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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...

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...

Pickle-Up to the Court

Pickle-Up to the Court

Haley Carter, Photographer

August 29, 2019

Tied game neck in neck. Paddle gripped tightly in his right fist junior Chase Horner drops the ball and smashes it to the other side of the court. Horner’s doubles teammate junior Hayden Spratlin waits for the opposing team to hit the white pickleball back. Horner and Spratlin started the pickleball c...

A Season to Remember

Raiders watch the game from the sidelines of the field. The football team finished their season with eight wins and three losses.

Evan Shibel and Annalie Polen

November 16, 2018

If you spent your Friday nights watching the Raider football team, then you probably noticed a pattern of successful games that lead them to the second round playoff game for the first time in 29 years. They also have won the most games in their program history since 1989. The football team here at South...

South takes home special win on senior night

The Raiders celebrate during their game. The Varsity boys defeated the Olathe North Eagles 4-2 on Monday, Oct. 22.

October 19, 2018

South won in large fashion Tuesday night, beating Olathe North 5-0 on senior night. "I’m proud of the boys tonight, I’m proud of every single one of the members of the team because we put on a performance that we feel really good about,” said senior captain Tim Nuñez who had an assist. For seniors...

South narrowly loses to East in overtime

South narrowly loses to East in overtime

Milad Jahani, Reporter

October 4, 2018

Tuesday night South lost to longtime rivals Shawnee Mission East in a very close game. The boys team can’t seem to catch a break this season, and Tuesday was no different as they tried to keep up with East until the last minute. The game took a bad turn when coach Matt Gordon received a yellow...

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