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Sports favoritism at south

Sports favoritism at south

Charlotte Parent '21, Copy Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

It’s Friday night and varsity football is playing another game under the lights-- the stands are packed. Next door, the girl’s synchronized swimming team is rehearsing their routine to perform to an audience made solely of friends and family. The most played sport at South is the football program, with 103...

Tennis team sees record season

Tennis team sees record season

Evelyn Kuhnlein '20, Business Manager

October 18, 2018


Filed under Fall, Featured Content, Sports

The boys varsity tennis team is having one of their best seasons in ten years, according to Coach John Willard. This year, the team has amassed nine wins, three ties and zero losses, along with winning the MAC Red division throughout their fall season. “Our goals for the rest of the season are ...

Player of the week: Michael Willard ’19

Player of the week: Michael Willard ’19

Zachary Farrell '21, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Sports

The crowd erupts as South varsity tennis captain Michael Willard ’19 rockets an overhead shot at his Brother Rice opponent to win the game. Willard pumps his fist in excitement, cheering on nearby teammates. Willard started playing tennis at a very young age, but out of all the coaches and men...

Talented freshmen make varsity, prepare for their first playoff games

Talented freshmen make varsity, prepare for their first playoff games

Ian Foy '21, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Fall, Featured Content, Sports

Varsity sports at South are some of the most elite teams in Michigan. Very rarely, freshmen can make Varsity, and it takes something special to be able to do this. Will Johnson ’22 is the only freshmen on Varsity football this year and Michael Tengler ’22 is one of two freshmen on Varsity socce...

My view: Where to get your spook on this Halloween

My view: Where to get your spook on this Halloween

Charlie Matthews '20, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Fall, Opinion

As I stepped out of my car and walked towards the recently opened Azra Chamber of Horrors Haunted House, a multitude of thoughts pondered in my head, as I hadn’t stepped foot inside of a haunted house in a long time. Would my heart really be racing for the entire duration of the attraction? Woul...

Girls varsity volleyball team takes a victory

Girls varsity volleyball team takes a victory

Allison MacLeod '19, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Fall, Featured, Featured Content, Sports

On Tuesday Sept. 25 the girls varsity volleyball team beat Chippewa Valley in three sets at their home court. “I don’t think it was our best match but we came out and got the job done,” Charlotte Brecht ’19, co-captain, said. “I definitely think we are the type of team to rise to the occ...

Sailing team starts season strong

Sailing team starts season strong

Elizabeth Flower, Copy Editor '20

September 26, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Sports

Every time sailing coach James Cooper looks out at the water before practice and sees 14 boats lined up at the start, each with two kids ready to go, he can’t help but feel proud. Some of Cooper’s proudest moments are from coaching the sailing team. He said they won state championships in four out...

Student reacts to Nike protests in wake of Kaepernick sponsorship

Student reacts to Nike protests in wake of Kaepernick sponsorship

Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion, Sports

Popular athletic company Nike recently caused yet another uproar in the political world after Colin Kaepernick secured an endorsement deal with the brand.  Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback for the 49ers, has been at the center of great controversy in the last two years since he began to protest...

South swim team hopes to “make a splash” at upcoming meet

South swim team hopes to “make a splash” at upcoming meet

Matthew Kornmeier '21, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Fall, Featured Content, Sports

Tomorrow, September 18, the Girls Swim Team will take on Eisenhower High School in their second dual meet of the season looking to continue an undefeated record for this year. According to Head coach John Fodell, the team has gotten off to a good start so far this season. “We have only swam in one...

Students Reflect on their Dedication to Sports

Students Reflect on their Dedication to Sports

Allison MacLeod '19, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Wake up at three in the morning, drive for four hours to Indiana, play volleyball for eight straight hours, shower, set alarm, go to sleep, repeat. This is a regular weekend schedule for Cynthia Hogan and Charlotte Brecht, both ’19. They each play at different, but still elite volleyball levels;...

Final Round Recap

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor

June 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2018 Stanley Cup Final marks the sixth time in NHL history where two clubs are chasing their first Stanley Cup.  The last time this happened was in 2007, between the Anaheim Ducks and the Ottawa Senators, when the Ducks defeated the Senators in five games to take the Cup.   Las Vegas Golden...

Recap of the NHL third round playoffs

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

Winnipeg Jets vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights The Las Vegas Golden Knights continue to make history by being only the third franchise in NHL history to make it to the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season.  The Golden Knights beat Winnipeg 4-1 in their series, with the final game featuring a sc...

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