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25 years of dedication: Schmitz remains Lady Spartans’ biggest fan

Nora Osei, Viewpoint Editor

February 21

Filed under Sports

Players can’t play without fans; fans can’t watch without players. So the fans are just as important as the players at basketball games. The Lady Spartans basketball team has one fan in particular who has made it to almost...

Fellow Spartans question school spirit

Lee Gleason, Blue Sports Editor

February 21

Filed under Sports

A struggling team with devoted fans. At Varsity boys’ basketball games row after row of bleachers are occupied by students who came to cheer on their team.  In a previous issue of The Oracle, head Varsity basketball coach...

Student section comes alive

Haley Spicer, Journalism 1

February 21

Filed under Sports

Everyone heard about it from classmates, players, or the coach—the crowd at the first home game of the boy’s basketball season was a disappointment, to say the least. Students probably already knew that there was not going...

Superbowl XLV was a big hit for the viewers

Jake Trump, Blue Viewpoint Editor

February 21

Filed under Sports

Football concluded. After all of the uncanny Doritos and E-surance commercials have been watched and all of the celebratory confetti fell there was only one NFL team that stood alone in the pinnacle of sports. This year, Aaron...

Winter sports wrap-up

Jimmy McMahon, Orange Sports Editor

February 21

Filed under Sports

Another year of Winter Sports has come and gone. The Spartan athletes entered the season with high hopes for the 2010-2011 year. Looking back, the Spartans had mixed success this year. Despite going into the season looking...

New Frisbee club flies

Andy Gholson & Thomas Ariale, Oracle Staff Writers

February 11

Filed under Sports

It is 175 grams of pure fun. Ultimate Frisbee is quickly growing into a new trend for students to participate in after school. They meet on the practice field after school to play with each other for about an hour. “I...

New equipment makes gym classes more endurable

Sam Goldwasser, Orange Managing Editor

February 11

Filed under Sports

Physical Education used to be a class to be dreaded, but now thanks to our school’s new equipment it is one to look forward to. The auxilary gym used to be a dark, dreaded place that no student looked forward to being in. Now,...

Tradition never graduates

Nicole Brigham, Orange Page One Editor

February 11

Filed under Sports

She shoots and she scores! The WS Girls Varsity basketball team is dominating the Patriot District once again this year. From star scorers to an amazing team defense, they have the whole package. They are proving to be a talented...

Former WS kickers face off

Austin Kaminski, Orange Sports Editor

February 9

Filed under Sports

Every bowl season, there are a few compelling matchups that draw people’s interest for one reason or another. Generally, they involve two very talented teams that should be a close game. Sometimes the biggest story is not...

Bowl system still in question

Lauren Giery & Lisa Williams, Oracle Staff Writers

February 9

Filed under Sports

Whether the bowl games should continue, or be replaced by playoff games, has been a hot topic for college football fans since bowl games heightened in popularity during the ’50s. The NCAA Division 1 football uses the BCS...

Baseball team starts working toward repeat

Kyle Rushton, Staff Writer

February 9

Filed under Sports

The state champion Varsity baseball team is at it again. After a highly successful season last year, the players are hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. With just over two months left until the tryouts, they have...

‘Do it right or do it again’

Sara Blaylock, Blue Managing Editor

February 9

Filed under Sports

With new rules and new focuses, Weight Training class has taken a fresh and healthy approach to combat of the common elective stereotype—it’s no easy A. Previously known as Weight Training, the course adapted a better fit...

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