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Varsity boys baseball heads to the end of the season in confidence

Varsity boys baseball heads to the end of the season in confidence

Holly Whaley, Gabby Buchholz, Natalie Walsh, Staff reporter

May 6, 2019

    The FHC varsity baseball team continues to push forward through their season, with a mix of wins and losses in past games. On the 29th of April, the team lost 4-14 against Kirkwood.   Their loss at Kirkwood was just from a lack of focus, recalls Senior Sam Feltz. “We just weren’t foc...

Varsity girls basketball fights for the final time

Varsity girls basketball fights for the final time

Nicole Garthe, Photographer

April 16, 2019

On the night of March 1st, Francis Howell Central hosted the Varsity Girls Basketball District Championship game with our very own Spartans facing off against Hazelwood Central. It was a competitive and exciting game, unfortunately ending in a loss for our girls as Hazelwood beat them 62-47. One of...

Boys basketball advances to district championship

Boys basketball advances to district championship

Kayla Reyes and PJ Sheehan

February 27, 2019

Last night, the varsity boys basketball team won their game at districts against Hazelwood West with a final score of 75-66. This win advances the team to the Class 5 District 6 Championship Game on Friday night. Winning this game took determination and tact from each of the players. Senior Cameron D...

Lady Spartans get first win in state playoffs

Lady Spartans get first win in state playoffs

Natalie Walsh and Isaiah Salin

February 27, 2019

The girls basketball team begins to see what they have been training for the last couple of months. Starting in the fall with workouts and conditioning, continuing to preseason training, following through with practices and games; all for these moments. The extra ounce of effort at the end of a pract...

Fierce first female

Fierce first female

Jacob Edwards, Staff reporter

February 25, 2019

Wrestling is a physical and mental sport. It takes every ounce of strength possible to be successful, and even then there is no guarantee of success. For the longest time, wrestling was known as a purely male sport. But times are changing, and so is the sport. This winter, Francis Howell Central introduc...

Finals in Florida

Finals in Florida

Kierigan McEvoy, Staff reporter

February 20, 2019

The Sensations departed the chilly Missouri weather for warmer temperatures on Thursday, Jan 31 bright and early in the morning. Their destination: Orlando, Florida for their National competition hosted by Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports. Feelings of anticipation and jitters flooded the team on the...

Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong

Marcus Falcomata, Staff Reporter At-Large

February 4, 2019

The Spartan Hockey season has come to a close, and the team has finished with a 13-6-1 record, their best season since the Challenge Cup Final run in 2016. To round off an excellent season, on Saturday, January 26th, they were triumphant against Howell North, seven goals to one. Sophomore Owe...

Past the learning curve

Past the learning curve

Isaiah Salin and Natalie Walsh, Staff reporter

January 24, 2019

The hype over the girls basketball team has been growing exponentially since the start of the season. With an outstanding group of girls lead by a persevering coach, students have expected nothing less than greatness on the scoreboard. Greatness is exactly what this team has acquired. Currently, the...

The Last Ride

Jacob Edwards, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2019

The end of the season can bring lots of emotions for a team. Happiness. Sadness. Excitement. Disappointment. Crushing defeats and big victories can influence many of these emotions, and for the seniors, the leaders of the team, these emotions are amplified, because this will be their last season of hi...

Pounding the rock

Pounding the rock

Isaiah Salin and Natalie Walsh, Staff reporter

January 17, 2019

As the girls basketball team continues to dominate the GAC South, the mentality of the team becomes more and more important. The Spartans, sitting at a cool 11-2 record this season, have won many games against top teams, and have kept their mental cool as well. Mackenzie Jones, junior, knows the...

Perfect practice makes perfect

Perfect practice makes perfect

Natalie Walsh and Isaiah Salin, Staff reporter

January 10, 2019

The famous phrase, “practice makes perfect” applies to all parts of life, but most specifically to sports. For the girls basketball team, this phrase certainly applies. Sofia Tweedie, sophomore on the girls varsity basketball team, realizes that practice is what makes a perfect performance. ...

A disappointing loss

A disappointing loss

Kayla Reyes, Social media editor

January 9, 2019

This Monday began the first game in a tournament of three games against Washington High School for the varsity boys basketball team. While the team took home a disappointing loss of 48-50, they gave their best effort on the court and performed to the best of their ability. The team had just secured a win at Howell No...

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