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Football gives it their all against the Rock Bridge Bruins

The De Smet football team rushes through the crowd of fans to enter the game.
August 28, 2017

The Spartans hosted the Rock Bridge Bruins on Friday night Aug 25, here's what happened. The Bruins started the game off with a touchdown in the opening drive to take the lead. The Spartans battled back...

A new chapter in the wrestling program

New wrestling coach Dr. Aedryan Cox talks with all of the returning wrestlers May 5, after being introduced by athletic director Kevin Roberts.
May 5, 2017

The search is over. Athletic director Kevin Roberts introduced Dr. Aedryan Cox today as the new wrestling coach to all the underclassmen wrestlers.   “I have pure excitement towards my new job, and...

The new Mr. Irrelevant should stay irrelevant

Players who are picked last in the NFL draft are honored for overcoming something great, but some players ruin that honor
May 4, 2017

The last pick in the NFL draft is commonly referred as the “Mr. Irrelevant” pick. Usually this pick will go to a player who will probably not start on an NFL roster, but overcame an obstacle or defied...

Sophomore to attend Under Armor All-American Football Camp

Sophomore quarterback Nate Martens looks down field for an open receiver against Fort Zumwalt West Sept 2.
March 31, 2017

Sophomore quarterback Nate Martens was invited to attend the Under Armour All-American Football Camp at Glenbrook North High School Chicago April 23. “I’m excited to be invited to the camp,” Martens...

Athletic department to begin search for new wrestling coach

Head wrestling coach Colby Robinson celebrates with assistant coach Anton Prater after sophomore wrestler Corey Peterson finished second in the state tournament Feb 17.
March 29, 2017

The Athletic Department will begin the process of searching for a new wrestling coach within the next week after head coach Colby Robinson stepped down to take over as the first head wrestling coach for...

Brains over brawn

The varsity scholar bowl team awaits the start of the Oakville tournament on Jan. 21.
March 26, 2017

Senior Jacob Stange bit his tongue, using every fiber of his being to keep his mouth shut. When he could not take it anymore, he stood up and started teaching his middle school teacher a thing or two. All...

It is not time to dethrone The King

Despite popular belief, Lebron James should be this year's NBA MVP.
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....

Almost Perfect

Katom Parnell bowls during a practice at Olivette lanes.
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...

How to return St. Louis soccer to its former glory

Voters will decide whether or not taxpayers will contribute $60 million to help fund the building of a new Stadium. Voting will take place on April 4.
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...

Lifting without proper nutrition is a waste

Lifting without proper nutrition is a waste
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’....

Lacrosse wins first MCC Preseason Championship

The varsity lacrosse team poses for a pictures after defeating the CBC Cadets to win the MCC Preseason Championship
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...

Basketball defeats Parkway South Patriots, onto district finals

In the final minutes minutes of the game, senior Ryan Stipanovich shoots the ball in an attempt to build a lead.
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...

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