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Rated E: Esports for everyone

Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief February 28, 2021

It had been a summer of losses: losses of time for socializing with friends, losses of opportunities for outdoor exploration and losses in video game competitions. Yet on the eve of the new school year,...

Kirkwood players walk onto the floor at the start of the second half.

Photo Gallery: Kirkwood varsity basketball vs Ritenour Feb. 18

Henry Chappell, sports editor February 23, 2021

KHS boys varsity basketball played their final home regular season matchup vs Ritenour on Feb. 18 at Holley Assembly Hall. KHS won the game in blowout fashion defeating Ritenour by a score of 73-36. On...

Jeremy Maclin will become the next KHS varsity football head coach after two years as an assistant. Profile photo courtesy of KSD press release, action photos from 2019 by Hayden Davidson.

Jeremy Maclin named next KHS head football coach, pending board approval

Hayden Davidson, design editor February 15, 2021

Just over 15 years after taking off his Kirkwood football uniform for the last time, Jeremy Maclin will now don the headset and head coaching attire as the KHS varsity football head coach. Maclin, 2006...

Christian Hughes goes up for a shot in the boys varsity basketball game against Marquette.

Next level

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer February 9, 2021

For most competitive athletes, their dream is to get to the next level. According to the NCAA, almost 8 million high school athletes compete in sports each day, many of whom are looking to continue playing...

Bryce Simpson, senior, shoots a free throw in Kirkwood's Dec. 8 season opener against Mehlville.

Upcoming KHS winter sports schedule

Henry Chappell, sports editor February 8, 2021

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the KHS winter sports season continues on. Multiple sports are active at the moment, including girls swim and dive, boys and girls basketball (freshman, JV and varsity...

Photo courtesy of KSD. 

Front row, pictured left to right: Jackson Fortner, Kaya McArdle, Kamryn Ealey, Emma Ealey, Kate Domian, Morgan Gindler,  Paige Howell, Aliya Swearingin, Ella Pearl and Jaylen Phipps. 

Back row, pictured left to right: Nick Walker, Sam Bryan, Jack Matousek,  Will Lee, Blake Seifert, Kannon Nesslage, Asher Weinberg, Ryland Irvin and Jakob Limpert.

Athletes honored at the annual KHS athletic signing ceremony

Henry Chappell, sports editor February 4, 2021

KHS’s annual athletic signing ceremony took place Thursday, Feb. 4 in the David Holley Assembly Hall. In this year’s ceremony, there were a total of 19 senior student-athletes present, not including...

Webster Groves' Moss Field, where the 2020 Turkey Day game was scheduled to take place.

Breaking News: Turkey Day game canceled

Olivia Silvey, Hayden Davidson, and Molly Higgins November 13, 2020

KHS athletics announced the annual Turkey Day football game’s cancellation Friday, Nov. 13 in coordination with Webster Groves High School. The game was scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 26 at Webster, and...

The KHS senior class leaders have kept trying to find a plan to still maintain the spirit for Turkey Day at KHS.

Neverending spirit

Henry Chappell, sports editor November 11, 2020

  There may not be any large gym pep rallies, funny senior skits, or Dr. Havener ringing the Frisco Bell in the Denver Miller arena. But this dreaded virus has not stopped KHS from having...

KHS varsity football’s playoff push ends early due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Positive COVID-19 test forces KHS varsity football forfeit

Hayden Davidson, design editor October 30, 2020

An individual within the KHS varsity football program was diagnosed with COVID-19, of which KHS administration was notified the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 30. The positive test result came on the day of...

Leeuwenburg blocks the defensive lineman after hiking the ball to the quarterback.

Sweet victory: The story of Jay Leeuwenburg

Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief October 20, 2020

There’s a word people use to describe football players who eat candy or drink soda during games: retired. That wasn’t Jay Leeuwenburg.  Before the nine NFL seasons, the unanimous All-American selection...

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