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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...

Morgan Davis attempting to pass while being blocked by the opposing team.

Get Rowdy

Caroline Tarleton, Staff Photographer January 24, 2023

  The Varsity girls basketball team won 43 to 38 against St. Dominic on January 12. 2023. The team kept the lead early on and kept with it for the rest of the game. The girls team appreciates...

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...

Audrey Blaine wrestles the ball away from Timberland.

High Energy

Aniya Sparrow, Photo Editor-In-Chief January 12, 2023

  The Girls Varsity Basketball team has been on a roll this year, with 7 wins and 5 losses so far during the season. On Dec. 19, the girls faced off against Timberland high school on their...

Hannah Halterman loads to shoot her free throw.

New Team, Same Efforts

MaryGrace Cummings, Staff Photographer January 10, 2023

  The JV Girls Basketball team played the new North Point high school for the first time ever on Dec. 16. The ladies had no idea what to expect with North Point being a brand new team and did...

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...

Sophomore Ava Breuer stands with the ball.

Basketball Beasts

Ava Reyes, Staff Photographer January 6, 2023

Playing North, the freshman girls basketball team won 24-15. The game took place at Central on Dec. 12. Because the freshman team only has 4 players some JV players stepped down to play in this game....

Senior Maria Trupiano looks at the referee as she waits for the ball.

Fighting Until the End

Magi Temelkova, Staff Photographer December 31, 2022

The girls' varsity basketball team faced off against Fort Zumwalt South on Tuesday, Dec. 13th. Despite the score remaining close throughout the whole game, FHC ended up losing with a final score of...

Players gather around Head Coach Leake as she discusses the next plays for the game. Through losing runs in the game, Leake tries to keep the team positive and determined to win.

Down to the Buzzer

Emily Sirtak, Web Editor-In-Chief December 15, 2022

Through the stress of the game, the pressure, the basketballs bouncing faster than the heart rates of the players, everything ends with the grainy sound of a buzzer, indicating the end of game. No matter...

Freshman Hannah Halterman wrestles for the ball against a Washington member.

One Last Win

Charlie Rosser, Staff Photographer February 20, 2022

The C-Team Girls Basketball players won their final game of the season against Washington High School on Thursday, Feb. 10th. It was a very close match, but the Spartans managed to pull ahead of the competition...

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