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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...

Battle falls short in Norm Stewart Classic

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

December 10, 2019

On Saturday night the boy’s basketball team played in front of a rowdy crowd at Mizzou Arena against Raytown South. This was the first time the Norm Stewart Classic was held at Mizzou Arena, as it was formerly held at Columbia College.  The Norm Stewart Classic lets teams see how they shape up agains...

Astros Cheating Scandal

Nathan Stever, Reporter

December 10, 2019

The 2019 World Series ended over a month ago with the Washington Nationals winning for the first time in franchise history. In mid-November, accusations of the Houston Astros cheating in the 2017 World Series came out. The accusations were backed up by former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers, who spent three sea...

An unfair end to a coach’s career

An unfair end to a coach’s career

Kenny Miller, Reporter

December 10, 2019

On Nov. 30, Mizzou ended its run with head coach Barry Odom. Odom had a decent four year career at Mizzou with a record of 25-25, but many fans wished their team could pick up more wins judging how much talent was on the roster. Now as Mizzou searches for a new head coach, fans are debating whether if...

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...

Justified or not justified?

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

December 10, 2019

It’s safe to say that the Barry Odom tenure at Missouri was a rocky rollercoaster. Odom has been with the football program to some extent for 20 years, whether a defensive coordinator or head coach and was even a former player for the Tigers. Odom was hired in 2015 after head coach Gary Pinkel had resi...

Girls Basketball Season Preview

Nathan Stever, Reporter

November 27, 2019

As the fall sports are close to its end, winter sports season is upon us. The hardwood will be in full use around the clock. Last season, the team finished with an 8-18 record, leaving room for big improvements this season. They are led by six-year head coach, Michael Fernandez.    Taryn Cribl...

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...

Mahomes Big Day Back

Mahomes Big Day Back

Kenny Miller, Reporter

November 13, 2019

On Oct. 17 the Chiefs played the Denver Broncos. In that game Patrick Mahomes suffered a knee injury that took him out of action for two weeks. The Chiefs did not do bad without Mahomes, but fans were waiting to get their star back. So when the MVP returned to play the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 10, four...

Missouri Basketball Preview

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Year three of the Cuonzo Martin era for the Missouri basketball program is quickly approaching. Mizzou is looking to improve upon a very disappointing 15-17 record from the 2018 campaign that was plagued with injuries, most notably the torn ACL that sophomore forward Jontay Porter suffered just before the...

Battle celebrates senior night

Battle celebrates senior night

Kenny Miller, Reporter

November 7, 2019

On Oct. 25 the senior athletes were recognized with their families on the football field. For the last four years seniors have put in blood, sweat and tears for the sports they love. Now as their last games and tournaments wrap up, they are recognized in front of the whole school. For many, senior night...

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