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Mietus: A rising star

Anna Ivanov, asst. sports editor
February 16, 2024

From clinics at three years old to com- peting in the all-around on South’s varsity gymnastics team, freshman Allie Mietus has been a gymnast for most of her life. The only freshman on the girls’...

Girls gymnastics leaps to success

Girls’ gymnastics leaps to success

Kate Shambo and Conor Burke
December 22, 2023

The balance beam is not the only thing Girls’ Gymnastics will be balancing on this upcoming season. The team looks to create a healthy divide between the mental and physical aspects of the sport, as...

Triumphant gymnasts: Leaping through the air to the left and flipping to the right, junior Elena Pauker, competes on beam at the CSL girls’ gymnastics varsity meet. After the conference meet ended, the varsity gymnasts celebrated their victory on the podium, as featured in the center. Photos by Nicole Surcel (left and right) and courtesy of  Bob Szafranski (middle)

Girls’ gymnastics defies gravity at conference

Danielle Aravanitis, staff writer
February 14, 2020

Every point counts as the girls gymnastics team goes face-to-face with their biggest rival, New Trier. The spectators clutch their seats as girls flip and twist through the air, gasping with every misstep...

 Balancing on the beam, freshman       Stella Khan executes a back walkover. South placed first in the Titan Quad with a score of        142.05.

Girls’ gymnastics focuses on present for strong outcome

Erin Sullivan, staff reporter
December 13, 2018

She straddles the beam and attempts to block out possible distraction in the room. Leaping, turning, flipping, and dismounting, senior co-captain Sarah Healy completes her routine, and achieves the score...

ECSTATIC EMBRACE:  Celebrating their win, sophomore Jenna Hartley and senior Bebe Haramaras hug after finishing a routine. The girls went on to place 3rd at state.

Girls’ gymnastics places third at state meet

Danielle Arvanitis and Emily Bauer
March 16, 2018

The girls’ gymnastics team’s confidence sank as they thought about their performances at the IHSA State Championship meet and waited for results, according to senior captain Bebe Haramaras. Haramaras...

Rhythmic Resiliency:  Competing at her first national competition for rhythmic gymnastics at 11 years old, senior Sasha Vassilyeva does an elbow stand (left). Five years later, Vassilyeva performs at an international competition (right). Photos courtesy of Sasha Vassilyeva

Failure necessary to achieve future success

Sasha Vassilyeva, co-opinions editor
March 17, 2017

No one ever starts something thinking that they will fail. Even the slightest doubts are clouded by high hopes for an eventual successful future. But as soon as the ball starts to drop, people tend to...

Smiley sisters: Posing with their trophy, sisters Hannah (age 11) and Jenna (age 9) Hartley, celebrate their second place finish in the all-around event at the Make a Wish Classic in 2011.

Hartley sisters continue to inspire each other in gymnastics

Sofia Snyder, asst. sports editor
February 10, 2017

While most South students get ready to go on vacation for spring break, senior Hannah Hartley and her sister, freshman Jenna Hartley, get ready to hit the gym for a week’s worth of gymnastics practice....

Women’s gymnastics looks to tighten up their team techniques

Susie You, staff reporter
February 8, 2016

The varsity women's gymnastics team looks to improve their skills for upcoming competitions, according to senior Ella Voss. Although starting the season with some injured members, the team was able...

Gymnastics named conference, regional champions

Gymnastics named conference, regional champions

JONATHAN LEE, staff reporter
February 6, 2015

After losing four seniors from last year’s women’s gymnastics team, the Titans are currently ninth in state and are hoping to be successful at conference and regionals, according to head coach Steve...

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