Contributing writers Owen Crews and Joe Harned speak to basketball coaches about how COVID-19 will affect the season.
“We are using the same precautions that we used for our fall sports teams which include things such as daily screenings of all participants, limiting the size of groups and incorporating physical distancing when possible,” activities director Jerry Collins said over email.
Freshmen Bennet Loving brought home the diving State champion title Nov. 14. at the City of Saint Peters Rec Plex.
Men’s soccer played a total of 13 games this season and won eight of those 13.
Last season’s total record was 21 wins to seven losses.
Sports teams have always had to learn how to overcome obstacles, but COVID was one nobody could’ve truly expected.
Activities Director Jerry Collins announced soccer and field hockey games have been scheduled for the week of Sept. 28 – with spectator restrictions and safety guidelines in place.
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.
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.
Men’s volleyball, like many sports teams, has been put on hold due to the coronavirus.
“Not knowing if I will get to put on the #13 on my back again one last time has been really tough on me,” senior captain Quinton Nehring said.
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).
Following past seasons of hardships, the Webster Groves Skatesmen have come through with a more successful season.
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.
Jaden Fields Junior Editor Women’s basketball started its season with its first game on Thursday, Dec. 5, against Lutheran South. The team is led by head coach Josh Spuhl, who’s coming in for his third year as head coach.Winning is… Read More ›
“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 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.
Jaden Fields Junior Editor Men’s Varsity soccer had an exceptional year under the guide of new head coach Tim Velton. Come the end of the regular season, the team was 16 in six, winning its last regular game against Ladue…. Read More ›
Varsity football enters a sudden winning streak after a season of hardships.
Following a game a few weeks ago, Varsity football has seemingly lifted whatever “curse” had been on the team for the past seasons. The sudden success from the team may be credited to one crucial factor: unity.
Elise Keller Editor-in-Chief Women’s Golf was 9-3 in the regular season, with several younger players leading the team. “I feel this team has a really special bond because we all get along well and we push ourselves to be the… Read More ›
Women’s tennis has had a strong season. After breaking its 25 year losing streak last year, the team won its conference this year with a 9-4 record.
“We’ve done a great job of improving from last yea
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.
Starting in kindergarten Physical Education (P.E.) class, students learn that there are countless benefits from being physically active; however, the negatives are never mentioned.
Isabella Ferrell Contributing Writer With five regular season games left, five postponed and three cancelled, the men’s baseball team has faced multiple obstacles along the way to a winning season. Since it is a spring sport, rain is a number… Read More ›
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.
Tennis season began Feb. 25-March 1 with tryouts lasting the whole week with Coach Terry Verstrate.There were no cuts from the team. Challenge matches were played to find spot numbers on the team. Its first game is on March 26, v.s Rockwood Summit at their courts.
Women’s swim went to State for the second year in a row and finished third overall, scoring 188 points, the highest score ever from WGHS.
On Sundays in the spring, a group of Webster Groves High School students meet around lakes in St. Louis for competition and sharing the activity that unites them. This group is fishing club.
Gretchen Skoglund Contributing Writer Senior lacrosse player Kelly McClure is optimistic about what’s to come. The Varsity women’s goalkeeper, who signed to play at Quincy University, looks forward to leading the Webster team in her final Statesman…. Read More ›
Men’s basketball is on it’s way to winning it’s third consecutive State championship. Who might stop the Statesmen?