Quarterfinals loss ends volleyball season

Ted Noelker

May 20, 2011

Following a second place finish to Howell North in conference and a second place finish to DeSmet in districts, the boys volleyball team ended its season Monday, falling to CBC in two games in the quarterfinals. “The first game we just made a lot of mistakes and didn’t give ourselves a chance ...

Spartans ride win streak into districts

Ted Noelker

May 13, 2011

The boys volleyball team ended its regular season Wednesday night with a win against Seckman to finish the season 23-6-2. The team is now looking ahead to districts, which it will host at home on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The team will need to finish in the top two in the round robin tournament to advanc...

9-1 week puts district, state success in sight

Ted Noelker

May 6, 2011

Volleyball has continued to build off its win streak, going 9-1 in the last week to bring the team’s season record to 19-6-2. “Five of those were against very good teams, so we’re doing very well,” Head Coach Mark McAfee said of the team’s wins over the last week. The Spartans went 3-0 on Friday in th...

President confirms bin Laden dead; U.S. has body

Ted Noelker

May 2, 2011

The White House called an emergency press conference late Sunday night in which President Barack Obama confirmed to a national television audience that the U.S. launched a targeted operation under the president's direction. Forces killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body. Bin Laden was the leader of al...

Four game win streak improves volleyball to 11-5

Ted Noelker

April 29, 2011

The Spartans hosted the Vikings at home Thursday night and picked up a win in two games. This, after a series of wins against Zumwalt East, North and West in the last week, puts the Spartans’ record at 11-5-2. However, despite the team’s modest winning streak, the Spartans have fallen short of ...

‘Questionable calls’ upset volleyball’s conference hopes

Ted Noelker

April 15, 2011

The Spartans took on the Knights Thursday night in a match up regarded as one that would be critical in determining the conference championship. The Spartans lost in three games, and with that, lost hope of securing the championship for themselves, Head Coach Mark McAfee said. This was the only head to head ...

Volleyball moves to 6-2 formation

Ted Noelker

April 12, 2011

After a loss to SLUH in the semifinals of the Marquette Tournament April 2, Coach Mark McAfee and his coaching staff, made the final decisions on their lineups for the varsity, JV and freshmen teams. Most notably, the varsity team is moving to 6-2 formation to utilize two setters in the formation. ...

District goes into exterior lockdown following possible shooting

Ted Noelker

April 7, 2011

Thursday afternoon, the district was alerted to a possible shooting in a subdivision near Fairmount Elementary School. In response, Superintendent Pam Sloan sent schools across the district into a precautionary exterior lockdown. “Law enforcement does not believe that there is an immediate threat to ...

Boys win, lose against two key rivals

Ted Noelker

April 1, 2011

The boys volleyball team opened its season against DeSmet March 29, losing in two games, 25-19 and 25-23, respectively. “I think we were a little cocky going in; we thought we were a little better than we are,” Coach Mark McAfee said. Coach McAfee also said it may have been first-match jitters that got...

Volleyball set for another run at state title

Ted Noelker

March 25, 2011

On Tuesday, March 29, boys volleyball will begin its 2011 season with a home opener against rival DeSmet Jesuit High School, who the team defeated in the state semifinals last year in an upset victory to advance to play St. Louis University High School in the finals. This game will begin a season ...

School returns to news of student death

Ted Noelker

March 21, 2011

Monday morning, freshman Chris Ewens was found deceased in his bed. The family notified Principal Sonny Arnel of Ewens’ death early Monday morning, and Dr. Arnel in turn notified the student body in place of regular morning announcements at the end of first hour. At present, the school does not know...

New make-up days to take away holidays, parent-teacher conferences

Ted Noelker

February 6, 2011

Secondary Make-Up Day Schedule Day Date Missed Make-Up Date 1 Dec. 16 May 25 2 Jan. 11 May 26 3 Jan. 20 May 27 4 Jan. 21 May 31 5 Jan. 24 June 1 6 Feb. 1 April 25 7 Feb. 2 March 11 8 Feb. 3 March 25 9 - June 2 10 - March 1...

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