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Different strokes

Different strokes

Chloe Bockhorst and Jessica Fults

January 17, 2019

Girls swimming continues to be in full swing, and nearly every day the announcements have news of their recent swimming accomplishments. However, unless one attends the events themselves, it can be easy to forget about what the sport also consists of: diving. Freshman Clara Kilen is a diver for the team...

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...

Maintaining the balance

Maintaining the balance

Megan Percy, Discover editor

January 11, 2019

On the mats, the Francis Howell Central Spartans are a ruthless force to be reckoned with, placing fourth at the GAC tournament on January 9th. They can be seen at every match giving their all, focused on the battle at hand and bringing their opponent to the ground as soon as possible. But when the ...

Exceeding expectations

Exceeding expectations

Chloe Bockhorst, Voice editor

January 10, 2019

The girls swim season has started with its fair share of wins and losses. Though the season has just begun, these meets have been occurring mere days away from each other. Despite a busy start, at least three girls have beat their personal records at every meet. Junior Maddie Bennett noticed that thi...

‘Dog Days’ and broken busses

‘Dog Days’ and broken busses

Kieirgan McEvoy, Staff reporter

January 10, 2019

The Sensations started off the New Year and new semester with a bus, an opportunity, and an unexpected return home. On Friday, Jan. 4, the team packed up their makeup, costumes, and hair spray for their last competition before nationals: Chicagoland.   Five hours in a bus surrounded by your besti...

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. ...

Spartans stumble before playoffs

Spartans stumble before playoffs

Marcus Falcomata, Staff reporter

January 10, 2019

0Spartan Hockey took the ice against Duchesne at the Rec-Plex on Saturday, Dec. 29, expecting a shot at moving to the top of the league standings. The team received a rude awakening from the Pioneers, according to sophomore center forward Deacon Schmatt. “I thought it was gonna be a good game,” ...

Theme of “Changes”

Ruthann Kimbrel and Holly Whaley

January 9, 2019

A Saturday morning, eight visual artists, paint and a tarp; the winter guard is sitting on their fully blank canvas with three volunteers in the empty cafeteria with only the sun shining through the windows.     Sophomore Kory Martin experienced her first color guard bonding experience while pain...

Chemistry on the court

Chemistry on the court

Isaiah Salin and Natalie Walsh, Staff reporter

December 13, 2018

As the basketball is dribbling up and down the court, the Girls Basketball Team has more than just a connection, they have a bond. The FHC Girls Basketball team has had great team performance so far this season, starting out at 3-1. The team has clearly grown closer and found chemistry on and off ...

A fresh start

A fresh start

Jessica Fults

December 13, 2018

Holding a pass to leave early from her 7th-hour gym class, freshman Keaton Frye awaits her first meet on the varsity swim team. Frye began to swim when she was only six years old, and it has quickly become her favorite sport in high school, thanks to the welcoming attitude from her teammates. “Th...

Wrestling takes a tough loss on home opener

Wrestling takes a tough loss on home opener

Olivia Fong, Staff Photographer

December 12, 2018

In their first home match of the season, the boy’s varsity wrestling team started off strong over Fort Zumwalt South. As the match went on, the boys did not have enough people to wrestle the other school's athletes, making the match end with a loss for Francis Howell Central, 42-40. The next wr...

Waiting for Winter

Waiting for Winter

Ruthann Kimbrel, Staff reporter

December 11, 2018

Eight students, three coaches and one goal for each individual. Each goal is special and specific to each student; some want better technique, some want to learn more rifle exercises and choreography on their left side, since they already know some on their right and others want to actually catch a flag p...

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