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Junior Rudy Delgado kicks the ball from midfield.

Boys Soccer Ties Gardner Edgerton 0-0

Eric Vacek, Reporter September 28, 2023

The boys varsity soccer team tied 0-0 against Gardner Edgerton in a home game on Tuesday, September 26. South lost to Gardner in their previous two seasons. "We came into the game super hungry for a...

Under the Lights

Greta Waller and Eric Vacek September 13, 2023

This past weekend the cross country team competed in its biggest meet of the season to date: the Olathe Twilight Meet. 40 different high school teams from neighboring states traveled to the Olathe District...

Running across midfield, junior Graham Ziegler waits for a pass during the varsity game against Sumner Academy.

Kicking Off

Eric Vacek, Reporter September 5, 2023

The boys varsity soccer team won 10-0 against Chanute High School on Tuesday, invoking the "mercy rule" to end the game early. The KSHSAA goal differential rule or "mercy rule" states that "whereby at...

Senior Emma Thurston (middle) with two of her junior friends who also played in the game. Grace Bagby (right) and Sofia Guiliani (left).

Powderpuff Players

Reese Woods, Co-Editor-In-Chief November 18, 2021

On Friday, November 12, juniors and seniors participated in the 2021 Powderpuff football game. For those who aren’t aware of Powderpuff, it is a junior girls vs senior girls football game coached by...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Getting In The Swing Of Things

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...

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...

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.

SMSD Board approves return to fall sports

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...

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