The Kirkwood Call

From The Lou to the League

With a combined 25 years of NBA experience (and counting) between the three of them, Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum and Larry Hughes have lived most of their professional lives under the scope of national attention. Art by Merry Schlarman.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

February 5, 2020

  TKC had exclusive interviews with three of the best basketball talents to ever come out of St. Louis. Here are their journeys from local high schools to the national spotlight.   Bradley Beal 2011 Chaminade College Preparatory School graduate College: University of Florida NBA career: 2012-pr...

From the Vault: Thank you, Kobe. Thank you, sports.

This photo is courtesy of Wikimedia under the Creative Commons License.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

January 31, 2020

Note: This story was originally written by Ryan Davidson and published in the May 18, 2017 print issue of The Kirkwood Call. See the digital print version here. The date was April 13, 2013. I sat on Manchester, where Lindbergh becomes Kirkwood Road, when an alert popped up on my phone. Kobe Bryant tore his lef...

Super Bowl LIV preview

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers meet in Miami for Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2. Art by Hayden Davidson.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

January 30, 2020

Anything can happen in sports, especially in high-stakes, heat-of-the-moment games. In the Super Bowl’s recent history, we’ve seen a two-point conversion play that earned its own nickname (the “Philly Special”), a comeback from 28-3 at halftime and a puzzling pass play call at the goal line with time about...

2019 NBA All-Star Predictions

Chicago hosts the 69th NBA All-Star game on Feb. 16, 2020. Design courtesy of @NBAAllstar Twitter.

Tom Mueller, sports editor

January 23, 2020

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, John Wall and Kyrie Irving are just a handful of elite NBA players who will miss this year’s All-Star game due to injuries — but, in a sad paradox, their injuries might actually be good for the sport. This year’s game will showcase many first time All-St...

The perfect Hall of Fame ballot

The plaques from the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 hang on the walls of the Hall of Fame. Photos courtesy of Google under the creative commons license.

Daniel Tobias, sports writer

January 20, 2020

January’s frigid weather and the fading memories of last year’s World Series make baseball season feel hopelessly distant. Yet even if there are no blockbuster trades, baseball fans can still find some warmth in the frozen desert of the off-season when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America revea...

Making the case for a St. Louis NBA team

St. Louis supported three major sports teams (Cardinals, Blues and Rams) from 1995-2015. With the Rams' move to Los Angeles in 2016 and the other two teams finding success recently, now is the time to give St. Louis an NBA team. Art by Hayden Davidson.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

December 9, 2019

The 2019-20 NBA season is underway, and fans across the world are watching the 30 teams compete from October to April (and the top teams in the playoffs until June). But what if there were more than 30 teams, and how likely is it for a team to come to St. Louis? Basketball is becoming an increasingly globa...

The downfall of Antonio

Antonio Brown used to be one of the best wide receivers in football, but now he no longer plays in the NFL.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

October 21, 2019

Antonio Brown used to be viewed by me as the best wide receiver in football. On week 17 of the 2018 NFL season, the Steelers played a must-win game against the Cleveland Browns. This would decide if they made the postseason. Then, the news broke from Mike Tomlin, Steelers head coach, about Pittsburgh’...

What a glorious feeling

Statistics from the Blues' playoff run display the unbelievable nature of their Stanley Cup win.

Benji Wilton, print editor

August 20, 2019

Learn more about the St. Louis Blues' rise to victory in 2019, including statistics surrounding their success and stories from Blues fans around KHS.

Faith rewarded

Alex Chapman, senior, attended five of the seven Stanley Cup Finals games.

Ethan Peter, web editor

August 15, 2019

The St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup for the first time this year. Follow the Chapman family as the Blues journey went from last place to champions.

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