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Girls Wrestling Prepares for First Meet

Girls Wrestling Prepares for First Meet

Natalie Walsh and Kana Chung

December 11, 2019

The girls wrestling team takes on Seckman high school Dec. 12. This will be the team’s first match in MSHSAA history. Seckman, on the other hand, has competed in two matches prior to this one, losing both. Despite the Seckman Jaguar’s losses so far in the season, they finished last year with a...

PTR Pays Off

PTR Pays Off

Kierigan McEvoy, Wed Assignments Editor

December 9, 2019

They walk around school dressed in their all-black game day sweats. They wear faces full of determination that radiate hard work, alongside their patch on the sleeve of their sweats that remind them every day what they play for. It reads “PTR”- pound the rock; an expression that the girls basketball team ...

First Devastating Loss

First Devastating Loss

Madi Hermeyer, Staff Photographer

December 6, 2019

To begin the basketball season, FHC is hosting a JV boys basketball tournament. Including schools such as Timberland, Vianney, Pattonville, Liberty, and many others; FHC started against Liberty. Despite being down 17 points in the first half, FHC was up 1 point by the last 10 seconds, when Liberty...

Final Four Defeat

Final Four Defeat

Madi Hermeyer, Staff Photographer

December 6, 2019

    Closing out the season, Varsity Volleyball made it to State. Although they lost all of the matches they played, they put in an enormous amount of effort. On top of that, the student section was roaring; from the very start 2 hour ride to Cape Girardeau, to the very end of the...

Taking the mat

Taking the mat

Emma Hultz, Taylor Krieg, staff photographer

December 6, 2019

By only having a guys wrestling team it has made it hard for girls over the years who were interested in wrestling to join and start learning the sport. This year marks the first year that FHC will have had a girls wrestling team, and now having wrestling as an option for girls will hopefully help i...

Girls Basketball Opens the Season With a Win

Girls Basketball Opens the Season With a Win

Nikki Crangle and Suzie Safi

December 6, 2019

The girls varsity basketball team battled against Visitation on Tuesday, December 3rd in the Lutheran Saint Charles Tournament to advance to the semifinals. Visitation kept it a fairly close game with the score being 34-26 at half. However, in the second half, the Spartans increased their lead an...

Girls Swim and Dive Prepares for the Season

Girls Swim and Dive Prepares for the Season

Rhyen Standridge, Staff photographer

December 6, 2019

As winter sports start up, the Girl’s Swim and Dive team is working hard to prepare for their upcoming meets. They have had practice every day of the week and over Thanksgiving break to ensure they stay in shape. The team works hard to better themselves but also help one another.  Being new to ...

Skating to Success

Skating to Success

Craig Eddy, Podcast Editor

December 4, 2019

Strapping on the thin-bladed skates, stepping out onto the cold,  empty rink, emptying the mind of all the stresses and worries of the day, taking it all in. No distractions, just the rink and the skates.  Every week, junior Nathan Roark goes through this simple yet unique process at the Rec-Plex...

Moving for the Blues

Moving for the Blues

Kayla Reyes, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2019

At five years old as now senior Colleen O’Leary strapped on her brand-new hockey skates, there was not yet an inkling in her mind that she would be moving away from her home and leaving her family behind for the very reason she stood on the ice. As she stepped out onto the rink and struggled to keep ...

Volleyball Battles for State

Volleyball Battles for State

Amelia Vohsen, Emily Wolfe, Erin Reitz, Photo Editor, Staff Photographers

November 17, 2019

As girls volleyball battles for state title, a variety of emotions fill the stadium, with the last game of the season quickly coming to an end. On Nov. 9, the Spartans went up against Liberty (KC) in the third place game. Although the girls lost the game, they ultimately placed fourth in the state, an ...

Dumping Howell out of the playoffs

Dumping Howell out of the playoffs

Madi Hermeyer, Staff Photographer

November 11, 2019

After an easy win in the first set of the sectionals game against Francis Howell on Nov.  2, the Lady Spartans pulled ahead and won the game to advance to quarterfinals for the first time in program history. Sophomore Lexi Arnel was ecstatic about the win. “When we beat Howell everyone was so ...

Supporting Young Athletes: Hoplite Basketball Academy

Supporting Young Athletes: Hoplite Basketball Academy

Madi Hermeyer, Staff Photographer

November 11, 2019

Over 50 boys, grades 4-8th all gathered together in the small gym of FHC. All with one thing in mind, basketball. Coach Cissel along with other school basketball coaches have created an intense program for children hoping to pursue high school basketball. Junior Cody Terbrock chose to spend several...

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