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Swoope there it is

Swoope there it is

February 13, 2012


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The crowd chants, “Swoope there it is!” as number 32 weaves through the defense, and hits yet another three. The game against Shawnee Mission East was only his third as a Raider, but he put up a total of 20 points, and made it seem effortless. Freshman Dainan Swoope has made a name for himself thro...

Raiders Remember

Raiders Remember

February 3, 2012


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Countless students have walked through these hallways during their high school career and excelled athletically, but a few have stood out from the rest. The Shawnee Mission South Raider Hall of Fame welcomed three new members at halftime of the boys varsity basketball game Jan. 27 against Shawnee Mi...

Raider’s Basketball Beats North 61-46

Raider’s Basketball Beats North 61-46

January 17, 2012


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The student section was packed as the Raiders prepared to take on the Indians of North. In their previous match up, South won by a slim, four point margin. The crowd was expecting another win, and that’s exactly what they got. South got its fifth victory of the season Friday, Jan. 6 with a 61-46 win...

Soccer Highlights

Soccer Highlights

October 26, 2011


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South faced opponent Shawnee Mission West Thursday, Oct. 6. West was first to put away a goal causing frustration among the team, leaving the score 1-0 going into halftime. South fired back in the second half as junior David Leichty put away South’s first goal. West responded right away with another ...

Ain’t no Mountain High Enough

Ain’t no Mountain High Enough

October 26, 2011


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You know who they are; the team who not only travels, practices, sweats and bleeds together, but are virtually inseparable when it comes to events outside of their sport. They make it through the season with remarkable determination, dedication and discipline, as well as the support of their teammates. Gr...

Tick Tick Boom

Tick Tick Boom

October 25, 2011


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Waiting for the announcer to scream “AND NOW YOUR SHAWNEE MISSION SOUTH RAIDERS...” left me with an intense and anxious feeling. Game time. Standing in the presence of the team by the tunnel was a powerful experience. They’re all decked out in their helmets, cleats and shoulder pads, and filled with pregame nerves and excitement. I’ve n...

Will Spradling

February 17, 2011


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The point guard dribbles the ball up the court. He looks left and then passes it down low to the big man. Out of the corner, number 55 streaks to the left wing waving one hand to signal that he is open for the shot. Within a second, K-State freshman Will Spradling has the ball in his hands and take...

Concussions

February 17, 2011


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About every 21 seconds, someone in the United States has a serious brain injury. The Sports Concussion Institute estimates that 10 percent of high school athletes in contact sports suffer a concussion each season. Repeated injury to the brain can lead to swelling, long-term disabilities, or even death. These seri...

Wrestlemania

January 24, 2011


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The true fight in wrestling is mind over matter. A hard-fought match can come to an end in a split second. It’s not just about skill, it’s about tenacity and preparation. “[Winning] feels amazing. It’s like getting the best Christmas gift. It’s you against someone else and it’s the ultim...

Raider Original

January 24, 2011


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Rockford “Rocky” Raider resided at South after his great grandfather, Rockefeller Raider, ventured to America to settle in the Rocky Mountains but wasn’t satisfied with western living. He raided the open land, eventually settling near Tomahawk Ridge along Indian Creek. He saw many bright, young st...

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