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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...

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...

Junior Alanah Braun works to break her opponent down.

Newer Program, New Success

Nolan Haberstroh, Staff Reporter February 14, 2023

As junior Stevie Lupo prepares for her Friday wrestling tournament, it’s difficult to contain the feelings of anticipation for the event. After a weigh in, Lupo has an hour to eat with the rest of the...

Junior Hayden DeVilder pins his opponent.

Sweeping The Way To Conference Champs

Amelia Raziq and Makenzie Solis January 31, 2023

The boys and girls wrestling team have been blowing the competition away. On Wed. Jan. 18, both teams became GAC South Conference champions after beating Timberland. The teams have been working hard...

Spencer Flemming smiles at the camera while waiting for the match to begin.

Rolling With the Role Models

Alyssa Wittig, Staff Reporter January 19, 2023

The wrestling season is officially in full swing. The boys have been dominating the mat and crushing opponents since the season started on November 30th.  Freshman Gordon Hulbert, who just began wrestling...

Thomas Stuhlman waits for the right moment to take a shot.

Stampeding The Way for The Win

Makenzie Solis January 6, 2023

  Recently, the wrestling team traveled to Kansas City for the first time to compete in the Kansas City Stampede. This tournament came with new challenges and new competition. Sophomore Kailey...

The girls wrestling team breaks in celebration before their matches begin on November 30.

Cradling a Young Season

Anabel Gundersen, Staff Reporter January 3, 2023

The girls wrestling team is starting its season off on the right foot. On Dec. 17, they took home their second trophy of the season from the Kansas City Stampede, taking sixth out of 44 teams. Their success...

Junior Dylan Myers while flipping his opponent in order to pin him.

First Dual Feelings

MaryGrace Cummings, Staff Photographer December 13, 2022

    Adrenaline is high as the first dual of the season took place on Thursday Nov. 30, the Spartans went head to head with the Lafayette team. The boys and girls teams both fought hard,...

Hayden D. is throwing a wrestler on the mat.

Fighting For Glory

Bryce Cash, Staff Photgorpher December 8, 2022

From bloody noses to the crowds cheering, the Spartans still come through. On Dec. 7th, the Spartan wrestling team Battled against Troy with all levels boys and girls winning that night. There was a lot...

David Cross in the middle of a match.

Eat, Sleep, Wrestle

Rebecca Hornberger, Staff Photographer March 4, 2022

On Jan 26, the boys wrestling team went up in a match against Fort Zumwalt South. The Spartans suffered an unfortunate loss. The team has had a good season, including Junior, David Cross, won his match...

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