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Cheerleaders spread school spirit despite injury risks

Cheerleaders spread school spirit despite injury risks

LeopardLife Tyler Call, Sports Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

With their ponytails and high spirits, many may not recognize the possible dangers cheerleaders take. Though they are young, small-framed, peppy girls, cheerleaders actually experience many injuries, some of which may be worse than what’s experienced by football players.   The numbers may seem con...

Color Guard: Spirit and dedication fly high

Color Guard: Spirit and dedication fly high

LeopardLife Margo Friloux, Staff Writer and Sam Walton, Business Manager

October 13, 2017


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  As the football team exits the field for a short break and intermission, on comes the color guard to center the field showcasing in 15 minutes of what took hours to perfect with a show-stopping performance during half-time. With colorful flags swaying, timely choreographed steps, and guard ...

Leopard football readies for season

Leopard football readies for season

LeopardLife Tyler Call, Sports Editor, Sam Walton, Asst. Sports and Business Editor

September 6, 2017


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Once again, as a new school season comes to a start, so does one of the most beloved sports in the state of Texas: football. The wait is over, a new year of football is underway as the Lovejoy Leopards are ready to head for the playoffs once again.    Willow Springs football teams have already hit ...

Harvey didn’t halt Leopard sports

Harvey didn’t halt Leopard sports

LeopardLife Tyler Call, Sports Editor, Sam Walton Business Manager, Riley McGowan, Yearbook Photo Editor, with Will Doig and Zach Dillard, sports writers

August 25, 2017


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With storms hitting the Texas coastline, Lovejoy High School football scheduled for Friday night against Denton High and tennis games against Seven Lakes and a Cross Country meet Saturday in Plano had players, runners and officials Friday afternoon waiting to see if the weather will hinder their sport...

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


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  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


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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 ...

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