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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 The Region News Page 5 Trevor Brothers, Sports Editor The Mt. Zion Junior High Wrestling team recently finished out their season with a banquet on Wednesday, March 13th. For the 2012/2013 season the JH Wrestling team had a new Head Coach with Dan Butler. Assistant Coaches this season were Josh Pullen, Tom Watkins, Mike Smothers. Heath Lane, Lucas Volpe, D.J. Morgeson, and Wes Bowling. This season the JH Wrestling Braves sent 4 Qualfying Wrestlers to IESA State Competition. Kooper Loehr 65 lb. 6th Grader 3rd Place, Tyler Bennett 112 lbs 8th Grader 6th Place, Paxton Lane 119 lbs. 8th Grader, and Mikalan Evans 185 lbs. 8th Grader 3rd Place. Pictured at Right: The Mt. Zion Junior High Wrestling team and Coaches following Banquet. Photo by Jodi Butler. If you would like to see something sports- related that you are not .... please submit via TrevBrthrs @ hotmail, com Boys Track results from Eastern Illinois 40 team Indoor Invite In Track and Field Saturday two Mt. Zion Athletes turned in outstanding performances at the 40-team Eastern Illinois Indoor Invitational that featured teams from all over the state. Many of the state's top athletes participated. In the mile, Jake Brown took right where he left off in the cross country season by placing 3rd in the mile run with an outstanding time of 4:26.53. His time tied his all time best from last year's outdoor season so he'is way ahead of last year's performances. His time is also one of the best times in the state this indoor season and qualifies him for the Prep Top Times State Indoor Meet at Illinois Wesleyan University this Saturday. Sprinter Austin Ray turned in two superlative performances in the 55 meter dash and the 200 meter dash. The sprint field was loaded with many of the states best sprinters from schools that have dominated the sprints lately, including Cahokia, East St. Louis, and Decatur MacArthur to name a few. Our wildest dream would have been to make the finals in one of them. Austin turned in his finest sprint performances ever and qualified for the finals in both sprints, placing 8th overall. This is a major improvement 6ver his sophomore season. Austin has an opportunity to also participate in this weekend's state indoor if he ranks in the top 12 times statewide. Submitted by Coach Bill Harbeck Oh Brother by Mike Brothers II I was never the sharpest tool in the shed. In high school I was the wise-cracker in the back of the class only doing what he needed to get by. So when I actually learned something from someone it stuck. My junior year in high school a student teacher from Southern Illinois University woke up a bored Eriglish class and changed the way I looked at literature. Joe Aquino, was from New York and brought a new style of teaching to a bunch of hick kids in Harrisburg, IL and Mr. Kerley's English class was never the same. That first day, instead of the routine getting acquainted period, slowly moving tlie students through the class outline, Aquino popped open his briefcase and started handing out mimeograph copies of popular songs for our introduction to poetry class. So instead of the Yeats and Dickinson we studied Simon and Garfunkel. The "Sounds of Silence" was a big hit from The Graduate movie that I had seen a couple of years earlier. It was a a good tune, but until Aquino started walking us through the lines of the song I hadn't realized there was much more. It was a comment on life in the world we lived in, not some words written hundreds of years before, that had little ~O0000000eOO0 or no connection to a teenager in affected showing up one day southern Illinois. wearing a scarf just as Aquino And even though Paul Simonwas accustom to wearing. was talking about the subway As the semester went on, walls and tenement halls I had the class transitioned to more never seen, they were words traditional stuff, like studying about the life we were living, the Scarlett Letter, but it was The thing about Aquino that the contemporary poetry was different, besides his youth introduction that opened the and dress, was his enthusiasm, door for me. He presented the assignments I gained an!0n of with zeal and a passion that music that made me look~loser.. was not demonstrated by most at my favorite groups like educators of my era. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young One side effect of that was and and the Eagles to the more recent interest it ignited in me. I was Left Over Salmon and The Black basically a non-participant in Keyes. What could be better most classes, content to do what than wrapping good rock music I had to for an average grade, around meaningful lyrics. Class with this guy from New We all cried when Joe Aquino York City was like school on went on to live a real life away steroids. His enthusiasm was from Harrisburg, because we contagious and before I knew it had to stay in a place that would was voluntarily participating in never be as cool without him. class. However, I did re-evaluate By the time he handed out some of my attitude toward copies of the songs from the school. I was a participant Beatles "Sgt Pepper's Lonely in classes, sometimes to the Hearts Club" album my chagrin of my teachers, but I eagerness to leam what the most was interested. popular band in the world really So interested I went to had to say was at fever pitch. Sangamon State University as "Woke up, got out of bed, an English Literature major, dragged the comb across mythinking even Oh Brother might head," was one line from "A become a teacher. Day in the Life" that capsulated I got a job on a daily newspaper a dreary every day existence we and all that changed. are all familiar with. What didn't change is an Our classes were the highlight appreciation I gained for all of the day and everyone was kinds of literature and the man better for them. Before the who openedthatdoor. semester was over even theThanks Mr. Aquino, wherever class teacher, Mr. Kerley, was you are. 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Brown placed 3rd as a Junior and 2nd as a Senior in the IHSA Class 1A State Cross Country Meet. Investments Continued From Page 3 family and to those Charitable" organizations you support. You can help create this type of legacy through the appropriate legal vehicles -- i.e., a will, a living trust and so on -- but you'll still need to fund these mechanisms somehow. And that means you'll need to draw on all your financial assets, including your investments. Work with your financial advisor to determine the mixture of growth and income investments you need during your working years and as you move toward retirement to help you meet your retirement goals. However you do it, get into the habit of investing, and never lose it -- because the risks of not investing are just trio great. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by Edward Jones Financial Advisor Travis Roach. One man's junk is another man's treasure. Sell it in the Classifieds/ $10 for 30 words or less and it goes in 3 papers. Call 864-4212. Lady Braves soccer beats LSA 5-0 The Mt. Zion Lady Braves Soccer team defeated LSA earlier last week 5-0. Mt. Zion Goals by McKayla Harder 3, Gibbons-I, and .Taets-1. MZ Goalie Gray had 1 save. The Braves improved to 2-1 overall on the season after LSA. Lady Braves fall to Charleston. in penalty kicks The Mt. Zion Lady Braves fell to Charleston in the St. Teresa Tournament by penaltiy kicks. Morgan Engmann and Haileigh Armburst made penalty kicks for the Braves but it wasn't enough as Charleston went 1-0 and advanced to the Championship Game with either St. Teresa or Mattoon. The Braves tell to the consolation bracket. Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training Continued From Page 3 they are trained to safely handle this product." The program can be accessed at the following websites; sl3ecific questions about the program or its features should be directed to IFCA. 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