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High school sports roundup: Hinsdale Central's Matt Allen, Hinsdale South's Josh King, Maddie Nowak shine in state finals


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Feb. 25, 2016

By BILL STONE - editorial@mysuburbanlife.com

PALATINE – Before her last girls gymnastics state finals, Hinsdale South senior Maddie Nowak again relied on the power of three.

“Just before I went on every event, it was like, ‘Think of three key words that you can focus on. Your body knows what to do,’” Nowak said. “I just think of three things that my coach said or I’m feeling, if I’m nervous on a skill.”

In fitting fashion Feb. 20 at Palatine High School, Nowak collected three top-five all-state medals for the second year in a row – and she performed even better than in 2015.

Nowak tied for second on balance beam (9.45), tied for third on uneven bars (9.475) and was fourth on vault (career-high 9.725). She also was 10th on floor exercise (8.625) and sixth in all-around (37.80).

Already the program’s career leader for all-state medals ...
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