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Will the Chiefs struggle without Mahomes?

Kenny Miller, Reporter

October 30, 2019

Kansas City Chiefs took on the Denver Broncos in a primetime game on Oct. 17. In the middle of the second quarter on fourth down, the Chiefs ran a quarterback sneak with Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes picked up the first down, but received something much worse. Mahomes dislocated his knee cap and had to be...

A new outlook

A new outlook

Kalea Baker, Reporter

October 28, 2019

The girls tennis team began the 2019 season by welcoming the new head coach Paige Smith. Coach Smith brings experience, positive attitude and many new strategies that have benefited the tennis team over this past season.   This is Smith's first year of coaching but she has had a ton of experience ...

Fall sports review

Fall sports review

Kenny Miller, Reporter

October 28, 2019

November is right around the corner, which means many sports teams are preparing for their last games and postseason competitions. Here is how the fall sports teams are looking as they head into their last few weeks: The football team has one more game left in the season as they take on the Hannibal...

Jordan Mayes Big Night

Jordan Mayes Big Night

Colten Stone, Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

It was a chilly night with a loud crowd for the homecoming game vs Hickman on Oct.4. The Kewpies scored a touchdown with 33 seconds remaining in the game to make the score 67-37, Spartans up by 30. Just as the crowd was expecting the Spartans to go in victory formation and to let the clock run out, t...

QB Success Continues

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

October 25, 2019

  Throughout the six-year tenure of the storied football program, the quarterback position has always been secured by great quarterbacks throughout the years, such as Brevinn Tyler, who is now a quarterback at Colorado Mesa, and now Kansas State quarterback Jaren Lewis. Harrison Keller has a ch...

How athletes manage sports, school and social lives

Lilly Skaggs, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Many of our athletes have different methods to balancing out their sports, school and social lives. From football, baseball and volleyball, many athletes shared some similar tips.  William Henderson, senior said, “It’s very time consuming, and requires a lot of time management. You have to man...

Girls golf 2019

Haily Cook, Reporter

October 17, 2019

The Battle Spartans girls golf team has had a great season so far, with a few more matches to play and districts coming up. Junior Alissa Simmons, has been playing golf for Battle since her freshmen year. Alissa says, “So far this season has been great, I’ve hit some of my best shots this seas...

All about attitude!

All about attitude!

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

October 2, 2019

The National Football League (NFL) combine may feel like the pinnacle for many football athletes to show off their skills to potential coaches. However, beyond the flashiness of the 40 yard dash and max bench press, most coaches are looking for a different set of skills in their athletes. Coaches are ...

Foes on the Field

Nathan Stever, Reporter

October 1, 2019

For the past five years, Rock Bridge and Battle have faced off against former teammates and friends in football. This year’s game was held at Rock Bridge on Friday, September 6 with the stands packed for the Friday night lights. Battle came away with the win, with an ending score of 21 to 14. T...

Battle basketball preview

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

October 1, 2019

As fall sports season begins, that means that winter sports are coming right around the corner. The hardwood will soon be put to use, as the boy's basketball team looks to build upon an impressive 20-8 record from the 2018 campaign. The Spartans are led by fourth-year head coach Brian Meny looks to ...

College Athletes getting Paid

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

California lawmakers approved a bill that allows college athletes in the state to profit off of their name, likeness, and image. The bill passed earlier in September has also prompted New York senator, Kevin S. Parker to propose a similar bill in New York; however, the bill has been opposed by the ...

Battle vs Jackson Week 5 Preview

Battle vs Jackson Week 5 Preview

Colten Stone, Managing Editor

September 26, 2019

It’s week five of the football Friday nights, and the 3-1 Spartans will travel to Jackson to play the 4-0 Indians on Friday Night.  The Spartans pulled off a 30-16 win over the 0-4 Harrisonville Wildcats at home last Friday night to extend their winning streak to three after that week one defe...

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