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It is not time to dethrone The King

It is not time to dethrone The King

Seth Harris, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017

The NBA has a lot of valuable players that work extremely hard and push to their limits to be great in the league. Instead, some players work a lot harder than others, and it shows in the games played. When they outwork others and lead their team in a number of ways, you will most likely be considered a most valuable player. The regular season ends April 12 and the MVP award is based on the player's...

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
March 18, 2017

Sophomore Katom Parnell bowled nine frames, strike after strike. It wasn’t until his brother yelled to him that he realized he was on track for a perfect game. In the tenth frame, Parnell sent all but one pin toppling down, ending his hope for a perfect game, but pushing him to work harder. “I was disappointed, but on my way home I said to myself, ‘Think about it, you weren’t even trying...

How to return St. Louis soccer to its former glory

How to return St. Louis soccer to its former glory

Nick Einig, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017

Soccer in St. Louis is not what it once was. Decades ago, the city produced great players that would go on to do big things, and the sport itself had a huge following. On April 4, voters will decide whether or not taxpayers will contribute $60 million to build a stadium downtown. St. Louisans are gearing up to reassert their city as a soccer hub, and they can start doing so by going out to support S...

Lifting without proper nutrition is a waste

Lifting without proper nutrition is a waste

Grant Stegman, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017

The ads are everywhere: ‘Get fit without exercise’, ‘Lose 40 pounds in a week without working out’, ‘the miracle pill works!’. We see and hear nothing but, ‘Here is a way to get stronger’. Most of the ads only include ideas on how one can just lift or not lift at all and see results. Weight-lifting is key, however, not the only thing that helps, weightlifting is only one-half of the...

Lacrosse wins first MCC Preseason Championship

Lacrosse wins first MCC Preseason Championship

Dalton Hahn, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017

The lacrosse team is the first team to win the MCC Preseason Championship. The Spartans won the game over the CBC Cadets by a score of 11-6. “It felt pretty good to be the first team to win it. Our coach really wanted to win, so it felt amazing to do it from him,” senior Michael McDonough said. “It also let other teams know we are a threat, not just another team.” The team defeated Chaminade...

Basketball defeats Parkway South Patriots, onto district finals

Basketball defeats Parkway South Patriots, onto district finals

Nick Einig, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017

The Spartans defeated the Parkway South Patriots 56-54 on Feb. 28 to win the district semi-finals. With the help of seniors Sean Skoff and Ryan Stipanovich, the team got the edge that they needed to pull ahead in the final minutes, pushing into the district finals. The Spartans’ defense only let up six points in the first quarter. By the end, they led 13-6. The seniors were going strong...

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