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A touching loss for Dale Nelson

A touching loss for Dale Nelson

Adam Puchalski, Sports Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

On Tuesday, January 25, what seemed to be a normal wrestling meet turned out to be very meaningful to a Glenbard South High School wrestler. Junior Dale Nelson stepped up to the mat to find himself wrestling a special needs student. Nelson stated, “I was given an opportunity to make a special moment that h...

Raiders rampage Riverside-Brookfield

Adam Puchalski, Sports Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Raiders took on Riverside-Brookfield on Tuesday, January 3 to start off the year. The girls came off with a huge 44-32 victory behind sophomore Maggie Bair's  massive 20 point performance. The girls continue to lead the conference and will prepare for their next encounter with the Bulldogs on...

College football plans schedule expansion

College football plans schedule expansion

Patrick Norton, Writer
December 16, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

In a news dump presser from the Big Ten earlier in the college football season, it was announced that the Power Five conference would play six games on Friday nights throughout the 2017 season on a trial basis. Why? There was no direct answer given, but the Big Ten cannot expect sports fans to see past...

Bauman represents the Midwest playing division one beach volleyball

Bauman represents the Midwest playing division one beach volleyball

Allie Sims
December 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Bella Bauman, a 5’10 senior from Glenbard South, has recently committed to play Division One beach volleyball for Grand Canyon University, located in Phoenix, Arizona. Bella has been playing indoor volleyball for six years and beach for four. “I played indoor volleyball at Team One, and they had...

Glenbard swim team succeeds at State

Glenbard swim team succeeds at State

Nick Ruiz, Sports Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Glenbard South and West girl’s varsity swim team did an exceptional job this year by placing third as a team in State. Their coach, Chris Flamion said,"[The goal is to get] as many kids to state as possible and to perform well". Coach Flamion took seven swimmers to State this season. However, whi...

Raider wrestling ready for upcoming season

Raider wrestling ready for upcoming season

Justin's Goetz, Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

  The Raider wrestling team has been prepared for the upcoming season. To begin with, the Raiders will return seven varsity wrestlers from last year, including state qualifier senior Talha Ayhan. Ayhan, and the other varsity wrestlers, have felt confident going into this upcoming season. “It...

Raiders sink shots

Raiders sink shots

Adam Puchalski, Sports Editor
December 10, 2016
Filed under Sports

Glenbard South’s girls basketball team started the conference season off very strong with its first home victory over Illiana Christian. Glenbard South defeated the Vikings, in a close fourth quarter, with a final score of 54-49. Junior Allison Daca led the team with 14 pts. “The win feels great, ...

Rough start to basketball season for Raiders

Sarah Marsden, Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Glenbard South boys basketball team, coached by Wade Hardtke, will have an uphill battle this year. With a 1-3 record and its first conference game on Friday, the team will have to fight hard for a win against Illiana Christian. The team has been an underdog, since four starters graduated last...

Glenbard Glenbard South cheer team prepares for a successful season

Andrew Kotecki
December 9, 2016
Filed under Sports

  The Glenbard South cheer team, coached by Lauren Friedericks, has been putting in as much effort as possible as it heads into the winter season. Varsity flyer, Marina D’Agostino had a positive outlook for the future of the cheer team this season. She stated, “As we go into the winter season,...

Raiders split even entering regular season play

Patrick Norton, Sportswriter
December 9, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Glenbard South Raiders girls basketball team (2-2) finished its annual Thanksgiving break Rachel Bach Tournament held at Glenbard East High School with a championship game loss to the Geneva Bulldogs (4-0). The young Raiders’ roster made a valiant effort against the heavy favorited Bulldogs in...

Let’s get ready to rumble!

Let’s get ready to rumble!

Irmina Shareef, Sports Writer
June 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

On Saturday May 28th, the Glenbard South girls softball team played Aurora Central Catholic to see who would be the Regional Champs. The Raiders defeated Aurora Central 4-2 as the final score. The varsity softball team will be facing some tough competition today, June 2, on their home field against ...

“The Friendly Confines”

“The Friendly Confines”

Bryce Paxson, Writer
May 27, 2016
Filed under Sports

  Wrigley field was built in 1914, and that makes the stadium 102 years old. This also means this ballpark is the second oldest in the major leagues, just two years younger than Fenway Park home of the Boston Red Sox. Wrigley Field, also known as “The Friendly Confines” has been the ...

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