The Tower Pulse

Girls Hockey has a strong season with more to come

Action shot of the girls hockey last season. Photo courtesy of Lauren Kramer.

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

Photo by Sophia Stann '20

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

The girls swim team after an epic win at their first meet!

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

Photo by Brooklyn  Northcross '20

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...

Tennis team sees record season

Tennis team sees record season

Evelyn Kuhnlein '20, Business Manager

October 18, 2018

The boys varsity tennis team is having one of their best seasons in ten years, according to Coach John Willard. This year, the team has amassed nine wins, three ties and zero losses, along with winning the MAC Red division throughout their fall season. “Our goals for the rest of the season are ...

Player of the week: Michael Willard ’19

Player of the week: Michael Willard '19

Zachary Farrell '21, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

The crowd erupts as South varsity tennis captain Michael Willard ’19 rockets an overhead shot at his Brother Rice opponent to win the game. Willard pumps his fist in excitement, cheering on nearby teammates. Willard started playing tennis at a very young age, but out of all the coaches and men...

Talented freshmen make varsity, prepare for their first playoff games

Talented freshmen make varsity, prepare for their first playoff games

Ian Foy '21, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

Varsity sports at South are some of the most elite teams in Michigan. Very rarely, freshmen can make Varsity, and it takes something special to be able to do this. Will Johnson ’22 is the only freshmen on Varsity football this year and Michael Tengler ’22 is one of two freshmen on Varsity socce...