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Sensations pose in support of their coach. The girls always keep their coach in their hearts.

Sensations slide into second

Reese McLaughlin, Caroline Schroeder, and Liz Baker December 11, 2017

One of the schools most mesmerizing and demanding programs the school has to offer is the dance program. Both the varsity and JV Sensations opened their competition season on December 2nd at Lindbergh...

Actors Sam Shanley and Isaiah Henry in their final scene. Their characters are embracing after surviving to the end.

Lightning, murder, and….Romance?

Reese McLaughlin, Staff reporter October 11, 2017

“And Then There Were None” was one of the first books that I read for school and actually enjoyed. The way Agatha Christie writes entraps the reader in her world. She doesn't baby the audience by dumbing...

Students will be given NASA-approved solar eclipse glasses on Monday. These glasses are essential eye protection.

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Reese McLaughlin, Staff reporter August 18, 2017

Unless you live under a rock, you know about the total solar eclipse that will be happening on Monday. The eclipse has stirred up a lot of excitement and anticipation, because even though eclipses happen...

 Sophomore Caitlyn Hendrix throws ball overhead. Spartans tie with Ursuline.

Kickin’ it into gear

Hailey Stewart and Reese McLaughlin May 5, 2017

The girls varsity soccer competed against Ursuline high school on Friday, April 28, resulting in a 0-0 tie. With the season coming to an end, the team has expressed high expectations for earning a spot...

Varsity girls play against Timberland. Varsity player Mia Brader getting ready to get the ball.


Reese McLaughlin and Hailey Stewart April 28, 2017

The Lady Spartans played a very close game against Timberland last Thursday. Sophomore Kaitlyn Nixon talks about how intense the game was. “In the first half it was 0-0,” Nixon said, ”Then in...

Girls Varsity playing against  Zumwalt.  Player Taylor Amalong laughlin with teammates.

Playing the field

Hailey Stewart and Reese McLaughlin April 20, 2017

The girls varsity soccer team competed against Fort Zumwalt West on Tuesday, April 11th, resulting in a 2-1 win. In previous games, the team’s chemistry was lacking and the confusion of positions led...

FHC against Rochester. The varsity girls are warming up.

Girls soccer seeking room for improvement

Reese McLaughlin, Hailey Stewart April 6, 2017

Girls varsity soccer team tied in a game against Rochester on April 4th; the team is still getting the hang of things for this season and some members feel as though their playing was not what it could...

Sophomore Mariah Johnson and Molly Krispin on the field. Both talking defense strategy.

Girls soccer falls short in championship game

Hailey Stewart and Reese McLaughlin March 30, 2017

The girls varsity soccer team competed in a three game tournament over spring break, resulting in two wins and a loss. They won against Fort Zumwalt East and Troy, and lost their winning streak against...

Senior Angel Ikeda controls the ball during the sectional game during the 2016 season.

Players hope pre-season training will set tone for upcoming season

Reese McLaughlin and Hailey Stewart March 16, 2017

The Spartans girl soccer team has been preparing for the upcoming season for months now. Since January, the girls have been training together to work on everything from fitness to team bonding. Sophomore...

The dancers performing at center stage at the Family Arena. At a typical competition, they are graded on various categories, including facial expressions.

Sensations end their season sensationally

Elisa Swanson, Reese McLaughlin, and Hailey Stewart February 28, 2017

The FHC dance team went to State at the family arena this last weekend and placed third in both jazz and hip hop. The jazz placing was the highest the team has placed all season. For senior Taylor Fumagalli...

Hockey team heads to the finals

Hockey team heads to the finals

Hailey Stewart, Reese McLaughlin, and Elisa Swanson February 24, 2017

The spartan hockey team won their second game of the playoffs with a score of 3-1 against Parkway West. For junior Corey Moats, as much as this was a victory, there could’ve been more to the game. “I...

Spartans  playing against Fort Zumwalt West. Joey Gailus is defending the goal.

Hockey team goes into playoffs

Elisa Swanson, Reese McLaughlin, and Hailey Stewart February 16, 2017

The Spartan hockey team tied their first game in the playoffs on Saturday. For Brandon Van Dillan, the team could’ve played better. “We could have done better, but we tied,” Van Dillan said....

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