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The Crimson Crier

The Student News Source of Sparkman High School

The Crimson Crier

The Student News Source of Sparkman High School

The Crimson Crier

All content by Meh'Quira Malone
The Crimson Crier staff gathers to pose with their Gold Crown award.

The Crimson Crier Makes History

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor April 12, 2023

Sparkman High School’s The Crimson Crier newsmagazine has made school history after winning the highest national scholastic journalism award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Gold Crown. The...

Old Hollywood on View: The Staff

Old Hollywood on View: The Staff

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor/Web Editor April 4, 2023

The Crimson Crier staff hopes everyone enjoyed their 2023 prom Old Hollywood experience. Congratulations to everyone who made the prom court and those who won.

Lady Senators Claim First State Championship

Lady Senators Claim First State Championship

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports/Website Editor March 9, 2023

Two days. 191 points.  That is all it took for the girls wrestling team to capture the first 6A-7A Alabama High School Athletic Association’s state tournament.  The tournament held last month...

New Law Poses Potential Danger, Stirs Controversy Among Pro, Anti-Gun Citizens

New Law Poses Potential Danger, Stirs Controversy Among Pro, Anti-Gun Citizens

By Meh'Quira Malone , Sports/Website Editor March 9, 2023

Gun violence among teenagers and young adults is at an all-time high, despite the fact that it is only the first month of the new year. Recently, there have been at least 16 if not more shootings in...

Speaking to Mrs. Hickmans English class, Deputy Keith Bowman shares his experiences as a law enforcement officer. Bowman, along with Deputy Trayvon Ragland, answered questions posed by students on how they have encountered racism in their lives.

[Photo] New SRO Makes Connection With Students

March 8, 2023

Speaking to Mrs. Hickmans English class, Deputy Keith Bowman shares his experiences as a law enforcement officer. Bowman, along with Deputy Trayvon Ragland, answered questions posed by students on how...

Black History Month: Junior Writes a Letter to Activists

Black History Month: Junior Writes a Letter to Activists

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor February 15, 2023

Dear Activists, "If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”- Frederick  Douglass Thank you to everyone who worked behind the scenes to fight for the basic rights of individuals of color,...

Lets Talk Serial Killers: Jack the Ripper

Lets Talk Serial Killers: Jack the Ripper

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor February 7, 2023

So, who exactly is Jack the Ripper, and why is he such a famous serial killer? For starters, no one knows who Jack the Ripper was. He was known for murdering at least five women in, possibly near, the...

The Lady Senators Top Charts

The Lady Senators Top Charts

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor February 3, 2023

The Lady Senators have been dominating on the court lately, so far the team is 20-8 overall and 6-0 in the area. Being undefeated in the area gives the team, regular season area championship and the right...

Lets Talk Serial Killers: John Wayne Gacy

Let’s Talk Serial Killers: John Wayne Gacy

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor January 26, 2023

Imagine you are preparing to organize your child's birthday party. You scroll through the options for décor, entertainment, food and, of course, a clown because your child is fascinated with clowns for...

T.C. Column Americas Unknown Child Is Finally Named

T.C. Column “America’s Unknown Child” Is Finally Named

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor January 12, 2023

In 1957, a college student in Philadelphia discovered the body of a deceased young boy inside a JC Penny box. The little boy was around four to six years old and was wrapped in flannel. Autopsy reports...

A Merry Christmas To All

A Merry Christmas To All

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor December 16, 2022

Christmas trees, gifts, and baking cookies with the family are all part of the season. From our family to yours, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New year . Students explore how Christmas...

Following A Slew of Injuries The N.F.L. Adjusts Its Protocol

Following A Slew of Injuries The N.F.L. Adjusts Its Protocol

By Meh'Quira Malone November 30, 2022

It is not uncommon for National Football League (NFL) players to sustain injuries. However, recently, players have suffered concussions but have been cleared to return to the field and play in games, sparking...

The Senators make their way to stop Bob Jones from making a pass.

A Season For The Senators

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor November 9, 2022

The team had a solid start to the season, defeating Hazel Green 77-9 in their first non-region game. The team was successful in breaking the school record for the most points scored in a single game during...

Senators Lose Last Region Game

Senators Lose Last Region Game

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor October 31, 2022

Florence High School kicked off the game. The final score was 0-21, with the falcons winning. The Senators held the Falcons to 14 points in the first quarter, 7 points in the second quarter, and 21...

Senators Score Another Victory

Senators Score Another Victory

By Meh'Quira Malone October 20, 2022

Last Thursday night, the Senators took on Huntsville High School. The final score was 55-14. Junior Christen Burrus made seven of eight field goals, senior Matt Rozier scored two touchdowns, senior...

What Happens During The Off Season?

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor October 12, 2022

A Farewell After 19 Years of Teaching

A Farewell After 19 Years of Teaching

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor October 11, 2022

English teacher Paula Munts is retiring after being at the school for 19 years.  Munts has not only been teaching and watching students grow up, but she has also put her own children through Sparkman....

Jayden Drip Thomas  runs through the Bob Jones players, scoring a touchdown to raise the teams score.

Senators Suffered Two Area Loss Over Fall Break

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor October 11, 2022

James Clemens kicked off the game for the Senators. The final score was 17-41, with the Jets taking the victory. Senior Karmelo Montgomery and junior Jayden Thomas scored touchdowns. With the ball at...

Taking the ball across the finish line, senior Karmelo Montgomery scores his second touchdown of the evening. The team routed the TIgers in the second area game of the season.

Senators Offense Snags the Win

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor September 21, 2022

The Senators defeated Grissom 57-0 on Friday night. The offense ended with 439 yards total, 304 passing yards and 135 rushing yards, while the defense held Grissom to 169 total yards. Senior Ka'Marion...

Head coach Laron White and junior wide receiver Bryan Nance discuss the next move for the Senators.

Team Loses Close In Overtime

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor September 9, 2022

The Senators had their first area game against Austin High School Friday night, 21-24. The score was neck and neck throughout the game, with the teams tying in the first, second, and third quarters....

Senior Jaylin Chambers runs for a touchdown after catching a Viking punt. His touchdown put the Senators up 14-0 in the second quarter.

Senators Get Second Win Of The Season

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor August 29, 2022

Huffman punted. Defensive back senior Jaylin Chambers caught the ball, ran upfield and scored a touchdown, putting the Senators 14-0 in the first quarter. The rest of the game pretty much mirrored this...

After catching the kickoff, senior Karmelo Montgomery looks upfield.

Team Sets School Record With 77 Points

By Meh'Quira Malone, Sports Editor August 22, 2022

The Senators started the season strong, beating Hazel Green and setting a school record with a score of 77-9. The Senators scored 35 unanswered points during the second quarter. The offense finished...

Senior Brothers Reflect On Their Time Spent Playing Football Together

Senior Brothers Reflect On Their Time Spent Playing Football Together

By MeMe Malone, Reporter February 28, 2022

Seniors Terrell and Terrant Young have been playing football together since they were six. Now the boys are heading down two different paths after signing scholarships with Huntingdon and Kentucky Wesleyan...

Women Of The Movement Teaches Younger Generations The Importance Of Black History

Women Of The Movement Teaches Younger Generations The Importance Of Black History

By Meme Malone, Reporter February 14, 2022

Though such an innocent life was lost, it sparked change in the whole community for the better,  and to this day, Emmett Louis Till’s story will never be forgotten.   He will always live on through...

Top 10 Figures In Black History

Top 10 Figures In Black History

By MeMe Malone, Reporter February 14, 2022

Henry “Box” Brown. Henry “Box” Brown was born enslaved on a plantation in 1815. After losing his family to a slave auction, Brown made it his mission to escape and become a free man. He had the...

Mask Mandate Reinstated Beginning Jan. 31

Mask Mandate Reinstated Beginning Jan. 31

By MeMe Malone, Reporter January 25, 2022

On Jan. 21 a mask mandate was implemented and all students and staff are required to wear masks until further notice. After returning to school from winter break, there has been an increase in COVID-19...

Encanto Teaches The Importance of Family

Encanto Teaches The Importance of Family

By MeMe Malone, Reporter January 19, 2022

A movie surrounded by family-love and magic, Encanto captures how it can be difficult to be shown support or any type of attention when you are different from the rest of your family. Abuela, the head...

Going up for the layup, senior Calen Lightford scores two against a Lee defender.

Varsity Basketball Teams Rank in Top 10

By MeMe Malone, Reporter December 10, 2021

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSSAA) released the first state basketball rankings yesterday. The varsity boys were ranked in the number two slot, following area rival Grissom in the...

Regular Season Ends, Team Heads to Playoffs

Regular Season Ends, Team Heads to Playoffs

By MeMe Malone, Reporter November 3, 2021

The football team has made their way to the playoffs again, but to get there they went through some tough and challenging games. Thompson vs Sparkman was one of them. The team lost, 55-0 to a team...

Teacher Chosen For Induction Into Hall Of Fame

Teacher Chosen For Induction Into Hall Of Fame

By MeMe Malone, Reporter September 27, 2021

Tracy McCall-Gholston's story began when she was 16 years old. During her senior year of high school at Butler High was where she was about to begin her five-year transformation that will be memorable...

Senior Luke Schomburg runs the ball to salvage some yards in the game against Austin.

Sports Q&A: Football Season With Briace McBeth

By MeMe Malone, Reporter September 24, 2021

The football team is currently undefeated in area play with their win over Austin last Friday night, 38-21. The Crimson Crier sat down with junior Briace McBeth to get the scoop on the remainder of the...

Masks, No Masks: It Changes Daily

By MeMe Malone, Reporter September 22, 2021

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