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Reese McDevitt looks at the course ahead during a cross country race. McDevitt set a school record of 19:16.7 this year to become the fastest female junior in school history.

A Hunger to CompEAT

Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter May 22, 2024

As the official blows his whistle to signal five minutes until the cross country race begins, runner Laney Parmeley rips open a packet of Skittles while Reese McDevitt drinks honey from a small bottle....

Sophomore Bella Brown is lifted into the air by her teammates. This stunt took the cheerleaders a full week to learn, as it is a difficult stunt typically seen on elite co-ed teams due to the strength and balance required.

Bring It On!

Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter January 8, 2024

Most everyone is familiar with the typical cheerleader stereotype. In most teen movies, the cheerleaders are portrayed as the dumb ones, the shallow ones, the mean ones – or, most commonly, the full...

Senior Alexa Sansone serves the ball to the other side of the court.

Varsity Volleyball takes Victory

Lana Mueller, Staff Phototagrapher November 8, 2023

  The Spartans won their game against Fort Zumwalt West on Tuesday Oct 10. The Spartans won 3 to 0, they have a season record of (21-12-1) The Spartans went to districts and won 3 out of...

Till Next Time

Bella Smith, Staff Photographer November 8, 2023

The JV boys soccer team went against the Timberland boys in a competitive long game and ended up losing 1-0. While the game on Oct 17, was a loss for the team, the boys went away with new information...

Junior Josh Stuhlman sits on the ground as he waits for the referees to call a penalty after an injury. He had been running against an opposing team member during the game against Marquette on Oct. 25 when he fell over after he had been tripped.

An Ongoing Brawl

Caroline Kraft and Lana Mueller November 6, 2023

Throughout a very close game, the boys varsity soccer team eventually left the audience in tatters after the opposing team’s goal within the last two minutes of the game. The game against the Marquette...

Freshman Louis Troha taking a penalty kick after going into overtime. He continues to score a point for the team.

Staying to Win

Lillian Seithel, Staff Photographer November 5, 2023

  After going into double overtime and taking countless penalty kicks, the boys varsity soccer team won their game against Howell on Oct. 12. Freshman Louis Troha participated in taking a penalty...

Touchdown Tradition

Touchdown Tradition

Audrey Webb, Staff Photographer November 3, 2023

One of the best yearly traditions that everyone looks forward to before every homecoming is of course the powderpuff game. It gives everyone a chance to participate in something not just competitive,...

All the players listen to Coach Green in between sets and listen to the advice given. They continued to play a tough game and ended up with a win.

Gaining the Glory

Meghan Baumann, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

On October 3, the freshman girls' volleyball team started with a slow start losing their first set against the Francis Howell North Knights, but as they started to play harder, they ended up winning...

Junior Reese McDevitt checks on her teammate Freshman Noel Rice to make sure she is decent after her challenging race.

Racing to the End

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

  Through the adversities and trials, the cross country team is still able to enjoy their time competing with each other. On Oct. 12 the girls and boys team had a successful conference meet....

Freshman Charlie Renken speaks in the final huddle to hype them up before they have their final race of the season.

The Final Stride

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

Looking to extend their season for a final week the boys and girls cross country team competed at their district meet. On Oct. 28 the boys season came to an end but will be able to build off of the...

Kendal Morelock is ready to swing to hit the ball. She keeps her eyes on the ball throughout the whole swing.

Dominating at Districts

Summer Suarez and Meghan Baumann October 31, 2023

In the first round of districts on Oct. 12, the varsity softball team beat the Riverview Rams, with an astounding score of 18 to 0. This was sophomore Kendal Morelock’s second time at districts and...

During varsity soccer’s game against Troy High School, Carter Radeke runs down the field with the ball. Radeke then quickly passes the ball to a teammate where they later scored a goal and won the game 2-0.

Why We Improve

Katherine Albertson, Staff Photographer October 31, 2023

Varsity boys soccer took another landslide win against Troy High School on Oct 5. They won the game with ease with a score of  2-0; though, Troy really pushed the team to improve. Afterward, junior Cooper...

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