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Varsity Cheer team’s work pays off at recent competitions

Varsity Cheer team’s work pays off at recent competitions

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

February 15, 2019

         The Varsity Competitive Cheer team won the Wayne County championship Feb. 2 at the Tri-County Competition. The 16-member team has steadily improved all season before earning their highest scores yet on both the first and third rounds of the competition which was hel...

For the love of the game: the extremes to which young athletes are willing to go for their sports

For the love of the game: the extremes to which young athletes are willing to go for their sports

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Three out of four American households have at least one school-aged child that takes part in youth sports, according to the Aspen Institute. However, by the time those athletes turn 15 or older, 80 percent of them will have quit. For some sports, such as swim or hockey, athletes are mentally and physica...

Boys basketball looks forward to fresh start in new conference

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

After a disappointing season last year, the South boys varsity basketball team looks to rebound in the 2018-19 campaign. The team was moved down from the MAC Red Conference to the MAC White Conference, but as a result of the amount of talent the team has, they have started the season strong. So far, the ...

Girls Hockey has a strong season with more to come

Girls Hockey has a strong season with more to come

Keely Messacar '21, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

South’s Girls Varsity Ice Hockey team is starting off their season well and have high expectations for the rest of the season according to Madison Ryszewski’19. “We’ve won every game this season except for one,” Ryszewski said, “I think that it’s a good year, there are some good teams th...

South hockey players gear up for a great season

South hockey players gear up for a great season

Cam Buhler '21, Staff Writer

November 22, 2018

The Boys Varsity Hockey Team is preparing for a strong new season in hopes of reaching their number one goal. The team this year includes many returning players, along with some  fresh talent. For Dean Therriault ’21, the leadership on the team is very important for the new players to have. “We h...

Swimming happy tears as the girls’ team gears up for states

Swimming happy tears as the girls’ team gears up for states

Keely Messacar '21, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

As the girls swim season comes to an end, the team is preparing for states and getting ready for their offseason with their new coach. According to girls and boys swimming and diving head coach John Fodell, the season has been going well so far as the girls were undefeated in their dual meet season. ...

Senior athletes take the next step

Senior athletes take the next step

Navya Chamiraju '20, Copy Editor

November 3, 2018

No matter what sport it is, hard work and dedication are what make an excellent athlete, according to Charlotte Brecht ’19. Being an athlete is a full-time job in college, but according to Camryn Teranes ’19, the opportunities and experience are worth it. “I went into the sport knowing abou...

Setters do it better: The volleyball season comes to a close

Setters do it better: The volleyball season comes to a close

Anna Ludvigsen '20, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

Many students, parents and teachers have spent the past two months on the edge of their seats watching the girls varsity volleyball season play out. Although the ambitious team is not ending this season undefeated, their dedication and hard work shine through. “We just played North and I saw the ...

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Max Simonson '21, Page Editor

November 2, 2018

As autumn turns to winter, students playing fall sports begin to experience severe negative effects of Michigan's temperate climate. As the weather takes a turn of the worst, student-athletes need to find new ways to cope. According to JV football player Nick Vandenbrink ’21, wearing layers underneat...

Fore! Girls golf team ‘swings’ their way into golf states

Fore! Girls golf team ‘swings’ their way into golf states

Riley Ptashnik '21, Page Editor

October 22, 2018

With their win at regionals, the girls varsity golf team is headed to states in Bedford Valley, Battle Creek. They really weren’t expecting the win, according to Gray Rahm ’20. “There was a lot of practicing everyday, and keeping on ourselves to practice on our own time, and throughout the s...

Sports favoritism at South

Sports favoritism at South

Charlotte Parent '21, Copy Editor

October 21, 2018

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...

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