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Top five sports stories of 2018

Top five sports stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

When it comes to sports, TKC covers a wide variety of athletics that captivate fans. With diverse stories on local and professional topics, our sports staff covered it all in 2018. From investigating concussions in high school to a serious lack of attendance at Kirkwood football games, as well as more ...

NFL Playoff Predictions

NFL Playoff Predictions

Zack Deutschmann, features writer

December 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

NFL Playoff Preview With December football underway, it’s time to look forward to everyone’s favorite sporting event: The Super Bowl. The biggest sporting event in America will take place Sunday, Feb. 9, 2019. But before we can talk about that, we must see which teams will be competing for the...

Cardinals Christmas wishlist

Cardinals Christmas wishlist

Zack Deutschmann, features writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

The baseball season has come and gone, and for the fourth time in 15 years, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series. Built upon the acquisition of free agent stars, as well as the development of promising young players, the Red Sox won 105 games to win the AL East, beating the Yankees in the AL...

Kirkwood sets the new record for most points scored at the Turkey Day game

Kirkwood sets the new record for most points scored at the Turkey Day game

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

November 27, 2018


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For half a decade, the Kirkwood Pioneers have successfully kept the Frisco Bell. This year they brought it home after beating Webster's Statemen 75-34 on Nov. 22. Pioneer's won by the biggest margin since 2013, and they also set the new record for most points scored at the Turkey Day game. "It felt...

TKC not releasing annual ’10 reasons Kirkwood will win the Turkey Day Game’ for 2018

TKC not releasing annual ’10 reasons Kirkwood will win the Turkey Day Game’ for 2018

TKC Staff

November 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

After extensive consultation from the TKC staff, we have decided not to release our annual list of 10 reasons why Kirkwood will beat Webster in the Turkey Day Game. Out of respect for the hard-fought 0-9 season put up by the Statesmen (that’s right, zero wins), listing reasons for Kirkwood’s immine...

Empty bleachers

Empty bleachers

Daniel Kim, sports editor

November 13, 2018


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“No doubt about it,” Mike Wade, associate principal, said. Of the 14 seasons he experienced, the 2018 football season had the worst turnout of students, according to Wade. According to the KHS athletics office, Lyons Memorial Stadium at KHS has a total capacity of 3,800 people. The first hom...

Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Daniel Kim, sports editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

For the first time in 50 years, a Pioneer won the individual cross country state championship. Senior Christian Baker won the Missouri Class 4 State Cross Country Meet on at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City, Missouri Nov. 3. Baker was the first of 165 runners qualified for the meet to cross the...

NBA season preview

NBA season preview

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NBA 2018-19 season started Oct. 16 and you should be hyped. Last year, the Warriors and Rockets were the main story of the relatively incompetent NBA. Due to the wild offseason, this year’s standings will definitely look different.     Teams to Watch in the West   ...

Unified Night Lights

Unified Night Lights

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Three hundred Kirkwood students will join together for the third annual unified game of flag football on Wed. Oct. 10. This event takes place in the E.L. Lyons Memorial Stadium at KHS and allows students grades pre-K through 12, with and without disabilities, to participate in a KHS football game. They ...

Top 5 cross country courses

Top 5 cross country courses

Grace Murphy, copy editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

It’s race day. You think about the course and the race. How are you going to prepare yourself? What are your goals? What did you do last season that you can change today? Every race is different, and every course is different. I decided to rank my top five favorite cross country courses from my experiences...

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