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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,...

New coach, new philosophies, new schemes: Boy’s basketball gearing up for competitive season

New coach, new philosophies, new schemes: Boy’s basketball gearing up for competitive season

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

December 22, 2019

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...

It’s the most stressful time of the year: handling the length of the winter sports season

It’s the most stressful time of the year: handling the length of the winter sports season

Meredith Kramer '22, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

As the first quarter ends and winter sports start, the longest season for athletes begins to take their toll on the students who choose to play a sport during winter. The struggle of juggling class and practices affect these athletes yearly. “It's really about staying balanced,” Chris Booth said....

South Girl’s Hockey team starts the season with a new coach

South Girl’s Hockey team starts the season with a new coach

Becca Koch '22, Staff writer

November 20, 2019

  A new coach and several new players are setting up the South girls Hockey team for a successful season. Longtime hockey player Haliee Craig was hired to replace the head coach of last year's team. Craig, a recent college graduate, has been around the ice her entire life. “I played...

Girl’s hockey defeats North in dominating fashion

Girl’s hockey defeats North in dominating fashion

Maren VanOsdol '22, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

  North and Souths girls hockey teams faced off for their first game of the season on Nov. 15. In the end, South won 7-1. “We had a really good start in the first half, their goal in the second half was a little concerning but we managed to come out on top,” Bridget Backer ’22 sa...

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