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Boys soccer struggles early on

Boys soccer struggles early on

Ryan Vozza, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018


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The Glenbard South boys soccer team has not started off its season like expected. Entering this year, the Raiders knew they had a big challenge ahead of them, and some are skeptical if they are up for the challenge.         After finishing last season with a respectable record of 1...

Boys golf goes undefeated

Boys golf goes undefeated

Aliyah Edelstein, Sports Writer

October 16, 2018


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The Glenbard South Boys Varsity Golf Team has had a successful season. The boys were undefeated in their conference with a 9-0 record, setting a high bar for competition at the conference tournament.     As a team, the Raiders Golfers had two goals for this season. The first goal was to win confe...

Do stars need stars?

Do stars need stars?

John Schlaefke, Sports Writer

October 16, 2018


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Signed to a six-year, $141 million contract extension with $90 million in guarantees, the NFL’s highest paid defensive player in league history and leader for the Chicago Bears, Khalil Mack, was not always accustomed to the spotlight. The talented linebacker played his high school career at Fort Pie...

Scouting Raiders in Upstate 8

Scouting Raiders in Upstate 8

Ryan Vozza, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018


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           This year’s fall season marks history for the Raiders at Glenbard South as it will be the school’s debut season in the Upstate 8 Conference. The Raiders just recently left its longtime conference, Metro Suburban Conference (MSC) after many years of success. It will be a tough ...

Raiders get running start

Cameron Rodgers, Sports Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Local Sports, Sports

The Raiders girls’ cross country team ran remarkably well in the first meet of the season at the Morris Early Bird Invitational, Wednesday, August 22. First up,  junior varsity runners Kylie DeNardo and Abby Knight finished first and second earning their team a head start on the JV Championship...

Football kicks off

Aliyah Edelstein, Sports Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Local Sports, Sports

The first home game for the Glenbard South Football team was a huge success as the Raiders won its second game of the year on Friday, August 31, against Elgin 34-3, setting the mood for a triumphant season in the Upstate Eight Conference(UEC). With the Raider team moving to thenUEC, the team will be co...

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


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  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


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  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


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    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...

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