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Senior, Seeger Trendley, gathers the team around in a huddle before the game starts. He smiled at them, encouraging the team to get their energy up.

Slapshot Showdown

Mallory Davie, Staff Photographer December 1, 2023

The Spartans clash against the Indians during a close game. On November 10, players were on their game, fiercely battling to keep up with the scoreboard. Ending on a devastating loss of 6-2 at Rec...

Junior Ethan Callison slides head first into second base. Photo Courtesy of Ethan Callison

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Ethan Kull, Staff Reporter November 30, 2023

During the off-season, it is vital for athletes to train for their specific sports. No matter what sport you are playing, it is important to sharpen your skills. Junior Ethan Callison devotes a lot of...

Senior Mackenzie Sansone overlooks the court during a home game.

Stay In Shape

Kailey Pallares, Staff Reporter November 27, 2023

When the release bell hits 2:20 and the school day is finished, most students scramble to their cars to get out of the parking lot and rush home to relax from the school day. Other students rush to their...

 A spartan aims for the basket during their practice at the annual Winter Blast.

Bounce Back Season

Ethan Kull, Staff Reporter November 17, 2023

With football season now over, it is officially basketball season. Tryouts have concluded, the teams are set, it is now time for the Spartans to improve on their 2-24 record from last season.  After...

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...

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...

Thomas Summers flings an opposing player to the ground. The player looked shocked as he realized that he was getting pushed down.

Holding Down the Competition

Mallory Davie, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

Starting the season off strong, the varsity hockey club played a preseason game against Fort Zumwalt West ending with a 5-2 win. Junior Thomas Summers, a forward on both varsity and junior varsity,...

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