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WSMS cross country runners train with high school team

WSMS cross country runners train with high school team

LeopardLife Madeline Sanders, Staff Writer

August 29, 2014


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This summer, for the first time ever, middle school students participating in cross country were given the opportunity to run with the Lovejoy High School cross country team. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7 p.m. seventh and eighth graders from Willow Springs trained with the high school students. ...

Allen Quarterback ready to take on the SEC

LeopardLife Joe Vastano and Drew Doig

August 29, 2014


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  Kyler Murray, the 5’10-180 pound, Dual-Threat quarterback, recently committed to attending college at Texas A&M. According to 247sports.com, he is ranked the number three Dual-Threat quarterback in the country and the fifth best prospect out of the state of Texas.     “I...

New head football coach named: Coach Ryan Cox to take control of the ball

New head football coach named: Coach Ryan Cox to take control of the ball

LeopardLife Jake Chamberlin, Drew Doig, and Joe Vastano, Staff Writers

May 28, 2014


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Finally, the moment most students have been waiting to hear, the new head football coach of LHS was announced on May 26, 2014. The new coach is officially Coach Cox. “I feel that Coach Cox will be a great head coach, and that he’s going to get the team fired up for next season,” said Chase Coronado,...

Coaches Green, Mitchell, Kear and others annouce resignations; Athletes react to news

Coaches Green, Mitchell, Kear and others annouce resignations; Athletes react to news

LeopardLife Jake Chamberlin and Joe Vastano, Staff Writers

May 14, 2014


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Along with the May 14th resignation of Head Football Coach Matt Green, many coaches around Lovejoy are resigning such as Coach Kear, soccer coach, Coach Green, head-athletic director and head-football coach, Coach Mitchell, volleyball coach, and Coach Langhening, track and cross-country coach...

New coach to continue LOJO volleyball traditions

New coach to continue LOJO volleyball traditions

LeopardLife Annabelle Archer, Assistant Editor

May 6, 2014


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Through a rigorous selection with over 200 applicants, Jason Nicholson became Lovejoy volleyball’s new varsity coach. When the former coach, Ryan Mitchell announced that he would be taking the job at Southlake Carroll, the athletic department began to look for a replacement immediately. After a...

High School volleyball players bridge age gap

LeopardLife Gracie Sutherland, Staff Writer

May 6, 2014


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An old tradition picked back up three weeks ago. Every Thursday morning from seven to eight Lovejoy High School athletes come play volleyball with the eight graders. “[I enjoy playing with the older girls because] their really fun and encouraging when we play, and their all really good. [I think...

NBA teams stand off in playoffs

LeopardLife Drew Doig, Staff Writer

May 6, 2014


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The NBA Playoffs started Saturday, April 19 and they will be continued through June 5th when the NBA Finals take off. Students think that with this year’s great competition around the league in the NBA, The playoffs will lead up to a supreme title game. “I think that the Miami Heat will win t...

Soccer season kicks into high gear

LeopardLife Joe Vastano, Staff Writer

May 6, 2014


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The soccer season for Willow Springs is underway. The boy’s seventh grade team has 4 wins and 0 losses, the boy’s eighth grade team has 3 wins with 1 tie and 0 losses. The girl’s seventh grade team has 1 wins with 3 losses, and the girl’s eighth grade team has 2 wins and 1 loss with one tie....

WSMS Swimmers make a splash

LeopardLife Katie Felton, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014


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With the 2014 school year starting up, new sports are offered including swim team.  Swim season is only in the spring so who ever wants to swim better do it now.   “[I think] this swim season is going really well, and we’re working hard,” said eighth-grader, Caroline Dunleavy.   This...

Olympian track star joins the bobsled team

LeopardLife Annabelle Archer, Assistant Editor

February 5, 2014


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Try, try and try again. Many people have been taught that in order to succeed, they must rise after they fail, and this is no exception for thirty-one-year-old Olympian, Lori “Lolo” Jones. In 2008, Jones qualified for the summer Olympics in Beijing for the 100-meter hurdles. She was favored to...

Who will take Superbowl 48?

LeopardLife Drew Doig and Joe Vastano, Staff Writers

January 27, 2014


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Super Bowl 48 will take place on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey at MetLife Stadium. It will be televised on Fox Network. Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will sing the night away at the halftime show. Also, the cost of a 30-second commercial is 4 million US dollars. Kickoff will...

7th grade basketball takes on tournaments

LeopardLife Joe Vastano, Staff writer

January 27, 2014


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On Friday the 10th Willow Springs Middle School C team traveled to Erikson Middle School to play their tournament for the year. Their first game started at 7:30 to play Cane in the quarter finals. Cain just came off from a victory against Ford and had the momentum. Cain started off strong and held t...

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