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Vol. 21, No. 13

souihwoRd s Maine South High School

Park Ridge, IL

May 10, 1985

Registration for summer school begins Mainp Summer School Maine Month's South's Summer School reeistrntinn registration has begun and will continue through Tues., June 11. The office hours are as follows: Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. For students who must make up a credit from the 1984-85 school year, registrations will be taken up to the first day of summer school on Tues., June 18. Full year courses will be held Tues., June 18 through Wed., July 31 while Semester I courses will be held from Tues., July 18 to Wed., July 10 and Semester II classes from Thurs., July 11 to Wed., July 31. A sevenweek Biology course will be held from Tues., June 18 to Fri., Aug. 2. No summer school is scheduled for Thurs. and Fri., July 4 and 5 due to Independence Day. Costs for one quarter, one half and full

News Briefs The Spring Music Concert will be held in the Maine South auditorium tonight. May 10, at 8 p.m. The Maine South Concert and Jazz Bands will perform in the annual Pops Concert in the spectator gym at 8 p.m. on Sat., May 11. Refreshments will be served. Advanced Placement tests will be administered during the week of May 13. The Class of '88 officer election assembly will be held at 8 a.m. in the auditorium on Tues., May 14. The annual Student Council Awards Breakfast for seniors will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Wed., May 15 in room C-125. A district half-day workshop is scheduled for Wed., May 15. The Class of '88 officer elections will take place during homeroom on Wed., May 15. The Maine South Concert Choir will perform on Fri., May 17, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. Bring on the Night, this year's Junior Prom, is to be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Sat., May 18 in the cafetefria. Senior Honors Night is scheduled for Wed., May 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maine South auditorium. This year's Senior Prom will be held at the Marriott O'Hare at 7 p.m. on Fri., May 24. Tickets will go on sale in the bookstore on May 13.

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o-o-, . . credit courses are c->t\ $30, C-A^ $46 and1 $82 respectively and the seven-week Biology class including field trips costs $143. The physical education or activity tuitions will vary depending upon the length of the class. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Checks should be made payable to Maine South High School. Fees cannot be refunded after courses begin. Books and supplies are not included in the total costs and all required textbooks may be purchased in the school bookstore before summer school classes begin. Students will otherwise be requested to bring funds with them the first day of summer school. Courses will be offered in the areas of Business, Drivers Education, English, Health, Mathematics, Computers, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Science,

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Speech/Drama and Developing Study Skills. All courses will be offered only if a sufficient number of students enroll. There will also be several physical education classes available. They will include: Varsity Baseball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Non-Contact Football, Girls Gymnastics, Co-Ed Competitive Swimming, Open Volleyball, Volleyball Workshop, Girls Softball and Co-Ed Soccer. There will be a number of courses open to junior high and elementary school students including Junior Pro Boys Basketball, Boys Basketball Shooting Camp, Girls Future Olympian Basketball and Junior High Volleyball. The dates and fees of these courses may vary. For more information contact the Maine South Summer School office at 825-7711

Students place in contest

len Maine South students recently com peted in the first Accounting Contest held at Oakton Community College. Five of these students finished as the second place team in the contest. These were: Mike Buono, Kristin Annetti, Jo Ellen Flener, Chris Kotis and Krista Felcan. The other students in the contest were: Elizabeth Bechtel, Kurt Kowols, Marcia

Stephanie, Karen Tworek and Sue Walley. The students, who are all Accounting I students under the instruction of Mr. Robert Marra, took a one-and-a-half hour accounting test. Each of nine schools brought 10 competitors, five of whom were considered for scores. Maine South's high scorers were Mike Buono, who took second place Individual and received a $200 scholarship, and finalists Jo Ellen Flener, Chris Kotis and Krista Annetti. ^lenbrook South won first place and Maine West took third. Mr. Marra commented on the contest, "It worked out very well. We hope to compete in it again." The contest will probably become an annual event at Oakton. The high school students were welcomed at the contest by Mr. Paul Grosso, Oakton Accounting Department Chairman. The awards were presented by Dr. Thomas TenHoeve, president of the college.

Juniors plan prom

The '85-86 Varsity Cheerleaders are:(top) Mary Ruth Pagone, Laura Seaberg,. Sharon Pankus,(middle) Anne Sklena, Beth Farrell, Nancie Behnke,(bottom) Sandra Rhee and Shellie Sellergren.

This year's junior prom entitled "Bring on the Night," is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Maine South cafeteria. The band Eclipse will be providing music for the evening. Nominations for junior prom queen will be held on Tuesday, May 14 and elections will be held on the following Friday. The queen will be announced at the dance. Tickets will be available in the bookstore on May 13 for $8.


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souihwoRds Maine South High School

Park Ridge, IL

May 10,1985

Registration for summer school begins Mninp ^niith**; Summer Summer School Schonl rptrictrntinn Maine South's registration has begun and will continue through Tues., June 11. The office hours are as follows: Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. For students who must make up a credit from the 1984-85 school year, registrations will be taken up to the first day of summer school on Tues., June 18. Full year courses will be held Tues., June 18 through Wed., July 31 while Semester I courses will be held from Tues., July 18 to Wed., July 10 and Semester II classes from Thurs., July 11 to Wed., July 31. A sevenweek Biology course will be held from Tues., June 18 to Fri., Aug. 2. No summer school is scheduled for Thurs. and Fri., July 4 and 5 due to Independence Day. Costs for one quarter, one half and full

News Briefs The Spring Music Concert will be held in the Maine South auditorium tonight. May 10, at 8 p.m. The Maine South Concert and Jazz Bands will perform in the annual Pops Concert in the spectator gym at 8 p.m. on Sat., May 11. Refreshments will be served. Advanced Placement tests will be administered during the week of May 13. The Class of '88 officer election assembly will be held at 8 a.m. in the auditorium on Tues., May 14. The annual Student Council Awards Breal(fast for seniors will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Wed., May 15 in room C-125. A district half-day workshop is scheduled for Wed., May 15. The Class of '88 officer elections will take place during homeroom on Wed., May 15. The Maine South Concert Choir will perform on Fri., May 17, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. Bring on the Night, this year's Junior Prom, is to be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Sat., May 18 in the cafeteria. Senior Honors Night is scheduled for Wed., May 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maine South auditorium. This year's Senior Prom will be held at the Marriott O'Hare at 7 p.m. on Fri., May 24. Tickets will go on sale in the bookstore on May 13.

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a-tr, (TAr I a<n-» .• ,• CTedit courses are $30, $46 and $82 respectively and the seven-week Biology class including field trips costs $143. The physical education or activity tuitions will vary depending upon the length of the class. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Checks should be made payable to Maine South High School. Fees cannot be refunded after courses begin. Books and supplies are not included in the total costs and all required textbooks may be purchased in the school bookstore before summer school classes begin. Students will otherwise be requested to bring funds with them the first day of summer school. Courses will be offered in the areas of Business, Drivers Education, English, Health, Mathematics, Computers, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Science,

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Speech/Drama and Developing Study Skills. All courses will be offered only if a sufficient number of students enroll. There will also be several physical education classes available. They will include: Varsity Baseball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Non-Contact Football, Girls Gymnastics, Co-Ed Competitive Swimming, Open Volleyball, Volleyball Workshop, Giris Softball and Co-Ed Soccer. There will be a number of courses open to junior high and elementary school students including Junior Pro Boys Basketball, Boys Basketball Shooting Camp, Girls Future Olympian Basketball and Junior High Volleyball. The dates and fees of these courses may vary. For more information contact the Maine South Summer School office at 825-7711

Students place in contest

len Maine South students recently com peted in the first Accounting Contest held at Oakton Community College. Five of these students finished as the second place team in the contest. These were: Mike Buono, Kristin Annetti, Jo Ellen Flener, Chris Kotis and Krista Felcan. The other students in the contest were: Elizabeth Bechtel, Kurt Kowols, Marcia

Stephanie, Karen Tworek and Sue Walley. The students, who are all Accounting I students under the instruction of Mr. Robert Marra, took a one-and-a-half hour accounting test. Each of nine schools brought 10 competitors, five of whom were considered for scores. Maine South's high scorers were Mike Buono, who took second place Individual and received a $200 scholarship, andfinalistsJo Ellen Flener, Chris Kotis and Krista Annetti. (plenbrook South won first place and Maine West took third. Mr. Marra commented on the contest, "It worked out very well. We hope to compete in it again." The contest will probably become an annual event at Oakton. The high school students were welcomed at the contest by Mr. Paul Grosso, Oakton Accounting Department Chairman. The awards were presented by Dr. Thomas TenHoeve, president of the college.

Juniors plan prom

The '85-86 Varsity Cheerleaders are:(top) Mary Ruth Pagone, Laura Seaberg,. Sharon Pankus,(middle) Anne Skiena, Beth Farrell, Nancie Behnke,(bottom) Sandra Rhee and Shellie Sellergren.

This year's junior prom entitled "Bring on the Night," is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Maine South cafeteria. The band Eclipse will be providing music for the evening. Nominations for junior prom queen will be held on Tuesday, May 14 and elections will be held on the following Friday. The queen will be announced at the dance. Tickets will be available in the bookstore on May 13 for $8.


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Commentary

May 10, 1985

Outside activities enliance education Now that fourth quarter is in full swing and we all have the opportunity to review our knowledge, it seems appropriate that we also review the year in a baser aspect: amount of school-derived pleasure. I'm not necessarily talking about people who foam at the mouth with uncontrollable happiness when homework is assigned, but instead I'm referring to extra-curricular activities. If, for some reason, you have craved for more things to do during the past year, I recommend trying out for some sports and/or joining intramural teams or clubs next year. Even the freshman or soon-to-be sophomore is more than welcome to participate in many sports, and all clubs are willing to accept bodies and/or minds (both are usually preferred, but no club has a strong bias against their separation). Before the seniors fade out on reading this, I

remind them that we will return to freshman status next year, so either continue to participate in the extra-curricular activities you have engaged in, or begin some if college bores you. Extra-curricular activities are multi-purpose in function, and must be considered as potential diversions for even the greatest lout. Not only do they keep young delinquents off the streets (and onto the lawns), but they also help them to learn about themselves and/or a subject. I've always been a proponent of forming a club of scuba-less scuba divers. Besides helping students recognize the merits of being a land mammal, the club would prove to be a "survival of the fittest," and thus weed out some of the less desirables. In any case, such out-of-school functions do help to use more of your time in constructive and not destructive ways.

If you are hesitant about trying out for a team or joining a club, don't be. You could surprise yourself and others with your ability. Don't be intimidated by upperclassmen either. They were once in junior high, you know. However, before you join every team and club, remember that there is a limit to things that can be done. Over-extending yourself could leave you short on time for doing school work, and extra-curricular activities are meant to enhance the educational experience and not replace it. Therefore, for you who seek adventure and excitement, who crave action and knowledge, or those who are simply bored, go out for a team next year and experience something different in this wild and adventurous town we live in. Perhaps you will make friends that will last a while, and you might have memories that will endure a lifetime, providing that your brain does.

Southwards New place scary, but rewarding Southwards is the student-produced newspaper of Maine South High School, Park Ridge, IL Letters to the editor should be delivered to Room V-130 or given to a member of the editorial staff listed below. Southwards reserves the right to edit letters containing obscene or libelous material. Editor-in-Chief Kris Falzone News Bureau Chief Maura McKenna News Editor Andy Duerkop Commentary Editor .. Nancy Humm Features Editor . . . .MaureenSmith Sports Editor Todd Jackson Photographer Tom Fox Adviser Mr. Ken Beatty Staff: Bonnie An, Lori Bonahoom, Tami Bower, Meredith Brammeier, Rick Burgis, Michelle Canar, John Caporale, Elizabeth Cicineili, John CIprian, Mike Clark, Chrissy Coscioni, Kathy Coudal, Kristyn Denzel, Rob Elmgren, Pam Eskra, Cathy Flynn, Heather Francis, Karen Frank, Mark Fritz, Kim Grichnik, Sherrlll Hiavaty, Kathy Huedepoht, Jean Jacobs, Eric Johanson, Amy Johnson, Steve Julrls, Beth Landerghini, Sarah Langdon, Shelly Main, SamI Malten, Laura McCabe, Katy McGarry, Michelle Montalbano, Allsa Regas, Karia Rotondo, Kathy Sebastian, Ann Stewart, Sue SzalczynskI, Mike Viola and Tim Zahr.

by Ann Stewart How many seniors out there are looking forwaid to going away for college next year? Aren't any of you a little afraid of not knowing anyone? Well, just to comfort you a bit, just remember that everyone is in the same boat.

I didn't seem to realize that Maine South had all of these activities too! I think that people our age have a lot to deal with, but part of growing up is realizing how to make the best of new situations. Of course, it would be nice if people gave us a fair shake. Whether you are a freshman, sophomore, But what about being a new student at Maine South? Admit it, at the beginning of the junior or senior, you'll all be faced with proye&T, you've all looked with suspicion at "the blems in the next few years that you can't turn new student." Before meeting them, you've to your parents for help with. If you are going to a different school next already sized them up and established your own opinion. Of course, this is true almost year or moving away, just remember that (it's everywhere you go, but in high school, it true what they say), all kids are alike. It really makes life a little more difficult for a is a good experience to meet new people and try different things. newcomer. We're all given the same chance and it's up In between my sophomore and junior years, to us to make what we can of it. I moved to Park Ridge from my hometown of 15 years. When I moved, I learned that Maine South had a college preparatory reputation. Educationally, it was in the top ten in the country. This scared me since I'd spent most of it's time to dig out the last Issue of my frosh/soph years in, let's just say, more "social activities." Compared to other Southwards and re-acquaint yourself with schools, Maine South was also known for its those trivia questions. As promised, we are "ehte" students. The salary brackets were disclosing the much-sought-after answers. Maine South was built on a garbage dump. higher, the clothes prices higher, and the noses higher. It was true in a lot of instances too. Mr. Pinelli, Fine Arts teacher, once attended Some honestly believed that they were more Maine South. equal than others. There are 11 pay phones (four in the gym By the time junior year rolls around, most foyer, two in the auditorium foyer, two in the people are pretty well set in their "cliques" PO, one in the cafeteria, one in the A-wing, and it's not easy to get accepted. It's kind of and one in the teachers' lounge). like an initiation; you have to prove yourself. .Mr. LaFruit, math teacher, talks about HenAt first, I rebelled against my parents by ny Penny. Maine Township has channel 82 on shying away and refusing to make friends. After all, they had taken me away from my Cablenet. parties, dances, football games, fun. However, Continued on page 3.

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Badminton ends smashing year Today and tomorrow the IHSA Tndav THSA state statp bad haH. minton tournament will be held. In earlier non-conference play Maine South lost to Palatine High School by the score of 6-1. The JV team also lost, being outscored 7-0. On the varsity level senior Liz Pintz, playing second singles, was the only winner. The team also met Prospect with both the varsity and the JV team losing by the score of 6-1. Team captain Lisa Gonnella, in the first singles, position was the only winner on the varsity level.Third doubles partners Rochell Fran and Allison Sullivan were the only JV winners. In their next non-coference game, both teams beat Barrington High School. Varsity won by the score of 6-1. The JV team shut out

r, â&#x20AC;˘ , the , score of 7-0. Barrington by In conference play the team opened with a close loss to Evanston. The varsity lost by a single match, 8-7. The JV team won a close decision by the score of 4-3. In their next conference meet Maine South beat Waukegan East, varsity with a score of 6-1. In their non-conference game against Prospect, both teams lost 1-6. Team captain Lisa Gonnella, who ho;ds the first singles position, was the only winner on the varsity team. Third position doubles partners, Rochelle Fran and AUison Sullivan, were the sole JV victors. The varsity team recently obtained a hardearned victory over New Trier for the first

time in seven years with a score of 8-7. However, JV lost this conference game with a score of 1-6, the only winning match being played by the first position doubles partners, Dena Curcio and Rochelle Fran. The third position doubles partners on the varsity team, Lisa Winkler and Kathy Zobel, have an excellent conference record of 5-0, never having been beaten in conference play. The state sectionals will be held today here at Maine South. Each school is allowed to enter two singles players and two doubles teams. Head coach Joyce Albrecht has a very positive attitude toward the sectionals, and she stated,"! figure to win it. There's no reason why we shouldn't."

Boys' track team to conference meet Tomorrow at 10 a.m. the boys' track and field team will be competing in their conference meet. The team has been having an excellent season so far. Both the varsity and frosh-soph teams have a dual meet record of 9-1. During the outdoor season, Maine South avenged their only indoor loss. During the indoor season, the Hawks lost to Prospect by two points. On April 18 Maine South beat Proq)ect by 31 points. Coach Bill Drennan said, "After spring break cut into our outdoor season it was good to compete again." Then the Hawks traveled to Schaumburg to compete in the Saxon Invitational. Maine South placed third out of 10 teams. In the meet Mark Fritz triple jumped 42 feet 3 inches. That mark is second on the all-time Maine South list. Sophomore Stan Holsen placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 129 feet, 5 inches. Junior Pete Delano placed fourth in the mile run with a time of 4:31.2. It was his best time by 10 seconds and only six seconds from state qualifying.

The 800 meter relay of Brian Scerba, Jim Rosenthal, Jason Dimopolus and Matt Pater mrned in a time of 1:34.9. That time was their best of the season. The 1600 meter relay of Brian Scerba, Matt Pater, Charlie Kennedy and Scott Kingston had a time of 3:27.9. They are only four seconds away from the state qualifying mark. Scott Kingston placed second in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:56.4. This was a personal record and is below the state qualifying time. Scott also qualified for state last year in the 800. Steve Steffens took first place with a pole vault of 13 feet, and Brian Scerba also earned a first place mark with 39.1 seconds in the 300 meter low hurdles. With this time Scerba set a new school and meet record. Next the team traveled to Glenbrook North. Maine South won on both the varsity and the sophomore levels by 51 and 45 points respectively. Maine South won 13 of the 17 events. Pete Delano won the 3200 meter run with a personal best of 10:01.4. Brian Scerba, normally a sprinter, ran the

South answers trivia questions Continued from page 2. The teachers' lounge is extension 285. The plaque on the fioor in the gym foyer was put in by the class of 1967. There are four teachers named Anderson (and one named Andersen). Mr. Gasche, math teacher, was teacher of the year for 1981-82. You Can'I Take It With you was a recent Maine South production about an eccentric New York family. Mr. Schultz, history teacher, has a political button collection. The Business Club has its meetings the first

The first name of the head custodian is Irv. Tuesday of every month and has to close the c oncession stand. Lisa Conn '86, is the first girl drum major of the Maine South Marching Band. No, it wasn't raining for the Homecoming game. Mr. Dickey, math teacher, is a scorekeeper for the basketball team. The Hawks won the 1984 Homecoming game. There are four Student Council officers. Hostess Ho-Hos cost 55 cents in the cafeteria.

800 meter and won with a time of 2:04.6. Scott Kingston won the 1600 meter with a time of 4:34.4. Sophomore Stan Holsen won the discus with a throw of 134 feet 7 inches. Steve Steffens won the high jump with the height of 6 feet. On the frosh-soph level Maine South won 11 of 17 events. Double winners were Joe Passanate in the shot and discus with throws of 34 feet SVi inches, and 102 feet respectively. Wayne Goble won the long jump with a mark of 17 feet one-fourth inch. He also won the triple jump at 36 feet. On the following weekend, Maine South returned to Glenbrook North to compete in the Spartan Relays. This is an unusual invitational in that every event is made up of a "relay" of four athletes. Tomorrow is the conference meet. Evanston, as always, will be the favorite. However, Maine South has had an excellent season and will be looking for an upset.


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Sports

May 10, 1985

Softball team to host Evanston â&#x20AC;˘

Maine South's varsity softball team starts their last week of the regular season today hosting Evanston at 4:30 p.m. Earlier in the season the Hawks beat the WildWits 9-1. Next week the Hawks take on Maine West Tuesday at home and then travel to Maine East on Thursday. Tomorrow at the Elk Grove Tournament Maine South will meet York in a doubleheader. Coach Don Kerr expects these to be exciting games as both teams are among the best in the area. Contributing to York's success is their pitcher, Rae Ellen Real, one of the best in the state. On April 20, the first day of the tournament, the Hawks beat Hersey 15-3 and Elk

Grove 9-3. The varsity team has had a great deal of success, recently beating New Trier, Deerfield, Glenbrook North, Hersey and Maine West all by 10 or more runs. The team totalled 75 runs with 72 hits for five games. Coach Kerr attributes this record to the fine pitching of senior Laura Kashul, who was 11-1 at deadline, along with strong hitting from the entire lineup. Seniors Kim Padovano, Kim Spychala and Karen Sebastian, along with juniors Mary Carroll and Lisa Lancaster, are consistently providing extra base hits. Kris Moretti, Ann Walsh and Liz Ciprian have high on-base percentages and excellent speed, mak-

ing them constant threats as scorers. Pinch hitters Lisa Best and Chris Schaefer have also been providing timely hits. With consistent hitting and strong defense the Hawks have started off well and hope to continue through the end of the season and into the state regionals.

Team tries to improve record by John Caporale The first half of the Hawks baseball season is over. The Hawks had trouble getting off to a good start. The have compiled a 4-9 record to make them tied with Maine West for last place in the conference. The reason behind the Hawks' disappointing start has been their inability to play up to their potential, lack of confidence in themselves, and not playing up to the expectations of Coach Jerry Romes. The Hawks' trouble spot seems to occur in the first iiming of each game. The team is not ready to give up yet. They feel optimistic that they can still win some

games. Therefore, they are looking forward to a better second half of the season. They feel that they can not do any worse than what they have been doing. Coach Romes feels that in making some changes in his ball club such as moving players to other positions his team wiU be better prepared for the state tournament. Coach Romes emphasized the famous quote of exNew York Yankee manager Yogi Berra: "It's never over until it's over." The Hawks' next game is at home on Mon., May 13, at 4:15 p.m., against Glenbrook North.

Boys' gymnasts wrap up season The boys' gymnastics conference is over for the 1985 season. Maine South placed sixth out of eight teams after the varsity lost to Maine East. The freshmen not only beat Maine East but in the process of conquering them, set a new record scoring the highest of any freshman team in Maine South history with a score of 64 points. Freshman competing at the sophomore level in a conference tournament at New Trier last weekend included Pat McCabe, Sam Ligamari, Pat Leahy, March Galada, Aaron Jackson, Wes Vanderbrink, John Cox, Kevin

Moore, Bill Peter and Jeff Jacobucci. Freshman competing at the varsity level included Steve Bringas and Todd Borck. Although the team was not as successful this season as it has been in previous seasons. Coach John Riccitelli feels that the freshman, sophomore and young varsity members gained a lot of beneficial experience. Both the freshman and sophomore teams steadily improved over the course of the season. Coach Riccitelli foresees Maine South being represented downstate in the state championship in the pommel horse this year.

Schedule Baseball

May 13 home 4:15 May 14 away 4:15

Glenbrook No. Evanston

Softball

Evanston May 10 home 4:30 May II away 10 a.m. Glenbrook So. Tennis

May 10 May 11

Conference Conference

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Conference

May 11 away 10 a.m. Girts' Track

May 10

Sectionals Girls' Soccer

May 10 away 6 p.m. May 13 home 5 p.m.

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