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Ally Brower and Layla Sanchez keep a steady pace as they make their way across the track.

Effusing Effort

Rachel Blanchard, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

As fall sports come to a close across the school, athletes look back on their performances throughout the season. Players can almost always find something to criticize in every game, practice, or meet....

Junior Reese McDevitt checks on her teammate Freshman Noel Rice to make sure she is decent after her challenging race.

Racing to the End

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

  Through the adversities and trials, the cross country team is still able to enjoy their time competing with each other. On Oct. 12 the girls and boys team had a successful conference meet....

Freshman Charlie Renken speaks in the final huddle to hype them up before they have their final race of the season.

The Final Stride

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

Looking to extend their season for a final week the boys and girls cross country team competed at their district meet. On Oct. 28 the boys season came to an end but will be able to build off of the...

The team does their final chant before they start the game. They do this before every game to get the energy up.

Breaking Away

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer October 4, 2023

  An eventful Junior varsity boys' soccer game ends in a reassuring result. On Sept. 14 the junior varsity boys soccer team faced Fort Zumwalt West. With the Spartans gaining an early lead,...

Chloe Horton focuses on the ball, making sure she doesnt miss her serve against Francis Howell North.

Spiking Success

Rachel Blanchard, Staff Photographer October 4, 2023

Every freshman athlete dreams of making varsity; the highest, most challenging level of competition in high school athletics. But the freshmen, or C-Team, shares plenty of qualities with varsity, and...

Freshman Kenneth Lu shoots and scores the first goal of the game by a trickshot. This goal ended up being the only goal scored by either team for the entire game.

Stuck On The Soccer Field

Summer Suarez, Staff Photographer October 4, 2023

  In an unusual and unexpected turn of events, the C-team boys soccer game against the Timberland Wolves on Sept. 19 ended abruptly due to a medical emergency of one of the referees. But before...

Senior Laney Parmeley leads the final chant before the girls varsity race. The team does this before every race to bring up the energy the final few minutes before the race begins.

Just Warming Up

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer October 2, 2023

  An early morning on the course turned into an electrifying finish. The varsity and junior varsity cross country team traveled to Forest Park for the Fort Zumwalt Invitational on Sept. 9....

Captain Emme Fry backsets to the right side hitter. This was during a close volley between Central and Fort Zumwalt, with Central winning the point.

A Fierce Fight For Victory

Summer Suarez, Staff Photographer September 27, 2023

Fighting to keep the lead  after winning their first set against Fort Zumwalt West, the freshman girls volleyball team pushed through and won the second set on Sept. 14. Freshman setter Emme Fry,...

Andy Morelock flies out of the water.

State-Bound Swimmers

Kyly Jacobs, Staff Photographer November 11, 2022

In honor of the participation of the Boys’ Swim and Dive team at state yesterday, let’s flashback to GACs where the Spartan swimmers qualified. On Tuesday Oct. 24th, the swim team participated...

Reed gives a pep talk to seniors Katie Groat and Kate Voges at State in Springfield. Reed and Rohrbach took Groat and Voges to State on October 13. Photo by FHC Tennis @FHCTennisFam

Deuces to Seniors

Anabel Gundersen, Staff Reporter November 9, 2022

On Tuesday, October 4th, the majority of the varsity girls tennis team wrapped up their season in a close 4-5 match in the Class 3 District 3 semi finals against St. Dominic. Senior, Loryn Thorpe, reflects...

Senior Aidan Hernandez taking a breathe during the game.

Down But Not Out

Rocco Muich, Staff Photographer November 7, 2022

    FHC’s Varsity football team had their last home game against Washington with an ending score of 30-27. The game was played on Fri. October 21st. Knowing that it was the last home...

Team huddles.

Another Win For the Books

Magi Temelkova, Staff Photographer October 20, 2022

The girl’s varsity team won all 3 sets of their game against Fort Zumwalt South on Thursday, Oct. 6th. Even though the girls’ win was impressive, it was not necessarily an easy one. Coach Gronek...

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