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Senior Alexa Sansone serves the ball to the other side of the court.

Varsity Volleyball takes Victory

Lana Mueller, Staff Phototagrapher November 8, 2023

  The Spartans won their game against Fort Zumwalt West on Tuesday Oct 10. The Spartans won 3 to 0, they have a season record of (21-12-1) The Spartans went to districts and won 3 out of...

The volleyball team lines up for the national anthem. They lay their hands on each others shoulders, showing themselves as one team.

Embracing Leadership

Shaun Matz, Staff Photographer October 26, 2023

One thing that Spartan Nation relies on heavily is servant leadership, and that applies especially to the volleyball team, where a tough match-up on Oct. 3, and eventual sweep of Francis Howell North...

Junior Jordan Smith widely opens her arms in celebration. The volleyball team went on to win each one of their sets.

Killin’ it on the Court

Kendyl Lay, Staff Photographer October 5, 2023

From cheering on their JV teammates to victory, the girls varsity volleyball team turns out triumphant at their game against Francis Howell North on Sept 12. Both JV and Varsity girls won all of...

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...

The volleyball team cheers after a dominate victory. They took all three sets against Fort Zumwalt West.

Raising Expectations

Shaun Matz, Staff Photographer October 3, 2023

The varsity girls volleyball team takes all three sets in a dominating win against Fort Zumwalt West on Sept. 14. Senior Alexa Sansone knows that it’s not luck getting them the wins, but their mindsets...

As the ball flies towards Logan Rubel, she prepares to hit the ball in a downward spiral. After having just lost a point to Howell, she is determined to destroy the opposing team.

Heart and Hustle

Mallory Davie, Staff Photographer September 29, 2023

  The tensions were high as district rivals faced off in a passionate volleyball game, the team played with a fierce attitude and a determination to beat Francis Howell during the popular blackout...

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,...

Senior Emma Blaine receiving a medal from Dr. Leake

Celebrating Volleyball Seniors

Magi Temelkova, Staff Photographer November 4, 2022

The girls’ varsity volleyball team celebrated their senior night on Tuesday, Oct. 11th, right before their last home game of the season. The night was dedicated to recognizing the team’s three...

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...

Lucy Griesnauer mid air spiking the ball.

Tying Up The Season

Brock Slinkard, Staff Photagrapher October 14, 2022

The freshmen girls volleyball team played in the GAC C team tournament at Francis Howell Central on Saturday October 11. The girls played 4 games total, coming out of the tournament with 2 wins and...

Sophomore Jordan Smith gets ready to hit the ball.

Spiking The Records

Aniya Sparrow, Photography Editor-In-Chief October 11, 2022

The girls varsity volleyball team dominated against Troy Buchanan High School on Tuesday, Sept. 27. They swept the other team, winning 3 sets in a row, never letting Troy get any advantages. The girls...

Hectic Huddle: The girls huddle together to discuss the next play.

Victories for Varsity

Alyssa Wittig, Staff Reporter September 28, 2022

The varsity girls volleyball team has secured multiple wins this season, losing only twice, with a record of 12-4-3 as of Sept. 26. The team stated that the key to winning and being the strongest versions...

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