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

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

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...

A season that won’t be forgotten

A season that won’t be forgotten

Henry Chappell, sports writer

January 12, 2020

This season in KHS boys’ varsity soccer is over. However, it wasn't just any other year for the program. This season, they went to the state quarterfinals for the first time in program history, improving from four wins last year to a dominating 21 wins this year.  “We just had the confidence when we steppe...

Nov. 28 Turkey Day Game Recap: Kirkwood 42, Webster Groves 28

Nov. 28 Turkey Day Game Recap: Kirkwood 42, Webster Groves 28

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

November 30, 2019

Each year, many people in the Kirkwood and Webster communities wake up on Thanksgiving thankful for the upcoming Turkey Day Game. The seniors on both teams are thankful for the opportunity to play one last game in their high school football careers. But one specific group, Webster Groves’ defensive backs...

Intense: Coach Farrell Shelton

Intense: Coach Farrell Shelton

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

November 27, 2019

The tumultuous crowd of family, friends, the band, the PA announcer and the rest of the fans at a packed KHS football game creates an enjoyable Friday night atmosphere. Through the noise, some spectators can place a certain voice from up in the stands, but it comes from down on the field. Many in the ...

Nov. 1 Game Recap: Kirkwood 54, Northwest 7

Nov. 1 Game Recap: Kirkwood 54, Northwest 7

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

November 2, 2019

“Stay focused,” juniors Will Lee, Kannon Nesslage and Jaylen Phipps each said after the game. These players, along with the rest of the Pioneers, keep this message in their heads to remind themselves that now it’s win or go home. And they don’t want to go home, advancing to the next round of ...

Oct. 25 Game Recap: Kirkwood 36, Ladue 35

Oct. 25 Game Recap: Kirkwood 36, Ladue 35

Daniel Tobias and Tom Mueller

October 26, 2019

The Pioneers stumbled into the visitors’ locker room at halftime Friday, Oct. 25. Only a few players dared to look at the Ladue 28, Kirkwood 7 score on Ladue’s new, high-definition jumbotron as they jogged in. Most of the Kirkwood student section had cleared out. Only a few faithful alums sat throug...

JMac: Back to where it all started

JMac: Back to where it all started

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

October 15, 2019

For the past decade, people across the country, especially Kirkwood residents, have turned on the TV every Sunday in the fall to see the name “Maclin” on their screen. But before all the fame, Jeremy Maclin, 2006 KHS graduate, walked the same halls KHS students do today. Now, he is back as a foo...

Oct. 11 Game Recap: Eureka 21, Kirkwood 6

Oct. 11 Game Recap: Eureka 21, Kirkwood 6

Daniel Tobias and Tom Mueller

October 14, 2019

The Kirkwood Pioneers varsity football team lost 21-6 to the Eureka Wildcats Friday, Oct. 11. Eureka didn’t allow a Kirkwood point, on a wet, 40-degree night, for the final 45 minutes of the 48-minute contest. As a result of their defensive effort, Eureka, now 6-1, managed to snap the Pioneers’ th...

Sept. 27 Senior Night Game Recap: Kirkwood 38, Pattonville 17

Sept. 27 Senior Night Game Recap: Kirkwood 38, Pattonville 17

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

September 30, 2019

KHS varsity football delivered on its Senior Night, winning 38-17 over the Pattonville Pirates on Friday, Sept. 27. The Pioneers (now 3-2) lost to Pattonville (now 1-4) the past two years, but KHS played with high energy, especially once the second half rolled around. KHS displayed their best offensiv...

Sept. 20 Game Recap: Kirkwood 27, Rockwood Summit 13

Sept. 20 Game Recap: Kirkwood 27, Rockwood Summit 13

Tom Mueller and Daniel Tobias

September 22, 2019

KHS varsity football beat Rockwood Summit 27-13. Find out how the game transpired here.

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