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Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week

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 losing 20-21 vs Olathe South, and SM South losing 21-42 vs Olathe East. Both the Raiders and Lancers...

Netflix, But For High School Sports

Netflix, But For High School Sports

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 starting October 2nd. This was a district wide decision as now all schools in the district...

Finishing Off Week One

Finishing Off Week One

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 to play definitely didn’t help the Raiders. The team is hoping to have them back by senior night,...

Getting In The Swing Of Things

Hand up high going for the ball, sophomore Mary Donovan serves the ball back over the net to her opponent. Donovan won the match against Shawnee Mission North with the help of her teammate.

Sarah Ohlde, Copy Editor

September 18, 2020

With the delayed start of fall sports last week, golf and tennis hit the ground running. Tennis matches took place almost every day this week and the first varsity golf tournament was on Wednesday. The Raider tennis team had a successful weekend, finishing 2nd at SM Districts. On Saturday seniors Mary...

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...

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...

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...

First Football Game

First Football Game

Evan Shibel and Haley Carter

September 10, 2019

The Shawnee Mission South Raiders opened up their season with a 35-7 victory over the Shawnee Mission North Indians on Friday, September 6th. The Raiders offense looked solid with a two quarterback rotation and the stronger than ever run pass option offense. A breakout star for the Raiders was new stude...

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