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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

The first heartbreaking defeat of the season

The first heartbreaking defeat of the season

Brandon Cizek, Sports Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Local Sports, Sports, Sports Showcase

Friday night was not the Raiders best night for football; however, it was a crisp 68 degrees at 7:15p.m. when the Glenbard South Raiders kicked off against the Addison Trail Blazers for the first game of the season. As the Raiders get into the first quarter, the Raiders came out swinging when number...

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