The Mirror

World series recap

The World Series began on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2019. Every game was won by the away team.
A rundown of the entire 2019 Fall Classic matchup
November 5, 2019

This year’s 2019 World Series matchup between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals had all the potential to be an astounding series. Washington came into this year’s Fall Classic looking to...

The King of Swim

Junior Aidan King waits to swim at the De Smet Invitational meet at St Peters Rec-Plex.
A look into the rise of junior Aidan King in the swimming program
October 15, 2019

Swimming has always been his favorite sport. He lived and breathed it. For as long as he can remember, he wanted to be a swimmer like his older sister. He joined the swim team as early as he could at age...

Students pack gym for early morning liveshot

A crowd of students gathers around Fox 2 reporter Katherine Hessel during a live shot Friday morning as part of the Pep Zone. The program featured De Smet in their Friday football coverage.
October 11, 2019

Students standing in the bleachers crowd around the huge TV camera and students squeeze their way past people towards the camera in hopes of getting in the shot. As the cameraman counts down the seconds...

A taste of college swimming

Junior Liam Weishaar takes part in the 100 meter butterfly race.
Swimmers will take part in a swim meet at Mizzou
September 27, 2019

COMO is a swim meet at the University of Missouri, where swimmers from all across the state come to compete. The meet will take place this Saturday. Junior swimmer Liam Weishaar said this trip is one...

A special kind of athlete

Sophomore Thomas Redmond dribbles the ball during the CBC state soccer game.
May 13, 2019

Youngest kid on the team, but still one of the best. Thomas Redmond is a sophomore and plays on both soccer and basketball’s varsity teams. He isn’t just a guy on the team, he is a key contributor...

Senior tennis star uses failures on the court to improve

Senior tennis star Matthew Dubuque throws up the ball and winds up his racket to serve the ball.
March 14, 2019

The top 16 duo tennis teams in the Missouri Valley are all in one tournament, only one team can be the champion. The finals are finally up and two teams remain. He was serving with the score of 40-30,...

Through the cold

A group of runners led by Assistant Varisty Track Coach teacher Adam Boehm, run on a snowy day.
Despite freezing conditions, this group must prepare for what is next
March 13, 2019

Stepping outside, he enters the polar vortex. The freezing winds begin to penetrate his jacket as he looks around at the newly whitened ground. As snow trickles down his neck, he questions his motives....

Podcast: Chatting with new junior AJ Fraser

Junior AJ Fraser is the guest on this edition of the De Smet Press Podcast.
January 17, 2019

On the first episode of the De Smet Press Podcast, Senior Cameron Range talks to new California transfer student, junior A.J. Fraser. They talk about how the adjustment has been moving schools that are...

Paint it pink basketball game rescheduled

Spartans prepare for paint it pink cancer game.
January 17, 2019

The annual Paint it Pink game against SLUH has been rescheduled to Feb. 9. The game is in support of cancer patients in the Saint Louis area. Both basketball programs will be raising money for the Tata...

Life in :60 – Off-season training

Lacrosse prepares for upcoming challenges
January 16, 2019


Lettermans on the comeback

Bill Holand, Class of '71, sports his letterman jacket while working the carnival at De Smet.
Students and faculty share what they think of the lettermans possibly returning.
December 20, 2018

Over the past 20 or so years, students who wear letterman jackets have dwindled to almost zero. Back in the 80’s nearly every student on a varsity team wore a jacket. Today, they are no longer in the...

Senior manages multiple sports teams

Senior Cameron Range cheers on the varisty basketball team after a basket.
Senior has a love for sports whether playing or watching. Because of this, he decided to manage both the soccer and basketball team.
December 17, 2018

Three seconds left in the game, down by three points, the fans are wondering if he can send the game into overtime. They see him pause, take a breath and shoot the ball. They get on their feet. Nothing...

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