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Maine South U.S. Park Ricl<;e. II.
Welcome back to South!
ors by Dan Berko Yet another year begins amid cries of "Let's go to the beach" and "Nice sunburn". Just keep in mind, summer isn't over yet. Labor Day weekend isn't that far away, the beaches are still open, and we do have weekends off. But right now, we are in school. I suppose I could tell you to get involved in school activities, but that's all you're hearing about right now anyway. Involvement is important. Colleges love it, but more importantly, many extracurriculars are fun. Get involved in community service somehow, and not by being arrested. This will benefit you in several ways. To be allowed to join the National Honor Society, you need to fulfill a service requirement. There are also quite a few scholarships available to those who have done community service. Plus it is just a nice way to help the people of the community. Remember that through Southwards, you have a voice in the school, and we need your input. We welcome Letters to the Editor, comments and suggestions, story ideas, and stories. If you have any of these things, or would like to write or type for us, or would like to pick up an issue of Southwards, stop by V130, or talk to an editor in the hall. Enough of the "get involved" chatter. I can now move on to coping with school. It really isn't all that bad. First of all,leam to balance and manage your time. Sure schoolwork is important, but studying seven days a week can drive you crazy. Hang out on weekends. Go to the beach, take in a movie, play some basketball. By the same token, relaxation and fun are important, but don't let them become your main focus, because you will get burned somewhere along the line. Start that English paper a week early. It's better to spend half an hour a day for a week writing and thinking and finishing it early. If you spend twenty-three hours on Sunday writing your essay, you will spend Monday wandering around the halls of Maine South, muttering about Boo Radley and Samneric and your prosthetic sole (or your pathetic soul). Secondly, and most importantly, have fun. In a few weeks you won't mind school too much. Except if you are a senior. Even if you really wanted to go to Loyola, you can still make Maine South work for you. Talk to new people and ask questions. Try to take the classes you want. You can really make your high school years fun and deeply rewarding. If nothing else, you need a place to recover from that nasty sunburn.
Good luck this year by Sean Denham What has come to be seen as the starting line of nine month race has begun. Those precious three months that all students strive towards, during which they watch television and do nothing, has run its course. The staff of Southwords would like to welcome you back from your summer furlough. As you adjust yourself to the shock of reentering Maine South's atmosphere you must remember what you're here for, an education. But the word "education" does not just mean showing up to classes every day and gong to sleep, granted that is a large part. A major part of your education is participating in the school's extracurricular activities. Without a happy marriage of the two we would not have a glass display case dedicated to the Excellence in Education Award. As you are just staring the last thing you want to hear about is any pressure put upon you by the school. Every student starts out the school year with high hopes of both dedicating much more time to study/homework, and becoming an active inspiration is wonderful in theory. "Mom, Dad, look out, because this year nothing's going to stop me. A's across the board. I can't wait." Your parents smile, but inside they really feel pity for you. They know what you are saying because they went through the same thing. Your parents also know how long the dream will last. When you ace your first test you get thatl-told-you-so attitude. As is inevitably the case, you will do worse on your second test, then throw a fit, citing the numbers of hours you studied. If you are not careful, this degenerative process continues. You may notice that as the year goes on, Phil
Donahue gets more and more interesting. This can be combated, though. Getting involved in school activities right from the start you will make you get home later, probably right when the news in on. The Five O' Clock news would drive anybody to homework. So the more extracurriculars you join the better your grades will be because you won't spend your time worrying about whether or not Richard Kimbal will find the one armed man. As for the Freshmen, you need special advice. This school is impersonal in some ways, especially the hallways. Anybody carrying a huge load of books, or any books for that matter, is an open target for scoring. It is easier to carry a backpack around. Don't worry about looking too much like a freshman, there's nothing you can do about that except wait a year. Don't buy anything from other students; it is easier and cheaper to buy things from the school. The one thing you don't want to buy from anybody, student or faculty, is an elevator pass. The elevators are easy enought to get in and out of without special clearance. Don' t be afraid to be yourself. Trying to be like someone else is too hard to do and it won'y improve your reputation. So good luck. Last of all the administration must be welcomed back, although most of them never really left. The administration is a necessity in this school. If they weren't here none of the forms would get filled out. Of course, none of the forms would exist. Welcome back. Good luck in the coming school year. You can be one of Maine South' s finest. No, not the security guards, but student whose GPA the school can brag about. Have fun.
The times are changing fast by Ann Ethridge To newcomers and oldcomers alike, Maine South outstreches her arms for the dawning of a new year. Not unlike changing seasons or fads, Maine South, too, has gone through a bit of a metamorphosis. Troublesome issues preside this new year, such as the revised dress code, which bans clothing publicly believed to be gang-related. Another issue, incessantly debated over in Student Council, is that of smoking rights within the school. These two cases, like to many other issues in Maine South, cannot solve themselves. Disillusionment calls for a fresh body and soul. The student must go through a metamorphosis as well. As students, you must have heard countless advice from elders, all ammounting to "Get involved", or "Be sure to keep your
social and academic lives beneficial....only event, she took the can from his hands, and separate". This type of counseling merely convinced him not to drink any further. She skims the surface of what you'll be introduced was well aware of the consequences of drivto during your career here at South. My advice ing while drunk, and reached out to save this to you is not "Friend, ^ ^ - ^ ^ — ^ ^ ^ ^ = fellow's life. She get involved" or "Be „ Stand up for what you believe stood firmly for what sure to keep your . , , , , she thought was right. grades up", but it is a m and don t let anyone tell you No matter how little more personal, diffprentlv .continue to be your extraordinary or unoriginal your ideas, Stand up for what you they're yours. Acabelieve in, and don't OWn person. let anyone tell you dif-: demics, freedom, and ferently. No matter your conceptual fears or love is for everyone to share; take your portion hesitiations of carrying out your beliefs - and do with it whatever you like. But make continue to be your own person. A friend of you actions consistent with your beliefs, bemine would illustrate a minor, yet firm aspect liefs you can be proud of. You're not only of this idea. At a parly serving alcohol, she helping yourself, but something greater, for discovered one of her buddies "pounding" the individual acts of each student form the several beers. Knowing that he drove to the whole of Maine South.
Another look at Freshman Orientation by John Frederiksen All right, I know you have heard the word, "Welcome," a million times already and you will probably hear it a mill ion times before the day is out. By the time you read this, everyone from your teachers and the principal to the student sitting next to you in homeroom will have cordially welcomed you to your first year of school. After you are welcomed, however, prepare to get down to important business: Freshman Orientation. As you sit in the auditorium, wondering what is going on, here are a few remarks you might hear from various administrators. First and foremost comes the task of familiarizing you with the school layout. "Foreign language, mathematics, and science are taught in the A-wing. For art, wood shop, history, and English, you walk down the corridor to your right, take a left at the stop sign, and go all the way up the stairs at the end of the hallway until you reach the middle of the X-wing, at which you promptly fly to the other side of the building where you will meet your teachers." "You will have exactly four minutes, fiftynine seconds for traversing between classes. If you are late to any of your classes, a Why I Was Late Slip must be obtained from the Ministry For Unpunctuals located between M le Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Agriculture on the fourth floor an returned to your teacher at 4AM sharp the next morning. "Always be sure to enter the correct class-
room listed on your schedule. Should you happen to walk into the wrong classroom, however, we will force you to run around the outdoor track fifty times and to write a 1000word essay on the importance of following directions." Next you will hear the ever-expanding list of required classes. "To graduate from high school, you must take four credits of English, two credits of science, two courses on the philosophy of the Scantron System, one course on the proper operation of a mobile carbon dioxide emitter, six half-credits of lectures on the rules and architecture of the new library, twelve credits of instruction on the 1200-page Writing Lab Manual, and three aspirin." They also explain to you the numerous rules concerning Maine South High School and its classes. "If you are sick or unable to come to school on a given day, your parents must come to the attendance office and fill out a Why This Student Is Absent form, listing all other absences from every school the student has ever attended, and an application to the Small Bugs That Everyone Else Stomps On Lovers Club. 'These forms must be returned to the attendance office within thirty seconds of your parents' arrival, except of course if the day has a T in it and the month has a O or a Y, in which case they should be returned to the astrology office in the A-Z wing after a waiting period
of not more than one hour and four minutes prior to the start of the supernova of the star Betelguese in the constellation Orion." Other rules include the following: •If you are spurting blood from your right arm; have just inhaled a noxious gas; are burned over forty percent of your body; or have a schedule conflict, proceed directly to your counselor. •Under penalty of a severe talking-to, you are prohibited from entering, discussing, or thinking about The Lounge. •You are not permitted to utilize the vending machines in the cafeteria during the day. For your own safety, the machines have been turned off to avoid any further giant roach contamination of the school. Finally, administrators cannot overempahsize enough how important it is for you to become involved with extracurricular activities. And 1 can guarantee you, if you care anything about your future, you should definitely follow their advice on this matter and get involved. A few years back, one freshman rejected this idea and was immediately devoured by a rabid Student Council member. By this time, however. Freshman Orientation has progressed long into the night and the next morning. When it finally ends, the members of the upper-classes have arrived. It just goes to show you that you shouldn't believe those administrators when they say that your first day of school will be trouble free.
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Choices abound for those Band by Martha Bohm Contrary to popular belief. Band is not just a group of kids sitting and playing obscure and boring music day after day. It is infinitely more than that. Band members play in the traditional Marching and Concert Bands, and have the options of playing in Pep Band, Jazz Band, Stage Band, and the spring musical's Pit Orchestra. The variety of music played in these groups is vast enough to suit any taste, from Mozart and Beethoven to Bernstein and Les Miserables. No matter what one's music preference is, it's all the more enjoyable when you make the music. This school should present many challenges and changes as the band says goodbye to 28-year-veteran director Gordon McClean, and welcomes new director Mike Pressler. Although a year of change, the making of music and memories will continue.
Choir by Ann Gartner Do you really love to sing? If so, then guess what—you should be in choir! Now, this may seem pretty obvious, but it is surprising to see the munber of prople who love singing but feel that they "aren't good enough" or who "don't like Latin music". Well, we have news for you—you are good enough. If you have the will to learn and the passion for singing, then why not try? You have many options: Mixed Chorus (for freshman or beginners), Girls' Glee (for sophomore women). Concert Choir (for juniors and seniors of all sexes), Vocal Jazz Ensemble (an audition group of approximately twenty of the best singers), and Men's Chorus (a men's group during the fall season). Between all of these groups, you can have the opportunity to sing classical, folk, barber shop, jazz, or pop music. There are also opportunities for outside-MS auditions for such choirs as the IMEA District and State Festivals. Through Tri-M, our school's music association, you can also perform at various recitals held throughout the year by doing solos, duets, or any other type of choir ensemble that you can think of. And with the dedication of our choir director, Mr. David Danckwart, we prove ourselves to be among the best. So get out there and try—we need you!
by Melanie Keller Hmmm...Here's Spanish Club, and the Art club, and Ski Club, and "ForWHATsics?", and Math Team, and V-Show, and...HANG ON! V-SHOW?! That's a mid-Decembermuch-later-deal, isn'tit? Wrong, my dears. VShow is NOW. Planning for the annual Maine South Variety Show begins during late June. It is necessary for preparations to start this early due to the grand scale of this consistently spectacular production. V-Show is probably the one event that unites students from all walks of life. The Variety Show is just what it says: a show conisisting of many and varied acts, anything from song solos, duets, and trios, plate-throwing, torch-juggling, and group dances to spray-painting, comedy shorts, guitar solos and anything else in between. What's so great about V-Show is that you can conceivably creat and star in your own act. And if your "stupid animal tricks" act doesn't make it, you can still be in Trunk, the group that does those side-splitting "blackout" skits between scenes, or in Footlighters, i the group that performs the slick opening dance number. Final incentive: at the end, you by Nicole Berg The Hawkettes have been a well-known can always "build a mountain" (guess you'll group for many years, and Maine South is have to be in it to get it). Although it is merely proud of their accomplishments. Winning August, the V-Show will be here before you first place at various competitions throughout can say R-E-S-P-E-C-T, and the V-Show the year, their hard work and dedication is needs YOU! Start thinking up acts now and very clear. With their patient yet demanding come to a General Information meeting on coach, Barbara Bobrich, the team has been September 14 after school. able to win the state championship for four years consecutively. The Hawkettes perform in many school events each year, including the V-Show, Homecoming Parade, Basketball and Football games. Outside of Maine South, the squad can be seen dancing for the DePaul Basketball Game and the K-8 Wrestlers. Just by Hyun Shin this past year, the Hawkettes were able to Science Olympiad is a little known science dance for the National Cheerleaders Associa- team of fourteem students plus four altertion (NCA), a new and interesting experience. nates, ranging from freshman to seniors, who The enthusiastic group takes on a lot of prepare, study, and construct apparati to pressure, but handles in impressively. Com- compete in their selected/assigned events. peting in categories known as Kick, Dance, The events range from labs in chemistry, Prop, Pom, and Drill Team Show, the grils physics, and biology to constructing an appahave brought home a number of trophies and ratus to transport an egg ten meters to a whimawards for their accomplishments. sical "Pentalon" in which five olympians go The Hawkettes' success would not be though an obstacle course while answering possible without the support of their loyal fans general science quistions. Anyone with an^ and dedicated parents, and Maine South en- interest in science should try out for the team. For more information, contact Mr. Marino or courages their excellence again this year. Miss Godwin, the team sponsors. by Deborah Chan For anyone who is interested in improving the environment, recycling, and preserving wildlife. Ecology Club is the right choice for you. It is a fun-filled, exciting club consisting of people who care for the environment. Each year we have candy sales to support donations for animals. Knowing that you can help these endangered species by putting a little of your time and money in gives you a great sense of satisfaction. In addition, by providing food for the needy and saving the rain forest, you can show your concern for the community. We also have other enjoyable activities like promoting recycling in the school and recognizing the famous Earth Day. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Ms. Godwin or come to our first meeting. See for yourself what you can accomplish by joining the Ecology Club!
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who wish to become active Pep Council byAlyssa Vasos Football season is here again, and soon Park Ridge will be decorated with toilet paper thanks to silents and cunning Pep Council members. It is our duty to run atound in the middle of the cold autumn night and throw rolls of TP into the air, often getting rolls stuck up in the trees (it always helps to have a tree climber in your group). Football AND soccer victims wake up to the sight of toilet paper hanging from their trees, bushes, and sometimes cars. Their jubilation is cut short, however, bu the realization that they have to clean it up—but hey, that's what younger siblings and parents are for. For all the messes we have made, we apologize, but that's our way of showing devotion and support to our varsity athletes. Pep Council also is involved in more civilized activities such as decorating lockers, selling Homecoming Carnations, and electing Spirit King and Queen. Pep Council is make up of thirty girls—mostly upperclassmen, since freshmen are unfortunately not allowed. If you want to join Pep Council nest year watch for applications next springl. In the meantime, support Maine South's athletes by attending their exhilarating games.
Snowball by Katy Michal Snowball is a group for anyone. You need not be musical or athletic to join; you need only be willing to listen. Snowball begins just as any club does, with a large group of people. These people are then separated into a number of smaller groups consisting of about six to twelve males and females of all different ages and one or two faculty members. Once a week, there is a morning session in which people meet to discuss anything they have on their minds. The topics include friends, fanily, and school; they can be problems you'd like help with or good things you'd like to share. What makes snowball so special is that because the groups are so small, everyone has a chance to participate. Even though you may have never seen those in your group before, after one or two sessions, you feel like kthey have been your friends for a lifetime— they are always willing to listen, help, and share. If you need someone to count on, you will find them in Snowball.
Spanish Club by Deborah Chan Include Spanish Club on your list of activities today! Join it and discover the culture of Spain. As a member, not only can you associate with many students who study the same language, but you can also enjoy breakfasts and parties. Each year, this largest organization in the school, along with other language clubs, provides an oppurtunity for talented students to perform in the Food Fest. This ever popular Food Fest also encourages students to bring in their own cultural or Spanish dishes to share. In order to keep communication open, we have meetings about once a month to discuss upcoming events. If you like donuts and bagels, then our Spanish Club would probably attract your attention. For a year end school gathering, the fiesta at a Mexican or Spanish restaurant is a tradition. Sponsered by Ms. DeGiorgio, Spanish club last year was a great success and we hope to share it with the new members. So, ask your language teacher for information and come to the first meeting for information to begin a worthwhile experience.
French Club by Sean Denham As a student of Maine South you have unlimited options for extracurricular activities. One of the most amusing clubs to be a member of is the French Club. Over the past two years, the French Club has gone from average to excellent. We still have periodical French Breakfasts in the cafeteria before school, but we have branched out. There is a French/Italian Club Christmas party, where there is much food and entertainment for all to enjoy. Also, there is a huge foreign language bash, where all the languages taught at South get together, bring in their ethnic food and music, and have a grand old time. French Club has a float in the Homecoming Parade and all members are invited to take part. The Club has an extensive library of French movies, music, and books that you may check out. And if you have the soul of a writer, you can join the staff of/'Ac^Ma/i/e, the French Club newsletter, which has received praise from many faculty members. French Club has something for everyone who is interested in French, so sign up!
Forensics by Brenda Saavedra For those of you who like to talk and talk and talk, Forensics is the activity for you. There are several different categories, ranging from Original Comedy to Dramatic Interpretation to Extemporaneous Speaking. Chances are, Maine South's competitive speech team, has an event in which you can develop and show off your forte, whether it be stand up comedy or commenting on current events. During the speech season, which runs from late fall until early spring, the team competes in tournaments every Saturday. On these days, members dedicated to the fine art of forensics will arise from their slumber at SAM, travel via the luxurious yellow school bus to various destinations, where they compete in a minimum of three judged rounds. If this sounds like fun to you, or even just mildly interesting, keep an ear out for the dates and times of auditions.
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Summer improvements at South Even though the hallways have been clear of students this summer (except for those in summer school), not everybody at Maine South gets the summer off. While the students have been on vacation, there have been many changes to the school, some quite obvious to everybody, while others have been behind the scenes. Much of the work done over the summer is the regular maintence, cleaning, and repairs that occur every summer, and throughout the year. This includes painting of rooms, cleaning of hallways, and changing the combinations of the lockers. However, since last year, there have been two major changes to Maine South. The first one began at the end of last year, as many students noticed, with the dusty removal of the LICA classrooms, in the southeast comer of the centers complex. This vacated space has been replaced by four new classrooms, and a new EngUsh department. Formally, the English department was split between the AWing and the V-Wing, but now it is back together under one roof. The four new class-
rooms will likely be used as English classrooms, which would be especially convenient because of their proximity to the Writing Lab. The second big change occured the the VWing. The machine shop and electronics room are no longer in existence. They have been replaced by the District 207 Alternative Resource Center (ARC). This program was previously located at West Elementary Schol in Des Plaines. This new edition, however, unlike the four new classrooms, will most likely not effect the vast majority of Maine South students. This is because the ARC is a self-contained area, and it's students will have no contact with regular Maine South students. Other specific, and smaller changes include the renovation of the science lab in room A302. Also on the third fioor, all the labs have received new faucets to replace the leaking ones. On the outside of the A-Wing, the windows have received a new coat of paint. Also outside, certain areas of the roof have received mending. The heating and air conditioning system of the school has undergone some serious repairs, including the repair of a
boiler. The school has also replaced a few ofi the entry doors around campus, including the' ones right in front of Southwards. Some of them have been in place since the opening of the building, and they no longer lock as well ,and their overall condition is deteriorating. The drama department has been the beneficiary of a couple of needed improvements. There is a new stage in the Auditorium, and the stage rigging has also been replaced. The former drafting classroom has been enlarged and converted into a drafting and electronics classroom, to accomodate for the electronics room displaced by the ARC. Finally, although most students will not notice this change, Maine South will begin co-generating its power in the next couple of months, under the Energy Conservation Program. Outside of the building there have been a few changes. The varsity baseball diamond now has a brand new warning track. Also, many of the old, outdoor, wooden structures like the concession stand in the stadium, havebeen replaced.
Important events coming soon As always, there are a few upcoming events in the near future. Today, after everybody else goes home after homeroom, the freshmen will go to abbreviatred versions of their new classes, to become acquainted with their teachers, classes, fellow students, and Maine South, without the influence of upperclassmen. At the end of today, there is a Freshmen Assembly in the Spectator Gym. At this time, the new students can talk with the representitives of the various clubs, organizations, and sports teams within the school, to see how they would like to get involved with Maine South. On Wednesday, September 2, at 7:30 P.M.
in the Cafeteria, the New/Transfer Parent Orientation will take place. This meeting is held every year to help both the parents and the incoming students to better acclimate themselves to Maine South. Another important, upcomming meeting is the Athlete/Parent Sports Assembly. Unfortunately, at the time of publication the exact date was not known, however, it will most likely be within the first couple of weeks of September. As it has been the case for the last few years, this meeting will be for all Maine South athletes, no matter what season they are participating in. Attendance is mandatory for anyone to participate in any school-sponsored sport. Finally, al-
Orchestra teacher returns Even as last year came to a close, the orchestra was already anxiously awaiting the return of Mrs. Gayle Kremers-Smith. Mrs. Kremers-Smith, the orchestra teacher and conductor of Maine South for the last few years, spent last year in Germany, because of her husband's job there. This year, however, she has returned to the United States and to Maine South. Last year, Mr. Michael McDonough was in charge of the conducting duties. With the return of Mrs. Kremers-Smith, there is expected to be a number of interesting
and entertaining activities to come forth from the orchestra room this year. The orchestra will be performing a number of concetrs, as usual, and member will probably have the opertunity to attend musical workshops. The orchestra is excited to have her back and hopes she will bring renewed vitality to the orchestra in the upcomming school year. We welcome her back, and are sure that everybody is looking forward to seeing her smiling face around the Fine Arts Wing in the comming months.
though it is still a number of weeks away, in case anyone wants to start making plans, Homecommingwill be on Saturday, October 3rd.
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A preview of boys' fall sports Cross Country Last year's Varsity Cross Country team took everyone by surprise when they ran their way to a third place in Regionals, allowing the team to ad vance to S ectionals for the first time since 1976. Surprising not because anyone doubted the team's talent, but rather, only three seniors were set to return. As a result, the pressure rested with the younger sophomores and juniors. Besides making it to the Sectional meet, the team also captured an undefeated 9-0 dual meet record along with a strong second place in conference. This year's team looks to at least match the accomplishments of last year's squad, but due to the fact that there are so many returning members from last year, the prospect for success is great. The team will this year be led by seniors Andy Gallios, Chris Brandenburg, Matt Staniec, and Pat Maloney. Also contributing I to the cause will be juniors Jamie Brammeier and Jason Wynne. In addition to these returning members, many additional juniors will this year make Maine South a favorite in both the regional and sectional meets.
Football Following a disappointing season in which the team did not live up to the high expectations placed upon it, this year's varsity team is hoping to rebound to a respective season and strong showing in the late season play-offs. Last year was supposed to be one of the team's best years, with many returning seniors and a strong junior class, but injuries plagued major players throughout the year. This year another strong set of juniors will help the team, members of last year's conference champion sophomore team. Leading the team this year will be quarterback John Giannnini, fullback Clint Faldetta, offensive lineman Mark Sroka, and returning co-captain of last year Jeff Kilburg. The team hopes to turn its 2-7 record of last around to at least 7-2 next year, but they know it will not be possible without an injury-free season and eliminating all of the mental mistakes which continually plagued last year's team.
Golf Hoping to improve on last year's sixth place regional showing and strong performance at the sectional meet, this year's golf team is looking forward to making it down to state. The confidence of the team is founded though, in that only one member of the six man regional/sectional team will not be returning. Returning players include Jeremy Ichen, Marc Mazzuca, Jared Jacobson, Pete Nelson, and Todd Ofenloch. Other players who might fill the remaining opening include Jon Stenholt, Tom Rosequist, or Bill Egger. Besides qualifying as an entire team, Jeremy Ichen, Marc Mazzuca, and Jared Jacobkson have realistic attempts at accomplishing 'an individual invitation to the state meet. While the Varsity team looks to be strong this year, so does the Frosh-Soph team. This year it will be led by Mark Simpson.
Junior Brian Bowen dribbles towards the opponent's goal. This year's varsity team hopes to improve on last year's IHSA Quarterfinal appearrance against St. Charles and outstanding record of 20-4-3.
Senior Andy Gallios leads his team to another victory. A ndy and his teammates ha ve made the state meet their goalfor the season. Team experience will be a major Contibutor towards accomplishing this goaL
Soccer Last year's Varsity soccer team was undoubtably one of the best teams in Maine South history. Following an opening game loss, the team rebounded to win its next twelve games, along with capturing two tournament trophies. In addition, the team stormed through the post-season all the way to the IHSA State Quarterfinals, where the season ended at the hands of St. Charles. The team ended the season with a record of 20-5-3, the best record acheived by a Maine South team ever. Although the team will this year be losing its four captains, all of which earned All-conference, and two of which recieved All-Area and Sectional Honors, the team again looks to have another record breaking season. The team does have thirteen returning varsity juniors and seniors, and the remaining openings in the roster will be filled by players from both the JV team and last year's conference winning Sophomore team. Again coaching the Varsity team this year is Steve Dezurko, who last year obtained his 100th victory in only seven seasons at Maine South. At the end of last year his overall record stood at 103-31-20.
An overview of the girls' fall season Swimming
The girls' swimming team is looking forward to a challenging and exicting season. The team placed third in conference and fourth in the Sectionals meet at the finish of the '91-'92 season. The girls' swimming team is determined and ready to continue their success into this '92-'93 fall season. Since the squad only lost three varsity seniors, and even though Melissa Hill will not be returning this year the team has a great majority of its varsity members returning this season. The returning varsity swimmers are: Seniors Carolyn Bilson, Kate Reynolds, Kris Cassin, Jennifer Myalls, Jennifer Kostolansky, Debbi Anselmini, and Erika Bondarowicz; Juniors Amy Carlson, Jacki Nichols, and Melissa Hack. Mr. Deger, the varsity swimming coach, is hoping for one or two relays and a couple of individual events to qualify for the state competition. Coach Deger commented,"We should be a better swimming team all-around. We have a good core of swimmers this season, much like previous years, and we only lost three seniors. The swimming team placed third in the Mustang Invitational last season, this season we are hoping to place even higher than tliat"
The girls' cross-country is looking great! Over the summer months the team on an individual basis has been running. They came together as a team a week or two before the beginning of the school year to get in shape for the '92-'93 season. The girls' cross-country team is progressing well by running five to seven miles each day for practice. With only two seniors gone the team has most of its members back and running. The returning players are: Seniors Katy Michal, Jean Prochaska, Liz Kuehn, Melissa Ponticeli, Jill Buckley, Margie Wasiak, and Kelli Reaney; Juniors Heather Brammeier, Andrea Armour, Sara Corder, Candice Abreu, and Joanne Wasiak; and Sophomores Brooke Swanson, Mary Gleason, Megan Hagunauer, Laura Swiatek, Roberta Anderson, and AnnaMarie Ponterilli. The teams* record for the '91-'92 Fall season consisted of four wins and five losses. In addition, they defeated long time rival New Trier. Mr. Gabauer, the coach of the girls' crosscountry team, has been working the team hard, so they can accomplish their goals. The Hawks hope the success of the previous season will overlap into the '92-'93 season.
Volleyball The girls' volleyball team for the '92-'93 season is beginning with a clean slate. The team has been practicing long and hard during the summer months and has already had two grueling weeks of double practice sessions each day. The Hawks have been working to improve their status in their conference. As a result of last year's embarassing record of two wins and eight losses, the team has also set a couple of goals for the season: to achieve a better record then previous years, to beat all time rival New Trier, and have fun while playing on the court. Even though the varsity team lost six starting players to graduation, this years' returning varsity members are looking just as good if not better. This years' returning varsity members are: Seniors Stacy Ladra, Katherine Nelson, Jennifer Venetucci, Rebecca Sasso, Kirsten Hibbler, Jennifer Koerber, and Ann Sheridan. The varsity squad has recruited a new coach, Mrs. Konow, to help improve their record. She has a superb record behind her: she was the head coach at Resurrection High School and has had teams go the the state competition. With the help of Coach Konow's postive attitude and dtermination this years' varsity squad will fulfill their dream of a winning season.
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Tennis The girls' tennis team is very optimistic about the up coming Fall season. The girls' tennis team is hoping for a more successful season this year. Considering the team only lost four varsity seniors, the Hawks have a good chance of fulfilling their dream. Since the team is fairly young the skills and aggressiveness is there but, it needs work. Mr. Kent, the head coach of the girls' tennis team, is helping the team to a victorious season. The returning varsity players are: Senior Vanessa Miller; Juniors Trisha Stankiewicz, Alexis Chappie, Kerry Goggin, Katie Beaumont, BrendaMullan, Stephanie Poulos, Meade Crampton, and Karen Goelkel; and Sophomore Chris Uliassi. Last season's record consisted of six wins and eight losses. Even though this was not a terrible record the Hawks would like to improve is this year. After not having a good turn out at the Hawk Invite last season, the team is-j determined to win it this year. The team is young but, with consitent practice the teams' goals will be accomplished easily.