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Face-off With the Founders

Face-off With the Founders

Marcus Falcomata, Staff-Reporter At-Large June 16, 2019

Prior to the 2016 Spring sports season, there was discussion and excitement all over the halls of FHC, as it was announced that a girl’s lacrosse team would now be included in the options for female...

Wait till ya hear about this

Wait till ya hear about this

Marcus Falcomata, Staff Reporter At-Large June 7, 2019

In our midst is one of the great wrestlers in the history of an extremely successful and decorated Francis Howell Central Wrestling program.   Senior Corey Wait has medaled at State all four years...

Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong

Marcus Falcomata, Staff Reporter At-Large February 4, 2019

The Spartan Hockey season has come to a close, and the team has finished with a 13-6-1 record, their best season since the Challenge Cup Final run in 2016. To round off an excellent season, on Saturday,...

Forwards junior Tyler Bradley and sophomore Deacon Schmatt exchange a fist bump during their match against Timberland. Bradley is ranked 17th in Goals for the St.Louis area.

Spartans stumble before playoffs

Marcus Falcomata, Staff reporter January 10, 2019

0Spartan Hockey took the ice against Duchesne at the Rec-Plex on Saturday, Dec. 29, expecting a shot at moving to the top of the league standings. The team received a rude awakening from the Pioneers,...

The Spartans get words from their coach before taking the ice against Wentzville at the Rec-plex.  They would be victorious 9-0 with a hat trick from Junior Tyler Bradley.

Hockey Handles Howell North

Marcus Falcomata, Staff Reporter At-Large December 11, 2018

On Friday, November 30, the Spartans took to the ice in their 10th game of the season, facing local rival Howell North. Expectations were high for the Spartans heading into the game, and the standards...

Calvinists in Lyon, France looting churches in 1562. The process of iconoclasm, or the elimination of ornate symbols in churches, was very common among protestants during this time period, Calvinists included.

Calvin’s Lens

Marcus Falcomata, Staff Reporter At-Large November 30, 2018

It is no secret that our society today is extremely disconnected from the world of religion, faith, and theology. When I have religious discussion, it is not typical for the surface of theology to even...

The football team watches from the sidelines during its victory over Francis Howell North on Sept. 28. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the team.

Beating the streak

Marcus Falcomata, Staff reporter October 31, 2018

Friday, Sept. 28. The air is much colder than it has been since spring as the Spartans take the field against Howell North, their Homecoming opponent. Five games are under the Spartan’s belt, all losses,...

Bluegrass Student Union after their championship moment in 1978. (From left to Right) Ken Hatton (lead), Allen Hatton (tenor), Dan Burgess (baritone), Rick Staab (bass). The quartet remains one of the most listened to quartets by barbershoppers today.

Top 5 Barbershop Quartets

Marcus Falcomata, Staff reporter at-large September 21, 2018

1) Bluegrass Student Union Their International Quartet Championship in 1978 was just the beginning. Bluegrass Student Union rang chords with a quality no quartet that had come before had ever reached....

Bruno Plays Brilliantly

Bruno Plays Brilliantly

Marcus Falcomata, Staff Reporter At-Large September 20, 2018

The Girls Golf season is now in full swing, as the team headed to Wolf Hollow Golf Course in Washington for their first tournament. Rachel Bruno, a junior golfer at FHC, took 3rd at the tournament, shooting...

Ambassadors Make Season Bright

Ambassadors Make Season Bright

Marcus Falcomata December 19, 2017

On the evening of Saturday, December 9, I escaped the cold upon my entrance to the Touhill Performance Center at University of Missouri in St. Louis.  I was attending the Christmas Concert performed by...

Why Kneeling is Negative

Marcus Falcomata October 13, 2017

What do you think about when you think of Sunday afternoons?  Naps?  Football?  That is all about to change.  Because of protests by football players in the National Football League, Sundays are now...

Spartan players are relieved after they finish off St. Dominic in penalties.  Kurtis Ralston (far left)  made the penalty kick in the sixth round to end the game.

Spartans finish off St. Dominic in PK’s

Marcus Falcomata, Staff reporter September 12, 2017

It took two forty-minute halves, two ten-minute overtimes, and six rounds of penalty kicks. But Spartan Soccer gained a check in the W column after defeating St. Dominic 3-2. St. Dominic holds the second...

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