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Badminton coach intercepts head football position

Badminton coach intercepts head football position

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer
March 17
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Sports are a large part of the lives of very many students, from badminton to football the coaches have a big impact on the teams that these students play on. This affects many different parts of students on the team’s lives, and with a new coach comes a different way of playing the game. Recently a...

Winter Olympics: win or lose you’ll have fun

Winter Olympics: win or lose you’ll have fun

Katherine Lundquist, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

On Friday March 10 during 5th, 6th and 7th hour many students gathered in the gym to watch the Winter Olympics. The Winter Olympics started as a way for students to relax for the second half of the day and just have fun. “It was a way for students council to get a community together and have fun” said D...

South swimmer goes to state

South swimmer goes to state

Oliver Piotrowski, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under Sports, Swimming, Top Stories

Dutch Franko-Dynes, a junior here at South, won first place in the 100 yard freestyle for swimming and went to state. He originally started competitively swimming in February of 2012 at the age of 13, he mentioned, “it was on my birthday when I joined my first team.” He is still swimming for the sa...

Girl’s basketball team swished the net in Semi-finals, but missed the game

Girl’s basketball team swished the net in Semi-finals, but missed the game

Livia Lund, Features Editor
March 4
Filed under Basketball, News, Sports, Top Stories

After a hard fought battle this Saturday, March 4th, against Hopkins, the women’s basketball team lost in Sections semi-finals 85-42. “We played the top team in the state that hasn’t lost a game all season, we knew that it was going to be tough,” explained Head Coach Nathan McGuire. The teams...

Ben Neal goes from Tiger to Cougar

Ben Neal goes from Tiger to Cougar

Oliver Piotrowski, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Sports

Ben Neal, one of our own peers was signed to a College, Chatham University in Pittsburg, to play Lacrosse. Ben talked a lot about how much he liked the school. One of the things he said was “I liked it because it was small, I really wanted to go to a small school, it has about 3,000 students and it...

Flips and turns, and ups and downs: South gymnastics finishes their season strong

Flips and turns, and ups and downs: South gymnastics finishes their season strong

Madeline Mahoney, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Top Stories

Have you ever attended a South gymnastics competition? Probably not, in fact, a lot of students don’t even realize we have a gymnastics team. Gymnastics is very physically demanding but it doesn’t receive as much attention as other sports teams at South. Sophomore Bo Coultrip, who has been a gym...

Nordic team takes on State meet

Luca Raffo-Simoes, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under News, Skiing, Sports

The Minnesota state skiing meet was at Giants Ridge on Thursday February 16th. A couple of South High School students participated. Ethan Nelson(senior), Nick Carter(freshman), Anna Mulhern(junior), Ethan Davenport(senior) and Sam Kleven(junior) all raced, as well as Ella Hoch Robinson who is a 7th grad...

A Hidden Jewel at South High: South’s Adapted Sports Program

A Hidden Jewel at South High: South’s Adapted Sports Program

Henry Holcomb, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Adapted Sports, Sports, Top Stories

South High has had adapted sports for many years but the program remains at a lack of exposure and support from the South High community.  South has had adapted sports since 1982 when Jim Christy, -a man who was instrumental in creating the adapted athletics program we now see in Minnesota- first beg...

New South club creates community for “ping-pong lovers”

New South club creates community for “ping-pong lovers”

Leticia Ramirez Estrada, Staff Writer
February 12
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Not all students at South High are involved in extracurricular activities after school. South High Junior George Muller, and Sophomore Desmond LaFave both really like ping-pong and thought it would be cool to share this hobby with others at South. “We both have ping pong tables at our house, which...

Sophie Truen wins top scorer at gymnastics all city meet

Sophie Truen wins top scorer at gymnastics all city meet

Tatiana Burch and Izzy Willette
February 12
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Top Stories

It Was a good night for South’s women gymnastics team on Friday the 7th during the team’s All City finals. The women's gymnastics team has won eight meets so far out of 10, and junior Sophie Truen has done a great job this season. Truen was able to give her team a leg up on the competition after...

A great season for Morgan Hill, and the women’s basketball team

A great season for Morgan Hill, and the women’s basketball team

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer
February 7
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

It’s been a great season for basketball captain Morgan Hill, and the rest of the South Women’s basketball community. The team as a whole have been doing amazing, and Hill, who just recently won NorthStar Girls Hoops player of the week, believes the team’s main strength is their ability to work...

New Mural is First Step in Honoring South Athletics

New Mural is First Step in Honoring South Athletics

Eli Shimanski, Photo and Graphics Editor
January 31
Filed under Sports

While walking down the halls recently you might have noticed a new addition to the walls on the northeastern hall leading from the girls locker room to the main door. A photographic mural showing the history South women's athletes throughout the history of South was put up over winter break. The new d...

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