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David Cross in the middle of a match.

Eat, Sleep, Wrestle

Rebecca Hornberger, Staff Photographer March 4, 2022

On Jan 26, the boys wrestling team went up in a match against Fort Zumwalt South. The Spartans suffered an unfortunate loss. The team has had a good season, including Junior, David Cross, won his match...

Stevie Lupo, sophomore, wins her her match as part of the GAC championships.

GACS Wrestling Wrap-up

Maya Culian, Social Media Editor & Photographer January 27, 2022

GACS for the girls wrestling team took place on Friday Jan. 7, at St. Charles High School. The girls had multiple rounds and fought hard. Seniors placing: Kennedy Egging, Abigail Mattson, Skyler Morrissey,...

Senior Kaden Hart braking his opponent from Hickman down.

Dubs at Districts

Madi Hermeyer and Riley Wania March 19, 2021

Boys wrestling districts were held at Francis Howell Central on February 27th. The outcome of Districts determines which athletes will compete at the State Tournament. Sophomore Aidan Hernandez got first...

Senior Kaden Hart faces an opponent on the mat.

Wrestling Windup

Faith Jacoby, Staff Reporter March 17, 2021

The boys wrestling team finished their season at state on Saturday, March 13th.  "State itself is always a fun experience," said senior Kaden Hart. "It was different this year in many ways due to Covid."  Due...

Sophomore Peyton Shepard attempts to work a tilt on a difficult opponent.

Stepping Stones to State

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor March 15, 2021

With an added step to qualifying for state, the boys wrestling team was excited to send seven athletes to the State tournament. Including the four qualifiers from last year, the athletes all hope for a...

Sophomore Sophia Miller drinks water and talks to her coaches as she recovers from a fall on her head.

Sending off State Qualifiers

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor March 8, 2021

Going in with 8 wrestlers from Districts, the girls wrestling team had high hopes of many qualifying for the State tournament in March. On Saturday, Feb. 20 the team competed in the sectional tournament...

Alex Vogel and his supporters.

Wrestling Senior Night

Aniya Sparrow , Staff Photographer February 12, 2021

On Tuesday Feb.2, the Spartan Wrestling team celebrated their annual senior night before the match against Fort Zumwalt South. With so much excitement surrounding our seniors, the game was sure to be full...

Kaden Hart stands looking down preparing for his match

Coming Up Short to Fort Zumwalt South

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor February 5, 2021

An extremely close dual had each member of the wrestling team on the end of their seats during each match. On Feb. 2, the team fell short to Fort Zumwalt South by one point with an ending score of 36-37....

Matthew Godier pins his opponent down. Match date was Dec. 12th.

Eyes Set

Emma Clasen, Staff Reporter January 21, 2021

Preparing for the season's end, the boys wrestling team is looking back at their preformance. Like most atheltes, senior Alex Vogel always wants to achieve more and reach his goals. He feels he has improved...

Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer January 19, 2021

Boys Var. wrestling beat Troy at a home meet on Jan. 13. The team won by a lot with the final score of 56-24  Sophomore David Cross won his match and thinks it feels good that the hard work spent practicing...

Kaden Hart prepares to wrestle on the mat.

Glorious GAC’s

Faith Jacoby, Staff Reporter January 13, 2021

On Saturday, Jan. 9, the boys wrestling team participated in GACS at Francis Howell High School. The team placed 2nd overall and had 4 individual champions, including Kaden Hart, David Cross, Peyton Shepard,...

the squeeze

Girls Wrestling Team Approaches GACS

Kayla Reyes, Print Co Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2021

Female wrestler Skylar Morrisey never envisioned her season to come this far. She worried she would not be able to compete due to COVID, but is grateful that she has experienced a full and unexpected season.    “Competing...

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