The Kirkwood Call

Pushing the limits

Pushing the limits

Keegan Pfeifer, sports writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

History was made on September 16th, 2018 in the sport of distance running. Eliud Kipchoge, a world class Olympic marathoner, finished the 26.2 mile race at a world record time of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds. An amazing feat, his is one of the many examples of the human body being pushed to ...

Kickers are players too

Kickers are players too

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the clock ticks down to single digits, the opposing team is ahead by two. Coach looks back at the bench, and searches for his kicker. After moving a few burly lineman out of the way, a scrawny soccer player with pads and helmet too big appears. Coach gives him the nod. The entirety of the game now re...

Numbers don’t lie

Numbers don’t lie

Daniel Kim, sports editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Pioneer football team is off to a great start, fueled by performances from four seniors: Cooper Wise, Arvell Ferguson Jr., Maurice Massey and Martez Jones. Starting the season undefeated, KHS is number four in STLToday's Top High School Football Teams Ranking. Numbers don’t lie, these senior play...

Your athletes owe you nothing

Your athletes owe you nothing

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

We’ve seen it in the most star-studded athletes in recent American sports history. LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, Kevin Durant, Albert Pujols, the list goes on. Talented players bring joy to fans to the point they feel entitled to it. A player pursuing opportunities elsewhere might as well flip the bird to ...

The future of Golden State

The future of Golden State

Daniel Kim, sports editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, The Parsnip

After the Golden State Warriors won the 2018 NBA Finals, DeMarcus Cousins, the four-time All-Star who is one of the best centers in the league, announced this summer that he will join the Warriors. Signing a one-year, five-million-dollar contract, Cousins will be taking a $11 million pay cut to join...

Friendship takes first place

Friendship takes first place

Ryleigh Palmer, features writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Sports

She sprints across the finish line and although she is tired, makes it to the end of the first cross-country race of the 2018 season. Olivia Matthews, sophomore, finishes strong, and gladly accepts praise from a couple teammates who had already completed the race. Out of breath, she goes to meet the team m...

Bonds of cheating

Bonds of cheating

Benji Wilton, sports editor

August 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

For former Major League Baseball (MLB) stars such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire, January is a time for waiting. Continually standing by for the ultimate recognition they believe they deserve. But for the past six years, when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) voted on Hall of F...

The World Cup (without the United States)

The World Cup (without the United States)

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

Americans do not care about soccer. The United States not being one of 32 teams to make the World Cup is not a valid excuse for ignorance, as the entire rest of the world still watched from the first whistle on June 14 to the last on July 15. Missing the tournament just means our team sucks....

Knights storm the castle

Knights storm the castle

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

The newest addition to the league and the strip, the Vegas Golden Knights have set the media in a frenzy since the team was announced. However, it was last June when things really began to heat up. The league underwent an expansion draft, aimed at giving expansion teams a fighting chance in their ina...

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