After scoring the winning point, senior Matt Cosgrove holds the State Champions plaque above his teammates. Seconds later the crowds stormed the court in celebration. “It was just unreal. I was speechless to finally win after talking about it for more than a year.  Unreal feeling,” Cosgrove said. (Photo courtesy of Matt Cosgrove)

A team above all, above all a team

Makinsey Drake, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

Bringing home the first boys varsity State Champions title since 2003, the boys conquered Webster this past weekend 3 to 0. Reaching a goal set in the 2020 season taken away from the team due to COVID-19,...

Freshman Raj Jaladi and senior Sri Jaladi pose for a photo after tennis practice. The brothers and teammates had high hopes to play in state but ended their season losing to Priory’s doubles team in the second round of districts. “It’s not like we don’t get along at home, but we communicate best at a tennis match,” Raj said.

The dynamic duo: Jaladi brothers ace the season

Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator June 2, 2021

Working side by side for their varsity tennis season, freshman Raj Jaladi and senior Sri Jaladi were the top two players on the team. They got to play as a doubles team in districts but their season ended...

Freshman and goalie Rachel Livak reaches out to save the ball from going in the net and prevents  a point for Ladue. Livak made the varsity team and has led the St. Louis area in saves with 213. “The most memorable part of my season was when they were telling us what teams were going to be on, I honestly kind of knew when I was told to go talk to Lovercheck and Herpel, but it was still an amazing feeling to know that I did it,” Livak said.

From softball catcher to lacrosse goalie, freshman Rachel Livak defends her rankings

Tre Bell, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

In her first year ever playing lacrosse, freshman Rachel Livak is leading the St. Louis area in goalie saves with 213. “I was convinced to play lacrosse by my parents, because I love to play sports...

In this photo-gallery, read about the JV sports team’s season summary.

Spring JV season wrap up

Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator May 24, 2021

With the spring sports season jumping to a close, team members say good-bye to their seniors and continue practicing for their next season. In this photo-gallery, team members describe how they felt about...

Celebrating the third win of the season, senior Elliot Krewson and sophomore Tyler Lang finish the game with a shoulder bump before leaving the field. The team beat SLUH 8-0, March 26, and began the season with three consecutive wins. “The beginning of the season made it clear that we would be special,” Lang said. “I think we all knew that we had a solid lineup and everyone had the intent of making it far into the playoffs.”

Bird noises and bocce balls: Varsity baseball has their most successful season in over 10 years

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

Finishing up the regular season 21-3, varsity baseball was selected as the first seed in the second district of class five, the highest the team has been seeded since before 2009. The last time the team...

A review of all the spring sports' progress so far this year.

Varsity spring sports midseason review

Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator April 28, 2021

After a canceled season last year due to COVID-19, spring sports have made a strong return. Approaching the midseason mark, varsity teams have now gotten comfortable with their new leaders and teammates....

Posing for his image on media day, sophomore Kosta Radoman palms a water polo ball and holds it towards the camera. Radoman, although attending Whitfield, has been playing for Parkway West for the first time this season. “It is definitely challenging for an athlete who is committed to a sport when their high school does not offer it,” Radoman said. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity that Parkway West has given me.”

Whitfield student, Longhorn athlete

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

Sophomore Kosta Radoman is enrolled at Whitfield High School, a private institution that does not offer water polo as a sport. Fortunately for Radoman, who has been playing water polo since he was five...

Following a first place finish at the state tournament, the girls racquetball team celebrates their win by raising their trophy. The team participated in the JV1 bracket and hoped to move up to the varsity level next season. “It felt good to know that we were the best team on JV1, only making us more positive we are ready for varsity next year, at least with a lot of hard work,” junior Graci Badami said. “I think about all the varsity players from last year, and some of my teammates from this year, and I strive to do what they do so effortlessly. I also enjoy practicing and working to get better because it’s such a fun sport.”

Girls racquetball team makes a racquet at state

Elise Frost, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

State champions. This title, only won by very few high school athletes over the course of their careers, is one that many members of the girls racquetball team never believed they could achieve. Despite...

Lined up on the brick wall behind the baseball field, fans and younger players sit and watch varsity defeat CBC 16-6, Wednesday, March 31. The team rallied for eight runs in an explosive fifth inning, leading to an inevitable mercy-rule finish after five innings. “The student section at baseball games was really laid back and a lot of fun as we talked about the game more and explained certain situations to people who were confused or interested in learning,” senior fan Carson McCormack said. “The fans were able to be around the great weather and talk with friends.”

No spectator regulations leads to huge fan turnout at varsity baseball games

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

Varsity baseball has started their season with seven wins and one loss, their best start since 2006 when the team finished 14-10. A big difference between this year and years past? Fan turnout. Because...

Senior Reese Berry performs a breaststroke at the Kirkwood Quad. At the meet, she placed first in the 100-meter breaststroke. “I was very excited to swim in this specific meet because we were going against hard competition, but going this hard at these meets will end up to my injury.”

Varsity swimmer senior Reese Berry fights off injury bug ahead of college career

Eli Fassler, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Facing a major setback due to a shoulder injury, senior Reese Berry can do little to prepare for her college swim season at Loyola University New Orleans. Nevertheless, to stay in shape she participates...

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