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The Illusional 6th Man: How fans at sporting events affect the culture of athletics


Cam Powell, Sports Editor/ Reporter
March 18, 2014

In sports, the capacity to play, compete, and win lies within the athlete, or the team. The outcome to these three components often depend on the internal aspects: how talented a player may be, how athletic, how smart, how tough, and so on. However, most people tend to overlook the external aspect of... Read more »

Winter Sports At Monument: Spartan teams seek successful seasons this winter

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Cam Powell, Sports Editor
December 12, 2013

As the flurries start to fall, Monument athletics are gearing up for the long winter season. Last week kicked off the regular season for all winter teams and the energy level was sky high. “The expectations are great all across the board,” guidance counselor Mike Powell believes. “We want to see... Read more »

Monument Wrestling Team: Hard work and dedication led to a successful season


Kevin Marzotto, Maroon Tribune Reporter
March 6, 2013

Monument Mountain’s wrestling team ended their season with a record of 14 wins and13 losses and placed 4th at the Holiday Tournament and the Western Mass Tournament. The team consists of 26 wrestlers and four managers. The head coach, Mr. Gordie Soule, was ecstatic with the number of wrestlers he had... Read more »

Slow Start Does Not Stop Lady Spartan Basketball Team: Current Record is 0-2


Hannah Rolf
December 21, 2012

  The Lady Spartans start off the season slowly with two losses at home. The team took on Quabog and Westfield to open the season.   The Spartans went into halftime of both games either tied or down by one, holding their own. The third quarter is when trouble struck for the Spartans as the... Read more »

Boys Ski Team Reunited: A preview of the boys ski team

Hannah Rolf
December 4, 2012

The boys ski team- coached by Peter Duhnam- await the opening of Bosquet Ski Area. The season is underway with dry land training but the team will get on snow when the ski area opens.   After losing only two seniors, Oliver Holliday and Tyler Summers, the team will not lack experience. The Spartan... Read more »

Housy League Back for Another Year: Intramural basketball is thriving through Spartan Launch

Hannah Rolf
December 4, 2012

  For some people the commitment and rigorous schedule of the high school basketball team is too much. This is why Eli Shalan had the idea to create an after school basketball league for students interested in staying active and still being competitive.   The league was created last year as... Read more »

Boys Basketball Back on the Court: A preview for the boys basketball team

Hannah Rolf
December 4, 2012

After only a week of practices the boys basketball team will continue to prepare for the season. The Spartans come off an 8-12 season and welcome back five seniors to lead the team.   The Spartans go into the season with a clear goal in mind: qualifying for the Western Mass tournament.   “Right... Read more »

Lady Spartans Ready for Redemption: a preview of the girls basketball team

Hannah Rolf
November 28, 2012

After a 4-16 season last winter, the girls basketball team looks to improve. Despite the loss of five seniors, coach Unsworth and coach Soule lead the team into the season with positive energy.   Led by captains Haley Korte, Hunter Cormier, and Hannah Rolf, the Lady Spartans are ultimately looking... Read more »

Spartans Hit the Slopes: a preview of the girls ski team

Hannah Rolf
November 28, 2012

As the winter nears, the girls ski team will regroup and prepare for another season on the slopes. With a core group returning, these previous Berkshire County champions look to maintain their title for the third consecutive year . The girls are led by coach Peter Dunham. Losing only two seniors –... Read more »

Friends, Family, Food, and Football: Keys to a Good Super Bowl Party

January 19, 2012

Setting the record for the most watched television event ever 2 years in a row, the Super Bowl is sure to rack up the views this year. Notice I called it an event, because the Super Bowl has become much more than just a game of football. Everyone and their brother stocks up on a wide variety of food,... Read more »

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