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Hawkettes win state title

The Maine South Varsity Hawkettes won two state titles at the Illinois Drill Team Association State Contest. The contest was held March 18 at Bradley University in Peoria. Over 90 schools competed in ten different categories. Each team selected only two areas of competition. To reach the state level, teams must qualify at both the invitational and supersectional contests. The Hawkettes qualified in Class AA Kick Division and Class AA Jazz Dance Division and are currently seven-year consecutive state champions. Ms. Barbara Bobrich coached and sponsored the Varsity Hawkettes. The members of the Varsity Hawkettes are Julie Asmar, Kerry Lanno, Denise Marshall, Amy Martin, Larissa Seelig, Kim Tunzi, Valerie Vucenovic, Tara Desnet, Heather Dunne, Andrea Jackson, Sarah Kopke, Chrissy Raddi, Jennifer idino, Christy Schweizer, Katy Vojack, nifer Sitarz, Melissa Gelsomino, Katie-Jo Herzog, and Roxana Lulusa.

Science Olympiad goes to nationals

The Maine South State Champion Science Olympiad Team poses for a picture after its victory.

by Cyrus Wilson The months of hard work that the Maine South Science Olympiad team put in preparing for the state meet were rewarded on Saturday, April 1, with the state championship. With a score of 209, seven points higher than the second-place Illinois Math and Science Academy, the school was able to finish with its best performance ever. For those who are unfamiliar with the competition, the Science Olympiad is a meet where several one to three person teams from each school participate in 23 different events. Medals are awarded for top finishers in the event and trophies awarded to winning schools. Some events consist mostly of written tests; others involve doing laboratory work; still others require a machine to be built, which is tested at the competition. There are some events that involve combinations of written, lab, and construction work. In addition, there are Nature Quest and Write-it, do-it. Teams in Nature Quest are given compass directions for a nature hike. continued on page 5

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Oscar and the groucli by Andrea Wells From the Art Institute to underground dance parties, it's easy to find art. It's so easy that if one isn't careful or isn't paying attention, it starts to head straight for the subconscious, bypassing the conscious. Art, whether in the form of writing, sculpture, music, or painting, is produced to make money, as propaganda, to gain social acceptance, to sell products. Whether the artist thinks he is expressing his feelings, his philosophy or what his friends or bosses think, his art shows how he sees life. His subconscious view of life shows itself in his work. All the impressions he has gathered during his life, whether he has consciously formed an opinion of them or not, have combined to form a "sense of life." This sense of life is what an artist represents in his work. An artist's sculpture shows what he thinks of life. A sculpture of a scrawny, crawling person shows a negative view of life while a sculpture of a person with a strong body in an uplifted position shows a positive view of life. The purpose of art, however, is not to express a view or an emotion. The purpose is not to show life as it is. The purpose is to show life as it could be. When observing a piece of art, one has the opportunity to take a break from his constant work toward ideals. He can look at what he's striving for and see his ideals in a concrete form. Art that shows life as it is has no purpose. It provides neither the observer nor the artist with a rest from his struggle toward what he wants to be. It is not a concretization of ideals. A painting of a person falling from a tower may be realistic and it may show an event that sometimes takes place, but the sense of life it expresses is very destructive. It says that the artist sees man as a being who may climb physically, morally and intellectually but is destined to fall. He sees life's quest for happiness as impossible. The artist who produces triumphant, uplifting art which exalts man and life has a positive, healthy sense of life. He has consciously decided to pursue truth and happiness. He judges what he sees and hears, and as a result, his subconscious agrees with his conscious, rather than sorting what he sees and hears randomly and acquiring a negative sense of life. This positive sense of hfe is responsible for his emotions and is manifested in his art. By expressing his positive sense of life, he can show how great life can be. When the artist does this, he reaches out to others' senses of life, making their ideals concrete.

by Matt Farrell Spring break, like too many things in my life, flew past before I had time to appreciate it. I honestly don't know where the relaxing week went. Over break I skied almost all the time, but I was able to watch some television, which is something that I don't usually get to do. On Monday I settled down on the couch in our condo in Colorado to watch the Academy Awards. Last year, and the year before, I remember laughing with the rest of America as Billy Crystal rattled off several hilarious jokes, and this year I was expecting the same. To my dismay I was extremely disappointed. David Letterman was, to be polite, not funny. I found most of his "jokes" to be pointless, especially his "Oprah, Uma" routine. A really low point occurred early in the show when Mr. Letterman called up Tom Hanks from the audience to unroll a small rug. Immediately a trained dog ran out to the rug and ran in circles chasing his tail. What this had to do with an evening designed to give merit to filmmaking, I'll never know. Tom Hanks looked puzzled and embarrassed. I too was embarrassed by the misguided and lame attempt at humor. I also wonder why David Letterman always laughs at his own jokes; most comedians get their laughs form the audience. As the night went on I watched in horror as some of America's gratest role models made fools of themselves. Some recipients such as Martin Landau, supporting actor in Ed Wood,

rambled on aimlessly as though he had ^ B i no thought to what was appropriate. Others rambled on shamelessly, such as Roger Avery from Pulp Fiction; he took the Oscar, thanked his wife, and commented that he had to pee so he was going to leave now. Gosh, isn't that an intelUgent thing to say when you are honored with a trophy in front of the American public? I would have hoped that a screenplay writer could be more articulate than this when accepting his honored trophy. I was so disgusted by the ignorance of some of the celebrities I almost turned off the television. These celebrities are the role models for people today; everyone watches them and our human instincts want us to be like that. It is bad enough that day time television had nothing better to offer than the O.J. trial, proof that yet another role model, guilty or innocent of murder, was at best an abusive, possessive husband. Now even the Academy has few stars we can look up to as they mumble pointlessly through poorly thought out words of gratitude. As I reflected on the often corrupted value system of our country, I determined that all was not lost. No, there are some peoplfj^^ there who really are famous and intelli^lK Fortunately, Clint Eastwood, Quincy Jones, Jessica Lang, Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks showed me that there is a light at the end of the tunnel; they salvaged the evening for me.




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Vitamin C is good for you by Brian O'Neill OK. I'll admit it. I happen to like the O. J. Simpson trial. I don't find it boring or too long. I don't think it a monumental waste of our lives. I'm not incensed that it interrupts soap operas, or that O.J. updates are on every fifteen seconds, when some monumental event like "Kato" not answering a question with "Uh, yes, I mean yes, uh very much so yes please uh" occurs. I cringe because I feel the horror when an objection gets shot down by Judge Lance "the Man" Ito. I also know who did it. But I'm not going to tell you yet. One thing that gets me mad is when people go out on a limb and boldly announce that they are sick of the whole trial. When this occurs, I boldly and with a hint of angry pride, stalk off. These people are usually bigger than me. So I wait until I get to the comfort of my own bedroom, and imagine those people are there. I scold them for their ignorance of the inner workings of the American judicial system, and their lack of attention span. I usually jeer at them, and insult theirrelatives. And then the llamas come in. But that's a different fantasy. One question that I'm sure is on erybody's mind is "What if one of the key piayers gets sick?" I don't know. Are there replacement lawyers? Do they postpone the


trial? If so, what does Ito do on his days off? Does he go to the beach and show off his "I' m the judge" tattoos? Are they real of are they rub-ons? If rub-ons, where does he get them? Do they come in Raisin Bran? If so, don't you think it would be a good idea for major cereals to put O.J. action figures in their boxes? Can't you imagine the look of delight on sevenyear-old Billy's face when he discovers a Dershowitz with real moving moustache in his Chock-0-Fruut> Bricks? But what if Billy accidentally swallows "Dersh?" There could be major lawsuits and death on the way. Whole cereal conglomerates could go under because one miserable kid started chewing on the lawyer's head. Another question I have is what do the jury members do in their fi-ee time? They are not allowed to watch any T. V. show that has been made since O.J.'s birth. They can't read the paper, they can't read magazines, they can't leave the hotel, they can't sell babies on the black market, it's practically facism. So what do they do? Do they sit around the pool and deliberate? Do they talk about the taped sporting events they saw? ("I tell you, that Larry Bird kid could be big.") My guess is they come up with lists of book titles, now numbering in the thousands of triUions, that are better

than what O.J. called his book, / Want To Tell You. That is what it is called. This man spending so much money on lawers couldn't hire somebody to come up with a better title than / Want To Tell You. TTiat's what is wrong with the American judicial system. On the same topic: llamas. Oh! Sorry! I did it again! On the same topic: there is nothing wrong with the American justice system. Even though the majority of it is shown to be money-grubbing, word-bending, truth-twisting, lie-loving, rude, incompetent un-Matlock-like slime. It's a small majority! Also, how can you expect people to be able to capture the gentle mix of charm, wit and brilliance displayed by Andy Griffith? It's not fair, and something should be done. Probably lawsuits. But back to the O.J. case. How can you watch it and not be excited by the girlish eagerness displayed by Marcia Clark? By the suave demeanor of Robert Shapiro? By the Wilford Brimley-esque F. Lee Baily? Or by the Califomiacool of Brian "Kato" Kaelin?Or the guilty Rosa Perez? And how will you fail to be thrilled when, as the trial reaches a furious climax, Orenthal James Simpson takes the stand and beats his defense team over the head with it? God Bless America.

A menace to Maine South society by Kevin Byrne As most people know, there are rules at Maine South. Some of these rules limit the things that can be worn or carried around in the halls of the school. These rules, essentially, protect everyone from themselves. The gang problem of Maine South, which had been plaguing the student body for years, is now virtually non-existent. It is a great victory for The Administration. The large team of lawmakers used their kung-fu grips to flex a few muscles, their Just Like Real! movable arms and legs to patrol the hallways, and their Ufe-like sounds to campaign their cause, and it paid off. But I feel it is my duty to inform the masses there is another group at Maine South that has fallen under the shadow of gang influence: the teachers. After many months of careful observation ^ n[id d compiling evidence I have come to this elusion. There are many patterns among ^ n ee staff that can't be ignored and point directly to gangs. First of all, there is the prevalence of jackets (or suit coats, in gang lingo,) that are worn by many teachers. Some sceptics nught say that it is just a coincedence. But the fact that they are worn exclusively by male

teachers and the presence of gang decals (or elbow patches, in gang lingo,) makes me believe that the so-called coincedence theory falls short. But the Jacket Masters are not the only gang at Maine South. There are many more. Another group of do-badders can be observed loitering around the spectator gym area. They can be identified by their multicolored jumpsuits and short hair cuts. Also, most of them have silver whistles on necklaces. They have a detrimental effect on the athletic activities of the school because they drive away potential spectators with their unpleasant demeanor. Also, the fact that most of them wear expensive running shoes suggests that drugs are involved. A smaller chapter of that militant group is the people that wander the halls wearing gray jump suits and carrying sticks and other weapons as they do it. Upon confronting them, they claim to be members of the custodial staff, but the I.D.' s could be easily forged. And, I have evidence from an eyewitness that prefers to remain nameless (nicknamed Deep Nose,) that more than one of these people were seen around the school with spray paint

cans sticking out of their jump suits shortly before the whole "incident" happened. I smell frame-up. But the largest and most elusive gang at Maine South would have to be the dreaded Apple Corporation. The Apples, an off-shoot of the El Rukins, avoid detection by affixing their symbol not to a single article of clothing, but to different places. Their symbol of an apple, that mocks the law abiding members of the Maine South community with its innocent and nutritious demeanor, can be hard to spot. It can be seen on ties, pins and other normal everyday things. The members of this gang wield untold influence over the school. In fact, the apple symbol can even be spotted on all the computers in the writing lab! Also, they can be seen in the halls with mugs bearing the symbol of the gang. Who knows what illegal goods they are carrying around in those liquid containers? The Administration should open their eyes to this very real menace and start handing out suspentions to those with gang paraphernalia and expell those who do it three times. It is time to get tough on Maine South crime! Can you dig it?


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Vacaciones de primavera en Espaha by Rose Walczak For many students and teachers spring break is a time of relaxation. Whether it be lounging in a warm climate or crashing in front of the television, most prefer to spend their break resting. On the S aturday that began spring break, 25 Spanish students took a different path and embarked on a nine-day tour of Spain entitled "Cities of Castille." Organized through the American Council of International Studies, the journey led the group through Madrid, Segovia, Salamanco and Toledo, as well as several other small cities in between. Mr. and Mrs. Kramer, Ms. Duckworth and a friend of theirs accompanied the students. The flight left O'Hare and continued to Washington, D.C. for a short stopover before completing the journey to Madrid. They arrived in Spain early Sunday morning (Spanish time), ready to begin the tour. The group boarded the bus and traveled to el Museo del Prado. They spent the rest of the afternoon exploring and resting but met to attend a bull fight in the evening and to eat dinner at 9:00, the traditional Spanish meal time. The next morning, the students toured the 2,000 rooms of el Palacio Real de Madrid, the royal palace of Madrid. Lunch in la Plaza Mayor de Madrid and a free afternoon followed the tour. Most of the students rented

rowboats and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings of the lake of el Retire, located in one of Madrid' s many parks. The group then dined at a small local restaurant before attending an authentic flamenco dance preformance in the evening. On Tuesday the group visited el Escorial, built by Felipe II of Spain as well as el Valle de los Caidos, the Vally of the Fallen, a monument commemorating those who lost their lives in the Spanish Civil War. The group also visited Segovia to see ancient aqueducts and tour the city. Wednesday the group continued the tour, visiting Alcazar, the castle of Ferdinand and

" gave the students the opportunity to learn in an environment outside the classroom." Isabella. After climbing 140 stairs to the castle tower, the students were allowed to roam for the afternoon. The latter part of the day was spent visiting cathedrals, shopping, or just relaxing. The ancient history of the town was evident in the architecture of both the cathedrals and buildings which surrounded them.

As in many of the cities they visited, Segovfl pride in its history impressed those on the trip. On Thursday they were off to Salamanca, with a stop at Avila, an ancient walled-in city. The group spent the morning and afternoon visiting churches and shopping. They spent Friday touring Salamanca and visiting the city's palace. Saturday was spent visiting sword factories, doing last minute shopping and dancing the night away at the local discoteca in Toledo. Sunday after breakfast the students departed from Spain for the trip home. During the four-hour layover at JFK International Airport in New York, all the students took advantage of the opportunity to purchase food that did not watch them eat for the first time in more than a week (The Spanish serve fish with the heads attached.) Plans are already being laid for another trip next year. Hopefully, those who visit in the future will experience the ancient and modem Spanish culture in the wonderful setting this year's group was able to. The trip was much more than an opportunity to shop and see a few ancient monuments: it was a chance for students to be immersed in another country culture and heritage. It was a trip to be remer bered as it gave the students the opportunity to learn in an environment outside the classroom.

Focus on student excellence... Name: Karen Kietzer Grade Level: Senior Activities: Varsity Soccer, Varsity Club, Variety Show, Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Symphony Band, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, High Honor Roll. Teacher's Comment: Karen is a conscientious, ambitious, and... extremely talented individual. She is a leader and role model in the classroom. This is shown by the commitment and dedication she possesses to not only learn difficult material but also to grasp concepts^ beyond what is taught. -Heidi Cain



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regionals. Observing that this year's team was exQuestions about plants and natural rock fortremely talented, the coaches realized that mations are asked along the way. Nature IMSA's first place at the regional could be Quest scores depend on the speed of completion of the hike, and the number of questions partially attributed to their home court advananswered correctly. In Write-it, do-it, a team tage, and that the team had the potential to rise of two students is tested on its communica- to new levels. After the regional competition. tions skills. One student has about 25 minutes Coach Marino said, "This is the year that we'll to observe an object and write directions on beat IMSA." The team, encouraged to outdo how to assemble it (no diagrams allowed). last year's performance, continued to work The other team member is then given the di- hard for the next two weeks and over spring rections and the parts, and assembles the ob- break. The state competition this year was held at ject. High scores require a very accurate rethe University of Illinois (rather than Illinois production of the original object. Unfortunately, due to the date of this year's State University, as in previous years). The state competition, many of last year's team team traveled down to Champagne early in members were unable to participate. Many the day to get acquainted with the campus students had already planned vacations over area, and then to study in the hotel in Rantoul. Early in the morning, the team ate breakspring break and would be gone during the fast and traveled back to the campus for the state meet. The team also lost some key seniors. Even though the team had to find several competition. While some events seemed to go new people, all of the new contestants dis- as well or better than at the regional competition, there were some problems that caused played talent and dilligence. This year, Maine South's team competed the team to worry that it would not do as well in a new regional, held in Aurora at IMSA, the as hoped. Late attendance to Periodic Table, Illinois Math and Science Academy. The harassment by the judges of Scrambler, and regional had a rather interesting twist. Since other small slip-ups contributed to worries. At 5 A was hosting the competition, they were the awards ceremony, many predicted that pposed when they decided to take special Maine South would place fourth, after IMSA, rties and enter two teams into the compe- New Trier, and Buffalo Grove. The suspense tition. Also, during the time between the com- was prolonged because the Division B (Junior petition and the awards ceremony, IMSA's High) teams were also at the competition, and team presented the other teams with a version the announcer alternated between the B and C of a V-show. Though it was not necessarily of (high school) divisions. However, excitement grew as the fourth the same quality as a Maine South V-Show and third place teams were announced. Some due to IMSA's concentration on math and Maine South team members began to chant, science, the presentation helped fill the time "Nationals, nationals!" as the goal seemed while scores were computed. Though some team members were worried more and more attainable. Finally, M S A was that Maine South would not fair as well as last announced as the second place school. year, an impressive third place at state, the Though IMSA should have been the school Science Olympiad team won second place at




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The Maine South Science Olympiad Team: Jeni Aris, Nicole Baier, Mike DeLance, Laura Huber, Jessica Jakubanis, Ken Lai, Jennifer Manzi, Pam Morgan, Devan Patel, Dustin Puckett, Anna Rodecki, Chris Ryan, Scott Schwemin, Turn Tunthatakas, Walter Walczak, Cyrus Wilson and Mike Yurkus. cheering, Maine South jumped up in an explosion of screaming and clapping at hearing that their goal had been reached; Maine South was the state champion, with a score of 209. IMSA finished second with a score of 202, New Trier third with 180 points and Buffalo Grove fourth with a score of 180 points. (Ties are broken by giving the better place to the team with more medals.) The team is currently preparing for the national competition, which will be held in Bloomington, Indiana. Although Maine South has never been to nationals and does not know what to expect, the team is working very hard in hopes of receiving medals in many events, and perhaps even winning nationals. The general philosophy of the team is that this may be its only chance at nationals, so it is necessary to do as well as possible.





Chess Team at State The Maine South Chess Team took 12th place out of over 100 schools at the State Championships at Illinois state university in Normal on March 24. The team consists of eight members and is coached by Mrs. Ruth Jacobsen. Each player is assigned a board number according to skill level. South team members competing on boards one through eight are, respectively, Pierre Roustan, Scott Schwemin, Bill Dicks, Ken Lai, Greg Cukier, Mark Iwaszco, Rudd Sadleir and Tom Falk. At the championships, each school played six rounds of tournament chess. The teams were allowed 60 minutes per side, so each round has the potential of lasting up to two hours. The board is assigned a certain number of points; the team is awarded depending on the board level. For example, board one gamers the most points. At the end of the round, the team with the most points wins. Whether they win or lose in each round, all teams play six schools; the outcomes affect standing.


Maine South won four out of the six rounds, losing to Evanston and Urbana high schools. Individual high scorers for the team included Roustan with five wins and one loss, and Schwemin with five wins and one draw. With only three seniors leaving the team this year, South's Chess Team is looking forward to another strong, successful season next year. Lai says, "We'll make the top five next year."

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Health Fair A health fair will be held in the Maine South cafeteria during school hours on Wed., April 26. This "interactive" fair will be open to students in lounge, lunch and several health and physical education classes. It offers students the opportunity to learn more about several health and fimessrelated fields. Maine South has invited local representatives of these businesses to the fair, where they will facilitate several booths. The topics at the booths will include body fat measurement, pulmonary screens, foot evaluation and chiropracty. The First Aid Team will also be sponsering a booth. The Health and Physical Education Department is sponsoring the Health Fair.

February Students of the Month Art/Photo: Jessica Palicki, Barbara Rodecki, Ethan Smith, Daniel Totsch Applied Technology: Matt Atwood, Jeffrey Cabay Business: Phillip Butera, Dyan Dalesandro, Doug McDowell, John Plewa Driver Education: Larry Logsdon, Alan Nagrocki, John Sagat, Juhe Sapp English: Gina Anichini, Laura Batt, Filip Cejovic, Lawrence Chan, Meghan Erwin, Kim Glowacki, Salvatore lanello, Joshua Klaczek, Anita Knap, Dave McDowell, Craig Nagrocki, Nancy Nussbaum, David Ostrus, Kate Rowland, Jennifer Schuberth, Mike Segawa, Maggie Szymczak, Katherine Trahame, Brian Wolfe Foreign Language: Anna Artrip, Angela Athanasopoulos, Maria Giakoumis, Lania Ho, Dina Hukic, Jennifer Manzi, Antoine Mickiewicz Health: Matthew Kurinsky, Anna Marchionna Home Economics: Michael Hominick,

Agnieszka Malicka, Kathleen Schenk, Erika Walter Mathematics: Alexandria Bialecki, Vince Haufle, Anne Hildebrandt, Lania Ho, Chris Iskra, Lynn Janick, Tanja Jukic, Georgina Karas, Karen Kietzer, Matt Tetens, Richard Tosch Music: Sarah Bleeden, Djordje Grkovic, Todd Pytel Physical Education: Aneta Bemady, Thomas Berry, Julie Folz, Jonathon Humbarger, Thomas Kiss, Andrew Lee, Matt Shemluck Science: Terrance Bacon, Katie Bums, Nicole DeCherrie, Alice Gleason, Robert Gliwa, Jennifer Levar, Mike LoPinto, Kerry Matesi, John O'Neil, Jennifer Patel, Joseph Pawlick, Amanda Schrock, Kim Tunzi, Juan Veron Social Science: Kelli Bono, Robert Collura, Wilham Doukas, John Drugan, Olivia Forys, Elizabeth Maihalec, Claira Pawlowski, Annie Rose, Ted Sianis

Upcoming Events at Maine Soutli April 13 April 14

Half-Day Workshop No School—Good Friday

April 22 April 27

Junior Prom Spring Activities Assembly

Speech/Drama: Jeff Dopke, Jim Frey, Roxanna Lulusa

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Track ends drought with championship by Billy OKeefe For the first time in nearly two decades, the Maine South boys' track and field team came away a winner at the conference invitational. The Hawks racked up 121 points in the meet, edging runner-up Maine West by nine points. Neil Gregie led the way for South with three medals in three events. The talented senior claimed victories in both the 50 yd. high hurdles (:7.4) as well as the triple jump (40' 10"), and finished second in the 50 yd. low hurdles (:7.15). Also scoring big for the Hawks was senior Jack Kafel, who earned very convincing victories in both the 1600m run (4:39) and the

1:20.1); Ray Albin (4th, 43'11") and Billy OKeefe (6th, 41 '4") in the shot put; Swidnicki in the 50 yd. low hurdles (4th, :7.4); Kuever in the triple jump (4th, 38'10"); Wilhams (4th, :55.4) and Paskvan (6th, :56.2) in the 400m dash; Berke in the 800m run (5th, 2:14) and Kuever in the long jump (5th, 18'11"). On the sophomore level, Maine South's victory was never in doubt as it crushed the competition. And in tying Deerfield for first place in their meet, the freshmen completed Maine South's first conference sweep in a very long time. The Hawks will look to defend the title at the outdoor championships of May 13.

3200m run (9:56). The 3200m relay team of Willy Pavichevich, Chad Williams, Mike Paskvan and Paul Berke opened the scoring in the meet with a 15 second victory (8:49). Keeping South ahead for good, the 1600m relay team of Paskvan, Williams, Tom Swidnicki and Eric Kuever gave the team its final victory of the meet (3:42). Also scoring points for the Hawks were Pat Anderson in the high jump (2nd, 5'6"); Pat Maigler in the pole vault (2nd, 12'0"); Conrad Jackubow in the 50 yd. high hurdles (2nd, :7.45); Swidnicki, Anderson, Kuever and Scott Bosy in the four-lap relay (2nd,

Legendary coach Schmidt recognized by Billy OKeefe After 40 years of teaching and coaching both at Maine West and Maine South, Bob Schmidt is finally getting his due. Schmidt was inducted into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association's Hall of Fame on April 1st for his outstanding work on the sidelinesfi^om1959 until his retirement in 1993.

After a brief teaching stint at just-opened Maine West High School, Schmidt worked as an assistant varsity football coach. After Maine South opened its doors in 1964, Schmidt changed venues, working again as an assistant until four years later, when he replaced Marv Nyron as the team's head coach. He led the team to a sparkling 8-0 championship season in the midst of a 23-game win-

ning streak. After stepping down in 1980, Schmidt assisted current head coach Phil Hopkins until his retirement in 1993. Despite the huge honor, Schmidt continues to work diligently. The multi talented coach is in his 11th season as the varsity boys tennis coach, and doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon.

f^aculty shows M-Club who's boss by Dan Wiederer and Tim Thein In the annual M-Club vs. Faculty basketball game this year, the elders continued to show their superiority over the students with a 77-75 win, extending their unbeaten streak to nine. However, the faculty victory did not come without some assistance as the group reached into its bag of tricks to land some unknown recruits. The faculty used Mr. Shipley, a permanent sub, to simply jump out of the gym. A security guard, who only a few unlucky students knew, lit up the M-Club for 25 points. However, with all that help from the two ringers, the Faculty still had to hold its breath as Tim Thein' s last-gasp effort for the winning three-point shot fell just short of an M-Club win. The faculty jumped out to an early advantage which once swelled to 19 points. But the M-Club stormed back just before the halftime buzzer. Jason Loerzel was huge in the paint en route to his team-high 24 points. Guards Romeo DeLaCruz, Dan Wiederer and John Schacke stepped up the defense as the faculty's lead dwindled away. ^ ^ J u s t before halftime, Thein hit a three^ P i n t e r from the comer. On the ensuing inbounds play, Wiederer deflected the pass which landed in Thein's hands as he hit another trey to beat the buzzer. The second half pace favored the M-Club as

ond-half cause before the Fab Five seniors of Loerzel, Thein, DeLaCruz, Wiederer and Bialko closed the game in strong fashion. Down the stretch, the inability to hit from the charity stripe hurt the M-Club as the Faculty retained the school bragging rights.

the students pushed the ball upcourt to outlast their elder opponents. But the young legs of Mr. Inserra and Mr. Lee kept the faculty rolling as the two sparked the elders for eight straight points. Juniors Jim Griffith and Brian Czerwinski aided the M-Club's early sec1

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Schaumburg (DH)V 10am

Next Meet: Maine East, 4/20/95


Boys' Track Girls' Track

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Evanston All 4:30 pm




Next Meet: Evanston, 4/18/95




Maine West All 4:30 pm York S/V 4:30 pm 207 Inv.(MW; S/V 4:30 pm 207 Inv.(MW' JV/V 4:30 pm


Deerfield All 4:30 pm Resurrection All 4:30 pm

Fenton Quad V 10:30am Hawk Inv. V9am

Wheat. Inv. Vllam Next Meet: Deerfield, 4/18/95








Badminton soars against Waukegari ' â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Z* by Beth Rossi The 1995 girls' badminton team shows incredible improvement over last year's team. Both the Varsity and the JV teams have been training vigorously, and their hard work and dedication have definitely paid off. On April 4, both teams defeated Waukegan; the Varsity finishing 9-6, and the JV winning 10-5. This shows vast improvement considering that the Hawks were shut out by the Bulldogs last year. The Varsity team took wins in the top five singles competitions, with Sandy Anselmini, Ursula Szczelina and Sarah Jarosz pulling in easy wins. Kristina Ho and Georgia Giannakopoulos struggled with difficult matches, but they toughed it out and came out on top. Megan Manning and Chris Biala brought in the other two wins for Varsity singles play. Top varsity doubles team, Anselmini and Giannakopoulos won a close match, finishing 15-12,15-10. Also playing hard was the #2 doubles team of Szczelina and Jarosz, winning 15-4, 15-11. Meanwhile, the JV team is showing considerable talent as well. In two difficult games, JV players Judy Kim and Vanessa Winkowski showed they had what it takes

and defeated their opponents, each after playing three games due to splitting the first two. Holly Fak, Beth Rossi and Kim Schwartz pulled off easy wins for the team, and Rose Walczak proved that she could hold her own by bringing in a win. JV doubles was no problem either, with Carolyn Weritz and Lania Ho winning at #2, and Natalie Mazzuca and Kim Schwartz winning in the third position. Jenny Kamin and Judy Kim also played well, taking the win at #4 doubles. Also showing valuable qualities were Kerry McGuire, Meredith Swanson, Paulina Paczocha and Anna Kulik in victorious exihibition matches. All in all, the Hawks are proving that under the instruction of head coach Julie Thein and J\' coach Bill Theime they are ready to soar. It looks like the '95 Hawks are sharpening their claws and moving in on their prey for a killer season.

Kristina Ho reaches for a shot.

photo by Tobey Schm

Hawks kick grass at Niles West meet Ranked number ten in the area by the Chicago Tribune in the preseason, the Varsity girls' soccer team breezed through its first game to a decisive 4-0 victory over conference foe Niles West on April 4. "With the windy 30-degree conditions two days after spring break, we weren't always pretty, but we were in their end the whole game," Coach Tom Kerth said. "A lot of players turned in excellent performances, under the conditions." Freshman forward Krissy Seberhagen scored the first goal about eight minutes into the game and was shortly followed by sopho-

more forward Meghan Erwin, who brought the score to 2-0 at the 12-minute mark. The last goal of the first half was made by freshman midfielder Krissy Bachewicz, and junior forward Julie Green concluded the game with her goal in the second half "With as many chances as we had, we still need to work on finishing," Kerth said. "We wasted five breakaways and hit the crossbar several times. But the rest of the game was solid, so we know what to focus on in practice." Returning all-state player Sarah Mitchell anchored the midfield while all-conference

player Karen Kietzer provided an added attack out of the defense. Freshman goalkeeper Alice Gleason started her high school career with a shutout. Though they struggled before halftime with a score of 0-0, the JV team made 6 goals in the second half for a win. The ft^eshman team dominated their match, eight different players kicking goals toward an 8-0 victory. Early season matchups pit the Hawks against perennial state finalist Rockford Boylan and sectional foe Oak Park. Next Monday, the Hawks face Palatine, who finished third in the state last year.

Runners take third in CSL Conference by Katie Rybak In their last indoor meet against Luther North and Nazareth high schools, the Hawks took first, finishing off the indoor season for the '94-'95 school year. The girls' track team took third in the CSL North Conference meet on March 17. The meet, which was held at Maine South, proved to be an interesting experience for all.

In the field events, Gretchen Henrickson took first in the long jump with a distance of 16'8.5". Jenny Green finished second in high jump with a height of 4' 10". A throw of 28'7" gave Deirdre Larsen a fifth place finish in shotput. In running events, Elizabeth Gibbons and Jenny Lavar took third and fourth places with times of 13:02.0 and 13:23.3, respectively, in

the two mile run. Johanna Zumer in the 880 yd. run finished fourth, 2:34.2. The four lap relay team blew by everyone with a fu-st place win and a time of 1:15.9, just .7 seconds off the fieldhouse record. Green finished third i 50 yd. dash with a time of 6.6. Payne beal fieldhouse record with 440 yd. time of 65.3 seconds. The Hawks' next home meet is April 17.

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