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SM Marching Festival

SM Marching Festival

Rose Pollina, Copy Editor

October 9, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports

South’s Rompin’ Stompin’ Raider Band, Pacesetter drill team, and Southette Color Guard presented their field show at the Shawnee Mission Marching Festival on Oct. 1 along with the other high schools in the district. East started off the festival with the national anthem and quickly transi...

Raiders take home Title

Raiders take home Title

March 12, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the Kansas 5-A state championship game the Shawnee Mission South Raiders brought home South’s first title since 1990, 46-40 over the Lansing Lions. South got off to a fast start in the opening quarter leading 14-7 leading the way in the first was sophomore Dainan Swoope who was 3 for 3 in the first...

Coming out on top

Coming out on top

March 1, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The South East rivalry stretches all the way back to when South first set foot on the court in 1969. Since then, everything, whether it be sports or academics, has been a competition. For the most part, the rivalry all comes down to one thing. Basketball. This year, South came out on top, for both gam...

Teacher Dream Team: Faculty Basketball Game

Teacher Dream Team: Faculty Basketball Game

February 14, 2013


Filed under Sports

This winter, the boys basketball team has stolen the show. Through seventeen games, their record remains perfect. All eyes will be on them Friday night, as they battle the Vikings of Shawnee Mission West. After the game, however, teachers from both schools will be looking to steal the spotlight in the facul...

Bowlers on a Roll

Bowlers on a Roll

January 30, 2013


Filed under Sports

When the Shawnee Mission South bowlers hit the lanes, there will be a bold new addition to the team.  The Raider bowlers are adorned with new uniform shirts made of a lightweight material similar to a golf polo.  These new shirts, according to senior Jessie Steffee, actually help with bowling techniques...

Swim Team Q&A

December 17, 2012


Filed under Q&A, Sports

The boys swim team has set a lofty goal for themselves this year: to finish very high at the state meet. From the looks of it, the boys are well on their way. Six individual swimmers and three relay teams had already qualified for the state meet after only the first two meets of the season. At the time...

Sports Report

Sports Report

October 12, 2012


Filed under Sports

Last week I wrote about the top 5 college football teams, so to change it up this week I decided to predict the scores of the upcoming NFL games. There are quite a few good matchups to look forward to this weekend, so read up and check back next week to read my next sports column.   Pittsburgh @ T...

The Road to Victory: Week One

The Road to Victory: Week One

October 5, 2012


Filed under Sports

I watch the TV as the kicking unit for the 49ers jogs onto the field, then check my phone for the fantasy football score. I’m losing bad and my opponent has David Akers, the kicker for the 49ers, and he has already split the uprights with two 40+ yard field goals, giving him more points than one of...

High School Sports, Too much Too soon?

High School Sports, Too much Too soon?

September 14, 2012


Filed under Sports

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n recent years, sports have become more competitive. More athletes are playing on traveling teams than ever before. Many risks come along with the competitive nature of high school sports, including injuries, and being overworked. At what point is it too much? In recent years, sports...

Raiders Begin ‘Rise to the Top’

Raiders Begin ‘Rise to the Top’

September 14, 2012


Filed under Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he lights are on, green helmets are shining, the crowd is rowdy and the boys of fall are back.  Week one brought a loss at the hands of the Shawnee Mission East Lancers.  Luck hasn’t been on the Raiders’ side against East, as the last two meetings have produced shutout victories...

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