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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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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Should teenagers still trick-or-treat for Halloween?

  • Absolutely! Candy is life! (75%, 21 Votes)
  • No way! Leave it to the kids. (25%, 7 Votes)

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