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New Years Playoff Set For College Football Final Four

New Year’s Playoff Set For College Football Final Four

By Braydon Waller, Spartan Staff January 2, 2023

Update: The University of Georgia will face Texas Christian University (TCU) in college football's National Championship game, 8 pm Monday, Jan. 9 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. The Georgia Bulldogs...

Argentina Wins the World Cup

Messi, Argentina Win World Cup

By Braydon Waller, Spartan Staff December 14, 2022
After his country’s 3-0 win over Croatia Tuesday, Lionel Messi has earned his second trip lto a World Cup final where his team will face France Sunday morning.
A Year of Spartan Sports in Review

A Year of Spartan Sports in Review

By Ellis Jones and Julian Brown , Spartan Staff December 14, 2022

So far, the 2022 section of this academic year has brought on some notable sports headlines. Here is a quick recap of the year through December.   Hot Start, Cold Finish on the Gridiron After...

Men’s Varsity Set Hoops Hopes High After 5-2 Start

Men’s Varsity Set Hoops Hopes High After 5-2 Start

By Ellis Jones, Spartan Staff December 8, 2022
Varsity Men's Basketball begin a two-game homestand this weekend, 7 pm Friday, against Joliet Catholic.
Lady Spartans lighting up court, lifting hopes for State

Lady Spartans lighting up court, lifting hopes for State

By Brooklyn Allen, Spartan Staff December 8, 2022
This weekend, Marian Catholic's Lady Spartans will host their annual Christmas Invitational, Saturday, Dec 10th through Dec. 14. These games will also be their first home games of the season. 
The US Mens World Cup bid ended with a 3-1 loss to Netherlands on Dec. 3 in Qatar.

U.S. Eliminated In World Cup

By Braydon Waller, Futbol Expert December 8, 2022
In the highly anticipated England vs. United States game, there was a scoreless draw, which on paper looks terrible. Yet, actually, it is an amazing. Due to that tie with England - the country where soccer was created - and the number 4 ranked team in the world, these US athletes proved they could play on the world stage. 
2022 World Cup Full of Sweat and Sand

2022 World Cup Full of Sweat and Sand

By Braydon Waller, Spartan Staff November 28, 2022

Update: The US Men's National Team (USMNT) is one win away from advancing to the knockout stage of the World Cup. To do so, the US must defeat Iran, a team that represents the people of Iran, but not...

Bulls Hope to Make Another Playoff Run

Bulls Hope to Make Another Playoff Run

By Julian Brown, Spartan Staff November 17, 2022

Last year the Chicago Bulls ended a four-year playoff drought, after finding success in the duo of Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan. At that point the Bulls were at the top of the Eastern Conference after...

Bears Will Bounce Back, Justin Their Own Time

Bears Will Bounce Back, “Justin” Their Own Time

By Ellis Jones, Spartan Staff November 17, 2022

These past couple of seasons have been shaky for the Chicago Bears to say the least.  Now, the future looks bright with a new offensive threat in play-calling and the historic feats from the feet of...

Sophomore Daniel Kasperan was featured in a profile story last year.

Sophomore Runner Qualifies For State Meet

Spartan Staff October 31, 2022

UPDATE:  After the story was originally published, Daniel Kasperan qualified for the State meet by placing third at the IHSA 2A Metamora Sectional on Saturday with a time of 15:04.49. The team finished...

Saturday Night Lights: The Illini and the BIG10

Saturday Night Lights: The Illini and the BIG10

By Braydon Waller, Spartan Staff October 26, 2022
Fighting Illini grad and superfan Mr. Becvar said the atmosphere at Illinois football games has been "electric" this year.
Volleyball Seniors Set to Step into the Spotlight

Volleyball Seniors ‘Set’ to Step into the Spotlight

By Zoe Miller, Spartan Staff October 11, 2022
The team’s sense of camaraderie is a big part of why the girls work so well together. 
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