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Loss then recovery

Loss then recovery

Kierigan McEvoy, Kana Chung, and Whitney Klein

September 17, 2018


Filed under Band, Fall Sports, Move, Showcase

Saturday, September 8th, the Spartan Regiment woke up ready and determined to face their first competition of the season. The MEMC O’Fallon Township Competition in O’Fallon, IL hosted the Spartan Regiment on a rainy day to kick off what is expected to be a strong season. Although the Spartan Regiment d...

Landslide victory for girls tennis

Landslide victory for girls tennis

Faith Carter, Staff photographer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Move

It was a breezy, 80 degree day when the Francis Howell Central varsity and junior varsity girls tennis team went against the varsity and junior varsity team from Fort Zumwalt East. Facing off against their opponents in home territory on Monday, Sept. 10, the Francis Howell Central team was able to ...

Tennis builds each other up

Tennis builds each other up

Ally Huffman, Staff Photographer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Galleries, Girls Tennis, Move, Move

       On a cool Wednesday afternoon, Spartan Girl’s Tennis played against Francis Howell at home. The team enjoyed playing in the nice weather with their teammates, even though there were some wins and some losses. “I have an amazing partner who’s always there to build me back up when ...

Spartans serve up a good game

Spartans serve up a good game

Sarah Skelly, Staff photographer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Girls Volleyball

The girls junior varsity volleyball team lost in a close home game against the Howell Vikings on Thursday, September 6th. The score was tied in the second half, but the final score was 20-25. The teamwork was strong and efficient for both teams. The Spartans showed enthusiasm and good sportsmanship througho...

Spartans face off against Vikings

Vinny Graczyk, Staff photographer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Galleries, Move, Softball

The Howell Central Spartan's have been practicing hard for the first game of the season against their rival the Howell Vikings. Parents and friends of the athletes were all excited to see the two schools compete against one another. There is a sense of pride from the parents when they see their child...

Spartans drop the ball against the Vikings

Spartans drop the ball against the Vikings

Doug West, Staff Photographer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Events, Fall Sports, Galleries, Girls Volleyball

On Thursday September 6, the girls varsity volleyball team hosted the Francis Howell Vikings in a long awaited battle. The Spartans took advantage, did their homework, and worked hard earlier in the week. Which earned them an early lead, slowly crippling the Vikings will to compete. Slowly the vikings ...

Top 5 trees

Top 5 trees

Margaret Wilkerson, Staff reporter

September 12, 2018


Filed under Feature

Black Walnut The Black Walut is a species of deciduous tree native to eastern North America. The dark wood of this faithful tree is easily worked and used commercially in multiple ways- such as furniture and carvings. The nutmeats (walnuts) produced by this tree are a staple in American culture, cui...

Unfortunate loss against Troy

Unfortunate loss against Troy

Grant Boehe, Video Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Move, Move, Softball

The girl's JV Softball team took an unfortunate loss on September 4th, with a score of 13-2. Although they lost, they won't let it affect their game, and will work hard at practices to fix the mistakes they made at the game. Between now and their next game, they plan on "working on the plays tha...

Nike fleet feet kicks off the season

Nike fleet feet kicks off the season

Allison Huffman, Staff photographer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Galleries, Move, Move

     In the annual Fleet Feet Kickoff, the Cross Country team joins together with several other schools to beat the heat and showcase the start of the season. In the two mile race, the runners conquered various terrains while facing the intense heat of the day.     “I think that this race is one of my...

Top 5 youtube channels

Top 5 youtube channels

Ruthann Kimbrel, Staff reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Feature

No. 1: Philip DeFranco                         A youtuber who covers recent events and online controversies from Monday through Friday in the afternoons. He spends time talking about two or three subjects a video depending on what’s highly requested by his 6.2 million follow...

The harder you work, the harder it is to lose.

The harder you work, the harder it is to lose.

Kierston Fisher, Social Media Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Activities, Galleries

On a hot Wednesday afternoon, the Francis Howell Central spartans played a C-Team football game against Fort Zumwalt South. With only 4 minutes into the first quarter, the ball was thrown by sophomore quarterback Parker Fry and caught at the bulldogs 10 yard line by sophomore Dom Slivinski “ I ...

Devastating loss to conference rivals

Devastating loss to conference rivals

Gracie Kruep, Photo Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Discover, Fall Sports, Galleries, Move, Move

    In a devastating 4-0 loss to conference rivals, Francis Howell, the boys soccer team is still high in spirits and potential. Howell was the main aggressor the whole game, with a few exceptions of Spartan counter attacks, but the match was lopsided in Howell's favor. There were about 5 fouls every ...

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