Spring sports off to an icy start this season

Conference Champions

Ariana Urias, Oracle Editor
March 19, 2015

Spring sports bring to mind lush, green practice fields and warm weather. This year the reality has been less picturesque, as teams have been battling the winter snow and other teams for field time and gym space. The snow storm in late February not only cancelled school, but buried the fields in snow.... Read more »

Going mad for March Madness

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Andrew Cooke, Sports Editor
March 19, 2015

March Madness is where it’s at, consisting of 68 teams and 32 of them earning automatic bids in the dance. This college basketball playoff is a widely anticipated event here WS; students speak very highly of this tournament that starts from the middle of March and continues to early April. March Madness... Read more »

The Ocho: Camels get over the hump to the finish line


Tom Susa, Managing Editor
March 19, 2015

You are stranded in the desert and you here a slow rumble off in the distance. You look up and see a dust cloud thundering towards you so you run for cover. The cloud rumbles by but to your surprise it was not a famous haboob but rather a large herd of camels in a full sprint. In countries around the... Read more »

Concussions are nothing to play with

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Miguel Terrazas, Sports Editor
March 19, 2015

Concussions can happen anytime, anywhere, from a minor bump on the head, to a huge hit in any contact sport that literally rattles your brain around the skull. These injuries can put a major infraction on any athlete’s career, causing them to miss out on important games and practices that help the... Read more »

Baseball is in full blossom

Conference Champions

Marie Laverdiere, Features Editor
March 19, 2015

With spring sports beginning, students and staff have set their goals high and are ready to start off with big wins. After winning districts last year, the baseball team has had its eyes on success. “I think we have a winning tradition,” said senior Adham Nabhan. “We’ve had a lot of success in... Read more »

Don’t pass on this NFL recap

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Miguel Terrazas, Sports Editor
February 24, 2015

There are many words to describe this past NFL season but one phrase sums it up. Wow, what just happened? This NFL season was truly an emotional roller-coaster, full of wins, losses, huge disappointments, calls that refs that completely altered the outcome of the game for the better (or the worse, in... Read more »

Spartans take aim at excellence


Briana Windhausen, Scoop Editor
February 24, 2015

The West Springfield Rifle team is gearing up for their Regional match on February 14th, and they fully intend to end their season with a big bang. There are many misconceptions about this sport, such as the cost and the idea that it is dangerous. Senior Ginny Thrasher is a passionate member of the rifle... Read more »

Spartans look to dominate the mat


Sonia Chulaki, Oracle Staff Writer
February 24, 2015

Sprints, drills, matches… Spartan wrestlers have been working tirelessly to get in tip-top shape this year. The JV and Varsity wrestling teams are motivated to make this season a good one. They look to rally around a new coach this year, Ben Fiacco, a three time state champion with the experience to... Read more »

The Ocho: Extreme Ironing

Extreme Ironing Bureau

Pablo Suarez, Oracle Editor
February 24, 2015

Nothing beats the feeling of crisp linen, but the tedious task of ironing a shirt does not bring the same allure, therefore brave pioneers have taken it a step further and reinvented the chore as Extreme Ironing. There are some misconceptions regarding Extreme Ironing and what it’s all about, imagination... Read more »

Diving into Conference 7 with a splash

Swim & Dive

Lauren Harvey, Viewpoint Editor
February 24, 2015

The strong swimming Spartans made massive waves during the Conference 7 swim meet held at the Audrey Moore RECenter securing second place for both the boys’ and the girls’ team with many moving on to regionals. “Overall, it was pretty good. [There were] lot of good races, a lot of people giving... Read more »

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