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Basketball beast

Basketball beast

Justin Hedrick, Staff reporter April 16, 2018

Being a varsity athlete and taking the responsibility of being a starter is an extremely successful and difficult task. Doing it as an underclassman is almost unheard of, save for some sophomores. Yet...

The dreaded denial letter, the worst of them all. Most kids confuse these with the very different deferral letter.

Decoding a deferral

Justin Hedrick, Staff reporter January 31, 2018

Applying to colleges is one of the most stressful things a student will do in their academic career. Hours are spent trying to figure everything out, from if the school is “right,” to how far away...

These are five of the best players to watch this winter season. From left to right: Elizabeth Skelly, Makenzie Schierding, Colin Hepler, Weston Klein, (on the floor) Corey Moats.

Winter watch

Justin Hedrick, Staff reporter January 29, 2018

The winter season for sports is just starting up with some great Spartan athletes looking to make it a season to remember. From great basketball games to intense wrestling matches, here are some of the...

Scott Arnold prepares to take down an opponent.

Road to success

Justin Hedrick, Staff Reporter December 5, 2017

The season has just begun for returning Spartan wrestlers, and it is looking up for them since their recent success at the tournament at Fox. Many senior wrestlers found a lot of success, from a 6-1 Weston...

Rozanski looks on as her intern treats an injured Spartan.

The unsung heroine of Spartan athletics

Justin Hedrick, Staff reporter November 10, 2017

It’s a Monday afternoon in late September, and freshman football is playing Howell North. The players are pushing themselves as hard as they can go. All of a sudden, there is a player down. He’s a...

Joey Mueller takes a shot during the playoff game against Zumwalt West.

Strong team battles on

Justin Hedrick, Staff reporter November 3, 2017

The Spartans steamrolled both Francis Howell North and Fort Zumwalt West last week, scoring six points and allowing three goals in total. Their momentum is being propelled by the fact that the team has...

Players prepare to score against Troy

Close loss to rivals inspires team

Justin Hedrick, Staff Reporter October 10, 2017

In an extremely close and important game the Spartans suffered a loss to Howell. The team has battled through this season with injuries and has still managed a very strong season against very formidable...

Spartans celebrate a goal

Tough tournament provides experience

Justin Hedrick and Marcus Falcomata September 25, 2017

The Spartans had a very difficult week in the tournament that they just completed; however, this last week has not brought down the morale on the team. The players are looking upon the losses taken in...

Strong start for a hopeful team

Justin Hedrick and Marcus Falcomata September 7, 2017

The boys soccer team has had great success in recent years. Always a strong team, they have had a grasp at the playoffs most seasons, but in recent years haven't gone as far as they hoped. However, with...

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