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Luke Pettersen, a fresh face to South baseball

Luke Pettersen, a fresh face to South baseball

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

With spring finally approaching, the baseball season is also in sight. For members of South High’s baseball team, change will be in the air in more ways than one. This will be the first year with new head coach, Luke Pettersen. Pettersen graduated from the University of Minnesota in May of 2018,...

Climbing Club gains a hold at South

Climbing Club gains a hold at South

Ellie Barnett-Cashman, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Henry Neufeld, an initial club member boulders at the Vertical Endeavors gym along with other club members. Members are very passionate about the sport, “I like rock climbing,” said Neufeld. Photo courtesy of Cass Carl Students who are passionate about rock climbing have started a climbing club at...

What the puck?! hockey fees raised since fall of 2018

What the puck?! hockey fees raised since fall of 2018

Maya Edmonds, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Would the cost of a sport affect your decision to play it? Fees to play a sport at South have gone up but the hockey fees have increased the most, going up from $90 to $240. The district determined that it was time to raise the fees in fall of 2018. Hockey is the most expensive sport at South which ...

In rivalry game, Women’s Basketball shines in second half

In rivalry game, Women’s Basketball shines in second half

Caleb Stipkovits, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019

South’s varsity women’s basketball team scored 45 points in the second half to beat the Southwest Lakers at home Tuesday (January 8th), 72-52. Led by senior Solana Cushing’s 28 points, the Tigers improved their record to 8-4 overal, and 4-0 in conference play.  Cushing scored 23 of her 28 ...

The difference between Men’s and Women’s Hockey is chilling

The difference between Men’s and Women’s Hockey is chilling

Hazel McKinney, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

The Minnesota Whitecaps are breaking barriers in women’s sports. This local hockey team is one of the only professional women's hockey teams in the United States that has joined the NWHL. The NWHL is the National Women’s Hockey League, which was founded just three years ago in 2015. As of this y...

Teacher support of student athletes is vital to success in both academics and sport

Teacher support of student athletes is vital to success in both academics and sport

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

High school can be a tricky time. Students often have to balance considerable a workload and stressful social and family life. On top of all that some students have made serious commitments to a sport; their responsibilities may include rigorous sports practices, games, and practice schedules. Bei...

Nick Carter hopes to pedal to the Olympics

Nick Carter hopes to pedal to the Olympics

Ellie Barnett-Cashman, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Olympics bound biker Nick Carter has been racing since age nine and biking practically since he could walk. Nick Carter has won nationals for his age group twice and said “I’d say that’s my biggest accomplishment so far.” His younger brother, Jack Carter said “I think at the rate he’s going ...

South sports in jeopardy after recent budget cuts

South sports in jeopardy after recent budget cuts

Eamonn Briem, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Over the past 2 years the entire district has been facing harsh budget cuts that have severely affected various school sports in a multitude of ways, “It's hard to cut from what we had because we have nothing.. Equipment budget, supply budget, coaching budget we still don't have it” said Amy Carda...

Swim team dives into new home at Phillips pool

Swim team dives into new home at Phillips pool

Diamond Sims and Gabe Chang-Deutsch

November 16, 2018

South’s swim team, which is combined with the Roosevelt and Washburn teams and called “TMT” (Tigers, Millers, Teddies) got their own pool for the first time this year at Phillips Community Center in South Minneapolis. Senior swimmer and captain Sophie Hansen feels “it has been an amazing chan...

South volleyball almost wins conference champs

South volleyball almost wins conference champs

Hazel McKinney, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

On Tuesday night, South volleyball team played their conference championship game. The varsity team has won all of their previous conference games which were against Washburn, Patrick Henry, Roosevelt, and Edison. The win against Washburn was a big achievement for the team considering South has not ...

Barnard Field gets back on track

Barnard Field gets back on track

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

While last year it was a host to student athletes and fans of high school sports, this year the most frequent visitors of Barnard Field have been construction workers and heavy machinery. It should be pretty obvious to everyone who’s given the field a passing glance since the start of this year th...

Soccer Captain has quiet personality, but a lot to show

Soccer Captain has quiet personality, but a lot to show

Patrick Bruch, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

The South soccer team has a plethora of interesting and talented players. Among these are immigrants, students born here, and just about anyone who can play soccer at a high enough level. The team shows South’s diversity in its players and it has a huge range of players. One of these interesting and ta...

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