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South takes a new swing at the 2017 golf season

South takes a new swing at the 2017 golf season

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Standing out on a cloudy day just cold enough to the point where the tips of your fingers are numb, geese squawking loudly and a massive expanse of green. A new player lines up a shot and hit the ball towards the hole. For some it may sound boring but for others it's their favorite pastime. Golf is going...

South badminton team wins with flying birdies

South badminton team wins with flying birdies

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The bleachers are up. The nets have been set. Along the sidelines one girl in pigtails stretches her legs, and another secures her shoes for the impact they will embrace. The energy in the room is powerful however it is contained inside a badminton bag. But one by one the players start to unzip the ...

Rugby: a rucking good time

Rugby: a rucking good time

Sophia Manolis, Staff writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In terms of popularity, the sport of rugby isn’t really at the same level as sports like football or soccer. Oftentimes it’s mainly just thought of as “dangerous,” and because of this many people are too scared to play it. However, the girls on South’s rugby team have discovered that rugby...

Changing seasons bring fluctuations to sports participation

Changing seasons bring  fluctuations to sports participation

Henry Holcomb, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Ultimate Frisbee

Although South’s ultimate frisbee team has existed in some form or another since 2001, it has drastically exploded with popularity in these last few years.  South has frisbee teams playing in both the Fall with an all-gender inclusive team, and in the Spring with a men’s and a women’s team....

Crowded YWCA makes practice hard and coaches nervous

Crowded YWCA makes practice hard and coaches nervous

Luca Raffo-Simoes, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

What if your practice was interrupted by different sports running through your space? This has been a problem since the beginning of the spring sports season at the YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) off of Lake street. When spring sports first started the weather wasn’t nice enough to practice out...

Badminton coach intercepts head football position

Badminton coach intercepts head football position

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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...

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