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Moments that matter: Recording his sports talk show, Marquardt sits in South’s radio studio  hours after school. For Marquardt, South’s radio program has been an outlet for him to enjoy all that the school had to offer for him as a student. Photo courtesy of Tommy Marquardt

A senior’s guide to surviving senior year

Tommy Marquardt, sports editor
May 21, 2021

Dear juniors, sophomores and freshmen, The Class of 2021 has been forced into many regrets that were not our fault. Covid-19 pushed back our sports seasons, canceled our field trips and completely destabilized...

Stand-out Swimmers: Posing with the state championship trophy in the GBS pool, the boys’ swim team completed the tradition of a celebratory dive with the state trophy on April 9. The team was celebrated for their first state championship in program history earlier in the night during South’s home football game against Maine South.

Boys’ swim wins state title

Tommy Marquardt, sports editor
April 23, 2021

Senior swimmers Max Iida and Sami Moussally are enjoying their time at the top. The duo finished first and second in the Central Suburban League South conference meet and helped South boys’ swim to their...

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...

Starring in their respective sports, senior twins Ashley Carr, girls’ volleyball player, and Addie Carr, girls’ hockey player, have both accepted offers to continue their careers at the next level, with Ashley at the University of Miami and Addie at Rochester Institute of Technology. Despite their geographical differences in college, they will remain vital parts of each other’s support systems.

Twincredible: Carr sisters excel in respective sports

Tommy Marquardt, sports editor
February 12, 2021

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Cole and Dylan Sprouse. Markieff and Marcus Morris. And soon, Addie and Ashley Carr. With collegiate careers on the horizon for both South senior athletes, the Carr sisters...

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...

Illustration by Makayla McNamara

An unseen disease, toxic masculinity plagues south

Chloe Arciero, Dani Carr, and Tommy Marquardt
November 20, 2020

It can be heard as a hush settles over the audience and the enchanting first notes of the choir float over an awed crowd, five baritones struggling to be heard over 20 sopranos. It is even more obvious...

Your guide to Election Day and the days after

Your guide to Election Day and the days after

Tommy Marquardt, sports editor
November 3, 2020

Here we are America: Election Day. After tonight, and the preceding, hellish 18 months, it’ll finally be over.  Well, not quite.  You see, because of a fun little thing called the coronavirus,...

Melancholy Michael: Standing alone on the football field at John Davis Stadium, Varsity Quarterback Michael Bauer contemplates the arrival of his season. Because of IHSA regulations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the South football season will begin in February of this school year instead of August like normal

Fall athletes cope with season postponements

Tommy Marquardt and Skylar Kreske
October 3, 2020

The smell of fall is in the air. Flannels are out, pumpkin spice lattes are being sold and the lights are on at John Davis Stadium. In the past, that would mean it’s football season. However, because...

Play on, but speak out

The following column expresses the views of the sports editors of The Oracle. It does not necessarily represent the opinion of anyone else on the editorial board or staff. Ever since George Floyd’s...

Raelyn Roberson on the collegiate TRACK

Tommy Marquardt, co-sports editor
March 21, 2020

It was a normal meet day for track star Raelyn Roberson. She warmed up with her fellow long jumpers, made sure to stay hydrated and listened to the same playlist that she does before every meet (usually...

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...

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