Breaking News and Updates

Homecoming Parade and Lighting of the Letters slated for Sept. 8

The SHS Homecoming Parade and Lighting of the Letters will be on Monday, Sept. 8. at 7 p.m. The parade will start at Goshen Creek Elementary and travel POJO Drive turning right on Holbrook then turning immediately left on POJO Boulevard then onto POJO Drive again. It will end at the gravel lot by the old tennis courts for the Lighting of the Letters and the pep rally.… Read the rest

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TAKS Out-of-School registration

For the October 2014 administrations of the TAKS exit level tests, all registration for out-of-school examinees is online only. TAKS examinees (including former TAAS and TEAMS examinees) must register online at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/taksoos. Examinees can continue to register on site at Springtown High School the day of testing. Registration for the October exit level tests opened August 4 and ends at 5 p.m. Sept. 5.  The October 2014 TAKS exit level tests will be administered Oct. … Read the rest

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Front Page News

Sound of Springtown advances to Area

Sound of Springtown advances to Area

SHS band earns 1st division rating

by Natalie Gentry
The Sound of Springtown earned a first division rating from all three judges at the University Interscholastic League Region 7 Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 18 in Glen Rose.
The superior performance earned the band a trip to Area Competition this Saturday, Oct. 25 at Gupton Stadium in the Cedar Park – Leander ISD.

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Hip to be Square

Hip to be Square

First Square Deal deemed a success

by Natalie Gentry
The inaugural Square Deal fundraiser on Oct. 18 was a hit.
According to Tabernacle committee member and Square Deal coordinator David Ward, the event was a success.
“It may not have been super crowded, but we exceeded our financial goals and expectations for the Tabernacle Fund, and that’s what it was all about.” Ward said. “For a first year, we did really well.”… Read the rest

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SHS choir students move on

By Natalie Gentry
Twenty-two Springtown High School choir students competed at the second level of All-State auditions Saturday, October 11.
Nineteen of these students were selected for All-District and All-Region choirs.
In addition, senior Emily Mitchell was chosen to advance to the Pre-Area round.
Students selected for the All-Region choir included seniors Mitchell, Taylor Myrick, and Mistian Whitehead;  juniors Cera Dyson and Ema Mathers; and sophomores Taylor Teague and Cody Swanson.… Read the rest

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Lady Porcupine

Lady Porcupine

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Sports

Ladies gearing up for postseason volleyball

Ladies gearing up for postseason volleyball

by Mark K. Campbell
There is no doubt that the Lady Porcupine volleyball team (20-15, 5-1) is headed for the playoffs.
While a chance remains to be co-champs with Decatur – the teams meet again at the SHS gym on Springtown’s Senior Night Oct. 28 – a second place finish is the worst the Lady Porcupines can end up.
On Oct. 17, SHS drilled visiting Bridgeport 3-0, taking games by scores of 25-12, 25-6, and … Read the rest

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Porcupines dash visiting Eagles, 61-6

Porcupines dash visiting Eagles, 61-6

by Mark K. Campbell
Things went as expected for the Porcupine football team when 5-4A rival Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis came to the local stadium Oct. 17.
Springtown (4-3, 1-1) bashed the willing but hapless Eagles, 61-6.
With new quarterback Austin Bauman directing the troops, SHS moseyed out to a 21-0 lead.
Then came 27 second period points and  starters were soon sitting.
A blowout allows coaches to play plenty of players who don’t always … Read the rest

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JV, freshman volleyball excelling in District 8-4A action

While the Springtown High School varsity volleyball team is putting together a fine season, so too are the junior varsity and freshman squads – especially in district action.
The SHS JV (10-13, 5-1) most recently swept Bridgeport, 2-0.
Springtown won 25-13, 25-14, Coach Hannah Adams recalled.
Karrah Cooper (7 digs), Raynee Henderson (11 assists, 5 aces), Taylor Keith (2 aces, 3 kills, 5 digs), and Jazz Mannin (3 kills, 4 digs) led the way.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Hard-nosed war movie faithful tank-ful for Fury

Hard-nosed war movie faithful tank-ful for Fury

Of all the cinematic genres, the Movie Man is less crazy about war movies. He’s not a big fan of Westerns or romantic comedies either, but war movies…meh.
But he’s seen a slew of them through the years. And, like all niche movies, there are good and bad in every genre.
Fury is a really good war movie.

About the film
The best war movie ever is Saving Private Ryan (1998, Movie Man No. 244, … Read the rest

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