Fall Sports Come to an End


Alyssa Kobie

Jake Winge strides toward the finish line at their race in Solon Springs.

Rylee Nicoletti, Master of Marketing

On the week of October 16th through 20th, volleyball, boys’ soccer, MSGBB, and cross country seasons all slowly came to an end. Fall sports are not as popular at South Shore as compared to other seasons and sports. Here is a look back and some highlights of their accomplishments this year.

On October 13th, the MSGBB team played their last game in Washburn. They came out with a win to end a great season. The 8th-grade team finished with an overall record of 6-8 and 4-6 in the Northern League. The 7th-grade team, made of students in the 5th and 6th grade, finished 8-6 and 5-5 in the league. The girls had some bumps in the season. The most memorable was a game against Butternut at a Saturday tournament. The floor in the elementary gym had lifted and water was seeping through the floor, making it wet and bumpy. This was a slight problem, but the game must go on, right? They decided to play half-court, but sadly the game still ended in a 19-17 defeat. The girls had fun playing this season.  Kylie Mueller learned a lot and appreciated both the competition and camaraderie of playing on a team.  “It is really fun to play against teams because sometimes you get challenged and sometimes it’s really easy.”

On October 16th, the HSGVB played their first round of regionals against the Siren Dragons. After the two-hour long bus ride, they arrived. After some locker room complications and pep talks, the girls took the floor. The girls sadly lost after a long hard fight. During the game, a senior, Brooke Beede played in her first varsity game. She saved a ball and got the team a point in one play. “It was very nerve-racking, but I am glad I got to play my first varsity game of my first year playing and my senior year.” The night was exhilarating and the team had fun.  During the season, the team won some and lost some, but achieved personal goals as well. The volleyball team, even though they ended with a loss, are coming out winning. On October 25th, the girls wrapped up their season with a trip to Northland College to watch them take on the UWS Yellowjackets and go out for a team dinner.

On October 20th, the girls and boys cross country teams ran in their last race of the season. The sectional cross country meet was held in Cable, WI. Sadly, no one from the team moved on to state, but one deserving and dedicated individual earned a 1st team all-conference award. Natalie Knaack, the only girl on the team and the only member to take home such an award, was very proud, “It is really awesome! I worked really hard keeping up with the boys. It feels good!” Not only did Natalie break some personal goals, the rest of the team finished the season creating new personal records! We would like to give a big congratulation to Natalie and the rest of the team!

On October 19th, Bjorn Branham, the only boys’ soccer participant of South Shore, traveled down to Northland Pines to play his first round of regionals. Sadly, they came home with a loss and their season ended that night. They did, however, win their homecoming game the week before. Congratulations on a great season Bjorn!

When fall ends, winter comes, right? Congratulations to all of the teams on great seasons! Also a big thank you to all of the supporters throughout the season. We hope to see you for our winter sports season!