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Norm Stewart Classic Spartans on fire vs the Dragons!!

Norm Stewart Classic Spartans on fire vs the Dragons!!

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The basketball season opened up at the third annual Norm Stewart Classic Tournament. The Norm Stewart Classic is a 48 hour straight tournament at the Southwall Complex at Columbia College with 24 games in total.  With a free throw contest, each team had the chance as well to raise money for the Ame...

Battle vs Fort Osage State Semifinal Preview!

Battle vs Fort Osage State Semifinal Preview!

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The round of eight teams is over, the final four begins and the 8-4 Spartans will travel on the road to face against the 8-4 Fort Osage Indians. The Spartans are coming off of what people would call an “upset” over the 10-2 Fort Zumwalt North Panthers, the game began with two td runs from Pant...

Warp up of Fall Sports

Warp up of Fall Sports

Connor Parrish, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

With winter sports coming up and fall sports all in the playoffs. Let's look back on how Battle fall sports did on the season. Boys soccer had and 8-12 varsity record and had the best season on paper according to head soccer coach Alex Huck. “We had the best season on paper, reached our objectives....

Battle vs Fort Zumwalt North State Quarterfinal Preview!

Battle vs Fort Zumwalt North State Quarterfinal Preview!

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Its now in mid November, the district tournaments are now over and now in classes one-five for MSHSAA there are only eight teams remaining and only four in class six, the Spartans are one of eight teams remaining in class five as the 7-4 Spartans will face a pretty successful program in the 10-1 Fort Zumwal...

Battle vs Timberland District Championship Preview!

Battle vs Timberland District Championship Preview!

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

District Championship games at Battle are not given to the Spartans, they earn there chances and indeed they have as the 6-4 Spartans will hit the road against the 8-2 Timberland T-Wolves to try and win their fifth straight district championship. The Spartans are coming in after a 48-44 win over the 4-6 Wentzv...

Battle vs Holt District Semifinal Preview

Battle vs Holt District Semifinal Preview

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Its Playoff time, well district playoff time and the 5-4 Spartans get the home field advantage against the 4-5 Wentzville Holt Indians. The Spartans are coming into this game after a bye week from the district quarterfinals, but coming off its 41-28 win two weeks ago in its final regular season aga...

Turning Pro

Turning Pro

Cheyenne Leasure, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Showcase, Sports

For some professional athletes, time management is something they may struggle with, especially if they are a student. That doesn’t seem to be the case for sophomore Cynthia Ricciotti though. Between school, homework, marching band, and disc golf, Ricciotti has succeeded at keeping up with each. Disc g...

Football Jamboree Article

Football Jamboree Article

Connor Parrish, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2018 Jamboree was a successful one for Battle this year, With the Spartans playing three scrimmage games against the Jefferson City Jays, Hickman Kewpies, and Rock Bridge Bruins. It was a good time for coaches, players, and the fans. For the fans the Jamboree let the fans get a little preview of w...

Student Athletes in PE Classes

Student Athletes in PE Classes

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Student Life

In order to graduate high school, one physical education credit is required. Some students take physical education in summer school and some take it during the school year. Either way, two semesters are required. All students are required to do this, including student athletes, which can raise quest...

Battle vs Hannibal Week 9 Preview

Battle vs Hannibal Week 9 Preview

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It is time for the final week of the football regular season, Friday Night the 4-4 will hit the road for its final regular season away game vs the 6-2 Hannibal Pirates. The 4-4 Spartans are coming off a heartbreaking 14-17 loss to the 4-4 Jefferson City Jays in the final three seconds of the game ...

Battle vs Jefferson City Week 8 Preview

Battle vs Jefferson City Week 8 Preview

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With only two weeks left of the regular season, we have reached week eight of the regular season, and also the biggest rivalry game comes as the 4-3 Spartans takes on the 3-4 Jefferson City Jays. The Spartans are coming off of their third loss this season to the hand of the 6-1 Rockhurst Hawklets...

Battle vs Rockhurst Week 7 Preview

Battle vs Rockhurst Week 7 Preview

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

We are into the third part already of the 2018 football season, and the 4-2 Spartans will face its toughest challenge of the season yet as they travel this friday night to Kansas City to play the 5-1 Rockhurst Hawklets. The Spartans are coming off of beating the 1-5 Hickman Kewpies at their homecoming ...

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