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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 ...

Battle vs Hickman Week 6 Preview

Battle vs Hickman Week 6 Preview

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Fresh off of homecoming week, we have reached week 6 of the football season and the 3-2 Battle Spartans will head to Robert E. Lemone Field to face the 1-4 cross town rival Hickman Kewpies. The Spartans are fresh off a learning experience after its second loss of the season to the 5-0 Jackson Figh...

Homecoming Ends in a Loss

Homecoming Ends in a Loss

Avery Lynn, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Hundreds of students celebrated their annual homecoming football game on September 21 against the Jackson Fighting Indians under the lights. The homecoming game is the heaviest game attended for multiple reasons including more spectators and students excited for the homecoming dance the next day. The student...

Athletes On the Go

Athletes On the Go

Maddie Vessar, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

 Student athletes travel about 50% of the time, they spend a lot of time on buses together and they have to learn to work well with each other. For some sports, traveling is a lot harder because they have to get used to the surroundings. But for some other sports traveling is what the students look forwa...

This Ain’t No PowderPuff

Allison Collier, Student

September 27, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Showcase, Sports

Go out the field, warm up, split into groups, practice blocking, practice plays, conditioning. The typical narrative of a football practice--only this one’s told by a girl.   Kayla Moss has been around football ever since she can remember. “I’ve watched football my whole life,” s...

Bringin’ it From the Bleachers

Bringin’ it From the Bleachers

Avery Lynn, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Students of all grades gather at the football field on Friday nights to cheer on their Spartan football team. Football games are a pastime that many students attend to hang out with their friends and watch the game. It is tradition for each football game to include a theme, which the students carry out. ...

Kewpies win “The Battle” of CPS

Kewpies win “The Battle” of CPS

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It was a very quiet crowd and then really loud roar of fans at the homecoming volleyball game between the Spartans and the Hickman Kewpies. The Spartans headed into the game with an 2-8 record and looking to end its eight game losing streak that has them determined to get that next win, the Kewpies ...

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