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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....

Play It Pink

Play It Pink

Kaitlyn Morgan, Staff Photographer March 22, 2024

The girls varsity basketball team took on the Timberland Wolves on Feb.21 for the pink out game. The girls came out on top with a score of 45-18. The girls, no matter what the score was and what time...

Junior Addie Henderson walks towards the opposite side of the court, getting ready for the rebound. The Lady Spartans lost the game, not without a lot of fight.

Driving Towards the Finish

Shaun Matz and Jackson Koziatek March 22, 2024

On Feb. 14, the varsity girls basketball team played a very tough team: Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars. The Spartans played well, with formidable defense, and putting points on the scoreboard for most of...

Freshman Jayla Robinson aims herself toward the basket and shoots. This game took place on February 6th and was against the Francis Howell Knights.

Back Boarding Records

Ava Schriber, Staff Reporter February 28, 2024

The girls basketball team gets ready for a long bus ride down to Washington High School for yet another tournament. After the previous tournament at Nixa in Springfield, Missouri, on Jan 18th, the team...

Sophomore Samantha Painter sticks her arm out to guard the other team.

Taking Down the Knights

Amelia Raziq, Staff Photographer February 13, 2024

The girls JV basketball team took on the Francis Howell North Knights on Feb. 2 for their Gold Out game. Our girls came out on top with a few seconds left on the clock and were able to win 24-18. They...

Junior Riley Henderson prepares to shoot the ball. Henderson was completing a free throw as the other team had committed a foul.

A Lofty Lead

Ava Reyes and Lillian Seithel January 5, 2024

  The girls varsity basketball team faced off against the timberland wolves on Dec. 18. The Spartans fought hard, ending out on top with a win of 57-28. This game was the first of the teams Conference...

Riley henderson guards the ball from opposing team.

Dribbling To Success

Kaitlyn Morgan, Staff Phtographer December 21, 2023

On Dec.12, the girls Varsity basketball team faced Fort Zumwalt South and came out on top with a score of 49-39. The Girls basketball team has had great season so far,  Alexis Matthews goes on to ...

Sophomore Sam Taylor dribbles the basketball past an opponent to attempt to make a pass to a teammate. This was the girls first game against North Point on Friday, Dec 1.

Wishes to Swishes

Colin Nichols, Web Editor-in-Chief December 19, 2023

As junior Josie Crangle dribbled the ball down the court toward the basket, anxious anticipation mixed with nervousness was thwarted as the energy and companionship within the group collected into an unstoppable...

As her defender jumps to block the ball, junior Addie Henderson attempts a 3 point shot.

Hooping in Loops

Kendyl Lay, Staff Photographer December 9, 2023

The varsity girls basketball team took on St. Dominic on Dec. 5 and came out victorious. The girls have had a great season so far with a record of 3-0. As the only senior on the team, Alexis Matthews...

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...

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...

Sophomore Riley Henderson covers the other team.

Storm The Court

Amelia Raziq, Staff Photographer February 3, 2023

The girls varsity basketball has had a good season so far from playing in the Washington tournament and coming out as champions, but the whole season hasn't been the best. Just like any team, the girls...

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