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42 | April 12, 2018 | The Northbrook tower sports northbrooktower.com high school highlights The rest of the week in high school sports Boys Volleyball March 31 - Addison Trail 2, GBN 0 April 4 - GBN 2, Wheaton Warrenville South, 1 April 5 - GBN 2, GBS 0 The Spartans moved the ball well and created different opportunities to win the match against its rival. Girls Water Polo April 4 - Evanston 12, GBN 11 The Spartans tried to hold off the Wildkits, but it was to no avail in an overtime loss. Athlete of the Week Don’t just list your real estate property... Sell It! With a Classified Ad See the Classified Section for more info, or call 708.326.9170 22ndCenturyMedia.com 10 Question with Alexandra Gehrs Gehrs is a key contributor on the Glenbrook North girls water polo team. When and why did you start playing water polo? I just started because I didn’t have a spring sport and I wanted to try it and I fell in love with it. What do you like most about the sport? I love the competitiveness of it and the team aspect. Do you have any superstitions before a game? I definitely get some sprinting in before the swimoffs. What is one thing people don’t know about you? People probably don’t know that I’m a swimmer. I was on the varsity swim team this year and last year and I guess when I come out and play polo, they don’t know I swim too. If you were a superhero, what superpower would you want? I would just want to fly, it’s pretty sick. What would you do if you won the lottery? I would put it away for college and save it. If you could play another sport, what would it be? I would say soccer since Michal dwojak/22nd century media I grew up playing it and it came to a point where I had to choose travel soccer or travel swimming, and I chose swimming. If it weren’t for the same season, I would still play. What is your favorite area restaurant? I like to go to Marcello’s for the pasta. Pasta Alfredo with chicken is the best. What is one thing on your bucket list? I want to go camping in the mountains. I think that would be a lot of fun since I’m an outdoors person. If you could be any animal, which would you choose? I would be a dolphin because of the swimming. Interview by Sports Editor Michal Dwojak

northbrooktower.com sports the northbrook tower | April 12, 2018 | 43 Shots of the Week Taking a look at the best photos from the week Glenbrook North’s Matthew Zhang prepares to serve the ball against Glenbrook South on Thursday, April 5, in Glenview. Michal Dwojak/22nd Century Media Alexandra Gehrs fights for the ball. Michal Dwojak/22nd Century Media Senior Jack Garibaldi delivers a pitch in 10-0 win over Twin Lakes. Photo submitted ABOVE: The Spartans prepare to receive the ball. Michal Dwojak/22nd Century Media LEFT: Glenbrook North’s Isabel Herbst (left) looks to move the ball against an Evanston defender April 4, in Evanston. Michal Dwojak/22nd Century Media Softball From Page 44 ond time the captain threw a no-hitter. Mendelson threw a no-hitter toward the end of last season to help prepare her for a final senior campaign. Throwing a no-hitter was also one of the top- 10 goals the team had for the season, but Mendelson being excited to beat Deerfield over throwing a no-hitter shows the type of player and captain Mendelson is. She’s more focused on what the team is doing than her own accomplishments. But that doesn’t mean the accomplishment is anything to scoff at. “Most pitchers are likely to ever get one in their lifetime,” Matsunaga said. “I think she can get one more. This shows you how skilled she is. Sometimes she gets overlooked, but brings a lot to our team. She’s all about team.” Now Mendelson will focus on accomplishing her dreams in her last season with the Spartans. The captain and the other seniors grew up together and want to be the ones to help GBN win a conference championship, one of the other top-10 goals for the season. The program has made progress during her time and she’s ready to see the progress lead to success. “It’s really exciting,” Mendelson said. “I feel like this is the culmination of all the work I’ve put in all four years. It’s exciting looking forward and gets me excited for the rest of the season knowing there’s going to be more and we’re going to be growing.” Matsunaga thinks her pitcher can throw one more no-hitter this season. Let’s see if someone will notice before the final pitch this time.