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Kobe Remembrance

The NBA mourns the Death of Kobe and Gigi Bryant
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...

All-Star game new rule

Lakers v Clippers game also postponed over the death of Kobe Bryant and Gigi
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,...

Grinding

Where Athletes train in the Off season
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...

Quitting their Passion

Athletes speak on leaving their sports
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...

Norm Stewart Girl's Classic

Norm Stewart Girl’s Classic

Basketball girls take on the 48 hour challenge.
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...

Polishing Off Football

Polishing Off Football

The football season season come to an end.
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...

Magee Agrees

Magee Agrees

Paige Magee commits to the University of Iowa.
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...

Border War is Back

Mizzou and Kansas renew a deal to renew the rivalry
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...

Seven Word Tweet

Daryl Morey's seven word leads to the NBA's worst nightmare.
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...

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

The Great Wall of Honor

Showcase in newly redesigned hallway displays student achievements
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...

It’s a Small World

After graduating, Cameron Hawkins is now a teacher
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...

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Spider-Man is Back

Sony and Marvel breaks deal on new deal to bring Spider-Man back in MCU
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....

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