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Homecoming fires blaze at South One of these five candidates wiil be Homecoming Queen for 1991-92

Suzy Auge

Who will It be?

Nancy Green Homecoming fever has once again seized Maine South, with this year's theme being "Torch the Demons." On September 27th, the Homecoming Queen candidates were chosen. The eleven nominees were: Suzy Auge, Nancy Green, Danielle Helma, Penny Kokkalias, Jessica Levas, Lynn Lutzer, Becky Moore, Michelle Panzeca, Nicole Roman, Sophie Stokes and Sarah Wanat. Of these, the five pictured above were elected to the Homecoming Court from last Friday's voting. Today, the final elections for Homecoming Queen will be held in front of the Student Cafeteria between 7:30-8:00 A.M. this morning, and during lunch periods four, five and six. The results of the election and crowning of this year's Homecoming Queen will be pre-

Sophie Stokes

Michelle Panzeca sented on Saturday, between the Sophomore and Varsity Football games. Tonight officially kicks off Homecoming weekend with the Carnival, from 6:00-8:45 P.M. The Carnival will be held this year in the Student Cafeteria and the Back Gym, so as not to damage the newfloorinstalled in the Fieldhouse. After the Carnival, the Firelight Rally will commence at 9:00 P.M., to the pyrotechnic amazement of all. After a short break for sleep, the Homecoming Parade will be rolling down the streets of beautiful Park Ridge around 10:00 A.M. on Saturday. Following the cavalcade of 30 cars, football action will begin at 11:30 A.M., as the Hawks' and Demons' Sophomore teams face off at Wilson Field. Around 2:00 P.M., immediately after the Homecoming Queen ceremonies, the Varsity

game will begin. To cap off the weekend in the Maine South Spectator Gym, the Homecoming Dance, "Love of a Lifetime," will last from 7:3010:30 P.M. Several school organizations have been working hard to enhance the Homecoming experience: Brotherhood Society sold carnations during last week, an event usually reserved just for Valentine's Day. Our Student Council, as you might have noticed, sponsored a window decoration contest, in which 13 school organizations and clubs participated. Also, the Band and Flag Corps perpared new and original routines, including music from Dvorak's New World Symphony and Under the Sea.





Reaching out and touching prohibited by Scott Falbe Maine South students are strictly prohibited from carrying electronic pagers, including beepers, and cellular phones during school, on school grounds, or at any schoolsponsored activity, according to a District 207 rule, in conjunction with Illinois State law 1021.10. Well, I don't know about you, but I think I can make it through the day without my handy cellular phone, but my pager is very important to me. It keeps me in contact with the outside world during the seven hours I'm trapped here, as well as when I'm not at home or near a phone. I didn' t play much attention to any of these rules or laws banning pagers in school until I got mine a little less than a year ago. I never noticed how many people other than myself carried them around, either for work or personal reasons. I'm sure few people are aware of this, but standard procudure for disciplinary action to a student caught with any of the above named devices on school grounds is a minimum of three days out of school suspension. I could beat up a freshman, ditch two weeks of study hall, even leave school early—SEVERAL

TIMES!—and still not get in that much trouble. So why the big threat? What's the big deal about pagers in school? Did you know that today' s modem beepers don't even beep? They can, but they also vibrate as well, leaving all others around you perfecdy unaware that someone, probably on the other side of the Maine South walls, is eagerly waiting to hear from you. I can't see them as being a distraction. They're quiet, they're very cute andfitneatly and snugly into any standard size jean or coat pocket, and they're so handy, too! You can even use the belt clip on them in an emergency situation if you need to hold papers together. In possession of a beeper, you can be reached from anywhere, anytime, by anybody. In a quest for my answer to this issue, I went straight to the top, the deans' office. I spoke with Mr. Bitta, dean of students. He introduced me to the Illinois State School Codes book, where school code 1021.10 states taht students are prohibited from carrying electronic devices in school. The book, as well as Mr. Bitta, explained that the main reason for this law is because of the association of these devices with the use and sale of drugs and related paraphernalia.

In defense of those of us who use their pagers and phones legitimately for work (nondrug related), I asked Mr. Bitta if there were any exceptions to the rule. He stated that "because of the accessibility that students here have to phones in the building, there is no reason why a student should have to carry a pager. In emergency situations, students can be quickly informed, especially now with phones in every room." As far as the consequences are concerned, rest assured that any electronic device you are caught in possession of will quickly be confiscated, and your parents will be in for a conference. There are always circumstances, and your first offense will probably be a heavy warning. If caught again, however, you're pretty much guaranteed a three-day vacation (out of school suspension.) I'm still a little fuzzy on the whole thing. It seems that because of a paranoia about the relationship between pagers and drugs, those of us who use them for other purposes lose out big time. Unfortunately, though, it's not only a school district rule, but also Illinois State law. So, for the time being, leave your pagers at' home and have a lot of spare change handy.

Censors threaten rights with their fears for our ears by Anne Ethridge 1 remember carelessly watching the nineo'clock news two summers ago, letting the train of current events pass through one ear and empty out the other, when an announcement suddenly perked me into conciousness: an American record-store owner was tried and convicted for selling the infamous rap group, 2 Live Crew's, album, "As Nasty As They Wanna Be", which was ruled as "too obscene" for the American public. I argued with myself over this charge for several days: was the censorship of this music right? 2 Live Crew is not the only pioneer in this previously seldom-crossed line of musical expression. Madonna was threatened and nearly jailed after giving a concert in Toronto, which was seen as "loo explicit" by the Canadian police. Skid Row is also a culprit of these obscenity charges, being forced to replace a song with a strong four-letter word weaved in the title, and repeatedly heard throughout the lyrics with a much lighter tune called "Beggars Day" on their new album "Slave to the Grind". Still, the question arises: who has the right to decide what should and should not be heard? Our Declaration of Independence assures

us that each and every citizen has the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the same boat, if the right to Usten to any kind of music is taken away from public decision, can any of these unalienable rights be fulfilled? The answer is no. Our Constitution serves the purpose of protecting us from these bonds of civil injustice that its founding fathers thought so oppressive.

Musical censorship does not comply with our Constitution, and, if allowed to continue, will upset the entire meaning of the Constitution. Everyone has the right to decide what he or she can listen to. If America wishes to enjoy her prosperity in the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, she shall abide to the rules laid out for her and not make any excepdons to them.





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Grass really is greener on other side accidents, as well as various fouls resulting team is injured due to thefieldconditions. by Dan Berko from these motions, such as handballs when Varsity's game field is the stadium, which "C'mon goalie, why aren't you diving?" the ball bounces up. is a terrific field, but it is used only for the few "Slide him!" Visiting soccer teams also complain about varsity soccer and the football home games. It These outcries at games and practices are the fields because they are victim to the same lies vacant for the rest of the week except for one or two days of selective practicing (pencommon throughout the soccer world, and problems the Maine South teams face. they add a certain excitement to the game. Since last year when thefieldswere being alty kicks, comers, home football plays). However, at South, shding and diving are the reseeded, I have not seen any maintenance Why not make the cost of thefieldworthtwo things which are 'o be avoided. while by playing more games on the stadium except for lawn mowing on these fields. They are to be avoided not because of a However, in the early season, the sprin- field, such as the JV soccer home games? lack of skill, but because of a lack of suicidal klers were running on the baseball outfield, This may seem like the plea of a JV player tendencies. The twofieldsnext to the stadium, which is not used for six months. The soccer who wants to play in the stadium and, it is, which are the varsity and sophomore practice fields are a higher priority seeing as the games partly. Mainly it is a hope that Mr. Rees will fields, and the sophomore and JV game fields and practices are held now. The girl's soccer examine and take better care of the soccer are absolutely awful. teams also play and practice on these fields. fields for the sake of the Maine South athletes Last year, onefieldwas partly on the gravel There is no way that this year's varsity and for the athletic glory of our Hawks. path behind the stadium. This year, the fields team can line up to the last two years if the are off the beaten path, if you will, but are in much worse shape, regardless of the reseeding of thefieldslast year. Thefieldsare known by Tim Krahl as the "The Stoncpit" for obvious reasons. How many times do you see a broken If smoking were to be allowed, it would There is a profound lack of grass. The cigarette lying on the ground while you walk bring the most good to a majority of the reason the fields look green is due to enormous weeds that can slice up a person's down the hall, orfindcigarette butts littering people. I, as a non-smoker would not have to body quite easily. There are also huge patches the bathrromfloor?These occurences do not worry about reeking of smoke every time I left of dirt littered with numerous rocks and pieces strike us as peculiar since we see them every- the bathroom, smokers would not have to day. Yet smoking is supposedly against worry about the short-term repercutions of of glass. actions, and teachers and deans would Even the freshman/JV field by the tennis school pohcy along with all other forms of to- their not have to waste their time attempting to bacco. courts is not much better. The weeds there are enforce a rule that has been out of control for Certainly smoking is one of the foremost just as blood thirsty, the area in front of the a long time. goals is rough, bumpy handpacked dirt (not reasons people visit the Dean's office, but how many times do people actually get away So, next time you leave the bathroom, suitable for making diving saves, regardless of the padding worn). Part of thefieldis on the with it? Why not designate an area for smok- coughing from all the smoke, go complain to ing? Would that not be the most logical solu- your counselors and ma, be, those who do not Softball diamond. These fields are awful for practice. The tion? At best, our present smoking policy smoke will stop being punished for the acconstant running and turning at the bumpy, merely funnels some of the smoking to after- tions of those who do. unevenfieldscan cause or aggravate knee and school. ankle problems. There are many players who need to tape Jieir ankles due to the bad turf. Just ask the trainer. byNateHultman The one who sould NOT go, Marvin K. Gaining control over a moving ball is hard Oh, the things you can think! Mooney; when it takes all sorts of nasty bounces. Slide The places you'll see! Ham and two eggs of the green-colored kind tackling, a major aspect of soccer, is even Waiting in line with Finnicus Fink, That can only be found in wondering mindsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; more dangerous on these fields. The rocks, Resting under the Lorax's tree. Even the Grinch who stole Christmas did glass, weeds, and dirt cut up the players' legs, Adventuring on with the mop-flop cartoons finally find which can become infected. For goalies, these hard packed, glass lit- Mop-flopping their flop-mopped and pink- That even curmudgeons can come to be kind, topped baboons; That outside appearances don't indicate teredfieldsare a nightmare. Bruising happens worth, regardless, but are considerably worse on Jugghng fishes andfishingwith Fritz-food, these fields, regardless of any precautions Fritz doing dishes and throwing fish fish- That we have a duty to take care of earth. such as padded shorts. An incorrectly made A message quite like this did warm Dr. Seuss food, dive could break ribs and the chance of this A tower of whatsits all furry and pert. To his many and vivid books introduce; happening is even higher with proper form. Hands with nofingers,always alert. And though he's no longer here to produce. Games are also affected. Varsity plays in And who could forget that top-hatted cat, We still have the writings of kind Dr. Seuss, the stadium which is their right and advan- A Cat for all Seasons, the Cat in the Hat; The colorful, simple, pleasingly fun, the tage. Unfortunately the other three levels metered and flowing must play on thesefields.The same disadvan- The home-seeking clan of birds who made use Of the antlers of some poor old down-and-out Truthfully done, appealing to all, free for the tages hold true for games as practice. Rolling use. moosse; balls have a habit of changing direction or Eternal and timeless writings of Seuss. bouncing up. Goals can be scored on such Or even that adamant, resolute loony.

South should allow smoking

Remembering the Good Doctor


lOcTOBERll, 1991

New teachers at Maine South add Ruth Jacobsen by Carolyn Chandler Most students think that librarians don't have exciting lives. After seeing them behind the library desk everyday they seem to belong there. However, Ruth Jacobsen, our new librarian, has a very interesting life. When growing up, Mrs. Jacobsen moved all over the country, living in Connecticut, Maryland, and several other states along the East Coast. She and her husband recently moved from Iceland, where she had lived for seven years. She now lives in Glen Ellyn. Ruth Jacobsen has many interests outside of school, such as chess, painting, animal care, and her family. She went to the University of Pennsylvania after receiving her diploma. She then taught at the Philadelphia Magnet School for Arts, and later, in Iceland, taught English as a second language. Before she came to Maine South, she worked as a librarian at Niles West. Mrs. Jacobsen coached a soccer travelling team, ages 14 and under. Now, she says that she's interested in starting a chess club at Maine South, which has not been formally announced yet. Mrs. Jacobsen loves the honest, friendly students and staff at Maine South. She says, "My goal is to help the students discover that they can always find a way to succeed."

Carole Gransinger by Sean Denham Mrs. Carole Gransinger is Maine South's newest Special Education teacher. She has been teaching in the airea for three years. Last year she taught at the Parkside Youth Center. Mrs. Gransinger hails from Northern Indiana. She received her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Indiana. She went on to earn a Masters Degree at the National College of Education. Her student teaching experiences were out of Marion, Indiana. One of Mrs. Gransinger's favorite things to do is to go camping in Michigan. She sould like to become involved in some of the numerous clubs at South, but there are so many that she hasn't had the time to look at all of them and decide. "What I like most about Maine South is the character of the students. They are very polite and friendly." The only thing she dislikes about South is that there were too many days off at the beginning of the year. This hampers Mrs. Gransinger's goal in teaching, which is to have the students succeed.

Steven Karlblom by Jenny Kostolansky Originally from Lake Forest, IlUnois, Mr. Steven Karlblom is a new addition to the English Department. He is an Augustana graduate brought to us straight from student teaching at Moline High School. Mr. Karlblom says that the thing he likes most about Maine South is the genuine interest in learning he sees in his students. He also states about the faculty at South: "Everyone has been very warm and helpful in helping me get acclimated to Maine South." Mr. Karlblom will be coaching freshman B basketball and freshman baseball in their respective seasons, and also hopes to get involved in other athletic programs, and Snowball. During his free time Mr. Karlblom enjoys reading and listening to modem rock such as R.E.M. and U2.

Michael McDonough by Carolyn Chandler Walking past the orchestra room in the morning, one may see a new teacher in PA109. Actually, this teacher is Mr. Michael McDonough, and he's not new at all. He was a graduate of Maine South, in the class of '76. After graduating firom Maine South, Mr. McDonough went to Northwestern for his Bachelor's and Graduate degree. He did three months of student teaching at New Trier, and then opened a private studio for students aged three to seventy-three. After ten years of this, he landed the job of teaching orchestra at the high school he had attended himself. Besides orchestra, Mr. McDonough also teaches music theory and a class for beginners in winds and strings. "If anyone wants to start an instrument, it is never too late. Especially in high school," he says.

Paul Gabel by Michelle Kuchejda Many of us have noticed a new face in the science department this year. It is the face of none other than the new physics teacher, Mr. Paul Gabel. Mr. Gabel originally grew up in Nebraska and, he says with a grin, "I'm dam proud of it." He attended high school in Nebraska but went to Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois. ^^ Before he joined the faculty of Maine ^ B South, Mr. Gabel taught for two years in Evanston, Illinois and one year in a private school in Colorado, which he enjoyed. While he was teaching at the private school, he found time to advise the sophomores and coach volleyball, basketball, and track. Mr. Gabel hopes to become involved in coaching the boys' freshman basketball team here at Maine South, and also hopes to sponsor the Jets Club, which is a group of students who compete with other schools by taking tests on a variety of subjects. Besides teaching, Mr. Gabel has a variety of other interests such as reading, listening to music, going to the theater, and hiking. He also enjoysall sports. Mr. Gabel has an interest in the lives and education of his students both inside and outside his classroom. "I believe education is more than just what happens inside a classroom," he stated. From the more creative side of Mr. Gabel, he stated that if he were a tree, he would with a Cottonwood because they are sturdy and grow in dry, sandy areas. He also admires the comforting and mysterious rustic of their leaves. Smiling again, Mr. Gabel said, "It's a mellow tree." ^ So far, Mr. Gabel has expressed that he ^ enjoys teaching at Maine South, and enjoys working with both the students and the faculty.



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a fresh outlook in the classroom Beth Burns New teachers at Maine South include, from left to right, Ruth Jacobsen, Steven Karlblom, Paul Gabel, Michael McDonough, and Kelly Lownsberry.

Craig Fallico

Karen Duckworth

by Jenny Kostolansky The new wrestling coach and hilariously funny Spanish teacher who is roaming the halls this year is none other than Mr. Craig Fallico, a native of Park Ridge who attended Loyola Academy and Marquette University. This is Mr. Fallico's seventh year of teaching; he arrived at Maine South after several years of teaching at Marist High School and Gordon Tech. He states that there is no comparison between Marist, Gordon, and South; he praises the the activities and facilities available to Maine South students and staff. He is concerned with the sheltered life Maine South students have, but believes this provides a safe environment which and produces more well tumed-out students. . "Maine South's toughest kids are another school's dream kids," he says. Mr. Fallico enjoys activities such as reading, writing, working out, and travelling in his spare lime. He has been all over the world: throughout Italy, France, Africa, Central America, and Mexico, where he studied abroad during his junior year of college. When asked about his philosophy of teaching, it was a more generalized one: to teach others to love life and learning, as he does himself. Mr. Fallico believes that if a student enjoys learning, he or she can learn anything. If he could change one thing, Mr. Fallico wishes that there were more hours in a day to enjoy life, to play with his kids Amanda, Nick, and Kimberly, and to be able to "love life more."

byLizWilk Miss Karen Duckworth, a new addition to the Maine South faculty, teaches Spanish One and Spanish Two. Miss Duckworth grew up in Western Springs, Illinois, and later attended the University of Illinois Champaign where she double majored in Spanish and French. In Champaign, Miss Duckworth student-taught three classes each of Spanish One and French One to eighth graders at Jefferson Middle School. While she enjoys travelling to foreign counuies as well as around the United States and watching sports. Miss Duckworth's busy schedule doesn't permit much of this. Miss Duckworth is currently involved in Spanish Club and is considering working with French Club, National Honors Society, Student Council, and perhaps some smaller organizations. "There are a lot of good things I can say about it!" was Miss Duckworth's immediate response when asked how she liked South. The great students and very helpful staff don' t hurt either, although there is quite a bit of paperwork. Miss Duckworth's overall goal in teaching is to have the students not only take a foreign language just for college credit, but also to want to keep with it for all four years and to really learn the language and culture.

by Dan Berko This Kalamazoo, Michigan native is a welcome addition to the Physical Education department. Miss Bums teaches not only P.E., but also Health. Miss Bums attended Michigan State and student taught in Leslie, Michigan. There, she was a building substitute. She keeps dogs as pets, and used to raise Labradors and Golden Retrievers. She hopes to start raising them again, as soon as she is settled in her new home. She has also played Softball for twenty years, and will be the new freshman softball coach. She finds the best aspect of Maine South to be the enthusiasm and environment here for learning. "The faculty as well as students work together well. They have their priorities in line." Miss Bums feels that education should be fun and that the majority of learning is up to the student and the teacher is there to guide them. Miss Bums doesn' t have any idols because she doesn't believe in heroes. But she feels that many regular people, such as housewives, are deserving of respect. Miss Burns recommends that you "Enjoy what you have and have fun."

Kelly Lownsberry

by Dan Berko Another new face in the science department is Mrs. Kelly Lownsberry. She teaches Accelerated Biology and General Science. Mrs. Lownsberry has lived in Chicago all her life. Originally starling out as a nurse, she decided that nursing wasn't for her. Because she liked to help and be with kids, she entered the teaching profession. She attended West Park College, before student teaching here at Maine South last year. She also taught summer school at St. Gregory's . She feels that it is a teacher's responsibility to be helpful and to offer as much as possible to the students. She feels that South has "tons of opportunities. The kids here are really lucky." This observation also fits in with her philosphy of hfe: "Do all you can. Live to the fullest. Get Mrs. Lownsberry says that she / consider the human soul without education like marble in the quarry, involved." would like to get involved in the clubs and which shows none of its inherent beauties till the skill of the polisher organizations here, but as yet doesn't know fetches out the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every which ones. Mrs. Lownsberry is also the Varsity Girls' ornamental cloud, spot, and vein that runs through the body of it. Volleyball assistant coach as well as the assisâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Joseph Addison tant Varsity Track coach.



Int'l media festival to be held at MS by Nick Cicinelli Maine South is this year's headquarters for the International Student Media Festival(ISMF). ISMF is a video contest, run by Encyclopaedia Britannica. in which schools from all over the country send videos made by their students to Maine South. Students ranging from kindergarten to college are welcome to send videos to Maine South, where they are organized and then sent out to judges. The videos are broken in up into five age groups: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and college students. They are further broken down into the categories of: news, documentaries, music videos, comedy, public service announcements, drama, and instructional videos. They are then graded on content and organization, technical quality, and general effectiveness. The judges watch and rate the videos and give out awards from 1st to 3rd place. If a video wins an award, the winner(s) receives either a trophy or a certificate from Encvclopaedia Britannica. and the first place videos are shown at a convention in Washington D.C. next February. This is the second straight year that the Maine South broadcasting department, with help from the Speech and Drama Boosters, is the headquarters for the contest. Last year, Mr. Mark Bielak, head of the broadcasting department here, received 180 tapes from 26

Market days set On Thusday, September 19, Maine South held its first Market Day. Market Day is a fund-raising co-op that is common and already estblished at many church parishes and other organizations. The funds that Maine South collects will go to help to defray the cost of S outhfest' 92, this year's version of the annual fest in which students are provided with interesting cultural and learning experiences. Each month an order sheet is sent out to parents and Maine South staff members. Community members may also pick up orders in the Bookstore. On sale days orders may be picked up between 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Student Cafeteria. Market Day is co-ordinated by Maine South parents Lois Weihs, Liz Lawson, and Sandi Potter, along with Judy Lange, CoChairman of Southfest Committee and Head Librarian. Sale Dates are: Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, Jan. 30, Feb. 27, Apr. 2, Apr. 30, and May, 28.

states to be organized and judged. "It is good for Maine South students because they get to see programs from kids around the country," said Mark Bielak. "It is

also good for schools around the country, because if the school wins an award, it encourages the town of that school to pay more attention to them."

Maine South student officers announced Class and council officers for the "91 -92 school year were announced recently. They are: Student Council— Sue Swanson, President; Jim Lin, Vice-President; Anna Uliassi, Secretary; Joe Steinfels, Treasurer. Senior Class— Nancy Green, President; Sophia Stokes, Vice-President; Michelle Panzeca, Secretary; Becky Moore, Treasurer.

.lunior Class—KeitJi Verisario, President; Ron Miizukclli, Vice-President; Liz Kuehn, Secretiiry; MichcUt" Marrcse, Treasurer. Sophomore— Felicia DiValerio. President; Larissa Dudycz, Vice President; Nicole Berg, Sccrciiiry; Erica Swanson, Treasurer. Freshman Class— Adam Su)nc/,ak, President; Kristina Ho, Vice-President.

PR truancy bill proposed by Carey Devience A new bill is being proposed in the Park Ridge City Council. It s objective is to discourage truancy(skipping school), provide for more effective enforcement of compulsory school attendance laws, and to deter criminal activity by minors. Truant students, under the age of 18 and enrolled in school, who are found wandering around in public places during school hours will be brought back to school, where further action will be taken for repeat offenders. The village of Arlington Heights was the first community to use a law of this type, in an attempt to keep their students in school. Under the proposed law, first time offenders will be be picked up and brought back to school, where the dean will handle the problem. Chronic truants, those students who have been absent 10% of the past 180 school days, will be taken to court and the police will press charges against the parents. The bill does not apply to students who are staying at home, only those that are found out in public. The law will be in affect during school hours and will affect all students unless he or she is: traveling to or from school in the most direct route, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, engaged in a school related activity with written approval of school authorities, or engaged in personal business. Mr. Andrew Bitta, Dean of Maine South stated his support of the bill, "I'm in favor or it because there are some kids that fall through the cracks. Sometimes you need the school, the parents, and the village authority to sometimes force the isuue of school attendance. "

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Mistakes plague talent of FB team This year's varsity football team is struggling to meet the standards of previous years. Predicted to be a ranked team by the Chicago Tribune, the Hawks opened the season with four straight losses. "We are just not playing well.... Lots of mistakes," said head coach Phil Hopkins. Hopkins went on to say, "There is no dominance in the offensive line. The receivers are having route problems. The backs are consistantly making mistakes. The offense is completely out of sync." As for the defense, "The offense is desperately hurting our defense with turnovers. Besides that, the defense has played well enough to win our first four games with the exception of Deerfield." Injuries are another factor contributing to the Hawk upsets. Players reserved on the injured list include Sean ColUns, a key starting player, Brian Walsh, Clint Faldeita, Jeff Mleko, Matt Rubino, and Jeff Detering.

Runners continue winning streak Maine South Boy's Crosscountry has 'always been strong but has never traditionally been a conference threat. This year Mr. Drennen is looking to break that tradition. He has assembled possibly the best Cross Country team in the last fifteen years and they have the times to prove it. After a well fought fourth place at the Homewood Flossmoor Invite, the team faced their first conference challenge, Evanston. The team bonded together and was able to tame the wildcats, puUing out a slim 27-30 victory. Junior Andy Gallios easily came out ahead of the pack with a time of 16:10. Personal bests were achieved by the other varsity members including Chris Brandenburg, Pat Maloney, and Mike Palac. Maine South's next challenge was against a very skilled group of runners from New Trier, last year's conference runners-up. Maine South stormed to an unexpected easy victory, 22-33. Gallios once again cruised to a win, bettering his former race by over 20 seconds. Chris Brandenburg beat his previous time by 40 seconds en route to a third place finish while Pal Maloney and Mike Raida finished filth and sixth to help cushion the lead. The Varsity team continued its dominance by pulling off two more victories, bringing their record to 6-0. When asked about how the future looks Andy Gallios is quoted in saying "This is the best team we've had in over ten years...we're going all the way down state."

Regardless of the four game losing streak, the Hawks remain optimistic about this weekend's Homecoming game against our crosstown rival, Maine East. According to Coach Hopkins, Maine East, which would otherwise be our easiest opponent, "looms as our most important game of the year." Overall, the morale of the football team remains high. Mike Ogorek, starting offensive

lineman said, "Our talent level is extremely high, but our mental mistakes are destroying us." Following the game against Maine East this weekend, there still remain three more opportunities for the Hawks to prove themselves. Next weekend, the Hawks take on the Titans of Glenbrook South.

Ichen, Amos pace golfers to wins The Maine South golf team has improved its play since the beginning of the season, bringing its record up near the .500 mark. In one meet, the Hawks encountered both Maine East and Maine South in a triangular meet held at the Park Ridge Country Club. The Hawks scored a 169 to defeat both Maine West (182), and Maine East (184). The Hawk's top score was a 39 turned in by Jeremy Ichen. The Hawks next victory came following a loss to Schaumburg. The Hawks defeated Maine East (224-225) at East's home course, the Glenview Naval Air Station. Jeremy

Ichen as well as Jordan Amos paved the way to the Hawk victory. Following its victory against Maine East, the Hawks had another victory against Niles North at Sportsmen, 177-202. The Hawks were led by outstanding performances by Marc Mazzuca and Jared Jacobsen. The Varsity squad next participated in the Conant Tournament at the Poplar Creek C.C. Out the 30 teams, the Hawks finished in the middle of the pack placing in 18th. The Hawks best scores were again shot by Ichen and Arnos.

Soccer shows good form The Hawks have continued their high winning percentage following theirfirstplace triumph in the Harrington Tournament, winning three games and tying two to only one defeat, while opening up an impressive 9-2-3 record. In the New Trier Tournament, the Hawks captured the championship for the second consecutive season by defeating the host New Trier 1-0. In their opening game, the Hawks tied Buffalo Grove 1-1 with a late goal in the fourth quarter by Tim Krahl on a rebound in front of Buffalo Grove's net. Maine South again came from behind in the next game, this time against Cedarburg of Wisconsin. Trailing 2-0, seven fresh players were inserted into the game and quickly cut the deficit in half when Bryan Bowen drilled a goal past the Cedarburg goalie. The Hawks evened the game on a goal by Keith Versario with only one second remaining, ensuring the Hawks their second tie in as many games and a spot in the championship game. The title game against New Trier was as expected, very difficult, with each side excuting a number of saves as well as outstanding defense, but the Hawks went ahead for good on a goal by George Koisionis off the pass of Matt Kedzie in the second quarter. Following the tournament, the Hawks

again turned their attention to their regular season schedule, winning three of their next four. The Hawks three victories came against Maine West 5-1, Highland Park 2-0, and Maine East 4-0. Hawk goalie Kevin Anderson had two consecutive shutouts, while Jay Wieiecha had an outstanding performance in the Highland Park game, scoring one goal and assisting another.

Ken Hodgson, exchange student from New Zealand, in action for the Hawks.








Discovery Tourney opens today. The girls' volleyball team started its season with a tournament where they didn't play up to their real ability. But the Hawks' were ready and full of power for their first match against Deerfield. The squad knew Deerfield was going to be tough but, the Hawks were ready to play tough volleyball. That is exactly what they did. Caroline Hodur was a spiking maniac. Stacy Ladra helped her team out with her wicked serves. Sarah Wanat as always set the ball well. The next team the Hawks faced was Evanston. Usually Evanston is a team full of sur-

prises but, this year the Hawks were the ones with all the surprises. Beth Schroeder did an outstanding job blocking the opponent's spikes and serves. Chris Sliwa was getting the job done in her serve-receive position. The Hawks' walked away from Evanston with a victory. The Highland Park Quad was next up for the Hawks . In this tournament Maine South lost to Warren, Highland Park, and defeated Lake Forest. During the tournament the Hawks were helped out by juniors Stacy Ladra, Katherine Nelson, Becky Sasso,

Kirsten Hibbler, Jenni Koerber, and Ann Sheridan. Along with the powerful seniors who always get the job done. At the end of the day the Hawks ended up in third place. New Trier was the Hawks next opponent. As always New Trier was challenging. The. Hawks were defeated in two games. Maine East, number one in Conference, defeated us in two games. The Hawks helped the Demons by inconsistent serving and serve-recieve. Today the Hawks play in the Discovery Tournament. They will be up against hard hitting and good bumping.

Hawk Relays held tomorrow The girl's swim season is well underway with high hopes for a promising future. The season, so far, has been going well with varsity's 2-2 record, and junior varsity's record at 3-1. At the Trojan Invitational this past weekend, the Hawks came in third place. Aiding Maine South in its success were: freshman Melissa Hill, who placed first in the 100 yd. freestyle (56.41) and second in the 50 yd. freestyle (25.75); juniors Kris Cassin who placed fourth in the 200 yd. freestyle (2:14.23), Jenny Kostolansky who placed sixth in the 100 yd. breastroke (1:19.83), Kate Reynolds who placed sixth in thelOO yd. freestyle (1:01.36); and seniors Nancy Green who placed sixth in the 100 yd. butterfly (1:09.12) and Sue Swanson who placed sixth in the 500 yd.freestyle(6:07.77).




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Other important contributions were made by the 200 yd. freestyle relay composed of Reynolds, Cassin, Green, and Hill who took first place with a time of 1:49.65. The 2(X) yd. medley relay of Carolyn Bilson, Jenny Kostolansky, Nancy Green, and Melissa Hill placed fourth with a time of 2:06.14 and the 400 yd. freestyle relay composed of Kris Cassin, Erika Bondarowicz, Sue Swanson, and Kale Reynolds took third with a time of 4:10.37. At the Hawk Relays, this Saturday at noon, Maine South hopes to earn a first or second place, with major contributions again made by Melissa Hill and the 200 freestyle relay, both of which. Coach Deger beheves, may qualify for the state swim meet Presently, the swimmers' times are quickly dropping and they are looking forward to a successful season.



home contest

Sport Fri. 10/11 Sat. 10/12 I \fon. 10/14 'irue. 10/15 Wed. 10/16 Addison Trail Boys' Cross F/SA'-9:00 Country Girls' Cross Wheeling Inv Country V-9:30 Maine East Football F/SA^.9:30 IHSA Golf Regional Oak Park Niles North Niles Nonh Soccer S/V-10:00? SA'-4:30 F-4:30 Hawk Relays GBS Evanston Swimming JVA^-5:00 JV/V-10:00 JV/V-5:30 Div. Champ. Div. Champ. Tennis JVA^ JVA' Disovery Tou. Disovery Tou. Maine East Volleyball V-9:00 V-5:00 F/J\W-5;00

Sports Shorts

Bovs' Caoss COUNTRY MS vs. New Trier V»r. 33-22 Soph, 34-21 Frosh. 41-17 GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY

MS vs. New Trier Vw. 14-40 F/S 15-50 EsiaOAU. MS vs. Deerfield Frosh B 6-20 MSvs.HighlaruiPark V.r. 6-14 Soph. 42-14 Frosh A 7-14 Frosh B 0-12 MS vs. Maint Wesl Var. 25-7 Soph, (won) Frosh A 7-6 Frosh B 0-7 Goip MS vs. Schaumburg Var. 162-178 F/S 178-187 MS vs. Maine East Var. 225-224 F/S Tfll-IM MS vs. GUnbrook North Var. 158-177 F/S 165-184 MS vs. Niles North Var. 202-177 F/S 210-184 MS vs. GUnbrook South Var. 160-174 F/S 174-179 MS vs. Maine West Var. 175-174 F/S 200-179 Conference Meet Var. 3rd. Place F/S 3rd. Place BOYS' SOCCER

MS vs. Highland Park Var. 2-0 Soph. 4-0 Frosh. 3-2 New Trier Town. Isl Place MS vs. Marist Var. 4-1

MS vs. Bujfalo Grove Var. 1-1 MS vs. Cedarburg Vat. 2-2 MS vs. New Trier Var. 1-0 MS vs. Maim East Var. 4-0 JV 1-1 Soph. 7-0 Frosh. 3-0 MS vs. Libertyville Var. 0-4 JV 1-4 Frosh. 2-2 MS vs. Niles West Var. 5-0 rV 0-1 Soph. 3-0 Frosh. 4-0 QlBU' SwLMMUlSi MS vs. Maine Wesl Var. 116-53 rV 122-48 (JrHLs' TKNNIS MS vs. Evanston Var. 1-6 JV 1-6 MS vs. New Trier Var. 1-6 JV 0-7 MS vs. Addison Trail Var. 3-2 MS vs. Schaumburg Var. 4-1 MS vs. Lake Park Var. 5-0 MS vs. Waukegan Var. 5-2 fiiiirs' Ynii.fiY"*"MS vs. Maine Eas Var. 4-15,11-15 ,IV 13-15,15-11,7-15 Fr. A 6-15,15-4,15-9 Fr.B 15-7,13-15,15-8 MS vs. Waukegan Fr. A 15-1,7-15,16-14 Fr.B 15-12,15-8 MS vs. GUnbrook Soulh JV 1-15,6-15 Fr.A 11-15,15-12,15-9 Fr.B 4-15,2-15 MS vs. Evanston Var 15-6.15-8 JV 15-10,11-15,9-15


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