The Beginning of the End


Heather Ranta

Eighth grader Natalie Knaack ready for defense.

Heather Ranta, Reporter

The 2016 fall sports are coming to an end. South Shore’s fall sports this year are football, soccer, volleyball, middle school and high school cross country, and middle school girls basketball. Football, middle school cross country, and middle school girls basketball have already ended. Soccer, volleyball, and high school cross country are on the verge of ending.

Football ended on Friday, October 14th. South Shore only had one player out for football, Connor Sorenson. South Shore co-oped with Washburn and Bayfield. Connor drove to Washburn everyday for practice. The days he did not have practice he had a game. The games were typically well over an hour away. The record for this year’s football team was 2-6 or 2-7. Even though the record was not all that good, Connor had a lot of dedication driving almost 45 minutes everyday for practice.

Middle school girls basketball ended on Monday, October 17th. This year the eighth grade team did phenomenal. They have done something that has not ever been done in South Shore history. They went the entire season undefeated. At an assembly South Shore had Coach Tiberg put pressure on the girls by telling the school about their achievements. They only had one more game to play after that. They managed to pull if off. Creating the first middle school girls basketball undefeated record of 13-0. The 7th grade team is going to have some high standards to live up to. They did not do too bad with a record of 11-3.

Middle school cross country ended October 6th. Middle school typically runs anywhere from one and a half ┬ámiles to two and a half miles. The middle school boys tried really hard throughout the season. For many of them, it was their first time in cross country. Alyssa Kobie was one of the middle school girls who participated in cross country, but she was not a runner. She was a manager. Alyssa, along with ┬ámany of the other middle school girls out for cross country was doing dual sports. “They had a great season,” Alyssa said while talking about her fellow teammates.

The sports that are not quite over yet are soccer, volleyball, and high school cross country. Soccer starts regionals on October 20th at Northland Pines. Volleyball has their first regional game tonight at Bayfield. Cross country has their sectional meet at Telemark Resort.

All of the teams did a fantastic job this year. It does not matter what the records are, all of the athletes tried their hardest!