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Junior Addie Henderson walks towards the opposite side of the court, getting ready for the rebound. The Lady Spartans lost the game, not without a lot of fight.

Driving Towards the Finish

Shaun Matz and Jackson Koziatek March 22, 2024

On Feb. 14, the varsity girls basketball team played a very tough team: Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars. The Spartans played well, with formidable defense, and putting points on the scoreboard for most of...

Sophomore Samantha Painter sticks her arm out to guard the other team.

Taking Down the Knights

Amelia Raziq, Staff Photographer February 13, 2024

The girls JV basketball team took on the Francis Howell North Knights on Feb. 2 for their Gold Out game. Our girls came out on top with a few seconds left on the clock and were able to win 24-18. They...

Junior Morgan Davis, jumps into the air preparing to shoot the ball. Opponent players wrapped around her, trying desperately to block the ball.

Beating the Undefeated

Mallory Davie, Staff Photographer January 25, 2024

The Spartan girls basketball team dominated our district rivals, Francis Howell, beating the Vikings 33-30 on our home court. On January 9, the varsity girls were striving for the win with the Spartans...

Audrey Blaine blocks her opponent from the ball, searching for a teammate to pass to.

The Final Close Call

Kyly Jacobs, Staff Photographer March 16, 2023

The Varsity Girls Basketball team moved on to the second round in the district tournament, competing against Timberland High School on Sat. March 11th. The Spartans took the lead for the first three...

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...

Sophomore Riley Henderson covers the other team.

Storm The Court

Amelia Raziq, Staff Photographer February 3, 2023

The girls varsity basketball has had a good season so far from playing in the Washington tournament and coming out as champions, but the whole season hasn't been the best. Just like any team, the girls...

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...

Sophomore Ava Breuer stands with the ball.

Basketball Beasts

Ava Reyes, Staff Photographer January 6, 2023

Playing North, the freshman girls basketball team won 24-15. The game took place at Central on Dec. 12. Because the freshman team only has 4 players some JV players stepped down to play in this game....

Senior Maria Trupiano looks at the referee as she waits for the ball.

Fighting Until the End

Magi Temelkova, Staff Photographer December 31, 2022

The girls' varsity basketball team faced off against Fort Zumwalt South on Tuesday, Dec. 13th. Despite the score remaining close throughout the whole game, FHC ended up losing with a final score of...

Players gather around Head Coach Leake as she discusses the next plays for the game. Through losing runs in the game, Leake tries to keep the team positive and determined to win.

Down to the Buzzer

Emily Sirtak, Web Editor-In-Chief December 15, 2022

Through the stress of the game, the pressure, the basketballs bouncing faster than the heart rates of the players, everything ends with the grainy sound of a buzzer, indicating the end of game. No matter...

Freshman Hannah Halterman wrestles for the ball against a Washington member.

One Last Win

Charlie Rosser, Staff Photographer February 20, 2022

The C-Team Girls Basketball players won their final game of the season against Washington High School on Thursday, Feb. 10th. It was a very close match, but the Spartans managed to pull ahead of the competition...

Pleading the Fifth

Pleading the Fifth

Raina Straughter, Staff Photographer January 19, 2022

On Jan. 11, Girls junior varsity basketball welcomes another win. They had a close call when Troy began to catch up but Freshman Cassandra (Cassie) Durbin feels that the team kept high hopes throughout...

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