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2008-2009 School Year
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2008-2009 South Team Photo: Players names were not listed in the 2009 yearbook.

Former South gymnast Gabrielle Stickney returned to school to coach the team she was once part of.  The team battled through injuries to place second in the conference.  Senior Michelle Okerstrom, who has served as captain for three seasons, said in the Yearbook, “The team has a lot of potential.  If everyone tried their best and works hard, we have a chance of beating our rivals, Southwest.” 

The team opened against the Edison/Henry/North squad.  South won easily, 115.605-62.6.  This meet was before Winter Break.  The team would not participate against another Minneapolis school for a month.

The focus for the next month was preparing for the archrivals from Southwest.  South and Southwest have been battling for the conference title for a number of season.  In recent years, Southwest has come out on top.  This year was no different.  Southwest won 137.35-112.55.

The Tigers finished the conference season against Roosevelt/Washburn.  This was an easy victory for South, 122.323-88.95.

In the Conference Meet, Southwest again took home the trophy, scoring 141.3 points.  South finished in second with 126.575.

The tradition of South and Southwest representing Minneapolis in the Twin City meet continues.  They would face Highland Park and Central.  Minneapolis took home the trophy, but it went to Southwest.  South finished in third place. 

In the Region 6AA Meet, South finished in eighth place out of the ten teams competing.