Mark Motz of the Forest Hills Journal previews the Spartans' upcoming seasoner against McNicholas Friday at 5:30: The answer came almost before the question ended. Turpin High School head football coach Rob Stoll has heard it enough that he knows he doesn’t want to hear it any more: Was the Spartans’ 4-6 2013 season after a 12-1 record and deep playoff run in 2012 an anomaly? “Man, I sure hope so,” Stoll replied. “Last year was rough. We’re not making excuses, but on the fourth play of the season we lose one of our best players for the year to an injury and it just kept going from there.
Graham Weaver took 21 place in the boys division and Erica Langan finished in eighth place in the girls division to lead the Spartans’ cross country teams at the Saturday Night Lights at Centerville High School. Weaver led the team with a 17:21. He improved by almost 20 seconds from the prior week, and ran his second fastest time ever. The Turpin boys finished eighth overall at the meet.