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Novell staying at South Side?

Despite some media reports that Mike Novell is stepping down, the South Side boys basketball coach insists he isn't going anywhere.

According to an email from Novell, he is "retiring from teaching (classroom), but I intend to continue as coach. I have had to apply to replace myself because the position had to be posted. All goes on @ South without missing a beat."

Novell is 11-31 in two years at South Side after spending almost a decade coaching at North Side.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.