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In a heated game against Fort Zumwalt East, junior Chase Williams jumps up to set the ball. He sets the ball to senior Connor Layman for the winning point  and match of 2-0 on May 6.

Hitting a New High

Katherine Albertson, Staff Photographer May 10, 2024

In a tough district match against Fort Zumwalt East, varsity volleyball took a well-earned win with a score of 2-0. During this tough match, many onlookers were impressed by the team’s positive attitude...

As the ball falls in front of him, sophomore Braden Harton dives for the save.

A Lancer Loss

Kendyl Lay, Staff Photographer May 7, 2024

The boys volleyball team took on Lafayette on April 15 and ended up losing a hard fought battle. Although they did not secure a win, the team made sure to keep morale high. Sophomore Jaxton Epperson...

Sophomore Dylan Davis loads his arm back as he is about to hit the ball past the Troy blockers. The Spartans received a point after Davis followed through with his hit.

Setting Up Success

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer April 22, 2024

The Junior Varsity Boys Volleyball faced the Troy Trojans in an exciting but easy game on Apr. 11. Capturing both sets with major leads the boys took an easy win to add to their building record. Making...

Chase Williams jumps to set up the ball. Each game of volleyball requires even communication and participation from the players.

Setting Up Their Success

Thomas Ramos, Web Assignments Editor April 16, 2024

The volleyball shoots through the air. All eyes on the ball, the twelve players on the court shift and shuffle to get ready for what comes next. It’s the boys volleyball jamboree, and one of  the first...

Sophomore Rohan Sarino running to serve the ball.

Talking Sets

Bella Smith, Staff Photographer April 28, 2023

The JV boys volleyball team played against Francis Howell on Thursday, April 20. The game ended with a score of 2-1. Sophomore Rohan Sarino, a player of the team, describes how this game showed their...

The boys volleyball waiting for the national anthem to play.

Rising in the Ranks

Amelia Raziq, Staff Photographer April 26, 2023

The varsity boys volleyball played Francis Howell on April 20. According to, getting the 3-0 win over Howell brought them up to No. 1 in Class 4 and No. 2 in Missouri. Freshman Braden Harton is...

Braden Harton dances in excitement after the team scores a point.

Every Point Matters

Kyly Jacobs, Staff Photograhper April 18, 2023

With tensions high and adrenaline pumping, the varsity boys volleyball team went head-to-head against Francis Howell North on April 4. The rivalry at its peak, both teams seemingly matched every point...

Levi Brimm aims for the 5 spot on the court, aiming to get the kill.

Getting Even

Makenzie Solis, Staff Photographer April 6, 2023

Getting beat by the Fort Zumwalt Jaguars in the Freshman GAC championship was a hard loss for many of the now JV players. Coming into this season, they knew it would a hard match, but they were determined...

Sophomore Ethyn Durhan successfully blocks the ball.

Varsity Volleyball Ventures into the Season

Ava Reyes, Staff Photographer March 26, 2023

The varsity volleyball team started off the season with a Jamboree at St. Lutheran’s High school. The Jamboree took place on Mar. 13. The varsity team played against many different schools, winning...

Determined Drives: Senior Ian Johnson spikes the ball to the opposing team, winning a point for the team.

Ecstatic Endings

Emily Sirtak, Staff Reporter May 26, 2022

After days of tiring practices and nerve wracking games, the boys volleyball season came to an end May 20, losing a playoff game to Vianney. Their season was a raging success, often ending most games in...

Will Rable, Andrew Gyle, and Ian Johnson get ready for the ball.

Bump, Set, Dominate

Rebecca Hornberger, Staff Photographer May 25, 2022

On May 17, the Varsity boys volleyball team played in an exciting game against Seckman high school. The Spartans won 3 of 4 sets, qualifying them for the elite eight. The team has has an exceptionally...

Senior Jacob Simpkins tipping the ball.

Got ‘Em in 5

Riley Wania, Photo Editor May 6, 2022

On Tuesday, April 26, boys varsity volleyball played a great match against Fort Zumwalt North on their home court. The team won the match in 5 sets instead of 3- Senior Zach Lewis believes the team's close...

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