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Coach Pete Eberhardt addresses the crowd at the meeting on April 7. This was the first time that Eberhardt met the Spartan community.

New coach brings new hope

April 13, 2015

Francis Howell Central announced the hiring of Pete Eberhardt as the new head football coach as of April 3. Coach Eberhardt was introduced to the Spartan community in an informational meeting on April...

Promoting peace in St. Louis

Promoting peace in St. Louis

Joseph Silver, Move Editor April 6, 2015

  On August 9th, the history of St. Louis was changed. This marked the untimely death of Michael Brown, which was followed by many days of unrest in the Ferguson community. These protests not only...

Students in the APUSH course look on as Ms. Niswonger lectures about WWI. The students are preparing for their test on Friday, May 8.

A fairy tale of history

Joseph Silver, Move Editor March 3, 2015

Recently, the College Board course AP United States History, commonly referred to as APUSH, has gotten scrutinized for teaching only the bad things of American history and ignored many American ‘heroes.’...

Howell Central to host districts for boys, girls basketball

Joseph Silver, move editor February 25, 2015

As the basketball season comes to a close, there is one final push to end the winter season on a high note. Winning districts allows the team to move on, losing ends their season. This year, the Spartans...

Senior Frank Davis is lifted by the fans after the varsity boys basketball team beat Howell 65-58.

Conquering the court

Morgan Brader, Staff Reporter February 5, 2015

The crowd flocked to the gym. They flooded the bleachers. Both students and parents were anxious to see the varsity boys basketball players take on Howell, our rival, on Jan. 30. Howell, immediately...

Alumnus Pierre Desir visits with the football players at their before school weight lifting session last Friday. Im very blessed to be on the Cleveland Browns and Im excited to be back here at Francis Howell Central, Desir said.

Alum finishes first season with Cleveland Browns

Joseph Silver, Move Editor January 23, 2015

Howell Central alum Pierre Desir recently finished his rookie season in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns. He was drafted by the Browns in the fourth round, 127 overall in the draft. While...

Premier League teams need to utilize Jan. transfer window

Joseph Silver, Move editor January 22, 2015

The transfer market reopened on Jan. 1 this year but hasn’t seen much action yet. I think teams like Everton, who should be much higher than twelfth place, really need to take advantage of this transfer...

The boys cross country team huddles up before their meet on Aug 29. They were among the top teams in the outstanding award category with an average GPA of 3.92.

10 out of 11 fall sports programs recognized scholastically by MSHSAA

Joseph Silver, move editor January 16, 2015

22 out of 26 individual fall sports teams received MSHSAA’s outstanding or distinguished scholastic award. The outstanding award is for teams that had an average GPA of 3.25 to a 4.0, and the distinguished...

Starting up where they left off

Joseph Silver, move editor November 28, 2014

Anticipation built over the last week as the Premier League resumed action after the international break. As the US national team performed very poorly (I couldn’t even watch a replay of it) I was happy...

Manchester derby does not disappoint

Joseph Silver, Move editor November 4, 2014

  The surprise of the season. Southampton sit comfortably in second place. No, you didn’t read that wrong. They really are in second place with 22 points. They secured all three points against hull...

Back on track

Joseph Silver, move editor October 29, 2014

A blind person could officiate better than Phil Dowd can. He was simply dreadful in the Manchester United and Chelsea fixture. I honestly think he cost Chelsea the game. He made the game very unenjoyable...

Haley Allen, a senior, watches a pop foul fly toward her during the Lady Spartans game against Fort Zumwalt South on Oct. 1. The softball team finished with a .500 record after falling in the first round of district play.

Varsity softball falls in districts

Jake Baumgartner, staff reporter October 28, 2014

After the season’s rough beginning and a quick recovery, the Spartan softball team’s future was looking up, until the district tournament came around. The game against the Fort Zumwalt East Lions was...

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