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Junior Joey Rodgers returns the ball back to the opposing team. Rodgers has practiced throughout the season in order to compete at the highest level.

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Sophie Rosser, Staff Reporter April 15, 2024

The boys tennis team huddles in the middle of the court as Coach Jeremy Rohrbach calls an end to warm-ups. Coach Rohrbach begins explaining the plan for practice and congratulating everyone for making...

Freshman Nate Mullix finishes swing after serving the ball.

Rockin’ the win

Raina Straughter, Video Editor April 28, 2023

Boys JV took on Rockwood Summit on Wed. April 25, only to give Rockwood a run for their money on their own court. This match was definitely a nail bitter, with the teams teetering back and forth for...

Junior Bryson Wright serves the ball.

Rackin’ Up These Wins

Ava Reyes and Bella Smith April 24, 2023

After school, both the varsity and junior varsity boys tennis teams competed in a match of singles and doubles against Fort Zumwalt West on Wed. April 12 and ended up coming out with a win. Sophomore...

Senior Drew Black throws the ball into the air to serve it during a Varsity Districts match on May 11. This was one of the matches which helped him and his doubles partner junior Konnor Eslinger qualify for state.

A Momentous Ending to the Season

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor May 31, 2022

Sweat was beading on their faces as they passed the ball from their end of the court, over the net and onto their opponents side. Tensions were high, yet they didn’t feel scared. Deep down, they knew...

Junior Christian Padilla returns the ball.

Swinging into State

Charlie Rosser, Staff Photographer May 13, 2022

The varsity boys tennis team competed in districts at the tennis courts on Saturday, May 7. With multiple athletes qualifying for State, the team represented FHC well, as stated by Junior Adam Tucker. "I'm...

Junior Tanner Jones waiting for the ball to come down to pass back.

On to the Next

Riley Wania, Photo Editor May 10, 2022

On Tuesday, April 26, tennis played against Troy on their home court. Junior Tanner Jones believes this match, and the matches before, have helped them to get to where they are in their season. “At...

Some players from the team standing together proudly, wearing their medals.

All Racked Up

Anna Baranowski, Staff Reporter May 28, 2021

This season has drawn to a close for the boys tennis team. After not having played the 2020 season, the team started off with some difficulty, but managed to overcome and even send two players to state....

Junior Drew Black preparing to hit the ball at a practice.

Tennis Players Go to State

Anna Baranowski, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

Though the boys tennis season is over for most of the team, junior Drew Black and sophomore Konnor Eslinger will be going to state doubles next week. Black points out the loss of last year's season...

Junior Drew Black hits a tennis ball with a racket. The drive he possesses is equal to the of the rest of the team. This is what has allowed them to rebound so successfully.

Rallying Back

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter April 30, 2021

After a rocky start to the season, the boys tennis team has begun ringing in wins. For many of the players this marks their first season as COVID canceled the tennis season last spring. As a result, the...

Tanner Jones taps rackets with his opponent a the end of a match.

Racking Up Wins

Amelia Vohsen and Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editors April 20, 2021

As the season kicks off, the boys tennis team competed in the Holt Invitational on April 10. The team participated in singles as well as doubles during the invitational, working as a team to play well....

Ed Hritzkowin sprints to reach a forehand shot.

Putting in the Work

Avery Ott, Staff Photographer April 2, 2021

The boys tennis team lost a hard fought match against the Timberland Wolves on Tuesday, March 30, winning only two of its sets. Sophomore Tanner Jones believes that the team learned a lot and will come...

Serving up a win

Serving up a win

Seth Wilcox, Staff reporter May 3, 2019

As the tennis season is coming to a close, many of the boys are looking forward to playing as much as they can before the end of the season. Sophomore Alexander Vogel is anxious for his next match. “I’m...

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