Sports

Student athletes prepare for fall season, despite uncertainty

Leading up to the start of school in August, a big question among students was whether or not athletes were going to have a fall sports season. 
Due to concerns about Covid-19, it seemed high school sports practices and games would be deemed implausible. However, precautions are being taken to ensure Webster Groves High School  teams are able to practice this fall and possibly play games. 

Women’s lacrosse gets new coach

Emily Stisser Entertainment Columnist New women’s lacrosse Coach, Rita Hunt, played lacrosse for three years in high school and has been coaching for 15, beginning coaching right after college graduation.  “I would have loved to play in college, “ Hunt… Read More ›

Spring sport athletes try to stay active 

Spring sports were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring sports include baseball, men’s golf, lacrosse, women’s soccer, men’s tennis, track and men’s volleyball. Athletes from each of these sports are trying to remain active and in shape even though their season has been postponed. 

Women’s swim competes at State

Women’s swim competed for State on Feb. 20-21, at the Saint Peters Rec Plex.
The team placed fifth at State, following Parkway West (first), Parkway Central (second), Ladue (third) and Nerinx Hall (fourth).

Op-Ed: NHL All-Star Game entertains students, city

It seems that hockey in St. Louis couldn’t get any better. A Stanley Cup win and sitting atop the league in points are all part of what has made hockey so entertaining for St. Louis Blues fans and WGHS students.
However, another event that came to Enterprise Center allowed fans to celebrate not just the St. Louis Blues, but the whole National Hockey League (NHL) and its best players.

Numbers propel women’s swimming

“We knew it was going to be one of the hardest of the season,” senior co-captain Grace Lock said about the opening women’s swim meet.
The team lost 69-101 to Kirkwood on Dec. 3. Despite the outcome, it still has high hopes for the season.

Men’s basketball kicks into action

Men’s Varsity basketball is experiencing its first season that’s not under the guidance of coach Jay Blossom.
For the past 20 years, Blossom has been the head of the basketball department, building deep connections with the players and working as Varsity head coach.
Following Blossom’s retirement, former assistant coach Justin Mathes will step up as head coach.

4 Varsity teams feature freshmen players

As fall sports are coming into action, teams are finally breaking into Varsity and JV teams. It’s a rare occurrence to have a new freshman joining Varsity at the start of the season.
Of 10 fall sports with upper teams, only four Varsity teams have freshmen on them.
Traditionally, Varsity teams consist mainly of upperclassmen, so when freshmen make the cut it’s always something different.

Golf teams freshmen make difference

Last year the team had three students including freshman Will Ireland go to the Sectional tournament. Ireland was accompanied by then-junior Drew Schwager and then-senior Charlie Scheipeter.A new season also means new players.