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A Hidden Jewel at South High: South’s Adapted Sports Program

A Hidden Jewel at South High: South’s Adapted Sports Program

Henry Holcomb, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Adapted Sports, Sports, Top Stories

South High has had adapted sports for many years but the program remains at a lack of exposure and support from the South High community.  South has had adapted sports since 1982 when Jim Christy, -a man who was instrumental in creating the adapted athletics program we now see in Minnesota- first beg...

New South club creates community for “ping-pong lovers”

New South club creates community for “ping-pong lovers”

Leticia Ramirez Estrada, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Not all students at South High are involved in extracurricular activities after school. South High Junior George Muller, and Sophomore Desmond LaFave both really like ping-pong and thought it would be cool to share this hobby with others at South. “We both have ping pong tables at our house, which...

Sophie Truen wins top scorer at gymnastics all city meet

Sophie Truen wins top scorer at gymnastics all city meet

Tatiana Burch and Izzy Willette

February 12, 2017


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Top Stories

It Was a good night for South’s women gymnastics team on Friday the 7th during the team’s All City finals. The women's gymnastics team has won eight meets so far out of 10, and junior Sophie Truen has done a great job this season. Truen was able to give her team a leg up on the competition after...

A great season for Morgan Hill, and the women’s basketball team

A great season for Morgan Hill, and the women’s basketball team

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

It’s been a great season for basketball captain Morgan Hill, and the rest of the South Women’s basketball community. The team as a whole have been doing amazing, and Hill, who just recently won NorthStar Girls Hoops player of the week, believes the team’s main strength is their ability to work...

New Mural is First Step in Honoring South Athletics

New Mural is First Step in Honoring South Athletics

Eli Shimanski, Photo and Graphics Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

While walking down the halls recently you might have noticed a new addition to the walls on the northeastern hall leading from the girls locker room to the main door. A photographic mural showing the history South women's athletes throughout the history of South was put up over winter break. The new d...

Managing the inequality for female athletes

Managing the inequality for female athletes

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The issue of sexism is one that many here at South do daily work to fight against. The fighting of an oppressive patriarchy is a duty that countless students pride themselves in contributing towards. As of late, the idea of exposing sexism within sports has been a hot topic. Last year, there was a p...

South athletics pave the way for professional athletes

South athletics pave the way for professional athletes

Diana Caminelli, Staff Writer

January 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

South has many athletic teams and offers a variety of sports for students. Most people do sports for fun, because it keeps them fit, or because it’s a great way to socialize. However, sports involvement for students can become more that just an hobby. Several professional athletes have graduated f...

NFL star: Cedric Mckinley walks these very halls

NFL star: Cedric Mckinley walks these very halls

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

A security guard at a high school isn’t always someone many of us notice. Many of us pass them by in the halls without a second thought and never stop to think about them. However, ignoring people around you can make you miss out on some amazing facts. Cedric Mckinley, Assistant Caretaker and Securit...

GPA requirement for sports helps students shine

GPA requirement for sports helps students shine

Asanti Bekele, Staff Writer

December 26, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It is often portrayed in famous high school movies that jocks only care about their sport and popularity, but the reality is far from it. According to an article in the Star Tribune, 99% of the senior athletes that attended Minneapolis Public Schools graduates from high school. Student athletes in Min...

New coaches continue to slide through Nordic team

New coaches continue to slide through Nordic team

Luciana Rian-Senna, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Every year around the beginning of November, South students come from the swim team, cross country running, ultimate Frisbee, mountain biking, soccer and volleyball to get together for Nordic skiing. Some are new and some are returning skiers. Traditions, expectations, and skiers stay the same but th...

South bikers won’t let a little cold stop them

South bikers won’t let a little cold stop them

Diana Caminelli, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Winter has arrived. The roads are covered with snow, the wind picked up and it is always colder. The number of people who walk has decreased while the drivers has increased. Everyone would probably rather spend the day at home in the warmth, but there are brave people who still plan to bike even dur...

Girls basketball starts the season off on the right foot

Girls basketball starts the season off on the right foot

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

There was a girls varsity basketball game last Tuesday on the 6th. The game went very well for South. Only seven minutes into the first half South had a heavy lead with a score of 18-2. For the first half almost all of the players had scored at least eight points, and Morgan Hill in the end scored th...

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