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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....

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...

Senior Nate Rush prepares to dribble the ball around his Howell defender.

Vikings Sail by Spartans

Kendyl Lay, Staff Photographer February 7, 2024

The boys basketball team took on Francis Howell on Jan. 25. The boys fought hard throughout the whole game until they fell short at the very end. Although they went up against a hard team, they made...

Junior Sam Mueller reaches for the ball after his teammate passes it to him during the Timberland varsity basketball game.

Losing Last Minute

Madison Scott and Audrey Webb January 31, 2024

Ending with a score of 50 to 47, the boys’ varsity basketball team competed in a very close and intense game against Timberland on Jan. 23, unfortunately coming out with a loss. Junior Sam Mueller...

Charlie Renken dribbles down the court past the Troy defender in order to start the offense for the Spartans. Pushing for a highly intense game between the Spartans and Trojans.

Trojan Tip-off

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer January 5, 2024

An energized start to the freshman boys basketball season led the team to a successful ending. Playing Troy Bunchanan on Dec. 6, the Spartans took down the Trojans with a final score of 69-18. The...

Illustration by Birdie Brereton

Hidden in the Masses

Alyssa Wittig, Staff Reporter April 19, 2023

On Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, Francis Howell Central played Francis Howell North in the large gym at 7pm. It was the ‘Coaches vs. Cancer’ game and also the ‘Future Spartan Night,’ in which cheerleaders...

Norman looks up to block the ball.


Bryce Cash, Staff photographer March 17, 2023

The varsity boys basketball have been puting all the skills they have learned throughout the season to use for this very game against Troy, With this game being a make-or-break to the end of the season....

The student section cringing as the ball misses.

Paint In Pink

Sarah Schmidt, Web Assignments Editor February 16, 2023

On Feb 3. Both of the basketball teams held their annual Pink Out night to raise awareness and money towards cancer. While the girls had a good game, ending with a score of 55-20, the boys ended on a nail...

Connor Casler watches the ball go into the net.

The Big Win

Aniya Sparrow, Photo Editor-In-Chief February 2, 2023

  Varsity boys basketball was 0-15 for the season, up until Tues. Jan.24, after an extremely back and forth game against the Timberland Wolves, the Spartans scored within the last 30 seconds...

The girls celebrating after their win.

Hopeful Rebound

Moth Payne, Staff Reporter January 24, 2023

The ball dribbles against the floor as teammates alike exclaim to shoot the ball, or to not let the opposing team steal it. Sophomore Josie Crangle refuses to let her opponent take the ball, as she swiftly...

The team breaks it down before the next half begins.

Trojan Takedown

MaryGrace Cummings, Staff Photohrapher January 18, 2023

The C- Team boys basketball team were a force while playing Troy on Monday, Jan. 9. The game was well worked for with an end score of 54-13. This was an exciting game to watch with the boys shooting...

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