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Boys track sets new school records at State Finals

Boys track sets new school records at State Finals

Spencer Rajewski '21, Staff Writer

June 7, 2019

Thanks to their success in this year's regionals, the boys track team took on states on June 1 in Grand Rapids, and performed very well. This year the team got to send 10 of their qualifying runners along with two alternates and set two new school records while there. “I would 100 percent call this year's states a success considering me and my fr...

Baseball wins senior night, looks to state playoffs

Baseball wins senior night, looks to state playoffs

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

June 7, 2019

Thursday, May 30 was the varsity baseball team’s last home regular season game. The team  played Detroit Edison Public School Academy, hoping to improve their below .500 record. Cody Shook ’19 started on the mound for the Blue Devils on a beautiful day to commemorate the seniors. Shook st...

Queen of the Court: Kate Beardslee ’21

Queen of the Court: Kate Beardslee ’21

May 23, 2019

Her excellence in the grade books matches her excellence on the courts. Kate Beardslee ’21 and her doubles partner scored a nearly undefeated record this season on the Girls Varsity Tennis team. Now, she plans on fighting for the state title. According to Beardslee, she began her tennis career relatively y...

Recap of the NHL third round playoffs

Recap of the NHL third round playoffs

Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

May 22, 2019

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes The Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes in order to advance to the Stanley Cup Final, with a final score of 4-0 in game four of the series. This marks the 20th time in franchise history where  the Bruins have advanced to the final. The Bruins’ top line, ...

Race to the Finish

Mairin Heimbuch ‘21, Guest Writer

May 14, 2019

Beep! The buzzer goes off. The crowd is sitting intently with tension in the air. The water splashes as Tucker Briggs, Grosse Pointe South Boys Varsity Swimmer, dives into the pool. His legs rapidly kick up and down as adrenaline rushes through his body. Tucker Briggs’ mind races as he repeats to...

Recap of the NHL second round playoffs

Recap of the NHL second round playoffs

Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

May 9, 2019

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes After taking down the 2018 Stanley Cup champions in the first round, the Carolina Hurricanes swept the New York Islanders in round two in front of a 19,345-strong home crowd. The Islanders, who swept the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round, became the ninth t...

Aiming high for a birdie

Aiming high for a birdie

Asher Heimbuch '22, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Ever since Jack Jones was young, he’s had an interest in golf. Now that interest has paid off as he’s made a big impact on the boys varsity golf team, as a freshman. His father, John Jones said Jack has always had an eye for golf. It came to him naturally, as he excelled in the matches he parti...

Recap of the NHL first round playoffs

Recap of the NHL first round playoffs

Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

April 25, 2019

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Although the Tampa Bay Lightning had a record-breaking regular season, they were unable to perform in the playoffs and were swept by the Columbus Blue Jackets in four games.  The Blue Jackets were the last team to snag a playoff spot, and became the fo...

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

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

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

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...

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