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SYC basketball: an outlet for many students

Nora Osei, Blue Viewpoint Editor

February 9

Filed under Sports

The guy dribbles the ball, shoots, and scores the three-pointer! And the crowd goes crazy…just kidding the five exhausted parents slowly clap their hands. That’s pretty much the deal with SYC basketball games. It starts...

Say ‘goodbye’ to Winter Cheer

Luis Lester, Blue Sports Editor

February 9

Filed under Sports

Walking into the Main Gym on a winter night will not as rowdy as previous years; not because fewer fans are in the stands or the teams aren’t playing as hard, but because of the absence of our cheerleaders. The new budget...

Gymnastics team springboards into season

Kyle Rushton, Oracle Staff Writer

January 5

Filed under Sports

Sometimes good things come in small packages, especially for our Girls Varsity Gymnastics. Despite the small number of athletes on the gymnastics team and nearly falling victim to the budget cuts, the girls are still going...

Stardom eludes WS athletes

Austin Kaminski, Sports Editor

December 17

Filed under Sports

Over the years, WS has had its share of notable alumni. Professional baseball player Joe Saunders and NASA astronaut Patrick Forrester are just two of the many successful former Spartans. But for every successful WS graduate,...

Local rivals ignite athletes

Jimmy McMahon, Sports Editor

December 17

Filed under Sports

Lakers and Celtics. Yankees and Red Sox. Redskins and Cowboys. Spartans and Bruins. Rivalries are one of the greatest aspects of sports.  Since the beginning of sports, rivalries have been a huge crowd pleaser. Spectators...

For many Spartans, it’s game hard or go home

Jimmy Mcmahon, Oracle Sports Editor

December 17

Filed under Sports

After watching a pro basketball or football game on their 70-inch HDTV and getting those competitive juices flowing, today’s sports fan can’t wait to replay the action through 2K Sports or Madden NFL. As with every holiday...

Spartans swim for success

Megan Burpo, Viewpoint Editor

December 17

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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