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All Nations students have the opportunity to learn the process of building traditional lacrosse sticks. Every spring All Nations students learn traditional lacrosse as part of the curriculum. The introduction of the game is an important connection to their traditional culture and building sticks takes that a step further. South sophomore, Ava Keezer-Dow said, “Before lacrosse was just always a game [but] since I started making [lacrosse sticks] it’s just like I felt more connected to something bigger.”

All Nations students build community with lacrosse sticks

Talula Cedar-James and Ida Pountney March 20, 2019

Students have the opportunity to learn how to hand-build traditional lacrosse sticks during and after school. Traditional Lacrosse is an important part of South’s All Nations program. Teachers introduce...

This year, South’s baseball team has gotten a new head coach, Luke Pettersen. He played baseball for the U of M, which he graduated from last May. Following graduation, Pettersen then had a short stint playing for the Saint Paul Saints. Coaching is a new and exciting experience for Pettersen. “I think that a lot of what I’m going to try to do is kind of bring my own unique twist on how we play the game, but I don’t know what their styles were in the past, so a lot of what I’m trying to do is make sure I create a really fun culture for the players and try to make them really enjoy playing baseball, because I do believe it is a really important sport as far as learning life lessons for off of the field,” he said. Photo courtesy of Gopher Sports

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...

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.

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...

Hockey fees at South are getting more expensive. Senior Julia Offerdal races down the ice as part of the hockey team for Minneapolis.

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...

 Senior Solana Cushing (5) drove up for a basket during the second half of the Tigers 72-52 victory over Southwest on January 9th.

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...

Senior Julia Offerdal on the varsity hockey team for Minneapolis playing against Saint Louis Park. Many things have changed for women in hockey.  “The girls that did play at a high level played with the boys,” said Sarma Ozmen, the Minneapolis Women’s Hockey head coach.

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...

Sophomore Misha Donnelly, passes the ball to freshman Delilah Mitchell, during a game against Coon Rapids on October 15, 2018. “Having to do extra work when you miss [school] for games can be hard, because then you have to do the work that you miss and the work that you’re doing in class the next day, when you’re making up the work, you might also miss tests and stuff like that. It’s just hard.” Photo: Nancy Yang

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;...

Nick Carter races in the Pan American Championships is Canada on November 3rd, where he placed first. Nick Carter said “I won on the first day, which sadly wasn’t the qualifying day.”

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...

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...

Washburn Swimmer Eleanor Dolan dives into the new pool at Phillips Community Center. Senior swimmer and captain Sophie Hansen feels “it has been very awesome to have our own swim 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...

Ariah Dieffenbach celebrates with team after winning a point. Photo:Hazel McKinney

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,...

 Barnard Field is undergoing major redesigns, it now features South High’s tiger paw logo in its center and several changes are being made to improve the track and the field itself will now use turf. These are some of the things we can look forward to for when the field is open again later in the school year.

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...

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