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COVID-19 Dimming Friday Night Lights for One Week

Story by: Dylan Murdick, Head Sports Editor and Head Newspaper Editor

September 8, 2020

Friday night lights was supposed to be in full affect this week, as the Spring Hill Panthers were set to face the White Oak Roughnecks. However this game was unfortunately cancelled due to multiple students and athletes testing positive for COVID-19 at White Oak. Classes and athletics were postponed for 2 weeks at White Oak,...

Look Back on the Panthers and Lady Panthers Soccer Seasons

Story by: Dylan Murdick, Head Sports Editor and Head Newspaper Editor

February 20, 2020

Soccer season is reaching the home stretch, with only about 7 games left in the regular season. Which all of these athletes think it's crazy to even fathom that their season is already almost over. After a long off season of training on their craft and getting their mind right, these Panthers and Lady Panthers have competed...

Hit Hard, Run Fast, Turn Left

Story by: Dylan Murdick, Head Sports Editor and Head Newspaper Editor

February 19, 2020

Panther Nation its that time of the year again. As the weather starts to warm up again and we enter spring, baseball/softball season falls upon us. Your very own Panthers baseball team and Lady Panthers softball team have their eyes set towards the prize, and are ready to hit it out of the park once again this year. They're...

Kalen Barlow signs with UT Tyler on February 5, 2020 during National Signing Day at SHISD, Panther Gym.

National Signing Day

February 5, 2020

Today was a big day for athletes around the nation as colleges reached out and athletes reached up to...

Joann Sparks: A Timeless Leader

Story by: Brian Vaca

December 18, 2019

Joann Sparks was a graduate of East Texas State College in Commerce, she taught PE, health, physical science and coached girls' basketball and track. As well as Boys and Girls cross country. As you can see she was a very busy woman. The tournament "Shoot Out" is held every year in honor of her contributions to the athletic department...

More than a win

Story by: Rose Shoonbeck, staff writer

November 26, 2019

  Cross country is more than just a team of long distance runners, they are a family. Even through tough times and losses they are still there for each other.     “After the crash, when i was in the hospital, the team lined the halls and came to visit me.” Coach Jordan Alford said, “ We’ve always ran ...

Story by: Miasia Arceneaux

November 26, 2019

Thinking that track and cross-country are the same is like thinking that football and rugby are the same; both sports are completely different and once you observe their meets, that difference becomes apparent. Both sports include running and meets, but there’s more to each sport than those two aspects. Cross country i...

Net Gains for Tennis

Story by: Maddie Kennedy, staff writer

November 26, 2019

The Spring Hill High School tennis team has gone through many changes this year. They received a new coach, and lost many valuable players. But, everyone is still very excited for the start of a new season coming up in the spring.   “ I am looking forward to tennis starting this spring,“ 10th grader Kaylee Montgome...

 Springhill Cross Country poses for a picture with their trophy from winning regionals.

Cross Country sets new records

November 26, 2019

The Springhill Cross Country runners went to state and placed 7th with their new coach, Ashton Wells. ...

Freshman Davaunte Powers scores in round 1 of Texas Football Playoffs as Spring Hill Panthers beat Caddo Mills 23-12 as Panthers advance to play Waco Connally.

Freshman Focus

November 26, 2019

Spring Hill sports are showing to be very competitive and lively this year. Unexpected Freshman Jaden...

Athletic Trainers take playoffs seriously

Story by: Lacey Allen, staff writer

November 26, 2019

For the first time in over 10 years Spring Hill High School has made it to the playoffs. This is Karyssa Cook's first year with our boys,  the only senior on the student athletic training team.  I asked her how she felt about our team going to the playoffs and she said,”Oh, it makes me so happy that our school is going to p...



November 21, 2019

It's been a long time coming. Many in the Freshman Class of 2020 were not born the last time the Panthers went to Area competition on the gridiron. So, this, Panther Nation, is sweet for all who wear the blue and white: past, present, and future.

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