The Tower Pulse

Girls track coach reflects on 40 years of coaching

Girls track coach reflects on 40 years of coaching

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


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Girls Track Coach Stephen Zaranek has been a staple in not only girls track and gym class, but in the South athletic community for the last 40 years. His outgoing personality makes him well-liked among his student athletes and his coaching peers. Zaranek was hired to be the head coach of the first official gir...

Boys lacrosse team is hopeful for a great season

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


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As winter turns to spring, and the fields are clear of snow, spring sports season is upon athletes  meaning the varsity lacrosse season is here. The team has begun practice and will play their first two games on Wednesday, March 20 and Friday, March 22. “I am excited for the season to start,” ...

Basketball student manager reminisces on the past four years on the team

Basketball student manager reminisces on the past four years on the team

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


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There has not been a student manager position open for the boys Varsity Basketball team in four years because John Weglarz has spent his years at South in that position. “Each year I have the opportunity to go through the ups and downs of the season with a stellar group of guys and personalities...

Student finds enjoyment in numerous sports

Student finds enjoyment in numerous sports

Bridget Doyle '21, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019


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Practices. Games. Tournaments--A constant cycle for Jen Crowley ’21. Crowley plays four sports; a mix of travel and high school athletics. She participates in JV basketball, varsity and travel soccer, and varsity golf during the school year as well as swimming for the Country Club of Detroit in the ...

Varsity Cheer team’s work pays off at recent competitions

Varsity Cheer team’s work pays off at recent competitions

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

February 15, 2019


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         The Varsity Competitive Cheer team won the Wayne County championship Feb. 2 at the Tri-County Competition. The 16-member team has steadily improved all season before earning their highest scores yet on both the first and third rounds of the competition which was hel...

For the love of the game: the extremes to which young athletes are willing to go for their sports

For the love of the game: the extremes to which young athletes are willing to go for their sports

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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Three out of four American households have at least one school-aged child that takes part in youth sports, according to the Aspen Institute. However, by the time those athletes turn 15 or older, 80 percent of them will have quit. For some sports, such as swim or hockey, athletes are mentally and physica...

Boys basketball looks forward to fresh start in new conference

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Sports, Winter

After a disappointing season last year, the South boys varsity basketball team looks to rebound in the 2018-19 campaign. The team was moved down from the MAC Red Conference to the MAC White Conference, but as a result of the amount of talent the team has, they have started the season strong. So far, the ...

Girls Hockey has a strong season with more to come

Girls Hockey has a strong season with more to come

Keely Messacar '21, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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South’s Girls Varsity Ice Hockey team is starting off their season well and have high expectations for the rest of the season according to Madison Ryszewski’19. “We’ve won every game this season except for one,” Ryszewski said, “I think that it’s a good year, there are some good teams th...

South hockey players gear up for a great season

South hockey players gear up for a great season

Cam Buhler '21, Staff Writer

November 22, 2018


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The Boys Varsity Hockey Team is preparing for a strong new season in hopes of reaching their number one goal. The team this year includes many returning players, along with some  fresh talent. For Dean Therriault ’21, the leadership on the team is very important for the new players to have. “We h...

Swimming happy tears as the girls’ team gears up for states

Swimming happy tears as the girls’ team gears up for states

Keely Messacar '21, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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As the girls swim season comes to an end, the team is preparing for states and getting ready for their offseason with their new coach. According to girls and boys swimming and diving head coach John Fodell, the season has been going well so far as the girls were undefeated in their dual meet season. ...

Senior athletes take the next step

Senior athletes take the next step

Navya Chamiraju '20, Copy Editor

November 3, 2018


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No matter what sport it is, hard work and dedication are what make an excellent athlete, according to Charlotte Brecht ’19. Being an athlete is a full-time job in college, but according to Camryn Teranes ’19, the opportunities and experience are worth it. “I went into the sport knowing abou...

Setters do it better: The volleyball season comes to a close

Setters do it better: The volleyball season comes to a close

Anna Ludvigsen '20, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


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Many students, parents and teachers have spent the past two months on the edge of their seats watching the girls varsity volleyball season play out. Although the ambitious team is not ending this season undefeated, their dedication and hard work shine through. “We just played North and I saw the ...

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