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Bringing Figure Skating to the Glenbard Schools

Bringing Figure Skating to the Glenbard Schools

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...

Winter sports preview

Winter sports preview

Aliyah Edelstein, Sports editor

November 18, 2019

Girl’s Basketball: The Raiders Girls Basketball team has been looking forward to another successful season after placing second in state last year. The girls will play in the Rachel Bach Tournament on November 23rd, 25th and 26th. They will compete against Glenbard West Saturday the 23rd, Glenbard East ...

St. Rita was too much for the Raiders

St. Rita was too much for the Raiders

Ryan Vozza, Sports writer

November 17, 2019

Once the drawings for the first round of the 5A IHSA Football Playoffs had been established, Glenbard South Raiders quickly found out they had an immensely difficult challenge ahead of them. Being placed against St. Rita (5-4 prior to the game) was daunting, as they come from arguably one of the best f...

From defeat to hope for the future

From defeat to hope for the future

Meghan Baehl, Sports writer

November 17, 2019

With October 25th’s game being the last of the regular football season, the varsity Raiders (6-3) had no trouble vanquishing West Chicago (1-8). Having had a fairly successful season under their belt, the Raiders were ready to take on St. Rita’s of Chicago (6-3).  Similarly, both teams started off the season...

Girls golf update

Girls golf update

Aliyah Edelstein, Sports Editor

October 18, 2019

The Glenbard South girl’s golf team has had a successful season thus far. The varsity team has worked hard to improve its kills, technique and sportsmanship. In fact, on October 2nd, the girls won the Upstate 8 Conference Tournament for the first time in the program’s history, a huge feat for the...

Homecoming football game

Homecoming football game

Ryan Vozza, Writer

October 1, 2019

     This year, Glenbard South’s Homecoming football game was one for the history books. In the years prior to now, it has typically been remembered as a fun and enjoyable friday night. That was not the case for this game. Due to hazardous stormy weather, the game time had been moved up from 7:0...

Fall sports preview

Fall sports preview

Ryan Vozza, Sports writer

September 6, 2019

Boys Golf: The Glenbard South boys golf team has entered the 2019 season as the reigning Upstate 8 Champions, with many returning players since only two athletes graduated last year. Top returners will include Michael Nathe (Sr.), Jacob Cyrus (Sr.) and Jack Michelon (Jr.), who all had extremely su...

Would intramural sports be beneficial in a high school setting?

Would intramural sports be beneficial in a high school setting?

Meghan Baehl, Sports writer

September 6, 2019

      Every student knows that the pressures of high school sports can be overwhelming. Try-outs are a huge time commitment, as well as practices everyday after school. Plus, Glenbard South starts cutting students after ninth grade, so athletes are faced with heartbreak if they do not make a te...

Baseball Update

Ryan Vozza, Sports Editor

April 30, 2019

      The Glenbard South boys baseball team led by coach Marco Eufrasio who is entering his third year as the varsity coach here at South. This year’s team will look to rely on young but experienced talent. The team is led by senior captains, John McMahon and Drew Vozza with only seven othe...

Track and Field Preview

Jon Schlaefke, Sports Writer

April 30, 2019

After a dominant eight-year run the the Metro Suburban Conference, the Glenbard South boys and girls track teams look to continue their success in the Upstate Eight. The new conference presents a difficult challenge for the competitors as they face schools that are nearly three times the enrollment of G...

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