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WSMS’ own, Mrs. Novicke, runs in Boston Marathon

WSMS’ own, Mrs. Novicke, runs in Boston Marathon

LeopardLife Tyler Call, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
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For the past 120 years, people from all over the world gathered in Massachusetts for 26 long, exhausting, and painful miles of running. This year, WSMS’ own eighth-grade U.S history teacher, Allison Novicke, qualified for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Every year since 1897, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has held the Boston Marathon in Bosto...

TIME and TEMPO- tennis finishes season strong and looks to more fall practice

TIME and TEMPO- tennis finishes season strong and looks to more fall practice

LeopardLife Adam Pool and Sam Walton, Staff Writers
April 28, 2017
Filed under Sports

  As tennis wraps up, this season,  next year, student will get to participate in tennis as an all-year-around sport. While tennis comes to a close,  players said they know all of their efforts and hard work has been used for one thing and one thing only, tennis. The boys end their se...

Lacrosse gets ready for playoffs

Lacrosse gets ready for playoffs

LeopardLife Ryan Wang and Sam Walton, Staff Writers
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

Lacrosse has been a subtle sport for America. Our school however adapts to this sport, giving students a chance to have fun and play the sport. The Iroquois were the first native American tribe to play lacrosse, and are believed to have invented it. The first sighting of lacrosse being played was...

Track season shoots off

Track season shoots off

LeopardLife Katya Wise and Garrett Norwood, staff writers
February 15, 2017
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Track season is coming soon for Willow Springs Middle School and students are getting ready to transfer from offseason into track. Viable options for track are sprints, long distance running, relays, hurdles, pole vault, high jump, triple jump, long jump, shot put, and discus. There will be six meets,...

Wrestling wraps up with state tournament Jan. 27-Jan. 28

Wrestling wraps up with state tournament Jan. 27-Jan. 28

LeopardLife Ryan Wang and Adam Pool, Staff Writers
January 27, 2017
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Stepping back on the mat, sweat drips from the wrestler’s brow, and the next round is starting. Heart pounding, fatigue sets in, but the wrestlers keeps going. This is what it’s like to be a WSMS wrestler. The wrestlers took to the mat on Nov. 15 with a red/black scrimmage and will wrap up this...

Top Sports Events that occurred during 2016

Top Sports Events that occurred during 2016

LeopardLife Abe Bedjaoui and Maddox Pederson, Sports Editor and Staff Writer
January 12, 2017
Filed under Sports

  As 2016 closed, there were some big, eventful, and historical sports events to look back on.   1: Super Bowl 50 was the most watched sports event of 2016; there were 111.86 million viewers. The Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers were the two teams in the game. The 14-1 Carolina...

Basketball bounces past 2016

Basketball bounces past 2016

LeopardLife Katya Wise and Garrett Norwood, Staff Writers
January 9, 2017
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The basketball teams have rumbled to a total of 35 wins and 11 losses. Eighth-grade boys’ teams have a combined record of eleven-one, eighth-grade girls’ teams have a combined record of ten-two. Seventh-grade boys’ teams have a combined record of eight-two, seventh-grade girls’ teams have a combined ...

Cross Country Prepares for District Meet

Cross Country Prepares for District Meet

LeopardLife Maddox Pederson, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
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For the second out of three total meets, both of the eighth grade teams took first place. However, both the seventh grade boys and girls got second place. The cross country season started at Myers Park in Rockwall. Both seventh-grade teams placed second as a team while both eighth-grade teams placed fir...

WSMS Faculty takes students 52-48

WSMS Faculty takes students 52-48

LeopardLife Taylor Crosby, managing editor
November 18, 2016
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Basketball bounces into season

Basketball bounces into season

LeopardLife Adam Pool, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
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    The Lovejoy basketball season bounced into season as tryouts came to to an end last week and court time began this week.For the seventh grade boys team, there was a very large turn out with about 60 boys trying out and 36 made the team.  Girls had a large turnout as well, with most m...

Lovejoy District Pool

Lovejoy District Pool

LeopardLife Sam Walton and Garrett Norwood
November 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

The swim season is getting started; The athletes are training and preparing for the upcoming season, but a new pool trying to be open by the season’s beginning is still under construction.       “The athletes are excited because it's the first time in program's history they will have some...

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