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Soccer kicks into gear

Soccer kicks into gear

LeopardLife Ahmed Bouafif, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018


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The first soccer game was on Tuesday, April 3 and other games are on April 12 and April 17. The seventh-grade boys tied, while the eighth-grade boys, seventh-grade girls, and eighth-grade girls won as well. While most teams started the season off strong, there are still more soccer games to prepare fo...

Track Triumph: The Race, Pace and Place

Track Triumph: The Race, Pace and Place

LeopardLife Michael Modine, Margo Friloux, Staff Writers

April 4, 2018


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Starting on Feb. 12, WSMS started the tryout week for track to see who would be running which race. Many students got to run the events they wanted, and now they’re getting ready for the final two meets while also preparing for their district meet on April 5. Head Coach, Carly Littlefield is works with ...

Teams shoot for success during March Madness

Teams shoot for success during March Madness

LeopardLife Will Doig, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


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Despite Virginia’s defeat as the predicted March Madness winner, students respond to March Madness and give their predictions. Based on the survey, 50 percent of students favored Villanova, 40 percent Kansas, and 10 percent Michigan to win the NCAA Tournament “Villanova is going to win be...

‘Every kid better(s) themselves’ at Performance Course

‘Every kid better(s) themselves’ at Performance Course

LeopardLife Will Doig, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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As a session to condition kids, Performance Course teaches them to become the best version of themselves. As some sports near the end, student-athletes jump right into Performance Course with Coach Coachman to train for their next sport. Main coach, Evan Coachman, also known as Coach Coachman e...

Basketball ends with a swish

Basketball ends with a swish

LeopardLife Will Doig and Margo Friloux, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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-Preston Jones The Leopard basketball teams started on a good note and aimed to finish strong. The eighth-grade boys’ A-team has so far lived up to its expectations with a 3-2 record coming into a home game on Thursday against Curtis. As the boys look to get another win the  B-team looks to go 4-...

Taking down the competition

Taking down the competition

LeopardLife Anthony Morgello, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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With three tournaments under their belt and two more to go, the Lovejoy wrestling team closes in on what some would say is a great season as state finals approach. The boys’ team placed third at state the past year, and the girls won it all. Willow Springs has had a successful season so far, but it wasn...

Leopards take to the rink

Leopards take to the rink

LeopardLife Zach Dillard and Michael Modine, Staff Writers

January 19, 2018


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Hockey and lacrosse are off-campus non-UIL supported sports that some Lovejoy students believe are two of the great sports WSMS has yet to offer. These two are sports many do not think of right away, but to a few people are very important, from the suspense of hitting someone in lacrosse to the thr...

Cross country snatches district

Cross country snatches district

LeopardLife Sam Walton, Business Manager and Mckinley Benthuysen, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018


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Lovejoy’s cross country team had a long running season that came to an end with three wins and one second at district. For the past four months, cross country has been running outside of school and in school in preparation. Trails for the team’s practice are the track behind the WSMS, ...

Ned Fowler Takes the Season

Ned Fowler Takes the Season

LeopardLife Sam Walton, Business Manager, and Will Doig, Sports Writer

December 1, 2017


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His hands now worn, Ned Fowler once dribbled many basketballs and have been used to coach countless others, passing and dribbling basketball after basketball as the lineage moved on from player to player, from Tyler, Texas Robert E. Lee High School and moved onto NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler, and also ...

Football team ends ‘strong’ with hope for new seasons

Football team ends ‘strong’ with hope for new seasons

LeopardLife Tyler Call, Sports Editor

November 27, 2017


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As the football season comes to an end for eighth- and seventh-grade teams. The coaches are overjoyed with the outcome of the season. The seventh-grade red team ended as undefeated district champions with a record of 8-0 and the seventh-grade black team ended with a record of 5-2-1. The eighth-grade red...

Volleyball season’s end: ‘Everyone did their best’

Volleyball season’s end: ‘Everyone did their best’

LeopardLife Anthony Morgello and Mathias Alling, Staff writers

November 15, 2017


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With the volleyball season's end, each team had several wins underneath their belt. The seventh-graders, who had their first year of school volleyball, had many wins, and the returning eighth-graders are doing just the same. As a final statement for their last season in middle school, the eighth-grade A team competed...

FAST and FURIOUS

FAST and FURIOUS

LeopardLife Ahmed Bouafif and Audrey McCaffity, staff writers

November 14, 2017


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As the cross country season progresses, the runners said they hope to improve with each meet.  In preparation for their first meet this week on Nov. 14, against Rockwall and Royse City runners worked out every morning.   Another meet is Nov. 28 in Rockwall.  The cross country season ends in December...

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