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Facing Fierce Competition

Facing Fierce Competition

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor

November 8, 2019

As the girls warm up, they realize what needs to be accomplished. After losing both sets in their first game, winning their upcoming matches will be crucial in deciding whether they play for first or third place.  Unfortunately, winning both sets isn’t that easy. Battling the Liberty Blue Jays, w...

Spiking Through Loss

Junior Lexi Pearson spikes the ball, earning a point for the Spartans. Despite this daring play, and many other like it, the Spartans ultimately lost to Nixa.

Kayla Reyes, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2019

As the first game in the girls volleyball state tournament came to a close, tensions were high. The Spartans lost both sets in their pool play game against Nixa High School, but as the girls sigh in defeat and disappointment, they pick themselves back up, prepare for their next game and hope for a chance...

Last Second Goal

November 8, 2019

Boys varsity fought hard down to the last second of their game on Thursday, October 24th. Playing against Francis Howell North, the boys were tied 3-3 for most of the second half until they scored in the final seconds to pull ahead for the win. Senior Connor Mcgoogan says  “Even though the so...

Freshmen Fall to North

Freshmen Fall to North

Ann-Maree Gammell, Staff Photographer

November 8, 2019

The freshman football players heart’s were beating as the opposing team continues to make scores against them. The Spartans faced the Francis Howell North Knights on Monday, Oct. 7th At 5 pm.Although they lost the game, freshman Dylan Keith was able to find the motivation in himself to conti...

Girls Volleyball Heads to State

The girls volleyball team boards the bus to Cape Girardeau where they will battle three other schools for the state title over the next two days. This is the program's first trip to the state finals.

Megan Percy, Web Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2019

The girls volleyball team departed for Cape Girardeau and the campus of Southeast Missouri State University at 8:45 a.m. this morning through a tunnel of students sending them off to the team's first visit to the state championship. The Lady Spartans will take on Nixa High School, Lafayette High School...

From Sectionals to State

From Sectionals to State

Zoe Michals, Staff reporter

November 6, 2019

This weekend, for the first time in program history, our girls volleyball team will be heading to the all-state competition at Southeast Missouri State. As a part of the final four teams in the state, players are feeling pretty confident in their abilities at the upcoming tournament. This win is very sp...

Senior Celebration

Senior Celebration

Amelia Vohsen and Suzie Safi, Photo Editor, Staff Photographer

November 4, 2019

As the Varsity boys soccer team heads to districts, the team sets aside time to thank the eight seniors who have helped with the team's success. The seniors include captain Sam Newton along with Allen Butterfield, Brayden Conley, Luke Hantack, Chris Boerding, Connor Schmitz, Carl Swanson, and Connor...

Shooting for Victory

Shooting for Victory

Corinne Vorderstrasse, Staff Photographer

November 4, 2019

The boys of the CT soccer team played a hard game against Fort Zumwalt West as heavy wind fought them on Monday, Oct. 21. With an incredible defence, the Spartans managed to keep the opponents away from their goal completely. Freshman Adam Tucker scored the first goal, leading the way for the Spart...

A Warm Farewell for Our Seniors

A Warm Farewell for Our Seniors

Corinne Vorderstrasse, Staff Photographer

November 4, 2019

Every year, a handful of girls become a group of seniors who have been volleyball players on the team for all four years of their time in Central. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, these seniors were recognized and medaled for their dedication to the team and the sport for so long. Junior player Annamarie Yates spok...

Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead

Amelia Vohsen, Photo Editor

November 2, 2019

Leading up to districts, the Varsity boys soccer team suffered a tough loss against FZW on Tuesday, Oct 22. Although the team lost 2-0, they fought hard throughout the game and put up a tough fight. Junior Noah Heath says the team needs to "not talk to the refs to avoid future yellow cards" because...

Bennett Ascends A Slippery Slope

Bennett makes sure to pace herself mid-race. Creating a steady rhythm and knowing her limits, she demonstrates the best way to go about pacing herself.

Essy Ingram, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Chunks of cold mud dribble down the calves of the oncoming herd. The slimy substance is sprayed out from behind them, a spectacle not unlike that of a lawn mower spewing grass clippings. Just beyond the reach of the spray is another group, but one of them loses a shoe as the others try desperately t...

Preseason Preparation

Preseason Preparation

Nikki Crangle, Staff Photographer

November 1, 2019

The girls lacrosse team begins their preseason workouts as the winter sports teams head into their regular seasons. Although spring sports do not start for another four months, the preparation will increase the team's athleticism and strength for when the season comes around. JV head coach Jeremy Wining...

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