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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....

Connor Casler is passing the ball.

The Final Count Down

Bryce Cash , Staff Photographer February 8, 2023

With the crowds cheering and the scoreboard drastically changing from one number to the next, Friday Jan. 27 the boys basketball team went up against Howell and lost with the ending score being 55-25....

Connor Casler watches the ball go into the net.

The Big Win

Aniya Sparrow , Photo Editor-In-Chief February 2, 2023

  Varsity boys basketball was 0-15 for the season, up until Tues. Jan.24, after an extremely back and forth game against the Timberland Wolves, the Spartans scored within the last 30 seconds...

The girls celebrating after their win.

Hopeful Rebound

Moth Payne, Staff Reporter January 24, 2023

The ball dribbles against the floor as teammates alike exclaim to shoot the ball, or to not let the opposing team steal it. Sophomore Josie Crangle refuses to let her opponent take the ball, as she swiftly...

The team breaks it down before the next half begins.

Trojan Takedown

MaryGrace Cummings, Staff Photohrapher January 18, 2023

The C- Team boys basketball team were a force while playing Troy on Monday, Jan. 9. The game was well worked for with an end score of 54-13. This was an exciting game to watch with the boys shooting...

Senior Bri Mason is in her senior season at FHC. Mason sprints across the court at a recent Girls Basketball game. Photo by Aniya Sparrow.

Communication to Build a Foundation

Nolan Haberstroh, Staff Reporter January 9, 2023

Just like any other team sport, in basketball, communication is key. With a new generation of players, issues can arise from a lack of that communication. Having played basketball long before her freshman...

Junior Nick Ortinau looks for a pass.

Practice Makes Perfect

Madi Hermeyer, Photo Editor January 25, 2022

The Varsity Boys Basketball Team faced the Troy Trojans on Tue. January 18th. While the team suffered a great loss, they hope to only improve their performance. Sophomore Nate Rush thinks the loss...

Nick Ortinau walks to the end of the court.

Facing Our Rivals

Aniya Sparrow , Video Editor January 19, 2022

  On Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, the varsity boys basketball team went head to head with our rivals Francis Howell High, and the match was packed with students from both schools. The entire gym...

Landon Gordon going for a layup.

Must. Beat. North.

Riley Wania, Photo Editor December 9, 2021

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the boys basketball team faced a tough match against FHN and came out on top winning the game 40-36. Junior Nick Ortinau feels like this is only the beginning of a great season for...

The team in a huddle

The Last Play of the Season

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer March 19, 2021

Varsity boys basketball lost to Howell during districts on Tuesday March 2  at Howell High school. It was the end of the season for the boys with an ending score of 62-40. It was a good season with...

The team huddles together to discuss strategy to keep the game alive.

A Season to Remember

Anna Baranowski and Sydney Tran March 9, 2021

The boys basketball team lost 62-40 against Francis Howell on Wednesday, March 3, marking the end of their season with a record of 12-12. Senior Myles Estrada believes the team had a very strong, memorable...

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