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Coach Reed talking to Bethany List and Kate Baranowski after a game point

Risking Everything For A Win

Kaitlyn Morgan, Staff Photographer October 4, 2023

Varsity tennis traveled two hours away to take on Helias. Varsity doubles teammates Bethany List and Kate Baranowski take on the No. 2 varsity doubles team. They won with a score of 8-5. Though the...

Senior Kate Baranowski being escorted by her parents down to the courts smiling in joy

Slicing into the Future

Kaitlyn Morgan, Staff Photographer October 3, 2023

As seniors are preparing for their lives out of high school they meet with all their lasts, their last practice, their last game, and their last day. On Sept. 19 the senior tennis players walked onto...

Sophie Rosser and Rachel Latzel shake off a bad point in their match against Timberland High School. The duo pushed through and won their match 6-4 on Sept. 12.

A Tumultuous Triumph

Katherine Albertson, Staff Photographer September 26, 2023

JV girls tennis took another win in their matches against Timberland High School with a score of 8-3. Starting the season off strong freshman Rachel Latzel and her partner junior Sophie Rosser take their...

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 MaryGrace Cummings demonstrates good sportsmanship while handing the ball off to the opposing team. Senior Loryn Thorpe walks to her spot to prepare for the serve.

A Painful Pounce

Avah Pauck, Staff Photographer October 4, 2022

JV and varsity girls tennis played Timberland in an exciting home match on Tuesday, Sept. 13th. With the sun blindingly bright and no clouds in the sky, the girls gave their all to win the match. Ultimately...

Junior Chelsea Beeler about to hit the ball.

Double Trouble

Bella Smith and Ava Reyes September 29, 2022

   The Girl’s JV Tennis team had a tournament against Fort Zumwalt West on Saturday, Sept. 17th. The girls showed an immense amount of effort against not only Fort Zumwalt West, but also...

Senior duo, Allie Raines and Aubrey Hunter stand poised and ready for the match to begin.

Getting Into the Swing of Things

Kyly Jacobs, Staff Photographer September 28, 2022

On Monday, Sept. 19th, the JV and varsity girls tennis teams went head-to-head against Fort Zumwalt South in a scathing 2 hour event. With extreme heat and blazing sun, the girls played to the best of...

Sophomore Kate Baranowski serves the ball.

One, Two, Swing!

Charlie Rosser, Staff Photographer September 23, 2021

The JV girls tennis team faced off against Holt on Sept. 15. The team has been honing their skills at practice for months in preparation to test their abilities against other high schools. A few of the...

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