H-F Board recognizes outstanding sports teams

It was a night of resounding applause for outstanding Homewood-Flossmoor High School athletes in fall sports at the H-F school board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 16.

The outstanding efforts of the
H-F Girls Swim Team got them
to the state tournament this
fall. Coach Tim Caldwell (center)
and members (from left)
Kelly Morrissey, Susanna
Reese, Shannon Jordan
and Amber Barney were
honored by the school board.

(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/The

Team members for girls swimming, boys golf and girls tennis received kudos from board members for their outstanding efforts that got them to state competition.

Girls swim team members were Susanne Reese, Amber Barney, Kelly Morrissey and Shannon Jordan. Coach Tim Caldwell said the team was sectional and conference champions and went to the state competition undefeated.

As a team, they set the fourth fastest times in school history.  Susanna now holds the H-F record as the third fastest swimmer in the 50-free style.

The outstanding efforts of the
H-F girls tennis team (from left)
Kaela Mack, Lauren Mansfield,
Timara Maxwell, Sophia
Osabuohein and Julia Wenckus
with Coach Don Baron, got
them to the state championship
this fall.
(Photo by Marilyn 
Thomas/The Chronicle)

In addition, Caldwell was nominated for National Coach of the Year.

Boys golf team members were Jack Mulligan, Ted Wick, Preston Genett, Kevin Steiner, Brad Hughes and Jack Calderon. They were one of the 12 top teams in the state selected from 150 teams. Preston received All-Conference honors.

Girls tennis members were Julia Wenckus, Lauren Mansfield, Sophia Osabuohein, Kaela Mack and Timara Maxwell. Coach Don Baron said after winning sectionals and the conference tournament, the girls qualified for the state tournament where they placed 18th. Timara and Sophia received second team All State honors. Lauren and Julia received first team all conference awards.

Congratulations to the H-F boys
golf team, selected one of the
top 12 teams in the state at
the Illinois championship. From 
left are juniors Jack Mulligan,
Kevin Steiner, Jack Calderone,
Preston Genett, Brent Hughes
and senior Ted Wick.

(Photo provided courtesy of 
Homewood-Flossmoor High

In addition, Baron was nominated for State Coach of the Year honors.

Richard Lites, board chair, said these students, and members of the H-F football team that competed in the state championship are outstanding representatives of Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He praised them for working hard as individuals and coming together as team players to bring honor to H-F.

In other action, the board set its 2014 tax levy at $37 million.

The Cook County Assessor’s Office will set the final number based on the equalized assessed value of all property in the district boundaries. All of Homewood and Flossmoor are within those boundaries, as are areas of Olympia Fields, Glenwood, Chicago Heights and Hazel Crest.

The $37 million shows a 1.5 percent increase over the 2013 budget, staying within the Consumer Price Index restriction established under tax cap mandates.

Contact Marilyn Thomas at [email protected]


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