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Bowl selection process must change

Bowl selection process must change

December 13, 2011

RYAN NEWA '12 | Online Sports Editor There has been more chaos and disorder than ever in college football over the past year, from the Cam Newton pay-to-play scandal at Auburn, to “Tattoo-gate” at Ohio State to the abolishment of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). Wait a second, that last...

Powder Puff ‘coach’ recalls memorable moments, setbacks

December 7, 2011

MIKE SULLIVAN '13| Staff writer After the football season was over a select few of my friends and teammates went on the daunting task of turning a bunch of young ladies into a unified team and overcoming the odds to beat the “all mighty” Seniors. So Juniors Jack Doyle, Zach Van Elslander, Josh Ga...

Seniors beat juniors 24-0 in annual powder puff game

Seniors beat juniors 24-0 in annual powder puff game

December 7, 2011

MADI DETTLINGER '13|Staff writer Three years worth of pent-up aggression was ended with a single decisive victory at Sunday’s annual Powder Puff football game. The Seniors beat the Juniors 24-0, Kelsey MacConnachie ’13 said. “We really dominated and came together as a grade,” said Kati...

Warriors prove Bullet proof in 28-25 victory

December 6, 2011

SAM KUHNA '13 | Staff Writer To kick off the 2011-12 neighborhood club season, the best game was the heated rivalry between the Bullets and Wizards. The game was an offensive struggle throughout. Lead changes were frequent with the game coming down to the final two minutes. At 2:22 in the fourth...

Neighborhood Club basketball back in action

December 6, 2011

MIKEY SULLIVAN '13 | Staff Writer Basketball is back -- well, sort of. On Saturday, Dec. 3, a new season of Neighborhood Club basketball began. “I’m excited for the season,” said Wade Penman ’14. “After our championship season last year, I really want to see how this year will turn...

Two senior athletes sign with major universities

Two senior athletes sign with major universities

November 29, 2011

RYAN NEWA '12 | Online Sports Editor Two of South’s most decorated athletes, swimmer Ali DeLoof  and rower Jeanette Llorens, both '12, signed letters of intent on Wednesday, Nov. 23. DeLoof signed to swim for the University of Michigan (U of M), a school she said she has always dreamed of att...

Varsity hockey team falls to Liggett, 5-2

November 22, 2011

RYAN NEWA '12 | Online Sports Editor Looking to build momentum after beating Saline, the men's varsity hockey team suffered its first loss of the regular season Friday night, losing to Liggett 5-2. Wes Cimmarusti and Cam Gibson, both '12, each scored a goal apiece for the Blue Devils, but the defense...

Sophomore swimmer attends elite camp, prepares for Olympic Trials

Sophomore swimmer attends elite camp, prepares for Olympic Trials

November 15, 2011

MEG PHILLIPS ’14 | Staff Writer Training takes on a whole new definition when 6,000 feet in the air - especially when surrounded by future Olympians. Attending a training camp with 60 of the best young swimmers in the United States, Gabby DeLoof ’14 attended the National Select Camp from Oct....

STATE CHAMPS: Girls Cross Country team makes history Saturday

November 9, 2011

SYDNEY KELLER '14 | Staff Writer Over the weekend, the girls cross country team won their first state title, coach Steve Zaranek said. "It’s an incredible feeling and I am extremely proud of our entire team, not just the varsity girls as amazing as they were," said Zaranek. "This was a true team...

Video: Football season ends with playoff loss to King

November 1, 2011

RYAN NEWA '12 | Online Sports Editor Overwhelmed from the beginning, the varsity football team saw its season end Friday with a 46-7 defeat at the hands of Martin Luther King High School. The loss capped a strong season overall for the Blue Devils, who finished with a 6-3 (4-1) regular season record....

‘Beyond Belief’, ‘When Pride Still Mattered’ provide inspiration for sports fans

October 25, 2011

MATT RIASHI '13 | Staff Writer Two books, "Beyond Belief" and "When Pride Still Mattered", give the reader a view into an athlete and a coach’s life. They show the reader that even though they are famous and have had great success, things were not given to them. The books also show that sports...

Homecoming 2011 Photo Gallery

Homecoming 2011 Photo Gallery

October 19, 2011

CONOR BUCKLEY '12 | Executive Web Editor Homecoming on Friday, Oct.  14 was a wild day for students. The Pep Assembly began at approximately 2 p.m., then came the parade, the announcement that the Class of 2012 had won the Spirit Jug and a Varsity football team win in triple overtime. The...

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