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Varsity girls basketball fights for the final time

Varsity girls basketball fights for the final time

Nicole Garthe, Photographer

April 16, 2019


Filed under 2018-2019 staff, Girls Basketball

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...

Lady Spartans get first win in state playoffs

Lady Spartans get first win in state playoffs

Natalie Walsh and Isaiah Salin

February 27, 2019


Filed under Girls Basketball, Girls Basketball, Move, Winter, Winter Sports

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...

Past the learning curve

Past the learning curve

Isaiah Salin and Natalie Walsh, Staff reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Girls Basketball, Move, Move, Showcase, Winter Sports

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...

Pounding the rock

Pounding the rock

Isaiah Salin and Natalie Walsh, Staff reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Girls Basketball, Move, Move, Showcase, Winter Sports

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


Filed under Girls Basketball, Move, Showcase, Winter Sports

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. ...

The first tip-off

The first tip-off

Natalie Walsh and Isaiah Salin

December 6, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Move, Showcase, Winter

The Francis Howell Central girls basketball season started off Dec. 3 against Fort Zumwalt South. The start to this highly anticipated season began long before the first game. Through pre-season practices and team bonding, the team has waited for this very moment. For Yani Curry, senior, the anticipation of ...

Basketball beast

Basketball beast

Justin Hedrick, Staff reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under 2017-18, Girls Basketball, Move, Showcase, Winter

Being a varsity athlete and taking the responsibility of being a starter is an extremely successful and difficult task. Doing it as an underclassman is almost unheard of, save for some sophomores. Yet some of the most elite athletes you’ll ever find started on varsity as a freshman. This means that ...

The final shot

The final shot

Emily Mann, CO-Editor In Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Girls Basketball, Move, Move, Showcase

Bleachers rattle under the tapping, anxious feet of a mighty student section. “Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go” escapes their mouths as their eyes gaze on the countdown to the game. Varsity girls basketball players practice free throws, shake loose their weary muscles, and prep for the...

A sectionals miracle

A sectionals miracle

Gracie Kruep, Social Media Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Girls Basketball, Move, Uncategorized, Winter, Winter Sports

With some regret from the student body after losing to Jefferson City once before, the Spartans girl's basketball team was determined to get a win in their Sectional's match. Getting an early lead in the 1st period, the future looked bright for the girls to get a win. However, the Jays shaped up their...

Movin’ on up

Movin’ on up

Connor Crites, Video Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under 2017-18, Events, Galleries, Girls Basketball, Move, Showcase, Uncategorized, Winter

The girls basketball team made easy work of Timberland in their first game of districts. The final score was 37-20, which makes their record 21 & 5. The game was heavily in favor of the Spartans, but Timberland managed to come back and make it a close game. "The whole team had a lot of energy,"...

Girls basketball senior night

Girls basketball senior night

Olivia Fong, Staff Photographer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Girls Basketball, Move, Move

One of the favorite time of the year in a sports season is senior night. The Francis Howell Central girls basketball team took on their rivals Francis Howell High, making it one of the biggest games of the season. In a back and forth match, the two teams went into overtime at 37 points and eventually the...

Varsity girls basketball expands on their winning streak

Varsity girls basketball expands on their winning streak

Olivia Fong, Staff Photographer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Girls Basketball, Move, Move

In a very intense match against Troy Buchanan, the Varsity Lady Spartan basketball team capitalized on their opportunities, winning their seventh GAC game this season with a score of 36-28 over the Trojans. The girls have been undefeated in their GAC South play so far and have only lost a total of t...

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