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 Senior Ashton Mathews looks for a teammate to pass the ball to.

Senior Sendoff

Kaitlyn Morgan, Staff Photographer March 22, 2024

The boys varsity basketball team took on the Francis Howell North Knights on Feb. 23 winning with a score of 62-48. The game was constantly back and forth but the Spartans ended up coming out on top...

Sentimental Seniors

Sentimental Seniors

Audrey Webb and Kendyl Lay March 22, 2024

  During senior night on Feb. 23, the boys basketball team came out victorious over the Francis Howell North Knights with a score of 62-48. Seniors were recognized for all of their hard work...

Lucas Williams guarding and defending the teams side of the court.

A Modest Defeat

Ava Reyes and Lillian Seithel March 22, 2024

  The Spartans took a defeat against Fort Zumwalt West’s Jaguars on Feb. 9. The JV boys fought hard and ended only five points back. After putting in the effort, the score came out at 55-50....

Being guarded heavily by the player on Troy, guard Drew Wyss looks for a teammate to pass to. To get around the defenders arms, Wyss bounce-passed to an open member of the team.

Teamwork Against the Trojans

Summer Suarez and Sophia Allen February 29, 2024

Playing at their home court, the junior varsity boys basketball team took on Troy Buchanan high school on Feb 6. The boys fought hard together but lost to Troy with a score of 61 to 46. Sophomore Drew...

Junior Sam Mueller reaches for the ball after his teammate passes it to him during the Timberland varsity basketball game.

Losing Last Minute

Madison Scott and Audrey Webb January 31, 2024

Ending with a score of 50 to 47, the boys’ varsity basketball team competed in a very close and intense game against Timberland on Jan. 23, unfortunately coming out with a loss. Junior Sam Mueller...

Nathan Rush gets ready for his free throw, calming himself as opposing players get ready for him to shoot.

Cross-over into Next Season

Asher Wilson, Staff Reporter January 24, 2024

High schoolers want to see their school's team to not only play well, but to win. They want to know what they can expect from the boys basketball team this season.  The basketball team is hoping to improve...

Charlie Renken dribbles down the court past the Troy defender in order to start the offense for the Spartans. Pushing for a highly intense game between the Spartans and Trojans.

Trojan Tip-off

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer January 5, 2024

An energized start to the freshman boys basketball season led the team to a successful ending. Playing Troy Bunchanan on Dec. 6, the Spartans took down the Trojans with a final score of 69-18. The...

Senior Nathan Rush looking for an opening to pass the ball. Throughout the close game, exceptional teamwork was required and shown through when needed.

Bending But Not Breaking

Shaun Matz, Staff Photographer January 5, 2024

After tying up the game, the Spartans put on a show in overtime, finally taking the lead and defeating the St. Charles West Warriors, 77-69. The lead kept shifting back and forth, but the Spartans...

Freshman Charlie Renken jumps up as he reaches for the basketball after a throw-in by one of his teammates. The Spartan boys worked hard and earned another win by 55-33 against the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars on Dec. 14.

The Spartan’s Sweeping Victory

Caroline Kraft and Jackson Koziatek December 22, 2023

During the C-team boys' fourth basketball game, the Spartans started off strong and were able to keep a steady lead for the remainder of the game. Their game against Fort Zumwalt West on Dec. 14 was...

Junior Sam Mueller shoots the ball as he competes in the 3-point competition. Competing against his other teammates to make the most three’s for his team.

Winter Sports Blast Off

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer December 11, 2023

  To kick off the 2023-2024 winter sports season, an annual Winter Blast was held to showcase the athletes heading into their new season. All levels of the Sensations and cheerleading gave...

The Spartan boys jump up as the rebounds from the backboard. The boys faced off against David H. Hickman Kewpies on Nov. 17.

Jumping into the Season

Lillian Seithel and Ava Reyes December 11, 2023

Fort Zumwalt South held a jamboree where the Francis Howell Central varsity boys basketball team played against David H. Hickman. The jamboree took place on Nov. 17, with the ending score of 35-29....

Junior Morgan Davis shoots a free throw while the opposing team watches eagerly on Dec 1. Giving her a little extra luck, the entire band does a cheer.

Conquering the Basketball Court

Audrey Webb, staff photographer December 6, 2023

The girls’ varsity basketball team played in their first game of the season and came out on top by a large margin on Dec 1. The girls won the game with a score of 59 to 28 against North Point. Junior...

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