The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

Pelé revolutionized the game of soccer through dexterous play and a meaningful sense of sportsmanship.

David Puchalski, Sports Writer March 13, 2023

As it is Black History Month, it is a great time to remember one of the greatest soccer players of all time, Pelé. Although Pelé experienced abundant racism during his athletic career, he forever changed...

Serena’s celebration during a match in the 2014 Australia Open(Source: Bradley Kanaris, 
Getty Images)

The Legacy of Serena Williams

Sofia Alcala, Sports Writer March 13, 2023

One of the greatest tennis players of all time, Serena Jameka Williams, recently withdrew from the professional world of tennis in September of 2022. She explained the reason for her retirement was her...

Wrestling is a collaborative sport that involves hard work and discipline.

Girls Wrestle Too!

Itzel Cruz-Davalos, Sports Writer February 7, 2023

When most individuals think about wrestling a variety of different things may come to mind. It might be the cardio workouts, the clean dieting, the constant weigh-ins, or the competitive matches itself....

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett, seen here celebrating.

Georgia Bulldogs Go Back-to-Back

Mary Kate Pinkelman, Sports Writer February 7, 2023

After cruising through the regular season with a 13-0 record and SEC conference title, the Georgia bulldogs have finished their season strong, earning back-to-back National Champions and accruing the record...

The Hoffman Hoopers take a picture at Hoffman Park.

Meet The Hoffman Hoopers

Luke Christie, Sports Writer December 14, 2022

It is a warm afternoon in November and The Hoffman Hoopers have the advantage against the Southside Ballers. The score is 32-29 and The Southside Ballers are counting on Ryan Ingraffia to make the three...

Glenbard South students assembled at themed football games to exhibit their school pride.

October Awareness

Itzel Cruz-Davalos, Sports Writer October 27, 2022

The month of October is when Chicagoans notice the drop in temperature, the falling of orange leaves all over the streets, along with the slow approach of Halloween. Some desperately want to go back into...

To earn the honor of winning the World Cup is a tremendous feat sought by soccer teams across the world. Source: Wikimedia

World Cup 2022

David Puchalski, Sports Writer October 27, 2022

As the World Cup for soccer comes back after 4 years, expectant viewers should get to learn the basics of this tournament as it is the most viewed sporting event in the world and this year, it is expected...

Lorenza Foster-Simbulan qualified for the IHSA State Tournament after delivering an excellent singles performance at Sectionals.

Glenbard South Girls Tennis: State Status

Matilda McLaren, Sports Writer October 27, 2022

When asked about the best part of attending the girls state tennis tournament, junior Lorenza Foster-Simbulan said that she was, “excited to represent Glenbard South as a seeded player for the first...

“Slicing” up the Competition: Girls Tennis Season Recap

Mary Kate Pinkelman October 27, 2022

The Glenbard South girls tennis season has officially wrapped up and they “served” to be quite the “ace” of a team. Despite only having 5 returning varsity players from last year and a new head...

The varsity girls golf team. Picture by Kara Lange.

Raider Girls Golf 2022

Sofia Alcala, Sports Writer October 27, 2022

The Glenbard South varsity girls golf team concluded their 2022 season this past month, with admirable accomplishments in the Upstate 8 conference. Led by Head Coach Kevin Berner and this year’s seniors,...

Starting Quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes, calls a play at the line of scrimmage. Source: Wikipedia Commons

NFL Week One

Mary Kate Pinkelman, Sports Writer September 26, 2022

The long-awaited NFL season has officially begun and it started off with a bang. The season has already been full of upsets, interceptions, missed field goals and games that left fans on the edge of their...

Cam Williams(8) and Jalen Brown(2) celebrating 3rd quarter touchdown

Raiders vs. Royals Recap

September 26, 2022

On Friday September 9, the Glenbard South varsity football team faced off against the Larkin Royals, and in a hard-fought battle came out with their third conference win. The Raiders started off their...

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