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Band COVID-19 Restrictions

The drum line at Howell preview, One of the only band events this year.

Olivia McCary, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2020

With the new COVID restrictions, the marching band has been hit particularly hard. With an almost cancelled season, reduced practices, no competitions, and very few performances, the marching band has had to adapt. Usually, the marching band has practice 5 days a week. However this year the Marchi...

All Out, All Game

Emma Hultz taking advantage of a good set with a strong hit to FZW.

Riley Wania, Staff Photographer

October 22, 2020

On Thursday, Oct. 15, varsity volleyball defeated the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars on their home court after taking on a tough loss against Howell. Junior Jessica Barbobsa feels the high energies and the change in mindset made this “the best game of the season” for the girls:   “We went ...

Soccer Senior Night

Captain Jimmy Sanchez walks alongside his family during the senior night ceremony.

Amelia Vohsen, Photo Editor

October 22, 2020

As the team prepares to take on districts, the varsity boys soccer team gathered on Oct. 16 to celebrate their annual senior night ceremony. The team honored thirteen of their players, including Senior captain Carter Redford who reflects on how their bond has impacted the season. "We all have each ...

Consistent Chemistry

Jake Schweitzer trying to communicate with teammate Brendan Ward.

Aniya Sparrrow, Staff Photographer

October 22, 2020

The JV Soccer team played hard against Francis Howell North on Oct.16. The Spartans won the game with an impressive score of 3-0, but not without making the game worth while. The game consisted of many tumbles, flips, and bruises for the boys, as well as the pressure to win on their minds. However, Sophomo...

Softball’s Conclusion

Junior Alyssa Haile hits the softball with a strong swing.

Faith Jacoby, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2020

This year has proven to be difficult on everyone, including students. The softball team is nowhere near different. With the dramatic changes to the year came dramatic changes to the softball season. Nonetheless, the team finished strong and the girls were happy to play with each other. Junior shor...

Runners Compete in Cross Country GAC’s

Xime Avila runs along the set path at a cross country race. “It was good, probably the best race so far. I’m feeling pretty confident [for the rest of the season] as a whole,

Kayla Reyes, Co Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2020

On Thursday Oct. 15, the cross country team competed in this year’s GAC meet. The team’s final meet (aside from districts) will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 27. For many runners, the GAC meet signifies the end of the season closing in. Senior Reed Easterling experiences feelings of sadness upon making this r...

Making Music

A group of saxophone players perform.

Hannah Bernard, Video Editor

October 20, 2020

On Thursday Oct. 15th, our Spartan Regiment took to the field for the annual Howell Preview. This event featured performances from the bands of all three FHSD high schools. Hosted at our home turf this year, the Howell Preview always serves to unite FHSD bands together in the name of music. The Sp...

Running Through Adversity

Connor Casler rests after a difficult race

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor

October 20, 2020

With fall sports seasons coming to a close, the cross country team looks upon their victories and shortcomings that the season held for them. On Oct. 10, the team went to McNair Park for the annual Border Wars race. With cross country being relatively unaffected by the circumstances many of the athl...

Girls Volleyball Team Prepares for Districts

Senior Emma Hultz smiles after a a successful play with her libero, despite the fact that the ladies lost this game 3-1.

Natalie Walsh and Essy Ingram

October 20, 2020

As of today, the girls volleyball team has only two more games until their Class 5 District 6 Tournament. With two of their games being cancelled in the past week, they have had time to focus their dedication of play towards the games they have played. Over two weeks ago, these ladies suffered ...

The Rise After the Fall

The team practicing before the game.

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer

October 19, 2020

After losing their game to Dominic the night before, Varsity boys soccer was set on winning against Holt on Oct. 13. The boys beat Holt by a vast amount, with a final score of 7-1. Sophomore Tanner Jones is pleased after winning, but wishes he had better results the night before.   “I...

The Weakest Link

Karson Webster, Aidan Eizworth, and MJ wait to sub in.

Avery Ott, Staff Photographer

October 19, 2020

Freshman football struggled to play cohesively on Monday, Oct. 12th. They lost to their rivals at Francis Howell High with a final score of 6-54. The backup tackle for the offensive line, Cody Phillips, thought that the team could have put in more effort overall. “Some of us didn’t put 100% effort in 110% of t...

Boys Soccer Looking to Finish Strong This Season

Junior Josiah Gould dribbles before scoring a goal at a previous game. Gould achieved a hat trick at the Oct. 13 game.

Anna Baranowski and Sydney Tran

October 16, 2020

After a 7-1 win against Holt on Oct. 13 during the conference, the boys varsity soccer team is focused on keeping the ball rolling toward a good chance at districts. Working hard during conferences will pay off in what bracket they are put in. Junior Josiah Gould, who scored three goals, known as a hat tric...

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