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South high girls swim to the top at the Maroon & Gold Invitational state competition

South high girls swim to the top at the Maroon & Gold Invitational state competition

Soline Van de Moortele, News Editor

September 18, 2016


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Loud cheering and the smell of chlorine filled the aquatics center at the University of Minnesota as high school women's swim teams from across Minnesota compete at one of the biggest meets of the season, a meet that has been done annually since its founding in 1993. South is part of a joint-school team featuri...

South bikers join 24 hour bike race

South bikers join 24 hour bike race

Livia Lund, Features Editor

August 16, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports, Top Stories

  It’s t-minus 90 minutes until the start of the Powderhorn 24, a 24 hour bike race with a 4.8 mile route circling the blocks around Powderhorn park, and it’s raining outside. Hard. Two South juniors, Maxwell Hansen and Ben Meier are eating their pre-race meal at Pineda, a common hang-out sp...

Soccer bridges cultural gap for immigrants

Soccer bridges cultural gap for immigrants

Livia Lund, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


Filed under Sports

Soccer, or football as it’s known in most countries outside the US, began in 19th century England and has since exploded and become the most popular sport in the world. It is played on every continent (except Antarctica) and it a huge part of many differents countries’ cultures. This diversity of...

Men’s Soccer produces state soccer player

Men’s Soccer produces state soccer player

Livia Lund, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016


Filed under Sports

This year senior Hamzard Abdul from the Men’s soccer team was chosen to participate in the Minnesota All-State Soccer Team. This a group of the top men’s and women’s soccer players from each conference in the state. Abdul will represent the men’s city conference. Varsity Coach Patrick Bartel c...

Competition is redefined in Northern Indigenous Games

Competition is redefined in Northern Indigenous Games

Emma Pederson, Opinions and Social Media Editor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

If you ever exit the school through the doors by the snack shack, you’ll notice that every Tuesday and Thursday, students and teachers begin to warm up to play the Creator’s game, the traditional version of lacrosse. Or perhaps you see students throughout the day, carrying their lacrosse sticks, some ...

Sports rivalries continue even as participation drops

Sports rivalries continue even as participation drops

Eva Shellaberger, Features Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Every few weeks, the rocks outside South change colors-haphazardly painted over with the name of another school, until another South student returns to paint over in black and orange. Supposedly, the rocks were put out in front of the schools so that the building itself would not be vandalized. In effect,...

New badminton coach accepts large crowd, creates “family”

New badminton coach accepts large crowd, creates “family”

Livia Lund, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In mid-March, as students and staff walked through Souths doors in the morning and wandered toward the commons they might have noticed a man sitting at a table with a large sign the words “join badminton” proudly written on it. That man was Rodney Lossow, new head coach of the girl’s badminton t...

Player leadership shone as women’s basketball team adapted to change of coaches

Player leadership shone as women’s basketball team adapted to change of coaches

Soline Van de Moortele, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Even with a change of coaches and a heartbreaking last game, the girls varsity basketball team persevered and finished the season off well with a record of 16-10. Adaptability was key in this season’s success: many of the girls emphasized the challenge of adjusting to the new coaching style of Nathan...

“Quadzilla” leaves his prints with 5th place State finish

“Quadzilla” leaves his prints with 5th place State finish

Sera Mugeta, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

“It’s a long story...” senior Sam Truen chuckled when asked about how he got his wrestling tag name Quadzilla. “One time, I was about to wrestle and my opponent looked at the bracket. Then told his friend ‘Who’s this kid?’ and the other guy said ‘That’s quadzilla, he has big quads.’...

Girls at South kick back in self-defense classes

Girls at South kick back in self-defense classes

Livia Lund, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

“I thought it would it would make me feel more comfortable being out at night alone,” said sophomore Caroline Haarman explaining why she first took a self defense class. Almost every woman and girl has her own set of horror stories: near brushes with sexual violence, experiences with continual har...

Women’s basketball team beats Southwest and Roosevelt for city champ title

Anna Kleven, Sports Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The varsity women’s basketball team is resting on their laurels after decisive wins against Southwest and Roosevelt. They defeated Southwest on Friday, February 19th with a final score of 61-50. Sophomore Mariaunna Green called the game “the big focus of the season.” “I knew we were gonna...

Busy AVID student and emerging soccer star knows her priorities

Busy  AVID student and emerging soccer star knows her priorities

Nara Coldwater, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Senior Harmony Chino has always had a knack for predicting the outcomes of her soccer games. “When we would play soccer she was always pessimistic about our winning...we would always be like ‘don’t say we’re gonna lose, don’t say we’re gonna lose!’ She’d predict what our score would be...

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