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Spartans swim for success

Megan Burpo, Viewpoint Editor

December 17, 2010

Filed under Sports

The Spartan swim team is prepared to “just keep swimming” their way to the top. Though the success of last year’s season isn’t far out of their minds, the swim team is ready to jump into the new season with high expectations. Like...

Staff sends students home with a loss

Austin Kaminski, Sports Editor

December 17, 2010

Filed under Sports

Old vs. young. Master vs. apprentice. Student vs. teacher. This classic battle is played out each year in the student-teacher basketball game. The student team was led by girls’ basketball players Emily Esposito and Logan...

Crew rows to domination

Celine Donohue, Entertainment Editor

December 9, 2010

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Keep rowing, Spartans! The crew team is soon to row their way into the upcoming season and are preparing for success. Fall workouts started at the beginning of November and will continue through February. Until the official...

OMGPOP provides fun games for all

Sara Blaylock, Blue Managing Editor

December 9, 2010

Filed under Sports

After logging into our school’s computers, the first thing students look to do is click on Internet Explorer and navigate to the popular gaming site OMGPOP. Rated five thumbs up by Gameolosophy, OMGPOP is a website that is...

Indoor Track holds tryouts

Jimmy McMahon, Orange Sports Editor

November 29, 2010

Filed under Sports

Indoor Track is holding tryouts for the first time this year. Spartan Cross Country and Track have been among the most successful WS sports in recent years. Surprisingly, the team was one of the only sports that WS offers that...

Ladies finish a successful season

Momo Sullivan, Orange Viewpoint Editor

November 29, 2010

Filed under Sports

The Varsity Girls Cross Country team can, without a doubt, look back on their season and celebrate their successes. On Saturday, November 13, the girls came in tenth place at the state meet. While their ranking did not pass...

Fantasy Football keeps fans interested in the NFL

Lee Gleason, Blue Sports Editor

November 29, 2010

Filed under Sports

America’s Favorite Fantasy. Fantasy Football, for those that don’t know, is a virtual sports competition where people manage professional football players against one another. In the virtual Fantasy Football experienc...

The ultimate American tradition

Austin Kaminski, Orange Sports Editor

November 29, 2010

Filed under Sports

Here in America, we love two things: food and football. Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to combine these two great things into an American tradition unlike any other: The Turkey Bowl. Thanksgiving was created to celebrate...

Coaching connection

Nicole Brigham, Staff Writer

November 5, 2010

Filed under Sports

Vicki Petitbon-Kelley, this year’s new Sports and Entertainment Marketing teacher, was a prime candidate for the job because of her unique background growing up in a sports dominated world. She is the daughter of a former...

Savoia joins SWAGner lacrosse

Thomas Ariale, Editor

November 5, 2010

Filed under Sports

It is what most student athletes dream of accomplishing, taking their game to the next level of play, to play in Division 1 Athletics. WS has a history of producing star athletes that go on to play at the college level, and...

New trainers fit right in to athletic community: Stanford and Scarbeau display their love for their jobs day in and day out

Kyle Rushton, Staff Writer

November 5, 2010

Filed under Sports

Being in charge of a jam-packed room filled with sweaty athletes and their painful injuries keeps these new athletic trainers very busy. Despite a sad farewell to last year’s athletic trainers, Courtney Fauquet and Kemba...

Just like a wavin’ flag

Nisreen Sumrean, Blue Features Editor

November 5, 2010

Filed under Sports

Sports teams are an important part of any high school; when a team does well, the school rallies behind and supports them. However, one team that is not recognized enough is the color guard. This activity originally started...

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