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High School Notes for March 24, 2014

Boys Gymnastics

Andrew co-op sophomore Jacob Geron made some people do a double take Friday night.

Geron attends Sandburg, and for weeks, his long, flowing hair was dyed blond. He looked like a rock star. That all changed Friday morning, when Geron participated in the school’s St. Baldrick’s activity during two assemblies. After the hair hit the floor, Geron looked like a new man after a close shave.

“A few of my teammates saw me get it cut at Sandburg, but when I got to Andrew, the others were like, ‘Wow,’ ’’ he said.

Geron is trying to turn a few heads and make a few people in the gymnastics world say “wow”. He got serious about the sport as a freshman and is making some strides, including leading his team with in the all-around against Lyons in a dual meet March 11 and at the Homewood-Flossmoor Invitational on March 14.

Jeff Vorva

Boys Water Polo

Andrew continued its hot start to the season, rolling to the championship of the Hinsdale South Tournament. The Thunderbolts made quick work of the field, winning all three of their games by double digits. They topped St. Charles East 18-0, Morton 17-2 and Hinsdale South 16-4.

Andrew had great balance throughout. Chuck Walters led the way with four goals in the win over St. Charles East while Eric Tamulonis scored four times each in the victories over Morton and Hinsdale South.

The Thunderbolts improved to 6-0 on the season, following up on wins over Stagg, Riverside-Brookfield and Shepard co-op.

“We’re really excited about our team this year,” senior Mike Tamulonis said. “We’re playing really well. Things are starting to fall into place. We’re starting to play as a unit. We blew the teams away at that tournament. It was crazy.”

Steve Millar

Girls Water Polo

Bremen co-op has developed into one of the Southland’s most consistent programs over the last several years. The Red Jaguars have been knocking on the door, but never have broken through to win a sectional title to advance to state. They’re hoping this is the year that changes.

“We’re a big underdog team this year,” senior Hannah Schultz said. “We think it’s going to be a great year and we’re going to surprise a lot of people.”

Schultz is a powerful player and one of the toughest scorers in the state to try to stop. Other returning starters, including Sarah Minnich, Jacky Zuniga and Leah Wood, should complement Schultz and are capable of stepping up and scoring when defenses key in on Schultz.

Melissa Barrios adds plenty of experience in goal.

The Red Jaguars (8-2) captured the Bremen Tournament championship over the weekend.

Steve Millar



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