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Shooting the crystal ball: NBA awards predictions

Shooting the crystal ball: NBA awards predictions

Tom Mueller, features writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

From game-winning shots in double overtime to freakish displays of athleticism, the NBA’s best players routinely captivate crowds with their dazzling displays of basketball ability. This season is different from previous ones, as there is a refreshing feeling of diversity among the candidates competing ...

Revving up the rivalry

Revving up the rivalry

Benji Wilton, sports editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

“Who would want to play in St. Louis? Boring. So boring. I always get asked, ‘Where would you like to play? Where would you not like to play?’ St. Louis is on the list of places I don’t like to play. It’s rough.” When Chicago Cubs star third baseman Kris Bryant said these words on a come...

Land of 10,000 locks

Land of 10,000 locks

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

  For many March the beginning of college basketball’s March Madness, but for the boys on skates in the land of 10,000 lakes, March is the Minnesota High School Hockey tournament. And no honor (besides winning the state title) compares to being honored in the annual All-Hockey Hair Team vi...

Sexual misconduct in sports

Sexual misconduct in sports

Hayden Davidson and Tom Mueller

March 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

*Logos courtesy of sportslogos.net   Larry Nassar, Jerry Sandusky and Ray Rice. The legacies of these men will forever be tainted by their reckless actions toward innocent people. Sexual misconduct and domestic violence damage various sports, age ranges and athletic skill levels. It is ac...

2019 St. Louis Cardinals preview

2019 St. Louis Cardinals preview

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With the best Cardinals first baseman since Pujols and the best relief pitcher since Isringhausen, it’s a new era of baseball in St. Louis. Until 2018, the Birds on the Bat had not been excluded from the postseason three years in a row since the turn of the century. From 2004 to 2014, Cardinals fa...

Eric McWoods: A flash from the past

Eric McWoods: A flash from the past

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

He raced across Selma Field, ready to make his next move. To him, there is nothing better than a double overtime soccer game against Webster Groves. The KHS varsity boys’ soccer team had a tough matchup against Webster’s future MLS senior goalkeeper Sept. 17, 2010. But he was no match for 2014 KHS gra...

Which Pioneers basketball player are you?

Which Pioneers basketball player are you?

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Quizzes, Sports

The varsity boys' and varsity girls' MSHSAA district basketball tournaments are coming up. Both teams square off against Parkway West in the first round, with the boys' team (16-9) playing Saturday, Feb. 23, and the girls' team (20-3) playing Tuesday, Feb. 26. In advance of districts, this quiz tells...

The Greatest of all GOAT’s

The Greatest of all GOAT’s

Zack Deutschmann, features writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

On February 3rd, Tom Brady cemented his place in NFL history. With a win over the Los Angeles Rams, he now has six Super Bowl titles to his name, placing him among the greatest athletes of all time. Should he be crowned the greatest of all time title after his recent masterpiece of a season? During a challeng...

Beasley wins Missouri Coach of the Year award

Beasley wins Missouri Coach of the Year award

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

KHS boys’ and girls’ swim and dive head coach Matt Beasley received the Missouri Boys Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year award, given by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Beasley was nominated by MSHSAA for the Boys Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year for Missou...

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