The Kirkwood Call

Breaking News: Turkey Day game canceled

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

Neverending spirit

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

Positive COVID-19 test forces KHS varsity football forfeit

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

Sweet victory: The story of Jay Leeuwenburg

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

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...

A season that won’t be forgotten

“We just had a togetherness and unity throughout the season,” Coronado said.
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...

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

“My mindset throughout the game was just win,” Lee said.
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...

Intense: Coach Farrell Shelton

Shelton and senior players look on before the team's season opener vs. Jefferson City.
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...

Nov. 1 Game Recap: Kirkwood 54, Northwest 7

Juniors Mekhi Macklin (13) and Cole Johnson stand at the front of the line as the Pioneers raise their helmets at the end of the national anthem.
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...

Oct. 25 Game Recap: Kirkwood 36, Ladue 35

The Kirkwood defense squares off against the Ladue offensive line.
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...

Load more stories
Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Kirkwood