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Times (Newspaper) - March 28, 1974, Hammond, IndianaThe Temes the toy mar Ltd by Ron brow limes sports writer basketball As it is known in Illinois and Indiana is the sport in High school athletic circles. With it holding its place in the Sun. Basketball sometimes overshadows other Fine accomplishments. So it is at Thom Wood High school. In Only its third year of existence the Thumwood athletic program has made quite a name for itself. Thumwood As a team won opening round titles in basketball swimming wrestling and gymnastics during state Competition. Hie basketball teams Victory Over District 206 rival Thornton in the Eisenhower regional finals made it a Dean sweep for the to Birds. Regional titles were earned by the basketball and wrestling teams while District crowns were earned by the swimming and gymnastic teams. It can to be blamed on tradition. No school can gain tradition in such a Short time. Tradition is a thing that comes with age. According to athletic director Frank Bauman there Are two Good reasons for the Quick Success. A we have some Fine coaches and a Bunch of dedicated he added a it does t seem As if we could have tradition but our athletes Are trying to establish it for the future Bauman has already had to order another trophy Case to put All of the to Birds hardware in. Bauman himself was successful As a football coach at Thornton where he produced a mythical state Champion in 1966. Despite its Young age Thumwood is not without a state Camp. Gary Degraff led the to Bird swim team to a second place finish in 1973 with a first place in the 200-Yard individual Medley three wrestlers have garnered second place finishes in the state meet. A Good bet to pick up a state title for Twood is Junior Dave Triveline who finished Quot second this year at 112 pounds. Other second place finishes in state Competition were by heavyweight Ames Martin in 1972 and Jerry Washington at 185 Points in 1973. Washington As a freshman at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville copped a second place recently in the naia wrestling meet Hie r Birds also have a former athlete playing professionally. Pitcher Dan Miller signed a pro contract with the Chicago Whiteson and is cd gently in the teams minor let gue system. He graduated to 1973. Other accomplishments by the recent Winter teams induce tourney titles by the basketball team in the Richards Turkey classic Rockford Holiday Tassic and the regional. They also won the Sica West division and finished the current season with a 224 record. Tho Mwood a wrestling team has won the District title three straight years Dick Foerch. Gymnastics Don Evans. Wrestling Emo Miles a a a swimming Frank Nardi Esa basketball since the schools inception and has captured the rocket Holiday tournament twice. They also won the sol title in 1973. In swimming they own a current two year reign on the District title along with the final South suburban league title in 1973. With coach Dick Foerch at the Helms the gymnastics team won the Sica title which included 13 teams the District and the sectional titles while going a Defeated during the regular season. Tho Mwood a accomplishments done to show up just during the Winter seasons though As its football team copped the Tough South suburban league title in 1972. The Cross country team won the Sica West title while Rob Wagner Alagad 16th in the state the boys done to take an of the it for Thornwood a Success Al South Holland school has a Letic program for the girls Atoo. During the fall season the copped me us tact Tennis the attn Palmgren As head coach. They ate shed second in the Sica in swimming during the Winter i season 0h to Bird females won the Sica Gyi mastiff title while the Winter ii season Spring season consisting of softball m track Are also on the program at Shofi Wood. Bauman concluded a i think our Cord Speaks for itself. Myself i think its a fabulous record and _ thing for each and every kid in the aria go to be proud of. They definitely can Tae Pride in the accomplishments in "4 Soma a in Date Triveline finished second in Illinois. Mark Lake added to swimming depth As Twood copped its second straight District title. A a it a s s s \ v s a it photos by James Bis and Al Vandeve first regional title was won by basketball to Birds. Frank Bauman. Twood 4.d. Kevin Merkell aided thunderbird to 22-6 record
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