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Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Plays in California High School Varsity Tournament

Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Plays in California High School Varsity Tournament

Colton Stone, Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Two weeks ago, the junior varsity boys basketball team competed in the 84th annual California High School varsity tournament. The team lost both matches in the game, the first game against Fulton High School 57-69 and the second team against Boonville High School 48 to 57. This tournament would help...

Academic Benefits of Sports

Lily Drage

December 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

  Families across America partake in the visual consumption of sporting events. But once the option is available kids may take a chance and try out for their favorite sport. It starts as a quite mortifying process but breaks into a potential friendship with a second family. Despite some be...

Battle’s early wrestling season

Battle’s early wrestling season

Caden Elkthunder

December 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

Wrestling Season is upon us and the team has been getting ready with pre-season workouts for most of the school year, Coach Wakim coach of the Battle wrestling team for two years now going into his 2nd year. On what he is excited about the most “We have a couple of returners like Andrew Shea, J...

The current state of the NFL season

The current state of the NFL season

Colten Stone, Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With 4 weeks left into the 2017-2018 NFL season, We have seen a turn of events from the Chiefs finishing last season at 12-4 and the second best team in the AFC last year, and  starting this season as the league's best team at 5-0. The team now struggles with a 6-6 record, being tied for the AFC West. Mu...

Students on early NBA season

Students on early NBA season

Caden Elkthunder, Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Two weeks into the young NBA season, ten games have been played out of eighty-two. There are many things to watch as the season moves on from story lines like how will LeBron and the Cavalier's new player selection do with an almost complete different lineup with four new players. Among the four new pl...

Battling at Districts

Summer Evans, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

This boys’ soccer season, the team won five of fifteen games and lost the district game in the first goal. Despite a disappointing record and losing the district game, the team gained better friendships and learned the values of a hardworking team. Senior left midfielder Conner Flatt was impressed with how the t...

What is eSports?

What is eSports?

Madalynn Owens, Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Tuesday, October 10 the Battle Gaming Team travelled to Hickman High School to participate in an eSports competition. The Columbia Public Schools gaming teams play League of Legends, an online multiplayer battling game. The event was sponsored by Ukatsu, a Columbia company co-founded by Battle al...

Preseason Preparations 

Colten Stone, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

It’s almost that time of year again! Basketball tryouts are just three days away for the girl’s team and four days away for the boy’s team. Many of our students will have the chance to be a part of the 2017-2018 roster. Just because they tryout doesn’t mean they will get a spot on the team, many of these s...

Volleyball Game Review

Volleyball Game Review

Adrian Maddox, Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Volleyball welcomed their second home game of the season in the competition gymnasium on the evening of Wednesday, September 20. Both teams were challenged against Eldon High School, while playing with a format of best two out of three. Gaining a win from junior varsity, and a close loss from varsity, ...

Spartans Cruise Over Kewpies

Spartans Cruise Over Kewpies

Caden Elkthunder, Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Student Life

With spirit week activities, pep rallies and hype leading up to Battle’s 5th annual homecoming game but this time they faced a familiar rival Hickman. When asking sophomore football fan A.J Pittman on how he feels about the hype around this game, he said “It’s dope how they hype games up and...

Junior Olympics

Madalynn Owens, Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under Sports

Randi Overkamp and Arianna Butler, seniors, experienced a unique summer from many of their classmates by competing in the USATF Junior Olympics. Butler and Overkamp compete for the Jets Track and Field Club which is based out of Festus, Missouri. The two athletes would drive the 290 miles round trip ...

Hyacinthia

Hyacinthia

Madalynn Owens, Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

In the early morning on Saturday, August 5, cars began to trickle into the school parking lot for the annual Hyacinthia. Many students came armed with shovels, rakes, and gardening gloves. The students were divided into groups to help clean up and refresh the Battle grounds for the upcoming school year. ...

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