The student news site of Willow Springs Middle School

LeopardLIFE

The student news site of Willow Springs Middle School

LeopardLIFE

The student news site of Willow Springs Middle School

LeopardLIFE

New England Patriots Cut Cam Newton, Mac Jones Starts

New England Patriots Cut Cam Newton, Mac Jones Starts

Braden Buchek September 15, 2021

After battling for the starting quarterback job in training camp for several weeks, the Patriots have decided to release the former 2015 MVP and the first overall pick from the 2011 NFL draft, Cam Newton....

September 9 Leopard Volleyball Roundup

September 9 Leopard Volleyball Roundup

Emerson York September 15, 2021

The volleyball games on September 9, were a hit for both 7th and 8th grade. Volleyball players faced Rockwall Cain, and every team won. Families and friends showed up to the home and away games to support...

WSMS Athletics Ramping Up this Week

WSMS Athletics Ramping Up this Week

Sarah Osornio and Emerson York September 2, 2021

It's a new school year, and seventh and eighth graders are very excited about starting school athletics. Seventh grade is the first year where you can try out for a sport to represent your school. WSMS...

Dak Prescotts Latissimus Injury is no Longer an Issue

Dak Prescott’s Latissimus Injury is no Longer an Issue

Braden Buchek August 31, 2021

Prescott suffered a latissimus strain in his throwing shoulder four weeks ago, which inabled him from throwing and practicing in 11-on-11 drills in training camp and practice.  Dak has recently started...

Lovejoy Athletic Departments New Concussion Program: Sway Balance

Lovejoy Athletic Department’s New Concussion Program: Sway Balance

Sydney Cole August 27, 2021

This year, the Lovejoy Athletic Department adopted a new concussion screening program, Sway Balance. This program uses a series of symptoms, balance, and cognitive tests to alert your coaches if you have...

Super Bowl LV

Grayson Stanford and Taylor Pettit March 17, 2021

On February 7th, 2021, Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Superbowl. This is the first time a Super Bowl team (Buccaneers) played on their home field. Tom Brady quarterbacked...

7th Grade Girls Basketball Season Affected by COVID-19

Eloise Friloux and Ivy Eckols March 17, 2021

The 7th-grade basketball program is already up and running, and so far, all teams have been successful with managing wins and losses. Unfortunately, one major downfall and disadvantage to the teams this...

2020-21 WSMS Wrestling Season

Grayson Stanford and Taylor Pettit March 17, 2021

The WSMS Wrestling season has finally kicked off, but with the pandemic, how wrestling will continue through social distancing and CDC guidelines is a challenge. Wrestling season started a few weeks ago...

A Day in the Life of a High School Athlete: What it’s Like to Balance School and Sports

Dana Colston, Newspaper Writer February 24, 2021

High school: a maze full of twists and turns. Being a student-athlete can add extra obstacles to the maze. Maggie Manders, a sophomore and soccer player at Lovejoy High School, gives us insight into what...

7th Grade Girls Basketball

Elouise Friloux and Grace Peay February 24, 2021

There are so many areas of the game of basketball to personalize, like shooting form, ball-handling moves, defensive style, court vision, and more. Every girl on the 7th grade girls teams do just that....

WSMS Cross Country

Sydney Cole November 9, 2020

The 2020-2021 Cross Country season started on Tuesday, September 29, at WSMS. For many students, this is their first year to run cross country. On the 29th, Lovejoy went up against Highland Park, and on...

How COVID-19 is Changing the 2020 Big 12 Season

Grayson Stanford and Taylor Pettit November 9, 2020

The 2020 Big 12 season has already begun and will be one to remember due to COVID-19 due to COVID-19. It started on September 3rd and will end on December 7th, 2020. The teams will play in their normal...

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