"So much of the game is mental"—Coach Crotty speaks to team to wrap up practice.Photo reproduced by permission of Melissa Crotty

Acing It: Coach Crotty Named “2015 Nassau County Coach of the Year”

By Isabella Harnick Within one year, the boys’ varsity volleyball team rose from last place to making the second round of the playoffs. As a result, the team’s coach, Melissa Crotty, was voted “2016 Nassau County Coach of the Year.” Each year, coaches from across Long Island come together to vote for who they think[…]

South Varsity Soccer Boys win big on rival turf

Video edited by Winston Gao By Lauren Reiss The rumble of thunder is faint compared to the roar of the crowd. The whistle blows, and the rain-soaked players exit the field. While the game ends 25 minutes early, the South spectators feel no disappointment. The Rebels took home a 3-0 win against their North rivals,[…]

Shaking up The Athletic Program: Dance Team to Be Added Next School Year

By Celine Macura Three seasons a year, athletes find themselves putting on a uniform for one of fifty varying teams offered by South’s athletic program. With so many options to choose from, it seems there is a place for almost everyone—from cross-country runners to bowling competitors. However, sophomores Camryn Weinbaum and Catherine Jerome found a[…]

Cece the Slugger—Freshman Cece Schnall waits for the pitch during a softball game. The varisty softball team was undefeated in the regular season this year, but lost in the playoffs. Photo reproduced by permission of Cece Schnall

Lady Rebels Softball Team Goes Undefeated in Regular Season

By Adam Bernstein The Lady Rebels softball team used to joke that it was “cursed”: Although the season would start off strong, the team would see its record—along with its hopes of making the playoffs—crumble and fall apart during the latter part of the season. If there was indeed a prior curse on the team,[…]