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Standing Tall: Boys varsity basketball stands for the pledge of Allegiance before a game as they get ready for their next opponent. Before this matchup, the team values hard work and communication in order to secure the victory.

Battle of the Titans

Anna Ivanov, asst. sports editor
February 16, 2024

Walking into their showcase, Battle of the Titans, with a 17-5 record, varsity boys’ basketball came to impress, hosting a shootout with seven other top teams from Illinois and Wisconsin. On...

Boys’ coach commemorated in HOF

Kate Shambo, staff writer
March 17, 2023

Bright white lights illuminate the basketball court as the buzzer sounds. Students cheer, and South is headed to sectionals. Phillip Ralston, varsity boys’ basketball Head Coach, has been coaching for...

winning family: Dana Ralston stands alongside her dad, coach Philip Ralston.

Daughter follows legend’s footsteps

Dana Ralston, guest columnist
March 17, 2023

Growing up in a basketball family helped shape the person I am today.  When I was younger, there was never any pressure to continue playing basketball, but I grew to love watching and playing the game....

Sports Spotlight

Angelina Stratakos, guest columnist
November 10, 2022

Motivation. Discipline. Perseverance. These have all been prevalent skills for me during my experiences as a GBS athlete.  Although I play two very different sports, basketball and golf, they both have...

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...

Rising like a Phoenix, Martinelli makes his mark

Charlie Mihelic, Staff Writer
October 1, 2021

After a long and prosperous three years playing basketball as a Titan, senior Nick Martinelli looks forward to his fourth and final season before heading off to play as a Pheonix at Elon University in...

Sophomore sensations

Tommy Marquardt and Emily Pavlik
March 19, 2021

In two years playing basketball at South, sophomore guard Rodell Davis, Jr., or RJ, boasts a career win percentage of 91.7 percent. To emphasize: Davis has played 48 games between his time on the sophomore...

Basketball bounces back into shape

Tommy Marquardt and Malyka Abbas
February 12, 2021

On Feb. 3, South boys’ basketball took down Hersey in a 69-49 opening night victory in the Titan Dome. The opening of the 2021 Illinois high school basketball season at GBS came a full 361 days after...

Cordial competition: Keeping the tradition alive, the Singer Dancers and Comedy Troupe faced off against each other on the basketball court before Opening Night. As the game usually ends, the Singer Dancers beat their rivals, who are actually their friends, and both teams posed for an end of the game photo.

Comedy Troupe and Singer Dancers go head to head

Caroline Ohlandt and Dominique Geli
February 14, 2020

The annual Variety Show is very well known at South, but what people aren’t familiar with is the secret basketball game between two groups a week before their performances: the Singer Dancers and the...

Coaching change: Coaching the South girls’ basketball team to a 37 - 35 loss at the hands of Maine South, Coach Scott Nemecek motivates the team from the sideline. Nemecek’s head coaching experience at South began with six years coaching the boys team and, after a stint as girls’ assistant coach, he took the role of varsity girls’ head coach prior to this season.

Nemecek takes girls’ basketball in a new direction

Lily Christophersen and Maggie Jortberg
December 20, 2019

Blue and gold jerseys dash across the basketball court followed by the blur of black and white as the referee zooms past. Yet an integral member of the girls’ basketball team, the coach, is seen on the...

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y: Racing up the court, a member of the Glenbrook United basketball team, the Wolves, dribbles towards the basket. The Glenbrook United Special Olympics Team won four state titles in the four games they competed in on March 15-17. Photo courtesy of Christian Lantry

Glenbrook United wins four titles at State

Molly Stryker, co-news editor
April 22, 2019

The Glenbrook United Special Olympics basketball team won four titles at the State Championship hosted at Illinois State University, Megan Williams, special education teacher says. Thirty six students...

Dribbling through the defense, senior Libbie Vanderveen (center) attempts to score against the New Trier Trevians on Feb. 1. The Titans lost to the Trevians by a score of 60 - 33.

Girls’ basketball finds success in coach’s last season

Andrew Donahue, staff reporter
February 8, 2019

Senior captain Makayla Stadler dribbles up the court. Searching for an open teammate, she does a quick crossover and blows by her opponent, driving straight to the hoop for a layup and scoring for her...

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