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Cardinals possibly signing Nolan Arenado

One in particular is Colorado Rockies’ third baseman, Nolan Arenado, whose numbers speak for themselves

Henry Chappell, sports writer

January 23, 2020

According to bleacherreport.com  the St. Louis Cardinals have emerged as a team that could get Colorado Rockies’ third baseman, Nolan Arenado. He has had five straight seasons with over 37 home runs and won seven Gold Gloves in his career. Layton Krause, Sophomore, who is a longtime St Louis sport...

Got Earplugs?: the trouble with modern sporting events

During the 2006 Stanley Cup finals, each crowd member experienced 8100% of their “daily allowable noise dose”.

Kate Schreiber, features writer

January 20, 2020

Thousands of fans flooded the entrances of the Enterprise Center. I, among them, wove through the congested crowds to find my seat. Inside, the lights went down and spotlights lit the arena. Music began to blare as the crowd screamed and clapped, leaving my ears ringing. The combination of the audio an...

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...

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 from four wins last year to a dominating 21 wins this year.  “We just had the confidence when we steppe...

Top five sports stories of 2019

From covering March Madness, to the Super Bowl or even to previewing the Cardinals’ season, we reported on everything throughout the year.

TKC Staff

December 29, 2019

2019 was an eventful year in sports, and TKC was there for it all. From covering March Madness, to the Super Bowl or even to previewing the Cardinals’ season, we reported on everything throughout the year. Our coverage wasn’t limited to professional or collegiate sports, though. TKC staffers covered to...

Astronomical fraud

Astros' manager A.J. Hinch shown banging on a trash can to depict the Astros' sign stealing scandal.

Benji Wilton, print editor

December 16, 2019

Leading the Houston Astros 3-1 in the bottom of the 8th, Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar stared down his catcher, Kevan Smith, anticipating the sign that would dictate his next pitch. Astros catcher Evan Gattis stepped into the batter's box, readying his stance as he tried to spark a rally. No ...

Garrett vs Rudolph and how the NFL should handle it

It’s Thursday Night Football, and the 11th such game of the 2019 season is almost over.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

December 13, 2019

It’s Thursday Night Football, and the 11th such game of the 2019 season is almost over. The Cleveland Browns are about to finally beat their rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and improve their sinking playoff hopes. Then, all heck breaks loose with eight seconds left. Steelers QB Mason Rudolph, who...

From the court to the press booth: Gunn broadcasts on ESPN3

Bill Gunn and his partner broadcast a high school basketball game for ESPN3.

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

December 11, 2019

Broadcasting high school basketball was a dream come true for Bill Gunn, social studies teacher and former basketball coach. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) held The Norm Stewart Classic event, which is 48 straight hours of basketball, to honor the Missouri Basketball Coach Norm Stewart. ...

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...

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 one last game in their high school football careers. But one specific group, Webster Groves’ defensive backs...

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