The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

All the magic in fantasy football is done in the draft.

The drafting guide for Fantasy Football

Henry Joiner, sports writer October 21, 2021

*Opinion  In 1962, Bill Winkenbach, co owner of the Oakland Raiders at the time, sat down with a couple of friends and proposed an idea that would change how we see the game of football forever. The...

Art by Maddy Rekhop.  
 Ainsley Wade smiles with her medals that she won from nationals.

Senior profile: Ainsley Wade

Caroline Steidley, opinions writer May 3, 2021

Ainsley Wade approaches her horse Wally for her first race in the equestrian nationals. After practicing five days a week for years, she was more than prepared for the upcoming race.  Ainsley Wade...

With Nolan Arenado now sporting the Birds on the Bat, St. Louis now has one of the best hitters in baseball to boost the batting lineup and probably the best defensive player in baseball to reinforce the teams defense. Art by Genevieve Francois.

Shuffling the Cards: 2021 Cardinals season preview

Hayden Davidson, design editor April 8, 2021

*Opinion Ten years ago the Albert Pujols-led Cardinals won the World Series. That offseason, Pujols left St. Louis for the Los Angeles Angels. Since then, the Cardinals’ front office has made only...

Charlie Hollocher, shortstop, played his entire career for the Chicago Cubs.

Charlie Hollocher: A lost legend

Daniel Tobias, political editor March 20, 2021

What does a gravestone say about the life of the person beneath it? In cemeteries, there are thousands of gravestones marking not only dead bodies, but the stories of the lives they lived. Instinctively,...

Different St. Louis Blues jerseys over the course of franchise history

Who are the greatest Blues players of all-time?

Henry Joiner, sports writer March 2, 2021

           The St. Louis Blues have been a part of the NHL since 1967 and are a well documented franchise. In 52 total NHL seasons, they have made the playoffs 42 times, the most by any team outside...

With athletes training their physical strengths, often their mental health is overlooked.

The game beyond the game

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer March 2, 2021

*Opinion After making the number one ranked USC volleyball team as a walk on, Victoria Garrick was overjoyed to finally be on the path to play for her dream college. Although finally living her dream,...

Esports players compete on mobile devices, tablets, consoles, laptops and PCs.

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,...

The Blues celebrate their first Stanley Cup win in franchise history.

St. Louis Blues offseason recap & regular season predictions

Henry Joiner, sports writer February 16, 2021

Hockey is finally back, and the St. Louis Blues are hopefully ready to begin another Stanley Cup journey. Last season before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blues had a strong hold over the central division...

TKCs sports experts predictions for the final three games of the NFL season. Each game has a predicted winner and score, as shown in the visual. Graphic designed by Hayden Davidson.

TKC predicts Super Bowl matchup and winner

Hayden Davidson, design editor January 22, 2021

After an NFL regular season riddled with quarantines and injured star players, there are just three playoff games remaining. TKC compiled predictions from 10 of its sports enthusiasts for the outcome 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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