Spartans Earn State Playoff Berth

By Brandon Baker

If you are wondering what all the fuss is about this week, it probably has to do with the Greenbrier East Spartans football team.

That's because this past Friday night, November 2, the Spartans rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat the Riverside Warriors 44-24 and clinched a spot in the state playoffs in the process. East was dubbed the 12th seed and will face 5th seeded Ripley in Ripley this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Read more in the Monday, November 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spartans Football Keeps Playoffs Within Reach With Princeton Win

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East Spartans went on the road to Mercer County Friday, October 26, and took care of the Princeton Tigers 53-14 in a contest the Spartans could not afford to lose.

That's because East's playoff hopes would have been all but over with a loss; with a win, they are very much in play, if a few chips fall into place.

Read more in the Monday, October 29, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lady Spartans Overtake Warriors in Sectional Play

By Brandon Hamilton

Soccer sectionals are underway and the Greenbrier East Lady Spartans came out for blood. The Riverside Warriors entered Spartan Stadium Tuesday evening, but they regretted it by the end of the first half.

Kate Perkins #11 set the pace for the game as she quickly hammered one home. Riverside was able to answer when an infraction outside of the goalie box created a free kick. The ball was kicked just outside the reach of goalie Mallory Alderson #00; Alderson made sure this didn't happen the rest of the game. When play was restarted Perkins ran straight down the field and made it 2-1.

Read more in the Thursday, October 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Football Team Suffers Heartbreaking Loss

By Brandon Baker

A lot happened at Spartan Stadium this past Friday night, October 12.

The 1988 football team was honored before the game, the coach from that team, Homer Cridle, did the coin toss and the weather was finally very football-like - crisp and cool.

Read more in the Monday, October 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spartans Off TO Best Start In 20 Years With Win

By Brandon Baker

Ever since they lost to Bluefield 72-7, the Greenbrier East Spartans football team has quietly gotten back to basics ad have now won two games in a row.

Their most recent victory came this past Friday, September 28, when they shutout the Alleghany, VA, Mountaineers 14-0 on the road.

Read more in the Monday, October 1, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spartans Football Passes Road Test

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East Spartans were coming off of a huge 62-7 loss to Bluefield last week. Having to go back on the road to another top 10 ranked team this past Friday, September 22, the Spartans didn't know what to expect.

What they did, however, was come away with a dominating 32-6 victory over the 10th ranked Buckhannon-Upshur (B-U) Buccaneers (2-2). To make it even better for Spartan fans, it was B-U's homecoming game and those festivities were spoiled in a big way.

Read more in the Monday, September 24, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spartans Overmatched Against Beavers

By Brandon Baker

In a game that was moved up a day early due to Tropical Storm Florence, the Greenbrier East Spartans ran into a tropical storm known as the Bluefield Beavers.

The state's AA top tanked team, Bluefield was just too superior on both sides of the ball for East to handle as the Beavers cruised to an easy 62-7 victory.

Read more in the Monday, September 17, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier East JV Soccer Team Crushes Pikeview

By Brandon Hamilton

The Greenbrier East Spartans traveled to Pikeview last week to battle under the scorching sun. The JV soccer squad took to the field first and proved to be overwhelming to the Panthers.

A barrage of attacks by the JV offense started with Joseph Londeree #5 who also scored a second goal after halftime. Matthew Cook #7 knocked one in before Ian Hamilton #24 scored two quick goals.

Read more in the Monday, September 10, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spartan Soccer Team Corners Highlanders

By Brandon Hamilton

The season's first home game was a success last week with a victory over Huntington. Lightning and a double rainbow made for a beautful display, but this caused the varsity game to be delayed and the JV game to be cut in half. 

Shortly into the first half varisty player Chase Circle #14 skillfully used his head to knock a corner kick over the defenders and into the goal Halftime left the Spartans up 2-0 after another corner kick  caused a penalty kick (Pk). Seth Baker #6 confidently placed the ball outside the goalie's reach for the East goal.

Read more in the Thursday, September 6, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spartans Drop Game To Woodrew Wilson

By Brandon Baker

After a convincing 14-0 season opening win over James Monroe, Greenbrier County was buzzing with confidence that the Spartans may have a shot at a very good football season.

However, this past Friday, the Spartans had a chance to really show everyone what they are made of against the Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles, but a slow start and an injury to quarterback Kyle King late in the first half left East on the wrong end of the scoreboard, 34-2.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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