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Hockey Handles Howell North

Hockey Handles Howell North

Marcus Falcomata, Staff Reporter At-Large

December 11, 2018

On Friday, November 30, the Spartans took to the ice in their 10th game of the season, facing local rival Howell North. Expectations were high for the Spartans heading into the game, and the standards were well defined.  After all, Howell North has not defeated the Spartans on any occasion for th...

Seasons Coming and Going

Kierigan McEvoy, Staff reporter

December 7, 2018

An exciting beginning and a bittersweet ending for FHC’s Varsity Cheer and Varsity Sensations teams took place on December 2nd. Both teams participated in competitions last Saturday; the Sensations their first of the season and the Cheer team their last. The Sensations Varsity team participated in ...

Beginner’s luck

Beginner’s luck

Megan Percy, Discover editor

December 6, 2018

The Francis Howell Central High School’s wrestling team started the season off on Dec. 1 with varsity taking on Fox high school for their first tournament as freshman and JV had a tournament at Fort Zumwalt West. In anticipation of these first matches, and their upcoming matches coming soon, wrestling ...

Pressure on the ice

Pressure on the ice

Samantha Gnuse, Staff Photographer

November 27, 2018

Central's hockey team defeated Holt High 11-5 on Monday, Nov. 19. Holt put up more of a fight this time as Central had defeated them earlier this season 9-0 on Nov. 2. Jack Ortinau, a starting player, said the strategy of the game was to apply pressure on the other team to gain control of the puck....

The final shot

The final shot

Emily Mann, CO-Editor In Chief

March 13, 2018

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

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...

Momentum’s Push

Momentum’s Push

Liz Baker, Web Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2018

For the first time since 2012, the girls’ basketball team won sectionals and will be moving onto the quarterfinals to play against the defending state champions, Kirkwood. Junior Yani Curry was a key player in the sectionals game against the Jefferson City Jays that ended at a score of 35-34.  The...

Seasons endings

Seasons endings

Gracie Kruep, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018

     The last game of the season did not go how the varsity boys basketball team planned against Fort Zumwalt West, although is was a tough fight, the team came up short losing 53-57. In the beginning of the match, the boys quickly fell behind 13 points, and not really gaining or losing any points th...

An emotional state

An emotional state

Sydney Robbins, Photography Editor

February 26, 2018

This year 8 wrestlers advanced to state at Mizzou in Columbia, MO on Feb. 16. Andrew Godier, Corey Wait, Trevor Ligget, Jacob Kroger, Weston Klein, Jonathan Floyd, Scott Arnold, and Kaden Hart fought their way to try to become state champs. Junior, Corey Wait came close to winning the title yet fell...

An intense game against the Warriors

Elissa Staten, Staff Photographer

February 25, 2018

The Spartans went against The Warriors on Feb.20, they had a very successful game and that is due to the amazing teamwork that was shown in this game. Junior Cameron Dent explains how this game was one of the best they have had all this season. "I feel as though this game was one of the best defensive efforts we...

Lady Spartans defeat St. Charles

Lady Spartans defeat St. Charles

Emily Hall, Staff photographer

February 21, 2018

This season, girls basketball has found a lot of success. Adding to their winning record of 19-5, they beat St. Charles with a final score of 48-20. The game took place on Feb 13 at Central. This season the team has been working hard to improve. Senior Aleuria Alderson says how the team mentality...

JV girls basketball pulls out an important win

JV girls basketball pulls out an important win

Emily Hall, Staff photographer

February 15, 2018

Facing Troy, on Feb 2, the JV girls basketball team won with a final score of 39-38. In the tense match up, the Spartans battled to win with 32 seconds left in the game, pulling ahead. Freshman Sophie Delaney, said the team win meant a lot to them. “I felt relieved [when we got the win] becau...

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