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The varsity boys volleyball team comes together on the court to celebrate after a successful block in the finals match. Lafayette had many players over six feet so blocking was difficult.

Spiking to New Heights

Colin Nichols, Web Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2024

The varsity boys volleyball team placed second after a loss against Lafayette(Wildwood) in the state championship finals with a final match score of 3-0 on May 22 played on a Maryville University court....

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Asher’s Takes

Asher Wilson, Staff Reporter May 22, 2024

Fantasy football is a storm that has engulfed many people including me. Every morning while I drink coffee I check my teams and make sure they are set.   I’ve been managing fantasy football teams...

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....

A Valuable Victory

A Valuable Victory

Ava Reyes, Photo Assignments Editor May 20, 2024

Facing Saint Dominic, the girls Lacrosse team played their district game on Thursday, May 16. After a close game the Spartans ended out on top with a score of 10-6. The girls played a good game on...

Defeat in the Dugout

Defeat in the Dugout

Audrey Webb and Madison Scott May 15, 2024

  With a final score of three to six at the game versus Eureka high school on May 4, the varsity baseball team fell short and were sadly not able to come out on top. However, they are now ready...

In a heated game against Fort Zumwalt East, junior Chase Williams jumps up to set the ball. He sets the ball to senior Connor Layman for the winning point  and match of 2-0 on May 6.

Hitting a New High

Katherine Albertson, Staff Photographer May 10, 2024

In a tough district match against Fort Zumwalt East, varsity volleyball took a well-earned win with a score of 2-0. During this tough match, many onlookers were impressed by the team’s positive attitude...

Senior Claire Sanders smiles while being handed her personalized sign from her teammates. Each of the seniors got a different sign from the team, made specifically for the senior receiving it.

Sending the Soccer Seniors Off

Summer Suarez, Staff Photographer May 8, 2024

To celebrate the graduating seniors, the girls varsity soccer team held their Senior Night before their game against the Timberland Wolves on Tuesday, April 30. This being a special night for the team,...

As the ball falls in front of him, sophomore Braden Harton dives for the save.

A Lancer Loss

Kendyl Lay, Staff Photographer May 7, 2024

The boys volleyball team took on Lafayette on April 15 and ended up losing a hard fought battle. Although they did not secure a win, the team made sure to keep morale high. Sophomore Jaxton Epperson...

Hannah Halterman holds the baton in her hand, as she focuses in and prepares for her first race of the meet.

Ice baths: Are they worth it?

Colin Nichols, Web Editor-In-Chief May 2, 2024

Recovery. Many athletes and those who are physically active have all heard of this word. But in a world where sports and athletic activities are increasingly becoming more popular and widespread, misinformation...

Cooper Pearson prepares to pitch the ball to the opposing team. Attempting to strike them out, he concentrates on pitching the ball.

Moving with Motivation

Lillian Seithel, Staff Photographer April 29, 2024

The junior varsity baseball team plays Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars for the first time this season on April 24. After an eventful game, the Spartans overall lost 10-5. Pitcher, Cooper Pearson, shares...

Seniors Joshua Hayes and Ally Brower laugh together as they go out into the middle of the gym to be recognized for being on prom court at the spring pep assembly on April 11.

A Gloomy Gathering

Audrey Webb, staff photographer April 29, 2024

  At the spring pep assembly on April 11, many students are left with a bittersweet feeling as this will be the final assembly of their high school careers. Senior Sam Hantack expresses how...

While playing at the varsity Lafayette tournament on April 26. The boys come together in the middle of the court after their point to celebrate.

Seeking Out State

Madison Scott, Staff Photographer April 29, 2024

A successful day for the boy varsity volleyball team as they went 2-0 at the Lafayette tournament on April 26. As they start to wrap up the season sophomore Braden Harton reflects on how well the team...

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