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Reese McDevitt looks at the course ahead during a cross country race. McDevitt set a school record of 19:16.7 this year to become the fastest female junior in school history.

A Hunger to CompEAT

Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter May 22, 2024

As the official blows his whistle to signal five minutes until the cross country race begins, runner Laney Parmeley rips open a packet of Skittles while Reese McDevitt drinks honey from a small bottle....

 Senior Ashton Mathews looks for a teammate to pass the ball to.

Senior Sendoff

Kaitlyn Morgan, Staff Photographer March 22, 2024

The boys varsity basketball team took on the Francis Howell North Knights on Feb. 23 winning with a score of 62-48. The game was constantly back and forth but the Spartans ended up coming out on top...

Play It Pink

Play It Pink

Kaitlyn Morgan, Staff Photographer March 22, 2024

The girls varsity basketball team took on the Timberland Wolves on Feb.21 for the pink out game. The girls came out on top with a score of 45-18. The girls, no matter what the score was and what time...

Sentimental Seniors

Sentimental Seniors

Audrey Webb and Kendyl Lay March 22, 2024

  During senior night on Feb. 23, the boys basketball team came out victorious over the Francis Howell North Knights with a score of 62-48. Seniors were recognized for all of their hard work...

Lucas Williams guarding and defending the teams side of the court.

A Modest Defeat

Ava Reyes and Lillian Seithel March 22, 2024

  The Spartans took a defeat against Fort Zumwalt West’s Jaguars on Feb. 9. The JV boys fought hard and ended only five points back. After putting in the effort, the score came out at 55-50....

Junior Addie Henderson walks towards the opposite side of the court, getting ready for the rebound. The Lady Spartans lost the game, not without a lot of fight.

Driving Towards the Finish

Shaun Matz and Jackson Koziatek March 22, 2024

On Feb. 14, the varsity girls basketball team played a very tough team: Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars. The Spartans played well, with formidable defense, and putting points on the scoreboard for most of...

Coach Kurt Kruse holding the team state champion award while leaning in for a photo after the girls wrestling team won the state championship on Feb. 24.

Pinning down a title

Colin Nichols, Web Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2024

The FHC girls wrestling team last week on Sat. Feb. 24 made history, becoming the first sports team to win the Missouri state championship. Junior Kailey Benson was awarded the title state champ as well...

Junior Fisher Klein leaps with joy alongside teammates, including Aiden Lee after scoring the tying goal. Filled with ecstatic energy, Klein looked bewildered, surprised with how close the game ended up.

Neck to Neck

Amelia Raziq and Mallory Davie March 1, 2024

  The Spartans faced off against Northwest High School with the first game of the playoffs commencing. The teams fought neck and neck the entire game at Wentzville Ice Arena on Feb 3, ending...

Being guarded heavily by the player on Troy, guard Drew Wyss looks for a teammate to pass to. To get around the defenders arms, Wyss bounce-passed to an open member of the team.

Teamwork Against the Trojans

Summer Suarez and Sophia Allen February 29, 2024

Playing at their home court, the junior varsity boys basketball team took on Troy Buchanan high school on Feb 6. The boys fought hard together but lost to Troy with a score of 61 to 46. Sophomore Drew...

Freshman Jayla Robinson aims herself toward the basket and shoots. This game took place on February 6th and was against the Francis Howell Knights.

Back Boarding Records

Ava Schriber, Staff Reporter February 28, 2024

The girls basketball team gets ready for a long bus ride down to Washington High School for yet another tournament. After the previous tournament at Nixa in Springfield, Missouri, on Jan 18th, the team...

Senior Camrin Watkins pins her opponent at a meet on December 13th against Howell.

Wrestling With Success

Abby Myers, Staff Reporter February 22, 2024

Senior Camrin Watkins patiently waits on the sidelines at the FHC girls wrestling team’s meet against Troy. Wrestlers would say Watkins is ‘on deck,’ a term the wrestlers used to describe who is...

Sophomore Samantha Painter sticks her arm out to guard the other team.

Taking Down the Knights

Amelia Raziq, Staff Photographer February 13, 2024

The girls JV basketball team took on the Francis Howell North Knights on Feb. 2 for their Gold Out game. Our girls came out on top with a few seconds left on the clock and were able to win 24-18. They...

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