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Soccer boys take disrict; girls learn from experience

Soccer boys take disrict; girls learn from experience

LeopardLife Jacob Parkinson and Lia Hopkinson, Staff Writers

May 18, 2016


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Soccer left the season with district wins for the boys and a solid attempt by the Leopard girls. The boys came out as district champs and coaches are excited about the season turnout. “{I’m excited about next year for high school because} We have a of good players right now and the idea in middl...

Tennis closes as the heat raises

Tennis closes as the heat raises

LeopardLife Kennison Williams, staff writer

May 5, 2016


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Since the beginning of 2016, players have endured lesson after lesson, practice after practice, and tournament after tournament. Their season though, is soon coming to an end. “We’ve done good at multiple tournaments and some better than others, so we did pretty good,” said Matthew Goudeau, ei...

Track sprints to a close: sports commentary

Track sprints to a close: sports commentary

LeopardLife Carter Satterwhite, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


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  After working hard for the past month and placing in several tough meets, the Willow Springs track team competed in their district qualifier a week ago and district the meet on April 7. After leaving school early during seventh period Thursday, runners, jumpers, and throwers took their ...

March Madness makes its way into Willow Springs

March Madness makes its way into Willow Springs

LeopardLife Jackson Willard and Jack Brown, staff writers

April 1, 2016


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The sound of the buzzer, the blow of the whistle, and the ball swishing through the blank white net, these are all things found during March Madness. In this annual National Collegiate Athletic Administration (NCAA) tournament, 68 teams compete to win the title of Collegiate Basketball National Champions. ...

Soccer players have a goal of winning

Soccer players have a goal of winning

LeopardLife Grace Nguyen, Sports editor

March 31, 2016


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As the athletes sprint across the field, the fans roar in hopes of a win at the end of the day; this is the dream for players as they practice for future games. “Tryouts were fun, and I enjoyed playing,” said eighth grader, Jake Britton. Starting the week before spring break, seventh and eighth grade ...

Swimmers splash into season

Swimmers splash into season

LeopardLife Jackson Willard, staff writer

March 10, 2016


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The horns have been blown, and the timers have begun counting as the seventh and eighth grade swim team have jumped right into their season with tryouts over and practices started. “I was very excited for swimming; it is one of my favorite sports, but I still have a fear of drowning,” said Jo...

Tennis prepares for doubles tournament

Tennis prepares for doubles tournament

LeopardLife Abe Bedjaoui and Kennison Williams, staff writers

March 10, 2016


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Rackets have been restrung, endured unforeseen weather, and have come in contact with countless, light green balls. As tennis players practice for their second upcoming tournament, the team has many things for which to prepare.  They must pick their partner for the doubles tournament and devise a strate...

Leopards run as one

Leopards run as one

LeopardLife Carter Satterwhite, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016


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Willow Springs Middle School athletes competed in their first season meet on Thursday, March 3rd. At the meet, both eighth grade teams placed second, and seventh grade girls did not place, but seventh grade boys took home the gold.

Wrestling sees growing trend of female wrestlers

Wrestling sees growing trend of female wrestlers

LeopardLife Taylor Crosby and Layla Healey, staff writers

March 3, 2016


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  Move over boys, people are pinning people down, wearing pink and sporting pony tails and placing proudly on the podium. While wrestling has always been a sport viewed as exclusive to boys, the sport has been expanding with successful girls joining the team. Gender equality is t...

Athletes to compete in first track meet

Athletes to compete in first track meet

LeopardLife Carter Satterwhite, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016


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The first meet of the season is actually not a real competition, but a practice run through at Lovejoy High against students only from Willow Springs, and will prepare many seventh graders and athletes new to track and field for the upcoming competitive season, starting March 3rd.  Although track run...

Tennis match delayed due to weather, but players are ready to swing into action

Tennis match delayed due to weather, but players are ready to swing into action

LeopardLife Kennison Williams and Abe Bedjaoui, Sports Writers

February 23, 2016


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      While tennis season started with a whack, pow, and an ace, players will have to wait for the courts to dry out as their first match was canceled due to weather today ( Tuesday, Feb. 23) against Rockwall Williams. Coaches worked to get things into swing for the match, they said. “We are...

From family to football, Leopards are fervent about new Head Football Coach, Todd Ford

From family to football, Leopards are fervent about new Head Football Coach, Todd Ford

LeopardLife Madeline Sanders, Editor-in-Chief and Grace Ngyuen, Sports Editor and Carter Satterwhite, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


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From calling plays under the Friday night lights to working skills under the sweltering summer heat, new Head Football Coach Todd Ford will be leading the leopards both on the field, around campus and in the community with a big impact and a big heart, players, other coaches and administrator...

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