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Inaugural Saint Stephen’s Bracket Challenge starts today

Inaugural Saint Stephen’s Bracket Challenge starts today

Cade Westberry, Sports Beat Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

March Madness is the men’s NCAA basketball tournament wherein teams compete for the national championship during one of the year’s wildest months. Filling out a bracket for March Madness is one of the most fun and unifying traditions in sports. The beauty of it is, you don’t have to know a ...

Senior wresters are State-bound

Senior wresters are State-bound

Mark Gharby, Section Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

Seniors Jake Manning (39-7) and Darren Robinson (16-10) have competed at the highest level all season, and they will now head to Kissimmee, Florida, to wrestle in the state tournament. The competition will begin at 10:00am on Friday and continue into Saturday. The wrestling team is a hidden gem...

Re-LAX. The 8th graders got this

Re-LAX.  The 8th graders got this

Alex DeStefano, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In recent years, Saint Stephen's has not been known for having a hugely successful lacrosse program (as the program is quite new).  For a while, the team suffered through quite a few losing seasons.  Last year, the team finally started to get a taste of success and this year, and the addition of n...

Varsity wrestling steamrolls into postseason

Varsity wrestling steamrolls into postseason

Cade Westberry, Sports Beat Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

Despite losing three core senior wrestlers to graduation last year, the Falcon wrestling team has been very successful. One would think losing competitors like Jake Ross, Max Manning, and Parker Lansberg, who all made it to States, would slow the team down, but senior Jake Manning has stepped into tha...

Winter Athletes on Fire!

Winter Athletes on Fire!

Gauntlet Staff

February 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Our first athlete is senior varsity girls soccer player, Ayla Johnston. This past week was the district tournament for our girls’ soccer team. On Monday, they faced off against Imagine School of North Port and Ayla showed out. As SSES left with a 5-0 win and a trip to the championship, Ayla ...

8 things to take away from this year’s CFB season

8 things to take away from this year’s CFB season

Sully Maley, Design Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year’s college football season was an exciting one, with plenty of exciting games, storylines, and upsets. As we begin the seven-month wait for its return, let's look back on some of the best stories of the season. 1) The Trevor Lawrence hype is real... After just one partial season of play, the NFL communit...

Super Bowl 53 preview

Super Bowl 53 preview

Cade Westberry, Sports Beat Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

Do you know everything you need to know about the upcoming Super Bowl?  Are you armed and ready to talk football on February 3rd?  Here's a preview for all of you sports fans out there.    For the New England Patriots, this is familiar territory. This is their third consecutive year making the...

It’s basketball night at the Hoagland Arena; don’t miss it

It’s basketball night at the Hoagland Arena; don’t miss it

Cade Westberry

December 10, 2018


Filed under Newsbriefs, Sports

After a big win against Braden River High School Saturday, the Falcon JV boys basketball team will play BCS at 4:30p this afternoon, Monday, at in the Hoagland Arena. The girls varsity team will follow them at 6:00, facing off against the BCS (Bradenton Christian) team that beat them in the district...

Three varsity games on campus tonight

Three varsity games on campus tonight

Cade Westberry, Sports Beat Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Newsbriefs, Sports

This Friday would be the perfect day to come out and support your Falcons sports teams. After sweeping ODA this past Wednesday, both our girls and boys varsity soccer teams play at home against Southeast tonight. The girls team will kick-off at 5:00 PM, followed by the boys at 7:00. The girls...

Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 13

Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 13

Sully Maley, Director of Visual/Creative Media

November 29, 2018


Filed under Sports

Quarterbacks Start 'Em: Andrew Luck @ JAX, Russell Wilson vs SF Starting Luck is usually a good bet, but this week, it's a no-brainer. He's thrown for at least 3 TD's for eight weeks straight, and the last time he played the Jags, he dropped 27.2 fantasy points. The Jaguars' defensive troubles have only grown sinc...

Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 11

Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 11

Cade Westberry, Sports Beat Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

Start ‘em QB: Jared Goff vs. KC, Marcus Mariota @ IND Goff at home against the high powered Chiefs offense is bound to be in a shootout in a Monday night Primetime game. Mariota just tore up the Patriots in a 34-10 win, and looks to do the same against a weak Colts defense in Week 11. Sit ...

Falcon football headed to third straight Florida Bowl

Falcon football headed to third straight Florida Bowl

Sully Maley, Director of Visual/Creative Media

November 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last Saturday, Falcon football won their 8th consecutive game to take home the Sunshine State Athletic Conference (SSAC) Coral League Championship for the third consecutive year. Now, they'll have the chance to make Saint Stephen's history by pulling off a three-peat State Championship run. After...