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Sophomore Gabe Conn sliding into home plate. Photo by Rocktown Media

Boys baseball is back out on the diamond, and they’re hungry

Cade Walters, Staff writer February 29, 2024

After last season’s loss against Bradenton Christian School in the district quarter finals, the Falcon baseball team is hungry for success this spring. Newly appointed head coach Brandon Mand has the...

Falcons girls weightlifting team after crushing their opponents at districts.

Girls weightlifting team is back-to-back district champs

Savannah Hrubar, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Having a huge collection of hardware is something the Saint Stephen's girls weightlifting team didn't expect considering it was a new addition to the athletic program last year. The lady lifters caught...

Food.  Sports. Games.  The best way to own your Super Bowl experience. Art by Bode LaBelle via Canva

How to make your Super Bowl awesome

Bode LaBelle, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

For those with no horse in the race during the Super Bowl this Sunday, February 11th, the day might just be any given Sunday. Your team isn’t playing, and unless you despise one of the teams on the field,...

Boys basketball players Jackson Sisler, Jack Horne, and Nick Yatros during the Senior Night game against American Collegiate Academy.

Varsity basketball tips off tonight for district semis

Jackson Pakbaz, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

Boys varsity basketball find themselves in a rebuilding phase this season, having lost some key players and adding new talent.  But in recent games, the Falcons have really turned things around.   According...

The girls soccer team celebrates after their big win at districts.

District soccer matches kick off tonight and tomorrow, both against rivals

Dylan Kinder and Bode LaBelle January 30, 2024

Both upcoming soccer matches are sure to be epic games, and the Falcons need your support out there.   Following their quarterfinal 2-1 win against Indian Rocks, the boys will kick off against Bradenton...

Diaz is unstoppable on the field, and an extraordinary human off the field.

Falcon Spotlight: Sofia Diaz

Sarah Black, Staff Writer January 29, 2024

Senior Sofia Diaz is currently in her final year of high school soccer, finishing up what has been a standout career as a four-year varsity soccer player.  The girls soccer team is currently flying through...

Seniors Cade Walters, Will Deprenger, Nick Yatros, and Jackson Sisler pose for the camera

Boys basketball set for Senior Night clash

Cade Walters, Staff Writer/Videographer January 24, 2024

Tonight at 7 pm at Hoagland Arena, the Falcon basketball team will honor the team’s seniors. The Senior Night game will be against American Collegiate Academy’s Rough Riders. The program, set to...

Senior Sarabeth Wester (standing, far right) was Team Manager for the U-12 softball team that won the Palma Sola Park championship.  The girls were a major underdog... Until Wester stepped up.

A team manager may be the X-factor your team needs

Kieran Cloutier, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

When you think about a sports team, what aspects come to mind? Probably the hard-working athletes, the inspiring coaches, or even the die-hard fans. But one aspect of a team that might not come to mind...

This spring, come out to a baseball game to experience the new, faster paced game.

A new era of baseball

Derek Aroyan, Staff writer January 15, 2024

Remember going to baseball games when you were a little kid, seeing the one colossal home run after nine long innings, and having a fantastic time? Really, because I don’t. Baseball games were always...

Falcon Spotlight: Kensington Wheeler

Falcon Spotlight: Kensington Wheeler

Savannah Hrubar, Staff Writer January 8, 2024

Senior Kensington Wheeler has been a Saint Stephen’s student for the past three years and she's known for her academic involvement on campus.  She is the President of the National Honor Society, a leader...


Jacob Fenley and Jackson Sisler December 6, 2023

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Goalkeeper Austin Varga lsends off a punt

Boys soccer kicks off season tonight against Cardinal Mooney

Dylan Kinder, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

On Thursday, November 16th, Saint Stephen’s boys varsity soccer is set to kick off against Cardinal Mooney for the first game of the 2023/2024 season.  The game will take place at 7pm tonight at the...

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