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The players fight to protect their lead.

Senior Night Success

Rachel Blanchard, Staff Photagrapher March 22, 2024

After a final season of highs and lows, the girls’ varsity basketball team’s lone senior, Alexis Matthews, reflects on not only this season, but every season she’s played with the program. In...

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...

On Jan. 29, sophomore Katie Wuertz freestyle strokes down the lane towards the finish. She is competing in the 400 freestyle relay at the FHSD Tri-Meet vs Howell and Howell North.

Pushing for a Personal Record

Audrey Webb, Staff Photographer February 9, 2024

Throughout the girls’ swim and dive Tri-Meet vs Howell and Howell North, the girls swam and dove their hearts out during the short competition. Junior Alyssa Harrison said the community created by...

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...

During the match sophomore Chase Gray pushes his opponents head down as he has control. He is doing this in orders to win his match and score points for the Spartans.

Timberland Throw Down

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer January 31, 2024

Taking down the Timberland Wolves with a winning score of 53-4, the boys wrestling team captured the GAC South title for the third year in a row. The team traveled to Timberland on Jan. 17 to face...

Junior Regina Avila rises out of the water so that she can build up her power while swimming the butterfly stroke.

Relay Relationships

Madison Scott and Audrey Webb January 5, 2024

    The girls’ swim team was able to win multiple of its races through cooperation and teamwork in the medley relay race on Dec. 15. Junior Regina Avila who has swam on both club...

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...

Carson Giddens chats with his teammate about the refs call.

Confidence in Camaraderie

Rachel Blanchard, Staff Photographer January 3, 2024

With a current record of 3 wins and 10 losses, it’s easy to see how the team’s spirit and confidence can be affected. But the players can always find something to be optimistic about in their camaraderie...

Senior Stevie Lupo works to turn over her opponent.

Taking Down the Trojans

Amelia Raziq, Staff Photographer December 14, 2023

  On Dec. 6th our girls and boys wrestling team hosted the first home dual against Troy Buchanan. The girls came out on top winning 60-24 and securing their first GAC win, the girls battled...

Junior Sam Mueller shoots the ball as he competes in the 3-point competition. Competing against his other teammates to make the most three’s for his team.

Winter Sports Blast Off

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer December 11, 2023

  To kick off the 2023-2024 winter sports season, an annual Winter Blast was held to showcase the athletes heading into their new season. All levels of the Sensations and cheerleading gave...

Junior Morgan Davis shoots a free throw while the opposing team watches eagerly on Dec 1. Giving her a little extra luck, the entire band does a cheer.

Conquering the Basketball Court

Audrey Webb, staff photographer December 6, 2023

The girls’ varsity basketball team played in their first game of the season and came out on top by a large margin on Dec 1. The girls won the game with a score of 59 to 28 against North Point. Junior...

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