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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...

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,...

Illustration by Birdie Brereton

Hidden in the Masses

Alyssa Wittig, Staff Reporter April 19, 2023

On Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, Francis Howell Central played Francis Howell North in the large gym at 7pm. It was the ‘Coaches vs. Cancer’ game and also the ‘Future Spartan Night,’ in which cheerleaders...

Norman looks up to block the ball.


Bryce Cash , Staff photographer March 17, 2023

The varsity boys basketball have been puting all the skills they have learned throughout the season to use for this very game against Troy, With this game being a make-or-break to the end of the season....

Moving On

Caroline Tarleton and Magi Temelkova March 17, 2023

  The Varsity girls basketball team made it to districts and their first game was on March 2 against Liberty High School. Bri Mason talks about how it felt as a senior to play during districts,...

Audrey Blaine blocks her opponent from the ball, searching for a teammate to pass to.

The Final Close Call

Kyly Jacobs, Staff Photographer March 16, 2023

The Varsity Girls Basketball team moved on to the second round in the district tournament, competing against Timberland High School on Sat. March 11th. The Spartans took the lead for the first three...

State champion wrestler, Aidan Hernandez arises the crowd after succeeding in beating his opponent. Hernandez finished his wrestling career with an 161-14 record. Paul Halfacre, Special to

State Sentiments

Anabel Gundersen , Staff Reporter March 7, 2023

On February 25th, at 7:28pm, there wasn’t much going on here. However, at Mizzou Arena, in Columbia, Aidan Hernandez’s left arm was raised, announcing he was a state wrestling champion at 165 lbs,...

Coach Cross being celebrated by wrestling alumni.

Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan

Magi Temelkova, Staff Photographer February 24, 2023

  Spartan wrestlers had their senior night on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Senior night was preceded by the alumni recognition ceremony and followed by a wrestling match. The varsity wrestling coach...

Thomas Stulhman gets his hand raised after he wins a hard match.

Adding Paint To The Wall

Makenzie Solis, Staff Photographer February 24, 2023

On Feb. 18th, the boys wrestling team took first place at districts. With the season coming to an end, the boys wanted to end their seasons with “paint on the wall” . With 9 state qualifiers, 5 district...

Sophomore Addie Henderson makes a free throw shot.

A Nail-Biting Bout

Andy Waliszewski, Staff Photographer February 24, 2023

The FHC girls’ varsity basketball team has been training and playing diligently throughout the season, building a seasonal record of 18 wins and 7 losses. According to sophomore varsity player Addie...

Freshman Roberto Gil Farias tries to stay on top of his opponent.

Wrestling’s Final Hurrah

Ava Reyes, Staff Photographer February 17, 2023

A junior varsity and freshman wrestling match against South, took place on Feb. 1. This was a close match but both levels won this game. Junior varsity won 42 to 36 and freshmen won 42 to 33. Sophomore...

Scott Harris dances with Alice Landry during the cheer routine.

Pep In Our Step

Aniya Sparrow and Brock Slinkard , Photo EIC and Staff Photographer February 16, 2023

1,500 students and staff came together in the large gym on Friday, Feb. 10, for our annual winter pep assembly! Each student section was broken off by grade, and every grade was loud and proud in the...

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