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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...

The girls team continues to win with their Coach, Tim McGoff, by their side.

Girls & Boys Varsity Lacrosse Teams Reformed

PJ Toomey, Sports Writer March 6, 2023

Beginning their season on Wednesday, February 15th, the St. Petersburg High School Girls' Varsity Lacrosse team faced off against Northside Christian, followed by the boys' team. Last year, both lacrosse...

The outstanding sailing team at St. Petersburg High School (2022)

History of SPHS Sailors

Dorothy Mendelblatt, Sports Writer December 12, 2022

The St. Pete High sailing team started as a student-run organization with the goal of competing at the national championship in Annapolis. They recruited and trained sailors who were able to compete at...

“Don’t focus on the bad shots, just worry about your next shot and how you can do better.”

Senior Reflection: Janie Cunneen’s golf career

Hema Mangat, Sports Editor December 12, 2022

After four years of being a part of the St. Petersburg High School girl's varsity golf team, Janie Cunneen is now a retired green devil. Janie has led the team to the FHSAA state championship two years...

2021: Avery Lazzara (left) and Anna Cubito (right) at their cross country meet.

Beloved by Many, Appreciated By All

Jessica Grasso, Sports Writer December 12, 2022

Student. Athlete. Inspiration. Avery Lazzara is a star athlete on the cross country and tennis teams at SPHS. She is a member of the student government and is an IB student graduating this year. According...

This season looks promising for the varsity soccer players here at SPHS and their many fans!

SPHS Soccer Season Begins!

PJ Toomey, Sports Writer December 12, 2022

Everyone’s favorite fall sport has come back into play this 2022-2023 SPHS school year. The boys’ varsity team kicked off this season on November 7th with an insane shutout victory of 8-0 against Lakewood...

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