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Sporting events cancelled across the board

Sporting events cancelled across the board

Matthew Tillack

April 29, 2020

     With more information each day about the Corona Virus and the impact it has had across the world, more and more events have been postponed, or flat out cancelled.      Concerts were some of the first social gatherings to go, but more recently it has been sporting events. The US is in s...

2020 Olympics shockingly postponed

2020 Olympics shockingly postponed

Corinne Shirley

April 29, 2020

Sadly, the 2020 Olympics, which would have been held in Tokyo, had been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus. In history, the Olympics were only canceled one other time which was during WWII. The Prime Minister of Japan made the official decision to postpone the games, but it was a reasonable ...

We’ll see you in 2021, Toyoko

We’ll see you in 2021, Toyoko

Meghan Baehl, Sports writer

April 8, 2020

From the cancellation/postponement of March Madness followed by the MLB and NHL, it was only a matter of time until the Olympic board called for a postponement. The coronavirus, or COVID-19, was at fault for all of these events being cancelled or pushed back. With this virus, medical professionals ha...

Athletes versus Coronavirus

Athletes versus Coronavirus

Aliyah Edelstein, Sports editor

April 8, 2020

With the spread and intensity of the coronavirus, the government has issued isolation and quarantine as a safety measure to prevent further exposure of the contagion. This has caused schools to switch to e-learning, people to work from home, the hand sanitizer and toilet paper businesses to boom, senio...

A girls basketball season in review

A girls basketball season in review

Meghan Baehl, Sports writer

March 12, 2020

     The Lady Raiders’ (22-6) had hoped for a three-peat bid for state which came to an unfortunate close. After a neck and neck game that led to a first round loss to St. Francis (17-15), with the score 42-39, the season has come to the end. With the season at a close, the program has hope of ...

Glenbard South badminton team

Glenbard South badminton team

Aliyah Edelstein, Sports editor

March 12, 2020

     The Raiders badminton season has arrived, with tryouts having approached quickly! If interested in joining, there was some important information about open gyms and tryouts.      The Glenbard South badminton coaches held open gyms to inspire students, staff and community to join in the ...

Girl’s dance, bowling and gymnastics

Girl’s dance, bowling and gymnastics

Aliyah Edelstein, Sports editor

February 3, 2020

Dance Team:  The Raider’s dance team has approached the end of its competitive season. The girls had competed at five invitationals, Upstate Eight Conference and on January 25th, sectionals which determined whether the varsity team advanced to state.  The first competition was the Wheaton Nor...

Ramders boy’s bowling update

Ramders boy’s bowling update

Ryan Vozza, Writer

February 3, 2020

      The joint Glenbard Bowling team, made up of athletes from Glenbard East and Glenbard South had just reached its highest milestone in program history, having had brought home its first ever regional championship as a team.       The Glenbard co-op placed first out of ten schools, having finished with 6...

Raider basketball update

Raider basketball update

Meghan Baehl, Writer

February 3, 2020

Girls Basketball: The Raider varsity girls basketball team (13-4) had faced Bartlett (18-7)  on 1/21 at Bartlett High School. With the Raider girls conference standing having been fourth while Bartlett has been in first, it was a fight to break Bartlett’s 12-0 record in conference. The lady Raid...

Bringing Figure Skating to the Glenbard Schools

Gracie Gold competes in the women's free skate competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston, Massachusetts January 11, 2014.  Gold won the competition.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - GM1EA1C0XM901

Meghan Baehl, Sports writer

December 13, 2019

Figure skating- a sport widely appreciated throughout the world during the Winter Olympics,- has been popularized by gold medal winners, such as Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan. So why not bring that to Glenbard South?  Just to peak interest, Elizabeth Wessel, a long time competitive skater, ha...

Raiders Begin Basketball Seasons With Thanksgiving Tournaments

Raiders Begin Basketball Seasons With Thanksgiving Tournaments

Ryan Vozza, Sports Writer

December 13, 2019

Girls: Coming off back-to-back state final appearances and having brought home last year’s IHSA 3A second place title, the girls basketball team looks to continue that success into the 2019-2020 season. The Raiders will look to the varsity experience of Lauren Cohen (Jr.) and Raquel Laponte (Sr.) ...

Common Injuries for Student Athletes

Common Injuries for Student Athletes

Aliyah Edelstein, Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

Athletes, whether competing with their high school, college, outside leagues or teams, are susceptible to injuries. Often times, the athletes do not realize how serious an injury is or refuse to admit how much it affects their performance, and will continue to participate in their respective sports. How...

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