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The Full Court Press: March Madness picks

The Full Court Press: March Madness picks

TKC staff

March 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It’s finally here. TKC’s March Madness picks. From reigning champion Villanova to Coach K’s Duke juggernaut to Lonzo Ball and UCLA’s dynamite offense, the 2017 NCAA Tournament is absolutely loaded. Hover over the dots on the bracket below to read the Final Four predictions of TKC staffers Riley A...

Spring superstitions

Spring superstitions

Maisie Bradley, sports writer

March 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

TKC asked eight student-athletes about their off-the-field efforts to ensure a successful spring season. Below are their responses. art by Lizzie Stobbe...

Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play

Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

“He's heating up! He’s on fire! Boomshakalaka!” In an NBA All-Star Game with 374 points, no defense and practically no excitement, I wish I would’ve spent that wasted time playing NBA Jam, throwing down massive dunks with bobblehead Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. I bet I would’ve had more...

The light in me honors the light in you

The light in me honors the light in you

Christian Heutel, sports editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

Every Thursday afternoon in a dark classroom at North Kirkwood Middle School (NKMS), Dr. David Holley, former KHS principal, begins class by playing “The Song of Your Heart” which first caught his eye during a drive back from Colorado after Christmas. In a fairly quiet setting, Holley stands in front of ...

Photo gallery: freshmen girls’ basketball vs. Hazelwood West

Photo gallery: freshmen girls’ basketball vs. Hazelwood West

Mary Ralston, photographer

March 2, 2017


Filed under Photo, Photo Galleries, Sports, Visuals

The freshman girls’ basketball team ends their season with a 46-32 victory against Hazelwood West Feb. 7. The Pioneers led by 10 points or more the entire game. “[The best part of the season was] meeting new people,” Courtnay Terry, freshman, said. “We had a team party every Friday and were able to connect more. I got a lot closer to my teamma...

Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish

Kate Hennessey, sports writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

As soon as the dancers came tapping and kicking out onto the stage, she was instantly drawn into the rhythms and beats of their feet. Tabby Stowers, junior, saw her stepfather performing on the bagpipes with a procession of Irish dancers in an opening ceremony recital in St. Charles. At just 7 years...

Ballin’ through the halls

Ballin’ through the halls

Christian Heutel, sports editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

Keepin' it original Experience is something the Cougars, a CYC boys’ basketball team, uses to their advantage. During his sophomore year, Jake Millenbruck, senior, and some of his friends had the idea of starting their own team after deciding not to play for KHS’s boys basketball team. “A lot of p...

Scholastic Journalism Week: The best fans in baseball?

Scholastic Journalism Week: The best fans in baseball?

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief

February 23, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sports, Top Stories

I've often considered myself to be the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. Born from blasts by McGwire and raised on roundtrippers by Pujols, I know nothing else than to worship the Birds on the Bat and everything they stand for. Talent isn't everything. It’s not over until it's over. An 83...

Super Bowl LI review

Super Bowl LI review

Quentin Stepp, sports writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Feb. 5 in Super Bowl LI. At the end of the first half, Atlanta was up 21-3. Early in the third quarter, they would widen that margin, making the score 28-3. But the tide turned quickly, and New England scored 25 unanswered points, sending the gam...

Super Bowl LI: Falcons or Patriots?

Super Bowl LI: Falcons or Patriots?

Quentin Stepp and Riley Arns

February 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Falcons The Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots are set to face off in Super Bowl LI Feb. 5, 2017. Tom Brady, the Patriots’ starting quarterback, will be making his seventh career start in a Super Bowl. The Falcons, on the other hand, are led by quarterback Matt Ryan, who will be maki...

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