The Spearhead

Kobe Remembrance

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

With the passing of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, many people have done things to remember the two. Athletes have written their thoughts on social media people around the world have created makeshift memorials to remember the former National Basketball Association (NBA), player. M...

All-Star game new rule

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

While the death of Kobe Bryant’s death has affected people all across the nation, his death has also impacted the National Basketball Association (NBA) in many ways.  NBA released an official statement, announcing that they would postpone the Tuesday, Jan. 28 game between the Los Angeles Laker...

Grinding

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Sports have become a year-around activity between high school teams, travel teams, and off-season training. During the downtime between seasons, athletes must find a place to train. Some athletes train at gyms around town, while others train on their own. Breakthrough Sports Performance, located on ...

Quitting their Passion

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

“Quit” is a strong word in the sports world. Studies have shown that many athletes eventually end up quitting the sport they have put hours of practice into. This could be for many reasons, such as not liking the coaching staff, wanting to pursue another sport, injuries, or personal reasons. According ...

Norm Stewart Girl’s Classic

Norm Stewart Girl's Classic

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

Some people prefer to sleep in on their Sunday mornings, go to church, or just hang out. But this past Sunday, in the early hours of the morning, the Battle girls varsity team faced off against Vashon High School, at the annual Norm Stweart classic. The game started out as a  neck and neck battle between the tea...

Polishing Off Football

Polishing Off Football

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

The Battle football team was looking to go for their sixth straight district title this season; however, the Spartans came up just short of that goal. The Spartans lost against Fort Zumwalt North 63-20 in the Class Five District Four title game on Nov. 15. This season had a head coach change in first...

Magee Agrees

Magee Agrees

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

After a long day at school on Nov. 21, the football, girls basketball, track, girls swim and dive team and close friends and family came out to see Paige Magee sign her letter of intent to continue her athletic and educational journey at the University of Iowa. Magee had three official visits, which ended...

Border War is Back

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

November 19, 2019

Border War is back, but not totally. Both Mizzou and Kansas basketball programs have come to a deal to renew the rivalry after a seven-year hiatus. The border war started back in 1891 and gained its name after battles on the Missouri/Kansas border during the Civil War. The last time Mizzou and Kansas faced off...

Seven Word Tweet

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

A seven-word tweet has turned into the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) worst nightmare. The NBA is very popular in China. The frenzy in China has gotten to the point where the NBA has poured in billions of dollars in China, through building basketball courts, broadcasting, and schedulin...

The Great Wall of Honor

Kim Presko and Adam Taylor cut the banner in front of the wall.

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

On the first day of school, students walking down the hallway saw a noticeable change in the hallway: the wall of honor that is located right outside the gymnasium. On Oct. 4, a formal presentation was held with Adam Taylor, Dr. Kim Presko, Dr. Peter Stiepleman, and Lisa Bailey all giving speeches to d...

It’s a Small World

October 25, 2019

“It’s a small world.” Some people don’t believe that saying, but it applies to 23-year-old Cameron Hawkins. Hawkins, a 2015 Battle High School graduate, has found his way back to Battle as a Special Education Aide after he developed a love for teaching.   Hawkins did not go to public school at first...

Spider-Man is Back

Picture provided by Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

Some believe the inevitable has finally happened. Spider-Man is back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after 38 days of negotiations. Talks between Sony and Disney started on Aug. 20 and ended Sept. 27. The original deal was a five-picture movie deal, with Sony making a majority of the money an...

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