the Maine South
School Name: Maine
South High School
Park Ridge, Illinois
School Colors: Red, White
Conference Affiliation: Central
Head Basketball Coach: Tony
Lavorato (fourteenth season)
State Series History:
IHSA State Champion 1979; Sectional Champs
1970, 1975, 1979, 1999, 2010.
Secretary of State and Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton was a
member of the school's first graduation class; Defensive Lineman Dave Butz,
who was elected to the NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team; Major League
Baseball players Adam Rosales and Brian Schlitter.
Players to Watch in 2016-2017:
Senior guards Milos Liljak and Nick Foldvary will be in their third year of
varsity competition for the Hawks.
TIME TO REBUILD, TIME TO
Maine South lost a majority of its starting five to graduation last year.
Don't worry Hawks fans, that seems to be an annual occurrence. One
other thing that happens yearly is that Maine South keeps on winning.
The Hawks have had four 20-plus win seasons in a row and have six 20-plus
victories in the last seven years. That year they didn't win 20, they won 19.
Youth will be showcased this year with six of their top ten players being
either juniors or sophomores. The Hawks have continued to upgrade
their schedule by participating in the Lyons Township Thanksgiving
Tournament, the Crete-Monee Shootout, the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic,
the MLK Tourney at Galesburg and the Prep Series Shootout in Milwaukee.
The mastermind behind the team is coach Tony Lavorato, Jr., who is the
school's all-time winningest basketball coach. In 14 years at Maine
South his record is 244-143. Two seniors will be in their third year
on the varsity this year in guards Milos Liljak and Nick Foldvary.
The Maine South class of 2014 established at Guinness World Record for
having the most multiple birth sets in the same academic year, with sixteen
sets of twins and three sets of triplets.
Maine South finished in third place at last year's HCHC