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Boys swim team dominates MAC meets, COVID-19 defeats them all

Boys swim and dive team celebrating their greats wins from the MAC meet.

Keely Messacar, Web Manager

April 3, 2020

Winning first place by almost 200 points, the boys’ swim and dive team dominated the Macomb Area Conference (MAC) Championships, hosted by South this year. The hard work the team put in all year paid off at this meet. With a great turnout surrounded by friends and family, the MAC meet was an overall...

Recruitment effects and disappointment

Henry Shields '21 spends his off-seasons training to get ready for South lacrosse in the spring. The season postponement carries much disappointment for those who have invested time into preparations for spring sports especially.

Matthew Kornmeier '21, Sports Manager

April 1, 2020

MHSAA postponed all spring sports until April 6. At South this means until the following week, April 13, since spring break is scheduled for the week of the sixth. This news carries serious disappointment for spring athletes, especially seniors, according to varsity track athlete Halden Stoehr ‘20....

Working out: Academic benefit or cost?

Graphic by Mairin Hiembuch '21.

Mairin Heimbuch '21, Copy Editor

March 30, 2020

Eating healthy and working out can affect teenagers’ mental health, and whether it’s negatively or positively impacted depends on their everyday habits. According to health teacher Nicole Westfall, everything is connected when talking about emotional, social, physical and mental health. “W...

Active, healthy, and happy: How student athletes spend their off-seasons

Active, healthy, and happy: How student athletes spend their off-seasons

Frannie O'Shea '21, Staff writer

March 28, 2020

Students at South are very active when it comes to sports and extracurriculars. Many students play sports all year long, but many play a winter and take the spring off to do other things. According to juniors Keely Conlan and Alexa Downey, they play basketball in the winter. In the spring, however,...

Undefeated boys swim shooting for state title

Tucker Briggs '22 takes a dive at the MAC Division Meet. The boys look forward to their State meet. Photos by Nia Rahmaan.

Jackson Jogan '21, Supervising Editor

March 11, 2020

UPDATE: MHSAA suspended all winter tournaments, including the swimming championship, indefinitely on March 12. As a result, the team was unable to compete.  The boys’ varsity swim team will head to the Division Two state meet this weekend, competing for two days at the Holland Aquatic Center. ...

Boys basketball head into playoffs hopeful for success

Boys basketball head into playoffs hopeful for success

Kate Skupien '21, Staff writer

March 9, 2020

Heading into playoffs and the end of their regular season the boys basketball team is hopeful for success. With hard work and preparation they hope to win a district championship and beyond. According to captain Alex Shaheen ‘20 he came into the season with high hopes because of strong new...

Boy’s varsity swimming gets ready for States

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

The boy’s varsity swim team is in its final stretch of the season, with the state meet on the horizon. Many schools across Michigan compete in this event, and South has been preparing for it all season. The meet will be held in Holland, Michigan on Mar. 14. Captain Raef Akkary ‘20 believes the...

Remembering the legacy of Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant drives the ball up the court in his number 24 Lakers jersey. Bryant played for the Lakers for all of his 20 pro seasons. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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

Henry Shields '21 spends his off-seasons training to get ready for South lacrosse in the spring. The season postponement carries much disappointment for those who have invested time into preparations for spring sports especially.

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

stunting: The girls practice round three with their stunt groups

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

Photo courtesy of Tara Cole '21

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....

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