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Balling or brawling, aggression in sports

Balling or brawling, aggression in sports

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The amount of aggression in sports is a topic that has been debated for decades. Is contact really something that is necessary to a sport? Do players focus too much on playing physical and hurting one another? Some sports are known for their outright aggression and their tendency for violence. Others ...

Breaking the ice on locker room inequalities

Breaking the ice on locker room inequalities

Siobhan Sullivan, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Among many differences in sports at South, locker rooms are an unexpected issue for female athletes. For example the boys locker room has an ice machine but the girls does not. This may not seem like a big deal but it is very inconvenient for female athletes as senior Maddy Tennant explains, “Ever...

Badminton’s ‘Girls Only’ sign prompts question: Who is Title IX for?

Badminton’s ‘Girls Only’ sign prompts question: Who is Title IX for?

Izzy Willette, Features Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Badminton, Sports, Top Stories

While Tile IX protects female athletes by stating, “no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under education programs receiving federal financial assistance,” South Athletic Director Amy Cardarelle said,...

When is comes to sports, the ball is in your court for self esteem

When is comes to sports, the ball is in your court for self esteem

Katherine Lundquist, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It’s well established that being active and exercising releases endorphins that make students feel better, but being active can also help students feel more comfortable with their bodies. “When you are working on yourself and your body it just makes you feel better about yourself,” said sophomore...

Les Barnard Field warms up for renovation

Les Barnard Field warms up for renovation

Henry Holcomb, Sports Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It's no secret that South’s field is in need of repair. It's needed improvements for years, and now it may finally be getting some. You’ve heard the rumor, ‘We might get a new field next year,’ or something to that extent, but this year Barnard Field’s needs will finally be addressed. In ...

After strong season, women’s basketball misses slam dunk in section finals

After strong season, women’s basketball misses slam dunk in section finals

Livia Lund, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After playing hard, South Tigers lost to the Hopkins Royals during the women’s basketball section championship this Thursday, ending with a score of 95-62. With a crowd packed with family, friends, teachers, and the bands from both schools, energy was high throughout the night. The beginning of t...

Hooked? The new boxing club at South

Hooked? The new boxing club at South

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Walk into room 134 and you might see a regular classroom. Books line the walls and there are desks shoved to the side. But, this room also doubles as a makeshift boxing gym on Mondays and Thursdays. The sounds of students finishing homework in the room next door are mixed with the thud of gloved hands h...

Women’s Nordic team defy own expectations, make it to State

Women’s Nordic team defy own expectations, make it to State

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Skiing, Sports, Top Stories

For the first time in many years the Women’s Nordic Team made it state in Nordic Skiing. While many years they have gotten close, this year “they had four strong skiers coming into sections, while most years we have only three,” said head coach Kevin Johnson. This, combined with good racing condi...

Athletic Hijabs Bring More Confidence to Girls Basketball Players

Athletic Hijabs Bring More Confidence to Girls Basketball Players

Cece Kaufmann, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

For the first time, South High School has gotten athletic hijabs. Jamila Bihi, a sophomore and B-squad player for South’s Women’s Basketball Term said this is important because, “For me, normal hijabs fly up and get in the way. I get sweaty in them.” Others have expressed how hard it is to mov...

Skating team glides into South as a club sport

Skating team glides into South as a club sport

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Despite South having a variety of sports for people with different skills and interests, there remains a margin of sports that are not recognized by the school. In some cases, there are athletes who do not have an option to play for their school in their sport. This is why these South students have began...

Where did all the female coaches go?

Where did all the female coaches go?

James Warren, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

When you play a sport, you normally want to feel comfortable and safe in that environment, and having a coach that is the same gender of you could help with this. “Having a female coach makes it easier to talk to your coach about some things, like personal stuff going on because it feels like they...

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