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Military Appreciation Night against Fulton

Connor Parrish, Reporter

May 14, 2019

It was a cool afternoon with some clouds coming in on a Wednesday night with the stands full of fans; it was the four and seventeen Battle Spartans vs the five and ten Fulton Hornets on Military Appreciation night. The first pitch was thrown out by Clyde Kaneer, grandfather of junior Nathan Browning,...

Vaulters Excel to New Heights

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

May 2, 2019

Districts for the 2019 track season are around the corner, and track athletes are beginning to prepare. Members on the pole vault team traveled to a training center in Excelsior Springs on Sunday and continued to vault themselves to new heights. Just Vault, a small facility in Excelsior Springs, attracts athl...

Soccer Workouts

Jocelyn Calhoun, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Girls soccer workouts began in December to help prepare the girls for the 2019 soccer season. Workouts, planned by the coach, John Rubenstein, take place Tuesdays and Thursdays after school at 4:15 p.m. Tryouts for the girls soccer team begin February 25th. In preparation for the upcoming season, t...

Track Workouts

Cheyenne Leasure, Reporter

April 24, 2019

The 2019 track season began with the start of spring. Members participated in their first event at Rock Bridge High School, getting a running start on the season, anticipating a busy month of events and competitions. Students practice every evening after school, and on the weekends to get ready for c...

Softball Workouts

Jocelyn Calhoun, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Though the softball season only takes up about 3 months of the year, the tight-knit group spends most of the year together. Even though softball is a fall sport, the softball workouts begin the October before the season. Workouts are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:15. Each pla...

Baseball Jamboree

Baseball Jamboree

Maddie Vessar, Reporter

April 22, 2019

The baseball team has been waiting for this season. They started the season off with a jamboree with Hickman and Rock Bridge Saturday, March 9, 2019. Battle and Hickman started the jamboree at three, playing four innings. In the game Hickman got three runs, and won the game, ending the game in ...

Baseball Workouts

Ema Higgins, Reporter

April 22, 2019

Each high school sport has a few months during the year that they play in, but the baseball team never stops working. Baseball is a spring sport but their workouts started in September. Battle has a lot of baseball players which play on three different teams that are varsity, junior varsity, and th...

Basketball season kicks off

Basketball season kicks off

Connor Parrish, Reporter

January 7, 2019

On December 4th the basketball program had opening night for both boys and girls varsity teams. The girls losing by 17, and the boys winning by three. The varsity girls opened up the night at 6 pm playing the Rolla Bulldogs. In the first quarter Battle was down six but showing great defense, but the...

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

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

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

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

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...

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