Winter sports preview


Nora Hamilton

Winter sports have begun and TKC asked a person from each sport about their season.


With brisk weather emerging comes the start of KHS winter sports. TKC spoke with an athlete from each sport about their upcoming season as well as added the next three home games of their schedules. To learn more about their schedules, go to KHS Pioneer Athletics.


Girls’ Swimming – Jessica Briers, senior 

“[Last year], we had a really fun season and we want to do the same this year. Everyone gets along really well and [instead] of being stressed about results, we are all just there to swim [which] makes it a great environment.”





Boys’ Wrestling – Ethan Gjelvik, senior 

“[Wrestling] is a team sport, but also a solo sport. It’s just you and another person on the mat and it’s simple that way. Since it’s my last year, [my goal] for the team and me is to qualify for state, [but] more importantly, I want everyone, especially the seniors, to go out with something to be proud of.” 




Girls’ Wrestling – Josie Hosea, sophomore

“This year is going to be fun because we have so many more girls this year. Last year we only had two girls, so it was hard to find a partner when the other one was gone. But now we [have] a lot of new girls and freshmen. My goal is to help them try their hardest and not give up because they might lose at some point and I don’t want them to get discouraged.”



Girls’ Basketball – Brooke Bendoff, senior 

“I’m working on my leadership qualities and hoping to boost my team’s morale this season. We [have] a lot of underclassmen. I hope [we can] come together as a family [and] get everyone comfortable and confident on the court because once that happens, I feel we could have a pretty successful season.”



Boys’ Basketball – Jack Kocher, junior 

“This year, we have a lot of returning players and we are looking forward to improving from last year. We are more intertwined together and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, which I think will help us be successful.” 



Hockey – Ben Herweck, senior 

“My team is very gritty. We have a lot of skill, but what helps us be successful is that everyone will do anything they can to win. [It also] helps when [we] play in front of a big crowd [because it] sparks energy in the rink and helps us play better.” 



Racquetball – Sam Neunreiter, senior 

“One word to describe my team is family. It’s a lot of your team pushing you toward being the best player you can be. The community was one of the things that got me into racquetball [because] without my team, I definitely would not be as engaged as I am now.”