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Junior Hayden DeVilder pins his opponent.

Sweeping The Way To Conference Champs

Amelia Raziq and Makenzie Solis January 31, 2023

The boys and girls wrestling team have been blowing the competition away. On Wed. Jan. 18, both teams became GAC South Conference champions after beating Timberland. The teams have been working hard...

Spencer Flemming smiles at the camera while waiting for the match to begin.

Rolling With the Role Models

Alyssa Wittig, Staff Reporter January 19, 2023

The wrestling season is officially in full swing. The boys have been dominating the mat and crushing opponents since the season started on November 30th.  Freshman Gordon Hulbert, who just began wrestling...

Thomas Stuhlman waits for the right moment to take a shot.

Stampeding The Way for The Win

Makenzie Solis January 6, 2023

  Recently, the wrestling team traveled to Kansas City for the first time to compete in the Kansas City Stampede. This tournament came with new challenges and new competition. Sophomore Kailey...

The girls wrestling team breaks in celebration before their matches begin on November 30.

Cradling a Young Season

Anabel Gundersen, Staff Reporter January 3, 2023

The girls wrestling team is starting its season off on the right foot. On Dec. 17, they took home their second trophy of the season from the Kansas City Stampede, taking sixth out of 44 teams. Their success...

Junior Dylan Myers while flipping his opponent in order to pin him.

First Dual Feelings

MaryGrace Cummings, Staff Photographer December 13, 2022

    Adrenaline is high as the first dual of the season took place on Thursday Nov. 30, the Spartans went head to head with the Lafayette team. The boys and girls teams both fought hard,...

Hayden D. is throwing a wrestler on the mat.

Fighting For Glory

Bryce Cash, Staff Photgorpher December 8, 2022

From bloody noses to the crowds cheering, the Spartans still come through. On Dec. 7th, the Spartan wrestling team Battled against Troy with all levels boys and girls winning that night. There was a lot...

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...

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