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St. Pete track team holding 1st place in a meet.

The Blink of an Eye: The World of Track

Alexa Decker, Sports Editor May 6, 2024

When you hear the word track, all that comes to mind is running, which doesn’t always seem like a wave of excitement. However, there are so many events to choose from and so many different experiences...

Although Tate admits that her schedule can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming, she confidently states that if given the chance, she would not change a thing.

SPHS Double-Athletes: Tate Keber

Maya Matheney, News Editor December 15, 2023

Tate Keber is a St. Petersburg High School senior in the 3DE program. When she is not winning nationwide 3DE challenges, she dominates both the volleyball and tennis courts. Tate’s athletic skill is...

Benjamin Flores, a junior in the IB Program, plays both school and club soccer.

The Mental Effects of Playing Sports

PJ Toomey, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Millions of people worldwide participate in some sort of sport or physical activity. While their motives may all be different, they all have a goal. For some, it is as simple as enjoying themselves or...

The New SPHS Bowling Team!

The New SPHS Bowling Team!

Hope Kennedy, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

The Bowling Team is a newly created sports team this school year! The SPHS Bowling Team has a JV and Varsity team. There are six people on the JV team and eight on the Varsity team. They have practices...

“Sports is a very fast-paced environment, and you have to be able to work well under pressure. I would say that I find the most stressful is maintaining a work/life balance,” said Cafiero.

Turning a Passion for Sports into a Career

Alexa Decker, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Katie Cafiero was the former Public Relations Assistant for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Although she now works for the Nashville Predators, she previously assisted the Lightning with their interviews and...

School spirit is what motivates a lot of students and brings us closer together as a Green Devil family!

Spreading Spirit: An exploration of how varsity cheerleaders build campus spirit

Sophie Cabral, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Everyone knows how big of a tradition high school football games are, especially the first ones. With the year just starting and the football season fast approaching, St. Petersburg High School is bustling...

Pensos words of inspiration, not to mention all of her work as a referee, have shown that hard work truly does pay off. Nothing is out of reach, and sometimes, it may just take more time and effort to achieve your goal.

Tori Penso: Former St. Pete ref to World Cup superstar 

Alexa Decker, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Tori Penso is the first American woman ever to referee a World Cup Final. She is a source of inspiration to young women worldwide and lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. “There is nothing quite like...

The Pickleball Club meets once a week (alternating Wed and Thurs) at the Crescent Lake courts to play.

The Sport of the Summer

Ronak Mangat, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Over the past two years, Pickleball has surged in popularity, transitioning from relative obscurity to a widely recognized racket sport. In pickleball, two or four players use paddles to hit a hollow plastic...

It is really special when a student can form lifelong friendships while playing a game with their fellow athletes.

The Spirit is Just as Important as the Game

Jessica Grasso, Staff Writer September 7, 2023

As children, we are told that our high school years will be the best of our lives. Whether you agree or not, it is hard to ignore the excitement that festers in daily activity. Once a week, the school...

The Green Devil athletes are thrilled to share a field with the Rays.

A Green Devils & Rays Crossover

PJ Toomey, Sports Writer May 15, 2023

Our St. Petersburg High School baseball team practices and plays all its home games on the Huggins-Stengel field at Crescent Lake Park, given that our school campus lacks one of its own. Where there were...

Like many sports teams at St. Petersburg High School, the track team is a family, with coaches, athletes, parents, and others contributing to their victories.

The Support of a Team

Jessica Grasso, Sports Writer May 15, 2023

Every child has that one thing that lives in their imagination and drives their performance both in and out of school. Whether it's the arts, a particular subject that entertains them, or a hobby they...

With two separate heats and trigonometric eye tricks, it is hard to tell which boats are winning and which are falling behind.

A Day in the Life of a Sailor

Olivia Moore, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2023

6:30 am. That is the time Dorothy Mendelblatt wakes up for her Sailing Regattas. She usually drinks a coffee and eats an omelet with toast. Her base layer for clothing is leggings and a tech shirt; she...

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