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Remembering the legacy of Kobe Bryant

Remembering the legacy of Kobe Bryant

Jacob Harris '21, Web Editor

February 24, 2020

On Sunday, January 26, the world seemed to stop for a moment. The news of a helicopter crash hit the media, with word of Kobe Bryant being one of the passengers killed in the accident along with his daughter and 7 others on board. When I first heard the news I didn’t think it could be real. I didn’t...

South athletes stay on during the off-season

South athletes stay on during the off-season

Bridget Doyle '21 and Hope Whitney '21, Copy Editor and Page Editor

February 12, 2020

The off season- a time for athletes to take a break from everyday practice, relax and rest their bodies. But for some, there is no off-season, their time off comes with even more training and practice. According to girls’ varsity field hockey head coach Jessie Rouleau, practicing off-season can...

Unified Gymnastics Team prepares for upcoming competitions

Unified Gymnastics Team prepares for upcoming competitions

Maggie Quinn, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

The Grosse Pointe Unified Gymnastics Team, which includes athletes from both North and South High School, is busy preparing for several upcoming competitions including meets at Birmingham Groves High School on February 12, Canton High School on February 18, and their last home meet on February 26 against...

Red Barons competitive cheer team makes their debut on the mat

Red Barons competitive cheer team makes their debut on the mat

Mia Craparotta '22, staff writer

February 7, 2020

The cheerleaders here at South are practicing hard this winter for all of their competitions. A new addition to their Monday practices is the middle school competitive Red Barons cheer team, including girls from both Brownell and Pierce. Although the middle schoolers do not compete with South’s cheer...

Girls’ basketball team shooting for league champions

Girls’ basketball team shooting for league champions

Tara Cole '21, Social Media Manager

February 3, 2020

Through excellent chemistry, team bonding and a nearly undefeated season, the girl’s varsity basketball team has proven victorious so far this year. With only a few games left in the season, the Lady Ballers hope to be ranked the first spot in the MAC division, according to head coach Kevin Richards....

Boys basketball overwhelms rivals on the road

Boys basketball overwhelms rivals on the road

Matthew Kornmeier '21, Section Manager

January 13, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team played rival Grosse Pointe North, Friday Jan. 3 away at North. The boys won 81-58, and held a 20 point lead for nearly the entire game. Head basketball coach, Steve Benard, attributed his team’s success to their pregame preparation. “We scouted North pret...

New season with new hopes for the girls basketball team

New season with new hopes for the girls basketball team

Charlie Matthews '20 and Ben Farber '21

January 10, 2020

The girls basketball team has just started a new season after a long off-season of training. According to assistant coach Caitlin Moore, the team is focusing on taking each game once at a time. “We obviously would love to get to the district championship, but to do that, we need to focus on each g...

Putting the puck to the test: Another victory for the boys varsity hockey team

Putting the puck to the test: Another victory for the boys varsity hockey team

Ally Strehlke '22, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

The Blue Devils had a 5-1 victory this past Saturday after a tough loss Friday night. On Sat. Jan. 4, Blue Devils Boys Varsity Hockey battled Gabriel Richard’s team at the ESH Ice Arena. The game began with a new addition to the games, which is bringing in two young players from the community to...

Sacrificing school for sports

Sacrificing school for sports

Paige Evers '22 and Becca Koch '22

January 4, 2020

Student athletes are a huge sector of every high school population. But for those whose capabilities extend past the average high schooler, more must be done. This leads many to take on the expensive, extensive and extraordinary world of travel sports. Travel sports offer a higher level of competi...

Boys basketball preps for first season under new coach

Boys basketball preps for first season under new coach

Keegan Spitz, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

The boy’s varsity basketball season is on the horizon, and there is a new face coaching this year’s team. It will be the first season under new coach Stephen Bernard, and with that comes comes excitement and new expectations for the season. “We are a new group under a new coach, new philosophies...

Girls’ Swim and Dive team claims school record finish at State Tournament

Girls’ Swim and Dive team claims school record finish at State Tournament

Bridget Doyle, Page Editor

January 2, 2020

On Nov. 23, the girls’ swimming and diving team placed second in the state finals. According to coach John Fodell, this was the highest placement for girls’ swim in Grosse Pointe South history. “Everyone knew it was going to be a battle,” Fodell said. “But (the swimmers) came in and did...

Season Preview: Girl’s basketball looks to district championship after strong training

Season Preview: Girl’s basketball looks to district championship after strong training

Charlie Matthews '20, Staff Writer

December 22, 2019

The girl's basketball team is about to start a new season after a long off-season of training. The team hopes to get off to a good start. According to assistant coach Caitlin Moore, the team is focusing on taking each game once at a time “We obviously would love to get to the district championship,...

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