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Sandburg badminton player Emily Tunney watches her shot Thursday, March 26, during a match against Lincoln-Way Central. The Eagles won 9-6. Rick Sanchez/RickSanchezPhotography.com
Eagles doubles players Megan Higgins (left) and Kelsey Wegg play at No. 3 doubles Thursday, March 26, against Lincoln-Way Central. They picked up a win. Photos by Rick Sanchez/RickSanchezPhotography.Com
Sandburg’s Katie Schroeder swats at the shuttlecock during a match against Lincoln-Way Central. Schroeder won at both No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles, the latter with partner Emily Tunney.
Tim O'Brien, Staff Writer
1:07 pm CDT April 2, 2015

Sandburg badminton coach Kim Huelsman knows the blueprint well. Pretty much season in and season out, the Eagles tend to be slow starters. But with some duals and invites under their belts roughly one month into the season, things start to turn around for the better.

In other words, late March and early April are Sandburg’s months to kick into high gears.

Hosting rival Lincoln-Way Central in a SouthWest Suburban Conference crossover dual Thursday, March 26, Sandburg claimed a 9-6 win in Orland Park.