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On The Move

On The Move

Head Coach Brett Oberzan and Offensive Coordinator Bob Lisher Leaving SMS
Jake Foil, Reporter May 12, 2021

Yesterday morning, Coach Brett Oberzan called the football team into the weight room for a team meeting to announce his resignation. A shock to the entire team, as nobody had seen this coming. Brett Oberzan,...

Run it Back

Run it Back

Jake Foil, Reporter February 5, 2021

Shawnee Mission South has been buzzing with red spirit, as we get ready to watch our Kansas City Chiefs, face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the Chiefs 4th Super Bowl appearance, and the second straight...

A Century of Wins

A Century of Wins

Coach Western hits career milestone with 100th win in Thursday night Lady Raiders game.
Jake Foil, Reporter January 30, 2021

Last night, in the Lady Raiders basketball game against Shawnee Mission North, our very own head coach Mark Western got his 100th win. The epitome of the Raider spirit, it was a long road to get there....

Subpar Streaming Services

Subpar Streaming Services

New way to watch high school sports takes the SMSD in a wave of new and expensive problems.
Nathan Judd, Sports Editor November 4, 2020

This year, the Shawnee Mission School District partnered with the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) to bring high school sports fans a reliable way to watch while following Covid-19 guidelines....

The Final Swing

The Final Swing

The Raider girls golf and tennis squads head into the finishing stretch of their season with regional events.
Sarah Ohlde, Copy Editor October 16, 2020

Last weekend (Oct. 10-11) the girls tennis team competed at regionals, hoping to qualify for state. Although seniors Mary Novak and Madison Hanna got 5th place at regionals, they won’t be going to state...

Rivalry Week

The SM South football team gears up to play their most hated opponent of the season.
Jake Foil, Reporter October 2, 2020

This week, the SM South Raiders take on heated rival SM East, this Friday night at 7, in SM North’s stadium. Both schools are going into this game after losing to Olathe schools last Friday, SM East...

Sports Week Two In Review

Sports Week Two In Review

A look around sports at SM South after week two.
Nathan Judd, Sports Editor October 2, 2020

Soccer- South Soccer played Tuesday night and lost a close one to Olathe West. They were down by one goal and trying to come back, but fell behind after letting in another goal in the closing minutes....

Coming To You Live From SMS

KSMS, SM South's video production program, has begun broadcasting football and soccer live.
Annalie Polen, News & Opinions Editor October 2, 2020

Friday nights here at South look a bit different than they did last year and every year before. Instead of a full stadium with football players and cheerleaders, filled with the sound of the band playing,...

Netflix, But For High School Sports

Netflix, But For High School Sports

SMSD breaks ground on new streaming service for all sporting events across the district.
Evan Shibel, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2020

At 12:56 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, John Johnson, athletic director at Shawnee Mission South, announced that all sporting events held in the main gym, auxiliary gym, or the stadium, would now be livestreamed...

Finishing Off Week One

Finishing Off Week One

The SM South Boy's soccer team finishes their first week of play with two losses.
Nathan Judd, Sports Editor September 19, 2020

On Tuesday the Raiders played SM East at SMS Stadium and fell short in their first game. Missing two starters, Ravi Bilgen and Gabe Cisneros, because they didn’t meet the required number of practices...

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