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Dancing into competition season

Karaline Solomon, Journalism Student

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The Glenbard South dance team, coached by Lisa Roy, started its season on October 23. The dance team has been in the 2A division and had its first competition at Andrew High School in Tinley Park, on November 18. There are 13 girls on the varsity team, and 15 girls on the JV team. ...

Wrestling in a tough spot

Wrestling in a tough spot

Evan Kollias, Journalism Student

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

  Wrestling at Glenbard South High School has not been at its best this season. With the smallest wrestling team the school has ever seen, expectations have been low. With only three wrestlers returning from last year’s varsity squad, and only nine varsity wrestlers in total, the season has not be...

Running into State

Kat Acabal, Journalism Student

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

  How often do you hear your schoolmates talk about wanting to join an extracurricular, “but I don’t know”?    Glenbard South’s varsity sprinter and now varsity cross country junior Ania Gniatczyk took the chance to join the girl’s 2017 cross country season and was pleasant...

The start of the swim season

Xander Lily, Journalism Student

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

    Tryouts for the Glenbard South’s boys swimming started Monday, November 20th.   “I'm pretty excited for the start of the new season on the 20th,” said swim captain Colin Janis. However, swimming practices have been going on at Butterfield Park District since the beginning of the ...

Wade Hardtke: The heart of Glenbard South basketball

Wade Hardtke: The heart of Glenbard South basketball

Nick Kinzel, Journalism Student

February 1, 2018


Filed under Local Sports, Sports

In what will be his eleventh season of coaching boys varsity basketball at Glenbard South High School, coach Wade Hardtke hopes this season will be a good one. With only three seniors on his varsity squad, Hardtke will have to rely on some of his younger players to step up. The Raiders currently hold ...

It’s not all about winning

It’s not all about winning

Bridget Baehl, Journalism Student

February 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  The Glenbard South Special Olympic basketball team has been off to a strong start with a 4-4 record. The team has been hoping to improve its record to help the team qualify for state.    Head coach Michael Douglas explained how they have their work cut out for them to make it to state. “We h...

Beyond the Ice: Ryan Newell

Beyond the Ice: Ryan Newell

Greg Kozlick, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Local Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

At this point in the season, senior defenseman Ryan Newell has notched an impressive eight points-four goals and four assists-with two of those points coming in the form of power play goals. Newell has clearly proven himself to be an asset on the ice, but what about when he takes off his skates? Well...

Where the Bears need to improve

Where the Bears need to improve

Eric Arnold, Journalism Student

December 7, 2017


Filed under Local Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Bears’ 2017 season has been an interesting one to say the least. The Bears have had star rookies start to play and a cycle of quarterbacks halfway through the season. The Bears, 3-8 as of November 26, will still prove there will be room for improvement as the NFL approaches week eleven. Thou...

Varsity girls basketball upcoming season

Varsity girls basketball upcoming season

Tristen Blake, Journalism Student

December 6, 2017


Filed under Local Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Girls Varsity basketball team kicks off the season with their first matchup against the Glenbard North Panthers on Saturday at 7 p.m. Last season, the Panthers came out on top in overtime 43-34. After tryouts earlier last week, there are in total of 8 varsity players this season. Encouragingly they...

Glenbard South cheer takes on new season

Glenbard South cheer takes on new season

Karaline Solomon, Journalism Student

December 6, 2017


Filed under Local Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Glenbard South cheer team started their season on October 23. The varsity and jv teams will first compete at Rockford Guilford High School on December 10th. Both varsity and jv teams compete during their winter season. Each team has between 10 and 16 girls with a variety of skills. Some...

Inconsistency continues to loom for Blackhawks

Inconsistency continues to loom for Blackhawks

Nick Kinzel, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

After starting off the 2017-18 NHL season sizzling hot, the Chicago Blackhawks have cooled down and are currently trying to find a little bit of consistency going forward. Currently, the Blackhawks sit fifth in the central division, trailing the first place St. Louis Blues by eight points. Whether...

Season wrap up: soccer

Season wrap up: soccer

Greg Kozlick, Sports Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Local Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Raiders were somewhat middle of the pack, going 12-8-1 across the season. This led to a run at the playoffs for the Raiders. They won two games (8-1 and 2-1 against Hinsdale and LaSalle respectively). The ended their season with a defeat against their conference rivals, Wheaton Academy. We had some...

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