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The wrestling team “family”: Stronger together

The wrestling team “family”: Stronger together

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

The South High wrestling team has many accomplishments, yet the team gets little recognition in the South community. The wrestling team has been dominating championships for the past eleven years now. Making wrestling one of the most successful sports teams at South. The team is lead by head coach is Drew Gau. ...

Online gym offers alternatives to busy students

Online gym offers alternatives to busy students

Zoë Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It’s been over a decade since the first online gym class began and now it’s name is echoed around the halls. If you can’t imagine having to change clothes in school, there’s online gym. If you would rather not run laps at the YWCA when you could be making sculptures in ceramics; it’s ok, there...

Tackling stereotypes, female joins football varsity team

Tackling stereotypes, female joins football varsity team

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

For the first time in 21 years and the second time in South’s history, the varsity football team has a female player. Her name is Elycia Willis. She plays safety, and to her getting all the recognition for joining the team is exciting. “It actually feels pretty cool because bringing it to light t...

Budget cuts leave athletic department on edge

Budget cuts leave athletic department on edge

Cece Kaufmann, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Recent budget cuts of about ten percent in Minneapolis Public Schools athletic department has led the district to sever their five year contract with Adidas. This cut, along with transportation problems involving lack of bussing consistency, leads to a questionable future for both South’s athletic depa...

An unspoken issue hovers over high school athletics

An unspoken issue hovers over high school athletics

Siobhan Sullivan, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

“I think it’s something that you don’t hear about enough. You just don’t hear about it enough because it’s not in the news like drug overdoses, or other issues that are more common among teenagers,” said Jennifer Lucke, health and physical education teacher at South. Lucke is talking abou...

Did you know: South has one diving team member

Did you know: South has one diving team member

James Warren, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Swimming, Top Stories

Katie Kelbrants is the only diver that South High has in “Tiger Millers Teddies,” or as the team calls it, TMT. She has at times thought about wanting another member in the diving team but really appreciates the support she gets from the members of the swimming team while she dives. Diving happens in th...

Volleyball team serves some close scores, bright smiles

Volleyball team serves some close scores, bright smiles

Henry Holcomb, Sports Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

“We just wanted this game so badly. We have been looking forward to it since my sophomore year,” said senior and varsity volleyball player Rose Letofsky on South’s showdown against Southwest on October 5th. Although South lost the matches, (15-25, 21-25, 24-26) they did not appear to lose the hearts of the many fans who...

Super Soccer Saturday losses are tough, but South soccer teams persevere

Super Soccer Saturday losses are tough, but South soccer teams persevere

Henry Holcomb

September 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

8:00 AM, BARNARD FIELD -- South’s Super Soccer Saturday kicked off for another year of the highly attended showdown between the South and Southwest High School soccer teams. Super Soccer Saturday concluded with the freshman boys’ team tying with Southwest 0-0. Sophomore boys lost with a fina...

All Cities softball team hits it out of the park

All Cities softball team hits it out of the park

Samara Adam, Staff Writer

June 12, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories

South High’s varsity softball team hit it out of the ballpark this season. Their exceptional performance got them the title of the best in the city. “It feels pretty good because the girls have worked so hard to earn that title. South has never won it before and this group of girls deserved it,” ...

South athletes get ready both physically and mentally

South athletes get ready both physically and mentally

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Ultimate Frisbee

Athletes are a group of people known for their dedication to the sport they play. They put their bodies on the line, risking injury as a result of training or the sport itself, and dedicate years to developing proper technique and skill. Sports are also a mental thing. Athletes don’t just prepare t...

This multi-sport Athena winner puts smiles on people’s faces

This multi-sport Athena winner puts smiles on people’s faces

Asanti Bekele, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017


Filed under Adapted Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Hanna Bolstrom is a bright smiley girl with short hair and glasses who passes by people everyday in the halls. After school she plays four adapted sports throughout the school year. What makes this girl unique is that she won the Athena awards on May 5th for all the sports that she plays. The Athena ...

Female Frisbee players address sexism in an Open Letter to Minnesota Ultimate

Female Frisbee players address sexism in an Open Letter to Minnesota Ultimate

Madeline Mahoney, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Ultimate Frisbee

Sexism in sports is a huge issue that has become a topic of debate in recent years. The large pay disparities between male and female athletes that exist in most professional sports have been drawing more of the public’s attention in recent years. Many professional and amateur sports even have differ...

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