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Soccer   Stadler:  Blocking her Barrington opponent, sophomore Makayla Stadler defends the Titans in their game against the Broncos on April 13. The Titans were defeated by a score of 2-1

Women’s soccer attributes success to seniors

Sophie Hensley, co-sports editor
April 21, 2017

With a winning record of 5-2, the Women’s soccer team’s ability and chemistry on and off the field is stronger than ever, according to captain and defender Cassidy Price. Price emphasizes the importance...

Feminism stigma unwarranted, requires re-framing

Feminism stigma unwarranted, requires re-framing

Sam Casey and Sophie Hensley
March 17, 2017

We are assuming that seeing the word “feminism” in the headline didn’t deter you from starting to read our column. Or maybe even the slightest remark about feminists exasperates you so much that...

Lunging to avoid a defender, freshman midfielder MJ McNary, dribbles the ball down field during a game against F.W. Parker on Oct. 20.

Field hockey ends year with 12-7 record

Sophie Hensley, co-sports editor
November 4, 2016

The varsity women’s field hockey team, coached by Tom Rosenbaum, ended the season with a record of 12-7, according to Rosenbaum. “It’s not just about the games we won [this season], it’s about...

Friday night lights: Attempting to intercept the ball, junior Andy Sirakides (#8) jumps along side a St. Patricks runningback on Sept. 10. The Titans lost to St. Patricks by a score of 21-7.

Football starts season off with 0-5 record

Sophie Hensley, co-sports editor
September 30, 2016

The 2016-17 men’s football season started off with a record of 0-5; however, the team’s optimism and chemistry are stronger than ever, according to Brett Borre, senior captain and quarterback. “Other...

TOUGH TOMMY: Attempting to avoid a Maine West defender, senior captain Tommy Hagerty shoots the ball as the shot clock runs out during a game against Maine West on May 5. The Titans beat Maine West by a score of 11-5.

Men’s water polo places second in Sectionals

Sophie Hensley, co-sports editor
May 27, 2016

With an overall record of 27-6, the 2016 Men’s Water Polo team has had a generally successful season with a few setbacks, according to Head Coach David Lieberman. Senior captain Tommy Hagerty acknowledges...

KICKING AND SCREAMING: Following through on a kick, junior Callie Pekosh launches a ball down field during a game against New Trier on April 19. The Titans tied New Trier by a score of 1-1.

Women’s soccer maintains winning record

Sophie Hensley, asst. sports editor
April 22, 2016

The women’s soccer team is halfway through their season with a current record of 8-2, placing in their original sectional for playoffs for the first time since 2007, according to Head Coach Seong Bong...

Passing Maine South defenders, Senior Captain Sarah McDonagh jumps for a lay-up (left). Carie Weinman, junior shooting gaurd looks for an opening to pass while defending the ball

Women’s basketball holds winning record, 18-3

Sophie Hensley, asst. sports editor
February 4, 2016

Only losing three games so far this season to New Trier, Evanston and Maine South, the women’s basketball team leads with a record of 18-3, according to Head Coach Steve Weissenstein. “Our toughest...

BOYS ARE BACK: Going into the wall on his third length for a turn, senior Peter Dales swims his 100 yard backstroke with a time of 59.65 seconds on Dec. 11. Dales placed fifth behind other GBS swimmers, sophomore Nick Shechtman and junior Thomas Kosack, who placed third and fourth. The Titans beat the Spartans 102-84 and won the Spartan Invite on Dec. 12.

Men’s swimming starts off season with undefeated record

Sophie Hensley, asst. sports editor
December 18, 2015

The men’s swimming and diving team is confident in earning their fifth state trophy this year, despite the fact that they lost several state champions, according to head coach Keith MacDonald. “We’re...

LOCKED AND LOADED: Preparing to snap the ball, center Daniel Moses and the rest of the offenseive linemen ready themselves for an offensive play against Niles West. The season finished with a record of 4-5, and the Titans were unable to make it to post-season.

Football season ends without post-season

Sophie Hensley, asst. sports editor
November 6, 2015

The men’s football team finished off their season with a record of 4-5, according to head coach Mike Noll. Noll credits the season through his appreciation for the senior class. “[The seniors] did...

Andersen’s lacrosse success takes her to Irish national team

Andersen’s lacrosse success takes her to Irish national team

Sophie Hensley, Staff Reporter
March 13, 2015

Whether it’s sprinting down the turf or strumming a guitar on stage, senior Noreen Andersen pursues a wide range of activities in and outside of South in the field of athletics, music and media. Andersen...

Men’s swimming & diving expect to place third at state meet

Men’s swimming & diving expect to place third at state meet

SOPHIE HENSLEY, staff reporter
February 6, 2015

In spite of losing three state qualifiers and key sprinters on the 2014 men’s swimming and diving team, head coach Keith MacDonald acknowledges the depth and power the 2015 team possesses this year. According...

McDonaghs actively participate in basketball, other GBS athletics

Sophie Hensley, Staff Writer
December 19, 2014

      With their shoes tied, warm-ups finished and focus strong, senior Sean McDonagh and junior Sarah McDonagh are prepared every season to compete against the top high schools...

Titan of the month: Colin Burrows

Sophie Hensley, Staff Reporter
October 3, 2014

The Oracle’s monthly Q & A with an athlete that was nominated by the sports editors and voted on by South students.  After suffering from a stress fracture last season, senior captain Colin Burrows...

Andersen serves as role model in badminton, other extracurriculars

Sophie Hensley, Staff Reporter
May 23, 2014

A queen of two courts—whether she’s dancing at the homecoming festivities or smashing the birdie at a badminton match, senior Maureen Andersen can overcome almost any challenge and will thus be leaving...

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