Spartans help younger students get a running start


Sherry Virden, Features Editor
April 16, 2015

For many, it’s more than just running. The SYC Running Club, started just three years ago and coming out of its infant stages, is not only about running as the name may imply. The runners and coaches develop close relationships with each other and the club is a fantastic way to provide leadership to... Read more »

Wrestling team comes together for a winning season

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Megan Rice, Oracle Online Editor
April 16, 2015

Spartan Wrestling did huge things this season with the addition of a new coach and one member placing third in the state. This year the team grew as a whole, with the coaches creating more bonding activities, but still emphasizing on each player’s individual performance. Players learned to work together... Read more »

Baseball’s back, baby

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Alli Harris, Managing Editor
April 16, 2015

With baseball season well under way the team is ready to step up to the plate and continue with the progress they achieved in previous years. Spartan Varsity baseball is looking to repeat their victorious season last year, winning conferences and making it to the regional semi-finals. With the performance... Read more »

Spring sports off to an icy start this season

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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


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 »

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