The Kirkwood Call

State season; girls’ swim team places at state

Paige Howell, junior, dives off the blocks as her race begins.

Rachel Finan, health and wellness writer

March 27, 2020

Under the water, the sounds of hands gliding hit her ear, and as she comes up for a breath she can hear people yelling. For Ella Pearl, junior, swimming isn’t just an individual sport. According to Pearl, the team aspect is key, and took the girls' swim and dive team to state this year. “There...

Top five current NBA teams this season that haven’t won a championship

Unlike the Clippers, this franchise has been to the NBA Finals once, in 1976.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

March 10, 2020

Los Angeles Clippers   This team made a huge splash in the 2019 off-season by signing two All Stars, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, with both averaging over 20 points per game (PPG) this season, with the help of  Lou Williams. Williams is a three time 6th Man of the Year and a leader on this ...

Kirkwood girls’ swim gets second in the Class 2 State Championship

At the end of the Class 2 State Championship on February 22, the KHS Girls Swim team finished in second place, tying their school record for the best finish at State since 1974.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

March 9, 2020

At the end of the Class 2 State Championship, the KHS Girls Swim team finished in second place, tying their school record for the best finish at State since 1974 Feb. 22. One swimmer that stood out for Kirkwood in this event was Ella Pearl, junior, who won the 200-meter Individual Medley and also go...

From The Lou to the League

With a combined 25 years of NBA experience (and counting) between the three of them, Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum and Larry Hughes have lived most of their professional lives under the scope of national attention. Art by Merry Schlarman.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

February 5, 2020

  TKC had exclusive interviews with three of the best basketball talents to ever come out of St. Louis. Here are their journeys from local high schools to the national spotlight.   Bradley Beal 2011 Chaminade College Preparatory School graduate College: University of Florida NBA career: 2012-pr...

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant said farewell to basketball in 2016 but his legacy on the court lives on

Jack Matousek, sports writer

February 4, 2020

Just before 10 a.m. PT on Jan. 26, 2020 a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter crashed near Calabasas, Calif. Former NBA player Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant were among nine killed Sunday morning. Bryant took the NBA by storm after being picked 13th overall straight out of high school by ...

From the Vault: Thank you, Kobe. Thank you, sports.

This photo is courtesy of Wikimedia under the Creative Commons License.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

January 31, 2020

Note: This story was originally written by Ryan Davidson and published in the May 18, 2017 print issue of The Kirkwood Call. See the digital print version here. The date was April 13, 2013. I sat on Manchester, where Lindbergh becomes Kirkwood Road, when an alert popped up on my phone. Kobe Bryant tore his lef...

Super Bowl LIV preview

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers meet in Miami for Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2. Art by Hayden Davidson.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

January 30, 2020

Anything can happen in sports, especially in high-stakes, heat-of-the-moment games. In the Super Bowl’s recent history, we’ve seen a two-point conversion play that earned its own nickname (the “Philly Special”), a comeback from 28-3 at halftime and a puzzling pass play call at the goal line with time about...

The NHL All Star Game comes to the Lou

The NHL is bringing their All-Star game to the Enterprise Center in St. Louis

Henry Chappell, Sports Writer

January 24, 2020

The NHL is bringing their All-Star game to the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, showcasing all of the players voted by the large mass of hockey fans across the league. The first two games of the event start on Friday and the finals start on Saturday, Jan. 26. It will involve the league’s four divisions (...

2019 NBA All-Star Predictions

Chicago hosts the 69th NBA All-Star game on Feb. 16, 2020. Design courtesy of @NBAAllstar Twitter.

Tom Mueller, sports editor

January 23, 2020

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, John Wall and Kyrie Irving are just a handful of elite NBA players who will miss this year’s All-Star game due to injuries — but, in a sad paradox, their injuries might actually be good for the sport. This year’s game will showcase many first time All-St...

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