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Fall sports preview

Fall sports preview

Madeline Hussey, co-sports editor
September 30, 2022

Tennis Sophomore Sarina Harjani started her varsity tennis season strong, maintaining a winning streak for her first few doubles matches.  “In our [first two] dual matches, we won both [of] them,”...

Scoring Machine: Senior Nick Martinelli sizes up the defender as he drives to the basket.

Nick Martinelli decommits from Elon U, sparks national recruitment

Kris Blumberg, Web Editor
April 21, 2022

Nick Martinelli, South’s star basketball player, recently decommitted from Elon University, and has received 10 offers, including Northwestern, Miami (OH), Toledo and others since reopening his recruitment...

Shapiro’s rehab to end in time for baseball season and collegiate career

Tommy Marquardt and Jonas Evans
February 14, 2020

Playing two sports always comes with the risk that a player could get injured and jeopardize their season in their other sport. Senior basketball and baseball player Joe Shapiro saw those fears come to...



Tommy Marquardt, co-sports editor
February 14, 2020

“Winner.” That’s the first word Phil Ralston, South basketball head coach, used to describe his star senior forward Dom Martinelli. After all, people tend to avoid doing things they hate the best...

Bringing in Baskets: Jumping to the basket, senior Dominic Martinelli goes for the shot following senior Joe Shapiro’s injury on Dec. 13. South won 66 - 35 against Niles West. Photo by Nicole Surcel

And I hoop: boys basketball jumps into season

Eva Zitlow and Danielle Aravanitis
December 20, 2019

The boys’ basketball team started with strong wins against Uplift, Zion-Benton and Grayslake Central in their Buffalo Grove tournament in late November, head coach Phil Ralston said. The team has been...

Charlie Nikitas

Athlete Update

Sophie Vick , co-sports editor
April 20, 2018

The Oracle’s  Q & A with a South alumnus who participates in Division I college athletics. Charlie Nikitas, class of 2017 South graduate, is finishing up his first year of collegiate golf at Miami...

Titans Go Global

Sophie Vick and Sofia Snyder
February 9, 2018

Alex Ladan  Senior Alex Ladan got to  compete in Finland for rhythmic gymnastics during her sophomore year. According to Ladan, her coach wanted her team to experience international competition. Going...

Leading the pack, alumni Brian Hansen competes to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. This will be Hansens second time being a member of Team USA.

South Olympians

Sophie Vick and Sofia Snyder
February 9, 2018

Brian Hansen    Returning for his third Winter Olympic games, South class of 2009 alum Brian Hansen will be competing in long distance speed-skating in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 1,500 meter...

Titans with trophies:  After a victory, South’s former 2015-2016 BPA team poses at the BPA State Competition held in Oakbrook, Illinois during March of 2016. The trophy, referred to as the Professional Cup, was won by South’s BPA team for being the most outstanding BPA chapter in Illinois. Photo courtesy of Rosie McManamon

South BPA students strive for excellence in business world

Zhaneta Petra and Amanda Tener
November 4, 2016

Every year, students across the nation with a strong passion for business spend time collaborating with their fellow peers in local Business Professionals of America (BPA) clubs. At South, BPA club is...

Captain Westerfield leads South cross country, track teams

Captain Westerfield leads South cross country, track teams

Henry Tarbox and Lauren Benson, Staff Reporters
May 8, 2013

Marvelous. This is the best word to describe Peter Westerfield, cross country co-captain and all-conference qualifier as well as senior leader in track and field, according to David O’Gara, Westerfield’s...

Irwin turns hard work into future at Tufts University

Connie Hoekstra & Georgia Arvanitis, Staff Reporters
April 19, 2013

Going into his freshman year, Cam Irwin was an aspiring hockey goalie who failed to make the GBS team. Now, as a senior, Irwin is a captain of the lacrosse team and is committed to play collegiately at...

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