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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
Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
March 18
Filed under Sports

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...

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
Filed under Showcase, Sports

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 reasse...

Lifting without proper nutrition is a waste

Lifting without proper nutrition is a waste

Grant Stegman, Staff Writer
March 10
Filed under Showcase, Sports

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....

Lacrosse wins first MCC Preseason Championship

Lacrosse wins first MCC Preseason Championship

Dalton Hahn, Staff Writer
March 10
Filed under Showcase, Sports

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....

Basketball defeats Parkway South Patriots, onto district finals

Basketball defeats Parkway South Patriots, onto district finals

Nick Einig, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Photos, Showcase, Sports

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 ...

Shinny hockey breakdown

Shinny hockey breakdown

February 15
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The staff, with the help of other shinny hockey players, has summarized and given stats to each of the final four teams. ...

The greatest Super Bowls of all time

The greatest Super Bowls of all time

Patrick McHugh, Entertainment Editor
February 10
Filed under Showcase, Sports

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De Smet Signing Day 2016-17

De Smet Signing Day 2016-17

February 1
Filed under Showcase, Sports

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Fútbol for football

Fútbol for football

Alex Kramer, Sports Editor
January 7
Filed under Showcase, Sports

With 29 players in the National Soccer Hall of Fame and over 10 players currently playing in the MLS from St. Louis, the city deserves a top tier professional soccer team. The city has not had a high-level professional franchise since the St. Louis Stars in 1977. Another big-time professional soccer...

Basketball introduces new scoreboards

Basketball introduces new scoreboards

Jacob Young, Social Media Editor
January 5
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The newest addition to the gym will be put to use against school rival SLUH Jr. Bills Friday night. The athletic office and leadership approved the addition of new, updated scoreboards. “I like tradition; more old school stuff,” head basketball coach Blake Ahearn said, “but it was time to update...

Looking back on the soccer season

Looking back on the soccer season

November 9
Filed under Photos, Showcase, Sports

The soccer team lost the first two games of their season in overtime and didn't lose again until the end. Their season had it's highs a lows, and the student section was there to support them every step of the way. Take a look at this photo essay, compiled by Jacob Deighton, and relive the season.

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