consistentshooting forward, could manage but 4 points the entire contest. Anne Erbach picked up the slack, scoring 13 points to keep the Hawks in the game. The loss ended the Hawks' season

Hawks to tumble Warriors By KoAeji Vcuine.)ihaue.K

The Maine South boy's gymnastics team will compete in an away meet today at Maine West. On Fri., March 13, the Hawks were defeated by Highland Park 96-80. Coach John Riccitelli commented, "We didn't expect to win this meet, but we did our best. It's too ^oon to predict the outcome ligainst Maine West, but it will be tough. The team may not win at all this year-- our varsity is made up of freshmen and sophomores. We'll get better as the season progresses. Right now we're just trying to get a team together for next year."

Mike Ambrosia and Dan Kaepplinger, sophomores, added their predictions about the upcoming season. "This year will be one of rebuilding. We only have one returning senior, and the varsity team is mostly made up of sophomores and freshmen. We don't expect to win everything, but we'll represent Maine South well." Gymnasts to look out for are Scott Martin and Paul Siebert on all-around competition. Others include Dan Linzing on rings, vault, and highbar, and John Caplinger on pommel horse, rings, and parallel bars.

The 1980-81 Maine South Hawkettes have tiad an excellent year performing .Among other awards includes their recent first place trophy in tne state competition.

at 15-8 and a respectable third place finish in Central Suburban League, ttie toughest among the suburban leagues, behind Deerfield and Niles West. Although the team had a successful season, they felt it might have been even better, had a few more fans attended their games. They would, however, also like to thank those who did show up and support them. Congratulations to the varsity (15-8) and Coach Deines, the jv (11-10) and Coach Kerr, and the freshmen(11-1) and Coach Reilly for successful seasons.

Trackmen run circles by Bill


On Wed., March 25, the Maine South boy's track team competed in i t s f i n a l indoor meet at home against Niles North and Marengo. On Wed., March 18, the Hawks competed in a t r i - m e e t with Maine West and Notre Dame. Going i n t o the f i n a l race, the 1-mile r e l a y , the Hawks were t i e d with the Warriors, 58-58. The four-man team of Carl S i t t e r l y , Mike Hainey, Mike D i m i t r o f f , and Dan White was defeated in a close race. " I t was a tough meet-- we should have won," stated j u n i o r runner C l i f f Panczyk. "We had a few unlucky breaks." Added W i l l Conrardy, ' 8 1 , "We've had a few i n j u r i e s on the team, including p o l l vaulter Lou Lusignan. But we've been aided by great performances from vaulter Mike Vukovich." A f t e r viewing the cross country season and the f i r s t few meets of the indoor season, the underclassmen of Maine South have become a major f a c t o r i n the Hawk's success. Having trained hard over the summer, quite a few sophomores have become v a r s i t y competitors. In t h e i r second year at Maine South, cross country MVP Steve Gemmel and Glen Modica have excelled in the distance runs. Sprinters Dan Lee and Kevin Kingston have competed in top shape. Mike Vuckovich has brought his high jump record up to 6 ' 4 " . On the freshman l e v e l , Larry Chugola ran an outstanding 2:14 h a l f - m i l e and 5:16 mile in his f i r s t meet. Sophomore Dan Lee s t a t e d , "We've gained experience and improvement by going to the Eastern I l l i n o i s I n v i t a t i o n a l meet. However, we s t i l l need more people to come o u t . " In the upcoming outdoor season, Maine South should have an outstanding track team. page 7

Coach Sullins announces resignation By Uiko. Six He's Maine Township's winningest basketball coach. "Illinois' master craftsman of high school basketball," commented Sherill Hanks, Quincy College coach and mentor of the famed Quincy High School teams of the early 70's. This man is Maine South's own Quitman Sullins. His record speaks for itself: 140 wins51 losses for a 73.3 winning percentage, three conference championships, four regional titles, two sectional titles, a supersectional title, and the 1979 State Championship over undefeated Quincy High. The 1978-79 team was Illinois' team

of the year. Sullins came to Maine South in 1968. He spent five seasons as an assistant under Bernie Brady, and then took over as head coach in 1974, when Brady was promoted to the position of Athletic Director. Sullins, continuing the tradition of Brady's teams, advanced his team the first year into the Supersectionals. Four years later, after several near misses, Sullins and his team made the downstate eight- rated seventh by the wire services. Combining exceptional talent and the genius Sullins is known fjr, the Hawks picked apart De La Salle, East Moline, and destroyed Quincy

MS Hawks attack opponents on ice By Leo SmLtJi

Both the varsity and junior varsi ^ hockey teams finish up their season competition with state playoffs. The varsity squad checked their way into the quarterfinals of state competition, but were defeated by Glenbrook North 4-3. The jv team has been successful through the quarter finals and has recently battled Brother Rice in the semifinal match. To advance to the quarter finals the varsity team demolished Gordon Tech 7-1. Another varsity victory came against New Trier West, 9-1. Dave MacArthur scored three of the nine, Jim Thomas added two, Eric

Sator also contributed 2, Jim Kaepplinger had 1, and the final goal was scored on an open net. Unfortunately, the team ended its season on Tues., March 17, with a loss to Glenbrook North in overtime, 4-3. The jv team blew past New Trier West 6-2, to advance to the semifinal match against Brother Rice. JV members elected to the AllMetro team include Dave Jackson, Wayne Auge, and goalie Steve Rotter. Varsity members to receive this honor are Dave MacArthur, Mike Becker, Eric Sator, Rob Getz, JMike Robinson, John Kazuk, and Bob Kuker.

in the finals- the first championship in Maine South history. |B Sullins' record is great, but â&#x201E;˘ the story doesn't end there. His retirement came as a shock. With Maine North closing, one of the four Maine Township basketball coaches had to be "let go." The obvious choice was George Verber at Maine West, since he only has two years of varsity coaching to his credit. Verber and Sullins, however, are yery good friends- both coached the 1978-79 State Champ team. Sullins decided it would not be fair to Verber to lose the job at West, which he worked so hard to earn. Adding a final touch of class, Sullins stepped down from his coaching position, which enabled Verber to stay at West. Sullins is quick to remark, however, that his retirement may not be permanent.

Racketwomen bat birdies, OP-RF B" Ldc Smith

The girl's badminton team will bat into action against Oak ParkRiver Forest on Tues., April 6 at Oak Park-River Forest High School. On April 9, the Hawks look for a victory over Maine West at home. In the past, the badminton team hasn t been known for its crowd attraction, but this year's team looks strong. The season began on a positive note with a victory at both levels against Glenbrook ^°'^J^\ J'?e v^'-sity left no doubt f . rpM f n '*i:^"9th, shuttingout GBN 8-0. The jv also looked strong defeating the Spartans l\\rw ^ f ^Jevels lost their first S S y r o r L r K ? : / 3 : ^ - t the

SCOREBOARD Girl's track- 10th in Evanston Invit. Boy's track -(v)- MS 61, MW 66.NO 42 s - MS 79, MW 32,ND 50 ( n - MS 43, MW 81,ND 32 Gymnastics -(v)-MS 85.02 NTE 129.50 (s)-MS 59.77; NTE 8 8 . 0 5 ^ (0-MS 36.33, NTE 7 0 . 5 3 ^ Badminton - (v)-MS 2, NTW 5 (Jy)-MS 2,NTW 5 iv) -MS 8, ME 3 (jv)-MS 5, ME 2 page 8

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