The Tower Pulse

Race to the Finish

Mairin Heimbuch ‘21, Guest Writer

May 14, 2019

Beep! The buzzer goes off. The crowd is sitting intently with tension in the air. The water splashes as Tucker Briggs, Grosse Pointe South Boys Varsity Swimmer, dives into the pool. His legs rapidly kick up and down as adrenaline rushes through his body. Tucker Briggs’ mind races as he repeats to...

Recap of the NHL second round playoffs

Photo courtesy of the NHL

Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

May 9, 2019

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes After taking down the 2018 Stanley Cup champions in the first round, the Carolina Hurricanes swept the New York Islanders in round two in front of a 19,345-strong home crowd. The Islanders, who swept the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round, became the ninth t...

Aiming high for a birdie

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Asher Heimbuch '22, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Ever since Jack Jones was young, he’s had an interest in golf. Now that interest has paid off as he’s made a big impact on the boys varsity golf team, as a freshman. His father, John Jones said Jack has always had an eye for golf. It came to him naturally, as he excelled in the matches he parti...

Recap of the NHL first round playoffs

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Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

April 25, 2019

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Although the Tampa Bay Lightning had a record-breaking regular season, they were unable to perform in the playoffs and were swept by the Columbus Blue Jackets in four games.  The Blue Jackets were the last team to snag a playoff spot, and became the fo...

Girls track coach reflects on 40 years of coaching

Coach Zaranek with runner Devon Krasner '19. Photo courtesy of Zaranek.

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Girls Track Coach Stephen Zaranek has been a staple in not only girls track and gym class, but in the South athletic community for the last 40 years. His outgoing personality makes him well-liked among his student athletes and his coaching peers. Zaranek was hired to be the head coach of the first official gir...

Boys lacrosse team is hopeful for a great season

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

As winter turns to spring, and the fields are clear of snow, spring sports season is upon athletes  meaning the varsity lacrosse season is here. The team has begun practice and will play their first two games on Wednesday, March 20 and Friday, March 22. “I am excited for the season to start,” ...

Basketball student manager reminisces on the past four years on the team

Basketball student manager reminisces on the past four years on the team

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

There has not been a student manager position open for the boys Varsity Basketball team in four years because John Weglarz has spent his years at South in that position. “Each year I have the opportunity to go through the ups and downs of the season with a stellar group of guys and personalities...

Student finds enjoyment in numerous sports

Student finds enjoyment in numerous sports

Bridget Doyle '21, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019

Practices. Games. Tournaments--A constant cycle for Jen Crowley ’21. Crowley plays four sports; a mix of travel and high school athletics. She participates in JV basketball, varsity and travel soccer, and varsity golf during the school year as well as swimming for the Country Club of Detroit in the ...

Varsity Cheer team’s work pays off at recent competitions

The team works on practicing for round 3 of their upcoming district competition. Photo by Victoria Gardey '20.

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 compe...

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

Tory Roth '22 breaks the puck out of her zone during a recent hockey game. Photo Courtesy of Roth.

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 ...