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South West Showdown

South West Showdown

Jake Foil, Reporter

September 15, 2020

Overland Park, KS - The Raiders are set to face district opponent, the SM West Vikings Saturday, September 19. This will be the first game of the season for both teams as South seeks their first victory since the 2019 season, after making a quick exit in the 2019 Kansas 6A playoffs, getting shut out 4...

It Is Finally Gameday, But Not As We Expected

It Is Finally Gameday, But Not As We Expected

Jake Foil, Reporter

September 10, 2020

Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Chiefs kickoff their 2020 regular season with a rematch of their divisional round comeback victory against the Houston Texans.  The last time these two teams met, the Chiefs were down 24-0 at the beginning of the 2nd quarter. Then Mahomes magic took place. Quart...

SMSD Board approves return to fall sports

Varsity football players tear through the Raider Pride banner held by the cheerleading squad during the 2019 Homecoming football game. The 2020 football team and all fall sports teams had their seasons postponed due to coronavirus.

Evan Shibel, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2020

After questions concluded around 6 p.m. Wednesday, the SMSD board of education voted 5–2 in favor of resuming the fall sports seasons. Prior to the vote, SMSD was the last district in the state to still postpone fall sports. The day before, the board met with Johnson County Health Department as many...

New Boy’s Soccer Head Coach at South

New Boy's Soccer Head Coach at South

Evan Shibel, Assistant Editor-In-Chief & Sports Editor

May 13, 2020

As the Shawnee Mission South boys soccer team looks to usher in a new era of the program after former coach Matt Gordon stepped down near the end of last season, the squad will be led by new head coach and science teacher Aaron Dean. There is a very mixed sense amongst some of the returning Varsity p...

Turning the Page

Turning the Page

December 19, 2019

Last year's basketball team was 2 minutes away from competing in a state championship. They were the number 4 team in the state and had multiple players on All-State and Sunflower league teams. This was one of the best teams Coach McFall had ever had. A six senior veteran team with weapons all over the ...

New Shawnee Mission Aquatic Center

New aquatic center opens. First meets have already been held at new facility.

Katie Hiebl, Sarah Ohlde, Features Editor, and Reporter

December 17, 2019

The Shawnee Mission School District and Johnson County Parks and Recreation District teamed together to Create the new Shawnee Mission Aquatic Center. The new aquatic center features a 50 meter competition pool, 25 yard training pool and diving well, along with room for 1500 spectators, a conces...

Homecoming Let Down

Homecoming Let Down

Miles McKenna, Writer

October 7, 2019

The game that gets personal On October 4, 2019 there will be a football game played at the Shawnee Mission South High School Football Stadium. This isn't just any other football game, this is the Shawnee Mission East Vs. Shawnee Mission South Homecoming football game. What is expected to be t...

Friday Night Let-Down

Friday Night Let-Down

Elias Henderson, Writer

September 18, 2019

Friday night the 0-1 Shawnee Mission West Vikings played the 1-0 Shawnee Mission South Raiders at the SMSD Athletic Stadium at Shawnee Mission South. Our raiders were coming off a dominant win against Shawnee Mission North and looked poised for a second win, but the Vikings proved tough opponents. The...

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