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Despite poor play, Kings prevail, head to Championship game

Despite poor play, Kings prevail, head to Championship game

February 7, 2012

SAM KUHNA '13 | Staff Writer For the second straight week, the Kings were heavy favorites heading into their showdown with the Hornets, and thought they would cruise into the Championship game against the Grizzlies. The Hornets kept the game close, but the Kings prevailed, 49-36. “The Hornets weren’t ...

Tough defense keeps South girls JV basketball unbeatable

Tough defense keeps South girls JV basketball unbeatable

February 7, 2012

RYAN NEWA '12 | Online Sports Editor Overshadowed by other South sports, the girls JV basketball team’s defensive mentality has it just four games away from completing an undefeated regular season at 14-0. Coming into the season, head coach Bruce Pelto had normal expectations for a JV team – to be competitive, improve throughout the season and prepare the players for the ...

Kings route Wolves, advance to second round of playoffs

Kings route Wolves, advance to second round of playoffs

January 31, 2012

   SAM KUHNA '13 | Staff Writer For the second time this season, the Kings throttled the Timberwolves, 96-36, in the first round of the Neighborhood Club basketball playoffs. It was a good sign for the Kings, who were coming off a loss in the regular season finale to the Thunder. “We needed to get back on track,” said Alex Peters ’13 of the Kings. “...

Cheerleading wins first home MAC competition

January 17, 2012

KELLY CULLEN AND MARGARET FIKANY BOTH '13| Staff Writers Hosting four league competitors, the Lady Blue Devils varsity cheerleading squad defeated Grosse Pointe North, Sterling Heights, Marysville and Fitzgerald High School last Wednesday. After three rounds of competing, the judges awarded South fi...

Team unity key to fast start for girls varsity basketball team

Team unity key to fast start for girls varsity basketball team

January 17, 2012

ETHAN DUFFIELD '13 | Staff Writer Nine games into the season, the girls’ varsity basketball team is off to a solid start with only two losses. However, the team has yet to put together four solid quarters and are far from where they want to be, said head coach Kevin Richards. “We are 6-2 and 1-0 in the league,” said Richards. “...

Alumni living dream, Sugar Bowl Champion

Alumni living dream, Sugar Bowl Champion

January 13, 2012

CONOR BUCKLEY '12| Executive Web Editor “It was a dream come true,” said Ben Fry ’11. Fry accomplished a lifetime goal when he was offered a spot on the Michigan (U of M) football team. He fufilled another goal when he earned the title of Sugar Bowl Champion. “During my senior year, a few of the Michigan coaches con...

Four bold predictions for the upcoming year in sports

January 10, 2012

For the top ten Detroit sports moments, click here. For the top ten worst Detroit sports moments, click here. RYAN NEWA '12 | Online Sports Editor While many are still reflecting on the highlights and lowlights of the past year,  it's new year, so it's time to look ahead. Below are four bold predictions on what is t...

Top ten Detroit sports moments of 2011

Top ten Detroit sports moments of 2011

January 10, 2012

For the Top ten most painful Detroit sports moments of 2011, click here. For four bold sports predictions of 2012, click here. CAM DAVIES '12 | Staff Writer 10. 20th Straight Playoff appearance for Red Wings For the students at South, there has never been a year where the Red Wings have failed to reach the postseason. In 2011, the Wings reached the playoffs for the 20th str...

Top ten most painful Detroit sports events from 2011

January 10, 2012

MATTHEW RIASHI’13 | Staff Writer For the best Detroit sports moments of 2011, click here. For four bold predictions in 2012, click here. 10. Basketball-Michigan vs. Wisconsin The 12th ranked Wisconsin Badgers came into Crisler Arena with a 20-6 record led by their point guard Jordan Tay...

Varsity cheerleading team kicks off season with second place finish

Varsity cheerleading team kicks off season with second place finish

December 21, 2011

KELLY CULLEN '13 | Staff Writer The varsity cheerleading team competed against four different teams at Grosse Pointe North High School on Wednesday, Dec. 14, coach Lisa Kurtz said. Grosse Pointe South, North, Sterling Heights, Marysville, and Fitzgerald High School competed against each othe...

Late Raptors rally not enough to beat Warriors

Late Raptors rally not enough to beat Warriors

December 20, 2011

NORMAN BIRD '12 | Staff Writer The Warriors were almost given a free victory. The Raptors had only four players until right before tip off, when the rest of the team showed up. After a first quarter score of 16-13, the Raptors were caught off guard in the second quarter as the Warriors began to pull...

Second half surge propels Timberwolves to first win of the season

Second half surge propels Timberwolves to first win of the season

December 13, 2011

  BY SAM KUHNA '13 | Staff Writer For the second week in a row, the Neighborhood Club game of the week was an offensive struggle. Both teams coming off losses in their previous game, the Timberwolves and Spurs were looking to bounce back in a Sunday showdown at Pierce Middle School. The Timberwolves s...

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