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Sports season wraps up for WSMS leopards

Sports season wraps up for WSMS leopards

LeopardLife Drew Doig, Sports Editor

May 18, 2015


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The sports at Lovejoy are coming to a close for the 2015 school year. Football, volleyball, track, cross-country, swim, basketball, soccer, wrestling, and tennis all had successful years. Soccer finishes with its last game this Tuesday, with 8th grade boys having an undefeated season this year. The...

Tennis season finishes

Tennis season finishes

LeopardLife Joe Vastano, Co Editor in Chief

May 18, 2015


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The Willow Springs Middle School tennis season ended.  It has been a long ride starting from all the way back to the winter. The players worked hard all season long and competed the best they could in all of the tournaments that they were put in, players said.   “Tennis was very fun this...

Lovejoy track team takes home many trophies

LeopardLife Madeline Sanders, staff writer

April 8, 2015


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The athletes walk into the stadium confident, ready, but still uneasy. Checking their spikes and tying their shoes one last time, they head to their event where fate waits. With the bang of a gun, the jolt over the pole, the jump into the sinking sand, the throw into the unknown, the competitors give...

March Madness lives up to its name

LeopardLife Drew Doig, Sports editor

March 31, 2015


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Trevor Lacey dribbles down the court with six seconds, he crosses half court, goes up for the shot. The shot is not there so he passes to his three hundred pound center, BeeJay Anya and goes up for the game winning basket, “swoosh” and the NC State Wolfepack beat the LSU Tigers to advance to the...

Getting off on the right foot begins with the proper shoe for runners

LeopardLife Madeline Sanders, Staff Writer

February 19, 2015


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“Just do it”- proclaims Nike. However, in order to just do it, with track season at hand, middle school and all runners alike need the proper shoes and style in any brand to succeed. The shoes runners wear are an essential part of Track and Cross Country. Some shoes are better for sprinting, others f...

Swimming splashes into season

LeopardLife Grace Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 9, 2015


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As 2015 has begun, swimming has started up as an athletic at WSMS.   “I’m excited to join the swim team because it’s a fun way to stay active and it gives me a chance to be in the water,” said seventh-grader, Emily Lawler.   This January, Willow Springs is introducing swimming....

Cross country crosses finish line with final meet

LeopardLife Madeline Sanders, Staff Writer

December 17, 2014


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While most athletics use running as punishment, cross country uses running as its sport. To cross county runners, running is an escape that helps clear their mind. “I like cross country because it is an individual sport and we get to run by ourselves, yet it is a team sport, and we were all in it...

PE classes get a jump on Jiu-Jitsu every Wednesday with a new course offering

PE classes get a jump on Jiu-Jitsu every Wednesday with a new course offering

LeopardLife Alexander Doran, Staff writer and photographer

December 17, 2014


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As students get fit through P.E. classes, a new activity has come to play for student participation, Jiu-Jitsu. Jean and John Machado, Jiu-Jitsu brothers, come to demonstrate the arts of jiu-jitsu. The first day they came was on Wednesday, Dec. 3. Every Wednesday of the week they will come to practice...

Cross Country athletes don’t go home without a name

LeopardLife Seebeh Shaikh, Staff Writer

November 17, 2014


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  Cross-Country athletes go home with a name again. The WSMS runners faced of three Rockwall schools on a 2-mile course and will face them again Nov. 18. WSMS made the job look easy but the job was actually challenging with the hills and the icy-cold weather during their meet on November 11. “It...

Speed Domination: Lovejoy takes top at first official middle school meet Nov. 11

LeopardLife Collins Morgan, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014


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Lovejoy ISD is full of kids with athletic, smarts, and other things. Lovejoy ISD is one of the most aggressive schools in sports recognized and commented upon by many students said..  This year a new student joined the pack of runners and one can see that the school was introduced to a new speed dominator. Cole...

Shooting into Basketball Season

LeopardLife Grace Nguyen, staff writer

November 6, 2014


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As basketball season comes into play, Willow Springs middle school students say they’re determined to make the team. Players have been spending hours practicing and are ready for the big week of tryouts. “I’m excited about basketball this year. I think it is going to go really good,” said...

New gear, new coaches and familiar game: Willow Springs football wait is over with coming scrimmage against Wylie Cooper

New gear, new coaches and familiar game: Willow Springs football wait is over with coming scrimmage against Wylie Cooper

LeopardLife Jake Chamberlin, Assistant Editor

September 3, 2014


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The wait is finally over. Willow Springs middle school football tackles its season with the first game coming on September 10. Many students gear up in the new equipment to take on the All- American game.   “Overall, I think that both teams will do good this year because of both the...

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